Real Estate Today
Real Estate Today opens doors for buyers and sellers with critical and credible information on the real estate market. It’s fast paced and fact packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and timely market conditions.
info_outline The Summer Market – Show 645 06/18/2021
The Summer Market – Show 645 This week, Real Estate Today presents “The Summer Market!” A triple celebration! First, we celebrate the hot season ahead – which starts this weekend! Second, we celebrate the strength of the nation’s real estate markets as the pandemic winds down. And third – it’s Father’s Day weekend! Which celebrates the Dads in our lives – and ourselves also, if you’re a Dad! A great show, looking at buying and selling real estate – as the temperatures soar!
info_outline Secrets of the Pros – Show 644 06/11/2021
Secrets of the Pros – Show 644 This week, Real Estate Today presents “Secrets of the Pros.” In which we pose the question to real estate professionals: ‘…in this red-hot market, what would you do, if you were doing your own, personal real estate transaction?’ Their answers will surprise you, as we examine investing secrets, buying secrets, selling secrets and more. We’ll talk about the value of running the numbers at every step; being patient as you look for a home; why staging your home could happen – for free! And, the wisdom that’s so important in any real estate market: DBAD. ‘Don’t be a dope!’
info_outline Staying Cool! – Show 643 06/04/2021
Staying Cool! – Show 643 This week, Real Estate Today presents “Staying Cool!” All about staying comfy and cool, in the oasis you call home - as the outside temperature soars! Our goal is to help you spend as little money as possible on utilities, because every time you turn the AC down to make your home colder…you’re making your electric bill – bigger! So we’re talking to experts about cooling strategies that don’t break the bank! From curtains to ceiling fans, from smart thermostats to sealing windows, we’ll cover it all. Plus – the big dollar question: To repair, or replace your AC system?
info_outline Real Estate in the Military – Show 642 05/28/2021
Real Estate in the Military – Show 642 This week, Real Estate Today presents “Real Estate in the Military.” Our special Memorial Day Weekend show all about homeownership among our nation’s veterans and active duty service members. We’ll examine why many members of the military own their own homes, instead of living on their base. Also, we look at the zero-down mortgage – the VA Loan. A wonderful benefit, available only to veterans and active duty members of the military. But – why are some sellers turning down buyers who want to use the VA Loan?
info_outline We Got the House! – Show 641 05/21/2021
We Got the House! – Show 641 This week, Real Estate Today presents “We Got the House!” All about winning strategies in today’s super-competitive real estate market. We’ll talk to experts about the tactics successful buyers use – and why those techniques get them the house, while other buyers have to try again. We’ll take you to two of the hottest real estate markets in America, Spokane, Washington and Chicago Illinois, where we’ll hear why the winners – win! And the others – don’t. Also, are you losing thousands of dollars towards your down payment – by not applying for down payment assistance? We talk to experts about how to find a program – and perhaps thousands of dollars – in your area.
info_outline Winning Buyer Strategies!– Show 640 05/14/2021
Winning Buyer Strategies!– Show 640 This week, Real Estate Today presents “Winning Buyer Strategies” An in-depth look at exactly what’s happening in real estate across the nation, right now. On today’s show we examine the meteoric rise in home values, which is welcome news to homeowners and home sellers, but a potential barrier to home buyers. We look at winning buyer strategies, designed to give them an edge in a bidding war. And we also discuss the one part of the transaction in which sellers do not hold the cards – finding their next house!
info_outline Get Outside! – Show 639 05/07/2021
Get Outside! – Show 639 This week, Real Estate Today presents “Get Outside!” A celebration of the beautiful May weather, and all the ways you can enjoy it – at your own home. Throughout the show we look at the increased significance of outdoor spaces, after a year spent largely indoors. And that change is reflected in properties all over the nation, as people get more creative about the way they use their yards and patios and decks. We also lean into a big topic – how to take care of your yard, so that it brings you even more joy!
info_outline Make it Your Own! – Show 638 04/30/2021
Make it Your Own! – Show 638 This week, Real Estate Today presents “Make it Your Own!” The grand finale of our special series on doing real estate the right way in the Spring Market of 2021. Today we look at how to make this brand-new space that you just moved into - all about you, your taste, and your style. From paint colors, to smart home tech, from energy efficiency to 5G internet, experts explain how to transform this blank canvas into a home that says ‘This is just the way I want it!’
