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With the New Year just around the corner, join us as we speculate on the top five home trends that are expected to DOMINATE the market in 2022. Thinking of buying, building, or renovating? Then this list is for YOU! Also, industry-shaking changes out of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and this week's top ‘Weird News Headlines'. Leave Us A Message: https://anchor.fm/therealtybros/message --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therealtybros/message
Neitra, owner and founder of Organizing Lifestyles, has been perfecting her organization skills since she was young. Growing up, her mother taught her that everything has a place and Neitra found her place helping others de-clutter and teaching them how an organized life makes for an easier life. With a degree from Prairie View A&M University and a background in corporate project management, Neitra combines her education and natural ability to help individuals and companies achieve organization in their lives.She has been a past Board member for the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Houston Chapter (NAPO), The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Business Network International (BNI) as well as served on the National Committee for The National Association of Productivity & Organizing conference committee. Neitra has been recognized as Organizer of the month for the Houston local chapter of Productivity Organizers, Better Business Bureau Winner of Distinction 2011, Action Coach global Award for Business Excellence 2011, Angies List super service award 2012, and NAPO Houston Volunteer of the year 2009-2010. She has also been featured in several newspapers and magazines and on several local and national television including Fox, NBC, Deals and Deborah Duncan to speak about organizing, as well as conducted organizing workshops for companies such as IKEA Houston. James Lott jr is the host!
Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will talk about finding a new van on the road, the digital art debate, and making changes to shows based on post COVID results.Will has a conversation with artist Dylan Strzynski http://www.dylanstrzynski.com/ who tells the story behind his journey as an independent fine artist reconciling the tension created from academia on the working artist.Douglas and Will are self-funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset its costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_USEmail us at email@example.com with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries.Podcast on FacebookPlease join the conversation. Tell us what you think on Facebook. And share the conversations you'd like to hear. https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcastFollow us on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.htmlSign up for our mailing list for updates and free promotions. Add your name and receive a free Independent Artist Podcast bumper sticker. http://eepurl.com/hwQn7bThis podcast is sponsored by The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). Please become a member http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/Please consider donating to the NAIA to financially support the advocacies it fosters. https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=CzCNyPb_yZ9kt4XilWU7ioSBTWbzQKcUx_xWrYDdwzfbyI3nXM0uZ0g7QMwWY_V8YSv9W3XEXLxD2wE3Also sponsored by ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org, the digital application service where artists and art shows connect.Music by Oliver LearBusiness inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org://soundcloud.com/oliverlearhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3XFgSupport the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)
After today, there are four more Saturdays left in the year 2021. After December 31, there will be only 78 more years in the 21st Century. This perspective brought to you by Charlottesville Community Engagement, a regularly-produced look at happening in and around Charlottesville. I’m Sean Tubbs, the host and producer. Charlottesville Community Engagement is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.On today’s show:The Albemarle County Planning Commission gets a look at Comprehensive Plan underwayThe Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership takes a look at affordable housing challenges in rural areasArea airports will get money from the recent federal infrastructure funding bill Daily Progress-owner Lee Enterprises invokes protections against Alden Global Capital’s takeover attempt Let’s begin with a Patreon-fueled shout-out. Colder temperatures are creeping in, and now is the perfect time to think about keeping your family warm through the holidays. Make sure you are getting the most out of your home with help from your local energy nonprofit, LEAP. LEAP wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round, and offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents. If you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!Lee responseThe parent company of the Daily Progress appears to want to reject a takeover by the Alden Capital Group. Lee Enterprises issued a press release on Wednesday with the headline Board Takes Action in Response to Alden’s Unsolicited Proposal to Acquire Lee. Specifically, the Iowa-based company’s Board of Directors have initiated a limited-duration shareholder rights plan that issues existing shareholders additional rights in the case of a hostile takeover. “In adopting the Rights Plan, the Board noted Alden’s track record of rapidly acquiring substantial control or ‘negative control’ positions in other public companies and its seemingly inconsistent disclosures,” reads the press release.Alden Capital Group asserts they own six percent of the Lee’s shares. Shareholder rights plans are also known as “poison pills” and have been used since the 1980’s to ward off corporate takeovers. Read more about this topic in an article on Editor and Publisher. (learn more on Wikipedia)Airport investmentThe recently adopted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides $15 billion for airports across the nation. Virginia airports will receive nearly $400 million of that amount, according to a press release from Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport will receive $15.44 million and Freeman Field in Louisa County will get $790,000. The airport in Orange County will also receive $790,000. Elsewhere in Virginia, Dulles International will get $120.4 million, Richmond International will get $35.6 million, and Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional will get $14.97 million. Lynchburg will get nearly $6.5 million and Culpeper Regional $1.48 million. I’ll have more information about how Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport will use their funding in an upcoming edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement. Albemarle PC comp plan updateThe review of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan is underway, with a lot of behind-the-scenes work by staff before a public kickoff begins in January. The Albemarle Planning Commission got a update on the process at their meeting on November 16. Here’s Tori Kannellopolous, a senior planner with the county, with a reminder of the plan’s purpose. “The Comprehensive Plan, or comp plan, establishes Albemarle County’s long-range vision that guides growth, development, and change for the next 20 years,” Kannellopolous said. “It assists county staff, appointed committees and boards, and the Board of Supervisor when developing public policies related to private land use activities and use of resources in Albemarle.”For the past forty years, the major theme of the county’s comp plan has been growth management. Roughly five percent of land in Albemarle is designated for urban development including more dense residential areas and commercial activities. The rest is considered rural. This time around, Supervisors have directed staff to update the zoning ordinance while reviewing the overall Comprehensive Plan. The process formally got underway when Supervisors adopted a resolution on November 3. (Albemarle Supervisors Kickoff Comprehensive Review) One of the intents of this review is to streamline much of the content of the plan, which is currently 406 pages. That number doesn’t include the various appendices. (read the current plan)“For example, the existing implementation chapter includes 70 priorities,” Kannellopolous said. “There is not a clear prioritization of these items and the order in which they should be completed. The chapter includes 80 indicators of progress that are intended to be tracked annually but tracking this data is unsustainable and the sheer number of indicators make it unclear for community members to understand what success looks like.”This review also provides an opportunity to integrate the various strategies of more recent plans, such as Housing Albemarle, Project Enable, and the Climate Action Plan. In all, there will be four phases, with the first being a review of the growth management policy. “This includes reviewing, evaluating, and updating the growth management policy as needed using the lenses of equity, climate action, and capacity projections,” Kannellopolous said. “A capacity analysis for housing and economic development in the county is currently underway and this is to understand if we have the capacity in our development areas for the projected growth of our community.” Phase two will identify topics that will be updated in the comprehensive plan, likely related to transportation and economic development. The county will create its first multimodal systems plan as well. Phase three will review the actions the county will take in the form of written strategies. Phase four will be the finalization of the new plan. “We will focus our efforts on identifying and eliminating plan inconsistencies across content and we will engage the community and decision-makers on overall plan priorities once all of the content is considered as a whole,” Kannellopolous said. State code assigns the job of preparing and recommending the Comprehensive Plan to each locality’s Planning Commission. Supervisors have approved a process that includes a working group of stakeholders to guide the process. Rachel Falkenstein is a planning manager in Albemarle. “The working group is approximately an eight to twelve person group of community members whose role would be to advise county staff on plan recommendations, community engagement approaches, and to support staff’s community outreach efforts by sharing information with their networks, their neighborhoods, or their communities,” Falkenstein said. The group members have not yet been selected. “We are going back to the Board of Supervisors with information sharing about the selection process at an upcoming Board meeting in December,” Falkenstein said. Broad community engagement will come in the form of workshops on the plan. The Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will play a role in decisions about changes to Albemarle policies. Planning Commission Chair Julian Bivins noted that the Commission’s input will come later in a process that has already begun. He said he wants the Commission to meet with Supervisors. “So that we can hear each other and discuss these discussions before we get to an endpoint,” Bivins said. The review of the zoning code will happen concurrently and is currently underway. Charles Rapp is the county’s Planning Director. “We have a first phase right now and it’s called modernization,” Rapp said. “Two of those have been brought to you through a resolution of intent that deal with bonus densities and wavers and special exceptions.” The Supervisors will hold a public hearing on special exceptions at their meeting on December 1. (staff report)Rapp said another change will be to streamline the list of land use categories. “I believe our current chart is something like 16 pages long right now with very specific uses and we want to try to tailor that back to something more reasonable,” Rapp said. “We also want to take a look at our setbacks. Our setbacks are quite complicated to figure out with multiple different ways within each zoning classification and we want to try and improve that and make it a little more clear for people applying our zoning ordinance.” If you’re interested in learning more about how Albemarle’s Community Development Department works, take at the department’s work program in the consent agenda for the December 1 meeting. You’re reading Charlottesville Community Engagement. Let’s have another Patreon-fueled shout-out: Charlottesville 350 is the local chapter of a national organization that seeks to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Charlottesville 350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. To learn more about their most active campaigns, including a petition drive to the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/cville350Rural housing challengesMuch of the conversation about the cost of housing has centered on building units in urbanized areas. But what role can non-urbanized areas play? The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership led a panel discussion on November 16 to discuss the challenges. One of the biggest is money. (watch the event)“When you talk about funding for affordable housing, you think of urban,” said Colleen Fisher, the executive director of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing. In fact, the main federal agency most people associate with the topic is called the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fisher reminded the audience that the U.S. Department of Agriculture also offers federal support through their Rural Housing Service, but the program isn’t funded at high levels. One step localities can take is an assessment of what’s currently in the rural area.“We need ample resources to preserve our dedicated affordable housing stock in rural Virginia,” said Jonathan Knopf, the senior research associate for Housing Forward Virginia. “We have a lot of low-income housing tax credit properties that were the first and generation LIHTC properties. And a lot of that stuff is reaching the end of their affordability terms and so we need resources for housing providers to come in and lock in the affordability of that assisted multifamily stock.” Those credits are issued by the Virginia Housing Development Authority. Knopf said one challenge for rural areas is competition for those credits from urban areas. “It’s tough to break from this either-or resource conversation and I think we need to move to a both-and framework for housing resources across the Commonwealth so our rural rent relief programs don’t get left behind,” Knopf said. Taking inventoryGreene County has 146 LIHTC units at four properties. Louisa has 115 units in three developments. Nelson has 159 units in three properties. Albemarle has 1,089 units, most of which are in the urban area around Charlottesville except 34 units reserved for seniors in Scottsville. There are currently no LIHTC properties in Fluvanna. . Jesse Rutherford is a member of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors. He says the cost of housing used to be affordable in rural communities, but what he calls overregulation in land use and building codes in the past few decades is a problem.“You can’t add regulation and expect it to get cheaper,” Rutherford said. “In the last 15, 20, 25 years we’ve seen the collapse of affordable housing in the rural area. I think there’s definitely some low-hanging fruit as it relates to zoning form or some certain by-right density. As we know in the urban context, same as the rural, you can’t use the word affordable without density following it.” Rutherford wants zoning ordinances to be altered to reduce setbacks, which he said renders land unusable for more housing units. Knopf said the cost of labor and building materials is drastically increasing the cost of housing and some form of subsidization is required. He said a balance of tools can be used to produce more units and preserve existing ones. “We don’t need rocket science or fancy things to solve so many of these issues,” Knopf said. “In many cases it’s just dedicating the right funding and fixing our existing policies and regulations especially zoning and a lot of things Jesse talked about to make things work. And try to get the economic side and the supply-chain side and the labor market side at least moving in the right direction to correct some of the paths we’ve been on in the past couple of decades.” Fisher said members of her organization report construction costs keep rising.“Just because we’re in a rural area doesn’t mean that things are cheaper and some people have that opinion because you’re building in a rural community that it’s going to cost you less,” Fisher said. “That’s not necessarily true.” One factor is labor. Keith Smith is the chair of the Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership. He cited one statistic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reviewed by the National Association of Home Builders. (via HousingWire) “According to national data, we are anywhere between 300,000 to 400,000 thousand construction workers short per month,” Smith said. “We’re going to recover from the material costs. I’ve been building developments for three and a half decades. This goes up and down. It’s going to take many, many decades to work through the labor force.”To review the rest of the event, you can watch the whole thing on the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission’s YouTube page. Leave a comment either there or here to weigh in. Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. 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Real Estate Investing on a RollReal estate investors bought a record-setting 18.2% or $63.6 billion worth of homes during the third quarter of 2021, up by 16.1% QoQ and 11.2% YoY,Homebuyers: More Affordable Cities in 2022Redfin predicts that more homebuyers will invest in affordable cities such as Columbus, Ohio; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Indianapolis.Home Sales Remain ResilientExisting-home sales increased 0.8% MoM in October, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors.Home-buying Pushes Mortgage Demand UpBuyers are rushing in during the traditionally sluggish Christmas season in anticipation of higher rates in the future. Top Performing Housing MarketsThe October Market Hotness rankings of Realtor.com still lists Manchester-Nashua in New Hampshire as the top spot on the list for the 11th time since March 2020. Top Cities to RetireThirteen percent of American retirees are moving to Tennessee, according to a survey by a home services firm. Credit Scores Reach All-Time HighSince the start of the pandemic, Americans' FICO credit scores increased by eight points to 716.Top Cities are Attracting Job SeekersCities in the South and West are now the hottest spots for job seekers who relocate for better work opportunities and lower cost of living.Single-Family Homes are Getting BiggerThe median single-family square floor area has increased to 2,337 square feet as of the third quarter, which is 6.2% bigger since the lows reached during the Great Recession.Multifamily Construction Sentiment Improves in 3QThe NAHB's Multifamily Market Survey reports that the Multifamily Production Index increased five points to 53 QoQ.
