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Monthly Archives: January 2021

    Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

    By Marco Manumbas | January 29, 2021

    As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis, some are wondering if they should move to improve their mental health and well-being. This is no surprise since the U.S. Census Bureau reported... Read More

    What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?

    By Marco Manumbas | January 27, 2021

    According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage companies, 6.48 million households have entered a forbearance plan as a result of financial concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s where these homeowners stand right now: 2,543,000 (39%) are current on their payments and have left the program... Read More

    What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

    By Marco Manumbas | January 21, 2021

    Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a devastating number and dramatically impacts those households that lost a source of income. However, we need to give it some context. Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), explains: “The economy... Read More

    Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

    By Marco Manumbas | January 13, 2021

    At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan. Though 29.4% of those in forbearance have continued to stay current on... Read More

    3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year

    By Marco Manumbas | January 4, 2021

    It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental attachments to the home we’re leaving behind. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale depending on how we manage them. When... Read More

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