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Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw has been a real estate broker and Realtor® in Silicon Valley California since 1988! His show discusses some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth for buyers, sellers, investors, entrepreneurs or just real estate watchers - from an insid… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Digital Curb Appeal

February 9th, 2024


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 …

Local Pending Sales Vs. The National Trend

January 30th, 2024


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 …

De-Mystifying Home Status

January 17th, 2024


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 …

What's Wrong With Real Estate Agents?

December 12th, 2023


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 …

New FHA 5% Down Multifamily Loan!

November 22nd, 2023


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, …

Questioning the $1.8B Realtor Conspiracy Verdict

November 3rd, 2023


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 …

Interest Rates Hit 23 Year High!

October 25th, 2023


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 …

2023 California Rent Control Laws Will Ruin The Rental Market

October 10th, 2023

Welcome to "Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker," the ultimate destination for in-depth explorations of recent California rent control real …

Should You Sell Your Investment Property In 2023?

October 2nd, 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 …

13 Steps to Master the Home Buying Process: Your Pre-House Hunting Checklist

August 25th, 2023


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 …

Buyers And Sellers Beware In 2023

August 18th, 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 …

Subprime Lending Is Still A Problem In 2023

August 3rd, 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 …

Single Family, Condo, Townhomes - The Differences

July 26th, 2023


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.


Equity Theft Interview with Christina Martin From PLF

July 21st, 2023


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 …

AI Makes Real Estate HARDER - For Some.

July 7th, 2023


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 …

Santa Clara County Rental Market Review

June 27th, 2023


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 …

The California Exodus

June 23rd, 2023


California has lost hundreds of thousands of residents. Tax revenues are down. Higher income earners are increasingly leaving the state. Those losses …

Investing In Vacant Land With Brent Bowers!

June 16th, 2023


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 …

Insurance Companies Flee California

May 30th, 2023


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 …

1% Down Loan From Rocket Mortgage

May 24th, 2023


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 …

Bankruptcies Up 216%

May 16th, 2023


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!


2023 Real Estate Market Headlines Wrong?

May 11th, 2023

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 …

Fight Equity Theft In 2023

May 2nd, 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 …

Qualified Buyers Get Hosed In 2023

April 25th, 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 …

40 Year Mortgages - A Bad Idea

April 20th, 2023


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 …

March 2023 Buyer & Seller Sentiment

April 12th, 2023


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. 

Is The California "Dream For All" Loan Predatory Lending?

April 4th, 2023


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 …

7 Great Tricks To Find Your Off Market Home Or Investment Property

March 22nd, 2023

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 …

San Francisco Living - Omitting The BIg Cons!

March 13th, 2023


I came across an article a little while back on Redfin where they were discussing the pros and cons of living in San Francisco. As someone that is pretty familiar with San Francisco, I was surprised more by what they …

7% Rates Killing Local Real Estate Sales

March 6th, 2023


The recent increase in national interest rates has caused quite a stir in the real estate industry, and it is not surprising that many prospective homebuyers are feeling the pinch. With interest rates hovering around …

Home Sales And Sketchy Headlines

February 27th, 2023

When headlines imply things are better than they feel, it is always good to take a closer look. January home sales headlines are a good example. The Latest Headlines

In the most recent headlines for the home sales …

Open Houses - The Simple Truth

February 14th, 2023

One of the more strange points of contention in the world of real estate is open houses. How does something so simple result in so many different …

6 Secrets Sellers MUST Know Today!

February 9th, 2023


For almost a decade, the momentum of the real estate market has nearly guaranteed that if you list a home it will sell. The quality of your real …

National Rent Control? Bad Ideas That Refuse To Die

January 30th, 2023

The data is clear, rent control does not work. Pushing for national rent control just makes a bad idea worse as the federal government attempts to …

2023 Set To Be A 2007 Crash Replay?

January 23rd, 2023


It is hard not to see all the media outlets painting a tolerable picture of what to expect in 2023. Most of the mainstream folks point to a possible …

12 Questions For Your Real Estate Agent

January 17th, 2023



As the market shifts, inventories grows, sales prices drop and the the time it takes a home to sell stretches further out. It has been years since we have seen a market like this, and many of todays agents have never …

Real Estate Ego Showdown

January 9th, 2023


Dealing with big egos in a real estate transaction can be challenging, but it is important to remember that at the end of the day, the goal is …

The Truth About Lies:Detecting Deception

January 2nd, 2023


Determining how honest the people you are interacting with can be critical in protecting your interests. In real estate, where you are usually selling your greatest asset or buying your biggest asset - being able to …

Buyers Beware! (And Sellers Too!)

