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The Clarified Realty Podcast | Real Estate Secrets Your Agent Doesn't Want You To Know!
56 minutes | May 9, 2018
How Do I sell My Home During A Divorce?
People mainly buy or sell real estate because they are going through some sort of transition, i.e.: they are getting a new job or someone has passed away. One of the most prevalent reasons is divorce. We're talking to Douglas Wolf, a family law attorney who specializes in the worst of the worst of these cases involving spousal abuse cases. He takes us on a step-by-step guide of how someone can sell their home during a divorce. Hopefully, it can help reduce the stress of an already awful circumstance.
68 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
Keeping Yourself Healthy When You Buy Or Sell A House
This is an episode Tom has wanted to do for a while. We are talking with fitness expert, J. D. King about how people going through the stressful process of buying a home can avoid the pitfalls of eating poorly and stay healthy. He gives great advice about what types of foods are best when you need the energy to get through a full day of open houses and how you can better wind down (without alcohol) afterwards. We also talk about caffeine, its role in adding to stress, and how to ease off of your addiction.
62 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
The Latest Real Estate News - 04/04/18
In this episode, we cover the latest real estate news for the week. First, is news that Facebook has come under fire for facilitating de facto housing discrimination in their ad targeting platform by restricting who sees what types of ads. After that, we discuss a new real estate artificial intelligence company called "Rex" that is attempting to replace your real estate agent. And last, we discuss how a seller in California has told their agent that they do not want any buyers who voted for Donald Trump.
61 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
Finding The Right Remodeling Company For Your Home
Trusting someone with the remodeling of your home can make even the most courageous tremble with fear. That's why we're talking to J. R. Mariano of Jamie's Kitchen Cabinets and baths about how contractors as a whole don't have the most stellar reputations and how that image is well earned. He gives us tips about how you can separate the mercenaries and amateurs from the talented and the experienced. He also discusses how he goes about bidding projects and the latest technologies in the business.
70 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
Real Estate Data Mining And New Pool Regulations
Real Estate Inspector extraordinaire, Ian Mayer, is back again and we've got two very interesting topics we're covering. Ian starts off with a conversation about how different companies are now trying to mine customer data much earlier in the process. By the time it becomes public record, it's much too late for some companies, so they're trying to get it from home inspectors. And then we move on to the new pool inspection regulations mandatory in the state of California and their impact on transactions.
65 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Tax And Legal Impacts Of Foreign Real Estate Investment
In this episode of the Clarified Realty Podcast, we're talking Real Estate with Ani Galyan, a CPA and an attorney, with a specialization in the tax and legal aspects of foreign investment in Real Estate. We discuss things Americans need to watch out for when buying real estate overseas -- and what non-Americans need to watch out for when buying real estate here in the U.S. We also discuss how the EB-5 program was used to encourage investment by offering green cards in return for purchasing real estate.
62 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
Taking Care Of The Real Estate Needs of Seniors
We're interviewing Sandy Rosenholz of Senior Resources Inc. regarding the real estate needs of the elderly. We ask him who usually reaches out to him (is it the person that needs to move, or a relative/freind). We then talk about different forms of senior housing (+55 communities, independent living, assisted living, and finally, memory care) and how they used to be considered as inhumane places to now - "cruise ships without water." We also discuss the process of selling the real estate of the elderly.
61 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
Interview w/ Dina Newman
We're talking with Dina Newman of Organizing Concepts And Designs about how to prepare for selling your home by decluttering prior to your move. Also, we cover how many people don't understand that a good percentage of "staging" is about removing things from the house and not adding furniture. Dina then talks about the emotional issues people sometimes have giving up possessions during periods of transition. We also talk about how moving the elderly has it's own challenges and how to work with them.
63 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
Interview w/ Richard Hayes
We're talking with Richard Hayes of G & G Granite about home remodeling and just how far homeowners should take their projects. We discuss a recent study that showed that most full kitchen remodels are less likely to get their value returned than "facelifts" where only minor changes are made. We also discuss the current climate of the kitchen remodeling industry and how the companies advertising on HGTV are dictating the tastes of and potentially spreading disinformation to the general public.
62 minutes | Feb 7, 2018
Interview w/ Richard Hershey
We're speaking with Richard Hershey of WeReduceTaxes(dot)com, an expert in 1031 exchanges and their alternatives. We discuss 1031 exchanges in an easy-to-understand way -- and how they help sellers defer the payment of capital gains taxes. However, because of the lack of inventory in today's market, there is a lack of viable properties to exchange. Instead, his company has another alternative -- a "Deferred Sales Trust." He let's us know in detail how the trust works and how it can be another option.
