REAL PERSON | REAL NEEDS with Geoffrey Desiato
About This Show
This podcast chronicles the journey of a 30-something husband and father who is trying to discover his purpose in life and make his dreams a reality. It highlights one man's quest to be authentic and generous in the midst of a superficial and self-centered world.
Similar to Millennial & This American Life.
Most Recent Episode
055: When Working In Real Estate Gets REAL
Things have been a little insane over the course of the last two weeks. Previously on the Real Person | Real Needs podcast, I mentioned that my wife and I recently were able to get pre-approved for a mortgage after over 6 years of being trapped in rental world. I thought that working in real estate would make buying a house a little easier. I WAS WRONG!
00:00-03:40 Multiple Offers and Trying to Find Our Dream Home
03:41-07:17 Taking a Closer Look | When the Panic Sets In
07:18-10:47 Home Inspections | Knowing When To Walk Away
10:48-16:04 Hey Sellers! Remember that You Were Once A Buyer
16:05-17:45 Doing What Is Right Instead of Just Being Right
17:46-18:36 A Thank You to and plug for ASTAT Inspection Services
18:37-19:33 Housekeeping and Outro
Things have been a little insane over the course of the last two weeks. Previously on the Real Person | Real Needs podcast, I mentioned that my wife and I recently were able to get pre-approved for a mortgage after over 6 years of being trapped in rental world. If you’re tuning in for the first time, then I encourage you to go back and listen to episodes 4, 51, 52 to get the full housing history. Now, we wanted to keep our housing expenses lean and mean so we decided to do it now rather than wait until we had more income. Working in the industry now, I have a much better feel as to what is available in our price range and the current interest rates and loan programs. I also want to be sure that we are in a good position regardless of how well or poor the real estate market is doing.
First, we found a home that seemed too good to be true. It had every key component that we were looking for and it was across the street from a diner. Now, that may sound like a weird thing but I’ve always had this social fantasy of walking into a diner and cozying up to the counter for my usual breakfast and shooting the breeze with the locals well into my 70s. Maybe they’d base a screenplay on it or a television series…anyway…We decided to put in an offer. The problem was that it appeared