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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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Dec 27, 2016

Whether you need to buy your own time to achieve your goals or your goals themselves require you to bank some cash, todays tips are going to help you get started!

Saving is always a good idea. Whether you want to fund that first investment, go on a great trip or just have a buffer in place for when tough times come along. In todays show we are going to give you 29 different ways to start saving right now! So for all you aspiring buyers, investors and real estate entrepreneurs, take note of the ideas that will fit best with your lifestyle and begin to pave the way toward your goals!

There is also some interesting new information on automation in the workforce. What effect will automation have on employment in the coming years? We will check in with one organization that see MILLIONS of jobs lost to automation before 2020!

Please visit http://www.therebelbroker.com to view the show notes and get access to links for all the topics discussed in todays show!

Dec 20, 2016

We evaluate the Zillow real estate market predictions for 2017

It is that time of year and today we are bringing in the good folks from Zillow! Zillow is one of those players that has a pretty good track record of predicting trends. Not 100%, but pretty good. So lets sit down and review the 6 things that the good folks at Zillow expect us to see from the real estate market in 2017!

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Dec 19, 2016

Lets also review our goals

We start todays show off by reviewing our goals for 2016. Remember that not reaching a goal is not a failure, it is just a lesson learned on how to get as far as you did get. Whether you achieved every goal or missed on a few, there are lessons to be learned. I will talk about that a bit and even discuss some of my goals and where I fell short.

We will also talk about the fairly wide gap between what the experts are expecting for the 2017 real estate market. One online writer really seemed to hit it on the head, so we will discuss what she had to say and add some of our own observations.

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Dec 15, 2016

PLUS: Millennials are more like the rest of us than the experts thought

As expected, the fed raised rates on Wednesday. Not only did we call that here on the show, we also predicted the amount that rates were increased.

I will also share the latest on my own personal real estate dealings from looking for a new place to the recent wrinkle in my plan to sell my current home.

It ends up that, as we explained on this show, Millennials are not that different after all. Recent data shows that buyers are - as they have been - still looking for bigger homes. This data includes Millennials who currently make up the largest portion of buyers.

Also, Amazon has done it again. This time they delivered a package to a real customer with a drone - a first. This is another example of the employment revolution that I expect us to see in the coming years.

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Dec 14, 2016

Another outlet shares their thought on what to expect from the real estate market in 2017

It truly is that time of year! All the news outlets, big and small, want to come up with what the real estate market in 2017 will look like. So lets jump in and see what the folks over at US News have to say.

Like many outlets, their overview feels a little bit to rosy in some spots. So we will get critical and try to take what might be a little bit more of a critical point of view.

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Dec 13, 2016

The folks at biggerpockets say property managers are not worth it.

That's right, some of the experts at biggerpockets.com say that using a property manager for your investment properties is not worth it. They even give 8 reasons as to why that is the case. Well, we are going to take some time to run down all 8 of those reasons to see if they make sense. Should you use property managers for your properties? It is a little less cut and dry than that, but it is a topic worth looking more closely at. So lets jump in and see what we might learn about property managers.

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Dec 9, 2016

Finally defining this real estate investing reference I make all the time!

I truly love my audience. I particularly love when I get good questions and comments. A listener reached out recently asking me about a casual reference I make whenever we are talking about doing real estate investing in a specific community. The phrase was "I like the ratio". So of course, he wanted to know what the heck I was talking about! So today, we will define what I was talking about and how it is my go to "drive by", quick and dirty way to evaluating an investment property that you should include in your real estate investing tool box!

We will also chat a bit about two cities that are showing some interesting numbers this month!

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Dec 8, 2016

Whether your are doing your own remodel or a flip, saving on remodeling supplies is awesome!

Why should house flippers have all the money saving fun? Today we are going to review an article that was aimed at flippers on how to save cash on remodeling supplies, but it can be just as helpful for you home owners who just want to make some upgrades on your own without breaking the bank!

Join todays show as we cover the suggestions made in this article from the folks at biggerpockets.com, but also offer some rebelbroker style refinements to their suggestions!

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Dec 7, 2016

How will the second industrial revolution and things like Amazon Go effect unemployment and real estate?

Some interesting news came out recently regarding Amazon Go. This is another example of how automation is revolutionizing the face of employment - and it is already here! The store is in "Beta" for all Amazon employees. It is located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA. They are set to open the store to the public in early 2017. We will discuss this remarkable innovation and try to look ahead to the impact on the employment world - because this one is a HUGE game changer!

We will also review some of the other big news in the world of automation that help to set expectations for what we will likely see in the future. Of course, if it effects employment, it effects real estate. If buyers, sellers, investors and real estate entrepreneurs want to work out what is coming down the road, then being ready for this second industrial revolution is going to play a big part. These changes can have huge implications for whether or not the number of home buyers will increase or whether or not you can count on more or less renters in the future. 

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Dec 6, 2016

Realtor.org shares their list of the hottest real estate markets for 2017

The folks at realtor.com have had a pretty good track record in terms of pointing out real estate markets that are going to do well. Since they just released their list of the hottest real estate markets for 2017, it is worth the time to listen to what they have to say!

In the past, they have called out communities that ended up being some of the performing, so it is absolutely a good idea to at least consider what they have to say on the subject!

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Dec 5, 2016

What can we learn about the future of real estate from the latest unemployment numbers?

The latest unemployment numbers sure did seem to make some folks giddy! In todays show, we are going to take a closer look and see what we should expect from the real estate market given the latest unemployment numbers. Should we see tons of new buyers? Lots of new demand? Should we change our investing strategies to be more in line with this amazing unemployment data? Maybe not. 

We will examine the underpinnings of these numbers and try to get to what it really tells us about the future of the buying, selling and renting portions of the real estate market place. Whether you are a buyer, seller, investor or real estate entrepreneur, this is information you want and need!

