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Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California. Having started in real estate in 1988, he has seen more than his share of what is right and wrong with the real estate business. First and foremost is helping buyers, sellers, investors, and real estate entrepreneurs get the best info the can on real estate.This show is an opportunity to discuss some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth - from an insiders perspect ...
 
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Initial indicators are in and suggest we prepare for 'Recession 2022'! Are we in a recession? ​Right now, we have hit declining GDP for the first quarter. Indicators are there, but for many we are not 'officially' in a recession. However, the question is not will be hit a recession at this point, but when. What is a recession? Big declines in econo…
 
Welcome to Monday folks! Today we are discussing what the metros with the highest price gains are and how we can use that information to make smarter decisions as buyers, sellers and investors. These are not the most expensive metros, but areas where the highest percentage increase has happened. So join me for the discussion of these areas while we…
 
Check out this list of 10 cities where realtor.com is reporting home prices are actually dropping! Are they really? Join me as we review the list and separate the hype from the reality - because the story they are trying to tell with their headline is NOT what is actually going on in these areas. https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/where-home-price…
 
I don't often do interviews on Real Estate Realities, but this one really grabbed me! One of the ways to approach real estate is through land. We have brought up land before in the context of strategies to get your first home by building it yourself. Today, Brent is going to offer us strategies that can not only get you started with that effort, bu…
 
Huge real estate investors are loving the student housing market. In fact, the American Campus Communities organization was recently purchased for $12.8 Billion! Keeping your eye on options, this kind of interest should suggest you consider student housing as one of your options - even if you have no interest in it right now, you can always keep th…
 
The average interest rate nationally for a 30 year fixed rate loan hit 5%. As I suggested in the past, I thought 5% might just be the magic number that pushes a bigger change in the mindset of buyers. In todays show, we will discuss interest rates and as we usually do, what it means for buyers, sellers and investors.…
 
We chatted about real estate 'love letters' in a podcast last year. The state of Oregon felt that they needed to weigh in on the subject of whether or not buyers should be allowed to submit a letter with their offer on a home. The idea that any law makers would think they have the authority to so fundamentally interfere with the right to free speec…
 
In todays show we look at the real Foreclosures in 2022 data and just how worried you should be! The Current Headlines ​We are all busy. Which means that we spend a great deal of time skimming the news rather than reading it. Of course, that means we will frequenly get left with the wrong impression when it comes to what is actually going on. Herea…
 
Will 2022 be the year when real estate pivots? There are a whole lot of things going on today that could spin the economy in one direction or the other. Inflation, the end of stimulus payments, interest rates, supply chain issues, etc - all in play today. You can check out the full show notes at https://www.soldbyrobert.com…
 
In todays show we are going to be interviewing buyers who purchased a home in San Jose earlier in 2021. Some of the topics we will discuss include: How did the home search go? How difficult was it to submit offers and finally get one accepted? Were there any special challenges during the escrow process? What worried you most as a buyer? In such a t…
 
Oregon Has Passed A Law Against Offer Love Letters What Are Real Estate "Love Letters"? You read that correctly. The state of Oregon has made what are commonly called "Love Letters" illegal - well, mostly anyway. These are letters that agents create with their buyers to reach out to sellers on a personal level. The goal is to connect with sellers, …
 
We have talked about how to work through finding the right real estate agent for you in past shows. Today we take a real life example of situations where an agent makes claims that seem focused on the results you are looking for. However, the devil is in the details and there are questions you should ask to help pin down whether or not an agent can…
 
Todays show begins with a public service announcement! Make sure to take note so that you don't get caught without what you need! We will also discuss the reality on the ground in this insane real estate market. With my recent experience in #sanjose, #willowglen and #japantown, we can discuss what is really happening and also take some time to iden…
 
Hydrogen is kind of amazing. It can do a whole lot for us and generate no pollution - unless you consider water vapor to be pollution. There are efforts going on in the United States and in England to bring the hydrogen home into reality. Now this is a huge deal. There are tons of ways to create hydrogen, it is the most plentiful substance in the u…
 
It is the time of year to check out recommendations for the most promising locations for real estate in 2021. Today, we will review 5 metro areas that one outlet is promoting as great places to invest and live. Plus, we will sprinkle a little rebelbroker insight into that topic and see what the payoff could be for buyers, sellers and investors. Art…
 
These latest numbers are nuts. There are more renters who are behind on rent than there were homeowners that got foreclosed on in the subprime fiasco. Since banks are not directly involved, that will change the nature of the crater that gets created - but there will be a crater. Articles Referenced In Todays Show: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/25/ne…
 
Zillow has released the results of a recent poll of economists and real estate experts regarding what they believe are the most likely real estate markets to perform well in 2021. We are going to chat about those markets and then discuss the other end of the spectrum - the 3 real estate markets that are expected to underperform the most - and if yo…
 
Most are talking about a great real estate year ahead. Are they right? If you browse the news today, the general opinion seems to be that things are just ramping up for an amazing year for real estate growth and appreciation. Maybe they are right. However, being the person pointing out issues and potential pitfalls in the market is the same place I…
 
California has been a hot state to invest in real estate for decades. The reason is the sheer number of people that are drawn here by the natural beauty of California but also its robust employment opportunities. That landscape is changing. With the growing acceptance of working from home, workers - more than half of them - are looking for the exit…
 
It is time to take a look at the results for the 2020 California Propositions that were aimed either right at real estate, or would have had a big effect on the real estate market. Those included: Proposition 15 - Split Roll Property Taxes to increase commercial taxes Proposition 19 - Property Tax Transfer Breaks Proposition 21 - Rent Control There…
 
Even if you support the idea of Proposition 15, you need to at least accept that this is the absolute worst time to pass such a law. At a time when we need to foster growth of jobs and new business and make it easier for struggling business to recover from COVID quarantines - this is just about the worst thing you could consider doing to make the s…
 
In todays show, we are going to chat about the August numbers for the National Association of Homebuilders and their record setting levels of confidence. There is so much discussion about how the current real estate market is blowing the doors off, I think it is a good time to look at more of the data and get a better grip on what the reality might…
 
Today, let's talk about what recent real estate data is telling us. What is most surprising is that what I am seeing does NOT follow with what is the conventional wisdom in the press. What we are being told is that prices are way up and that this trend is likely to continue. Well, in todays show we are going to look at some data that will leave you…
 
Will home prices jump? The best information we have right now indicates that a dramatic crash in home inventory is very likely as we move through 2020. There are only two places that homes for sale come from. First, is new construction. We are seeing a big drop off in new construction that even goes beyond what the worst expectations were leading i…
 
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