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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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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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Dec 13, 2017

A new law will make it even more expensive to build homes in California. Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will make general contractors responsible for subcontractor wages. While it’s designed to protect employees, it could also force general contractors to pay “twice” for the same work.

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Dec 13, 2017

When the math doesn’t add up for property in California’s priciest markets, some renters are becoming vacation home owners, and commuting there on the weekends. Many people are finding they can get a much better value for their money by heading out of town.

Homebuyers that go for this kind of home-away-from-work arrangement are also adopting a different way of life. If you rent in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example, and you buy a place near Lake Tahoe, you will be spending a lot of time commuting to and from your job each week. But you will also have the satisfaction of home ownership.

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Dec 12, 2017

As the U.S. runs low on affordable homes and the renter nation grows, there’s a different kind of housing shortage in Hong Kong. With 7 million residents and just 427 square miles of space, Hong Kong is simply running out of room to build new homes, so the government is pushing ahead with a massive project to create new real estate… underground.

Hong Kong is already one of the most expensive cities in the world. It’s densely populated with a booming economy and an average home price of almost $2 million U.S. dollars. And there’s nowhere to build more homes. But this real estate story is not about creating a subterranean world of cave dwellers. It’s about the building of non-residential facilities underground to make more room on the surface for humans.

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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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