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We cover all things real estate while informing listeners about all aspects of buying, selling or owning a home. A wide variety of guests give tips, ideas, advice and guidance regarding buying & selling a home in addition to covering topics regarding the many structural components, design elements and appeal of a home. We dive deep into the many different topics as they relate to owning & maintaining a residential home.
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When a power outage occurs, are you prepared? From basic to sophisticated, we talk about the correct size, placement, types, and of course the cost of one of these life savers. Tune in to this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable to learn more.By Jackie Ruddy
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Are you really saving any money by servicing your own well and purchasing your parts online? Even if the shipping is free, there’s always a price to pay! What is the key when repairing or drilling a well? For answers tune in to this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable.By Jackie Ruddy
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What’s in your well water? How often should you test your well water? If you’re on a public water system can you test the water and how do you go about doing so? If you’re looking to sell your home, it would be a great idea to take a proactive approach and test your well water before you put it on the market so you can take corrective measures. Be …
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Find out the latest paint color trends for your interior, and what colors you should absolutely avoid for your front door. There are many options and possibilities to make your painting project your own. Find out how on this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable.By Jackie Ruddy
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Have you ever wanted your painter to have an artistic or creative touch? Someone who can give the interior of your home a different and personalized look? We found that guy! Whatever you can envision, he can make it happen. Catch this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable.By Jackie Ruddy
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On this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable we talk about the pros and cons of tankless water heaters. It’s not just hang it and forget it. Also, we discuss how to choose the right heating system. There’s one area that’s not only important to get right, it’s critical. And …Don’t close vents or turn off radiators! You’re actually hurting your heat…
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The latest programmable thermostats are all the rage, but they usually require complicated wiring. You can actually damage your heating system if it’s incorrectly installed. Why turning down and turning up the thermostat is not always the most efficient answer for heat control. Join this show of the Real Estate Roundtable as we speak with a heating…
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How can you tell if you have furniture worth repairing or reupholstering? Should you do it yourself? DIY websites make it seem and look easy but it’s more complicated and our guest on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable explains it all. Join us.By Jackie Ruddy
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As technology evolves, so do the tactics used by identity thieves. New methods of stealing information have become more advanced and difficult to detect. Our guest this weekend gives us practical tips to safeguard our personal information online. Be sure to listen to this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable.…
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Millions of people are a victim of identity theft resulting in billions of dollars in losses. What are the consequences? What can you do to prevent it? There are many threats from all around the world. How can you protect yourself. To find out more tune in to this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable.…
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Security systems can come with a variety of features and can be tailored to suit any budget. Options people often forget but should seriously consider when installing a security system are fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, temperature, water, and gas leak sensors. Join this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable to hear more.…
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Today's home security solutions not only protect you, your family and your belongings but they make life more convenient. Can you make an old home into a smart home? What is a smart home? Tune in to this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable to discover all the answers.By Jackie Ruddy
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What are the essential considerations for kitchen and bathroom remodeling to ensure a successful outcome? Our guests share howThis episode of the RealEstate Roundtable is worthy of your attention. to create a budget. Friendly remodeling plan without compromising quality. You won’t have to lose the use of your kitchen or bathroom indefinitely. I’ll …
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Find out how to remodel your kitchen and or bathroom with zero down and zero interest for 24 months by the highest rated kitchen and bath remodeling company in our area. They have professional designers available to guide your decision making process right from the comfort of your very own home. I will explain this on this episode of The Real Estat…
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What are the 3 must haves in your life at the age of 18 and older? Advice given to us this weekend by a certified elder law attorney is how to avoid common pitfalls as we all get older. This is about having layers of protection regarding financial, health and final wishes. You’ll want to hear what this guest has to say on this episode of The Real E…
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During this discussion we will clear up some myths and misconceptions regarding asset protection. Our guest tells us what to do, what not to do and why selling your house to your family members for $1.00 ( one dollar) may not be the best course of action. This can actually expose you to unnecessary capital gains taxes. Be sure to give this episode …
