Majority Of Realtors® Continue To Report Sellers Haven’t Lowered Listing Prices To Attract Buyers

NAR News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 3 in 4 Realtors® working with sellers this week – 76 percent – reported their clients haven’t reduced listing prices to attract buyers, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

That’s up from 74 percent who said the same a week ago.

“Nearly 70 percent of Americans have secure employment and those interested in purchasing homes are looking at the enticing mortgage rates,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said. “One in five potential buyers have dropped out of the market due to job loss concerns, hopes are the massive financial


Sharing Joy Of Homeownership

Mandy Marksteiner expresses her joy Wednesday afternoon in front of the home she is purchasing through the Los Alamos County Homebuyer Assistance Program. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Daily Post

  • Residents become homeowners with help from Los Alamos County Homebuyer Assistance Program

Sarah Scammell-Downs is a single mother of two and now a proud homeowner in Los Alamos.

With the help of a deferred payment, non-amortizing down payment assistance loan from the Los Alamos County Homebuyer Assistance Program, Scammell-Downs


County Council Hears Latest Updates On COVID-19

County Council Chair Sara Scott

Los Alamos Daily Post

As the Governor’s stay-at-home order extends through April and becomes stricter, Los Alamos County continues to discuss how to best respond.

During Tuesday night’s County Council meeting, County Manager Harry Burgess reported that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended her stay-at-home order through the end of April.

Furthermore, he reported that the maximum occupancy for hotels and RV parks were reduced to 25 percent of their usual occupancy and that other essential businesses limit their


NM Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $16.7 Million In Housing Grants To New Mexico Communities From Emergency Coronavirus Funding

NM Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), announced that New Mexico communities across the state will receive over $16.7 million in emergency housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bolster the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds are part of a first wave of grants from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security


Affordable Housing Projects On DP Road Slated To Begin This Month

A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy/LAC


Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus

Los Alamos Daily Post

This coming year will see a lot of building activity on DP Road. The two affordable housing projects – Canyon Walk and The Bluffs apartment complexes – are slated to begin construction.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday that grading work by Bethel Developments, Inc. on the Canyon Walk apartment


CDC Tips For Staying Safe Inside And Out This Winter

Tips for staying warm during a winter storm. Courtesy photo

CDC News:

Winter storms are dangerous. They can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads.

This can make being outside dangerous, so you should limit your time outside. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face hazards inside your home.

Stay Safe Indoors:

Protect yourself and your loved ones during a winter storm. Take extra steps to make sure you heat your home safely, and follow the tips below.

Heat your


Prepare For Winter Storms; Extremely Cold Weather

Winter storm. Courtesy/CDC

CDC News:

During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads.

To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits.

According to FEMA , more than 60 percent of people do not have an emergency plan that they have discussed with their household. Here are 5 simple things you can do to start your Emergency Action Plan :

Your Plan

  • Find phone numbers for your physician,