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Don’t get caught off guard by market crashes that can take all your money down with them. And don’t miss out on markets where you can build wealth practically overnight. Real Estate News for Investors with Kathy Fettke is the premiere source for savvy real estate investors who want the edge. Stay up-to-date on new laws, regulations, and economic events that affect real estate. Topics include: market trends, economic analysis that affects housing prices, updates on the best rental markets for investing in single-family rentals or multi-unit rentals, turn-key housing standards, the fate of the highly revered 1031 exchange and other tax law affecting investors, self-directed IRA investing and 401k changes, where rents and property values are rising or falling, flipping risks, new Dodd-Frank rules regarding private lending and financing standards, areas with job losses vs job growth, areas that are overbuilt or over-supplied versus areas with low supply and high demand, and how to avoid real estate scams. We'll bring you the latest reports from organizations like the National Association of Realtors, Realty Trac, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Rent Range, Property Radar, the Norris Group, Peter Schiff, Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Suse Orman, Bigger Pockets, Dave Ramsey and more. And we'll help you interpret the data in terms that make sense for your real estate goals, and portfolio. Grow and protect your wealth by staying on the forefront of economic data analysis, expert opinions, innovative investing strategies and profitable investment opportunities. We'll share all the top real estate news stories and the best trade secrets investors should know in 2016, so you can stay ahead of the curve and make fully informed real estate decisions. Host Kathy Fettke is Co-CEO of the Real Wealth Network, author of Retire Rich with Rentals and host of the Real Wealth Show on iTunes. She brings decades of media and real estate investing experience, offers her own viewpoints on particular topics, and taps into her network of real estate experts for real world news updates created just for investors like you. Get the real news on real estate on The Real Estate News For Investors Show!
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Nov 21, 2017

Home builders in Colorado have opened a free training program to address a massive shortage of construction workers. They launched the Colorado Homebuilding Academy last January which has only about 18 students. But, as CNBC reports: “homebuilders are desperate for all of them.”

The Academy is a non-profit organization that was founded by Denver-based homebuilder Oakwood Homes, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Properties Group. Oakwood’s CEO Patrick Hamill told CNBC that the labor situation is getting worse every single year, and that: “We all know if we don’t do this, we’re not going to have a labor force to meet the needs of our industry.”

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Nov 21, 2017

What if investors’ brains are wired to make the wrong decisions in real estate? A new research paper released by Fidelity International indicates we could be the victims of our own neural connections – at least when it comes to certain built-in biases about how risk, rewards, and geography affect our real estate portfolios.


According to new research from Fidelity International, real estate investors may not be as rational as we might like to think. Their study called, "Addressing built-in biases in real estate investment," applies behavioural psychology to the minds of commercial real estate investors.

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Nov 18, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have a major hotel chain that embraces the Airbnb influence, a growing number of millionaires worldwide, and another step toward a driverless world.

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Nov 17, 2017

As tax experts warn that the tax reform plan might deliver a huge blow to the residential real estate market, there could be some big benefits for commercial property owners. Among those who would benefit are real estate investors who operate as limited liability companies and sellers who want to do a 1031 exchange.

It’s impossible to predict how this tax reform challenge will play out among Congressional Republicans. I just did a podcast on the impact that tax reform might have on home-ownership and the housing industry. Today, I’d like to talk more about what’s on the table for real estate investors.

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Nov 17, 2017

The success of real estate investments tends to go hand-in-hand with job growth. Job growth drives population growth, which drives demand for housing and commercial real estate. 

But what if the nation is facing an across-the-board “threat” to job growth? Some futurists believe that about half of U.S. jobs will be replaced by robots over the next two decades, but we’ll start seeing big changes over the next five years.

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Nov 15, 2017

The news is filled with headlines about tax reform and how that will affect taxpayers, homeowners, the housing market, and the economy in general. There’s already been a huge backlash against the House plan which came out first, and now we have the Senate version to evaluate, which hasn’t caused as much of an uproar -- yet.

The National Association of Realtors has been very vocal about its opposition to the House plan. It had previously warned that it would hurt homeownership -- particularly in states like California where tax benefits are badly needed to help offset high home prices and correspondingly high mortgage payments.

