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Big Companies Hold $60 Billion in Real Estate

Real Estate Realities With The RebelBroker

Release Date: 03/16/2020

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Real Estate Realities With The RebelBroker

On todays show we will take some time to discuss the eviction ban and why the CDC does not and should not have authority to declare an eviction ban. The core points as I see them come down to property rights and our right to freely contract between one another for goods and services.  

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Oregon Has Passed A Law Against Offer Love Letters What Are Real Estate "Love Letters"? You read that correctly. The state of Oregon has made what are commonly called "Love Letters" illegal - well, mostly anyway. These are letters that agents create with their buyers to reach out to sellers on a personal level. The goal is to connect with sellers, outside the sterile language used in contracts, disclosures and addendums. It is an opportunity for buyers and their agents to try and leverage off of points of commonality that a buyer shares with a seller. It often includes discussions of the...

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We have talked about how to work through finding the right real estate agent for you in past shows. Today we take a real life example of situations where an agent makes claims that seem focused on the results you are looking for. However, the devil is in the details and there are questions you should ask to help pin down whether or not an agent can actually deliver the goods. So in addition to the usual questions (which I have linked to in this show), these are some follow ups to ask when your prospective real estate agent is saying the right things. Using the example for today show, we can...

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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 identify ways to spot better deals where you will not have to offer $400k over asking price! On tap will also be the latest overall home inventory numbers. They are ridiculously low compared to last year and interestingly enough, seem to indicate that...

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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 universe. You can extract it from things like garbage... just to name one. So lets spend a little time to talk hydrogen and how it could revolutionize how we power our homes! Links To Related Articles:

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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.

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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/nearly-20percent-of-renters-in-america-are-behind-on-their-payments.html

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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 you have been paying attention, I don't think you will be surprised!   Article Referenced In Todays Show: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/21/best-real-estate-markets-2021.html

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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 found myself in back before the real estate downturn in 2007. The media seems pretty convinced on what will happen with real estate in 2021 The headlines are hard to miss. Take a second to google “2021 real estate” and you find headlines like...

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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. In todays show, we are going to look at a few of the realities that have shifted as companies like Oracle flee California and a majority of people living here would move if they could - and with working from home options becoming more accepted,...

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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 was clear from the beginning that this was likely to happen.

Way back when all of the foreclosed homes that ended up being held by the government needed to get sold, a plan was hatched. Instead of selling each property individually, they would be bundled together and sold in huge chunks. Maybe we should not judge the motivations on this decision. Perhaps the prevailing opinion was that these homes needed to be out of foreclosure and back in the usable market place as soon as possible. At least that might be one thought. But the easily anticipated consequences we see now should not have been a surprise. This basically made it impossible for anyone but huge corporations with lots of cash (or big credit) to purchase the properties. We covered this on this show at the time and pointed out the downside and possible other options that would be better for the market. It now appears that we were right all along.



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