December 29th, 2022


Any time a market starts to pivot in a new direction, you will find folks trying to sell you on ideas using data that seems relevant,  but isn't. I …

Thinking Of Selling In 2023? Get Started NOW!

December 19th, 2022


As we wrap up 2022, it is a good idea to think about what you would like to accomplish in 2023. If you are considering selling your home in 2023, you …

Silicon Valley Loosing 35k+ Residents!

December 13th, 2022


On todays show I wanted to cover some topics about immigration out of Silicon Valley.

What could this mean for our local markets in San Jose, Morgan …

Eviction Moratoriums - Fair or Unfair?

November 28th, 2022


Alameda County and San Francisco both extended the COVID related evictions moratorium. That is over two and a half YEARS that landlords have …

Home Prices In 2023 Set To Rise?

November 21st, 2022


I came across an interesting article where the Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors suggests that home prices in 2023 will go up by about 1%. We will chat about that and offer up an alternative …

Buying A Home - 1st Steps

November 14th, 2022


I get so many questions about where to begin when buying a home, I thought I would put together a show that really does start at the beginning to get …

Mortgage Lending Meltdown!

November 2nd, 2022


Even  when rates drop a bit, we are not seeing an uptick in new mortgages. What does this mean for the market? Where do we go from here? This is likely just one more element that will force home prices down! Join me in …

Where San Francisco sellers are moving in 2022

October 24th, 2022


Redfin published an interesting (if not a little bit suspect) list of destinations for San Francisco home sellers. The real headline should probably …

Home Buyer Sentiment At 11 Year Low!

October 10th, 2022


The last time home buyer sentiment was this low it was 2011. Things were NOT good in 2011. We were still right in the middle of the last real estate downturn and huge inventories. If this is where buyer expectations are …

September 2022 Real Estate Hot Take!

October 3rd, 2022


Let's try something new! This will be the first in a regularly monthly show where we review the previous months data on the first Monday of the month …

Fannie Mae Predicts Recession In 2023

September 26th, 2022


Straight from the lips of the good folks over at Fannie Mae "...Recession Likely in 2023". Well, I think the most obvious response to that statement …

Interest Rates Are Set To Skyrocket

September 19th, 2022


The fed will be meeting this week to decide not IF rates will be raised, but by how much. Popular opinions suggest a .75 increase, but lets talk …

2023 Is Going To Be A Real Estate Blood Bath

September 12th, 2022


That's right. I think we are headed for a downturn that just might dwarf the 2006-2008 style crash we saw in real estate. We are in worse financial shape as we try to combat inflation, recessions and a contracting real …

Rich Fettke and The Wise Investor

August 29th, 2022


This week we sit down with Rich Fettke to discuss his book, The Wise Investor.

Rich has an extensive resume including co-founding RealWealth. A company which has helped over 60,000 members improve their financial …

Housing Affordability - Hits 33 Year Low

August 24th, 2022


Another painful record broken as the affordability of homes has hit a 30 year low. However, we are seeing signs the indicate a slowing in home price …

Unemployment: The Real Numbers

August 15th, 2022


I should have known better. Last week, I shared with you the latest unemployment numbers - and I took them at face value. Which is where I made my …

2022 Economics That Could Hit Real Estate

August 8th, 2022


In this weeks show we are looking at a few different bits of economic news that could push our real estate market one way or another. Not a lot of …

2022 Home Price Drops Surge in Silicon Valley

August 1st, 2022


UPDATE: I have updated this weeks show to now include the last 10 minutes. Apolgies to my folks who consume the show right when it comes out! The …

Car Loans, Mortgages, Recession, Oh My!

July 25th, 2022


Things are happening fast! In todays show we pass around an idea. Does it matter what starts an economic downturn? When we had the big real estate bubble, car loans got hit to. Now that car loans have apparently been as …

Mortgage Rates About To Explode In 2022!

July 18th, 2022


The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors took a look at the most recent inflation numbers - along with other economists - and projects increases in mortgage rates making a steeper climb.

We will chat …

Predicting A Real Estate Downturn 2022

July 11th, 2022


It is time for a glimpse into the crystal ball and see if we can't use information we have today to estimate what is coming.

