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Real Estate Realities With The RebelBroker

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. First and foremost is helping buyers, sellers, investors, and real estate entrepreneurs get the best info the can on real estate.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! Of course, you can also count on honest talk about what is wrong with the real estate business and how to handle it. 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 your real estate goals or financial freedom!

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NAR Settlement - For Buyers And Sellers
The NAR settlement is in the final stages of approval and will likely go into effect in the middle of July 2024. It is not an understatement when I say that this change to how buyers agents are being compensated will introduce chaos into the real estate world until the systems in place adapt to this new reality. BUYERS HIT HARDEST These changes will leave Buyers having to directly pay their agents themselves. However, none of the current systems in place, including lending, are ready for this change. While it will lead to many more options for buyers in terms of representation, it also introduces risks to Buyers that they are likely not going to be aware of. SELLERS MAY NOT BE OFF THE HOOK While the new rules prevent Sellers from openly offering compensation to Buyers agents, there are methods that can be used for Sellers to contribute to "Closing Costs", which would then be used to compensate Buyers agents. Why would Sellers do this? The bottom line is that it will get their property more attention and also insure that their Buyer has representation that can protect the Seller for future litigation.   FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT The bottom line is that we are about to see a complete upending of how the real estate market works and it will take at least a year for this work out. In the meantime, an already difficult market for buyers will become even more difficult to navigate.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————————   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
42:56 4/5/24
California Deficits And Taxes 2024
Things are looking rough for California residents in 2024. A nearly $100 billion dollar surplus has been turned into $73 billion (and growing) deficit. Sadly, the solution from Sacramento seems to be doubling down on the policies that are causing many of these issues. New changes to the law have been proposed that will be voted on later this year designed to make it easier for California politicians to raise taxes.  In addition, this approach seems poised to try and challenge the one thing that has at least kept property taxes at bay - proposition 13.  Instead of making the needed budget cuts to meet needs, the typical tendency to take more in tax revenue ends up encouraging more residents to leave. Of course, the biggest earners - and therefore the biggest contributors to tax revenues - see the economic landscape they face in California and decide to leave the state all together. Today, we will chat about all that and get a feeling for what everyone will be facing in 2024 in California.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————————   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report     ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/     ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
27:43 3/8/24
Digital Curb Appeal
Welcome to "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker" – your go-to podcast for expert insights into the dynamic world of real estate. In this episode, we delve into a crucial aspect of selling your home: digital curb appeal. In today's digital age, first impressions are made online. Potential buyers scroll through listings, making split-second decisions based on visual appeal. That's where mastering digital curb appeal comes in. Join us as we explore the art of crafting compelling digital presentations for your property. From stunning photos capturing every angle to immersive virtual tours bringing your home to life, we'll uncover the strategies that drive engagement and interest. Learn how to leverage videos to showcase the unique features of your property and leave a lasting impression on prospective buyers. But we will also discuss how homes with poor digital curb appeal can present an opportunity for buyers that want to get the best deal possible! Tune in to discover tips to enhance your home's digital curb appeal and stand out in today's competitive market. Whether you're a seasoned seller or new to the game, this episode is packed with invaluable insights to help you achieve optimal results. Don't miss out on maximizing your home's potential. Join us for another enlightening discussion on "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker". Hit subscribe now to stay updated on all things real estate!
18:59 2/9/24
Local Pending Sales Vs. The National Trend
In this episode, dive deep into the intriguing world of real estate data with Robert Whitelaw, the seasoned real estate broker from Morgan Hill, California. Join us as we unravel the disparities between pending home sales on a national scale and the dynamic market of Santa Clara County. 📊 Key Takeaways: Analyzing the latest trends in pending home sales nationwide. Unveiling the unique factors influencing Santa Clara County's real estate landscape. Expert insights into what these divergences mean for both buyers and sellers. Whether you're a seasoned investor or a first-time homebuyer, understanding these differences is crucial for making informed decisions in today's real estate market. Tune in and empower yourself with valuable insights on "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker"! 🎙️ About the Host: Robert Whitelaw, a tech-savvy real estate nerd with over 35 years of experience, brings you actionable knowledge and a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving real estate market in San Jose, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy. 🔗 Connect with Us: Real Estate Realities Website Subscribe On YouTube! Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion! Subscribe now and stay ahead in the world of real estate.
