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Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 08/01/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert is back in studio this week and is ready to offer his expert advice. Brian laments over the slowness of the economy’s recovery, but admits that it is recovering. He also outlines the pros and cons of using private mortgage insurance and goes over the process of qualifying someone for a loan from the lender’s perspective. Finally, Brian explains the “teeter-totter” relationship that exists between closing costs and interest rates, and what that means for consumers.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 07/25/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert hosts the show live from New York City this week while Accunet’s Jerry Serketich joins him in studio. Brian recaps his visit to the Big Apple, including a tour of the Wall Street Journal Offices. This week Brian offers advice on when to call an appraiser and determining home value when damages are involved. Brian also delves into the mystery of closing costs and how they should be handled.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 07/18/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert offers helpful advice regarding loan and mortgage payments. He discusses the pros and cons of combining mortgages, and cautions listeners on the pitfalls of FHA loans. Brian also shares a story of disaster averted when he advises a customer who wanted to take funds from an IRA to pay off a mortgage.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 07/11/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert takes on several different angles related to refinancing this week. Whether it’s condominiums, empty lots, or unfinished homes, Brian provides the answers to the questions. Plus, if you are planning a refinance in the near future, pay close attention to the top three obstacles in the process as well as the top do’s and don’ts.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 07/04/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert reviews last month’s home sale numbers both nationwide and locally as well gives his regular weekly recap on industry news. Questions this week pertain to mortgage takeovers by Freddie & Fannie, paying down PMI, and simply making sense of refinancing. Plus, on this Fourth of July holiday, Brian features a look back at the real estate purchase of one of our founding fathers!
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 06/27/10
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Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 06/20/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert begins this week’s show by offering a reminder about all the important data due out this upcoming week (i.e. consumer confidence, May housing sales). He then addresses the topic of interest payments made to a family member from whom a home was purchased and the federal requirements related to such a transaction. Brian also fields questions relating to refinancing a home equity line of credit and consolidating loan terms when having multiple mortgages. Plus, be listening for a brief explanation as to why tax deductible mortgage interest payments can be extremely advantageous.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 06/13/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert addresses the tricky situation of selling a home while going through divorce proceedings and clears up some of the confusion pertaining who’s name remains on the loan. Brian also offers some very valuable principles as to what’s most important when selling your house, such as keeping emotion out of choosing an agent. Then, listen for a break down of the pros and cons of bi-monthly lending institutions.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 06/06/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert spends time focusing on current events (i.e. European financial crisis, end of the U.S. home buyer tax credit) and their impact on our housing market and interest rates. He also explains the importance of focusing on the “cosmetics” of a house, in preparation for selling, and explains why that may be more important than actual “infrastructure” improvements. Finally, divorce can be difficult as is, let alone if you’re trying to re-finance at the same time. Brian has some valuable advice that will make that situation a bit easier on everyone.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 05/30/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert, joined by Accunet’s Jerry Serketich this week, tackles the ins and outs of a “home warranty”. The two also offer advice on construction loans, fixed rate mortgages, and how to go about putting a down payment on a foreclosed property. Plus, Brian helps to explain how best to combine a mortgage with a home equity line of credit.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 05/23/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert begins by explaining how and why interest rates continue to fall, not because of anything happening here in the U.S., but because of overseas finances. The topic of “appraisal contingency” is also discussed and explained, as is home equity line of credit. Should that line of credit be used to pay off a mortgage? What impact does it have on refinancing?
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 05/16/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert once again examines the financial mess in Greece, including the pending bailout, and discusses the ramifications on U.S. interest rates. He also discusses the use of a gift as down payment for a house, compares the housing market to the condo market at the moment, and offers some favorable news regarding area home sales over the first two weeks of May.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 05/09/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert recaps a very tumultuous week in the market and uses the news to remind you that opportunity is knocking as it pertains to interest rates. He’ll address questions regarding potential for another double dip in the housing market, the “quit claim deed” connection to refinancing, and the expense involved in a reversible mortgage. Plus, listen throughout the show for Brian’s top three reasons to refinance!
