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January 10, 2016

Are you a first time home buyer in Chicago and surrounding areas Do you know what to look out for and what to think about with your homeowners insurance? State Farm’s Select Agent, Neal Gallo, to share with us all this valuable information! You want to Invest in the City of Chicago, but you have no knowledge of the market in terms or the average return on investment (ROI). Do you know what factors go into figuring out my return? TJ Rubin, Broker/Owner and Jonathan Stein, Broker from Fulton Grace Realty! The Chicago Experts!  “Disclosure issues for both sellers and their real estate agents and the buyer’s representative” : Do you know who has the responsibility to ask and know what info is important? And how the value of a home warranty might be important for all involved? John L. Torvi Vice President of Marketing & Sales, The Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency.

January 3, 2016

Now that the Fed just raised the interest rate, why should I care? What does that mean to me if I’m planning on buying or selling? Ken Bruderle, G.R.I., Managing Broker, Superior Homes Realty. How do I get ready for the appraisal of my house, or condo or town house or apartment building? How many of you really know how to prepare for the appraiser coming? Randy Barcella will share with all the valuable information on my check list! Are you behind in filing your income tax returns? Do you owe the IRS? Tax payers do have rights and to reveal the myths vs reality here. Patrick J. Noone, CPA, from the PJN Tax Solutions Group, Inc

December 27, 2015

Selling Tenant Occupied Properties?. TJ Rubin, President & Managing Broker Fulton Grace Realty and Jonathan Stein, Real Estate Broker from Fulton Grace Realty. Illinois Designated Agency, Who Works for Who ? Do you know what Disclosures that you should be aware of before buying or selling? Ken Bruderle, G.R.I., Managing Broker, Superior Homes Realty. Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? Really? Randy Barcella will reveal the myths vs reality here!

December 20, 2015

State Farm’s Select Agent Neal Gallo, to share with us more of what we need to know about Long Term Care! Are you holding on tight to your money in retirement? – Are you going to? Do you have any plan at all to handle long term care costs as you look forward? “What are the Red Flags that should make a buyer or seller consider walking away from a deal?” and do you know how to identify them? Wow! Great topic and information! Chicagoland’s Top Real Estate Attorney, Erica Crohn Mincella! Do you know what are the tell tail signs of what to be aware of as a buyer? Why should I worry about it? Ken Bruderlee, Real Estate Revealed’s expert Managing Broker of Superior Homes Realty is going to make a list of what a buyer should be aware of long before making an offer to purchase and what seller’s should be aware of before putting the property on the market!

December 13, 2015

When it comes to Insurance, Do you know about DISCOUNTS?: Do you know what discounts you can get on your properties and auto insurance. Do you really know how all of those discount programs really work? Is it really worth it? or is it all just a sales gimmick?! What do you really know about Long term care? – How many of you have long term coverage? Did you also know that this is one of the most powerful financial leveraging tools to improve your life in retirement that you can do. Neal Gallo, State Farm Select Agent! Amy Caruso, Senior Marketing Specialist at Whole Foods Market – Midwest Support Office – Do you know What is the “Feed 4 More Program?” Where did the idea originate? Core Values of Whole Foods: We satisfy, delight, and nourish our customers Core Value: “We serve and support our local and global communities”. and More from Amy Caruso and Whole Foods!

December 6, 2015

“Do you know the legal considerations for preparing your house for sale during the winter months?” “Did you know that Financing now takes 45-60 days?” “Do you know what do you need to consider for breaking a lease?” “Do you know about “lending” your credit to others?” (e.g. family member to help you buy the property) Chicagoland’s Top Real Estate Attorney, Erica Crohn Miincella, is here to share with us all this valuable information! Also, if you’re thinking about selling and or buying this spring, what are the essentials that you absolutely must consider doing to prepare your prior to buying or selling?! “What if I’m renting now?” “What should I being doing to prepare?” The DOs and DON’Ts of preparing!! In studio with the answers, are two of Chicagolands Top Realtors, Connie Ables, Broker/Owner or ReMax Northcoast and Ken Bruderle,Managing Broker of Superior Homes Realty.

