Hello Caton Team Friends!
I do hope you are well, safe and healthy. Some good news – the Government has approved a $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act – click to read more.
Also – Realtors have been deemed an essential service! However due to the Shelter in Place, there will be no open houses or tours till May 1. All showings are to be done virtually. If absolutely necessary, all precautions must be met, gloves, masks and booties at minimum.
The good news is – Realtors are prepared for such events, we can show homes virtually, we can draft and sign contracts on line, we can negotiate offers over the phone and email. We can do this because we have been doing things this way for a while.
Without a doubt the coronavirus has slowed down real estate sales with buyers and sellers hunkering down at home. So here’s some good news…
For our selling clients, homes are selling – last week one house received 20 offers! When they closed escrow, they signed outside with gloves, masks and booties at a long table. If you need to sell, The Caton Team is ready to list your home, get fantastic photos and virtual tours, prepare online disclosures the good news – inspectors and escrow officers are working too! So we can take care of your Real Estate needs with the comfort of knowing we are, and will aways be, a call or click away.
For our buying clients – now is your time to shine! You can apply for loans online, you can follow up with your current loan online, we can take care of the rest – online. With demand slowed down, you may have less competition. Buyers do need to be aware of lending restrictions and to double check how the down payments are doing if invested. Financing is still available but things are taking a bit longer, jumbo loans are a bit tougher within reason. We are seeing contingencies, inspections and appraisals happening. Close of escrows are about 45 days out and provisions to protect all parties have been drafted by the California Association of Realtors.
This year we have had (for a while now) more demand than supply and that has not changed. There are still many people who want to own a home in the Bay Area and seeing this as an opportunity. Warren Buffet always buys in a Bear Market!
As we find our new normal – now – more than ever – home is so important. The Caton Team is here to help you with your Real Estate needs and goals – every step of the way. Together – we’ll get through this.
Stay Safe – Stay Home – Stay Sane
Sabrina & Susan
The Caton Team
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