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Buying or selling a home can be a scary process, but in the Clarified Realty Podcast Tom Clary and his co-host, Ron Bruno, tackle that fear head-on by exposing all the secrets your real estate agent doesn't want you to know. From saving up for a down payment, to inspections and appraisals, all the way to the close of escrow -- they share tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes usually make, so that home buyers and home sellers can confidently buy, or even sell, the home of their dreams.

Buying or selling a home can be a scary process, but in the Clarified Realty Podcast Tom Clary and his co-host, Ron Bruno, tackle that fear head-on by exposing all the secrets your real estate agent doesn't want you to know. From saving up for a down payment, to inspections and appraisals, all the way to the close of escrow -- they share tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes usually make, so that home buyers and home sellers can confidently buy, or even sell, the home of their dreams.
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Buying or selling a home can be a scary process, but in the Clarified Realty Podcast Tom Clary and his co-host, Ron Bruno, tackle that fear head-on by exposing all the secrets your real estate agent doesn't want you to know. From saving up for a down payment, to inspections and appraisals, all the way to the close of escrow -- they share tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes usually make, so that home buyers and home sellers can confidently buy, or even sell, the home of their dreams.

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Interview w/ Richard Hayes

2/14/2018
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We're talking with Richard Hayes of G & G Granite about home remodeling and just how far homeowners should take their projects. We discuss a recent study that showed that most full kitchen remodels are less likely to get their value returned than "facelifts" where only minor changes are made. We also discuss the current climate of the kitchen remodeling industry and how the companies advertising on HGTV are dictating the tastes of and potentially spreading disinformation to the general...

Duration:00:58:34

Interview w/ Richard Hershey

2/7/2018
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We're speaking with Richard Hershey of WeReduceTaxes(dot)com, an expert in 1031 exchanges and their alternatives. We discuss 1031 exchanges in an easy-to-understand way -- and how they help sellers defer the payment of capital gains taxes. However, because of the lack of inventory in today's market, there is a lack of viable properties to exchange. Instead, his company has another alternative -- a "Deferred Sales Trust." He let's us know in detail how the trust works and how it can be...

Duration:00:55:07

Real Estate News Of The Week

1/31/2018
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We start off talking about how inflation could create four interest rate hikes over the next year, making buying a home even more expensive. Then, you won't believe the latest fad in real estate development -- sleeping! Developers are studying sleep patterns to create better environments for their purchasers to get their rest. We finish by discussing something new in real estate - LetGo. Until now, it's an app that's sold junk you don't want, like Craigslist. Now, they want to start...

Duration:00:43:14

Interview w/ Stephen Rischall

1/24/2018
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In this episode, we talk to Stephen Rischall of 1080 Financial Group about the specific obstacles Millennials need to overcome in order to become home owners. We discuss the importance of home ownership as a facet of a healthy financial future and how YouTube "Do-It-Yourselfers" hacking can lead to dangerous and unfortunate results. We also talk about the downside of millennials being drawn toward bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, when it's really the blockchain technology that's where the...

Duration:00:47:51

Interview w/ Jordan Scheltgen

1/18/2018
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This episode, we interview Jordan Scheltgen, host of the Mind Your Marketing Podcast and founder of Cave Social Marketing Agency. We discuss about what both buyers and sellers should be looking for in the social media feeds of agents they might be considering hiring, how great marketing is about making a deeper connection and "telling a story" in order to connect with a specific audience that might be interested in your home, and how agents can continue to keep you in love your house, even...

Duration:01:04:19

It's The Weather, Stupid! Or, Is It?

1/12/2018
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This week, we're looking into the real reason real estate is more expensive in California. It's the weather, right? But it turns out the answer is much more complicated than that. While the sun and celebrity lifestyle might be the main reasons people come to West Coast, they instead find high housing prices created by over regulation, hypocrisy, and a general philosophy of NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard). We discuss how all these contribute to our drastic housing shortage and what can be...

Duration:00:46:00

Interview w/ Alionso Angel

1/5/2018
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In this episode, we're talking to termite specialist, Alionso Angel of Two Guys Termite in Burbank, CA. He takes us through a step-by-step walk through the average termite inspection.. He then discusses what he considered to be the priorities that should be fixed compared to those that aren't as serious. Ron then chimes in on how a termite inspection can affect a loan closing. We then go into tenting and how termite issues are remedied. We close up discussing the worst nightmare he's seen...

Duration:00:51:50

The Best Of Real Estate - 2017 (Part 2)

12/28/2017
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It's another look at the year with part two of our "Best Of 2017" episode. We start off talking negotiation and how Tom was taught to haggle by his wife -- and how he applies this in his real estate career. After that, it's part of our interview with David Duley, a serial real estate investor, about the current real estate market. And then, it's Eric Petz, a specialist in distressed properties. And we round it all up with my wife, Julie Clary, about estate plans and how important they are...

Duration:01:24:40

The Best Of Real Estate - 2017

12/22/2017
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It was the first year of the podcast, so we thought it would be fun to start off by going back to our first episode and hear how it all began. We follow that with a great clip from CPAs extraordinaire, Steve Landsman and Vahan Papyan, about how freelancers can overcome obstacles to buy a home. Next up, a segment from one of our most popular episodes with Ian Mayer of IM Home Inspections talking about what to look for when hiring an inspector. And then a final rant from me about how to...

