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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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Nov 18, 2016

The headlines scream fire sale prices for renters. Bloomberg writes that "Landlords Are Slashing Rents Across the Country" and Trulia says "Cut-Rate Housing: How Low Can You Go?"

But don't worry, landlords. Rents are doing just fine in most places!

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

#166 - CAUTION! Big Rent Reductions In Key Real Estate Markets

Nov 17, 2016

Fannie Mae is taking another step to keep criminals out of homes going through the foreclosure process. It is expanding its use of clear plastic material instead of plywood to board up vacant homes. This could be useful to you if you buy a foreclosure or have a vacant home.

The use of "clear boarding" helps fight blight and crime in areas with a lot of vacant homes. Instead of plywood, windows and doors are boarded up with unbreakable polycarbonate material that is more visually appealing.  It also makes it less likely that squatters will occupy a home unnoticed...

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

#165 - A New Way to Keep Vandals Out of Vacant Homes

Nov 15, 2016

While some Americans are threatening to leave the US for the next four years, some aging Baby Boomers are ready to ditch California for a better life. How will that transition affect real estate, not only in California, but also in the areas where they're headed?

America is in transition and so is the real estate market, but not just from the recent 180 degree turn on Capital Hill. 

The oldest Baby Boomers have turned 70, and as many as 10,000 people are retiring every day. Many are considering leaving their big homes and expensive neighborhoods, for more affordable options...

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

#164 - Retiring Baby Boomers Drive Up Home Prices in Select Markets

Nov 12, 2016

Donald Trump shocked the world on Tuesday when he became the 45th President of the United States by a landslide. The voice of middle America and the South was heard loud and clear.  Whether you like him or not, having a mega-real estate tycoon in the Oval Office will have a "huuuuge" impact on our industry.

For the full scoop: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#163 - Interest Rates Could Soar from Trump's Trade Plans

Nov 9, 2016

It's Official! Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

Half of America sat in shock and awe last night as votes for Donald Trump swept the country.  It turns out he was right, and the pollsters and the mainstream media were wrong.

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

#162 - Trump vs Obama on 1031 Exchanges, Capital Gain Taxes, and Self Directed IRA's

Nov 8, 2016

A new survey by the National Association of Realtors' shows that single women are buying homes at more than twice the rate of single men.

The NAR survey found that single women accounted for 17% of the homebuyers in 2016 - the highest level since 2011.

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

#161 - All You Single Ladies Buying Real Estate, Put Your Hands Up!

Nov 4, 2016

Self-driving cars are about to shake up our world. They are just beginning to make an appearance right now, but when they go mainstream, they are expected to change how we live our lives, and design our homes and communities.

We already share the road with self-driving cars. Google has a fleet of test vehicles on the road in several states. Tesla has already equipped its Model S with "Autopilot software". 

For the full scoop visit: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#160 - Self-Driving Cars Shift the Real Estate Landscape

Nov 2, 2016

A major police raid in India has broken up a scam operation involving dozens of fake IRS agents, but don't let your guard down just yet. IRS imposters are still out there along with scammers that like to prey on the real estate industry.

Earlier this month, police in India raided nine call centers in Mumbai that were allegedly used by phony IRS agents. 70 people were arrested and hundreds more are under investigation.

For the full scoop: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#159 - Beware of *NEW* Real Estate Scams! (IRS, Comcast, Title Fraud)

Nov 1, 2016

It's a smoking hot industry that's about to fire-up the commercial real estate market...

With the legalization of pot sweeping across the country, pot growers are teaming up with investors to "grow" their operations.

Wherever you stand on the issue of legalizing marijuana, it looks like pot is about to make big money for growers and the people who provide services, equipment, facilities, real estate and funding for those growers. 

For the full scoop: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#158 - A Smokin' Hot Pot REIT 

 

Oct 31, 2016

Witches, ghosts and goblins wander the streets of America once a year. But some people want that experience more often than on October 31st, and apparently with real ghosts, not just those in costume.

One of the fastest growing niches in specialty tourism are haunted destinations, according to the website, Haunted Travels USA. 

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

 

#157 - Haunted Houses: A New Travel Niche?

 

Oct 29, 2016

If "inexpensive" and "unique" are the two things you are looking for in a home, you might want to head to your nearest port. You'll find the building blocks of an innovative new idea for urban living - the shipping container home.

Market Watch featured the idea in a recent article -that corrugated steel boxes can be turned into affordable living spaces that are put together quickly with dramatically pleasing results. An architect in Washington, D.C. has already built three apartment complexes with shipping containers.

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

#156 - Shipping Containers Could Create Affordable & "Hip" Urban Housing

 

Oct 28, 2016

Realtor.com recently released it’s forecast on the best and the worst markets for flipping properties and for holding rental property. Let’s see if they’re the same cities we’ve been targeting at Real Wealth Network.

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

#155 - Top Cities For Price Appreciation and/or Cash Flow in 2017

Oct 25, 2016

The millennial floodgates are about to open onto the real estate market. At least according to realtor.com. The realtor organization gathered data on who they believe will be buying homes next year, and the research revealed what could be a "real estate revolution".

Get the full scoop at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#154 - A "Real Estate Revolution" ... Coming 2017

Oct 24, 2016

Believe it or not, it’s time to be thinking about 2017…. and fortunately, some experts are predicting another good year for home sales.

