Wed, 12 November 2014
The incredible scientific event of November 12th 2014 with the Philae lander touching down on a comet sets the tone for today’s Creating Wealth introduction. Host, Jason Hartman marvels at what an amazing time it is to be alive and considers the impact of such technology on real estate investments.
Later, expert in demographics and social real estate trends, Matt Carmichael of www.Livability.com joins the show to discuss the motivations behind relocation and what leads people to choose their new home locations, as well as offering a realistically stark viewpoint on the state of the middle class.
02.40 – Investing in real estate and land doesn’t come with the same risk as investing in gold or precious metals does – they’re not making any more land!
03.19 – Despite all of the physical and logistical difficulties of landing a spacecraft on a moving comet, today it was achieved.
06.37 – Demographical and life changes can often prompt a move or change in location.
11.17 – By focusing on the smaller towns and cities, Matt Carmichael can tell the stories of places which are actually more achievable for the average buyer or renter.
12.26 – Political persuasions are starting to play a bigger part in the motivation for choosing an area.
17.41 – Walkability and the whole feeling of a community can be a huge factor in real estate appreciation trends.
21.37 – The middle class is in a state of flux and it’s getting so much harder to maintain your position in that class.
27.10 – So many factors and categories go into deciding which cities should make the ‘Overall Best Place to Live’ list.
Mentioned in this episode
Buyographics by Matt Carmichael
War on the Middle Class by Lou Dobbs