10:16 1/30/24
De-Mystifying Home Status
Welcome to "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker," your go-to podcast for demystifying all things relating to real estate, including the status of homes for sale! Join us as we navigate the dynamic world of real estate, providing valuable insights and expert analysis. 🏡 Unlock the Secrets: Delve into the nuances of home listings – from active and contingent to pending and sold. We break down the complexities, empowering you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions. 🔍 Insider Perspectives: As a seasoned real estate broker with over 35 years of experience, The RebelBroker brings you insider perspectives, industry trends, and market updates specific to Santa Clara County. Specializing in San Jose, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy, we've got our finger on the pulse of the local real estate scene. 🚀 Your Real Estate Guide: Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, seller, or a seasoned investor, our podcast caters to all. Stay ahead of the curve with tips, strategies, and the latest tech-driven solutions, tailored by a self-proclaimed real estate nerd! 📈 Stay Informed, Stay Empowered: Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge to navigate the real estate landscape confidently. From leveraging technology to understanding the intricacies of property statuses, we've got you covered. Tune in to "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker" – where demystifying real estate is not just a mission, it's our passion! Subscribe now for your weekly dose of real estate wisdom. #RealEstate #HomeForSale #PropertyStatus #TheRebelBroker #SantaClaraCounty
23:45 1/17/24
What's Wrong With Real Estate Agents?
Welcome to another eye-opening episode of "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker"! Today, we're diving deep into a topic that affects both seasoned and aspiring real estate agents—the real problems plaguing today's real estate professionals. Join me as we explore the notion that bad agents are made, not born. Many agents are trained to prioritize quantity over quality, a trend that leads to a decrease in overall service quality. As agents focus on increasing their transaction numbers, key metrics that matter to clients often fall below average. We'll uncover shocking examples, like a so-called "Top 1%" agent with a 20% failure rate—meaning 2 out of 10 homes do not sell. If an agent boasts about their yearly deal count, we'll do the math together to reveal the average hours spent on each deal. It's time to question whether the emphasis on quantity is contributing to a decline in overall service. Most training programs emphasize lead generation rather than addressing the unique needs of clients. This focus on quantity makes agents vulnerable to automation, raising the question of their long-term relevance. We'll demystify the commonality among "Top" agents—the use of universal checklists or processes. While scaling a business is often promoted, we'll discuss how this inadvertently makes the agent's role more susceptible to automation. If agents are executing the same checklist for every home, what value are they truly bringing to the real estate process? In the second half of our episode, we'll explore alternative metrics for evaluating real estate agents. Forget the shiny object of a luxury car; let's focus on the real indicators of success. We'll delve into metrics like days on market, sales price ratio vs. market ratio, percentage of listings resulting in a sold home, and list price reductions prior to sale. These metrics offer a more nuanced and insightful perspective on an agent's performance. Join me as we challenge the status quo and rethink how we judge the effectiveness of real estate agents. It's time to bring quality back to the forefront of the real estate industry. Stay tuned for another thought-provoking episode of "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker"!     —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
36:18 12/12/23
New FHA 5% Down Multifamily Loan!
Welcome to another edition of Real Estate Realities! Today we are covering the FHA loan for multifamily purchases that just got WAY better. In fact, it makes it possible for much easier house hacking! Don't know what house hacking is? Not sure why I am so excited about changes to a loan? Then make sure to check out todays show and realize that this could be the first step in reaching your real estate empire goals!   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
18:07 11/22/23
Questioning the $1.8B Realtor Conspiracy Verdict
In this episode of Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker, we delve deep into the crucial topic of compensating real estate agents when selling your home while keeping in mind the recent court case where Sellers won a $1.8 billion judgement against the National Association of Realtors and a number of real estate brokerages. Finding the right compensation structure is pivotal for buyers, sellers and agents, impacting the quality of service and the overall success of the transaction. This latest court case covers ground that have been visited many times over the years. However, in todays show, I try to support the position that current method of allocating commissions is actually our best option. We dive deep into the importance of transparent communication, ensuring both parties understand the services included in the compensation agreement. Whether you're a seasoned seller or a first-time home seller, this episode equips you with valuable insights to optimize your real estate experience. Tune in to gain expert advice, market insights, and actionable tips that will guide you through the intricate process of compensating real estate agents. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of the real estate landscape and make confident decisions for your next property transaction. To stay updated on future episodes, click Subscribe and never miss out on valuable real estate wisdom. If you find this episode helpful, please consider leaving us a rating and review on iTunes. Your feedback fuels our mission to provide you with the best real estate content. Thank you for joining us on Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker. Knowledge is your strongest asset in the world of real estate, and we're here to empower you every step of the way. For more resources and exclusive content, visit our website at soldbyrobert.com.
29:33 11/3/23
Interest Rates Hit 23 Year High!
