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Our San Gabriel Valley

Our San Gabriel Valley

By Sebastian and Salud Marroquin

This podcast is for anyone who has a growth mindset, is passionate about self-development, and is interested in building wealth through real estate- while enjoying a balanced life of work and play. We look forward to sharing our journey as a married couple and business partners in the hopes of giving you unique industry insights, home buying and selling tips, and highlighting our favorite spots and things to do in and around Our San Gabriel Valley.
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EP. 8 | Buying Rental Property One Primary Home At a Time

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EP. 12 | A Beginner's Guide to ADU's
EP. 12 | A Beginner's Guide to ADU's
It's been all about ADU's in the real estate world for a while! What is an ADU? Who is building them? Where are they building them? And why?  In this episode Sebastian will guide you on how to get started with the process of building an ADU, discuss the costs associated with it, and tell you why it's important you make sure you hire the right people for the job.  Thanks for listening! Featured: Whole Note Music Academy https://www.instagram.com/wholenotemusicacademy/ You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
26:47
March 15, 2021
EP. 11 | PCC Seminar | (INTRO) Rental Property & Building Wealth
EP. 11 | PCC Seminar | (INTRO) Rental Property & Building Wealth
This is a short snippet from Sebastian's Rental Property & Building Wealth class at Pasadena City College, Pasadena CA. This seminar is usually 3 hours long and is jam packed with so much great information that we thought it would be a good idea to share some nuggets from it with the podcast! In this episode Sebastian will discuss the concept of cashflow vs. appreciation, the concept of your freedom number, the Stack Method, the BRRRR Method, and share some valuable insights on  the current real estate market. Thanks for listening! Featured: Kicks for Kids https://oursangabrielvalley.com/kicks-for-kids/ You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
24:42
February 22, 2021
EP. 10 | Not-So-Obvious Things to Look Out for When Looking at Homes
EP. 10 | Not-So-Obvious Things to Look Out for When Looking at Homes
When you begin your home search and start looking at homes with your Realtor it's important to have a keen eye and know what specific things are important to observe and asses that if overlooked, could be costly to fix. This is not meant to replace a thorough general home inspection by a licensed home inspector; this is what to look out for before you even submit an offer. As a first-time home buyer you may not have the experience or know-how to know what specifically to look for but fear not, we've got you covered in this episode. In this episode Salud and Sebastian will discuss several things to look out for when looking at homes.  Thanks for listening! Featured Business: Sierra Madre Pet Grooming and Spa https://www.instagram.com/sierramadrepetgroomingspa/ You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
24:28
February 15, 2021
EP. 9 | To Solar or Not To Solar? Pros & Cons of Solar Panel Systems
EP. 9 | To Solar or Not To Solar? Pros & Cons of Solar Panel Systems
Climate change has been a hot topic (pun intended) for quite some time. You may have seen recent documentary films about it and it was even a big topic of debate in our presidential election last year. And in our line of work, we often get asked the solar panel question when helping our clients buy or sell-  and that is whether or not we think it is a good idea to install solar panels or buy a home with solar panels. Put simply, the question is- to solar or not to solar? In this episode Salud and Sebastian will discuss the pros and cons of solar system panels, in their experience. Thanks for listening! Featured: Kicks for Kids https://oursangabrielvalley.com/kicks-for-kids/ You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
27:30
February 08, 2021
EP. 8 | Buying Rental Property One Primary Home At a Time
EP. 8 | Buying Rental Property One Primary Home At a Time
As a real estate agent, I talk to a lot of local home owners as I prospect for off-market homes for our Buyers. Most of the time they express not wanting to sell but are interested in buying. What's holding them back is the perception that they'd have to dish out a 20-25% down payment on a second mortgage.  In this episode Sebastian shares some great advice on how to navigate buying rental property one primary home at a time. Thanks for listening! Featured local business: Mediterranean Cafe http://www.kokosmediterraneancafe.com You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
09:26
February 01, 2021
EP. 7 | Entrepreneur Life: Giving Yourself Permission to Rest
EP. 7 | Entrepreneur Life: Giving Yourself Permission to Rest
