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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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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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Nov 8, 2018

The National Association of Realtors is calling the midterm elections a big WIN for the real estate industry nationwide. The association says that REALTOR-supported candidates from coast-to-coast have won at all levels of government. California’s controversial rent control measure, Proposition 10, was also defeated.

 

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Nov 7, 2018
If you’re worried that a nearby pot farm may hurt your property value and would like to file a lawsuit, you may not find much sympathy in court. A federal jury in Colorado ruled against a couple who sued a pot farmer for alleged harm to their property value. It was a closely-watched case that ruled in favor of the marijuana industry but it’s also the first of several similar lawsuits in other states.
 
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Nov 6, 2018

New IRS guidelines for Opportunity Zones are making a great deal even better. It’s a program that provide three outstanding benefits for investors who put money into Qualified Opportunity Zones, and with the latest guidance, investors are ready to put their plans into overdrive.

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Nov 4, 2018
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... the homeownership rate rises, sellers are reporting higher profits, and a new list of best cities for job seekers.
 
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Nov 3, 2018
Shipping container homes may be a good option for coastal communities at isk of powerful hurricanes. Victims of the recent Hurricane Michael and others have been presented with the dilemma of rebuilding in an area where disaster could strike again. Now, some people believe that converted shipping containers could provide the structural integrity needed to withstand a massive storm, along with a splash of modern architectural creativity.

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Nov 2, 2018
Homebuyer demographics haven’t changed considerably from 2017 to 2018, but the latest Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors does show some notable trends. Among them, that single women continue to outpace single men as homebuyers, and that first-time home buyers are dwindling in a market with rising prices and interest rates.
 
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Oct 31, 2018
Anticipation is building among investors trying to guess where Amazon will create its second headquarters. The Seattle-based retailer has said it will announce the location of its HQ2 by the end of the year. Cities have been wooing Amazon for months, and investors are snapping up properties ahead of the announcement or preparing to do so once Amazon names the winner.
 
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Oct 30, 2018
Investors are reportedly lining up for real estate deals in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. The category 4 hurricane wiped out whole neighborhoods along the Florida Panhandle, and caused billions of dollars in damages. While the devastation may be overwhelming for those facing losses, the real estate market will likely bounce back, like it has in Houston.
 
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Oct 30, 2018

U.S. homebuyers are on the move. According to Redfin’s latest “migration report,” there’s a big increase in the number of people migrating inland, away from expensive coastal cities. It shows that 25% of the people using Redfin were searching for new non-coastal metros during the third quarter of 2018. That’s up from 22% last year.

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Oct 27, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... single-family rents grow again, a new credit scoring method on steroids, and the latest top ten list for best retirement cities.

We begin with economic news from this past week.

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Oct 24, 2018
It’s called Proposition 10 and it’s a hot potato among those for and against rent control. It would give local governments the green light for rent control on virtually every kind of property by overturning the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Act. But, two recent polls show support for the measure is trailing by a good 10%.
 
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Oct 24, 2018
This is a story for anyone who’s worried about identity theft or how their personal information is used on the internet, and it involves the man who invented the web in the first place, Tim Berners-Lee, or more accurately, “Sir” Tim Berners-Lee. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004. Within the past few weeks, Sir Berners-Lee threw back the curtain on a project to “take back the web” from corporations and hackers, and interest is reportedly “surging.”
 
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Oct 22, 2018
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we’ve got a lot of housing data,  and lots of questions as to what it all means.
 
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Oct 19, 2018

Tenants in some of the nation’s tightest housing markets are taking some big risks in their fight against high rents. They are banding together and withholding their rent checks in an attempt to pressure landlords to negotiate their rates. It’s an uncomfortable situation for both sides as landlords weigh their options and tenants face possible eviction.

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Oct 17, 2018
Investors are poised to pour billions of dollars into Opportunity Zones across the country. The government program is part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to generate investor interest in targeted, mostly lower-income communities. In return, investors who use capital gains to fund the investment will get a huge tax break. It’s similar to a 1031 exchange, but much better in some ways.
 
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Oct 15, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have a 17-year high for mortgage rates, a new economic growth forecast, and a new “panic rooms” for billionaires.

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Oct 12, 2018

Amazon and Good Housekeeping magazine are taking the pop-up store concept to a whole new level. They launched a 28-hundred square foot shop at the Mall of America called GL Lab that combines the in-store experience with the convenience of online sales and door-to-door delivery. Forbes reviewer, Chris Walton, says the experience took his breath away.

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Oct 11, 2018

The new trade deal won’t go into effect for another year or so, but when it does, it could bolster demand for commercial real estate. Although there are plenty of critics, a few big names in U.S. real estate are giving it a “thumbs up.” So, where’s the good and the bad in this new trade deal? 

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Oct 8, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... unemployment dips to a 48-year-low, signs that for-sale listings will surge, and a coast-to-coast realtor-sponsored pet adoption event.

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Oct 6, 2018

There’s yet another player in the rapidly expanding field of direct home buying, but in this case, the real estate agent will play a leading role. Realogy Holdings recently announced that Coldwell Banker real estate agents will be front and center in its new “cash offer” program. Although it’s taking a “toe in the water” approach, there are reports that its gearing up for a potentially large expansion.

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Oct 4, 2018

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is confronting the housing affordability crisis with a massive piece of legislation that won’t go far in a Republican-controlled Congress. The $470-billion-dollar bill is funded by a huge increase in the so-called “death tax”, making it more of a “wishlist” for any near-term goals. But the bill could gain traction if Democrats score more Congressional seats in the midterm elections.

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