Realtors Help First Time Home Buyers in A Red Hot Market

Realtors Help First Time Home Buyers in A Red Hot Market
Realtor discovers making dreams come true is a rewarding challenge

BIRMINGHAM, MI, USA, June 1, 2021 / — Ben Luckett

The hot Michigan housing market is showing no signs of cooling down, making it difficult for buyers looking for a home. Choosing the right realtor can mean the difference between finding your dream home and dreaming of having a new home.

In a market that often sees homes sell quickly for well above the asking price, Realtor Brooke Azimi of DOBI Real Estate is helping home buyers become homeowners through creative methods.

“Brooke has gone above and beyond and taken care of every detail to help us get into our dream home. It was crystal clear from the onset of our first meeting that she was putting our family and needs/safety first, above any sale or commission,” says a recent client.

Homes for sale in Michigan are being sold within days of going on the market, requiring buyers to get creative. This means their realtors need to get creative, too. This especially applies in the current climate, where people are looking for ways to go through their regular routines without an excessive amount of contact.

For Azimi, who chooses to specialize in first-time home buyers, it’s all part of the challenge that makes her current career so rewarding. And it’s a far cry from her previous career in dental hygiene. With that said, there is a common thread: supporting others with unique, specialized expertise.

Helping people find their first home in a red hot market isn’t easy. Then again, if it were easy, there would be no challenge. The good news is that your modern realtors have all types of technology, platforms, and other resources to help this happen. From virtual tours to remote consultations, realtors all over Michigan and beyond are going the extra mile to ensure the right people are connected with the right homes.

To talk about the challenges facing first-time home buyers and how realtors are helping to make those home buying dreams a reality, contact Azimi through the DOBI Real Estate team through

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Nonprofit Group Launches Business Pandemic Preparedness System

Press Conference June 1st, 2021, 11:00 am EST; the world needs pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and universal safe business practices.

We have to change the narrative. We need to take the politics out of our governance. We need to come together as a community if we are to be successful.”

— Steve Anderson

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 1, 2021 / — Over the past year, SmALL businesses have felt helpless, hopeless, unsupported, and confused. Witnessing the pain and challenges felt and faced by honest, hardworking people in our communities, it became very clear we MUST take action. This sparked the inception of the organization called Social Distance Management (SDM).

Edward Henry Company (EHCO) has made the decision to give away all licensing rights and intellectual property of SDM, which includes Social Distance Advisory (SDA), Social Distance Compliance (SDC) systems, and research to SmALL Business is Essential (SBE).

SDM believes that all businesses need universal compliance measures to operate safely during a pandemic and other unprecedented times. By having access to these practical systems, SBE will have the resources it needs to develop the support for all businesses. ALL businesses are essential, and business continuity is the focus. Any opportunities managed from these systems will help all businesses secure and implement adequate steps to stay open, thrive, and have their voices heard.

The Journey of Social Distance Management

In March of 2020, EHCO started SDM with a mission to stand by businesses. Two months later, on May 11, 2020, with extensive research, collaboration and data collection, they released their first version of universal compliance standards.

Under SDM, sub-resources, including SDA and SDC systems, were established to display universal compliance guidelines and assess the threat levels in specific areas to protect the population. The idea to start SDM came from the utmost care about people and businesses, not from a political approach. Universal health measures and the life of our economy are not two isolated conversations. It is ONE conversation.

To contribute to the information gathered, in July of 2020, a Research Internship was formed to discover and outline details on various businesses in Canada and the United States. The outcome of the research included details which contributed to SDC, such as further development of safety protocols, requirements for operation, compliance measures, capacity limits, and PPE requirements. SDM used the data collection to create additional tools, such as self-assessment audits that provide a checklist for what businesses need to stay compliant and operate safely.

Taking its cue from other systems such as ISO, Homeland Security, The World Health Organization, and research from John Hopkins University, SDM developed its Advisory system. This system was developed with the intent to assist businesses and communities in preparing for crises and mitigating restrictions. “There needs to be accountability to the decisions that are being made that affect our small businesses,” said President of EHCO, Edward Henry.

