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Real Estate Radio LIVE is a podcast covering the world of Anything and Everything Real Estate™. Hosts Joe Cucchiara and Bobbi Decker are a team of full-time, real estate and finance industry professionals who believe that knowledge is power. With current market experience and honest, insightful perspectives - the guidance they bring to the air waves is an un-matched consumer & professional resource.
 
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 the edge. 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 ...
 
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Home buyers are making all sorts of sacrifices in today’s market. Without enough homes to meet demand, some buyers are eliminating contingencies and offering way more than the listing price. That may be a simple transaction if you’re paying cash, but for those getting a loan, a “gap” between the sky-high amount offered to clinch the deal and the ap…
 
Remote work has become a dream come true for many people. But, can it also become too much of a good thing? One UC Berkeley researcher predicts that cities will thrive again once the pandemic is under control. His arguments are compelling and support the idea of a metropolitan or suburban lifestyle with fewer days at the office and commutes that ar…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending April 3rd, 2021... an economic update from Fannie Mae, a surge in consumer optimism, and the return of the cicadas. Economic News We begin with economic news from this past week, and an updated economic forecast by Fannie Mae. The mortgage guarantee enterprise is expecting real GDP growth to hit 8.…
 
When the world shut down because of COVID-19, few people thought their work routine would change so drastically. It’s now more than a year since the virus forced people into a remote work environment, and with the pandemic threat diminishing, there are big questions about the best way to shift to a more hybrid model that combines workplace with wor…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending March 27th, 2021… the state of the economy from Treasury Secretary Yellen and Fed Chief Powell, what some see as a co-working rebound, and a new demand for golf course homes. www.NewsForInvestors.com Links: 1 - https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/23/economy/janet-yellen-jerome-powell-economy-recovery/index…
 
The push continues for a solution to lumber shortages and skyrocketing lumber prices. A large number of sawmills were shut down early last year, creating a major shortage of lumber for the construction industry. While there’s hope that sawmills will return to full capacity as people get vaccinated and social distancing mandates are relaxed, the Nat…
 
Individuals across the U.S. are getting a new round of stimulus checks worth more than $410 Billion. This is the third time the government has handed out money because of the pandemic. While many people are still suffering financially, the economy is also recovering, and that’s raising a lot of questions about whether people should save, spend, or …
 
We can all have a good chuckle when you meet with a professional, and you realize their publicity photo was taken years ago. Today Joe chats with Teresa (FOTOS BY T), who outside of keeping your publicity photos relevant, captures all her clients’ memorable moments while making the shoot itself fun and lighthearted. We seriously doubt anyone else b…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending March 20th, 2021... why homebuilder confidence took a dip, why we won’t have a spring home-buying season, and superstitions that discourage homebuyers. We begin with economic news from this past week, and new assurances from the Federal Reserve about economic growth and inflation. While Fed officia…
 
New risk reduction policies at Fannie Mae could make it harder to get loans for single-family second homes and investment properties. The GSE sent letters to lenders saying it will impose a new 7% limit on the acceptance of those kinds of loans. Fannie is currently accepting a higher percentage. So what does that mean for investors? www.NewsForInve…
 
Dozens of New York City landlords are being accused of discriminating against people with housing vouchers. A housing rights watchdog group filed a federal lawsuit against 88 brokers and landlords after an undercover operation that involved recorded phone calls. The state of New York made it illegal to discriminate against tenants based on their so…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending March 13th, 2021… a $1.9 Trillion economic rescue, iBuyer 2021 rebound, and a Zillow hiring spree. We begin with economic news from this past week, and the approval of a $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief package. The National Association of Realtors is applauding the high-dollar stimulus plan because t…
 
The pandemic has increased renter preferences for certain amenities, and one New York City website has come up with an interesting list of “must haves.” It’s a top 10 list that was compiled from search results in December and January by apartment listing website StreetEasy. People have been spending more time at home since the start of the pandemic…
 
“The 2020’s will be the decade of the hyperloop.” Those are the words of Virgin hyperloop co-founder Josh Giegel just a few months after the company conducted its first passenger test. Giegel was one of the two people on board the. Virgin now expects its system to be up and running for the public by the end of this decade. www.NewsForInvestors.com …
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending March 6th, 2021… new concerns about inflation, signs of a job market rebound, and gender bias in the mortgage market. We begin with economic news from this past week, and a stock market roller coaster that had real estate investors breathing a sigh of relief. Many of the high-flying tech stocks wen…
 
Selling a home is about to get cheaper as the result of an antitrust lawsuit. Because of a settlement between the National Association of Realtors and the Department of Justice, the fees that sellers pay to buyers will be publicly displayed on listing pages. Redfin is already doing it in many markets, and other real estate websites are expected to …
 
A Texas judge has ruled the CDC’s nationwide eviction moratorium is unconstitutional. It’s been in effect since last spring because of the pandemic, and has put some landlords in a tough spot because they can’t afford to support tenants who aren’t paying rent. The ruling stopped short of an injunction, and it’s now being appealed by the Department …
 
It’s been happening for a while, but you could unofficially call 2020 the year people wanted to leave California. We saw the economy have a massive run up coupled with crazy low interest rates that made it too tempting to buy no matter the cost. Joe Cucchiara and Jack Russo team up to discuss how the turbulent political environment and knee-jerk co…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 27th, 2021... a Fed update on economic policy, an FHFA reprieve for tenants and homeowners, and a rise in demand for rural land. We begin with economic news from this past week, and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. He told Congress that there are signs the economy is r…
 
California landlords may face a new excise tax. AB 1199 would impose a tax on landlords to pay for the privilege of renting or leasing property in California. Some people feel it’s an end run to the failed Proposition 15 in the last election which would’ve eliminated Prop 13 protections for commercial property. AB 1199 would also create a public re…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 20th, 2021… how rents are doing in smaller markets, whether Opportunity Zones are turning profits, and an easy place to find flood risk data for individual properties. www.NewsForInvestors.comBy Kathy Fettke, RealWealth Network
 
Every year, California residents face a profusion of new laws, and this year, there are several new laws that will have a big impact on real estate. I’ve covered a few of them before, but they are important enough to mention again along with a few others for our California listeners and for people interested in what California is doing as a potenti…
 
The numbers keep going up for the housing market. Redfin reports that competition is so fierce among buyers that a majority of homes are going under contract within two weeks. That’s also driving home prices to new record highs. Redfin reports that median asking prices are up 10% from a year ago, to a new all-time high of $334,770. It also says tha…
 
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 13th, 2021... new comments from the Fed Chief on the risk of inflation, a new extension for government forbearance programs, and a forecast on homebuyer demand. We begin with economic news from the past week, and Fed Chief Jerome Powell’s commentary about inflation. He spoke before the Eco…
 
There’s a lot going on in Florida and if you haven’t looked into it yet, we’ve got you covered. Jack Russo provides us with an insider’s look at all the ways Florida is drawing in people from more than just California – and yes, it goes well beyond affordable housing! Politics and recreation aside, it could be possible that Florida is on its way to…
 
Will it be another great year for single-family homes? After a surge in demand for single-family homes last year, the big question on many investor minds is whether this is “a fad or a real trend.” The Urban Land Institute and PWC just published a yearly report on real estate trends, with some insights on where the single-family market may be heade…
 
With eviction moratoriums in place for nearly a year now, one might assume that investing in rental property would not be prudent. If people lose their jobs and can't pay rent, how can the landlord pay for their bills like the mortgage, property taxes and insurance? Yet, in spite of these unprecedented challenges, some metro areas have actually see…
 
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