All Things Real Estate - First Hour: July 15, 2018

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This weekly radio show features host and Sotheby's International Realty's Associate Broker Rey Post (NM REC License #45660) and a variety of special guests offering the best news, information and commentary regarding every aspect of today's real estate market.
In the first hour of the show, join Rey and guest co-host Scott Robinson—Branch Manager of theGateway Mortgage Group—and other guests for a special Rosetta Stone-inspired real estate discussion. 
On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during  Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian Campaign in the village of Rosetta, Egypt. The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous artifacts in all of archaeology, inscribed with the same decree in three different scripts used in Egypt at the time of its creation. The stone was one of the most important elements in unlocking the “code” of Egyptian Hieroglyphics, making translation of the pictorial writing system possible. 
Rey and his guests will apply the 219th anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone as the theme for the show: "Just as the Rosetta Stone helped the world translate Egyptian Hieroglyphics, real estate professionals use their skills to translate the interests of their buyer and seller clients."

Real Estate Broker Update: Rey will offer some thoughts on how he and his real estate broker colleagues are always focused on understanding and meeting the interests of their home buying and selling clients. Rey will also offer his weekly “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation,” which is designed to make the home buying and selling process a bit easier and more enjoyable for consumers. In addition, Rey will remind the audience that the Sotheby's International Realty® brand has partnered with New Story, a non-profit organization that puts 100 percent of donations toward transforming dangerous living environments into communities of safe, sustainable homes, for $6,000 a home. Go tohttps://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/newstory for more information on this significant initiative.
Gateway Mortgage Group “Home Buyer Tip”: Besides offering his thoughts on the Rosetta Stone-inspired theme of Sunday’s show, Scott will provide his regular mortgage tip that can benefit home buyers who are purchasing a property in collaboration with a lender. The Gateway Mortgage Group is one of the largest privately held mortgage companies in the country, doing its entire mortgage servicing in-house. This business element is important, since it means that Gateway’s customers work directly with them until the time their loan is paid. Commentary contained within this broadcast is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation to extend credit. Scott Robinson, NMLS 202265, is a licensed Branch Manager with Gateway Mortgage Group, located at 502 West Cordova Road, Suite 1, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. All loans are subject to program guidelines and final underwriting approval. Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC, is an equal housing lender. NMLS 7233.
Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, Update: Donna Jones White, Owner and Qualifying Broker of Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, will not only reflect on the show theme, but will also underscore how important it is to offer information to her clients about the values of Santa Fe as a destination for work, or vacation travel. In addition, Donna will also remind the audience about her company’s role in maintaining a collection of rental options for vacation guests who choose to come to Santa Fe this year or are seeking a furnished 30-day or long-term unfurnished property. Consumers from around the globe turn to Donna’s company to aid them in finding comfortable and high-quality residences for their stays in our community.
Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 32 Blazing Star Circle with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Tim Galvin. This gracious, three-bedroom, open-concept home offers notable features including four fireplaces, two water features, central refrigerated A/C, as well as coved ceilings in many rooms of the house. The home, with its dramatic Jemez Mountain views and extensive landscaping, is located in the gated Las Campanas Estates I neighborhood, an easy drive into downtown Santa Fe.

In the second hour of the show, join Rey for a special interview with former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, who was elected to office in 2002, serving until January 2011. Among other accomplishments, Governor Douglas served as Chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA) from 2009 to 2010.
The NGA is staging its annual 2018 Summer Meeting in Santa Fe, July 19-21. As reported byThe Santa Fe New Mexican on June 13: “the conference will make Santa Fe the epicenter of American politics for a mid-July weekend, as many of the nation’s governors and perhaps some foreign leaders and White House representatives descend on the New Mexico capital for meetings, panels, parties and more.”
Given the significance of this gathering, Rey will discuss with Governor Douglas—as a former chairman of the NGA—the importance of the event coming to Santa Fe, what these elected officials will accomplish during their stay, as well as some of the critical issues facing our nation that these government leaders are addressing for the residents of their respective states.
Douglas, among other activities, is currently serving as executive in residence at Middlebury College in Vermont, as well as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. As governor, he focused on strengthening the state’s economy, making Vermont more affordable, and protecting Vermont’s natural environment. 
Besides serving as the chair of the NGA, Douglas also served as the president of the Council of State Governments, as well as the chairman of the New England Governors’ Conference and the Coalition of Northeastern Governors. Prior to being governor of Vermont, Douglas was a member of Vermont House of Representatives and was also elected to be Vermont Secretary of State, as well as State Treasurer.
Rey has known Governor Douglas for many years and interacted with him when Rey worked for Vermont's U.S. Congressman; Senior U.S. Senator; and another former Governor of the state.
As always, listener email questions and comments are welcome during the broadcast. Join in the conversation by calling Rey with your own questions or comments at 505-989-8900 or you can email Rey at: rpost@atreradio.com.
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