SCN Change Agent Interview Series - Meet Dana Hutson Dana Hutson is Founder of Cancer Champions, LLC helping individuals and families control the chaos of a cancer diagnosis. She compassionately consults, educates and facilitates for individuals and their loved ones as they navigate a complicated healthcare system empowering them to make life-altering decisions with confidence. Prior to founding Cancer Champions Dana amassed a wealth of oncology expertise over a 25 year career within the BioPharma industry. She combines her knowledge of the healthcare system with her compassion for people experiencing a disruptive diagnosis to provide private medical navigation and educational seminars. Dana is a CampaignZERO, families for patient safety, community educator, immediate Past- President of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater DC and serves on the boards of Sahasara Deepika Foundation for Education and Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington Dana received her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of Alabama. She lives with her husband and teenage children in Mason Neck, VA and is passionate about serving the underserved, increasing healthcare literacy and spending time with family, riding horses and Jesus. The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together. Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member? email@example.com Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series. https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities. Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers. Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!
This special edition of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's TeamPeds Talks podcast, FocusED sponsored by the Pediatric Emergency Care Special Interest Group. FocusED is a podcast program that offers listeners unique insight into the broad scope of pediatric emergency care by exploring a variety of emergency care topics through different lenses across the care continuum. Nicole Koepke, MSN, CPNP-PC, a nurse practitioner and the chair of the Pediatric Emergency Care Special Interest Group will be your host. She has 20 years of experience as an Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner and is currently working as an innovation specialist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in their Primary Care Network. In this 4 part series we've been focusing on Gun Violence Prevention Strategies, taking an in depth look at the public health crisis of gun violence in the United States. In this episode we will be examining Gun Violence Prevention through the lens of the Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program with Dr. Joel Fein from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Joel A. Fein MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a Co-director of the Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP within the Center for Injury Research and Prevention. Dr. Fein is also the Research Director of the Health Alliance for Violence Prevention (theHAVI) and a member of the leadership team for The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, an intervention development center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Locally, Dr. Fein is on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Anti-drug Anti-Violence Network (PAAN) and is the research co-chair of the Philadelphia ACES Task Force. At CHOP he is the Director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Emergency Department.
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Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more 27 Minutes Kenneth C. Davis is the bestselling author of Don't Know Much About® History and other books in the Don't Know Much About® series. He also wrote the acclaimed In the Shadow of Liberty. For 30 years, Kenneth C. Davis has proven that Americans don't hate history — just the dull version they slept through in class. Davis's approach is to refresh us on the subjects we should have learned in school. He does it by busting myths, setting the record straight, and making history human. If your school, library or learning community would like to speak with Kenneth C. Davis about American history, click on Classroom Skypes or Custom Virtual Visits to learn more. 1:01 Washington University Arts & Sciences alumnus Joe Madison is a groundbreaking radio personality and human and civil rights activist. He has built a legacy of using his voice for those without one. His radio program, “The Joe Madison Show,” airs nationally weekday mornings on SiriusXM's Urban View channel 126. During his four-hour program, Mr. Madison, also known as “The Black Eagle,” talks about political and social issues, brings attention to social injustices around the world, and challenges himself and his listeners daily to “do something about it.” Named one of Talkers magazine's 100 Most Important Talk Radio Hosts nine times, often in the top 10, Mr. Madison has interviewed world leaders, including President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, among other notable guests. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Madison was raised by his grandparents. In the mid-1960s, he attended Wisconsin State, where he was captain of his undefeated freshman football team. As a student leader, he became involved in the civil rights movement. His coach, resenting Mr. Madison's campus activism, removed him from the team. Eventually, Mr. Madison received a welcoming call from the athletic director at Washington University, who offered him a spot on the Bears football team. A sociology major, he was an all-conference running back on the football team, a baritone soloist in the university choir and a disc jockey at the campus radio station. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1971, the first in his family to do so. After becoming active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Mr. Madison, at age 24, was named executive director — the youngest — of the NAACP's 10,000-member Detroit chapter in 1974. He was promoted in 1986 by the NAACP's president, Benjamin Hooks, to serve as the organization's national political director. Among the highlights of his eight-year tenure, he organized a successful boycott of Dearborn, Michigan, businesses over a racist city law, and he led hundreds of volunteers on a series of successful voter registration marches, including a cross-country “march for dignity” from Los Angeles to Baltimore that also garnered thousands of signatures for an anti-apartheid bill in Congress. In 1986, he was elected to the NAACP s Board of Directors, a position he held for 14 years. In the midst of his civil rights work, he started another career in 1980 as a socially conscious radio talk show personality on Detroit's WXYZ-AM. He went on to host talk shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The popularity of his WOL-AM show led to syndication on the Radio One Talk Network and eventually to SiriusXM. A tenacious leader in the cause for social justice, he uses his show as a platform for inspiring action on critical issues. He brought international attention to human rights abuses in southern Sudan from his three trips to the country in the middle of its second civil war. Working with the Swiss-based Christian Solidarity International, he helped free 7,000 Sudanese being held as slaves. In February 2015, he broke the Guinness World Record for “longest marathon hosting a radio talk show” (52 hours live), raising over $250,000 for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In June 2015, Mr. Madison made history again by broadcasting live from Cuba, becoming the first American radio host to do so in more than 50 years. In 2019, Madison received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Washington University for his work as a groundbreaking radio personality and human rights activist. In November 2019, Madison was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. He has not forgotten the opportunities he received as a Washington University student and continues to give back to his alma mater. A member of the William Greenleaf Eliot Society, he has generously supported scholarships, athletics and the university's Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. For the past two decades, he has interviewed potential students for the admissions office. In 2017, he received Arts & Sciences' Distinguished Alumni Award. A board member of the American Red Cross, his other awards include the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Journalism Award in 2000, the Washington Association of Black Journalists Community Service Award in 1997 and the NAACP Image Award in 1996. Mr. Madison and his wife of 42 years, Sharon, live in Washington, D.C. They have four children and five grandchildren Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending November 20th, 2021... home price forecasts for next year, single-family rent growth, and a new record for build-to-rent home starts.Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review.Economic NewsWe begin with economic news from this past week. The number of people applying for unemployment keeps dropping. Last week, just 268,000 people applied for state benefits. That's getting close to pre-pandemic levels which were in the low 200,000's. The number of people already getting state unemployment benefits is also lower. That number dropped to a total of 2.08 million. (1)Home starts were down slightly in October as builders struggled with supply chain issues and a labor shortage. They were down .7% from the previous month, but compared with October of last year, they were up slightly. Single-family starts were down the most, with a 3.9% decline. But there's a strong demand for housing, and builders are preparing for a much faster pace of construction. Permits rose for all types of buildings, with a 2.7% increase for single-families, an 8.2% increase for buildings with two to four units, and a 6.5% increase for larger multi-families. (2)Although builders are dealing with a lot of challenges, they are feeling confident about the market because there's such a huge demand. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, the level of confidence among builders is the highest it's been since last May. It's up three points for November to a reading of 83. (3) Mortgage RatesMortgage rates rose back above the 3% mark. Freddie Mac says the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is up 12 points to 3.1%. The 15-year is also up 12 points to 2.39%. (4) Economists are blaming the increase on inflation, and are forecasting higher rates over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors senior economist, Nadia Evangelou, expects the housing market to slow down next year as more homes hit the market at higher prices with higher mortgage rates. (5)In other news making headlines…Where Are Home Prices Going?Zillow just published a new forecast for 2022 home prices. It is predicting that prices will rise 13.6% between October of this year and October of next year. In September, Zillow had predicted a 11.7% increase. Both those figures are lower than the rate of price growth for this year. They were up a record 19.9% between August of 2020 and August of this year. (6)Zillow researchers say: “The strong long-term outlook is driven by our expectations for tight market conditions to persist, with demand for housing exceeding the supply of available homes.”As Fortune reports, not everyone agrees with Zillow's forecast. Goldman Sachs expects 2022 prices to rise another 16%, while Fannie Mae is expecting a lower 7.9% growth rate. CoreLogic is only expecting a 1.9% overall increase in prices, and the Mortgage Banks Association says it'll be more like 2.5%. Single-Family Rents Move HigherAs you can see, home price forecasts are all over the map, but they all expect strong demand for housing to continue. And that's pushing rents higher for single-family homes.CoreLogic's single-family rental index for September shows that national rents are 10.2% higher year-over-year. Miami rents have gone up the most. Those rents are up 25.7% with rents for high-end homes rising the most. Phoenix is second on that list, followed by Las Vegas, Austin, San Diego, and Dallas. (7)John Burns Real Estate Consulting also tracks single-family rent growth. It shows that new lease effective rents were up 6% year-over-year in September. Phoenix was at the top of that list, at 14%. (8)Single-Family Build-to-Rent StartsThe housing shortage is motivating a lot of developers and investors to bring more build-to-rent homes to the market. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, housing starts for those homes hit the highest level ever in the third quarter. Construction has been ramping up, with 47,000 build-to-rent starts over the last year. (9)Builder.com says that's a 17.5% increase over the previous four quarters. It says: “With the onset of the Great Recession and declines in the homeownership rate, the share of build-to-rent homes increased in the years after the recession. And while the market share… is small, it has been trending higher.”That's it for today. Check the show notes for links and more info on these topics. And please remember to hit the subscribe button, and leave a review!You can also join RealWealth for free at newsforinvestors.com. 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I'm Kathy Fettke.Links:1 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/jobless-claims-drop-to-pandemic-low-of-268-000-as-labor-shortage-forces-businesses-to-avert-layoffs-11637242500?mod=economic-report2 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-home-construction-slows-as-builders-grapple-with-supply-chain-headaches-11637157193?mod=economic-report3 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/home-builders-are-growing-more-confident-as-americans-demand-more-housing-11637075714?mod=economic-report4 -http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/5 -https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/11/19/inflation-drives-mortgage-rates-over-36 -https://fortune.com/2021/11/18/zillow-changes-2022-real-estate-outlook-what-to-expect-from-home-prices-next-year/7 -https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/11/17/property-owners-see-big-opportunities-in-single-family-rentals8 -https://www.realestateconsulting.com/the-light-bsfri-new-lease-effective-rents-up/9 -https://www.builderonline.com/data-analysis/single-family-build-to-rent-starts-reach-highest-quarterly-volume_c
How can we help colleagues, families and community members become advocates for dual language programs? What does it mean to truly embrace biliteracy? Why is embracing bilingualism good for all students? We discuss these questions and more in part 2 of a 2 part series with Sandra Medrano-Arroyo. Sandra Medrano-Arroyo presently works at Ellevation Education as the Dual Language Instructional Content Specialist, where she has spearheaded the creation of two new instructional practices specific to the needs of Dual Language programs. In over 23 years in education, she has served the needs of emergent bilinguals and various sub-groups in a number of roles: teacher, academic coordinator, school director, recruiter, instructional specialist, and program planner. Prior to Ellevation, Sandra served as the Manager of Multicultural Education for the 11th largest school district in the US, overseeing the ESOL program for over 34,000 students, including a two-way dual language program that served over 9,000 students. Since 2016, she has also served as a PD Consultant for the National Association for Bilingual Education. As you'll hear in our conversation, Sandra has a natural ability to bridge the gap between research and practice by breaking down concepts and findings into bite-sized pieces that educators can use right away, which is one of the many reasons I am happy to have her as colleague at Ellevation and an advocate in the field of multilingual education. As always, thanks for listening to Highest Aspirations - I hope you enjoy part 1 of our informative conversation. If you have an idea for a topic or guest for a future highest aspirations episode, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find additional resources and episode takeaways on our ELL Community page at ellevationeducation.com/ellcommunity. If you haven't done so already, we invite you to join our ELL Community while you're there so you get weekly resources, strategies and tips from that you can use right away. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/highest-aspirations/message
Today's episode of HousingWire Daily continues our Women of Influence series and features an interview with Katie Johnson, the chief member experience officer and general counsel at the National Association of Realtors. During the interview, Johnson talks about her start in the real estate industry and her surprising path to the NAR general counsel after only six years at the organization. She also shares her teams' COVID-19 preparedness response and their efforts to demystify NAR's professional services for homebuyers.
