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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California with over 25 years experience! His show discusses some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth for buyers, sellers, investors, entrepreneurs or just real estate watchers - from an insiders perspective. Over the years, Robert has been lucky enough to work with successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life and industries. Get a chance to hear what he has learned from these amazing entrepreneurs over the years that will help YOU achieve success! Robert is about keeping things honest (even when that means saying the things that nobody else is willing to say) and providing value to listeners with each and every episode! He won't just drop the news on you, he will translate it into actions you can take as a buyer, seller, investor or entrepreneur in your own life to get the most out of that shared knowledge! Knowledge is power and I believe in cranking it up to 11! So tune in for helpful information no matter how you are working to achieve financial freedom! It's real estate, totally unafraid!
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Mar 24, 2017

If single family rental properties are your thing, these could be the perfect areas for you!

Once again we review the latest list of the top performing communities for investors that have decided the single family rental homes are the way to go.

We have some big numbers this time around and some of these metro areas look very exciting and most have a very low barrier to entry in terms of average price. So great places for first time investors to get going.

We will also spend some time talking about home inventory and what the news is saying.

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Mar 23, 2017

If the feedback I got about yesterdays show is any indication, you guys REALLY want to talk about the lies real estate agents tell. Today, we will expand on that a bit. If you skipped yesterdays show since the title did not mention this subject, you might want to go back and check it out.

We will review what is currently up with my first hand experience with real estate agent lies – so far 100% have lied to me to try to get a listing.

Then we will spend some time discussing some good news on architects getting more work. Plus, the big media is finally at least suggesting we need to build more homes.

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Mar 22, 2017

Lets run down the top 7 hottest downtowns!

Downtowns across the country have been seeing a revitalization. But which ones have made the most progress? Today, we will chat about that and see if any of the top ranked downtowns might just be a great place for you to consider investing in.

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Mar 21, 2017

NOTE: This is an encore performance of Real Estate Realities! Any offers or news presented in todays show were shared on Aug 9,2015

Real estate auctions are nothing new, but they are a different beast. We will take some time to talk about whether or not they are for you. What should you be worried about and what are the pros and cons of auctions? All that in todays show.

Mar 17, 2017

Is builder confidence finally equaling SFR housing starts?

 

SFR housing starts are up quite a bit. Is this the start of a new trend? If so, is it all good news?

 

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Mar 16, 2017

As a property owner, beware the communities that want to infringe on your property rights

I am a big fan of property rights. It should be ridiculously hard for any government to take your property and infringe on your use of that land in any way. Don't for a minute think that this sort of thing is limited to eminent domain - as we will see, there are communities where governments will try to control your land without even going to the trouble of exercising eminent domain.

On todays show we are going to look at a couple of amazing stories of property owners and investors who are being forced to fight for their property rights in the face of governments that want to decide for them what can and cannot be done with their land. For you investors, knowing the communities where the cities are most likely to control or dictate your investment could save you a whole lot of heartache!

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Mar 14, 2017

More credit score shenanigans pushes subprime lending to new heights!

I still can't believe what we will talk about in todays show is actually happening. It is, for lack of a better word, completely nuts.

Subprime lending is now back - at levels that even appear to dwarf the idiotic lending that went on that led up to the 2007 crash. It is just mind boggling. So lets explore this boggle and see if we can get a handle on just how big this issue is - because it is heading our way on July 1, 2017.

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Mar 13, 2017

Plus, how should investors respond to changes in renting vs. buying?

Some interesting new numbers are out relating to renting vs. buying. We will review them not only from the standpoint of buyers and sellers but also from the point of view of investors that will want to be ready for a market going through this kind of shift.

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Mar 10, 2017

Concerning similarities today to the 1930s and 2006

We have looked at lots of interesting data this week. Some good, some not so good. Is the optimism and good vibes that are implied by the latest employment numbers misplaced? We take a look at some concerning parallels between today and to the times just before two major economic downturns - the great depression and housing collapse. It is kind of creepy but at least it leaves us with somethings to keep an eye on so that we might just be able to more easily see it coming.

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Mar 9, 2017

It has been a long time since the employment numbers looked this good

For years now we have been talking about the employment numbers. Plenty of games have been played over the years with how they are calculated. Plus, we have been finding that the kind of jobs being created are not what we would hope for. Well, the most recent job numbers are actually telling an encouraging story - and I could not be happier to be able to finally share a happy opinion when it comes to employment! After all, if you want a healthy real estate market, one of the things you need to start with is a good employment market.