The Advisory system narrows in on the WHO’s Pandemic Phases and the Homeland Security system and uses five levels of risk and threat: low, moderate, substantial, severe, and critical. The colors associated include green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. Each phase clearly defines which business practices, products, and services are considered essential and non-essential and the types of businesses permitted to open during each phase. The Advisory system is currently in the process of implementing data from John Hopkins University, along with data collected by other reputable models.

Despite the aforementioned systems, resources, and extensive research to support our findings, ambiguous guidelines still remain. Therefore, businesses are left without genuine reasons as to why they cannot safely reopen and recover.

A Multi-faceted Problem Requires Innovative Solutions

Stand By SmALL Businesses and Our Communities

SmALL Business is Essential

After spending some time in the development phase, SDM ventured out and sought support from government officials and local politicians. After COUNTLESS meetings and constantly being redirected elsewhere, it was time to take drastic action. Edward Henry states, “Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.” This year has been about a lot of the wrong things, and in the beginning, SDM was seen as a profit-making opportunity, and taking advantage of a terrible situation. The lack of change cannot continue. Coming together as a collective unit is essential.

For sustainable change to happen, SDM’s resources need to be placed in the right hands. They need to be placed with an organization that isn’t narrow minded, but bilateral with its thinking so sectors, such as health and business can come together. SBE is a not-for-profit association that operates based on three core pillars: pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and safe business practices. SBE aims to collectively arm small businesses with the support, protection, and resources needed to operate safely while envisioning economic recovery and stability through business unity.

This pandemic is not just a small business problem; it’s a world problem. The government’s attempt to segregate businesses into non-essential and essential classifications created ambiguity. This ambiguity initiated the thought that, not some, but ALL businesses are essential. As EHCO releases all of its SDM systems, traffic, assessment, and auditing models to SBE, a new leadership position begins. SBE’s goals encompass the severity of the issue at hand, which is why there is no better person for the job than Steve Anderson. As a Social Entrepreneur, Olympic Gold Medal Coach, and Community Champion, Anderson takes over as President of the not-for-profit association SBE. Edward Henry states, “My choice to recruit Steve Anderson was because of his character, coaching background, competitive nature to overcome challenges, and his experience with a multi-faceted range of individuals.” Speaking to Anderson’s character, he doesn’t make excuses. Steve is a good man, and SBE needs his character to bring everyone together.

Along with Anderson’s motivating character, he is the first African American to coach an Olympic team in indoor or beach volleyball and the first to win an Olympic Gold Medal in either practice. Anderson is highly committed to being the driving force behind SBE to support ALL businesses. He, along with the efforts of SBE, will pave the way towards a better normal.

Our current actions reflect our future results. If we don’t continue putting in effort and showing our care for our businesses, we will continue losing pieces of our community and, in turn, our economy. Small businesses have experienced unfair measures and restrictions, putting them at risk for permanent closure. Continuous lockdowns are not a solution. “This current pandemic has cost over $20 trillion because we were not prepared,” said Edward Henry. The definition of insanity is to perform the same actions and expect different results. “We will do this over again if we don’t start changing the way we do things,” he added. The focus needs to be on Social Distance Compliance and universal protocols to preserve business continuity. If we want an improved normal, we need to stand by SmALL businesses and our communities. There is no better time than now to help businesses transition from lockdowns and longer than expected restrictions.

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Ranosys partners with Workato to provide enterprise automation and integration solutions

Ranosys and Workato

Ranosys partners with Workato to provide enterprise automation and integration solutions

Ranosys, a renowned global digital consulting firm, has partnered with Workato, a leading Integration-led Automation Platform.

We are excited to begin our journey as Workato partners at this juncture. We are known for delivering digital solutions to our clients which help them in staying innovative and always a step ahead.”