In today's show, we have the latest citrus news and we report from the Farm Bill 101 Session at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention. Supporting the People who Support Agriculture Thank you to our sponsors who make it possible to get you your daily news. Please feel free to visit their websites. AgroPlantae - https://www.agroplantae.com/ Agromillora – https://www.agromillora.com/ California Citrus Mutual – https://www.cacitrusmutual.com/ The California Walnut Board – https://walnuts.org/ Soil and Crop – https://mysoilandcrop.com/ TriCal, Inc. - https://www.trical.com/
It's Thanksgiving week and what better way to celebrate than by talking about giving and gratitude! This week we our conversation found itself centering around the Rumi quote, “Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow,” as we explore how our gratitude, unconditional love, and healing can all come from a place of overflow. Joined by the inspiring Sherri Doucette, founder of Litehouse Wellness, we delve into the possibilities life holds when we let our needs be met, as Sherri shares her amazing personal journey giving back to her community and participating in collective healing.In this episode we talk about:How in grief we can also find gratitude.The importance of giving from our overflow and allowing ourselves to not only give, but to receive gratitude and unconditional love as well.The value of slowing down and holding space for rest.Sherri's journey creating a safe space for black men through Broga. How collective healing starts with individual healing.About Sherri DoucetteSherri Doucette, founder of Litehouse Wellness, as featured on ABC's/WFAA Daybreak at 8 and Good Morning Texas, NBC and BET, is a native of Los Angeles, CA and a long-time resident of Dallas, TX. Litehouse Wellness is a 501c3 non-profit purposed to strengthen the African American family & community by bridging the wellness accessibility gap for underserved communities, particularly Black men, using contemplative practices and preventative health education.Sherri recognizes that implementing these scientifically proven, resiliency-building restorative practices is key to healing ongoing trauma and building sustainable resistance against oppressive systems and institutions. Sherri is a certified yoga & meditation teacher (200Hr RYT / 300Hr MTT), reiki II practitioner, mindfulness consultant, life-span doula and speaker. She studied social work at Clark Atlanta University and trained with international master yoga and meditation teachers.In 2020, the critically acclaimed WFAA feature on Litehouse Wellness, Broga = Yoga for the Brothers was nominated for an Emmy award and won the National Association of Black Journalism (NABJ) Excellence Award.Links so you can explore more:Learn more about Litehouse Wellness at www.litehousewellness.org on Facebook and Instagram @litehousewellness and Twitter @litehouseheals.For more words of wisdom from Rumi, check out the Rumi Oracle Deck.
Joe Templin Every Day Excellence Interview with author of Every Day Excellence Joe Templin #Author #EveryDayExcellence #JoeTemplin Hi, and welcome to the show! On today's My Future Business Show I have the pleasure of welcoming to the show, author, planner, mentor, trainer, coach and creator, Joe Templin, to talk about his book Every Day Excellence A Daily Guide To Growing, and how you can use it to live your best life. Joe is father to three ‘hooligans', he's a reformed physicist, financial planner, startup founder and autodidactic polymath best described as a Swiss Army Knife. Over the last decade or so, Joe has helped others reach their financial potential as a planner, trainer, mentor and creator. Joe has served as a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, on both the local and national level, including three terms on the NAIFA National Young Advisors Team Subcommittee. He was also honored as one of the 2011 Four Under 40. Joe is a graduate of the Leadership in Life Institute of NAIFA as well as Rensseleaer Polytechnic Institute, and is an alum of Johns Hopkins University. On today's call, Joe shares his book ‘Every Day Excellence”. EDE is, as Joe puts it, is basically a multivitamin for life; and on this content-rich call, Joe shares many stories relating to his own life's journey, and reveals how the book can guide you towards living both a rewarding and fulfilling life. To learn more about Joe's books, or to contact him directly, click the link below. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated My Future Business via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to produce it. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Today's HousingWire Daily begins the Rundown miniseries, hosted by HousingWire's editor-in-chief Sarah Wheeler and lead analyst Logan Mohtashami. In this episode, Mohtashami discusses his latest HW+ article that examines the National Association of Realtors' existing home sales report that indicates sales grew 0.8% in October.According to Mohtashami, this growth is above his trend sales peak of 6.2 million, meaning existing home sales are now outperforming as demographics remain strong in 2021. The discussion also includes insight on changes in the real estate market over the last week and how they impact housing on a macro level. Mohtahsimi examines inflation, inventory, and shares his predictions on how mortgage rates will behave in 2022.HousingWire Daily examines the most compelling articles reported across HW Media. Each afternoon, we provide our listeners with a deeper look into the stories coming across our newsroom that are helping Move Markets Forward. Hosted by Jordan White and produced by Alcynna Lloyd and Elissa Branch.
In today's show, Sabrina Halvorson continues reporting from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention, with audio from US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Supporting the People who Support Agriculture Thank you to our sponsors who make it possible to get you your daily news. Please feel free to visit their websites. AgroPlantae - https://www.agroplantae.com/ Agromillora – https://www.agromillora.com/ California Citrus Mutual – https://www.cacitrusmutual.com/ The California Walnut Board – https://walnuts.org/ Soil and Crop – https://mysoilandcrop.com/ TriCal, Inc. - https://www.trical.com/
Anne Moss Rogers is her first name. It's a southern thing. Following her son Charles's tragic suicide on June 5, 2015, she sold her digital marketing business to speak on the topics of mental health and suicide prevention with a focus of helping educators build a climate and culture of student wellness. She is a TEDx storyteller, a registered suicide prevention trainer, brain tumor survivor, and author of the award winning book, Diary of a Broken Mind. Her second book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk written with co-writer Kim O'Brien, PhD, licensed clinical social worker, published in August 2021 through Jossey Bass. Resources Links: Crisis plan. PREPaRE National Association of School Psychologists- https://www.nasponline.org/professional-development/prepare-training-curriculum/about-prepare School policy for suicide prevention Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention-37 pages. American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and The Trevor Project - https://afsp.org/model-school-policy-on-suicide-prevention Contact theTrevor Project if you want help you tailoring this modular policy to meet the needs of your student population. Memorialization is on page 13 of this document. School policy for commemoration - 76 pages. After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, Second Edition - (Toolkit on this page. Memorialization overview is on page 26 of the pdf.) https://www.sprc.org/resourcesprograms/after-suicide-toolkit-schools
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Kevin Sedatole is the Director of Bands and Chair of the conducting area at Michigan State University. He has had a celebrated career in music as a conductor, clinician, teacher, and advocate for new music. Biography Kevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony. Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University. Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall. He has conducted across the United States and Europe. Most recently the MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago, Ill. and at the national conventions of the College Band Directors' National Association held in Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including Robert Beaser, John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others. Professor Sedatole also serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp, Board of Directors for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as the president of the CBDNA North Central division. His international engagements include residencies at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo, Japan and the Mid Europe Festival, Schladming, Austria. ________________ Please join us at the second annual Ultimate Music Business Summit, which will be held January 6-8, 2022! This is a virtual summit where musicians (from across the globe) can gather and learn about entrepreneurial ideas. The goal of this summit is to ignite curiosity and offer valuable information from an array of experts. The entrepreneurial-minded musician who attends the summit will leave with new, creative ideas that will not only inspire them but will give them the necessary tools to utilize in our ever-changing musical world. The desire to connect, educate, learn, and grow together is UMBS's hope and mission. Please visit our website at musicsummit.biz for more information! Thanks! Prices of Tickets: Basic Ticket: $17 Basic Ticket Early Bird (purchased before Nov. 30): $14 VIP (access to all video recordings): $137 Early Bird (purchased before Nov. 30): $97 Dates: January 6-8, 2022
In this episode, you'll hear from Jan Abernathy, Chief Communications Officer at The Browning School, a K-12 boys' school in New York City. Formerly the director of marketing and communications at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ, she has presented at conferences sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, and the New York State Association of Independent Schools. At Browning, she is a member of the Health & Safety Team, responsible for managing COVID response, and co-chaired the school's successful search for its new director of equitable practice and social impact. At EMS, she also chaired the Equity and Justice Task Force, managed the school's participation in the NAIS' Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism Survey, and led the school's NJAIS reaccreditation. She is president of New York City Independent Schools Communications Professionals, a professional association of over 100 members from schools throughout the tri-state area, and the co-founder of Black Advancement Networking Group, which works to gain further representation and greater professional growth of Black professionals in advancement roles in independent schools. Jan is chair of CASE-NAIS 2022, the most prominent international advancement conference in the independent school sector. A journalist by training, she has written for NAIS' Independent School Magazine on crisis communications (Winter 2019) and the "Black at" movement (Winter 2021). She is a trustee of Grace Church School, a JK-12 school in New York City, and was on the board of Stevens Cooperative School in Hoboken, NJ, for 13 years, spending six years as chair. Her consulting firm, Jan Abernathy Strategic Communications, provides communications and DEI counsel for educational institutions and non-profits. 3:10 - What didn't work for Jan? Podcasting! 4:38 - "If you're going to bite off more than you can chew, make sure you've thought about the workflows." 6:20 - The importance of looking outside your market (and industry) to brainstorm ideas 9:30 - What diversity is and what it isn't 12:14 - Diversity is a nuanced discussion 13:19 - "You can't sleep on it" 14:10 - Navigating the challenge of communicating DEI work 15:15 - You may have to catch up before you can communicate 16:09 - Aspirations and pitfalls 16:35 - There is no elevator pitch for DEI work 17:57 - Partnering with your school's DEI practitioner 21:35 - When you see something, say something 23:15 - What your students understand about diversity 26:05 - What Niche data is saying about how parents value student and teacher diversity 27:25 - Your loudest families may not be representative of how your community feels about diversity work 29:17 - How Millennials and Gen Xers differ on diversity 30:55 - "Sometimes a question is just a question." 31:22 - What to do when a crisis hits 35:44 - The communications director as a calming presence during a crisis 37:45 - You can't be all business when something goes wrong 39:25 - Have a plan and empower your communications leaders to take action 40:15 - The right way to partner with a crisis communications firm 41:16 - Effective school communicators must know how to navigate a crisis 45:04 - Tips for school leaders who are new to DEI work 48:00 - "If you don't understand the discipline, it's that much harder to communicate about it." Show notes are available on the Enrollment Insights Blog at niche.bz/podcast. In the Enrollment Insights Podcast, you'll hear about novel solutions to problems, ways to make processes better for students, and the questions that spark internal reflection and end up changing entire processes.
