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Lena Katz, Contributor

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Lena Katz is a writer and producer whose most recent CRE project was the LoopNet premium content experience launch. Prior to that, her background spans unscripted television (Film-45, HGTV, Bunim-Murray), consumer lifestyle publications (USA Today, Yahoo, Playboy) and creative work for major brands (Sony, Los Angeles World Airports, MGM Resorts). Lena is the founder of creative studio Variable Content, which specializes in identity design, brand storytelling, "real people" casting and social impact campaigns for corporations and enterprise-level businesses. She discovered the commercial real estate space when content creation for the hospitality industry led her down the rabbit hole of adaptive reuse, neighborhood revitalization, and mixed-use space innovation. She lives in Miami where there's never a dull moment in real estate development.

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  • Apr

    2

    2020

    Buying a House During COVID-19 Lockdown: A Real-Life Account

    Here's a first-person account of closing on a home in the COVID-19 pandemic -- from shelter-in-place closing changes to signing documents on the car windshield.

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  • Mar

    26

    2020

    Moving During the Pandemic

    Still on track to move in the COVID-19 pandemic? Be flexible and prepared for new protocols from movers, cleaners, repair techs, and more.

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  • Mar

    23

    2020

    6 Things to do During a COVID-19 Move; and 4 That Will Need to Wait

    Moving during COVID-19 is a stressful milestone compounded by a generation-defining event. Former essentials are taking a back seat to critical tasks.

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  • Mar

    21

    2020

    Home Inspections: A Checklist for Buyer Confidence

    Home inspections, whether ordered by seller or buyer, are a meticulous and financially impactful assessment of a home's structural and systemic components.

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  • Mar

    20

    2020

    Should You Sign a Buyer’s Agent Agreement?

    A buyer's agent reps you during the homebuying process, from looking at listings to closing. Signing an agreement is a big step. Include a termination …

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  • Mar

    17

    2020

    What is a Planned Unit Development (PUD)?

    Planned unit developments (PUDs) are planned communities with mandatory HOA membership, shared amenities, and ownership that typically includes the lot.

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  • Mar

    17

    2020

    Is a “Nanny State” Neighborhood Right for You?

    If you want to live in a community with the best quality of life, the trade-off is often highly engaged local government, strict ordinances, and …

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  • Mar

    3

    2020

    What Is a Real Estate Disclosure Statement?

    A real estate disclosure statement is a legally binding document wherein the seller lists structural flaws, legal encumbrances, and everything else of potential concern.

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  • Mar

    3

    2020

    Uplevel, Don't Remodel, With These 8 Kitchen Upgrades

    Kitchen appliance upgrades and low-cost updates can increase the perceived value in your home. These 8 upgrades can be excellent ways to spend.

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  • Mar

    2

    2020

    10 Powers You Didn't Realize an HOA Could Have

    A homeowners association is supposed to look after its community's well-being, but bylaws can extend into lawn care, roof color, parking rules, and much more.

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  • Feb

    27

    2020

    Should You Allow Home-Based Businesses in Your Rentals?

    As remote work and side hustles become the norm for nearly half of American adults, figure out what kind of work-from-home businesses are OK in …

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  • Feb

    26

    2020

    What Are Closing Costs?

    Closing costs are split between buyer and seller and include some upfront property taxes, insurance on the property, and a myriad of small loan-related fees.

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