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"matt thornton" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:16 min | 5 months ago

"matt thornton" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"By the time Britney Heatherington and her fiance, Matt Thornton wrote this letter they'd already lost out on six houses. Started with flattery. Finding the right words to describe our feelings as we toward the property has been tough, but to play it simply. We loved it, then played up Britney's local connections. Britney is a Fairless Hills native and excited to put down roots near her childhood home. To sweeten the deal. They offered to rent the house back to the Millers at a discount if their new house wasn't ready in time for closing, And then we also included a couple of pictures from our engagement shoot as well. So we're like, Look how cute we are. It seemed to work. Matt says the Millers accepted their offer for the five bedroom colonial Even though it wasn't the highest. Their Realtor indicated as much I mean, it was, she said. Specifically, they loved the fact that we were locals and that we knew the area and had a connection. Naming the families on the street that she went to school with. There's a term for love letters like these and the real estate business. Yep. Love letters Amanda Pohlmann has seen a lot of them is a broker with Keller Williams and suburban Cleveland. Especially lately, it's more Prevalent than ever now because there's so little inventory and every buyer once every house, Pullman actually advises against the practice. Just listen to this example and see if you can spot the problem. Oh, we love your house so much, and we can just imagine our kids Running down the staircase that Christmas, the hypothetical writer of that letter revealed to details, religion and familial status that are protected classes under the Fair Housing Act. The others air race, color, sex, national origin and disability. It's illegal for sellers or their agents to discriminate against buyers based on any of those factors. If those factors are revealed in a letter and a cellar relies on that information, there could be a fair housing problem. Brian Greene is v. P for policy advocacy of the National Association of Realtors. Last year, the group warned its members to steer clear of love letters and educate their clients about the risks. Now. I think it's very important to point out that I'm not aware of any federal lawsuit filed anywhere in America, alleging discrimination on the basis of one of these letters. It's also not clear how effective these letters are. Margie Gillespie is a realtor with ReMax components in the Baltimore area, she says the seller could be an investor. They don't have any emotional time whatsoever to the house, and even when sellers are emotionally attached at the end of the day, numbers talk. Sellers will take the highest bit in most cases, try telling that to a would be home buyer after their sixth rejection broker Amanda Pullman tells clients if they're determined to send the letter, don't make it anything about the people. No photos, no descriptions. Just make it about the property or, as with one house she recently sold about the dog was like the dog wrote the letter. The dog had his picture. The dog said he liked the yard. No fair housing issues, and the seller just happened to.

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"matt thornton" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:19 min | 5 months ago

"matt thornton" Discussed on KCRW

"By the time Britney Heatherington and her fiance, Matt Thornton wrote this letter they'd already lost out on six houses. Started with flattery. Finding the right words to describe our feelings as we toward the property has been tough, but to put it simply, we loved it, then played up Britney's local connections. Britney is a Fairless Hills native and excited to put down roots near her childhood home. To sweeten the deal. They offered to rent the house back to the Millers at a discount if their new house wasn't ready in time for closing, And then we also included a couple of pictures from our engagement shoot as well. So we're like, Look how cute we are. Are it seemed to work, Matt says the Miller is accepted their offer for the five bedroom colonial even though it wasn't the highest. Their Realtor indicated as much I mean, it was, she said. Specifically, they loved the fact that we were locals and that we knew the area and had a connection. Naming the families on the street that she went to school with. There's a term for love letters like these in the real estate business. Yep. Love letters Amanda Pohlmann has seen a lot of them is a broker with Keller Williams and suburban Cleveland. Especially lately, it's more Prevalent than ever now because there's so little inventory and every buyer once every house, Pullman actually advises against the practice. Just listen to this example and see if you can spot the problem. Oh, we love your house so much, and we can just imagine our kids Running down the staircase at Christmas. The hypothetical writer of that letter revealed to details, religion and familial status that are protected classes under the Fair Housing Act. The others air race, color, sex, national origin and disability. It's illegal for sellers or their agents to discriminate against buyers based on any of those factors. If those factors are revealed in a letter and a cellar relies on that information, there could be a fair housing problem. Brian Greene is v. P for policy advocacy of the National Association of Realtors. Last year, the group warned its members to steer clear of love letters and educate their clients about the risks. Now. I think it's very important to point out that I'm not aware of any federal lawsuit filed anywhere in America, alleging discrimination on the basis of one of these letters. It's also not clear how effective these letters are. Margie Gillespie is a realtor with ReMax components in the Baltimore area, she says the seller could be an investor. They don't have any emotional time whatsoever to the house, and even when sellers are emotionally attached at the end of the day, numbers talk. Sellers will take the highest bit in most cases, try telling that to a would be home buyer after their sixth rejection broker Amanda Pullman tells clients if they're determined to send the letter, don't make it anything about the people. No photos, no descriptions. Just make it about the property or, as with one house she recently sold about the dog was like the dog wrote the letter. The dog had his picture. The dog said he liked the yard. No fair housing issues, and the seller just happened to be a dog lover. Also.

