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Posted by: | Posted on: April 8, 2020

Here’s How People Really Feel About Buying a Home Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

With the coronavirus bringing the U.S., and much of the world, to a screeching halt, many home sellers believe it’s not a good time to sell real estate.

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With the coronavirus pandemic bringing the U.S., and much of the world, to a screeching halt, only just over half of Americans think it’s still a good time to sell a home.

Only 52% of homeowners believe it’s still an opportune moment to put their place on the market—a steep month-over-month net decrease of 29 percentage points in March, according to Fannie Mae’s monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index. The index measures buyer and seller attitudes about the housing market.

Meanwhile, the net share of Americans who think

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Posted by: | Posted on: April 7, 2020

8 Easy DIY Projects To Tackle During Quarantine and Make Your Bedroom the Stuff of Dreams

Are the four walls of your bedroom starting to close in on you? Now’s the perfect time to take on some DIY projects that’ll give your space a face-lift.

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Being stuck at home isn’t easy, especially when you’re sharing the space with your entire family or roommates. So naturally, many of us are probably retreating to the space we may have previously used only for sleep: the bedroom.

Those four walls might feel like they’re closing in on you right about now—and you’re probably more than ready for a little pick-me-up. After all, as long as you’re stuck in there anyway, you might as well take on a project that will cheer you up, right?

With that in mind, here are eight

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Posted by: | Posted on: April 6, 2020

Sound Off: What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a career as a Realtor?

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Q: “What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a career as a Realtor?“

A: Residential/commercial real estate is one of the few businesses where there is no cap on possible earnings and therefore entices many to the lucrative Bay Area real estate market. However, current events are a great example of how Realtors can get washed out of this business quickly by lack of preparedness for economic downturns. With mandated shelter-in-place, much of the Bay Area real estate market has come to a halt, which means earnings have also.

First piece of advice is to have—at the very least—six months to a year of savings, as this business is expensive to get off the ground and may take a while before you see a return on investment.

Second, consider joining a well established team with high ethical standards

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Posted by: | Posted on: April 4, 2020

Berkeley home with treehouse & Japanese tea room-style gazebo for sale for $1.7M


As we’re all spending more time at home than ever before, backyard amenities have become even more appealing, especially to those of us without any.

At 2582 Marin Ave. in Berkeley, a buyer could relax in a treehouse or a Japanese tea-room-style gazebo in their backyard, for $1.7 million.

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Posted by: | Posted on: April 4, 2020

Do You Have the Right To Know If Your Neighbors Have Coronavirus?

As the cases of coronavirus have surged, do neighbors have a right to know if someone living in their building has COVID-19?

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As the cases of coronavirus have surged and an increasing number of Americans are sheltering in place, more people are worried about catching COVID-19 from their neighbors. And while the prospect of having an infected neighbor in a cul-de-sac is scary, it’s far more terrifying if you live in a large apartment, co-op, or condo building with everyone sharing (and even coughing in) the same elevators, laundry rooms, and other common spaces.

The issue: At present, building owners and boards

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