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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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May 27, 2016

Middle-class families living in the San Francisco Bay Area could be heading for the exit in droves. High home prices are the biggest culprit along with traffic, taxes and a high cost of living.

A recent survey shows that 1/3rd of the people living in the Bay Area are thinking about moving away in the next few years. Surveyors for the Bay Area Council say that people are fed up with the lack of affordable housing and high prices in general. They are also tired of sitting in traffic.

Real estate investors can profit by understanding where people are moving, so as to meet rental housing demand in those areas.

Visit www.NewsforInvestors.com for a list of the best markets today for high cash flow and potential appreciation due to job and population growth.

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May 25, 2016

The Census Bureau just released a new list of fastest growing cities in the U.S., which is timely because June through August tend to be the busiest months for a move.

This data shows the most popular destinations from 2014 to 2015... and the state that is getting most of those transplants is Texas. The Lone Star state had 5 cities on a top-ten list.

Two cities in Florida also made #1 and #2 on Realtor.com's migration list.

Get the details at www.NewsforInvestors.com or text the word "NETWORK" to the number 72000.

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May 24, 2016

There's a new app that will take the guesswork out of rent pricing. It's an auction app that lets prospective tenants bid on the rent. It could be a good tool to determine market value, but it's already ruffling some feathers among housing advocates.

The new "Rentberry" app launched in San Francisco and New York on May 17th. Those are the nation's two priciest cities for rentals so it's not clear how much of a bidding war you might create...

www.NewsforInvestors.com

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May 24, 2016

This was a historic month for businesses who hope to raise money from investors. Security laws that have been in place for more than 80 years were replaced with modern, new rules. These changes will also affect how real estate investors raise capital for deals they find.

New crowdfunding rules kicked in last week on May 16th that make it possible for small businesses and start-ups to raise money from nearly anyone.

Find out how you can raise $1M for your real estate project.

www.NewForInvestors.com

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May 21, 2016

IMN's 4th Annual Single Family Investment Forum took place in Miami, Florida this week, where the industry's largest hedge funds met along with midsize and small funds, to discuss the state of the rental housing industry.

I had the honor of attending this event as a panelist for the second time, and found it so information-packed, I wanted to share the highlights with you.

Main thoughts: it’s the ground floor of an industry. These Wall Street funds are committed to growing and are planning to buy about 1,000 homes this year.

But don't worry. The panel reminded us that the institutional funds are less than 2% of the industry and they are very targeted in what they buy. Individual investors can actually do much better and get much higher yields because of their flexibility.

If you'd like a list of done-4-you rental property providers in the strongest markets, join the network. It's free!

For the full transcript, go to: www.News4Investors.com

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May 18, 2016

One of a handful of Wall Street firms that offered financing, to investors who own rental properties, is now out of business and 30 employees are now out of work. What happened?

Firstkey Mortgage, LLC started offering financing to landlords 3 years ago to help fund investors that were taking advantage of the opportunity to buy distressed property at historically low prices with historically high cap rates. But according to Bloomberg News, the volume of loans being made wasn’t large enough to justify the infrastructure costs.

Higher home prices may be to blame. U.S. home prices have climbed more than 30% from their 2012 low, making purchases less attractive for some investors. The share of institutional buyers in the housing market - those that acquire at least 10 homes in a year - fell to 2.6% in the first quarter, down from 3.4% a year earlier. That marks the 11th consecutive decline, according to RealtyTrac.

Real estate investors can only get up to 10 conventional loans through Fannie and Freddie. If they want more property, they only have a few other choices.

For the full transcript, go to www.NewsForInvestors.com

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May 17, 2016

The Panama Canal’s long awaited $5.5 billion expansion is nearly complete, after nearly a decade since it’s approval. Ports on the East Coast of the U.S. have been gearing up for the new larger container ships soon headed their way. And all those new jobs are sure to affect real estate values in those port cities.

Last month, dozens of people gathered at the Panama Canal Authority's headquarters to see which ship would be chosen for the maiden voyage scheduled for June 26. Cosco, a Chinese shipping company, was the winner.

The Panama Canal expansion effectively doubles the canal’s capacity, allowing new mega container ships to make it through the canal for travel directly to the East Coast. These new ships are called Post Panamax ships and are nearly double in size.

Until now, supersize vessels could only fit in the ports of Long Beach, CA or Seattle, WA and then the cargo would be shipped across the country to the East Coast via trucks or trains. Or, the cargo would have to go on smaller ships that could fit through the canal. Now these goods can travel on one ship instead of two, which will save companies thousands of dollars in shipping costs.

As soon as the Panama Canal expansion was announced in 2007, port authorities from Miami to New York started racing to complete their own expansion programs. They hope to be the first to accommodate these new larger vessels by dredging deeper shipping channels, but at a very high cost.

It has all sparked fierce debate in Jacksonville, Florida, as port officials there fight to remain competitive.

For the full transcript, go to www.NewsForInvestors.com

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May 16, 2016

Listen up Bernie fans. This show is for you.

Big government with big promises do not work, no matter how lovely those promises sound.

Chicago, the nation’s 3rd largest city, is the perfect example. Government workers are demanding their full pension, even as the city heads toward bankruptcy. Each household now owes more than $61,000 in future taxes to pay down more than $63 billion in bonds and pension shortfalls.

