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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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Jan 11, 2017

Arizona is blazing a new trail for the future of short-term rentals. As cities across the nation restrict or even ban the renting of properties on a short-term basis, a new Arizona law allows them anywhere in the state, without limits.

The bill was passed by Arizona state lawmakers in May of last year, and then signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. It took effect on January 1st, so this is just the beginning of a new open playing field for hosts on websites like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO.

The new law is very simple. Cities, towns, and counties are not allowed to restrict short-term rentals in any way. Hosts can rent out rooms, homes, or other properties for as many days of the year as they like.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

191 - Arizona Enforces New Sweeping AirBnB Laws

Jan 10, 2017

Millennials are expected to create 2/3rds of household growth in the coming years, so as real estate investors, we need to pay attention to where and what they will be buying. And some new data is giving us a few clues on that.

Millennials, whom we define as young adults ages 18-36, are the largest population group today. In 2015, they added up to 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 52-71). They will have the largest impact on the economy and politics, just as the baby boomers once did when they dominated the population. It’s important to stay abreast of their actions as they will create booms and busts for the next 40 years depending on their spending habits...

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

190 - Data on Where Millennials are Buying Starter Homes

Jan 6, 2017

It’s official. Tesla’s gigantic battery factory just outside of Reno is now up and running, as of Wednesday. And it’s only the beginning for this ground-breaking tech-company and for the biggest little city, Reno.

Tesla's new Gigafactory is already bringing in a huge number of employees to the area, and the factory is less than 30 percent complete . The company says there are 2,900 employees working there now, but Tesla says it expects to have 6,500 employees on the payroll this coming year.

And the jobs that Tesla will create in the area will go beyond those who work at the factory. Tesla says the Gigafactory will indirectly create between 20,000 and 30,000 additional jobs in that region.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#189 - Tesla Powers Up Reno

Jan 4, 2017

The future of home construction is on the verge of what could be a huge transformation. 3D printing technologies are advancing rapidly for the construction of homes and other buildings. And according to some ambitious entrepreneurs, we may see widespread use of that technology in the not too distant future!

One of those 3D construction start-ups is a new company called Cazza Construction Technologies in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was founded by 19-year-old Chris Kelsey who began coding at age 13 and left school at age 17 to run an app development company called Appstitude. He then sold the company for 10 million dollars and started Cazza. His bio says he wants to "change the world" by revolutionizing the construction industry... at age 19.

To find out more, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#188 - 3D Printing of Homes and Offices Brings High-Tech to Real Estate

Jan 3, 2017

U.S. home values have bounced back from the depths of the meltdown and are now at an all-time record high. While some markets are still undervalued, the national average has completely regained the value it lost during the crisis.

Zillow just released a new report on the 2016 value of U.S. homes and it's a big number. The real estate site says the final number for the combined value of all homes for this year is expected to rise higher than 29.6 trillion dollars.

That's up 5.7% from last year, or 1.6 trillion dollars. It also shows that the nation has gained back all 6.4 trillion dollars it lost from 2006 through 2011 during the housing crisis.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#187 - U.S. Housing Market Value Hits All-Time High


Dec 30, 2016

Are you one of those people who loves walking the white sandy beaches of Florida, but won’t stick a toe in the water for fear of sharks or other mysterious ocean creatures? Well, you’re in luck. New technologies are coming to the U.S. for the first time that will change the real estate landscape - literally.

The dream of living just steps away from the water has been out of reach for most people -- until now. There's a new concept taking hold called "Crystal Lagoons" that is creating spectacular affordable waterfront homes without a beach or a lake or a river in sight.

Crystal Lagoons are massive man-made bodies of turquoise blue water that can turn any large piece of property into a tropical oasis. There are hundreds of them now in development around the world, but none in the U.S… until now.

To find out more, visit: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#186 - Inland "Ocean-Style" Living Coming to Florida, Texas and Las Vegas

Dec 29, 2016

It’s been quite a year for Real Wealth Network!  We made the Inc 5000 in 2016, and are now listed as one of America’s fastest growing private companies!

The Inc 5000 released it’s 35th annual ranking this year and we placed number 1512 out of the 5000 companies selected.  In order to make the list, a company has to earn more than $2 million dollars and show rapid growth in a 3 year time period.

To hear more about what we've accomplished this year, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#185 - Inc. Magazine Honors Real Wealth Network

Dec 27, 2016

The tragic warehouse fire that killed 36 people in Oakland on December 2nd should never have happened. The warehouse was not fit for habitation. The first lawsuit has been filed against the landlord, and eight other defendants.

