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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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Jan 18, 2018

California is racing ahead toward its renewable energy goals in record time. Governor Jerry Brown signed a law in 2015 that gave the state until 2030 to produce 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The state is doing so well with solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable sources, lawmakers may push that target a little higher.

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Jan 17, 2018

Homes with energy efficient upgrades paid for through the PACE program may no longer qualify for an FHA loan. The FHA recently reversed its position on support for the PACE program, citing an increased risk of default among the borrowers which poses a risk to the agency’s insurance fund, and a lack of PACE consumer protections.

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Jan 16, 2018

It’s described as one of the “juiciest” lawsuits of 2017 by the Real Deal. The SEC is suing a luxury real estate developer for an alleged $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme that affected more than 8,400 investors. And, the fight for justice and restitution has just begun.

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Jan 15, 2018

The Houston housing market is surging ahead at record speed, despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Association of Realtors says the Harvey setback was much shorter-lived than anticipated and the Houston metro recorded its strongest performance ever last year.

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on August 25th, 2017, with 130 mile-per-hour winds. It battered communities along the coast, damaging more than 200,000 homes. Almost 1,300 of them were destroyed altogether.

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Jan 14, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... cities with amazing job opportunities, a favorite tax deduction take-away, and when you should have more or less credit cards.

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Jan 12, 2018

Deadly mudslides in Southern California are more proof that natural disasters don’t differentiate between the poor and the wealthy. Heavy rains soaked the hillsides of Santa Clara County on January 9th, and caused major devastation in the upscale community of Montecito. 17 people were confirmed dead by the next day with 28 injured and 23 missing. Hundreds of others remained trapped in their homes, waiting for rescue.

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Jan 11, 2018

Dog-friendly rentals are in big demand, and landlords are coming up with some great amenities for their four-legged tenants. But despite the good behavior of most tenants and dogs, some pet owners don’t pick up after their pets. Tenants either don’t see it, or ignore it, and it’s left for the maintenance crew, or worse, someone’s shoe. But fear not! There’s now a way to track down the owner...

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Jan 9, 2018

This is the time we usually set new goals in hopes of achieving greater success in the coming year. But do New Year Resolutions really work?

The idea of a successful life, one that’s not just about making money, can be represented by a “life balance wheel.” If you search for a wellness wheel on the internet, you’ll find many colorful and inspiring images, but the one we will be using today is from the book “Extreme Success” which is written by life coach and my life partner and co-CEO Rich Fettke.

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Jan 9, 2018

Earthquakes have always been a threat in California, and other North American regions. But for people in places like Oklahoma, they were unheard of until a few years ago. Scientists have linked this seismic activity to the oil industry and are working on new ways to detect and control what they are calling “man-made” earthquakes.

A Discovery blog headline reads: “Humans Are Creating the Newest Earthquake Zones in North America.” Earthquakes typically occur in areas where there are active fault zones, but in Oklahoma, there’s hasn’t been any major seismic activity until the more recent method of oil and natural gas extraction called “fracking.”

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Jan 8, 2018

A mortgage servicing company accused of robo-signing foreclosure documents during the housing crisis has agreed to a $45 million dollar settlement. That will compensate victims, and settle a long-standing legal battle between PHH Mortgage Corporation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The settlement involves 49 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and more than 45 state mortgage regulators. There are conflicting reports on which state didn’t take part. One report said New Hampshire. Another report said Colorado.

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Jan 6, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have a new record high for the U.S. housing market, legislation for vacation rental freedom in Florida, and a new Alexa skill that will keep you current on your mortgage.

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Jan 5, 2018

It’s an old warning from the FTC about the use of cryptocurrency. But, it’s just as relevant today as bitcoin and other digital currencies are becoming more popular and are being used without government oversight. Whether you are on the spending, receiving, or investing side of the (digital) coin, you should beware of the risks.

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Jan 4, 2018

Starting this week, new tax rules will usher in the New Year with a big win for residential and commercial real estate investors. It’s still too early to know the full impact of the legislation, but many tax professionals say that real estate investors and other property owners have hit the jackpot.

Experts say it will take months or even years to know the full impact of this bill including the changes in behaviors that the bill will bring about. Here are a few insights on how the new tax rules will benefit both residential and commercial property owners.

