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People are Selling & Buying Homes during COVID19?

Yes! Most of you know I work as a Realtor but my purpose in life is to love and serve God and to love and serve people!
I’m sharing this from a friend in my profession:
“❤️This message is to my non-realtor friends. ❤️
Based on what you see on TV, you may believe Realtors are concerned because they can’t sell homes or hold open houses.
The Federal government labeled residential real estate “essential” last week, and let me explain why….it’s not about “sales.” In reality, our government and the real estate industry are much more concerned about people with these sorts of challenges:
🔵 A mother of two boys who just lost her husband in a horrible car accident last night. They didn’t have life insurance. She realizes she can no longer afford the home her and her children live in. That mom desperately needs to sell the house and get a smaller one in the same school district because she doesn’t want the kids to be further traumatized by losing their friends right after just losing their dad.
🔵 The 80-year-old couple who just moved into a small condo to cut expenses and put their 4-bedroom colonial up for sale. They lost most of their life savings this month in the stock market crash. They must now sell their previous house immediately because they need the proceeds of that sale to sustain them financially.
🔵 A couple with an infant daughter who has special long-term medical needs. They must move closer to the hospital that specializes in the type of procedure required to heal their little one. They need to move now.
🔵 A woman and her two small kids who has been in an abusive relationship and finally had the courage to say enough is enough! Her priority is to get her kids to a safe home, she needs to move now.
TV concentrates on the glitz and glamour of the profession. In reality, Realtors serve many people through some extraordinarily difficult times; death, divorce, sickness, job loss. The list goes on…
We don’t talk much about these people and their situations as we simply aren’t able to for privacy purposes.
Situations like those mentioned above and many others are taking place right now all over the country. We promise you its not to be selfish, but people do still need to buy, sell or rent a home as a basic need. It’s not about “sales” right now, it’s about serving those that need to move most!”

letuspray #prayforourleaders🇺🇸 #prayforourworld #government #spiritual #medical #healthcare #civic

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES by Christine Kalmbach 2020-03-25

Original post date 03/17/20220

This list has been compiled to assist you during the #Coronavirus #Outbreak2020. It is not complete and nor does it endorse or recommend any specific site or treatment plans. I am not an attorney or doctor so please consult professionals related to those areas if you have needs. I just want to help share this information and pray you stay healthy and find it helpful!

USA GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

USA Centers for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Why Hand Washing Saves Lives

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/why-handwashing.html

When & How to Use Hand Sanitizer

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer.html

Coronavirus Symptoms

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Cough & Sneezing
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html

Testing – Please Only Get Testing if You have Tested Negative for the Flu and are having Symptoms

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

Senior Care for the Coronavirus

https://chiproy.com/protect-our-seniors/?fbclid=IwAR1qDsJl-RNgNnZQ5DPpPjcGDYpJrkYhS8__5J3ghc0YDjSlakQNSWXWhjM

If You are at Risk

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Create a Household Plan

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fget-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html

Business Guidance

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html

Home Care for Coronavirus Patients

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-home-care.html

Animal Care in regards to Coronavirus

https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

CDC’s situation summary page for COVID-19 provides the latest updates on source, spread, response, and recommendations.

CDC’s latest recommendations for preventing COVID-19 spread at election polling stations.

CDC’s latest guidance on mass gatherings or large community events

CDC’s preparation for first responders, healthcare providers and health systems for the potential spread of coronavirus.

CDC’s interim guidance for homeless shelters

CDC’s latest guidance for schools, workplaces, and community locations. 

CDC’s prevention steps for the spread of coronavirus in homes and residential communities.

CDC’s guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to coronavirus.

CDC’s guidance on managing anxiety and stress over COVID-19. 

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) general resource page. 

