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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…

RERL – 1714 – Weekly Real Estate & Mortgage Update – COVID-19

Every week brings something new to the way we buy and sell real estate. As always, we aim to provide you will all the current information you need to make educated decisions. Today Joe provides a quick snapshot of what is going on with Silicon Valley real estate and lending and its relation to COVID-19. Topics: All-time low lending rates and other reasons to buy now New California guidelines for showing properties Paralyzed buyers &…

RERL-1713-Growing Your Business-Too Small To Fail?

Too small to fail? Running a small business during a crisis means finding out who is loyal to you and your business and how loyal you want to be back to those whose loyalty waivers. From a business planning point of view, a small business can accomplish a lot during these times by figuring out what they want to do and who they want to do it with. Loyalty boils down to people, whether they…

RERL-1712-Silicon Valley Virtual Real Estate Summit

We stayed home and flattened the curve, and while we are ready to get back to work, coronavirus has changed the way we do things. Today Joe has gathered Silicon Valley’s finest real estate and lending professionals to discuss the major issues that have taken place in the real estate and lending industry: Chris Trapani, Founder & CEO – The Sereno Group Nancy Robinson, Regional Vice President – Coldwell Banker Realty Mark von Kaenel, Bay Area…

RERL-1711- Market Update and Effects of COVID-19

It’s time for another round of COVID related market updates. There are all kinds of things affecting the market day to day and people need to know what interest rates are doing and what the buyer and seller markets are like. Getting prepared now can make a huge difference for the day when you want to lock in and make things happen. Listen in and keep track of what is happening in a volatile market…

RERL-1710- Market Update – Real Estate and Lending

Much of the world as we know it has come to a grinding halt due to public health concerns. As we navigate the challenging times COVID-19 has brought upon us, it’s more important than ever to make educated decisions with as much information as possible. Since people will always need homes and money, real estate and lending professionals stand ready to help those in their community, but there are a few differences to how things…

RERL-1709-How COVID 19 Is Affecting Real Estate And Lending – Week 2

Changes are taking place on a daily basis, if not on an hourly basis. What hasn’t changed is your access to money. Lending and real estate have been deemed essential businesses so sales, purchases and refinances are still taking place. Today Joe shares how real estate and financing have changed in just one week. Topics include: Lenders having to artificially raise interest rates between delay in appraisals and market volatility More conservative lending Confusion around…

RERL-1708-Market Update-Financial Strategies During COVID-19

In the midst of a pandemic, it’s important that we help each other out. While some of us get to work from home and binge watch our favorite shows, many people in our community have been laid off or furloughed with an indeterminate ending. Now is the time to get granular about how we can help our neighbors who otherwise wouldn’t need assistance with financial situations. Do your part and pass this podcast along to…