There are several interesting trends that tend to feed the idea that something bad is around …

Most Vulnerable Housing Markets Right Now!

July 5th, 2022


On this weeks show we discuss recent data revealing the most at risk real estate markets in the United States!

Whether you are a buyer, seller or …

Adjustable Rate Mortgages - 2008 All Over again?

June 27th, 2022


This week, we are going to gaze into the crystal ball.

Several things are going on right now that I believe set the stage for a potentially market …

Real Estate Inventory Up 18%!

June 21st, 2022


Home inventory is ramping up at a pace that I don't think anyone could have imagined just a few weeks ago.

In addition, despite recent news that home …

A Chat With Michael Hellickson From ClubWealth

June 13th, 2022


Some of you may know Michael Hellickson from his reputation as a dominant figure in real estate sales.

While Michael can clearly offer insights for real estate agents that want to improve their business, his experience …

11% Jump In Home Inventory!

June 6th, 2022


The folks over at are reporting that the national inventory of homes increased 11% when compared to the same time last year. This is …

Top 1% Real Estate Agents - The Lie

May 31st, 2022


The real estate industry has done a good job on selling the public on the idea that a "Top 1%" agent is the best choice to get the best results.

The …

Real Estate And Recession 2022

May 23rd, 2022

Initial indicators are in and suggest we prepare for 'Recession 2022'! Are we in a recession?

​Right now, we have hit declining GDP for the first quarter. Indicators are there, but for many we are not 'officially' in a …

10 Metros With the Highest Price Gains

May 16th, 2022


Welcome to Monday folks! Today we are discussing what the metros with the highest price gains are and how we can use that information to make smarter …

10 Cities Where Home Prices Are Falling?

May 9th, 2022

Check out this list of 10 cities where is reporting home prices are actually dropping! Are they really?

Join me as we review the list and separate the hype from the reality - because the story they are …

Brent Bowers Interview On Land Investing

May 2nd, 2022

I don't often do interviews on Real Estate Realities, but this one really grabbed me! One of the ways to approach real estate is through land. We have brought up land before in the context of strategies to get your …

$12.8 Billion Invested In Student Housing

April 25th, 2022

Huge real estate investors are loving the student housing market. In fact, the American Campus Communities organization was recently purchased for …

Interest Rates At 5% - Now What?

April 18th, 2022


The average interest rate nationally for a 30 year fixed rate loan hit 5%. As I suggested in the past, I thought 5% might just be the magic number that pushes a bigger change in the mindset of buyers.

In todays show, we …

Real Estate Love Letters Return

April 11th, 2022


We chatted about real estate 'love letters' in a podcast last year.

The state of Oregon felt that they needed to weigh in on the subject of whether …

Foreclosures in 2022 - Time To Panic?

April 4th, 2022

In todays show we look at the real Foreclosures in 2022 data and just how worried you should be!   The Current Headlines

​We are all busy. Which …

Is 2022 The Beginning Of The End For Real Estate?

February 17th, 2022


Will 2022 be the year when real estate pivots?

There are a whole lot of things going on today that could spin the economy in one direction or the …

2021 Real Estate Buyers Experience Interview

November 9th, 2021


In todays show we are going to be interviewing buyers who purchased a home in San Jose earlier in 2021. Some of the topics we will discuss include:

Eviction Ban Overturned

August 31st, 2021


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.

Real Estate Offer Love Letters BANNED!

July 16th, 2021

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 …

2021 Guide To Finding The Right Real Estate Agent

May 25th, 2021


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 …

Surviving The 2021 Real Estate Market

March 29th, 2021


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 …

Will 2021 Be The Year Of The Hydrogen Home?

February 18th, 2021


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 …

Some great cities to invest in real estate for 2021

February 2nd, 2021


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 …

20% Of Landlords Not Getting Rent

January 28th, 2021


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 …

5 Hottest Real Estate Markets For 2021?

January 26th, 2021


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 …

Will 2021 Be The Year Of The Crash?

January 20th, 2021

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 …

Is California A Lost Cause For Real Estate Investors?

December 19th, 2020


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 …

2020 California Propositions Vote Results - The Real Estate Effects

November 13th, 2020


It is time to take a look at the results for the 2020 California Propositions that were aimed either right at real estate, or would have had a big …

Californias Proposition 15

October 2nd, 2020


Even if you support the idea of Proposition 15, you need to at least accept that this is the absolute worst time to pass such a law. At a time when …

NAHB Confidence Numbers - Too Confident Or Not Confident Enough?

