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On this show, we talk about everything real estate for today for busy professionals; building wealth through real estate, investing, the home buying & selling journey, and Seattle living with guests. With hosts Maynard Wagner, Justin Day, and Michael Dapper. Hosted by the Wagner Real Estate Group (WREG) helps our clients achieve their real estate goals by delivering exceptional service in an innovative, collaborative & positive-minded team approach. Having sold over $70M a year both in 2020 & 2021 helping nearly 100 families per year, plus ranking as one of the top 10 small teams in the entire state of Washington, we can help make your real estate experience actually enjoyable while exceeding your expectations. Our deep expertise & experience in the highly competitive Seattle market and our relentless obsession with making your move & enjoyable, simple & memorable experience so that at the end, all you can say is WOW! We do this through our Concierge Services, where we take care of everything for you, every tiny detail, ensuring your success.

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On this show, we talk about everything real estate for today for busy professionals; building wealth through real estate, investing, the home buying & selling journey, and Seattle living with guests. With hosts Maynard Wagner, Justin Day, and Michael Dapper. Hosted by the Wagner Real Estate Group (WREG) helps our clients achieve their real estate goals by delivering exceptional service in an innovative, collaborative & positive-minded team approach. Having sold over $70M a year both in 2020 & 2021 helping nearly 100 families per year, plus ranking as one of the top 10 small teams in the entire state of Washington, we can help make your real estate experience actually enjoyable while exceeding your expectations. Our deep expertise & experience in the highly competitive Seattle market and our relentless obsession with making your move & enjoyable, simple & memorable experience so that at the end, all you can say is WOW! We do this through our Concierge Services, where we take care of everything for you, every tiny detail, ensuring your success.

    E7: Is Seattle Affordable Anymore? The Current State of The Housing Market

    E7: Is Seattle Affordable Anymore? The Current State of The Housing Market

    In this episode of Seattle Living & Wealth Building, we’re joined by Jae Koh of im3rd Media to talk about what’s happening in the real estate market right now. Jae is a Seattle real estate agent himself, so he’s here to help shed light on how inflation, home prices, and even the stock market is impacting Seattle living and wealth building.
    Tune in learn how your home buying power has changed in 2022, what’s making people buy and sell successfully in the current real estate market, why people are moving to and leaving Seattle, and much more.
    Questions Answered:
    - Who can and cannot afford to buy a home right now? 
    - How have housing prices changed in the last year? 
    - When is the best time to buy real estate?
    - How bad of a recession can we expect?
    - What can I do to sell my home more quickly and for the best price?
    And more!
    Key Topics/What You’ll Learn:
    [00:41] Introducing Jae Koh & the topic of today’s episode[02:51] Market Update (June/July) & Advice for first time home buyers [06:30] Home pricing has become much more important… Here’s why.[10:25] Justin’s projection for Seattle real estate pricing in the next 12 months[12:17] You can now get a lower mortgage payment with less money down than 3 months ago![14:04] What is an ARM (Adjustable-Rate Mortgage)? Should I take advantage of an ARM in 2022?[19:56] Are buyers regretting buying a home 3-5 months ago?[26:14] The power of purchasing properties as long-term investments & How COVID impacted the real estate industry.[36:56] Expert tips and advice for home sellers in 2022[46:36] Why are people moving to Seattle?Connect with Jae & im3rd Media:
    Visit their website: https://www.im3rdmedia.com
    Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/im3rdmedia
    If you enjoy Seattle Living & Wealth Building, please RATE/REVIEW us on Apple Podcasts and SHARE it with a friend or loved one you think would enjoy it too!
    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfznP6YUtzk0kaDewobj7jQ
    Buying or selling a home? Visit our website to get in touch: https://www.mwagnerhomes.com
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seattle_realtor_maynard 
    Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaynardWagnerRealEstateGroup 
    Follow Maynard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maynardwagner 
    Follow him on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@maynardwagner
    Seattle Living & Wealth Building is produced by Wagner Real Estate Group which is based in the Seattle, Washington area. With over $225 million sold in the last 5 years, plus 17 years of total experience, we thrive to provide exceptional real estate services in an innovative, collaborative, and positive-minded team approach.    

    • 59 min
    E6: The Housing Market Crash, The Recession, Rates, Inflation & Seattle Real Estate Trends 2022-2023

    E6: The Housing Market Crash, The Recession, Rates, Inflation & Seattle Real Estate Trends 2022-2023

    This episode of the Seattle Living & Wealth Building podcast is a MUST-LISTEN if want to get into real estate in 2022 or 2023… Listen in as we talk about the current state of the real estate market, sharing our professional advice, insights, and predictions. We’re updating you on everything you should know about the real estate market in 2022-2023, from inflation and interest rates to mortgage rates and crash predictions. 


