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Consumer Expectations & The Dallas Market

Depending on whom your realtor is you can get a lot or not much. Becoming a realtor requires a good amount of expertise when it comes to coordinating inspections and getting the documents perfect. Today Joe is joined by Cheryl Rivera Smith, a broker from Coldwell Banker and an expert that has worked in several area of real estate. Joe kicks off today’s podcast by having Cheryl tell us about her impressive real estate and legal background as well as her transition from Texas to California....

Duration: 00:27:36

Banks With The Most Complaints & What To Do With Equity?

Some days are so big for real estate that one topic just won’t be enough, which is why Joe has prepared 3 great topics to discuss with us. Today’s first topic is a top ten list you do not want to be a part of, banks with the most complaints. Joe’s second topic is bound to change the way consumers remodel their homes. New tax laws means dealing with new complications, and losing a tax deduction may cause an issue for some. With run up in appreciation of your properties, what do you do with...

Duration: 00:42:15

How Realtors Can Help Potential Buyers Purchase A Home With Bad Credit

Buying a home can be challenging experience for the most prepared, well off buyers out there. It can be even harder for those of us barely keeping afloat with medical bills, divorce expenses or other forms of debt. Today Joe chats with attorney Leslie Tayne about money management and consumer-debt resolutions. Specific topics include: Good debt/bad debt marketTayne Law Group vs. credit repair businessesWhy consumers seek help from LeslieAdvice to consumers, agents and lendersStudent...

Duration: 00:35:05

HomeGuard-Your One Stop Real Estate Stop Shop

The joys of home ownership come with the fun of new redesigns, additions and more. However that joy can completely change into stress once an unexpected remodel occurs. HomeGuard Account Managers, Lori Johnston & Augie Ruberto join Joe in the studio to discuss protecting your home from unnecessary repair costs. Specific topics include: 6 services HomeGuard providesWhat doesn’t HomeGuard cover?What separates HomeGuard from their competitors?TechnologySaving with service bundlesAnd much, much...

Duration: 00:43:19

Investment Properties, Is It Time For You?

It’s a very special day today as Joe officially welcomes our newest addition. Every Monday host Charlie Castro will answer your questions about how and where you should make your next real estate investment. First off Charlie will introduce us to Buy Right Properties, explaining what makes them different from other real estate investment companies and how they communicate with consumers. Also in discussion: Everett calls in asking about the proper way to hold a Mexican rental property he...

Duration: 00:39:01

Are You Meeting Your 2018 Goals?

Whether it’s keeping a tidier yard or taking the plunge and moving into your first home, New Year resolutions are all about achieving major goals. Achievement coach Dave Rossi joins Joe in studio today to talk about dealing with the emotions and more that go along with major real estate transactions. Consumers who have bought or sold a home know of the fear that comes with each transaction and the courage that is needed to complete it. It’s David’s job to make sure your decision doesn’t...

Duration: 01:14:37

Understanding Your Contract And Avoiding Mistakes With Attorney Dean Rossi

Making a transaction requires a LOT of confusing paperwork and a $1.2 million purchase is something you’re going to want to know every detail about. Joe brings attorney Dean Rossi and his 20 years of specializing in real estate and business litigation into the studio. During today’s show Dean will spotlight major mistakes that can happen when consumers don’t know their contract or are in need of something better. Specific topics include: When and why contact a real estate attorneyIssues...

Duration: 01:29:36

Top 10 Markets For 2018 & How Come The NAR And Mortgage Industry Are Spending So Little On Consumer Experience?

Schools, hospitals, jobs, investment properties –no matter which way you look at it there’s a whole lot of data when it comes to predicting a strong real estate market. Joe kicks off today’s show with a top 10 list of cities and suburbs that professionals believe are going to be hot, hot, hot this year! In the third quarter alone Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a few billion in profit. The National Association of Realtors is a massive organization and bigger lobbying body than...

Duration: 00:52:23

2018 Housing Predictions And The New Tax Plan

2018 is finally here and the New Year is bringing plenty of new things with it. A new host is waiting in the wings to teach us all about how we can maximize Silicon Valley’s potential growth as a whole year of investing in real estate lies ahead. We also have a new tax plan in the works that looks to have a major impact on the housing market. Today Joe compares the current tax code to the proposed. Also in discussion: HELOC’sChild tax creditBusinessesDepreciation and recovery period...

Duration: 00:26:13

Joe’s Real Estate And Mortgage Predictions For 2018

Christmas is days away and the New Year is coming quicker than many of us care to believe. Before you get caught up preparing for parties and making resolutions, you’ll want to take a minute and think about what the New Year will hold for your real estate. Today Joe shares his real estate and mortgage predictions for 2018. Specific topics include: Continued low inventory and vertical growth?New tax bill and its effect on property ownersConsolidation and downsizing for real estate and...

