realtor tom gilliam: Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Offering Help to Homeowners During COVID-19 Crisis - 04/22/20 05:41 AM
Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac are extending help to millions of homeowners facing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19. 
Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac help stabilize mortgage markets and protect housing during extraordinary periods when stress or turmoil in the broader financial system threaten the economy such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly half of the nation’s mortgages are owned or backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
The swift wave of unemployment and financial hardships from furloughs, reduced wages, and commission cuts have left many homeowners worried about how they will make their mortgage payments in the coming months, but relief options are available.
If you are … (1 comments)

realtor tom gilliam: An open Letter From Us Realtors For These Uncertain Times - 03/27/20 09:34 AM
It’s a difficult time for everybody, especially those whose health has been affected by the pandemic. It’s difficult for the brave healthcare workers putting their lives at risk trying to heal the sick, and it’s difficult for the men and women spending their days and nights keeping people fed, keeping shelves stocked, making sure supplies are delivered, floors are cleaned, and everything in between.
And, it’s probably a difficult time for you too.
Modern life is stressful, even without a pandemic. The boss wants you to do more, the kids need to be fed, the bills have to get paid, and the house … (1 comments)

realtor tom gilliam: 5 Home Products Designed With Your Worst Germ Fears in Mind - 03/24/20 06:45 AM
We’ve all become a lot more sensitive to germs and being cautious about what we touch—even in our own homes. Try as you may, it can often feel impossible to keep your home clean and germ-free for long. If you’re someone who flinches at the very thought of bacteria-laden surfaces inhabiting your abode, you may find comfort in knowing there are products designed to put your mind at ease.
No matter how much and how often you clean, sometimes the best solution is to minimize what you touch, and how often you touch them. Well, these gadgets ensure that you can do … (4 comments)

realtor tom gilliam: I’m still showing houses…just a little differently - 03/18/20 07:15 AM
As you can imagine, a lot of people looking to buy a new home in the Oakland County Michigan area have brought up putting their search on hold until the Coronovirus has passed, or is at least under control.
For some people that’s totally fine to do. If they have no absolute need to buy a house, and can wait it out until they feel more comfortable, they should just wait it out.
It’s just not that cut and dry for a lot of buyers, though. Life can’t be put on hold entirely — especially since we don’t really know how long “waiting … (1 comments)

realtor tom gilliam: How Buyers & Sellers Can Prepare For An Early Start To The Spring Market - 03/04/20 06:50 PM
Is January the new April? When it comes to the real estate market, experts say yes.
Regardless of whether that famous groundhog sees his shadow, a recent article on CNBC suggests spring will arrive early this year—at least when it comes to the housing market. In fact, some are speculating that January may very well be the new April.
What’s causing this already-busy buying season to kick off ahead of schedule? Low inventory and rising home prices are spurring house hunters to come out of hibernation months before they previously would have.
With that in mind, whether you’re buying or selling, or both, it’s time to … (2 comments)

realtor tom gilliam: THE NEWEST LANDSCAPING TRENDS OF 2020 - 03/02/20 03:17 PM
It’s a new year, and with every new year comes new design trends—including in landscaping. The National Association of Landscape Professionals recently released their picks for the top landscaping trends of 2020. Some of the biggest landscaping trends poised to take over lawns across the US this year include:
Multi-season landscape design. As homeowners become more cost and environmentally conscious in 2020, expect to see more versatile choices in landscape design—including choosing plants and other elements with multi-season functionality and the ability to thrive in a variety of temperatures and climates as this landscaping trend explodes. All things blue. With different shades of blue … (1 comments)

realtor tom gilliam: FEATURES TO RENOVATE GETS THE HOME SOLD - 02/27/20 08:12 AM
When you renovate features in your home, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Not only do you want to make your home a better place for you and your family to live, but you also want your renovations to add to your home’s resale value.
But what, exactly, are the features that will help your home sell faster?
GIVE YOUR RENOVATIONS SOME CHARACTERAccording to recent data from (which analyzed more than 1 million single-family listings), the top three renovations that will help you sell your home quickly and at a prime price point? A chef’s or gourmet kitchen, a theater … (0 comments)

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