Massachusetts Bans Evictions and Foreclosures: The Problems it Solves and the Problems it Creates

A look at how the recent halt on evictions and foreclosures in Massachusetts will impact the state because of residents who are unable to make payments.

April 30, 2020

Having Trouble Paying Your Mortgage? We’ve created a guide just for you!

If you are concerned about meeting your mortgage obligations, don’t wait until you fall behind. Acting quickly may help you keep your home.

April 29, 2020

Home Security Upgrades You Can Do During COVID-19

COVID-19 has challenged homeowners to find better ways of keeping our dwellings safe – including increasing our home’s security.

April 28, 2020

3 Strategies to Save Energy While Sheltering in Place

What can homeowners do to limit energy usage? Here’s how you can keep your utility bill low to offset rising energy costs.

April 28, 2020

California’s Tax Postponement Program Offers Relief to Seniors, the Blind and Individuals with Disabilities

Learn how seniors, the blind and individuals with disabilities living in CA can apply for a property tax postponement.

April 26, 2020

3 Professionals You Need to Enlist When Selling Your House During a Divorce

Three resources that will make selling your home during divorce less stressful.

April 26, 2020

Selling Your House Responsibly During the Coronavirus

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to selling your house. Should you sell your home while COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders are in effect?

April 25, 2020

Could COVID-19 bring a housing boon for New York City suburbs?

With New York the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, sprawling suburban areas might again be desirable as social distancing becomes the new normal.

April 25, 2020

Video: What You Need to Know – Mortgage Forbearance

Watch “What You Need To Know: Mortgage Forbearance” about making mortgage payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 23, 2020

The 3 Steps You Need to Take if You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage During COVID-19

Actionable advice for homeowners who are having difficulty making their mortgage payment.

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 causing greater affordable housing crisis now

The reality is that an economic recession in the near term will only slow the development of more affordable housing moving forward.

April 21, 2020

States Seek Electronic Notarization During Pandemic

While notaries have been deemed as “essential services”, many people are avoiding situations that don’t involve social distancing.

April 20, 2020

If You’re a New Homeowner Don’t Forget to Utilize These Homeowners Tax Credit Programs

What you need to know about homeowners’ tax credit and tax benefits and how you can save you money.

April 20, 2020

COVID-19 clauses being added to real estate contracts

Real estate contracts between buyers and sellers are changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the change may become permanent.

April 19, 2020

7 Secrets to Lower Your Property Tax Bill

With these 7 secrets to cutting down your property taxes, you’ll forget how much you once dreaded Tax Day.

April 17, 2020

The CARES Act is Helping Homeowners Keep Their Homes During COVID-19, Here’s How

The new CARES Act brings relief to homeowners with federally backed loans.

April 16, 2020

Minority Homeownership Rates Increased at the end of 2019

Minority home ownership saw a long overdue increase at the end of 2019. While this increase is a good sign, it’s important to look at it in context.

April 15, 2020

3 Key Changes for Homeowners Under the New Tax Law

Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been one for decades, these are the 3 key changes to be aware of when filing your taxes. Download this infographic as a PDF or View as an enlarged version.

April 15, 2020

Making the Leap from Renting to Buying During COVID-19

How to safely make the leap from renter to homeowner during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 14, 2020

Working, Learning, and Living: How to Do it All From Home During the Coronavirus

How to find balance with work, school and home life while sheltering-in-place.

April 14, 2020

Buying or Selling a Home During a Pandemic Happening at Different Speeds Across the Country

In some places, homebuying is still happening, albeit with COVID-19 precautions. However, in other places, the market has slowed to a near standstill.

April 14, 2020

Impact Fees and Transfer Taxes May Make Up Budget Shortfalls

Everything from transfer taxes to impact fees seem to be fair game these days. While homeowners may feel helpless when this happens, there is a way to fight back.

April 13, 2020

Sioux Empire Area Housing Data

As of March 2020, closed sales of homes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota increased by 19.4% compared to the same month last year. Housing affordability has decreased by 5.5% compared to March 2019. The months supply of Sioux Falls homes for sale decreased …

April 12, 2020

short-term rentals banned during coronavirus pandemic

As social distancing and stay-at-home orders are in place, renting your property short-term is also being stopped by local and state governments.

April 10, 2020

A Round-Up of the Best Advice For Working At Home During Covid-19

Turning your home into your workplace or adapting your existing work-from-home space to accommodate family members is no easy task.

April 10, 2020

5 Simple Home Fixes You Can Accomplish While Sheltering-in-Place

Here are five simple fixes that you can accomplish that don’t require you to make non-essential trips to the hardware store.

April 9, 2020

Infographic: A Homeowner and Buyer’s Guide to Fair Housing

Enacted in the late 1960’s, fair housing laws make our communities stronger and more diverse.

April 7, 2020

Taking Action at All Levels to prepare for extreme weather

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April 5, 2020

HUD grants $40 million for Fair Housing initiatives

HUD has earmarked $40 million in grant money to support local and national fair housing efforts geared to eliminating housing discrimination.

April 4, 2020

America’s Resiliency: 3 Examples of How We’ve Bounced Back After Housing Disruptions

History has proven that when the American housing market experiences a disruption, as it has before, it has been met with tenacity and resilience.

April 4, 2020

California Bans Insurers From Dropping Homeowners with Wildfire Damage

California homeowners have been left overwhelmed by the enormous job of rebuilding their lives after the devastation from fires in 2019.

April 4, 2020