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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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Now displaying: July, 2019
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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Jul 23, 2019
The U.S. housing market lost a lot of foreign buyers in the last year. The National Association of Realtors reports a stunning 36% drop in home sales to foreign buyers from April of last year to March of this year. It’s the result of a variety of factors both here and abroad. We’ll take a look at why that number is down, who’s still buying, and where.
 
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Jul 21, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... we’ll tell you how much U.S. rents have risen, which cities are the best for tech jobs, and what Google is launching to help you connect with like-minded people.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week and signs that the central bank is ready for a rate cut.
 
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Jul 19, 2019
Harvard’s annual in-depth analysis of the housing market shows some positives and some negatives for the real estate industry. Although the number of renter households fell again in 2018, supply remains tight and rental demand remains strong. That’s also pushing rents higher and vacancy rates lower. Affordability remains a problem for many renters, but the number of cost-burdened rental households has ticked down slightly.
 
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Jul 19, 2019
The tiny home trend is growing, along with the size of the tiny homes. The movement started off as a money-saving, do-it-yourself, minimalist lifestyle, but has since flourished as a way to downsize into more efficient but luxurious surroundings. 
 
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Jul 17, 2019
Texas is cleaning up its image as one of the states with the highest property taxes. Lawmakers passed a reform measure that will slow the growth of property tax increases, by lowering the amount that districts can raise property taxes each year. This is great news for homeowners and investors with property in Texas.
 
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Jul 13, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... what’s up with the Fed rate cut plan, where buyers are finding affordable homes, and what burglars do to break in to your home.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week, and new signs that the Fed will lower interest rates at the next meeting. Fed Chief Jerome Powell offered two days of testimony to Congress about the state of the economy, saying that trade tensions have increased and the global economy has weakened.
 
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Jul 13, 2019
Storms and fires appear to be more threatening. New reports say that more and more people are in harm’s way because of population growth in high-risk areas. That’s lead to many scary headlines and concerns about potential damage from hurricanes, tornados, flooding, and wildfires. But don’t let that derail your portfolio plans. Being aware of the risks is just the first step in the due diligence you need to do as a real estate investor.
 
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Jul 11, 2019
There’s a new loan option for homes don’t meet the “livability” requirement for traditional financing. Freddie Mac recently launched the ChoiceRenovation mortgage to help finance home renovations without a second loan. It’s similar to the Fannie Mae HomeStyle loan with several new features including financing for the construction of a “mother-in-law” unit, and disaster protection upgrades.
 
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Jul 10, 2019
Robots are working their way into our lives, and taking over our jobs. A comprehensive new report out of Oxford Economics looks at the rise of the robotic workplace, and the impact it will have on the job market and productivity. This is a worldwide phenomenon, and one that will transform many industries, including real estate.
 
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Jul 8, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... what economists expect from the next Fed meeting, how much homeowners can save by refinancing, and why smart home devices could compromise your internet security.
 
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Jul 5, 2019
Flying taxis are about to make their debut, and reinvent our concept of urban transport. Uber says it plans to launch its Uber Air service three years from now, in 2023. Uber says it will begin the roll-out in two U.S. cities, and a third international location.
 
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Jul 4, 2019
Zillow unveiled a new version of its Zestimate home valuation tool that’s supposed to be much more accurate than previous versions. Zillow claims the error rate is now less than 2% thanks to the ideas it collected in a $1-million contest to make the Zestimate smarter. It’s now claiming to have the most accurate home valuation tool, although it does face stiff competition from Redfin, and others.
 
 
Jul 3, 2019
In this week's Real Estate News Brief... the billionaires who support a wealth tax, bank stress test results, and escrow account refunds for California mortgage holders.
 
 
We begin with economic news from this past week.
 
New home sales hit a 5-month low in May. The Commerce Department says they were down 7.8% compared to April and ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 646,000. MarketWatch economists had expected a faster pace of 669,000.
 
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