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Nov 14, 2017

A new cell phone app is designed to give real estate agents “piece of mind” when it comes to their personal safety. Licensed agents can use the “Forewarn” app to do a background check on potential buyers and to help determine if it would be safe to meet with them alone on a home tour. According to one media source, the app will help identify opioid addicts who may be looking for prescription drugs inside for-sale homes.

The opioid crisis has reached a point that real estate agents need to worry about addicts in search of a fix. As CNBC reports, they are signing up for home tours so for the sole purpose of raiding the homeowner’s medicine cabinet.

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Nov 13, 2017

With the winter season approaching, property owners and managers should make sure their rentals are ready for some bad weather. Freezing temperatures along with cold rain and snow can create a lot of trouble if you’re not prepared. It’s also a great time to check in with tenants.

Fall is a great time to do some seasonal maintenance before the worst of the weather hits us. If you live in states with freezing temperatures and snow, it’s especially important to prevent the freezing of pipes, faucets, and drains, and the creation of ice dams along the edge of the roof. But there are several things both outside and inside that you should be checking, including how well tenants are maintaining their units.

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Nov 11, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... what Fannie Mae is doing to make it easier to build homes, where homes are the most and least affordable, and the top five latest trends affecting the housing market.

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Nov 10, 2017

We have two news briefs this week. Today’s will cover some of the big news of last week. and tomorrow’s show will cover the big news this week, and there’s lots going on! 

Last week, President Trump names a new Fed Chief, the best and worst rent deals in the nation, and what Airbnb is doing to get around local short-term rental restrictions.

Get the show notes and more at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

 

Nov 10, 2017

Natural disasters have taken a toll on our housing markets these past few months. If it happens again, one leading economist says many markets simply “can’t take the shock” of more losses.


According to CNBC, at least 10,000 homes and buildings have been destroyed by wind, fire, or water just since August of this year. And many of these natural disasters hit areas that already had limited housing inventory.

The country was already struggling with a national labor shortage, and now a lot of the housing supply is expected to further tightened - in areas were there was already a problem.

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Nov 9, 2017

In just a few short weeks, Tesla is making good on a promise to help restore power to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory on September 20th, and caused widespread damage to the island’s electrical grid. Tesla is offering to rebuild that grid with solar power, and is putting words into action with the installation of a solar farm at a children’s hospital.

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Nov 5, 2017

A small country in Europe has become a living laboratory for MIT researchers working on what they call “urban innovation”. They are collaborating with city planners, residents, and local companies to interactively test the effects of urban planning decisions and new technologies like driverless cars and ultra-lightweight three-wheeled autonomous vehicles that are shared and used like bicycles.

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Nov 4, 2017

Baby boomers set the housing market on fire when they came of age, but times have changed, and they are now flocking in droves to an easier lifestyle than one of homeownership. RentCafe looked at Census figures to come up with a snapshot of the renting world, and it found that people 55 years of age and older accounted for a huge increase in the renting population.

 

There was once a stigma associated to renting. Back when the Boomers were first booming, apartments were typically thought of as dingy, undesirable places to live. Younger folks lived in apartments until they could afford to buy their own homes, along with folks who were underemployed or were somehow at odds with society. But new trends in apartment living have changed those perceptions.

 

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Nov 3, 2017

The cannabis industry is booming, as more and more states move to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use. Just the pot market alone is likely to be a $6.5 billion market in just three years, up from $2.76 billion in 2015. That’s a compounded annual rate of 18.5 percent and does not even include associated income streams from real estate, IT and development, or employment.


Real estate investors have a hard time resisting those projected returns, but many do not want to be involved directly in cannabis cultivation or distribution. Fortunately, there are other options that are starting to take off.

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Nov 3, 2017

Driverless cars may seem like a novelty to many of us but almost two dozen companies are racing to get them on the road in the next few years. It’s still a stretch of the imagination to visualize them as a common mode of transportation but if and when that happens, what other changes will that bring? Many people are speculating that autonomous cars will have a big impact on real estate, and how we live our lives.

Business Insider published a ranking of the 18 companies that are most likely to get those cars on the road first, and the one in the lead could make you feel a little nostalgic. Back in 1908, Ford’s Model T became the first mass-produced automobile for the buying public. And now, the Detroit-based automaker is leading the pack with plans to produce a fleet of driverless vehicles for the ride-sharing public by 2021.