Our lives are so busy, between work, family responsibilities, and social obligations it's hard to squeeze in any time at all that isn’t programmed for maximum productivity, yet it turns out that there are significant advantages to doing absolutely nothing.  In this episode, Salud chats with you about why doing nothing is important as well as shares her personal experience with stillness and how it's improved her life. Thanks for listening! Featured local business: ETNYKO Mexican Boho @etnyko You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
10:33
January 25, 2021
EP. 6 | Saving Money Hacks: Tips on How to Save to Buy Your Dream Home
EP. 6 | Saving Money Hacks: Tips on How to Save to Buy Your Dream Home
So you have a goal to buy your dream home, maybe a car, or a big trip...but you need to save more money. It's definitely not easy, but very doable! If homeownership is your goal, then you are going to need money for a down payment and closing costs. In this episode Sebastian shares his favorite saving money hacks that will help you achieve whatever goal you are saving toward, as well as break down how much money you will potentially need to save if you are in fact saving for a new home sweet home. Thanks for listening! Featured local business: ETNYKO Mexican Boho @etnyko You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
16:16
January 18, 2021
EP. 5 | Why You Shouldn't Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Buying a Home
EP. 5 | Why You Shouldn't Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Buying a Home
This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers but the lack of homes for sale makes finding a home to buy today challenging. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as we approach the end of the year, but that could be a big mistake for many hopeful house hunters.  In this episode Salud and Sebastian will discuss why waiting may not be the best option. Thanks for listening! Featured local business: KETCHEF www.ketchef.com You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
12:10
January 11, 2021
EP.4 | How to Deal + Thrive: Tips on Working from Home w/Your Significant Other
EP.4 | How to Deal + Thrive: Tips on Working from Home w/Your Significant Other
This year has forced a lot of us to work from home and I’ve had plenty of conversations with friends and family regarding having to adapt to this new normal that is not normal. Going to work for a lot of us now looks like sharing a dining room table with your significant other, both on your laptops, trying not to interrupt each others Zoom meetings, and falling in the trap of bickering, getting on each others nerves, the list goes on- do you feel me?!  In this episode Salud shares her best tips on how to work from home with your significant other. Thanks for listening! Featured local business: Mamma's Juicery https://www.instagram.com/mammasjuicery/  You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
09:44
January 04, 2021
EP. 3 | Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
EP. 3 | Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
It's that time of year, folks! Time to reflect, assess, and plan for 2021! I am still consistently shocked to hear that so many people are not taking the time to celebrate their wins, assess what went well, assess what didn't go so well, and plan for the new year. Whether you are thinking of starting a business or side hustle, it's extremely important to know how you are making money, where you are spending that money, and if you are saving any of that money, so that you can invest in yourself, invest in your business, and of course- invest in real estate.  In this episode, Sebastian will discuss 3 different categories in business to pay attention as well as share some helpful tips. Thanks for listening! Featured local business: Urban Press Winery https://www.urbanpresswinery.com You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
14:16
December 28, 2020
EP. 2 | #HOMEBUYING101: What Questions Should You Ask a Home Inspector?
EP. 2 | #HOMEBUYING101: What Questions Should You Ask a Home Inspector?
Buying a home is a big deal and not to mention, a big investment. A home inspection is crucial. In this episode we discuss the key questions to ask a home inspector that could potentially save you thousands of dollars. Thanks for listening! You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
14:13
December 21, 2020
EP. 1 | Welcome to our first podcast episode!
EP. 1 | Welcome to our first podcast episode!
Welcome to the Our San Gabriel Valley Podcast with Sebastian & Salud Marroquin! In this episode we will talk about who we are, why we started this podcast, and what we hope to share in future episodes! Thanks for listening! You can follow us on Instagram @oursangabrielvalley Check out our website at www.OurSanGabrielValley.com Questions? Email us at hello@oursangabrielvalley.com
15:18
November 20, 2020