November 29, 2015

“Do you know what are the 3 Signs That You’re Ready To Buy Your First Home?” Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager, Academy Mortgage, is live in studio! “Do you know How Much Coverage you need for your home?” It’s Holiday time – that means lots of cooking and Candles everywhere! Neal Gallo, State Farm’s Select Agent, is live in studio!. Also, “AUTISM Speaks of Chicago” is on! featuring Keith McCormick, Executive Director, Chicago Chapter; Peter Dicianni – Candidate for DuPage County Board District 8, along with his daughter.

November 22, 2015

Do I Buy or Sell? It can be very Scary, Confusing and “Quite Overwhelming” What category are you in?: * Seniors * Empty nesters * Kids gone to College * Down size * Trade up/Move up * Death-estate * Starting a family * Growing family * Getting married? Where do I start? What do I do 1st? What do I Not do? Ken Bruderle, Managing Broker/Realtor at Superior Homes Realty, AND Connie Abels, Managing Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Northcoast! Ken Bruderle, Managing Broker/Realtor at Superior Homes Realty, AND Connie Abels, Managing Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Northcoast!

November 15, 2015

Nicole Lambros the Top Loan Officer and Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage: “Buy or Rent?” and are you pre-qualified? or do you have My “Gold Standard Pre-Approval letter”? Erica Crohn Minchella, Chicagolands #1 Real Estate Attorney: “Do you know how to take title to your real estate purchase?” and “Is it different if you are married, single, divorced with children, or a senior?” “Do you need protection or do you desire flexibility?”

November 1, 2015

Should you buy or sell your home in the winter, which is typically the “off season?” or take it off the market now and wait until Spring?. Connie Abels, the Top Realtor, the Managing Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Northcoast, in studio to share with us the Myths vs Reality here! It’s Autumn & Winter season now! “Do know what are the essential maintenance tips for your home?” Also, “Do you how to protect your home from Radon?” Neal Gallo, State Farm Select Agent, shares with us Valuable tips to prepare now!

October 25, 2015

Stop Paying FHA MIP! Plus 5 Other Reasons To Refinance Right Now! Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage, reveals the Myths vs Reality here! Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? Really? and what the Latest Updates to the New FHA Handbook?  Randy Barcella shares all the latest and dispels all long time Urban Myths about FHA!

October 18, 2015

“Exciting News” – Connie Abels, Managing Broker/Owenr RE/MAX Northcoast, has partnered as a Contributing Co-Host, of the “Real Estate Revealed” radio show, on AM 560 The Answer! Do you know what are the top 10 Pitfalls to Avoid as a First Time Home Buyer?” Connie Abels and Nicole Lambros, the #1 Loan Officer and the Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage, reveal the “Myths vs Realty”

October 11, 2015

Was your insurance claim denied on your rental property as a Landlord? Do you know the specific and correct coverages necessary for rental properties, whether it’s a rental condo, single family rental dwelling/2 to 4 flat apartment building? Valuable stories and the “Answers”, with Chris Hagn, Broker/Owner and Neal Gallo, State Farm Select Agent! October Domestic Violence Awareness month continues on Real Estate Revealed radio show! Linda Perez, the Director of the St. Jude House, is live in studio! Celebrate the saving and changing and improving lives in positive ways! Yes, help and happiness is only a call away! 🙂

October 4, 2015

– Do you know what are the 4 Cornerstones are to a strong financial plan? and Do you know how life insurance is used as leverage to offset estate taxes? Neal Gallo, State Farm Select Agent, live in studio!
– Do you know what are the ways that life insurance and business insurance work together with investments and your retirement ? Do I need a Trust or a Will? and what are the myths vs reality here? Jody Contorno, President of Contorno Capital Management, live in studio.
– October is Domestic Violence Awareness month? I am excited to let you know that we have the Director of the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, Karen Leluga, live in studio to share with us, valuable, exciting information how the Crisis Center is saving, changing and improving valuable lives!

September 27, 2015

Do you know what the 5 Steps are to Sell a Home,…that Did not Sell?  How many of you had your home for sale for a long time and it did not sell? Very Frustrating and Stressful, Right? Chris Hagn, Real Esate Revealed’s very own Expert Realtor Broker Owner is live in studio with his 5 Steps to Sell Now!  Ken Mrozek from ICAP, IL Coalition of Appraisal Professionals is live in studio with all latest in the Appraisal Profession. “Did you know that the Appraiser population is Declining? Is this good news or bad news? Did you know that there’s Data Breaches and Privacy issues when you are in business! Do you have Liability Insurance for yourself or your business! WOW, isn’t anything private any more?!  John Torvi, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Landy Insurance Company, to see how we can really have Privacy Protection!

