Christopher G. Raad

President
Christopher Raad

Chris Raad, a third generation Realtor®, is serving as the 2021 president of PAR. In 1999, Chris joined his family business, Harvey Z. Raad Realtors® in Allentown. He then became the broker-owner following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

A past president of his local association, the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors®, Chris also served on their board of directors for seven years. He has been a member of the PAR and NAR board of directors,along with being an RPAC major investor,since 2015.

Outside of real estate, he was selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree in 2016 by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal.

Chris and his Realtor® wife Gretchen are the proud parents of their 1-year-old daughter, Stella.

Foreclosure Moratorium and Forbearance Period Extended

President Joe Biden recently announced an extension of the foreclosure moratorium and the forbearance period for mortgages backed by HUD, VA and USDA through June 30. Separately, the Federal Housing Finance Agency extended the foreclosure and eviction moratorium period until March 31, as well as forbearance period by three months for mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Move for Love? Four in 10 Say ‘Yes’

Younger adults, including millennials (56%) and Generation Z (52%), were more likely than Generation X (37%) and baby boomers (19%) to move at least an hour away for a romantic relationship.

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Protecting Your Personal Safety as a Realtor®

A self defense expert, Jennifer Cassetta, suggests bringing a detective mindset to your real estate business to help protect yourself. 

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Home Maintenance Tips to Stay Ahead of Repairs

Cleaning HVAC filters is another easy task to add to the to-do list. “I recommend cleaning it every two or three months with people being home more these days,” said Chris Janiak, the homecare pro at Hippo.

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Pay More for Energy Efficiency? Buyers Say Yes

“There are a wide range of green features that buyers feel are desirable,” noted Paul Emrath, Ph.D., VP of surveys and housing policy research at National Association of Home Builders. “Energy efficiency, though, tops the list of what they most want.”

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Terminating an Agreement of Sale

A breach of the agreement by one party may justify termination by the other, even though the agreement does not specifically spell this out.

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