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Down Payment Resource teams up with Realtor.com to Help Home Shoppers Find Homebuyer Assistance Programs

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Realtor.com® has deployed DPR's search tool that helps home shoppers find homebuyer assistance programs.

DPR maintains a comprehensive catalog of all of the homebuyer assistance programs available in the United States, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates and affordable first mortgages. According to DPR's Q1 2022 Homeownership Program Index (HPI), there are 2,238 homebuyer assistance programs, with at least one available in each of the United States' 3,143 counties.

Realtor.com® has deployed DPR's search tool on https://www.realtor.com/foreveryone/ to support its Closing the Gap initiative, which is aimed at increasing the homeownership rate of underserved and underrepresented communities.

The search tool can be embedded in an organization's website and enables homeshoppers to search for homebuyer assistance programs by entering property, household and relevant eligibility information.

"Record-high home prices and record-low housing inventory are making it very challenging for people, especially underserved and underrepresented communities, to become homeowners - further exacerbating the homeownership gap," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "The good news is that there are thousands of homebuyer assistance programs available to help with down payment and closing costs, including many designed to support people of color becoming homeowners."

"Giving home shoppers the ability to find down payment assistance programs directly on Realtor.com is another step forward in our Close the Gap initiative," said Mickey Neuberger, chief marketing officer for Realtor.com. "This program brings together many different parts of our business in a focused effort to increase the home ownership rate for underserved and underrepresented groups. Systemic discrimination in real estate has held people back for far too long, it's time for us to all work together to make a change."

"We commend Realtor.com for its generous gift and pledge to match donations made to the Homeownership Council of America's (HCA) Equity Down Payment Assistance Fund, which supports homebuyers of color and low to moderate income homebuyers," continued Chrane. "Now home shoppers who may be eligible for those funds will be able to discover them with the help of Down Payment Resource."

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,200 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100(tm). DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription-based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

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Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Book About Wealth Creation For Women Through Real Estate Investing By Tamar Hermes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "The Millionairess Mentality: A Professional Woman's Guide to Building Wealth Through Real Estate" (ISBN: 978-1956955286), a real estate investment book for women written by Tamar Hermes.

Tamar Hermes is a professional real estate investor, financial coach and the founder of Wealth Building Concierge, a company dedicated to helping professional women grow their wealth. In the same spirit, "The Millionairess Mentality" teaches fundamental investing concepts and strategies in a way that speaks to the concerns of professional women, addressing obstacles such as negative past experiences, lack of confidence and fears of taking on risk or debt.

Drawing on lessons learned from real estate investing courses, group coaching sessions and one-on-one mentorship, Hermes' book distills years of wisdom into an easy-to-follow guidebook for real estate investing that anyone can use. As a result of its helpful guidance, the book has received early acclaim from many high-profile investors and real estate professionals.

"'The Millionairess Mentality' demystifies real estate investing for women everywhere," said Liz Faircloth, co-founder of The DeRosa Group and The Real Estate InvestHER podcast and community. Avery Carl, CEO and founder of The Short-Term Shop, said. "Tamar Hermes walks the walk while blazing a path for other women."

"Tamar is phenomenal at explaining real estate investing in a way that's actually fun and accessible," said publisher Anna David. "She has always been dedicated to giving women the tools they need to become financially independent, and this book is the culmination of all that work."

As Hermes explains in her book, 90 percent of millionaires are made through real estate, but only 25 percent of real estate investors are women. With "The Millionairess Mentality," Hermes hopes to change that statistic and help more professional women get on the path to financial freedom.

"The Millionairess Mentality" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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Chicago-based Swift Homes Achieves 500 5-Star Reviews

CHICAGO, Ill. -- A professional home buying company that helps homeowners across the United States sell their properties quickly for top cash value, Swift Homes is proud to have surpassed 500 5-star reviews from highly satisfied sellers.

"Swift Homes' mission is to help homeowners achieve the best possible outcome when selling their home, and we are thrilled that the service we provide to sellers is reflected in our 5-star reviews," said Zach Fertig, President of Swift Homes.

