Passive Real Estate Investing

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Take the guesswork out of real estate investing. Learn how BUSY PEOPLE like you can build substantial passive income while creating wealth for the long-term. Gain expert knowledge and advice on real estate investing as Marco Santarelli (of Norada Real Estate Investments) shares his strategies and valuable insights with a special emphasis on Turnkey (done-for-you) real estate investments. Discover proven strategies for making money with real estate in ANY market and avoid common and costly mistakes. If you’re looking for “bigger pockets” and ACTIONABLE advice on the road to financial freedom, then this is the podcast for you! With new episodes every week, be sure to SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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Episode Date
PREI 108 Unlocking Home Equity without Monthly Payments to Grow Your Portfolio
27:27

What if you could convert a portion of your home equity into immediate cash that you can use for any purpose, and what if there were no monthly payment requirements on that immediate cash? Jim Benavidez invests alongside with you in your home. It’s what’s called a home ownership investment, and because it's an investment and not a loan, there are no monthly payments at any given time on the money they provide you. In fact, there are no payments at all until you sell or refinance the home, and that can be up to 30 years later. Learn more how you can unlock home equity without monthly payments to grow your portfolio.

Jul 09, 2018
Investing As A Working Professional with Lane Kawaoka | PREI 107
35:09

Go to school, study hard, get a good job. That’s the linear path that a lot of people start on. After getting an engineering degree, Lane Kawaoka started working in the day job as a construction supervisor and bought a house pretty quickly. But he was never home because he was traveling all the time for work, so he started renting his home out. Realizing how much passive cash flow he was able to pull from that got him started into real estate investing as a working professional. He currently has a portfolio of eleven single-family homes in places like Seattle, Birmingham, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Pennsylvania. He's also a partner in a syndication that controls currently over 1,300 apartment and RV units. Lane has made it a mission to help people get off the corrupt Wall Street roller coaster and focus on main street investments with safer, higher returns that benefit the American middle class.

Jul 02, 2018
Massive Growth And Profit In Residential Assisted Living with Gene Guarino | PREI 106
46:32

10,000 people a day are turning 65. Much more importantly, 4,000 a day are turning 85. Gene Guarino of Residential Assisted Living Academy is focused on investing in the mega trend of senior assisted housing. They find the right location, the best demographics, and they buy or rent a home and convert that into a senior-friendly, senior-safe home with grab bars, smooth floors, wide doors, and the like. Gene explains it's a residential home in the neighborhood which may have six to twelve seniors living in it with no sign in front being used as a group home for the elderly with caregivers 24/7. Gene exposes this exciting opportunity in a growing trend and talks about the real estate angle and the business angle of residential assisted living.

Jun 25, 2018
Passive Income from Tax Lien Certificates | PREI 105
34:46

Investing in tax lien certificates is an alternative way to include real estate in your portfolio, at least another source of income. When a homeowner falls behind on their property taxes, the county or municipality where the property is located can place a tax lien against the property. A tax lien certificate is issued usually by the tax assessor's office, verifying that there is a lien in place and the amount of taxes owed on that property by the current owner. According to the National Tax Lean Association, an amazing estimated $14 billion in property taxes goes unpaid each year. This is a pretty broad market for investors that most people don't understand. Ted Thomas explains how you can diversify a little and generate some extra cash using these tax lien certificates. Ted is a Florida-based educator, publisher and author of more than 30 books. His home study materials are international best sellers and draw clients from as far as Europe and South America. Find out how you can earn and make more money through an alternative form of passive real estate investing.

Jun 18, 2018
Bitcoin, Blockchain And Real Estate. Oh My! | PREI 104
41:36

Everybody has heard of Bitcoin, but some people really don't know what cryptocurrency is. Cryptocurrency is essentially a decentralized form of currency, and bitcoin is the market leader. The blockchain technology is the technology behind bitcoin. Blockchain and cryptocurrency expert Mike Freemen says the crypto revolution can bring money into the pockets of people who have never had a bank account and just skip that entire system. It's very liberating and powerful and the reach is virtually unlimited. Mike talks about bitcoin, blockchain and real estate, and says it's just a matter of understanding the uniqueness of what blockchain is and how that's going to apply to investing and real estate and contracts. Mike shares how his knowledge of blockchain technologies coupled with his investing experience allowed him to retire to Chile where he now spends his time advocating for freedom and seeking the next best way to cause more freedom in the world.

Jun 11, 2018
Market Spotlight on the Quad Cities | PREI 103
25:18

Where’s the hotbed for real estate investing? Answer: the Quad Cities. Chris delves into buying and renovating luxury properties for the working-class folks. The Quad Cities, where Chris started, boasts very solid fundamentals. There's very consistent, strong returns on these properties. Single family up to four unit properties and the tenant base are pretty stable. It's not a more volatile market, like you're looking at major markets, like New York or Los Angeles.

There's just a really high demand for a good rental product in the Quad Cities right now, considering that a lot of smaller operators don't take good care of the properties they handle. There's not too big of a supply of the more, as Chris would call it, like a luxury product for these working-class folks - and Chris’s team provides just that. Want in on the game before it's too late? Learn how to hold your properties to a high standard so you can lease them up in two weeks!

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Jun 04, 2018
Investing in Real Estate from Over 6,000 Miles Away | PREI 102
37:29

How do you invest in real estate essentially as a solopreneur from over 6,000 miles away? Billy Keels is an international real estate entrepreneur, author, coach, and mentor. He sees opportunities where others often don’t in real estate. One thing that makes Billy interesting is that he works full-time for a Fortune 500 company in Barcelona, Spain, yet invests in US real estate from over 6,000 miles away. Billy talks about how he got started in long distance real estate investing, why he's doing what he's doing, how he's doing it, what's important to him, and what his challenges had been.

May 21, 2018
Top 10 Things Real Estate Investors Need To Know To Protect Their Assets with Scott Smith | PREI 101
44:16

Ownership of real estate has many benefits from an investment and tax perspective, yet there is downside risk. The value of real estate holdings can be used to cover damages awarded in lawsuits. It is important to consider asset protection strategies relating to real estate holdings in order to minimize that risk. Asset protection planning is a preemptive measures to reduce your exposure to future lawsuit risk. Scott Smith, owner of Royal Legal Solutions, says using the right tools to mitigate your exposure risk and liability is critically important. Learn more about the right tools and properly protecting ourselves.

May 14, 2018
Limiting Beliefs About Money and Wealth with Buck Joffrey | PREI 100
36:07

Thousands of people, despite all their best efforts to succeed,
grow, and thrive, end up failing financially. Our subconscious
beliefs often work against us, setting up hidden obstacles in
the way of achieving what we consciously think we want and
blocking the path to our highest potential. It’s those money
and wealth limiting beliefs that hurt us the most. These
negative beliefs are the money phrases that we have all
heard before and that many of us say consciously or even
subconsciously all the time. You need to be careful because
of these seemingly harmless phrases about money can
interfere with the wealth building process, exactly what
you're trying to work towards. Buck Joffrey, an accomplished
surgeon, entrepreneur, asset manager, and bestselling
author of 7 Secrets of Eternal Wealth, shares the most
common limiting beliefs and created a roadmap in his course
to help people towards their journey of investing on their
own and ultimately financial independence.