    Questions Answered:
    Will the market crash? 
    Will interest rates go up or down in the next few months? 
    Should I wait to buy a house?
    How is inflation going to impact my home buying process?
    What real estate opportunities are there in Seattle?
    And more!


    Tune in as we answer some of your most pressing questions about buying and selling real estate and offer you our top tips and strategies for navigating the market in 2022-2023 (especially if you’re considering moving to Seattle).


    “Even in a recession, in most cases, property values continue to increase. So, if you’re getting into the market right now, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re going to have an appreciating asset one year from now and the longer you’re in the market, the more you’re going to be able to ride the little bit of volatility that happens and you’re going to have an asset five years from now that most analysts are projecting is going to be an increase of anywhere from roughly 20%-30%.”- Maynard Wagner


    Key Topics/What You’ll Learn:
    [01:05] Introducing the topic of today’s episode[01:38] What is a normal interest rate? Will interest rates keep going up?[03:19] Bull prediction: We’re not going to see a crash anytime soon…[05:43] How interest rates might impact your timeline for buying a house[08:15] What is a recession vs. a depression? What happens to real estate appreciation if we have a recession?[13:27] What is a real estate market crash vs. market normalization?[15:42] Pricing homes and inspection contingencies are becoming more important… That’s why you need a skilled agent if you’re buying or selling.[19:44] How inflation will impact home buyers in 2022-2023: Mortgage rates, purchasing power, and more.[23:20] Why you should consider a 5-year or 10-year adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM)[26:46] Expert advice and strategies for buyers/sellers navigating the real estate market in 2022[38:44] Our final predictions on crashes, prices, real estate trends, and more![41:25] Changes happening in Seattle: Post-pandemic expansion, light rail, climate change, & the food scene

    If you enjoy Seattle Living & Wealth Building, please RATE/REVIEW us on Apple Podcasts and SHARE it with a friend or loved one you think would enjoy it too!


    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfznP6YUtzk0kaDewobj7jQ


    Buying or selling a home? Visit our website to get in touch: https://www.mwagnerhomes.com


    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seattle_realtor_maynard 
    Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaynardWagnerRealEstateGroup 
    Follow Maynard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maynardwagner 
    Follow him on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@maynardwagner


    Seattle Living & Wealth Building is produced by Wagner Real Estate Group which is based in the Seattle area and ranked #12 small team in WA.

    • 46 min
    E5: Millennials Buying a House with Ben & Ashley: Home Buying, Affordability, 2nd Homes & Airbnbs

    E5: Millennials Buying a House with Ben & Ashley: Home Buying, Affordability, 2nd Homes & Airbnbs

    Are you a millennial who wants to buy a home? This episode is for YOU! Listen in to the Seattle Living & Wealth Building podcast as the Wagner team welcomes Ben and Ashley, a recently-married millennial couple who are homeowners, real estate investors, and Airbnb hosts. They talk to us about buying a home as a millennial (and as recent grads), detailing the lessons they’ve learned from their journey in real estate investment and Airbnb hosting.


    Ben and Ashley emphasize the value in exploring neighborhoods you’re not familiar with, the benefits of hiring a property manager to manage your Airbnb(s), and the importance of connecting with a trusted advisor to guide you through the home buying process.


    We also get into the nitty gritty of things you need to consider when buying your first home or investment property.


    Plus… Is it time to BUY? Tune in to hear our thoughts as we answer some of your most frequently asked questions!


    “This isn’t our long-term house forever but getting an entry point of a townhouse… we’ve really felt that real estate is a way to kind of grow that wealth and to make long-term goals more achievable in the short-term through stepping stones of sizing up as you go.”- Ben 


    Key Topics/What You’ll Learn:
    [00:46] Introducing Ben & Ashley [02:04] Why buy real estate quickly after graduation?[05:13] Why timing is EVERYTHING in buying real estate![05:53] How much they paid for their new construction Seattle home in 2015 & Why they chose a Magnolia townhouse over a condo[07:33] Ben & Ashley’s real estate journey: Choosing locations, starting an Airbnb, & getting their dream “summer home” in Seattle[16:07] Can you buy a house as a short-term investment? & Do you NEED to put 20% down on a home mortgage?[18:32] How do you avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI)?[23:38] Lessons learned from being an Airbnb host: Irvine, CA vs. Seattle, WA[31:54] What are CC&Rs for townhomes?[32:33] Advice for people buying their first home or Airbnb & The most common types of Airbnb bookings they get[42:21] ROI & Expenses of Airbnbs: Expectations vs. Reality[46:43] Their #1 piece of advice for aspiring homeowners and real estate investors[53:17] What’s next for Ben & Ashley?[55:46] Answering the most frequently asked questions we get from clients 

    If you enjoy Seattle Living & Wealth Building, please RATE/REVIEW us on Apple Podcasts and SHARE it with a friend or loved one you think would enjoy it too!


