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RERL-1732-Market Update

It’s been quite some time since covid -19 effectively shut down the economy, and a surprising number of markets and industries are thriving despite the grim expectations. When life becomes more unpredictable than normal, the only weapon consumers really have is knowledge that hopefully comes from a reliable source. Today Joe and Mike take a look at Silicon Valley’s remarkable market. Topics include: Santa Clara County rampant buyers’ market How today’s market measures up to…

RERL-1731-The Future of Real Estate Investing – Part 3

“Why am I living in California if most of my investments are outside of the state?” Talking to people, there is a scary amount of people seriously considering leaving California in the near future for a multitude of reasons. With more companies issuing remote policies, the list of reasons to stay are dwindling and the motive to relocate is gaining momentum. Has Silicon Valley hit the tipping point and is now poised to become a…

RERL-1730- The Future of California Real Estate – Part 2 (Leaving For Other Countries)

Is it time for the government to force people to change the way they live? The livability of a place is directly related to whether or not they can stay. With more people opting to work from home, it is completely possible to hold a Silicon Valley job and leave the traffic and high living costs behind if you do a little planning beforehand – and many of us are. Even with all these big…

RERL-1729-Support For Local Business During Covid-19- Alex Hult, CEO of Flights Restaurant

Covid has affected our personal and business life like nothing before. Whole worlds have been flipped upside down for just about every person across the globe including Alex Hult, a successful restauranteur who is struggling to keep his business afloat as customers and revenue dry up. Trying to get money from customers is not Alex’s only concern at the moment. While many landlords are lenient and granting breaks in rent, the landlord of his Mountain…

RERL-1728-Growing Your Business-What would cause California Real Estate to collapse? Part 1

Before the pandemic, people thought Silicon Valley was bulletproof. Sure, the cost of living is high, but people still wanted to come here and work for the biggest tech companies and slickest startups. Several months later, covid has allowed people to move out of state, choosing to work at home indefinitely. Consequently, corporations are now forced to rethink how they do business and even where they do their business if California doesn’t do something to…

RERL-1727-Growing Your Business – Litigation Finance – Large Growth

Go back 100 years and the law was against lawyers advertising and finding third parties to finance cases. Even contingent fees were scrutinized to dissuade lawyers from pursuing costly litigation. Though things changed in the 1980’s, lawyers still spend much of their time playing the role of peace maker as most cases cannot afford to go to litigation. Litigation finance is an explosive area right now as attorneys can spend years working on a case…

RERL-1726-Lending and Real Estate Update

Interest rates are near all time lows, hovering around the mid to high 2’s depending on your loan amount, credit score, etc. While still low, many quotes you receive can be misleading, oftentimes costing you more money than you’ll save. Fortunately, the easiest way to figure out if a lender is a legitimate professional or a hack is to ask “What is the cost of that interest rate?” Today Joe provides us with another real…

RERL-1725-Growing Your Business-Best and Worse Case Scenarios!

When it comes to reopening your business, you plan for best and worst case scenarios and usually you end up somewhere in between. More business owners are asking how they should think going forward and the answer may be as easy as SWOT. Analyzing your internal strengths and weaknesses and your external opportunities and threats are the first steps to surviving the post-sheltering period. Implementing SWOT analysis in your reopening strategy and taking a few…

RERL-1724-Community & Reality

Whether it be race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender, we are still going through a process of unbiasing ourselves. Still in the midst of a pandemic, pent-up anger over racial discrimination and police brutality is bubbling to the surface, largely fueled by loss of jobs, income and opportunity. Officer or civilian, we are learning a painful lesson that will be passed down to our children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. Today Joe and Jack take a…

RERL-1723-Two Italian Guys Talking Real Estate-Market Update

Can we have open houses yet? Has inventory recovered from coronavirus lows? What don’t I know about buying a home in this environment?! Quite honestly, it may be a lot. But don’t worry, today Joe and Mike are here with the lowdown on Silicon Valley’s housing market. Topics include: Inventory & prices under Covid-19 Protocols for showing and buying homes Covid contingencies Interest rates hovering around all-time lows Are there any buying opportunities? If you…