— Rameshwar Vyas, CEO of Ranosys

SINGAPORE, June 1, 2021 / — Ranosys, a renowned global digital consulting firm, has partnered with Workato, a leading Integration-led Automation Platform. This alliance will help Ranosys offer enterprise solutions that accelerate digital transformation initiatives, allow dynamic integrations and ensure faster process automation without compromising on security and execution.

In its journey of over a decade, Ranosys has been a catalyst in the digital transformation process of various organisations spanning across different industry verticals and international boundaries. With this partnership, Ranosys has taken a major step towards serving its global clientele with a technology that seamlessly integrates and automates an organization’s unique ecosystem of apps and databases and ultimately enhances its operational efficiency.

Trusted by industry leaders like Salesforce, Adobe, Microsoft, OutSystems and NetSuite as a partner, Ranosys has curated various flagship accelerator programs for eCommerce businesses, namely Phoenix, Falcon, mobiChannel and comprehensive digital solutions to streamline operations, like Business 360. Harnessing the power of the Workato platform, Ranosys will be able to implement these programs with speed, scalability, and agility.

“We are excited to begin our journey as Workato partners at this juncture. We are known for delivering digital solutions to our clients which help them in staying innovative, unique and always a step ahead. This partnership has further strengthened our resolve to outdo our previous success stories,” says Ramehswar Vyas, CEO of Ranosys.

Ranosys takes pride in its comprehensive portfolio and has been a driving force behind the success of many eCommerce businesses across the globe. The eCommerce experts at Ranosys believe in the power of unified commerce and its relevance in the coming years. The partnership with Workato, along with the support of NetSuite and Salesforce, will enable Ranosys to fulfil its vision of empowering its eCommerce solutions with effortless integration and business process automation.

“As a Workato partner, we will be well-equipped to further assist our clients in truly thriving in the digital ecosystem by enabling pervasive connectivity backed by Workato’s enterprise-level automation and integration functionalities,” Vyas further commented.

Leading the digital transformation wave, Ranosys has continuously been setting new benchmarks for ever-evolving digital solutions with its offices located in Singapore, India, US, UK and the UAE. The partnership with Workato is symbolic of a new era of integration and automation solutions at Ranosys and its growing list of clients. The combined synergies of Ranosys’s expertise and Workato’s capabilities will usher in an innovative approach towards engineering digital offerings and raise the bar for excellence.

About Ranosys
Ranosys is a digital technology systems integrator with offices in the US, UK and Singapore and 3 India delivery centers. Our core business is providing scalable, reliable and affordable eCommerce, product engineering and digital transformation solutions to clients worldwide. Since 2008, our flexible delivery approaches, strategic technology relationships and experienced consultants have delivered projects on time and on budget enabling Ranosys to become the technology partner of choice for many leading organizations.

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Green Mortgage Discounts Available to UK Expats

House and energy efficiency concept

To meet the climate change targets set out in the Paris Agreement, existing buildings must be renovated to make them more energy efficient.

Builder Fitting Insulation Into Roof Of New Home

The Guardian reports that there are now over 30,000 eco-friendly property projects in development.

Solar Panels covering roof of one house on the entire community.

A property can satisfy the environmental criteria required by the lender in several different ways. These can range from meeting a sustainability rating or a buyer commitment to improving the environmental performance of the property.

Green mortgages are growing in popularity. We explain why every UK Expat and Foreign National investor needs to know about them.

With the growing importance of tackling climate change, renters in the UK are becoming increasingly discerning about their choice of property. This is causing many to favour eco-friendly properties.”

— Stuart Marshall

What is a Green Mortgage?
You may have started to see the term ‘green mortgage’. But what does it really mean? In short, a green mortgage is a type of mortgage where the buyer receives preferential terms – such as lower interest rates or a larger loan – so long as the property they are buying is eco-friendly.

