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Radio Show Notes 04/17/24 Wednesday

April 22nd, 2024 10:18 PM by Eric Willner

Radio Show Notes 04/17/24 Wednesday:

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Don't Fear the Fluctuating Market: How to Seize Real Estate Opportunities Now (Even With Rising Rates!)

By Eric Willner, Host of The Real Estate Show, America’s longest running daily radio show about real estate.

Welcome to The Real Estate Show—South Florida’s #1 Real Estate Radio Show and America's longest-running daily radio show about real estate. My name is Eric Willner, known as the Voice of Real Estate and founder of the nation's longest-running daily radio show about real estate. I'm also the creator of The Automatic Landlord System for owning cash-flowing real estate profitably and hassle-free. This show is a virtual real estate seminar in every episode.

Today is the "Wednesday Midweek Mortgage & Market Report" Edition of The Real Estate Show, where we dive into why NOW is the right time to buy real estate using the theme of Times of Turmoil are also Times of Opportunity.

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Today’s show is about Times of Turmoil are also Times of Opportunity and how crucial it is to understand how this theme can shape your real estate success.

The Importance of Knowing the Market

In uncertain times, it’s natural for people to hold off on making significant investments. However, these moments can offer unique opportunities to purchase real estate at lower prices and secure more favorable terms. With the right approach, today's market conditions can set the stage for long-term financial growth.

Current Market Trends

  1. Mortgage Rates: For today, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the current average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 7.20%, increasing 23 basis points over the last seven days. If you're in the market for a mortgage refinance, the national interest rate for a 30-year fixed refinance is 7.20%, up 22 basis points compared to this time last week. In addition, the current average 15-year refinance interest rate is 6.71%, rising 23 basis points over the last seven days. For now, the consensus is that mortgage rates will ease down in 2024. Whether you need a mortgage now or plan to get one in the next year or two, it’s crucial to compare offers.
  2. While refinancing rates have also increased, there is potential for rates to decrease as the year progresses. Stay tuned for the latest mortgage rate forecasts.
  3. Mortgage Demand: Mortgage demand has stalled, even as interest rates moderate. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages increased almost a quarter percent, indicating that buyers are still hesitant to commit due to high rates. This creates an opportunity for investors to negotiate favorable terms.

4.     Take Advantage of Increased Inventory: The recent spike in home sales and inventory means more options for buyers and investors. Look for properties that fit your investment strategy.

  1. NAR Settlement: The National Association of Realtors' $418 million settlement in an antitrust lawsuit may change the way Americans buy and sell homes. These changes, while potentially gradual, could lead to more flexibility and options for both buyers and sellers.


Here’s what tenants need to know about Biden’s plan to cap rent hikes for some affordable housing units


·       The Biden administration moved this week to limit how much rent can rise in certain affordable housing units across the country. Here’s what tenants should know about the new protection.

·       The Biden administration moved this week to limit how much rent can rise in certain affordable housing units across the country.

·       While some housing experts criticized the move, tenant advocates said the new rule, which will cap rent increases at 10%, will help people to stay in their homes.

·       “The rent is still too damn high, but this cap will provide stability to more than a million tenants,” said Tara Raghuveer, the director of the National Tenant Union Federation.

·       However, Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO Bob Broeksmit said capping rent increases would only worsen the housing-affordability crisis.

·       “Rent control has consistently proven to be a failed policy that discourages new construction, distorts market pricing, and leads to a degradation of the quality of rental housing — the exact opposite of what is currently needed in markets throughout the country,” Broeksmit said.

·       Here’s what renters should know about the new protection, which was announced on April 1 and is now in effect.

·       Who qualifies for the new cap?

·       The cap applies to units that receive funding from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the nation’s largest federal affordable housing program, according to experts. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition estimates that around 2.6 million rental homes across the U.S. have current LIHTC rent and income restrictions.

·       To learn if you are in such a unit, you can look on your lease — check for the word “tax credit” or the letters “LIHTC” — or ask your landlord, said Shamus Roller, the executive director of the National Housing Law Project.

·       You can also ask your state housing agency, he said.

·       Some agencies have an interactive map and a list of all LIHTC properties available on their website, Roller said.

·       Another option is to ask your local recorder’s office for documentation.

·       “All LIHTC properties are subject to a regulatory agreement that must be recorded against the property,” he added.

·       There is also a LIHTC public database, but housing advocates warned it was outdated. A tenant could also check with the National Housing Preservation Database.

·       How much can my rent go up?

·       The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development uses income limits each year to calculate the maximum amount of rent that an owner can charge a LIHTC tenant, according to the National Housing Law Project.

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Today's show highlights the potential for opportunity in times of uncertainty. With mortgage rates fluctuating, mortgage demand stalling, and home sales spiking, there are numerous angles to explore. Understanding these trends can help you make informed decisions and maximize your real estate investments.


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Eric Willner is the Host and Founder of The Real Estate Show, an informative show about how to buy, own, and improve real estate the right way, on autopilot. - The Automatic Landlord way. ( You can reach Eric Willner at or 888-595-7779.

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