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Your home represents your most significant investment, and we're here to equip you with everything you need for successful homeownership. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner or this is your first purchase, "Homeowners Be Aware" will help you navigate the unpredictable world of homeownership. Host George Siegal is a homeowner and documentary filmmaker with over 40 years of expertise. George's profound passion for homes and extensive knowledge make him the ideal companion as you navigate the t ...
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In depth analysis on the movie Industry in its entirety. We discuss movie news (Rumors), the economics of filmmaking (Money) and the art of cinema (Movies). Hear from aspiring artists, doctoral professors, plain old movie lovers, movie professionals and as always your host, James Bastone. Hope you enjoy.
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Today's world can be a lot to process, so every week we take major themes in the world of politics and pop-culture and dissect them in a way that is educational, engaging and a little bit queer. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lets-tawk/support
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THE AMERICAN DREAM -Bridging the Gap of Homeownership. It is my responsibility and obligation, to help break the mold, to reveal how we got here. The twists, turns, and the good and the bad. Getting lost was an essential part of the journey. When people are armed with the right information you too can create generational wealth. I am 100% committed to your journey of obtaining homeownership. Whether you area buyer, seller, and/or an investor,. I have reputation as a high driven, solution dri ...
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April 16, 2024 131. From Ruin to Recovery A Survivor's Tale of Hurricane Sandy with Doug Quinn Get ready to explore the often-overlooked aftermath of natural disasters—battling insurance. Doug Quinn, a Hurricane Sandy survivor, shares his harrowing seven-year journey through the bureaucratic labyrinth of insurance claims, emphasizing the vital need…
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Are you equipped to navigate the maze of hiring a competent plumber or confronting a plumbing issue in your home? This episode dives into the essential world of plumbing, featuring Matt O'Rourke, a veteran with over 25 years of experience in the industry. We will sort out the complexities of plumbing, from understanding the importance of hiring the…
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April 2, 2024 129. Don't Build or Remodel with the Wrong Team Listeners are in for a wealth of knowledge on assembling the perfect team for any home building or remodeling project. George Siegal welcomes Blake Sutton, president of Est Est Interior Design. With Blake's extensive background in construction, interior design, and home staging, he empha…
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March 26, 2024 128. Navigating Foundation Repairs and Real Estate Challenges with Bob Brown As anyone who's owned a home knows, foundation issues are a nightmare, marked by cracked walls, uneven floors, and malfunctioning doors and windows. In this episode of "Homeowners Be Aware," George Siegal sits down with Bob Brown, a leading figure in foundat…
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March 19, 2024 127. Revolutionizing Home Emergency Preparedness with Firefighter Andrew Leith and the Dwell Secure App How prepared are you if a disaster strikes your home? Andrew Leith is a seasoned firefighter with 25 years under his belt, who's observed firsthand the chaos that ensues when homeowners are caught unprepared. Andrew introduces us t…
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March 12, 2024 126. Turning Life's Struggles into Stand-Up Material Ever think buying your dream home is all sunshine and rainbows? Think again!" In this eye-opening episode of "Homeowners Be Aware," host George Siegal gets real with Mike Knox, a stand-up comedian with a past life as a prison guard and a homeowner who's seen it all. From the highs …
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March 5, 2024 125. Navigating Home Inspections What Every Buyer Needs to Know This episode dives into the critical world of home inspections with expert Mike McLendon, unveiling the often-overlooked secrets behind the walls of a house, Mike shares invaluable insights that could save potential homeowners from the unseen pitfalls that lurk in propert…
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February 27, 2024 124. From Devastation to Preparedness Floodplain Consultant Del Schwalls helps you Get Ready This week we delve into a topic that's often overlooked until disaster strikes: the risk of flooding. With a blend of expert insights and personal experiences, including a firsthand account of Hurricane Michael's impact on his family's hom…
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February 20, 2024 123. Disaster Prep Essentials for Every Homeowner with Roy Wright In today's eye-opening episode, we dive deep into the critical importance of preparing homes to withstand the wrath of severe weather and wildfires. George Siegal's guest is Roy Wright, CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. Roy talks about pra…
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February 13, 2024 122. You Could Be Saving Big Bucks on Your Heating and Cooling with Dennis Stinson Industry expert Dennis Stinson shows us the world of energy-efficient home comfort systems. Learn ways to save money without having to spend a fortune. From demystifying heat load analysis to uncovering the benefits of zoning techniques and ductless…
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February 6, 2024 121. Trees in Your Yard Can Be A Major Problem with Thomas Hall In this podcast episode, delve into the intricacies of tree management with Tampa's renowned tree expert, Thomas Hall. Thomas shares invaluable insights into the significant impact trees have on property safety and legal compliance. From dispelling common myths to navi…