info_outline Moving! – Show 637 04/23/2021
Moving! – Show 637 This week, Real Estate Today examines “Moving!” The latest episode in our special series on doing real estate the right way in the Spring Market of 2021. Today we talk to the pros about how to do your move on-time, and on-budget. And we spotlight what you should never put on the moving truck! We also look at a major destination for Americans on the move – Florida. And how the market there is changing! Plus – the VA Loan caps are now gone. So where are veterans and active duty service members moving?
info_outline The Closing! – Show 636 04/16/2021
The Closing! – Show 636 This week, Real Estate Today examines “The Closing!” The latest episode in our special series on doing real estate the right way in the Spring Market of 2021. Today – we cross the finish line, as the buyer buys, and the seller sells. We talk to the experts about what to do, when to do it, and how to handle the ‘remote closings’ happening from coast to coast.
info_outline The Offer! – Show 635 04/09/2021
The Offer! – Show 635 This week, Real Estate Today examines “The Offer!” The latest episode in our special series on thriving in the Spring Market of 2021. Today’s show is about the high stakes of making and receiving a purchase offer worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Will the buyer’s offer be good enough to beat the competition, in a bidding war? Will the seller select the right offer – among dozens? We talk to the pros about how each side can do it – right.
info_outline Investing in the Spring Market! – Show 634 04/02/2021
Investing in the Spring Market! – Show 634 This week, Real Estate Today examines “Investing in the Spring Market!” The latest episode in our special series on not just surviving, but thriving in the Spring Market of 2021. Today’s show is all about adding real estate to your portfolio…building multiple income streams, and greater household wealth. We talk to the pros – who are life-long investors themselves – about how to get started, your options, and what you’ll need to know.
info_outline Selling in the Spring Market! – Show 633 03/26/2021
Selling in the Spring Market! – Show 633 This week, Real Estate Today examines “Selling in the Spring Market!” The latest episode in our special series on doing real estate the right way – in the Spring Market of 2021. All about hitting the ultimate seller’s goal, of selling for the maximum profit in the minimum time. We look at seller strategies, designed to ramp up the buyers’ excitement over your home – and how to translate that excitement into the best possible transaction…for you.
info_outline Buying in the Spring Market! – Show 632 03/19/2021
Buying in the Spring Market! – Show 632 This week, Real Estate Today continues our special Spring Market series with “Buying in the Spring Market!” Filled with cutting-edge strategies on successfully buying a home of your own in today’s competitive market. Today’s buyers, who face rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale, might find that when they find the perfect house, 50 other buyers want the same place! How do they win? Our experts explain winning techniques, on Real Estate Today’s special show “Buying in the Spring Market!”
info_outline The Spring Market! – Show 631-2 03/16/2021
The Spring Market! – Show 631-2 This week, Real Estate Today presents a special two-episode edition of the “The Spring Market!” A guide to buying and selling a home in today’s red-hot real estate market! Episode 2 focuses on selling your home in the Spring of 2021. We’ll look at strategies designed to help you sell fast and high…and, how to line up your next place quickly – so you won’t be in a hotel after your sale! We’ll also look at the upcoming Spring house-hunting weather, the future of commercial real estate, and much more, on Real Estate Today’s special two-episode edition of “The Spring Market!”
info_outline The Spring Market! – Show 631-1 03/12/2021
The Spring Market! – Show 631-1 This week, Real Estate Today presents a special two-episode edition of the “The Spring Market!” A guide to buying and selling a home in today’s red-hot real estate market! In Episode 1, we focus on buyers, who face rising prices and unprecedented competition. We’ll talk to experts about how to win the house! We’ll also look at the new stimulus package, through the lens of real estate, mortgage alternatives for buyers shopping for the best home loan – and much more, on Real Estate Today’s special two-episode edition of “The Spring Market!”
info_outline Countdown to Spring! – Show 630 03/05/2021
Countdown to Spring! – Show 630 This week, Real Estate Today starts the “Countdown to Spring!” Helping buyers and sellers get ready for what might be the wildest, fastest, most competitive real estate market in history. Ultra-low mortgage interest rates! Unprecedented buyer demand! Multiple offers, bidding wars and offers way over list price Our experts will show buyers and sellers strategies designed to help them win, in the Spring Market of 2021.
info_outline Speed Real Estate! – Show 629 02/26/2021
Speed Real Estate! – Show 629 In 2021, houses are snapped up within days – or hours – of hitting the market. Today’s buyers need to be fast, decisive, and prepared – if they want to get a house. On this week’s show we’ll look at how to do the deal as quickly as possible, while protecting your best interests – and your money! And buyers aren’t the only ones with a need for speed – sellers too, will have to hit the turbos if they hope to find another house – once they sell!
