NEWS FLASH……..This just in from Inman
NEWS FLASH……..This just in from Inman…. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deems Real Estate Essential to the Public Health and Safety.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released an advisory list on which industries are “essential to critical infrastructure,” which deems the essential real estate industry essential. The advisory comes at a time when the industry itself is split over how essential real estate services are and states are making decisions on a local level.
“This list is intended too help State, local, tribal and territorial officials as they work to protect their communities while ensuring continuing of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.”
On page 13 of the 15-page list, the agency writes that, “residential and commercial real estate services, including settlement services,” are essential. It also lists staff at government offices who perform title search, notary and recording services in support of mortgage and real estate services and transactions as essential. For more of the article go to the link.