September 6, 2015

Did you just recently send your son or daughter away to college? Do you know that they need to have renters insurance and liability insurance? What about claims? In studio is Neal Gallo, State Farm Select Agent. Do you know what it Really costs to Rent vs Buying? What if think you don’t have the money to buy a home right now? You’ll be surprised to find out the alternatives that are available for you now! Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage

August 23, 2015

Neal Gallo, State Farm Select Agent. Neal reveals myths vs reality when it comes to your insurance needs! Do you know what the 5 major insurance coverage areas are? Jody Contorno, Pres. Contorno Capital Management comments on today’s market and trends! “He said this would happen!” Annuities, investments and more. Randy Barcella, “Do you know what to do and how to prepare for the appraisal of your home?” Randy shares with us his check list.

August 16, 2015

Do you know the 8 Behaviors That Will Kill Your Mortgage Approval? — After You’ve Already Been Approved? Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage shares with us this valuable information! I thought once you’re approved for a mortgage, they set the closing and there’s nothing to worry about! What is the best strategy Now, to invest? I’ve heard you talk about annuities do you think they are a bad investment? Are there certain parts investments you like right now or would recommend? Jody Contorno, President of Contorno Capital Management, has the latest, cutting edge investment advice! What are the Top 10 things you need to know when buying a home in today’s market? Chris Hagn, Broker Owner of Prospect Equties Elite, shares with us, what to expect and how to have it all go smoothly and stress free!

August 9, 2015

Did you hear the latest on the NEW Fannie Mae Rules for Bankruptcy, Pre-Foreclosure, & Short Sales & HARP? Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage shares with us all this cutting edge, new news! On the eve of ICAP’s annual summer event in Lisle on Monday! Andrew Raucci, Lobbyist at Raucci & Sullivan Strategies, LLC, is ICAP’s long time Lobbiest, will share with us, ICAP’s recent legislative accomplishments and the state of Illinois budget/government. John Torvi, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Herbert H. LANDY Insurance Agency, will let us in on, what’s new in our Liability Insurance Industry!

August 2, 2015

Do you know what are the “Top 10” things you need to know for “Short Term Real Estate Investing?”
Chris Hagn, Broker/Owner of Prospect Equities Elite, reveals his list to help you succeeed! Jody Contorno, President of Contorno Capital Management, shared with everyone, his unique perspective on “Write you Goals Down” and “Have a Plan!”.

July 26, 2015

A continuation from last week: “What’s going on with the Stock Market?” What’s the forecast? Jody Contorno, President of Contorno Capital Management has a unique insight! “Do you know how to get started and Invest in real estate for the long term?” – “Creating Wealth with Mailbox Money?” Part Two, Chris Hagn, Real Estate Revealed’s Expert Real Estate Broker is in studio! “Do you know the top 10 ways that you can “Boost your Credit Score?” Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage is also live in studio to reveal all of her proven tips!

July 19, 2015

“Do you know how to get started and Invest in real estate for the long term?” – “Creating Wealth with Mailbox Money?” Chris Hagn, Real Estate Revealed’s Expert Real Estate Broker is in studio! “Buying vs Renting” What’s really the pros and cons? Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage is live in studio to share with us her check list! “What’s going on with the Stock Market?” Are we at all time highs and has this been one of the longest bull markets in history? What’s the forecast? Jody Contorno, President of Contorno Capital Management has all the answers! “Do you know how to get started and Invest in real estate for the long term?” – “Creating Wealth with Mailbox Money?” Chris Hagn, Real Estate Revealed’s Expert Real Estate Broker is also live in studio!

July 12, 2015

“Which Mortgage Program is Best for You?” and Do You Know What Your Mortgage Strategy Options Are?” Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager, Academy Mortgage. “Do You Know How to Shelter Your Money from Taxes?” Jody Contorno, Contorno Capital Management…”Do You Know What the Housing Price Forecast is for Chicago?” and “Should you Stay or Move?” Chris Hagn , Broker//Owner, Prospect Equities.

