A Working Glance

Hard to stay focused….Yes, it is.

I’m use to working at the office. Although today and tomorrow, home is where the heart is.

My heart tells me this will be ending soon. Then let’s all hit the ground running.

My mortgage brokers tell me and I quote;

The nation’s fourth-largest mortgage lender is tightening standards for most new home loans amidst the murky economic outlook. J.P. Morgan Chase announced that starting April 14, most new mortgage loans will require a credit score of 700 and a down payment of 20%. Chase said the new standards do not apply to their existing mortgage customers or low and moderate-income borrowers who qualify for their 3% down payment “DreaMaker” product.

If your happy in your home, stay there. Should you have questions in regards to your home mortgage don’t let fear take over contract your lender or mortgage professional for help. Move forward!

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Real Estate Info.

IRS Extends Tax Deadlines
The IRS issued guidance Thursday evening to grant deadline relief for both 1031 like-kind exchanges and opportunity zone investments that are already underway.  Both of these programs are designed to promote economic growth in communities, and NAR made the case that investors in these programs should not be harmed due to the effects of COVID-19.
 1031 Like-kind exchanges.  If an investor has taken the first step of a like-kind exchange by selling the old property, and either the 45-day or the 180-day deadline falls between April 1 and July 15, the deadline has been extended to July 15. Opportunity Zones.  If an investor who sold a capital asset planned to roll over the gain into an Opportunity Fund and the 180-day deadline to do so falls between April 1 and July 15, 2020, he or she can make the investment as late as July 15.  
Also, sole proprietors who pay quarterly estimated taxes now have until July 15 to file their second quarter payment.  As a result of an earlier IRS notice, first quarter estimated tax payments had already been extended to July 15.  This means that any individual or corporation that has a quarterly estimated tax payment due on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020, can wait until July 15 to make that payment, without penalty.  
NAR has advocated heavily for these extensions since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll have a full analysis of this announcement Friday on our dedicated coronavirus page.

This post sent from NAR, National Association OF Realtors. Hopefully this will answer someones questions.

I always love to post an image.

Take care and keep moving forward!

As always feel free to contact me. I love hearing from you!

Home and Promise

I’m not saying anything about the c.v. I won’t give even the initials a capital. We’ve all heard enough.

Instead, I’d like to say Hello to all of the people at home working. I know it’s tough while I’m blessed to work from home it’s a big change. My husband the retired Air Force Veteran grew up cleaning and polishing. His mom “God bless her” was a Strong Polish lady with strict habits. This week while trying to work at my R.E. business. We moved furniture and cleaned rugs. He had cleaned windows and curtains last week. While I love the cleanliness I’m Happy I missed that choir.

As for me I’ve managed to sell a home just before we were grounded and rented a couple store’s.

By the way the buyer is getting 3.5% interest. People that are working in the R.E. field are working remotely. Stay safe and Believe!

Fell free to contact me with questions. PaulaZ@WatsonRealtyCorp.com


# Choose your lifestyle.

#Choose your home!

For those of you that live on the Treasure Coast, we know it’s all about the opportunity. We have a beautiful ocean only minutes away. We also have our parks, restaurants, shopping, schools and a wealth of beautiful weather.

Visit me at Watson Realty Corp, Vero Beach for all of your Real Estate needs.


Would you pull your own teeth??? Or how about sending a family member to the do it yourself dental office? I think not.
That’s what you’re doing when you try to sell or buy a home on your own. Unless you’re in the profession of Real Estate. Marketing, showing, writing a contract, collecting Ernest Money and just talking to strangers that are looking for a bargain.

It’s not possible to do what I do at your skill level without the proper training it takes to understand all the nuances of the industry.  I work in an age-old industry that has weathered ups and downs. The REALTOR® brand has been around for more than 100 years. The strategy is paramount in Real Estate sales. 

Let’s make this a place to call home. AHHHHH!

Feel free to ask questions. I’m here for you’re Real Estate needs.


Treasure Coast Lifestyle

No sense living in the cold. We have the most perfect weather. Winter is one of the best times to take advantage of our Real Estate Market.

I have tips for the new buyer, from running the risks of looking on your own to where do I begin?

SOLD. That’s the sweet spot. Getting the most out of the current market.

Feel comfortable with asking me questions. I can help you!.

Paula Watson Realty Corp

Ready to Sell?

As I’m driving through the neighborhood looking at the homes, yards and the cars in the driveway. I’m thinking about the new home going up in between the existing homes. I thought to myself I wonder if the house next to the new one will look old and dirty or outdated? What will the owner think of the new house that looks intrusive, all that was there before was trees and shrubs. 

Well, I believe it does. That takes me to the person getting ready to sell. The outside appearance is extremely important. When getting ready to sell and move on you do want top dollar, right? Here are a few tips that will catch the eye of the buyers coming up the drive;

  • pressure spray the driveway and sidewalk
  • pressure spray the front of the house
  • paint the outside if possible
  • make sure there is no trash out front
  • plants should be colorful and fresh
  • have the lawn mowed

Crisp, clean, warm and inviting. That’s the image that says come in and buy me.

As always contact me for all of your Real Estate needs.

Time – Money

I’ve heard this before, time is money I’m sure you have to. As we all work hard for our paychecks, we save, make investments, start a 4021K, etc. The sneakiest worst thing is when a person gets scammed out of the cash they have in the bank. I’ve just meat a lady that this happened to her 84-year-old mom. Yes, that’s right as the story goes. 

Mom is home alone and this nice man approaches her and becomes her friend. Not only one time but over several months he conveniences her that they are friends and he’s just a little short. Mom goes alone and says I best tell my daughter. His response, oh we wouldn’t want her to worry, would we.? Of course, the mom who was a registered nurse helping people to many years says oh no, your right. 

The daughter catches wind of the thief and turns him over to the authorities. Guess what, they can’t do anything. You know where this is going. My thoughts are with you, keep a close eye on each other. Don’t let a rotten thief steal from your pocket, your wallet, your home.  Remind your friends, family, and co-workers to be on the lookout for scammers.

Don’t be afraid to turn them in. I personally don’t buy from a telemarketer. I stay with well know web sites and stay with professionals. Especially when the time comes to make a purchase.

Take care and always feel free to contact me.

Facts about veterans

We love our veterans and I love to help them.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition finds that 2.5 million veterans heading households are at least 55 years of age. Of those 2.5 million veterans, 24 percent have housing cost burdens. Unlike our older civilians, our older veterans are more likely to have a disability — 35 percent versus 28 percent — which may require home modifications, health and other supportive services as they age.

Our female veteran population is in need as well. According to a report by the National Housing Conference, nearly half of our veterans who are single mothers spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. Our female veterans face significant economic and housing challenges and are particularly vulnerable to housing cost burdens compared with our overall veteran population.

Likewise, our most recent veterans who served following 9/11 have returned to a slow-growing economy and rising housing costs. These economic factors have made the transition from military service to civilian life difficult for many of our veterans.

In addition, nearly 4 million of our veterans pay at least 30 percent of their income toward rent or mortgage, while more than 1.5 million pay at least 50 percent. As you can imagine, using half of your income to pay your rent or mortgage is an enormous strain on any budget.

Thank you for your service. Please feel free to contact me for any Real Estate needs.