Supported by a multi-billion-dollar private equity fund, the business has sent out over a million reliable and competitive cash offers to prospective sellers from California to Maine. The time-tested Swift Homes process benefits not only homeowners, but also local families that are able to rent the properties purchased.

From the very beginning, the skilled and knowledgeable team at Swift Homes has been fully committed to assisting clients looking to sell their single-family houses due to a variety of life circumstances. One of the many reasons why sellers are so satisfied with the company is that Swift Homes masterfully guides them and keeps the process as straightforward, efficient, and hassle-free as possible.

The Swift Homes representatives have more than 20 years of combined industry experience, which enables them to provide a client experience and level of service that other companies cannot match.

Starting the Swift Homes process is as simple as answering a few questions about the property for sale. Typically, within 2 business days the company's team will furnish a proposal with their dependable top cash offer included. If the seller decides to accept the offer and sign the contract, Swift Homes has a 3rd party inspect the house first hand. As soon as the inspection is finished and the title has cleared, the company can complete the transaction and provide sellers with their funds.

"Sellers greatly appreciate the fact that Swift Homes keeps control of the process in their hands, and never pressures them to move forward on anything they are not fully comfortable with," added Fertig. "They are also grateful for the fact that they can sell their properties in as-is condition rather than needing to make extensive repairs or modifications." While Swift Homes will request a repair credit if the 3rd party inspection finds any excessive damage or other issues that must be fixed, homeowners can always opt out of the deal at that point or choose to handle these necessary repairs themselves.

With Swift Homes, homeowners also have the ability to set a closing date that works well for their particular situation and then change that closing date if need be. While closing time can vary from transaction to transaction, the process is usually complete within a few weeks to a few months. To help sellers get the most value out of the deal as possible, Swift Homes does not charge any fees for their services, and even handles customary closing costs (Title Search, Notary Fees, Recording Fees, and Deed Preparation/Attorney Fees).

About Swift Homes

Now operating in over 100 major real estate markets that encompass thousands of towns and cities throughout the country, Swift Homes has industry-leading programs that have helped improve the lives of countless homeowners and local families alike. Sellers approved by the rental fund can also choose to rent their properties back after the sales have closed. While Swift Homes primarily facilitates the purchase of single-family properties, they do consider multi-family properties as well as condos and commercial properties. The company also works with investment properties (even those with existing tenants), as well as realtors.

Swift Homes can be reached by calling (877) 861-2466. For more information visit https://www.selltoswift.com/ or email hello@SelltoSwift.com.

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World Yacht Group Unveils Project Artemis – A Green-built and Environmentally Friendly Yacht That Has It All

MIAMI, Fla. -- World Yacht Group, a global yachting firm dedicated to charters, sales, management and new yacht constructions, announces its most recent and best new construction yacht to date - Project Artemis. This eco-friendly, green-built yacht is 150-foot of pure elegance and promises to impress.

Project Artemis, combines a modern and sleek design with a straight bow - a semi-explorer concept. It features a hybrid propulsion system that allows a max range of 5,000 nautical miles. And, while only using the generators as the power source and with a 330kwh battery bank, it can navigate for 3.5h at 7kn (range of 24nm) in full electric mode, creating zero emissions. Its top speed is 16kn.

Designed by renowned naval architects, Karatas Yacht Design, in Istanbul, Turkey and built by Arkin Pruva Yachts in Antalya, Turkey, Project Artemis is the culmination of years of feedback provided by buyers and charter clients.

"It's something special," Joan Plana Palao, co-founder and CEO, World Yacht Group, says. "The number of features for its size is quite amazing. It's innovative perfection."

Some key features include: six double staterooms including two full beam masters, massive deck areas, a 360-foot walk around bridge deck, hydraulic balcony on main salon, beach club lounge, dedicated gym room, full size pool on the main deck, oversize Jacuzzi on the sun deck and much more.

The A/V systems, designed by LA-based, No-Static Pro Audio, are state-of the-art and include a retractable TV on the sundeck for open air cinema nights. And, the interior concept is designed by Istanbul-based CA Architects and Buju Design.