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After working with thousands of investors over the past fourteen years when I'm creating more income, wealth, and freedom, I've seen firsthand that it is our subconscious beliefs that often work against us, setting up hidden obstacles in the way of achieving what we consciously think we want and blocking the path to our highest potential. Thousands of people, despite all their best efforts to succeed and grow and thrive, end up failing financially, feeling hopeless and clueless about what they do differently to bring about a better income.

It's the negative beliefs that are the subconscious beliefs that hurt us the most. These negative beliefs are the money phrases that we have all heard before and that many of us say consciously or even subconsciously all the time. You need to be careful. Some of these seemingly harmless phrases about money can interfere with the wealth building process, exactly what you're trying to work towards. Here're some of the most popular phrases about money that you hear other people say, maybe you say these yourself. The first one is “It takes money to make money.” This phrase is limiting at best and destructive at worst. How about this one? “Money doesn't grow on trees.” This belief sets people up to believe that money is scarce and difficult to earn instead of seeing money as being abundant, which it is. Here's another one, “Another day, another dollar.” How often have you heard that one? “The masses trade time for money.” This creates the belief that making money is a linear process directly connected to time.

How about, “Money is the root of all evil?” The real thing is the love of money is the root of all evil, but it has been misquoted so often for centuries that most people believe money itself is the root of all evil. It is not. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” There's a classic. This is a very dangerous belief as it puts a major emphasis on saving, and saving in itself is not bad, but the masses are so focused on clipping coupons and living frugally that they missed the major opportunities around them. “Money can't buy you happiness.” I've heard family members say this in the past. You don't get rich to get happier. You get rich for the financial freedom and time freedom that it brings you. If you're unhappy without money, guess what? You're not going to be happy when you have lots of it. Selfishness is a virtue. The masses are programmed from an early age to put the needs of others before their own.

That sounds like a spiritual thing, a spirit-driven philosophy, it's the worst advice you can get when it comes to money because once you acquire wealth, then you can volunteer your time and give back to charity. It's all about being, doing, having, and then giving. What about more money and more problems? Another myth. Another myth among the masses is the idea that millionaires are workaholics, overloaded with so many problems that they don't have time to enjoy life. This is another excuse the middle class uses to justify being broke.

When it comes to money, the best advice is to always look at it from a consciousness of freedom, possibility, opportunity, and abundance perspective. Never look at money from a fear or scarcity point of view. That's going to drive you in the wrong direction. If you're rich, keep thinking the way you're thinking and if not, maybe it's time to change the way you think about money. We're talking about beliefs and how they affect your money and wealth.

It's my pleasure to welcome Buck Joffrey. Buck is an accomplished surgeon, entrepreneur, and asset manager. He's also the number one bestselling author of 7 Secrets of Eternal Wealth. He had a negative net worth when he finished surgical training back in 2008, but he quickly became a serial entrepreneur and a real estate investor, and he amassed an eight-figure net worth.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Evolution of the Real Estate Investor.

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May 07, 2018
Evolution of the Real Estate Investor | PREI099
49:32

As a twenty-year veteran in the finance industry, Aaron has developed this concept of the evolution of the real estate investor. You can imagine it as an hierarchical structure or similar to what you might find in an organizational chart with a company. Aaron explains that it is an evolution where you start out working with real estate investors who spend money by investing in real estate, who then evolve to a position as a business owner in possession of several properties, to being a chief operations officer and having within their organization people that are going to work with new investors to market the properties and find more. He shares that understanding each level of this evolutionary structure will help make the team become more efficient in doing their particular tasks and also enable them to work in harmony with the other levels.

I wanted to do something a little different. I’m bringing on a good friend and one of our preferred mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders, Aaron Chapman. Aaron was on years ago, and we talked about non-owner occupied real estate investing and getting loans in the mortgage environment. If you haven’t seen it, go back and read that episode because there’s a lot of foundational information about mortgage lending there. He has this very interesting concept that he refers to as the evolution of the real estate investor. He explained this a couple of times and I found it very interesting because it’s representing a hierarchical structure of what you might find in an org chart with a company, you, being the CEO of that company.

Aaron is a 20-year veteran in the finance industry and he focuses specifically and only on real estate investors. He does investment loans and he has a great team of a total of ten staff members that help him do these loans. He’s been married for 22 years and has four kids. He’s a very active guy and a lot of fun and he does a lot of stuff outside the investment and loan industry. He helps out with his local sheriff’s department in the rescue unit. He has been doing this for nine years as a technical off-road and helicopter rappel rescue technician.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to The Memphis Market and Our Next Investment Tour.

 

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Apr 16, 2018
The Memphis Market and Our Next Investment Tour | PREI 098
26:29

Memphis is a consistent and stable market. Mark brings back James, one of their team members out in the local market, to talk about the Memphis market and amazing things on the two-day Memphis investment property tour. He also talks about investing in Memphis and why it’s such a great cash flow market. James and his team has renovated, purchased, and sold over 235 single-family homes in Memphis, Tennessee that cash flow well and rent for very high-dollar amounts, making the cash on cash returns very attractive. Learn more about how you can invest in Memphis on the next investment tour.

I want to talk about Memphis and our next upcoming Memphis Investment Tour. For many of you, you know that we did a property/investment tour. I believe it was around the September, October timeframe. If you go back to an earlier episode, you will know that we talked about the Memphis Market and why invest in Memphis and why it’s such a great cashflow market. We can actually look back and talk about what we did on this two-day Memphis Investment and Property Tour because it was quite amazing. There was a lot of great content and education. We had some great speakers from all over the country and it was all packed into one and a half days. It’s happening again. We’re having another event in May and it’s an opportune time because they happen to have this world-famous barbecue festival or event that goes on. The timing is purposely done to coincide with that event.

I brought James back on the show here. For those of you that don’t remember, James leads the team that we work with in Memphis. They are a great company and a great provider in terms of putting out fantastic income producing rental properties. In 2017, James and his team purchased, renovated and sold over 235 single-family homes in Memphis, Tennessee. The average prices of those properties were a $101,000. We’re not talking super expensive properties. They’re affordable. They cashflow well. They rent for a very high dollar amount making the cash-on-cash returns very attractive. These are great income-producing properties. James and his team in conjunction with our team here work with investors around the world to help you guys create passive income. As one of our top turnkey providers and partners in the Memphis market, they’ve now ventured out into building some new construction homes. They’ve built 23, 24 and they are ramping that up. That’s going to be a new thing that we’re introducing to you as well as on this Investment Tour. I don’t want to take all of James’ thunder. With that I want to welcome, James.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to From Zero to 35 Rentals in 4 Years – A Client Success Story.

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Apr 09, 2018
From Zero to 35 Rentals in 4 Years – A Client Success Story | PREI 097
48:03

Having a plan of action is one thing, but sticking to that plan is another. Most investors lose motivation when they see a task that is too big for them to do. But Anton Ivanov had a clear vision of his goals. When his tasks where bigger than he can handle, he broke it down to smaller pieces. Anton inherited a condo and became an accidental landlord but then saw that turnkey investments is great for starting investors who want to go out of state. Now he owns 35 rental units across four states that generates passive cash flow. Anton shares his stories of beginnings and how he got his confidence in the real estate investment world.