September 3rd, 2020


In todays show, we are going to chat about the August numbers for the National Association of Homebuilders and their record setting levels of confidence. There is so much discussion about how the current real estate …

Todays Real Estate Headlines Are WRONG!

August 12th, 2020


Today, let's talk about what recent real estate data is telling us. What is most surprising is that what I am seeing does NOT follow with what is the …

Housing Inventory Is About To Nose Dive!

May 14th, 2020



Will home prices jump?

The best information we have right now indicates that a dramatic crash in home inventory is very likely as we move through 2020. There are only two places that homes for sale come from. …

Sellers - Avoid Pocket Listings At All Costs!

April 14th, 2020


I have never been a fan of pocket listings for a whole lot of reasons. In todays show, we will review the reasons why they are a bad idea for …

Corona Virus and Real Estate

March 26th, 2020


What does the CDC say and how should we move forward

We will start with a quick look at what we can learn from the CDC website. More …

Big Companies Hold $60 Billion in Real Estate

March 16th, 2020



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 …

New 2020 Prediction! Rents & Home Prices Up!

February 25th, 2020

Secrets To Understanding This Expected Home Value Growth! Zillow is confident home prices will accelerate as we move into the 2020 home buying season!

While the rate of growth of home prices has slowed, Zillows latest …

Home Builder Confidence Drops to 74%- Time To Panic?

February 24th, 2020

The Home Builder Survey Is One Of The Least Reliable Around! When it comes to new home construction, we need to learn that actions speak louder than words!

This week we will be taking a look at one of the most reviewed …

California is coming for your natural gas

February 10th, 2020

Is legislating no more natural gas a good thing or a bad thing for Californians?

The trend is becoming impossible to ignore. More and more communities are making it illegal to build new homes with natural gas. In fact, …

Real Estate Markets With The Most And The Least Recovery

February 7th, 2020

What can we learn from examining the major metro areas that have had the most and the least recovery since the real estate downturn?


On todays show …

California City Makes It Illegal To Do Criminal Background Checks!

January 29th, 2020

Landlords in Oakland, CA can no longer do criminal background checks. Here is why that is a stupid idea.

Yeah, sorry, spoiler alert - a city government did something stupid - shocker. This one is a big deal tho. It …

Best cities for real estate investing in 2020!

January 24th, 2020

According to the folks at TurboTenant, these cities will give you the highest ROI!

There are always plenty of opinions when it comes to where you …

Real Estate in 2020 - Sales Up, Inventory Down! New Homes Coming!

January 21st, 2020

The numbers indicate that the home selling season in 2020 is likely to be nuts!

The news is not so great for buyers but strong for sellers of single family homes in 2020. With inventory dropping while demand increases, …

Where will real estate prices go in 2020?

December 31st, 2019

Welcome to 2020 as we discuss where single family residential real estate prices might just go!

Today we will chat about what the folks over at …

The Best Multifamily Real Estate Markets for 2020!

December 24th, 2019

Where to focus your real estate entrepreneurial effort in multi family homes in 2020!

Today we are going to review some of the areas of the country …

Homebuilder Confidence Reaches New Heights

December 18th, 2019

What effect might homebuilder confidence have on the real estate market?

For all buyers, sellers investors and real estate entrepreneurs, gaining insight to what might be over the horizon in real estate can make you …

Complicated houses make bad investments

December 16th, 2019

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

Welcome to another edition of Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker! It is time to lay some ground truth on you! Over the last few …

Some Ranting About Stupid Real Estate Agents

November 25th, 2019

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

It was one of those days where I wanted to get into starting our discussion about how to move forward with a good review of the year and setting goals for the coming …

Is foreclosure armageddon upon us?

November 20th, 2019

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

You just gotta love some of the headlines that get …

If a recession hits in 2020, what will happen to real estate?

November 19th, 2019

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

It is that time of year. For the next couple of months, it is going to be …

The top vacation real estate areas for investing!

November 18th, 2019

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

In todays show we will review some interesting info that has been shared about the best vacation rental counties in the …

Could these high tech havens be the next real estate boom markets?

October 15th, 2019

Can increased real estate demand in growing tech towns make you rich?

