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Join realtor Jon Lafferty (Century 21 Town & Country) and mortgage lender Tony Abate (Ross Mortgage) as they help you navigate the buying and selling of your home.

Join realtor Jon Lafferty (Century 21 Town & Country) and mortgage lender Tony Abate (Ross Mortgage) as they help you navigate the buying and selling of your home.

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Join realtor Jon Lafferty (Century 21 Town & Country) and mortgage lender Tony Abate (Ross Mortgage) as they help you navigate the buying and selling of your home.

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@avoidingret

Language:

English


Episodes

Low Mortgage Rates and What it Means for You | S2 Ep4

3/20/2020
Today, we're gonna talk a little bit about interest rates, because there's been some pretty substantial changes on what's going on in the market for sure. So always a hot topic with buyers and sellers with what's going on, but we're entering into some unprecedented times right now, so to avoid triggering all the regulation Z disclaimers and disclosures we have to go through, we won't get into very specific rate quotes, but, my goodness, Jon, we're in the low 3% range for just plain old...

Duration:00:23:11

You Won't Believe What Happened With His House | S2 Ep3

3/13/2020
Today, we are happy to welcome a past client of both John and mine, Mr. Randy Magner. - Randy actually, you bought your house, what was it? Back in 2014 or 15? - 2014, six years ago. - Okay, so, Tony and I both had the pleasure of helping you find the home and Tony secured the financing for you to purchase the home. - Finally found our dream house. You did a very good job of locating that for us. - We needed to get into a certain school district so my daughter could go to a performing...

Duration:00:49:53

Top Title Insurance Questions with Ken Taylor from Title One | S2 Ep2

3/6/2020
- Hey, everybody, welcome to "Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence" podcast, season two, episode two. This is your pilot, Jon Lafferty, with Century 21 Town & Country. - And copilot Tony Abate, with Ross Mortgage, and we are your real estate pilots. Our job is to be your real estate advocate and also make sure you're educated about the buying and selling process. We'll keep you informed throughout until we get you safely closed. - Today's episode is sponsored by Title One. When you're a seller...

Duration:00:49:01

Importance of Title Insurance with Ken Taylor from Title One | S2 Ep1

2/28/2020
- Hey everybody, welcome to season two of Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence podcast. This is your pilot, Jon Lafferty with Century 21 Town and Country. - And co-pilot, Tony Abate, with Ross Mortgage and we are your real estate pilots. Our job is to be your real estate advocate and also make sure you're educated about the buying and selling process. We'll keep you informed throughout until we get you safely closed. - Today's episode is sponsored by Title One. When you're a seller or buyer and...

Duration:00:49:45

What Do You Do When Your Appraisal comes in Lower than your Purchase Price - Episode 38

12/27/2019
Today we are going to talk about the new loan limits that go into effect January 2020. What that means for buyers. Also we'll talk about what happens when an appraisal on a property comes in below purchase price. What options does a buyer have? Jon Lafferty: Let's talk about the new loan limits and how it might create some turbulence for buyers who are unaware of where those loan limits end and what that means, the difference between standard and jumbo. Tony Abate: Sure, yes. It's an...

Duration:00:55:16

Holiday Special - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 37

12/20/2019
Jon and Tony share some humorous Christmas stories. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. --- Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence info@avoidingret.com http://www.avoidingret.com Facebook: fb.me/avoidingret

Duration:00:12:38

Home Insurance Turbulence w/ Christine Suchoski Custom Insurance Agency - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 36

12/6/2019
Today we're going to talk with a local insurance agent about some of the turbulence you can encounter when trying to get homeowners insurance. Welcome back to the jump seat Christine Suchoski with Custom Insurance Agency. Let's jump right in talk about that PIP coverage. It's auto. Yeah. Yeah. Let's talk about that first because that's pretty top of Mind right now for a lot of people. Yeah, we're going through some changes here in the state of Michigan. This has been in and out of the...

Duration:01:00:41

Thanksgiving Stories Then and Now w/ Christine Suchoski - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 35

11/27/2019
Jon and Tony are joined by Christine Suchoski (Custom Insurance Agency), and they are telling personal Thanksgiving stories then and now in this holiday special episode. --- Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence info@avoidingret.com http://www.avoidingret.com Facebook: fb.me/avoidingret

Duration:00:17:11

How Divorce Can Affect Mortgages w/ Marc Edelstein of Ross Mortgage - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 34

11/8/2019
Today, we are going to talk about how divorces can impact both purchasing, selling, real estate and also financing real estate. So today, I'm pleased to have a colleague of mine, Mr. Marc Edelstein is here with us. How are you doing Marc? Good, good- Good. So Marc has been a lender for 17 years. He is a certified divorce lending professional. I think I got that right. Mm-hmm. And a lot of folks might not know that that's even a designation, it absolutely is. It's not something that a...

