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Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
We want to introduce you to a REALTOR® who first came on the show more than eight years ago – and we’ve been coming to him ever since, for his expertise in helping members of the military buy and sell homes. Joe Gladden is with VR-SAM, Veterans Realty Serving America’s Military, is located in Northern Virginia. Joe served 25 years in the Navy! So he knows all about what it’s like to serve your nation AND own a home at the same time.
Recently On Real Estate Today, we reported on the impact that Uber and Lyft are having on real estate. New York Real Estate Agents say the ride-sharing services are encouraging people to look for homes farther away….because they know it’s easy getting to work, using Uber and Lyft.
John Bell is with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Danny Watson is with the Home Depot!
And we are back, with our special “Real Estate in the Military.’ Our way of observing memorial day, by looking at our nation’s active duty service members and our veterans, and the challenges they face in that very American pursuit, of homeownership.
And right now, we have a great way for you to say ‘thank you’ to our nation’s defenders.
Because there’s a program out there designed to help vets and active duty service members live in the best home possible. A home that’s safe, and sound. A home that will provide shelter, and safety and which will become the center of their lives, and the lives of their family members.
Continue reading “One Way to Observe Memorial Day” »
One of the biggest stories in the nation’s real estate markets this year – is the myth of the 20% down payment. So many buyers believe you need 20% down to buy a house…..but you don’t! To get the word out, NAR recently produced a live webcast, on the down payment……and down payment assistance programs, hosted by our own Jane Dollinger. Jane joins us now with more on this important story.
Candace Skinner is a REALTOR® and broker owner of Candace Skinner Real Estate in Leesville, and Deridder Louisiana. Candace is married to a soldier in the U.S. Army who served in Afghanistan. Candice Skinner is a 2012 recipient of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30-under-30 awards.…which recognizes the top young real estate professionals across America.
How the new voice recognition systems like Amazon Echo and Google Home – are making a huge difference in the lives of the elderly, and the disabled. We’re hearing about this more and more….that while for many people, voice recognition is just plain fun….for others, it represents an enormous leap forward in their ability to live more productive, and more independent lives.
Wendy Rocca is a REALTOR® with Keller Williams in Newton Center Massachusetts send care packages to deployed soldiers, all around the world. She and her husband John assembled a team of volunteers, and formed Operation American Soldier, which has sent thousands of boxes of food, books, toiletries and other essential supplies to men and women in the armed services. For their efforts, Wendy and John were honored with a 2010 Good Neighbor Award from REALTOR® Magazine.
Matt Adams is Regional Manager for University Moving/North American Van Lines (SE Michigan). Matt has been in the industry for 36 years. And he has been recognized as the American Movers and Storage Association Agent of the Year.
You know, just the other day I was leaving the coffee shop when I passed a dry cleaners. And there in the from=nt window was a sign, that read ‘Free Flag Cleaning.’ And I thought – that is so nice, as we approach Memorial Day, and later, the Fourth of July.
Because of course, this weekend, as we honor the sacrifices made by our nation’s defenders, thousands of American flags are going to be flying high on homes and buildings all across the land. And maybe you intend to do the same thing – to show your patriotic spirit – by displaying the American Flag.
Continue reading “Are You Flying the American Flag Correctly?” »
- Mortgage Rates Not This High Since 2011
- Numbers Suggest — But There Is No — Bubble
- Housing Starts Down, Builder Confidence Up
- Relief For Hawaii Volcano Victims
- More Starter Homes in DFW
- PulteGroup Uses Virtual Reality
- Townhome Construction Rises
- Nevada Attracting Largest Share of Spring Movers
- No Immediate Negative Impact From Higher Rates
- Amazon Has Now Visited All 20 Finalists For HQ2
- Apple Looking For New Digs, Too
- Pot May be Legal In Your State — But Not in Your HOA
- Crowdfunding Growing In Popularity
- House Democrats Fight HUD Plan to Raise Rents
- Cost of Materials Continues to Soar
- New Design Frontier: The Laundry Room
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