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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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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…
 
I have never been a fan of pocket listings for a whole lot of reasons. In todays show, we will review the reasons why they are a bad idea for sellers. In addition, we will explore how they are also NOT a better option to help deal with our current quarantine situation. There are NO advantages to a pocket listing vs allowing your home to be listed o…
 
What does the CDC say and how should we move forward We will start with a quick look at what we can learn from the CDC website. More information is better than less, so we will go over what I am seeing reported by the CDC and try to calibrate expectations to that. Next, we will talk about how buyers, sellers and investors in real estate might move …
 
But those big companies are not really to blame for this reality ... the government is But is it their fault? That's right, giant Wall Street companies have huge holdings in real estate. However, while the media would like you to believe that this is some kind of sin on the part of these companies, the real sin is HOW they ended up owning so much r…
 
Secrets To Understanding This Expected Home Value Growth! Zillow is confident home prices will accelerate as we move into the 2020 home buying season! While the rate of growth of home prices has slowed, Zillows latest take on the market indicates that with low inventory and increasing demand, we are likely going to see the home buying market heat u…
 
The Home Builder Survey Is One Of The Least Reliable Around! When it comes to new home construction, we need to learn that actions speak louder than words! This week we will be taking a look at one of the most reviewed surveys in the world of real estate. That is the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confidence numbers. Every month, thos…
 
Is legislating no more natural gas a good thing or a bad thing for Californians? The trend is becoming impossible to ignore. More and more communities are making it illegal to build new homes with natural gas. In fact, it sounds like the ultimate goal is to eliminate natural gas all together and ultimately require home owners to replace gas applian…
 
What can we learn from examining the major metro areas that have had the most and the least recovery since the real estate downturn? On todays show we are going to review some interesting research from the good folks over at SmartAsset. There are some very familiar cities on both of these lists. This is not a list that is going to define whether yo…
 
Landlords in Oakland, CA can no longer do criminal background checks. Here is why that is a stupid idea. Yeah, sorry, spoiler alert - a city government did something stupid - shocker. This one is a big deal tho. It reveals not only the Oakland city councils hypocrisy but also their general stupidity on how to actually solve a problem. We are going …
 
According to the folks at TurboTenant, these cities will give you the highest ROI! There are always plenty of opinions when it comes to where you should invest in real estate. Today, we will take a look at the research done by the folks at TurboTenant to see what cities they suggest as the top places for investors, entrepreneurs and landlords to fo…
 
The numbers indicate that the home selling season in 2020 is likely to be nuts! The news is not so great for buyers but strong for sellers of single family homes in 2020. With inventory dropping while demand increases, we are looking at a lead in to 2020 where unless we see an uncharacteristic increase in the number of home owners that list their h…
 
Welcome to 2020 as we discuss where single family residential real estate prices might just go! Today we will chat about what the folks over at Calculated Risk expect to happen in 2020! Expectations for prices on single family residential homes across the country is that we will see nothing shocking. No great gains in the increase in prices but no …
 
Where to focus your real estate entrepreneurial effort in multi family homes in 2020! Today we are going to review some of the areas of the country being talked about the most when it comes to multifamily investing. Usually, the math ends up being much more lucrative for real estate investing when it comes to multifamily. However, there are differe…
 
What effect might homebuilder confidence have on the real estate market? For all buyers, sellers investors and real estate entrepreneurs, gaining insight to what might be over the horizon in real estate can make you thousands of dollars. The latest news in the world of real estate and new home construction is that home builder confidence has reache…
 
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