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January 30, 2024 120. Sanibel's Story of Survival and the Road to Recovery with James Evans Hurricane Ian left its mark on Sanibel Island, and today, we're diving into what comes next with James Evans, CEO of the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. Through personal narratives and community resilience, we explore the challenges of rebuilding po…
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January 23, 2024 119. You'll Love Lucy After She Teaches You to Organize Professional organizer Lucy Milligan Wahl shares invaluable insights on conquering the chaos of home organization. Lucy's no-nonsense approach begins with tackling paper clutter, urging listeners to scrutinize documents with suspicion and create a system for easy retrieval. Tr…
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January 16, 2024 118. Reducing My Flood Risk with Jack Krolikowski Explore the complexities of homeownership in the face of increasing flood risks in our latest podcast featuring Jack Krolikowski from the American Flood Coalition. In this episode, we delve into the financial challenges and highlight the importance of proactive data and clear commun…
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January 9, 2024 117. You Thought You Were Covered with David Murray In this episode, attorney David Murray spills the beans on the wild world of home insurance claims. Murray doesn't just scratch the surface; he dives deep into the emotional rollercoaster homeowners face post-disaster. Murray articulates the profit-centric motives shaping insurance…
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January 2, 2024 116. The Secret to Homes that Last with Barry Capps In this week’s podcast, we discuss how to create homes that look great and stand strong over time. Tampa builder Barry Capps gets into the core of home construction, focusing on quality and smart choices for long-lasting homes. Barry talks about the significant issue of flood risks…
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December 26, 2023 115. After You've Lost Everything the story of Trixie Parkes Hear the heartbreaking story of Trixie Parkes, a Fort Myers Beach, Florida resident, who lost everything during Hurricane Ian. Trixie vividly recounts the devastation, revealing the emotional toll and challenges she faced after her home, possessions, and even insurance w…
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December 19, 2023 114. What’s Flood Got to Do With It with Rebecca Jones What if the house you're about to close on has a hidden secret that could turn your dream home into a nightmare? Join me and my guest Rebecca Jones, owner of EcoAdapt Strategies LLC, for an enlightening conversation that might save your biggest investment from falling victim t…
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December 12, 2023 113. Built to Last, Not in Southwest Florida Today we take a closer look into the eye-opening world of homeownership risks, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. My guest is Aris Papadopoulos, a construction expert and my partner in our documentary film, Built to Last: Buyer Beware. As we witness the…
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December 5, 2023 112. Lack of House Knowledge Can Be Costly In this week's episode host George Siegal shares his personal homeowner experiences. From unexpected generator maintenance costs to comical encounters with roofers diagnosing leaks from the ground, George spills the beans on the highs and lows of homeownership. Learn valuable lessons on as…
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November 28, 2023 111. Be a Smarter Homebuyer with Rachel Oslund Navigating the intricate world of home buying can be a daunting task, particularly for those stepping into the real estate arena for the first time. Rachel Oslund, an experienced home inspector, shares her mission to empower both buyers and realtors with the knowledge they need to con…
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November 21, 2023 110. Are You Prepared for Flooding with Cleighton Smith Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster worldwide? In today's episode, we unravel the hidden truths about flood-related damage and why homeowners’ insurance won't cover it. Water resources engineer Cleighton Smith has over 45 years of experience in floo…
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November 14, 2023 109. Do You Understand Your Homeowners Insurance with James McKeever It’s estimated that two-thirds of Americans don’t understand their homeowner's insurance policy. Our guest this week is James McKeever, an insurance expert in Dunedin, Florida. From the lack of policy understanding to the impact of weather events on premiums, thi…
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108. Surviving the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Preparedness and Human Resilience Imagine living in a paradise, only to see it engulfed in flames. That’s what happened to the residents of Lahaina, on the island of Maui. In this episode, we sit down with some long-time Maui residents to discuss the widespread disaster's impact, particularly the role of…
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October 31, 2023 107. Strategies for Improving Home Air Quality with Mike Feldstein Do you know if the air quality in your house is good, or could it be causing you health problems? In this episode, host George Siegal explores the often-overlooked issue of indoor air quality with guest Mike Feldstein, a specialist in fire, flood, mold restoration, …
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October 24, 2023 106. Building Your Dream Garden with Matthieu Mehuys Where did landscaping rank in your home budget planning? In this episode, you’ll meet award-winning author and landscape architect Matthieu Mehuys, who is an expert in regenerating the health of our planet through sustainable landscaping. We discuss the often-overlooked importanc…
