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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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Sep 20, 2019
The Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates by another quarter point on September 18th. It was the second rate cut this year to offset a global economic slowdown, weaker business investments, and the effects of President Trump’s trade war with China. But was it enough to appease a President who’s been clamoring for negative rates? 
 
 
Sep 19, 2019
The next recession isn’t expected to devastate the housing market like the last one, but a new analysis shows that some markets are more at risk than others. Redfin used several data points to analyze the risk and came up scores for each metro that indicate which ones are likely to get hit the hardest, and which will stand strong.
 
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Sep 18, 2019
Legal troubles continue for former Fox and Friends host, Clayton Morris, but is he grabbing headlines because he did something wrong, or because of his celebrity status? Investors claim that Morris and business partner, Bert Whalen, sold them run-down homes that they promised to renovate but didn’t. The latest headlines are another blow to Morris -- that his real estate business is under investigation by the FBI and two states.
 
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Sep 17, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... President Trump wants the Fed to “go negative” with rates, strict new rent control hits California, and hackers steal $250,000 by faking a CEO’s voice.
 
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Sep 14, 2019
A politically-charged battle has begun over housing-finance reform that would also release Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government control. While Trump administration proposals promise changes that will protect taxpayers from another Fannie-Freddie bailout, preserve affordable home loans like the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, and promote competition in the housing finance sphere, Democrats say the plan will make home loans more expensive and harder to get.
 
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Sep 11, 2019
Home buyers looking for a home that’s big enough to raise a family may want to look in the West. Nine of the 11 cities that ranked well for homes that will accommodate a growing family were in Western States. Reno, Nevada, where Real Wealth Network is building homes, ranked second on a list of best cities for family homes, according to Smart Asset.
 
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Sep 10, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... another drop in mortgage rates, what new tariffs will cost U.S. consumers, and a survey on homeownership happiness.
 
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Sep 10, 2019
The California Association of Realtors has issued another red alert about rent control legislation that’s gaining support in Sacramento.  The association is asking members to speak out against AB 1482 which, it says, will impose rent caps and difficult “just cause” eviction standards on landlords across the state. C.A.R. had previously struck a deal with lawmakers for a more balanced version of the bill, but that deal was tossed out in favor of stricter regulations supported by Governor Gavin Newsom.
 
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Sep 3, 2019
We’ve been hearing a lot about negative interest rates recently, and whether the U.S. is headed there. They’ve been used by other countries recently to fight deflation. A Denmark bank has also become the world’s first to offer a home loan with negative rates. That means that borrowers pay back less every month than what they actually owe. It sounds like quite a bargain for anyone in the real estate business, but negative rates for any reason are probably not something we want to wish for.
 
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Aug 31, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... how a recession would impact housing, what contractors say about the labor shortage, and the best settings for your air conditioner.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week.
 
The latest Case-Shiller report on home prices shows that prices rose at a slower pace in June. Prices in 17 of the cities in the 20-city index only rose a tiny bit. That left the 12-month reading at 2.1% which is down from a previous annual pace of 2.4%. According to MarketWatch, home prices were rising three times faster a year ago at 6.3%.
 
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Aug 29, 2019
iBuyers are shaking up the real estate industry with a fast new way to sell your home -- but at what price? iBuyers help sellers avoid the tedious process of listing, waiting for the right offer, and finally selling a home. It’s very convenient to accept an iBuyer offer, but according to MarketWatch, sellers pay a bundle for this service.
 
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Aug 29, 2019
A new website helps tenants resolve eviction and repair issues with their landlords. Investors are pouring money into a start-up that helps home buyers make cash offers. And phone apps that make it easy to prove which homes is your primary residence for tax purposes. In this episode, we take a look at some of the latest developments in the world of proptech.
 
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Aug 26, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... the rate cut tug-of-war continues, why mortgage debt is good for your health, and a new Airbnb-like website for your things.
 
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Aug 22, 2019
You may not need to live near the beach to go surfing. The joy of surfing on a perfect wave can now be found at public “wave resorts” that are popping up around the world. One that will break ground this year is headed for the Southern California desert near Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. And, it’s not the only one in the planning stages for this region.
 