Project Artemis boasts interior light tones and natural materials such as oak wood, marble, timber and bronze and hand-selected furniture from top designers such as Natuzzi, B&B, Minoti, Casamilano and others. Buyers can choose different furniture and make other changes if necessary.

And while many other yachts are running at more than a two-year build time, Project Artemis is completing its build at 20-22 months. The total price is 17,200,000 Euros (approximately $18.9 million US).

For more information and full specs, visit: https://worldyachtgroup.com/yachts-for-sale/project-artemis/

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Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with KBME on Marketing Campaign

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with KBME Sports talk 790AM on a marketing campaign in Houston, Texas to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

"Our partnership with KBME is important because of the scope and scale they provide," a Swift Homes senior executive said. "As the leader in sports programming throughout Houston and Southern Texas, their relationship with their audience allows Swift Homes to effectively communicate to prospective home sellers - educating audiences across the country about simplifying their home selling process."

Swift Homes is a technology company specializing in fast and easy home sales without the seller needing to list their property with a realtor. Their innovative platform provides home sellers with a fast cash offer and closing as quickly as thirty days. Additionally, with Swift Homes, sellers pay no traditional broker fees and make no repairs. Swift Homes stands out among its competitors because it operates across the United States, so sellers aren't limited to specific geographies.

In addition, Swift Homes provides special seller-friendly offerings such as allowing sellers to remain in their homes with a rent back program. Even more, Swift Homes will make a purchase even if the home being sold is an investment home with tenants.

The marketing campaign began in February 2022 exclusively to sports fans across the Houston area.

About Swift Homes

Swift Homes is the pre-eminent buyer of homes within the real estate tech space. Their technology has revolutionized and simplified the way a home is sold by streamlining the process and removing unnecessary fees and time that come from listing a home with a broker. With over 20,000 offers made, Swift Homes is one of the largest technology-based home buyers in the country, and their team has over 20 years of experience purchasing homes. In short, if sellers need to sell fast or for any reason, they can sell to Swift Homes in a few easy steps. Learn more: https://www.selltoswift.com/

About KBME Sports Talk 790AM

KBME Sports Talk 790AM carries leading sports content including live broadcasts of the NBA's Houston Rockets, MLB's Houston Astros and Texas Longhorns. Visit https://sportstalk790.iheart.com for more company information.

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Spokane Association of REALTORS® rolls out Down Payment Resource to help subscribers connect homebuyers with down payment assistance

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Association of REALTORS® (SAR) today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to provide its 2,500 MLS subscribers with access to DPR's toolset that helps real estate agents connect clients with programs that can help save on down payments and closing costs.

SAR is a Spokane County, Washington-based organization that operates a multiple listing service (MLS) on behalf of its Realtor subscribers. Through its partnership with DPR, SAR will flag eligible listings with a DPR icon, making it easy for MLS subscribers to find and share available homebuyer assistance programs with their clients. According to DPR analysis, up to 70% of SAR listings may be eligible for one or more forms of homebuyer assistance, including down payment assistance programs, grants, affordable first mortgages and more.

SAR MLS subscribers will also receive access to other DPR tools, including Down Payment Connect, a personalized lead generation landing page where borrowers can search for homeownership assistance programs in their market, and marketing resources that help generate borrower excitement in the homebuying process.

"The median sale price of a home in Spokane soared 22.5% over the last year, which is pushing many otherwise qualified, entry-level homebuyers out of the market simply because they cannot save for down payment and closing costs at the same pace as appreciation," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "DPR helps SAR MLS subscribers strengthen the health of their community by providing families the lift they need to get into a home of their own."

"Spokane has become a hot market, so more buyers are looking for valuable information that will help them save on their home loan and down payment," said 2022 SAR President Eric Etzel. "We are proud to provide DPR tools to our MLS subscribers so they can help families access the down payment help they need to start building wealth as homeowners."

