On this episode, Barry Habib joins me to discuss the latest move by the Feds. How does the Fed’s plan to reduce the balance sheet impact the real estate market? Tune in for a fresh-off-the-press outlook on rates in the short term and in 2018.
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[1:37] Jennifer introduces her guest for this episode — Barry Habib.
[4:30] What is the move the Feds made, and how does that affect interest rates? Barry explains the current situation, what measures the Fed has taken and the impact that should be expected.
[14:25] We are in a hyper-competitive market.
[15:03] Barry believes that the Fed’s plan to reduce the balance sheet is doomed to failure before it even begins. Why?
[17:05] It is important to understand interest rates and the environment we are in from a historical perspective to appreciate what we have now. Understanding what a recession is is also crucial.
[20:40] Barry shares his thoughts on what the opportunities may be in the real estate industry in this context.
[24:24] Lenders need to help their real estate agents understand the true mechanics of rates and income in order to make a difference in a hyper-competitive market.
[26:56] Barry has some tips to set yourself apart from other lenders in the marketplace.
[30:30] How does someone buy a home? Barry takes us through the process — it’s important to sell to someone how they buy.
[34:30] Barry’s company produces a real estate report card for everyone that helps them understand the information available and shows them the financial opportunity.
[37:20] The median age of a first-time home buyer is 33. What were the birth rates like 33 years ago, and what does this mean for the demand side of real estate?
[38:57] Jennifer and Barry discuss appreciation in her own county, Loudoun County.
[42:25] What are Barry’s predictions for rates in the future? He shares some key indicators to watch for the upcoming year.
[45:24] If you’re looking for more quick information, get in touch with Barry via email, phone or his website.
[47:15] Jennifer shares an example of how she helps her clients to mathematically see the benefits of her proposals.
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