Industry Technology, Real Estate Technology

Redfin reports rise in offers from virtual tours only

By Mike Wheatley | April 13, 2020
With most buyers resorting to virtual tours as the only way to actually see inside a listed home during the coronavirus outbreak, one might be forgiven for thinking that home buying activity is all but dead. But in actual fact, many real estate brokerages are still doing business, with Redfin reporting that some 12% of […]
DIY-Home Improvement, Real Estate Resource

Tips to improve indoor air quality

By Mike Wheatley | April 11, 2020
With many Americans being forced to spend most of their time indoors due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of indoor air quality has risen to the fore. Luckily, the experts at have a few tips on how homeowners can improve the quality of the air in their homes. If you wish to know […]
Featured News, Home Sales, Zillow

Zillow: Coronavirus is slowing the housing market

By Mike Wheatley | April 9, 2020
It has been a wild ride for mortgage rates over the past month, which touched record lows then rebounded just as fast. Low rates are typically associated with healthy housing demand and a strong market – especially now that we've entered home shopping season – but early signs indicate the market is slowing. As the […]
US Real Estate

With COVID-19 Time on Your Hands - Protect Your Real Estate Assets Legally

By Brian Kline | April 9, 2020
During these times of COVID-19, many investors find themselves at home with less work to do and more time on their hands. This is a good time to take care of tasks that you’ve been postponing. Examples of types of tasks to consider include an in-depth analysis of each of your real estate properties in […]
Mortgage, Real Estate

FHA borrowers to get more mortgage relief options

By Mike Wheatley | April 7, 2020
A wider set of tailored relief options are to be offered to people with Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages who’re unable to make their payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Housing and Urban Development said last week. Under the new measures, mortgage servicers can extend deferred or reduced payment options to FHA borrowers […]
US Real Estate, Zillow

Study reveals coronavirus impact on food and retail workers

By Mike Wheatley | April 7, 2020
American renters who work in food and retail industries can find themselves spending 40% of their annual income on housing costs if they are unable to work for two months - up about six percentage points from their current rent burden. As local governments limit or close businesses to stop the spread of the coronavirus, […]
US Real Estate

Home insurance firms expect disruption from COVID-19

By Mike Wheatley | April 4, 2020
Insurance firms say that the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to affect the ability of many Americans to pay their homeowners and renters insurance, and many are responding by offering temporary payment suspensions. “For auto and home insurance customers who are negatively impacted by the coronavirus, we are extending payment dates and […]
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