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Smart real estate investing will give you the time and the money to live life on your own terms! We call that real wealth. Host Kathy Fettke is Co-CEO of Real Wealth Network, author of the best selling “Retire Rich with Rentals" and the host of companion podcast, Real Estate News for Investors. Kathy launched this podcast in 2003 to share her own secrets and those of top experts in the real estate investing field. She along with guests like Robert Kiyosaki, Loral Langemeier, Peter Schiff, Do ...
 
Don’t get caught off guard by market crashes that can take all your money down with them. And don’t miss out on markets where you can build wealth practically overnight. Real Estate News for Investors with Kathy Fettke is the premiere source for savvy real estate investors who want to stay up-to-date on new laws, regulations, and economic events that affect real estate. Topics include: market trends, economic analysis that affects housing prices, updates on the best rental markets for invest ...
 
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The housing market meltdown in 2007 dealt a rough blow to many developers. In this episode, you’ll hear from someone who lost a lot of money back then, but he managed to stage a successful comeback. He did that by discovering a backdoor into the real estate development business. Instead of developing the land, Cody Bjugan arranged to have it approv…
 
The three top credit bureaus that have a strangle-hold on your credit score are getting a very poor performance report. A new analysis by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says that Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are “routinely” failing to respond to consumer complaints about errors. Their performance is allegedly so bad that the CFPB say…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending January 22nd, 2022… higher mortgage rates, home prices, and single-family rents. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. Economic News We begin with economic news from this past week. The weekly unemployment r…
 
If you like to dream big, you'll love this podcast. In this episode, Kathy and Rich Fettke celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a conversation about their marriage and their investing experience. They were supposed to be skiing down some wild terrain in Utah after getting dropped off by helicopter on a snowy mountaintop, but weather condit…
 
Warnings about an “eviction tsunami” have yet to materialize. Extended moratoriums and rental assistance programs have delayed evictions in some areas, some housing experts had predicted 40 million evictions last fall. As reported by the news blog, fivethirtyeight.com, those experts are “still waiting.” Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate …
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending January 14th, 2022... what the Fed is saying about tighter monetary policy, the latest rise in consumer prices, and where mortgage rates are right now. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. Economic News We …
 
In this episode, you’ll hear the amazing story of a 12-year-old boy who wanted to upgrade his family home, so he called a real estate agent and said: "I want to buy a house!" He did the legwork, and closed on a home that put his family on a path to financial freedom. And today, he's helping others do the same. Our guest, Larry Taylor, has been a re…
 
Lumber prices are surging once more. You might remember when they hit a staggering level last spring. They aren’t back up to that level yet, but this new surge is, again, adding thousands of dollars onto the price of a new home and making homes that much less affordable. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like o…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending January 8th, 2022... we’ll look at the cost of buying vs. renting, new FHFA fees for jumbo loans and second homes, and the WeWork/WeLive founder’s new focus on apartments. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a revie…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending January 1st, 2022... investor hot spots for single-family homes, insurance premium price hikes, and Zillow’s list of most popular search areas. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. Economic News We begin wi…
 
When I started investing in real estate, I didn't run into a lot of women on the job sites. And, I certainly didn't see very many women doing the renovation work themselves. But that's exactly how today's guest got started and her hard work has paid off because she's now a big-time real estate boss-lady. As a single mom, Kelly Stumphauzer bought a …
 
2021 was a record-breaking year for housing and real estate. Redfin compiled a list of 10 housing records that we experienced last year. And some of these themes are expected to continue into 2022. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. It’s been an unusual y…
 
Some people get stuck in analysis paralysis, meaning no matter how much they study, they just can't take the plunge. Meanwhile, others jump right in. In this episode, you’ll hear from someone who couldn't wait to get started in real estate, so he made his first acquisition while he was in high school! Kyle Nott wasted no time. He attended what he c…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending December 25th, 2021... why consumers are feeling optimistic about the economy, the latest surge in home sales, and which investors are getting a nice pay raise. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. Economic…
 
Solar advocates are sounding the alarm on proposed changes to California’s rooftop solar program. The changes would reduce the savings that solar customers enjoy, and potentially add a new monthly fee to connect to the grid. Regulators say reforms are necessary because non-solar customers are paying too much to maintain the grid, but solar supporte…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending December 11th, 2021... new FHFA conforming loans limits, tappable equity at a record high, and where drones may be used to inspect buildings. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. Economic News We begin with…
 
This is a Real Wealth Story about focus, discipline, connection, and working together with your partner! Our guests started off with nothing when they got married, but were determined to get rid of their student debt, and work toward a financial strategy that gave them as much free time as possible. They are now in their early 30’s, own several inv…
 
Real estate investors who pay cash could face more scrutiny from the federal government. The Treasury Department is proposing new regulations on shell companies, like LLC’s, as a way to crack down on money laundering through real estate deals. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending December 4th, 2021... the $2 trillion real estate milestone, the homebuyer’s search for suburban homes, and the brick-and-mortar store comeback. Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. Economic News We begin w…
 
If you’re interested in becoming a landlord and would like to avoid some of the mistakes that other investors have made, you’ll learn a lot from this interview. Our guest became an accidental landlord and found out the hard way that active management of rentals can be a lot of work. He quickly learned that having good property managers that send yo…
 
Demand for manufactured housing is growing as a way to close the affordability gap. Factory-built homes were once viewed as a low-quality alternative to site-built homes, but that’s no longer the case. Factory-built homes are now built to similar standards but they cost less because it’s less expensive to build any kind of product in a factory. Hi,…
 
A lot of the nation’s empty commercial space is being put to good use. A recent report by RentCafe shows a huge surge in the conversion of vacant commercial buildings into apartment complexes. This so-called “adaptive reuse” trend began more than a decade ago, but accelerated substantially this past year, especially for the conversion of unused off…
 
Billions of dollars are being poured into build-to-rent communities and the industry is booming! Are developers able to keep up with demand for new rental homes? How long will it take to balance demand with supply? Is “now” the time to invest in this kind of rental property? Or maybe developers are overestimating future demand for this kind of rent…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending November 27th, 2021... the winter forecast for home sales, what investors are doing with their money, and who’s suing lawmakers over real real estate “love letters.” Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. Eco…
 
Congress is tinkering with the rules for IRA accounts. It’s part of a crackdown on individuals with millions in their retirement accounts, tax free. According to the Senate Finance Committee, the number of mega IRAs has grown substantially in the last decade. In 2011, there were about 8,000 taxpayers with $5 million or more in their accounts. In 20…
 
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