FEMA provides guidance on individual household preparation for emergencies.

https://icma.org/coronavirus-resources-plan-and-prepare-now-it-hits-your-community

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

COVID-19 Houston Call Center

(832) 393-4220 Weekdays from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

HARRIS HEALTH SYSTEM

https://www.harrishealth.org/about-us-hh/news/Pages/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.aspx

Harris County Public Health Call Center

(832) 927-7575 9:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

https://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

GALVESTON COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT

https://www.gchd.org/

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
https://mctx.org/public_notices/corona_virus_information.php

Triage Line

For residents without access to healthcare and who have clinical related questions

(713) 634-1110  9:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

STATE OF TEXAS

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

UPDATES https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus

HOSPITALS

Houston Best Hospitals
https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/houston-tx

MD Anderson Cancer Center
https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/becoming-our-patient/planning-for-care/coronavirus-protections.html?intcmp=HPFaces1_coronavirus_03052020

Memorial Hermann TMC
http://www.memorialhermann.org/locations/texas-medical-center/

Methodist
https://www.houstonmethodist.org/coronavirus/

Shriner’s Hospital

https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/houston/news-and-events/new-covid19-screening-protocol-at-shriners-hospita-1651

TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
https://www.texaschildrens.org/

Mental Health Crisis Hotline (832) 416-1177 Teen: (832) 416-1199 (CALL)

Teen: (281) 201-4430 (TEXT)

CHURCHES

CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION https://www.annunciationcc.org/

HOUSTON’S FIRST BAPTIST https://houstonsfirst.org/

ECCLESIA HOUSTON https://ecclesiahouston.org/

FIRST METHODIST HOUSTON https://www.fmhouston.com/

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HOUSTON https://fpchouston.org/

HOPE CITY https://hopecity.com/

LAKEWOOD CHURCH https://www.lakewoodchurch.com/livestream

SECOND BAPTIST https://www.second.org/

ST. JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH https://stjohnsdowntown.org/

ST. THERESA CATHOLIC CHURCH https://www.sttheresa.cc/

UNIVERSITIES IN THE HOUSTON AREA


PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

http://www.pvamu.edu/

RICE UNIVERSITY
https://emergency.rice.edu/coronavirus

U OF HOUSTON
https://www.uh.edu/covid-19/


U of H Downtown
https://www.uhd.edu/administration/emergency-management/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx

ONLINE CLASSES
https://www.classcentral.com/


US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OSHA COVID 19

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#health

EUROPEAN CDC

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/rapid-risk-assessment-novel-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-pandemic-increased

SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OFFER MEALS TO STUDENTS

https://www.chron.com/houston/article/Houston-school-districts-free-meals-coronavirus-15135091.php

CFISD https://www.cfisd.net/en


FBISD
https://www.fortbendisd.com/

HISD https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2020/03/15/curbside-pickup-service-to-be-available-social-distancing-required-at-district-food-distribution-sites/

KISD http://www.katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx

SISD https://www.springisd.org/

SBISD https://www.springbranchisd.com/

TISD https://www.tomballisd.net/

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

https://www.who.int

WHO How to Protect Yourself

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/critical-preparedness-readiness-and-response-actions-for-covid-19

OTHER

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO

How to Help HLSR Vendors

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/03/12/want-to-help-houston-rodeo-vendors-here-is-a-list-of-dozens-that-you-can-support-online/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTmlu2iAYtm1phnkWfC60jl53PRP6mQXBWNrV20LfTAHImhRzTtvnn9AkhJkRjTHieEpJHNwJw99Xmx/pubhtml

https://www.facebook.com/groups/195893028380602/?multi_permalinks=197788491524389&comment_id=197807808189124&notif_id=1584120971914390&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic

LATEST DETAILS AND CLOSURES

CHANNEL 2

https://www.click2houston.com/health/2020/03/07/latest-follow-the-developments-of-the-coronavirus-cases-in-the-houston-area/

HOUSTON AREA SCHOOLS
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Houston-area-event-school-closures-due-to-the-15123856.php

ONLINE THINGS TO DO

COOKING and RECIPES
All Recipes

https://www.allrecipes.com/?internalSource=recipe%20breadcrumb&referringId=237984&referringContentType=Recipe&referringPosition=1&clickId=recipe%20breadcrumb%201

EXERCISE

Exercising from Home

https://philaymca.org/y-inside-out/?dxk=H4sIAAAAAAAEAKtWKs4vLUpOVbJScs1LT0xPVdJRSk7MLUjMTM8DimXmZZZkJpZklqUWx-gbGhsbGivVAgAiXWWjMwAAAA2

