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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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Feb 29, 2020
As homeownership gets more expensive, Millennials are getting more resourceful. The National Association of Realtors says the number of first-time buyers who bought homes with housemates doubled in 2019. It wasn’t a huge percentage, but some experts say it could be the future of housing -- at least for people trying to buy their first homes.
 
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Feb 28, 2020
Nebraska isn’t waiting for the ax to fall on housing affordability. State lawmakers are debating legislation that will allow the upzoning of single-family neighborhoods. It’s called “The Missing Middle Housing Act” to address future housing issues before they become a problem. CityLab described the effort as a way to “win the battle before the war begins.”
 
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Feb 26, 2020
HUD is hoping to make it easier for landlords to comply with Fair Housing Rules by issuing new guidelines on assistance animals. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says there’s been a huge increase in the number of requests for emotional support animals, including many that are not legitimate. The agency says the new guidelines offer some clarification of the rules and step-by-step guidance for landlords.
 
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Feb 25, 2020
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 22nd, 2020... the spring construction boom, the latest surge in foreclosures, and the new Gen Z homebuyers.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week.

The latest report on existing home sales shows a dip in January. According to the National Association of Realtors, they were down 1.3% to an annual pace of 5.46 million homes.

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Feb 20, 2020
A sleepy town in North Carolina has become the victim of its own popularity. Lake Wylie is a lakefront community that has mushroomed in size since the year 2,000. Unfortunately, population growth has outpaced the town’s ability to keep up, and local officials have placed a temporary ban on new development. This is just one example of a city that needs “smart growth” instead of “fast growth.”
 
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Feb 19, 2020
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 15th, 2020... the benefits of mortgage shopping, 401k millionaires, and moving for love.
 
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Feb 13, 2020
The U.S. has a population problem and it’s not because we have too many people. The nation’s birth rate is declining. It’s half of what it was when the baby boomers were born, and is currently at a record low -- so low, that the incoming generation can’t replace the outgoing one. According to some social scientists, that could have a serious impact on our future -- both socially and economically.
 
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Feb 13, 2020
There’s been a lot of worry about the cost of California’s new solar power requirement for new homes. But the January 1st start date has now come and gone, and it appears the mandate has had little impact on home buyer demand. There has been a small decline in affordability for some people, but according to real estate experts, the mandate appears to be a “non-event.”
 
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Feb 11, 2020
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 8th, 2020… new lower mortgage rates, the city with a 5-year rent freeze, and a Netflix series about gentrification in Los Angeles.
 
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Feb 7, 2020
Concern about the Wuhan coronavirus is pushing mortgage rates lower. That may seem like a weird cause and effect relationship, but there is a good reason for it.
 
The latest rates for a 30-year mortgage have fallen to their second-lowest level in three years. Freddie Mac reported last week that the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.51% and the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage was down to 3%. That’s for the week ending January 20th. If you compare it to the average for that same mortgage in January of last year, it’s almost 1% lower. And some economists expect rates to fall further as the coronavirus spreads.
 
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Feb 7, 2020
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 1st, 2020... the latest decision on interest rates, the cost of renting vs. buying, and the theft of $10.5 million from RealPage by hackers.
 
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Feb 1, 2020
Calls for a wealth tax are getting louder because of a growing gap between the ultra-rich and the not-so-rich. Oxfam International released a report ahead of the World Economic Forum that says the world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth combined than 60% of the global population. That’s about 4.6 billion people. The global anti-poverty organization also says the wealth gap has a much greater impact on women than it does men.
 
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