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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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Sep 30, 2016

Take the survey to enter!

That's right folks! I will be drawing to determine the winner of the $50 Amazon gift card before my show on monday! Make sure to head on over the therebelbroker.com and click the button at the top of the page to take the survey! Just make sure to use the same email address on both screens and you are all set!

Of course, we also talk about real estate today. We will take a look at the most affordable metro areas and blend that with a look into how attractive they are from an investment standpoint. Metro areas can offer a more secure investment since they normally have a more diversified economy to insulate you from dramatic shifts in the market place. Not all metros meet this criteria (Detroit comes to mind), but the list we will be talking about today might just clue you in to a great investment location or perhaps just a place that you can relocate to and reduce your cost of living substantially!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

We will also discuss a story relating to appraisals that you will want to know about immediately if you are planning on writing any offers!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey by visiting http://therebelbroker.com then clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". Follow the prompts and this will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com.

Sep 29, 2016

More spin on the housing and income data

I have no idea why so many seem to choose to spin data, but they do. So I will rise to point out when these kinds of shenanigans are afoot - and afoot they are!

We will take a look at some new assertions that are extrapolated from some data we talked about a few shows back and try to tease out what is more likely to be the truth in those pesky numbers.

I will also give an update on my prediction of the coming robotic industrial revolution and its huge impact on the employment landscape. You won't believe who is next to be automated!

Finally, we are going to take a second look at this recovery and put it into the context of past busts. These numbers are likely going to amaze you!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

We will also discuss a story relating to appraisals that you will want to know about immediately if you are planning on writing any offers!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey by visiting http://therebelbroker.com then clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". Follow the prompts and this will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com.

Sep 28, 2016

Nontraditional credit sources too

We talked about the possibility that this would be coming a while back. Well, it is official. The software used to analyze the credit of buyers will now use "Trending Credit" and "Non Traditional" credit sources.

We are going to talk about what that means and what the goal of this change is. We will also chat a bit about whether or not it is a good thing.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

We will also discuss a story relating to appraisals that you will want to know about immediately if you are planning on writing any offers!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey by visiting http://therebelbroker.com then clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". Follow the prompts and this will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com.

Sep 27, 2016

Most folks are not aware of the differences between mobile homes, manufactured homes and modular homes.

Modular homes don't carry a stigma really. Once they are built, they are treated like any other single family home. In fact, when they are done, you really cannot tell the difference between them and stick built homes.

Mobile homes and modular homes tend to come in big box chunks of the same size that are laid side by side and attached to each other to create the living space.

I know that I have a bit of a built in bias about mobile homes from a long history in real estate. However, the manufactured homes of today are very different from the old mobile homes that you are familiar with. 

Today we are going to discuss the current state of mobile/manufactured home solutions. The smart and dumb ways to own them and what part could they play in todays market where affordability and inventory are huge challenges.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey by visiting http://therebelbroker.com then clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". Follow the prompts and this will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com.

Sep 26, 2016

Forbes has published an article that lays out some interesting tips for using the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), to find yourself a property.

Now this is advice that any buyer, investor or real estate entrepreneur can use to their advantage. Using these, you can create a strategy that puts you ahead of the vast majority of buyers or there - even in this highly seller slanted market.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey by visiting http://therebelbroker.com then clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". This will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 23, 2016

A look at the worst projections out there!

Today we are going to dig deep into the world of bad news. On this Tin Foil Hat Friday, we are going to give time to all the news and opinions that will give you nightmares that will last all week! Whether you are a buyer,seller, investor or real estate investor, these stories main goal seems to be to make you cry.

We will review them and get down to the nitty gritty. Should we all stock up on bottled water and ammo? Probably not, but some of these concerns might just be worth considering in terms of considering your plan to deal with whatever financial and economic challenges might come our way.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey by visiting http://therebelbroker.com then clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". This will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 22, 2016

THE biggest lesson learned as a vacation rental landlord

Welcome to it folks and today, I am going to share with you what I believe is the single biggest inside tip for vacation rental landlords. I literally believe that this one tip WILL make the difference between failure and success. Or, to phrase it another way, the difference between making money and losing it.

It has been just over a year since I acquired my vacation rental property in Hawaii. For you longer time listeners, you know the details as I have used it as tool to share with you what I have learned while going through the process.

As I have mentioned before, I like to do a yearly review of things and I was working through one of those with this property. The realization I came to as a result of this was nothing short of burst of clarity that everyone should be aware of who wants to become a real estate investor or real estate entrepreneur.

So take a listen! This is a big one!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey by visiting http://therebelbroker.com then clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". This will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 21, 2016

PLUS: Condo horror stories

Builder confidence is being reported as on the upswing in a big way. Odds are, you will see that headline across tons of different news outlets. Funny thing about that, while confidence for builders is high, none of the things you would expect a confident builder to do are happening. 

Today we will review the shocking reality of what is actually happening in terms of homes being constructed. When we look at this information compared to past decades, it is very revealing and more than a little shocking.

We are also going to take a minute to discuss some condo horror stories and see if we can come up with a few more ideas on how to protect ourselves from potentially buying into a community that could kill us financially.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey by visiting http://therebelbroker.com then clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". This will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 20, 2016

Plus we chat about fake statistics

A Southern California newspaper has shared what they think are 6 trends that are making housing worrisome.

We will run down the list, get their take on the situation then slather on a little rebelbroker magic.