In todays show we will take a look at some growing communities that could be …

Rent Control In California With AB 1482- What do we do now?

September 23rd, 2019

AB 1482 - Don't panic! There are some exemptions!

A big item in the news recently has been the passing of AB 1482 in California. This introduces …

10 Real Estate Markets Set To Make You RICHER!

July 30th, 2019

At least according to the folks at, these markets will see the MOST appreciation over the next year!

In todays show we will be talking …

The hottest housing markets in America!

July 3rd, 2019

Realtor Magazine shares their list of the hottest markets in America!

Today, we are going to cover a couple of topics, but the big ticket item will be the list of communities that Realtor Magazine considers the …

Is The Real Estate Market Shifting To Buyers?

June 28th, 2019

Real estate data from Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose and New York show a buyers market

For some of the most influential real estate markets in the country, we are seeing increases in inventory but decreases in sales. …

Passive Income - What is it and what kinds are there?

June 10th, 2019

Plus, I share a perfect example of the BEST kind of passive income in real estate!

In todays show, we discuss something that has been coming up recently. Not long ago, I got a listing on a home that has just about the …

Amazon FBA Side Hustle Update! Financing Your Real Estate!

April 12th, 2019

Want to feed your real estate investment beast with an Amazon FBA side hustle? Check out my results!

That's right folks! The last time we talked, I …

Side Hustles - Can Selling On Amazon Get Your Real Estate Goals Going?

March 9th, 2019

There are plenty of folks achieving great results by selling on Amazon. Maybe that is the way to fund your first real estate deal.

Welcome to todays …

Vacation Rentals - The Nitty Gritty

March 3rd, 2019

Lets take a real world look at what it takes to landlord a Vacation Rental!

We talked about some of the big picture differences between a long term rental and a vacation rental in yesterdays show. Today, lets get into …

Vacation Rental vs. Long Term Rental

March 1st, 2019

A vacation rental strategy could be the bridge you need to make the property a great long term rental!

Even if you have never considered owning a …

Should you have sold your real estate in 2018?

February 11th, 2019

Did home sellers miss the real estate boat in 2018?

In todays show we are going to look at some national stats then take a peak at what I am seeing in my market. Some say that sellers missed their chance to get the best …

Discount Real Estate Brokerages

February 2nd, 2019

Discount brokerages have been around forever. The internet has created a new flavor, and its not good for most buyers and sellers.

Over the years that I have been doing this show, I have shared with you many things that …

7 Hints Your Market Is Cooling Down!

January 18th, 2019

Every buyer, seller, investor or aspiring real estate entrepreneur should know this!

No matter what your goals in real estate might be, being able to …

What does a "Normal" real estate market look like?

October 7th, 2018

Lets talk about an article that points out some numbers that show the real estate market is better than we thought.

In todays show, we take a look at …

Invest In Reno Real Estate? Maybe You Should!

September 20th, 2018

Some interesting things are going on with the Reno real estate market.

Today we are going to look at some numbers and get into details about why it …

Real Estate Continues To Soften

September 14th, 2018

Real estate looks like it is continuing to see supply and demand converge

We are pulling data from a few sources for todays show. While we have …

The Apartment Rental Market Looks Like It Is Turning

September 12th, 2018

The apartment rental market is facing challenges in some surprising markets!

[caption id="attachment_11481" align="alignright" width="243"] Free-Photos / Pixabay[/caption] Metro areas that the media has been celebrating …

WalletHub Says These Are The Best Places To Flip Houses In 2018!

September 10th, 2018

Lets look at the WalletHub list of the best places to flip houses - and more!

[caption id="attachment_11473" align="alignright" width="248"] ArtisticOperations / Pixabay[/caption] While this list of best places to flip …

The BIGGEST trick real estate agents use to get you to say "YES"!

September 7th, 2018

What is the biggest trick real estate agents use when working with clients? We will discuss that today!

For those of you that have been listening to my show for a while, you know that I take a slightly different …

Sub Prime lending is back... as Non Prime loans

September 3rd, 2018

That's right, Non Prime loans might be a new name, but it is the same old problem

Both private and government backed lenders have been at it for a …

Foreclosures, are they back?

August 24th, 2018

The places with the biggest increases in foreclosures will blow your mind!

Are we seeing a resurgence of foreclosures? The data shows that in about 44% of metro areas, we are. We have talked a lot about pivot points in …

Interview with Andrei Polgar!

