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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…

RERL-1717- Johnny Khamis, San Jose Council Member

This week many cities across the US started phase 1 of relaxing restrictions and reopening the economy. It’s a big step towards normalcy that we have been looking forward to, even if there are new rules to follow. Council Member Johnny Khamis calls in today to talk about San Jose’s phase in, and the effect COVID-19 has had on business. Topics include: Measure E update The war on reopening Disaster recovery funding Protesting What phase…

RERL-1716- Silicon Valley Real Estate Market Update

Normally by now we are entering the thick of the buying and selling season and keeping a watchful eye on the market. Due to the current environment, many of us are only just beginning to settle back into something resembling normal life. You’ve likely seen more Sale Pending signs around the neighborhood, but what does that say about the market? Do buyers finally have a glut of inventory to choose from as sellers flee the…

RERL-1715- Growing Your Business-Too Big To Fail?

Netflix, Facebook, Google – These are all companies deemed too big to fail. Ideally these companies grow based on infrastructure with fixed costs and are not reliant on fluctuating employee headcount. Where business loyalty keeps startups from going under, strong revenue coupled with conservative accounting and cash management will keep large businesses afloat as we ride out the COVID pandemic. Topics include: Automation & inventory Scaling with profit on a continuous basis Infrastructure substituting for…