COVID-19

Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

dolanorourke
September 21, 2021

A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage of the situation and purchased a bigger home. Other people thought working from

Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home

dolanorourke
September 13, 2021

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals are highly experienced in how to sell houses safely during the pandemic. Over the last year, agents have adopted new technologies and safety measures designed to keep you

Understand Your Options To Avoid Foreclosure

dolanorourke
September 8, 2021

Even though experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis, there are a number of homeowners who may be coming face-to-face with foreclosure as a possibility. And while the overall percentage of homeowners at risk is decreasing with time (see graph below), that’s little comfort to those individuals who

5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal

dolanorourke
September 2, 2021

There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from 2015-2019. But that’s not happening. The market is still extremely vibrant as demand is still strong even while

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

dolanorourke
July 28, 2021

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen. 1. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

dolanorourke
July 21, 2021

Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs. Working from Home

Why This Is Not Like 2008 Again

dolanorourke
June 10, 2021

During the Great Recession, just over a decade ago, the financial systems the world depended on started to collapse. It created a panic that drove some large companies out of business (ex. Lehman Brothers) and many more into bankruptcy. The financial crisis that accompanied the current pandemic caused hardship to

It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance

dolanorourke
May 12, 2021

Over the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments. Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed support. Unless they’re extended once again, some of these plans and the corresponding mortgage payment deferral options will expire soon. That said, there’s still

Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]

dolanorourke
April 16, 2021

Some Highlights There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year. The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Owning a home provides a sense