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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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Sep 22, 2017

Contractors can’t keep up with the demand for new housing, and one big reason for the bottleneck is a nationwide shortage of construction workers. A new survey shows that contractors are having a very difficult time finding qualified workers, and the situation is getting worse due to immigration issues, and the need for workers in areas hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Associated General Contractors of America conducted a survey with Autodesk, to determine the scope of this shortage, and it doesn’t look good. More than 1,600 contractors participated in the survey, and 70 percent of them said they are having a tough time filling jobs.

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Sep 20, 2017

Business Insider says the Chinese pulled 84% of their overseas property investments globally in the first half of 2017. This is likely the result of the Chinese officials frowning on certain foreign investments that have been attractive to Chinese investors, according to Morgan Stanley. Real estate is of course, on that list... so how might this shift affect the U.S.?

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors said the property market in London is stagnant. According to Morgan Stanley, this could be due to the pullback of Chinese buyers. The investment firm says, “Over half the investment in London over the past year has come from Asian investors, and only 15% from the U.K.”

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Sep 19, 2017

The chance of a recession is rising, according to a new Zillow survey. Real estate economists and other experts surveyed say there’s a 52% chance of recession by the end of 2019 and a 73% chance of recession by the end of 2020. But these experts agree it would happen for entirely different reasons than the Great Recession of 2008.

Zillow and a company called Pulsenomics surveyed more than a hundred panelists about the risk of a recession as part of a recent Home Price Expectations Survey. And what they feel will trigger the next recession won’t be a banking crisis, or a subprime implosion, but rather a “geopolitical crisis”.

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Sep 18, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have a new HUD Deputy Secretary, a reprieve for the National Flood Insurance Program, and a new “snooze button” feature on Facebook.

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Sep 15, 2017

It’s the first time in U.S. history that the national debt has passed the $20 trillion dollar mark. It zoomed past that milestone September 8th when President Trump signed legislation that suspended the debt ceiling for three months. By lifting that limit, the federal government is able to provide $15 billion for hurricane relief, but it also kicks the can down the road, for a debt ceiling standoff and possible government shutdown.

Republicans were stunned by the deal. Democratic leaders had proposed the idea, and the President quickly accepted it, despite objections from his own Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The Treasury Department has been resorting to so-called “extraordinary measures” to avoid meet its obligations under the previous debt ceiling, but once it was lifted, it was able to start borrowing money again immediately. That quickly pushed the national debt up another $317 billion dollars, with no upper limit through December 8th.

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Sep 13, 2017

Amazon has grabbed the attention of cities across North America. The online retail titan is soliciting proposals for a mammoth new “second” corporate headquarters. It won’t be a satellite campus. Amazon says it will be equal to its current Seattle headquarters, and employ as many 50,000 employees. That’s a goldmine for any local economy.

Amazon has created a flurry of excitement and speculation with its request for proposals. City newspapers are blaring the highlights of their own locale, while data analysts are trying to predict which city will carry the Amazon torch.

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Sep 12, 2017

Buying land or real estate in front the path of progress can be highly profitable. And now, we have another indicator that tells us where that path is going.

I’m sure most people would agree that renewable, clean energy sources are are the future, so areas that are adopting these kinds of changes to their energy supplies may have even more plans for redevelopment. That leaves clues for real estate investors who are looking for up and coming markets.

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Sep 11, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... Lenders are lending a hand to hurricane victims, Equifax is reporting a massive data breach, and the old no-tell motels are turning into cool places to stay.

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Sep 8, 2017

Massive flooding in Houston and now hurricanes barreling toward Florida have many homeowners and investors hoping they have the right insurance in place.

Here's how you can protect yourself and your property:

First, it’s your safety that matters most. Many people try to stay in their homes rather than deal with the evacuation process. While it may be a hassle to leave, take caution to protect yourself and your loved ones. These recent storms have been deadly, so get our of harms way.

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said, “Hurricane Irma is a large and dangerous storm, capable of creating widespread damage, and it is crucial for consumers to understand their insurance coverage as they prepare their homes for Irma’s possible impact.”

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Sep 8, 2017

It’s become a regular headline: that it’s low housing inventory that is responsible for fewer sales.  And with slow but steady economic growth, low unemployment, consumer optimism, and strong demand for housing, it seems builders would be scrambling to get new homes on the market, but sales of new inventory is still about a third of what it was in 2005. Both Freddie Mac and Trulia have a few answers on why we don’t have more homes on the market.

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Sep 7, 2017

Damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is leaving homeowners and investors calculating their losses. But for some, there is a potential for gains. While flooded properties are likely to drop in value, real estate experts are predicting that prices and rents will rise in areas that were not affected by the storm.

The experts are basing their estimates on past experience with Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005. A levee failed and the city flooded, leaving many areas under 10 feet of water. More than a million people were displaced immediately after the hurricane, but as many as 600,000 were still unable to return home a month later.

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Sep 6, 2017

The cost of owning a home goes far beyond purchase price, taxes and insurance costs. Since many homeowner costs are hidden or simply unknown, Zillow recently came out with a list of potential costs that every buyer should calculate into their pro forma, especially if they are buying a home for the very first time.

According to Zillow, home buyers pay too much attention to what the mortgage payment might be without adding in all the other expenses. And there are several of them that may not sound like much individually, but they can add up.

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Sep 5, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett disagrees with the latest GDP numbers, Hurricane Harvey could be the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history, and Amazon is helping apartment building owners with package delivery.