We will also talk about the odds of the Fed doing a rate hike in March.  Not all the news is entirely good. We have some numbers on the average size of debt being taken on and some other lending trends that are also likely to make things worse before they make it better.

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#realestate #2017 #unemployment #thefed #millennials #interestrates #investing #buying #selling #debt

Mar 8, 2017

More data today on how we might be remaking the housing bubble

More stories today that all seem to relate to one another. They fit together with past topics we have covered that leave me wondering what is going on with how much debt is being willingly and even happily taken on by consumers. As I have said before, it feels just a little bit too familiar. So are we resurrecting the housing bubble that kicked us around so horribly in 2007? Sadly, it looks like we might. Lets look at the latest numbers and see where we are.

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#realestate #2017 #debtbubble #consumerconfidence #millennials #ficoscores #investing #buying #selling #gallup

Mar 7, 2017

State to state migration means changes in housing!

Welcome to it folks. Today we take a look at the ranking of states in terms of folks moving in and out. We will review the most moved to states and the least moved to - meaning they are seeing more people leaving than coming. Plus, we will spend some time discussing the states that had the biggest changes in their ranking on this list, since that might just suggest a change in the market in that state.

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#realestate #2017 #migration #stateranking #populationloss #magnetstates #investing #buying #selling #freemoney

Mar 3, 2017

A cost effective home remodel intended to earn more in the sale than it costs me!

Welcome to the end of the week folks! I have made some decisions on the cost effective home remodel of my property that I am preparing for sale. My goal is to invest X in the remodel and have the payoff in terms of sales price equal X plus as much as possible. Today I am going to run down some of my latest decisions that are intended to maximize the quality of the remodel while reduce the miscellaneous costs and headaches.

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#realestate #2017 #remodel #refacing #kitchenremodel #kitchencabinets #investing #buying #selling #freemoney

Mar 1, 2017

Could another debt bubble bring a real estate downturn?

A very interesting look at stats relating to consumer confidence and real wage growth. It could be a sign that the public in general is really more confident than they should be. The big question is, could this lead to a debt bubble that threatens the overall economy and real estate?

There is also some interesting news on what graduates and students think is going to happen with their student loans. 

The latest numbers on the GDP are disappointing.

Luxury real estate is taking a big hit - we called it.

Home prices have reached new heights in many areas.

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#realestate #2017 #gdp #realwages #consumerconfidence #luxuryrealestate #investing #buying #selling #studentloans

Feb 28, 2017

We run down the list of items that caused failing escrows

Some of the old favorites made this years list of the top items to delay or kill an escrow in 2016. You can still take steps to protect yourself with most of these, so lets check them out and come up with a plan to minimize the effect. Don't let your transaction become one of the failing escrows.

We also chat a bit about interest rates and how they are NOT the boogey man folks are blaming right now. Pending sales took a big dip, we will discuss it and try to put it into perspective.

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#realestate #2017 #escrow #appraisals #investing #buying #selling #lending

Feb 27, 2017

We discuss his new book Risk Game and all things real estate!

NOTE: This is an encore performance of my interview with Mr. Greenburger! The drawing for the free autographed copy of his book has already happened!

What better way to bring in the new year than with an interview with one of the greatest success stories in the world of real estate? Today we are taking some time to chat with Francis Greenburger. Mr. Greenburger has created a real estate empire over decades of recognizing opportunities, taking risks and following through. All of this has resulted in a multi-billion dollar concern that allows Mr. Greenburger the ability to not only enjoy the fruits of his success but to then tern that success into several philanthropic endeavors that are designed to give back to his community in ways that are most important to him.

There are so many great lessons to learn from what Mr. Greenburger has to share in his book and this interview that I cannot understate how important I think it is for everyone to invest the time to benefit from this man by listening to him and learning more about his history in his book, Risk Game.

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Feb 24, 2017

Can a self directed IRA feed your real estate investments?

Came across an amazing article in the Wall Street Journal that talked about a self directed IRA. When you hear what you can do with this, it is going to blow your mind! Imagine being able to access your IRA funds WITHOUT PENALTY to invest in real estate! Well, there are some funky rules around it, but it can be done within some limits. So we will check this out in todays show!

