Market Update, East Bay Takeout, Loan Forgiveness and More

Market Update, East Bay Takeout, Loan Forgiveness and More!

We hope you and your family are well and staying safe. We’ve been missing for the last couple of months with our newsletter, but I am glad to say, we are back! What a crazy start of the year it has been. Real estate was off to an unusually hot start at the beginning of the year and things have almost come to a halt. With the latest shelter in place order, real estate became an essential business so showings on vacant homes are now allowed. There are some very serious buyers out looking but there are still a lot of buyers and sellers waiting on the sidelines until we have more visibility.  

Life during this shelter in place has certainly taking some getting used to. The first few days were really rough but since then, having a routine and keeping busy has certainly helped. On a positive note, since daycare is closed, I have had a lot more time to spend with my daughter, Elie, than I normally would have. I see her throughout the morning and have her to myself in the afternoons and evening on days my wife is working at the hospital. Can’t say its been easy because there are certainly a lot of times she frustrates me and at 23 months, no comes out of her mouth far too often. Most of the time, I can’t help but laugh because she is just being a two year old and the alternative of trying to negotiate with her will probably go nowhere.  

Hope you all continue to stay safe and we will get through this! 

Alameda County Real Estate and the Coronavirus

This report will look at the effects of the crisis on supply and demand by reviewing week by week statistics, sale prices reflecting the market before the crisis, and longer-term trend data to give context how the market typically performs at this time of year.  

East Bay Restaurants That Are Open for Takeout and Delivery During the Coronavirus

City by city, here’s a running list of spots where you can still get a to-go meal.

How to Obtain an SBA Coronavirus PPP Loan and Have It Forgiven

The number-one pressure on small-business owners right now is payroll. The federal government recently offered an aid program called the Paycheck Protection Program loan to help relieve this stress.  

Should I Buy a House During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Does the coronavirus have you thinking twice about home shopping? We’re here to help, with a new series, “Home Buying in the Age of Coronavirus.” 

Is the Home Buying Process Finally Going Digital?

Coronavirus might be forcing the long-predicted digital revolution in the real estate transaction.  

Coronavirus Tracker

This report will look at the effects of the crisis on supply and demand by reviewing week by week statistics, sale prices reflecting the market before the crisis, and longer-term trend data to give context how the market typically performs at this time of year.