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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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Dec 9, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... Southern California wildfires are causing billions of dollars in damage, household wealth is surging, and smart homes are turning into smart apartments.

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Dec 9, 2017

It was a hotly contested ballot initiative in Denver, but environmentalists won their battle for “green rooftops” in the last election. The Green Roof Initiative passed with 54 percent of the vote, and was certified on November 24th. Although Denver is not the first city to adopt a mandate for rooftop gardens on larger buildings, the Associated Press says Denver’s requirements are some of the most stringent.

The new ordinance requires rooftop gardens or solar panels for most newly constructed buildings with 25,000 or more square feet of space. The gardens would have to take up 20 to 60 percent of the space, depending on the size of the building. Buildings 25 to 60,000 square feet would be at the lower end of that requirement while buildings with more than 200,000 square feet would need to have the larger rooftop gardens.

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Dec 8, 2017

Putting overhead electrical wires underground could help prevent massive power outages. We’ve seen Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria plunge millions of homes into darkness this year. But, are the benefits worth the high price of burying those lines in cities and neighborhoods that are already developed?

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Dec 7, 2017

While U.S. real estate markets simmer, those in China are boiling over. There’s such a buying frenzy in China, that home prices were up 12.4% last year, and mortgage fraud is rampant to help buyers afford those high-priced homes. Rapidly rising prices along with bogus loan valuations are creating a bubble that could give the global economy a good jolt… if it bursts.

Reuters writes that mortgage fraud is running wild in China. Chinese homebuyers reportedly draw up separate agreements. One is a legitimate contract with the true home value and the other is a fraudulent document for the bank with a higher home valuation.

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Dec 6, 2017

I have a story for you today that could be a big game changer if it comes to pass. An MIT professor just published a book on why he feels that older women will soon rule the world. He’s apparently not alone in his faith in the capabilities of women. Former President Obama recently said that we need more women in power because “men seem to be having problems.”

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Dec 4, 2017

Digital currency marketplace, Coinbase, is celebrating a partial victory in its fight to keep Uncle Sam out of customer accounts. A broad ranging request for user account information has been reduced to a fraction of the original request with far fewer pieces of information.

Crypto leader Bitcoin has grabbed the public’s attention this past year. As we just reported in another podcast, Bitcoin value has skyrocketed from around $1,000 in January to about $11,000 today with some wild fluctuations.

Although that volatility puts those profits at risk, it’s those gains that have snagged the attention of the IRS. With such a high multiple in value, some people have made “tons” of money, and it appears many haven’t reported that as income to Uncle Sam.

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Dec 2, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... Fannie and Freddie are raising loan limits, tax reform may create a California exodus, and Realtor.com names hottest 2018 markets.

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Dec 1, 2017

Today’s crowdfunding platforms offer many new opportunities that investors may not have discovered in the past. However only accredited investors can participate. 

How do you become accredited?

There is no formal certification issued from an agency or institution that confirms you are accredited. 

Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 allows investors to use two different criteria for determine if they are accredited. The investor only needs to comply to one of the following methods, according to the S.E.C.:

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Dec 1, 2017

A new kind of hotel is opening in Washington D.C. that combines lodging with liberal politics. It’s what Bloomberg calls “the world’s first politically motivated hotel”. Guests will be immersed in liberal messages while they are there. It will open next year on the north side of the National Mall, about a half mile from the Trump hotel.

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Nov 29, 2017

Bitcoin is skyrocketing in value as it gains more and more support from individual investors and larger financial institutions. And with profits burning a hole in some digital wallets, there are plenty of people pulling their money off the table, or spending on goods, services, and hard assets like real estate. But there are also concerns about a Bitcoin bubble as valuations soar to great heights.

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Nov 28, 2017

The rise of robotics and artificial intelligence has raised very real questions and concerns about the job market, but there’s a fascinating new report on how robotics will also create many new jobs -- and it provides a list of 21 new job titles that we might see in the next five to ten years.

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Nov 27, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... rate hike predictions for next year, a massive data breach at Uber, and the five best cities for retirement.

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Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation and gratitude for all that has happened in the past year, and to look ahead with a positive focus. It’s that positive focus that will help drive our success, and to help us remember that the road to happiness is paved with gratitude, and not with gold.

When we get our staff members together for a meeting, we always begin with a positive focus. It helps to engage, connect, and inspire people in our group. As a result, we can interact with more confidence and creativity, and think more clearly as we share ideas. There’s even a name for what we do. It’s called “Positive Psychology” with scientific studies on how it’s a catalyst for happiness.


A website called “Becoming Minimalist” posted a blog listing ten significant studies on Positive Psychology. And I’d like to share a few of them with you today.

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Nov 22, 2017

Home listing sites like Zillow and Redfin may be shaking in their cloud-based data boots. They will be facing what could be a towering social media competitor. Facebook is going full-speed ahead with rental listings in its marketplace section, and plans on a significant expansion into the for-sale market.