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Aug 20, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... the economy gets political with more calls for a Fed rate cut, real estate regains top ranking as an investing favorite, and an update on national vacancies and zombie foreclosures.
 
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Aug 15, 2019
Oregon has become the first state in the nation to eliminate single-family zoning. State lawmakers passed the legislation to help increase the housing supply and affordability. It’s a concept that is gaining momentum in cities and states across the nation, but is also threatening the American Dream of owning a home that’s surrounded by a yard, and maybe a white picket fence.
 
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Aug 13, 2019
As experts attempt to predict the impact of a trade war on the economy, most agree that there will be both upsides and downsides for real estate.
 
Here’s a summary of recent developments on the trade war. During trade talks, China refused a deal on U.S. agricultural products. That triggered an order from President Trump to impose an additional 10% tariffs on the remaining $300 billion worth of Chinese goods not yet subject to tariffs. After that, China devalued its Yuan, and is now threatening to do more of the same if the trade war drags on. 
 
 
Aug 10, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... new trade war repercussions, a big dip in mortgage rates, and disappointing news for Equifax data breach victims.
 
We don’t have a lot of economic reports from this past week, but there sure is a lot happening with the trade war and potential impacts on our economy. The situation with China has escalated rapidly -- first with failed trade talks, then with President Trump’s call for new tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump wanted China to agree to buy U.S. agricultural products at the talks, but when that deal didn’t happen, he called for 10% tariffs on $300 billion worth of goods not yet subject to those duties.
 
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Aug 9, 2019
The use of “smart windows” is about to blast off. These windows have wifi-connected glass that can do all sorts of things, like adjust from clear, for a beautiful view, to frosted, for privacy. They can even call police if a burglar breaks in. And the companies making these windows are installing them on buildings around the world. Analysts say the use of this smart glass is about to experience revolutionary growth over the next ten years.
 
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Aug 7, 2019
The Federal Reserve Bank announced plans to create a real-time payment system to make check-cashing and other transactions faster. It would be an upgrade from the current Fed system which is slow to settle a transaction and would be run like a utility. It would also compete with a network recently launched by six big banks called The Clearing House. Critics say the Fed system would be redundant and would interfere with the private sector effort that’s already underway. 
 
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Aug 3, 2019
Just after the Federal Reserve announced a quarter percent rate cut, President Trump announced more tariffs. This sparked fear on Wall Street of an escalating trade war, which sent the S&P and NASDAQ Composite tumbling down, marking their worst week of the year. 
 
Trump announced that starting September 1, $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, ranging from toys to iPhones, will be slapped with a 10% tariff. This is on top of the existing 25% tariff on $250 Billion worth of imports. 
 
 
Aug 2, 2019
The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rates by a quarter point yesterday, the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. This marks a dramatic shift in monetary policy. But President Trump argued that it wasn’t enough to support his administration's trade wars and currency battles.
 
Just after the Federal Reserve changed course from tightening the money supply, to lowering rates in an effort to encourage more spending, the President offered more criticism to Fed Chair Jerome Powell.
 
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Jul 30, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... we’ll find out why the dramatic drop in the GDP, how many U.S. households have “no” mortgage, and what Google is doing to make Bay Area housing more affordable.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week that shows a rebound in new home sales. After two month of declines, they rose 7% in June to an annual rate of 646,000. That’s 4.5% higher than June of last year, mostly due to lower mortgage rates.
 
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Jul 27, 2019
Real Estate Investing: Soaring Demand for Rentals
 
Rental demand is soaring among renters who feel it’s more affordable to rent than to own. Freddie Mac says that attitudes about homeownership are changing due to the high cost of housing, and that 82% of those surveyed feel that renting is less expensive.
 
Some 4,000 households contributed to the Freddie Mac survey called “Profile of Today’s Renter and Owner.” One of the key findings it that a majority of renters don’t ever see themselves as homeowners. Just 24% expressed confidence in being able to buy a home some day.
 
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Jul 26, 2019
Amazon is venturing into the real estate business. The retail giant announced an alliance with the nation’s largest brokerage, Realogy. It’s a deal that will help sell homes, and get them equipped with smart home technology. The announcement sent Realogy’s battered stock soaring, and is probably shaking up a few real estate competitors, like Zillow.
 
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