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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 in 2016, 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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Feb 19, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... we have an unexpected surge in inflation, a disputed city-wide ban on Airbnb, and a certain dog breed that’s tied to rising home prices.

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Feb 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia has launched a $500 billion project that will help it diversify away from crude oil, and put the middle eastern country at the forefront of smart city development. The oil-producer is building a massive 10,200 square mile smart city along the Red Sea that some people are calling an international “game changer.” And construction is already underway.

A city called NEOM is about to sprout from miles and miles of desert, mountains, and coastline in the northeast corner of Saudi Arabia. It will stretch across the Saudi border into both Egypt and Jordan, with bragging rights as the world’s first municipality to extend into the depths of “three” countries.

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Feb 15, 2018

The tax filing season is underway, along with hackers who are busy trying to steal your refund. The IRS issued a warning about the first scam of the season. It targets taxpayers by hacking into computers used by tax professionals, and using client information to file phony tax returns.

The official tax filing season began on January 29th this year. That’s when the IRS started accepting 2017 tax returns. The agency identified this new scam just a few days later, saying that hackers had already stolen information from the computers of several tax preparers and filed fraudulent returns.

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Feb 15, 2018

A ballot initiative is gaining momentum in California that would open the rent control flood gates across the state. The measure would repeal a state law that protects certain kinds of housing from rent control, including single family homes, and give cities and counties local control over rent regulations. State lawmakers voted against legislation with similar goals, just a few weeks ago.

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Feb 14, 2018

2018 should be a good year for builders. Buyers are hungry for new homes, and with such a tight supply, builders don’t have to worry about demand. In fact, John Burns said at a recent builders’ show in Las Vegas that new home sales have been surging and the construction industry is in good economic shape.

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Feb 12, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief… stocks continue their sell-off, a new Fed chief is sworn in, and the net neutrality battle heats up in the U.S. Senate.

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Feb 7, 2018

The booming solar power industry is stunned by President Trump’s recent decision to impose a massive tax on imported solar panels. The president says the tariff will create “a lot of jobs” but industry insiders say it will destroy many more, and slow the use of solar power.

The president announced new tariffs on imported solar panels on January 23rd. The tariffs begin at 30% for the first year and decrease to 15% in the fourth year. The purpose for the tax is to protect the solar industry from what some companies interpret as unfair trade practices. But industry experts say the plan could backfire. They cite the response to a tariff on foreign steel imports imposed by then president George W. Bush in 2002.

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Feb 7, 2018

The cannabis plant is getting a lot of attention these days as states legalize the use of marijuana, but there’s another corner of the hemp market that’s shaking up the construction industry -- and it’s called “hempcrete.” It’s a green building material that dates back to the time of the Romans in Europe, but is just gaining acceptance here in the United States.

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Feb 6, 2018

Institutional landlords are making use of a loophole in financial regulations to get massive numbers of appraisals done quickly and cheaply. It’s a practice known as the “drive-by” appraisal that was banned by Congress after the housing crisis. But that ban only applies to people applying for a traditional mortgage, and not companies conducting much bigger deals.

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Feb 6, 2018

In this week's Real Estate News in Brief... a new high point for mortgage rates, a big jump in home seller profits, and a 1031 exchange reprieve for Southern California wildfire victims.

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Feb 2, 2018

It’s a great housing concept with a biased name. Granny flats are not just for grannies, they are for the young, the old, and the middle-aged. And with the affordable housing crisis in full swing, new rules are making it easier than ever for homeowners in California and other U.S. metros to build them or make their unpermitted units legal.

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Feb 2, 2018

The legalization of marijuana in California and other states is creating some confusion over the use of pot in rentals. Landlords and property managers may not have provisions in leases covering pot use because laws are too new, but they may still have options for setting and enforcing their own rules.

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Feb 1, 2018

Windows of the future may do more than brighten up our homes. Scientists are developing windows that can absorb solar energy and generate free electricity for our future smart homes and businesses. These windows aren’t ready to hit the market yet, but the potential is astounding for residential and commercial buildings -- especially those with lots of windows.

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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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