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Segments For February 29th 2020

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Top News Of The Week

– Housing Starts Down, Permits Near 13-Year High
– Spring Season Likely to Be Hot
– Delinquency Rate Continues to Improve
– Election Season Impacts Home Sales
– LA Beats SF For Title of ‘Least Affordable’
– Markets That WIll Attract With Their Affordability
– Rental Cost Continues to Rise
– Things Dog Owners Should Replace Before Selling
– Startup Helps Disaster-Stricken Homeowners Rebuild
– Millennials, Boomers Changing Housing Market
– Mortgage Lending Boom in Q4
– Do You Know What Your Mortgage Rate Is? One Out of Four Don’t
– Buffalo Area Sees Lowest Inventory This Century
– Fewer Townhouses Built in 2019
– Multigenerational Living Is Growing
– Top Reasons Your Mortgage Application Gets Denied

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Smart Homes – by the Numbers – Part 1

Back again now with our special ‘Your Smart Home!” Looking at all the ways you can use today’s amazing devices, to literally – run your home.

And right now, we’re going to have a little fun…and find out which smart home devices are absolutely indispensable….and which one’s, well, aren’t!

This comes from a fascinating survey by ADT – the security company.

OK now. ADT reports that Americans are in the lead when it comes to bringing smart devices into their homes, with 45 million devices currently installed!

And in the years ahead….how many more millions? Well, it’s clear. Smart Home Technology is here to stay.

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Smart Homes – by the Numbers – Part 1

Back again now with our special show your smart home. all about you, your real estate, and the smart home tech in your life.

And we’re going to close out this hour of the show with more ‘Smart Home Tech – by the numbers!’

Recently ADT came out with an excellent survey about smart home tech. In our first hour we reported on the survey’s findings…including what devices people are buying, and how they’re using them.

But there’s a lot more.

So let’s continue now with which devices they’re using.

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Segments For February 22nd 2020

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THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
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Top News Of The Week

– CoreLogic Forecast: National Prices Up in ’20, Some Markets Will Be Down
– Fannie Mae Housing Sentiment Near Survey High in January
– Real Estate Market Feeling Early Effects of Coronavirus Outbreak
– Buyers Start Early as Inventory Falls to Record Low
– Denver Inventory Surges in January
– Millions of Homeowners Plan to Move This Decade
– NAR Says Legal Pot Can Be a Plus For Housing
– Former FHFA Chief: Ending DTI Rule Good For Borrowers and Lenders
– Kudlow Sees ‘Mini-Boom’ in Housing
– LA Councilman Backs Affordable Housing Legislation
– Freddie Mac Survey Reveals Renters Are Mistaken About Affordability
– Poll Reveals Affordability Fears in Texas
– Lumber Duties May Be Halved This Summer
– How Cost of A New Home Breaks Down
– Buy a SF Parking Space For Only $100,000

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Mortgage Mythbusting – Part 1

Back again now with our special “Mortgages, 2020!” All about getting the best home loan for you – whether it’s a purchase loan or a refinance loan.

And right now – clearing up some bad information.

Fact is, there’s a lot of bad information going around these days.

And so we’re going to wrap up each hour of today’s show with some much-needed Mythbusting! Taking on some of the biggest misconceptions out there, and clearing them up.

So that you know the truth about real estate issues that affect you.

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Mortgage Mythbusting – Part 2

Back again now with our special “Mortgages 2020!” All about you and your home loan, in this new year and new decade.

And as we begin in the 20’s…let’s start out by making sure we have all the facts.

So, we’re going to wrap up today’s show by continuing our special look at Mortgage Mythbusting!

In our first hour we busted the downpayment myth – and explained why you do NOT need a 20% down payment. And also, we looked at down payment assistance programs – which you might qualify for even if you make a lot of money….and, which are not ONLY for 1st time buyers.

OK, now let’s continue mortgage mythbusting.

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Segments For February 15th 2020

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THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
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Top News Of The Week

– Election, Corona Virus Impact Mortgage Rates
– Carson Launches Affordable Housing Bus Tour
– Home Price Growth Ended 2019 on an Upward Note
– FHFA Hires Investment Bank for Fannie, Freddie IPO
– Bloomberg’s Affordable Housing Plan
– Construction Spending Up in December; Sixth Consecutive Month
– Prices, Interest Rates Can Lock Some Households Out
– Consumers Want Listings With 3D Tours
– Economist Sees Strong 2020 Economy
– Some Buyers Still Aren’t Moved by Low Rates
– The Evolving American Renter
– Where People Stay in Their Homes the Longest
– Low Mortgage Rates Make Millions Eligible for Refinancing
– NAHB Chair Says Election Year Is an Opportunity
– Delinquency Rates Spike After a Disaster
– Arizona HOA Seeks Fines For Social Media Rants

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Taking it Outside!

Welcome back to our special “Building New,” all about the exciting idea of buying a brand new house – or even designing it yourself.

We’ve talked a lot today about the differences between new homes, and existing homes. But right now we we want to take it outside…and talk about the landscaping. Because there are huge differences between new homes, and existing homes, when it comes to the piece of land that your house sits on.

Let’s start with existing homes.

First, the pros: Places that were built many years ago have seen many growing seasons come and go. So the bushes are bigger, the lawns are more established, and the trees are often taller and fuller.

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The Power of Teamwork

Welcome back to our special “Building New,” in which we look at the world of building, and buying, brand new homes.

A while back, we spoke with Kenny Parcell, REALTOR® in Utah, who just finished building his own dream house. And Kenny told us that even though a builder might have their own sales staff…and even though you could just walk into a model home and buy it, you should always work – with a REALTOR®.

So let’s wrap up today’s show by looking at that…why use a REALTOR® – if you’re buying new?

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