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Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® will conduct all business remotely until further notice, due to the threat of Coronavirus COVID-19. All meetings and classes will be free and online. READ MORE
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Showing Houses – C.A.R. has instructions on open houses during the threat of Coronavirus COVID-19, including: REALTORS® should cease doing all face-to-face marketing or sales activities, including showings, listing appointments, open houses and property inspections. CLICK HERE
Foreclosures Suspended – Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD suspending all foreclosures and evictions. (HousingWire)
Save Energy — With thousands of people at home, So Cal Gas Company offers tips to save money on energy bills. (SoCal Gas Co.)
Edison Waives Fee – Southern California Edison announced that it is suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees, effective immediately, for residential and business customers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. (SoCal Edison)
Tax Deadline Extended to July 15
Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin announced via Twitter on Friday that taxpayers now have until July 15 to file their tax returns, and payments have been deferred as well.
How to Do Business From Home
Author-Broker Bernice Ross explains that the real estate industry has already embraced conducting business virtually, whether it’s writing digital offers, using transaction tracking platforms or negotiating on Skype and Zoom, so now is the time to completely embrace going virtual. She explains how.
Rate Cut Leads to Re-fi Frenzy
The Wall St. Journal reports that homeowners are rushing to refinance their mortgages thanks to big falls in interest rates prompted by fears of the spreading coronavirus. Some lenders are having trouble keeping up with the red-hot demand. READ MORE
How Do You Get Eyes on Listings?
Amid coronavirus fears, this tried-and-true piece of tech can help real estate agents continue showing homes while staying safe. Also, Redfin’s CEO reveals what his company is doing.
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Clean Office in Age of COVID-19
Many offices are struggling to issue policies and responses to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are the cleaning and disinfection steps that can help protect you and your clients, recommended by the CDC:
IRS: Paid Family/Medical Leave
A reminder from the IRS states that employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees may claim a tax credit recently extended until Dec. 31, 2020.
Virus Changes How to Market Homes
A survey released last week by the National Association of REALTORS® says that sellers are canceling open houses and requiring potential buyers to wash their hands and remove their shoes, among other changes.
Cities Report – February
Claremont considers a contract with Sheriffs Dept., Glendora seeks to limit public comment, the key to reducing violence in La Puente, low vacancy rates spur investment in South El Monte, and much more from CVAR Gov. Affairs Director Bill Ruh.
Fed Cut Impact on Real Estate
The decline in rates presents a major windfall for millions of homeowners across the country, and mortgage applications are up. READ MORE