August 6th, 2018



The bigger picture of economics directly effects real estate - so lets talk to Andrei Polgar, Economist and host of One Minute Economics on …

Is home inventory about to over take demand?

July 27th, 2018


Some interesting signs point to home inventory surpassing demand - and it might happen soon! Don't miss todays show where we will talk about some interesting headlines and try to get to the real truth behind them. We …

Real Estate and Baby Boomers

July 20th, 2018

Baby Boomers are becoming a huge force in rentals

Lots of time gets spent trying to figure out what Millennials are going to do, but the Baby Boomer generation is a little bit easier to figure out. More importantly, 10s …

Are these the most undervalued cities in America?

July 19th, 2018

The good folks over at say that these are the most undervalued cities.

We will take a closer look and see if that also means these are …

More Housing Inventory Info!

July 17th, 2018

Some new housing inventory numbers in from Sacramento!

We have seen a big turn around in the housing inventory numbers in Sacramento. No big change …

Is The Housing Shortage Ending?

July 16th, 2018

Some of the latest data shows that the housing shortage might just be winding down!

While this may not be true in every metro market, it actually is looking like we are seeing some major metro areas moving in the …

Interview with Chris Prefontaine!

July 6th, 2018



Chris Prefontaine will share his experiences and insights into the world of real estate!

Chris Prefontaine is a bestselling author and real estate investor with over 26 years of experience in the field, including 18 …

Yield Curves And The Real Estate Market

June 27th, 2018

What could warn us about the next real estate downturn? The Yield Curve.

You know what has preceded all the economic downturns in the United States …

California really hates you

June 20th, 2018

Californians are hating California right back

You heard me right, California really hates you. They really, REALLY hate you if you happen to be a Californian. It seems as if every few weeks we get word of yet another …

The problem with real estate is inventory, not rates

May 30th, 2018

The media keeps telling us that the problem in real estate is rates. They are wrong.

This may not always be true, but right now, the only problem we have in real estate is inventory - plain and simple. So today, we are …

California Mandates Solar Panels On All New Homes - Worst. Idea. Ever.

May 14th, 2018


That's right, starting in 2020, California will mandate solar panels be added to all new homes. Given the current state of the real estate market in …

Top 10 Cities For Real Estate Investment In 2018 From Realty Biz

May 9th, 2018

Realty Biz shares what cities they think will be the top real estate investment in 2018

I do love the lists that help us focus our attention on areas that give us the best returns as real estate investors. Today, we …

How your lower priced home offer can WIN!

May 7th, 2018

YOU can still get that home with the offer that FEELS right!

Deals are happening every day out there because it made the seller feel good. I just went through a deal like that - it it worked out great  for everyone! …

Housing costs keep on rising

April 30th, 2018

Tracking rising housing costs can help you make smarter decisions.

The core of todays show is really about understanding the utility of the money you have tied up in assets. You want your money parked in things that …

Delaying foreclosure process, smart or not so much?

April 25th, 2018


Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. wants to pass a bill that will end up delaying the foreclosure process Truth be told, I am not a huge fan of Rep Waters. …

Home Buyers Are Stepping Back From The Market!

April 4th, 2018

The latest numbers are showing that home buyers are moving away from purchasing homes, cars and appliances!

In general, the public appears concerned. They are planning to not buy homes, cars or appliances. At the same …

Interview with Scott Smith on asset protection!

March 30th, 2018

No asset protection plan? You need to listen to this show!

While we spend our time trying to find great deals and make smart decisions relating to real estate, there is an entire side to the process that many investors …

Tariffs, rents and pensions - oh my!

March 23rd, 2018

Tariffs could be bad news for real estate.

Today we will chat about the potential effects of tariffs on real estate. We will also cover some other …

Real Estate Inventory and New Construction - It Ain't Happening

March 19th, 2018

The key to the market right now is real estate inventory.

We have gotten the numbers on builder confidence and permits. It is not good news. What is worse is that it is not the news that our real estate inventory

2018 Real Estate Market Winners and Losers

March 14th, 2018


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Real Estate automation replacing agents?

March 12th, 2018

For many agents, they should fear real estate automation. But its all about adding value.

Too many agents today add very little value. They list a …

California real estate is just nuts

March 5th, 2018

It is amazing how much California real estate is going for considering the crazy stuff going on there.