Duration:00:50:06

Real Life Spooky Real Estate Stories - Halloween Special - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 33

11/1/2019
Jon, Tony, and special guest Marc Edelstein discuss some of the spooky, creepy, and scary real life real estate stories they've experienced or heard about. Yeah. So we were just sitting around chatting, with Halloween around the corner, and in the business that we're in, we come across houses that have interesting histories. These guys sometimes see it on the lending side, I certainly see it in walking through homes, and so we all kind of had interesting stories about things that we've come...

Duration:00:15:47

Avoiding Travel Turbulence w/ Scott Hunter of Cruise & Travel Experts - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 32

10/25/2019
In real estate transaction there are many reasons why you can encounter turbulence. Today we're going to talk to Scott Hunter with Cruise & Travel Experts. And he's going to talk about turbulence that they had in the travel industry and a bunch of other stuff. I'm excited to have him on the program today. Hey, Scott, welcome. Thank you, Jon. Yeah. Good to have you, Scott. Good to be here. I'm serious. Is that now official? There's no script. Everything's fine. Okay, Tony, we're off...

Duration:00:48:56

How to Know What to Offer When Buying a House - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 31

10/18/2019
In real estate transaction, there are many reasons why you can encounter turbulence. Today, we're going to talk about the kind of turbulence that happens when a buyer falls in love with a house, and wants to write an offer, and doesn't know what to offer. Yeah, yeah. It's an interesting path it seems like that buyers go down. It's both emotional, and mathematical, and financial. They all play in, and Jon, I think when you referred clients to me on the loan side, we go through a lot of the...

Duration:00:29:50

How to Avoid Turbulence When Planning Your Financial Future - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 30

10/11/2019
Guest Tony Bucci with Mission Pointe Planning & Retirement talks about recent business roundtable proclamation that shareholder, employee, client & customer interests must be taken into account. Could this affect the current business model of iBuyer Real Estate programs that look to buy homes directly from sellers. Is this a good thing for you? Are there stocks or funds specifically for conscious investors? Jon Lafferty: (singing) Jon Lafferty: And it was you woman right down the...

Duration:01:03:49

Home Loans - Qualifying for More, Stress Tests, Credit Score, & More - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence – Episode 29

10/4/2019
Jon Lafferty: What is that old commercial, "Bah, bah, bah, dah, dah, dah, wouldn't you like to be a butter too?" Tony Abate: No. Jon Lafferty: Where is it from? Tony Abate: "Wouldn't you Like to be a pepper?". Jon Lafferty: Oh! It's to be a pepper. You know I hate that soft drink. I've never liked it, but their commercials are pretty cool. Hey everybody. Welcome to Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence Podcast. This is your pilot, Jon Lafferty with CENTURY 21 Town & Country. Tony...

Duration:00:30:39

Don’t apply for a refinance until you listen to this podcast! - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 28

9/22/2019
Jon Lafferty: Hey everybody, welcome to Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence Podcast. This is your pilot, Jon Lafferty with Century 21 Town & Country. Tony Abate: And copilot, Tony Abate, with Ross Mortgage, and we are your real estate pilots. Our job is to be your real estate advocate, and also make sure you're educated about the buying and selling process. We'll keep you informed throughout, until we get you safely closed. Jon Lafferty: In a real estate transaction, there are many reasons...

Duration:00:53:56

FHA Changes & Inverted Yield Curve - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 27

9/21/2019
Today we talk about some needed changes to FHA that could make condo purchases easier for FHA buyers. Also, we’ll talk about the “R” word and what effect that might have on housing. In a real estate transaction, there are many reasons why you can encounter turbulence today. Today, we thought we'd talk about several different kinds. Yep. So, Tony, I think one of the things that that just happened recently was the changes to FHA that I think are going to be really beneficial for buyers and...

Duration:00:29:01

Home Warranty Coverage with Kristee Golan - Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence - Episode 26

9/21/2019
Today we talk with American Home Shield Warranty expert Kristee Golan about home warranties, coverage & how they can be beneficial. Can having this warranty help offset the cost of a major furnace repair? Yes. Listen for more details. Today we are going to talk home warranties with local expert Kristee Golan of American Home Shield. Welcome Kristee. Thank you. Thanks for having me. Hi Kristee. Glad to have you. So tell us a little bit about home warranties. How they work and how they can...

Duration:00:27:34

Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence – Episode 25

9/21/2019
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Duration:00:28:47

Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence – Episode 24

9/21/2019
Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence – Episode 24 --- Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence info@avoidingret.com http://www.avoidingret.com Facebook: fb.me/avoidingret

Duration:00:25:29

Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence – Episode 23

9/21/2019
Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence – Episode 23 --- Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence info@avoidingret.com http://www.avoidingret.com Facebook: fb.me/avoidingret

Duration:00:27:20