Tuesday, July 28, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
As politicians in our legislatures grind on trying to agree on how much less out-of-work Americans can receive in unemployment payments, the clock is ticking for home-owners trying to figure out a way to make the mortgage payment next month. For those of you who have never been in this situation, this is a reminder that you do have options to get help.
Temporary Mortgage Relief Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, under the CARES Act, the owners of single-family homes with federally-backed mortgages can get two types of financial help.
Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium
An eviction and foreclosure moratorium that went into effect on March 18, 2020, has been extended again. It now continues until August 31, 2020. During that time, homeowners:
-Will not be charged late fees
-Will not be evicted from their homes
-Will not initiate foreclosure proceedings
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Monday, November 11, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
Veterans qualify for ZERO-down home mortgages when buying a home. So far, thousands have taken advantage of this amazing benefit for our veterans and active-duty service personnel. Thank you, vets!
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
I remember this day eighteen years ago. It was the start of my real estate career, though I didn't know it at the time.
I was in Amsterdam, and heard about the terrorist attacks from my personal assistant who was in New York. Like the rest of our World Trade Center Association staff, she had planned on coming in late that day, because our executives were scheduled for an off-site meeting. In an incredible stroke of luck, not one person came to the office before 8:46 a.m., saving all our lives.
9-11 changed everyone's life that day. It gave me the push I needed to give up corporate life and head in a new direction. I was approaching the age at which most executives either lose their jobs to younger executives or change careers, or both. 50 is the new unemployed.
When I returned to New York and realized my company's offices had been blown up, I took it as a sign. In one moment, I realized I had to make a change. I chose real estate, and without looking back, I have to . ...
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Monday, November 12, 2018 / by Vanessa Saunders
One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was to be observed annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, became known as Armistice Day and then, later on, became Veterans Day.
But Veterans Day is not for veterans. They don’t serve for thanks or recognition. Veterans Day sets aside a day for those of us who haven’t worn the uniform to acknowledge those who have.
So today, we honor and remember.
If you ask a military family, ANY military family, how you can help them, they will respond without hesitation, “Make sure my service member is taken care of.”
If you ask a service member, ANY service member, how you can best honor them, they will respond without hesitation, “Take care of my family.”
Don’t know anyone who has served or is serving? More than likely, there are veterans in your midst. Each year, 260,. ...
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