GROCERY

Food Town Seniors Only Shopping 7-8am daily

https://www.yourfoodtown.com/

H-E-B Ready to Serve Texas
https://newsroom.heb.com/heb-news/articles/h-e-b-is-ready-and-here-for-texas/

HOUSTON FOOD BANK

https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/

Kroger

https://www.kroger.com/i/coronavirus-update

RESTAURANT DELIVERY

DOORDASH https://www.doordash.com/

GRUBHUB https://www.grubhub.com/

AFFORDABLE INTERNET AT HOME

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

THINGS TO DO ALONE OR WITH YOUR KIDS

AMAZING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

https://www.facebook.com/groups/445786889466638/

FREE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

https://www.njfamily.com/free-resources-to-keep-the-kids-learning-and-entertained-during-coronavirus-shutdowns/

DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR KIDS

https://time.com/tfk-free

DISNEY VIRTUAL RIDES https://www.romper.com/p/while-disney-world-disneyland-are-closed-take-your-kids-on-virtual-rides-22622893?utm_term=share&fbclid=IwAR3Xdaz3cPEOlmFa6CHqiMplEDqigCNl9P3h76mjqW5S-O7ao50EHCSwigI

GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE

https://artsandculture.google.com/

HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
https://www.hcpl.net/blog/2020/03/harris-county-public-library-temporary-building-closure

HONEY KIDS BLOG

https://honeykidsasia.com/coronavirus-who-fun-things-to-do-with-the-kids-at-home/

LIBBY APP

https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

NASA

https://images.nasa.gov

ORGANIC PREPPER
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/how-to-prepare-quarantine/

USA NEWS 100 THINGS TO DO DURING SELF SEPARATION

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2020/03/16/coronavirus-quarantine-100-things-do-while-trapped-inside/5054632002/

PRAYER & THE WORD

SEAN PINDER MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Z2kSgKAHFRmcoQAYLvOlw

PSALM 121 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol7VxDEckQs

THE MINDFUL CHRISTIAN https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYHNCCOgpneMbFBVaNdBYNA/videos

PRAISE & WORSHIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKb0GTI9T7Y

ROBERT CLANCY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9hDjFXkfauB0qsg9y0rPGA

STEVE RACER https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmDxriC-e2DGf7Mc73o84kQ

SMALL/LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT

TEXAS REAL ESTATE – Christine Kalmbach https://www.har.com/christine-kalmbach/agent_cmkalm

BIN THERE DUMP THAT – ask for Victor https://houston.bintheredumpthatusa.com/home

CARRABBA’S COPPERFIELD https://www.carrabbas.com/locations/tx/copperfield

DR. JACOB BURCH, DDS https://copperfielddentist.com/

INSURANCE https://agents.gooseheadinsurance.com/tx/spring/122-heatherwood-dr

CANTU’S TX JIU-JITSU http://cantuselfdefense.com/

PJ’s COFFEE 11930 Barker Cypress https://www.pjscoffee.com/cypress/

SENDERA SPRINGS – WEDDING/SPECIAL EVENT VENUE IN KERRVILLE, TX https://senderasprings.com/

VIDEO CONFERENCING – stay connected personally and for business

FACETIME – on iPhone

FREE CONFERENCE CALL https://www.freeconferencecall.com/

GOOGLE HANGOUTS https://hangouts.google.com/

SKYPE https://www.skype.com/en/

ZOOM https://zoom.us/

VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS/RIDES

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

This Month in Real Estate – March 2019 Market Update

This Month in Real Estate
March 2019 Market Update
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Monthly VideoAccording to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales experienced a third consecutive month of declines in January. While the supply of homes is rising, a growing share of those homes may still be out of reach for some buyers.
Interest Rates
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Interest RatesAccording to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates decreased to 4.35 percent in January from 4.45 percent in December. This rate remains well below the historical average of 8.90 percent.
Home Sales
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Home Sales Graph
The National Association of REALTORS® reported home sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million in January, down from 5.0 million in December, and 8.5 percent below the 5.4 million sales pace from a year ago.
Home Prices
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Home Price Graph
The median home price decreased to $247,500 in January, down 2.8 percent from December. The median home price has increased by approximately $6,700 in the past year alone.
Inventory
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Inventory Graph
There was a 3.9-month supply of housing inventory in January 2018, up 5.4 percent from December. The total number of available homes for sale has increased by 14.7 percent compared to January of last year.
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Brought to you by KW Research. For additional graphs and details, please see the This Month in Real Estate PowerPoint Report.The opinions expressed in This Month in Real Estate are intended to supplement opinions on real estate expressed by local and national media, local real estate agents and other expert sources. You should not treat any opinion expressed on This Month in Real Estate as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of opinion. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information, and provides said information without warranties of any kind. All information presented herein is intended and should be used for educational purposes only. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. All investments involve some degree of risk. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in This Month in Real Estate.
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Keller Williams Realty Platinum

