title

Street Cents

Street Cents

0
Followers
0
Plays
Street Cents
Street Cents

Street Cents

Street Cents

0
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

John Maynard interviews real estate investor and agent Richard Hagar about the housing market in this commentary, Street Cents.

Latest Episodes

Home Loans To Get More Scrutiny In 2014

If you're planning to buy a house this year, closing on the deal will come with some changes. The two biggies , says Seattle area real estate appraiser Richard Hagar, involve appraisals and the final approval of your bank loan.

3 MIN2014 JAN 7
Comments
Home Loans To Get More Scrutiny In 2014

Buying a Recreational Home: Is the Couch Included?

With the economy picking up, housing sales have also been on the rise, including recreational property. Many of those ski chalets and charming cabins often include furniture. Is it OK to include couches, lamps and things in a sale? Maybe, says Seattle real estate appraiser Richard Hagar, but you need to be careful.

3 MIN2013 DEC 3
Comments
Buying a Recreational Home: Is the Couch Included?

Key Questions to Ask Before Letting an Appraiser in the Door

Should you vet a residential appraiser before letting him in the door? That's the question KPLU's John Maynard had. "Ask questions!" says Richard Hagar, a Seattle-area real estate appraiser and educator.

3 MIN2013 NOV 5
Comments
Key Questions to Ask Before Letting an Appraiser in the Door

Property Values: Computers Versus the Human Eye

Want to know the value of a house? There are plenty of online resources to help you find the answer, including popular sites like Zillow . But KPLUs John Maynard wants to know whether online sources for property values are enough to go on.

3 MIN2013 OCT 1
Comments
Property Values: Computers Versus the Human Eye

New Apartments Filling Up While Retail Space Below Sits Empty

Apartments in the Seattle area are in high demand, but the retail space in many of the new mixed-use complexes are not filling up as fast. Local appraiser Richard Hagar tells KPLU's John Maynard that there's a surplus of retail space and that's keeping the "for lease" signs up longer on vacant store-front windows.

2 MIN2013 SEP 4
Comments
New Apartments Filling Up While Retail Space Below Sits Empty

Buying a Historical Landmark

Interested in buying a home that's on a register of historic places? If so, you could be stepping into a lovely slice of history, but it's likely you will be expected to help preserve and maintain it. This goes for stand-alone houses and condos that are part of a historically-significant building.

3 MIN2013 AUG 6
Comments
Buying a Historical Landmark

In Seattle's hot housing market, expert says 'buy; don't rent'

Say you have out-of-town friends who are moving to Seattle. They want advice on whether to buy a house right away or rent first. What would you say to them? Seattle real estate appraiser Richard Hagar tells KPLU's John Maynard that he would urge them to buy right away.

3 MIN2013 JUL 2
Comments
In Seattle's hot housing market, expert says 'buy; don't rent'

Money for thin air: Selling your home's 'air rights'

The air above your house could be worth a lot of cash if you have a view that's enjoyed by others in your neighborhood. If you have a low-lying home that sits on a bank overlooking Puget Sound, for example, chances are the neighbors on the hill behind you may want to pay you to keep you from building up and blocking their view.

3 MIN2013 JUN 4
Comments
Money for thin air: Selling your home's 'air rights'

Better to talk more and text less when buying a home

Millennials are the most connected generation in history. In fact, The Pew Research Center calls them "history's 'always connected' generation, treating their handheld devices 'almost like a body part.'" So when it comes to buying a home, Millennials (those born after 1982) are more likely to do most of their research online as well as communicate electronically. This extends to communicating with real estate agents. But real estate appraiser Richard Hagar says if you're buying a home, "talking"

3 MIN2013 MAY 7
Comments
Better to talk more and text less when buying a home

Foreclosed houses at higher risk of meth contamination

Many of us have heard about houses and even hotel rooms that have been used to cook methamphetamine . But most of the time, the pictures of those crime scenes show a rundown house in a rural area or a seedy hotel that few of us would frequent. Seattle-area real estate appraiser Richard Hagar told KPLU's John Maynard that even though it is more common to find meth labs in such places, they are also popping up in upscale residential areas, particularly where houses are in foreclosure. "Of the

3 MIN2013 APR 2
Comments
Foreclosed houses at higher risk of meth contamination

Latest Episodes

Home Loans To Get More Scrutiny In 2014

If you're planning to buy a house this year, closing on the deal will come with some changes. The two biggies , says Seattle area real estate appraiser Richard Hagar, involve appraisals and the final approval of your bank loan.

