Apr 02, 2020

NAR To Roll Out Pocket Listing Policy On Track

Today’s News Synopsis: Several MLS’s adding “coming soon” listings.  Mortgage rates decreased again with 30-year rates now at 3.33% and 15-year rates at 2.82%.  Despite businesses being affected by the pandemic, online notaries are helping complete transactions. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Drop Again” (4-2-2020) “Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today

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Apr 01, 2020

Rent Is Due, Know What To Do

Today’s News Synopsis: Inman’s state by state guide on evictions, rents, and foreclosures.  The latest mortgage applications survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed a surprising increase in mortgage applications, up 15.3% from last week.  Title companies are getting creative with the way they are holding closings all while maintaining

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Mar 31, 2020

How To Keep Your Home As Virus Free As You Can

Today’s News Synopsis: Crucial COVID-19 cleaning tips.  What’s the best way to get a loan and save your business during this time?  Following Fannie and Freddie, the FHA and VA have also begun to make things easier for lenders. In The News: Inman – “How to get a loan and save

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Mar 30, 2020

The US Department of Homeland Security Issued Guidance To Identify Essential Industries to Critical Infrastructure

Today’s News Synopsis: Real Estate declared essential business.  What kind of protections are applied to housing under the new stimulus bill?  What can you do if you have no money to pay the rent or mortgage? In The News: Redfin – “What Stay at home and Shelter in Place Orders on

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Mar 26, 2020

How to Reach Out To Your Neighbors Who Need It

Today’s News Synopsis: Coronavirus and Loneliness.  Mortgage rates decreased this week with 30-year rates now at 3.5% and 15-year rates at 2.92%.  The market is being slowed by stay-at-home orders. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Drop” (3-26-2020) “Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market

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Mar 25, 2020

Could It Prompt Investors To Shift Their Strategies?

Today’s News Synopsis: Corona Virus is impacting short-term rentals.  Fannie Mae is beginning to adopt alternative methods for handling appraisals in the midst of the coronavirus.  Apartment Therapy gives their advice on what you can do if you can’t pay or mortgage or rent during this time. In The News:

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Mar 24, 2020

Affecting More Than 4 Million Apartment Renters

Today’s News Synopsis: Freddie Mac announces nationwide Covid-19 relief.  Requests for video home tours increased by 500% in one week.  Both C.A.R and NAR are asking Congress for aid for REALTORS. In The News: Inman – “7 Essential Tips for Communicating With Your Sphere During Crisis” (3-24-2020) “Don’t make the major

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Mar 23, 2020

Unlimited Quantities

Today’s News Synopsis: Fed agrees to buy Treasuries and Agency Mortgages. Including commercial.  The National Association of Realtors announced today what they are doing to aid in the COVID-19 relief.  With the increasing pandemic, it is now required for contracts to contain Coronavirus addendums. In The News: Inman – “Coronavirus Clauses

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Mar 20, 2020

What Are You As A Real Estate Investors Doing To Help Your Clients? #494

 California Real Estate Investor Events ALERT: Aaron Norris will be presenting his latest talk Innovative Real Estate Marketing With Inland Gateway Association of Realtors on Thursday, April 9 (ONLINE ONLY). ALERT: Bruce Norris will be presenting his newest talk 6 Things To Succeed In 2020 with Pasadena FIBI on Thursday,

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Mar 19, 2020

Can’t Show A Property, Can’t Earn A Living

Today’s News Synopsis: Real Estate agents seek support from Congress.  Mortgage rates increased this week with 30-year rates now at 3.65% and 15-year rates at 3.06%.  In the wake of the coronavirus, Fannie, Freddie, and FHA have suspended all foreclosures and evictions. In The News: National Association of Realtors – “NAR

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