In a desperate attempt to pay down the debt last Fall, Chicago’s City Council passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.8 billion budget, which included a 72% property tax increase!

More people will be forced to move out of the city and into the suburbs.

There’s another reason why people will be moving out into the suburbs - they don’t want to be the ones who pay off the government debt!

This is exactly what happened in Detroit. Taxpayers fled Detroit for decades as the city’s tax bill kept growing while vital government services were slashed - such as public safety and quality education.

With increased debt and fewer tax payers, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 in July 2013. This allowed the city to restructure its debt, officially snuffing out $7 billion of debt by cutting pensions and payments to creditors.

Bankruptcy may be the only solution for Chicago now as well.

But Detroit’s problem was much smaller. That city has about one-third the population of Chicago. And Detroit’s retirement funding gap was $3.5 billion, with each resident liable for $5,100. Chicago’s is five-times that.

With all this information, is Chicago still a good market for real estate investors?

For the full transcript: visit www.NewsForInvestors.com

And consider coming to our live event on May 21st. Get the details here.

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May 12, 2016

The federal government is cracking down on financial advisors who may be skimming too much money off client retirement accounts. New rules will force them to act in the client's best interest, instead of their own. While that only sounds fair, some financial institutions are reacting, saying the new rule could backfire.

But it could save investors $18 Billion.

Get the full transcript at www.NewsForInvestors.com

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May 11, 2016

More government meddling in the private business sector is making headline news today and for good reason. Yesterday, a federal judge blocked the planned merger of Staples and Office Depot, citing antitrust concerns. While it’s certainly an interesting story, it will affect real estate values.

Get the full transcript at www.NewsforInvestors.com

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May 11, 2016

Home prices are soaring across the country, which the National Association of Realtors blames mostly on a lack of supply.  So why aren’t builders providing more inventory?

Simply put, new environmental protection regulations and municipal fees are stopping builders in their tracks.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, regulatory fees for new home construction have increased by nearly 30% over the last five years.

Unfortunately, those costs get passed on to the consumer. Local impact fees, storm-water discharge permits, and new construction codes have all increased in cost at approximately the same rate as the average price for new homes.

For the full transcript, go to www.NewsForInvestors.com

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May 10, 2016

Rents are continue to climb to historic levels in some markets while they are actually starting to soften in others.

Find out where by visiting www.NewsforInvestors.com

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May 7, 2016

This is a special announcement for my Real Estate News listeners. It's your last chance to sign up for Real Wealth Network's first Mastermind. It starts the week of May 23.

Napoleon Hill said in his timeless classic, Think And Grow Rich, that a Mastermind is "the coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony."

He continues…

"No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind."

It will be a 3-month process - meeting via phone or in-person. All we ask is that you give this show a rating and review. On iTunes, you just search for "Real Estate News", click on my face, and there will be 3 tabs at the top. Click on “Reviews" and you'll be able to click on the stars and then leave a review.

Send what you said over to info@realwealthnetwork.com and we'll register you for the Mastermind. Our rankings are based on your ratings. Thank you for your support!

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May 6, 2016

Goldman Sachs predicted payrolls would increase by 240,000 in April. But today's job report released by the U.S. Labor Department shows only 160,000 new jobs. That is a BIG miss.

Today’s shockingly low jobs report is fueling concerns that the U.S. economy is slowing down. After all, President Obama’s victory dance in regards to the economy has all been based on job growth and bringing unemployment down to 5% from 10% when he took office.

After today, the unemployment rate remained at 5%… but that number is questionable given the Labor Participation Rate is at a 40 year low.

Still, Wells Fargo chief economist, Sam Bollards is optimistic. According to CNN, he said, "the labor market is stronger than that 160,000 figure would suggest.”

For the full transcript: www.NewsForInvestors.com

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May 6, 2016

You've heard the three most important words describing what to look for when buying real estate. "Location, location, location.” I say, it’s market, timing, market timing... but the old mantra has been around for decades.

However, now the National Association of Realtors is saying maybe it’s not so much about location, but rather what’s located near the property.

Last month Realtor.com analyzed certain neighborhood features that can dramatically affect property values. They found that power plants zap away some of those dollars but not nearly so much as a cemetery, a strip club, or a bad school nearby.

To read the full transcript, go to www.NewsForInvestors.com

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May 4, 2016

The Wall Street Journal posted an article on Monday entitled “This Tech Bubble is Bursting.” It says that despite record amount of money flowing into venture capital, funding for startups is drying up.

What’s going on and how will it affect real estate?

www.NewsforInvestors.com

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May 3, 2016

When betting on locations for owning real estate, you have to pay attention to jobs. And one company that is creating plenty of them, now and likely in the future - all across America and the world - is Alphabet.

Alphabet, you ask?

You might know this company better as Google. Google changed the name of its parent company to Alphabet last year, in case you missed that little piece of news.

Find out about Google's plans for expansion and how you can profit by owning real estate in those areas.

www.NewsForInvestors.com

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May 2, 2016

Think the economy is booming? If so, then maybe what you’re seeing is the affect of easy, free money versus real sustainable economic growth.

The Commerce Department released it’s data on economic growth in the U.S. on Thursday, and it was pretty pathetic. The gross domestic product grew at an anemic 0.5% for the first quarter of 2016.

On this episode of Real Estate News for Investors, find out why real estate is the bright spot in today's economy.

www.NewsforInvestors.com

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