Real Estate and Financial Pitfalls

August 14, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and Comedian Tony V are joined by Artie Januario discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Kathy seeks permission to curse on the show
  • Tony had his entire upper body waxed
  • A brief discussion about whether to talk about Real Estate
  • Do you need a will?
  • Tenants by the entirety v tenants in common
  • Is there anything positive about time shares?
  • What’s up with these debt management companies?
  • Where should I get my credit report?
  • Is rent to own a good deal?
  • Should I get a store credit card?

 

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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Occupancy Agreements

August 7, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and Comedian Tony V are joined by Artie Januario and discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Tony is cultivating a pearl
  • Ryan Carter is the fact checker for the day
  • Kathy has a vaccination ready outfit
  • Tony V will appear on Misfits and Monsters
  • Tony V has developed an awareness of alligators
  • Tony interrupts the levity with an actual real estate question
  • If a buyer needs to occupy the property before closing, you need an occupancy agreement
  • It’s best to avoid occupancy agreements, but sometimes it’s necessary to close the deal
  • It turns out that Tony’s sister is not hypothetical
  • An attorney cannot represent the buyer and the seller
  • In MA, there is a 3 day right of rescission on a refinance
  • It is important to read the documents you’re singing at closing

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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Financing Myths and Facts

July 31, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter and Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser are joined by Christine Hurley and John Morroni to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Kathy is very fashionable
  • Always have an attorney review a purchase and sale
  • Buyers need to be aware of what is specified in any agreement
  • Don’t assume a seller will give an extension on financing
  • Banks don’t care about a divorce – need to refinance to get a name off the mortgage
  • Is cosigning a bad idea?
  • Should I lease a car?
  • Do you need to have credit cards to get a mortgage?
  • Do I need a job to get a mortgage?

 If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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Buyers Backing Out

July 24, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter and Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser are joined by Christine Hurley and John Morroni to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • The panel discusses boats and sailing
  • Christine talks about her time working in a Real Estate office
  • There is a trend of buyers backing out after offer acceptance
  • Buyers are pulling the trigger on the offer before being certain it’s the right house
  • Some buyers don’t factor in all the costs before making an offer
  • Buyers need to have a plan before making offers

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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People Behaving Badly in the Mortgage World

July 17, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter and Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser are joined by Lenny Clarke to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • They discuss Lenny riding the MS150 bike ride
  • The panel discusses hydration
  • Diet plans and advice
  • Discussion about Cape Cod real estate and tiny houses
  • An uncashed $400,000 check
  • People who stop paying rent
  • In MA landlords need to hold security deposits in interest bearing account
  • Tenants need to get documentation on the condition of the property

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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Should I Rent or Buy?

July 10, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser are joined by Dave Russo and Greg Murphy discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Discussion about sharks and dolphins
  • Greg and Kathy talk about Cuba
  • Dave bought a house bug Greg never will
  • Credit score and APR
  • Quarterly tax bills
  • Greg wants to be a renter forever
  • Reasons millennials are not buying homes - laziness, affordability, fluidity 

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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Medical and Recreational Marijuana in MA

July 3, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and Comedian Tony V are joined by Artie Januario discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Kathy is back from vacationing in Cuba and Key West
  • Artie discusses common questions at the pharmacy
  • Tony walks up and down the stairs to address boiler issues
  • Stories of people “losing it”
  • Medical marijuana
  • Legal marijuana in Massachusetts
  • Remove your growing equipment and marijuana plants for home staging
  • What not to say at a job interview

 

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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Comparative Market Analysis #WhyNot

June 26, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Comedians Tony V and Christine Hurley chat with Rick Nazzaro as they attempt to fill the gap of vacationing Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and they discuss:

  • The stresses caused by Kathy’s absence in the office
  • The many horror stories of former employees of Carter Law Offices
  • #WhyNot
  • Tony see’s Foreigner (the band)
  • Real Estate is starting to shift
    • Fewer offers
    • More inventory
  • Where and what are markets getting hot? Good economies help second home sales in seasonal areas
  • Are you second homeless?
  • Who should have a CMA or Comparative Market Analysis done?
    • Is it worth hiring a professional to do one?
    • There is more to it than just using a service like Zillow
  • Christine shares her after “school special moment” aka “camping”

 

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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Only One Thing Can Go Wrong from Application to Closing

June 19, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Comedian Tony V, and Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser welcome The I.C.E. Man John Marroni to discuss 105 things that can go wrong from Application to closing and things get a little sideways as topics include:

  • John gets rescued by a collage kid who gets an “A” writing about the event
  • The psychology of reading a crowd
  • Tony V shares some stories of good and bad shows
  • According to John Marroni there are 105 things that can go wrong between the application and the closing here are the highlights
    • Your choice for Legal Team is extremely important to make things go smoothly
    • Honesty on the application is a must…Tell John Everything you can
    • Moving out is not a good way to avoid a foreclosure
    • One person lived in their house for 8 years after being foreclosed upon
    • You should only have one Social Security number
    • There is a difference between buying a home and a car…managing your expectations
    • How long after the close can the bank check on your income?
    • Beware of unscrupulous loan officers who may “coach” you into making bad decisions
    • Closing agent should not be bending the rules to complete the closing
    • Is changing employment during the loan process a problem?
    • What is a vacation loan?

 

 

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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Marketing Strategies

June 12, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Comedian Tony V, and Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser welcome Doug Walters to discuss marketing strategies for sellers.

  • Important to manage expectations of new buyers
  • Problems with buyers remaining after closing
  • Tony V advocates the use of video at closings
  • Benefits of listing on Facebook
  • Sellers need to ask about the agent’s marketing plan
  • Importance of relationship building
  • Generational targeting 

If you need a Real Estate Team that can walk you through the purchase of your new home start with Carter Law offices. All that and much more on this week’s episode of Real Estate House Party recorded this and every week at The Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on The United Podcast Network!

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