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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We're Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: The Final Reveal

By Tara Mastroeni / February 22, 2021
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Welcome back to the final installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! In my last update, I had finally begun to make some decent progress on my renovation. However, COVID-19 was still managing to make things difficult and slow things down…

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Got Cabin Fever? Here’s How to Spend More Time Outside This Winter

Got Cabin Fever? Here’s How to Spend More Time Outside This Winter

By Tara Mastroeni / December 11, 2020
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In the age of COVID-19, many of us are trying to spend as much time as possible outdoors, even as the weather gets colder. However, if you find that it’s hard to keep coming up with outdoor activities to do…

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The Ultimate Guide to Throwing a Socially-Distanced Holiday Celebration

The Ultimate Guide To Throwing a Socially-Distanced Holiday Celebration

By Tara Mastroeni / December 2, 2020
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The holidays are right around the corner, and while the global pandemic might make it more difficult to celebrate as a group, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something festive. To that end, below is your guide to a…

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Going Virtual Permanently: How Agents Can Do It Successfully

Going Virtual Permanently: How Agents Can Do It Successfully

By Aly Yale / November 10, 2020
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Many real estate agents have been working remotely since the pandemic began, trading their morning commutes to the brokerage for coffee and checking emails at the kitchen table. It was challenging at first, sure, but now, agents are finding themselves…

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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We're Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We’re Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

By Tara Mastroeni / November 4, 2020
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Welcome back to the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries. You may have noticed that it’s been a while since my last update where I convinced my building to let me start my renovation despite the virus-related lockdown. However, it probably won’t surprise…

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How to Stay Active When Your Gym is Closed

By Aly Yale / October 19, 2020
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If your gym is one of the millions closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’ve probably found yourself struggling to stay active these past few months.  Sure, walks with the dog are better than nothing, but they’re not the…

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What Is an Appraisal Waiver?

By Aly Yale / September 30, 2020
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If you’re refinancing your mortgage loan, you might qualify for an appraisal waiver. This allows you to skip the appraisal process, as well as the fees that come with it. Appraisal waivers are only available on conventional loans, so if…

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Feeling Disconnected While Working Remotely? Try These Tricks

Feeling Disconnected While Working Remotely? Try These Tricks

By Aly Yale / September 16, 2020
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Remote work has become the norm for many Americans these pandemic-fueled days, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. And while the arrangement certainly has its perks (hello, no morning commute!), it also has some workers feeling…

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The NAR Conference Is Going Virtual. Here’s How to Get the Most out of Attending a Virtual Seminar

The 2020 NAR Conference Is Going Virtual. Here’s How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Virtual Seminar

By Tara Mastroeni / September 15, 2020
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Events everywhere have been shifting to virtual platforms amid the coronavirus crisis — and the real estate industry is no different. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently announced that this year’s annual conference & expo will be held in…

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How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night During COVID-19

How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night During COVID-19

By Tara Mastroeni / August 26, 2020
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Movie theaters might be closed for the foreseeable future in light of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the theater-going experience from the comfort of your own home. Read on below to learn how to plan an…

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