But where will we find the best and worst markets for home values next year?

Get the scoop at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#153 - Housing Predictions for 2017 - from the Mortgage Bankers Assoc and NAR

Oct 19, 2016

U.S. investors are diversifying their portfolios, but it isn't just with stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Better Homes and Gardens did a survey and found that a whopping 89 percent of investors want to put their money... into real estate.

The dream of owning a large, profitable real estate portfolio is nothing new. But what is new is the growing number of investors who are actually choosing it over paper assets on Wall Street.

But many newbies are missing the most important point...

Get the scoop at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#152 - The #1 Biggest Mistake New Investors Want to Make

Oct 18, 2016

As the presidential election draws near, more and more people are threatening to leave the country if the candidate they most despise wins. Is it just talk, or will there be some sort of post-election exodus to distant lands?

Find out which areas came in as the best place for expats, and where you can live near a warm sandy beach on just $1,200 per month, including rent.

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#151 - Post-Election Exodus from the U.S. to Canada or Central America?

Oct 12, 2016

When it comes to forming a Limited Liability Company or LLC to protect your real estate investments, Californians should think "outside the box" or in this case "outside the state". 

If you're a California investor who wants to form an LLC, check out the pros and cons of setting up shop in one these three states: Nevada, Delaware or Wyoming - and leave the California LLCs to the less informed.

More at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#150 - Nevada, Delaware versus Wyoming LLC's - Which Offer Better Asset Protection?

Oct 11, 2016

The nation is suffering a housing shortage, yet builders have been reluctant to dive in and satisfy that gap. 

New regulations for construction permitting have skyrocketed, making it very difficult for builders to keep new homes affordable. And that’s a problem in areas where there is job growth, but no place for people to live.

More at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#149 - Higher Building Costs = Higher Home Prices 

Oct 8, 2016

There's a growing shortage of appraisers across the nation and it's causing major delays in closings. If you want to close on a property in time, you better make sure you allow a few extra weeks to get that all-important appraisal!

Appraisals are an essential part of the process when buying real estate - especially when financing. Banks will require it.

But what happens if your appraisal is delayed and takes you past your contingency date? If you’re new to real estate, that means that on your purchase contract, you list a date that you will have your appraisal completed, and if you don’t like the value, you can still get out of contract and get your deposit back.

More at: www.NewsforInvestors.com

#148 - Don't Lose Your Deposit Due to Late Appraisals!

Oct 5, 2016

The scales are tipping when it comes to rising apartment rents. Some areas are still experiencing rental increases with no end in sight, while other areas that have been red hot rental markets until now are seeing double digit declines. It was a very different story for single family rentals across the nation.

Get the full story at www.NewsforInvestors.com

#147 - Double Digit Rent DECLINES in Apartments, Single Family Rents on the RISE

Oct 5, 2016

Tax avoidance versus tax evasion. It’s a fine line. And now, there’s a question as to whether Donald Trump crossed it.

Get the details at: www.NewsforInvestors.com

#146 - Donald Trump's Tax Returns Show Massive Tax Avoidance and Possible Tax Evasion

Sep 30, 2016

Apartmentlist.com analyzed census data on who votes and who doesn't. According to data from 2012, renters were just 28% of the voting population and were much less likely to register to vote.

The data shows 86% of homeowners were registered to vote compared to 72% of renters. And,77% of homeowners actually voted, compared to just 58% of renters.

Why? Maybe because homeowners want to vote to keep these benefits.

Apartmentlist created a list of advantages of being a homeowner versus tenant.

1. The mortgage interest tax deduction

2. The property tax deduction

3. Tax deductions for all costs involved in making a sale

4. Deductions for interest on home improvement loans

5. The elimination of capital gains tax on up to $250,000 for singles and $500,000 for married couples on the sale of the home

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#145 - Tax Incentives That May Send More Homeowners to the Polls

Sep 27, 2016

I will refrain from giving my commentary on the candidates since the last time I talked about Hillary Clinton on this podcast, I got my first one-star review! Ironically, I only did the show because I was trying to be balanced. I’d already done two stories on Trump and didn’t want to give him any more publicity.

Suffice it to say that just like most people in the U.S., I don’t like or trust either candidate. So, let’s talk about the issues, not the candidates. In fact, it doesn't really matter who gets elected because it won't likely be as apocalyptic as voters might think.

But it will affect real estate investors...

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#144 - Importance of Presidential Debate is Debatable

Sep 26, 2016

House flippers have been rollin’ in the dough this past year, but is that trend about to end? There's new research that shows the number of flipped homes hit a six-year high in the second quarter and that gross profits are the highest on record. But there’s also some data showing the flipping frenzy could be coming to an end in some overheated markets.

Get the details at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#143 - House Flippers Make Record Profits This Year

Sep 23, 2016

The government's mortgage refinancing program called HARP has been extended again. It will now run until the end of next year. It's the sister program to HAMP or what critics called "mortgage welfare”.

HAMP was set to expire at the end of this year, and Congress has already officially terminated the program as of that date. But, HAMP will continue to provide support to borrowers in the program for the next six years.

Get the full story at: www.NewsForInvestors.com

#142 - "Mortgage Welfare" Just in Time for Votes?

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