Truth or Comfort

Brandon Shimizu / Market Predictions

An episode of Truth or Comfort

By John Trautman
Join John Trautman from Real Estate Knowledge Institute as he sits down with experienced investors and discusses various topics centered around real estate investing.
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John and REKI team member and real estate investor Brandon discuss lending and predictions on the fed.
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