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R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie

R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie

By Team EvoAZ
Matt and Katie here! We are a married couple that has been conquering the world of Real Estate in Phoenix AZ for years together. In this podcast we'll share our lives, our experience and wisdom. Enjoy!


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Should I Invest in Rental Homes in Phoenix?
It's a great question and Matt and Katie, Phoenix Landlords for the past 8 years, offer advice and stats during this episode.  We share a few of our "landlord hacks".  Enjoy!  Here's the link on price point vs interest rate that Katie mentions during this episode: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DH4MOoWgf1SRkvIRIMtBx6Vz3hRNS9cR/view?usp=sharing Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: Find Arizona Real Estate Deals Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: Thinking about a Career in Real Estate? Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 11
23:37
August 5, 2021
Phoenix Housing - Real Estate Market Update, July 2021
Ryan is back again with Katie and Matt and we touched on interest rates, local inventory levels, some relaxed guidelines specifically for FHA and the "housing bubble" that some seem to be worried about. Lots of great info here especially if you are looking to buy or sell here in the Phoenix area anytime soon.   Here's the article that Katie references from Keeping Current Matters: https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2021/07/20/3-charts-that-show-this-isnt-a-housing-bubble/ Contact Ryan at (480) 635-3035 - and make sure you tell him you found him here. Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 10
19:33
July 23, 2021
Phoenix Housing - Real Estate Market Update, June 2021
Matt and Katie talk with Buyers Agent, Alex Darugar on current market conditions, buyer competition level, inventory levels and offer advice to current and future homeowners considering entering the market. Ryan with Waterstone Mortgage couldn’t be with us today but you can still contact Ryan for any lending needs at (480) 635-3035...and make sure you tell him you found him here.  Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2   Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229   Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 9
24:44
June 25, 2021
How to Buy a New Build Home in the Phoenix, AZ Area
It's Katie, Matt and JD, AKA The New Build Ninja! Listen as they take us through the steps of buying a new build home in the Phoenix area, what it's like right now to buy a new build (recorded in June of 2021) and what buyers should expect and prepare for before taking the plunge Connect with Jen (JD) at: (480) 707-7554 Here's her super ninja new build search tool: New Homes from Jennifer Duncan Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty 🏠 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 8. Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty.
25:46
June 10, 2021
Phoenix Housing - Real Estate Market Update, May 2021
It's that dynamic trio, Ryan, Katie and Matt, back again talking about interest rates, market predictions, current indicators and experiences, the ARMLS report and a new bill that could benefit our frontline workers. Contact Ryan at (480) 635-3035 - and make sure you tell him you found him here. Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 7
26:44
May 27, 2021
Be a Strong Homebuyer in Phoenix AZ with this Secret Weapon
Alex joins us again to update us on what's currently working to secure homes for homebuyers in the Phoenix area. We discuss several provisions to add to the purchase contract and also describe the "secret weapon" that some of our buyers are using to eliminate contingent offers even if they are contingent. It's a new program and it's pretty cool! Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 6
28:01
May 13, 2021
Phoenix Housing - Real Estate Market Update, April 2021
Ryan is back again with Katie and Matt and we touched not only on interest rates, market news and inventory levels but also something new that is coming down from the current administration to help our first time buyers (that haven't owned for at least three years). This will be huge for those struggling to secure a home in this very popular price point. Contact Ryan at (480) 635-3035 - and make sure you tell him you found him here. Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 5
26:23
April 29, 2021
What it's really like for Home Buyers in Phoenix AZ right now (April 2021)
What's really happening for Home Buyers in the Phoenix AZ area right now? What's it like? What should they know? What should they be preparing for? Also, we discuss the reality of working with iBuyers for home sellers. This is a show you won't want to miss especially if you are in the market or considering getting into it. Connect with Alex at: 480-442-5743 Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 4
25:09
April 15, 2021
Phoenix Housing Market, March 2021
Ryan is back again with Katie and Matt talking about interest rate predictions and what impact that actually has on affordability. We also touched on a few things that will affect AZ's economy as well as a popular grant program that is back for only three months and more... Here's a copy of the slide showing the target areas for the program Ryan mentions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_7R25mPtd7larcQ7xWJwzxlaakDbubH4/view?usp=sharing Contact Ryan at (480) 635-3035 - and make sure you tell him you found him here. Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 3
27:21
April 2, 2021
Appraisal Talk in a Sellers Market with Gabe from Firebird Appraisals
What can sellers do to their homes now to achieve max value? How do appraisers handle unpermitted additions? How much does a pool or a cul-de-sac lot add to the value of a home? What can sellers and their agents do to prepare for the appraiser? Get the answers to all of these questions and more with Matt, Katie, Ryan and Gabe from Firebird appraisals Connect with Gabe at: gabe@firebirdappraisals.com Contact Ryan at (480) 635-3035 - and make sure you tell him you found him here. Connect with Matt and Katie at: 480-250-0023 or EvoAZ.com Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 2
