Remote Work Option Is Prompting More People to Move
Companies are showing a greater willingness to allow workers to relocate and stay with their job.

More Americans who move to a new area are being given opportunities to telecommute to stay in their jobs, a recent Redfin study shows. Telecommuting is also allowing Americans to relocate to more affordable areas while maintaining their salaries, according to the analysis.

The Housing Market Feels the First Effects of the Coronavirus; Redfin Now Offers On-Demand Virtual Home Tours

Until Sunday, U.S. housing demand seemed unaffected by the coronavirus. The National Association of Realtors reported last week that pending home sales were at the second-highest level in the last two years. But over the past three days in Seattle, where the first U.S. coronavirus death was confirmed on Saturday, February 29, we’ve seen a significant drop in demand from homebuyers and sellers.

Thinking of Moving:
Hardest and Easiest Places to Buy a Home

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Mall Developers Try Reinvention in Order to Survive

Movies or Macy’s? As retail declines, more malls are turning themselves into entertainment districts with restaurants, activities and spots where people can socialize.
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Preventing REO Closing Delays & Diversifying Your Business
An Introduction to Probate
Having vast knowledge of our industry is key for success. Join us for a webinar featuring the basics of probate and how you can incorporate these services into your business.

April 7th, 2020

1:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM CST, 10:00 AM PST 
REOMAC Member: Free | Non-Member: $25

Items to be discussed include:
  • Access to knowledgeable title agent/lawyer with probate experience helpful
  • What is title insurance, what is probate and why do investors target “probate” homes?
  • Probate includes residential and commercial properties
  • Relatives and heirs often do not know where to turn for assistance in managing properties
  • Savvy agent, with a few tools, can develop expertise in estate sales

In addition to Probate and Trusts, we will do a quick refresh on closing delays with REO properties – what the Servicer/Lender, Broker and Attorney/title can do to identify potential issues before they become problems.
  • Code violations and code liens – resolutions and mitigation
  • Selling properties with code liens/violations in place – best practice
  • HOA issues – Safe Harbor Rules, identifying HOA violations
  • IRS liens and CC judgments
  • MI Insurance
  • Junior and Secondary Liens

Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Esquire 
Managing Partner,  Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A.
Managing Partner,  Sapphire Title & Escrow Company
Jill Gold
Law Offices of Tyler Gold PA