I have an interesting episode because I have a special guest, but he’s more than a guest. He’s actually a past client. This guy has really impressed me. The reason is because he set out to acquire real estate and build a portfolio. He set some goals and he made a plan. Not only did he execute on his plan but he stuck to it. He stuck to it in a way that he actually surprised me. I got an email with the subject line, “Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks.” I was a little taken aback. At first I thought, “It’s a spam email,” and I was about to delete it but then I recognized his name. I opened it up and he basically said, “I want to reach out to you just to say thank you for all your help, guidance and advice you’ve given me in the few years back. It’s been absolutely invaluable.” That’s literally “right from his email.” One thing led to another and I wanted to get him on the show here to share his experience and a little bit about him and how he got started and why he chose the path he chose and how he built his portfolio. Everybody’s got advice and some wisdom and knowledge and I figured it would be invaluable for a lot of people to learn from him.

His name is Anton Ivanov. He is a real estate investor and an entrepreneur. He has built a 35-unit rental portfolio that’s spread out across four states. He lives in California, so these are not in California. He’s also the founder of an incredible app called DealCheck. It is dubbed the leading real estate analysis software and it is used by over 28,000 investors and agents to quickly analyze and compare investment properties. I actually was part of that beta test when he was developing it and it is excellent. I really enjoy using it and it’s outstanding. If you live off of an iPhone or a smart device, I really suggest putting that on your device because it’s useful. With that, I want to welcome Anton to the show.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Ken McElroy on The Economy, Finding Deals, Real Estate Myths, Property Management, and Achieving Goals Part 2.

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Jan 29, 2018
Ken McElroy on The Economy, Home Ownership, Finding Deals, Real Estate Myths, Property Management, and Achieving Goals Part 2 | PREI 096
24:58

Cash flow can be generated in real estate with no tax, making it the best kind of investment. By looking at the potential of the property in ten years, improvements can be made to increase cash flow, cap rate, income and rate of return for investors. Ken McElroy, author of The ABCs Of Real Estate Investment, has always had a soft spot for home ownership. When people build homes, this equates to mortgage interest because the owners build equity on that home. Ken McElroy shares tips on getting your financial settings in real estate on track and staying on that course by simply starting small and in a neighborhood that you know.

This is Part 2 of my interview with Ken McElroy, Rich Dad Advisor. He’s a great guy, smart, full of wisdom, extremely successful. If you haven’t listened to the first episode with me and Ken, just listen to that episode. It’s number 95. We’re going to continue with Part 2 of my interview with Ken McElroy.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Ken McElroy on The Economy, Finding Deals, Real Estate Myths, Property Management, and Achieving Goals Part 1.

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Jan 22, 2018
Ken McElroy on The Economy, Finding Deals, Real Estate Myths, Property Management, and Achieving Goals | PREI 095
24:58

Americans can now retain both low income housing tax credit and private activity bonds with the new tax reform in act. This is a need that the government recognized so they created this tax break. Author of The ABCs Of Real Estate Investment, Ken McElroy deals with rental business but is a big fan of home ownership. While he understands why most investors look for good deals with low down payment, he does the complete opposite by finding rental demands in affluent areas because it will lead to less property management problems. Learn more on how you can start getting on track with you financial setting and how to stay on the course.

This episode is very exciting because I have a very special guest. A lot of you may know him. If you don’t, you’re going to get to know him. Ken McElroy is an extremely successful individual and one of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisors. We had a great interview, chock-full of nuggets and wisdom. I just want to take a moment to thank everybody for the success the show has had over the last two and a half years. We have over 500 five-star reviews on iTunes US. Every country has its own iTunes store, so it has its own review and rating system. This is just the US. In speaking of other countries, we are also heard in over 125 countries. Thank you to everybody from as far as Israel, Australia, the UK, Portugal, France, you name it. It’s because of you that the show is a success. The reason I do it is to help share information, wisdom and knowledge with you.

Once again, I just want to say that we had an incredible 2017. It was our busiest year ever. We’re on track to make 2018 the same. We love helping real estate investors, people who are real estate investors or want to be real estate investors. If you’re one of those people that have been listening for a while, sitting on the fence, you’ve got some investable capital and you know you need to make a decision on your financial future, let us help you take it to the next level or let us help you get started. That’s what we’re here to do. Just schedule a free strategy session with one of our investment counselors. Have that initial 30 or 60-minute conversation to figure out where you are today, where you want to go, what is the plan and the path to get you there. We can take that roadmap and help you take it one step at a time to achieve those financial goals. It really just comes down to having a plan, executing that plan, and having a criteria that’s attached to it. It’s not that hard to do and we want to help you do it. In fact, I’m probably going to record a podcast episode about that topic. I will try to do that here in the very near future.

Last but not least, I’ve been very busy looking at underwriting some syndication deals as well. I’ve looked at a number of them last year. Unfortunately, they just didn’t meet my criteria and my underwriting basically just punted it out the door. One of them took over three months to underwrite. What we have on the table right now for people who are either accredited or are not accredited but have a smaller amount of investment capital, I’m looking to put together syndicated or group investments of ten-pack or twenty-pack single-family homes. That’s something that I have started working on. However, I’m probably not going to release or announce that for a month or two. Two opportunities I’m working on actively right now and that actually is open to accredited investors are cannabis-related investments. Believe it or not, real estate does play into some of those opportunities. You would have to just reach out to me directly for that information and I would need to connect with you via email and/or phone before I can send you that information.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Exploring New Markets.

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Jan 15, 2018
Exploring New Markets – My Interview on The Real Estate CPA Podcast | PREI 094
30:28

I’m going to do something a little bit different today. Recently, I was invited to be a guest on The Real Estate CPA show, which is hosted by Brandon Hall. If you recall, Brandon was a guest of mine on episode 90. That episode was titled Sheltering Your Rental Income from Taxes (and Other Tax Tips). Brandon is a sharp guy, a great investor, and CPA. He focuses on creative tax strategies but he’s really dialed into the whole tax scene and how to reduce your taxes as an investor. He invited me on his show and we had a great conversation about a lot of different things. Some of it is great review for investors and other questions that he had was great for virtually any investor listening in. I wanted to share that episode with you. I did get Brandon’s permission to re-air if you will that episode on my show. We talked about things like the biggest real estate investing myth, what drives different markets, and the market differences, how to choose a market. We talked about investing locally versus long distance, the macroeconomic factors in selecting a market and there are four of them. Those are good to know. The three kinds of markets at a spectrum, there are three categorizations for that. Different types of neighborhoods, what is an A, B, and C classification for a neighborhood. This is really what I tell people when I’m doing a live presentation. It’s some good material and a few other things. It’s a great interview and I wanted to share that with you. Without any further delay, I’m going to let that roll. Hopefully, you enjoy it and we will see you again next week.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Investing in Houston, Texas (and Hurricane Harvey).

