The Economic Effects of our Election

Posted in oc housing connection, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 19, 2016 by OC Talk Radio

Don’t miss this wide ranging discussion about the possible economic impacts of our upcoming national election. How will the stock markets react (or will they?)  What could massive deportation or immigration bans mean for our economy?  And why isn’t Wall Street more nervous about the political revolt happening on Main Street America?

Our host, Hamid Hamadanchy touches on all those topics, along with several more like potential “negative interest rates”.  What are they?  How do they work?  And will this uniquely European phenomenon ever find its way to our shore?  Or what about the steady influx of influential Chinese investments here in Orange County and the continual flood of Chinese money coming into our county.  How it helps prop up an already overheated housing market, with Chinese buyers buying anything and everything in sight for all cash.  And how long will it continue?
You won’t want to miss this wide ranging view of the some macro economic trends and their impact on our own long term housing market.  Only on Orange County’s only community radio station, www.OCTalkRadio.net.

IS IT A LAW from today’s CITY SQUARE show

Posted in Is It a Law?, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 18, 2016 by OC Talk Radio

Big shout out to our two contestants on this week’s IS IT A LAW SEGMENT of our weekly public policy show THE CITY SQUARE, Michael Lyster (Chief Communications Officer for the City of Anaheim) and Diana Coronado from the ACC-OC (who puts on this show each week) as they both went 4-1 in today’s contest, each getting tripped up by only one of our ridiculous laws.  See how you fare with questions like “can you shoot a squirrel in court in Canton, Mississippi” or “pick your teeth in public in Rhode Island”?  Courtesy of our sponsor Rutan and Tucker (the OC’s largest public policy law firm) and Orange County’s only community radio station, www.OCTalkRadio.net.

Is It A Law? Taken from today’s CITY SQUARE

Posted in Is It a Law? with tags , , , on May 11, 2016 by OC Talk Radio

Ok, all you smart cookies.  Can u legally tie a giraffe to a telephone poll in Atlanta, Georgia? Or pawn your wooden leg in Delaware?  Don’t be stumped.  Get a leg up on all your friends by listening to this week’s segment of IS IT A LAW on our weekly public policy show, THE CITY SQUARE, brought to you by the Association of California Cities-OC and their sponsor Rutan and Tucker, Orange County’s largest law firm, on Orange County’s only community radio station, www.OCTalkRadio.net.

When is the best time to sell your home?

Posted in oc housing connection on May 11, 2016 by OC Talk Radio

After we take our usual quick look at the real estate market and the macro trends affecting it (like lower job reports and worries out of China), our hosts Hamid and Fay Hamidanchy explore when the best times to sell your home nationwide and here in Orange County.  And the results may surprise you.  They also end this week’s installment of this week’s OC HOUSING CONNECTION with a quick review of “alternative ways to establish credit”, particularly for those aging baby boomer (like me) who’ve paid off their houses and/or ripped up their credit cards and restrained themselves from buying anything big…leaving them with suddenly little or no credit history in this last chapter of their life.  Learn why too much frugalness may work against you and how to work around it if you still want to buy another home someday on credit (and invest the cash from your existing home for needed cash flow after you retire).  Fascinating ideas from Orange County’s only community radio station, www.OCTalkRadio.net.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMS) are still around

Posted in oc housing connection on May 11, 2016 by OC Talk Radio

In a world of low, fixed rate mortgages, you wouldn’t think the old adjustable rate mortgages (ARMS) so popular in the 90s would still be around.  But you’d be wrong!  Today our hosts Hamid and Fay Hamidanchy discuss their past experience with these popular products, how, why and where they can still be found and who might benefit from using one.  For example, most of us refinanced our homes somewhere before or after the “Great Recession” to take advantage of incredibly low, fixed rate loans.  We did this to take the risk out of potential rises in our loan costs (particularly those of us that had risky “high cap” loans that could soar someday into double digits).  But did we actually come out ahead?  We removed the risk but may (in fact) may have paid MORE over the last few years for these fixed rate loans, particularly since the indexes on which they were based (like LIBOR) also remained so low. ARM yourself with some amazing facts about adjustable rate mortgages on this week’s installment of OC HOUSING CONNECTION and see how you fared here on Orange County’s only community radio station, www.OCTalkRadio.net.

 

OC Hosts Giant PET EXPO

Posted in OC Spotlight, Uncategorized on April 20, 2016 by OC Talk Radio

Don’t miss the world’s largest PET EXPO at the OC FAIRGROUNDS this weekend (April 22-24).  Last year, over 45,000 people attended this pet extravaganza and this year promises to be even bigger with a Reptile show and sale, dozens of dog and cat breeds and all day entertainment including Splash Dogs (the dog diving demo you’ve seen on TV), a K-9 dog demonstration, the weiner dog races, a big bird show and lots of other acts and entertainment. More than 300 Pet Organizations, Rescues and Retailers will be participating from ALL OVER Southern California and they hope to top last year’s animal rescue record where over 600 dogs and cats were adopted and found new homes.  If you love pets, this is the place to be.  Hear more on Orange County’s only community radio station, www.OCTalkRadio.net.

Disney on Ice Skates into Long Beach Arena

Posted in OC Spotlight, Uncategorized with tags , , on April 19, 2016 by OC Talk Radio

Don’t miss the DISNEY ON ICE show that skates into Long Beach Arena this weekend starting Friday, April, 22 thru Sunday, April 24.  Hear all about it here, on Orange County’s only community radio station, http://www.OCTalkRadio.net.