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Monthly Archives: June 2021

    CFPB Issues Rules to Facilitate Smooth Transition as Federal Foreclosure Protections Expire

    By Christina Griffin | June 30, 2021

    Regulations Will Help Prevent Surge of Foreclosures and Protect American Economy WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today finalized amendments to the federal mortgage servicing regulations to reinforce the ongoing economic recovery as the federal foreclosure moratoria are phased out and which will help protect mortgage borrowers from unwelcome surprises as they exit... Read More

    NAR Issues Statement on Supreme Court’s CDC Eviction Ban Ruling

    By Christina Griffin | June 30, 2021

    WASHINGTON (June 30, 2021) – A majority of the Supreme Court agreed Tuesday evening that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacked authority to implement a blanket, nationwide eviction moratorium. Although the court declined to lift the ban immediately, the ruling means the current moratorium will expire at the end of July. National Association... Read More

    Are You Being Represented by a “Yes-Agent”?

    By Christina Griffin | June 29, 2021

    Are You Being Represented by a “Yes-Agent”? We all know the type. The person who just says “yes” to anything, neverchallenging or questioning an opinion or strategy. These people-pleasers agreewith anything suggested; while they may be nice friends, in real estate a yes-manor yes-woman can actually cost you money. Often a lot of money.No one... Read More

    How to Add Interest to your Garden

    By Christina Griffin | June 22, 2021

    How to Add Interest to your Garden We’ve all seen the wrong way to add “art” to a yard; pink flamingos, cement deer,and colorful gnomes are all examples of what NOT to do. Yet adding interestingsculptures, fountains, pots, or art is a great way to add detail and enhance yourgarden. By following a few tips,... Read More

    Before Moving – Remember Future Needs

    By Christina Griffin | June 15, 2021

    Before Moving – Remember Future Needs We are spending more time at home than ever before. This impacts how we viewand use our homes. If your home no longer fits your needs in this newenvironment, you may be considering a right-size move. The open floorplans andgreat room layouts that have been so popular over the... Read More

    Save On Housing Costs in Retirement

    By Christina Griffin | June 8, 2021

    Save On Housing Costs in Retirement Retirement is a time of freedom; it’s something people look forward to most oftheir lives. As you prepare for retirement, it’s natural to consider ways to reduceyour housing costs. Fortunately, there are some great ways to enhance yourlifestyle while reducing costs. 6 Ways to Save Housing Costs in Retirement... Read More

    Starter Home Tips

    By Christina Griffin | June 1, 2021

    Your “Starter Home” Might Last Longer thanYou Think New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starterhome.” Several factors go into this approach. These are typically younger buyers,often without children. They may be looking for a maintenance-free home, like acondo, or they might assume that starter homes are more budget-friendly. Thereare... Read More