As interest rates snuggle up to 8%, we find ourselves in a place that we have not been in 23 years! An entire generation of business people, home buyers and home sellers have become comfortable with interest rates in the sub 5% range.  So what will this interest rate mean for home buyers, sellers and investors? Could this be the element that finally tips the scales and causes a boost in inventory that brings down sales prices? We will explore all of that in todays podcast!   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
29:05 10/25/23
2023 California Rent Control Laws Will Ruin The Rental Market
Welcome to "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker," the ultimate destination for in-depth explorations of recent California rent control real estate law changes. With our finger on the pulse of recent California legal changes, todays podcast serves as your comprehensive guide to understanding the nuances of the ever-evolving legal landscape governing landlords, tenants, and homeowners in the Golden State and California rent control efforts that seem to grow each year. In today's show, we embark on a journey through the recent law changes in California, unraveling their impact on property ownership, tenancy agreements, and the overall housing market. Understanding California's Legal Terrain: California, renowned for its diverse real estate market, is a state constantly in flux. Laws and regulations governing real estate here are as diverse as the landscapes, making it imperative for anyone involved in the property market to stay informed. Whether you're a property owner, a prospective tenant, or an investor eyeing the California dream, our podcast provides you with the knowledge needed to navigate the complex legal terrain with confidence. Our first goal is to put the power in your hands so that you are in a position to make the most informed decisions possible. Recent Law Changes Demystified: Our podcast delves deep into recent California rent control law changes, dissecting the intricacies of legislative reforms that have reshaped the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants alike. We explore topics ranging from updated tenancy laws and rent control regulations to eviction procedures and property maintenance standards. Through meticulous research and expert analysis, we decode legal jargon, ensuring that you comprehend the practical implications of these changes on your real estate endeavors. Navigating the California Real Estate Market: California's real estate market is as diverse as its population, with each city and county offering unique challenges and opportunities. Whether you're based in bustling San Jose, picturesque Morgan Hill, or historic Gilroy, our podcast tailors its discussions to address the specific concerns of residents in Santa Clara County and beyond. We analyze local market trends, discuss neighborhood-specific regulations, and provide insights into property values, enabling you to make region-specific decisions that align with your goals. Your Gateway to Informed Decision-Making: "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker" isn't just a podcast; it's your gateway to informed decision-making. Our goal is to always give you the information you need to make the best decisions possible. Of course, we also want you empower your ability to think for yourself and develop your own ideas on policies that effect the world of real estate. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer navigating the complexities of escrow or a seasoned landlord adapting to new California rent control laws, our podcast ensures you're equipped with the knowledge to make decisions that align with your objectives. Subscribe and Stay Informed: Don't miss out on the wealth of knowledge waiting for you at "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker." Subscribe now to our podcast and embark on a journey of enlightenment. Our weekly episodes are designed to empower you, providing you with the tools necessary to thrive in California's dynamic real estate market. Whether you tune in during your commute, your morning jog, or your moments of relaxation, you're investing in your real estate IQ, ensuring you're ahead of the curve in this ever-changing industry. Links https://apnews.com/article/california-governor-eviction-protection-tenants-landlords-newsom-9dca9700c0a44d82f9d140c6c9f1e442 https://www.ocregister.com/2023/09/28/california-doesnt-need-to-punish-mom-and-pop-landlords-to-make-state-more-affordable/
43:08 10/10/23
Should You Sell Your Investment Property In 2023?
Each year I suggest that real estate investors evaluate their holdings to determine if they should sell their investment property. In todays show, we will cover the basics of this effort so you can decide if 2023 is the right time for you to sell your investment property.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
17:38 10/2/23
13 Steps to Master the Home Buying Process: Your Pre-House Hunting Checklist
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!   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
26:37 8/25/23
Buyers And Sellers Beware In 2023
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 market is moving.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
22:33 8/18/23
Subprime Lending Is Still A Problem In 2023
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 used to write last weeks show and it was an experiment to demonstrate a point I made in a podcast a few weeks back. With todays reality, it is becoming easier for real estate agents and others to seem far more informed and proficient than they actually are. So we discuss that and how to protect yourself from making a bad choice. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
30:47 8/3/23
Single Family, Condo, Townhomes - The Differences
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.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
06:48 7/26/23
Equity Theft Interview with Christina Martin From PLF
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 amazing victories that the PLF has managed to achieve this year, all in defense of your property rights.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
59:11 7/21/23
AI Makes Real Estate HARDER - For Some.
