On Monday May 9, 2011, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate Radio show on The Big Talker 1580 AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.
Listen to the show.
Part 1 (24:03)
Ryan mentions that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have purchased a home in California; Ryan reviews the economic events of the prior week; Ryan notes that interest rate are still heading down;Ryan notes that the DC real estate market is competitive on the buy and rent sides and that would be renters in the DC area are turning into would be buyers; Louis notes that the DC housing dynamic is different from the rest of the country where housing prices are down and there is plenty of inventory;Louis notes that if it is cheaper to buy than rent that it makes sense to get a long term low interest rate loan; Louis talks about the benefits of visiting HomeGain.com; Louis discusses the HomeGain FSBO vs. Realtor survey and the advantages of hiring a REALTOR; Louis and Ryan discuss the HomeGain home improvement survey and recount the types of home improvements that provide the best return on investment;Ryan and Louis talk about pricing strategies for selling a home;Louis and Ryan discuss the differences between pricing a short sale and pricing a non short sale home; Louis notes pricing a home too high may keep the home on the market a long time and that the more days a home is on the market makes a home look like damaged good;Ryan describes short sales as foreclosure avoidance and discusses the impact of each on FICO scores; Ryan talks about the options that people with underwater mortgages have; Louis mentions that 72% of home buyers and sellers pick the first real estate agent they meet and points out the value in comparing agents first using HomeGain’s Find a REALTOR program; Louis can Ryan discuss the level of shadow inventory the impact on sellers as more inventory gets released;
Part 2 (12:56)
Ryan and Louis discuss whether it makes sense to purchase a second home;Louis notes that homes in Florida and Arizona can be purchased as future retirement homes and rented with positive cash flow in the interim;Louis makes the distinction between a real estate investor and a real estate speculator;Ryan and Louis discuss how to work with a mortgage lender to gauge the direction of interest rates;Ryan and Louis debate the benefits of pre paying mortgage interest;
Part 3 (12:45)
Ryan discusses how to improve your credit score
Part 4 (2:11)
Ryan wraps up the show.
Listen to other Real Estate Radio shows with Louis Cammarosano
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of May 2, 2011
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of April 25, 2011
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of April 18, 2011
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of April 11, 2011
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of March 21, 2011
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of March 14, 2011
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of February 28, 2011
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of January 24, 2011
Listen to the Real Estate Radio show of November 29, 2010
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About Ryan Sloper
As a highly motivated mortgage consultant, with more than nine years of mortgage lending experience, Ryan Sloper has acquired a solid understanding of the local and national real estate markets. Ryan has been investing in residential and commercial real estate for the last 5 years, where he has first hand knowledge of what it takes to be a successful real estate investor. Ryan also hosts a weekly radio show, Real Estate Radio, which airs every Monday on 1580 AM in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Real Estate Radio also streams live nationally @ http://whfs.cbslocal.com/shows/real-estate-radio-with-ryan-sloper/