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Real Estate News: Real Estate Investing Podcast

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 29, 2018
Los Angeles County Supervisors have said “yes” to the building of a massive new mixed-use community about 60 miles north of the metro region, despite increased concerns about wildfires in areas like this. Supervisors say they approved the development because housing is badly needed in Southern California and the developers are taking steps to reduce the risk of fire.
 
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Dec 27, 2018
Minneapolis is shaking up the housing market with a new zoning law, that could set a precedent for cities across the country. The city council voted to eliminate single-family zoning and to allow duplexes and triplexes in all parts of the city. It’s a bold decision to confront the affordable-housing by creating more housing in the mid-range of affordability, or what some call the “missing middle.” It’s also meant to help diversity neighborhoods, and eliminate housing sprawl which contributes to climate change.
 
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Dec 22, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... the Fed pulls the trigger on another rate hike, a status report on the FHA, and a facial recognition hack that could compromise your security.

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Dec 22, 2018
iBuyers are becoming an important source of inventory for rental giants looking for single-family homes. Foreclosures have essentially dried up since the housing recovery, and larger landlords like Invitation Homes and American Homes 4 Rent are turning to iBuyers to fill the gap.
 
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Dec 20, 2018
Buying a home in Spain might not set you back for much. Real estate prices started rising in 2014 for metros like Madrid, but the economic recovery is just starting to take flight outside those big city centers, and foreign investors are a big part of that real estate activity.
 
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Dec 19, 2018
The battle over water rights is simmering in Southern California with a powerful East Coast investor. According to the Wall Street Journal (1), the Harvard University endowment has been buying large tracts of farmland, and turning them into vineyards. It’s an investment strategy that will provide short term returns from the grape harvest, and a long-term hedge, according to the Journal, against climate change -- because farmland comes with water rights.
 
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Dec 18, 2018
News Brief - More Opportunity Zone Funding & Mortgage Rate Drop
 
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... another mortgage rate dip, government funding for Opportunity Zones, and eviction reprieves for the holidays.
Dec 15, 2018
Appraisers are worried about a proposal to loosen appraisal requirements for some home sales. It will cut into their business if that happens, but they say it’s not about money. They are more concerned about risks to the lending environment, if homes are not accurately assessed. Without an appraisal, home buyers may pay too much for a home, or lenders may come up short if there’s a default.
 
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Dec 12, 2018
Marriott is doing damage control after the discovery of a huge data breach that began four years ago. The hackers had access to Marriott’s Starwood Reservation system and the personal information for half a billion customers. It’s a huge wake up call for all consumers to protect their identities so that hackers who get this kind of information, can’t use it.
 
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Dec 11, 2018
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have rents on the rise, a proposed ban on insider real estate deals, and a solar mandate for new homes.
 
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Dec 7, 2018
Landlords who like to remain anonymous may have a tough time in New York City. An app that peers behind the veil of an LLC lets tenants know “Who Owns What.” It’s part of a new effort among technology tenants in New York City to fight for housing justice, and expose bad landlords. Of course, what happens in New York, may not stay in New York.
 
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Dec 5, 2018
Getting a clear title is a crucial step in the real estate transaction process, and First American Financial is hoping to make it easIer, faster, and more secure with blockchain. The title insurance company announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art blockchain system that can be shared with other title insurance companies, and Old Republic has already signed on.
 
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Dec 5, 2018

Boston has agreed to put parts of its new short-term rental rules on hold in response to an Airbnb lawsuit. Airbnb is suing the city over the enforcement provisions, and is asking for an injunction against all of the rules pending the outcome of the court battle. The rules are supposed to take effect on January 1st.

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Dec 4, 2018
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... Fed Chief Jerome Powell identifies risks to the economy and suggests what appears to be a less aggressive rate hike strategy.
 
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Nov 29, 2018
Jobs attract people, and people need real estate. That's why real estate investors should always follow where the jobs are going.  On today’s show, let’s look at the Houston, Huntsville and Birmingham job markets.
 
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Nov 28, 2018

Real estate values are greatly affected by population growth. Population growth follows job growth…so naturally, real estate investors should also follow the actions of major employers. On today’s show, let’s look at where some of the jobs are going.

Today… let’s take a closer look at Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida.

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Nov 27, 2018
A building material that’s become popular in other parts of the world could help protect U.S. homes from the growing risk of natural disasters. It’s a system of panels made out of foam, wire, and concrete that are resistant to fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. They are also considered a green building material.
 
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Nov 26, 2018
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... more buyers are opting for ARMs, the government expands “sweat equity” down payment program, and more buildings are “going green.”
 
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Nov 24, 2018

California realtors are reviving Proposition 5 just a few weeks after voters squashed it at the ballot box. It would expand the portability rule for homeowners protected by Proposition 13, but Prop 5 only got about 41% of the vote. The California Association of Realtors says it was disappointed by the results, but not discouraged. It has already filed a signature-gathering petition to get it back on the ballot in November of 2020.

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Nov 19, 2018

The arrest of a Texas developer -- one that many of us in the real estate industry know -- is a big reminder to thoroughly vet any investment and any company that manages your money. Phillip Carter of Frisco is accused of taking $17.5 million dollars from investors for development projects in North Texas. Authorities say he used those funds for unrelated purposes. His wife, Shelley, and alleged accomplice, Richard Tilford, also face charges.

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Nov 19, 2018
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... a new warning about inflation, which inland markets are warming up, and what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tells his kids about success.
 
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Nov 16, 2018
Northern Nevada has already gained a reputation as a growing technology hub, and now, a cryptocurrency millionaire has unveiled plans for a massive high-tech city near Reno. Jeffrey Berns announced the creation of this utopian community at a crypto conference, saying that he plans to transform a 67,000-acre parcel of land into a bustling smart city that’s built from the ground up… on blockchain technology.
 
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Nov 15, 2018
It’s now an official announcement from Amazon. The mega-retailer has chosen to split its plans for an HQ2 between two East Coast cities for a total of three headquarters. The co-winners of the lengthy selection process are New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Although it’s not bad news for either city, some critics feel the contest was a giant ruse for the sake of publicity. New York Democrats are also concerned that Amazon’s presence will not benefit the existing community.
 
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Nov 10, 2018
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... mortgage rates climb to seven-year high, more homeowners are becoming “equity rich,” and a warning about hackers and the real estate industry.
 
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Nov 9, 2018
Co-living is gaining ground as a legitimate housing option. New York City is giving it mainstream housing credibility with the unveiling of a pilot project called Shared NYC. It involves the creation of co-living units that rent at “below market” levels to help address the housing affordability crisis. 
 
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