July 5, 2015

“What are the Top 10 Things You Need to Know, Before Hiring a Realtor?” Chris Hage, Expert Real Estate Broker reveals the Myths vs Reality! “Do you know What are the Top 10 Things You Need to Bring With You to a Loan Application?” Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage, shares with us, how to make your loan process smoother and easier!

June 28, 2015

“Do you know how to save some of your retirement dollars and avoid required minimum distributions without it being taxed?” Jody Contorno, from Contorno Capital Management, live in studio! “Stop Paying Rent a Own Your Own Home!” – Chris Hagn, Real Estate Revealed’s Expert Real Estate Broker reveals the myths vs reality here. Why pay such high rents when you can buy for less!! “Do you need “First Time Home Buyers” Special Loan Programs?” Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage is live in studio to share with us, all this valuable information!

June 21, 2015

Do you know what the “9 Steps System is, to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar?” Chris Hagn, “Broker/Owner at Prospect Equities Elite”, was live in studio. Do you know “How many options there are for taking your Social Security Benefits?” Jody Contorno, Investment Adviser, “Contorno Capital Management”, was live in studio. The list price of your home is right — But, “have you factored in these 7 extra costs?” Do you know what these extra costs are? Nicole Lambros Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage, was live in studio.

June 7, 2015

TRUE or FALSE? FHA Loans allows you to buy with 3.5% down and at times 1% down? FHA doesn’t require a SS #? FHA allows 100% gift funds? FHA has many loan products? FHA insures all property types? FHA has flexible credit standards? FHA offers construction loans? FHA loans are assumable?
— Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage will reveals all the Myths vs Reality on FHA Loans!
What’s the Truth on Buying Foreclosures? Is it all Advantages when buying a foreclosure? Should you get a home inspection before buying? Does the bank provide “disclosures”? What are the Pitfalls on buying a foreclosure?
— Cindy Alderson, Realtor from Classic Realty reveals the Myths vs Reality on buying foreclosures!

May 24, 2015

“What’s a 203K HUD Loan?”. Do you know that, with a 203K FHA Loan, you can have your new home purchase remodeled or repaired? What are the Advantages of a 203K Loan? Did you know that this Construction Loan only requires a 3.5% down payment?!… and Not 20 to 30% like many banks? Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage reveals Myths vs Reality! Randy shares with you: Key Real Estate Terms that every home buyer should know. Do you know what “marketing time” is?,.. what an “as-is listing” is?,…how about “seller’s disclosures?” and “contingent” & pending?” Randy shares with you: “where do you think real estate prices are head over the next 5 years?”

May 17, 2015

“Are your property Taxes Too High?” Do you know how to reduce them? Are you taking all the exemptions that you are entitled? Is your house accurately reported in the County records? Anne Schwab, Certified Financial Planner & Author. “Who doesn’t want their taxes lowered?” Barton DeLacy, a Commercial Real Estate Consultant, member from ICAP, Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals has all their latest updates for the appraiser industry.

May 10, 2015

“My 9 Favorite Investing Tips” by Anne Schwab, Certified Financial Planner and Author of her latest book “Money Matters Made Simple” Anne says: “Don’t Pay Attention to Tips”. Anne Schwab sheds light on the Myths vs Realty for “Investment Tips”; Myths vs Reality about Real Estate Appraisals. Do you know that when it comes to real estate transactions, the Appraisal is key, around which all else revolves?! “Nothing happens in a real estate transaction until the appraisal report is signed and the opinion of value is delivered” Randy Barcella

May 3, 2015

What’s the Truth about your Credit Score? Are they always Accurate? Does age, race and religion affect your score? Does where you live affect your credit score? Does pulling your own credit check often, lower your score? Does a higher income = a higher score? Top 10 Myths vs Reality about credit scores, with Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager at Academy Mortgage. Randy Barcella, shares with you, 5 Tips for Selling and Buying a home now,…and “What do I do to get ready for the appraisal of my home?”

April 26, 2015

What’s Really the Truth about Short Sales and Foreclosures? How long does it take? Do you walk away debt free? Does it affect your credit? Do you know who wrote and teaches this course? Nancy Freeman, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Joliet, Author and Instructor. Do you know what are the “5 Pitfall Mistakes”, that “Delays your Mortgage Approval?” Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage, LIVE in studio! Exciting Informative Show!

