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The Realtor Nation Podcast Ep.18: Gigi Barnett, a 20-year television news anchor and creator of “Story Sell Your Brand”!

DHREA 29/06/2019

In the latest episode of The Realtor Nation Podcast, Ian Hoover sits down with Gigi Barnett! Gigi is a 20-year television news anchor and creator of “Story Sell Your Brand“, where Gigi shows realtors how to get on TV and radio, and how to add a dose of celebrity to their brands through media appearances!

Other topics covered include:

• Why realtors don’t have to be a high-level real estate agent or have a 
slew of sellers and buyers before getting local media attention.
• How agents can do their own public relations and see results with easy 
30-minute-a-day action steps.
• How agents can find the best real estate and housing news content that 
producers, editors and reporter crave.
• The currency that allows agents to get on TV, radio and in 
publications the fastest.


Ian and Gigi also trade marketing stories and tips. Don’t miss this highly informative episode, as Gigi brings a wealth of knowledge to the table!

 

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Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
687 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

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Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
160 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

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Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

Red Tree Mortgage: https://www.redtreemtg.com/

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Alex Deacon’s Property Management Series (Podcast): Property Management & LLC Liability

DHREA 21/05/2019

In this episode of Alex Deacon’s Property Management Series, “The Deacon of Real Estate” discusses the importance of protecting your property management company with an LLC!

LLC’s ultimately protect you and your personal assets, and Alex delivers some of the more unusual situations he’s experienced as a property manager. Don’t miss this episode, where you’ll learn to be ready to protect yourself against absolutely anything!

Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
675 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

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Join Alex Deacon’s fast-growing Pittsburgh Landlord Group on MeetUp.com! Connect with other Landlords for monthly seminars with Q & A! Click below!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
147 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

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Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Tara Mortgage Services Featured Blog: Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Homeowner

DHREA 15/05/2019
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(Each week we feature a blog from one of our fantastic affiliates, Tara Mortgage Services!)

Buying your first home is a thrill. Browsing homes online, daydreaming when driving through neighborhoods, and creating a Pinterest board to save remodeling ideas is great fun. But don’t let the excitement of buying your first home cause you to make silly mistakes.

Here are the most common and avoidable missteps for first-time homebuyers.

1. Falling in love with a home before applying for a home loan

Many first-time buyers start by looking for a home before applying for a mortgage. What happens if you actually find a home you want to buy? Without pre-approval, you have no way to make an offer on your dream home. Instead, start by applying for a home loan. That way you’ll know how much you can afford as well as have a letter of approval showing that you are a qualified buyer. 

2. Going over on your budget

A little bit here and there may not cause too much harm. But going over your homebuying budget can eventually cost you your home if you’re unable to make payments. In other words, just because you were approved for a $300k home loan may not mean that you can afford the monthly payment.

Instead, consider the required monthly payment as well as how much you qualify for. Make sure that you can comfortably make the monthly mortgage payment and avoid the temptation of buying more than you can afford.

3. Rushing to move

Buying a home in 2019 is much faster than it was two years ago thanks to digital convenience, but the actual process of moving still takes time. Rushing to move could cause cost you –and the last thing you want to do is charge up your credit card or tap into your savings to cover a rushed relocation.

Instead, plan well ahead of time to save up for your downpayment, extra for buying appliances and furniture, packing supplies, a moving company or truck rental, and other “surprise” expenses for moving.

4. Being casual with credit use

One of the first things we do when you apply for a home loan is pull your credit. However, many first time homebuyers don’t realize that it’ll get pulled out again just before closing to make sure that nothing has changed. If significant changes are found, then your approval status could also change!

Instead, attempt to keep your credit the same or, if possible, improve it. Try to keep existing balances down to about 30 percent of the credit limit and make your payments on time. You also want to avoid opening new credit cards and keep your credit rotating on the ones you currently have.

5. False believe a 20 percent down payment is necessary

You don’t NEED a 20 percent down payment to buy a home. You can buy a home with 0-3 percent down. The advantage of having a 20 percent down payment is that you can avoid the cost of private mortgage insurance (a requirement if you put less than 20 percent). However, many home loan programs allow for little down, so there is no need to spend years saving for a large downpayment.

Instead, consider an FHA loan. It requires only 3.5 percent down or sometimes even zero down. If you’re a veteran or qualify for a USDA loan, there are even more perks! VA loans are for active-duty and veteran military service members as well as for their spouses. They don’t require a down payment, but a funding fee is sometimes necessary. USDA loans are meant for moderate- to low-income borrowers that want to buy homes in rural areas. There are specific eligibility requirements and some qualify for zero down.

Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
670 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Join Alex Deacon’s fast-growing Pittsburgh Landlord Group on MeetUp.com! Connect with other Landlords for monthly seminars with Q & A! Click below!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
144 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Realtor Nation Podcast (Ep16): Jesse Wig, Owner of Lifespace and Atlas Estates (and self-proclaimed “Bearded Bowtie Guy!”)

DHREA 08/05/2019

In this episode of The Realtor Nation Podcast, Ian Hoover sits down with Jesse Wig, Owner of Lifespace and Atlas Estates. Jesse’s big personality and positive mindset really set the tone for a fantastic conversation between two highly motivated and successful entrepreneurs.

Jesse also adopted the moniker of “Bearded Bowtie Guy”, and we can’t say we disagree. Jesse’s beard is a thing of beauty! In fact, Jesse filmed a TV pilot for HGTV in part of his amazingly positive personality and branding!

Ian and Jesse’s bold personalities make for a fun and must-listen episode! Listen below!

Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
687 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Join Alex Deacon’s fast-growing Pittsburgh Landlord Group on MeetUp.com! Connect with other Landlords for monthly seminars with Q & A! Click below!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
157 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🚨 Pittsburgh Landlord Group Meetup This Thursday! (Selecting A Lease) 🚨

DHREA 08/04/2019

Alex Deacon is hosting his monthly Pittsburgh Landlording MeetUp this Thursday, April 11th!

We will discuss some different leases. If you have a lease you want to bring to the group please email me a copy so I can show it on our screen.
alex@alexdeacon.com

See you all there! Please make sure you RSVP since we have limited seating! Our group has been steadily growing every month. Reserve your seat at the link below!

Selecting a lease

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019, 6:15 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

4 Members Attending

We will discuss some different leases. If you have a lease you want to bring to the group please email me a copy so I can show it on our screen. [masked]

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Alex Deacon’s next Real Estate Investing Workshop is Saturday, April 13th! We’ll be discussing “Financial Freedom in Simple, Easy Steps” with special guest speaker Kathi Stoddard. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat in the room today! Click below!

Financial Freedom reached in simple easy steps

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

22 Members Attending

The workshop will be revolving around the long term step by step plan to ensure financial freedom through real estate investing. Most of our focus this month will be on the master plan to start today with a long term buy and hold business plan and setting yourself up to ensure success. Its a very simple and easy plan to implement but it does take t…

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Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com


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