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Mood Board | Organic Architecture – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

04/06/2020 sothebysrealty

Clockwise from top left: 1. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty 2. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty 3. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty 4. Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty 5. Nick Wood / Unsplash 6. Meric / Unsplash 7. Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty 8. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada The need to be close to nature is stronger than ever. Our busy lives have become increasingly Read more…

Inside a Wine Country Compound – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

04/05/2020 sothebysrealty

At first blush, this lovely 4,600-square-foot residence could easily be mistaken for a glorious getaway in Provence, its striking mansard roofline, meticulously manicured parterres, ivy draped walls, formal stone walkways, and decorative ironwork bringing to mind a manor in the rolling lavender-scented hills of the south of France. Yet the location is stateside, in one of the most desirable and Read more…

The Great Outdoors | Four Homes with Inviting Terraces – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

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Longer days and warmer nights encourage lingering longer outdoors. These four homes—in locations from Manhattan to Malibu—have terraces perfect for taking in some fresh air and soaking up the sun. Classic Hamptons Haven East Hampton, New York | Ginger Thoerner, Marilyn Clark, Debby Koster, & Raquel Lopez, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage Minutes from the best beaches, this classic Shingle-style home is a peaceful Read more…

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in April 2020 – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

04/04/2020 Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate , art, collectibles, and home. Gelderland, Netherlands | Netherlands Sotheby’s International Realty  The Wageningen building was designed in the 1950s by Dutch architects F E Röntgen and A Kruidhof as an earth science laboratory for the Dutch Geodesy Association. It was later used as offices, and in 2001 Read more…

Spring Cleaning 101: Make It Fast, Easy and Effective

03/28/2020 Amy Dobson

Because you want to enjoy your space now without added fuss. Spring is the perfect time to open up the windows in your house and clean every surface inch, but there’s no reason to spend more time on this task than necessary. Use these tips to quickly get your home spic and span. Have a plan When it comes to Read more…

How to Install a Kitchen Faucet | Zillow Digs

03/24/2020 Amy Dobson

Tired of staring at your old faucet? Installing a new one is easy! (No, really.) If you’ve been washing your hands a lot lately, you might have started paying extra attention to your faucet. Does it drip? Is the chrome flaking off? Is it dated? Plumbing projects can be intimidating, because no one wants to accidentally flood their entire home. Read more…

Beat Cabin Fever With These 7 Home Improvement Projects

04/04/2020 Brenda Richardson

Boost your home’s curb appeal by adding a pop of color to the exterior. Getty Whether you’re feeling cooped up at home, looking to put your home on the market this spring or are freed from a busy work schedule, this could be the perfect time to find therapy in home improvement tasks. “The COVID-19 crisis is obviously keeping a Read more…

Luxury Retailer 10 Corso Como Closes Up Shop. Was Coronavirus The Last Straw?

Roxanne Robinson

10 Corso Como in New York City’s Seaport District Getty Images Just 18 months after opening a sprawling store in New York City’s Seaport District, luxury retailer 10 Corso Como is closing its doors. The apparent culprit: An accelerating coronavirus pandemic, which has created an uncertain future, according to Women’s Wear Daily. As non-essential stores have shuttered over the last Read more…

FHA, VA join Fannie, Freddie in relaxing some standards – HousingWire

03/30/2020 Housing Wire

With the coronavirus continuing to reshape the face of the country and the economy, the biggest players in the mortgage business are moving to make it easier to lend under these extraordinary circumstances. Last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac relaxed their standards for both property appraisals and verification of employment on the loans they buy. And late last week, Read more…

How will the $2 trillion federal rescue package impact multifamily housing? – HousingWire

Housing Wire

The Senate recently passed a $2 trillion federal rescue package that was signed into law by President Donald Trump Friday evening. The largest-ever stimulus bill in U.S. history includes $250 billion in direct checks to Americans and boosts unemployment benefits to help people pay their bills, including mortgages, while the nation struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation also includes Read more…

Mortgage industry sounds alarm over coronavirus mortgage bailout

04/06/2020 CNBC Real Estate

CNBC’s Diana Olick reports on mortgage and finance leaders putting out an urgent liquidity plea to federal regulators as they try to brace for fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Dave Stevens, former FHA commissioner, joins the conversation. 06:35 Mon, Apr 6 20203:20 PM EST

Coronavirus mortgage bailout: ‘There is going to be complete chaos,’ says industry CEO

CNBC Real Estate

A broad coalition of mortgage and finance industry leaders on Saturday sent a plea to federal regulators, asking for desperately needed cash to keep the mortgage system running during the coronavirus pandemic, as requests from borrowers for the federal mortgage forbearance program are pouring in at an alarming rate. The Cares Act, which seeks to limit the economic damage from Read more…

Pre-COVID Home Sales Numbers Will Remind us Of the Good Times

03/21/2020 Real Estate News

Who knows what tomorrow will bring? At least for today we have some welcome good news from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Existing home sales, which declined slightly in January, enjoyed a spring-market explosion in February. NAR said sales of pre-owned single-family houses, town houses, condos, and cooperative apartments rose 6.5 percent compared to the previous month. Sales were Read more…

Remote Ops, AE Jobs; CRM, , Bid Tape, Warehouse Products; Non-QM Sector Walloped – Why?

Real Estate News

Remote Ops, AE Jobs; CRM, , Bid Tape, Warehouse Products; Non-QM Sector Walloped – Why? Today, with the official start of Spring, and while the industry waits for the FHFA to answer concerns about appraisals, VVOEs, and other issues, there are other pressing questions. “Rob, does my wife quarantining on the 1st floor and me staying on the 2nd floor Read more…

Canadian Insolvency Filings Approach 2010 Highs As Growth Accelerates | Better Dwelling

04/07/2020 Daniel Wong

Canadian insolvency filings have been pushing to new highs recently. Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada (OSB) data shows insolvencies rising quickly in February. Filings over the past year are now at the highest level since 2010, with growth accelerating… and this is before the pandemic was declared Canada Insolvency Filings Reach Highest Level Since 2010 Canadian insolvencies are Read more…

Canadian Household Credit Gets Weighed Down By Falling Consumer Growth | Better Dwelling

04/06/2020 Daniel Wong

Canadian households didn’t need incentive to borrow, as credit growth was already accelerating. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows the outstanding balance of household debt reached a new high in February. The rise of debt was due entirely to inflating mortgage balances. Consumer credit, the other major segment, continued to nosedive – printing a second monthly drop. Canadian Households Owe Read more…

The Impact on At-Risk Homeowners

RealEstateNews

Millions of homeowners are now financially vulnerable as a result of COVID-19, and in a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies report, Sharon Cornelissen and Alexander Hermann cover COVID-19’s potential. The researchers interviewed homeowners and housing stakeholders in Brockton, Massachusetts and analyzed national data on homeowners who rely on income from at-risk industries. “The effects are already being felt in Read more…

The COVID-19 Impact on At-Risk Homeowners

04/04/2020 RealEstateNews

Millions of homeowners are now financially vulnerable as a result of COVID-19, and in a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies report, Sharon Cornelissen and Alexander Hermann cover COVID-19’s potential. The researchers interviewed homeowners and housing stakeholders in Brockton, Massachusetts and analyzed national data on homeowners who rely on income from at-risk industries. “The effects are already being felt in Read more…