30:35
March 18, 2021
Phoenix Housing Market Update, March 2021
Matt and Katie chat with Ryan again for our monthly housing update and we shared some really interesting stats.  Do you know that Phoenix is now the leader in the country for eviction fillings?  What does that mean?  For buyers looking to get into this current market...What is important to know? What are rates doing?  How about prices and inventory levels?  Learn this and more in this month's episode! Contact Ryan at (480) 635-3035 - and make sure you tell him you found him here. Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 3, Episode 1
31:12
March 4, 2021
Phoenix Housing Market in February 2021
Matt and Katie chat with Ryan again for our monthly housing update and we discussed a ton of stuff, people!  We talked about the 2006 to 2010 market in Phoenix and compared it to this market.  How many active foreclosure filings do we have right now?  What about this $15,000 credit to buyers?  What areas of town to keep an eye on and more...  Contact Ryan at (480) 635-3035 - and make sure you tell him you found him here. Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 15
29:24
February 12, 2021
Save your Sewer Pipes with Toby of NuFlow Phoenix
It's one of the major systems of your home but how often do you really think about it?  Probably not until you come home to some clogs or, even worse, backed up sewage in your home.  Katie and Matt talk with Toby of NuFlow Phoenix about his alternative, cost effective solution to digging up all of your pipes... oh the anxiety when we think about how big of a job that is, not to mention replacement costs!!  If you've never learned about sewer pipe care and you're a homeowner or about to be, now is the time. Contact Toby at (480) 909-8134 or visit https://nuflowphoenix.com They work with homeowners in the Greater Phoenix area and Tucson, AZ. Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 14
28:41
January 29, 2021
Phoenix Housing Market at the start of 2021
What's going on with mortgage rates and inventory levels? What are the projections for 2021? Why is Phoenix performing differently than other areas of the country and what should home buyers keep in mind? Contact Ryan at (480) 635-3035 - and make sure you tell him you found him here. Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 13
30:39
January 15, 2021
The AZ Buyers Advisory Explained
What should a buyer investigate before buying a home and why?  Why is this 13 page document arguably the most important document that you should review word for word before buying a home in AZ?  Katie, Matt and Alex explain why in this episode. Download a copy of the Buyers Advisory here: https://www.aaronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/11/Buyer-Advisory-Revised-July-2020-1.pdf Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate? Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 12
26:07
December 18, 2020
Phoenix Housing Market Update as we near the End of 2020
Where are mortgage rates right now and where are they going? What's going to happen when the unemployment stimulus ends at the end of December? Are home prices expected to drop here in the Valley of the Sun? Katie and Matt talk with Ryan Gilliam with Waterstone Mortgage in this months Phoenix AZ Housing market update. Follow Ryan here: https://www.facebook.com/thegilliamteam Search Phoenix and surrounding area homes on our "good deals" page: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2 Thinking about a career in real estate?  Get started here: https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/2770e196e5b776ea4c7bf431e7299229 Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 11
20:22
December 4, 2020
Meet Erika with Top Notch Landscaping, LLC
We talked about the best plants to consider if you're after low maintenance.  We talked about artificial grass...is it hot?  Does it hold pet odor?  We talked about summer and winter grass, what's poisonous and could be lurking in your back yard, what types of veggies do best here in the Phoenix area and more...  Follow Erika at: https://www.facebook.com/TopNotchLandscapingLLC/ Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 10 https://www.evoaz.com/ https://www.facebook.com/teamevoaz/posts/4117511458275621
29:18
November 20, 2020
Phoenix AZ Housing Market Post Elections
How will the elections affect our housing market?  How long are these low mortgage rates expected to last?  Will there be a massive amount of foreclosures coming to our market? Katie and Matt talk with Ryan Gilliam with Waterstone Mortgage in this months Phoenix AZ Housing market update. Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty  Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 9 https://www.evoaz.com/
32:48
November 6, 2020
Talkin’ bout the creepy stuff like scorpions, spiders and termites and what to do about them.
Katie and Matt talk with Holly Parker of Creepy Crawly Pest Control in Tempe AZ.  We learned a TON about termite inspections, termite damage, scorpion prevention, ants and more. Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty  Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 8
27:49
October 23, 2020
The Current Phoenix Housing Market Conditions and the areas that are Poppin’
Katie, Alex and Jax talk about what is going on in the Phoenix housing market.  What’s the hottest price point?  What are the hottest areas?  What’s happening to buyers and sellers out there right now?  What should buyers and sellers know?   Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty  Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea! R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 7
43:35
October 8, 2020
The Many Types of Home Inspections for Home Buyers
R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 6  The Many Types of Home Inspections for Home Buyers Wait, what?!!  There are more than just one?  You just call up a general inspector and you’re all good, right?  …No?   That’s right…a general inspector is great and always recommended but did you know there are several other inspections that home buyers should be aware of? Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty  Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea!
