Halloween in the time of COVID-19 brings up a lot of questions: Can the kids go trick-or-treating? Is it OK to have a spooky backyard party? Will my skeleton mask keep me from getting the virus? We might not have all the answers, but we do have a few ideas for a safer and healthier All Hallows Eve.
During National Realtor Safety Month, we usually focus on how you can protect yourself from physical harm or your information from thieves. This year, as you already know, is different. Many experts anticipate a much-feared second wave of COVID-19 cases in the fall, as students go back to school and the weather cools.
WWe started our Fidelity Front Porches campaign in May because we wanted to focus on the good that has come out of the past few months. Now, we’re making it even easier to get involved!
The last few months have been a deeply uncertain time, but it’s been especially tough on the non-profits and arts organizations that rely on business support. That’s why FNT remains committed to raising awareness for these important groups that bring so much hope and joy to our communities. This month, we’d like to share stories from two organizations we’re proud to support and to invite you to contribute any way you can.
We’ve all had to slow down over the past few months … but a lot of good has come out of that! More time to appreciate what we have. More time to spend with our families. More time to think about what’s really important to us.
It’s almost surreal to look back at the way I was living my life in February and early March. My family and I were constantly on the move — not only was I busy with work, but my wife was busy handling the packed schedules of five kids. Our lives were a nonstop race to the next event, the next deadline, the next goal.
In normal times, a 1031 tax deferred exchange must be concluded within 180 days — but these aren’t normal times. The IRS has just extended both the 45-day identification period and the 180-day exchange period from April 1, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
The news is a minefield these days. But even during these scary times, we’re seeing small miracles: Neighbors helping each other, nature reviving itself, and light shining through the dark. Here’s a roundup of some of the best news we’ve seen recently.
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When we were planning this newsletter, I thought I would write about current market conditions. But, as you know, the only thing we can be certain about right now is uncertainty. (Don’t worry, I promise this column won’t be all doom and gloom.)