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Get to Know Wendy Ross

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

What makes Wendy Ross tick?

In this episode, we turn the tables on “This Week with Wendy” host and ask the veteran real estate leader to lend her insight on Orange County real estate. Thanks to deft interviewing from OC Talk Radio producer Paul Roberts, we learn what made Wendy such a self-defined “data nerd” and why she has so much heart for Orange County. 

Learn more about Wendy at Veracity Real Estate Co


Learn about Alzheimer’s Association Orange County with Deborah Levy & Jamie Webb

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Where can Orange County families who face a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease turn? 

According to a 2021 report released by the California Department of Public Health, people 55 and older with Alzheimer’s will increase by 122%, and people 65 and older with the disease will increase by 136% in Orange County by 2040. The number of Californians with the disease is expected to more than double during that time.

That’s why we need to consider this important issue and its implications upon us. In this episode, host Wendy Ross interviews Deborah Levy, the executive director of Alzheimer’s Association Orange County, and Jamie Webb, founder of Haven Care Management, who also is a member of the board of directors of Alzheimer’s Association Orange County.

Learn more about how to support their pivotal work and services here

Bringing Mexico City Flavor to Orange County with Chef Ivan Calderón

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

What defines a tastemaker?

As founder and chef of Orange County-based Taco Rosa, Taco Mesa, and Taco Mesa—Tortillería Orgánica & Café, Ivan Calderón has been setting a standard for Mexico City Cuisine for nearly three decades. His name has become synonymous with authenticity, sustainability and quality – all of which are reflected in the brand’s integrity, from the ingredients he sources to the tradition he highlights throughout his menu and restaurants.

Chef Calderón’s approach to healthy, authentic and sustainable Mexican cuisine goes beyond the trendy words. His commitment to serving only locally sourced GMO-free corn involves a nixtamalization process that dates back as early as 1200 BC in the now-southern Mexico region. The process takes hours, but for Chef Calderón, a worthwhile one, since it removes nearly all aflatoxins from corn.

In this episode, Wendy explores how this OC tastemaker built his restaurant empire and gives listeners tips on how to adapt his vision into your own home. 

Preventing Elder Financial Abuse with Brendan Ford and Kristopher Diulio

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Can anything be done to help seniors, veterans and their families stay in their homes? 

Show sponsors, Ford & Diulio PC, step into the studio to join host Wendy Ross in a sobering discussion about real estate disputes — with an emphasis on the work these litigators have done to support the most vulnerable among us. 

Brendan, who is the founding partner of Ford & Diulio, has developed a stellar reputation for mediating complex, often emotionally charged disputes. Brendan was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2019 and has amassed other awards as well. In addition to his professional legal accomplishments, Brendan is an operatic tenor and a former musical theater actor and remains passionate about the performing arts. 

Kristopher also is a founder and partner at Ford & Diulio.  He has nearly two decades of experience representing business and employment disputes. A native of Orange County, Kris is a member of the board of directors for the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation. In addition, Kris is a former member of the California State Guard and received an accommodation medal and other awards for his service, primarily providing legal assistance to deployed or deploying service members. 

Investing in Real Estate with Philippe Oertle

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Could a wealth adviser make you a stronger real estate investor? 

Yes, according to Wendy Ross’s guest Philippe Oertle. He’s the managing director of Catalina Capital Group. He has nearly two decades of wealth management expertise.

“I asked him on my show today because he specializes in developing and managing investment portfolios, as well as structuring lending, and trust and estate solutions,” Wendy says.

Philippe presents the ins and outs of wealth advising and weighs in on the impact of inflation upon investors, home buyers and sellers. Plus, he shares his perspective on leveraging real estate for financial gain. 

Learn more about Philippe and Catalina Capital Group here.

Inflation and Your Dollar with Bruce Braviroff

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Is inflation a bad thing for homebuyers and sellers?

Inflation is today’s buzzword, and it’s causing some panic, so host Wendy Ross invited chief financial officer Bruce Braviroff to discuss whether “inflation” is really a dirty word? 