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In the crowded world of home appliances there are as many choices. What are the best brands? When purchasing an American made model, will you be sacrificing quality? What types of appliances should you avoid and why? All this and more on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable.By Jackie Ruddy
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When purchasing a new appliance for your home, what should you be looking for other than sticker price? Sometimes there are extra fees tacked on for delivery and for removal so the deal you thought you were getting is no longer a good one. Plus proper appliance installation impacts the performance of your new appliance, so be sure you get this one …
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What can you do now to prevent or preserve your concrete walkways from the ravages of salt and the winter? Our guest, an expert, Mason, provides tips and advice on how to properly care for and preserve sidewalks, chimneys, and foundations. An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. You’ll certainly find beneficial information when l…
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Does your retaining wall look like the leaning tower of Pisa? Can it be fixed? What are the causes? What are possible remedies and options? This show’s guest specializes in brick laying, stonework and concrete work and explains his unique skills and techniques that make a difference. Don’t miss this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable!…
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What do sheds and tiny homes have in common? A tiny home is nothing more than a custom-made shed and the possibilities are endless. If a tiny home is not in your future will be talking about hundreds of outdoor structure options. You can create a customize any design you can’t imagine without the hassle and delay of building a new structure. Be sur…
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Are you running out of room in your house? Have you recently thought about putting an addition on your home because things are too tight and you need more space maybe for a playroom, home office or work area? We have an affordable alternative that you may never ever thought of. It gets real interesting on this episode of the real estate roundtable.…
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Do you have pests in your home that are making life stressful and unmanageable? No, it’s not your spouse or family. It’s a problem that you know you need to do something about but you don’t want to expose your family to harmful chemicals. There’s 100% green alternative that is effective and provide successful results. We will tell you all about it …
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Are you looking for an eco-friendly way to get rid of pests in your lawn? Our radio guest in this episode tells us what to do, when to do it and how to get it done! You can totally do this on your own. Be sure to tune in to this The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate to get some insightful information.…
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On this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable we will discuss landlord/tenant issues, specifically security deposits; when they can be retained, or when they should be returned. There are specific rules on this whether there is a written lease or not. And why a written lease is important… it actually protects both the landlord and tenant. Join the …
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Estate planning is not only for people with significant assets or wealth. Our guest this weekend tells us the most important piece to have in place win order for final wishes to be carried out. We will also review inheritance tax, beneficiaries, and transfer of property ownership. Be sure to give this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Cent…
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When making the largest purchase of your life, there are pitfalls to avoid and important items to keep in mind. For one- there can be advantages of using a local bank over the big-name Internet lenders for your mortgage needs. Also, what are points and why would anyone want to pay points? They can actually benefit you. Tune in to this episode of Th…
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With the current state of the housing market many people think they cannot afford to buy a home, but there are modern and unique mortgage programs available for today’s buyers that weren’t available years ago. Our guests on this show explain great opportunities with little or no money down. Be sure to check out this episode of the Real Estate Round…
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What does waxing, screens, Wi-Fi, and vinyl wraps have in common? You’ve probably never considered anyone of these for this particular part of your home. We will share some fascinating information on how to enhance security, curb appeal & functionality of this section of your home. You don't want to miss this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable w…
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What home improvement has 100% ROI (return on investment)? It’s usually the first thing you see when you pull up to many homes. It has many moving parts, it certainly has its ups and downs, and it requires regular maintenance. And NO, WD-40 is not the answer! Be sure to tune in to this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Rudd…
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Some common sewage misconceptions are: a claim something is flushable or safe for your plumbing system, or when a septic system has not been used for several months it doesn’t need attention. It’s quite the opposite. Hear why on this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate.…
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Are septic system additives good or bad? They may not be the cure all you think they are. They may cause more problems and headaches than you’re willing to bargain for. Just because something can go down the drain doesn’t mean it should! Catch this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate.…
