Dear David, We’ve heard that real estate is an essential service. If we planned on moving this year, should we get our house on the market now? What is the market is going to do? – ANXIOUS DEAR ANXIOUS: While real estate services have been deemed essential, it is not business as usual for Realtors.
Dear David, We’re building a new house. It’s supposed to close at the beginning of September. How do you think COVID-19 will affect our closing date? – CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS DEAR CONCERNS: At the time of this writing, some residential construction is still considered an essential service. But because the list of pandemic closures is subject
Dear David, I bought a house just before the outbreak and need to close in two months. Now what? – MID-MOVE DEAR MID-MOVE: Our industry is encouraging everyone else to sit tight if they can, but real estate has been deemed an essential service for these types of situations. Realtors are here to assist people
Dear David, My friend and I want to buy a house together 50/50. I have a larger part of the down payment, but his income is higher. How should we approach this? – BUDDY SYSTEM DEAR BUDDY: With prices rising out of reach for many first-time buyers, this is a great way to get into