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,000 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100™. DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

About Spokane Association of REALTORS® (SAR):

The Spokane Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1911 as the voice for real estate in Spokane County, Washington. Today, the association has more than 2,500 broker and affiliate members. It wholly owns and operates a multiple listing service on behalf of its members.

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Choyce Peterson Appointed Exclusive Leasing Agent for 7 Park Street, a 5,400 Square Foot Office Building on the Norwalk Green in Norwalk, CT

NORWALK, Conn. -- Choyce Peterson, Inc. (www.choycepeterson.com), a commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced that Norwalk Green Living Properties (www.norwalkgreenliving.com) has appointed Choyce Peterson, Inc. as the exclusive listing agent representing its free-standing building at 7 Park Street in Norwalk, CT. This 5,400 square foot office building offers space on the first and second floors. The available space can be configured and divided to a tenant's specific needs. The Choyce Peterson agency team is made up of Vice Presidents Scott Peterson and Charlene O'Connell.

7 Park Street benefits from a highly visible, central location in the Norwalk Green / East Avenue area, one of Norwalk's preferred office locations by local professionals. In addition, this building is close to retail shops and restaurants along Route 1, and conveniently located 0.7 miles from Exit 16 of I-95 and 1.2 miles from the East Norwalk Train Station. The building is currently configured with offices, private bathrooms, and a large open work and reception area. The ground floor is ADA compliant, and the parking lot has 25 surface parking spaces.

The founder of Norwalk Green Living Properties, Bradford Craighead stated, "I am excited to appoint Choyce Peterson as the exclusive leasing agent for my building at 7 Park Street. As much as I think this building and location speaks for itself, I'm very pleased to work with a team that is energized about bringing prospective companies to this unique neighborhood and the dynamic city of Norwalk."

Peterson responded, "We look forward to working with a prominent local owner and developer committed to the Norwalk Green / East Avenue corridor. We believe this property is well-situated with a layout that is suited for a variety of general office tenants."

About Norwalk Green Living Properties

As its principal business, Norwalk Green Living Properties offers superb quality, modern designed rental apartments and commercial spaces within historical frameworks in central Norwalk. Designed by the award-winning firm Fiedler Marciano Architecture, these elegant one and two bedroom newly constructed residences are alternatives to big box living units which adapt historic homes for modern apartment living.

Located primarily on and around the historic Norwalk Green in central Norwalk, these residential and commercial spaces are each set in an environment ideal for walking, biking and outdoor life, yet convenient to I-95, train, bus lines, and only steps away from the burgeoning Wall Street area.

About Choyce Peterson, Inc.

Choyce Peterson, Inc., a full service commercial real estate brokerage with offices in Norwalk, CT and Rye Brook, NY, was founded in 1997 and has negotiated millions of square feet of transactions in 42 states and Canada. The Choyce Peterson process delivers comprehensive and creative real estate solutions to ensure clients derive maximum value from their real estate decisions.

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Real Estate Accelerator Program for Minority Women Reaches Key Milestones

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Supporting greater diversity in real estate and entrepreneurship for minority women across the country, the Millionaire Mastermind Real Estate Accelerator Program has successfully concluded its fall 2021 program in partnership with American Landmark, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. Participants learned how to successfully serve as a property manager and leasing professional and gained access to management and leadership skills needed for growth in the real estate and property management industry.

Only four percent of real estate companies are owned by women or minorities, and women represent just over one-third of the commercial real estate industry, according to the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network. To expand opportunities for diverse women, the Real Estate Accelerator Program is targeted to women in the Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Florida region but open to women across the country.

"We are incredibly proud of our first cohort of participants who are already breaking through glass ceilings," said nonprofit founder Dr. Velma Trayham. "These entrepreneurs boast an incredible combination of passion and knowledge, and we are thrilled to contribute to minority entrepreneurship growth nationwide."

The program is an arm of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a nonprofit organization that helps women business owners strengthen their businesses and impact on the economy while addressing barriers to economic mobility for those who have been systemically and historically underserved. The academy has helped more than 7,000 women nationwide gain the education and training they need to succeed in business.

