All Things Real Estate: Second Hour - May 20, 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.
Rey will be joined by guest co-host Scott Robinson-—Branch Manager of the Gateway Mortgage Group—who along with other guest commentators, will discuss the impact the Homestead Act has had on current real estate issues important to home owners, buyers and sellers.
This Sunday marks the 156th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Homestead Act into law, The original Act had two main goals: to assist the government in selling off its land to ordinary citizens, and to use the land in what they considered to be an economically efficient manner. The act was meant to favor the ordinary American, and to make assimilated citizens out of immigrants. Plots of land which sold slowly grew into small collections of farms, then into towns and, finally, with the help of railroads, into permanent, economically productive settlements that easily connected people and goods across the Western region of the U.S.

Real Estate Update: Rey will offer some thoughts on how the Homestead Act’s legacy contributed towards current home buying and selling in Santa Fe and other regions in this part of the U.S. 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.
 Gateway Mortgage Group “Home Buyer Tip”: Besides offering his thoughts on the Homestead Act anniversary theme of the broadcast, 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 making Santa Fe a destination for work, or vacation travel. Donna will also offer a summary of vacation and other home rental options that are available to Santa Fe visitors in 2018. 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 50 Centaurus Ranch Road, with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Darlene Streit. This three-bedroom, single-level home is under construction and will feature an open floor plan—perfect for entertaining—and quality finishes throughout, as well as amazing views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Located on an excellent lot in the community of Aldea, the home is near to downtown Santa Fe. 

In the second hour of the show, join Rey and New Mexico Real Estate Commission (NMREC) instructor Katrina Caswell as they mark the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Fair Housing Act into law, with a discussion of the value of a well-educated real estate broker. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children.
Rey and Katrina will review several elements associated with why those who wish to aid home buyers and sellers in either the purchase, or listing of a property in New Mexico, need to meet standards established by the NMREC to lawfully practice as either an associate broker, or qualifying broker of real estate. For instance, as of January 1, 2017, all active and inactive associate brokers and qualifying brokers shall successfully complete thirty-six (36) credit hours of continuing education in courses approved by the NMREC during each three (3) year licensing cycle. These and other elements of the broker education process will be discussed by Rey and Katrina and why these requirements help in the protection of the interests of New Mexico real estate buyers and sellers.
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:
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