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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…

RERL-1722-Growing Your Business- Beyond Banks! Sources For Financing

It’s strangely funny that the very same lenders that agreed to forbearances, are now coming back and saying they don’t want to finance you because of said forbearance, even though it’s been paid off. Getting loans from big banks is more about software and data than it is about banks placing a bit of trust in someone with a great idea or trying to make ends meet under extreme situations. Money is an infrastructure that,…

RERL-1721-Growing Your Business-Big Banks – How Are They Behaving and Reacting In A Crisis!

Way back in 2008, the government bailed out banks during the mortgage meltdown. While circumstances are not quite the same today, there are a few parallels that exist between the two. Low rates have been fueling this economy and the juice just keeps getting put on to keep things rolling. As a result, smaller banks are worried about repercussions as they are treated differently from big banks, many of which have already taken advantage of…

RERL-1720-The Valley Current® with Steve King on the Decision to Leave Sunny California After 7 Decades for Carefree, Arizona!

Longtime resident know California has changed a lot in a short amount of time. Making the decision to move can be tough, especially when you are looking outside of the state you have always called home. After 7 decades, Steve King and his wife are packing up and leaving their native California to the greener pastures of Carefree Arizona. Steve is not the only one leaving the state, many citizens are leaving for much of…

RERL-1719-Taylor North-Central Coast Real Estate

From the beginning of the COVID pandemic, people stayed home and refused to leave unless it was absolutely necessary. As a result, real estate suffered along with almost every aspect of the economy. Now that the economy is opening, people are cautiously settling into normal life as they go about their business. Will the market tick up with consumers picking up and running for the hills or delay their transaction for a later date? Today…

RERL-1718- Growing your business – Caught In The Middle

During a recession, small businesses have the advantage of control large businesses have the advantages of large budgets or government backing. Caught in the middle of these businesses are companies that seem big, but are getting hammered by costs out of their control and don’t have the depth of major companies. Who is going to help these middle-tier companies through this depression-like period when customers, investors, and the government are not showing up? Today Joe…