    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfznP6YUtzk0kaDewobj7jQ


    Buying or selling a home? Visit our website to get in touch: https://www.mwagnerhomes.com


    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seattle_realtor_maynard 
    Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaynardWagnerRealEstateGroup 
    Follow Maynard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maynardwagner 


    Seattle Living & Wealth Building is produced by Wagner Real Estate Group which is based in the Seattle, Washington area. With over $225 million sold in the last 5 years, plus 17 years of total experience, we thrive to provide exceptional real estate services in an innovative, collaborative, and positive-minded team approach.    

    • 55 min
    E4: How Sarah Turned 1 Property to a 7-Figure Real Estate Portfolio So She Could Retire Early: Seattle Living & Wealth Building

    E4: How Sarah Turned 1 Property to a 7-Figure Real Estate Portfolio So She Could Retire Early: Seattle Living & Wealth Building

    Do you want to build a real estate portfolio so you can retire early? Tune in to learn how! In this episode of the Seattle Living & Wealth Building podcast, the Wagner Real Estate Group welcomes Sarah Bedwell to talk about building wealth through real estate and how she went from owning one home to multiple investment properties. 


    Sarah and the team give great advice to new/aspiring real estate investors and share valuable insights on property management, growing your investment portfolio, moving your real estate investments to a new state, and the benefits of investing in homes with accessory dwelling units (ADU). 


    “What’s crazy is our dreams of when we can retire keep getting younger and younger because our real estate portfolio should put us in a position where it kicks off enough cash for us to live on and then our market nest egg can just keep growing.”- Sarah Bedwell


    Key Topics/What You’ll Learn:
    [00:48] Introducing Sarah Bedwell and today’s topic[03:29] How Sarah bought her first home from overseas[07:48] Building confidence as a real estate investor by getting clear on what you want out of life[09:42] As new buyers, what drove you to buy a home during a volatile market?[12:23] How do you add properties to your investment portfolio?[15:36] Are people currently more attracted to craftsman homes or new construction homes?[16:51] Lessons learned from buying and selling homes & What type of home sells the easiest?[19:29] When you bought your first home, was your intention to buy it as an investment property?[21:17] The power of leading with feelings rather than logic when investing in real estate[24:22] Why Sarah transitioned from Seattle, Washington to Bend, Oregon. & The 1031 Exchange explained[30:21] How to keep your lease updated to the current law[31:01] Self-managing a property vs. Hiring a property manager[33:12] The story behind Sarah’s surprise property! & About our concierge services[39:32] The benefits of investing in homes with ADUs [45:22] Advice for new real estate investors

    If you enjoy Seattle Living & Wealth Building, please RATE/REVIEW us on Apple Podcasts and SHARE it with a friend or loved one you think would enjoy it too!
    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfznP6YUtzk0kaDewobj7jQ
    Buying or selling a home? Visit our website to get in touch: https://www.mwagnerhomes.com
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seattle_realtor_maynard 
    Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaynardWagnerRealEstateGroup 
    Follow Maynard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maynardwagner 


    Seattle Living & Wealth Building is produced by Wagner Real Estate Group which is based in the Seattle, Washington area. With over $225 million sold in the last 5 years, plus 17 years of total experience, we thrive to provide exceptional real estate services in an innovative, collaborative, and positive-minded team approach.    

    • 46 min
    E3: Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb Investing From Start to Finish: Seattle Living & Wealth Building

    E3: Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb Investing From Start to Finish: Seattle Living & Wealth Building

    Are you considering becoming an Airbnb or Vrbo host? Not sure how to start the process? In this episode of the Seattle Living & Wealth Building podcast, the Wagner Real Estate Group welcomes Adrian Bell to talk about buying and growing an Airbnb rental property from start to finish. Tune in as we break down tips, hacks, and strategies for buying, furnishing, marketing, and differentiating your investment property from others on the market.


    You’ll gain insight into how to maximize the ROI on your Airbnb rental, the importance of profiling the different types of guests you host, how to sustain year-round demand, potential issues with HOAs, and so much more. If you’re dancing around the idea of investing in a short-term rental property (or multiple), grab our hands and let’s waltz through it together!