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Dec 1, 2016

Enjoy This "Best Of" Edition of Real Estate Realities!

Your credit score is huge. Really huge! If you are considering buying or investing in real estate, you need to get started right now to make sure your credit is ready to make your dreams of ownership come true. With the 6 steps we are going to cover today, you can get started in building your credit or get to work on improving your existing credit score.

 

Nov 30, 2016

A cool blending of two different reports to make this list!

Todays topic comes from the folks at realtor.org. They have shared the results of blending two different reports from Wallethub and Metrostudy. By doing so, they have generated a great list of communities most likely to draw those families that will be needing a place to rent or buy and with any luck, you can be there to fill the need!

So lets get into the numbers and see which communities might just be worth your time.

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Nov 29, 2016

Questions to ask yourself as a Real Estate Investor

The folks over at bigger pockets have published an article about the 6 things aspiring real estate investors should ask themselves. Today we will run through them and even improve on them a bit. For all the folks who want to work toward becoming the real estate investor you imagine, start with these questions.

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Nov 28, 2016

Coming at you from beautiful Hawaii!

Todays show is coming at you from beautiful Hawaii! I am checking out my vacation rental property and I will walk you through what my process is for checking on the property and determining what needs to be done to the place to keep it in the best condition possible. We will evaluate changes that I have made over the last year and talk about more changes for next year.

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Nov 23, 2016

No doubt in my mind that the Fed will raise rates in December 2016!

That's right folks, I am as sure as I can be that the Fed is going to raise rates this December. So lets take some time to talk about the effects and talk through some possible scenarios that might come our way when the Fed raises rates.

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Nov 22, 2016

Plus: Out of state investors

Dallas is in deep trouble. Despite all the amazing news recently about how successful Dallas has been with economic growth, a booming real estate market and companies relocating there - a single issue could potentially spell bankruptcy for the city. That is issue pensions. What is more important is that this is not an issue limited to Dallas.

While they have some issues that accelerated the problem, this is an issue that nearly all pensions systems MUST eventually face. Of course, pension failures and cities going bankrupt will have an effect on any local real estate market. Lets talk about it and see what segments of the market are likely to be hit.

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Nov 21, 2016

BEST OF REPLAY! Replaying a recent show as The RebelBroker takes a day off!

A review of some new 2016 laws

When it comes to real estate, it pays to be aware of the laws that have an effect on your property. Whether you are an investor, seller, buyer or just have an interest in real estate, knowing what the laws are out there can be a big deal.

Today we will cover just a few new laws in 2016 that could have a big impact on you if you are investing in any of the states we will be discussing.

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Nov 18, 2016

Lets take a look at some cities that might replace Silicon Valley

It is not cheap to run a business in Silicon Valley. It is also not cheap to live in Silicon Valley. Technology and infrastructure in towns all across the country have finally matured to the point where the value proposition of starting your company in Silicon Valley is less persuasive.

There have been times in the past where big nam companies have considered leaving Silicon Valley and California - but we are finally at a point where the barriers to making it work just don't really exist. The Wall Street Journal published an article about up and coming tech hubs that just might be the next Silicon Valley - so we will take a look at them and see if we might just be able to make a ground floor investment in a city that is about to have a tech boom!

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Nov 17, 2016

Do you live in a market that is in a real estate bubble?

Being able to tell the future would be awesome. We may not have a crystal ball, but there are signs we can read that might just give us a heads up when the worst lies ahead. In the world of real estate investing, buying and selling being able to spot a real estate bubble on the horizon would be a huge advantage. So today lets run down the 5 things that the folks at Trulia think we should be thinking about when we want to figure out of our real estate market is headed into a bubble.

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Nov 16, 2016

With FHA being available, a duplex might just be for you!

I have made no secret that I am a big fan of boosting my return on investment whenever I can. For years, I have personally focused on single family residential homes. However, I have been re-examining my goals and assumptions and decided I have been very short sighted in not embracing a duplex as an investment. Today, we will review an article from the good folks at bigger pockets where they strongly suggest that a duplex is the exact right place to start your career as a real estate investor or entrepreneur!

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Nov 14, 2016

Rismedia shares their thoughts on some 2017 trends they see coming

We have arrived at that time of year when all the big outlets are offering up their opinion on what we can expect to see in the real estate markets in 2017. So we are taking a look at what RisMedia says will be 4 real estate trends for 2017.

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Nov 11, 2016

Plus homeowner price expectations and foreclosures

The Trump team spent some time talking about their goals relating to some real estate issues since yesterdays show. We will take some time to review the latest info.

Also, an interesting statistic on foreclosures came out. Definitely worth thinking about. Homeowners are getting closer to correctly estimating their properties value when compared to appraisals - at least in general. We will review the areas where sellers are overestimating and underestimating by the biggest margins.

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Nov 10, 2016

The election could mean huge changes to regulations and organizations!

Well folks, it is all over and next year we will have President Trump.

In addition, we will have a Republican controlled House and Senate. That is a pretty big deal and it lays the ground work for some gigantic changes in terms of the regulations, federal agencies and government sponsored agencies that currently exist.

So today we are going to take a closer look at what the Republican platform might tell us about some real estate related targets of the new administration. It is also looking like some things we talked about earlier in the year - like the elimination of Dodd Frank - are far more likely to actually happen in 2017.

So lets start the conversation and see what might just be changing or getting eliminated all together!

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Nov 9, 2016

Let's look at where investors go the best returns

Some interesting data from the good folks over at biggerpockets.They go through and take a closer look at all the metro areas where investors got the greatest return on investment, saw the best price to rent ratios and enjoyed the highest levels of appreciation. All great data for the real estate investor, entrepreneur or enthusiast.

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