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George Ratiu, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

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

John Smaby, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

John Smaby is the president of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. John is a broker at Edina Realty in Edina Minnesota, and he served as the 2015 president of the Minnesota Association of REALTORS®.

Hot or Not? with Melissa Dittmann

Home design elements come and go…but which ones are trending – and which ones aren’t? That’s what Hot or Not is all about! Helping you get in on cutting edge features, design and more – in your own home.
Joining us now with Hot or Not – is Melissa Dittmann Tracey, author of REALTOR® Magazine’s popular Styled Staged & Sold blog.

Sarah Susanka, The Not so Big House

Sarah Susanka is the nationally known author and architect. Sarah designs homes for today’s world – and writes about those choices in her bestselling book series, which includes “The Not so Big House.” “Not so Big Remodeling,” and many more.

Laura Adams, Money Girl Podcast

Laura Adams is award-winning author, podcaster, and national media source, who helps consumers improve their personal finances by making money easy to understand. She’s the host of the top-rated Money Girl Podcast and author of multiple books, including Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich. Millions of readers, viewers, and listeners benefit from her advice. And now, we can too!

The Down Payment

Back again now, with our special “Homeownership.”
Do you know what the biggest barrier to homeownership is? I bet you do. It’s the down payment.

Show me a person with a great job, and a great credit score. The best possible candidate for a mortgage, and a house. But – without that down payment, they’ll have no choice – but to rent.

It’s too bad for them, but it’s actually a good thing overall…because remember, it wasn’t too long ago that someone with zero money – could buy a house with zero down. Closing costs? Ha…just add ‘em into the loan.

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Jessica Lautz, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Jessica Lautz is VP of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

John Smaby, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

John Smaby is the president of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. John is a broker at Edina Realty in Edina Minnesota, and he served as the 2015 president of the Minnesota Association of REALTORS®.

Smart Home Technology! Cutting the Cord

But first….it’s time for our Smart Home Technology report! And today brand new information about just how many Americans are cutting the cord, and ditching cable TV.

Chris Birk, Veterans United Home Loans

Chris Birk is the director of education for Veterans United Home Loans. Based in Columbia, Missouri, Veterans United is the nation’s largest VA mortgage lender. Chris is the author of “The Book on VA Loans: An Essential Guide to Maximizing Your Home Loan Benefits,” and his analysis and articles have appeared at The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more.

Bill Thompson, Real Estate Today

As you sit down to prepare your 2018 income taxes, you may be realizing for the first time the impact of the tax reform legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Trump at the end of 2017.

The new tax law may have a profound impact on you as a homeowner. Let’s take a closer look. Here’s Real Estate Today’s Bill Thompson.

The Two Best Days

We wanted to wrap up with a look at a truly wonderful part of home ownership.

But first – ever heard that old joke about boats? The two best days in the life of a boat owner are the days you buy it…and the day you sell it!

The joke is, of course, many boat owners can’t wait to get rid of it!

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