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Jan 3, 2018

As we begin a new year, it’s always interesting to take a look at where we were last year at this time. So on today’s show, we’ll take a walk down memory lane - and the stories of 2017 that most affected us as real estate investors. 

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Dec 28, 2017

The Nextdoor social networking site is getting into the real estate business, as it catches the attention of venture capitalists. It’s rolling out a platform for real estate listings that makes it easy for agents to advertise homes for sale, along with their own services, within a particular zip code. The website is moving quickly to expand its reach in general, and just raised another $75 million to reach its goals.

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Dec 27, 2017

Landlords are catering to a whole new kind of tenant. These renters are the ones who “choose” to rent and come with a longer list of requirements. According to a new survey of more than a quarter million renters across the U.S., there are several new trends that landlords need to consider.

As we’ve seen, the number of people who rent has grown significantly since 2011. The Census Bureau says we are seeing an additional 1.7 million renters each year. And many of them won’t settle for the minimum. Instead, they have a growing checklist of the kinds of amenities, features, and services they expect.

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Dec 24, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... the biggest story of the week is the passing of the Tax Reform legislation. We also have the latest on America’s most expensive zip codes, and a new trend for working adults who live in rentals.

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Dec 23, 2017

Real estate savvy individuals approaching retirement may need to change some very fundamental thoughts about their housing strategy. While the purchase of well-located property is a priority during our younger years, the mantra during retirement is much different. According to a Forbes article, it changes from “location, location, location” to “cash flow, cash flow, cash flow.”

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Happy Holidays!

 

 

Dec 22, 2017

Now that the dust is settling on the battle over tax reform, taxpayers across the nation are wondering what’s in it for them. The National Association of Realtors says the final bill will have some impact on homeowners, but says there are also tax benefits for anyone who owns real estate or works in the real estate industry.

NAR says association members fought hard to preserve existing tax benefits for homeowners and real estate investors. A few of the wins include the preservation of the 1031 exchange and the capital gains exclusion for home sales. But each taxpayer will have to look at how the changes stack up for them, starting with new tax brackets.

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Dec 21, 2017

It’s big news no matter which side you’re on. The nation is now headed into the new year with a whole new set of rules for paying taxes. Congress just passed a tax reform compromise bill, and sent the bill to President Trump for his signature. While there’s much to be concerned about in terms of spending cuts, there’s plenty to celebrate if you are a real estate investor.

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Dec 19, 2017

As we move into the New Year, what can we expect from the U.S. economy in 2018? We know the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq hit all-time highs in 2017, as did many U.S. housing markets. The big question on everyone’s minds is whether we can expect more bullish growth, or if we're headed for a correction.

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Dec 18, 2017

Get ready for more loopholes... The new tax bill looks like it will be no less complicated than it’s already been, and appears to offer more ways for high income earners to reduce their tax liabilities with creative accounting. You’ll need a good CPA for 2018 because Turbo Tax is not going to share the secrets of the wealthy!


The House and Senate passed their versions of tax reform, and then had to reconcile their differences into one final bill. That conference happened on Friday. If the new bill passes Congress this week, it could be signed into law by President Trump as early as Tuesday.

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Dec 16, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… the central bank delivers a rate hike as promised, Republicans agree on a tax reform compromise, and the internet was liberated from rules that protect consumers.

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Dec 15, 2017

‘Tis the season when Santa delivers the latest high tech gadgets to your smart home. While that could bring tears of joy to the techie members of your family, it could also make your household vulnerable to hackers. Smart home devices can open doors cyber spies and thieves, unless you take steps to protect yourself.

Voice-controlled smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home will be among the most popular gifts this holiday season. They not only play music and answer questions, but they can be hooked up to and help you control all the smart devices in your home.

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Dec 15, 2017

If you are a home flipper, you may be finding that your profits are shrinking. The latest Home Flipping Report from ATTOM Data Solutions shows a decrease in returns to their lowest level in two years.

The quarter three report shows that single family homes and condos that were flipped in the third quarter of this year produced an average gross profit of 47.7%. That represents about $66,448 per flip across the U.S. While that may not sound like a bad return on investment, it shows that tight inventory, high home prices, and competition are taking a bite out of this real estate enterprise.

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