Home buying during a pandemic

With more and more potential home buyers concerned about health risks during the current pandemic, many are turning to technology to avoid in-person meetings.

  • Live video tours: An alternative to in-person showings can provide opportunities to ask questions during a walkthrough. Agents can also point out a home’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Applying for a loan online: Credit checks, asset verification and automated underwriting tools means an applicant no longer needs to apply for a loan in person.
  • Appraisers and inspectors: Desktop appraisals are now available and inspectors are now versed in taking all the necessary precautions while being onsite.
  • Digital and drive-up closings: Digital closings, electronic notarizations, and electronic filing of deeds are all possbile in many areas.

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