Information for this podcast came from Market Watch, CNBC, Reuters, the National Apartment Association blog, and various press releases. We'll have links to all those stories at: NewsForInvestors.com

 

Sep 1, 2017

Demand for rental housing has been rising for the last decade, and it’s not expected to slow down anytime soon. A recent analysis shows there will probably be enough renters to fill whatever developers can put on the market for the next ten years.

The latest research on the long-term outlook for rental apartments was commissioned by the Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association. The analysis shows there’s a shortage of rental apartments to meet the current demand, and that’s creating a huge challenge for the industry going forward.

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Aug 30, 2017
Rainfall from Hurricane Harvey is reportedly the heaviest in history, causing massive flooding in the Houston area. 

President Donald Trump landed in Corpus Christi to meet with local officials and rescue services, but will not visit the hardest-hit parts of Texas.  White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "the President wants to be very cautious about making sure that any activity doesn't disrupt the recovery efforts that are still ongoing.”  The President did say “You’re going to see very rapid action.”
 
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Aug 28, 2017

Need a high-visibility commercial building with an imposing presence and a drive-thru, all at a competitive price? Your local bank may have the answer for you, and it’s not a business loan. As more and more customers do their banking online, physical bank buildings are emptying out their retail spaces and real estate investors are moving in.

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Aug 28, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… Janet Yellen may have sung her swan song, Mr. Cooper will pay your mortgage, and million dollar neighborhoods are on the rise.

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Aug 26, 2017

It’s looking like a win-win situation for both solar power and landfills. Landowners with properties that are too contaminated for development are turning their “brownfields” into “brightfields”, with solar installations. It doesn’t matter if the property is unfit for human use. The only significant requirement is solar exposure in an open area along with access to the power grid, and maybe a few service roads.

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Aug 25, 2017

It’s a niche market that’s getting the attention of investors and developers. The National Association of Home Builders says there’s strong demand in the 55+ housing sector, but when it comes to satisfying that demand, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution.

The association says that builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market rose 11 points in the last quarter, to a reading of 66. It’s also the 13th consecutive quarter that this Housing Market Index, or HMI, has been above 50. So, the housing market for active adults has been showing strength for at least three years. And it’s continuing. The reading is based on a median of 50, so anything above that indicates that more builders feel that conditions are good.

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Aug 23, 2017

Recycled materials are in high demand these days. Instead of demolishing old buildings with a wrecking ball, crews are carefully “deconstructing” them to preserve components that could be used again. You can even find reclaimed materials on display in Home Depot and Lowe’s.

The old method for clearing an obsolete building from a piece of property is to smash it to bits and haul it off to a landfill. Now with developers trying to give their buildings more character, and also trying to meet “LEED” green building standards, used building materials are a hot commodity. Construction Dive writes that deconstruction crews are taking “great pains” to avoid damage to materials like bricks, wood flooring, windows and doors, and other potentially reusable items.

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Aug 22, 2017

It’s a sign that Wall Street investors feel that the single-family rental market is not slowing down. Two of the nation’s biggest SFR landlords are merging to form one landlord goliath. The all stock deal is expected to be good for stockholders, but you may be wondering what effect the merger will have on smaller landlords, tenants, and the single-family rental market as a whole.

The deal was announced as a “merger of equals” on August 10th between Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint, which was formerly known as Colony Starwood. Invitation brings 50,000 SFRs to the table, while Starwood brings 35,000. The combined entity will have 82,000 single-family rentals in 17 markets, and will keep the name Invitation Homes.

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Aug 19, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… we’ll hear about housing bubble fears, which cities are winning the home-building race, and U.S. cities ranking the highest for high-tech.

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Aug 18, 2017

Who says money doesn’t grow on trees! Some environmentally conscious investors are proving that trees actually do produce money. They’re putting their real estate investment dollars into timber. But like any money-making venture, there are both risks and rewards.

Timber investing has typically been limited to large pension funds and institutional investors who have large amount of cash. But there are many more options now for individual investors who see value in timber -- especially in the wake of the financial crisis that has now produced a huge building boom.

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Aug 16, 2017

Home prices are now hitting the bubble level in four of the ten largest metros. And it could be a warning for the rest of the nation.

Data analysis firm CoreLogic releases a monthly report on home prices. The one for June was just released, and it shows a 6.7% year-over-year increase in home prices from June of last year. They are still more than 16% below their peak, but CoreLogic says they’ve risen almost 50% since their lowest level during the downturn.

CoreLogic CEO Frank Martell says the steady rise in prices is due to the tight inventory, and that prices will continue to rise if we don’t solve the housing supply challenge. He says: “Home prices are marching ever higher, up almost 50 percent since the trough in March 2011. With no end to the escalation in sight, affordability is rapidly deteriorating nationally and especially in some key markets.”

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#329 - 10 Overheated Real Estate Markets

Aug 15, 2017

The tiny house movement is turning into an investment opportunity for several forward-thinking entrepreneurs in Colorado. They created a tiny home destination for tourists a few years ago in a tiny town near Boulder that is now turning a profit. And, they are looking for developers and landowners to expand their business model to new locations.

Kenyon Waugh, Stephen Beck, and Jason Malito founded WeeCasa in 2015 with the help of three other investors. They began with $500,000 and 10 tiny homes in Lyons, Colorado. The property now has 22 tiny homes available for rent.

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