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Live video-chat tours will keep you house hunting

 

It’s difficult being a homebuyer these days. Buying a house is already tricky, but add on a global pandemic that’s closing stores and locking down countries, you probably feel like it’s impossible to move forward with buying a home – let alone touring one.

Luckily, your house hunting doesn’t have to stop. With live video-chat tours, a Redfin Agent will take you on a live virtual tour of a home you want to see while giving you an in-person perspective. If you want to avoid the risk of being exposed to the current outbreak or you’re just planning on moving

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5 Essential Home Office Design Tips for Working Remotely

There’s a sense of freedom and relaxation that comes with working from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to wake up as early to commute. Your furry friends can lay by your side as you keep working on your proposal. You can stay in your sweatpants all day. However, you can only work from your bed or living room couch for so long. You’ll eventually become uncomfortable or start getting distracted. Having a designated home office space helps separate personal life and work life. It also makes it easier to stay focused and productive during work hours.

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Redfin Livestream: Running a Brokerage During Coronavirus

At 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time Thursday, March 19, Redfin is broadcasting a live presentation followed by a question-and-answer session on what we’ve learned about running a brokerage during the coronavirus pandemic. The intended audience is the real estate industry, including agents, brokers and folks working at Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), but anyone is welcome to attend.

Participate Live Tomorrow on YouTube; Post Questions Now

Visitors can participate in the meeting Thursday by visiting this web page, which will change once the broadcast has started to show the video. You can submit questions before or during the class via this form

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Just 13% of Homebuyers Say Stock Market Volatility From Coronavirus Has Impacted Their Ability to Buy

Declines felt more acutely in tech hubs like the Bay Area, where more than a quarter of homebuyers report volatility has impacted their ability to afford a down payment

For 70% of homebuyers, the recent volatility in the stock market due to the novel coronavirus had not impacted their ability to afford a down payment in early March, according to a survey of more than 1,000 Redfin customers who plan to buy and/or sell a home in the next 12 months. While 17% of respondents were unsure of the impacts, 13% of respondents said the stock market volatility had impacted

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What Will Happen to Open Houses

Dear Redfin Customers,

To protect the health of our customers, agents and communities, we’re canceling open houses for all homes listed by Redfin’s brokerage, and limiting private in-person tours of all listings to two customers per tour. We’re still serving thousands of buyers and sellers each day, but with new rules and new technologies.

We’ve Spent a Decade Preparing for This Day 

No brokerage has invested more in preparations for virtual open houses, virtual tours, virtual contracts and closings. The coronavirus has just made the future we’ve been preparing for come sooner.

Three-Dimensional Scans on All Homes Listed by Redfin.com

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