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In 2013, Jamie started a radio show called The Jamie Meloni Real Estate show which aired Mondays at Noon on Tampa Bay's 1250 WHNZ. Then on February 2nd, 2015, he launched the 5 day a week live program, That Business Show which aired for two years from 7am to 9am each morning on 1250 WHNZ. In March of 2017, the program moved to an online web based television show and new episodes aired each morning (pre-recorded) at www.ThatBusinessNetwork.Com with Thursdays being The Real Estate Edition of the program. The program was ended in October 2017 but past episodes remain online to listen to. Jamie has interviewed over 1100 different business professionals and has a vast network of contacts across Tampa Bay and the Country as a result of the radio show / podcast and his extensive success in Real Estate sales. Learn more about the show at www.ThatBusinessNetwork.Com!

Buying HUD Homes for $100


At 8am, Chris Krimitsos joined the program. Coming off a very successful event at the iHeart Radio station last night, Chris shares with the audience more about crowdfunding and his documentary “The Messengers” which were the focus of the event yesterday evening. We learn that September 1st is the goal for the completion of the film and then February for the launch of the film. They will begin to send it out to film festivals and hopefully will be picked up by a Film Festival. He is looking to raise $19,900 through crowdfunding and will have the site up on Indigogo by July 1st for those who are willing and able to assist, no matter how small the donation. Check out the documentary online – and please help out with whatever donation you can when the crowd funding site is opened!

Lindsay Grinstead joined the discussion shortly thereafter and is the Founder of Tonic Consulting Group. After graduating from the University of Florida with a BS in Public Relations and Psychology (guess which one she uses most today!), Lindsay moved to San Francisco for fame and fortune in the PR industry. Instead, she discovered the amazing world of experiential marketing and joined Jack Morton Worldwide, starting as low man on the totem pole and growing into an SVP, Sr. Account Director, consistently growing and managing the largest book of business on the West Coast. Clients included eBay, VMware, Charles Schwab, Samsung & T-Mobile. Upon moving back to Tampa last fall, Lindsay decided to take her learnings in the agency world and started a consulting practice – Tonic Consulting Group. Tonic helps marketing agencies grow their top and bottom lines by enhancing both their sales & marketing efforts and improving their operations. Tonic believes that maximum success for any organization is only possible if both the external effort (sales & marketing) and the internal processes (operations) are working at their optimum capability. Lindsay is an expert in LinkedIn marketing too and we touched on that and ways Tonic can help get exposure for your business in the marketplace. Check her out online at or give her a call today at 415-513-3205!

At 8:30, Jamie took control of the program with a discussion on HUD homes. Jamie is a listing broker for HUD, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and has sold over 400 HUD homes in the past 5 years alone. HUD homes are defaulted FHA mortgages and can be found for sale online at HUD insures lenders so if a buyer defaults on a loan, HUD pays back the lender, acquires the home, then resells the home to recoup some of their loss. FHA loans make it possible for buyers to get into homes with little money down, now just 3.5%. Jamie shares with us some of the programs that HUD has available on its “owned” inventory such as $100 down which allows buyers to replace the 3.5% down payment on a home with just $100 (applies to FHA buyers only) and also the Good Neighbor Next Door Program which allows teachers, firefighters and emergency responders to buy HUD homes at 50% off of the appraised value with the condition that you live in it for 3 years. There is a lot to know about HUD homes and Jamie regularly teaches area Realtors on the ins and outs of HUD homes. It’s important as a buyer in the marketplace to work with experienced and trained professional on HUD homes so for any questions, get in touch with Jamie today, or online at!

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