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October 17, 2023 105. What Can We Do to Prevent Disasters with Harriet Festing Preparing for disasters is a big challenge, especially when the problem you face is outside of your immediate area. Sometimes just fixing your home isn’t enough. In this episode, you’ll meet Harriet Festing, the co-founder and executive director of Anthropocene Alliance …
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104. A Comprehensive Guide to Flood Preparedness with J Paul Abrams Are you truly prepared for a flood? You might be surprised by just how much you don't know. I sit down with J Paul Abrams, a man who has dedicated his life to understanding and preventing flood damage. We share practical strategies to ensure you're ready, from creating an evacuatio…
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October 3, 2023 103. Are You Happy with Your Insurance? Insights from Former Deputy Commissioner Lisa Miller Is your insurance coverage ready to help you withstand the wrath of a major storm? On this episode of Homeowners Be Aware, we sit down with Lisa Miller, former Deputy Insurance Commissioner of Florida, to explore the intricacies of homeowner…
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September 26, 2023 102. Navigating DIY Projects with Billie Asmus - The Repaint Tray Story Ever wonder how to transform your living space with a fresh coat of paint without the usual mess and fuss? Billie Asmus is an innovator from rural Iowa. She is revolutionizing the DIY painting landscape with her ingenious invention, the Repaint Tray. Billie, …
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Teaching you everything you need to know about being a homeowner. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner or a first-time buyer, this show is your compass to navigate the unpredictable world of homeownership. Important information from Homeowners Be Aware: Here are ways you can follow us on-line: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homeownersbeaware/ …
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Building a home can become a nightmare if you don’t understand how the process works. Architect and builder Lance Cayko talks about what it takes to ensure a smooth home construction experience. This episode provides valuable insights for homeowners about the architectural and construction process, highlighting the importance of collaboration, thou…
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Hello and thank you listeners for tuning into I KONNECT weekly podcast "YOUR REALTOR" and host Giovonnia with Coldwell Banker Realty and Welcome Director George Siegal Author, producer and documentary film producer of "Last house standing documentary"Thank you for coming on toI KONNECT. The American Dream of homeownership "Bridging the gap of homeo…
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September 12, 2023 100. Preventing Wildfire Disasters A Conversation with OP Almaraz Are you prepared for the wildfire season? Don't rely on luck – arm yourself with strategies to protect your home from wildfires. I sat down with O.P. Almaraz, a seasoned disaster restoration expert and owner of Allied Restoration and Allied Disaster Defense. We dis…
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September 5, 2023 99. Understanding Disaster Preparedness: A Conversation with Terri Richards Ever wondered how prepared you are for a disaster? I sat down with Terri Richards, an expert in disaster management, to bring you a comprehensive guide on how to safeguard yourself, your business, and your community when calamity strikes. Terri brings her …
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August 29, 2023 98. How Do You Find a Good Contractor with Jay Jenkins? Want to build or remodel your home without experiencing the agonizing stress it often entails? Jay Jenkins is a builder/contractor in Tampa, Florida who knows the ropes of residential construction. Jay walks us through the complex maze of building or remodeling, sharing invalua…
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August 22, 2023 97. Overcoming the Nightmare of a Trust-Gone-Wrong: A Single Mother's Journey through Contractor Fraud and Financial Ruin Ever thought you've hit the jackpot with a contractor, only to be left with a mountain of debt and an uninhabitable house? This is exactly what happened to our brave guest, Katie Allaby. Katie, a single mother, o…
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August 15, 2023 Episode 96 Hurricane Michael, the Rebuilding Continues with Al Cathey Picture the quaint beach town of Mexico Beach, Florida, now forever changed by the devastating impact of 2018’s Category 5 Hurricane Michael. With former mayor, Al Cathy, we navigate through the harrowing aftermath and the resilience of the community in the face o…
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August 8, 2023 Episode 95 Mastering Disaster Preparedness with Emergency Expert Barb Payne Are you ready to transform your home into a fortress against natural disasters? Barb Payne, a renowned emergency management specialist shares her wisdom on crafting resilient homes that can endure the wrath of Mother Nature. But, this episode isn't just about…
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August 1, 2023 94. Disasters Are Getting Worse Are You Ready, with Rob Moore In this episode of the Tell US How to Make It Better podcast, host George Siegal is joined by Rob Moore from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to discuss the pressing issues of climate change, flooding, and the increasing frequency of natural disasters. They she…
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July 25, 2023 93. Transform Your Home: Renovation Secrets Every Buyer Should Know! In this week's episode, we delve into the world of home renovation and building, exploring ways to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Monika Zasada, shares her expertise from two decades in the industry and her comprehensive training program for homeowners. Monika's…
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