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"matt thornton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:44 min | 9 months ago

"matt thornton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"All right, State player back with you Here on 7 20 WGN, So wttw is firsthand. Living in poverty. Docuseries is part of the award Winning first had multi platform multi your initiative focusing. On perspectives of people facing critical issues in Chicago to talk about it All. Executive producer Dan Protest joins us on the team. Hartford phone line. Welcome in Dan. Hey there. Thanks for having me. Absolutely. So tell folks a little bit about what this firsthand Syriza programs are all about. Yes, As you mentioned. We look at at social issues, and they beat their firsthand perspectives on social issues. So rather than us having, Mr Announcer man, uh Or an expert weighing in on the subjects. We have human beings who are living these issues day in and day out, and we hear from them about their life experiences and these air really each of these are half hour documentaries following individuals best season who are living in poverty. Last season, we looked at gun violence. And a lot of people were asking me like, Hey, if you're gonna focus on gun violence, why not look at the underlying causes of gun violence, namely poverty, and so I took that to heart, and that's the subject. This time around, and, you know, it's not a half hour documentary of you know people talking about their bills in their car payments, although we certainly hear about that these air, really three dimensional portrait of really interesting, really compelling human beings who really are making it. Despite all the odds say on the subject of poverty is becoming a reality for more Americans. Amid the pandemic, man, This isn't new, You know, I mean the occurrence for 22%. Chicagoans already that already lived below the federal poverty level. Yeah. And in fact, the pandemic is really what ultimately, um, urged me to compelled me toe to take on poverty. Yes, eight million people. Americans sunk into poverty in the last six months of last year. I'm sure many more since then, as a result of this pandemic, And so it's just increasingly an issue that Americans are facing, of course and many Chicago neighborhoods. Poverty has been a day in and day out reality for you know, 50 60 70 years on DSA. We really wanted toe. Look instead of, you know, looking at one of these neighborhoods from 50,000 ft. We wanted toe, see what it looks like from the ground level for first for people who are living through this, For example, Melissa is one of our documentary subject. She's a cashier at Walgreens. You know, we've all probably stood across the counter from someone like her. At some point. She's working a minimum wage job, and we get to see what that It looks like for her when she comes home to her family toe live on $14 an hour. And you know, when you talk about putting a spotlight on all this, and these Chicago wins, it's a 15. Part serious. Five expert video talks you mentioned, six reported stories about a basic income experiments in Chicago costs fees associated with poverty, unique challenges. Community discussions with experts in policy makers. Don't talk about some of the experts that you have on these panels as well. Yes, this exists. That's why we call it a multi platform initiative. You know, we're having events right now. We used to have events and community is now they are virtual because of the pandemic. We have expert talks. So, for example of one of the expert talks is by Ebony Scott. She's with the family Independence Initiative, which is an organization that's implementing some of these basic income experiments, you know relatively well, an old idea that now is kind of seeing the light of day again. Where rather than giving people assistance with strings attached, like snap or WIC. Food benefits. You're just giving people direct cash and Will relying on the good faith of people who know what's best for their families. Instead of telling them what to do with the money, you give them the money. And so, for instance, one of our documentary subjects Patricia is receiving these cash transfers and she has in the short term is using her cash transfers just to kind of survived the pandemic, but then is investing in her husband's meat delivery business, So they used their Their cash assistance to buy a truck for him, which is really instead of him having to rent a truck at $45 a day to make his deliveries now he owns his own truck and that money goes back into his pocket, and his business is really taking off. I mean, again, not just putting the highlighted but also talking about how to get beyond. It is well, so you were also talking about that workforce development or where and what to do. To invest in yourself in the future and even talk about the challenges facing first generation college students, which which is a whole other issue. Yeah, No, I really hope that these air not just like horror stories, because no one wants to watch that. We're really starting to see a hint that solutions through these stories. So this young woman dominatrix is a first generation college student. And there's just a really high dropout rate. There's a lot of barriers to graduation among that population. And so we're starting to see then from one Salgado of city colleges of Chicago starts to hint at how city colleges or community college Just might help these nontraditional college students get a degree and make it in the world. Um, Yeah. Gary, actually, hey, lives up in Zion, Illinois, one of our documentary subjects, and by the way, you can watch out these documentaries starting Monday at Wttw. Dot com slash firsthand Hey, lives up in Zion, which is, you know this post industrial town where there aren't a lot of jobs. You need a car, Tioga the job and you need a job to get a car, which is really kind of this catch 22 that a lot of people living in suburban poverty are dealing with. But in his case the solution turned out to be. Gary had some troubles with the law. Police officer Matt Thornton of the Zion Police Department had arrested him several times and ultimately took him under his wing and has really helped Gary Toe start to make it in the world. Ain't you mentioned Workforce development? There's AH gentleman named Andino in our documentary Serious Who's been a part of this Workforce development program, called Carol, where he gets, you know, they call them hard skills and soft skills. Soft skills like how to write a resume Our interview for a job and he has has this amazing job now doing a deep cleaning of offices and homes, which is really in demand right now and has actually found and this hits another solution has found a job. At Social Enterprise where, um, this deep cleaning company actually gives him shares in the company and it's really a maid beyond you know, his out hourly wage, and it's amazing to hear him talk then about what that means for his daughter that he's not just getting, you know, $14 an hour, but he's also getting shares in the company. And it really starts to cast his future in a new light. Very, very cool. And now you're taking really everything that you've gathered here in all this information. Thing you've learned to put in these docuseries and you've developed discussion guides for schools, libraries, other community organizations to really get the conversation going in Chicago and additionally find some more solutions. Yeah, No, absolutely. We've been doing this for.