info_outline Mortgages, 2021! – Show 628 02/19/2021
Mortgages, 2021! – Show 628 Today’s real estate market is being fueled by twin turbos: pandemic home-buying and the lowest mortgage interest rates we’ve ever seen! If you buy a home now, you’ll enjoy incredibly affordable homeownership…with low, low payments for up to 30 years! But two catches: qualifying for those record low mortgage interest rates; and competing with other buyers for the same house you want! We talk to the pros about how you can get the mortgage – and the house!
info_outline Love Your Home – Show 627 02/12/2021
Love Your Home – Show 627 Our Valentine’s show “Love Your Home,” looks at the special bond between you and the place you call home. We talk to the pros about what home buyers want, and how to make your house more beautiful, and more fun! More important now than ever, as the pandemic enters its second year.
info_outline The Best Year Ever to Build – Show 626 02/05/2021
The Best Year Ever to Build – Show 626 Imagine living in a house that’s just been built – one that no one else has ever lived in before! Sound good? On today’s show we talk to the pros about how to buy a brand new home, or build a new home from scratch, the right way! Making sure you get the home you want – while protecting your time and money. And how to make 2021 the Best Year Ever to Build!
info_outline The Best Year Ever to Invest – Show 625 01/29/2021
The Best Year Ever to Invest – Show 625 Mortgage interest rates remain at record lows, and real estate pros have a phrase for that: Money is Cheap! That's why so many people are flocking towards real estate investments. We'll talk to experts - who invest themselves - about how to get started, and how to grow your property portfolio. And examine whether 2021 might be the Best Year Ever to Invest!
info_outline The Best Year Ever to Sell – Show 624 01/22/2021
The Best Year Ever to Sell – Show 624 Today’s market is red-hot and super-fast, and sellers hold nearly all the cards! Today we talk to the pros about how to have the best possible sale...aiming for the ultimate goal, of Maximum Profit, in the Minimum Time! From the home's condition, to its correct price point, to home staging...we'll explain how 2021 might be the Best Year Ever to Sell!
info_outline The Best Year Ever to Buy – Show 623 01/15/2021
The Best Year Ever to Buy – Show 623 Today’s interest rates for home loans are opening doors like never before…making home ownership more accessible, and more affordable than ever. We’ll talk to experts about how you can harness the power of those rates, how to qualify for them, and once you do? How to write an offer that will win your dream home – even in a bidding war!
info_outline Going Global – Show 622 01/08/2021
Going Global – Show 622 Can you really move across the ocean, or across the border? How do you find the property? How do you pay for it? And how do you make sure – the transaction’s legit? We’ll talk to experts in international real estate, who themselves own properties in foreign lands. They’ll walk you through the process, step-by-step, and explain how to do it right, and how to do it safely.
info_outline Retiring Wealthy – Show 621 01/01/2021
Retiring Wealthy – Show 621 Adding real estate to your portfolio can help you achieve financial security – which is empowering at any age, but especially in your senior years. We’ll talk to national experts about what type of properties to buy, how to pay for them, and how to employ tax strategies to build your real estate portfolio. And no – you do not have to be rich – to get started investing!
info_outline Set for Life – Show 620 12/25/2020
Set for Life – Show 620 We’ll introduce you to young real estate investors who started right out of college – or while they were still IN college! They’ll explain how to get started, how to finance the properties, and how they’re building wealth and income. The goal? Total financial independence, which will find them truly ‘set for life!’
info_outline The Winter Market – Show 619 12/18/2020
The Winter Market – Show 619 The Winter Market is normally slow – but not this time around! A buying frenzy is happening from coast to coast, fueled by record low mortgage interest rates. Prices are skyrocketing, fueled by a shortage of homes for sale. We’ll have information you need to know if you’re buying, selling or just watching your home’s value soar!
info_outline The Year Ahead - Show 618 12/11/2020
The Year Ahead - Show 618 This week, Real Estate Today examines the upcoming year. Stephen asks the experts what the vaccines, the possible end of the pandemic, and the new Biden administration could mean to you if you’re a homeowner, buyer, or seller. Plus – forbearance – what you need to know if your lender allowed you to skip a few mortgage payments!
info_outline Think Like a Home Inspector! - Show 617 12/04/2020
Think Like a Home Inspector! - Show 617 On today's show we talk to the pros about how you can inspect your own house, with the goal of keeping it in tip top shape. Good maintenance equals higher market value! We'll show you how to protect your biggest investment, save money on utilities, and keep your house safe!