April 19, 2015

Is now really a good time to buy or refinance? Have mortgage companies eased back on their very strict underwriting guidelines for credit scores? Did you hear about the new Fannie Mae “ready Buyer Education Program”, that could result in up to $4500 in savings to a buyer? Nicole Lambros, Branch Manager of Academy Mortgage and “highly regarded mortgage expert” Did you know that Financial Planning is More than just investments? Anne Schwab, Certified Financial Planner and Author of the new book, “Money Matters Made Simple”

April 12, 2015

Do you know what a Land Trust “really is?” Does a Land Trust really keep your ownership private? Do Land Trusts “help you in any way”, as a form of Asset Protection? and what are the other Benefits of a Land Trust? Assistant Vice President, Trust Counsel, Julia Mehzer, from Chicago Title Land Trust Company. Appraisal Myths vs Reality and then, 6 quick tips for when you move in to your new home. Randy Barcella

April 5, 2015

Are all Financial Advisers the same? You hear so many on the radio every week! How can you tell if a financial adviser is “Competent, has Integrity and can be Trusted?” What about their Credentials, Experience and Compensation plans? Anne Schwab, Certified Financial Planner and Author reveals the Myths vs Reality! Home Warranties. What are they? Who needs one? Are they worth it? What do they cover? Are they for Buyers or Sellers? Jenna Vecellio, your Personal Account Executive from American Home Shield is live in studio!

March 29, 2015

Income Taxes and Real Estate: What is Deductible. What’s the Real Benefits of Home Ownership?  Myths vs Reality are uncovered by Real Estate Revealed’s very own, Anne Schwab, Certified Financial Planner and Author! “What should I do to get my home ready for an appraisal?  Is there anything I should have available for the appraiser? Most  people don’t  have an appraisal done often, so, I’ll go over the top 10 things to do when the appraiser calls to set up your appointment. Randy Barcella

March 8, 2015

Do you know what Illinois city started the “Smart Living” rewards system?…that the rest of the USA cities are paying close attention to?…and the “Sustainability” program, saving homeowners and businesses energy and water? Mayor Dan McLaughlin from Orland Park in studio! Do you know how to Appeal Lowering your Taxes? “Hart & David” Law Firrm, featuring Joel Funk. What’s the latest on the “new down payment programs” and interest rates…? Loan Officer, Tina Szenasi, from “Movement Mortgage” Company!

March 1, 2015

Behind on Your Mortgage? What Are Your Options? Do you know someone having trouble? Receive Today’s Secret Steps to Surviving all this in 2015, with Anne Schwab, Certified Financial Planner & Author. Are you selling your home and remodeling? Will you get it all back? Do you know that Cost does not equal Value in most cases? Do you know what the current Homeowner Spending Trends are now? Chicagoland Kitchen & Baths and the DT-Group Builders, Tom and Leticia Frenkel.

February 22, 2015

Do you know When is the Best Time to Remodel your home? Do you also know Why you are remodeling? Chicagoland Kitchen & Bath Company and the DT Group Builders, Tom & Letty Frenkel! Do you know what your “Why” is, when you are thinking about buying a home? Why now? Why this house? Why this neighborhood? Does it even make sense, personally & financially? Baird and Warner’s Real Estate Broker, Betsy Loeb to help you navigate and make sense of all of this!

February 8, 2015

Did you know that Not all Pre-Approval letters mean that you really do qualify for that loan and You May Not be Able to Close on Your Purchase? Why is that? Do you know that you can purchase a new home in as little as 3 years after a foreclosure? Tina Szenasi, from Movement Mortgage has all the latest news. Do you know what your options are for refinancing your remodeling project? Tom and Leticia Frenkel from Chicagoland Kitchen and Baths & the DT Group Builders,

January 11, 2015

“Did you hear the Top 10 Reasons that 2015 will Rock for Real Estate?” Betsy Loeb, Baird & Warner’s Finest Realtor, will share with us, her expert, valuable and current information!
“Are you confused as to what Prices to pay your contractor?” Do you know the “Top 12 Steps to take to Insure the Proper Pricing Points?” This is not HGTV or misleading ads! Hear the Truth from the Midwest’s Best and Most Reputable Builders & Remodelers, Chicagoland Kitchen & Baths and the DT Group’s, Tom and Leticia Frenkel!