3 MIN2014 JAN 7
Comments
Home Loans To Get More Scrutiny In 2014

Buying a Recreational Home: Is the Couch Included?

With the economy picking up, housing sales have also been on the rise, including recreational property. Many of those ski chalets and charming cabins often include furniture. Is it OK to include couches, lamps and things in a sale? Maybe, says Seattle real estate appraiser Richard Hagar, but you need to be careful.

3 MIN2013 DEC 3
Comments
Buying a Recreational Home: Is the Couch Included?

Key Questions to Ask Before Letting an Appraiser in the Door

Should you vet a residential appraiser before letting him in the door? That's the question KPLU's John Maynard had. "Ask questions!" says Richard Hagar, a Seattle-area real estate appraiser and educator.

3 MIN2013 NOV 5
Comments
Key Questions to Ask Before Letting an Appraiser in the Door

Property Values: Computers Versus the Human Eye

Want to know the value of a house? There are plenty of online resources to help you find the answer, including popular sites like Zillow . But KPLUs John Maynard wants to know whether online sources for property values are enough to go on.

3 MIN2013 OCT 1
Comments
Property Values: Computers Versus the Human Eye

New Apartments Filling Up While Retail Space Below Sits Empty

Apartments in the Seattle area are in high demand, but the retail space in many of the new mixed-use complexes are not filling up as fast. Local appraiser Richard Hagar tells KPLU's John Maynard that there's a surplus of retail space and that's keeping the "for lease" signs up longer on vacant store-front windows.

2 MIN2013 SEP 4
Comments
New Apartments Filling Up While Retail Space Below Sits Empty

Buying a Historical Landmark

Interested in buying a home that's on a register of historic places? If so, you could be stepping into a lovely slice of history, but it's likely you will be expected to help preserve and maintain it. This goes for stand-alone houses and condos that are part of a historically-significant building.

3 MIN2013 AUG 6
Comments
Buying a Historical Landmark

In Seattle's hot housing market, expert says 'buy; don't rent'

Say you have out-of-town friends who are moving to Seattle. They want advice on whether to buy a house right away or rent first. What would you say to them? Seattle real estate appraiser Richard Hagar tells KPLU's John Maynard that he would urge them to buy right away.

3 MIN2013 JUL 2
Comments
In Seattle's hot housing market, expert says 'buy; don't rent'

Money for thin air: Selling your home's 'air rights'

The air above your house could be worth a lot of cash if you have a view that's enjoyed by others in your neighborhood. If you have a low-lying home that sits on a bank overlooking Puget Sound, for example, chances are the neighbors on the hill behind you may want to pay you to keep you from building up and blocking their view.

3 MIN2013 JUN 4
Comments
Money for thin air: Selling your home's 'air rights'

Better to talk more and text less when buying a home

Millennials are the most connected generation in history. In fact, The Pew Research Center calls them "history's 'always connected' generation, treating their handheld devices 'almost like a body part.'" So when it comes to buying a home, Millennials (those born after 1982) are more likely to do most of their research online as well as communicate electronically. This extends to communicating with real estate agents. But real estate appraiser Richard Hagar says if you're buying a home, "talking"

3 MIN2013 MAY 7
Comments
Better to talk more and text less when buying a home

Foreclosed houses at higher risk of meth contamination

Many of us have heard about houses and even hotel rooms that have been used to cook methamphetamine . But most of the time, the pictures of those crime scenes show a rundown house in a rural area or a seedy hotel that few of us would frequent. Seattle-area real estate appraiser Richard Hagar told KPLU's John Maynard that even though it is more common to find meth labs in such places, they are also popping up in upscale residential areas, particularly where houses are in foreclosure. "Of the

3 MIN2013 APR 2
Comments
Foreclosed houses at higher risk of meth contamination