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With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to ignite that spark. Continue reading to find out more on home sales’ record setting rebound.
The pandemic has affected both employers and employees, and everyone is trying to figure out how to work under new situations and new rules. The Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act are all governing workplace rights and responsibilities, and the new DOL guidance will help everyone understand them.
Read on for a summary of the key provisions.
In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Read more here …
Many home sellers can get a home warranty plan for free* from my relationship with 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) This can help them protect major systems (like the water heater) and appliances (especially kitchen appliances like the oven) from normal wear and tear throughout the listing period. If you’re selling your home, here’s why you might want Seller coverage from 2-10 HBW.
Many seniors decide to downsize for retirement, and with good reason: there are several advantages to this kind of move. It encourages you to cull through the stuff you’ve accumulated through the years and see what you actually want to keep. It’s an opportunity to find a home you can age in safely. But perhaps most importantly, it allows you to define exactly how you want your golden years to look and feel.
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered these resources to help you figure out where you want to live, how to downsize your items, and how to nail the moving process:
From coast to coast, the authorities are urging everyone to stay at home and reduce contact with other people as much as possible. But if we’re imaginative with what we can find online, we can still keep in touch with each other.
As you prepare to put your home on the market, consider prioritizing the tasks that will make your house sale-ready on a budget.
Your bedroom should be like an in-home retreat. Even though you may be asleep for most of the hours you are in your bedroom, it is probably one of the places in your home where you spend most of your time.
The CoreLogic Home Price Index for January 2020 shows U.S. home prices increased 4% from a year earlier and are forecasted to increase 5.4% over the next year.
There are many variables that influence the direction of long-term interest rates, but most experts agree the three major areas to watch are:
• The national and global economy.
• Trade negotiations with China.