#338 Hot Housing: How to Buy and Sell


Yes, this is still here, and it will be for a while longer to serve as a reminder that there's a new place for Jill on Money content - YouTube!  Seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes it takes a little outside help (h/t to JOM friend, Joe A!) to recognize the obvious.  So don't freak out.  Going forward, we're going to put all our radio and podcast content on YouTube! It'll be easier for you to navigate and listen to past shows, because everything will be in one place.  Just click any of the links below and you'll be able to listen to this week's show as well as anything else you see that might interest you, including all the Better Off podcast content if you haven't been listening. Let us know what you think by emailing us at askjill@jillonmoney.com.


Aug 26 Download Hour One Here

You know the deal...hour one is all about your calls and emails.  This week we started with Ray in Connecticut who had some questions about Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) and withdrawal strategies, as he approaches retirement.  Next up was Bob from San Francisco who finds himself in the awesome position of having over a million bucks sitting in the bank after selling his business and house.  With more money than he's ever had, he was looking for the best game plan going forward.


Aug 26 Download Hour Two Here

Hour two this week is devoted to the housing market.  Prices are up, inventories are down which means the housing market is hot again. It’s not like the crazy days of 2005, but conditions are a bit frenzied. To prepare for what is likely to be the biggest asset purchase or sale you’ll make in life, we turn to Stephen Gasque, host of Real Estate Today, a weekly radio program presented by the National Association of Realtors.

One of the topics we spent some time on is the current inventory crisis (inventory has declined year-over-year for 26 consecutive months) and why it’s seemingly harder than ever for potential buyers to find and land the home they want. Why is the competition among buyers more intense than ever?

Some of the other topics we discussed:

-What are the most common mistakes people make when buying or selling? -What’s the most important step for a potential buyer? -How to successfully invest in real estate as a rental property -The future of mortgage interest deductions -Renting versus buying

If you’re planning on going to an open house this weekend, give this one a listen for some tips that could increase your odds of landing the house before you walk through the front door.

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