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This is Real News on Real Estate with your host Milton Figueroa! I am a Broker Associate with Deconova International Realty in Orlando, Florida and in every episode I bring you news and commentary regarding the residential real estate market here in the State of Florida and beyond If you are a buyer, a seller, an investor or real estate professional, this show is for you! Enjoy!

This is Real News on Real Estate with your host Milton Figueroa! I am a Broker Associate with Deconova International Realty in Orlando, Florida and in every episode I bring you news and commentary regarding the residential real estate market here in the State of Florida and beyond If you are a buyer, a seller, an investor or real estate professional, this show is for you! Enjoy!
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This is Real News on Real Estate with your host Milton Figueroa! I am a Broker Associate with Deconova International Realty in Orlando, Florida and in every episode I bring you news and commentary regarding the residential real estate market here in the State of Florida and beyond If you are a buyer, a seller, an investor or real estate professional, this show is for you! Enjoy!

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Episodes

8 Easy Renovation Projects to Make Your Home Appealing

3/27/2019
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Whether you're getting ready to sell your home or you simply want to enjoy a better look for years to come, here are eight EC renovation projects that you can do today. Yes, even clumsy homeowners can probably do them themselves! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:23:37

63% of Millennials say they regret their home purchase. Here's how to avoid that regret.

3/6/2019
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A survey from bankrate.com shows that nearly two-thirds of Millennials have regrets about their home purchase. In this episode we explore the reasons why buyers may regret their home purchase and find solutions to avoid the feeling of regrets. We also look at what most Americans think are the barriers to homeownership and how to overcome them. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:27:31

More Americans Are Aging In Place - Is This Really Affecting The Real Estate Market?

2/16/2019
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Statistics show that more retirement age Americans choose to stay in their forever homes rather than sell and move to smaller places. In this episode, we examine how this change impacts the market and availability of homes for Millennials. Are Baby Boomers really to blame for the lack of housing options for Millennials? This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:19:05

You Can Get Rich Through Homeownership - But Don't Make These 3 Mistakes

2/10/2019
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Ever dreamed of being a millionaire? Being a homeowner can help you get there. It can also help you live a better life in your golden years. However, you should avoid making mistakes along the way, especially when it comes to your mortgage. In this episode, we discuss 3 horrible mistakes that may derail your chances of attaining your financial goals. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:23:19

3 Reasons To Become A Real Estate Investor in 2019

2/3/2019
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In this episode, we look at three powerful reasons to become a real estate investor in 2019. Whether you want to become a one-unit or a multi-family landlord, you should take into account the state of the market, the economic outlook, interest rates and changing tenant profiles this year. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:24:19

Hackers Want to Steal Your Real Estate Money - Here's How to Protect Yourself

1/26/2019
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Hackers and other criminals are becoming very sophisticated and keep finding ways to steal money from buyers of real estate. In this episode, we discuss one instance recently reported in the media about a couple that lost $46,000 to a hacker. We also discuss what you can do as a buyer to protect yourself, and how real estate professionals can help their clients avoid falling prey to fraudulent schemes. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:21:35

Mainstream Media Admits That Fears of Housing Downturn May Have Been Overblown

1/19/2019
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Paul R. La Monica, Digital Correspondent for CNN Business, reports on two factors that suggest that the fear of a housing downturn may have been overblown. In this episode, we look at those two factors and how they may impact your local real estate market and your buying decisions in 2019. After all, national trends influence but do not dictate what happens in your local market. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:16:44

Avoid Bad Credit Advice - It May Be The Difference Between Renting And Owning

1/12/2019
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Bad credit advice can set you back in your quest for a new home. In this episode, we discuss six items of bad credit advice that you should never, never, ever follow. Listen in and avoid those mistakes so that your credit scores go up. Remember that the better your credit, the better financing terms you will receive from your mortgage lender. With rising home prices and rising interest rates, having excellent credit can help you buy more home for your money! This podcast is sponsored by...

Duration:00:23:09

Words Can Hurt You. Be Careful With What You Say When Selling Your Home.

1/5/2019
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Words are powerful. Therefore, watch what you say! In this episode, we discuss four things that a Seller should never say to a Buyer or a Buyer's agent when selling a home. We discuss how those words may come back to hurt your chances of getting the offer you want and how they may discourage Buyers from even making an offer for your home. When you are selling, you must let the home speak for itself. You must also rely on your real estate agent to do the talking and the negotiating on your...