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! #ai #chatgpt Why Files video on AI - https://youtu.be/brQLpTnDwyg —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
25:14 7/7/23
Santa Clara County Rental Market Review
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.  Whether you are a potential renter looking for a new home or someone considering that first real estate investment, this show will give you a great place to start!. We will be reviewing the current numbers and understanding how to use them effectively to come up with market beating strategies to start your entrepreneur journey off right! Of course, the tools and mindset we will be exploring will also help renters navigate their way to finding the best deals possible in today market.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
24:41 6/27/23
The California Exodus
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 business and people back to the golden state.   Links: https://youtu.be/8HGVxdMmFJk https://www.theepochtimes.com/california-exodus-costs-the-state-29-1-billion-irs_5245911.html https://buildremote.co/companies/companies-leaving-california/ https://calmatters.org/commentary/2023/02/budget-deficit-may-be-larger/ https://www.mercurynews.com/2023/05/12/how-newsom-solves-california-budget-that-went-from-a-97-5-billion-surplus-to-31-5-billion-deficit/ https://news.bloombergtax.com/tax-insights-and-commentary/california-wealth-and-exit-tax-shows-a-window-into-the-future https://www.thepaystubs.com/blog/tax/californias-exit-tax https://reformcalifornia.org/campaigns/stop-the-mileage-tax  
43:05 6/23/23
Investing In Vacant Land With Brent Bowers!
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. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
37:51 6/16/23
Insurance Companies Flee California
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 homeowners going forward. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————  ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/ 🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/home-value ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/ 📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter 🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search 👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502 💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————  📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————  My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
19:27 5/30/23
1% Down Loan From Rocket Mortgage
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 this financing option. Episode Highlights: Understanding 1% Down Loans: We begin by explaining the concept of 1% down loans, which have gained popularity as an attractive option for individuals with limited financial resources. These loans enable borrowers to put down only 1% of the home's purchase price, while the remaining 99% is financed. At first glance, this may seem like an excellent opportunity, but closer examination reveals significant downsides. Even in the case of the Rocket Mortgage 2% grant, these issues remain. Higher Interest Rates and PMI: One of the primary downsides of 1% down loans is the higher interest rates imposed by lenders. Given the increased risk associated with such loans, lenders often compensate by charging higher interest rates. While PMI is typical, at least this is not included in this Rocket Mortgage loan program. Negative Equity and Limited Equity Building: With a mere 1% down payment, buyers are at greater risk of falling into a negative equity situation. In the event of a downturn in the housing market or a decline in property values, borrowers may find themselves owing more on their mortgage than the actual value of the property. This lack of equity also hampers their ability to build wealth through homeownership. Financial Stress and Limited Savings: Low-income buyers who opt for 1% down loans often face increased financial stress. The combination of higher monthly mortgage payments and elevated interest rates leaving little room for savings or unexpected expenses. This lack of financial cushion can make homeownership a precarious endeavor. The Importance of Financial Education: We conclude the episode by stressing the significance of financial education for low-income buyers considering 1% down loans or any other financing options. With proper knowledge and guidance, potential homeowners can make more informed decisions, understand the long-term consequences, and explore alternative routes to affordable homeownership. While 1% down loans may initially appear enticing for low-income buyers, our exploration of their downsides unveils potential risks that should not be overlooked. Higher interest rates, negative equity concerns, limited equity building, and financial stress collectively illustrate the need for caution and thorough understanding. By promoting financial education and exploring alternative options, we can empower low-income buyers to make choices that foster long-term stability and success in their homeownership journey.   Links: https://www.rismedia.com/2023/05/22/rocket-mortgage-offers-new-1-percent-down-home-loan-program/ https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/one-plus https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/down-payment-assistance  
16:52 5/24/23
Bankruptcies Up 216%
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!   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
17:05 5/16/23
2023 Real Estate Market Headlines Wrong?
The headlines today sure do seem to be sending out a positive message relating to real estate. Many tell us the great home value drop is over. The most recent numbers prove we are out of the woods. Do they really?   In todays show we will take a closer look and see if we should be optimistic or not.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!  
