Updated: Friday, April 10, 2020

How to Be a Successful and Persuasive Communicator While Working Remotely
Written By: Juliet Huck, Founder of the Academy of Persuasion

As social distancing becomes the new normal throughout the US and the world, professionals across industriesnbsp; are making drastic and immediate changes to their work and presentation >Remote work was a rising trend before the COVID-19 pandemic, with regular work-at-home growing 173 percent since 2005. With so many additional businesses moving...


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Should You Ask for a Forbearance?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Were breaking down the details.nbsp;What is a forbearance?nbsp;Forbearance is a temporary postponement of mortgage payments, said Investopedia. It is a form of repayment >The key words here are temporary and postponement. Forbearance is a way to delay your mortgage payments for a period of time with the knowledge and permission of your lender. T...


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Developing a Successful Homeowner Association
Written By: Richard Thompson

The growth of HOAs has been nothing short of phenomenal in the last decade. In many urban areas, upwards of 75 of all new residential housing is in the form of a homeowner association. Mixed used HOAs combine residential and commercial together. For instance, retail and office units often occupy street level space while residential units occupy ...


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Your Essential Spring Lawn Care Guide
Written By: Amy Okafor

RakeFirst, rake leaves twigs and dead grass and remove snow mold if you live in colder climates. This allows air and sunlight to reach down to the grass roots. Avoid power-raking; go for a gentler approach, using a light rake rather than a heavy one. Hacking away at the ground can damage shallow grasses and remove the layer of soil holding seeds...


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Trying to Refinance? May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor.
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Heres what you need to know if youre looking to lower your rate right now.Rates may be higher than you thoughtThat 3.5 rate you saw last week might be up over 4 now. No, the coronavirus crisis isnt over, and the Fed hasnt raised the benchmark rate. So whats going on here?A big reason may be a resurgence in new applications for mortgages and espe...


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NOW: BV (Before Virus) & AV (After Virus)
Written By: PJ Wade

Times have changed dramatically.The strategic frontline for the war against the COVID-19 virus and for the fight to keep people healthy is our homes. We are all living on this frontline, therefore we can all make a significant difference in determining how this war plays out and ends.Simply, STAY HOMEThats how the war will be wonfirst in your ho...


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Tips for Taking Your Own Listing Photos During the Quarantine
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

But, even in jurisdictions where real estate->First, a disclaimer. Professional photos of your home are critical to showing it in its best light so it will sellespecially in a market that is suddenly facing some challenges. According to the Center for REALTOR Development CRD, It might seem obviousor go without sayingthat good photography and vid...


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Sellers: Adopting a “Buyer Frame of Mind”
Written By: PJ Wade

Your real estate professional will help with this mental transition and ultimately youll benefit from embracing this shift. The sooner you let go of obsessing about your home and start concentrating on what buyers in this market and this price range will spend their money on, the easier and more lucrative selling your home will be.Embrace The Bu...


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Here’s the Thing About TV Niches, and Five Ways to Transform Them into Something Better
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

We can personally attest to dealing with more like enduring a TV niche that was both poorly located and improperly sized. Shoved into the corner of the living room, it suffered from extreme glare coming through floor-to-ceiling, west-facing windows and created an unfortunate scenario in which there was only one good seat in the room: the one dir...


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Do You Really Skip Two Payments When Refinancing?
Written By: David Reed

First, lets understand that mortgage payments are made in arrears. Its the opposite of a rent payment. When renting, youre actually paying for the month youre about to live in. With a mortgage, youre paying for the month you just lived in. For instance, you make your mortgage payment on the first of the month, but the payment is for accrued inte...


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The Future of Real Estate in a Quarantined World
Written By: Jeff Cohn

Living in a virtual worldIve been telling people for years that I believe agents and consumers will demand a virtual office solution going into this next decade- that is now becoming a reality.nbsp; For the past five years, my team has been able to do everything virtually and physically at my brokerage in Omaha. We are now operating 100 virtuall...


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3 Decorating Tips To Make Your House Looks Fancy
Written By: Geraldine Mills

1. Living RoomThe living room is part of the home where you are likely to be entertaining your guests most often. Thus, you should make sure that it presents itself very well to others. Otherwise, people may think youre a messy and cluttered person.nbsp;You dont need to do much or modify too many parts of your living room. You only need to consi...


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Buying a Home? Don’t Forget to Ask These Questions!
Written By: Michael Porter

Can You Have a Copy of the Homes Sales History?It is important to know about how many times the home has changed hands over the years as well as for much the home sold for each time. This will let you know about your prospective propertys value fluctuations which can help you sell the home and negotiate fairly in the future.What is the Cost of M...


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Should You Buy a House During the Coronavirus Outbreak?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Shark Tank star and real estate icon, Barbara Corcoran, is the latest to weigh in, telling TMZ that, Nows the time to score a steal, they said. She told us buyers who are willing to pay special attention to details can find properties discounted by as much as 25. Shes seen it happen in NYC, and says that kinda deal wont be uncommon due to the ha...


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Home Improvement Projects to Tackle During the Quarantine
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Youre working from home, which means youre bored, and youre looking for stuff to do. If you own your home, that stuff probably means home improvement projects. Weve got tips on what to tackle during the quarantine.Do an even deeper clean than usualIt is spring, after all. This year, in addition to annual spring cleaning list, add a few tasks tha...


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Ask the HOA Expert: What's The Difference Between The CC&Rs And The Rules And Regulations?
Written By: Richard Thompson

Answer: CCamp;Rs stands for "Covenants, Conditions amp; Restrictions". CCamp;Rs include the Declaration, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, Policies and Resolutions.As far as standing up in court, no one can predict the outcome of a judge or jury decision. But the board has a responsibility to make sure all rules, regulations and policies are in writin...


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Jimmy Fallon Inspires Renewed Interest in Interior Slides
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Of course, Fallons home may be slightly different than ours. From what we have been able to see on The Tonight Show at home, a pared-down version of his weeknight show that has been a family affair, with his kids and wife participating, the home is as interesting as he is. It has a slew of eye-popping features, including a rustic wood staircase,...


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How to Find Housing That Will Suit Your Pet's Needs Too
Written By: Carol Evenson

Check Local Ordinances and Homeowners Association RulesWhen youre looking for a home, either rented or purchased, youll need to follow the rules of the community that youre entering. Most areas have general ordinances on cleaning up after your dog when you go for a walk. Theyll also have leash laws, and they might have other ordinances on what k...


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How to Be a Successful and Per...
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Should You Ask for a Forbearan...
Were breaking down the details.nbsp;What is a forbearance?n...

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