    Key Topics/What You’ll Learn:
    [00:44] Introducing Adrian Bell and today’s topic[03:41] What to consider when buying, furnishing, and decorating an Airbnb rental[06:52] How to maintain year-round demand for an Airbnb in any market[08:29] Reasons for buying short-term rentals, like Airbnb and Vrbo, and common mistakes Airbnb hosts make[12:04] Differentiation: Why it’s important to create a story or niche for your Airbnb rental property[16:37] Marketing: The impact of social media on Airbnb and similar vacation rentals & Tips and tricks for boosting your rental on Airbnb[18:31] How long does it take to launch an Airbnb? & How supply chain issues and seasonality are impacting Airbnb hosts[23:15] How Adrian learned the business of Airbnb and vacation rentals[26:14] Tips and advice for becoming a Superhost[31:23] Will demand of Airbnbs rise in the future or will saturation become an issue?[35:49] Increasing the cash flow of your investment property & Why you need a budget[38:47] Updates on Lisa and Maynard’s new Airbnb[40:42] Budgeting: Upfront costs, average cost per square foot, making decisions with partner, and more. [45:08] What makes you say “yes” to an investment property?[50:19] What is a reasonable price to spend on an investment property? [53:56] Potential issues with HOAs and short-term rentals[57:20] What NOT to do when buying an Airbnb rental property

    To connect with Adrian, email him at Adrian@coolphxliving.com.
    If you enjoy Seattle Living & Wealth Building, please RATE/REVIEW us on Apple Podcasts and SHARE it with a friend or loved one you think would enjoy it too!
    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfznP6YUtzk0kaDewobj7jQ
    Buying or selling a home? Visit our website to get in touch: https://www.mwagnerhomes.com
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seattle_realtor_maynard 
    Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaynardWagnerRealEstateGroup 
    Follow Maynard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maynardwagner 


    Seattle Living & Wealth Building is produced by Wagner Real Estate Group which is based in the Seattle, Washington area. With over $225 million sold in the last 5 years, plus 17 years of total experience, we thrive to provide exceptional real estate services in an innovative, collaborative, and positive-minded team approach.    

    • 55 min
    E2: The New Home Buying Journey: Seattle Living & Wealth Building Show

    E2: The New Home Buying Journey: Seattle Living & Wealth Building Show

    How has the home buyer’s journey changed over the past decade and what do you need to know about buying real estate in 2022? In this episode of the Seattle Living & Wealth Building podcast, we break down the fundamentals of the home buyer journey. Tune in as we address the challenges home buyers have been facing since the pandemic, the various costs associated with buying real estate, the 3-phase process for buying your ideal home, and more!
    Then, we call our friend Nick, who recently bought his first home with his wife, to describe his real estate buying journey and what he learned throughout the process. Do all properties look as good as they do online? How did your buying criteria evolve as time went on? What caused you to back out of your first contract? What was the biggest challenge you experience during the home buying journey and how did we help you overcome that? Tune in to hear Nick’s valuable insights!
    Key Topics/What You’ll Learn:
    [01:40] Introducing today’s topic[04:16] How long is the typical buyer journey in real estate?[05:08] Why it’s important to know what type of buyer you’re working with[05:50] What was your fastest closing?[07:07] Buyers don’t usually know where they’re at in the buying journey… What factors affect that and how do you address that as an agent?[10:35] Is there a formula for success? What does it take for buyers to succeed in the current real estate market?[13:45] Trends and changes we’ve seen in real estate and mortgage & Can we expect a real estate crash soon?[17:27] The impact of high-balance conforming loans on home buyers[19:54] Interest rates and real estate prices in Seattle in 2022[22:07] What is an appraisal? & How to navigate challenges with home appraisal gaps[28:41] Nick’s buying journey[46:03] How do I get started on the home buying journey?[48:42] Costs associated with buying real estateHave a question about the home buying journey? Let us know!

    If you enjoy Seattle Living & Wealth Building, please RATE/REVIEW us on Apple Podcasts and SHARE it with a friend or loved one you think would enjoy it too!
    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfznP6YUtzk0kaDewobj7jQ

    Buying or selling a home? Visit our website to get in touch: https://www.mwagnerhomes.com
    Follow us on Instagram:

    Maynard Wagner: https://www.instagram.com/seattle_realtor_maynard

    Justin Day: https://www.instagram.com/justindayrealestate/

    Michael Dapper: https://www.instagram.com/michaeldapper/
    Seattle Living & Wealth Building is produced by Wagner Real Estate Group which is based in the Seattle, Washington area. With over $225 million sold in the last 5 years, plus 17 years of total experience, we thrive to provide exceptional real estate services in an innovative, collaborative, and positive-minded team approach.    

    • 49 min