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Smart real estate investing will give you the time and the money to live life on your own terms! We call that real wealth. Host Kathy Fettke is Co-CEO of Real Wealth Network, author of the best selling “Retire Rich with Rentals" and the host of companion podcast, Real Estate News for Investors. Kathy Fettke launched this podcast in 2003 to share her own secrets and those of top experts in the real estate investing field. She along with guests like Robert Kiyosaki, Peter Schiff, Doug Duncan, ...
 
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Are you looking for cash flowing rental properties with steady appreciation? It may seem like an impossible task in today’s market, but they do exist. And one of them is a place that we’ve been tracking for 10 to 15 years. It’s a market that we have wanted to promote but inventory was so tight when interest rates were low, that there was nothing to…
 
Celebrated jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery was born 100 years ago in Indianapolis and spent much of his career here, recording and performing on Indiana Avenue, sometimes with his brothers and often with some of the greatest jazz, soul and even pop musicians of his generation. Montgomery died in 1968 at just 45 years old. But during his relatively sh…
 
This is our second “Ask Kathy” episode for the Real Wealth Show. Podcast host Kathy Fettke collected several questions about today’s real estate investing environment, and shares what she would do in those situations. Questions that she answers include: 1 - If you had $100k to invest today, how would you invest it? (from Karla) 2 - Is it a bad time…
 
David Becker is considered one of the godfathers of the Indiana technology ecosystem, having started and sold several tech firms over the past four decades. But he’s probably best known for his current effort, which broke new ground in an entire tech sector. In 1999, he launched First Internet Bank of Indiana, an online-only bank that offered typic…
 
Are you sitting on the sidelines waiting for lower mortgage rates? Are you wondering whether the Fed is “doing the right thing” to fight inflation? Would you like a clear, simple explanation as to why mortgage rates are so high and when they might come down? The economy has a lot of moving parts that can make it difficult to see the big picture and…
 
Tom Wood Automotive Group is one of the best-known family businesses in central Indiana, with more than a dozen car dealerships and 1,000 employees. But relatively few people have heard of Jeff Wood, who took over the company after Tom Wood, his father, died from lung cancer in 2010. Jeff Wood grew up in central Indiana and worked in the family bus…
 
Podcasts are often filled with experts who make it sound too easy to reach those financial freedom goals. Many are often pushing their own agendas as well, and are trying to sell you something. That might create information overload for new investors who are trying to figure out where they should begin. But even the most successful investors starte…
 
On Wednesday, global tech giant Salesforce revealed in a sparse regulatory filing that it planned to lay off about 10% of its employees companywide. The reason, in a nutshell: Salesforce hired too many people during a recent period of massive growth, and customers now are cutting back on spending in the uncertain economic environment. And speaking …
 
Happy New Year and welcome to 2023! It’s time to turn the page on 2022 and look for new real estate investing opportunities! And we have ATTOM’s Rick Sharga to help us do that! He joins me in this interview to talk about his data-based opinions on what the real estate market might do this year. That includes specific markets that are more likely to…
 
IBJ reporter Dave Lindquist, in this week for Mason King, talks with Emmis Corp. founder Jeff Smulyan about his 2022 memoir “Never Ride a Roller Coaster Upside Down: The Ups, Downs and Reinvention of an Entrepreneur” The book—which he wrote at his daughter’s urging—caps a year of tremendous transition for Smulyan, whose roster of former employees i…
 
We end the year with a special guest who’s transitioning from a long-term career in the Navy to what will be a full-time job in real estate. William Spekhardt has more than ten years of experience leading special military operations in the Navy both as an enlisted operator and a naval officer. He’s now preparing to wrap up his career as a Navy Seal…
 
In this episode of the Real Wealth Show you will meet two of our newest RealWealth members. Grant and Rebekah Anderson are the husband-wife managers of our property teams! They came on board about five or six months ago, and we’re finally getting a chance to introduce them to you! Grant & Rebekah do a number of things to make sure we are working wi…
 
Given what we know about inflation and the chances for a recession, you could assume this isn’t the best time to start a business that depends on consumer discretionary spending. Shari Jenkins isn’t too concerned. She’s the restauranteur behind the Zionsville mainstays Noah Grant’s Grill House & Oyster Bar and Salty Cowboy Tequileria. She’s now in …
 
This is a different kind of "his & her" Real Wealth Show! Kathy Fettke interviews her husband Rich Fettke about his new bestselling book “The Wise Investor,” while he interviews Kathy about the newly released 2022 edition of her 2014 bestseller “Retire Rich with Rentals.” This interview will give you insights on why Kathy and Rich wrote the books, …
 
This is the time of year, for better or worse, that we usually take stock of our investments and either count our blessings or lick our wounds. Sad to say, there hasn’t been a year when traditional equity investments—aka the stock market—have behaved this poorly since 2008, and we all know what happened there. Of course, 2022 can’t compare to the f…
 
It’s the 10th Anniversary of the IMN Single Family Rental Forum and my 10th year as an attendee! I’ve been coming to this event every year and watching how the single-family rental industry is growing. There were 2,000 people at this year's conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, including single-family investors, mom-and-pop fix-and-flippers, brokers, …
 
No one disputes that Indiana residents rank very low among all Americans in terms of their health. The operative question, which will be posed to Indiana legislators in their budget-writing session beginning next month, is to what extent the state should try to intervene and do something about it. Last year, Gov. Eric Holcomb convened a special com…
 
The majority of single-family rentals, and they are currently about 23 million of them, are owned by small investors, mom and pops. Wall Street landlords, who still get a lot of flack, own only about 350,000 units, or 1.5% according to the National Rental Home Council. But they are looking to invest billions of dollars more. They are probably looki…
 
Investors are always looking for steep discounts on cash flowing properties in high-growth markets. But what if you could also get health insurance, a college education and an EU passport as part of the investment? And while you're at it, let’s throw in an annual luxury week-long vacation that's included in the purchase price! Sound too good to be …
 
The U.S. airline industry isn’t just short of the pilots needed to meet travel demand. The demographic makeup of the industry’s pilot workforce remains overwhelmingly male and white. Indianapolis-based Republic Airways, one of the largest regional airlines in America, has a vested interest in trying to stock its talent pipeline—not just with pilots…
 
When it comes to buying real estate as an investment, you need to have a game plan. But that often changes when the market fluctuates making yesterday’s game plan obsolete and creating the need for a new one, or modifications. But successful real estate investors know how to pivot and it’s those investors who can teach how to avoid some of the wors…
 
The convention and events business that downtown Indianapolis has worked so hard to develop over recent decades has recovered fairly well from the worst days of the pandemic. But there’s a new competitor on the horizon. Nashville, Tennessee—a fellow NFL city that also has positioned its downtown for tourism—is on the brink of building a new footbal…
 
This special episode of the Real Wealth Show is the first in our new “Ask Kathy” series where Kathy is the guest on her own show, answering questions from listeners. Her husband, Rich Fettke, joins her in this debut as co-host for a lively conversation about how they got started in real estate, why they founded their company RealWealth, how the com…
 
Although the White House isn’t up for grabs during the U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday, there are candidates for federal, state and local positions on the ballot that affect central Indiana residents in any number of ways. U.S. Sen. Todd Young, a Republican, is defending his seat from Tom McDermott, the Democratic mayor of Hammond, and Libertaria…
 
With high interest rates pouring cold water on the housing market, many people are sitting on the sidelines waiting for a pause in the madness. However, seasoned investors are seeing things a bit differently. Many of them are looking at homebuyer hesitation as an opportunity to get deals without a lot of competition. In this episode, you’ll hear fr…
 
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