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Nov 2, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have a huge surge in new home sales, a new “mortgage merry-go-round” for Millennial home buyers, and a new security system that puts Amazon eyes and ears in your home.

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Oct 25, 2017

Real Wealth Network is hosting it’s first East Coast Property Showcase in Orlando on Nov 4th and on Sunday, we’ll be hosting an income property tour of the area. Check it out: 

https://www.realwealthnetwork.com/first-property-showcase-east-coast/

Why Orlando?

Orlando is bustling with life, population growth, jobs, and a strong retail environment. We’ve heard so much about the demise of brick-and-mortar stores, but it seems that Orlando is bucking that trend as a major Central Florida shopping destination.

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Oct 25, 2017

Zillow is launching what could be a powerful new tool for landlords and property managers. The company describes it as a cloud-based dashboard that will provide real-time consumer data and economic trends for the rental industry.

Zillow introduced its “Rental Inform” platform at a multifamily conference in Miami and released a beta version of it to a small group of real estate marketing professionals at that forum. It didn’t say exactly when it would make the platform available to other groups but expects to do that in the near future.

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Oct 24, 2017

As home prices continue to rise around the country, more and more buyers are considering something many thought they would never see again: adjustable rate mortgages, or ARMs.


ARMs were vilified during and after the housing crash, and many economists and investors today still have a knee-jerk reaction to them. Regardless, ARM's are back in style.


According to an analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance, the number of ARM originations jumped more than 40% between Q1 and Q2 of 2017. It’s not surprising.

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Oct 24, 2017

If you were around a hundred years ago, the idea of ordering a “kit home” was common. You could pick out the style you want from a catalogue and have all the materials delivered to your future doorstep. They were cheap back then, but today, those homes are commanding high prices as a piece of American history.

The Wall Street Journal has an excellent write-up on these vintage kit homes. It reports that a “Martha Washington” style home from Sears located in Washington, D.C., sold for $1.06 million last year. The buyer said of the home: “It was something that made it unique.” He also said of the quality of the home that is was “solidly built.”

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Oct 21, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... a new ranking of hot markets for single-family rentals, a call for better credit agency data security, and a look at what TV characters would have to pay in real-world rents.

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Oct 20, 2017

Our news team at Real Wealth Network loves to hear about the latest high-tech solution to real world problems, and there’s a new one for homebuyers who need help with a down payment. It’s a pilot program that’s based on the crowdfunding concept, along with buyer education, and the generosity of those who want to help out.

CMG Financial out of San Ramon, California, launched this new service with a website called HomeFundMe. It provides a way for prospective homebuyers to raise money for a down payment among family, friends, colleagues, and community members. And there are no fees. HomeFundMe says: “100% of the funds raised go to the recipient.” In other words, the money is considered a “gift” with no investment return for donors.

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Oct 19, 2017

MIT researchers are adding to the debate on rent control with a new paper on the relationship between rent control and crime. While many people feel that rent control keeps people off the streets and away from a life of crime, this study found that by eliminating rent control, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, experienced substantially reduced crime rates along with billions of dollars in benefits to the city.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located in Cambridge, but that’s not why researchers used Cambridge as their study subject. They analyzed Cambridge because the city went through a unique transition from strict rent control rules to a sudden abolishment of the rules in 1995. That gave them information on crime rates and other data before and after the rules were eliminated.

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Oct 18, 2017

Thousands of families and first responders are still dealing with the catastrophic fires in Northern California.  Over 6700 homes and businesses have been burned to the ground in Sonoma and Napa counties to date, along with the dreams of so many people.

Things can be replaced and properties can be rebuilt. The real tragedy is the death toll - 41 people and rising, with still over 60 missing.

Many of our Real Wealth Network members have undoubtedly been affected somehow. If you are someone who’s in need of housing or have housing to offer to someone else, please check out the service Airbnb is offering. If you have a spare bedroom, RV or even tent, you can help. You can also listen to today’s interview on the Real Wealth Show with the COO for the non-profit United Policyholders to see how you can donate.

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