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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: August, 2020
Aug 29, 2020
The pandemic isn’t the only reason that demand is growing for single-family rentals, but it is one of them. And with an already tight supply of existing homes that can be turned into single-family rentals, the build-to-rent strategy is gaining momentum. There’s a new report out from RCLCO Real Estate Advisors that says that demand for single-family rentals will likely outstrip supply for the next ten years, creating “a strong opportunity” for developers, builders, and investors.
 
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Aug 25, 2020
The CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are responding to a massive backlash over an unexpected refinancing fee. In a letter to lenders, they wrote that the uproar was unwarranted, saying it won’t make much of a difference to a homeowner’s monthly payment. And the fee will help the mortgage guarantee companies continue their work of helping others.
 
If you haven’t heard of the fee yet, it’s a half point surcharge on the cost of a refi that takes effect on September 1st. For the average $280,000 refi, that’s about $1400 added into the amount that is being financed.
 
 
Aug 22, 2020
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending August 22nd, 2020... home sales are soaring, rent collection is near normal, and Airbnb bans party homes.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week, and lawmakers that are still battling it out over a new stimulus package. An agreement could be reached soon that includes another $1,200 stimulus check, but the two sides are still about $1 trillion apart on the total amount of a deal. Still being debated are the unemployment bonus, the extension of eviction moratoriums, and new funding for schools and local governments. The Republicans are calling their proposal the Heals Act while the Democrats are calling theirs the Heroes Act.
 
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Aug 22, 2020
The job market is undergoing a big transformation right now because of the coronavirus. Many businesses have adopted work-from-home policies, for at least the near term, to keep the virus from spreading at the office. The situation has raised questions about whether we’ll see businesses resurrect an upgraded version of the office workspace, and for one big company, that answer appears to be “yes.”
 
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Aug 20, 2020
We typically steer away from politics in this podcast but a change in the presidency could bring about tax changes that impact real estate investors and high-income taxpayers. Some of our listeners have requested a podcast on what Democratic nominee Joe Biden is proposing if he becomes president, so I thought I’d dedicate this podcast to what we know of his plan.
 
 
Aug 18, 2020
The death of a California real estate investor has uncovered what appears to be a 30-year-old Ponzi scheme and hundreds of victims who don’t know if or when they’ll get their money back. 
Kenneth Casey died suddenly of a heart attack in May which led to a post-death audit and the discovery of financial irregularities at his two companies. In addition to an SEC investigation, investors are now hoping that a bankruptcy filing will help them recover some of the millions that they have invested.
 
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Aug 14, 2020
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending August 15th, 2020... a new pandemic low for jobless claims, the kind of homes that are pricing higher, and a poll on the future of Social Security.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week, and a stalemate in Congress over a new round of stimulus relief. Both sides are blaming the other for the hold-up while millions of Americans are coming up short on money they need to pay bills.
 
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Aug 14, 2020
Refinancing your home just got more expensive. In the midst of the current mortgage refinancing boom because of low rates, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac just announced a new half point fee. They say it’s the result of market uncertainty, but real estate and mortgage industry leaders say it’s a money grab that’s happening at a very bad time for homeowners.
 
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the fee on August 12th saying there would be a new half point fee on most loans backed by Fannie and Freddie starting next month.
 
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Aug 14, 2020
Millennials are now the largest generation, and their homebuying years are underway, but they are behind the eight ball when it comes to having the money to purchase a home. Born between 1981 and 1996, they are dealing with their second financial crisis, and many haven’t recovered yet from the first one. According to some financial experts, this second career slump could keep them from generating the same kind of wealth as past generations. It may also keep many of them in rental housing for much longer than they expected.
 
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Aug 11, 2020
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending August 8th, 2020... some positive news about mortgage rates, a new disclosure rule for landlords, and where people “hide out” at home.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week that is highlighted by negotiations in Congress for a new economic stimulus package. At the time this podcast was written, the two sides were at an impasse, the $600-a-week unemployment bonus had expired, and eviction moratoriums were ending.
 
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Aug 8, 2020
As millions of Americans remain out of work and forbearance programs expire, there are new predictions about a surge in foreclosures. An analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions shows that foreclosures could more than double in the next year because of delinquent loan payments. The analysis includes best to worst case scenarios with the middle case showing a rise from 145,000 current foreclosures to about 336,000 in quarter two of next year.
 
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Aug 7, 2020
If you are a real estate investor, you’ve probably thought about climate change and how it may impact your portfolio. We’ve been warned about rising sea levels, storm surges, more severe hurricanes, and more destructive wildfires, but one future risk that hasn’t gotten as much attention is the risk of a water shortage in areas that don’t get much rain or snow. According to a new risk assessment study by the Blackrock Investment Institute, it’s a financial risk that many investors may not be factoring into their portfolios.
 
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Aug 4, 2020
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending August 1st, 2020… we have a sharp drop in the gross domestic product, a real estate market that defies gravity, and a new way to feel like you are taking a vacation with your laptop.
 
We begin with economic news from this past week, and a new record for the U.S. GDP, but not in a good way.  The government says the gross domestic product dropped a whopping 32.9% from April to June, on an annualized basis. That’s the worst drop in GDP ever, with the closest being in mid-1921.
 
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Aug 4, 2020
The pandemic is changing the way people think about money, and how much they feel they need to be wealthy. The Charles Schwab 2020 Modern Wealth Survey was taken in January of this year, before the U.S. was hit by the pandemic, and again in June, several months after the pandemic began. The results reveal changes in both attitudes and behavior, when it comes to money.
 
More than half of the people who participated in the survey say COVID-19 has had a financial impact on them or a close family member. But the sudden economic uncertainty that the pandemic has created, is also having a good effect on how people are handing their money. 
 
 
Aug 1, 2020
If you’ve thought about buying real estate in a self-directed Roth IRA but would like to get more money into that account, 2020 may be the year to do a Roth IRA conversion from a traditional IRA or 401k. The conversion will trigger a tax event, but due to current circumstances, you might save a bundle of money doing that conversion this year.
 
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