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The time to find out what is and is not covered in your homeowners insurance policy is not after something bad happens. Our guests this weekend explain how to get and be prepared. Also, do you need an umbrella policy? What is an umbrella policy? Why does an umbrella policy matter? To find out give the Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Rud…
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To file a homeowners insurance claim or to not file an insurance claim? That is the question! Will it raise the insurance rates? Will it make you uninsurable? Will it be held against you or the property you’re about to sell? Plus we will also talk about add-ons that are new and available for homeowners insurance policies that are definitely worth t…
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Have you ever dreamt of breaking free from your local utility company by going solar...But immediately dismissed the thought because you figured you couldn't afford it? Well, we have interesting news for you on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate!By Jackie Ruddy
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Financial savings, environmental impact, and energy independence are a few of the benefits of going solar. Join us for this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate, where we talk about how solar IS gaining in popularity, about advantages of both roof- and ground-mounted solar panels, and what it means for your e…
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As we get older, and our health fails, we may need services to assist our living situation which shouldn't burden our children or drain money and assets. Medicare and Social Security only go so far! Hear expert advice on how to shield lifelong savings on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate.…
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Has your family gone through a situation where an older family member needed long-term care at home or at a facility, but was unable to handle the financial responsibility to do so? On this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate, we talk about how to protect their property and assets, and live without the worry…
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Most homeowners said if they renovated they would do so for comfort. More than half said they would renovate to update their functionality and just under half said they would like to change the style. The top features current homeowners will change, include flooring, kitchen cabinets, kitchen counters, bathroom tile, and the bathroom vanity. Join t…
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If you are planning on doing home renovations there is so much to think about and to consider; not only the project itself, but who you choose to complete the project, their qualifications, their experience, licenses, insurance, and of course the cost. Don’t let the work begin without getting everything in writing. We will explain more on this epis…
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When life changes and you have a house full of contents to move, sell or donate but you don't know where to turn , where to start or who to talk to to help you through this situation. There is an answer & we have it on this episode of the Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate.…
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What is the sandwich generation? Are you in the sandwich generation-dealing with raising children & agents parents who need to downsize, right-size &/or organize but you don't have the time or the resources to help them or to do it right? Then you need to tune in to the Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate to hear solutions…
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Are you planning on selling your home? If so, maybe you should get a home inspection before you put it on the market. Check out this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate to find out what you can expect in the home inspection process, head off the surprises, make the repairs, and ensure a smooth negotiation pr…
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On a new home purchase, you receive a home construction warranty, or a certificate of occupancy, and/or a completed seller's disclosure...and that's all well and good, but they should NOT be a substitute for a thorough home inspection by a professional home inspector. Not all home inspectors are created equal. Some are more qualified than others, a…
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How is PPL incorporating advanced technology to keep their employees and customers safer and connected to the grid 99.9% of the time? It is the ONLY utility company in the U.S. that has EVERY circuit connected to SmartGrid technology. Find out what all of this means - and how it benefits YOU - on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Cent…
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Would YOU like to know how to combat the high cost of electricity? What is Operation HELP? What is WRAP? How about OnTrack?...or LIHEAP? Our guest on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate explains how to qualify for these programs to lower energy costs.By Jackie Ruddy
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Lithium-Ion batteries are everywhere, and there are many dangers. How can you tell if you have a potential problem on your hands? What to look for...Where should you store them...and where shouldn't they be stored? Our guest on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate covers all of this, and more!…
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Most people are trying to save money these days, and there's sometimes the temptation to skimp when it comes to purchasing things like phone chargers, Christmas lights, extension cords...and some are even turning to non-traditional ways of heating the home. What do all of these things have in common? We share important information on this episode o…
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The kitchen "retro look" is here, and it's growing (so is the kitchen island)! Also...Open-concept living has evolved. Plus, there's a correct way to light a room, and it involves layers. We explain it all on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate.By Jackie Ruddy
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