If you haven’t explored Facebook’s Marketplace section, you will find a Housing tab with Property for Sale and Property Rentals under that tab. So, Facebook has already dipped its toe into the real estate pool, but now the social media goliath is moving forward more quickly with rental listings.

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Nov 21, 2017

Home builders in Colorado have opened a free training program to address a massive shortage of construction workers. They launched the Colorado Homebuilding Academy last January which has only about 18 students. But, as CNBC reports: “homebuilders are desperate for all of them.”

The Academy is a non-profit organization that was founded by Denver-based homebuilder Oakwood Homes, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Properties Group. Oakwood’s CEO Patrick Hamill told CNBC that the labor situation is getting worse every single year, and that: “We all know if we don’t do this, we’re not going to have a labor force to meet the needs of our industry.”

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Nov 21, 2017

What if investors’ brains are wired to make the wrong decisions in real estate? A new research paper released by Fidelity International indicates we could be the victims of our own neural connections – at least when it comes to certain built-in biases about how risk, rewards, and geography affect our real estate portfolios.


According to new research from Fidelity International, real estate investors may not be as rational as we might like to think. Their study called, "Addressing built-in biases in real estate investment," applies behavioural psychology to the minds of commercial real estate investors.

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Nov 18, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have a major hotel chain that embraces the Airbnb influence, a growing number of millionaires worldwide, and another step toward a driverless world.

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Nov 17, 2017

As tax experts warn that the tax reform plan might deliver a huge blow to the residential real estate market, there could be some big benefits for commercial property owners. Among those who would benefit are real estate investors who operate as limited liability companies and sellers who want to do a 1031 exchange.

It’s impossible to predict how this tax reform challenge will play out among Congressional Republicans. I just did a podcast on the impact that tax reform might have on home-ownership and the housing industry. Today, I’d like to talk more about what’s on the table for real estate investors.

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Nov 17, 2017

The success of real estate investments tends to go hand-in-hand with job growth. Job growth drives population growth, which drives demand for housing and commercial real estate. 

But what if the nation is facing an across-the-board “threat” to job growth? Some futurists believe that about half of U.S. jobs will be replaced by robots over the next two decades, but we’ll start seeing big changes over the next five years.

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Nov 15, 2017

The news is filled with headlines about tax reform and how that will affect taxpayers, homeowners, the housing market, and the economy in general. There’s already been a huge backlash against the House plan which came out first, and now we have the Senate version to evaluate, which hasn’t caused as much of an uproar -- yet.

The National Association of Realtors has been very vocal about its opposition to the House plan. It had previously warned that it would hurt homeownership -- particularly in states like California where tax benefits are badly needed to help offset high home prices and correspondingly high mortgage payments.

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Nov 14, 2017

A new cell phone app is designed to give real estate agents “piece of mind” when it comes to their personal safety. Licensed agents can use the “Forewarn” app to do a background check on potential buyers and to help determine if it would be safe to meet with them alone on a home tour. According to one media source, the app will help identify opioid addicts who may be looking for prescription drugs inside for-sale homes.

The opioid crisis has reached a point that real estate agents need to worry about addicts in search of a fix. As CNBC reports, they are signing up for home tours so for the sole purpose of raiding the homeowner’s medicine cabinet.

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Nov 13, 2017

With the winter season approaching, property owners and managers should make sure their rentals are ready for some bad weather. Freezing temperatures along with cold rain and snow can create a lot of trouble if you’re not prepared. It’s also a great time to check in with tenants.

Fall is a great time to do some seasonal maintenance before the worst of the weather hits us. If you live in states with freezing temperatures and snow, it’s especially important to prevent the freezing of pipes, faucets, and drains, and the creation of ice dams along the edge of the roof. But there are several things both outside and inside that you should be checking, including how well tenants are maintaining their units.

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Nov 11, 2017

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... what Fannie Mae is doing to make it easier to build homes, where homes are the most and least affordable, and the top five latest trends affecting the housing market.

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Nov 10, 2017

We have two news briefs this week. Today’s will cover some of the big news of last week. and tomorrow’s show will cover the big news this week, and there’s lots going on! 

Last week, President Trump names a new Fed Chief, the best and worst rent deals in the nation, and what Airbnb is doing to get around local short-term rental restrictions.

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Nov 10, 2017

Natural disasters have taken a toll on our housing markets these past few months. If it happens again, one leading economist says many markets simply “can’t take the shock” of more losses.


According to CNBC, at least 10,000 homes and buildings have been destroyed by wind, fire, or water just since August of this year. And many of these natural disasters hit areas that already had limited housing inventory.

The country was already struggling with a national labor shortage, and now a lot of the housing supply is expected to further tightened - in areas were there was already a problem.

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