On Monday June 25, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.
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Part 1 (14:10)
Ryan defines and discusses Operation Twist. Louis notes that rolling the short term securities into long term creates demand for the ten year note but that it does not necessarily result in lower mortgage rates. Louis notes that the current low interest rates prohibits savings and encourages more borrowing. Louis notes that consumers need more availability to credit the way a drunkard needs happy hour extended. Continue reading this post
On Monday September 26, 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.
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Part 1 (14:26)
Ryan and Louis discuss the impact that a winning sports team has on a city. Louis and Ryan discuss the Fed’s Operation Twist announced earlier in the week designed to keep long term interest rates low. Ryan notes that he doesn’t think it will do much good due to tighter lending standards. Louis notes that Operation Twist did not increase the Fed’s balance sheet and comments that the net effect is to kick the can down the road and to make the road longer. Louis notes that the Fed’s maneuver protects itself against raises in short term interest rate. Louis notes its generally good for real estate as it drives the long term interest down but if credit is difficult it will be difficult to take advantage of. Louis noted that Operation Twist will make it easier for homeowners to refinance which isn’t necessarily good for the banks. Louis notes that the Fed’s action was not positive for the markets as more quantitative easing was expected. Louis notes that stimulus and interest rates are not the answer as we have had plenty of that in the past few years to little or no salubrious effect. Ryan notes that the expensive real estate market is robust while the less expensive real estate market is still doing poorly. Ryan notes that the DC metro housing market is doing well due to the decent jobs market and the relatively low level of foreclosures. Ryan and Louis discuss the pros and cons of purchasing a new home vs. an existing home. Louis and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of purchasing a short sale vs. a new home. Louis notes that the new home market is more important to the economy than the existing homes market and that each new home built creates three new jobs.
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