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It’s episode six of the Zing podcast. Pick up some knowledge about home, money and life.

Intro (0:00 – 0:46)

Just like the other five podcasts, this is where we tell you what you’re going to hear.

Common Issues When Buying and Selling a Home, and a Special Radio Drama: The Home Inspector from Hell (0:47 – 19:05)

What are the most common issues people have when buying or selling a home? We’re joined by Doug Gartley, an associate broker with Rocket Homes. Doug discusses why using a professional agent is a good idea and shares lessons learned from 15+ years in the industry. The number one thing Doug has seen that causes problems for home buyers? Not getting preapproved. Find out what other nibbles of knowledge Doug has to share in this great segment. Oh, and then there’s the radio drama. Not sure what else to say about that. You better just listen to it here (or above).

Learning Online (19:06 – 32:15)

You might be surprised to hear this, but there’s more than just baby videos, cat humor and selfies on the Internet. In fact, you can actually learn a thing or two from various Internet resources. Sean and I discuss some places you can go to learn skills that can actually get you some money. I once tried to fix a washing machine from a video online. That didn’t work, but there are lots of things that do work. Check it out and get enlightened. I’m going to learn how to roll sushi and fight six men with my bare hands with karate. It can happen. Listen to segment two here (or above).

Understanding Mortgage Rates (32:16 – 50:36)

Class is in session. It’s Mortgage Rates 101, and the professor is in the house on the mic. That’s right. The legendary Bob Walters, chief economist at Quicken Loans, joins us in a heated engaging discussion about mortgage rates. Where do they come from? Who decides what rates will be every day? Why is the 30-year fixed the most popular loan in the U.S.? Why are ARMs more common in other countries? And what the heck was the quantitative easing program the government just ended? You’ll find out when you listen. Check out segment three here (or above).

Conclusion (50:37 – 52:02)

We end it here and thank the good people who help make the podcast possible. That includes you for listening again this week. Thank you.

And with that, this podcast is in the books. As a reminder, we always want to hear from you. Leave a comment below, or email us at Podcast@QuickenLoans.com with any feedback or topics you’d like to hear on future episodes. From beautiful downtown Detroit, it’s a rap. Bye!

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