Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw has been a real estate broker and Realtor® in Silicon Valley California since 1988! 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 and information 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 Robert believes in cranking it up to 11! So tune in for helpful information no matter what your ultimate goal might be! It's real estate, totally unafraid! CBRE:00984909
Lets get a handle on the 13 BEST tips to prepare for your home buying experience! With an understanding of these tips, you will give yourself the power to engage in your home buying search in a way that will likely save you money and stress!
In addition to some other news, this week we review some recent escalations in the application of artificial intelligence in the real estate world that will just make it even more difficult for buyers and sellers to focus on competent real estate professionals.
We also talk a little about debt profiles and what that might mean for real estate.
We will also take a look at the national numbers to see where the broarder real estate m...
Subprime lending is still out there, and the mainstream take on it is totally wrong. Instead of solving what causes borrowers to be subprime, the system simply bends the rules and allows those borrowers to get burdened with debt that are not equipped to manage. This leaves them very vulnerable to market shifts or other bumps in their financial road.
In todays show, we chat about that but also revisit last weeks show. ChatGPT was us...
This week we review the types of properties you will find in California. We will cover single family homes, condominiums and townhomes.
What are the legal differences and what are the benefits and limits of each.
Join me as we get a chance to sit down with Pacific Legal Foundation Attorney Christina Martin to chat about her victory in the Supreme Court in the fight to defeat state equity theft.
This amazing unanimous decision by the highest court is only matched by the astonishment that this case ever needed to go to the Supreme Court of the United States in order to be defeated!
We will talk about property rights and some of the other amaz...
If you are someone trying to find the right real estate professional to help you with buying or selling real estate, AI is making your life harder rather than better.
We will discuss that and how to deal with it in todays show!
Why Files video on AI - https://youtu.be/brQLpTnDwyg
The national trend, according to the headlines, is that rental rates are declining. What we are seeing here in Santa Clara County is a little different. In fact, even rental property types are seeing different performance in terms of rent growth or decline.
Today, we are going to calibrate ourselves to what is actually happening in some key Santa Clara County communities. These will include San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
California has lost hundreds of thousands of residents. Tax revenues are down. Higher income earners are increasingly leaving the state. Those losses accumulate and have increased every year since at least 2017. Today we will run down the problem, how we got here and how the state government is completely botching the way forward to not just stop this gushing loss of population, but how to reverse the trend and start to attract bus...
Join me for a special interview episode of Real Estate Realities as we sit down and chat again with Brent Bowers! He is still out there crushing it through investing in vacant land. Let's walk through his strategy and give you the tools you need to get started in this segment of the real estate market.
From home insurance to car coverage, insurance companies are deciding to just not do business in California any longer. So what has to happen to force companies to abandon a huge market? Well, despite the headlines, it is not just weather issues and corporate greed.
Today, we take a look at the latest news that State Farm decided last week to stop offering home insurance in the state of California and what that will likely mean for...
In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the often overlooked drawbacks of low-income buyers availing themselves of 1% down loans. Today we will specifically be talking about the Rocket Mortgage ONE+ loan program. While these loans may seem appealing on the surface, they can harbor hidden pitfalls that can leave borrowers vulnerable. Join us as we explore the cautionary tales and shed light on the potential downsides of thi...
Business bankruptcies are up 216% and we are not even half way through 2023 yet! What does this mean for unemployment and the world of real estate?
Let's take a minute to chat about all that!
Fasten your seat belt folks, today we get a classice Rebelbroker rant podcast!
Let's play pretend for a moment. You find yourself in a situation where you are behind on your property tax payments. You owe $5,000 dollars. One thing leads to another and the state is going to take your property and sell it to pay your tax debt.
The state does its thing and sells your home for $500,000. Expecting to get a check for $495,000, you wait p...
Are you a responsible borrower? Have you saved diligently for that 20% downpayment on your first home? Did you educate yourself and work toward improving your credit score so that you reached your goal of a score higher than 680? Well, then the FHFA (Federal Housing and Finance Association) would like to take this opportunity to completely screw you over! How will they screw you over? With higher rates and fees!
But wait, for those...
The media at large seems very excited about FHA loans being able to be adjusted to 40 year terms in cases where the borrower is in a tight spot. But does it make sense to extend the indebtedness of someone that is already in financial trouble? Extending a mortgage out to 40 years takes all the worst elements of a loan and makes them worse.
In todays show we are going to discuss this and see if we can cover the issue and come to som...
In todays show we will take some time to review the latest buyer and seller sentiment data. We also take some time to consider what the data says about buyers vs what we are seeing buyers actually do in the marketplace.
We will also talk a bit about thoughts relating to when to buy and what might be good options relating to taking advantage of the market now in anticipation of interest rates dropping sometime in the next year or t...
If you think of predatory lending as any borrowing scenario that has a high probability of causing issues for the borrower, I think that there is a good chance we should chat about the "California Dream For All" loan program from CalHFA (California Housing Finance Agency).
Schemes like this are predicated on the idea that the price of real estate will continue to rise. As we all know, that is not always true. During the last down...
I came across an article a little while back on Redfin where they were discussing the pros and cons of living in San Francisco. As someone that is pretty familiar with San Francisco, I was surprised more by what they left out than what the included.
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