January 4, 2015

Are you a first time Home Buyer? Do you think that just because you’re in the 20 to 30 something age range that you have to rent or stay living at home? Do you know what the top 10 steps are for Home Buying? Baird and Warner’s finest, Betsy Loeb, to share with us the Myths vs Reality with regards to “First Time Home Buyers” Do you know what is the most important room in your house? Dr. John Principe, founder of WellBeingMD. He says that a Healthy Home equals a Healthier Happier Life! His top 5 simple ways you can improve your life!

December 14, 2014

Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? As a Homeowner or a Realtor, do you purposely not list a house for sale FHA, since you think that there’s an FHA Inspector that’s going to come and call for a whole list of repairs and conditions? Really? I’ll dispel all the Myths vs Reality here and you will be surprised! Special Holiday Tribute! The Salvation Army’s “Red Kettles” that you see everywhere now. Where did that tradition come from? Who started it? Who’s in charge of all those hundreds of red kettles? What happens with all that money collected?
Live in studio is Salvation Army’s finest, the top Captain’s Michael & Kristina Sjogren!

December 7, 2014

“How to Choose a Remodeling Contractor”. Do you know the top 10 steps necessary to make your dreams come true and avoid the nightmares and pitfalls? What are the top 10 questions you should ask? What are the red flags that you must avoid? The Midwest’s “Premier” Kitchen and Bath remodeling contractors, the President and CEO of “Chicagoland Kitchen and Bath”, Thomas and Leticia Frenkel of the “DT Group”

November 16, 2014

Did you that there’s different Warranties on homes, for both new construction and existing private homes? Do you know what’s covered with theses warranties? Do you know that you have the right to a Final Walk-Through on your home purchase. What are your options? Chicagoland’s Top Real Estate Attorney, James Erwin. He will be live in studio to give us clarity on these issues and what to do and what your rights are! Also, Jeff Baker’s Mortgage Minute updates, from ChicagoLoanCoach.com

October 26, 2014

“Appraisals Gone Bad” Did you ever have your re-finance fall apart, because the appraiser “low-balled” the value of your home? Have you been involved in a purchase, where the appraiser was way off on the value & then, sadly, the few deals that were involved here fell apart? Families are left empty handed and now, no closings and no moving!! These disasters really disrupt lives! What can be done? I will share with you all the details.

October 19, 2014

Exciting Show!: “Interest Rates have fallen in the 3’s again!!” Should I re-finance again now? How much do rates have to drop for a refi? Loan Approval Issues. Underwriting continues to be tougher than ever in the last 15 years. What do you need to do, to be prepared when applying for a mortgage? How do help buyers and sellers understand what determines the price? There’s more than one way to purchase a home…. Chicagoland’s top Loan Officer, Jeff Baker from ChicagoLoanCoach.com, and Tom Cunningham, Re/Max Action’s top Realtor!

September 27, 2014

Jeff Baker, #1 Loan Officer from ChicagoLoanCoach.com. Do know how much can you afford as you start to look to buy? Ever hear of debt ratios–what are they? Do they matter? Do you have a budget?

Why are Investors leaving the market!?! Flipping is less attractive in a rising interest rate environment. The number of distressed properties have also fallen.

September 20, 2014

FREE Legal Advice! Chicagoland’s #1 Real Estate Attorney, James Erwin.

Do you know how you own your home? or how you are going to take ownership at your upcoming closing? Is it Tenancy in Common? Joint Tenancy? or Tenancy by the Entirety? Is it the same if you are married, divorced, widowed, single or with a significant other? Do you know how to insulate your… personal assets from your investment real estate?

August 30, 2014

Buying or Selling a home & getting a Mortgage can be very stressful, complicated & confusing. It doesn’t have to be that way! Dr Principe, founder of Well Being MD, is back in the studio to share with us, his remarkable, easy to follow, sensible, health & lifestyle tips.

Jeff Baker, ChicagoLoanCoach.com has great news for first time home buyers.

Karla Mina, she always surprises us with her passion and expertise in the current Chicago real estate market trends, from Coldwell Banker, the Nudo Team

August 16, 2014

What’s an FHA , a VA and a Conventional Loan? What are the essential things you need to know about buying real estate in 2014? Buyers & Sellers haven’t been on the same page lately. Why?

Karla Mina, from Colwell Banker the Nudo Team and Chicagoland’s #1 Mortgage Expert, Jeff Baker from ChicagoLoanCoach.com.