Duration:00:20:46

Start The Year Right And Avoid The Top 5 Mistakes When Buying Your Home

12/29/2018
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In this episode - the last of 2018 - we take a look at an article from Steven John at Business Insider that gives us the top 5 mistakes made by millennials when purchasing homes. Well, it's not just millennials. I believe the survey findings referenced in the article apply to most buyers regardless of age. Start the year on the right track and execute your real estate strategy to perfection by avoiding these 5 mistakes. Enjoy and Happy New Year! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice...

Duration:00:16:26

Rents keep going up dramatically in Central Florida - protect your family with homeownership

12/22/2018
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Zillow reports that the average monthly rent in Central Florida went up to $1,472 per month in November, an increase of 4.4% from last year. That's nine times the national average! In this episode, I discuss how to protect your family from the uncertainty of rents via homeownership. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:16:49

The Real Estate Market Slowed Down in 2018. Will History Repeat Itself?

12/15/2018
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After many years of expansion, 2018 saw the real estate market struggle with a slowdown. Interest rates went up and some people panicked. The question before us is the following: Is it time to party like it's 1994 or time to worry like it's 2007? In this episode we discuss the opinion of Conor Sen, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, who compares previous slowdowns in the market in 1994 and 2007 and gives us an interesting point of view on what to expect this time around. This podcast is...

Duration:00:15:36

Want a new home for 2019? It's time to get into action mode!

12/8/2018
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If you want to become a homeowner in 2019, it's time to go from planning to doing. In this episode, I discuss an article written by Charlene Rhinehart for BlackEnterprise.com that gives us a very useful checklist with powerful ideas to step into action and make your homeownership dreams happen. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:17:30

Realtor.com just published its 2019 Housing Forecast. The exciting details are here!

12/1/2018
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Realtor.com tells us that 2019 will bring more Millennials to the market, more inventory and slightly less sales. In this episode, we take a look at the growth outlook for the Top 100 real estate markets in the country, and discover that our Lakeland/Winter Haven market shows very a special forecast. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:16:25

October 2018 Numbers Are In, Just In Time For Winter Season!

11/24/2018
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In this episode, we take a look at sales stats for October 2018. Leading up to the winter season, October 2018 showed great results for the Florida real estate market, continuing an 82-month run in which median sales prices for both single-family homes and condo-townhouse properties increased year-over-year. We also discuss the outlook for the winter sales season and discuss four mistakes that you should not make when listing your Florida home. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice...

Duration:00:14:56

Listen up! Bad mortgage and real estate advice can harm you!

11/17/2018
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The road to a mortgage denial is filled with good intentions. We all have that know-it-all cousin or co-worker that gives us warm-hearted yet horrible advice. Even good advice in the wrong context can have lethal consequences and cause you to lose money and waste time. Be careful who you listen to when purchasing a home. In order to execute your real estate strategy, your Realtor and your loan officer should the source of your advice. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:16:56

The Financing Contingency Protects your Investment

11/10/2018
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The Financing Contingency protects you but it requires good faith and diligence when applying for a mortgage loan. Carefully drafting a financing contingency on your purchase contract can protect your deposit money and give you the appropriate time to get to the closing table. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:15:59

The Case for Home Ownership as Part of Your Retirement Plan

11/2/2018
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One of the best strategies for retirement planning is owning a home. In this episode, we are having a conversation about how becoming a homeowner helps you when planning for retirement. We also compare the current you and the future you both as homeowners and renters. Hint: owning your home makes quite a difference in the quality of life of future you. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:14:54

Interest Rates are in the Fives: Is this Normal?

10/26/2018
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As interest rates continue to go up, patience becomes a much needed virtue for real estate buyers. Politicians, real estate and mortgage professionals, buyers and sellers have become impatient with the rising mortgage rates and their effect on the market. My advice in uncertain times: Be patient and timely execute your real estate strategy. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages

Duration:00:16:03

Closing Time is Here. Don't Worry, The Title Company Has You Covered!

10/18/2018
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A sometimes overlooked-yet-important part of the purchase process is the closing. Buyers and Sellers feel beat-up after dealing with showings, offers, contracts, lender document requests, inspections, repairs and moving preparation. Sometimes, Buyers and Sellers are exhausted when closing time comes around and they don't understand (or appreciate) the importance of the closing agent. Here are three key roles of the title company or closing attorney in your residential real estate...

Duration:00:15:10