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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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May 31, 2019
The U.S. needs more rental housing but developers can’t keep up, and there’s a new survey that shows exactly what it is that’s impeding them. According to this survey by the National Apartment Association, there are several barriers to apartment construction but the one that stands out the most is coming from local residents, or NIMBYs -- which stands for “Not in My Backyard.”
 
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May 30, 2019
The antitrust lawsuits against NAR are piling up, and now the Department of Justice has opened an official probe into alleged anti-competitive practices in the real estate industry. It issued an investigative demand to real estate data firm, CoreLogic, and other MLS platform vendors, for various documents and information related to the distribution and use of MLS data and the way that buyer agent commissions are paid.
 
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May 26, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... the next rate hike, the trade war impact, and mail-order kit cabins from Amazon. 
 
We begin with economic news from this past week, and the latest results on home sales.
 
The National Association of Realtors reported another slump for existing home sales. They dropped .4% from March to April, and were 4.4% less than a year ago. It’s the second month in a row for a sales drop, after a surge in February. Inventory is still tight but NAR expects increased activity soon, especially in the South and the Northeast. 
 
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May 23, 2019
A new look at the financial health of the Millennial generation shows they are far behind their predecessors. The Wall Street Journal combined data from the Census Bureau and other sources to come up with a snapshot of a generation with “less wealth, less property, lower marriage rates, and fewer children.” That data has negative implications for them, the housing market, and for public programs like Social Security that depend on the income potential of younger workers.
 
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May 20, 2019

The Spring home buying season is about to get interesting. A new survey shows that homeowners are in the mood for selling, and that 12.1 million of them are preparing to put their homes on the market. Lenders say they are also seeing a big surge in mortgage applications among people getting ready to buy.

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May 19, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... why home builders are so busy, what lenders think of smaller home loans, and what money can do for a child’s success in life.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week and home sale activity that’s giving builders more confidence about the housing market. The National Association of Homebuilders reported a 3-point rise in their home builder confidence index to 66. Anything higher than 50 is in positive territory. NAHB chairman Greg Ugalde says: “Builders are busy catching up after a wet winter and many characterize sales as solid, driven by improved demand and ongoing low overall supply.”
 
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May 14, 2019
California lawmakers are about to vote on a bill that would create a scary kind of rent control. It would give tenants who’ve organized into an association the right to “boycott” their rent if they have a grievance, or go on strike. That includes a rent increase that’s raised more than the rate of inflation. The legislation is called SB 529, and it’s up for a vote on Thursday, May 16th.
 
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May 14, 2019
The trade dispute with China is escalating and some U.S. businesses are cringing at the idea of higher costs for goods. President Trump raised tariffs again on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, from the previous 10% increase to 25%. He’s getting support for his strategy but some economists are predicting that the trade war will take a toll on U.S. businesses and consumers.
 
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May 13, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... the results of a U.S. financial stability report, a refinancing crackdown, and a new lawsuit against two big credit repair companies.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week, and a financial stability report from the Federal Reserve. The Fed report says the financial sector is “resilient” overall, but it also reported an increase in the number of risky loans issued to companies already struggling with debt. The report says, over the last nine months, the share of risky loans has risen above peak levels seen in 2007 and 2014. It also says that credit standards have been deteriorating.
 
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May 9, 2019
The government is cracking down on affordable housing programs that help buyers with their down payments. HUD issued a clarification letter on the rules for FHA loans. The crackdown is the result of growing concern about the risk that zero-down government-insured home loans present to the $1.3-trillion-dollar mortgage insurance fund. Historical data shows that those borrowers are twice as likely to default on their loans.
 
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May 8, 2019
We’re on the cusp of a digital transformation that’s expected to change the way we live and work. Wireless service providers are building and launching new 5G networks to replace 4G technology for cell phone and internet service, and the upgrade is being called revolutionary. Data transfer will undergo a supersonic boost compared to what we’re getting now. That’s expected to have a big impact on every industry, including real estate.
 
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May 5, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… the word “transitory” is capturing headlines, the state that’s giving tenants an eviction break, and the hotel giant that’s taking on Airbnb.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week, and another Federal Reserve meeting with no interest rate hikes. The Fed left the overnight lending rate unchanged at 2.25% to 2.50%. But Fed Chief Jerome Powell’s comments about inflation, or the lack of it, has caused some concern. The yearly rate dipped to just 1.6%, which is well below the central bank’s 2% target.
 
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May 4, 2019
A mass migration is underway in the United States to places that are more affordable with strong job growth and warmer weather. The Census Bureau just released a new report on population growth that shows people are migrating to mostly Southern and Western regions, and Central Florida is one of them.
 
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May 3, 2019
Economists are anticipating a new wave of homebuyers from the group of Americans who lost their homes during the housing crisis. Bad credit scores have improved since then, and many have also regained confidence about owning a home. According to some experts, these so-called “boomerang buyers” will be a critical component of the housing market over the next few years.
 
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May 1, 2019
New York City is taking drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the city’s biggest polluters, and the culprits are “not” cars. City officials passed a landmark package of bills to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, and the centerpiece is a mandate for older, glass and steel skyscrapers. They are considered “incredibly inefficient” because so much of the heating and cooling escapes through the glass. This new law aims to change that with rigid new guidelines and retrofit requirements.
 
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