Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat analysts’ expectations in a big way. The consensus was for 3,074,000 jobs to be added in June. The report revealed that 4,800,000 jobs were added. The unemployment rate fell to 11.1% from 13.3% last month. Again, excellent news as the unemployment rate fell for the second consecutive month. However, there’s still a long way to go before the economy fully recovers as 17.8 million Americans remain unemployed. Continue reading


Posted on July 10, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, COVID-19, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable with the locations and layouts of their existing homes. The allure of city life (more congested) seems to be giving way to either suburban or rural life (less congested). The fascination with an open floor plan seems to be fading as people are finding a need for more privacy while working from home.

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Posted on July 8, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Community, COVID-19, First-time Homebuyers |

California Moves to Let Next Wave of Retailers Reopen in Pandemic

Gov. Gavin Newsom said counties in California are being given more leeway to decide the pace of business openings based on local circumstances, provided they file contingency plans with the state. (Getty Images)Gov. Gavin Newsom said counties in California are being given more leeway to decide the pace of business openings based on local circumstances, provided they file contingency plans with the state. (Getty Images)

Gov. Gavin Newsom said California can begin moving into a second phase of business openings starting as early as Friday, allowing for stores that sell items such as clothing, sporting goods, toys, books, music, and flowers to begin to operate primarily through pickup services if modifications are made to their real estate.


Posted on June 30, 2020 at 11:24 am
Cara Milgate | Posted in Commercial, Community, COVID-19 |

Is the Economic Recovery Already Underway?

The Wall Street Journal just released their latest monthly Survey of Economists. In an article on the findings, they reported:

“The U.S. economy will be in recovery by the third quarter of this year, economists said in a survey that also concluded the labor market will fare better than previously expected following the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.”

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Posted on June 23, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, COVID-19, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

The Shocking News in the Unemployment Report

Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their May Employment Situation SummaryLeading up to the release, most experts predicted the unemployment rate would jump up to approximately 20% from the 14.7% rate announced last month.

The experts were shocked.

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Posted on June 12, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, COVID-19, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of Guide

In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a low-ball offer. Continue reading


Posted on May 29, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, COVID-19, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Millenials, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

What the Experts See Coming for the Housing Market

Experts are optimistic that the housing market will rebound as the country emerges from stay-at-home orders. Let’s connect to discuss how these key insights may fuel your plans to buy or sell a home this year.

Posted on May 15, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, COVID-19, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise

While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits today are beginning to rethink their current neighborhoods. Being in close proximity to everything from the grocery store to local entertainment is definitely a perk, especially if you can also walk to some of these hot spots and have a short commute to work. Continue reading


Posted on May 14, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, COVID-19, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Millenials, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

A Day When Americans Can Return to Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

  • Taking a moment to reflect upon what we’ve heard from historical leaders can teach us a lot about getting through the many challenges we face today.
  • We’re all eager for the day when every American can safely return to work. That day is coming. Timing is everything. Patience is essential.
  • Our courage, strength, and unparalleled resilience will get us there.

Posted on May 8, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Community, COVID-19, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Selling Myths |

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month.

Here are 20 things you can start doing today to lower your bills, secure better deals, and begin working toward your financial goals. Continue reading


Posted on May 7, 2020 at 6:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Community, COVID-19, First-time Homebuyers, Millenials, Mortgage, Move-up Buyers, Newsletter, Seller Tips |