If I were to list off all the stats about …

Interview with Real Estate Investor Matt Theriault

February 23rd, 2018

Lets chat with real estate investor, podcast host and deal finder Matt Theriault

Matt Theriault may be a successful real estate investor now, but …

What is up with housing starts?

February 19th, 2018


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Housing starts gives us the …

What does a shortage of silicon valley moving trucks tell us?

February 16th, 2018

More data shows that the migration out of silicon valley is huge.

We talked about San Francisco but the reality is that the huge outward migration is …

Is the San Francisco Real Estate market in trouble?

February 14th, 2018

The San Francisco Real Estate market is seeing an increase in a not great number.

What would happen if the demand for properties in the San Francisco …

Should you invest in Stockton real estate?

February 12th, 2018

Stockton real estate is supposed to be the #4 top metro area in 2018.

I had a ton of folks reach out after the show where we talked about …

Interview with Scott Shatford!

February 9th, 2018

Scott Shatford is THE industry expert on getting the most out of AirBnB

As the CEO and Co-Founder of AirDNA, Scott Shatford has built his reputation …

7 Real Estate Markets Ready To Take Off In 2018!

February 7th, 2018

The folks at share their list of 7 real estate markets ready to take off in 2018

Today we discuss what some believe to be some very …

Why is deception such a common part of real estate?

February 5th, 2018

Real estate agents, buyers, sellers and investors should all know the sneaky truth.

We have talked a number of times about the casual deceptions that …

Where will landlords get the highest rent in 2018

January 26th, 2018

Today we talk about the top 3 metros predicted to have the highest rent in 2018

Homeunion just released their research into the metros where we will likely see the highest rental income in 2018. Of course, we will take …

Two proven experts say real estate on the verge of a downturn

January 24th, 2018

Both Peter Schiff and James Stack are nervous about the real estate market

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Home inventory - it's not looking good

January 22nd, 2018


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The home inventory …

Should you sell your home in 2018?

January 19th, 2018

According to the folks at US News, you should sell your home in 2018

Today we are going to review an article from US News that advises homeowners to …

Zillow picks the top real estate markets for 2018

January 15th, 2018

I don't think they got the top real estate markets for 2018 right - lets talk about it.

When it comes to good data for investors, it is hard to argue with a big operation like Zillow coming out with the top real estate …

What to expect from real estate in 2018 - from the VeroForecast!

January 12th, 2018


Today we try to look into the future of the real estate market in 2018!

The folks over at have offered up their expectations for how the …

Latest debt and net worth numbers for the average family are not good

January 10th, 2018

A change in the flood plain maps could impact your home!

On todays show we are going to talk about some numbers that paint a picture of a public that …

USD Conference On Real Estate In 2018

December 11th, 2017

The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center makes predictions on real estate in 2018

Every year, a conference occurs at the University of San Diego where they make some predictions about the coming year. Well, …

Casual Real Estate Agent Lies.... again

December 1st, 2017

Today we count the real estate agent lies.

real estate agent liesYou guys know I hate this stuff. The casual lies that folks in real estate are …

Being Thankful and Taking Risks!

November 28th, 2017

It is that time of year to find what you are thankful for!

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Is a pension fund bailout apocalypse coming?

November 14th, 2017

As we predicted, a pension fund bailout is being suggested.

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Should Investors Get A Real Estate License?

November 10th, 2017

If you do get that real estate license, how should you pick your broker?

This one goes out to Danny M.! Danny has been a part of the audience since …

When interest rates rise, will they skyrocket?

November 9th, 2017

Historical data suggests that when interest rates rise, they may go nuts!

Some interesting topics today. Interest rates will inevitably rise. When they do,will it be gradual or will they go completely nuts? We will …

Builder Confidence Down For 55+ Housing

November 8th, 2017

The NAHB released their latest numbers and builders are not as confident about building homes for baby boomers!

Last week we covered some interesting shifts in the housing choices that baby boomers have been making. …

10 Signs A Community Is About To Be A Great Investment!

November 3rd, 2017

Forbes shares their list of the 10 things to look for when looking for a great investment community!

Today we are going to review this 10 item list from Forbes and see what we think of it. There are some new thoughts …

Interest rates are NOT why less mortages are happening

November 2nd, 2017


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Baby Boomers and the rental market

October 31st, 2017

Baby boomers are starting to do things differently - and it could redefine the rental market

Happy Halloween everyone! No scary stories today. We are …

Luxury Real Estate Market Is Heating Up!

