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Go Beyond Real Estate Headlines with Wendy Ross

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Where can you find the information you can trust about the state of the residential real estate market?

Wendy Ross breaks down the process she uses to develop her coveted weekly and monthly market reports for Orange County, Calif. 

She also dishes some tough love to buyers and sellers trying to navigate the shifting market. Hint: Don’t wait to sell. 

Learn more about Wendy Ross and Veracity Real Estate Co. here. 


Property Tax Pillow Talk with Wendy Ross

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Do you think saving money on property taxes is sexy? 

Wendy Ross does. 

In Orange County, Calif., we hear a lot about Mello Roos and the Mills Act, but both seem to be shrouded in mystery and even misinformation. Bottom line: Mello Roos costs homeowners money, and the Mills Act saves them money.

But Wendy doesn’t stop there. She also tackles Prop. 19 and breaks down ways eligible homeowners may transfer the taxable value of their home to a replacement property anywhere within California up to three times. 


Landlords, Neighbor Disputes & New Laws with Anthony W. Burton –

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

In the realm of real estate disputes, what are people suing for or otherwise getting into trouble over?

This is such a thorny issue in residential real estate that “This Week with Wendy” host invited Anthony W. Burton in for a second interview. 

Tony is the founder and managing partner of AWB Law, P.C. He has spent his career litigating and fighting on behalf of his clients whether their needs arise from an injury, a real estate dispute or a business dispute. 

Tony works closely with his clients to evaluate appropriate legal strategies and to develop a plan which will help his clients accomplish their goals as efficiently as possible. He’s also a tireless advocate for his clients and has tried several jury and bench trials successfully on behalf of his clients.

Learn more about Tony at AWB Law. 

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