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"matt thornton" Discussed on Eu tava l�

Eu tava l�

07:23 min | 1 year ago

"matt thornton" Discussed on Eu tava l�

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"matt thornton" Discussed on Note To Self

Note To Self

02:10 min | 5 years ago

"matt thornton" Discussed on Note To Self

"To self team is jen planet cat aaron jannik a goal and joe florida many thanks to matt thornton for his help this week two no to self is a production of w and why see studios i mean if summer me goodbye okay so listeners hear your name pretty much every week at the end and so because you are in integral member of team thank you are the person on the front lines talking to people on social media making sure that read makes sense on the web mets also producing some episodes to have a favorite but he's thinking of is the year draws to a close in when this reflective mood yeah one that is very near and tears my heart is the lone lean glad upset until so good eat you've without one together and was really the weirdest journey into youtube videos that nobody watches and yet if you want to go to contemplate of space at the end of this year and find the list that we made of these videos like to have like five use schedule now more now so we mind on zach the numbers and while you're online listeners there's another place to shake up no two self radio dot org slash donate the end of the year is here maybe you are in a reflective mood just is we are we would love for you to put that reflective mood to action and please support noticed soft we are part of public radio w and i see studios you could still get the tax deduction you're a first is the deadline for her down assad you supporting us for a little team and he's doing what we do for you.

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