On Monday January 23, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.
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Part 1 (14:24)
Ryan and Louis discuss the Republican Primary, gold and silver prices and HomeGain’s 2012 Home Ownership Satisfaction Survey. Ryan notes that when mortgage rates move up, they move up fast. Ryan urges rate shoppers to lock in now. Ryan predicts higher mortgage rates in 2012. Louis discusses how the networks were able to project Newt Gingrich the winner of the South Carolina primary based on exit polls.
Ryan notes that Texas governor Rick Perry has dropped out and has endorsed Newt Gingrich. Ryan notes that Romney is attaching Gingrich based on his relationship with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Louis notes that in Iowa and New Hampshire Gingrich was crushed as a result of the focus of voters on Newt Gingrich’s activities with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mae.
Louis notes that during the South Carolina primary process, when the focus moved away from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and towards Mitt Romney’s activities at Bain Capital, the voters shifted away from Romney and towards Gingrich. Louis notes that Gingrich benefited in South Carolina from appearing strong in responding to a debate question relating to his personal life. Louis notes, however, that Gingrich won’t be able to win based on those types of answers.
Louis notes that as the attention shifts back to Gingrich’s activities at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, Romney will benefit and Gingrich will suffer. Louis notes that Gingrich is the non Romney flavor of the month-his predecessors being Santorum, Cain, Perry and Bachman. Louis notes that Republicans are looking for a conservative alternative to Romney. Louis notes that as people peek under the cover they will notice that Santorum and Gingrich are not as conservative as they claim.
Louis notes that Ron Paul has been consistent in his view for 30 years and that his support in the polls has not fluctuated wildly like the other candidates and has grown steadily. Louis notes that the media constantly discusses Ron Paul’s supposed non electability but never discussed the electability of the other candidates like Herman Cain whose qualifications including running a “pizza palour”, Michelle Bachman who has only been in congress a few years and Mitt Romney who was governor of a state that instituted “RomneyCare” a pre cursor to “ObamaCare” which is anathma to conservatives and Newt Gingirch with 20 years of “baggage”.
Louis notes that Ron Paul has won 12 elections to congress and has increased his vote totals by 4-5X since 2008 in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. Ryan notes that Ron Paul’s issues, excessive spending, civil liberties, the Federal Reserve have not been discussed much in the campaigns and the debates. Louis notes that the Tea Party came into existence largely as a protest against the bail outs an the irony that the two front runners Romney and Gingrich were in favor of them and the stimulus packages.
Louis notes that Ron Paul has gained currency with younger voters and that younger voters are discovering Austrian economics. Louis and Ryan discuss Ron Paul’s interest in reinstituting the gold standard and that Newt Gingrich has jumped on that bandwagon.
Louis notes that during the debates they have not talked about each candidates plan to cut spending – other than Rick Perry’s attempt to name three Federal Agencies that he would cut. Louis notes that only Ron Paul has a plan to cut spending-$1 Trillion in his first year as President.
Part 2 (13:42)
Louis and Ryan discuss rising gold and silver prices. Louis notes that the gold silver ratio is still high. Louis notes that silver is more volatile than gold and is more thinly traded. Louis notes that the the dollar amounts purchased recently in the physical market are nearly equal which is bullish for silver.
Louis notes that the historic high in silver is $50 back in 1980 and that number is the nominal non inflation adjusted value. Louis notes in 1980 there were not purchasers from China and India who are now large participants in the silver market. Louis notes that silver is a monetary and industrial metal and notes that silver is used in electronics and solar technology.
Louis also notes that governments don’t own silver the way they own gold. Louis notes that gold and silver have never been worth nothing. Ryan notes the upcoming Fed meeting next week. Louis notes that there is a perceived safety in US treasuries. Louis notes that most people probably don’t expect the US to be able to pay back a bond in ten years.
Louis predicts long term higher interest rates (and inflation) and if you agree locking in a long term low interest loan now make sense. Louis notes that people try to time mortgage rates as you can’t dollar cost average (like you can with stocks or silver purchases) you only can take out your mortgage once.
Part 3 (13:15)
Louis discusses the results of the 2012 HomeGain Home Ownership Satisfaction Survey. An interesting discussion ensures…
Part 4 (13:08)
Ryan discusses how to improve your credit score. Louis notes the advantages of using a professional.
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