This is going to be a tough court case for everyone involved -- for both the relatives of the victims and the people blamed for the fire. It's certainly a good example of what any landlord should absolutely "not" do, to avoid liability, and in a case like this, to save lives.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#184 - Oakland Warehouse Landlord May Face Murder Charges

Dec 27, 2016

Santa Claus is sneaking into more than chimneys this month. Apparently, he’s getting into wallets and retirement accounts.

T. Rowe Price interviewed 2,100 parents and their children about their Holiday spending patterns. The results maybe show why Santa wears red instead of black.

Six out of 10 parents admitted that they “never” stick to their holiday budget, and 53 percent said they get everything on their children’s wish lists “no matter how much it costs.”

A quarter of the parents even went so far as to borrow from their 401(k)plan, dip into emergency funds or take out a loan to pay for it all.

Find out more at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#183 - Santa Caught Stealing Retirement Funds

Dec 23, 2016

The Federal Reserve finally raised rates for the first time this year at their December meeting, and suggested there could be three more rate hikes next year. There’s lots of varied opinions about what this could mean for real estate. So let’s tackle it!

It was a unanimous vote by the Federal Open Market Committee. After threatening to do so for several months now, the central bank raised the key interest rate another quarter percent. This means that the overnight lending rate between banks is now up to a half-percent from a quarter percent.

This was the first rate hike in 2016, even though the Fed announced last December that it would raise rates four times this year.

Why did it take so long?

To find out more, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#182 - Fed Rate Hike to Crash the Stock Market Again?

Dec 21, 2016

If you’re flying this Holiday season and hope to get through the security line quickly, remember to remove any liquids, knives and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7!  As you’ve probably heard by now, this popular smart phone made headline news when it started causing fires, and has now been banned on airplanes by the FAA.

What do Samsung’s problems have to do with real estate investing?

Find out by visiting: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#181 - Lessons From Samsung for Real Estate Investors

Dec 20, 2016

You've heard the saying -- that apples don't fall far from the tree. But when it comes to earning potential, that saying may not be so true anymore.

A new study out of Stanford, Harvard, and U.C. Berkeley finds that children today are far less likely to earn as much money as their parents, compared to past generations. It says that likelihood has fallen from 92% for kids born in the 1940s to just 51% for those born in the 1980s -- our current Millennials. 

For the full scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#180 - The Growing Wealth Gap Between Young and Old

Dec 14, 2016

PCBs Could be the New "Asbestos" in Apartments, Commercial Buildings and Schools

If you own a building that was constructed in the 1950s, 60s, or 70s, you need to be aware of potential PCB contamination - as it’s becoming headline news.

PCBs or Polychlorinated biphenyls are man-made chemicals that were widely used in construction materials and electrical products in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s until they were banned in 1979.

Agricultural-giant Monsanto was the company that made PCBs, which were then used primarily in caulking, oil-based paint, floor finishes, and electrical equipment including fluorescent light ballasts.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#179 - PCBs Could be the New "Asbestos" in Apartments, Commercial Buildings and Schools

 

Dec 12, 2016

Senate confirmation will put former Wall Street insider Steven Mnuchin at the helm of the Treasury Department. As chief, he would be in charge of the nation's finances, policy, banking regulations, and the IRS. His name will also be on every American dollar.

The Secretary of the Treasury is a member of the President's Cabinet and his primary economic advisor. He helps create economic and financial policy including tax policy, and is in charge of several bureaus including the IRS, the U.S. Mint, the Office of Comptroller of the Current, and the Inspector General... among several others.

Salary for this enormous job is about $200,000 and, the person holding that post is fifth in line for the presidency should something happen to the command-in-chief.

To find out more, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#178 - Trump Picks Wall Street Insider, Steven Mnuchin, for Treasury Secretary

 

Dec 9, 2016

Saying hello to your future self with gray hair and wrinkles may help you sock more money away for retirement. That's what Stanford researchers found out with a virtual reality experiment that could turn into a new tool for retirement planning.

We've heard a lot about people not saving enough for retirement. AARP calls it the "Live Now, Worry Later" mentality among many of today's young adults. Putting money away for retirement doesn't seem to make sense if you can't imagine a time when you're not young and healthy anymore.

 

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#177 - Meeting Your Future Self Helps You Plan a Better Retirement

Dec 9, 2016

HUD Chief Julián Castro announced that "all" public housing agencies must implement a smoke-free policy within the next 18 months. So expect to see 'No Smoking" signs posted at public housing developments across the country.

