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George Ratiu, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

George Ratiu is the Director of Quantitative and Commercial Research at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

George Harvey, REALTOR®

George Harvey is a REALTOR® and Broker-Owner of The Harvey Team, in Telluride, Colorado. George is deeply involved in real estate at the local, state and national level. He’s the former president of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. And George is also NAR’s 2017 Regional Vice President for the states of Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and – Wyoming!

Smart Home Technology – Apple’s Home Pod

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Craig Venezia, Author

Craig Venezia is a real estate journalist and author, whose latest book is, Buying a Second Home: Income, Getaway or Retirement. It’s now in it’s 3rd edition with over 25,000 copies sold! Craig is also a contributing writer for Next Avenue, on PBS, which looks at life, and real estate in the 50+ generations.

Laura Adams, Money Girl Podcast

Laura Adams is a national expert on insurance issues. Laura is also the host of the top-rated Money Girl Podcast and author of multiple books, including Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich. She is an award-winning author, podcaster, and national media source.

Keep it or Rent it?

We’re going to take 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.

Now first of all, yes. Renting it out can bring you income. That can help pay the mortgage. Or, maybe the whole mortgage. So there you are, with your very own vacation home, and other people are paying the monthly mortgage. That’s pretty great.

Having a place at the beach, or in the mountains, or on a lake – or even a condo in the big city….anywhere people would come for a vacation….you’ll probably be able to rent it out, for good money. Talk to your REALTOR® about that – they’ll know the rental market, in the location you’re interested in.

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Jessica Lautz, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Jessica Lautz is the Managing Director of Survey Research and Communications at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

George Harvey, REALTOR®

George Harvey is a REALTOR® and Broker-Owner of The Harvey Team, in Telluride, Colorado. George is deeply involved in real estate at the local, state and national level. He’s the former president of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. And George is also NAR’s 2017 Regional Vice President for the states of Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and – Wyoming!

Real Knowledge! with Sharon Cooksey

Sharon Cooksey is with Kidde Fire Safety.

Keith Gumbinger, HSH.com

Keith Gumbinger is vice president of consumer education at HSH.com, the nation’s leading online resource for mortgage information.

Paul Wilson, RE/MAX United

Paul Wilson is with RE/MAX United in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is the founder of the Wolfson Children’s Challenge, an annual fundraising event that has raised more than $3 million, to support Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the region’s only medical facility for children. The event includes a 55-mile ultramarathon and relay events.

The RSPS Designation

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

Whether that second home is a rental property, a retirement home, or a private getaway just for you – and the family, quite often people discover that second home on their summer vacation. And if that happens to you – you’ll want to talk to a REALTOR® with the expertise and experience to make that second home purchase happen as smoothly as possible. A REALTOR® who has studied to become an RSPS. A Resorts and Second Home Property Specialist.

This is huge – if you’re looking for a second home. Because when you work with a REALTOR® with the RSPS certification, you are working with an expert, who carries the highest level of expertise in every part of the second home buying, and selling process.

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