46 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Real Estate News Of The Week
We start off talking about how inflation could create four interest rate hikes over the next year, making buying a home even more expensive. Then, you won't believe the latest fad in real estate development -- sleeping! Developers are studying sleep patterns to create better environments for their purchasers to get their rest. We finish by discussing something new in real estate - LetGo. Until now, it's an app that's sold junk you don't want, like Craigslist. Now, they want to start selling houses!
60 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
Interview w/ Stephen Rischall
In this episode, we talk to Stephen Rischall of 1080 Financial Group about the specific obstacles Millennials need to overcome in order to become home owners. We discuss the importance of home ownership as a facet of a healthy financial future and how YouTube "Do-It-Yourselfers" hacking their own finances can lead to dangerous and unfortunate results. We also talk about the downside of millennials being drawn toward bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, when it's really the blockchain technology that's where the future is leading.
65 minutes | Jan 18, 2018
Interview w/ Jordan Scheltgen
This episode, we interview Jordan Scheltgen, host of the Mind Your Marketing Podcast and founder of Cave Social Marketing Agency. We discuss about what both buyers and sellers should be looking for in the social media feeds of agents they might be considering hiring, how great marketing is about making a deeper connection and "telling a story" in order to connect with a specific audience that might be interested in your home, and how agents can continue to keep you in love your house, even after the sale.
46 minutes | Jan 12, 2018
It's The Weather, Stupid! Or, Is It?
This week, we're looking into the real reason real estate is more expensive in California. It's the weather, right? But it turns out the answer is much more complicated than that. While the sun and celebrity lifestyle might be the main reasons people come to West Coast, they instead find high housing prices created by over regulation, hypocrisy, and a general philosophy of NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard). We discuss how all these contribute to our drastic housing shortage and what can be done about it.
56 minutes | Jan 5, 2018
Interview w/ Alionso Angel
In this episode, we're talking to termite specialist, Alionso Angel of Two Guys Termite in Burbank, CA. He takes us through a step-by-step walk through the average termite inspection.. He then discusses what he considered to be the priorities that should be fixed compared to those that aren't as serious. Ron then chimes in on how a termite inspection can affect a loan closing. We then go into tenting and how termite issues are remedied. We close up discussing the worst nightmare he's seen in his career.
72 minutes | Dec 28, 2017
The Best Of Real Estate - 2017 (Part 2)
It's another look at the year with part two of our "Best Of 2017" episode. We start off talking negotiation and how Tom was taught to haggle by his wife -- and how he applies this in his real estate career. After that, it's part of our interview with David Duley, a serial real estate investor, about the current real estate market. And then, it's Eric Petz, a specialist in distressed properties. And we round it all up with my wife, Julie Clary, about estate plans and how important they are to real estate.
66 minutes | Dec 22, 2017
The Best Of Real Estate - 2017
It was the first year of the podcast, so we thought it would be fun to start off by going back to our first episode and hear how it all began. We follow that with a great clip from CPAs extraordinaire, Steve Landsman and Vahan Papyan, about how freelancers can overcome obstacles to buy a home. Next up, a segment from one of our most popular episodes with Ian Mayer of IM Home Inspections talking about what to look for when hiring an inspector. And then a final rant from me about how to avoid helplessness.
70 minutes | Dec 15, 2017
How To Buy A House Without Getting Sold
The pressure is intense. You went to an open house and gave all your personal information on the sign in sheet. Since then, you've been inundated by endless emails -- and potentially -- unsolicited phone calls. This is a situation all too common in the real estate industry. We'll go through the ways real estate agents "trap" your information and put you into their marketing campaigns, harassing you until you cry for mercy. We'll show you how to avoid this mess and choose a real estate agent you can trust.
19 minutes | Dec 9, 2017
A Real Estate Conundrum
Tom is getting the same question over and over - "Should I buy a house now? Or, should I wait?" He likes to hear folks be cautious when buying a home, but facts have come to light regarding the real estate market that may mean waiting is not the best choice for them. Inventory is at critical levels (meaning prices will continue to rise) and interest rates will go up. These mean that buying a house will soon be even more expensive to do. Buying a house sooner rather than later might be a better strategy.
31 minutes | Dec 1, 2017
Talking Turkey - Surviving Holiday Real Estate Conversations
It's the holiday season, so we're giving out tips about how you can discuss the real estate market with your family around the Christmas buffet. We know that Aunt Beatrice has heard on the news that it's a terrible time to buy a house and Uncle Bernie is saying "Bah-Humbug," telling you we're in a bubble and it's about to burst -- so, we thought it would be helpful to arm you with all the facts and strategies so you can hold your ground when you tell everyone you're looking to buy a home.
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