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COVID-19 Real Estate Resource Page

About This Page

This page was originally released on March 27, 2020. It was put together to be the go-to resource page for all things Real Estate as it is continually impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The page is constantly being updated and improved to make it easier for everyone to navigate this very challenging and unusual time in our history.

A Letter from Anthony Lamacchia - Click to Read

The good news is the worst of this COVID-19 crisis seems to be behind us all.  It sure was a rollercoaster ride through late March and April but our Realtors and staff performed and served our clients in a safe manner the entire time.  We are slowly but surely getting back to business as usual and are excited to be doing so. Many sellers decided to hold off on listing their homes for sale until later in April and May, which is totally understandable to us, but it did cause the market to slow down for a few weeks in early April.  Fortunately, it has picked up since then.  Buyers are buying and sellers are selling and as well, tenants and landlords are renting so it is very busy again.  To monitor the progress of the market in Massachusetts visit our Real Estate Updates page or if you are in New Hampshire visit this page.  

As of May 18th, all of our branch offices are open and operating in a controlled and safe manner as we transition back to normal office operations by mid-June. All clients should know we are here to serve them and have been open for business the entire time. 

Below are blogs, a news story, and various videos I have filmed along the way to keep all of our Realtors, clients, and potential clients updated on the Real Estate market throughout this situation. We also included a section below for those who may be having trouble or are worried that they may soon have trouble affording their home and paying their mortgage. Several mortgage companies are offering to work with borrowers in many different ways including, in some cases, allowing payments to be delayed a few months. If you are a client of ours and you are having any trouble obtaining relief from your mortgage company, please let us know and we will assist free of charge. Take your time and review the whole page to find what you need.

Sincerely,
Anthony Lamacchia
CEO/Owner of Lamacchia Companies

BLOGS & NEWS

During this very fluid time, the Real Estate market is performing in unexpected ways.  Here are our recent resources to help you understand what’s happening, and what we think you can expect as information becomes available to us.

Historically Low Mortgage Rates Incite a Surge in Buyer Activity

For the first time in almost five decades, the average 30-year mortgage rate fell below 3% this week, even amidst concern regarding the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition […]

Supply of Homes for Sale Reaches Historic Low

The cold hard truth is that we are in the tightest market ever experienced; demand is higher than ever, supply is lower than ever, and there may not be an […]

Fire Inspection Bill Rescinded as of July 10, 2020

July 9, 2020 – Governor Baker recently signed the bill which rescinds the Fire Inspection emergency order put in place on March 20, 2020 stating that smoke and carbon monoxide inspections could be completed within 90 days […]

Don’t Worry Homebuyers, This Won’t Last Forever-2020

July 2020 – It’s no secret that being a home buyer over the last few years, especially the winter and spring has been very stressful for many and not very […]

Making the Most of Virtual House Hunting

If you’ve been thinking about buying a house and finally decided that it’s the right time to take the next steps, congratulations! The home buying process can be overwhelming but […]

Are you a “Want-to-Be” Seller in 2020?

 Are you scared to list your home for sale because you don’t know where you would go if it sells before you find a new home? Are you searching for [...]

Bidding Wars:  Get Ready to Strike and Win in 2020

The housing market around the Greater Boston area has begun to endure a market climate never seen before as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Inventory, though steadily climbing back [...]

6 Steps for Safely Holding or Attending a Home Showing

Watch our new TV commercial! There are hundreds of reasons why people choose to buy or sell a home when they do. Some may like to anticipate and outsmart the [...]

What Homeowners Should Know About Mortgage Forbearance

As millions of homeowners are facing unemployment and reduced incomes due to the coronavirus pandemic, making on-time mortgage payments has become increasingly difficult. With mortgage forbearance, homeowners that are facing […]

Remote Notarization Now Allowed for Real Estate Transactions

Notaries public have long been utilized for witnessing the signing of documents and have been an integral part of closing out a home sale transaction. In a real estate transaction, […]

Anthony Lamacchia Featured in Milford Daily News Article

Anthony Lamacchia, Broker/Owner ofLamacchia Realty was featured in the Milford Daily News article, "Coronavirus outbreak slows typically robust spring real estate market" which discusses the buyer and seller response to [...]

This is NOT 2008.

Watch Anthony’s Live from 4/13/2020 About This Topic Here! There has been a lot of concern that the COVID-19 Outbreak will incite a real estate market nosedive similar to what […]

Fire Inspections During MA COVID-19 State of Emergency 

In Massachusetts, it is legally required that the seller provide a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Certificate commonly referred to as “the smoke” at closing to the new buyer. There are general guidelines […]

Ideas to Stay Busy While You’re Socially Distancing

COVID-19 has changed the way the world operates these days. The majority of people are now operating from home and are finding creative ways to keep busy while still trying to safely connect with family and friends. Now more than ever, those […]

Anthony Lamacchia Featured on NBC – COVID-19 Crisis and Housing Market

Anthony Lamacchia, Broker/Owner of Lamacchia Realty was featured on NBC on March 24th discussing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the real estate market. To watch this video, click [...]

COVID-19 and the Real Estate Log Jam

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected various aspects of life over a short period of time. It has single-handedly changed our daily routines in one way or another. Surprisingly enough, even […]

REAL SAFE Real Estate

You can buy, sell, and rent real estate safely in this environment.  Learn more here.

MASS Travel Order

Learn more about the travel order which begins on August 1, 2020.

MA & NH Real Estate Updates

To stay updated on how the Massachusetts and New Hampshire market activity of homes listed, pending and sold, click on the buttons below.

HOMEOWNER MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, mortgage companies are all responding in different ways to consumers.  Click here to view our Mortgage Resources, loan look up, and more.

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