39:26
September 24, 2020
Avoiding a Double Move when Buying a Home
Avoiding a Double Move when Buying a Home Have you ever thought… “Gee, I’d love to move but I have to sell my home in order to buy another and I don’t want to move twice.” Matt and Katie talk with Ryan Gilliam - Waterstone Mortgage on how we help our buyers and sellers avoid a double move! Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty
22:45
August 27, 2020
Navigating the rental mess in Phoenix AZ as a tenant
We know that housing inventory is low for homebuyers but what about the rental inventory? Where is pricing at these days and how do renters secure a good home for their families? Take this quiz to see if you are ready to buy: https://m.me/teamevoaz?ref=w9862620 R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 4 Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea!
28:40
August 14, 2020
The current “COVID” effect on suburbs and new build homes.
How has COVID 19 affected our suburbs, new build home sales and what’s likely to be the new norm. R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 3 Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea!, We are excited and looking forward to be working with you.
33:18
July 30, 2020
The truth about appraisals in Arizona.
Appraisals can make or break the sale. Do you really know how important they are? Did you know the same house can “appraise” differently depending on the situation? Learn all about that and more with Matt and Katie. R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 2 Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea!
37:50
July 16, 2020
Be the offer that wins in a multiple offer situation.
Be the offer that wins in a multiple offer situation. It’s a jungle out there, peeps! Holy multiple offers! Having trouble landing a home these days in the midst of all the chaos? Here are some tips from the #LamFam. R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie: Season 2, Episode 1 Brought to you by Team EvoAZ at eXp Realty Have a topic you want us to cover? Comment below to share your idea!
39:32
July 2, 2020
We are refinancing our mortgage and here’s why! - Episode 10
It’s the Lamberts from Team EvoAZ with episode 10 of our podcast, R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie. We are refinancing and here’s why! Plus, a quick Phoenix,AZ area market update. Search available homes in the greater Phoenix area here: https://www.teamevoaz.com Get moving resources here: https://www.teamevoaz.com/ask/054155e2fabf9fa916c19651a92c5529
07:41
January 29, 2020
What you need to know when moving to Phoenix Arizona - Episode 9
It’s The Lamberts from Team EvoAZ with episode 9 of their podcast, R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie. Is the heat THAT bad? Do scorpions attack? What about rattle snakes??!! Both originally from New Hampshire, Katie and Matt talk about what you need to know when moving to the Phoenix AZ area. Search available homes in the greater Phoenix area here: https://www.teamevoaz.com Get moving resources here: https://www.teamevoaz.com/ask/054155e2fabf9fa916c19651a92c5529
13:32
January 29, 2020
R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie - Our Disney cruise experience and tips and a little about the current Phoenix AZ market conditions - Episode 8
We just recently returned from an awesome vacation.  Here's our Disney cruise experience and tips and a little about the current Phoenix AZ market conditions in Episode 8 Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/
20:18
January 29, 2020
R.E.A.L with Matt and Katie - Why we moved to eXp Realty! - Episode 7
Why we moved to eXp Realty in episode 7. Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/
23:10
January 29, 2020
R.E.A.L with Matt and Katie - Declutter for the New Year! Here are some Tips - Episode 6
Declutter your home, declutter your mind in episode 6. Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/
15:28
January 29, 2020
R.E.A.L with Matt and Katie - How to properly price your Arizona Home - Episode 5
Learn how to properly price your Arizona home in episode 5. Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/
22:24
January 29, 2020
R.E.A.L with Matt and Katie - How we do it and the apps that run our life - Episode 4
In episode four, we share a little about our lives and some of the systems and apps we use between the two of us to keep it all together. Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/
17:43
January 29, 2020
R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie - Buying vs Renting. What to do in this market? - Episode 3
In episode three, we have suggestions on buying vs renting in the current marketing conditions, how we've built our real estate investment portfolio in just a few years and current market conditions in the Phoenix area. Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/
25:15
January 29, 2020
R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie - Getting into the Real Estate Biz! Episode 2
In episode two, we have suggestions on getting into the real estate industry along with tips on things to think about and questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge. Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/
32:45
January 29, 2020
R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie - Who we are and why this isn't 2006! Episode 1
In episode one, learn who we are and why we are doing this.  We also touch a bit on why this real estate market isn't like the market we experienced in 2005/2006. Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/
31:59
January 29, 2020