Duration:00:53:12

How To Buy A House Without Getting Sold

12/15/2017
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The pressure is intense. You went to an open house and gave all your personal information on the sign in sheet. Since then, you've been inundated by endless emails -- and potentially -- unsolicited phone calls. This is a situation all too common in the real estate industry. We'll go through the ways real estate agents "trap" your information and put you into their marketing campaigns, harassing you until you cry for mercy. We'll show you how to avoid this mess and choose a real estate...

Duration:00:59:20

A Real Estate Conundrum

12/8/2017
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Tom is getting the same question over and over - "Should I buy a house now? Or, should I wait?" He likes to hear folks be cautious when buying a home, but facts have come to light regarding the real estate market that may mean waiting is not the best choice for them. Inventory is at critical levels (meaning prices will continue to rise) and interest rates will go up. These mean that buying a house will soon be even more expensive to do. Buying a house sooner rather than later might be a...

Duration:00:18:27

Talking Turkey - Surviving Holiday Real Estate Conversations

11/30/2017
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It's the holiday season, so we're giving out tips about how you can discuss the real estate market with your family around the Christmas buffet. We know that Aunt Beatrice has heard on the news that it's a terrible time to buy a house and Uncle Bernie is saying "Bah-Humbug," telling you we're in a bubble and it's about to burst -- so, we thought it would be helpful to arm you with all the facts and strategies so you can hold your ground when you tell everyone you're looking to buy a home.

Duration:00:30:58

Real Estate News This Week

11/16/2017
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We're back and we've got lots of news to talk about. First, we discuss how the National Association of Realtors is finding new ways and options to help buyers save up their down payment. Then, we discuss how Millennials are coming off the bench and buying homes, leaving large scale landlords like Blackstone, who had made big bets in rentals, in the lurch. Then, we talk about the use of augmented reality in real estate and how some folks are building their entire homes around one piece of art.

Duration:01:05:31

Interview w/ Ted Cotter

11/2/2017
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In this episode, we're helping out with your move! Maybe not in the "heavy lifting" in exchange for cold pizza kind of way, but with lots of great advice from moving expert, Ted Cotter of Inside Moves Relocation Services, Inc.. Ted has amassed an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise when it comes down to the moving process with his over 30 years of working in the field. We discuss the process of training movers, how to protect your belongings, and the biggest mistakes people make...

Duration:01:17:32

Episode 042 - Spotlight: On Communication

10/26/2017
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In this episode, we take a closer look at one of the most important facets of the real estate transaction - communication. Deals can fall apart if not enough attention is made to keep everyone talking. We focus on the topic of communication by breaking it down into the three main stages of the transaction: before the offer (How do you want to be spoken to as a client?), during the escrow (Are both parties talking to each other?), and after the deal closes (Do you want to stay in touch with...

Duration:01:00:13

Episode 41 - The Latest Real Estate News

10/19/2017
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It's time for a very special Halloween episode of The Clarified Realty Podcast. First up, we discuss word that real estate will appreciate at a slower level next year in California (Tom disagrees). Then, a study says there might be a correlation between crime and rent control. In extra scary news, Ron brings up the possibility of the new Trump tax plan gutting the mortgage interest deduction. Finally, we cover a spine-tingling survey done to see what it would take for someone to buy a...

Duration:00:55:34

Episode 040 - Interview w/ Geoff Jaime

9/27/2017
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We're talking with Geoff Jaime of GT Investments about how he started buying apartments buildings and managing them. He talks to us about his first multi-family property purchase and how he made that move after some good advice from his landlord. He then discusses what potential investors should look for when they are going to buy properties and what they have in store for them as they manage their purchase. We also discuss the pros (and mostly) cons of rent control. It's a very...

Duration:01:05:37

Episode 039 - The Latest Real Estate News

9/20/2017
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Ron and Tom start start with The Fed and will it be increasing rates by the end of this year and how that could affect the real estate market. They then discuss Blackstone's big bet the American Dream is dying, evidenced by their purchase of thousands of single-family homes to rent out. The conversation then moves towards the re-emergence of appraisal free loans and how that could mean transactions takes less time. Then things take a "Minority Report" turn with new real estate A.I. backed...

Duration:01:05:46

Episode 038 - Interview w/ Mark Trachtenberg

9/13/2017
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This episode couldn't be more timely. We talk to Mark Trachtenberg, an investigator with the U.S. Postal Service about the recent Equifax security breach and how that can affect homeowners. Mark has been chasing down con-men and ponzi-schemers for almost a decade and has some very good insight. He also tells us about the latest scams, who are the most vulnerable when it comes to getting scammed, and what to look for so don't get taken in the first place (hint: if it's too good to be true...

Duration:00:52:58

Episode 037 - Interview w/ Michael Micheletti & Lara Watson

9/6/2017
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They've been maligned and misunderstood, but home equity sharing programs may just be a helpful way that buyers can either provide more of a down payment to potentially get more house or even keep their monthly payments lower. In this episode we're talking to Michael Micheletti and Lara Watson of Unison Home Ownership Investors about how their company provides these programs to potential home buyers and home owners (for improvements), how the perception of these programs is changing, and...

Duration:00:51:06

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