The end of the year is coming, and I know with the holidays it is very easy to get burnt out, but I implore you to go ahead and invest that time into your self and look at what you could be doing differently and purposefully. On this weeks episode, I'm going to share with you what I believe the future is for businesses. I mean, there's a reason why we started this podcast five years ago, we saw the writing on the wall. We're saying attract, attract, attract before everyone even heard it in their vocabulary. They're still saying Chase, Chase Chase. It's because consumers changed the way they look for information. What they want from their lender or their realtor has changed and nobody's hiring you anymore because of the company you're affiliated with. I don't care if you're at exp or REMAX or you're at Keller Williams, or if you're a broker and you're at lending tree or Bank of America, no one gives a crap, you're getting hired off of your personal brand period. And it's going to continue to work that way.Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeBranding vs. USPHow to provide a personal experienceHow to compete with companies spending billions of dollars going into the marketplace to create alternatives to the buying and selling or lending processResourcesReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you attract new business? You constantly don't have to chase it. Hi, I'm Mike way Ambassador real estate marketing. This podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know like trust and most importantly, refer. But remember it is not their job to remember what you do for a living. It's your job to remind them let's get startedwhat is up ladies and gentlemen, welcome to their episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. Hey low, folks, it is getting to that time of year Thanksgivings coming up. And that usually this last two months, it's when you start planning for the next. I mean, let's be honest, I don't know about you. But I always get burnt out about this time of year, regardless of what I'm doing. And I was always when I was in real estate, even today, when we're doing a lot of video work for people and whatnot. But the end of the year, what I'm excited about is that it's a time that you actually go ahead and work on the business, decide what you're going to not be doing any more than what you're going to be doing and then just sort of strategize and take that time take the holiday time off with four days off next week. holidays come you know from that December 20 to the end of the year, it's you get two weeks where it's pretty laid back. But I implore you to go ahead and invest that time into your self and look at what you could be doing differently and purposeless. podcasters we don't have a guest on today, we're going to teach a little bit. And I'm going to share with you what I believe the future this entire businesses. I mean, there's a reason why we started this podcast five years ago, we saw the writing on the wall. We're saying attract, attract, attract before everyone even heard it in their vocabulary. They're still saying Chase, Chase Chase. And it's because consumers change the way consumers look for information is what's changed in the way consumers and what they want from their lender their realtor is has changed and nobody's hiring you anymore. Because of the company you're affiliated with. I don't care if you're at exp or REMAX or you're at Keller Williams, or if you're a broker and you're at lending tree or Bank of America, no one gives a crap, you're getting hired off of your personal brand period. And it's going to continue to work that way. So amazing. I was talking to someone the other day, as a matter of fact, I'm doing this podcast in my garage, and I'm running a company two days a week out of my garage. And honestly, people don't quite care if I do a demo with somebody. And I'm like, hey, guess what, I'm in my garage, right now. Because people, I feel like this whole COVID thing is even more so with social media, but like the whole professional thing is gone fucking way out the window. And what people are really looking for is that personable experience, they just want authenticity they want to be they want the person they're talking to the they could trust them, in other words, but you have to be thought of or brought to first. And that's what we're gonna be chatting about today. What is it that people want? And how do they go out and actually hire you first? Well, it's very simple. comes down to three separate things, of what people whether they're by hiring a real estate agent or looking for a lender or whether they're buying video services from me, or they're hiring us to do a website or something. It doesn't matter people break things down price. Are they looking for convenience? Are they looking for an experience or service, okay, and any business is going to have the exact same thing. So let's look into talking about convenience in the market. If you're a lender, there's things like Quicken Loans, Zillow, Home Loans, Rocket Mortgage, if you're a real estate agent, there's things like Zillow, there's ibuyers, there's flat fee brokerage offerings. So interruption is here. And the reason why it's here is because the consumers want it. I mean, these companies are spending billions of dollars going into the marketplace to create alternatives to the buying and selling or lending process. And if there wasn't an appetite for that information, or that type of service to exist, well, they wouldn't be putting billions of dollars into it, would they? So how do you really compete back against that as an individual? Because the truth is, is that all these companies are going to weigh outspend you they have way bigger bank accounts than you or your brokerage and they have way bigger bank accounts. And if all of you got together even they are funded very well. Now, it's not all doom and gloom, though. Because the truth is, the way that you're going to keep back is the one thing that these big conglomerate companies that have these offerings are these unique selling propositions. The one way you fight back is through your personal brand because brand will trump anything brand can't compete against or they can't compete against the personal relationship you have with yournetwork. past clients, right? These big companies are going to weigh more money, they're going to have different programs and incentives, they're going to have slick tack, they're gonna have better search better websites, it's gonna feel very threatening. But just like I told you a couple minutes ago, consumers are going to choose who they feel most comfortable with. And it's very important that you speak to them first, okay? Over 80% of people hire, the first person they meet with the truth is that these companies are trying to get their first. This is where your brand comes in your brand is what people remember about you. And no, they don't remember what you do for a living, including your best friends that they do remember, is how you do it. That's your personal brand. So what we're talking about here is, you know, the National Association of REALTORS had a conference out here a couple of weeks ago, and the topic of the conference was that everybody needs to be creating their own content. I 100% agree with that's the whole reason why we created real estate marketing Dude, we script edit and distribute video content for people that wanted us to do it for him. Now, why doesn't anyone else. And it's crazy how many agents are not creating their own content, but you cannot build a brand or stay on top of mind with people that you already know, or have used you in the past if you're constantly trying to sell your shit. That's where content comes in. There's a difference between marketing and advertising and an employer to go back and check out the podcast I did on that. So I also wrote a really in depth article on my website called advertising versus marketing, if you want to know more about it, but marketing is not advertising and advertising is not marketing folks. And when we're talking about why I'm saying you need to go all in on your brand this year, immediately is because that's what people remember. The problem is, though, that you probably haven't really viewed yourself as a brand and most people don't. So let's talk more about what it is. It's not. It's a mixture of your personality, the experience people have with you. But also, it's how you remain on top of mind. Okay. And when we're talking about separating ourselves from the herd, there's really only two ways you can do it. Now, one is you can attract business or separate yourself from all the other realtors and all this interruption through a unique selling proposition. This is why a company like Redfin could go into any market without a brand and start transacting immediately. They have a unique selling proposition in the form of a rebate rebate program that a certain percentage of the population is always going to transact with that's proven. So do you have a unique selling proposition? For you? How do you do that? Well, I can share with you how we're doing it. And this is another thing I implore you to check out. We're going to be implementing our listing advocate system, which is just a multiple offer multiple home seller Option Program. Now how we're offering that listed advocate system is we're saying hey, we don't just give you one way to sell your house, we give you five and let you decide you want to do a fixin list you want to cash offer? Do you want to do a sell in stage, you want to do a trade up option? And then let them decide to calculate all their net sheets and compare everything side by side? Because that's one unique selling proposition that no other agent in our market has? And none of the eye buyers even have yet? So but what do you do? If you don't have that? Well, maybe you start we have a couple of clients of ours that have a give back program where they sell or they donate five 10% of their Commission's or the proceeds from a closing back to a charity or foundation. That is a unique selling proposition. Right? You could have your own rebate program, or you could have your own flat fee offering Why couldn't you if I'm a real estate agent, we are going to do that I'm gonna have a flat fee program and I'm gonna have a full service and let them decide. See people want options. But if what you're doing is doing what everybody else is and what the hell are you doing differently to earn their attention to stand out and they remain on top of mind when people actually need your services?Think about that. Does the brokerage you're with have a unique selling proposition?Right? Do you have certain programs you're selling maybe you're a new construction specialist. Maybe you're a lender and you only do non warrantable condos or rehab type loans. But specializations are also a niche This is what separates yourself from other people. So think about that. What do you what is it that that you need? What's What do you do? That gets people to be like oh, that's different in your product and service what you're offering and don't say oh I have access to the MLS because so does everybody else or MLS is public accessible now. And people aren't hiring you because of your real estate license or hiring you because of how you do business and what you do with it. It's very, very important that we understand how minds work and what people really want to really focus on what options they want to feel like they're not getting ripped off. Now, the other way you can build your brand, if you don't have a unique selling proposition is going to be through your personal brand. And yes, you can do both. Right? You could? Well, there's no reason why couldn't you do both? We're going to do both. We're doing both I'm doing both right now do both on this podcast, my selling you in any of my products, or my just sort of telling you about them and telling you how we're going to use them and why they work. So now if you don't have a unique selling proposition, your personal brand becomes your unique selling proposition. Right? You have to remember that 80% of people still use the first person they meet with, which means this is still a popularity contest. And yes, you have a personal brand. But the key is that you can't build a brand or a personal brand without creating content. This means yes, you need a Facebook account. Yes, you need an IG account. As you need to be active on social media. It is impossible to build any brand without consistent communication to an audience. There's no way I built real estate marketing dude, Brandon, we got a million downloads on our podcast, by simply showing up sporadically over a three month period of time. We did it by showing up every freakin weekend with a new episode, and kept publishing that episode to the same audience. And over time, we were rewarded with lots of downloads, and the more constant we have the more podcasts I do like this, some of you guys are gonna call me and be like, Hey, I like what you said, Dude, I want you to hire us. I want to hire the marketing dude, so that you guys could turn me into a local celebrity? And I'll say, okay, great. Let's do it. Am I selling you? Absolutely not. I'm serving you. There's a difference between how we communicate. And that's what a personal brand is. So if you're looking at how do I build a personal brand? Well, you do it by creating content, you could do it by creating video content, which we believe in is the number one way to do it. That's why we have real estate marketing dude. But you don't have to do video content. Let's just be honest, not everybody's going to get on video. I wish everyone would I believe you have to but doesn't mean if you don't, you're going to be out of business either. But you are going to have to do something that creates content, or what I previously was talking about create a unique selling proposition. What is it that you do differently is what people want? You can't attract anything without being the same. Do you think I could pick out? Let's just take there's 100 sheep in a field? Do you think I could pick and they all have different names? Do you think I could pick out which ones Larry? No, that's exactly what consumers think about real estate agents. today. We're all selling the same thing. Now if I have 100 sheep in the same corral, or whatever the hell you call it in the field, and one of them's a black sheep, well, he sort of sticks out that black sheep has my attention. If I was gonna go cut any of those sheep's wool, I'd probably start with the black one first, just because it's a little different. See what I mean? So like, we are in the business of content creation, you have a brand, but you'll never build a brand without either without creating content. How can you do this a lot of different ways. You could communicate with people through other ways other than video. There's a reason why every single real estate agent or lender that you see very active on social media, whether they're doing real stories, constantly posting on IG and Facebook, there's a reason why those people are also selling or doing a lot of business. It's because they have attention. Like do you know anyone, I want you to go ahead and look at your Facebook feed. Look at anyone who's active on social media right now. I want you to see if any of them are not doing business, let's flip the script. And then the question is going to be well, they're all doing a lot of business. How well because they're creating content, that every content every piece of content has to be aboutyour loan program or your the house you sold, you could create content with your kids being a human, the freakin pumpkin patch. It doesn't matter. But you have to remain present. If you stop talking to your network if you stop talking to your social reach if you stop talking your email list. If you stop talking to other people who've given you referrals, I've done business with you in the past. It's very tough to build a brand because the truth is they forget who you are and you're not that important. The key to all this if you're going to build a brand is how do you do it in your way. That's the key. One option is you hire real estate marketing Dude, come on. But the other option is you sit down during this holiday season. If you actually think about who the hell am I? What makes me different? Let me look at the last 10 clients that I had, and what do they all have in common? See, it's people, birds of a feather flock together, chances are the last 10 People you served, you guys had something in common. And there's a reason why we all become friends with the clients that we work with. It's because we attract like people, there's no shortage of people in your occupation, whether you're investor, a real estate agent or lender, there's a million of you out there. And to be honest with you, most of you are all selling the same shit. I can't differentiate any of you, except the look of your face. But we honestly if you're not creating content, I don't know what you look like, either. I just know you're just another lender, you're just another sheep in the field. So what can you do this year? That makes you different? Can you host open houses instead of open houses, have Taco parties that are posting on social media and start doing everything you do with tacos? Because you love eating tacos? Fuck yeah, you can? If you have a beard, can you create a show called beard budget? Yes, you can do that, too. If you have eight kids, can you create content with your kids and all of them and talk about real estate? Absolutely. You can do whatever the hell you want. That's the beauty of this is that everyone has a brand. I've seen people that most of us think have no business of getting on video do very well with video, not because they worked with us. But because we figured out what their brand strategy was before they got started. You see, you don't have a career in content creation, or long living life and content creation without first identified how you should be creating that. And the truth is, that's going to be different for every single person. Because just like God only made one of you and you have a fingerprint. Well, you do have a brand and there's not going to be any single one alike. And that's pretty fucking cool. So I come back to you. And I say, hey, implore this back to you, like you have a couple options, this coming up, winter, and as are what are you going to do next year? I'm telling you, what's happening. This is all I do. The writing's on the wall. You have companies like us that will help you do that. And there's others if it's not us, I don't care if you choose us or not, we might not even like each other. But you have to work on building your personal brand. And that's a requirement. If you're gonna listen to the show, start building your fucking brand. I get messages from people on like Instagram and Facebook a little bit. Hey, thanks for your advice. I've been following you for two years, I implemented everything you say, and we're fucking crushing it. And I'm like, I love that. And the stuff I'm talking about isn't rocket science. This is a giant popularity contest. I'm just showing you people how to not be forgotten about by doing things that are authentic, consistent, and generate attention. So don't overthink it. Focus on what you're going to be doing each month that generates attention around your brand. What can you do on a monthly basis, consistently that people will notice? Can it be direct mail, it could be video email, it could be a bunch of social media. You could send people clumpy mail, you can do business owner interviews, you could do neighborhood tours, if you're going on video. You can do client events, monthly events, you could do giveaways, you can do toy drives. I don't care what it is you do but you have to do something that generates attention. That reminds people of what you do for a living. That's it. It is the simplicity behind building a brand.It's not hard and it's probably right beneath your nose. So take the tips I have today. Want to keep it short. Hopefully resonate with this. Because of any additional questions. Visit us at real estate marketing to check out the blog and check out some of our podcasts and leave us some reviews. Share this shit on social media for me, let me get the word out there. If you enjoy what we're doing here at marketing, dude, the more people that share this, the more people we get to serve more people we get to serve, the more we get the help. We're brands we blow up and it's a beautiful marriage. So we appreciate guys listen, the show for the last five years and this holiday. Take the time with your family. And while you're sitting around at that Thanksgiving Day table. I want you to think about and be like Hey, what the hell am I doing this year? What am I really thankful for? Be thankful for your business, your clients, thankful for the opportunity. But those who don't work on their business hit their own glass ceiling. Oh, just be thankful. Be grateful. And then stop. Thank about what you want to do and then take fucking action. Hope you guys enjoyed this episode of real estate marketing dude. If you want to visit us at our website is the American to do.com and make sure you follow our social channels all over the place. Look us up real estate American radio.com or real estate marketing dude, you'll find us follow us subscribe, and we hope to hear from you soon. Appreciate you guys this in the show. We'll see you guys next week. Bye. Thank you for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. If you need help with video or finding out what your brand is, visit our website at WWW dot real estate marketing dude.com We make branding and video content creation simple and do everything for you. So if you have any additional questions, visit the site, download the training and then schedule a time to speak with the dude and get you rolling in your local marketplace. Thanks for watching another episode of the podcast. We'll see you next time.
