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Segments For November 4th 2017

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Top News Of The Week

- Mortgage Deduction Takes Hit in GOP Tax Plan
- GSE Reform Could Come Before Senate by End of Year
- Mortgage Relief For California Wildfire Victims
- Harvey, Irma Cause Spike in Delinquencies
- Housing Cost May Be Depressing Bay Area Job Market
- Childless Couples Driving Market for Condos, Townhomes
- SoCal Home Prices Continue to Soar
- Remodeling Market Maintains Strength in Third Quarter, Despite Challenges
- NAHB Chief Worries About Impact of GOP Tax Bill
- Home Price Increases Pick Up The Pace
- Apps Are Nice, But Mortgage Shoppers Want the Personal Touch, Too
- What New-Home Features Do Baby Boomers Really Want?
- Washington, DC Offers First Responders Help Buying Homes
- Trump Signs Disaster Relief Package, Includes Money For NFIP
- The Coming Boom in HELOCs
- Study Finds Clients Are Not Influenced By Attractive Agents

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The Two Best Days

We wanted to wrap up this hour of the show 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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The Down Payment

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.

And the fact is many home buyers believe you need a full 20% of the purchase price for a down payment. But that’s not the case. Because in today’s market you can get a high-quality mortgage for as little as 3% down.

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Segments For October 28th 2017

Top News Of The Week

- Housing Market Labor Crunch Gets Worse
- New Home Sales Jump to Highest Level in Almost Ten Years
- VA, Ginnie Mae Launch Task Force to Probe Aggressive Lenders
- Parents Tap Into Equity to Help Adult Children Become Homeowners
- Mortgage Interest Deduction Eroding Under GOP Plan
- NAHB’s Dietz: ‘Choppy’ Times Ahead for Housing
- Dallas Has SF In Its Sights for Title of Tech Capital
- Yes, In My Back Yard — Introducing YIMBY
- Hedge Fund CEO Says GSE Reform Is Last Piece of Puzzle
- HOAs Claim Six In Ten New Homes
- The Words That Helped Sell Homes in 2017
- Music Helps Close the Deal, Too
- Bitcoin Breaks Into U.S. Real Estate
- No Long-Term Hurt to Home Prices From Big Hurricanes, CoreLogic Says
- Mortgage Money Harder to Get in Second Quarter
- Boomers Find McMansions Are a Tough Sell

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Haunted House for Sale

We wanted to wrap up with a question. One that you might not hear a lot. And that question is:

Do you live in a haunted house?

Yes? No? Maybe?

Well obviously, answering a question like that depends on what you believe. Some people think ghosts really exist…while others are sure – they don’t. Just your imagination.
However, regardless of whether you believe in ghosts, haunted houses or the paranormal in general – here’s a fact:
Battles over the sale and purchase of alleged haunted houses have gone all the way to the courts – as buyers and sellers duke it out!

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Renting to Owning

All about the things that creep you out – when it comes to real estate….and – all the reasons there’s really nothing to be afraid of!

We’re going to wrap up today’s show with one of the biggest and most fundamental fears out there. That terrifying moment, when you consider leaving the rental apartment behind, and buying a home of your own.

Now THAT – can be pretty frightening!

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Segments For October 21st 2017

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Top News Of The Week

- Thousands of California Homes Impacted by Wildfires
- Builder Confidence Soars
- Renters’ Optimism Swells
- Foreclosures, Serious Delinquency Remain Low
- Twin Cities Becoming More Buyer-Friendly
- White House Proposes No New Flood Coverage in High-Risk Areas
- Lot Values Remain at Record High
- Haunted Home No Problem for Most Buyers
- Housing Industry Still Can’t Find Enough Skilled Workers
- MBA Forecasts September Drop in New Home Sales
- Minority Borrowers Gain Ground in Mortgage Market
- Retailers Offer Homeowner Skills 101
- ARM Originations Soaring
- Where To Live with Fluffy or Fido

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The Cut-Offs

We’re going to have a quick talk about something every homeowner needs to know about – the cut-offs!

The main utilities that flow into your home, water, electricity and possibly natural gas – are always there, even though we don’t really notice them. Until, that is, there’s a problem!

If that happens,m you need to know how to shut em down.

So let’s look at that, starting with electricity.

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Check it Early!

If you’re new to home ownership – I know, this great big house you just bought? Is awesome. But you might be wondering – how on earth do I take care of it?

Well, there’s actually a simple analogy that can help. And that is, think of your house, like it’s a person.

That’s right, a person.

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