832-755-2954
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Copyright 2019 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. 
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B2B – Meet Jim Hoelker with J&L Distributors!

I like to recommend businesses that I have personally worked with or that associates, family and friends know of with excellent quality and workmanship!

One business I highly recommend is J&L Distributors! Jim Hoelker, the President of J&L, is a personal friend whom I’ve known for over 15 years from impactahero.org which helps wounded veterans with emotional, financial, physical, and psychological support!

Jim’s company, which has been in business for over 31 years, offers the opportunity to come into his studio/factory/warehouse in Stafford, or to have one of his specialists come out and meet you at your home to assist you with the selection, purchase and installation of window treatments, flooring, cabinetry, and lighting! I was able to come in and purchase two blinds for my home! Thanks, Jim!*

Check them out at http://www.jlblinds.com

Have a great day, y’all!

*I do not receive any referrals or compensation for this recommendation.

Your New Home by the Numbers!

ChristineKalmbach.kwrealty.com
Keller Williams
YOUR NEW HOME BY THE NUMBERS
Owning a home is a significant source of pride for many and can also help increase your financial stability and, potentially, your wealth. My job is to help you choose the home that’s right for you and your family by:
Analyzing historical trends in home values for specific properties and communities
Comparing estimated mortgage payments to area rental costs
Identifying any other sources of savings over the long term
Showing you how each mortgage payment helps build your equity
My commitment to helping you understand the possible financial benefits of home ownership is the key to finding your new home. Contact me today to begin your home search.
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Christine Kalmbach REALTOR

Keller Williams Realty Platinum

832-755-2954
281-856-0808

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christinekalmbach@kwrealty.com
ChristineKalmbach.kwrealty.com
Copyright 2019 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. 

 

Christine Kalmbach’s Featured Listing

This Month in Real Estate – February 2019 Market Update

This Month in Real Estate
February 2019 Market Update
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Monthly VideoAccording to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales experienced a decrease in December after two consecutive months of increases. While the supply of homes is rising, a growing share of those homes may still be out of reach for some buyers.
Interest Rates
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Interest RatesAccording to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates decreased to 4.45 percent in December from 4.87 percent in November. This rate remains well below the historical average of 8.90 percent.
Home Sales
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Home Sales Graph
The National Association of REALTORS® reported home sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.99 million in December, down from 5.32 million in November, and 10.3 percent below the 5.56 million sales pace from a year ago.
Home Prices
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Home Price Graph
The median home price increased to $253,600 in December, up 2.9 percent from December 2017. The median home price has increased by approximately $7,100 in the past year alone.
Inventory
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Inventory Graph
There was a 3.7-month supply of housing inventory in December 2018, up since December 2017. The total number of available homes for sale has increased by 15.6 percent compared to December of last year.
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Brought to you by KW Research. For additional graphs and details, please see the This Month in Real Estate PowerPoint Report. The opinions expressed in This Month in Real Estate are intended to supplement opinions on real estate expressed by local and national media, local real estate agents and other expert sources. You should not treat any opinion expressed on This Month in Real Estate as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of opinion. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information, and provides said information without warranties of any kind. All information presented herein is intended and should be used for educational purposes only. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. All investments involve some degree of risk. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in This Month in Real Estate.
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Christine Kalmbach REALTOR

Keller Williams Realty Platinum

832-755-2954
281-856-0808

Click here to download my mobile app!
christinekalmbach@kwrealty.com
ChristineKalmbach.kwrealty.com
Copyright 2019 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. 
Keller Williams Realty Platinum | 19708 Northwest Fwy Ste 2800 | Houston | TX | 77065-5628

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