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Proven Strategies Realtors Use to Make Properties More Attractive

Proven Strategies Realtors Use to Make Properties More Attractive

During the coronavirus pandemic, a property’s curb appeal means more than ever. After all, prospective buyers are no longer able to tour properties with the freedom they once could. Either a property attracts potential purchasers from the outside or dissuades them from looking further.  If you are in the process of attempting to sell a property during the pandemic and are worried about its outward appearance, there are some critical steps that you can follow to make sure that your home is as[...]

How to Respond to Collector Calls After Filing for Bankruptcy

How to Respond to Collector Calls After Filing for Bankruptcy

  After you file for bankruptcy, your creditors should discontinue their efforts to collect on debts. This, however, is not always the case, and sometimes people continue to be harassed by creditors even after filing for bankruptcy.    If you are harassed by creditors after filing for bankruptcy, you should understand some important details about your rights and debt collection calls. Most importantly, know that you have a right to be free from creditor harassment after filing for [...]

How Realtors Should Clean Listed Properties in the Coronavirus Era

How Realtors Should Clean Listed Properties in the Coronavirus Era

One facet of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused many people to worry is the length of time the virus can survive on surfaces. Added to this risk is the fear that people are not cleaning surfaces or properties correctly. If you are selling a property, you want to do whatever possible to avoid leaving prospective buyers worried that they will accidentally be exposed to the virus while viewing it. The following reviews some critical steps you can take to keep your home clean as you try to sell i[...]

Planning for Bankruptcy During the Coronavirus

Planning for Bankruptcy During the Coronavirus

  If you recently lost your job or are uncertain about how you will pay off a debt, it might be a good idea to consider filing for bankruptcy. The number of people facing this situation is likely to increase as the coronavirus pandemic forces people to stay home and close their businesses.    Even though bankruptcy might not be for everyone, if you have decided on filing for bankruptcy, you should be prepared to ignore some common financial advice and to begin planning defensively.[...]

What Realtors Should Expect From the Housing Market

As most realtors can tell you, spring is often a busy time for buying and selling property. COVID-19 and its resulting chaos, however, has pushed both property buyers and sellers into uncertain areas. Many shelter-in-place orders have forced realtors to cancel open houses which have led to the postponed sales of a lot of property.   Even during the pandemic, however, many people in Florida are still interested in purchasing and/or selling property in the near future. Realtors will likely be[...]

Can You File for Bankruptcy if You Lost Your Job?

  With businesses closed during the coronavirus pandemic, many people in Florida have ended up unemployed. According to the United States Department of Labor, the total number of Americans who have filed for unemployment is approximately 22 million individuals, or 13.5% of the workforce.    With this number anticipated to increase even further, many people have sought options like bankruptcy to take control of their debt. Other people have refrained from filing for bankruptcy out o[...]

Five Pieces of Advice for Selling Property During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  The coronavirus pandemic led to quick and substantial changes for many industries, including real estate. While some sellers decided it was best to pull their property from the market, other people are still trying to sell their property. If you are trying to sell your home in this market, there are some helpful things that you can do to make sure the transaction proceeds as smoothly as possible. Provide Video Tours Instead of Open Houses Before the pandemic, open houses were an excellent[...]

Dealing with Debt During the Coronavirus Outbreak

  If you are dealing with debt during the coronavirus outbreak, it is important to remember that you are not alone. It also helps to realize that there are some critical things that you can do to take control of any debt that you might have.  To help you take control over your debt during this difficult time, this article reviews some helpful reminders. Maintaining Your Federal Student Loans The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748, was signed into law on Ma[...]

How Will the Coronavirus Impact the Real Estate Industry?

  In a short time, the real estate market went from a busy and competitive market to a much slower one as a result of the coronavirus. Once packed, many open houses have become more sparsely attended while other open houses have been canceled altogether.  Understandably, many property owners are suspicious of having strangers examine their property and potentially spread COVID-19. This is just one of several ways that the real estate market has changed as a result of the coronavirus. This [...]

How the Coronavirus Will Impact Your Bankruptcy

  The coronavirus has impacted most aspects of daily life including issues involving the federal, state, and local governments. Courts have understandably adjusted their regulations in consideration of the pandemic, but there are still some obligations that people filing for bankruptcy should still make sure to meet. This article reviews some critical issues that anyone in the process of navigating bankruptcy should understand about the coronavirus. Bankruptcy Court Closures  While some se[...]