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Nov 13, 2017
Investing in Houston, Texas (and Hurricane Harvey) | PREI 093
35:16

Welcome back to another episode where we’re going to talk about the Houston, Texas market. One thing that we’ve been getting asked a little bit about recently is the effects of Hurricane Harvey. As you know, Hurricane Harvey ripped through the Caribbean and beat up some of the islands down there and hit the coast pretty hard. However, the good news is that there was no bad news. We haven’t heard from any one of our clients that had invested in the Houston market reporting any kind of flooding or damage. That’s a good thing. There’s really one key reason why that was, and we’re going to talk about that today with my guest, Bryan.

Houston is an interesting city. We’ve been there for many, many years. We’ve had a lot of happy clients and success there because it’s such an incredibly diverse and progressive city. It’s the nation’s fourth largest city, growing fast. It’s known as the city of infinite possibilities. It’s quickly approaching six million residents, that’s more than 32 states and it just continues to grow. Strong jobs, strong population growth, a friendly business climate, lots of cheap land to build on, it’s just a great market. Coupled with all that, we have a lot of what we refer to as STEM jobs. STEM meaning science, technology, engineering and math. When you have jobs in the STEM field, what you have are high paying jobs. Roughly 6% of employment in Houston is held by STEM job holders. That adds to equality rental pool, that just means more stable tenants. Houston is drawing businesses in from everywhere as well as new residents. These are not only people who are looking to buy and live there, but also people who are tenants. That’s good for you and I as landlords. That’s what we’re going to talk about today.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Passive Income with Syndications – Mauricio Rauld.

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Nov 06, 2017
Passive Income with Syndications – Mauricio Rauld | PREI 092
30:41

Robert Kiyosaki once said, “Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and especially in investing.” On this show, we talk a lot about passive income and passive investments and how to create wealth through those vehicles, especially real estate. What about partnerships or syndications?

Today, I want to explore the world of investment partnerships, they’re also known as syndications, and how you can potentially participate and profit from them as well. What is a syndication? In its simplest form, a syndication is just a pooling of investor money where the investor is typically a passive limited partner. The other partner to the deal is really a general partner or an active partner. That’s the person that puts the deal together. They manage the business plan. They provide the return and the benefits to all investors. You’ll hear general partner or GP often. They’re also referred to as the syndicate or the sponsor. These terms are used interchangeably. At the end of the day, a syndication is nothing but a group investment. It’s a pooling of investment capital to put into an investment opportunity that is managed by a syndicator.

We have an amazing guest on today’s show, someone who I’m getting know quite well. In fact I’m meeting him for lunch here in a couple of weeks. We had a great opportunity to get to know each other recently. His name is Mauricio Rauld.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Deferring Taxes for Decades (and the Dangers of 1031 Exchanges).

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Oct 23, 2017
Deferring Taxes for Decades (and the Dangers of 1031 Exchanges) | PREI 091
48:46

I just got back from Memphis, Tennessee where I had a great three days there. We had a two-day event. The first day was all about education, getting to know new things about things related to real estate and real estate investing and taxes and whatnot. Then we had a great networking event that evening where I got the opportunity to meet a lot of investors from all around. In fact, we had one person there from Australia, we had a couple there from Hawaii, and it was fun. These people are there to learn and they’re people who listen to this podcast and it was just a lot of fun to meet people who listen to and from their drive to work. It’s great to put faces and names to people who are out there listening and educating themselves, learning to better their financial future and create financial freedom for themselves. That first day was all about education, the evening was all networking. We got to sit around and have something to eat and have a few drinks and just overlook the Mississippi River. It was just a great time.

The second day was all about a property tour. We got to go around the Memphis market, learn about various neighborhoods, get to see properties at different stages of the game; some being pre-renovation, some of them being in the middle of renovation, some of them having completed renovation. It was an exciting event. Then we had some more networking after that. It was great two and a half days of mingling and meeting other real estate investors.

One of the things we got talking about there was taxes and taxation and whatnot. The question comes up, “Why do people hate paying taxes?” One reason is because they just simply don’t understand them. Albert Einstein said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” Aside from that, we just simply don’t like to pay any more than we have to. Some people feel that there is an obligation to pay, but at the same time I think you have an obligation to learn how to reduce, minimize or even eliminate the taxes that you pay when the opportunity is there. The thing is you may not know what opportunities exist because it’s just a simple matter of honest ignorance. I always say that ignorance is expensive, but knowledge leads to increased wealth and the ability to lower your taxes. If you don’t, you would think that your tax adviser would be well-educated on this stuff, but that’s just simply not the case as you’re going to learn today with my guest Bruce Jones.

I had a great interview with Bruce. Something that he’s going to share a few things actually are things that I’ve looked at in the past but never quite completely grasped because it’s just what most financial planners and advisers don’t really know or understand. This is a great episode and there’s some stuff that we’re going to talk about today that might go over your head. Don’t let that get you lost just because we’re getting deep in the weeds. You could always go back and listen to this episode over again, or better yet, you can just contact Bruce and his team and learn more about it. It’s just free education.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Sheltering Your Rental Income from Taxes.

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Oct 16, 2017
Sheltering Your Rental Income from Taxes (and Other Tax Tips) | PREI 090
47:36

Before we get on our show here, I want to remind you about our upcoming Memphis Investment and Property Tour that will be on October 6th and October 7th. It’s a Friday, Saturday. This is a great event. If you can make it, get in touch with our investment counselors here. We are offering free tickets, the tickets are normally $450, and we would love to see you and maybe your spouse down there or your business partner. What we are doing is hosting a unique event in Memphis, Tennessee. It will be a weekend of property tours, speakers and networking mixed with a little Memphis culture. Not only will you see great investment properties but the first full day is where we’re bringing together speakers from all over to address various aspects of today’s real estate investing. That’s going to be a breadth of information and topics. We would love to have you down there and see what we have going on in that great market. Again, this is October 6th and 7th. You can come in as early as Thursday, October 5th. I’m not sure if we have an event on Thursday but we definitely have an event going on on Friday evening. It’s a dinner and a networking mixer. Saturday is open-ended on Saturday evening so we can do whatever we want to do unless you want to fly out that night, but I think a lot of people are going to fly out on Sunday. Contact our office or send us an email through our website at NoradaRealEstate.com and we’ll tell you more about it.

Today’s episode is about sheltering your rental income from taxes and maybe some other tax tips. When it comes to taxes, I pay my taxes, it’s not my favorite thing to do, but it’s something we just all have to come to grips with. Paying taxes just seems to be part of the American life now and ever since the Income Tax Act of 1913, there’s really no way around it. There’s a lot of code in the tax code. Unfortunately, you have to pay your taxes for any types of income you make. Fortunately, the US Tax Code has many, many rules that allow rental property owners to reduce their taxes and save money. If you own property, it’s a huge part of your tax strategy because it is the most tax-favored investment that you can get your hands on, that you can put your investment capital into, and the IRS rewards this type of behavior. If you don’t have property, you really should have some because the tax benefits are fantastic.

