Congressman Bill Huizenga Hosts Telephone Town Hall
U.S. home sales showed signs of collapsing last month when the number of contracts signed dropped sharply because of the pandemic.
Thursday morning Congressman Bill Huizenga hosted a telephone town hall where the issue was brought up.
In Michigan you can close on a house, but realtors can’t show it in-person.
Realtors say the only closings that are happening are ones that were ready six weeks ago, ones that have seen the home, or buyers that have paid for inspections for a home they have never seen in-person.
Some realtors have done virtual house showings, but they say some sellers are not tech savvy enough to do one and that every house is hard to show the little details.
Construction starting on May will also help the housing market start to rebuild.
Other states are allowing in-person showings and no open houses.
A realtor on the call says, most of the time, showings are three to five people.