The property can satisfy the environmental criteria required by the lender in several different ways. These can range from meeting a sustainability rating or a buyer commitment to improving the environmental performance of the property. There are a number of ways that a property can qualify as eco-friendly. These include the following features:

• The property has good levels of insulation.
• It has a renewable heating source.
• Integrates rainwater harvesting systems.
• Incorporates solar panels or wind turbines.
• Building with eco-friendly materials such as recycled steel and reclaimed wood.

Why Green Mortgage Discounts?
‘Eco-friendly properties typically offer less risk to lenders’ says Stuart Marshall of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘There are several contributing factors to this. For one, the property typically costs less to run as the utility bills tend to be lower. This means that the owner is less likely to default on payments. Another factor meaning that lender risk is reduced is the increased value of eco-friendly properties compared to similar non-eco-friendly properties. This again lessens the risk for lenders, especially over mortgage terms between the length of 25 to 30 years. This trend is predicted to continue as the awareness and popularity of green mortgage products grows.’

To meet the climate change targets set out in the Paris Agreement, existing buildings must be renovated to make them more energy efficient. Accordingly, Green Mortgages can be offered to a buyer if they make a commitment to improve the efficiency of an existing property.

‘Green Mortgages are undoubtedly here to stay and are gaining momentum amongst many lenders’ says Stuart Marshall of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘It’s important for existing properties to receive renovation so that the UK can satisfy the targets in the Paris Agreement. Aside from renovations per se, developers are also choosing to build eco-friendly properties. In fact, the Guardian reports that there are now over 30,000 eco-friendly property projects in development. This shift in attitude to building houses and apartments, and the growing availability of incentivised Green Mortgages, means that investors looking to stay ahead of the trend curve in the UK property market are turning towards eco-friendly properties.’

‘Currently there are a number of barriers to those looking to access green mortgages’ continues Stuart Marshall. ‘For example, mortgage affordability calculators don’t take into account the energy performance of a property. Further, despite the mounting evidence, some lenders are still reluctant to commit to the idea that eco-friendly properties do in fact lower lender risk.’

Since green mortgages are a fairly new trend with relatively low availability when compared to conventional mortgage products, it can be tempting for expats and foreign nationals to think that green mortgage products are not open to them. However, this is not the case.

Green Mortgages and UK Expats.
Green mortgages are currently open to UK expats. However, finding lenders for this type of product is difficult. Using an expert mortgage broker like Liquid Expat Mortgages can help smooth this process. ‘We are always striving to offer our clients the most up-to-date and relevant products available in the mortgage market. And, with a growing number of developments being built as eco-developments, it is important to match products to customer demands and to compete with the products available to domestic investors. Our team at Liquid Expat Mortgages has access to specialist lenders who offer a 0.15% green reduction on core mortgage rates, two-year fixed rates of 3.04% and five-year fixed rates of 3.19%.’

‘We know that preferential rates and discounts can make a huge difference in the quality of an investment but with green properties set to increase in value at a faster rate than non-green (or ‘brown’) properties, savvy investors should be considering these types of property as being amongst the best options for now and the future.’

Green Mortgages on Investment Properties.
With a growing awareness of the importance of tackling climate change, those in the UK’s rental market are becoming increasingly discerning about their choice of property and this is causing many to favour eco-friendly properties. This trend is supported by Forbes’ 2019 survey which revealed that 54% of Gen Z and 50% of millennials are willing to spend up to 10% more on eco-friendly products in the marketplace. Even those who are indifferent about lessening the size of their carbon footprints are likely to be tempted by the lower running costs of eco-friendly properties. This tenant interest translates directly into increased rental yields and potentially achieving a higher price if you come to sell the property.

If you have a green mortgage requirement or are a UK Expat or Foreign National wishing to understand your mortgage or re-mortgage options, contact Liquid Expat Mortgages – specialists in residential and investment Mortgages – for free no obligation advice.

Liquid Expat Mortgages
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Bury BL9 7BR
Phone: +44 (0) 161 871 1216

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