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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 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 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?