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#realestate #2017 #selfdirectedira #ira #investing #buying #selling #lending

Feb 23, 2017

Existing home sales may be up, but the reason is up for debate

Existing home sales took a big jump in January, but I am going to offer an alternate explanation than what the press seems convinced of. Plus, we can also talk about mortgage applications - since that is one way to tell the future a little bit in terms of sales over the next month or so.

All cash deals have increased. We will discuss that a bit. We will also review some investment advice I gave out back when all the talk was about the Olympics and the opportunities presented by that. 

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#realestate #2017 #existinghomesales #mortgage #mortgageapplications #investing #buying #selling #homesales

Feb 22, 2017

Investing in a condo might not be the best way to go

The folks at biggerpockets published an article about the downsides of investing in a condo. We are going to review those, plus expand that list with some of the rebelbrokers experiences in the area. Does this mean you should never invest in a condo? No, but as a guy who owns an investment condo, you REALLY need to do your homework.

We will also take a few minutes to chat about peak rent and how the increase in available apartments could impact your property for rent, no matter what type it is.

Finally, we will also cover another article that makes an interesting point about housing costs.

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#realestate #2017 #condos #condominium #householddebt #investing #buying #selling #mortgagecost

Feb 21, 2017

3 Things folks at BiggerPockets say you should be aware of with the lease option

I am a fan of the lease option. It can be a great way to dodge the sellers market crush of buyers and get yourself into a property without having to come up with tons of money right up front. I like using it when I can and for many buyers out there, it is a great tool to know how to use. However, it does have a few items worth knowing about that could throw a wrench into the work. We are going to chat about those and how to be ready for them... if you can.

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#realestate #2017 #leaseoption #debt #householddebt #investing #buying #selling

Feb 20, 2017

Lets talk data and what it means to the real estate market.

An interesting series of articles caught my eye over the last week. They all seem to feed into one another and they could spell some big challenges for the real estate market.

We will be chatting about mortgage delinquencies, inflation, price indexes and over all debt. The worry is that we are creating a very challenging environment for people that kind of reminds me of the situation we created last time things went nuts. 

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#realestate #2017 #rmortgagedelinquencies #costofliving #ROI #inflation #consumerprices #householddebt #investing #buying #selling

Feb 17, 2017

San Francisco is going to tax properties in the city to pay for junior college

The city of San Francisco has created a new transfer tax that will be used (very partially) to pay for junior college tuition - for anyone - well, anyone that has lived in the city for at least 1 year.

While we can debate whether or not the government taking money from one group and giving it to another to provide a free college education on some other occasion, what we are most interested today is what this will likely do to the real estate market in San Francisco. 

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#realestate #2017 #realestatetaxes #propertytaxes #ROI #transfertaxes #investing #buying #selling

Feb 16, 2017

Title insurance is not optional! In tonights show we will discuss what it is, why its important and what happens if you don't have it and bad things happen!

NOTE: This is an encore presentation of this episode!

Feb 15, 2017

When buying vacant land, due diligence is the key!

USNews published an article recently about the most important Do's and Don'ts when it comes to buying vacant land. We are going to run down that list and expand on what they have to say. In fact, we will even completely disagree with one of their points and suggest a path for success.

We are also going to quickly discuss the disconnect we are currently seeing between what sellers believe their home to be worth and what appraisers are saying. Then we chat about mortgage rates and we will break down what you should be thinking about as we try to anticipate changes in the mortgage rates before they happen.

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#realestate #2017 #vacantland #appraisals #thefed #mortgagerates #investing #buying #selling

Feb 13, 2017

Do you want to build homes? Maybe you just want to get your dream home but you want to get the best price possible? In todays show we are going to focus on evaluating lots and getting a handle on construction loans. This is on area of real estate that tends to frighten folks the most, but it shouldn't! For many it is a great opportunity to not only get a great deal on a home - but a chance to get the EXACT home they want AND get that great deal!

So take a listen to figure out what kinds of lots lend themselves to your real estate investment strategy. What are the best kinds of construction loans to apply for? What do you need to know in order to apply for a construction loan? Are there any key things to know that will potentially save you thousands of dollars? All that and more covered in todays show!

 

NOTE: This is an encore performance of a previously published show!

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