"We were honored to support these amazing women in their entrepreneurship journey," said Joe Lubeck, CEO of American Landmark. "When you impact one woman's life in a positive way, the ripples can support economic growth, family wellness and community health in turn."

2021 Fall Program participants included:

* Ebony Smith, The Dangerous Beauty

* Jayne' Green, Bud & Blossom Therapeutics

* Joycelyn Wooten, Two Doves Notary

* Kaitlynn Geathers, Opulence Estates

* Ketra Goins, KG & Company Rentals

* Korene Stuart, Opportunity Curator

* LaCheris Luster, Movement Interactive

* Nafeesha Robinson, iHome 360 Corporation

* Tina Banner, Captivate Body Sculpting

The 12-week hybrid program incorporated college-level business training, training in property management and Fair Housing laws, property management apprenticeship opportunities, access to mentors and business networks, and more.

"This program sets you up for success. It teaches you strategic planning. It gives you access to resources, mentorship and a whole network of professionals. That's the power of the program. There is nothing else out there like this program. Learn, grow and excel," noted Joycelyn Wooten of Two Doves Notary.

The Academy will begin accepting applications for the Fall Real Estate Accelerator program mid-July. Learn more at: https://millionairemastermindacademy.org/programs/real-estate-accelerator-program/

Past alumni's boast impact of the program, click here for past testimonials - https://millionairemastermindacademy.org/success-stories/.

About Millionaire Mastermind Academy

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a pioneering 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to educate and support the growth of women-owned business enterprises, thereby strengthening the economic impact in their community. For more information, visit https://millionairemastermindacademy.org/.

About American Landmark

American Landmark Apartments is one of the fastest-growing multifamily owner-operators in the United States and ranks No. 33 on the National Multifamily Housing Council list of the top apartment owners in the country with approximately 34,000 apartment units in its portfolio. Based in Tampa, Florida, American Landmark specializes in the acquisition and management of value-added multifamily properties located in high-growth markets throughout the Sunbelt, including Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. American Landmark is committed to delivering great service and outstanding living environments to residents and delivering consistent, attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors and partners. For more information, please visit https://www.alapts.com/.

About Thinkzilla Consulting Group

Thinkzilla offers DEI Programming that focuses on economic, strategic growth initiatives for minority and women-owned small businesses. Our Award-Winning team helps our clients increase supplier diversity across their supply chains and assist in launching programs to engage communities across the globe. For more information, please visit https://thinkzillaconsulting.com/

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National Buyers Agents Association Releases One-Minute Videos on 2022 Home Buying

EVERGREEN, Colo. -- The National Buyers Agents Association just released a series of 1-minute videos on new approaches to home buying in 2022. Each video focusses on a state and the home buying trends of the major cities within that state.

The videos may be found on the association's YouTube channel and in the blog section of the association's educational website, https://BuyerAgentSearch.com.

The National Buyers Agents Association saw a need for this resource because it receives many calls per day from home buyers who are considering much bigger areas to buy than in previous years due to the housing shortage. Some buyers are even considering different states in order to find inventory that is within their budgets. The objective is to give prospective home buyers a very quick and accurate view of the 2022 housing markets throughout the United States.

The series starts out with Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas videos. Each state's video reveals median housing prices and square footage costs for the state. This section of the videos provides a quick comparison of the housing prices of major cities within that state with year-over-year trends.

The 2022 video list on the blog page at the association's website and also in YouTube, begins off with a super-short video, entitled "5 Critical Home Buying Decisions." This starter video provides a time-efficient and easy way for potential home buyers to focus on essential decisions when first considering buying, including the most basic one of "Is now a good time to buy or not?" Many buyers are considering waiting it out, while others have decided to go for it because prices do not appear to be going down any time soon.

Once a decision is made, buyers are asked to focus on "What makes an ideal property?", followed by a hard look at what are their must-haves verses preferences.

The YouTube channel includes dozens of other videos, including a video from some first-time homebuyers about their experiences working with an exclusive buyer's agent. There are also many interviews of buyer's agents who are members of the association with their unique perspectives on local markets. The channel also has a few entertaining animations, including a scene with alligators. The buyers are trapped in the confusing maze of the home-buying process that is dominated by hidden traps of real estate industry profit motives.