Duration: 00:23:42

New Tax Cuts & Investing In Real Estate Like an Asset

Tax cuts and jobs act. There’s big news being talked about across the nation and it’s all about the new tax plan passed by congress. Joe starts today’s show by trying to figure out how the tax code affects consumers’ real estate, mortgages, tax deductions and HELOC’s. Will some consumers lose the interest rate deduction on their $1,000,000 loan? Listen in and find out for all the details. How to invest in real estate like an asset and not a job? Joining Joe for the second half of the show...

Duration: 00:44:12

Real Estate And Your Retirement Plan With Aspire Planning

When it comes to retirement planning the one thing you don’t want to do is make a mistake with your biggest asset. Today Joe invites Aspire Planning Associates CFP’s Evor Vattuone and Mira Ma into the studio to help you avoid common pitfalls in and on the way to retirement. Specific topics include: Dave in San Jose asks if new laws means he should convert his rental property to an LLCDoes the market still have legs as it nears 25,000 & stock market risksHow the mortgage tax deduction...

Duration: 00:44:13

More Investing Outside California With Charlie Castro

There are plenty of opportunities out there for real estate investors, but none really exist here in California. Today Joe welcomes back soon-to-be RERL host Charlie Castro of Buy Right Properties to talk about investment opportunities that lie beyond the California border. First off Charlie will explain the differences between how Buy Right helps consumers invest in properties and other companies that push webinars and seminars. Also in discussion: Buying multiple propertiesHot markets,...

Duration: 00:44:11

Single And Multifamily Investing With Neal Bawa

Single or multifamily, investors are always looking for more education. Today Joe chats with Financial Attunement’s President and COO Neal Bawa. Neal has made an impressive transition from technologist to real estate educator and investor and is here to share his knowledge with us. Specific topics include: Multifamily investing seminars and webinarsWhat steps should first time investors take?National and Bay Area housing crisisSolving the growth problemEconomies with the best and worst...

Duration: 00:44:10

Where Are 2018’s Best Investment Strategies And Locations?

Real estate is one of the most exciting and opportunistic investments you can make. One of the easiest ways to prevent your investment from becoming a flop is to educate yourself and formulate a strategy using a team of professionals... Professionals that can help you look outside the Bay Area for an option that fits your risk. Today Joe looks at the top investment strategies and niches for the upcoming year. Specific topics include: Single family homes, apartment buildings, mobile homes...

Duration: 00:44:12

Mortgage & Real Estate Predictions For 2018

This Feds raised the prime a few times this year and 30 year money is still available for under 4%. Odds are rates will be going up as the Feds plan on raising the prime 3-4 times in 2018. Today Joe reviews current mortgage conditions and shares what he believes next year holds for the world of real estate. Specific topics include: 2018 mortgage marketConsolidation in the mortgage and real estate industries?Could we see inventory pickup?Remodeling, add-ons and investingCompass Real...

Duration: 00:45:41

Reverse Mortgages –Strategy Or Scam?

Many older people are living in the Bay Area with a lot of equity in their homes and not a lot of cash. Whether you need the money to cover medical costs or are just looking for a way to age in place, options are available to you; a reverse mortgage specifically. Today Joe is joined by reverse mortgage specialist Bill Benson to explain how a reverse mortgage could be the right move for the older adult in your family. Specific topics include: What is a reverse mortgage and who benefits...

Duration: 00:45:39

Real Estate and Mortgage Planning for 2018

Too many people don’t take enough time to plan their mortgage every year. For those with one mortgage and no changes coming up this might not seen to be a big deal. However, if you have multiple properties, looking to make a transaction or have an education to fund you would be wise to begin planning for 2018 now. One large area of consideration when it comes time to make a real estate is financing. Joining Joe today is financial planning expert and President of Arbor Financial, Jeffrey...

Duration: 00:44:08

6 Reasons For Low Inventory & The Renters Challenge

“Inventory manages to find a new low”. It seems to be the same story every month –but why? One that Baby Boomers know for sure is being locked in your home due to equity. There are 5 more reasons that will make frustrated buyers want to tear their hair out today as Joe covers 6 reasons why inventory remains low in the Bay Area. Changing gears it’s time to provide our renters with a few positive options. Chances are your rent payment in the Bay Area is pretty darn high and sadly it doesn’t...

Duration: 00:44:09

The Fremont Market Update

One of the things we try and accomplish every day is to inform our listeners about as many cities and regions as possible. Today Joe is taking it to the East Bay as he chats with Nicole Fink and Brian Rowland of Century 21 M&M in Fremont. First off Nicole and Brian will tell us about Fremont’s inventory, growth, new downtown developments and uniqueness. Also in discussion: What you need to know about Century 21 M&M and what makes their brand uniqueSteve in Santa Clara asks about the...

Duration: 00:44:07

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