For the last two weeks, the stock market has been going nuts - and not in a good way. With China devaluing its currency and their markets tanking, ours have followed right along. What will these issues do to the real estate market? Does this make things better or worse? In todays show we are going to explore this and see what we might be able to learn that can work to our benefti.
After dozens of months of foreclosures decreasing, we are seeing increases. We will look into explanations for this and see if it perhaps fits in with other information we have talked about on the show.
Interesting discussion today about housing demand. We will talk a little about the predictions but also bring in some high tech news that I think will play in to housing demand in the years to come. Its a bit out there, but worth your time and consideration! Technology is rolling toward us like a stampede and I never hear economists talking about its likely effects when they make long term predictions. In addition to reading up on real estate issues, I like to trawl the tech blogs and sites regularly. Doing that makes it clear, there are big changes coming - and only the prepared will survive!
Today we will review a recent study that took a look at a variety of bits of info to rank the health of real estate markets all across the country! We will talk about how they measured this and what that data really means. Is there a great market right near you that you don't know about? Find out on todays show!
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Buyers and sellers both need to know this information when a solar powered home is involved! For buyers, what do you need to know? What questions should you ask? Should you write your offer in a special way? Sellers need to know how to get a solar system in a way that increases the homes value - and does not turn off buyers. Todays show is not just about the solar powered home - but how to handle it RIGHT!
Outside magazine released their top 16 towns to live in. So lets take a look at how much it would cost to live in these places or even to invest in a property that would attract folks looking for that kind of lifestyle as a vacation or even long term rental.
Redfin has come out with the top 5 list of things that buyers are most worried about. There are some interesting and totally unreported tidbits that hide just below the surface of these numbers. Lets check them out and see if they can help us save or make some money in your real estate transaction!
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The push to make you think things are just A-OK in the real estate market is apparently in full swing this month. Some stats were released that actually contradict themselves! So why would data get so manipulated in the first place. We are going to talk about that and see if we can't come up with some theories on why there is such a push to make folks believe certain things about the real estate market.
When a buyer has a poor credit history or carries too much debt, they are considered a "subprime" borrower. This was a huge part of what got us into trouble in 2007 and 2008. Well, subprime lending is back, but is it something to worry about in its current form?
In todays show we talk about focusing on the most sneaky of things that hold you back from success. They are little beasties that I call "Alphas". In todays show, we are going to talk about what makes them appear as totally reasonable, even noble reasons we use to keep us from taking the next step when opportunities present themselves.
What makes these things so annoying is that you are likely to never suspect them as a weakness, but as a strength! So what are some steps to identify them and move on? Well, we will talk about that in today show! Some take a listen to a show designed to help you overcome things holding you back in the world of real estate, and beyond!
No matter where you are in the real estate world, what homes are renting for is important data. It can determine whether or not a real estate investment makes sense. It can help determine where you end up living so that you can save more money and it can help you find the right buyers for your house. Check out todays show to see how all that is true.
In todays show we are going to scan through several stories that all provide some interesting insights into what we might expect from the economy and the housing market in the coming year.
Will we see foreclosures? Short sales? Drops in prices? There is some creepy data out there and you might just want to fasten your seat belt, it might just be a bumpy ride!
Nothing stinks more than trying to buy a home and having it not appraise for what you offered. But smart buyers will be able to use this growing trend as part of a buying strategy that might just give them an inside track. However, this will be MOST EFFECTIVE while it is still in its earliest stages - so listen to this show to find out how YOU can make this trend work for you!
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The average consumer seems to sense that somthing is up. The world of real estate, despite all the hoopla, celebration and dancing among the pundits is still facing a majority of folks who are just not buying that things are going that good. Lets take some time to talk about that!
Is flipping still something worth getting involved in? We will talk about the latest numbers around flipping and see if it makes sense. We also spend some time discussing "The Quan" - or what your ideal life situation is - where all the elements of your life are right where you want them to be. Of course, there is no single Quan, each persons is different. Yeah, it has to do with real estate, I promise - but it applies to more than just that too!
On todays show we will take a look at some of the most depressing - and most convincing - arguments for the idea that we are headed for another bubble. Buckle up and bring tissues, you may want to cry through this one.
That's right, things are getting funky with appraisals. On todays show, we will talk about some current news and also how to handle appraisal issues when they come up.
The folks in Washington, D.C., ever confident that EVERYTHING benfits from their invovlement, is again gracing us with changes to rules and regulations relating to housing and mortgages. We will discuss the ones that just got approved in the House of Representatives today and try to figure out what kind of effect they might have.
I am a huge fan of lease options. There is a bit of an uptick in a kind of version of this that we can discuss, but we will also talk about how it can be a great deal for investors and buyers!
Strange things are afoot in the Chinese economy. It leaves lots of Chinese nationals with money that they want to safeguard. This has lead many of them to purchase real estate in the United States. We will chat about the effect it is having in some communities across the country. How should it effect you as a buyer, seller or investor in those areas?