Also, ICAP, Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals representatives, expert Appraisers Richard Deverdier & Kenneth Mrozek are with us to share all the latest and greatest news!

August 9, 2014

Why aren’t the “20-somethings” buying? Is there still a shortage of inventory? How can we help the younger folks get into purchasing a new home?

Is an Appraisal of your home the same as a Home Inspection?

What’s an Appraisal? What’s a Home Inspection? What’s the difference? and when do you get one?

Tom Cunningham, Expert Real Estate Broker from Re/Max Action and Randy Barcella.

July 26 Show Preview

Exciting show this Saturday! “What happened to the good old days??”

It’s much more difficult to get financing these days.
My appraiser doesn’t know what my loan officer discussed
The broker I did business with is out of the business now? Where do I go?

Jeff Baker, #1 Mortgage Loan Expert from ChicagoLoanCoach.com will be in the studio!

Also, Why are some towns going up drastically in values and others are not? Is it a seller’s market now? Did you know that 44% of Realtors did not do 1 deal last year.

Tom Cunningham, Re/Max Action’s Expert Broker will also be live in studio,

Call in and join the discussion, as we peel back the layers, draw aside the curtains, open the doors and uncover all the current Myths vs Reality! 🙂 AM 560 The Answer, Saturday 6pm.

www.RealEstateRevealed.net

July 19, 2014

Exciting news! Pay close attention to this Saturday on Real Estate Revealed: World Renowned, Dr Principe, founder of Well Being MD will be live, in studio! Karl Mina, Real Estate Revealed’s very own, from Coldwell Banker – The Nudo Team, will be live in studio to peel back the layers, draw aside the curtains, open the doors and Reveal Realistic answers and Simple solutions.

July 19 Show Preview

Do you think that if you’re on medications, drugs, pills and shots, that you will always have to be a physical and financial prisoner to them?

Do you think that the only way to lose weight, treat cholesterol, blood pressure, allergies, diabetes, heart disease, stress and various other health issues, can only be with medications, drugs, pills and shots?

…or, Do you believe that is a more Natural, Simple and Sustainable way to be Healthy and Happy?

Are you “sick and tired of being sick and tired?”

Exciting news! Pay close attention to this Saturday on Real Estate Revealed: World Renowned, Dr Principe, founder of Well Being MD will be live, in studio!

WellBeingMD is moving Medicine to where it belongs.

The bedrocks of Lifestyle Change- Clean Food, Physical Activity and Stress Reduction.

WellBeingMD is Science based, Simple and seeks Sustainable solutions for every individual.

We live in a toxic world and need to find solutions that saves the planet’s health.

WellBeingMD has a team of dedicated individuals to give you the tools to take control of your health:
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Nutrition Counselors, WellCoach, Functional Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi and Zumba.

Also, Did you know that buying and selling a home can be very stressful, complicated and confusing – why?

Do you think that there is a lack of good customer service from your real estate broker?

Shouldn’t your home be peaceful, in harmony and your sanctuary of positives and good health?

Stop the madness! How?

Karl Mina, Real Estate Revealed’s very own, from Coldwell Banker – The Nudo Team, will be live in studio to peel back the layers, draw aside the curtains, open the doors and Reveal Realistic answers and Simple solutions.

Yes, you can enjoy a more positive experience when buying and selling 🙂

This Saturday, July 19th, AM 560 The Answer.
Visit www.RealEstateRevealed.net

July 12 Show Preview

Is now a good time to Rent or Buy?

Is this a good time to buy Investment Properties?

Why buy now? What are the pitfalls?

Jeff Baker, Chicago’s #1 leading Mortgage Loan Officer, from ChicagoLoanCoach.com, will peel back the layers, draw aside the curtains, open the doors and revel the Myths vs Reality here!

Do you know that Renters are moving up to being Buyers in the next 12-60 months?  Did you know that Single family home Renters are the most motivated and ready to purchase. Renters are feeling the pinch. Rents are sky rocketing and therefore leading to home sales.

Tom Cunningham, Chicago’s very own and Real Estate Revealed’s expert Real Estate Broker from Re/Max Action, will be live, in studio to reveal all the latest, most accurate current market trends!

Do you need Renter’s Insurance? What actually is Renter’s Insurance? What is covered? What’s not covered?

