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Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California. Having started in real estate in 1988, he has seen more than his share of what is right and wrong with the real estate business. This show is an opportunity to discuss some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth - from an insiders perspective. Over the years, Robert has been lucky enough to work with successful people from all walks of life and industries. Get a chance to hear what he has learned from these folks over the years that will help YOU achieve success! Whether you are interested in buying, selling, investing or just getting an inside look at todays top real estate stories, this is the show for you! So tune in for helpful information no matter how you are working to achieve financial freedom!






Consumer Debt Update and real estate! It's looking scary.

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Duration: 00:36:11

Self Directed IRA - Using your IRA for real estate investing!

Can a self directed IRA feed your real estate investments? Came across an amazing article in the Wall Street Journal that talked about a self directed IRA. When you hear what you can do with this, it is going to blow your mind! Imagine being able to access your IRA funds WITHOUT PENALTY to invest in real estate! Well, there are some funky rules around it, but it can be done within some limits. So we will check this out in todays show! Please help the show by filling out the audience...

Duration: 00:32:58

Interview With Jay Conner!

Jay Conner: The Private Money Authority! On todays show our guest will be Jay Conner. Jay is going to be a great person to hear from relating to finding private money for your investors. He has learned that working with private money puts you in charge rather than the banks and he has been investing with this method for years. On todays show we will cover a wide range of topics, but his unique skills relating to getting your investment projects funded might just give you some amazing...

Duration: 00:58:41

Is investing in a condo a good idea?

Investing in a condo might not be the best way to go The folks at biggerpockets published an article about the downsides of investing in a condo. We are going to review those, plus expand that list with some of the rebelbrokers experiences in the area. Does this mean you should never invest in a condo? No, but as a guy who owns an investment condo, you REALLY need to do your homework. We will also take a few minutes to chat about peak rent and how the increase in available apartments could...

Duration: 00:36:54

Revealing Where All The New Home Construction Is!

Finding opportunity where there is the most new home construction! Today we will take some time to talk about the metro area that is seeing the largest push in new home construction! What kinds of investment opportunities should someone keep an eye out for in a market with lots of construction? We will chat about that today! We will also take some time to talk about interested news from Redfin regarding migration patterns. What areas are losing people and what areas are getting them? We...

Duration: 00:26:05

Title Insurance - NOT optional!

Title insurance is not optional! In tonights show we will discuss what it is, why its important and what happens if you don't have it and bad things happen! NOTE: This is an encore presentation of this episode!

Duration: 00:36:20

The lending insanity continues!

Lenders proudly market on insane lending standards! Our good buddy Scott in Sacramento reached out to me via email to share a truly startling email that he got from a lender recently. It included information that he celebrated, but should scare the hell out of anyone who actually wants a more healthy lending environment. I will also give an update on my progress getting my home for sale. I feel like I am getting close and I am still shooting for a sale by October! I will share the latest...

Duration: 00:37:29

Banks are NOT doing us any favors

Lower lending standards is NOT about helping borrowers, it's about helping banks. We have touched in this issue before without really getting into the nitty gritty of it. It just made more sense to think through how to deal with it as a reality rather than get caught up in a discussion that then takes on a political dimension that does not really get us anywhere when it comes to how we make smart real estate decisions. However, I have had enough members of the audience reach out to me for...

Duration: 00:29:56

Is there a foundation apocalypse happening in Connecticut?

When the foundation goes, so does the house! A listener shared with some amazingly disturbing news from Connecticut. Homeowners are seeing their homes foundation crumble before their very eyes. The result is a home that literally begins to collapse around their heads! We will chat about this in todays show and check out the links below to make sure that your home is not at risk. We will also discuss an interesting survey that seems to show that Americans understand that a price...

Duration: 00:30:13

Real estate and brain octane oil. Yes, there is a connection!

Brain octane oil has made a HUGE difference in working toward my real estate goals. First, I want to make clear that I am not being paid or compensated in ANY way to mention the product I bring up in todays show. I frequently mention things going on in my own life - particularly things that impact my real estate efforts and this is proving to make a big difference in my day to day life. While I struggle with being over weight (something I don't usually talk about), I also have recently...

Duration: 00:42:44

Americans faith in real estate crumbling?

