A Celebrity Real Estate Agent Tells All; Plus, the Unbelievable ‘Bachelor’ Pad of Tyler Cameron and Matt James

Join us as a real estate agent to the rich and famous answers (most of) our burning questions and tells some fun celebrity stories you won’t want to miss.

House Party” is realtor.com®’s official podcast about the overlapping worlds of real estate and pop culture, hosted by Natalie Way and Rachel Stults. Click the player above to hear our take on this week’s hot topics.

Celebrity moves are a huge topic of conversation on this podcast, and while we, as your humble hosts, do our best to research and bring you the full story behind those transactions, there are inevitably some things we’re left with questions about. So we decided to consult with a guy who knows firsthand: our special guest this week is Gary Gold, real estate agent to the rich and famous.

Gold answers (most of) our burning questions and tells some fun celebrity stories you won’t want to miss. We hope you’ll tune in to hear that segment—and much, much more—on this week’s episode.

Other topics we discuss:

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4 unexpected markets real-estate investors should target

  • As single-family home prices hover around record highs, real-estate investment opportunities can be tricky to identify.
  • Some locations are better suited for investment than others, according to longtime real-estate investor Cody Sperber. 
  • He said he finds four outside-the-box places in the US particularly attractive in 2021, including Topeka, Kansas, and Lakeland, Florida. 
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Smart real-estate investors are almost always on the lookout for new opportunities.

And as some areas of the US face projected home-price decreases over the next year while others are primed to grow in demand, some areas are ripe for investment now, according to lifelong real-estate investor Cody Sperber.

Sperber is the self-described “clever investor” and founder of “for-purpose” development company Green Elephant Development. He started investing in real estate with no money to his name, and has climbed his way to hundreds of million in deals using strategies from house flipping to rehabbing and more.

Sperber told Insider that 2021 is the year of the “urban purge,” as people continue to migrate out of big cities for affordability in what were once flyover states. As a result, he’s focused on markets in flyover states from Idaho to 

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Real estate agent charged in Capitol riot blocked from using PayPal for donations

A Texas real estate agent who took a private jet to the riot at the U.S. Capitol is blocked from using PayPal to accept donations, the company said.

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Jennifer Ryan, who goes by Jenna Ryan on social media, was charged last week after federal authorities said she breached the Capitol on Jan. 6 with other supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

The Dallas-based realtor was charged with disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry.

On Thursday, Ryan tweeted a link to her PayPal account and asked for help with paying her legal fees and “losses due to my arrest and charges.” She had received $1,000 before PayPal shut down the account.

“I am being surrounded by hateful people who are calling me a racist and asking for me to go to prison for 10 or 20 years and saying all sorts of horrible mean things about me. They don’t even know me. They want my business destroyed. I need help patriots,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

PayPal said that although it has a longstanding policy of allowing fundraising for legal defense, Ryan

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Should you invest in stocks or real estate?


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To invest in real estate or stocks — or both? That is the question.


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Deciding whether to invest in stocks or real estate requires being honest about your risk tolerance and lifestyle preferences. Both investment strategies have their advantages and disadvantages, so it really comes down to your financial goals and budget.

Understanding the differences between the two will help you determine how to move forward. Let’s take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of both and then discuss which investment makes the most sense for your portfolio. Spoiler: it might make sense to invest in both.

Real estate vs. stocks

Investing in real estate means you acquire a physical piece of property. Regardless of the type of real-estate investment you make, most investors make returns on monthly rental income and/or when they sell the property for an appreciated value.

On the other hand, when you buy shares of stock, you purchase a piece of a company. As the company’s value grows, your stock value also grows. You can also receive income in the form of dividends on your shares if you hold on to your stocks over time.

An alternative to

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