18:29 5/11/23
Fight Equity Theft In 2023
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 patiently at your mailbox for that payment. Surprise! It will never arrive. That's right, the law says that no matter how little you owe, the government gets to keep ALL of the proceeds from the sale of your home! It is all legal and you are screwed. To make it even worse, you later find out that a business was allowed to buy your home for what you owed - $5,000! Of course, the fact that this buyer was a HUGE political contributor to those that decided who gets to buy your home had nothing to do with it. Don't even suggest that crazy conspiracy theory you nutjob! —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
34:51 5/2/23
Qualified Buyers Get Hosed In 2023
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 folks who did not save, have a poor credit score and have not managed their financial lives responsibly there will be discounts and incentives!   Here are a few past shows related to this topic: https://rebelbroker.libsyn.com/site/subprime-lending-againreally https://rebelbroker.libsyn.com/site/more-subprime-style-shenanigans https://rebelbroker.libsyn.com/site/alternative-credit-scores https://rebelbroker.libsyn.com/site/subprime-lending-in-2016 https://rebelbroker.libsyn.com/site/banks-are-not-doing-us-any-favors —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
22:52 4/25/23
40 Year Mortgages - A Bad Idea
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 some conclusions.   Links: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/government-policy-could-help-keep-170000286.html https://www.jvmlending.com/blog/why-i-hate-40-year-mortgages/
27:05 4/20/23
March 2023 Buyer & Seller Sentiment
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 two when the Fed starts to reduce interest rates to fight recession.   SOURCES: https://www.realtor.com/research/march-2023-hpsi/   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/   🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report   ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/   📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter   🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search   👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502   💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
23:11 4/12/23
Is The California "Dream For All" Loan Predatory Lending?
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 downturn, nothing was more saddening than trying to help people who had tried to take advantage of these programs and been left completely upside down and being forced into bankruptcy and short sales. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————  ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/ ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/ 🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://www.soldbyrobert.com/sellers-services/property-value-report ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/ 📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter 🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search 👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502 💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————  📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————  My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!
24:43 4/4/23
7 Great Tricks To Find Your Off Market Home Or Investment Property
If you are desperately searching to find your home or to uncover a great investment property - you just might want to consider looking for an off market property! Finding off-market homes can be a great way to gain access to properties that are not available through traditional real estate channels. These are often properties that the owner is looking to sell privately and does not want to list publicly. While it may seem difficult to find off-market properties, there are several strategies that can be used to identify these opportunities. Networking Networking with real estate professionals is one of the most effective ways to find off-market properties. Real estate agents, brokers, contractors, investors and other industry professionals often have access to properties that are not publicly listed, and can provide valuable insights and guidance on potential opportunities in the local market. By joining real estate investment groups, attending industry events and conferences, and connecting with professionals on social media platforms like LinkedIn, you can gain access to these off-market opportunities. There are literally hundreds of online sites where you just might find a good connection that can help find those off-market opportunities! Online Searches Online resources can also be a great way to find off-market properties. There are many online listing services and databases that specialize in off-market properties, such as Zillow's Make Me Move and Redfin's Private Listing Network. Additionally, social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram can be a great way to connect with homeowners who may be interested in selling their homes off-market. By joining local groups and pages and looking for posts from homeowners looking to sell, you can find potential off-market opportunities. Tour Your Favorite Neighborhoods Driving around neighborhoods is another strategy that can be used to find off-market properties. By looking for homes that appear to be unoccupied or in disrepair, you can identify potential off-market opportunities. Write down the address and do some research to find the owner's contact information. You can then reach out to the owner directly to see if they are interested in selling. This strategy can be time-consuming, but it can also be an effective way to find properties that are not available through other channels. Snail Mail Is Still A Thing Direct mail campaigns can also be used to reach out to homeowners who may be interested in selling their properties off-market. Consider launching a direct mail campaign to reach out to homeowners in specific neighborhoods or areas. This can be a cost-effective way to get your message in front of potential sellers. Consider sending postcards or letters that introduce yourself and express your interest in buying their property. Auctions Attending real estate auctions can also be a great way to find off-market properties. Properties that are sold at auction may not be publicly listed for sale, and can often be purchased at a lower price than their market value. Research upcoming auctions in your area and attend as many as possible to find potential off-market opportunities. Real Estate Wholesalers Working with a real estate wholesaler can be another way to find off-market opportunities without having to do the legwork yourself. Real estate wholesalers are investors who specialize in finding off-market properties and then selling them to other investors or buyers. They typically have access to a network of off-market properties and can provide valuable guidance and support throughout the buying process. Your Personal Sphere Of Influence Finally, don't forget to tap into your personal network to find off-market properties. Ask friends, family members, and colleagues if they know of any properties that may be available for sale off-market. You never know when a great opportunity may present itself through personal connections. Don't forget Facebook, Instagram and sites like Nextdoor or other community focused sites where you just might find someone, or someone who knows someone, that has a property they would like to sell if they could avoid the hassle of listing, staging and marketing their home. Finding off-market homes can be a great way to gain access to properties that are not available through traditional real estate channels. By networking with real estate professionals, using online resources, driving around neighborhoods, launching direct mail campaigns, attending real estate auctions, working with wholesalers, and tapping into your personal network, you can increase your chances of finding great off-market opportunities. Be patient, persistent, and willing to do the legwork required to find the right property for your needs. With a little effort and creativity, you can find off-market properties that can provide excellent investment or new home opportunities.
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