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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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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016

Revisiting my original Halloween show!

I have what I think is going to be a treat for your today! See what I did there? Halloween...treat? Ok, sorry. I was trying to come up with something special to do on this Halloween. I spent some time going through my old shows and came across a Halloween show I did very early on. Maybe only I will notice the difference, but I could not help thinking about how far the show has come over the years! In any event, I share some pretty good scary stories from real estate and my guess is that unless you have been listening to the show for more than 8 years, you have never heard this one before!

I hope you enjoy!

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

Oct 28, 2016

Is pot the next big real estate investment?

Whether you call it pot, marijuana, mary jane, ganja or reefer - it might just be time to include it in your list of possible real estate investments. At least, that is what a newly filed request to create an REIT in New York hopes to do.

So does pot give a great path for supplying a demand in the world of real estate? Maybe, so we will discuss it and talk about what might be a way to get in on the action - if it's for you.

We will also talk about some new FHA rules relating to condos that might just make things easier to get loans on such properties. 

Finally, consumer confidence has taken a turn for the worse and when taken with all the other things we have talked about in the last few weeks, it is worth considering what it might mean if the trend continues.

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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

Oct 27, 2016

Trends are pointing to a shift in the real estate market.

As I like to do at times, we will review some ground truth that I am seeing my local market place. We have talked a bit about how I am sensing a pivot point in the market. I am seeing very interesting trends in active listings. We will compare that with some of the national stories we have discussed that also point to a shift in the market - more toward buyers.

Next we will discuss the best and worst investment real estate markets out there and see which ones sound like good opportunities - even the worst ones!

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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

Oct 26, 2016

We figure out the areas to get the most treats!

Halloween is fast approaching! So what better way to prepare than to figure out the absolutely best neighborhoods where you can rake in the treats and have a great time doing it! The good folks over at HomeUnion have put together their top 20 list of the best places to trick or treat.

In addition to covering those, we will also see if we can't figure out a strategy for you to figure out the best place in your town to go trick or treating - just in case the places on this list are just too far away!

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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

Oct 25, 2016

Some interesting numbers on rental returns in 2016

Lots of interesting information in todays show. The numbers are in for rental home returns for properties purchased in 2016. It paints a picture of a slowing rental market for investors and real estate entrepreneurs.

Fannie Mae has adjusted their expected growth for the last half of 2016 downward - not a good sign.

Plus, and kind of at odds with our other news, the number of all cash purchases jumped after years of this number declining. I have what I think is a pretty interesting explanation for this that could give us insights into what to expect in 2017 from not only the real estate market, but from the economy in general.

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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

Oct 24, 2016

As who buyers are change, so does what they will want

Some new numbers show that first time buyers are making up more of the home buying pool. Some may disagree on how much of an increase we are seeing, but the bottom line is that first timers are making up the majority.

This could be important information for buyers and real estate investors who want to understand the make up of who they are competing against but also to real estate entrepreneurs and sellers who want to better understand who makes up their customers in terms of who will buying their remodel or home for sale.

We will also discuss some new numbers that show that new single family homes are starting to get built.

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

Oct 21, 2016

Responding to a listeners email

I recently had an email exchange with a listener relating to current lending and credit practices. As it turns out, we really don't agree on much. So, lets share the listeners email, my response and then get into some details on why we are pretty much 180 degrees away from each other on this issue. 

We are basically creating the same toxic lending environment that cost us so dearly last time - but this time built around a much weaker economy. Whether you are a buyer, seller, investor or real estate entrepreneur, this is one you won't want to miss.

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

Oct 19, 2016

Top things to think about with a real estate home inspection

An article came our recently regarding some tips for buyers about real estate home inspections. So today, we will consider what they had to offer plus slather on some of the rebelbrokers mojo - including how sellers can make great use of home inspections.

Of course, this advice will help any buyer, seller investor or real estate entrepreneur.

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

Oct 18, 2016

More people, more demand!

Higher population equals higher demand for rentals and homes to purchase. That means a great opportunity for all kinds of real estate investors! It can also mean that if you live in any of these cities, your home is worth a whole lot more than you might think.

Or course, finding out how much a population has grown is just the first step. Next you need to get some ground truth and figure out where we are in the cycle of the trend. Is it just getting started or ready to wind down? The correct conclusion means that you are able to make a better decision about the kind of investment you are going to make.

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

Oct 17, 2016

Real Estate Appreciation - Where will it be the highest?

Lets run down the list of the 5 cities one group thinks will give the highest levels of appreciation between now and Sept 2017.

Just a heads up - not a SINGLE California community made it on this list!

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

Oct 14, 2016

Rents are falling too.

