Real Estate Realities With The RebelBroker

Real Estate Realities With The RebelBroker

Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California with over 30 years experience! 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 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 how you are working to achieve financial freedom! It's real estate, totally unafraid!... Show More

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May 21, 2020

We have talked a lot about how the key to the market right now is the inventory. Well, some recent numbers were released that show just how true that is.

Today we will discuss some amazing stats about how many transactions - as recently as May 10 - have involved multiple offers on real estate for sale all across the country! In some of our metro areas, the majority of homes for sale ended up getting multiple offers!

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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 into March. And remember, those are number for MARCH! April is likely to be e...

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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 on the MLS when it comes to maintaining very tight controls on who gets into your home...

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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 forward. In one case, we will discuss a trend I am seeing that is CRITICA...

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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 residential real estate. Lets talk about how we got here and how it wa...

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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 up substantially. We have seen other sources that show we should expect to see home pr...

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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, those who watch the real estate market seem to hang on the results of this survey. Howeve...

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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 appliances with electric options. This seems like an odd move when California has still not ...

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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 you should or should not invest in these areas. However, if you learn about the rent...

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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 to talk about this one today and bring up some very unpleasant facts.

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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 focus their attention!

While we will be covering the top 10 cities for real estate inv...

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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 home for sale, the competition for the homes available for sale is going to be fierce!

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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 general loss in value. We will also take a look back at some interesting information ...

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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 different skill sets that come into play and some skill sets that you must focus on in order...

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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 reached the highest levels since 1999! Today, we will talk about that and reflect on what t...

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Homes with "special needs" that cannot be made simple can be poor investments.

Welcome to another edition of Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker! It is time to lay some ground truth on you! Over the last few weeks, I have had to deal with some things that would be a nightmare for any homeowner - and even more so for a landlord! We will talk about that and how some homes, for whatever reason, are just not a good choic...

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Well, maybe not JUST ranting, but I really needed it.

It was one of those days where I wanted to get into starting our discussion about how to move forward with a good review of the year and setting goals for the coming year. What can I say, I digressed. I have been really poking around for multi unit properties lately and I was stunned by the incompetence I found. So we will chat about that and other things!

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Some headlines have hit the foreclosure panic button. Let the RebelBroker sooth your nerves.

You just gotta love some of the headlines that get written in todays media! From the good folks over at Realtor Magazine online, we get a headline sharing the startling fact that foreclosures are up by huge margins in some metros and across the country! Is it time to panic? Sell your home and move into a cave? Stockpile dental floss and tho...

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What would a recession mean for real estate buyers, sellers and investors?

It is that time of year. For the next couple of months, it is going to be all about guessing on what 2020 will bring! Today, we will be taking a look at an article from the good folks over at Redfin. You can find the article here.

We will see what they have to say, then think our way through their points to see if we agree. So check out todays show! I would ...

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Let's look at some of the hottest vacation rental areas and cover some real world examples!

In todays show we will review some interesting info that has been shared about the best vacation rental counties in the country. Vacation rentals can be very lucrative, if you do your homework. We will talk about some of the areas, get a little ground truth and also talk a bit about some of my first hand experience as an owner of a vacat...

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