I’m not a tax professional or a CPA but I do know many people who are tax advisors and specialists in that area and the fact that they are in the niche, that they deal with real estate investors, that really helps in helping educate you through this podcast, through articles as well as clients because we can put you in touch with them to minimize your tax impact or defer that taxable impact or in some cases, even eliminate completely and forever the tax impact of your income. Our show today is about sheltering and reducing your rental income from taxes. I have a great guest on who is a very, very sharp individual, so just stay tuned.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to >Investing in Memphis and Our Upcoming Property Tour

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Sep 29, 2017
Investing in Memphis and Our Upcoming Property Tour | PREI 089
19:36

I want to just say thanks for your patience. I've been away for about eight weeks. I haven't done an episode in almost two months. The reason for that is because I've been traveling extensively here for actually the whole year but mostly throughout the summer. I spent about two and a half weeks traveling through Italy and up to Paris. That was a family vacation. The rest has been all business related. I've been traveling everywhere from Kansas City to Dallas to China. I actually just got back from Shanghai, which was just an amazing trip. I might talk a little bit more about that in my next episode because it's quite fascinating what is going on in terms of investment capital and foreign investment in the US. Aside from that, I plan to get back on a weekly recording schedule here as best as I can. I still have a lot of travel coming up here over the course of this month and the rest of the year. I'll do my best to continue to deliver content and bring on some great guests.

In the meantime, I want to announce something that we haven’t done for a long, long time and we rarely do, and that is a combination of an educational seminar/property tour where you can actually just kick the dirt and walk around and see various properties in a market at different stages of development; from acquisition to demolition to renovation through to completion, so you can see everything that gets done, who’s doing it and how it gets done. That’s combined with some amazing speakers, everything from finance to 1031s and whatnot. That’s all packed in about a day and a half. It won’t be a long drawn out four-day event. It will be short, sweet, you come in on one day, you have a day and a half of networking and education and property visiting. Then you could leave in the second half of that day or the following day. That’s what this episode is about. It’s investing in Memphis, Tennessee and some information about our upcoming property tour.

I have a great guest. He’s one of our team members out in the local market. He knows the market very well. Memphis has been a great market for us. It always has been. It’s a perennial market. It’s very strong. The real estate market there in Memphis continues to grow. It has been what I call a perennial cashflow market. You don’t see wild fluctuations and appreciation. They’re strong, steady, stable rates of return in cashflow. If that’s what you’re looking for, it’s a perfect market because it’s got everything you could possibly want aside from hypergrowth in terms of price appreciation. We don’t have an inflated market but we do have what a lot of investors want, and that is solid, steady, consistent income and rates of return.

We're going to dive into that and bring on James, our partner here. Stay tuned.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to >Daniel Amerman – Inflation, Deflation, Debt and the Coming Housing Crash? | PREI 088; (Edit)">Daniel Amerman – Inflation, Deflation, Debt and the Coming Housing Crash?

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Sep 15, 2017
Daniel Amerman – Inflation, Deflation, Debt and the Coming Housing Crash? | PREI 088
46:56

Vladimir Lenin once said the way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. It’s true, and it’s happening.

Inflation and Real Estate Investors

Financial industry insiders talk about monetary policy issued by central banks, exchange rate policies, and inflation rates, most of which are not fully understood – and are completely ignored – by the general public. What you need to know is that the odds are stacked against real estate investors in a more comprehensive and complicated way than most people are aware.

The Advantages of Understanding Inflation Theory

The good news is that, when you’re armed with this knowledge, you gain the ability to not only protect yourself from cost-push inflation and demand-pull inflation, but to also find new sources of wealth in unexpected places. The real return associated with these sometimes counterintuitive sources of wealth can be substantial because they work with the underlying flow of wealth rather than against it, notwithstanding the current monetary policy in place.

How Inflation Rates Affect Real Estate Investors

If you don’t understand inflation theory, stay tuned, because our guest today is going to dive into this with me. It’s something that will be an eye-opener for you and possibly even a paradigm shift. I strongly believe that understanding the three forces of asset deflation, monetary inflation, and taxes for inflation will be the single, most important thing you can do to protect and improve your standard of living over the long-term, whether there is price stability or not. I believe these forces will be the primary determinants of real financial success for investors in the decades ahead and that those who fail to understand these forces of economy will be a great risk in the future.

Join me on this amazing interview with one of the smartest guys I know on the subject. It’s an episode you’ll want to listen more than once, so don’t go away.

 

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity – Dean Graziosi.

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Jul 16, 2017
Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth and Prosperity – Dean Graziosi | PREI 087
43:16

The success habits of millionaires set them apart from everyone else. This is not to say that they are born with these habits, but they have perfected them. Learning them can also give you the success they worked hard for. Want to find out what millionaires do differently, and how their success habits have made them who they are today? Listen to the podcast, or read our outline below, and follow along with Dean Graziosi for valuable tips for building your wealth.

Success Habits You Must Develop

 

Inspiration for Success

Success does not come from nowhere and neither does the inspiration for it. If you are lucky, you may have already found the reason why you keep doing what you do. For some, this inspiration is yet to come. Inspiration is important because it’s the thing you hold onto during the long road to success. It comes in many forms: life experiences, encounters, books, certain events, and, for most people, a successful person.

We have a very special show today and an incredible guest, someone who I’ve been looking to get on the show for a while now. About three months ago at one of my Mastermind meetings, I had the opportunity to sit down and meet with him. We got talking about his new book and habits and whatnot. I asked him to come on the show. It took me a while to get him on the show because he’s always traveling and he’s got a busy schedule. We’re going to talk about his new book and habits and some amazing content here today.

Habits of Success and the Success of Habits

One thing about habits I want to say is that habits are the basis of your success, and they could also be the basis of your downfall. Despite the importance of habits, few people know much about them or even how they work.

Habits are thought about negatively — usually they relate to gambling habits or drug habits — but there are a lot of good habits and things that we should incorporate into our lives, such as exercising regularly or how we think or meditate or what we do and what we eat and how we treat our friends and our family.

The magic of habit lies in its repeatability. By consciously and continuously exercising such habits, we form the core and foundation of the success we dream of having.

 

To be aware of our habits and how powerful they are and what subtle changes we can do to affect the trajectory and the path of where we’re doing is just an amazing thing. I have an amazing guest today. Please stay tuned, right to the very end. He’s got a great offer for you.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to How to Properly Interview and Hire Your Property Manager.

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Jun 30, 2017
How to Properly Interview and Hire Your Property Manager | PREI 086
01:06:09

Hiring a real estate property manager is an essential component of maintaining a property and its value in the market (not to mention attracting good tenants). If you’re a property owner who is busy, owns several properties, or owns out-of-state real estate investments, you will certainly benefit from hiring a professional property manager.

Why Should You Hire a Property Manager?

Finding a reliable property manager who can efficiently handle the day-to-day management, maintenance, and repairs of your investment property, conduct tenant screening and rent collection, and stay on top of landlord-tenant law changes is absolutely essential. It’s not only for peace of mind but also to ensure the maximum market value of the rental property.

What Does a Property Manager Do?

