Ramblings While in Quarantine

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

Our Department of Regulatory Agencies has now alerted us to the change in appraisals.   Due to the social distancing, and many homeowners not wanting others in their homes - this function has been changed to an "exterior only" appraisal.    The cost to the buyer is less, but will this seriously affect Sellers' value if they cannot view the upgrades?

 

Our CAR attorneys put together a Covid-19 Addendum for our buyers and sellers yesterday, and there will be a webinar today for all REALTORS.

 

 

Our Governor announced that all liquor stores and pot shops (recreational pot) will close.   Lines IMMEDIATELY started forming all over the city at local liquor and pot stores.   It took a whole hour before that announcement was removed.  WHEW!

 

Our local officials are working on housing the homeless that currently have Covid-19 while they are sick.

 

We sure appreciate all those first responders, nurses/doctors, grocery store workers maintaining their jobs for us during these challenging times!   

 

 

Enjoy your day, get out and get some Vit D, and stay Safe!

 

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Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Well looks like you are in the same type of situation that we are facing with the inspections.  We will make it through this and all will be running again smoothly in no time, I just know it.  Hope you stay healthy and happy!

Mar 25, 2020 07:09 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Norma J. Elkins it does sound like it, and we can get through this, and will look back and view it as a distance memory.

Mar 25, 2020 07:12 AM #2
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
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I am sure they will have pot shop free delivery. lol  That will be a real Rocky Mountain high

Mar 25, 2020 07:16 AM #3
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty not sure, not my thing, but there are deliveries for everything else!   Our government decided restaurants can do liquor to go with their dinners too.  Like your new photo! 

Mar 25, 2020 07:18 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You know things are getting serious when the liquor stores are closing.

In Maryland, they are currently classified as essential businesses. 

Mar 25, 2020 07:50 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy Kelley this only lasted a very short while, there was almost a revolt!   What were they thinking????

Mar 25, 2020 07:52 AM #6
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
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I will have to sit down with a glass of my essential wine this evening and contemplate the exterior only appraisals.  We are moving the same direction here in Elk Grove.  I do understand it, but have used exterior only appraisals a couple of times.  Once on my own property.  It was not accurate at all.  The interior was a mess.  I guess it will be up to the owner and the prospective buyer to come to terms on the interior.

Mar 25, 2020 08:33 AM #7
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI that is what I initially thought too.   How can they do an accurate appraisal without seeing in person the upgrades that will set a home apart from the other solds?    I know my buyer said yes to a reduced rate appraisal, but not sure if it will be good for the Sellers.

Mar 25, 2020 08:35 AM #8
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Joan Cox funny saying.... I borrowed it on my Facebook Page with thanks given to you.

Mar 25, 2020 08:51 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Joan -- interesting news about the (very)temporary Colorado quarantine for alcohol and marijuana sales.   

Mar 25, 2020 09:06 AM #10
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Barbara Todaro that is why I shared, and try to provide a bit of humor to all.

Mar 25, 2020 09:09 AM #11
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Michael Jacobs it was funny how quickly lines appeared at these stores!    Spoke volumes! 

Mar 25, 2020 09:10 AM #12
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I really don't like drive-by appraisals, but I get it. Unfortunately, it's the name of the game right now. I'm honestly grateful our clients want to wait until the dust settles - it's the optimal way to ensure we can represent them fully. Right now, it's a cat and mouse game of distancing and no attendance requests for far too many important aspects of a transaction. 

Mar 25, 2020 09:47 AM #13
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I agree, and right now have a listing, and their purchase.  He needs to get out of the multi-level home, since falling down many stairs for the last few months.    No other clients right now, everyone else wants to wait, which is fine with me.

Mar 25, 2020 10:04 AM #14
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Hi Joan- we just began a Stay at Home mode today. The Mayor of Houston was asked if CBD stores were included or excluded and he is checking on it!!!

Mar 25, 2020 05:16 PM #15
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Bob Crane
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Hi Joan,  Thanks for the laugh.  In tough times we have to stick together - at a distance of course.  Liquor stores here have been closed for an entire day - I haven't heard of any repercussions yet.

Mar 25, 2020 07:05 PM #16
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is interesting what is being allowed and not allowed during this time of the virus.

Mar 26, 2020 07:05 AM #17
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy Streib we have been home on strong suggestions, but this morning 6 am we have an order in place.   Our pot shops are open, as well as the liquor stores.  Stay safe! 

Mar 26, 2020 07:46 AM #18
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Bob, they reversed their decision pretty darned quickly after they were to close, it was rather funny.

Mar 26, 2020 07:47 AM #19
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Brian, it is interesting.

Mar 26, 2020 07:47 AM #20
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