October 30th, 2017

Is it time for home flippers to focus on the luxury real estate market?

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Chatting with Aaron Hendon!

October 20th, 2017

Aaron Hendon is a top real estate professional and author from Seattle - sharing his insights!

Aaron Hendons book is not quite out yet - but he was kind enough to share a pre-publication copy with me and it is …

BRRRR and BARRRR from!

October 19th, 2017

Lets talk about biggerpockets BRRRR & BARRRR strategies!

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Ten-X's 2017 List of Hottest Real Estate Markets for SFRs!

October 18th, 2017

A great forward looking list of the Hottest Real Estate Markets for SFRs in 2017!

The good folks over at Ten-X have compiled a ranked list of 50 …

Interview with Damion Lupo, author of Re-Invented Life!

October 13th, 2017

Damion Lupo talks about the biggest obstacle to your real estate success - you!

Hold on a second. I don't mean that you are a problem. What I mean is …

Smarter to rent in San Francisco and buy in Detroit?

October 12th, 2017

Some of the hottest markets should be AVOIDED if you are looking for the best bank for the buck!

We have talked about this tons in the past. The …

Interview with Kevin Bupp - Mobile Home Park Investor!

October 6th, 2017

Kevin Bupp makes a good case for making a mobile home park part of your multi-unit investment strategy!

In previous shows, we have talked about …

Buyers take on riskier loans!

October 5th, 2017

Now we have buyers taking on riskier loans - if values drop - this will make things worse.

Buyers are having to pay more and more for homes as a …

Interview With Linda Liberatore From My Landlord Helper!

September 29th, 2017

An option from Linda Liberatore for those that don't want to pay a property manager but do want someone else to deal with their rental properties!

We have spent a decent amount of time about the different ways you can …

Single Family Investment Boomtowns For 2018!

September 28th, 2017

Looking at the top metros to make your single family investment sing!

The good folks at HomeUnion have released their latest rankings list that is …

Apartment Vacancy Rate Increases

September 27th, 2017

What does the increase in the apartment vacancy rate mean to you?

[caption id="attachment_9333" align="alignright" width="300"] 3Q 2017[/caption] Today we are going to cover some interesting new data on apartment …

The Fed Will Reverse Quantitative Easing

September 26th, 2017

The Fed has issued TRILLIONS of dollars in bonds - now it is backing off

To keep rates low and to get more money flowing out in the banking world, …

Is this the biggest lie in real estate?

September 25th, 2017


So todays show started out with the idea of discussing some of the small deceits that get embraced in the world of real estate. I was planning on trying to point them out as a bad thing and help buyers, sellers, …

Real Estate Lending Gets Dumber

September 22nd, 2017

Real estate lending seems to manage to out do themselves again when it comes to bad lending choices!

This is not a new topic, but these tidbits are sure new! Two more interesting and less than great lending options have …

Is California real estate doomed?

September 21st, 2017

Will California real estate problems be solved by residents moving away?

Some very interesting data today on what people think about living in …

How to avoid real estate issues that could cost you THOUSANDS! r

September 20th, 2017


There really is no escaping the reality that you need to protect yourself when buying real estate. In todays show, I will discuss some real estate …

Let's Talk About For Sale By Owner Strategies

September 19th, 2017


There is a pretty standard line that you will get from real estate agents when you suggest that you want to sell your home yourself. Most of what they will say is true to one degree or another, but depending on market …

House Flipping. Time to change strategies?

September 18th, 2017

Is it time to re-think your house flipping strategy?

Some interesting data was released the other day. It looks like house flipping is happening less and making less money. So today, lets take a look at the latest data …

Interview with Al Beahn! Detroit Real Estate Investor

September 15th, 2017

Should Detroit be on your list of possible areas to invest? Ask Al Beahn

We have talked quite a bit about Detroit over the last few years. Mostly, …

Is real estate "Plan A" back in play?

September 8th, 2017

I may have just found the perfect lot to build!

That's right! For those of you that have been listening for a while, you know that my original plan was to build a new home specifically to beat the rising cost of buying …

How to write the perfect offer letter

September 7th, 2017



Don't forget to include the perfect offer letter in your next deal!

This is one of those items that so few real estate agents do. I make sure that for every offer I submit, it includes the perfect offer letter. Even …

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