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The Shawn & Matt Show

Each week, Shawn Battle and Matt Leighton talk real estate live on facebook, instagram and the show is recorded for our youtube channel. Check out all of the videos about local and national real estate topics below!


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about Lennar Homes, Zillow's 2024 real estate forecast, and Bradley Beal's $10M Bethesda home. Articles Lennar Homes Fixed Rate of 4.25% Mortgage Rate https://www.lennar.com/new-homes/colorado/denver/promo/coslen_national_year_end_sales_event ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about Roam Mortgage, condo boards selling out to developers, and a 17,000 square foot Florida mansion for $5.5M. Articles Roam Mortgage https://www.withroam.com/ Roam Mortgage Properties in Atlanta https://www.withroam.com/maps/atlanta New ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about Anywhere paying $84M to settle the commission lawsuit, offer deadlines on Zillow, and a $25M McLean Gold Coast estate. Articles Anywhere reaches settlements in landmark commission lawsuits https://www.realestatenews.com/2023/09/05/anywh ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about the President of the National Association of Realtors being forced to resign, the NYC Airbnb ban, and a $68M Colorado estate. Articles NAR President Kenny Parcell resigns after NYT exposé https://www.inman.com/2023/08/28/nar-president- ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about Zillow's 1% down payment mortgage program, a new build-to-rent housing community, and a $15M Dark Chalet mansion in Utah. Articles Zillow Home Loans offers a 1% down payment option, opening homeownership to more borrowers https://zillow ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about an MLS ransomware attack, real estate investors targeting Maui fire victims, and Jeff Bezos' $65M billionaire bunker purchase. Articles Real estate markets scramble following cyberattack on listings provider https://arstechnica.com/sec ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about how 80% of people think it's a bad time to buy a house, WeWork's downfall, and a $4.9M AL waterfront castle. Articles Over 80% of Americans think it's a bad time to buy a house https://finance.yahoo.com/news/over-80-americans-think-bad ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about a Realtor being fined $15k for getting caught on camera, Zillow Listing Showcase, and a $400k Maine house on an island. Articles Realtor accused of sipping milk from seller’s fridge fined over $15K and suspended from job https://nypo ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk new HOA loophole, long commute vs low interest rate, and a $750k Calabasas mobile home. Articles HOA Loophole https://www.facebook.com/todd.condron.1/posts/pfbid0UMuWgfdGTYhAzykxNkPNHQNe5ShCJwzkoYdewdw6B8VMNvuuGKMq43pxJCHacHGtl Long commute ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk 0% buyer's agent commission, Barbiecore, and a wall in Georgetown for $50k. Articles Doll Up Your Decor: 10 ‘Barbiecore’ Home Accessories Experts Can’t Get Enough Of https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/10-barbiecore-home-acc ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk Broyhill Mansion into 36 Expanded Housing Options (EHO) apartments, listing preparation secrets, and a $43M Orange County beachfront villa. Articles Arlington's Broyhill Mansion Listed For $10M With New Zoning In Effect https://patch.com/vir ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk Arlington Expanded Housing Options, pandemic buyers are now sellers, and a revolving house in San Diego for sale for $5.3M. Articles More than a dozen Missing Middle permit applications are in the works so far https://www.arlnow.com/2023/07/ ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk selling as-is versus selling to an investor, a builder delivers the wrong floor plan, and a Malibu 'Wave House' for $60M. Articles Is there a difference between selling as-is with a realtor, vs. selling to an investor? https://www.reddit.com/ ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk Department of Justice vs the National Association of Realtors, the Arizona water shortage that is putting a halt to new construction houses, and an apartment in a bridge for $225,000. Articles DOJ: NAR commission and pocket listing investiga ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk Swimply, Home Depot's new $44k house, and a Glass Ladies house for $6.2M. Articles In one suburb, a backlash against homeowners renting out private pools https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/05/28/swimply-montgomery-county-pool/ Rent ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk Rocket Mortgage's new 1% down payment program, how many Realtors are quitting, and a North Carolina castle for $2.5 million. Articles ONE+ By Rocket Mortgage® Is A 1% Down Payment Option https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/one-plus NAR's ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about what it takes to win the house in this market, a tiny home community, and the Succession mansion is for sale for $55M. Articles Tiny homes on small lots popping up in San Antonio area https://sanantonioreport.org/converse-tiny-homes-sm ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk about inventory levels, US controlling land near military bases, and Drake's $88M mansion for sale. Articles The 6% Effect Makes For a Cooler Spring Market in the DC Area https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_6_effect_makes_for_a_cooler ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk title insurance, if homeownership is overrated, and a saxophone house for $2M. Articles Mass. real estate lawyers must disclose pay from title insurance to homebuyers https://www.wbur.org/news/2023/04/27/massachusetts-real-estate-lawyers-eth ...


In this episode, Shawn and Matt talk doorknocking, dispensaries, and a narrow house for $200k. Articles After Ralph Yarl, it's time to retire door-knocking once and for all https://www.inman.com/2023/04/20/after-ralph-yarl-its-time-to-retire-door-knocking-once-and-for-all/ Mos ...