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RERL-1756-Housing market peaks & new ways to look at second homes!

Has the market officially peaked? It’ll be a while until we know for sure, but Joe Cucchiara believes Silicon Valley’s insane sellers’ market has finally hit its lofty ceiling. Right or wrong, what does this information mean for you and does it change your strategy going forward? Going with the assumption that the market is indeed flattening, Joe breaks down what it means for both buyers and sellers if the market has already peaked. Second…

RERL-1755-Bay Area real estate – Should you buy, sell or hold?

Buy, hold or sell? It’s a simple question that can make a huge impact, and the answer is very simple – you do all three! Either one of these moves can be the right move for you if you have the correct strategy in place and, as the market continues to shoot up, people are feeling the pressure to make a move. Should you sell and take advantage of skyrocketing home values? Is it time…

RERL-1754- Mental Illness Awareness Month- Special Guest – Rachel Cucchiara

Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the US has some form of mental illness and there is still much stigma surrounding the topic, both publicly and internally. Admitting to yourself or others that you have a mental illness can be a major battle, so while it is still mental illness awareness month, Joe Cucchiara welcomes in his daughter Rachel Cucchiara to openly discuss her struggles with major depressive and anxiety disorder since she was diagnosed…

RERL-1752-Why professional photography makes a difference!

We can all have a good chuckle when you meet with a professional, and you realize their publicity photo was taken years ago. Today Joe chats with Teresa (FOTOS BY T), who outside of keeping your publicity photos relevant, captures all her clients’ memorable moments while making the shoot itself fun and lighthearted. We seriously doubt anyone else been told by their photographer to “look constipated” before snapping the perfect pose. Teresa also takes your…

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…