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You can expect this show to be educational, informative and, on occasion, a bit ridiculous but it will never be boring.

Open House with Team Reba Reba Haas, Eric Aasness

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You can expect this show to be educational, informative and, on occasion, a bit ridiculous but it will never be boring.

    #231 - Condos and HOAs Part 1

    #231 - Condos and HOAs Part 1

    On this broadcast of Open House, Eric and Reba take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of condo ownership and financing, along with the positives of a strong  Home Owner's Association (HOA) or Condo Association – as well as the negatives of weak ones.
    You’ll come away from this discussion with a better sense of the rules and laws governing condos, what role litigation is playing in the diminishing profitability of condominiums, how HOAs are SUPPOSED to work, how to adequately prepare for home ownership expenses, what the term "walk score" means, and much more.
    And for more information on condos, check out Beth Grimm’s, The Condo Owner’s Answer Book:

    Amazon.com : the condo owner's answer book

    • 48 min
    #230 - Much Adu About Dadus...

    #230 - Much Adu About Dadus...

    ... and the rules for winning in the real estate and lending game.

    In this episode, Reba and Eric discuss the importance of getting your forms filled out correctly, financing rules on ADUs (Auxiliary Dwelling Units) and DADUs (Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) and the liabilities that could come with photoshopping your home for listing.

    Never cut corners when it comes to following the guidelines, and if you need a hand,  contact Team Reba: info@teamreba.com or 206-457-2984.

    • 49 min
    #229 - When You Need an Appraisal in the Worst Possible Way...

    #229 - When You Need an Appraisal in the Worst Possible Way...

    What happens when you suddenly need a qualified valuation on a property for tax purposes? 
    (People die sometimes.  It’s a problem.)
    In this episode of Open House, Reba and Eric walk you through your options.

    There's always appraisers, but they're expensive, there are fewer of them, and they're often strapped for time in today's busy market.  
    There's online resources like Zillow or Redfin, but you might get a figure off by more than $100K, which could have significant ramifications for the long term impact of taxation to those inheriting property, particularly as seen by the IRS.
    Ouch!
    And then, there’s Team Reba, offering qualified property valuation services on properties at a reasonable cost as compared with high-priced appraisers, and without the liability of unreliable online resources.  Get the lowdown at: info@teamreba.com or by calling 206-457-2984.
    Plus a discussion on important home-buying tips, a look at recent rate action and its impact on the market, and all the fun banter you expect from your trusted , but fun-loving experts in real estate and lending.
    It’s an ‘appraise’-worthy episode of Open House with Team Reba!
     

    • 49 min
    Episode #228 - What's Wrong with this Listing? Part II

    Episode #228 - What's Wrong with this Listing? Part II

    Reba and Eric discuss an array of topics which can impact the viability of a real estate house listing. Topics such as overpricing, zoning challenges, usage type, pricing methodologies, ownership types, and renovated vs. not renovated can affect the ability to sell quickly and with the least amount of issues for a seller. Lots of examples are given in each area to help sellers identify ways to best prepare their home for sale.

    • 49 min
    Episode #227 - What's Wrong with this Listing - Part I

    Episode #227 - What's Wrong with this Listing - Part I

    Reba and Eric discuss an array of topics which can impact the viability of a real estate house listing. Topics such as overpricing, zoning challenges, usage type, pricing methodologies, ownership types, and renovated vs. not renovated can affect the ability to sell quickly and with the least amount of issues for a seller. Lots of examples are given in each area of this and the following week’s show to help sellers identify ways to best prepare their home for sale.
     

    • 49 min
    Episode #226 - Don't Hit That Pod!

    Episode #226 - Don't Hit That Pod!

    On this episode of Open House with Team Reba, Eric and Reba start off looking at a few important rules to save you from colliding into whales of problems on the water and keep you sailing smoothly in the world of boating.

    In segment two, Reba lets listeners in on the upcoming Celebrity Chef Dinner at Renton Technical College with Chef Shota Nakajima, November 10th from 6PM to 9:30PM.  It will be a delectable combo platter of in-person, livestream and virtual events you'll hunger to experience.

    And finally, Reba and Eric dive into the waters of rental housing dos and don'ts.  Tremendous opportunities abound for investors, but so do pitfalls (and money pits).  Get  a clear-eyed perspective from the experts in real estate and lending on Open House with Team Reba.

    • 49 min

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