What You Need to Know About Buying a House in Tampa in the Middle of COVID

What You Need to Know About Buying a House in Tampa in the Middle of COVID

Most people have been reluctant to participate in many activities since the pandemic hit full swing, with executive orders on both the state and federal levels. However, when you need to move due to a job or just need more space these days, many are choosing to make a move.

With interest rates still at record lows, and all of us having to spend more time at home.  It makes sense to spend your money where you spend the most time.  It can be done safely if you follow proper guidelines:

Wearing masks.

Even though there is no Florida or federal legal requirement to wear one, masks are legally mandated in public places in Tampa. They are also recommended by the Florida Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization, as well as most other health officials. 

Masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by preventing asymptomatic carriers of the virus from spreading it through saliva droplets. Others wearing masks increase their protection, especially if the infected person is wearing a mask.

You don’t have to wear a mask all the time, just when you are unable to social distance. Which leads us to…

Open houses in the time of a pandemic.

Of course, just like most other in-person services, open houses are no longer on a walk-in basis. You are almost always going to have to get an appointment to see the home. With such measures in place, social distancing during house viewings is very possible. Keeping 6 feet distance between you and the realtor should not be difficult, except perhaps in hallways or small spaces.

Other considerations.

There are other recommendations at the local, state, and federal level that you may want to consider, especially if you have a compromised immune system or a chronic illness. You should take whatever precautions to feel safe. We are more than happy to work with you, to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to find your dream home.

Ready to start looking? Let us know what you are looking for, and we can save you time by sourcing the best properties for you to view.  Contact us today, so we can discuss your housing needs.

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