Our lease doesn’t end for 9 months. Is it reasonable for prospective tenants to tour our home?

Q: We recently renewed our lease for another year. The property manager wants to tour my house with potential new tenants. Our lease does not end for nine months. This seems off, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is our recourse? — Jordan



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A: This does seem odd, but there may be a valid reason to start now. In tropical areas popular with “snowbirds,” it is necessary to find next year’s tenant well in advance since most potential tenants leave for cooler weather in the spring.

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As with most landlord and tenant questions, the first step is to review your lease carefully. Many leases will contain a clause dealing with showing the property to prospective tenants.

Most leases I have seen limit showings to the last two months of the term, but yours may be different. You will be bound by what

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Buyers dreaming of going off the grid can virtually tour 16 solar homes

Just as CV-19 has thousands of Coloradans reimagining where they want to be living, the crisis has some of those people thinking seriously about solar and renewable energy — building or remodeling to generate more of your own energy, at a moment when people are officing from home much more than in the past. Solar pioneer John Avenson has been watching the interest in solar skyrocket the past few months; and today he and other members of non-profit New Energy Colorado have a way for you to get serious about those ideas.

This weekend is the 26th Annual Metro Denver Green Homes Tour — this year a virtual event featuring 16 homes around the area, including one Avenson

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This year’s Triangle Parade of Homes tour features designs with quarantine, work from home in mind

The opportunity is back to meander through meticulously crafted homes. Parade of Homes is returning during COVID-19 and organizers are putting several safety precautions in place.

This year’s Parade of Homes features designs ideal for quarantine

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At a home in northern Wake County, visitors marvel at a glass-encased staircase, check out imported wood or float through an expansive kitchen perfect for entertaining.

Builders of the 6,000-square-foot home describe the architectural style as British West Indies, and the outdoor living features will surely make you feel like you’re on vacation.

“Especially in the evening and at dusk when it’s lit up, it just adds a whole new feature,” Raleigh Custom Homes Lead Designer Connie Allen said.

Multiple TVs are set up in the lounge area. There’s space for alfresco cooking and dining. A hot tub and fountain are by the pool, ideal for families these days.

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Real estate news: This year’s Triangle Parade of Homes tour features North Carolina house designs with COVID-19 in mind

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The opportunity is back to meander through meticulously crafted homes. Parade of Homes is returning during COVID-19 and organizers are putting several safety precautions in place.

At a home in northern Wake County, visitors marvel at a glass-encased staircase, check out imported wood or float through an expansive kitchen perfect for entertaining.

Builders of the 6,000-square-foot home describe the architectural style as British West Indies, and the outdoor living features will surely make you feel like you’re on vacation.

“Especially in the evening and at dusk when it’s lit up, it just adds a whole new feature,” Raleigh Custom Homes Lead Designer Connie Allen said.

Multiple TVs are set up in the lounge area. There’s space for alfresco cooking and dining. A hot tub and fountain are by the pool, ideal for families these days.

“Swimming pools have just taken off because people are not going

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Amazing MN houses part of Homes by Architects Tour

Despite the pandemic, Wendy and Bill Brian aren’t worried about hundreds or even thousands of people touring their remodeled St. Paul home starting this weekend.

That’s because their house — like all the homes featured in the upcoming Homes by Architects Tour — will only be open for virtual tours from Sept. 26 through Oct. 10.

It’s not the same, but the welcome is still warm.

“We love having people in our home,” Wendy Brian says. “I hope people will still be able to feel that energy of hospitality.”

How does a virtual home tour work, exactly? In this case, the $15 digital passes will unlock immersive, 3D tours of all 17 homes as well as extras like the opportunity to chat with the architects, all of whom are members of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA-MN), the nonprofit behind this 13th annual event. There will also be Instagram

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’That house’ on Lake Travis now for sale after Austin Weird Homes Tour – Entertainment & Life – Austin 360

It’s been called the Mushroom House, the Nautilus House and the Sand Dollar House. Some have described it as being otherworldly.

Now the Lakeway house that was featured on the Austin Weird Homes Tour earlier this month is on the market for $2.2 million.

“It just seemed like the right time to move onto the next chapter and allow some other lucky individual to have an opportunity to call the Sand Dollar House home,” said owner Liz Bradford.

She had dreamed about owning this home since she was a college student at the University of Texas and saw the house from a boat on Lake Travis.

The three bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 2,240-square-foot home at 819 Mariner is being listed by Todd Grossman and Michelle Jones, of Grossman & Jones Group at Compass. You can

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