In addition to videos, the Buyer Agent Search website provides blogs, and consumer radio show excerpts that help real estate consumers understand behind-the-scenes processes that will enable them to successfully navigate their purchase. The association connects consumers to a network of exclusive, accredited, and highly-rated agents. Real estate agents are typically paid a commission covered in the seller's listing agreement through the proceeds in the sale at closing. Therefore, the real estate buyer or seller does not have upfront costs when engaging an agent.

On the association's website, the podcast section features a Consumer's Real Estate Show. The association manager, Kathleen Chiras, along with the hosts Barry Miller and Larry Stanley, discuss real estate as advocates for consumers. They do not hesitate to criticize the industry.

The show examines such questions as "Is the real estate consumer being offered fair and flexible commissions?" and "Is a well-done Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) being done for both buyers and sellers every 2 weeks?" The host of the show recommends getting new CMAs prepared by the agent every 2 weeks because of rapidly changing market conditions. Miller calls it a "Changing Market Analysis."

Buyer agents have a wealth of knowledge and negotiation skills. They provide a comprehensive overview of the market including the current status of properties for sale and a micro view of neighborhood trends.

The National Buyers Agents Association uses independent research, rankings and consumer reviews to provide a free list of recommended, reputable agents. Association staff do specific research to vet agents in rural as well as urban areas.

The association includes over 1400 licensees nationwide, and its members cover all major cities and US towns. A list of at least two agent choices for specific geographical areas of interest is provided to consumers at no cost or obligation. Suggested agents are likely to also be members of the National Association of REALTORS and their local board of REALTORS. This membership and enables them to have access to local multiple listing services with the most current property information. Good agents are also in tune with for-sale-by-owner portals and "coming soon" properties.

The association and its video channel, blogs and podcasts are managed by Kathleen Chiras, a licensed real estate broker with over 25 years of experience. Chiras says, "We are all about empowering the real estate buyers and sellers with insider education not found elsewhere on the web. Our goal is to educate home buyers and sellers. We want consumers to have access to top real estate agents and the tools to choose the best." A list of in-depth interview questions are provided to each person who contacts the association to help them know exactly how the agent will work for them. Chiras concludes that it makes sense to start early. "There are no out-of-pocket costs for choosing an agent even 6 months before the projected move-in date."

By extending the service to short 1-minute educational videos, the National Buyers Agent Association continues to provide many timely and important resources for home buyers. Free consultations with headquarters staff are also available 7 days a week by calling 800-383-7188.

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ViewTech’s Video Borescopes Utilized for Inspecting Balconies and Elevated Structures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In response to the 2015 deck collapse in Berkeley which caused six fatalities, California legislation signed into law SB 721 and SB 326 requiring periodic inspections of exterior elevated elements (EEE) that structurally rely on wood or wood-based materials, says ViewTech Borescopes.

California Senate Bill 721 relates to apartment complexes with more than three units, while senate bill 326 pertains to condominiums or multi-family housing controlled by residential homeowners' associations (HOAs).

Any entry, decks, porches, stairways, walkways, and other entry structure that are elevated more than six feet above ground level must be checked for cracks, rotting, insect damage, rusted fasteners or connectors, and mold or mildew exposure.

There are many methods, techniques, and types of equipment that can be utilized during these necessary evaluations of EEE, including visual inspection, infrared thermography, destructive testing, and video borescopes. With initial safety investigations needing to be completed by January 1, 2025, ViewTech Borescopes has a multitude of clients that own VJ-3 Far Focus video borescopes specifically for these inspections.

When completing inspections, licensed structural engineers, architects, contractors, or certified building inspectors drill a series of holes through materials and use a ViewTech VJ-3 video borescope to take photos and videos to assist with necessary reports, including photographs of any damage found. ViewTech Borescopes no-cost, no-demo program is available to trial by professionals completing SB 721 or SB 326 inspections.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

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