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Episode Info: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) threatens life, business, and the economy. 11 years of U.S. economic expansion could end soon. (**The entire episode transcript is below. You can read along as you listen.) Closed businesses mean that supply chains are disrupted. This could make it difficult for flippers and value-add apartment projects. Travel, hospitality, and leisure business troubles mean that short-term rentals like AirBnB will have high vacancies.  Short-term rentals cater to business travelers and vacationers - both vulnerable in this downturn. Long-term rentals are better positioned. As long as people are alive, they need a home. Mortgage interest rates have hit their lowest rate EVER since they’ve been tracked in 1971. The Fed made a 0.5% emergency rate cut. Expect more cuts. This punishes savers and rewards borrowers. Stocks recently fell more than 20% from their recent high; that's the definition of a bear market. Coronavirus’ effects are fast-moving and no one really knows the future. This is uncharted territory. With this in mind, I’d expect real estate to fare better than other asset classes. Also expect: Stronger: dollar, bonds, gold.  Weaker: many stocks & businesses, short-term rentals, oil, silver.    The unemployment rate will likely rise; I discuss what this means for your tenants. Low mortgage interest rates can be locked in for 30 years, outlasting the coronavirus pandemic. Check out our two new property providers in Orlando and Des Moines: and __________________ Resources mentioned: Properties, with two new markets: Recommended Coronavirus resource: Peak Prosperity YouTube Channel Mortgage Loans: QRPs: text “QRP” in ALL CAPS to 72000 or: New Construction Turnkey Property: Best Financial Education: Follow us on Instagram: @getricheducation Keith’s personal Instagram: @keithweinhold   Complete episode transcript:   Welcome to Get Rich Education. I’m your host, Keith Weinhold. The coronavirus, COVID-19, has infected humans and financial markets too.   This creates both problems and opportunities for you, the investor. Today, on Get Rich Education.   Welcome to GRE. From Uruguay to the Ukraine to the UAE to the USA and across 188 nations worldwide, this is Get Rich Education. I’m your host, Keith Weinhold.    Yeah, you’re back in that abundant place, where your QUALITY OF LIFE exceeds your cost of living.   The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that began in Wuhan, China in November of last year when it transferred from animal to human is poised to affect the economy of every world nation and every U.S. state.   It's not SARS or Zika.   This transmits easily and it is perhaps 20x more deadly than the common flu.   Some experts believe it's the worst outbreak in America since the Spanish flu of 1918.   That was the worst pandemic ...
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