Rate Cut Hopes Fade with Ugly CPI Report
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
3d ago
The week began with an inflation report that was anything but pretty. The Consumer Price Index came in hotter than expected for January, upsetting Wall Street and frustrating people who want the Fed to cut rates in the coming months. The report triggered a sharp stock sell-off but stocks have bounced back since then as investors and traders wondered whether they overreacted.   The CPI for January came out on Monday, February 5th with a .3% increase for January. Economists had expected a .2% increase. The annual gain did come down from 3.4% to 3.1%, but economists expected it to dip below ..read more
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The Real Estate News Brief: More Proof of Slower Inflation, Spring Homebuying Season Kick-Off, Best Short-Term Rental Markets
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
1w ago
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 10th, 2024... why a no news report about inflation is actually good news, why some real estate agents say the spring homebuying season starts now, and where you’ll find the best short-term markets for this year. You can find the links to this episode in the show notes at newsforinvestors.com. You’ll also find lots of information about the business of long-term rentals at our website. You can join for free and get access to our investor portal with data on our top markets for single-family rentals. That’s at newsforinvestors.com.   ..read more
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Is NY Rent Stabilization at Fault for Multi-Family Sell-Offs, New Banking Crisis?
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
1w ago
Two big headlines out of New York this week have one thing in common – rent stabilization laws that are destabilizing the value of multi-families. One of those stories is about the sale of two multi-million dollar properties for less than half of the purchase price. The other story is about New York Community Bank which suffered a downgrade to “junk” because of commercial loan losses, including multi-family properties that are sinking in value. We’ve heard a lot about the impact of high interest rates on loans for unprofitable office buildings. But this story highlights the negative impact of ..read more
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Surprise! Your Real Estate Agent is a Bot!
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
1w ago
Artificial intelligence is rapidly changing the way that landlords and property managers are handling rental screenings, and it’s making the leasing process better for everyone. But it isn’t just for rentals. Many home buyers are also getting the kind of help they need from what some are calling “robot realtors.”    I thought I’d talk about a few ways that AI is rapidly changing the real estate world. For rentals, an AI assistant can be the one handling all the questions and the scheduling of tours. It’s taking a lot of stress out of the property manager’s job. They typically convers ..read more
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The Real Estate News Brief: Fed Rate Cuts in 2024, Homeownership Dips in Q4, Millennial Message to Boomers
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
1w ago
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending February 3, 2024... what the Fed Chief is saying about when the rate cuts will begin, what happened to the homeownership rate in Q4, and why Millennials are worried about aging Baby Boomer homes. That’s it for today. If you are working on your investing plan for this year and need a better focus, check out our RealWealth webinar: The Focused Investor: 4 Steps to Success in 2024. You’ll find it at newsforinvestors.com under the Learn tab. Be sure to sign up for a free RealWealth membership while you are there. And please subscribe to this podca ..read more
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Fed Chief Powell: Don’t Count on a Rate Cut in March!
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
1w ago
The Federal Reserve is squashing hopes for a rate cut in March. The Federal Open Market Committee met this week and left rates where they are, but the bigger message from policymakers: There are no plans yet to cut rates.   Hi I’m Kathy Fettke and this is the Real Estate News for Investors. Please make sure you are subscribed, and when you have a minute, leave us a review and let us know how we’re doing!   This episode is a quick update on the Fed’s latest policy meeting. The committee issued a statement after the two-day meeting that eliminated wording about their willingness to kee ..read more
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How to Kill an Airbnb Housing Market
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
1w ago
If you’ve ever wondered how local regulations might impact your Airbnb rental plans, you might get a few insights from a tourist destination in Southern California. Palm Springs and eight other nearby cities have been an attractive market for Airbnb investors, especially during the pandemic. But the backlash against short-term rentals has led to strict regulations, investor losses and a depressed housing market in many of those high-demand neighborhoods.    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 ..read more
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Fed Chief Powell: Don’t Count on a Rate Cut in March!
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
2w ago
The Federal Reserve is squashing hopes for a rate cut in March. The Federal Open Market Committee met this week and left rates where they are, but the bigger message from policymakers: There are no plans yet to cut rates.   Hi I’m Kathy Fettke and this is the Real Estate News for Investors. Please make sure you are subscribed, and when you have a minute, leave us a review and let us know how we’re doing!   This episode is a quick update on the Fed’s latest policy meeting. The committee issued a statement after the two-day meeting that eliminated wording about their willingness to kee ..read more
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Real Estate News Brief: Fed Calls for Rate Cut Patience, Single Familiy Rent Growth, Top Metro for Rental Search
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
1M ago
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending January 20th, 2024... what Fed officials are saying about rate cuts, metros with the highest single-family rent growth, and the most searched metro for rental listings... ...If you’re looking a metro that is getting searched the most by potential renters, then Atlanta may be your city. RentCafe says that Atlanta rental listings attracted the most attention from users, and the Georgia capital “the apartment market to watch in 2024.”   It says users saved more listings for Atlanta than any of the 150 metros on the website. Other highly sear ..read more
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What's Trending for Real Estate and Design in 2024?
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by Kathy Fettke / RealWealth
1M ago
Do you have a checklist of essentials for a property you’d like to buy? Or you might be upgrading a home for sale, or renovating a property for future tenants, or making design choices for a development project. Whatever direction you are headed with real estate, it’s a good idea to know what’s trending right now in the real estate market.   The National Association of Realtors just published an interesting list of real estate trends to watch over the next year, and I thought I’d share some of the insights from this article. The NAR article also advised readers that trends can change so m ..read more
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