In today's episode Sabrina Halvorson has interviews from the 78th annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. Supporting the People who Support Agriculture Thank you to our sponsors who make it possible to get you your daily news. Please feel free to visit their websites. AgroPlantae - https://www.agroplantae.com/ Agromillora – https://www.agromillora.com/ California Citrus Mutual – https://www.cacitrusmutual.com/ The California Walnut Board – https://walnuts.org/ Soil and Crop – https://mysoilandcrop.com/ TriCal, Inc. - https://www.trical.com/
Longest standing sponsor for Kim's show, Karen Levine (303-877-7516), realtor with RE/MAX Alliance, and show sponsor Lorne Levy, mortgage specialist with Polygon Financial, join Kim in studio to discuss the current housing shortage and interest rates. This weekend listeners will have the opportunity to hear three separate America's Veterans Stories interviews. Sunday at 3pm Kim will interview Nellie Paler, a Vietnam Marine pilot veteran. Saturday and Sunday evenings at 10pm the show will feature veterans from previously recorded interviews. All shows are on KLZ 560 AM and KLZ 1007 FM. Kim's quote from John Maynard Keynes leads to a robust conversation on Keynesian economic theory. Keynes was a supporter of government intervention, including deficit spending, during periods of economic instability. Kim, Karen and Lorne look at Keynesian theory during 2008 and now. Economist Dr. Murray Sabrin analyzes inflation as seen today. We are seeing monetary inflation because of the infusion of trillions of dollars by the government in the money supply. The biggest scandal today is that inflation is running at 6.2% annually while interest rates have not increased for savings accounts. Dr. Sabrin is advocating for a tax deduction on the loss of interest for those savers with Congressional members. Housing prices continue to rise with income increases lagging behind. The government is working to micromanage the economy with central planning. We need a free market focused on lower taxes, less regulation and no infusion of government money so that the economy will run effectively. Karen, on the heels of her returning from the National Association of Realtors convention, reports that the 1031 Exchange has not been dissolved in the infrastructure bill signed by Biden on Monday. This is good news for middle class investors. Additionally, the tax on unrealized gains was not included in the bill. The “Social Infrastructure” bill is yet to be determined. There is limited housing inventory. This has led to the average price of homes in the Denver metro area increasing by 15% over the past year. Refinancing, reverse mortgages and home equity loans have helped many homeowners in various investments. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, federal government agencies that back home mortgages, will increase their loan limit to almost $1 million due to home appreciation prices in some areas of the nation. Karen and Lorne agree that this is good for home buyers; without the increase in loan limit, people would not be able to afford homes. Zillow spent big in buying homes at an inflated prices. They realized their mistake and are withdrawing from their program of buying and flipping homes. Karen invites listeners to give her a call at 303-877-7516 if you would like your family to visit Santa with all the trimmings on Saturday, December 11th. Karen stresses that not all realtors are members of the National Association of Realtors. Karen is the person to help you buy or sell your home. Lorne advises potential buyers or those who want to leverage the equity in their home to call him at 303-880-8881.
This special edition of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's TeamPeds Talks podcast, FocusED sponsored by the Pediatric Emergency Care Special Interest Group. FocusED is a podcast program that offers listeners unique insight into the broad scope of pediatric emergency care by exploring a variety of emergency care topics through different lenses across the care continuum. Nicole Koepke, MSN, CPNP-PC, a nurse practitioner and the chair of the Pediatric Emergency Care Special Interest Group will be your host. She has 20 years of experience as an Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner and is currently working as an innovation specialist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in their Primary Care Network. In this 4 part series we've been focusing on Gun Violence Prevention Strategies, taking an in depth look at the public health crisis of gun violence in the United States. In this episode we will be looking at gun violence through a slightly different lens and examining the aftermath: gun violence as an epidemic affecting youth and families across generations. We are talking with Dr. Dorothy Novick. Dorothy Novick MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and an Attending Physician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Her advocacy and clinical work center around violence prevention, trauma-informed care and the social determinants of health. She serves as a Practice-Based Scholar with CHOP's Center for Violence Prevention, a board member of the Education Law Center PA, and an Alumni Ambassador for The OpEd Project. Dr. Novick has written extensively about gun violence and childhood trauma, as well as a range of issues affecting the health and safety of families in her care.
2022 Housing Prediction #7: With iBuyers having less competition from other iBuyers, and i-Buyers having to pay more to fund their businesses (to purchase the actual houses), we predict that i-Buyers will start offering and paying less for the homes, thus they won't be a competitor against the retail buyer anymore. (Zillow's mistake). In Q3 2021, iBuyers accounted for 1.6 percent of all homes purchased in the U.S. That's around 28,000 homes, nearly double the 15,000 homes purchased by iBuyers in Q2. Also noteworthy: IBuyer Market share in Phoenix, the largest iBuyer market, peaked to a new high of 10.8 percent. This is the first time iBuyers have exceeded 10 percent market share in a major market — a significant if temporary, achievement. While Opendoor and Offerpad improved their net profit and loss in 2021 (benefiting from record home price appreciation), Zillow's just got worse (and that's excluding the $304 million inventory write-down) — another reason Zillow Offers just wasn't working out. Additionally, there is increasing scrutiny of i-Buyers from other entities, for example, The Los Angeles City Council voted last week to explore different ways of preventing i-Buyer companies like Zillow, Open Door, Rocket Homes, and Redfin from purchasing single-family homes. They state that they believe the i-Buyer, tech-driven platforms are pushing home prices even further out of reach. Important: 2022 top agent success secrets [Revealed]: New FREE Real Estate Coaching web event, revealing 17 surprising secrets of the top 100 $$ millionaire agents. Get your FREE spot for the 2022 Real Estate Coaching webinar now. After you have attended this event you will have a huge feeling of relief knowing you will FINALLY laugh at your money worries – You will have your own personalized 2022 Step-By-Step Real Estate Business Plan. Learn now how to generate 100's of motivated leads for FREE, without coming off as a pushy salesperson and losing your soul. You will soon know how to become one of the 1000s of agents making HUGE money who never thought they could. https://timandjulieharris.com/webinar-reservation.html 2022 Housing Prediction #8: Renters will also feel the pricing increases. Renters will need to save an extra $369 per month on average just to keep up with the increases in home values / their landlords raising rent as a result. *We could be wrong if some sort of legislation is passed to control rental price increases. Remember the eviction moratoriums that were passed? 2022 Housing Prediction #9: Mortgage rates will continue to run at historically low rates, with massive pressure from all sides to keep them that way. According to Bankrate, who surveyed a collection of the nation's largest mortgage lenders, as of November 12th, 2021, the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 3.07 percent. The average rate for the benchmark 15-year fixed mortgage is 2.40 percent, down 8 basis points from a week ago. At the current average rate, you'll pay $421.60 per month in principal and interest for every $100,000 you borrow. That's lower by $6.50 than it would have been last week. Monthly payments on a 15-year fixed mortgage at that rate will cost roughly $390 per $100k borrowed. 2022 Housing Prediction #10: Buyer's Agent commissions will continue to erode, become more negotiable, and even optional. Remember, the listing agent always wins! The buyer's agent commission will no longer be seen as an ‘entitlement' to the agent. The National Association of Realtors just approved the public display of buyer agent commissions. Agents may not filter based on this, but it is interesting that the ‘standard' commission is no longer assumed. Remember, there are no buyers who ‘have to' buy, only sellers who ‘have to' sell! Make the commitment to being a powerful listing agent. Tomorrow's show is 2022 Real Estate Predictions 11-14 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today's show we report on the National Association of Ag Journalists session on trade with comments from Gregg Doud, former U.S. chief ag trade negotiator under the Trump administration and Ted McKinney, CEO for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Supporting the People who Support Agriculture Thank you to our sponsors who make it possible to get you your daily news. Please feel free to visit their websites. AgroPlantae - https://www.agroplantae.com/ Agromillora – https://www.agromillora.com/ California Citrus Mutual – https://www.cacitrusmutual.com/ The California Walnut Board – https://walnuts.org/ Soil and Crop – https://mysoilandcrop.com/ TriCal, Inc. - https://www.trical.com/
Dr. Melvin Worthington joins the podcast to discuss the history of the The Together Way Trust, how it began with his parents and how it continues to provide financial resources to denominational agencies. Dr. Worthington is executive secretary emeritus of the National Association of Free Will Baptists. Find more about The Together Way Trust at https://nafwb.org/togetherway/. #NAFWB
James and Lexy chat about her 5 year old business Pasion Organizing. How she started, the difference bewteen working in OHIO and Georgia. They also talk about being black in the industry, for example pay disparity with some clients. Also the difference between Cleaning and Organizing. Lexy is also a Board Member of the National Association of Black Professional Organizers (NABPO). goto Passion Organizing on IG and Facebook!
