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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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Jan 31, 2018

The real estate market is getting a lot of attention from high-tech startups. The “real estate tech” field is filled with tech entrepreneurs and innovators who are developing new digital tools, solutions, and systems for the industry. In this episode, I’ve got a short list of those startups worth watching this year.

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Jan 30, 2018

Puerto Rico is about to get hit by another kind of disaster. Lending experts are predicting a massive foreclosure crisis because of damage by Hurricane Maria. There’s a moratorium on foreclosures right now, but when that moratorium ends, banks are expected to move in quickly, and start taking homes.

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Jan 28, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... a rise in long-term interest rates, Amazon’s effect on rental rates, and the hottest U.S. market for international investors.

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Jan 26, 2018

Amazon has narrowed its list of cities down to 20 for the location of its second headquarters campus, and Apple announces a similar search but without all the fanfare. Apple hasn’t given further details except that it will “not” be in California where the company is headquartered, or Texas, where it also has a strong presence.

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Jan 26, 2018

Senate confirmation of a new Federal Reserve Chairman was quick and easy with support from both sides of the aisle. The Senate approved Jerome Powell as the 16th Fed chair this last week. His opinion on the raising of interest rates is similar to outgoing Fed chief Janet Yellen, but he appears more open to the loosening of banking regulations.

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Jan 25, 2018

Zillow is getting hauled back into court over its Zestimate home valuation tool. This time, a new-Jersey based company is suing Zillow, claiming that it hides the Zestimate for some broker listings, but not for others. Zillow has an explanation for the different kinds of treatment but not one that sits well with the plaintiff.

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Jan 24, 2018

U.S. homeowners have a record amount of equity they can tap into, but tax laws may change the way they access that money. In the past, HELOCs have made the most financial sense, but tax experts say the best option now could be a cash out refinance, even if it means a small increase in the property owner’s primary mortgage rate.

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Jan 23, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... government reopens after 3-day shutdown, a confession reveals a home theft scheme during the housing crisis, and real estate tech company Homie expands to a new market.

 

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Jan 18, 2018

California is racing ahead toward its renewable energy goals in record time. Governor Jerry Brown signed a law in 2015 that gave the state until 2030 to produce 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The state is doing so well with solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable sources, lawmakers may push that target a little higher.

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Jan 17, 2018

Homes with energy efficient upgrades paid for through the PACE program may no longer qualify for an FHA loan. The FHA recently reversed its position on support for the PACE program, citing an increased risk of default among the borrowers which poses a risk to the agency’s insurance fund, and a lack of PACE consumer protections.

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Jan 16, 2018

It’s described as one of the “juiciest” lawsuits of 2017 by the Real Deal. The SEC is suing a luxury real estate developer for an alleged $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme that affected more than 8,400 investors. And, the fight for justice and restitution has just begun.

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Jan 15, 2018

The Houston housing market is surging ahead at record speed, despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Association of Realtors says the Harvey setback was much shorter-lived than anticipated and the Houston metro recorded its strongest performance ever last year.

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on August 25th, 2017, with 130 mile-per-hour winds. It battered communities along the coast, damaging more than 200,000 homes. Almost 1,300 of them were destroyed altogether.

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Jan 14, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... cities with amazing job opportunities, a favorite tax deduction take-away, and when you should have more or less credit cards.

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Jan 12, 2018

Deadly mudslides in Southern California are more proof that natural disasters don’t differentiate between the poor and the wealthy. Heavy rains soaked the hillsides of Santa Clara County on January 9th, and caused major devastation in the upscale community of Montecito. 17 people were confirmed dead by the next day with 28 injured and 23 missing. Hundreds of others remained trapped in their homes, waiting for rescue.

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Jan 11, 2018

Dog-friendly rentals are in big demand, and landlords are coming up with some great amenities for their four-legged tenants. But despite the good behavior of most tenants and dogs, some pet owners don’t pick up after their pets. Tenants either don’t see it, or ignore it, and it’s left for the maintenance crew, or worse, someone’s shoe. But fear not! There’s now a way to track down the owner...

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Jan 9, 2018

This is the time we usually set new goals in hopes of achieving greater success in the coming year. But do New Year Resolutions really work?

The idea of a successful life, one that’s not just about making money, can be represented by a “life balance wheel.” If you search for a wellness wheel on the internet, you’ll find many colorful and inspiring images, but the one we will be using today is from the book “Extreme Success” which is written by life coach and my life partner and co-CEO Rich Fettke.

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Jan 9, 2018

Earthquakes have always been a threat in California, and other North American regions. But for people in places like Oklahoma, they were unheard of until a few years ago. Scientists have linked this seismic activity to the oil industry and are working on new ways to detect and control what they are calling “man-made” earthquakes.

A Discovery blog headline reads: “Humans Are Creating the Newest Earthquake Zones in North America.” Earthquakes typically occur in areas where there are active fault zones, but in Oklahoma, there’s hasn’t been any major seismic activity until the more recent method of oil and natural gas extraction called “fracking.”

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Jan 8, 2018

A mortgage servicing company accused of robo-signing foreclosure documents during the housing crisis has agreed to a $45 million dollar settlement. That will compensate victims, and settle a long-standing legal battle between PHH Mortgage Corporation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The settlement involves 49 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and more than 45 state mortgage regulators. There are conflicting reports on which state didn’t take part. One report said New Hampshire. Another report said Colorado.

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Jan 6, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have a new record high for the U.S. housing market, legislation for vacation rental freedom in Florida, and a new Alexa skill that will keep you current on your mortgage.

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Jan 5, 2018

It’s an old warning from the FTC about the use of cryptocurrency. But, it’s just as relevant today as bitcoin and other digital currencies are becoming more popular and are being used without government oversight. Whether you are on the spending, receiving, or investing side of the (digital) coin, you should beware of the risks.

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Jan 4, 2018

Starting this week, new tax rules will usher in the New Year with a big win for residential and commercial real estate investors. It’s still too early to know the full impact of the legislation, but many tax professionals say that real estate investors and other property owners have hit the jackpot.

Experts say it will take months or even years to know the full impact of this bill including the changes in behaviors that the bill will bring about. Here are a few insights on how the new tax rules will benefit both residential and commercial property owners.

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Jan 3, 2018

As we begin a new year, it’s always interesting to take a look at where we were last year at this time. So on today’s show, we’ll take a walk down memory lane - and the stories of 2017 that most affected us as real estate investors. 

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