All Things Real Estate: First Hour - May 5, 2019All Things Real Estate
In the first hour of the show, join Rey and his guests as they mark a special date that underscores this week’s show theme.
The holiday of “Cinco de Mayo" marks the May 5, 1862 battle between the armies of France and Mexico at the city of Puebla, Mexico. Mexico won this battle, made significant by the fact that the army of Napoleon III, Emperor of France, was considered the premier military in the world.
Many historians believe that had the outcome of the battle been different, it would have furthered the interests of France in supporting our nation's Confederate forces during the American Civil War. At the time, the Confederacy was striking up some major victories against the Union forces and was "courting" support with Napoleon III.
Some argue that had the French prevailed on May 5, 1862—and then used Mexico as a base to support the U.S. Confederacy—the result could have changed the outcome of our nation's civil war, offering the thought that the composition of real estate ownership in our fractured nation could have evolved quite differently.
Observing the outcome of the battle that has fostered the “Cinco de Mayo” holiday, Rey and his guests will discuss why consumers need to be alert to—and address—events than can potentially impact their home buying and selling activities.
Real Estate Broker Observations: Rey will offer his thoughts on some of the ways that real estate professionals aid their buyer and seller clients in anticipating unexpected events that could impact the home buying and selling process. In June, the “All Things Real Estate” radio show is marking a 10-year anniversary of broadcasting. Over the past decade, commentators on the program have strived to provide useful real estate information to aid consumers, as they pursue the “American Dream” of home ownership.
2019 Roofing and Home Maintenance Update: John Grisak, President of Fix My Roof, LLC, will offer some observations on how he and his professional team aid property owners in anticipating potential issues that can impact the integrity of roofing systems. To achieve this goal, John’s company uses cutting-edge procedures and products in all of their residential and commercial roof restoration efforts. Fix My Roof, LLC, is committed to restoring existing roofs for a fraction of the cost of roof replacement while maximizing a positive impact on the environment by embracing environmentally responsible practices and educating the greater community about environmental stewardship. Headquartered in Santa Fe, the company has completed both residential and commercial jobs in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, El Dorado, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Cochiti, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Silver City, and many more locations.
Gateway Mortgage Group “Home Buyer Tip”: Besides offering his thoughts on the theme of Sunday’s show—including the various ways that mortgage professionals assist their clients in avoiding potential problems that can impact the home-buying process—Scott Robinson, Mortgage Sales Manager at the Gateway Mortgage Group, will also provide a useful mortgage tip that benefits consumers 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. As the show’s regular mortgage commentator, Scott Robinson, NMLS 202265, is a licensed Mortgage Sales 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.
Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”: Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation will offer some suggestions on how to make the home buying and selling process a bit easier, more efficient and enjoyable for consumers.
Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 27 Ocean View Drive with his Sotheby’s International Realty associate broker colleague Diane La Mountaine. This beautiful 2,325-square-foot home, on 64+ acres, with an additional 850 square feet of outdoor living spaces, is 20 minutes from Santa Fe, just off the scenic Turquoise Trail near the historic and quaint village of Cerrillos. Features include, two en-suite master bedrooms, energy-efficient three-zone heating/cooling, and a large high ceiling great room with 360-degree views of the Northern New Mexico Mountains. The home’s open concept flows through to the dining area and gourmet kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinets, and a professional size refrigerator. A beautiful loft overlooking the great room, with custom wood and iron railing, plus an outside upper deck makes this a fabulous home for entertaining. The home has JELD-WEN glass casement windows and doors with remote controlled steel security shutters. The property is metered for additional outbuildings, wired for generator and hot tub, and has drip irrigation with 5,000-gallon water catchment, which auto-refills from a private three-acre foot well. Lovely landscaping completes the front and rear courtyards of the home.