This new rule will apply to more than 3,100 Public Housing Agencies and 940,000 federally-subsidized public housing units. Some agencies have already implemented smoke-free policies under HUD's voluntary policy -- that's about 200,000 housing units. But, this new rule will bring the total number up to 1.2 million units.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#176 - New HUD Rules Could Affect Your Section 8 Property

 

Dec 7, 2016
It's official. Donald Trump has announced on his Facebook page that he's going to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as the new HUD chief.

This isn't a big surprise. We've been hearing about that possibility for weeks along with concern about his limited experience in real estate, housing policy or the running of a massive government agency.

Carson is a retired neurosurgeon with no housing experience, which is making some housing experts nervous -- but reaction to his nomination is divided.
For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com
 
Dec 6, 2016

Text messaging has gained prestige in the world of communication. It's expanded from the casual chit-chat of LOL's and OMG's to something that can be used as a binding contract.

Text messaging was once the realm of the teenager and now we are all sending texts, along with awkward selfies and foodie photos. But there's now legal precedent that should serve as a wake-up call for anyone conducting any part of a business deal by text.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#174 - *New* Ruling: Text Messages = Legal Contract?

Dec 5, 2016

As the Trump presidency takes hold, the debate over Dodd-Frank is growing. President-Elect Donald Trump has promised to dismantle the banking reform act. Fed Chief, Janet Yellen, has promised to defend it. Congress has the power to change it. And, the battle has already begun.

The House just passed an amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act that could be the beginning of its unraveling. Although this bill isn't expected to pass in the Senate during President Obama's final days, it provides a glimpse of the fight ahead, under a Trump Administration.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#173 - Will Trump Really Dismantle Dodd-Frank?

 

Dec 3, 2016

In response to rising home prices nationwide, the Federal Housing Administration has raised loan limits for 2017. So if you were looking to buy a home, you may be able to qualify for an FHA loan next year a bit easier than you could this year.


You can look up your county’s new FHA loan limits by visiting: www.NewsForInvestors.com

 

#172 - FHA Loan Limits Increase...But Could End Up on Trump's Chopping Block

Dec 2, 2016

With Donald Trump in the White house, big changes are coming for taxpayers. New tax policies are still a moving target, but there are some things you can do now, to reduce your 2016 taxes, and prepare for 2017

The Trump Presidency is expected to usher in a massive new tax plan that will have big implications for all Americans and U.S. businesses. Before we look at how we should close out 2016, we should know what's ahead. That's not something we can be sure about, but here's how Forbes laid out the Trump tax proposal in several articles over the last few weeks.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#171 - Trump's Tax Plan to Benefit Real Estate Investors

 

Nov 29, 2016

If you've ever bought a home, you've probably written one. If you've ever sold a home, you've probably received one. They are called "buyer love letters" and their purpose is to convince sellers to accept their offers. But these letters can also be legally dangerous... for sellers.

When it comes to making an offer stand out from the rest, buyers will often write "love letters" to sellers with plenty of gushing complements about the home, and promises about how the home will be maintained. But some lawyers say they create a "seller beware" situation, because they can also make sellers vulnerable to  discrimination lawsuits.

For the latest scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#170 - Love Letters Could Get You in Trouble

Nov 24, 2016

As home prices rise, yields on rental properties are declining, but only slightly, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. And in fact, RealtyTrac says investor activity is on the rise.

As for the places where there are higher rental returns so far this year, ATTOM lists Wayne County, Michigan at 18.5%. That's in the Detroit metro area. 

We found an excellent team in Detroit. Gross yields are closer to 16%!

If you’re interested in meeting the team, sign up for our next live event Dec 10th in San Francisco and Dec 11th in Los Angeles. We’ll also be featuring multi-family properties in Chicago.

Find out more at newsforinvestors.com

#169 - Investor Activity Increases This Year In Key Markets

Nov 23, 2016

House flippers and real estate investors were blamed for contributing to the housing crisis a decade ago, partly due to the fast turnover of homes that helped drive prices up. Now, some analysts say investors are providing badly needed affordable homes in certain metro areas.

The number of flipped homes is hitting a six-year high right now, and while it’s certainly padding the pockets of savvy real estate investors, it’s also providing much needed affordable housing - especially in areas where builders are unable to meet demand...

For the full scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#168 - Flipping Homes at A New High - Will a Trump Administration Slow it Down?

Nov 21, 2016

Where are we now in the real estate market cycle? John Burns Real Estate researcher, Rick Palacios, says we’re probably somewhere near the 7th inning. He says the market is still expanding but keep your eyes on those final few innings.

Palacios says the housing market has moved ahead nicely since it bottomed out in 2008 and almost upended the U.S. financial system. But he says the market works in cycles and we're about to come full circle...

For the full scoop, go to: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#167 - 7th Inning in Real Estate Market Cycle

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