A property manager’s job description includes taking care of all the details and busy work so you can focus on growing your real estate investments. Having a good property management company on your side goes a long way to ensuring easy, profitable, and stress-free investing. It can bring you hassle-free rentals and property maintenance while optimizing your cash flow and your return on investment.

What Should You Look for in a Property Manager?

It’s important that the property manager, the company, and the overall business ethics inspire confidence and trust in you so you’re completely comfortable in assigning the property over to them. I often refer to residential property managers as asset managers because if you stop and think about it, it’s not just the property that they’re managing, it’s really your assets. My guest and I will talk about some of the things that you should look for when you’re interviewing or hiring your property manager.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Why Should You Invest in Alabama? (Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham).

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Jun 23, 2017
Why Should You Invest in Alabama? (Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham) | PREI 085
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We have a special show today because we’re going to do another market spotlight. Today, we’re going to talk about why you should invest in Alabama. In fact, there are actually three great markets to consider in Alabama.

To discuss why you should invest in Alabama and these markets, I wanted to bring on one of my local market providers. He is a great guy, very knowledgeable. His name is Jared. Him and I were down at the IMN event in Florida a couple of months ago. He was on one of the panels, as was I on a separate panel.

I really enjoyed listening to him talk because he is such a knowledgeable person. He’s very detailed, analytical; he really digs into the markets and market timing and trends and the economics and fundamentals. He understands why a market makes sense from many levels.

I could literally listen to him all day long. Then I thought, “We work together, and we have a property in Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham in Alabama. Why don’t we just do a podcast episode and talk about these markets and why they make sense? Then you can take it from there.”

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Home Inspections: What You Need to Know.

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Jun 15, 2017
Home Inspections: What You Need to Know | PREI 084
46:03

On today’s show, we’re going to talk about properly inspecting your rental properties before you buy them or even after you’ve purchased them. All of our clients at Norada Real Estate, we insist that they order a professional home inspection as part of their due diligence after they put a property under contract. That’s true for every single property they buy. Why? Because it’s important that you know the condition of the property and if there are any issues or red flags. There are still some amount of education that goes around this topic of home inspections.

I wanted to bring on a professional, someone who really knows not only the industry, but the nuts and bolts of doing the actual inspections. My guest today is a gentleman named Tim Tucker. He’s with US Inspect. Tim is the Director of Business Development for US Inspect. They are the nation’s leading employee-based inspection services firm. They’re headquartered in Northern Virginia, but they have a very large network of inspection teams nationwide.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to What Clients Want to Know… Marco Santarelli on the Other Side of the Mic.

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May 25, 2017
What Clients Want to Know… Marco Santarelli on the Other Side of the Mic. | PREI 083
52:55

On today’s episode we are doing something a little different. We are having one of Norada’s newer active clients interview Marco Santarelli with some common, and not-so-common questions. Be sure to listen for some history, thought provoking questions, and motivation to pull the trigger or keep the momentum going for yourself.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to The Effect of World Events on Your U.S. Real Estate – Lior Gantz.

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May 19, 2017
The Effect of World Events on Your U.S. Real Estate – Lior Gantz | PREI 082
48:46

I just got back from IMN’s 5th Annual Single Family Rental Investment Forum in Miami, Florida. I was on a panel there speaking. What I enjoy about these events is that I get to network with people from all around the country and even out of the country and talk about the future of real estate investing, what is happening in the markets, the tightening of inventory, the growing rental pool, the effects of policy, monetary and fiscal, as well as geopolitical events. There’s just a mixed bag of topics. It’s all fascinating. This is a good segue into today’s show. Sometimes I talk to you about tactical items, whether it be asset protection or evaluating a neighborhood or finding a good deal. But you need to counter that with understanding some strategic related topics. It’s good to understand the tactical side of things, but it’s also good to understand the bigger picture, the strategic items, things that can or will affect your real estate investing, the strategy you have, where you invest, when you invest, that kind of stuff.

Today’s show is more about macroeconomic stuff. We’re bouncing all over the place talking about different subjects but they all tie in. It’s good to have that big picture, 50,000 foot level view, of your real estate investing. It doesn’t matter whether you don’t have property yet or you only have one property or maybe you have a large portfolio of a hundred units. It doesn’t matter. You just need to understand this even if it’s at a high level.

Thomas Friedman, he is a US journalist but he’s really an author and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He’s a very smart guy. He’s written many books on the subject of world events, economics, geopolitics, and how that all plays into the US economy. I like one of his quotes. He said, “In Globalization 1.0, which began in 1492, the world went from the size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. Then somewhere around the year 2000 came Globalization 3.0. At that point, the world went from being small to tiny.” You can see that the smaller the world gets, the more we are affected and impacted by events that happen outside of our borders.

All real estate may be local but that doesn’t necessarily shield one market from major events occurring thousands of miles away. In today’s global economy, important geopolitical events have consequences that can easily ripple across the planet. It can and will affect you. Election results, economic policies and international relations all have spillover effects on global real estate, whether directly or indirectly. These create incentives for buyers to be drawn toward or even repelled from various geographic markets. You’ve got to watch these bigger picture items because it can give you clues as to when or why to move into a market or when or why to move out of particular markets.

Some factors are purely financial in nature, like changes in currency values or tax treatments. For example, the provincial government of British Columbia in Canada imposed a 15% tax on foreign investment last August. That’s a law that would have added $300,000 to the price of a $2 million home in the Vancouver market. We all know that Vancouver is very, very expensive. It’s much like the San Francisco market here in the US. There are many parallels to that. There’s a lot of investment capital coming in from other countries, foreign capital. As a result of this tax, house prices in the area fell 5.3% in November and that’s the largest monthly decline since 2012. From January 2016 to January 2017, house prices in Vancouver fell a whopping 18.9%, that’s almost 19% in one year. It reduced the foreign investment rate from 13% prior to August of last year to a low of about 4% right now. The foreign investment capital has dried up considerably and that lack of demand, that lack of capital has let prices slide in the Vancouver market. They’re really seeing a correction right now.

Other policies that may make destinations less or more appealing by easing or restricting immigration, that’s one thing. Cross-border trade is another thing. In worst case scenarios, geopolitical events can escalate into full-fledged military conflicts and that could displace entire communities and endanger lives. By nearly any standard, 2016 was extraordinary. There were a lot of events going on politically, starting with Great Britain’s Brexit vote and then that rippled through major elections across Europe and the United States. Populism has been turning the status quo upside down. While it may be tempting to view populism as a rigid and inflexible movement extending across borders, this would be an oversimplification of the various forces that play in each election. It would encourage faulty assumptions about how developments may unfold in 2017 and beyond. Donald Trump may have earned his fortune in real estate, but his broader policy positions and their implications on US real estate will only begin to take focus after about his first year as President. It just takes that long for changes to be implemented and start taking effect.

