All Things Real Estate: First Hour - September 1, 2019

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In the first hour of the show, join Rey and his guest co-host John Grisak, President of Fix My Roof, LLC, and their guests, as they mark the Labor Day holiday with a discussion of a variety of current real estate and business issues.


2019 marks the 125th anniversary of Labor Day, a national holiday that is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. As the U.S. Department of Labor characterizes the occasion, the holiday constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Real Estate Broker Observations: In the spirit of the meaning of the Labor Day holiday, Rey will offer his thoughts on how real estate professionals “work hard” to achieve the goals of their home buyer and seller clients. In what is probably the largest expenditure that any consumer will have in their life, as well as being one of the most complex transactions they will encounter, Rey will review the value that experienced, well-educated and licensed real estate brokers bring to their client activities.

2019 Roofing and Home Maintenance Update: John Grisak, President of Fix My Roof, LLC, will offer some observations on the Labor Day holiday, including the nature of work that he and his team of professionals pursue in their roof restoration efforts. John will also update the audience on not only the cutting-edge procedures and products that his company uses in residential and commercial roof restoration, but also the services offered by his new company, Fiddler Roofing NM. 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, John’s two roofing companies have 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 Labor Day theme of Sunday’s show, Scott Robinson, Mortgage Sales Manager at the Gateway Mortgage Group, NMLS 202265, will also provide a useful 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. The Gateway Mortgage Group is 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 13 East Avenida Sebastian with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Tim Galvin. Best described as a “jewel box,” this exquisite four-bedroom/four-bath home in the Santa Fe neighborhood of gated Las Campanas was extensively renovated, offering a “lock and leave” lifestyle and views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The home features a gourmet kitchen with slab granite counters, a New Sub-Zero refrigerator, and upgraded Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances; a Master bedroom suite with separate vanities, oval soaking tub, separate shower and walk-in closet; a very private, detached one-bedroom guest casita, with a kiva fireplace; and rustic wooden gates, and a cozy wood-burning/gas fireplace that welcomes all visitors to the entry courtyard of this home.