Current Trends in Real Estate

October 16, 2018

Mike Procopio joins the House Party to talk about current trends in real estate.

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and Comedian Tony V are joined by Mike Procopio from Procopio Enterprises to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • What are Tony’s thoughts on Rocktober and the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame?
  • What are closing mills?
  • What is the state of the rental market?
  • What kind of amenities do they have in the luxury rental market?
  • Will Tony live in a yurt?
  • Is Lynn the place to live?

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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Complicated Real Estate Transactions

October 9, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and Comedian Tony V are joined by Rick Nazzaro from Colonial Manor Realty discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Do husbands have too many thoughts?
  • Is it easier to choke someone if they have a sweater?
  • What is a 1031 exchange?
  • What happens when a buyer goes to the wrong house?
  • Is it becoming a buyer’s market?
  • Tony discusses underwear
  • Rick can be reached at 781-290-RICK (7425)
  • His website is www.ricknazzaro.com

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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Questions and Answers About Insurance

October 2, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter and Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser are joined Lauren D’Amico from NewFed Insurance to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Where’s Tony V?
  • NewFed insurance offers a wide variety of product including auto and homeowners insurance
  • NewFed’s website is newfedinsurance.com
  • The phone number to reach NewFed is 781 241-1224
  • Discussion about the panel’s driving adventures
  • Did Rick hit a double decker bus or an ambulance?
  • Who hit a state trooper?
  • When can a policy get dropped by the carrier?
  • Do a lot of people drive into their houses?
  • What is Mass Fair Plan?
  • What about dogs and homeowners’ insurance?
  • Why would I need flood insurance?
  • What’s the story with ice dams? 

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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Is the Seller’s Market Fading?

September 25, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter and Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser  welcome John Marroni from NewFed Mortgage to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • What is the 2nd most photographed house in the U.S.?
  • There is more inventory on the market
  • Sellers need a really good realtor
  • Some hot markets are still getting over asking price
  • Not as many multiple offers
  • Offers are back to including contingencies
  • Are interest rates affecting the pool of buyers?
  • Do closing costs vary by lender?
  • What are the fees outside of lender fees?
  • What about flood insurance?
  • Buyers need to be aware of what the condo fees are

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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Can I Afford to Live in Boston?

September 18, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and Comedian Tony V are joined by Justin Grammer about the Boston real estate market. They discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Justin is with A&S Realty in Boston
  • He can be reached at justin@bostonmove.com/justin or 617 267-3485
  • The website is bostonmove.com/justin
  • Condos are selling for around $1250/s.f. on average in the Back Bay
  • Do you need warm towels for tailgating
  • Most need dual income to qualify for mortgages
  • Are Rick and Kathy on the outs?
  • Tony plays a real estate agent in his latest movie, Sweeney Killing Sweeney
  • What’s the best way to vet tenants?
  • Should people get an attorney for an all cash deal?

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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Mortgage Scams – What to Look For

September 11, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and Comedian Tony V are joined by Wil Daly to discuss mortgages:

  • Wil is from Bangor Savings Bank
  • Kathy’s beverage of choice
  • Loans for distressed properties
  • How do appraisals work for properties being fixed up?
  • Bangor Savings Bank specializes in seasonal and waterfront properties
  • Wil works in MA, NH, ME and VT and can be reached at 617 735-0035
  • Discussion about types of mortgage fraud
  • Paper check v wiring money
  • Tony proposes wheelbarrows full of quarters to pay off mortgages
  • Watch out for corrupt loan officers

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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Myths of Weight Loss

September 4, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser and Comedian Tony V are joined by Paige Doyle from Awaken 180 to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Does weight loss make your house seem bigger?
  • Is BMI accurate?
  • Is exercise the secret to weight loss?
  • How does the Awaken 180 system work?
  • Are carbohydrates the key?
  • Did the cavemen get a lot of exercise?
  • What is pie night?
  • Is it better to lose weight slowly?
  • Is the Awaken 180 plan flexible?
  • Awaken 180 has 4 locations with a 5th opening soon
  • The phone number to reach Awaken 180 is 844-346-1800
  • How important is hydration?
  • Are artificial sweeteners a problem?

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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Avoiding Problems After the Purchase and Sale

August 28, 2018

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter and Para Legal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser talk about how to have a seamless closing:

  • Anything discussed with the seller should be in the purchase and sale
  • Make sure everything in the offer makes it to the purchase and sale
  • The closing date means you have to be available or have an acceptable power of attorney
  • Pay attention to the mortgage financing date
  • Conditions on mortgage commitment letter
  • Ask attorney if they will keep an eye on the important dates
  • Need to make sure insurance, including flood insurance if required, is in place for closing date
  • Owner’s title insurance is a good idea – not the same as lender’s title insurance
  • How do you want to own the property – tenants by entirety, joint tenant, tenant in common, etc.
  • Walk through before the closing
  • Closing disclosure laws
  • There are some fees that do not appear on the initial closing disclosure, but they will be on the final disclosure
  • At the closing, you will need a bank check made payable to yourself
  • It is a good idea to bring your checkbook, in case there are any small surprises
  • Bring your ID to closing
  • It takes some time after the closing for it to be finalized – usually done within a few hours

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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Is There a Way to Get Bargain Real Estate?

August 21, 2018

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

  • Where’s Tony V?
  • The panel has a combined 100 years of real estate experience
  • Discussion about municipal lien certificates
  • Is “No Money Down” really a thing?
  • Auctions require a certified check from bidders
  • Strategies for bidding at auction
  • You don’t get a “steal” at auctions
  • Rarely get a chance to do a home inspection
  • What does the expression “hard money” mean?
  • First time buyers should not be looking at foreclosures
  • What about flipping properties?
  • How to find investment properties
  • Stay with the market you know
  • What about short sales?

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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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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