Over the first half of this year, 2017, there’s little doubt the US economy will enjoy stimulus largely from a combination of tax cuts and government spending on infrastructure and national defense. This in turn should boost consumer confidence and drive the economy higher along with inflation and interest rates. As long as our GDP growth is sustained and comes from more jobs and higher productivity, inflation will be and should be manageable. One hallmark of US real estate, this is something to consider, regardless of who holds the Presidency, is the fact that personal property rights here in the US are held sacred. Those property rights are extended equally to foreign nationals. It doesn’t matter if you’re a company or a person or whether you’re a US resident or a foreign national, these property rights are very important because it’s the rule of law that makes the US so appealing to foreign nationals.

This appealing fact, especially to Chinese investors, is a huge draw for foreign capital. I just spoke with an investor in Sydney, Australia right before recording this here today. He’s in the process right now of getting pre-approved for financing so he can start buying a portfolio of properties here in the United States. He’s working with one of our investment counselors right now and putting those pieces in place. People get it and they will continue to invest in the US but in different places and to different degree.

Often, geopolitical events in other parts of the world can tip the scales in such a way that a safe haven in US real estate will still attract inbound investment in spite of other disincentives such as the exchange rate of their currency into ours, which can be dramatic. You may want to consider yourself as a global real estate practitioner. It’s important to stay dialed into these and other stories. Doing so puts you in a much better position to spot opportunities and understand where future business may originate from and why. Today, I have an interesting guest who happened to be in Israel when I interviewed him.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to One Financial Advisor’s View on Real Estate Investing.

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May 11, 2017
Real Estate Investing From An Expert’s Perspective | PREI 081
43:48

When it comes to real estate investing, most financial advisors shake their heads. But the financial services industry has turned itself into such a complex machine. It has caused confusion, encouraged mistakes, and justified hefty fees. And all for the benefit of its own bottom line. That reminds me of a quote from Donald Trump. He said, “Sometimes, your best investments are actually the ones you don’t make.”

 

What Most Financial Advisors Don’t Want Investors to Know About Real Estate

In this article:

  • What Investors Need to Know about the Financial Services Industry
  • What a Financial Advisor and a Real Estate Investor Says
  • How Brent Sutherland Began His Career as an Investor
  • What’s So Good about Having Real Estate Investment Property
  • Why Investors Need Better Financial Education
  • Why Financial Advisors Don’t Include Real Estate in Your Investment Strategy
  • Income Diversification vs. Portfolio Diversification
  • Why Investors Need to Diversify Their Income More than Their Portfolio
  • Investors and Planning for Retirement
  • Risks You Have to Look Out for as a Real Estate Investor
  • Where Can Real Estate Investors Find a Financial Advisor They Can Trust?

 

What Investors Need to Know about the Financial Services Industry

Many financial advisors will discourage you from trying your hand at real estate investing. They’d say that the real estate market is volatile. It’s hard to find a real estate agent you can trust. And how do you plan to manage the day-to-day operations of your investment property? But the thing is they have little education in real estate. They don’t know how to find, buy, and manage investment properties. If you’re interested in residential or commercial real estate, speak with someone who knows his way around the industry.

 

What a Financial Advisor and a Real Estate Investor Says

Today’s show is about financial advice, financial planners, Wall Street and—really—who do you believe? My guest today is Brent Sutherland from Ntellivest. Brent has worked in financial services for over 11 years, both in the corporate accounting and investment world. He has a boutique financial planning business today. His goal is to help you turn off the noise and challenge the traditional approach to financial planning and thinking.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Think and Grow Rich for Real Estate Investors.

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Apr 26, 2017
Think and Grow Rich for Real Estate Investors | PREI 080
39:38

Think and Grow Rich is one of those books you see most often on the recommended reading list of people who have achieved really great things. The book was written by the commission of Andrew Carnegie. Based on interviews of over 500 people in history who now we know as great men in the early 20th century, he’s commissioned this book. He interviewed people, such as Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilbur Wright, Howard Taft. This book is amazing. I read it so long ago. It was first published in 1937. It has sold more than 70 million copies. It gives it the distinction of being the all-time best-seller in the personal success category.

Today’s episode is about Think and Grow Rich for real estate investors. The perfect person to bring on for this is a person who I know and respect, a friend of mine. His name is Mani Vaya. Mani is the founder of 2000Books.com where he interviews some of today’s top authors. Over the last five years, Mani has read over 1,000 books in the field of business and personal development. Get this, over the last few years, he has been reading seven books a week, which basically averages out to one book per day.

The first book that revolutionized his thinking was Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. As a real estate investor, it made sense to bring him on to talk about the book and how it ties in with real estate investing.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Proper Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors.

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Apr 21, 2017
Proper Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors | PREI 079
38:57

There’s a quote by Ambrose Bierce, “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” With this quote from this journalist and writer, today’s show is about proper estate planning for real estate investors. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while because I’ve realized it’s a little bit of a gap in the content that I’ve been putting out.

Today, I brought on a guest who I found out about through a friend of mine. His name is Jules Martin Haas. He is a New York City based lawyer who provides clients with legal representation in various areas of law including real estate, trusts and estates, probate estate planning, and business law. With that amount of over regulation that we have out today, it’s very important to have a good attorney.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Rental Income Protection – Sky Mikesell.

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Apr 12, 2017
Rental Income Protection – Sky Mikesell | PREI 078
27:29

On today’s show, we have an interesting topic. It’s about how to protect your rental income. I have worked with this person for quite a while and I wanted to bring him on the show because he has actually been part of a new company that is offering a rental income product. It might be something of great interest to you, especially depending on the size of your portfolio and where it’s located.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Wealth, Wall Street and Real Assets with Buck Joffrey.

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Apr 04, 2017
Wealth, Wall Street and Real Assets with Buck Joffrey | PREI 077
27:25

Today’s show is about wealth, Wall Street and real assets. I’ve brought Dr. Buck Joffrey on to the show to talk about this. Buck knows the old mantra of, “Investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds,” is simply outdated and dangerous, especially, for high paid professionals given the instability and the volatility in the markets today. He advocates entrepreneurship and investing, especially in hard assets and those that provide cashflow because that’s really the reliable way and the approach to building solid personal finance. I’m in line with his thinking and what he advocates. I want to get him on the show to talk about his perspective on these things. It was an interesting conversation, so I think you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to The Real Estate Investor Ladder of Success – Trevor McGregor.

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Mar 30, 2017
The Real Estate Investor Ladder of Success – Trevor McGregor | PREI 076
37:52

Today, we have a very special show. It is not specifically about real estate per se, but it is tied to real estate investing, the psychology of it, and how you can be more successful in your real estate investing. I brought on someone who I truly admire, who I met back in Denver about three or four weeks ago. We were both speaking at an event, Joe Fairless’ Best Ever Real Estate Investing Conference. I was really impressed by Trevor McGregor, who is a Master Coach. Trevor has completed well over 10,000 coaching hours. He’s worked with hundreds of clients from around the world to achieve success and fulfillment, including Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, real estate investors and world class professionals.

His mission is to assist others to achieve better health and more wealth and freedom and contribution than they ever thought possible. This really resonated with me.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Understanding Neighborhood Trends and Forecasting Property Values.

