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RER-1751-California opening, and rates are going up. What will this do for housing?

It’s been happening for a while, but you could unofficially call 2020 the year people wanted to leave California. We saw the economy have a massive run up coupled with crazy low interest rates that made it too tempting to buy no matter the cost. Joe Cucchiara and Jack Russo team up to discuss how the turbulent political environment and knee-jerk covid reactions are affecting real estate. Topics include: 3 kinds of people leaving FOMO…

RERL-1750-Why everyone’s fleeing to Florida, and careful with a vacation home purchase!

There’s a lot going on in Florida and if you haven’t looked into it yet, we’ve got you covered. Jack Russo provides us with an insider’s look at all the ways Florida is drawing in people from more than just California – and yes, it goes well beyond affordable housing! Politics and recreation aside, it could be possible that Florida is on its way to becoming the spot to do business. Second home purchases have…

RERL-1749-Boycott B of A, and don’t be so quick to sell your home!

Why boycott Bank of America? If your privacy is important to you, then you will want to strongly consider switching your account to a different bank. Bank of America has been sharing private information with government agencies about consumer spending habits in the time around the January 6th Capitol riots. Though it is easy to sell off this underreported headline as BofA being helpful to the government, Joe Cucchiara wonders if we should be more…

RERL-1748- How Does the Election Impact Real Estate Investors?

As an industry, the National Association of Realtors is a strong lobbying body in Congress, but in one week, a new administration will take office. Regardless of the NAR’s power, many things will officially begin to change starting January 20th and smart investors will start planning for new changes. Joe Cucchiara asks Jack Russo what changes he thinks will take place in residential and commercial real estate if a major liberal agenda emerges. Also in…

RERL-1747-End of The Year Review in Real Estate & What to Expect in 2021

2020 was so crazy, it’s hard to remember anything that happened that isn’t covid related. Residential real estate remained surprisingly strong in Silicon Valley and it is arguable that residential real estate actually benefitted from the pandemic – but can the same be said for commercial real estate? Joe Cucchiara wraps up a wild year for real estate and predicts if 2021 will be as big a surprise as its predecessor.   If you wish…

RERL-1746-Business and Real Estate – Small actions yield big HQ implications for Uber, Wells Fargo, Chevron

Wake up California! Big companies have had it and are finally leaving for a more business friendly state. For a few years now you have heard us talk about how California residents have flocked to states where homes can be 1/10 the price for a lot more space and are a lot more attractive when Tax Day rolls around. Companies such as Oracle, Hewlett Packard and Tesla have done the math and, as much as…

RERL-1745- Showcasing Small Business – Chris Cucchiara with ReGenesis 360

There comes a time for every business owner when tough decisions need to be made. As the economy dwindles away, fear, confusion and hopelessness make it easy to cloud the minds of owners and consumers. No one knows this better than Chris Cucchiara who opened an innovative lifestyle center in the central coast just three years ago. Working alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals means Chris was able to quickly find out new guidelines and…

RERL-1744- Helping Small Business – Mike and John D’Ambrosio

A majority of us are aware that small businesses have taken the hardest economic hit during the pandemic. Unfortunately, those that stayed afloat during the first shutdown may not make it through this upcoming one. Meet John D’Ambrosio, successful family restauranteur and brother of our very own Mike D’Ambrosio whose companies (The New York Sausage Company, Giorgio’s and Frankie Johnnie & Luigi) have been forced to pivot and adapt to meet covid demands. Joe Cucchiara asks John…

RERL-1743- Calling all small businesses – We want to help!

Since March, small businesses have been riding this crazy roller coaster and taken more than their fair share of hits. Shutdowns and stricter regulations are being put back into place as covid makes its resurgence and many small businesses that were already in survival mode, may soon lose it all. Starting today, Joe Cucchiara is challenging you to abstain from big businesses with capital and support your favorite small businesses through these challenging months. Supporting…

RERL-1742-NatureQuant.com – The New Way to Track Your Nature Scores!

The studies are in, exposure to nature can be the most important factor to promoting your physical and mental wellbeing.  One way we can bring the relevance of nature to the forefront, is to allow people to quantify it and then track it over time. Host Joe Cucchiara asks Jared Hanley and Dr. Chris Minson about how users calculate their “NatureScore” and then utilize that data to integrate nature as a personal health tool. Topics:…