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Nov 29, 2016

If you've ever bought a home, you've probably written one. If you've ever sold a home, you've probably received one. They are called "buyer love letters" and their purpose is to convince sellers to accept their offers. But these letters can also be legally dangerous... for sellers.

When it comes to making an offer stand out from the rest, buyers will often write "love letters" to sellers with plenty of gushing complements about the home, and promises about how the home will be maintained. But some lawyers say they create a "seller beware" situation, because they can also make sellers vulnerable to  discrimination lawsuits.

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#170 - Love Letters Could Get You in Trouble

Nov 24, 2016

As home prices rise, yields on rental properties are declining, but only slightly, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. And in fact, RealtyTrac says investor activity is on the rise.

As for the places where there are higher rental returns so far this year, ATTOM lists Wayne County, Michigan at 18.5%. That's in the Detroit metro area. 

We found an excellent team in Detroit. Gross yields are closer to 16%!

If you’re interested in meeting the team, sign up for our next live event Dec 10th in San Francisco and Dec 11th in Los Angeles. We’ll also be featuring multi-family properties in Chicago.

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#169 - Investor Activity Increases This Year In Key Markets

Nov 23, 2016

House flippers and real estate investors were blamed for contributing to the housing crisis a decade ago, partly due to the fast turnover of homes that helped drive prices up. Now, some analysts say investors are providing badly needed affordable homes in certain metro areas.

The number of flipped homes is hitting a six-year high right now, and while it’s certainly padding the pockets of savvy real estate investors, it’s also providing much needed affordable housing - especially in areas where builders are unable to meet demand...

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#168 - Flipping Homes at A New High - Will a Trump Administration Slow it Down?

Nov 21, 2016

Where are we now in the real estate market cycle? John Burns Real Estate researcher, Rick Palacios, says we’re probably somewhere near the 7th inning. He says the market is still expanding but keep your eyes on those final few innings.

Palacios says the housing market has moved ahead nicely since it bottomed out in 2008 and almost upended the U.S. financial system. But he says the market works in cycles and we're about to come full circle...

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#167 - 7th Inning in Real Estate Market Cycle

Nov 18, 2016

The headlines scream fire sale prices for renters. Bloomberg writes that "Landlords Are Slashing Rents Across the Country" and Trulia says "Cut-Rate Housing: How Low Can You Go?"

But don't worry, landlords. Rents are doing just fine in most places!

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#166 - CAUTION! Big Rent Reductions In Key Real Estate Markets

Nov 17, 2016

Fannie Mae is taking another step to keep criminals out of homes going through the foreclosure process. It is expanding its use of clear plastic material instead of plywood to board up vacant homes. This could be useful to you if you buy a foreclosure or have a vacant home.

The use of "clear boarding" helps fight blight and crime in areas with a lot of vacant homes. Instead of plywood, windows and doors are boarded up with unbreakable polycarbonate material that is more visually appealing.  It also makes it less likely that squatters will occupy a home unnoticed...

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#165 - A New Way to Keep Vandals Out of Vacant Homes

Nov 15, 2016

While some Americans are threatening to leave the US for the next four years, some aging Baby Boomers are ready to ditch California for a better life. How will that transition affect real estate, not only in California, but also in the areas where they're headed?

America is in transition and so is the real estate market, but not just from the recent 180 degree turn on Capital Hill. 

The oldest Baby Boomers have turned 70, and as many as 10,000 people are retiring every day. Many are considering leaving their big homes and expensive neighborhoods, for more affordable options...

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#164 - Retiring Baby Boomers Drive Up Home Prices in Select Markets

Nov 12, 2016

Donald Trump shocked the world on Tuesday when he became the 45th President of the United States by a landslide. The voice of middle America and the South was heard loud and clear.  Whether you like him or not, having a mega-real estate tycoon in the Oval Office will have a "huuuuge" impact on our industry.

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#163 - Interest Rates Could Soar from Trump's Trade Plans

Nov 9, 2016

It's Official! Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

Half of America sat in shock and awe last night as votes for Donald Trump swept the country.  It turns out he was right, and the pollsters and the mainstream media were wrong.

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#162 - Trump vs Obama on 1031 Exchanges, Capital Gain Taxes, and Self Directed IRA's

Nov 8, 2016

A new survey by the National Association of Realtors' shows that single women are buying homes at more than twice the rate of single men.

The NAR survey found that single women accounted for 17% of the homebuyers in 2016 - the highest level since 2011.

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#161 - All You Single Ladies Buying Real Estate, Put Your Hands Up!

Nov 4, 2016

Self-driving cars are about to shake up our world. They are just beginning to make an appearance right now, but when they go mainstream, they are expected to change how we live our lives, and design our homes and communities.

We already share the road with self-driving cars. Google has a fleet of test vehicles on the road in several states. Tesla has already equipped its Model S with "Autopilot software". 

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#160 - Self-Driving Cars Shift the Real Estate Landscape

Nov 2, 2016

A major police raid in India has broken up a scam operation involving dozens of fake IRS agents, but don't let your guard down just yet. IRS imposters are still out there along with scammers that like to prey on the real estate industry.

Earlier this month, police in India raided nine call centers in Mumbai that were allegedly used by phony IRS agents. 70 people were arrested and hundreds more are under investigation.

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#159 - Beware of *NEW* Real Estate Scams! (IRS, Comcast, Title Fraud)

Nov 1, 2016

It's a smoking hot industry that's about to fire-up the commercial real estate market...

With the legalization of pot sweeping across the country, pot growers are teaming up with investors to "grow" their operations.

Wherever you stand on the issue of legalizing marijuana, it looks like pot is about to make big money for growers and the people who provide services, equipment, facilities, real estate and funding for those growers. 

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#158 - A Smokin' Hot Pot REIT