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RERL-1766- Zillow’s Big Flop!

Zillow quickly became the first step for buyers and sellers due to their instant connection to tons of real estate information. However, the disruptor ran into some big issues when it tried to add buying and selling to its repertoire. The issue? Not enough hands to make the purchase and selling process as seamless as they wanted. As a result, the iBuyer program was paused then abandoned shortly after. Joe Cucchiara and Jack Russo discuss…

RERL-1765- Secure the cheap money while it lasts!

Paying off the mortgage early is that goal all homeowners work towards – and why wouldn’t you? Any form of debt is bad and you’re just throwing away money in the form of interest. Well, mortgage rates are crazy low right now with some rates below 3%, but with inflation pressing upon us those rates could easily rise to 4-5%! Joe Cucchiara argues that just about everyone should have a mortgage and homeowners that don’t…

RERL-1764- Is California bad for business?

After many decades of finding talent and reaping success in California, Larry Ellison packed up Oracle and headed for Texas – and he’s not the only one. Charles Schwab followed suit and now Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla will also be finding a new home in Austin. Those are three big blows to California that has others wondering if these moves are more than coincidence. California’s advantages seem to be dissolving around us and the…

RERL-1763- Is California real estate still a good investment?

Ask your financial planner and they will agree that long-term real estate is almost always a good investment as long as the timing is right for you. Even in California where average home prices are notoriously high can real estate be a sound investment; you just need to be more cautious of the type of investment you make. While primary residences are still a hot commodity up and down the state, the pockets of investment…

RERL-1762-Best cities to retire & The friendliest cities!

Taxes, climate, and the general costs of living are 3 of the top concerns when moving to a new state – but certainly community plays a big role in the future quality of your life! There are 50 states that have their own unique ways of doing things, but only a few can claim to be the homes of the friendliest cities in America or have the best cities to retire in. Joe Cucchiara and…

RERL-1761- Ed Bass, Realtor – Monterey Coast Realty

When interviewing agents, it’s hard to find anyone better than an agent who prioritizes relationship building with clients and works with a group of dedicated and experienced coworkers. Add in that you’ll be looking at homes in one of the more beautiful spots in the country and life couldn’t get much better. Today Joe Cucchiara introduces us to his longtime friend and Monterey Coast Realty agent, Ed Bass to figure out what makes this little…

RERL-1760-Special Guest-Tyler Baldwin, CEO of Reali

The real estate market has been largely stagnant in terms of technological growth. Meet Tyler Baldwin, Ceo of Reali – a one stop real estate shop looking to disrupt the market so everything about the home buying and selling process becomes smarter, faster, and smoother. Host Joe Cucchiara finds out from Tyler how Reali uses their technology to streamline the transaction process, overcome regulations and cut costs by bringing the homebuying process into the future….

RERL-1759-Eviction Moratorium – Is it helping or hurting?

Right, wrong, good or bad, the eviction moratorium is under hot debate right now. After millions of Americans were spared the fear of losing their home in addition to their job when the pandemic hit, the time to unfreeze the ban on evictions and return to something resembling normal life has come – or has it? Like many things, viewpoints and needs have changed since 2020 and now is the time to reevaluate how we…

RERL-1758-Market Update & Which US City Has The Highest Share Of Superrich Residents In The World?

Is the market still on fire? Are buyers still snapping up homes now that the state has opened? What do agents and lenders predict will happen 90 days from now? 2021 continues to be a wild ride for real estate that we might not be able to accurately predict. Is there anything that could bring the market to its knees? Later on, Joe Cucchiara asks Mike D’Ambrosio take a look at where the superrich of…

RERL-1757- Joe from Hawaii and Jack from Florida! Now that’s remote!

It doesn’t matter where we are, Real Estate Radio Live will always be around to bring you the fresh, relevant content you rely on. Need proof? Well, Joe Cucchiara is hosting from Hawaii and longtime guest Jack Russo is calling in from Florida to demonstrate today’s topic. The ability to work remotely has impacted real estate in more ways than you think. Jack points out that people are living more for a series of experiences…