Christine Toczek, Allstate Insurance Company’s Top Agent, will be live in the studio, to revel all the Myths vs Reality here!

You don’t want to miss this show!!  Saturday, 6pm, AM 560 The Answer

Go to: www.RealEstateRevealed.net

July 5, 2014

Allstate’s Best, Christine Toczek and Coldwell Banker’s Finest, Karla Mina, the Nudo Team. How much do you really know about your Home Owners Insurance? Do you think that flood damage is covered? Do you think that medical expenses are covered in case of injury? Do you know what’s really going on in the Chicago real estate markets?  Is it a Seller’s or Buyer’s market?

July 5 Show Preview

This Saturday, July 5th on Real Estate Revealed:

How much do you really know about your Home Owners Insurance?

Do you think that flood damage is covered? Do you think that medical expenses are covered in case of injury? Do you think that your premium goes up every time a claim is filed? Do you think that All valuables are covered? including jewelry and furs? Can you buy a house without buying home insurance?

Allstate’s Best, Christine Tozcek is in the studio, to peel back the layers, draw aside the curtains, open the doors and Revel the Truth, exposing those Myths vs Realities!

Also, Do you know what’s really going on in the Chicago markets? Is there a rise in single family or condo markets? Is it a Seller’s or Buyer’s market? Should homeowners make repairs before selling? Is it a good idea to “for sale by owner?”. Is consumer confidence up?

Coldwell Banker’s Finest, Karla Mina, from the Nudo Team, is in studio to Reveal the Myths vs Realities here!

You don’t want to miss this one! Real Estate Revealed, Saturday, 6pm on AM 560 The Answer.

www.RealEstateRevealed.net

June 28 Show Preview

Did you know that:
There’s a Welcome Home Loan from the Illinois Dept. of Housing Authority, where you can get a gift of $7500 to help with your down payment, when buying a home? and After 5yrs of living in the home it is forgiven!

Do you know what Illinois City is ranked #5, according to the NAR, for most walk-able cities in the USA?

Did you know that Realtors have a fiduciary responsibility to thier clients similar to attorney\ client privilege?

Do you know what’s one of the hottest real estate market neighborhoods in all of Chicago now?

Tom Cunningham, Chicago’s very own, from ReMax Action, is here to “peel back the layers, draw aside the curtains, open the doors and uncover the Truth into all of this!” We’re going to Reveal the truth about these market Myths vs Reality”

Also, later in the show:
Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? Are you a Realtor, Homeowner or Loan Officer that avoids selling a house FHA, because you think there’s an FHA Inspector and that the house has to get FHA Approved? and that there’s a lot of repairs? Really?
Randy Barcella will be going over all these Urban Myths vs Reality. You’ll be Happy and Surprised to find out the truth!

It’s Here! Real Estate Revealed!

“Did you know that buying and selling a home can be very stressful, complicated and confusing?”

“Why is that? “It doesn’t have to be that way!”

“Did you know that you can’t really believe all that you hear about how easy it is to make a lot of easy and big money in Real Estate Flipping? You’ve heard those commercials:

“I’m the #1 house flipper in your areas. You can make a lot of money flipping, too!  All you have to do is show up for my two day seminars. Hurry, seats are almost al sold out! You don’t need money, you don’t need good credit, you don’t need experience! Make $50,000 on your first deal and an extra $10,000 per month, just part time!”

REALLY??? Do you believe all that?

Karla Mina, Chicago’s very own, from Coldwell Banker, The Nudo Team is here to “peel back the layers, draw aside the curtains, open the doors and uncover the Truth into all of this!” We’re going to Reveal the truth about these market Myths vs Reality”

“Did you also know that getting a Mortgage Loan can be very stressful, complicated and confusing?”

“Why is that?  “It doesn’t have to be that way!”

“Did you know that –Jumbo Loan rates are actually Better than conforming rates right now.” A huge percentage of jumbo buyers are paying cash, but there’s no need to. If you can earn 8-10% return on your investments, it is a huge mistake to tie up all of your capital in your home.

To Reveal these Market Myths vs Reality with Mortgages, we have Chicago’s #1 Chicago Loan Coach, Jeff Baker live in the studio with us!

Tune in this Saturday, 6pm, AM 560 The Answer

www.RealEstateRevealed.net