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Top News Of The Week

– Mortgage Interest Rate Fall to Under 4%
– Preference to Rent Remains a Headwind
– Prices Accelerate in April, First Time in a Year
– What Millennials Will Sacrifice to Become a Homeowner
– Are We In a Buyer’s Market Yet?
– Buyers Increasingly Looking to the Exurbs
– Size Matters. Homes Get Smaller As Economy Stalls
– Carson Touts Solutions For Affordable Housing
– Dem Presidential Hopeful Booker’s Affordable Housing Plan
– 55-Plus Homeowners Get Special Attention
– Construction Spending Essentially Unchanged in April
– Builders Turn to Build-to-Rent
– Lawn Care Mistakes That Spoil Curb Appeal
– Would You Move For Love?

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Be Prepared – Part 1

Welcome back to our special “The Summer Market.” And as we wrap up this hour of the program, we wanted to talk about weather…as in – really bad weather….and how to get prepared BEFORE the bad weather hits.

Think I’m exaggerating? Well, consider this. More tornadoes happen in the United States than ANY other country. Mostly east of the Rockies. The hardest hit areas, typically, are the Great Plains, Midwest, Mississippi Valley and southern U.S.

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Be Prepared – Part 2

Welcome back to our special “The Summer Market.”
And right now? Being prepared for bad weather as the summer season approaches.

And you know, for some of us, bad weather means a wild thunderstorm, and a few tree limbs down.

But for much of the country, bad weather can be deadly. All the areas that are hit hard by tornadoes know all about it.

And for many families in those areas, there’s really only one way to stay safe…..your very own storm shelter, right there on your own property.

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Segments For June 8th 2019

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Top News Of The Week

– Home Price Growth Continues to Slow
– Flooding, Record Tornadoes Hit Midwest Homeowners Hard
– Mortgage, Bank Documents Exposed in Data Breach
– Buyers More Optimistic, Getting More Active
– Some Buyers Not Rushing Into Market Yet
– Price it Right: Newly Listed Homes Get More Eyeballs
– Homeowners Growing Demand For Granny Flats
– Tacoma Is Hottest Market, Thanks to Seattle
– Adult Children Should Pay Rent
– Most Renters Want To Be Homeowners
– NAHB Pushes Congress on Affordability
– Mosquito Season Soon Here
– Would You Like Wings With That House in Buffalo?

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Keep it or Rent it?

We’re back, with our special ‘Second Homes,’ all about you – and that wonderful getaway you’ve dreamed about owning.

We’re going to close out this hour of the show with a look at one of the most important questions you can ask, about your second home.

Do we rent it out? Or not?

It’s is a big question. Because what you decide will have a big impact on your money, your taxes, and your lifestyle, at that second home.

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The RSPS Designation

We are back! With our special show all about ‘Second Homes.”

We’re going to wrap up today’s show with a quick talk about something you need to know about – if you’re buying a second home.

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Segments For June 1st 2019

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Top News Of The Week

– Kenneth Harney Dies at 75
– GSEs Need More Capital Before privatization
– New Home Sales Dip in April
– Congress Acts on NFIP Reauthorization
– Home Sales in Baltimore a Victim of Ransomware Attack
– It’s Always a Good Time to Buy a Home
– Carson Says HUD is Trying to Expand the Credit Box
– Freddie Mac Revises Mortgage Rate Forecast
– Newsom Unveils Plan to Attack Homelessness, Housing Crisis
– Builders Look to High School For Future Labor
– Couple Faces $600K Fine For Killing a Tree
– Home Features You May Regret in Twenty Years

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Ratios

Let’s continue our special show, “Mortgages 2019,” by talking about something very, very important…but something very, very few people really understand:

Your debt-to-income ratio.

The debt to income ratio? That’s about you! About how much you make every month. And, how much of that monthly income goes right back out…when you pay your credit cards, mortgage and other debts.

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Getting Pre-approved for a Mortgage

We’re going to wrap up today’s show about Mortgages 2019…with a few words about a truly essential part of the process of buying a home….getting pre-approved for a mortgage.

Being pre-approved for a mortgage can give you a crucial advantage as a buyer, because it assures the seller that you are ready and ABLE to purchase a home, and it sets you apart from other potential buyers who may be “just looking”. It’s also helpful for you as a buyer, because you’ll have a better idea of how much you can REALLY afford to spend on a home.

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