Is this the turning point where Americans move away from real estate? Probably not, but attitudes have shown signs of softening in the most recent data. We will cover that and the latest numbers on low down payment financing. Todays Links: https://www.housingwire.com/blogs/1-rewired/post/40934-monday-morning-cup-of-coffee-lenders-closing-low-down-payment-mortgages-at-7-year-high http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2017/08/black-knight-mortgage-monitor-low-down.html...

Duration: 00:25:01

The best cities for house flipping in America!

Lets check out this list of the top house flipping cities! The good folks over at wallethub have taken the time to rank the best cities for house flipping. We will run down their list, then tweak it a bit to focus on locations I think are actually better to start off with. So lets get into it! Todays Links: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-to-flip-houses/23158/ HELP THE SHOW GROW by filling out the audience demographic survey by clicking the button at the top of the page titled...

Duration: 00:31:41

Tyler Sheff - Entrepreneur, Investor, Real Estate Agent

Tyler Sheff will share his insights into investing and the Tampa, FL market! Welcome to another interview right here on real estate realities! Todays guest is Tyler Sheff. About Tyler: Tyler Sheff currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at cashflowguys.com, a company which aims to educate their clientele in investing in real estate and building long-term wealth. The Cash Flow Guys treat each client as a student, giving them the necessary tools needed to succeed as a real...

Duration: 00:49:49

Profiting from lots and construction loans! R

Do you want to build homes? Maybe you just want to get your dream home but you want to get the best price possible? In todays show we are going to focus on evaluating lots and getting a handle on construction loans. This is on area of real estate that tends to frighten folks the most, but it shouldn't! For many it is a great opportunity to not only get a great deal on a home - but a chance to get the EXACT home they want AND get that great deal! So take a listen to figure out what kinds...

Duration: 00:28:09

20 Best Zip Codes For Real Estate Investing

According to Homeunion, these are the 20 best zip codes for real estate investing On todays show we will run dow the top 20 list of areas Homeunion says are prime territories for real estate investing! We will take a look at them and offer a little commentary on some of them. We will also take a look at some interesting new data from Redfin regarding buyer interest, offers and demand. Todays...

Duration: 00:37:17

Freddie Mac and the 1% loan

Freddie Mac is changing its policy on 1% loans Finally a small, but appreciated, move toward sanity in the lending world. We will cover the policy change being made by the folks at Freddie Mac. Fannie Mae is moving forward with the increase in the required debt to loan ratio. We will talk about how that will impact the real estate market. Finally, a few words about unemployment and the challenges it faces and how that directly effects the world of real estate. Todays...

Duration: 00:39:39

The tiny house lie exposed

Yeah, remember that tiny house craze? It was bull. We are starting to see data that supports my claim that the whole "Everyone wants a tiny home!" craze was and is complete bull. Also, despite mortgage rates being at their lowest in months, we are not seeing increases in applications - anyone who listens to this show knows why that is - we will discuss. Finally, a quick discussion of the ongoing bubble debate - we add comments from a new contributor to this debate. Todays...

Duration: 00:30:51

JPMorgan Says Everything Is Fine Too!

Plus, what region of the country should you avoid? Several interesting topics today. First, another big dog in the real estate world, JPMorgan, says we are not creating a real estate market bubble. New home sales are doing better in a couple of interesting ways and it looks like some homebuilders are finally building more! Finally, the FED decided not to raise rates. Lets chat about that. Todays...

Duration: 00:36:41

There is no housing bubble

At least, Case -Shiller says there is no housing bubble. I always like to consider an opposing view point. I think I have made pretty clear my belief that we are inflating another housing bubble. However, the good folks at case-shiller do not agree. So today, we will take a look at their point and see if it makes sense to us. Maybe I have it all wrong and everything is just peachy! Todays...

Duration: 00:28:12

If another financial bubble is coming, where should you put your money?

Many are talking about the next financial bubble. How do we prepare for it? I have had lots of interesting discussions with listeners about how best to prepare for the next financial bubble. Many want to have cash. While that is one way to go, I am not sure that it is the best allocation of that resource. We will chat about that today, along with the HUGE numbers of people that currently rent, what consumers think about real estate as an investment and what home buyers are willing to...

Duration: 00:58:13

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