David D. Burns, M.D., is a renowned psychiatrist, award winning researcher, and author of the phenomenally successful Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, which has sold 5 million copies worldwide. More than 50,000 American and Canadian mental health professionals have attended his popular training programs, and his weekly Feeling Good podcast has surpassed 2 million downloads. Dr. Burns graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, received his M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has served as Acting Chief of Psychiatry at the Presbyterian / University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (1988) and Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Medical School (1998), and is certified by the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Burns is currently Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is involved in research and teaching. He has received numerous awards, including the A. E. Bennett Award for his research on brain chemistry, the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology through the Media Award, and the Outstanding Contributions Award from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. He has been named Teacher of the Year three times from the class of graduating residents at Stanford University School of Medicine, and feels especially proud of this award. In addition to his academic research, Dr. Burns has written a number of popular books on mood and relationship problems. Articles about Dr. Burns have been featured in more than 100 popular consumer magazines, including The New York Times and Reader's Digest, and he has been interviewed on more than 1,000 radio and television shows. In 1995, Dr. Burns and his family returned to California from Philadelphia. When he is not crunching statistics for his research, he can be found teaching his famous Tuesday evening psychotherapy training group for Stanford students and community clinicians, or giving workshops for mental health professionals throughout the United States and Canada. Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute
This week, we received a letter from a listener asking us to help encourage her husband to begin planning for their exit from their business. And joining us to discuss this critical issue is friend and Attorney Stuart Sorkin. Stuart is the founder of The Business and Legal Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in the financial and legal protection of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs throughout the United States and overseas. He works with startups to mid-size business owners to integrate their personal estate planning goals with goals for growth, succession or exit. Stuart is the co-author of “Expensive Mistakes When Buying and Selling Companies...and How to Avoid Them in Your Deals” which we highly recommend and he has more than 30 years of experience in legal work pertaining to business transactions and exits so he's a perfect guest for today's topic.Want to learn more? Go to: ennislp.com============================================“We want you to help you build a business that is sellable and exitsuccessfully on your own terms and conditions.” - Pat Ennis============================================
This past week the National Association of Realtors held their annual conference, taking over the elephantine San Diego convention center for six days, 200 sessions, and a debate on everything from the right customer relationship management system to racism in housing to how to best deal with U.S. Justice Department antitrust officials.This week's episode of Houses in Motion, part of HousingWire Daily, features an interview with Lisa Dunn, of Laurel Real Estate Resources in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, who was at the conference from start to finish and is one of the 1.54 million-strong organization's 800-plus board members.HousingWire real estate reporter Matthew Blake spoke with Dunn on the conference's penultimate day about the topics being discussed in the convention, including changes in NAR committee structures and MLS information transparency.
Today's Real Estate Coaching Radio is part 3 of 2022 Real Estate Predictions. 2022 Housing Prediction #1: First things first, no housing crash or correction is on the horizon. All factors indicate a strong housing market in 2022- 2023. There will be cooling of home prices in some markets, but no crash is expected. Again, no housing crash is predicted. 2022 Housing Prediction #2: Homes will continue to appreciate (aka Inflate) at historic rates. Goldman Sachs predicts a 16% increase in 2022. In times of inflation, hard assets like real estate are the safe havens vs leaving your money in the bank. Also, consider the effects of the Millenial and Baby Boomer generations on housing demand. Baby Boomers will be leaving TRILLIONS for dollars to their children. From Forbes: "A study shows that Millennials will hold five times as much wealth as they have today and the group is anticipated to inherit over $68 trillion from their Baby Boomer parents by the year 2030. This will represent one of the greatest wealth transfers in modern times." From MBA: "...the Mortgage Bankers Association, an industry trade group based in Washington, D.C., which recently published its 2022 forecast. While the Mortgage Bankers Association foresees the median price of existing homes posting a 15.3% year-over-year gain to $362,000 in the first quarter of 2022, it sees prices beginning to fall as the year progresses. The group expects the median price of existing homes to end 2022 at $352,000..." Counterpoint, what could cause home sales to slow? - Interest rates actually spike higher than expected and slow the housing market, but this is unlikely. However, this is incredibly unlikely and would require a sea change to the prevailing political and Fed approach. - Many are fearful of a conflict with China or another highly disruptive factor that creates uncertainty. Uncertainty leads to an overall lack of confidence. When people are feeling those ways they tend to hold off any big decisions, like buying (or selling) a home. Important: 2022 top agent success secrets [Revealed]: New FREE Real Estate Coaching web event, revealing 17 surprising secrets of the top 100 $$ millionaire agents. Get your FREE spot for the 2022 Real Estate Coaching webinar now. After you have attended this event you will have a huge feeling of relief knowing you will FINALLY laugh at your money worries – You will have your own personalized 2022 Step-By-Step Real Estate Business Plan. Learn now how to generate 100's of motivated leads for FREE, without coming off as a pushy salesperson and losing your soul. You will soon know how to become one of the 1000s of agents making HUGE money who never thought they could. https://timandjulieharris.com/webinar-reservation.html 2022 Housing Prediction #3: To be very clear, home sales velocity will continue to be strong. We're already seeing that as more homes come on the market, creating higher inventory levels, the Days on the Market are virtually unchanged. This demonstrates that demand is STILL higher than supply. National Association of Realtors is expecting home sales to exceed the highest year on record which was 2006. Counterpoint? The sales velocity could slow if inventory drops to the point where there's just not enough available inventory. New construction and the tech-enabled remote working trend can close the gap. The shift to move away from cities is continuing. Listen to tomorrow's show for Predictions 7-12 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lisa is solo today and is joined by Armando Lucas Correa to talk about his latest book, In Search of Emma: How We Created Our Family. Armando Lucas Correa is a Cuban writer, journalist and editor who resides in New York. His first novel, The German Girl (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster), is an international bestseller that has been translated to fourteen languages and published in more than twenty countries. His second novel, The Daughter's Tale (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster) was published in 2019. Correa is the Editor In Chief of People en Español and the recipient of various outstanding achievement awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism. Most recently, he was recognized by AT&T with The Humanity of Connection Award and as the Journalist of the Year by the Hispanic Public Relations Association of New York. More at: www.armandolucascorrea.comBook description: In the years before gay marriage was widespread and legal across the nation, the road to parenthood was difficult for gay couples - including for Armando Lucas Correa - the bestselling author of "The German Girl" and Editor in Chief of People Magazine en Español. Exhaustively researching the possibilities, Correa eventually chose surrogacy—a long, arduous, and expensive method involving seemingly endless tests, paperwork, and difficult decisions. But with the help of science, a lot of patience, an egg donor, a gestational mother—and the unconditional support of her partner and family—Correa's dream finally came true with the birth of his beloved daughter, Emma. In his latest book - IN SEARCH OF EMMA is the moving, true story of a man who always wanted to be a father and the long emotional road to making his dream come true. Born in Cuba and raised in the USA, Armando Lucas Correa epitomized the American dream. He had everything he wanted: an incredible job as the editor of People magazine, meeting and interviewing glamorous celebrities; a steady partner; and a comfortable life filled with travel. But with the new millennium, he realized something vital was missing. A child. In the years before gay marriage was widespread and legal across the nation, the road to parenthood was difficult for gay couples. Though his family would not be traditional, Correa was undaunted. Every setback, each emotional challenge was fuel that drove him to fulfill his dream. Exhaustively researching the possibilities, Correa eventually chose surrogacy—a long, arduous, and expensive method involving seemingly endless tests, paperwork, and difficult decisions. But with the help of science, a lot of patience, an egg donor, a gestational mother, and the unconditional support of her partner and family, Correa's dream finally came true with the birth of his beloved daughter, Emma. Originally published in Spanish in 2009, In Search of Emma has been completely revised—available in English for the first time—and updated with a new introduction by the author to reflect Correa's growing family, which now includes three children. Ultimately, In Search of Emma is an inspiring and beautiful story of love, family, and fatherhood that reminds us of that, despite the odds, we must never stop fighting to achieve our dreams.
Let’s start today with two more Patreon-fueled shout-outs. The first comes a long-time supporter who wants you to know:"Today is a great day to spread good cheer: reach out to an old friend, compliment a stranger, or pause for a moment of gratitude to savor a delight."The second comes from a more recent supporter who wants you to go out and read a local news story written by a local journalist. Whether it be the Daily Progress, Charlottesville Tomorrow, C-Ville Weekly, NBC29, CBS19, WINA, or some other place I’ve not mentioned - the community depends on a network of people writing about the community. Go learn about this place today!On today’s show:Charlottesville City Council adopts a Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map after a long public process and long public hearing President Biden signs an infrastructure bill Two area breweries have announced a merger The Places29-Hydraulic group gets the latest on 490 units planned for Old Ivy Road After nearly five years of review, Charlottesville City Council has adopted a Comprehensive Plan and a Future Land Use Map intended to increase the number of housing units within city limits. Council’s vote came after a long public hearing that came after a work session held in the early afternoon where Council also discussed economic development and population trends. The public hearing ended at 10:44 p.m. and Council then discussed the matter for another hour before voting to adopt. Up next will be the rewrite of the zoning code to eliminate legislative barriers to new residential density. I’ll have more on the adoption of the plan and what is in it in an upcoming edition of the newsletter. Take a look at the adopted Comprehensive Plan and the Future Land Use Map here. Two breweries in the area have announced a merger via Facebook post. Champion Brewing Company and Reason Beer will join operations in a partnership that will see Hunter Smith remain as the company’s CEO. One of Reason’s founders, Jeff Railenau, will become the Chief Financial Officer. Josh Skinner of Champion will become the Head Brewer and Reason’s Mark Fulton will become Director of Brewing Operations. Champion will relocate its production operations from a facility in the Woolen Mills on Broadway Street to Reason’s headquarters at Seminole Place on U.S. 29. “We’re excited to announce this partnership with our good friends and esteemed beer minds across town that will bring together two skilled and like-minded teams to streamline operations under one roof,” reads a statement on Champion’s Facebook page.President Joe Biden has signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will likely change the landscape for the way all kinds of projects in Virginia and the Charlottesville area are funded. “This law makes the most significant investment in roads and bridges in the past 70 years,” Biden said. “It makes the most significant investment in passenger rail in the past 50 years. And in public transit ever.” The bill provides direct funding to specific areas across the entire country. (details from the White House)$55 billion to expand access to clean drinking water, eliminating lead pipes and cleaning up PFAS chemicals $21 billion in funding to remediate Superfund sites in rural and urban communities$66 billion for public transit, including vehicle replacement from fossil-fuel burning to zero emissions vehicles$5 billion specifically to purchase clean school buses$17 billion to modernize ports and update machinery to reduce congestion and emissions$25 billion for airports including efforts to drive electrification and a transition to other low-carbon technologiesOver $50 billion in investments to protect against drought, heat waves, wildfires and floodsThe legislation passed the U.S. Senate on a 69-30 vote and the U.S. House on a 221 to 201 vote. Take a look at the full bill here. “The bill I’m about to sign into law is proof that despite the cynics, Democrats and Republicans can come together to deliver results,” Biden said. There’s also funding to increase internet access.“This law is going to make high-speed Internet affordable and everywhere, everywhere in America,” Biden said “Urban, suburban, rural, and great jobs laying down those broadband lines.” Environmental groups in Virginia are celebrating the signing of the infrastructure bill, which will provide an additional $238 million for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Chesapeake Bay Program according to a statement from the Choose Clean Water Coalition.