There is also an interesting article from housingwire discussing the possible end of the California housing boom. Have they got it right? We will discuss it and see if their conclusions make any sense.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Interested in getting free content, advanced notice of upcoming events and content? Then simply text the word 'rebelbroker' to 44222. When prompted, text your email address and you are in!

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 19, 2016

Are we about to make the same mistakes?

Some interesting numbers have come out regarding house flipping. The appeal has grown momentum for investors and real estate entrepreneurs in markets all over the country.

Today, we are going to talk about the rate of return for these deals, how long they are taking and where they are happening the most. We will also consider what is fueling the growth and whether or not we should be worried.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 16, 2016

From employment to changing property needs

The march towards a new industrial revolution continues. The impact on jobs will have a huge effect on the future of just about everything, including real estate. We will chat about two more stories that just confirm what we have been talking about now for well over a year.

We will also take a look at several interesting stories about millennial buyers. They all dove tail together to give us some interesting insights into how what we should be offering as investors and landlords should change in the future.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 15, 2016

Vacant homes can be an opportunity

Some fresh off the presses numbers are out today. They tell us the 10 metro areas with the highest and the lowest vacancy rates.

We will talk about how to make the most of this info and maybe even use a pro active technique to help you find great investments and properties before they ever get put on the market.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 14, 2016

Give your property the love it needs this fall!

Today we are going to go over a list of ten items you should check up on this fall. Whether you are a buyer, potential seller, investor and real estate entrepreneur, these are things you should be keeping in mind in order to protect your investment in real estate.

There is also some updates regarding the CHOICE Act we talked about last week, so we will cover that as well!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 13, 2016

This could help you find the your next investment

New data was just released showing the top 25 cities in terms of rent increase from the second quarter of 2015 to the second quarter of 2016.

This is a great place to start when you are beginning your search for the right market to invest in. But like most data, you need to consider a bit more information before you commit to making an investment. We will run down the list of cities and talk about what you need to be thinking about when deciding which of these communities might make the most sense for you to invest in.

We will also review an interesting story about recent mortgage rate changes that have caused a stir. I think that the reaction to this news is far more revealing than the increase itself. Take a listen and see if you agree!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 12, 2016

6 tips to keep that mortgage rolling!

That mortgage may begin with a pre-approval, but the point is to get it funded for escrow to close on that property!

On todays show, we are going to cover 6 of the ways that buyers can screw up their approval and potentially sabotage their ability to buy that property!

Some of them seem like common sense, but a few of them will likely surprise you!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 9, 2016

Change is in the wind for Dodd-Frank

Dodd-Frank was passed by Congress to try and deal with the issues surrounding the economic downturn. It was passed in 2010 and since has pretty much shown to be not only a poor solution, but as much of a problem as the issues it attempted to address.

Th House in Congress is now working on a change to Dodd-Frank - called CHOICE - that could have some very far reaching implications. We will take some time to discuss it and see if we can't figure out how it will effect us in the real world.

We will also take some time to update our ongoing tracking of employment related issues.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 8, 2016

Some tips on spotting the next blockbuster market!

It is one thing to be able to jump into a market after it has already started to gentrify. But wouldn't you rather figure this out before the neighborhood takes off? Well, today we are going to talk about some great ways for buyers, investors and real estate entrepreneurs to spot that next amazing market before the rest of the world figures it out!

Of course, nothing is guaranteed, but with these more than 7 ways to spot a market that is about to turn, you are in a much better position to get into that market before it becomes the hottest thing around!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 6, 2016

PLUS: We talk a little about homeowner and buyer confidence

We started off the show today talking about buyer and seller confidence. Of course, this is a metric that you can use to get an idea of future activity in the real estate market. However, it can also help you identify areas of higher opportunity my recognizing how these confidence levels effect the decisions that buyers and sellers make in different market types. We will discuss that and how to use it with your own market.

We will also talk about the top 5 markets for jobs and sales growth right now. Two of the biggest indicators of a market that will grow is jobs and growth. So of course, it just makes sense to pay a little extra attention to those areas as potential sites for investment. The key question that needs to get answered is, are we getting into this trend early or to late to really get a payoff? We will chat about the top 5 markets and dig down a little deeper and discuss specific property prices, what rents are in those areas and even some tips on how to get a first blush feel for these areas that you may know nothing about. With just a few relatively easy steps, you can at least get a little bit calibrated to what the market is like in some of these areas, without ever having to leave your computer!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 5, 2016

Plus: The future of the show!

Today we will take a look at a list from Redfin where they share their rankings of the top 10 most affordable cities. We will review the list and look a bit closer at a few of them and see if any of them might just be the right place for your next real estate investment - or maybe your first!

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Sep 2, 2016

"Hot" metros don't always equal "Profitable" metros

Some interesting data to go over today relating to the top metro areas and the salary required to buy in those areas. We will also talk about median prices, interest rates, mortgage costs and median price increases in those areas to better understand how we might gain more insights into those areas.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.co

Sep 1, 2016

A listener comments on FHA loans

Today we are covering a question that a member of the audience posted via Facebook. Apparently, word is that FHA loans are making up the vast majority of loans in Phoenix. We have talked quite a bit about low down loans and how they just might prime the pump for another down turn. Should we be worried about what is going on in Phoenix? Is this a local thing or is this trend more widespread? We will discuss all that in todays show.

The show is now available on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Estate-Realities-With/)! If you you are a fan of iHeart - make sure to check it out! Just do a search on "real estate realities" and the show should come right up!

Please help the show by filling out the audience demographic survey (http://survey.libsyn.com/rebelbroker).

Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

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