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George Ratiu, the Director of Housing and Commercial Research at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Bill Armstrong, REALTOR®

Bill Armstrong is a REALTOR® and Vice President of Mackintosh REALTORS® in Frederick, Maryland was the Treasurer of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® not once – but three times! And he has over 25 years of experience in real estate, having served as president of both the Frederick County and Maryland Associations of REALTORS®.

Hot or Not? with Melissa Dittman Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is the author of REALTOR® Magazine’s popular Styled Staged & Sold blog.

Kristin Smith, REALTOR®

Kristin Smith is a REALTOR® with Dave Perry Miller and Associates in Dallas…..Kristin is active at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the Texas Association of REALTORS®, and was a recipient of NAR’s prestigious 30 under 30 award in 2015.

Bob Turner, Southern Properties

Bob Turner from Memphis, Tennessee, is the Past President of the REALTORS® Land Institute! Bob is the co-founder of Southern Properties, a real estate firm that helps people develop, and invest in land.
Bob is the past president of the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®, and served nine years on THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Board of Directors.

Move Out & Rent it!

And we are back! With our special “First Time Investors!” A step-by-step guide to entering the world of real estate investments – buying real estate for income, and long-term wealth.

And right now, we’re going to talk about one of the most common ways people all across America start investing in real estate.

And that is – when they buy a new house – they keep the old one – and rent it out. It makes sense. Because you know your current house pretty well. You know the mortgage, you know the utilities, you know the taxes. Think about it! You know its history, you know its operating costs, the neighborhood, the schools – you know that place inside-out.

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Keith Gumbinger,

Keith Gumbinger is vice president at the nation’s leading resource for Consumer mortgage and financial information.

Bill Armstrong, REALTOR®

Bill Armstrong is a REALTOR® and Vice President of Mackintosh REALTORS® in Frederick, Maryland. Bill was the 2000 President of the Maryland Association of REALTORS®, and was three times the Treasurer of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Bill also advises NAR on some of its biggest real estate investments.

Real Knowledge! with Hathaway Hester, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Hathaway Hester is Librarian and Archivist at NAR’s real estate library in Chicago. At a recent NAR event in Chicago, Hathaway told me that Realtors have called – asking about the impact on property values of golf courses….and – graffitti?

Dan Wagner, Inland Real Estate Group

Dan Wagner is Senior Vice President of Government Relations at the Inland Real Estate Group in Chicago. Dan is the President-elect of the Illinois REALTORS®, and is also the past treasurer of the Illinois REALTORS®, and also the past president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.

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.

Becoming a Landlord

Back again with our special ‘First Time Investors!’ A quick start guide to adding real estate to your portfolio!

And we’re going to wrap up the show by continuing our look at a tried and true method of becoming a real estate investor – and that is – when you move to another house – keep the first one, and just rent it out!

In our first hour we talked about all the ways to get ready for that step – including making sure you’ll generate enough rental income, and whether your lender will approve you, to carry both properties.

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