Real Estate Post Quarantine

By Tracy Wisneski As Safer-at-Home orders are lifted and we embark on a new normal, what are some changes we may anticipate and how can we prepare for them? First Time Home Buyer Advantages First time home buyers who’ve remained employed may possibly be the biggest winners post-quarantine. Many were struggling with a glut of…

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Features Buyers Seek in Condos: New HUD Rule Makes Condominium Purchasing Easier

In August, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the long-awaited final rule on project approval for single-family condominiums insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The new condominium policy will “reduce regulatory barriers that currently restrict affordable homeownership opportunities,” according to HUD’s website. The new rule: Introduces a new single-unit approval…

Facebook Advertising Changes

Facebook Advertising Changes

By Tracy Wisneski Facebook is a data giant, collecting details about users and their online practices that can be used to target ads with far more precision than traditional ads ever could before. While that presents a fantastic opportunity to market to well-tailored audiences, it has also opened that opportunity to those who would abuse it. Those abuses became public…

Baby Boomers are Moving Overseas

Baby Boomers are Moving Overseas

By Tamiracle Williams More and more United States citizens are moving to foreign countries after retirement. *A recent U.S. Social Security Administration report found that 700,000 retirees live in foreign countries. Many of these retirees are baby boomers, who are currently between the ages of 55-75. Baby boomers are moving overseas for three main reasons: They want to save money. They…

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Fair Housing: Advertising

By Tamiracle Williams  The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was signed into law in 1968 by then-President Lyndon Johnson. FHA prevents discrimination concerning the sale, rental or financing of a property based on race, religion, sex, disabilities and family status. This law also applies to housing-related advertisements. In late-2018, the Department of Housing and Urban Development…