22 episodes

KTLA's Kirk Hawkins isn't just a professional journalist. He's also a realtor who has sold more than $37 million worth of homes, condominiums, and investment properties across California. Kirk sits down with HGTV hosts, interior designers, actors, authors, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals and other fascinating guests for the "Home Made" podcast. They all weigh in on the real estate process as part of conversations meant to inform and enlighten. Whether you're renting, buying, or selling, this is where you can learn how to make your dream home a reality.

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KTLA's Kirk Hawkins isn't just a professional journalist. He's also a realtor who has sold more than $37 million worth of homes, condominiums, and investment properties across California. Kirk sits down with HGTV hosts, interior designers, actors, authors, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals and other fascinating guests for the "Home Made" podcast. They all weigh in on the real estate process as part of conversations meant to inform and enlighten. Whether you're renting, buying, or selling, this is where you can learn how to make your dream home a reality.

    First Time Home Buyers: Everything You Need To Do Before You Start Looking with Mardi Kari

    First Time Home Buyers: Everything You Need To Do Before You Start Looking with Mardi Kari

    We’ve received a ton of questions about how to begin your new home search. In this episode, we will be talking about your credit score, the down payment, affordable options for first time home buyers like the tenancy in common and much more. I enlisted Mardi Kari for his expertise. Mardi is Senior Vice President of Arcstone Financial. He started his career at a credit union after graduating from High School at just 16 years old.

    • 32 min
    Landscape Design & The Importance of Curb Appeal with Expert Adam Sirak

    Landscape Design & The Importance of Curb Appeal with Expert Adam Sirak

    Adam Sirak has successfully recalibrated his life from the world of high fashion, to landscape and exterior design. In this episode, Adam shares why it's important to think outside the box when it comes to your exterior space, why one interior plant can change everything, and where you should buy your plants. Adam also shares where he finds inspiration, and the importance of "curb appeal."

    • 45 min
    The Importance of Feng Shui & Selling Your Home with Chris Gray

    The Importance of Feng Shui & Selling Your Home with Chris Gray

    Chris Gray is a top producing agent in the higher end markets of Los Angeles. In this episode, how his knowledge of Chinese buyers and the Chinese market can help you sell your home. Plus, we also discuss the role the ancient art of feng shui can have in the process.

    • 26 min
    Flipping the Script: Willa Ford's Evolution From Pop Star to Interior Designer

    Flipping the Script: Willa Ford's Evolution From Pop Star to Interior Designer

    You likely may remember the single "I Wanna Be Bad”. It was the hit that put Willa Ford on the pop culture map in 2001 and catapulted the singer, actor and TV host into stardom. After a few years in show business, though, Willa Ford called it quits. Now, she's back, but his time as a successful interior designer. So talented, in fact, that Scott Disick from Keeping Up With The Kardashians tapped her to join him on his new E! Docu-Series Flip It Like Disick. In this episode, Willa explains why she walked away from entertainment, how to decorate your home in a sustainable way, and the thrift shops where she finds hidden treasures in the LA area.

    • 43 min
    How to Navigate Homeowner’s Associations, Price Reductions and What It Takes to Be a Positron: Shelton Wilder’s Journey From North Carolina to LA Real Estate

    How to Navigate Homeowner’s Associations, Price Reductions and What It Takes to Be a Positron: Shelton Wilder’s Journey From North Carolina to LA Real Estate

    From a small town outside Charlotte, North Carolina to LA’s west side, Shelton Wilder has been a success in the world of high fashion, luxury lifestyle management and she even made an appearance on Shark Tank with an invention! But now, Shelton has set her sights on real estate and is making her mark. In this episode we talked about what you need to know before you buy into a homeowner’s association, if it’s better to sell a home as-is or spend money fixing it up before it goes on the market, how to navigate price reductions if you are looking to buy, and why she says you need to be a positron.

    • 41 min
    Southern California Real Estate Market Update With Mortgage Broker Sam Batayneh

    Southern California Real Estate Market Update With Mortgage Broker Sam Batayneh

    Sam Batayneh has been a Mortgage Broker for 15 years. We talked about what could happen to the market if interest rates go up, why it’s so important for potential buyers to sift through bad information with help from their loan officers, why artificial intelligence and robots could change the home loan industry forever, and why you shouldn’t go beyond your means when it comes to a monthly payment. We began by asking him what he thinks about the market right now.

    • 29 min

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