We have some interesting tidbits of info floating around out there that are worth looking at.

Lumber prices are up. This usually means more construction is going on.

Homeowners expectations on what their homes will sell for are getting closer to reality, this could spell a better environment for buyers who want to be more aggressive.

Biggest story of the day is the claim that a recession is right around the corner. Rents are down in the biggest markets in the third quarter. The number of apartments that came on line in 2016 was pretty crazy in the greater San Francisco area. There are even incentives being offered in areas of San Francisco! However, the supply of homes for sale is still ridiculously low. 

All of this together spells some interesting opportunities for buyers, sellers, investors and real estate entrepreneurs.

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

Oct 13, 2016

You are NEVER too old!

Today we will chat about there might come a time in your life when you are simply too old to become a real estate investor or entrepreneur. The truth is that there might just be a great reason to get into real estate investing when you are older. We will talk about that and share some stories from my own past that have helped me embrace investing in real estate and might just help you too.

In the second half of todays show, we are going to take a look at the changing market in the Northwest and try to see if this is another domino in a market shift that follows along the lines of the change we discussed last week in New York.

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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.

Oct 12, 2016

What styles are most popular?

For all you buyers, sellers, investors and real estate entrepreneurs we are going to answer the question of what architectural styles have the highest median price? We will also review how the various styles ranked against one another. 

What styles are more popular in specific parts of the country? We will look into that as well.

Finally, we will also use this data to get an idea of which architectural styles are seeing the greatest growth in popularity. 

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.

Oct 10, 2016

Expected rental growth for the next year!

Zillow has come out with some very interesting numbers relating to expected growth in rents between now and August of 2017. The best part is the inclusion of a tool that lets you drill down to the smaller communities within the metro areas to get specific data on those areas. Some of the best metro areas do have communities that are NOT expected to do as well as the metro overall and knowing that would be HUGE for anyone considering investing in those metro areas.

This is just one more amazing tool that will help you be able to do tons of great research before you ever even stand up from 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 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.

Oct 7, 2016

How to leverage the season

We are heading into a time of the year where sellers will face some unique seasonal challenges. So lets run down the list of strategies to help you get your home sold this Fall and Winter.

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.

Oct 6, 2016

Plus: Peak prices and IMF forecasts

Words are important. The biggest institutions of the world are very careful about choosing the words that they put out into the world. That is why it is particularly important for all buyers, sellers, investors and real estate entrepreneurs to know that Bank Of America has been throwing around the "R" word! Not only did they use it, but one of their representatives described it as an "Imminent Recession". That is a big freaking deal.

We will also discuss the dubious milestone of most likely matching what home prices were in the peak back in 2006. While the article we will discuss seems to think this is a good thing, I will take a minute to reflect on why I think it is a bad thing.

The IMF has also downgraded the expected growth for the United States. This is not 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!

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.

Oct 5, 2016

Plus, the best rehab choices!

Welcome real estate buyers, sellers, investors and entrepreneurs! Today we are chatting about what just might be the first domino in the decline of the real estate market. We are going to turn our gaze toward New York City - Manhattan Island itself and see what is going on there that might just be the first clue that if there is going to be another bubble - it is beginning to show signs of bursting!

We will also chat about the smart choices to make when considering a kitchen rehab. So what makes a smart choice? Well, if you are doing this as a way to improve the value of your home for the purposes of resale, then it is the things that buyers have revealed as their most desired kitchen features. So today, we run down the list!

Please also take a minute to check out the video included in todays show notes. I think it is a great 3 minutes that will be worth your time!

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.

Oct 4, 2016

An investors eye look at Condos

Real estate investment success is about finding the deals that make sense. For a long time, I have always put condos at the bottom of the list for consideration for investing. I had a listener reach out recently to make sure I understood that you can enjoy a great deal of success by investing in condos. 

So I put aside my own bias and listened - and you know what? They were right! So today we are going to chat about how the best investments you can make are the ones that make money for you - no matter what they are. So for all you real estate investors and entrepreneurs, lets take another look at condos as investments.

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.

Oct 3, 2016

Lets review the numbers!

It's that time of the month again and realtor.com has released their rankings of the hottest markets across the country! What is great about this list is that it is derived from how many viewers are looking for home on realtor.com and other data. So this tells us where folks are LOOKING - which is a leading indicator of where we might see action in the coming month or two. There is nothing like being able to tell the future! Whether you are a buyer,seller, investor or real estate entrepreneur, this is great data for you!

Plus, we will announce the winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card! Don't forget - we will be doing another drawing on the first Monday in November - so get to therebelbroker.com and take the survey!

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.

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