Though back-to-school season looks a little different this year, it’s still one of the best times of the year.
Establishing a Sleep Schedule
Head back to school energized and focus with the help of a regimented sleep schedule. If your student has been pulling long hours soaking up the summer sun, start to slowly transition their bedtime to ensure they get their needed rest. Pro tip: Set your alarm clock a little earlier each day to help adjust for the return to school.
Now that you have established a sleep schedule, you can figure out a morning routine to prepare students for the day ahead. Determine what will be worn, what supplies will be needed, meal preparation, etc. When in doubt, create a checklist to help guide you through the day.
Create a Workspace Whether your student will be e-learning or in-person, an organized workspace can help keep them stay focused and engaged. Provide them with the necessary supplies to help conquer their day!
Start the school year off with some great habits. From breakfast to dinner and every snack in between, try to plan out meals in advance to save time throughout the week. Here are some family-fun recipes that are great for the new school year!
CDC’s Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
For many families, back to school planning will look different this year than it has in previous years. These checklists are intended to help parents, guardians, and caregivers, plan and prepare for the upcoming school year. Read the checklists here.
While economic downturns typically aren’t good news for the real estate market, this is the first in American history to result in more people moving. This opportunity is transformative because unlike past cataclysmic events that have limited mobility, this one has increased it — and at Compass, we are helping our clients seize the opportunity.
Even our colleagues based in one of the few markets experiencing uncharacteristic lulls know that activity will pick back up because of the way people are seeing the value of their home in a new light. Everyone is taking this time to reevaluate what they need in a home and in a community and for many, that’s resulting in a desire to move.
Here are 5 trends we’re seeing nationally that indicate the market is making a comeback.
If you’re interested in a more detailed look at how the market has been performing in your neighborhood, let us know! We’d be happy to provide you with our insight into the ever-changing real estate landscape.
Want to be near all the waterfront excitement, but come home to a very special place? Make S216 your new address! A ONE OF A KIND redesigned one-bedroom co-op in one of Washington’s Best Addresses. This Harbour Square apartment has everything you’re looking for in your next home: open gourmet kitchen with ample prep areas, thoughtfully designed storage solutions, and a space-saving dining table built into the kitchen peninsula; a spacious living room with electric fireplace in decorative chimney breast. A glass barn door separates the public and private spaces. Have a spa day in the beautiful and luxurious bath with glass enclosed walk-in shower, porcelain tiling, and linen closet. The serene bedroom features a ceiling fan, walk-in closet, laundry and shoe closets. Situated in a tranquil tree court, S216 also offers a balcony overlooking the co-op’s Waterfront Walkway — one of the many beautiful spaces within the property. Other amenities include public rooftop terraces, green spaces with grilling and seating areas, a community/party room, indoor pool, fitness center, bike storage, guest parking, 24-hour gatehouse, security, in-house maintenance and much more. Pets allowed.
In beautiful SW Waterfront. N-413 offers a renovated kitchen with stainless appliances & granite counters, den/office/guest room, in-unit washer/dryer combo, large balcony, bath with tub shower, ample closet storage, hardwood floor and more.
Harbour Square co-op has indoor pool, gym, public roof terraces, 24-hour gatehouse, and onsite management. Pets allowed. Visitor parking available. Monthly rental parking.
Mount Vernon Square 2 Bed | 2 Bath | Garage | $625,000
Light Filled 2 bedroom/2 bath + Garage Parking + Storage. Step into hallway foyer, leading to step-up lofted flex bedroom with partial wall that lets lots of natural light in. Guest bath with tub shower. Open kitchen/living/dining. Wall of windows with tranquil high-up eastern views. Spacious second bedroom is directly off living room separated by pocket door. Floor to ceiling windows with sliding doors that open to small balcony. Another full bath with walk in shower. Closets galore throughout. Maple flooring + carpeted bedrooms + ceramic bath tiles. Extra high ceilings with exposed AC ducts. In-unit Washer/Dryer. Gas cooking. Granite countertops.
This lovely studio co-op offers updates throughout. Ample and flexible living, dining and sleeping spaces. Storage galore. A spacious west-facing balcony extends your living space to enjoy the outdoors privately. Pets allowed
During the last three months, many of us have begun to re-evaluate what we need from our homes. Some desire more space, maybe with a terrace, garden, or pool, while others may be ready to downsize into a low-maintenance lifestyle. Some might be ready for a residence in warmer weather, while others are looking for a cooler escape.
