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Monthly Archives: December 2012

    H.R. 3648 – Extended

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 30, 2012

     The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 was extended through January 1, 2014.  The extension will exempt from taxation mortgage debt that is forgiven in a loan modification, short sale or foreclosure. Click to see the Act: H.R.3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 Read More

    New Year. New Resolutions.

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 30, 2012

    January 15,2013 Most of us make New Years resolutions and every year promise ourselves we’ll actually stick with them, and maybe in the past you have. This year we are giving you some good reasons you should stick to your resolutions because 2013 is all about your home. It’s a brand new year and it’s... Read More

    December 29, 2012 – Real Estate Radio Hour

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 29, 2012

    I was on vacation in Florida during Saturday’s show but Andy was able to wrap up the final Real Estate Radio Hour of 2012. He was joined in studio by Jennifer Dierkhising and Jordan Axelrod from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to discuss refinancing and relocating via an interview Jennifer had done earlier in the week.... Read More

    Thoughts on the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act?

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 27, 2012

    The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 could be extended. Set to expire on December 31, the Act has played a major role in this 2012′s rise in short sales. Jeff Zweifel from Markve and Zweifel will be on the show this Saturday to discuss this further. But just for your information before tuning... Read More

    Merry Christmas from the Real Estate Radio Hour!!

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 22, 2012

    First of all, Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone’s enjoying some time off to spend with friends and family. Saturday’s show was a little different than usual because we wanted to discuss some tips and tricks to growing your business. Since many of our listeners are not only homeowners, but also small business owners, we felt... Read More

    A Note from Kevin McArdle

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 19, 2012

    6 Keys To Accelerating Your Business It’s becoming increasingly evident that small business is the growth engine of our economy and the key to creating over 90% of the new jobs in America today. Because so many of the Real Estate Radio Hour listeners are small business owners, they’ve invited me to join this Saturday! I am... Read More

    Real Estate Radio Hour update

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 15, 2012

    We covered a lot on this weekend’s show! To start, we’ve seen a lot of houses with foundation issues and noticed how that affects the buying and selling process. Obviously there are certain problems you would want to get fixed right away, but especially when you’re thinking about selling. Once you know those problems, you can weigh... Read More

    Real Estate Radio Hour Dec.8

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 8, 2012

    We were able to look at many different angles to our topic of investment properties on Saturday’s show. Ryan Edick from Edick Valuation Services was in with his wife Mona from Prime Lending and we got him talking about icedams. It’s a little late in the year, but the snow has arrived – and it... Read More

    A Note from Mona Edick

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 3, 2012

    Whether you’re thinking about converting your current home into a rental property and buying a new primary residence, or simply purchasing an existing investment property, you want to pay attention to the following: Down payment requirements Amount of reserves required Credit score Help such as property management companies, law firms, accountants, home inspectors – Real... Read More

    Dec 1 RERH Show!

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 1, 2012

    December 01,2012 We had a full studio on Saturday’s show! Our topics revolved around mortgages and John Castilone from W.J. Bradley was in to talk about what kinds of loans to get depending on different housing conditions. We were also joined by Garth Johnson with the Realty House and Minnesota REO Experts who brought in... Read More