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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, 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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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 30, 2016 analyzed census data on who votes and who doesn't. According to data from 2012, renters were just 28% of the voting population and were much less likely to register to vote.

The data shows 86% of homeowners were registered to vote compared to 72% of renters. And,77% of homeowners actually voted, compared to just 58% of renters.

Why? Maybe because homeowners want to vote to keep these benefits.

Apartmentlist created a list of advantages of being a homeowner versus tenant.

1. The mortgage interest tax deduction

2. The property tax deduction

3. Tax deductions for all costs involved in making a sale

4. Deductions for interest on home improvement loans

5. The elimination of capital gains tax on up to $250,000 for singles and $500,000 for married couples on the sale of the home

#145 - Tax Incentives That May Send More Homeowners to the Polls

Sep 27, 2016

I will refrain from giving my commentary on the candidates since the last time I talked about Hillary Clinton on this podcast, I got my first one-star review! Ironically, I only did the show because I was trying to be balanced. I’d already done two stories on Trump and didn’t want to give him any more publicity.

Suffice it to say that just like most people in the U.S., I don’t like or trust either candidate. So, let’s talk about the issues, not the candidates. In fact, it doesn't really matter who gets elected because it won't likely be as apocalyptic as voters might think.

But it will affect real estate investors...

#144 - Importance of Presidential Debate is Debatable

Sep 26, 2016

House flippers have been rollin’ in the dough this past year, but is that trend about to end? There's new research that shows the number of flipped homes hit a six-year high in the second quarter and that gross profits are the highest on record. But there’s also some data showing the flipping frenzy could be coming to an end in some overheated markets.

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#143 - House Flippers Make Record Profits This Year

Sep 23, 2016

The government's mortgage refinancing program called HARP has been extended again. It will now run until the end of next year. It's the sister program to HAMP or what critics called "mortgage welfare”.

HAMP was set to expire at the end of this year, and Congress has already officially terminated the program as of that date. But, HAMP will continue to provide support to borrowers in the program for the next six years.

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#142 - "Mortgage Welfare" Just in Time for Votes?

Sep 21, 2016

New York is taking a big step to keep private financial information private with sweeping new rules on cyber security.

The rules come at a time when 4 in 10 consumers say their accounts have been compromised. These new rules haven't been adopted yet.

When it comes to safeguarding your financial assets, cyber security should be on your checklist.

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#141 - How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks

Sep 20, 2016

There's a tug of war going on in San Francisco over an affordable housing plan. The city approved an ordinance to help low-income renters that was "rejected" by the federal government. But rents are so high in San Francisco, that federal officials are now reconsidering their decision.

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#140 - Federal Government Blocks San Francisco Affordable Housing Plan

Sep 19, 2016

Ten California real estate investors are paying a high price for illegally fixing the bidding process at foreclosure auctions during the housing crisis. The Department of Justice just sentenced them for their roles in bid-rigging and mail fraud.

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#139 - Jail Time for Nor Cal Investors in Auction Fraud

Sep 16, 2016

Airbnb unveiled a new anti-discrimination policy for its U.S. community of hosts. The San Francisco-based start-up is responding to a growing numbers of complaints about bias that have multiplied on Twitter. Many are associated with the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack.

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#138 - Airbnb Gets Strict About Rental Policies

Sep 15, 2016

If your estate is big enough to be of interest to the Internal Revenue Service, you’ve probably already given some thought to minimizing tax liability. But with the Treasury looking to crack down on tactics designed to sidestep estate taxes, it could be about to get trickier than ever to keep your assets in the family.

#137 - IRS Targets Estate & Gift Taxes

Sep 14, 2016

Elon Musk, the SpaceX founder and CEO, has been dazzling would-be space travelers with a plan to build a city on Mars just years from now. He's hoping to send the first "unmanned" flight to Mars two years from now, in 2018. And eight years from now, in 2024, he's hoping to put the first human footprints on the surface of Mars.

Just to put things into perspective, the trip to Mars is an average 140 million miles. It will take several months to get there.

Find out how YOU can get free property in this new colony at:

#136 - FREE Real Estate! (But it's on Mars...)

Sep 13, 2016

Does it make sense to upsize or downsize when approaching those "Golden" Years? As one 60-year-old homeowner told CNBC, it's more about "right-sizing".

As pre-retirees and retirees ask themselves whether they "should stay" or they "should go," it seems the results are split right down the middle. Among the reasons for moving:

-  to lower home expenses
-  to deal with health challenges
-  to resolve a divorce,
-  to make changes after a spouse dies. 

And the top reason for moving -- most retirees say they want to be closer to family.

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#135 - Downsizing for Retirees

Sep 12, 2016

Airbnb is taking another California city to court, claiming that new rules on short-term rentals violate the Constitution. The San Francisco-based hosting service filed a 22-page lawsuit against the ocean-side city of Santa Monica last Friday.

Santa Monica passed restrictive rules on short-term rentals in May of last year. The city didn't put an outright ban on short-term rentals, but some people say the rules are so stringent they essentially eliminate short-term rentals altogether.

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#134 - Airbnb Sues Santa Monica

Sep 9, 2016

A low flying spy plane is making it easier to set competitive rents across the nation.

This military-grade reconnaissance plane is equipped with video-mapping technology that is tracking rental construction to help determine what's ahead in various markets.

This information is gathering important data that landlords can use to determine rent values.

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#133 - New SPY Plane Helps Landlords Set Accurate Rents

Sep 8, 2016

The Chinese buying spree in hot coastal markets is cooling off. According to, these real estate investors are discovering they can get better returns on single-family rentals in lesser known areas.

Chinese investors have been chasing high-end properties in major coastal markets for the last five years. This land-grab has created a Catch 22 - strong demand sent prices soaring, which lowered returns. So now, these investors are looking elsewhere.

But where? And how will that affect the U.S. housing market?

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#132 - Chinese Real Estate Investors Flocking to THESE New Markets... and Driving Prices Up

Sep 7, 2016
This is going to be a boom year for home improvement projects. Some homeowners may be unable to "trade up" so they are "fixing up" instead. Others are remodeling their properties so they sell for top dollar. And then there are new homeowners putting some elbow grease into their new digs.

With the increase in remodeling set to double, what does this mean to real estate investors?

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#131 - Home Remodeling Frenzy Drives Up Costs
Sep 2, 2016

It's a strong niche market for real estate investors and this market is expected to grow in the next five years. But as U.S. News and World Reports points out, you need to be able to handle "the broken door knobs and the smell of stale beer".

If you are looking to buy property you can rent out, you might want to consider property near a college or university. You would have a higher turnover rate but tenants would be rushing back on a regular basis to find and secure limited student housing.

Find out why so many investors are already capitalizing on the opportunity.

#130 - Off-Campus Student Housing Demand is Up

Sep 1, 2016

Imagine taking a tour of the house of your dreams—one that’s arranged exclusively for you. You can visit any time of the day or night, view the house at your own pace and linger as long as you like in the kitchen or by the infinity pool.

Welcome to the world of virtual real estate. 

Most of us associate virtual reality with gaming and sci-fi films but it’s a technology that’s starting to make waves in the real estate sector, too.

#129 - Virtual Reality Comes to Real Estate