“These additional funds will help reduce pollution in the Bay and its waterways, especially as we approach the 2025 deadline to have all pollution reduction practices in place as part of the Bay's restoration effort,” said Coalition Director Kristin Reilly. Reilly refers to something called the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, a framework to reduce pollution across all of the watersheds that feed into the Bay, including the Rapidan, Rivanna, and James Rivers. Investments have been made over the years, including millions to upgrade the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus that makes it to the Bay, creating dead zones with no oxygen. The bill has also been celebrated by the Virginia Transit Association, who sent out a release pointing out that the bill contains $102 billion nationwide in funding for passenger and freight rail, or a 592 percent increase over usual funding levels. That could include $1.4 billion for Virginia. “Transit will receive about $1.3 billion in formula funding over the next five years, a 34 percent increase over normal funding levels,” said Danny Plaugher, the Deputy Director of the Virginia Transit Association and the Executive Director of Virginians for HighSpeed Rail. “The Charlottesville area will receive about an extra million a year over that period. Virginia will also be competitive on several expanded transit and rail grant programs which could invest billions into our transportation network."All of Virginia’s Democratic Representatives in Congress voted for the bill, whereas all of Virginia’s Republican Representatives voted against it. But Biden said there was support from industry. “This law was supported by business groups — the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the National Association of Manufacturers; the Business Roundtable, representing 200 of the largest corporations in America and other top businesses,” Biden said.Local governments are watching closely to see what the bill may mean for their bottom line. “Albemarle County will closely monitor avenues for local governments to apply for funding to advance our strategic infrastructure needs as guidance becomes available from the federal and state governments,” said Emily Kilroy, director of Communications and Public Engagement for Albemarle. You’re listening to Charlottesville Community Engagement. Time for another Patreon-fueled shout-out! Charlottesville 350 is the local chapter of a national organization that seeks to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Charlottesville 350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. To learn more about their most active campaigns, including a petition drive to the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/cville350A proposed rezoning requested by Greystar Development for about 36 acres of land off of Old Ivy Road will be slightly smaller than the 525 units requested in the first application, but it will still be fairly substantial. “Our current plan is to have about 490 units,” said Valerie Long, an attorney with Williams Mullen. “We’re still under 20 dwelling units per acre so well within the range that’s permitted. The Places29-Hydraulic Community Advisory Committee got a first look at the Old Ivy Residences project, which is currently not scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission. (watch the meeting)The land is split between five parcels, with three of them already zoned for 15 units per acre. “R-15 residential zoning allows for basically any type of residential development whether its single family detached, single-family attached, or multifamily apartments,” said county planner Cameron Langille. One parcel allows for ten units per acre, and the other is currently zoned for one unit per acre. The application is to make them all R-15. A previous rezoning approved by the Board of Supervisors in 1985 has a condition that states that the Old Ivy Road corridor needs to have been upgraded to a certain performance level before development can begin. “The applicant is asking for us to evaluate that and make a recommendation as to whether corridor has been improved to that extent,” Langille said. The board also approved a rezoning in 1996 for one of the parcels that restricts certain uses. Langille said the applicant wants the Board to drop that condition. There’s also a request to disturb slopes which involves changing their classification from preserved to managed. The county’s Comprehensive Plan designated three of the parcels as urban density residential, which allows anywhere between 6 units and 36 units per acre. Land along the U.S. 250 Bypass is designated as parks space and currently is the home of a section of the Rivanna Trail. Greystar officials said that would continue. Staff has conducted one review and the developer is working through the various questions from staff. John Clarkson is a managing director with Greystar Development, a national developer with projects all across the United States of America. “There are opportunities in University towns that lack housing opportunities, very important housing opportunities to provide that level of affordability to make those communities sustainable over the long term,” Clarkson said. Dan Nickerson, a development senior associate with Greystar, is a graduate of the nearby Darden School.“The number one thing we love about this site is the natural landscape and we’ve done the best job we could and we think we’ve done a really good job preserving the landscape while enabling the density that the Comp Plan allows,” Nickerson said. Old Ivy Road is a two-lane road that has a one-way underpass near its eastern intersection with Ivy Road without a sidewalk or bike lane. The western intersection as well as a two-lane bridge over the bypass are also constraints. Long acknowledged that traffic congestion is an issue.“Obviously those issues are existing, have been growing and increasing over the past few decades, but Greystar is committed to continue looking at those challenges and collaborating with [the Virginia Department of Transportation] and the county planning staff as appropriate to work toward identifying solutions,” Long said. Long said Greystar would be willing to pay a “proportional amount” for some of those solutions. VDOT’s Six-Year Improvement program includes funds for a $3 million replacement of the bridge over U.S. 250, but the description currently states it will be built with no additional capacity. Preliminary engineering is underway now with construction scheduled for Fiscal Year 2024. Long said county officials have been able to at least carve out some improvements for the project.“They were able to include in that project design that there will be a pedestrian lane on the new bridge,” Long said. Members of the CAC and the public had the opportunity to ask questions and make comments. Sally Thomas served four terms on the Board of Supervisors and lives next door in the University Village apartment building. “We don’t oppose having neighbors and we are delighted that they are neighbors that care about the environment,” Thomas said. “We also do have a lovely old stand of trees, some over 100 years old, and we want to try to preserve and protect those.” Thomas said University Village wants to make sure there are pathways that safe and attractive and avoid the trees. Kathleen Jump of Huntington Village complex said she likes to walk, but said this section of Albemarle is landlocked with many obstacles for pedestrians. “The eastern bridge is a concern and the pedestrians at that end of Old Ivy Road put their lives in their hands when they cross under that bridge,” Jump said.Kevin McDermott is a chief of planning in Albemarle who specializes in transportation. “We have been evaluating both ends of Old Ivy Road as Valerie mentioned also, very recently, to try to see if there are options for improving them,” McDermott said. “Nothing has jumped out as an easy solution right now. Trying to expand that underpass is going to be extremely expensive.” McDermott said VDOT is working with a consultant to look at both ends of the road to come up with solutions, possibly to inform a Smart Scale application for next year. Taylor Ahlgren just moved into Huntington Village. He wants the development to do as much as it can to discourage vehicular travel. Here’s what he would like to see.“Supporting future residents to stay away from using a car and using alternative means of transportation,” Ahlgren said. The project currently does not have a public meeting scheduled with the Planning Commission. Stay tuned. Also nearby is the Ivy Garden complex, which the University of Virginia will be redeveloped as a mixed-use community. The UVA Buildings and Grounds Committee got a briefing on that project in June. Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. 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How might growing up as a multilingual learner shape the message that educators communicate to their EL students and families about home language and learning English? What are some of the most important sources of research on dual language programs and how can they help school leaders and educators shape valuable learning experiences for all students? What are the three pillars of dual language and what role does each of them play out in high-quality programs? What challenges do we face in addressing the shortage of bilingual educators and what are some possible solutions? We discuss these questions and more in part 1 of a 2 part series with Sandra Medrano-Arroyo. Sandra Medrano-Arroyo presently works at Ellevation Education as the Dual Language Instructional Content Specialist, where she has spearheaded the creation of two new instructional practices specific to the needs of Dual Language programs. In over 23 years in education, she has served the needs of emergent bilinguals and various sub-groups in a number of roles: teacher, academic coordinator, school director, recruiter, instructional specialist, and program planner. Prior to Ellevation, Sandra served as the Manager of Multicultural Education for the 11th largest school district in the US, overseeing the ESOL program for over 34,000 students, including a two-way dual language program that served over 9,000 students. Since 2016, she has also served as a PD Consultant for the National Association for Bilingual Education. As you'll hear in our conversation, Sandra has a natural ability to bridge the gap between research and practice by breaking down concepts and findings into bite-sized pieces that educators can use right away, which is one of the many reasons I am happy to have her as colleague at Ellevation and an advocate in the field of multilingual education. As always, thanks for listening to Highest Aspirations - I hope you enjoy part 1 of our informative conversation. If you have an idea for a topic or guest for a future highest aspirations episode, please feel free to reach out at email@example.com. You can find additional resources and episode takeaways on our ELL Community page at ellevationeducation.com/ellcommunity. If you haven't done so already, we invite you to join our ELL Community while you're there so you get weekly resources, strategies and tips from that you can use right away. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/highest-aspirations/message
Marie Hilliard, NCBC Senior Fellow, joins Joe Zalot to discuss Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the Supreme Court case that could have a profound impact on abortion law in the United States. Marie explains the case in light of three amicus briefs that she helped to prepare on behalf of pro-life organizations, including the NCBC. Amicus briefs: Brief of NCBC, Pro-life OB/GYNs Gianna Cazan-London and Melissa Halvorson, and Right to Life Michigan https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e3ada1a6a2e8d6a131d1dcd/t/61112fa9723fd06b05815db0/1628516265883/19-1392+tsac+National+Catholic+Bioethics+Center.pdf Brief of the Catholic Medical Association, National Association of Catholic Nurses – USA, Idaho Chooses Life, and Texas Alliance for Life https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e3ada1a6a2e8d6a131d1dcd/t/618281f127a4911f19f41ee3/1635942897844/SCOTUS+MISSISSIPPI+Amicus+2021%281%29.pdf Brief of 240 Women Scholars and Professionals, and Pro-life Feminist Organizations https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e3ada1a6a2e8d6a131d1dcd/t/61828aecb64df055090d926f/1635945197265/Amicus+Brief+of+240+Women+Scholars+and+Professionals+et+al.+2021.pdf
In today's market, houses continue to sell quickly after entering the market. So, if your home isn't selling, the price might be a factor preventing it from receiving offers. And, depending on the circumstances, a price reduction could be the best way to get the client's house to sell. But how do you approach the topic with your client? In today's episode, Jimmy explains how to get a price reduction on your listing. Be transparent and upfront about the situation. Before signing a listing agreement, explain to the client that the price might need to go down. Communicate what you're doing throughout the real estate process, like showings, marketing, and meetings. That way, if a price reduction is needed, you can back it up. If possible, use feedback from showings to reinforce that the price is too high. When pitching a price reduction, go to your client with the facts. Explain: how the competition might've changed, feedback from the showings, and pending actions or situations in the area or the property that might affect their current appraisal. If you can provide these elements, you have credibility and can show why the price reduction is necessary. How to suggest a price reduction: Just asking a client to reduce their price without backing it up makes you look unprofessional—instead, present information to show why a price reduction is essential. For example, if their house has been on the market for X days, and after X showings, there were X (likely zero) offers. Supplement that with statistics from the National Association of Realtors. For example, homes on the market for 3-4 weeks without an offer are likely 10% overpriced. Describe other factors affecting their position in the market, like closings in the area, trending prices for similar homes, and the trending duration of time houses are on the market. Finally, bring up personal factors that emphasize how a price reduction is the best course of action. The client still pays their mortgage (and thus taxes and interest) and maintenance fees. Put the ball in their court. Remember, it's their house and their decision if they agree to a price reduction. If they decide not to, that's their prerogative. But after a while, if the house still isn't sold, you can go back to them and use that to renegotiate. After a price reduction, you can relaunch and circle back to people who attended past showings to gauge their interest. Do you have a video or content idea that is perfect for your business? Share it with Jimmy! Connect with Jimmy Burgess on LinkedIn and Facebook and his YouTube channel. If you like what you heard today, we'd love it if you'd share a rating or review and then subscribe to the podcast and tell others about it as well. You can find The Real Estate Sales Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and our website, The Real Estate Sales Podcast.
Elena Ledoux is the definition of a multi-passionate, successful, and values driven entrepreneur. She is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a shareholder of Boss Security Screens, a leading security screens company in Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. She's also a co-founder and CEO of Superb Maids, the #1 professional house cleaning company in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, servicing over 5,000 clients. Elena is also a certified business coach with the Conquer program which helps hundreds of service businesses throughout the US and Canada to systemize and scale. Elena Ledoux has won numerous awards, including being named the 2019 SBA's Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Nevada, 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, Southern Nevada Chapter, and a finalist for 2020 US Chamber of Commerce's Dream Big Awards – Minority-Owned Business. For her philanthropic work, Elena has won several awards: HealthySunrise Foundation's Distinguished Humanitarian of the Year Award and NiceJob's Community Impact Award. Most recently, Elena became one of the Women Who Inspire Nevada 2021 award recipients. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Elena Ledoux enjoyed working as a defense attorney for a busy private firm in Honolulu. And prior to that, she clerked for two civil division judges in Woodbury, NJ. A first-generation immigrant from Uzbekistan, Elena holds a master's degree in International Economic Relations from Tashkent State Institute where she studied Chinese and Arabic and a juris doctorate from Widener University in Wilmington, DE. Elena is active in assisting fellow immigrants to overcome assimilation challenges, and she is the author of the book, 98 Tips for Achieving the American Dream. In my interview with Elena Ledoux, we discuss: Why Elena is driven to create opportunities for fellow immigrants and how her friendship with a fellow immigrant was the catalyst for her first multi-million dollar company The unique benefits Elena offers employees, including the ability to fire difficult clients and support with buying their first homes How Elena spends an average of 1 hour per week as CEO of Superb Maids (Hint: She uses the Entrepreneurial Organizing System (EOS) and creates a lot of videos for her teams.) How Elena does (and does not) work with business partners, including her husband, so that each leader has autonomy and can stay in their lane Why Elena's favorite question to ask herself is “Am I a cow?” or “Am I a buffalo?” Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Elena's companies including Superb Maids, Boss Security Screens, and MommyGo. Follow Elena on Facebook and read her writing on Quora. Get Step into Your Moxie® certified and support your clients (or employees) to amplify their voices, visibility, and influence (while you do the same). Apply here. Please leave a review and subscribe to Moxielicious® via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or Spotify so you never miss an episode!
Today on The Ward Scott Files Podcast: Ward is joined by Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars and author of Wrath: America Enraged, www.EncounterBooks.com.
Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will talk about driving to La Quinta, eating well on the road, and vehicle troubles. Douglas chats with contemporary wood sculptor Jay McDougall https://www.jaymcdougall.com/. They discuss Jay's career journey and the unique qualities it takes to be a professional independent artist.Please consider showing your support to artist and former NAIA Board Member, Carroll Swayze. She suffered a devastating loss. Read about her story and donate through this GO FUND ME link.Douglas and Will are self-funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset its costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_USEmail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries.Podcast on FacebookPlease join the conversation. Tell us what you think on Facebook. And share the conversations you'd like to hear. https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcastFollow us on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.htmlSign up for our mailing list for updates and free promotions. Add your name and receive a free Independent Artist Podcast bumper sticker. http://eepurl.com/hwQn7bThis podcast is sponsored by The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). Please become a member http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/Please consider donating to the NAIA to financially support the advocacies it fosters. https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=CzCNyPb_yZ9kt4XilWU7ioSBTWbzQKcUx_xWrYDdwzfbyI3nXM0uZ0g7QMwWY_V8YSv9W3XEXLxD2wE3Also sponsored by ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org, the digital application service where artists and art shows connect.Music by Oliver LearBusiness inquiries at email@example.com://soundcloud.com/oliverlearhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3XFgThis Podcast is owned and produced by Douglas Sigwarth and Will Armstrong. The co-hosts are on the Board of Directors of the NAIA and encourage membership to this valuable organization. The NAIA is a founding sponsor of the podcast and holds no authority over the creation of the content of the episodes.Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)
This special edition of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's TeamPeds Talks podcast, FocusED sponsored by the Pediatric Emergency Care Special Interest Group. FocusED is a podcast program that offers listeners unique insight into the broad scope of pediatric emergency care by exploring a variety of emergency care topics through different lenses across the care continuum. In this 4 part series focusing on Gun Violence Prevention Strategies we will be taking an in depth look at the public health crisis of gun violence in the United States. Nicole Koepke, MSN, CPNP-PC, a nurse practitioner and the chair of the Pediatric Emergency Care Special Interest Group will be your host. She has 20 years of experience as an Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner and is currently working as an innovation specialist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in their Primary Care Network. In this episode we will be examining Gun Violence Prevention with an Acute Care lens from the Emergency Department. Specifically, we will be looking at gun safety as a suicide prevention strategy and how community outreach differs in the Emergency Department. We will be talking with Kate Donches, Chief resident of the pediatric residency program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and life-long Philly native.
#081 - All people are not alike, so why should there be only one path to a successful real estate career?That's what my guest, Bruce Gardner thinks and he has written a book on this topic called “Seven Styles. How To Design Your Real Estate Career of Success and Significance.”Bruce believes that you should choose a lead generation strategy that's best suited to your personality.He discusses the seven styles of success on this podcast so you can choose the one that's right for you.Meet Bruce GardnerBruce is a 25+ year veteran of the real estate industry and has more than 30 years of sales experience. His sales and sales management career began in 1981. Bruce received his Colorado real estate license in 1992. He worked with RE/MAX from 1992 to 2006 and with Keller Williams from 2006-2008.He was the Director of Agent Development for Your Castle Real Estate in Denver, CO, from January 2009 until October 2012. During his tenure at Your Castle Real Estate, the Company grew from 165 Agents to 375 and became the 9th most productive real estate company in the Denver Metro area, during the largest real estate and economic downturn in decades.Bruce holds the Graduate of the Realtor Institute designation, is a Certified Residential Specialist and is an Accredited Buyer's Representative. He served on the Board of Directors for the Aurora Association of Realtor's for 6 years, served on their Professional Standards Committee, and has served on the Board of Directors for Metrolist, the Denver MLS provider, since 2002.He is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, was chosen as the 2008 Realtor of the Year for the Aurora Association of Realtor's, and was chosen as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women's Council of Realtor's.Bruce teaches continuing education classes for the real estate community and he is a sought after speaker for industry groups. Bruce is the creator of the “Seven Styles Success System” for real estate Agents, and is an Expert on Lead Generation Strategies for real estate professionals. His speaking engagements include numerous Realtor Associations, individual real estate companies for private events, the Colorado Association of Realtor's Annual State Convention and he has been a featured speaker at the National Association of Realtor's Annual National Convention.Connect with BruceCheck out Bruce's website, BruceGardner.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Also, be sure to get his book, “Seven Styles. How To Design Your Real Estate Career of Success and Significance”Get the UnsalesyGramWant a dose of inspiration and motivation in your inbox once a month? Sign up for my free newsletter here.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/unsalesperson)
Danielle Sered envisioned, launched, and directs the nonprofit organization Common Justice. She leads the project's efforts locally and nationally to develop and advance practical and groundbreaking solutions to violence that advance racial equity, meet the needs of those harmed, and do not rely on incarceration. Before planning the launch of Common Justice, Sered served as the deputy director of the Vera Institute of Justice's Adolescent Reentry Initiative, a program for young men returning from incarceration on Rikers Island. Prior to joining Vera, she worked at the Center for Court Innovation's Harlem Community Justice Center, where she led its programs for court-involved and recently incarcerated youth.Her book, Until We Reckon, received the Award for Journalism from the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice and was selected by the National Book Foundation for its Literature for Justice recognition. An Ashoka fellow and Stoneleigh fellow, Sered received her BA from Emory University and her masters degrees from New York University and Oxford University (UK), where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Aspen Institute is nonpartisan and does not endorse, support, or oppose political candidates or parties. Further, the views and opinions of our guests and speakers do not necessarily reflect those of The Aspen Institute.Visit us online at The Aspen Institute Criminal Justice Reform Initiative and follow us on Twitter @AspenCJRI.
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending November 6th, 2021… why it's a “banner year” for homeseller profits, how much an ADU will increase your home value, and which states are attracting the most newcomers.Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review.Economic NewsWe begin with economic news from this past week. The Federal Reserve has announced its “taper timetable.” The Fed is currently buying Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities at a rate of $120 billion a month an economic stimulus. It now plans to reduce that amount by $15 billion per month in November and December, with similar reductions expected next year. If there's no adjustment to the pace of reductions, the tapering process would be complete by mid-2022. Although the Fed believes the economy is strong enough to begin the taper, Fed chief Jerome Powell says: “We don't think it's time yet to raise interest rates.” (1)The jobless rate dipped again this last week. There were only 269,000 initial claims for state benefits and 2.1 million continuing claims. Altogether, 2.67 million people are collecting either state or federal benefits. Before the pandemic, there were just under 2 million people getting unemployment checks. (2)Construction spending was down slightly in September, compared to August. The census bureau says it was down about a half a percent, with a bigger drop for single-family homes. But compared to September of last year, it's up almost 20%. The National Association of Home Builders blames the dip on supply chain issues, higher material coasts, and the labor shortage. (3)That pullback isn't helping the inventory problem. HouseCanary says it dropped close to record lows in September. And it expects the situation to get worse as we head into the next year. Higher home prices are contributing to the problem as fewer less expensive homes are put up for sale. (4) According to the St. Louis Fed, the nation had 6.5 months of supply in August. That dropped to 5.7 months of supply in September. (6)Meanwhile, the homeownership rate hasn't changed over the last quarter. It's still at 65.4%, which is down from a high of 67.9% in the second quarter of last year. If you determine homeownership by age, it's highest for people over age 65 at about 80%. Regionally, the Midwest is the highest at about 71%. (7)Mortgage RatesMortgage rates are backing off a bit from a recent rise. Freddie Mac says the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was down 5 basis points to 3.09%. The 15-year was down 2 points to 2.45%. (8)In other news making headlines…New High for Homeseller ProfitsHome sellers are realizing some big gains. ATTOM Data Solutions says they are getting almost 50% more than they paid for the home, or about $100,000. That's for a median-priced single-family home or condo. In the second quarter of this year, sellers typically gained about $89,000. (9)ATTOM's chief product officer, Todd Teta, says: “The third quarter of this year marked another period in a banner year for a housing market boom that's steaming ahead through its 10th year.” He says: “For now, the market engine seems to have nothing but high-octane gas in the tank.”ADUs Add Big Value to HomesADUs can also add a lot of value to your home. According to Porch.com. An accessory dwelling unit can add an average 35% onto the sale price. In some cities, such as Savannah, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio, it can “double” the sale price. (10)They can also generate passive income as rentals, but they are not cheap to build. The Porch.com study says the average cost of an ADU is $180,000. There are about 1.4 million of them in the U.S., according to 2019 information.States Attracting the Most ResidentsA new study on resident migration shows that Florida is the top destination for people looking to move to another state. The LendingTree analysis looked at mortgage loan data for the last year-and-a-half to identify pandemic migration patterns. The researchers say: “The Sunshine State has a long history of bringing in visitors and new residents, particularly retirees, thanks to a mix of affordable housing, no state income tax, and sunny weather.” (11)The analysis also found that Texas has the highest number of people moving “within” the state. Oklahoma and Florida were close behind Texas, while New York had the highest number of people fleeing the state. That's it for today. Check the show notes for links. And please remember to hit the subscribe button, and leave a review!You can also join RealWealth for free at newsforinvestors.com. As a member, you have access to the Investor Portal where you can view sample property pro-formas and connect with our network of resources, including experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.Thanks for listening. I'm Kathy Fettke.Link: for newsforinvestors.com - https://join.realwealth.com/?utm_content=Real%20Estate%20News%20Podcast&utm_campaign=Join%20for%20Free&utm_term=Description%20Text%20LinkLinks:1 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-slows-down-bond-buying-says-factors-boosting-inflation-are-expected-to-be-transitory-11635962420?mod=mw_latestnews2 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-jobless-claims-drop-to-pandemic-low-of-269-000-as-firms-avoid-layoffs-during-labor-shortage-11636029426?mod=economic-report3 -http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/11022021_construction_spending.asp4 -https://dsnews.com/daily-dose/11-04-2021/october-saw-net-new-inventory-levels-drop-once-again5 -https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MSACSR6 -http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/11032021_homeownership.asp7 -http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/11032021_homeownership.asp8 -http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/9 -https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/11/04/home-sale-profit-margins-hit-10-year-high10 -https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/11/04/study-adus-can-add-35-to-home-s-value11 -https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/11/03/states-with-the-fewest-outgoing-residents
During this walk, Ashton inspires us to shape the future of college athletics. A Tallahassee native, he moved 1,000 miles north to study as a football athlete at Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, he was a four-year contributor and made a pivotal play to spark one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA Division I football history. After earning his bachelor's, he went on to earn his Master's in public relations while gaining meaningful work experience with the Big 10 network, 4th and 1 non-profit, and Student-Athlete Support Services Office. Together, these experiences prepared him to pursue a career in college athlete advising and development. His leadership in athletics reflects his mission statement: to add value to any space he is occupying while also being a champion for employee success and cultivating life-long ambassadors by providing a first class experience. Alongside his 9-5, he runs Beyond the Gridiron, LLC and serves as a committee member for the Winning Edge Advisory Committee. And in 2021, he transitioned into two new roles: Director of Diveristy, Equity, and Inclusion for the Detroit Pistons and President of the National Association for Academic and Student -Athlete Development Professionals (N4A). Ashton is an author, philanthropist, and practitioner. We implore to y'all to grab a pen and paper and enjoy being a sponge during this walk. Ashton IG: @A_Henderson31 Ashton Twitter: @A_Henderson31 Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walkwithtfb/support
Sex after divorce can be a difficult hump to get over (see what I did there?). Whether you're feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, have reservations about letting someone get that close to you again, or don't even know where to begin when it comes to sex after divorce, this podcast is covering all of it. Our guest, Dr. Lisa Paz, is an expert in the field of the couples, individual and sexual health and is here to help you. Dr. Lisa has a Doctorate in Clinical Sexology and is a Board Certified Sex Therapist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She also has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology – Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Board of Sexology, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the National Association of Professional Women, and Haddassah Womens Organization. To learn more about Dr. Lisa, check out her amazing services and courses, or to connect with her, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Well it's finally infrastructure week. We definitely timed it to coincide with our 100th episode of Mondays. Tracy and I get into some of the lesser discussed details of the IIJA bill while also covering a few stores from the newsletter including, French bookshop protection, Vienna's urban flood protection, housing rejection in SF, indoor methane issues, and the idea of cluster commutes. And Chrissy joins us towards the end to celebrate it being episode 100. Infrastructure details from the National Association of Counties. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire