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A weekly digest to keep you up to speed on the California coronavirus outbreak.December 2, 2020Welcome to the 38th issue of the California Coronavirus Weekly Recap newsletter. We hope you all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Before we get started with this week’s news, we want to direct your attention to our updated Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) FAQ on...

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In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly. As Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “It will be one of the best winter sales years ever.” The typical winter slowdown in the housing market is simply not on the radar....

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The number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR):“There is no shortage of hopeful, potential buyers, but inventory is historically low.”When the demand for homes is higher than what’s available for sale, it’s a great time for homeowners to sell their house. Here are three ways low inventory can...

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The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American, just reported:“Since hitting a low point during the initial stages of the pandemic, the only major industry to display immunity to the economic impacts of the coronavirus is the housing market. Housing has...

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If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one.1. Buyers Are Actively in the MarketShowingTime, a leading real estate showing software and market stat service provider, just reported that buyer traffic jumped 60.7% compared to this time last year. That’s...

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Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your family situation, you may be in a position where you need to sell your home – and fast. While you probably feel like timing with the current pandemic...

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The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It also has consumers remembering the...

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Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving.The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend Report by NAR clarifies this point!NAR’s findings show that Baby Boomers (43%) and the Silent Generation (12%) made up 56% of sellers in 2018! This means the...

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Article I You have the right to know for certain that your real estate broker is committed to representing you, the seller, and your best interests always.Article IIYou have a right to have your agent give you a price range backed up by factual market data; namely, comparable sales, current market conditions, etc.Article IIIYou have a right to know that your agent...

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“A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words"Today’s buyers are internet savvy - they check out prospective homes and shortlist their choices through online browsing. The number of houses available to view online makes home purchasing convenient and preferred to today’s buyers. If a house isn’t attractive online, then it will never get a showing in person!How do you prepare your...

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