Condo Vultures® Strategies For Miami Real Estate Investing

Condo Vultures® Strategies For Miami Real Estate Investing

By peter zalewski
The CondoVultures.com podcast is focused on identifying buying opportunities and implementing strategies in the volatile South Florida condo markets of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Peter Zalewski, the host of this podcast, is a former financial journalist who now works as a Miami real estate broker, Wall Street analyst and expert witness. This podcast is not authorized by the real estate industry and will probably annoy many of the industry’s talking heads. The CondoVultures.com podcast is all about straight talk and will include salty language that could be offensive to some.
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Are Miami's Hard-Money Lenders Tightening Their Financing Terms In The COVID-19 Pandemic Era?
In episode 10, the first two segments of the podcast feature Alexis "Alex" Agopian - partner and founder of A & S Capital in the Miami suburb of Aventura - discusses how private lenders - also known as Hard-Money Lenders - are tightening their financing terms in South Florida in the COVID-19 pandemic era.   In segments three and four, Condo Vultures® podcast host Peter Zalewski discusses the latest real estate news with former journalists John Fakler and Oscar Musibay, who is now a partner at Influence Communications in Miami. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:30:53
June 3, 2020
Is This The Moment For Flippers To Buy Residential Real Estate In South Florida?
In episode 9, the first two segments of the podcast feature Viju Koottungal and Jim Pamplin - owners of the Dade Real Estate Investors Association (DREIA) - discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of buying South Florida real estate during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In segments three and four, Condo Vultures podcast host Peter Zalewski discusses the latest real estate news with former journalists John Fakler and Oscar Musibay, who is now a partner at Influence Communications in Miami. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:39:55
May 28, 2020
Should Condo Investors Rely On Local News Reports When Purchasing In South Florida?
In episode 8, the first segment of the podcast features Hugo Ottolenghi - a former newspaper editor who is currently a university instructor and a public relations consultant in South Florida - discusses changes in the journalism industry.  In segment two, Ottolenghi  discusses techniques for vetting news reports and offers recommendations for collecting actionable real estate information.  In segment three, Condo Vultures podcast host Peter Zalewski discusses the latest real estate news with former journalists John Fakler and Oscar Musibay, who is now a partner at Influence Communications in Miami.  In segment four, Zalewski, Fakler and Musibay read and discuss audience comments. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:47:06
May 20, 2020
Are Condo Inspections The Key To Negotiating Lower Prices And Better Terms For Buyers?
In episode 7, the first segment of the podcast features veteran home inspector Chuck Patten - Owner of Inspections Plus Inc in Pembroke Pines, Fla. - discussing the basics of home inspections, the training necessary to be licensed and how buyers use inspection results to renegotiate purchase contracts - with lower prices and better terms - for South Florida real estate. In segment two, Patten discuss keys to spotting a problem in residential properties and construction quality during the search process. Patten also shares stories about some of the memorable situations that he has experienced while inspecting properties in South Florida. In segments three and four, former journalists Oscar Musibay of Influence Communications and John Fakler discuss the latest real estate news with host Peter Zalewski. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:36:34
May 13, 2020
Is South Florida’s Multifamily Market In Trouble As Renters Default And Financing Tightens?
In episode 6, the first segment of the podcast features investor and property manager Daniel Jaramillo - CEO of Strategic Properties in Greater Downtown Miami - discussing how his firm grew its portfolio to 2,700 rental units in less that 20 years. Jaramillo’s firm owns and manages 1,000 of its own units and manages an additional 1,700 units for clients.  In segment two, Jaramillo discusses the challenges of collecting rents, utilizing the U.S. Section 8 program, obtaining financing in a changing lending market and selling units during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In segment three, former journalists Oscar Musibay of Influence Communications and John Fakler discuss the latest real estate news with host Peter Zalewski. Part of the roundtable discussion includes reference to a virtual webinar that Zalewski did with Stuart Elliott, the Editor-In-Chief of The Real Deal.  In segment four, Zalewski, Musibay and Fakler respond to comments submitted by listeners regarding previous episodes. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:49:50
May 6, 2020
Is Litigation Necessary To Collect On Business Interruption Insurance During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
In episode 5, the first segment of the podcast features attorney Benjamin R. Alvarez - founding partner of Alvarez, Feltman, Da Silva & Costa - explaining the purpose of business interruption insurance and how it is used to protect companies in situations where organizations can not operate for no fault of their own. In segment two, Alvarez discusses the challenges of getting insurance companies to pay a claim and the information necessary to proceed through the process during the pandemic. Alvarez also provides insight into the litigation process in the situations where insurers refuse to pay and what businesses can do to improve their chances of being paid. In segment three, former journalists Oscar Musibay of Influence Communications and John Fakler discuss the latest real estate news with host Peter Zalewski. In segment four, Zalewski, Musibay and Fakler respond to comments submitted by listeners regarding previous episodes. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:27:13
April 29, 2020
Are South Florida Condo Deals Actually Closing During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
In episode 4, the first segment of the podcast features Clarita Rosa of Stewart Title in Coral Gables explaining the purpose of a real estate title in Florida and how it is used to protect all parties involved including a buyer and a lender. In segment two, Rosa discusses the challenges of completing a real estate transaction during the epidemic due to social distancing. Rosa also provides insight into deal flow for 2020 and beyond based on conversations with Realtors and lenders. In segment three, former journalists Oscar Musibay of Influence Communications and John Fakler discuss the latest real estate news with host Peter Zalewski. In segment four, Zalewski, Musibay and Fakler respond to comments submitted by listeners regarding previous episodes. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:41:35
April 22, 2020
Have Lenders Turned Off The Financing Spigot For The South Florida Condo Market?
For the third episode of the Condo Vultures podcast, longtime mortgage broker and private lender Grant Stern of Morningside Mortgage discusses financing a South Florida condo in the COVID-19 world. For the first two segments of this episode, Stern - who financed South Florida condos for nearly 20 years - compares and contrasts the finance environment today during this pandemic with the Great Recession. Segment 3 of this podcast features a roundtable discussion of the latest South Florida real estate news with former real estate report Oscar Musibay and former white-collar crime reporter John Fakler. The episode ends with a discussion of comments received from listeners. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:49:02
April 16, 2020
Former Miami Real Estate Journalist Assesses Fallout From COVID-19 On South Florida’s Condo Market
Former real estate journalist Oscar Musibay - who wrote for the Miami Herald, Associated Press, Miami New Times, Miami Daily Business Review and South Florida Business Journal - provides insight into what the South Florida condo market and tri-county economy are likely to experience up until - and after - the U.S. financial system reopens. Musibay describes the strategies that local businesses are adopting to get through the crisis and what it can mean for real estate investors looking to transact. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:28:13
April 9, 2020
CondoVultures.com Inaugural Podcast Featuring South Florida Real Estate Expert Peter Zalewski.
In this first episode, host Peter Zalewski provides an overview about the objectives of the podcast, his extensive real estate experience and insider tips about the South Florida condo market. This series is sure to become a must-hear podcast for serious real estate investors and professionals. For more information, please visit: CondoVultures.com or call 305.865.5859. To send a comment, please email the podcast at Inquiry@CondoVultures.com
1:11:34
April 1, 2020