In a prior episode of “This Week with Wendy,” an international economist said that the United States had kicked the can of inflation down the road for 40 years, and we had to deal with it eventually.

Our guest Bruce shares his insight as a consumer affected by this 40-year game and as a fractional CFO addressing pandemic-related supply chain issues, rising fuel costs and the effects on real estate. 

Learn more about Bruce and his work as a fractional CFO.  

Divorce and the Homeowner with Amy Valdivia

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Does getting a divorce have to mean starting over as a homeowner?

A marital home is most couples’ biggest asset, serving as the hub for family life, work-from-home success and child-rearing. Convention dictates that marital homes are sold and divided when it comes to divorce, but Amy Valdivia of American Financial Network might have a better way. 

As a local branch for this nationwide lender, Amy guides clients to realize the American dream of homeownership. She’s spent 31 years in the mortgage industry and over the years, developed a specialty important to listeners of “This Week with Wendy.” 

You see, Amy’s calling is to serve the community – and wanted to do more than attend charity events. She found the answer when she became a Certified Divorce Lending Professional. 

Amy supports divorcing couples and their attorneys, alleviating one of the greatest areas of contention: home financing. 

Learn more about Amy and her work here


Environmental Stewardship Starts at Home with Marcus Brener

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

What can homeowners do to help protect their corner of the world?

For most of us, our day-to-day decisions affect our immediate environment, but Marcus Brener has made a career out of making physical spaces better. 

Marcus is ​​the director of Renewable & Energy Efficiency Services at Energy Experts International and has a fascinating career spanning two countries. He was born and raised in Calgary, Canada, where he started his professional career in the oil and gas industry — but then love called.

He says he was fortunate to work in many areas of the industry in Canada – until he chose to move to California for love! He is a devoted husband and father to two remarkable young women. These women also impacted his career trajectory. 

At the end of 2007, he broke away from the oil and gas world. After a lot of reflection, he said he decided that it was important to make a difference by making the planet better for his little daughters.

By 2009, he gained some great education in the renewable and energy efficiency world and started a consulting business. In 2014, Marcus approached the president of Energy Experts International with an idea. He’s been there ever since. 

Marcus shares with Wendy his ideas on how homeowners can save on energy costs, ways to achieve energy efficiency and what to expect when you purchase an electric vehicle. 

For more on Marcus’ work, go to Energy Experts International

Doing Good as an Investor with Roy Allen

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Is there more to investing than simply making a good return?

Certainly, Orange County real estate has proven to be a sure bet, and with it have come thousands and thousands of homeowners who have chosen to parlay their gains as investors in companies and other institutions. 

But what if these investors could translate their investments into social good? That’s the mission of Wendy Ross’ guest, Roy Allen

Roy is a distinguished economist who advises family offices and institutional investors with a particular focus on ESG (environmental, social and governance) and mission-based investing.

After earning his degree in Economics from the University of Arizona, this overachiever jaunted off to Europe to play professional basketball and get his master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

In this wide-ranging interview, Wendy talks with Roy about the different financial models of real estate investing, how and why Orange County is different than other parts of California and the United States, and his views on housing and homelessness as an ESG investor. 

Make Your Bedroom Your Favorite Room Again with Tiffany Yelverton

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Is your home a pleasure center?

No doubt, we live in a hot real estate market. Tiffany Yelverton wants to make sure your bedroom is just as exciting. 

Tiffany is the founder and Chief Sexinista of Entice Me Soirees and Sexy Survivors, based in Long Beach, California. She is known as The Sex Toys Scientist and Orgasm Guru to many in the medical field. 

Her mission is to facilitate provocative conversations about sex, self-love, confidence, and relationships to close the pleasure gap. Tiffany educates and entices people to have more pleasurable, fulfilling and healthy sex lives. As a master sex coach, she facilitates workshops, luxury retreats, private Sexy Soirées and consultations. 

Tiffany has helped men and women connect with themselves, at their sexual core, to feel sexier in and out of the bedroom. Learn more at Entice Me and Sexy Survivors.