28 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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    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

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.

    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: When Will Home Prices Drop?

    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: When Will Home Prices Drop?

    Richard Green is a Professor and Director and Chair of U-S-C'S Lusk Center for Real Estate. He calls the Coronavirus Pandemic a "Goverment induced coma for the economy." Find out when he says home prices will drop, the advice he has for buyers and sellers right now and what he thinks the credit bureaus should do to help everyone during this time. Richard Green is also hosting a series of longform videos and podcasts called Lusk Perspectives. They provide timely analysis and data vetted by leading experts concerning COVID-19. For More Information: https://lusk.usc.edu/Perspectives

    • 19 min
    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: How To Save For Your Down Payment

    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: How To Save For Your Down Payment

    David Rae is a Certified Financial Planner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary and President and Founder of DRM Wealth Management. We talked to him about how to make the most of the Coronavirus Quarantine and Stay At Home orders. He talked about how to analyze your expenses and the best ways to save for your down payment. Read up on David Rae's blog or find out more information about how he can help you improve your finances at his websites: https://www.financialplannerla.com/

    • 22 min
    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: Strategies for Buyers & Sellers

    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: Strategies for Buyers & Sellers

    Yawar Charlie is a top producing real estate agent in the Los Angeles area and star of Listing Impossible on CNBC. In this episode, he talks to us about his strategies for selling during this global pandemic and the advice gives to his buyers and sellers about navigating the fast evolving market conditions. For more information about Yawar, you can follow him on Instagram or check out his website yawarcharlie.com

    • 27 min
    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: Is it a Good Time to Buy or Sell?

    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: Is it a Good Time to Buy or Sell?

    The Coronavirus Pandemic has meant fewer mortgage applications and fewer bidding wars but what does this drop in competition mean for home buyers and sellers? Nerd Wallet's Holden Lewis explains if now is the best time to buy since 2008. For more information about Holden Lewis and that home affordability calculator he talked about go to nerdwallet.com: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/author/hlewisnerdwallet-com/  

    • 25 min
    Coronavirus & Real Estate: Do I Have to Pay My Rent?

    Coronavirus & Real Estate: Do I Have to Pay My Rent?

    There is a lot of confusion about paying rent during the pandemic. Shaya Lowenstein from the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles spoke to us about the eviction delays now in place. For questions about the moratorium in the City of Los Angeles, go to the Housing and Community Investment Department's Website: https://hcidla.lacity.org/

    • 12 min
    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: Market Status Update

    Coronavirus Pandemic & Real Estate: Market Status Update

    The stock market free fall from the coronavirus has meant quite the roller coaster ride for the real estate market. Mortgage Broker Sam Batayneh explains where mortgage rates are right now, which loans aren't closing anymore, and what to do if you need help covering your mortgage during the pandemic. For more information about Sam go to rate.com or find him on instagram. https://www.rate.com/loan-expert/SamBatayneh

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Podmom55 ,

Kind and Informative

Kirk Hawkins is both knowledgeable and warm, which makes him a great conversationalist. (What you’d expect from a TV journalist.) What you don’t expect to find out is that he’s also a Realtor! I’ve loved the variety of high-profile guests he has brought on so far, and am enjoying hearing their stories of homeownership-especially the first-time buyers. It’s one part “House Hunters” and one part business / life inspo. I can’t wait for more!

galsocal522 ,

Great and informative

Learning so much! Great job Kirk!

Boytech ,

Great Tv Journalist

Looking forward to your Real Edtate Podcasts Kirk.

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