Over the next few months and subsequent years, there will be many changes made to the places we call home. At Compass, we are connected to the best real estate professionals in regions all across the country who are ready to help you explore and navigate your options.
With trusted colleagues in over 130 markets nationwide, we’re here to help — no matter where your move takes you.
After a contract is accepted for the sale of a home, we keep working for you. Here is a list of the actions that typically have to happen to get from contract acceptance to the settlement table: 1. Contract Delivery: Your contract isn’t binding until it’s signed and delivered. We ensure that it’s delivery and confirm that it’s delivered. 2. Report the Sale: We report the sale to the local multiple listing service, so other agents are aware of the contract. This allows your life in your home to begin to return to normal without the flow of constant prospective purchasers. 3. Verify Loan Application: Contact the Loan Officer for the Purchaser to verify that the loan application is complete and that the sale is moving forward. 4. Verify Funding: If the Purchaser is not obtaining a mortgage, verify that they have the funds to complete purchase. 5. Wood-destroying Insect Inspection: Confirm the date and time for the termite inspection. Provide access for the inspector. 6. Wood-destroying Insect Treatment & Repairs: If needed confirm the date, time, and cost for the termite treatment and repairs. Provide access for the contractors. 7. Appraisal: Confirm date and time of the appraisal. Provide access for the appraiser, and provide data on comparable sales. 8. Home Inspection: Confirm date and time for the home inspection. Review the Home Inspection Notice when received and negotiate as needed. 9. Home Inspection Repairs: Assist with locating contractors to perform repairs required by the Home Inspection. 10. Contingencies: Verify that all contingencies have been removed from the contract, and that the sale is moving forward. 11. “SOLD”: Once the contract is non-contingent, place a “SOLD” sign on the property. 12. Title Work & Survey: Confirm that title work and appropriate surveys are ordered. 13. Completion of repairs: Verify that all repairs required by the contract are completed 14. Wood-destroying Insect Reports & Certifications: Forward copies of the termite reports and any needed certifications to the settlement company. 15. Title Work Status: Once an abstract of title has been received, confirm the status of the title work with the settlement company and the Seller. 16. Title Issues: If title issues arise, advise the Seller how to resolve the title issues. 17. Schedule Closing: Confirm the date and time of settlement with all parties. 18. Movers: If requested, give movers access to the property to create moving bids. 19. Closing Costs: Obtain closing costs figures for the Seller. 20. Walk-Through Inspection: Schedule the date and time for the final walk-through inspection by the Purchaser. 21. Attend Walk-Through Inspection: Meet the Purchaser and the Purchaser’s Agent for the final inspection. 22. Negotiate Walk-Through Inspection: If any issues arise during the final walk-through inspection, negotiate a resolution. 23. Remove Sign & Lockbox: Remove the “FOR SALE” sign, the lockbox, and bring the keys to settlement. 24. Attend Settlement: Attend the Settlement and bring copies of paperwork related to sale of the property. This is a general guide. For specific guidance, please contact us.
For legal advice on how one should hold title, it’s recommended to consult an attorney. Here is some general information on holding title when the property is owned by more than one person.
• Tenants by the Entirety is available to married couples only. Each spouse owns the entire property. The property cannot be seized because of the debts of one spouse. This is generally considered the best protection available.
• Tenants in Common indicates that each person on the title owns a share of the property which they can transfer or will to others. The property cannot be seized because of the debts of one of the owners. When an owner dies, the shares owned transfer through the owner’s will through probate.
• Joint Tenancy (which is often called Joint Tenancy with the Right of Survivorship) indicates that each person on the title owns a share of the property which transfers automatically to the surviving owners upon death. When an owner dies, the shares owned transfer through the owner’s will through probate. The family of the deceased cannot challenge the transfer as they could a will. There are no protections on the property for the debts of other owners.
Those are the general principals of the three most common ways to hold title.
It may be difficult to understand, which is why they will send you a booklet explaining their code system. You may want to make an appointment with a credit counselor to answer any specific questions you may have. Just give us a call and we will help you get started.