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 05/02/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert begins this week by offering an update on the housing market and revealing just how advantageous it is to make a purchase at this time. He also tackles the popular question of reconciling appraisal prices versus accepted offers and why the former is coming in lower than the latter right now.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 04/25/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honest Officer Brian Wickert, over the course of today’s show, outlines the top three mistakes he’s found individuals make when going through the home buying process. Brian also offers his advice on whether or not a FHA Loan is the best option for a first time buyer, as well as how best to handle a situation where your mortgage has been bought and re-sold.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 04/18/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honest Officer Brian Wickert details the FHA Loan process after fielding several questions pertaining to qualifications, pros & cons, and the inner workings of the FHA Loan approval process. He also breaks down Buyer’s Agency Agreements and details whether or not they are truly beneficial to a client.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 04/11/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert once again tackles questions surrounding the federal tax credit available to first time home buyers, as well as the little known “bump up” tax credit. Once that first time home buyer tax credit expires, however, there’s bound to be shockwaves felt throughout the nation’s economy and Brian offers his opinion on just what that may be. In this week’s show, he also addresses the perceived correlation between a home’s assessed value and it’s market value.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 04/04/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert begins this week’s show by detailing the latest on interest rates and explaining how those rates are affected by good or bad economic news. He’ll then field questions as to the pros and cons of purchasing property under a LLC and offer advice on how to be patient during a loan modification process. Plus, be listening as Brian recaps area home sale numbers for the recently completed month of March.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 03/28/10
Tanned, rested, and ready to go, Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honest Officer Brian Wickert has returned from vacation and ready to take on a myriad of topics! Brian will spend a good deal of time discussing why it can be difficult to find that one specific realtor that is perfect for you and your situation and how Accunet Realty Advisors can help this very problem. He’ll also field questions pertaining to the first time home-buyer federal tax credit and briefly discuss the correlation between recent health care legislation and interest rates.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 03/21/10
Accunet Mortgage’s Jerry Serketich and Matt Pierce are in for Brian Wickert again this week! They’ll tackle the ins & outs of the pre-approval process and explain why that pre-approval letter is so very important for first time home buyers. In addition, be sure to have pen and paper handy as Jerry and Matt list six key factors that will make up the “right stuff” for getting your ideal mortgage rate.
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 03/14/10
With Brian Wickert on vacation, Accunet’s Jerry Serketich, Matt Pierce, & Shannon Lenox address your questions on this week’s show. They’ll dissect the risks vs. rewards of arm loans and explain how private mortgage insurance relates to home equity. Plus, be listening for some valuable advice on home inspections prior to selling, things to watch out for when getting involved in a “short sale”, and a special offer exclusive to WTMJ listeners!
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 03/07/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert brings good news on the mortgage rate front and offers a detailed explanation of how to best use the $8K tax credit for first time home buyers before it’s too late. He also tackles the topic of short sales and why they seem to take so long to complete, as well as offer advice on the foreclosure rich condo market in Florida.
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert alerts you to the various techniques that some mortgage lenders use to lock in clients at unfavorable rates. Plus, seeing as today is the final day of February, he also reviews home buying/selling data in the area over the past month and explains how this information can be vital for consumers in the month of March. Finally, listen for Brian’s exclusive interview with WHEDA Executive Director Antonio Riley in advance of the organization’s return to lending on Monday!
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 02/21/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert recaps the interest rate news of the week and continues his introductory explanation of the brand new “Accunet Realty Advisors”. He also details the $8,000 first-time home buyer federal tax credit and why, if applicable to your situation, it is vital to jump on this great offer. Plus, Brian delves into mortgage rates by comparing and contrasting the benefits of the various options out there. Listen to it:
Accunet Mortgage & Realty Show – 02/14/10
Accunet Mortgage President & Chief Honesty Officer Brian Wickert debuts Accunet Reality Advisers and explains the features and services that benefit you! He details the information that is needed to put you in the hands of the appropriate real estate agent and stresses the unique importance this can be on your home buying/selling process. Listen to it: