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The Church at Pergamos was a congregation of faithful saints with one major issue: They tolerated certain false teachers who, in some way, encouraged loose living which resulted in sin. Jesus’ message to them was simple. They were to handle it, or He would handle it. Join us for this message from Revelation chapter 2, … Continue reading "The Church at Pergamos"
This weeks Pugcast was recorded live (for Chris) at Fractal Brewing in Huntsville, Alabama, with Glenn and Tom coming in virtually. The topic, “The Fairy Tale Wars,” was based on an article from Touchstone by Vigen Guroian (see the link below). Glenn walked the guys through some of the key ideas in the article, particularly how modern scholars of fairy tales don't like them much, and modern retellings of fairy tales twist them to support contemporary agendas and sensibilities. Chris and Tom talk about the philosophical ideas and assumptions that lead to this kind of distortion of fairy tales, including particularly the rejection of traditional wisdom in favor of current fashionable interests. https://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=33-02-045-f --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-theology-pugcast/support
Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, is here to talk abou the next HamSCI workshop that will be held in Huntsville, Alabama March 18-19, 2022.Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 859-982-7373 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.
Continuing our series from Revelation on Jesus’ “mini epistles” to the seven churches of Asia Minor, we consider the church that puritan John Trapp referred to as “the poorest but the purest” of them all, the church at Smyrna. Impoverished, persecuted, but faithful, this church was commended by Jesus when others were rebuked. May we … Continue reading "The Church at Smyrna"
Multifamily investor Julie Holly's properties are 1,000 miles away, and there's a reason for that. In this episode, Julie reveals why she went outside of her backyard to find deals, how she selected her market location, and how she sourced her recent deals. Julie Holly | Real Estate Background Founder of Three Key Investments which focuses on multifamily investments. Portfolio: GP in 69 units in Atlanta, LP on nearly 300 units in Huntsville, Alabama. She manages these properties while 1,000 miles away Based in: Bonners Ferry, Idaho Say hi to her at: https://www.threekeysinvestments.com/ Socials: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-holly/ Best Ever Book: Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Click here to know more about our sponsors: Deal Maker Mentoring | PassiveInvesting.com | FollowUp Boss
https://youtu.be/LQPXb3g92LY Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are excited to welcome Dr. Scott Bellamy to the WSH. Scott is the Mission Manager for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission which successfully launched in the early morning hours from Vandenberg atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on November 24, 2021. Scott Bellamy is one of the Mission Managers in the Planetary Missions Program Office (PMPO) at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, AL. Presently, Scott is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the Europa Clipper flagship mission, as well as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. DART's mission is to conduct a real-life experiment in changing an asteroid's orbit through kinetic impact. In late September 2022, DART will intercept the moonlet (i.e., Dimorphos,) of the asteroid Didymos — a binary system — and slow Dimorphos' orbit by up to 10 minutes. DART is the first-ever mission of this type and is sponsored by NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office. Europa Clipper, on the other hand, will launch in October 2024 to perform a detailed exploration of Jupiter's ocean-world moon, Europa. This mission will provide priceless information on the thickness and composition of the ice shell to possibly enable a future mission to land a probe on Europa and search for microbial life. Prior to these missions, Scott was simultaneously the Mission Manager for another project that we at CosmoQuest hold near-and-dear to our hearts, the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission to obtain and return the first-ever United States asteroid sample; the NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster–Commercial (NEXT-C) project providing DART's primary propulsion; and the Near Earth Object Surveyor (NEO Surveyor) mission to provide the capability for detecting low-observable asteroids. Scott originally came to Marshall Space Flight Ccenter as the Air Force Liaison Office in 2008 and afterwards retired with over 25 years of service. He then served in several roles, including being a member of the very small team that shaped what later became the Space Launch System (SLS), before joining the Planetary Missions Program Office in 2013. Regular Guests: Ashley Walker ( https://www.blackinastro.com/ @That_Astro_Chic ) Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz ) Pam Hoffman ( http://spacer.pamhoffman.com/ & http://everydayspacer.com/ & @EverydaySpacer ) This week's stories: - Diamond rain in the ice giants. - James Webb. Again. - Everything to see in the night sky in the next month. - A strange mystery at Jupiter. SOLVED! - An interstellar probe proposal. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too! Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations. Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.
Dr. Roy Spencer of NASA and the University of Alabama at Huntsville is one of the nation’s most accomplished climate scientists, having won awards for his work developing the satellite monitoring system that provides some of the best weather and climate trend data available. But because he is modest about what climate science actually knows about the future, he dissents from the extreme apocalypse scenarios beloved of the doomsayers of environmental religion. Google has recently demonetized his website, Dr.RoySpencer.com, claiming that his site makes “unreliable and harmful claims” about climate, but without offering a single specific instance. It is another clear-cut case of ideological censorship by big tech. I decided to catch up with Roy to see whether Google has offered any explanation, and also to ask for his latest perspective on recent climate science assessments. (Not to be missed his is fine book Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor.) Since Dr. Spencer has expertise in satellites, we also talk about the recently launched Webb telescope, which promises to produce major new data on the universe, but also likely many more new question and uncertainties (sounds like climate models, doesn’t it?), and we end with a few recollections about his friendship with Rush Limbaugh.
Dr. Roy Spencer of NASA and the University of Alabama at Huntsville is one of the nation’s most accomplished climate scientists, having won awards for his work developing the satellite monitoring system that provides some of the best weather and climate trend data available. But because he is modest about what climate science actually knows […]
Stacey Abrams snubs Biden and Harris on their visit to Georgia. A Black man beaten by Gwinnett officers reaches a $400,000 settlement. A student is left out in the cold because school wouldn't provide disposable masks. A male karen jumps over a counter to steal his own sandwich. A Ohio man is gunned down during a New Year's Eve ritual by a cop who shot without warning. An off-duty Huntsville officer charged with capital murder. An auto shop accused of paying ex-employee in oily pennies sued by feds. Sarah Palin accuses AOC and liberals of wanting to ‘pound' sex into America's heads.Co-Host: Ben GleibRead And View More HERE:Stacey Abrams's shocking snub of Biden, Harris signals possible 2024 aspirationsMan kicked by Gwinnett officers while handcuffed settles lawsuit with departmentDeKalb mom says school wouldn't give daughter a face mask, left her out in the coldThis man needs his sandwich. Never underestimate the power of defeat.Wife of Ohio Man Killed By Officer During New Year's Ritual Says Cop Shot Without Warning Through Their Fence, Bodycam Footage Confirms Claim: ‘Nobody Said Anything'Off-duty Huntsville officer charged with capital murderAuto Shop Accused Of Paying Ex-Employee In Oily Pennies Sued By FedsSarah Palin accuses AOC of trying to 'pound, pound, pound' sex into Americans' heads in bizarre rant See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When building a business, you're going to make mistakes. It's how you learn. On today's premiere episode of Team Builders, I've got two Rockstar team leaders willing to share both the highs and lows of building their team – Doug Edrington of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties in Chattanooga, TN and Matt Curtis of Matt Curtis Real Estate in Huntsville, AL. We start out talking about mistakes made and cover some of the things you just don't think about when you're starting a team... things that later come back to bite you. We also talk about: Figuring out your “sweet spot” Creating the right company culture How to deal with agents leaving or getting let go Branding and lead gen tactics – what's working now The most profitable lead source You also won't want to miss Doug's story about how he learned a competing brokerage was using his videos to train their agents! Check out episode 1 and sound off in the comments to let me know what you want to see in future episodes.
Chuck kicks off hour 2 with some college football headlines, and our conversation of the National Championship continues with Barrett Sallee from CBS Sports, and Drew D'Armond from ESPN 97.7 The Zone in Huntsville. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Beginning a new radio series on Jesus’ words to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor contained in John’s Revelation, we consider the dangerous threat facing the church at Ephesus. Shockingly, this reveals that a church can be doctrinally sound, have rigid personal discipline and high standards, yet still have problems as a church. In fact, … Continue reading "The Church at Ephesus"
Almost immediately after rapist and pedophile David Leonard Wood left prison in Huntsville, Texas and paroled to his mother's house in El Paso, teenaged girls and young women began disappearing. Though the bodies of six of the females were eventually found, and Wood convicted of killing them, three remain missing to this day. This episode of gone cold is the story of the Desert Killer's known victims and two that are potentially are as well: Marjorie Knox and Melissa Alaniz.If you have any information about the disappearances of Marjorie Alice Knox, please contact the Dona Ana County, New Mexico Sheriff's Office at 575-526-0795.If you have any information about the disappearance of Melissa Alaniz, please contact the El Paso Police at 915-832-4445.Please consider donating to the Fort Worth Cold Case Support Group, a non-profit set up in hopes to fund the testing needed to give the families of Fort Worth murder victims justice. You can make an incredible impact on these folks' lives by donating. Please go to: https://haynow.appcapable.com/customerForm?paymentFormId=6169c6306671d56b5e215507&fbclid=IwAR2pnENlLwT7msIXDCF3Bot6fu0T4dLthEoMZOe4QFhDb8JClEv9KORAkv0You can donate to law enforcement investigations that need funding or upload your DNA into a database used only for law enforcement investigations at DNAsolves.comIf you don't have DNA data from a consumer testing site, you can get a kit at connect.DNAsolves.comYou can support gone cold and listen ad-free at patreon.com/gonecoldpodcastFind us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using @gonecoldpodcast......and on YouTube at: youtube.com/c/gonecoldpodcastThe El Paso Times, The Austin Statesman, and court appeal documents were used as sources for this episode.#JusticeForMarjorieKnox #JusticeForMelissaAlaniz #ElPaso #ElPasoTX #Texas #TX #GoneCold #GoneColdPodcast #TexasTrueCrime #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #UnsolvedMysteries #Missing #MissingPersons #TheDesertKiller
Continuing our message from last week from Colossians chapter 3, we consider what it means to seek Christ, who is seated at the right hand of God the Father. Radio broadcast for January 2, 2022. If Risen…then Seek – Part 2
A blog post by Jason Cherry. Jason Cherry is an elder at Trinity Reformed Church, as well as a teacher and lecturer of literature, American history, and economics at Providence Classical School in Huntsville, Alabama. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with an MA in Religion and is the author of the book The Culture of Conversionism and the History of the Altar Call, now available on Amazon. He is husband to Traci, who is proficient at blessing others, and father to Anily and Gaby, who are gifted in the art of laughter. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
Out with the old and in with a brand new SPANKER of an episode of the Not For Prophets Stereo Podcast. It's nothing but Arkansas news and wacky happenings that will not put you to sleep. You can listen now, or keep reading. It's up to you. - $JGM - BONUS BRIBES: names picked - Department of Corrections - UPDATES + Sebastian County jailbreak: the backstory + names named in Huntsville baptizing: adults, yes. kids, no - Eagles vs Red Devils: baskeball, or biblical? - cop car vs pedestrian - The Humph is not to be trifled with - News From 100 Years Ago - Not For Prophets Stereo Podcast: Arkansas Crop Report - Nature News Nook: CWD + https://www.agfc.com/en/hunting/big-game/deer/cwd/ - Fort Smith crime family: caught - it's still arson even if it's yours - white fences in Bella Vista ...and a whole bunch more than just that is waiting for your precious hearing holes. Thanks for hopping on the ride with me and I hope you dig it. Tap the SUBSCRIBE button to make sure you never miss a new weekly episode, or any of the bonus episodes that come out by surprise. If you're liking what's happing here, tell someone. Better yet, just grab their phone and subscribe for them. Do them the favor, okay? Interested in sponsoring the podcast, or want to reach out? Feel at any time. email@example.com Web: notforprophets.net Instagram Twitter YouTube Spotify SpaceHey $JGM
THIS EPISODE Josh previews 2022 with MLB Awards picks and more! ABOUT THE HOST Josh Caray's baseball roots stretch from Atlanta to St. Louis to Chicago to Cooperstown. The grandson of Hall of Famer Harry Caray, son of the legendary Skip Caray, and half-brother Chip Caray is the TV voice of the Atlanta Braves, Josh is the Play-by-Play voice of the Rocket City Trash Pandas. TRASH PANDAS PODCAST NETWORK Join the personalities of the Rocket City Trash Pandas as they tell the stories from Baseball's most meteoric franchise. Play-by-Play Broadcaster Josh Caray presents conversations with prospects and personnel from the organization. In-Stadium Emcee Ricky Fernandez chats about the latest news and promotions.
This is January 2nd's sermon by Matt Carpenter on Joseph, Mary and the relationship between God and his disciples. Matt Carpenter taught history for fifteen years and has served in pastoral ministry for ten years. He is married to Amanda and they have four children: Phoebe, Simeon, Emmaline, and Olivia. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and fishing. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
This is January 2nd's exhortation by Larson Hicks on New Year's resolutions and steadfastness. Larson and his wife, Bethany, have 7 children. They were high school sweethearts in Texas and spent the first 10 years of their marriage in Moscow, ID, where Larson graduated from New St. Andrew's College and Bethany from Washington State University. Larson is the CEO of Sycamore Independent Physicians – a healthcare staffing company focused on Emergency Medicine. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
This is January 2nd's Sunday school lesson by Jason Cherry. In this lesson, the following is covered: Why did the first century Christians start baptizing? Did they just make baptism up out of the blue? No. They got it from the Old Testament. During week one our goal is to see that the Old Testament has something to say about baptism. The objective is to demonstrate, first, that a type of baptism was practiced in the Old Testament, and second, the authors of the New Testament assumed the Old Testament taught about baptism. Jason Cherry is an elder at Trinity Reformed Church, as well as a teacher and lecturer of literature, American history, and economics at Providence Classical School in Huntsville, Alabama. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with an MA in Religion and is the author of the book The Culture of Conversionism and the History of the Altar Call, now available on Amazon. He is husband to Traci, who is proficient at blessing others, and father to Anily and Gaby, who are gifted in the art of laughter. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
Dan Mathews filling in for Chuck today from South Florida. We start off by talking with Drew D'Armond from ESPN 97.7 in Huntsville, then turn to Anthony Dasher from UGASports.com and Connor O'Gara from Saturday Down South live on site. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan Mathews filling in for Chuck today from South Florida. We start off by talking with Drew D'Armond from ESPN 97.7 in Huntsville, then turn to Anthony Dasher from UGASports.com and Connor O'Gara from Saturday Down South live on site. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
THIS EPISODE Ricky closes out 2021 in style with an update from Toyota Field and previews the 2022 season. Ricky and Trash Pandas PA announcer Tony Mac talk the Birmingham Bowl and it's exposed keister of a trophy, John Madden, and more from a segment from The Bullpen with TonyMac on 103.9 WUMP-FM. ABOUT THE HOST Ricky Fernandez is the on-field host of Trash Pandas games at Toyota Field and the club's Promotions Manager. The multi-faceted personality can be seen across Trash Pandas digital channels and quickly developed into one of the faces of Baseball's Most Meteoric Franchise. With a quick wit, and flare for the funny, Ricky brings his energy to the Trash Pandas Podcast Network. TRASH PANDAS PODCAST NETWORK Join the personalities of the Rocket City Trash Pandas as they tell the stories from Baseball's most meteoric franchise. Play-by-Play Broadcaster Josh Caray presents conversations with prospects and personnel from the organization. In-Stadium Emcee Ricky Fernandez chats about the latest news and promotions.
A blog post by Jason Cherry, introducing our upcoming Sunday School series on baptism. Jason Cherry is an elder at Trinity Reformed Church, as well as a teacher and lecturer of literature, American history, and economics at Providence Classical School in Huntsville, Alabama. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with an MA in Religion and is the author of the book The Culture of Conversionism and the History of the Altar Call, now available on Amazon. He is husband to Traci, who is proficient at blessing others, and father to Anily and Gaby, who are gifted in the art of laughter. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
This is December 26th's exhortation by Matt Carpenter on sentimentalism can suck the joy out of Christmas. Matt Carpenter taught history for fifteen years and has served in pastoral ministry for ten years. He is married to Amanda and they have four children: Phoebe, Simeon, Emmaline, and Olivia. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and fishing. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
This is December 26th's sermon by Jason Cherry on how the birth of Jesus disturbed Herod's kingdom, the citizens of Jerusalem, and the religious leaders. Jason Cherry is an elder at Trinity Reformed Church, as well as a teacher and lecturer of literature, American history, and economics at Providence Classical School in Huntsville, Alabama. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with an MA in Religion and is the author of the book The Culture of Conversionism and the History of the Altar Call, now available on Amazon. He is husband to Traci, who is proficient at blessing others, and father to Anily and Gaby, who are gifted in the art of laughter. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1 Risen with Christ. What a thought! Certainly our minds go to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ and our victory over death through His triumph. Yet at the same time, as … Continue reading "If Risen…then Seek!"
There’s so much wrong in this world. Plagued by sin and its consequences, the brokenness of humankind and our home is on full display. But 2000 years ago, in the most unlikely of places, there was something right in the world as the Lord Jesus Christ was born and placed in a manger. Radio program … Continue reading "Something That Was Right In The World"
We had the pleasure of interviewing Jamestown Revival over Zoom video! Jamestown Revival have made the quietest record of their career with Young Man, yet it may resonate the most. Recorded in their home state of Texas, it is their first project without electric guitars, with the emphasis instead on skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking. In addition, it's the first time that bandmates Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance have created an album with a producer -- in this case, Robert Ellis, a fellow Texan and a recording artist in his own right.Sonically the album draws on inspirations such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Doobie Brothers (particularly “Black Water”), yet there's also a dusty Western feel to Young Man, similar to a Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt album where the detailed backdrop and acoustic arrangements convey the story as eloquently as the lyrics do..Young Man opens with “Coyote,” a plaintive ballad the duo wrote on their ranch near Huntsville, Texas, about an hour north of their hometown of Magnolia. With its lonesome tones and sly title character, it sets the tone for the album, pulling in listeners with blended voices and a narrative that befits a campfire setting. From there, songs like “Young Man,” “Moving Man,” “Northbound,” and especially “These Days” further explore their restless frame of mind, due in no small part to the pandemic.Chance and Clay envision Young Man as a collection of songs that should be played all the way through, like reading a book. “We had the most amazing time recording this album. We laughed nonstop,” Clay says. “When I listen to this album top to bottom, I'm really proud of what we did. I hope that this album transports people because it's like a time capsule. It takes us right back to that studio and to that couple of weeks. It felt like we were doing what we were meant to do.”ABOUT JAMESTOWN REVIVAL:Jamestown Revival deliver skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking on their newest album, Young Man. The project is their first without electric guitars and their first to be recorded in a studio. Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance forged a musical bond as teenagers growing up in Magnolia, Texas. They draw musical inspiration from groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Doobie Brothers, as well as songwriters such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. With themes like coming of age and settling into an identity, Young Man is envisioned as a collection of songs that should be played all the way through. Sonically, the album evokes the experience of musicians huddled together, singing and playing without headphones or click tracks. Chance and Clay are joined on the Young Man sessions by producer Robert Ellis and the band's longtime rhythm section of bassist Nick Bearden and drummer Ed Benrock. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #JamestownRevival #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!
Sherelle is a Victim Advocacy Trainer and Family Advocate at National Children's Advocacy Center in Huntsville, AL. She works with and offers support to families of children who've suffered abuse. She also is responsible for training other Victim and Family Advocates of Child Advocacy Centers around the world. In her spare time, Sherelle fosters her love for writing through her blog, She Experienced, where she shares her life's experiences with others in hopes to inspire them to do the same. Sherelle recently started a YouTube channel to further share her journey with infertility and to empower women to advocate for themselves and their reproductive health......Connect with Sherellesherelle@sheexperienced.comwww.sheexperienced.comYouTube: She ExperiencedIG: @sheexperiencedFB: She Experienced
THIS EPISODE Trash Pandas pitcher Kolten Ingram joins Josh to talk about his climb from 37th Round pick to ascend the Minor League ranks, finishing the 2021 season with the Trash Pandas, joining the Angels from the Tigers, Division II baseball, experiencing the Rocket City Christmas Light Show, and much more! ABOUT THE HOST Josh Caray's baseball roots stretch from Atlanta to St. Louis to Chicago to Cooperstown. The grandson of Hall of Famer Harry Caray, son of the legendary Skip Caray, and half-brother Chip Caray is the TV voice of the Atlanta Braves, Josh is the Play-by-Play voice of the Rocket City Trash Pandas. TRASH PANDAS PODCAST NETWORK Join the personalities of the Rocket City Trash Pandas as they tell the stories from Baseball's most meteoric franchise. Play-by-Play Broadcaster Josh Caray presents conversations with prospects and personnel from the organization. In-Stadium Emcee Ricky Fernandez chats about the latest news and promotions.
This is December 19th's sermon by Matt Carpenter on Leviticus 14:33-48. Matt Carpenter taught history for fifteen years and has served in pastoral ministry for ten years. He is married to Amanda and they have four children: Phoebe, Simeon, Emmaline, and Olivia. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and fishing. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
This is December 19th's exhortation by Larson Hicks on Gnosticism, applying theology, and how it all connects to Christmas and the Incarnation. Larson and his wife, Bethany, have 7 children. They were high school sweethearts in Texas and spent the first 10 years of their marriage in Moscow, ID, where Larson graduated from New St. Andrew's College and Bethany from Washington State University. Larson is the CEO of Sycamore Independent Physicians – a healthcare staffing company focused on Emergency Medicine. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC mission church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!
This episode I am joined by the lovely Destiny Payton- Williams from the hit show Love & Marriage Huntsville. I am also with my brother Art from Grow Out Oils. We chat about a few things including her first experience smoking a cigar. Just having a great conversation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kev-stone3/support
THIS EPISODE Ricky is joined by Trash Pandas Social Media Manager and University of Florida alum Lucas Dolengowski to discuss the Gators' & Seminoles' National Signing Day, the Jacksonville Jaguars firing of ex-Florida coach Urban Meyer, the debut of "Inside the Tweeter's Studio", and more! ABOUT THE HOST Ricky Fernandez is the on-field host of Trash Pandas games at Toyota Field and the club's Promotions Manager. The multi-faceted personality can be seen across Trash Pandas digital channels and quickly developed into one of the faces of Baseball's Most Meteoric Franchise. With a quick wit, and flare for the funny, Ricky brings his energy to the Trash Pandas Podcast Network. TRASH PANDAS PODCAST NETWORK Join the personalities of the Rocket City Trash Pandas as they tell the stories from Baseball's most meteoric franchise. Play-by-Play Broadcaster Josh Caray presents conversations with prospects and personnel from the organization. In-Stadium Emcee Ricky Fernandez chats about the latest news and promotions.
***Sponsored by: ZocDoc.com/Trace | Visit Acorn.TV and use code trace to get 30 days free! | Visit Audible.com/ProjectHailMary | Visit BetterHelp.com/Trace to get 10% off your first month! | Visit SimpliSafe.com/Trace for 40% off your new home security system! | Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! | Listen on Vodacast for Bonus Content: https://rb.gy/3lkst5 ***Twenty year old Chad Langford had been working as a Military Police officer at the Redstone Arsenal, just outside Huntsville, Alabama. A bright, driven and accomplished soldier, Chad was planning to re-enlist when his term of service ended but he'd never get that chance.On Thursday, March 12th, 1992, Chad radioed that he was investigating a stalled vehicle at the base. Several minutes later, when they were unable to get a response from Chad, all MPs were directed to track him down. At 8:20pm, Chad was found lying on the ground near his cruisers, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. He passed away 90 minutes later.Despite the fact that Chad had been found with his legs bound, his hat shoved into his mouth, a wire around his neck and handcuffs attached to his left wrist, the Army would rule less than forty-eight hours later that the soldier had died as the result of suicide.Arguing against this, Chad's family pointed towards conflicting evidence and Chad's fears that his life was in danger. Chad had told loved ones he was working as an undercover officer and worried his identity would be revealed. The Army claimed to have no knowledge of Chad's covert work, alledging that he had made it all up to sound more important. Despite the inability to conclusively prove he fired his gun, a mysterious vehicle stopped near the scene and countless inaccuracies in their report, the Army refuses to change their ruling or consider any other evidence.Was Chad killed in the line of duty, or had he constructed an elaborate suicide plan in order to make it appear as though he had been the victim of a homicide?FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Colter Nuanez welcomes in Montana State athletic director Leon Costello after the Bobcats' huge quarterfinal win over Sam Houston. Costello talks about his experience of being on the sideline in Huntsville, Texas, how quickly the 'Cats sold out their upcoming semifinal game, and negotiating the challenges of the rapidly shifting college sports landscape. For the final Griz Star of the Week segment, Colter shouts out some of the standout players from Montana's 10-3 season.
R&R is brought to you by Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Two down, two to go. The Cats gets arguably their biggest playoff win since 1984 in Huntsville against the #1 ranked reigning champs, the Sam Houston State Bearkats. The Cats now take on one of the best unseeded teams in recent memory in South Dakota State in Bozeman on Saturday. Go Cats! Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
Whether in the Old Testament or the New, God’s house was a place where God’s presence was manifested, albeit in different ways. That brings up an interesting and thought inspiring notion: do we experience God in His house today? If so – praise God. But if not, why? Ben Winslett addresses this subject in today’s … Continue reading "Experiencing God’s Presence"
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Fred McDaniel is a native Texan and has been involved in many aspects of the Texas real estate industry since 2001. He is a part of the Roofstock Certified Agent Network and focuses on investors the Houston market. In this episode, Fred tells us about the neighborhoods, the prices ranges, geography-specific issues that investors should be on the lookout for, how taxes are assessed, and more. Fred McDaniels contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org 713-321-9161 --- Transcripts Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor Podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals. Hey, everyone, Michael: Welcome to another episode of The Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum. And today we have with us Fred McDaniel, our certified agent out in the Houston market. And Fred is going to be talking to us today about the market what we need to know as investors and what the price point and returns look like for some of the properties out there that he's seen. So let's get into it. Fred, well, thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us today and talk to us about the Houston market. Really appreciate you coming on. Fred: Yeah, thanks for having me. Michael: So for anyone that's not familiar with you, as an agent, give us a quick elevator pitch on who you are, where you're coming from, and what agency you're with out in the Houston market. Fred: So I was born in El Paso, Texas, so as far west as you can get in this state, and about 850 miles away from where I am now. Born and raised there, moved around a little bit, went to move to went to high school in Jacksonville, Texas, which is in Far East Texas. And then I went to college at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, which is about 45 minutes north of downtown Houston. And since then I kind of fell in love with Houston area stayed in and around here went back and forth between Tyler and in Houston. And then I ended up back in the spring in The Woodlands area. Been here for about 13 years, but on and off for the last 20. So I I work for Realty One Group Iconic. Great, and I am a broker associate. So you know, I do have the opportunity to mentor newer agents when I bring them on. But you know, I'm not the broker for the agency. But you know, with my experience, I mean, it actually helps me sometimes mentor newer agents because it brings up things that you forget when you've been in the business for a while. So it helps me to educate myself. Michael: And it seems like Houston is on fire right now. Have you seen it the Houston market shift over the last couple months? Fred: And I've seen it, I've seen it shift over the last, well, 18 months. Now, I've never seen anything like this and I've been in the business in some capacity. For the last 20 years, I've talked to people that have been in the business for twiice as long as I have never seen anything like this in the Houston market. You know, really, you know, once once the pandemic started, is really when our market just lit on fire. It was crazy how things work out. And you know, one of those things that, you know, in our economy that became a little bit more needed was real estate. And, you know, we had a we had an issue with historic rates being historically low rates, and historically low inventory all at the same time. So that's a perfect storm for increase in prices. You know, so, though I, it's, it's been wild, it's been fun. And I've seen the inventory go down to such a low level that I think at one point this summer, we were under one month inventory. I think we're back to 1.8 right now, last year, this time was around two and a half months. So theoretically, if no houses were going on the market today, in 1.8 months, there will be no houses left on the market. But you know, it's it is there's still a lot of opportunity, though, Michael: That's wild. And what would you call a healthy market? Fred: I would say a healthy market is between two to three months inventory, probably our norm about two half months, on average. Mark: Yeah, Michael, it's usually about three months. And you know, interesting enough, Fred's backgrounds really interesting, I'd love to see or hear you know, what the background is there because he does come from a single family rental background, when the market was much different, right back in the days when you could probably find properties a little more freely, and he was picking up properties for institutions. So maybe Fred, give us a little background there because I think they'll help connect the dots. Fred: I'll start back a little bit further. I actually started the mortgage business as a mortgage banker, I still have a mortgage license active, you know, when the economy kind of turned a little bit in 2008 to 10 And you know, backed by the mortgage industry. I started doing a lot of work on foreclosures, you know, selling foreclosures, you you have to pivot yourself and, you know, you've got to evolve sometimes in your own career, you know, selling houses just wasn't necessarily working out great for me at the time to just regular people. So I got into working with the, with the foreclosures in By doing that, I met a lot of investors, and all these investors were looking to pick up properties to rent, you know, we used to work with a lot of flippers and you know, the market just turned in, when the prices go up, the flips just don't make sense. So, you know, it made me go educate myself and start to learn a lot, I asked a lot of questions from these people. And I picked up some clients that are basically lifetime clients that whenever they see something, they want it, I send them properties regularly to look at and, you know, just kind of becomes a little bit more second nature to you, when you're looking for rental properties. So sometimes it's hard to, you know, describe what exactly I'm looking for, because I know when I see it kind of thing, you know. Doing that in and learning from them from their own businesses, and how they, how they rent their properties, and what they do. And I also, you know, got in with a couple of other kind of property managers to kind of learn from them as well, Michael: That's really cool. Fred: I worked with a company out of Irvine called home union, kind of did similar what Roofstock was doing, I worked as their agent for Houston, and, you know, they, they provided the leads online and their, their clients, and we ran the numbers for them. And we found them houses here, in Houston for rentals, very similar to what Roofstock is doing. Right now. So, you know, my background in that is, is, you know, finding the properties, running the numbers, making sure they were, you know, putting them into, you know, quote, unquote, their portal, showing them to the clients and then talking to the clients and walking through the process. Some of those, you know, we ended up with some institutional buyers in that, from that point to, you know, mostly the individuals. Michael: Cool. So it sounds like for you, we're very well positioned to identify investment property opportunities out in the Houston market. So I'd love if you can share with everybody, you know, what is it that you look for, before you post a property to Roofstock, that makes a great investment property? Fred: So what I'm looking for in Houston, I'm typically looking for a house that's new, or when I say newer, built 2000 or later, I'm looking at all the price ranges, honestly, because, you know, the market is so huge, you know, we were talking earlier about the size of the Houston metro areas, it's the size of like I said, the state of Connecticut 7.1 million people. So we have everything, and some of those higher end markets actually makes it, you know, four or five $600,000 houses that can rent for 3000 bucks a month may actually work. But I'm going to be looking for a newer home, generally, or a home that's been renovated, if it's a little bit older, you know, I'm looking for, when I'm looking at these houses, I'm looking to make sure you know, they don't have purple and orange and pink rooms and things like that. Or if they do if it's just one room, if that can be, you know, remedied easily. You know, maybe that makes sense. But uh, you know, I'm looking to make sure that, you know, a lot of things here, because they're newer, a lot of the older homes are renovated, I'm looking for a more modern look on the inside, you know, a little bit less carpet maybe. And then I'm looking at, after I look at those individual houses, I'm looking to make sure that the rent prices are pretty steady in that neighborhood. One thing that's key about Houston or the Houston area is there, there's no zoning. So we do have neighborhoods where there's 200,000 range homes right next to a neighborhood that might have four or 500,000 range homes. So when we do our rental comps and we're looking to see what the rents are, we're getting very hyper local, we're getting neighborhood specific, sometimes street specific, you know, we don't want to pull a cop from a, you know, a three bedroom, two bath 2000 square foot house right next to the street over where there could be one that's five bedroom, four baths, that's a 3500 square foot. So you have to be very careful with the cost. But you know, I am looking for, like I said, I'm looking for a little bit newer, a little bit more modern, maybe less work to be done. Because, you know, in Texas, as you know, our taxes are a little bit higher. So, you know, for the most part, we're not going to get huge cash flow properties here. They might cashflow a little bit, they might breakeven, but you're looking for appreciation, for the most part, Michael: Okay. Fred: So I want to make sure that when we do have those that they are, they do have the opportunity to appreciate. Michael: That's great to know and I think it's so important for everyone to keep in mind that if you are a cash flow heavy investor, that Houston might not be the best place for you because of that fact because the where the price point and where the taxes are. So we're gonna bring up a map here, Fred, and I'm wondering if you can give everyone watching this a rundown of where some neighborhoods that are interesting, interesting investment opportunities that you're seeing. Fred: Okay, so just looking at the map for people that have never been here or, you know, maybe somebody that doesn't isn't really familiar with Houston. The really cool thing about Houston, one of the things that I like about it is that the roads are right laid out in a radial pattern. So you see that there you see the city of Houston. And there's loop number one, loop number two, and then on the outside loop number three, which, when complete, will actually be the largest loop in the United States. It's called the Grand Parkway. So generally, I'll tell you where I'm located, Michael: It's like a tire. Spokes. Fred: Yeah, looks, the cool thing about it is if you get off on the wrong exit, you can just turn around, you'll get right back on somewhere pretty easily, to get back to where you need to go. But if you're looking at Houston itself, so central Houston, the city of Houston, good do north on Interstate 45, that's where it says Spring in The Woodlands, that's where I'm located my office in my home or in those areas. So obviously, you know, by living in that area, and knowing that area the most, I'm gonna start there, and I kind of radiate out myself, when I start looking at properties. You know, and I'll tell you, you know, the neighborhood I live in, they're probably 100 realtors that live in my neighborhood. So if you want to know where to where the best places to live, are gonna follow all the realtors. And but you know, we go because we see so many houses, you know, we know, we know the best places to live. But General, in general, if you're looking around, like the city of Houston, and really what we're doing is we're looking at most of the suburbs, because the suburban areas are where we're going to get most of our properties all the way from the north side over to the west side, you know, interstate 45 up and over West on Interstate 10, you're going to have your best opportunities for your rental properties in these areas. And this is where the growth is. The cool thing about Houston is there, there's just a lot of room to move a lot of room to grow, there's still a lot of land, the developers and builders are building like crazy. So you know, I'm going to follow that you know what like, like that outer loop, that third outer loop that I call the grand Parkway, I'm going to follow that around, for the most part to start looking for my property. So I'm going to Spring I'm going to Tomball going to Cypress and I'm going to Katie, it and I'll go out to the east a little bit as well. But you know, those are going to be my main areas where I'm looking for properties, and we're going to find those, you know, those that are in the sweet spot in you know, now we're talking about the sweet spot, what used to be the sweet spot, or the breadbox would be, you know, under 200,000. Nowadays, those are becoming less than less available. You know, even in Houston, the prices have increased to the point where, you know, the sweet spot for a rental property, you know, might be a three or four bedroom, two bath home, anywhere from 1800 to 2400 square feet. And they're gonna be in that 250, 200 to 250 range. And generally those are going to rent probably around like anywhere from 1800 to 2000 a month. Michael: Okay. All right. Fred: But yeah, I mean, if we're looking at Houston itself, though, I mean, mostly, I'm gonna stay on the outer outer rim of Houston area for properties. Michael: Okay. Great to know. And do you know, Fred, would you say 7.1 million people in Houston. That's the population. Fred: Yeah, that's the Houston metro area. So the map you're looking at is basically the Houston metro area. You know, you could even go a little bit further north to fourth, fourth largest city in the nation, I think they've estimated next year for the population to grow. Somewhere around 100,000. I ran some numbers on that. And what I was looking at, and I was looking at some census data as well, the number of people that move to the Houston area per year, it averages out around somewhere around 122 people a day. So that's a huge number. People are coming from all over the world, they're coming from every state, in their being brought in not just like, by oil and gas is what we used to be, you know, used to be what we're known for here, and they still are, that's that's the basic, you know, economic driver here. But you'd be surprise, the medical industry is actually the number one employer that there are the largest medical center in the world here. A lot of people come from other countries to get treated for cancer at our medical center. So it's really strange that, you know, that's what used to that's what used to drive our economy. And now that's not even the biggest employer. But, you know, like I said, about 122 people per day, you know, they say when you take an account move ins and move outs and births, you know, really adds up more like 250 increase per day. Michael: How about that? Fred: The population is growing pretty rapidly. Michael: And yeah, you touched on kind of the big economic Drivers, any other notable companies that are moving to Houston or based in Houston that would be of interest to someone that doesn't know about the market? Fred: Yeah, well, I mean, all the oil and gas companies, the big ones, you know, we've got shell, we've got Exxon, then you've got your like oil and gas engineering type companies like Halliburton, KBR. So people may not recognize that there used to be called Kellogg, brown and root. We've got some, you know, companies noted that aren't in those industries like waste management, HP Hewlett Packard is moving their operation here, suppose they're building right now almost complete the beginning of 2022, they should have their actual headquarters here ready to move into. So in this has got a lot of other types of companies like Igloo coolers, they build all their igloo coolers, the big warehouse, and their headquarters are out in the Katy area we've got about now I drive around a lot. So I'm driving in all different parts of the city, you know, see three brand new Amazon Fulfillment Centers being built right now. There's already one really big one here, central more central Houston. With three that I've seen with my own eyes, there could be four more that I don't know about. In you know, they're just everything that you can think of. That's one of the things I like about Houston is that, you know, I'm kind of a city guy. So I like to be close to everything, you know, pretty much you name it. I can get it here. You know, and that's one of the things I like about about the area. Mark: Hey, Fred, I got a quick question about like the Houston port, because that's such a hot topic today with like, supply, you know, supply and demand and just the supply chains in general, is the Houston port. Is that really something that's used in notable to the city and driving job growth? Because I know, that's just what's really causing the big mess right now with getting getting these products from around the world, you know, shipped to the United States. Fred: Yeah, it definitely is. And I can't quote your statistics on or anything. But I know, it's one of the I know, it's one of the busiest ports, you know, North America, but it definitely drives a lot of jobs. I mean, they're, it's centrally located as well, you know, a lot of rail activity comes from there. And a lot of trucking activity comes from there. And I mean, there there are, you know, like I said, I wish I could quote you numbers on on the amount of activity that goes on there and the jobs that it brings, but I mean, it is definitely one of our major employers here in the Houston area. And then we've got, you know, along with that port. So right along that gulf coast there, we also have a lot of the oil and gas refineries, to I mean, there's there's definitely, when when Houston is affected by say, like a storm and have to shut those things down, your gas prices go up in other parts of the country before they go up here. Because, you know, they've got to get that to California. And they've got to get that to New York and Florida and other places. So that gas when the production stops on those oil and gas refineries, it's going to drive prices up. So you know, there's, there's a lot of incentive for the workers to be here in place to be able to move that product out of the city, or out of this area. Michael: Yeah, I think I just paid $5 A gallon for diesel out here in California. And maybe you want to cry at the pump. It's brutal. So Fred, you Fred: That's hard. That's hard. Michael: Yeah. You touched on something that I want to want to talk about. And that's, you know, if there's a storm affecting the port, what are some natural hazards, or things that people not familiar with Houston should be aware of that are maybe commonplace to Texans out there? Fred: I get I get to talk about this a lot, especially working with people that aren't from here that are buying houses, they're, you know, they live in other parts of the country, Sue, they sue, you know, number one, you know, we're in hurricane alley. So hurricanes are always you know, going to be a factor, they're going to be a factor for your insurance costs are going to be a factor for the dwelling itself. Now, you know, I kind of tell people, especially if you're from California, you know, we don't have earthquakes here. So, you know, when I start talking about California, you start talking about earthquake scares, scares me to death. Same thing happens when I talk to somebody, especially from from the West Coast may ask about hurricanes. It is scary. I've been through some of these hurricanes, they're scary, but, you know, they're just kind of a fact of life. I mean, we wouldn't be here if they if every single one that came through here devastated the area. So you know, what comes with those hurricanes is you know, you got your wind storm damage. We don't get a whole lot of like tornado activity, and we really don't get a lot of like hail activity. We get some from time to time. But you know, the major, I guess, natural disaster that we have They're, you know, hurricanes, what that brings the winds, winds and floods. You know, Houston is just, you know, it's a low lying area. So I always tell people, if, if you're concerned about it get flood insurance, not every place floods, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't at any given point, you know, anything could happen anywhere. But you know, there wouldn't be this many people living here, if, you know, we were going to get washed off the face of the Earth every time it rains. You know, it's not a big concern to me. But I understand where people are coming from when we talk about, you know, those types of disasters, natural disasters, and where they, you know, what really makes the what, where they really factor in as far as like insurance goes. Michael: That makes total sense, Fred, so it's really not as big a deal as it sounds like maybe other people make it out to be or us Californians make it out to be since we don't have those type of events here. Anything else that people should be aware of that that just kind of commonplace, specific to Houston, maybe like with regard to inspection reports, or? Fred: When you when you're talking about an inspection report, one of the most common things that I do talk to I make sure I talk to every client about this, even people that are from here, because not everybody always understands, we're sitting on some of the most expansive soil in the United States right here. It's clay based. And when it's dry, man, it contracts. And when it's wet, it expands. Well, the cool thing about that is, you know, somebody way smarter than me years ago, came up with a way of engineering these these slabs that the houses sit on in the buildings all sit on that they have post tension rods and cables. So what they've done is they've engineered these to accept the movement, the natural movement, that that's going to come from these really heavy houses sitting on on these heavy slabs on this expansive soil. And the cool thing about that is that, you know, they just pop an end off, and they can release tension where it needs to have be released, if needed, or they can pull it back together. So you're going to have cracks in slabs, on almost every home and every building here in this in this area. And Mark can probably speak on that, too. It's similar up in the Dallas area, and all over Texas, we're just sitting on that that type of that type of foundation here. But you know, we have, we were able to explain that to our clients in a way to help them I guess, kind of ease their mind on it, because maybe my own house is going to have that that problem too. So, you know, you know, like I said, there's a solution for that, you know, some of the much older homes may not have have those post tension cables, but they can also come in retrofit those two, there's companies that specialize in that. So even older homes that don't have those, they can drill those in cost a little bit of money on those older homes. But that's another reason why I like try to stay a little bit newer homes, because I know that, you know, the building codes say that they have to make them that way. And then the other the other issue as far as like, inspections go, this is probably the most common thing that we deal with. For the HVAC unit the AC, you know, this is a hot area. And I mean hot temperature wise, you know, it's these ACS run 10 months out a year, right now at my house, I think it's 80 degrees, maybe a little bit hotter than that right now and conditioner is on. So you're talking about these things getting a workout. So the lifespan on those aren't maybe as high as they would be in some other parts of the country. But they also engineer and they make those to last longer, too, because they know that they have to go the type of air conditioning unit that I have here is not the same type that somebody in Kansas City has, you know, so they we know the furnace and the AC unit are going to run here. And in almost every inspection report, the inspector is going to they're going to hit that controller and they're going to test you know, they're going to test all the outlets where the air is coming out, they're going to tell you you know what the temperature differential is, almost all the time I asked the sellers, you know, to at least provide a report that they've had it serviced or have it service during the contract period. Because in because they run for so, so long. It's such a high capacity. They should be they should be serviced at least once a year, if not twice a year. But you know, like I said, it's one of those also a fact of life here. I mean. Michael: Awesome. Mark: So Fred, I know one more thing about the area's it's it's very moist out there. So in terms of moisture, how do you see that impacting the properties and what do you find on the inspection reports that either scare you in terms of moisture and what doesn't scare you? Fred: We do have high humidity here and sometimes you'll notice the algae on the siding on the outside of homes especially where you know water runs off of the roof and you know, it rains here a lot too soon. There's going to be places where it looks like mold sometimes and what happen is, if you get an inspector or even a buyer or somebody that doesn't know, they're going to look at that go, that's mold. Well, it's not really mold, it's algae, and it really just needs to be cleaned off. And they can treat it, you know, a chemical or powerwashing or something like that. But it's just a natural part of the outdoors here. I mean, it's going to be on everything that, you know that specifically related to the moisture into the humidity. But it's not mold eating up the house, and in most cases, Mark: Yeah, that nobody likes to talk about that four letter word, right, we try to avoid it. So we call it moisture, for sure. And in regards to just flooding, I know we talked about that for a little bit, but we didn't talk really about the insurance aspect of it, maybe give the buyers and, you know, listeners, just an idea about what it is that you kind of run, how do you run your numbers? You know, what are the things I look for, you know, where are the flood zones that you stay away from? And when you underwrite properties? Like how do you factor in that risk? Fred: When I when I'm underwriting properties, especially for investors, I'm looking for properties that are not in flood zones. Yeah, it doesn't necessarily mean that a house may not have flooded in some 500 year storm, which is which we had in 2017, with Hurricane Harvey, but I'm going to try to stay away from those and for most of my buyers, now, there are places where their houses in flood zone, but for the most part, these developers and these builders try to build away from there. Now, if you're getting along, you know, I put on my mortgage hat