by on August 9, 2021
If you’re a landlord, you might depend on rental income to cover your own housing costs. This means that if your tenants had trouble paying their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, it could affect your financial well-being too. As you may know, the CDC issued a new eviction moratorium to temporarily halt evictions in counties where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly. But many landlords still do not know that they can apply to a federal program supporting landlords and renters during this diffic...
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by on July 11, 2021
You only have so much time in life, and hesitation is the enemy of accomplishment. I once saw a quote that said, "You rarely regret the things you did in life, just the things you didn't do". So it didn't come as much of a surprise when, a few years ago, the sentence, "It's time for another adventure before I have to start wearing a diaper," popped out of my mouth. Both my wife and I are "why not?" people. Right out of university my wife, Sharon, climbed on a plane, flew north to Iqaluit, ...
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by on July 9, 2021
If you’re a landlord and the income you get from tenants paying rent payments is the way you pay your own mortgage, taxes, insurance, and other costs, then when the rent comes in short—or not at all—you might find yourself struggling to make ends meet. Help is available. State and local governments are distributing billions of dollars in federal emergency rental assistance, and you may have a right to apply for it. ...
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by on June 30, 2021
In the coming weeks and months, many COVID-19 protections will come to an end. Today we finalized amendments to federal mortgage servicing rules that help ensure homeowners have a meaningful opportunity to pursue foreclosure avoidance options while they are recovering from the economic effects of the pandemic. This is part of our work to prevent avoidable foreclosures. Effective August 31, 2021, most mortgage servicers must tell you about your repayment or other options when they reach out to...
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by on June 26, 2021
To help people stay in stable housing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order that means you may be protected from eviction if you can’t afford to pay your rent. To be protected, you must sign and give a CDC Declaration to your landlord. The CDC just extended its eviction protection order until July 31, 2021. If you already gave your landlord a CDC Declaration and your situation hasn’t changed, you don’t need to do it again to be prot...
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by on June 26, 2021
Earlier this week I told you about a "little slice of hell" selling in Colorado for over $600,000 cash. It was the perfect example of how crazy some real estate markets are getting… The best indicator that this isn't normal is to simply compare to what's available overseas, where you can find comfy, liveable homes and for sometimes a lot less than $100k. ...
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by on June 17, 2021
If you’re considering getting a timeshare this vacation season, read on. Maybe you got a flyer in the mail with pictures of sunny beaches and beautiful resort suites. Sounds great, right? But before you sign a timeshare contract, make sure you understand what you’re getting into — and how to get out of it.   Not all timeshares work the same way. Some use points to determine where you can stay and for how long. Others get you one week a year at a resort, but it’s not always the same week. T...
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by on June 6, 2021
Make Money, Not War By Ronan McMahon How do you find a deal in a sellers' real estate market? ...
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by on March 29, 2021
Lots of people are having difficulty paying their rent due to the pandemic. But today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released an eviction moratorium order. It protects people from being evicted for not paying their rent if they complete a declaration form and give it to their landlord. This protection lasts until June 30, 2021. If you qualify for this help, fill out and sign a declaration form (available in both English and Spanish) and give it to your landlord. If you need help under...
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