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Segments For January 13th 2018

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Top News Of The Week

- Tax Reform’s Impact Still Taking Shape
- The Top State People Are Moving To
- Winter Bomb Cyclone Threatens Homes Not Ready for Snow
- Sacramento’s Construction Boom Hampered by Labor Shortage
- Average U.S. Home Price Hits New Peak
- FHFA Wants To See Impact of FICO Alternatives
- Manhattan is Least Affordable Market — Until You Consider Vancouver
- High-Tax States Aren’t Taking Federal Tax Law Lying Down
- Home Price Growth Shows No Sign of Abating
- Surge in Single Family Homes Leads November Construction Spending Increase
- What Surprised Builders the Most in 2017
- New Hampshire Faces Housing Shortage
- Millennial Home Buyer FICO Scores Falling
- Hawaii and Colorado Lead Luxury Price Rises in 2018
- Some Banks Still Reluctant to Re-Join FHA

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Buying and Selling Simultaneously

Back now, with our special ‘A Great Time to Sell!’ All about how you can take advantage of this unique market, in which sellers hold pretty much all the cards.

Why just pretty much? I mean, with property values rising, and buyer demand sky high – why aren’t sellers holding ALL the cards?

Well, just one thing. When most sellers sell, they turn right around – and buy. And in this market, that gets complicated!

Because in red hot markets, all across America, there aren’t many homes for sale. So, with all that demand, your current house might sell very quickly. But, finding your next house? That could take much longer.

So what’s going to happen? If you sell one house and don’t have your next one yet – will you end up in a hotel?

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The Old-Fashioned Open House

Back again now with our special “A Great Time to Sell.” All about this red hot seller’s market, and how you can take advantage of it if you plan to sell your house in 2018.

We’ve talked about a lot of seller strategies.

We’ve talked about making your house look absolutely beautiful, so that buyers love it when they pull up.

We’ve talked about evaluating multiple offers, which happens a lot in really competitive markets.

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Segments For January 6th 2018

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Top News Of The Week

- Not Everyone Will Get a Deduction For Tax Pre-Payment
- RedFin CEO Foresees More Migration to Center of Country
- Case-Shiller: Home Prices Surge 6.2%
- Fannie and Freddie Can Now Keep $3 Billion in Reserve
- SoCal Market May Not See Immediate Impact of Federal Tax Changes
- FHFA Finds Prices Still Soaring
- MBA Offers Prognostication on GSE Reform
- On-Time Mortgage Payments Steady in Q3
- Former HUD Secretary Cisneros Says People are ‘Frightened’ by Tax Reform
- Could New Jersey Be Hardest Hit By Tax Law?
- Freddie Unveils Moves to Ease Affordable Housing Crisis
- New IRS Authentication System Causes Major Closing Delays
- What (Many) Millennials Want
- Typical Monthly Mortgage Payment Up 11 Percent From Last Year
- Lawsuits Are Making California’s Housing Crisis Worse, Study Says
- Age Is Just a Number Among Loan Officers

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Buyer Resolutions!

We are back with our special, “New Year, New House.” All about that wonderful moment when you buy a home of your very own. Now, since it’s a brand new year, plenty of us are making resolutions. But if you’re buying a house in 2018 there are some special resolutions, that you might consider. Resolutions that will help you get into the house…..and once you buy it, resolutions that will help you comfortably afford it, and even help make it more valuable, as time passes.

So let’s begin with resolutions designed to help you get into a home of your very own.

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New Year’s Resolutions for New Homeowners

We’re back with our special, “New Year, New House.” All about making your dreams come true in 2018, by buying a home of your very own.

In our first hour we offered up five New Year’s resolutions to help you get the house. From your credit, to your savings, to discussing the process with your REALTOR®. And now we’re going to fast forward to the point at which you actually own that new home. With five resolutions to help you comfortably afford the house, and help you grow its value over time.

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Segments For December 30th 2017

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Top News Of The Week

- NFIP Gets Another Reprieve
- New Home Sales Do Best Monthly Gain in 25 Years
- California Homeowners Face Losing Insurance
- Most Markets Still Healthy, CoreLogic Finds
- Buying a Home Better Deal Than Renting?
- Credit Risk Up, But Still Inside Normal Bounds
- Value of Walkability Varies By Demographic
- Is Now The Time to Sell Your Home?
- Early 2018 Will See Booming Sales in Some Markets
- Builders Say New Policies Provide Brighter Outlook
- Insurance Claims Near 866,000 From Hurricane Irma
- Merrill Lynch is Bullish on The Housing Market
- Puerto Rico Facing ‘Housing Meltdown’ After Maria
- FHFA Wants Input on Credit Scoring Alternatives to FICO
- Hot Trends for 2018

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Disclosing your Utility Bills

We are back – with our special ‘Staying Warm!’ All about how to save money on your utility bills this winter, no matter where you live in the USA.

And that’s what we’re going to talk about now – those utility bills! And there’s three big reasons to keep them as low as possible. First, when you keep those bills low – you’re saving money! And that’s always a good thing. Second, when the bills are low, it means you’re using less energy – and that’s good for all of us.

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Heating with a Fireplace

And we are back! With our special ‘Staying Warm!’ All about you, your home, and old man winter!

We’re going to wrap up today’s show with an age-old heating method – one that plenty of people love – but which plenty of people say doesn’t really heat at all.

That’s right – fireplaces.

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