for a second there, if you're getting a loan, and you are on anything, but the X flood zone, which means you're in some type of flood area, you know, the federal government buys that you have flood insurance on that loan. So, you know, that's going to raise your costs. And that's one of the reasons I mean, our margins are pretty thin here, because their taxes are a little bit higher, you know, so we're gonna stay away from any extra cost and flood insurance is going to add a pretty big chunk of you know, cost to that in pretty much take away any kind of returns that that you would get off a rental house. So, you know, but like, like you said, Mark, I'm looking for houses that are not in the flood zones, and I'm looking at their seller disclosures to see that they haven't flooded before, you know, I'm not talking about you know, somebody's pipes busted in the winter or something like that. And they fix that, you know, that's not a big deal. I'm looking for rising waters, because then we get back to the moisture and the bad four letter word mold. You know, when you have those rising waters that come from flood, they bring in those those particulates and stuff that cause those, those issues in the house. And then they can be those houses can be renovated, they can be rehab, but you know, at the end of the day, how comfortable are you as a as an investor than buying a house that flooded before and I know if it were me, I'm probably not comfortable with that. Michael: I'm right there with you. Fred: The good news is Houston is huge. There's houses that have flooded, but there's way more houses that have flooded. Michael: That's great. Fred, can you give everybody listening, a rundown or an idea of how they should be calculating their property taxes? And how that works in Houston? Fred: Yeah, the property taxes work. Basically the same all over the state of Texas. You know, we are a high property tax state, you know, we don't have a state income tax. So we kind of give up a little bit, you know, on the real estate taxes, you know, the theory is we're basically paying for some things from real estate taxes in other states might pay for another ways. Number one thing is the schools. You know, we have really good schools here in the state of Texas with public school system, most people send their kids to public school and they're very good schools. So you're paying for basically the school system through your taxes and that's that's the largest amount of what comes out of there. You know, also your city services and things like that to the taxes are calculated by by each county. So the county appraisal district assessor they assess the value on a house every year. We do every April, I think we get it, we get an invoice in the mail for what the value is going to be this year. Sometimes they go up sometimes they go down sometimes they say the same. lately. I've been seeing more going up. But that's that's a byproduct of the economy right now in the real estate market. So there is a cap for homestead properties. They do cap it off. And then there's a cap that the city and county governments can't go up a certain amount each time. I'm not going to quote those those cap amounts. But you know, generally, if you're buying a house, that's $350,000. Typically they're not assessing that value at the county level at 350. They're probably going to need more like the 275 or less range. Now sometimes they do Get up, you know, I'll say, in general, the lower the price of the house, the closer you're going to be the value the tax value at that the higher the price a little bit further away. So it gives you some, you know, I guess a little bit of a break and you're not paying, you know, 3% on a $400,000 house that maybe assessed it 350 You know what I mean? Michael: Okay. Fred: But yeah, that's what that's how they're calculated. And then they do assess them every year, but they don't always change. Michael: Got it? And do you know, Fred, does a sale trigger a new assessment? Or is it annual independent of whether a sale happens or not? Fred: Right? In Texas, the county, the counties aren't allowed to use that data, to use the sales data know, whether they do or not, you know, is kind of up in the air. But their their assessment is done independently, they have an independent appraiser or appraiser in quotes, somebody that works for their appraisal district that assesses those values, and they do an independent each year. I'm told they use Google Maps, you know, to calculate square footage and things like that. Michael: All right, cool. Well, that's great to know. That's great to know. Mark: So Fred, you know, real quick, the, you know, the taxes, taxes are high in general, you may have some flood insurance, your insurance may be a little bit higher, you maybe give us a idea about when you talk to investors today, you know, you mentioned there's appreciation, that's the big play, what's the expectation that you see for appreciation, maybe now, going into, like, 2022. So, you know, buyers don't think, Hey, I missed the boat, you know, Texas had huge appreciation, you know, what is it looking like in the near future that you would expect? Fred: In general, we say, in the Houston area that the market dictates about two to 3% per year, on average. Now, I mean, there's been a big increase over the last 10 years, I think it was like a 92%, or something like that. But you know, we're looking at about two to 3% On average year over year. And you're gonna always have your pockets, I mean, you're going to have some, sometimes some suburb might blow up. And it just the hot area for right now, going to where I live north of where I live, is like that right now. I mean, in the past, in the recent past has been the west side of town where like Katie, the Katie and cypress areas, but, you know, you'll have your, you know, you'll have your big jobs, that if you average it all out over 10-15 years, it's gonna be generally about a two to 3%. Now, the good thing, the good news is that, you know, like I said, with all the the number of people that are moving to Houston, they're not just coming from, you know, other places in this country, they're coming internationally, a lot of those people aren't going to buy houses, so they need to rent a house. I mean, they're on, they're on different types of visas. So, you know, they maybe can only be here for a couple of years. A lot of these companies, especially as oil and gas companies, they bring people in from South America, from Eastern Europe. You know, these people are coming in to rent houses, and they keep our keep our rental prices at or above what they are now. So we always have, we always have a good turnover, where those those homes don't sit empty for very long. Michael: Great, great. Mark. Anything else for Fred before we let him out of here? Mark: No, I think I think he covered everything that I wanted to hear about Houston. I'm from Dallas. So you know, we didn't talk about sports. So we have the belt. Yeah, absolutely. So yeah, Fred, and I will take that offline. But you know, I think my last point is, you know, you kind of call Texas, this little area called the Texas triangle, which starts in Dallas goes down, I 45. Houston cuts over to San Antonio, and you just have all this growth happening within those areas between Austin and Waco. There's College Station, there's just so much activity that's happening, kind of that infill of that triangle. So without a Houston without a Dallas without a San Antonio, some of those other big markets, you know, you probably wouldn't have that activity happening. So I think Houston's got a lot going on. It is way bigger than Dallas. So I'd have to say we are the Big D. But Houston is by far, much bigger has a lot of activity. So I'm excited just because, you know, Fred's getting a lot of offer activity right now, especially with being a certified agent as a part of our network. So we love the fact that he can contribute be the local expert and you know, he's he's helping Roofstock grow our business and vice versa for all these buyers that are wanting to work with him and get a little bit more in depth and into the Houston market. So thanks for everything you're doing for a Fred. Fred: Yeah, no problem. I'm excited. I like talking to all these people, these new people every day. Michael: Perfect. In that vein If someone listening wants to learn more about the Houston market, what's the best way for someone to get a hold of you? Fred: They can get a hold of me through Roofstock or they can email me at Fred@fredmcdaniel.com They can also call me at 713-321-9161. Michael: Awesome. Prepare for your phone to blow up my friend. Fred, this was great. Thanks. Thanks so much for coming on. Really appreciate you taking the time and I'm sure we'll be chatting soon. Fred: Yeah, thanks. Thanks for having me guys. Michael: Alrighty, everyone, that was our episode A big thank you to Fred for coming on. The Houston market sounds to be on fire right now. Which is ironic coming from a California guy because that means different things to us out here on the West Coast. If you enjoyed the episode, feel free to leave us a rating or review whatever it is, Listen, your podcasts and as always, we look forward to seeing the next one. Happy investing
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