THIS WEEK ON LIFE AS YOU OWN IT

7/26/14

  • Thinking of paying off your home early? Not so fast. We’ll share 5 reasons you shouldn’t pay off that mortgage just yet.
  • Looking to hire a real estate agent to help you buy or sell? We’ve got 7.5 questions you’ve got to ask them before you decide on an agent!
  • It’s H-O-T – time for your Life as You Own it July Home Maintenance Tips to save you money now AND protect your investment.
  • Speaking of your investment – the roof over your head might actually need to be replaced. We’ll tell you how you can determine if it’s time to invest in a new one before you have to use your rainy day fund.
  • Back to school??!! Where did summer go? We’ll tell you where to get your school supplies at a discount – road trip!!
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


7/19/14

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  • Playing hardball when selling your home. We've got some great ideas for you as well as some "no-no's."
  • We'll discuss the downside of low mortgage rates.
  • 5 ways to go broke. Hint: Don't do these things!
  • Moving? We'll tell you what to do before the moving company arrives.
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


7/12/14

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  • Planning a summer vacation on a budget.
  • Best home buying and selling tips from the Property Brothers.
  • Whether buying or selling your home, we'll remind you of the tax advantages associated with home ownership - they really make a difference!
  • We'll tell you the best items to purchase in July to save big bucks!
  • What you should do BEFORE you sign that contract - any contract.
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


7/5/14

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  • 7 things homebuyers love, but sellers don't list.
  • 7 curb appeal mistakes you need to avoid.
  • Saving for a rainy day. How does your emergency fund look?
  • 5 financial corners you should never cut.
  • Do bank-owned properties actually sell for more?
  • BONUS content, not provided on-air. We'll give you the scoop on the biggest nighttime power drains in your home.
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


6/28/14

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  • What are the chances you'll be hit by a natural disaster and what do you do to make sure your insurance company pays the claim? Check out your risk by county using this map from CNN Money.
  • Stressed out? We have the most "stressed" cities for you.
  • How to become a millionaire after age 70.
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


6/21/14

  • Helping you map your financial future. Business owners - we've got something you need to be doing!
  • Are you saving for retirement? We've got your average 401K balance by age. How does your balance fare with others in your age group?
  • 10 safest cities in the U.S. along with the 5 most dangerous cities.
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


6/14/14

  • The summer housing market is still sizzling. We've got 5 rules that will help you in this seller's market.
  • 10 things you don't want at your open house.
  • Calling all renters - 6 tips for renting your first apartment AND as a bonus, Craig shares the top 10 best pets for tiny apartment living.
  • 5 cost-cutting tips for fast cash.
  • HUD and Census Bureau data on new home construction in 2013. How many bedrooms are enough? What about air conditioning? Do most homes have it?
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


6/7/14

  • The market’s heating up – time to sell or time to keep that first home as a rental? If you’re thinking about becoming a landlord we’ve got 6 rookie mistakes you won’t want to make.
  • Speaking of heating up – we’ll share twelve markets where real estate is moving really fast – and what your strategy should be if you’re thinking of buying or selling in a hot market.
  • Don’t let the Wonder Years with your kids turn in to the ‘I Wonder Years’ down the road when it comes to their financial skills. Get your teen to start planning for college – we’ll share 5 steps.
  • Many of our listeners are helping take care of their senior parents – we’ve got some suggestions on how you can either help them save some money or help yourself save some money on their senior living.
  • It’s summer and it’s time to hit the road – we’ll share our best tips to save some money at the gas pump.
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


5/31/14

  • How much money do you need to make in order to afford a home? We’ll tell you which cities are the cheapest and which ones are the most expensive when it comes to home buying.
  • 5 things sellers do that drive a real estate agent nuts. (We’re STRONGLY encouraging you not to do any of these – but we’ll bet you’ve violated at least one of them!)
  • In Real Estate we’re partying like it’s 1995! Well maybe it’s not that big of a party – and I’m pretty certain we won’t have the same hangover – but we’ll talk about the roll housing has been on for the last 18 months!
  • Beam me up Craigy! Star Trek fans – we’ve got the house for you but you might need Thurston Howell money to make it happen. Speaking of Gilligan’s good friend, it looks like an island very similar to Gilligan’s just sold at a HUGE discount.
  • Student loan debt – it’s a killer isn’t it? We’ve got 5 colleges you can attend for FREE – that’s right FREE!
  • Want to ensure you get than next job? Lower rate on your mortgage? Pay less for insurance? Find the love of your life? We’ll share the secret later in the show.
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?


5/17/2014 & 5/24/14

  • First time home buyers aren’t pulling their weight in the housing recovery - why is that? We’ll share four reasons the Millennials are hampering the recovery. What’s a Millennial? Listen to the show to find out!
  • We’ll let you know what you need to do 3, 6, and 12 months prior to your first home purchase so it’s a success.
  • Why for does it matter if your real estate agent uses proper grammar? If you’re selling a high end home – trust us – it does – and we’ve got the data to prove it.
  • Did you know nearly half of all home sales are all-cash deals? Whaaaatt?!?
  • Remember the opportunity in Detroit to buy a house from the city for $1000.00? The first one sold last week – we’ll let you know if you should consider jumping in on the action.
  • We're collecting care kit donations for Heart to Heart International. If you'd like to donate, email us.
  • Rates – where are they now? Where are they headed?
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?

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