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Mar 22, 2017
Understanding Neighborhood Trends and Forecasting Property Values | PREI 075
37:45

On today’s show, we have a special guest. He actually has been on our show before back in show number 35. I am bringing him back on today because he’s got some updates to share with us. This show is about things like forecasting property values, looking at appreciation trends and forecasts. My guest today is Dr. Andrew Schiller. Dr. Schiller is the founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Location Inc. He is responsible for inventing the search and neighborhood matching algorithms that powers Neighborhood Scout, which has been covered by CNN, Bloomberg Business and The Wall Street Journal among others.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to How to Stay Inspired and Driven – John Lee Dumas.

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Mar 16, 2017
How to Stay Inspired and Driven – John Lee Dumas | PREI 074
14:27

Welcome to Passive Real Estate Investing. I’m your host, Marco Santarelli. On today’s show, I was able to get John Lee Dumas on for about fifteen minutes. Now, it was a relatively quick and somewhat rushed interview but I was fortunate to get him on. He’s a very busy guy. He does a daily podcast with some of the most successful business entrepreneurs. If you’re in business, you can learn a lot from his show, although I have a lot of trouble keeping up with seven episodes a week.

One thing that came out of this interview with John is his passion and that’s one thing that came through. We talked about it for a little bit. It seems that as he failed in his journey, it was because of a lack of passion. As I look around at other people, I see that people who are just getting by or coasting in life seem to have lack of desire, lack of passion, lack of drive and their just not inspired. It blows me away. I used to think that it’s because people don’t actually write meaningful, smart, specific goals. But I think there’s more to it than that. I think it all starts with a desire and a passion to get something done or achieve or accomplish something greater.

It’s an interesting interview, as short as it is. But a few things about passion in itself, I had to look up the definition of passion and figure out what exactly does that mean. But really, passion is the energy that keeps us going. It fills us with meaning and happiness and excitement and anticipation. Passion is a powerful force, like energy. It motivates us and moves us in accomplishing anything that you set your mind to. This can be in work, in life. It helps you to enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Ultimately, passion is the driving force behind success and happiness that allows us all to live better lives.

I love quotes. I should start more reading quotes actually. There are some really good quotes out there related to passion. From Benjamin Franklin, for example: “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” Jean-Paul Sartre: “We must act out of passion before we can feel it.” That’s very interesting. Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank: “You can’t fake passion.” T.S. Elliot: “It is obvious that we can no more explain our passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” The famous singer Jon Bon Jovi said: “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” Mia Hamm said: “If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” One of my personal favorites here is a quote on passion from a man who clearly had way more talent than he claims in his quote. He says: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” That was Albert Einstein.

The passion you have for something really determines not only how successful you will be at it but also how far you’re willing to go to get to where you want to be. Think about that.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to New Construction Fourplexes in US Growth Markets.

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Mar 08, 2017
New Construction Fourplexes in US Growth Markets | PREI 073
21:01
On today’s show, I talk to Steven, one of our providers at Norada Real Estate. They focus on brand new construction fourplexes in growth markets in the United States. He discusses this niche in detail, as well as the three main growth markets that they are working in.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to 10 Lessons Learned From 100 Successful Real Estate Investors.

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Mar 02, 2017
10 Lessons Learned From 100 Successful Real Estate Investors – Dan Lane | PREI 072
33:18

On today’s show, I talk to Dan Lane, host of the Rental Income Podcast where he has interviewed to over 100 successful real estate investors. He has compiled 10 of his most important lessons learned from all of these interviews, and we go through each of them today.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad Book Summary.

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Feb 23, 2017
Rich Dad Poor Dad Book Summary | PREI 071
23:17

On today’s show, I will be giving you a summary of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad book. This is a famous book that has been mentioned in past episodes several times, but just in passing. This book changed and influenced the lives of a lot of people, myself included.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Ask Marco – Is It a Peak Market? | When Should I Buy? | Avoiding Failures.

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Feb 16, 2017
Ask Marco – Is It a Peak Market? | When Should I Buy? | Avoiding Failures | PREI 070
20:06

On today’s episode I take some listener questions related to market timing and a “peak” market. I also discuss the best time to buy rental properties, and how to avoid making mistakes leading to investment failures.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to What To Expect When Buying A Turnkey Rental Property.

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Feb 03, 2017
What To Expect When Buying A Turnkey Rental Property | PREI 069
53:14

On today’s show, I have one of my senior investment counselors, Steve. And we will talk about what to expect when buying a turnkey rental property. We answer a lot of frequently asked questions here. All of our clients, whether they’re new or fully seasoned investors, have certain questions and expectations. They all want to know what the next step is, what to do at a certain point, what to do in certain situations, and how to move the deal along. We have certain answers for all these situations.

Turnkey Rental Property Investments | What You Need to Know

In this article:

  • Turnkey Real Estate Investing Basics
  • hat Real Estate Investors Need to Do
  • What is a Turnkey Property?
  • Appraisals in Turnkey Real Estate Investing
  • Inspections and What to Expect with Them
  • Three Types of Repairs
  • Turnkey Investment Properties and Repairs
  • Turnkey Property Investment Closing Timeline
  • How to Communicate with Service Providers
  • What to Expect with the Lease Status of a Turnkey Investment Property
  • How to Select a Turnkey Property Investment
  • Your Responsibilities as a Turnkey Property Investor
  • What Does a Real Estate Investment Counselor Do?
  • How Norada Real Estate Gets Compensated

Turnkey Real Estate Investing Basics

Turnkey investment properties aren’t a set-and-forget kind of deal. Some people think they can “flip” a rental property and have it move-in ready after a week of repairs. That’s not always true. Turn-key real estate is a long-term investment. It’s for those looking to build their passive income over time. If you want to keep things smooth, you’ll have to learn how to build a long-term relationship with appraisers, inspectors, turn-key property management firms, and other providers.

What Real Estate Investors Need to Do

New real estate investors think they don’t have to do anything to make passive income. That couldn’t be any less true. When you’re looking at turn-key property, you need to understand that you have responsibilities as an investor. This is the key to generating real wealth in real estate.

 

In this episode, we’ll talk about your expectations as a turnkey property investor. We’ll also discuss your roles and responsibilities. And we’ll  talk about the best ways for you to engage with a turnkey company to help you make the most out of your investments.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to How Trump’s Presidency Could Affect Real Estate Investing.

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Jan 18, 2017
How Trump’s Presidency Could Affect Real Estate Investing | PREI 068
39:08

In less than two weeks, we have president-elect Donald Trump taking over the Oval Office. What will that mean to us? How is that going to change the environment? How will Trump’s presidency affect real estate investing?

On today’s episode we talk with Greg Rand about how Trump’s presidency might affect the real estate investing industry.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to 5 Mindset Myths That Are Killing Your Wealth Potential.

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Jan 12, 2017
5 Mindset Myths That Are Killing Your Wealth Potential | PREI 067
49:57

Today, we’re going to talk about five of the most common myths, mindset myths that are holding us back. You might not even realize that you believe certain things or are not doing what you should be doing because of this deeply ingrained, indoctrinated belief system that we have.

On today’s episode we want to talk about some myths that are holding you back and killing your wealth potential.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to How to Choose the Best Market for Your Real Estate Investment.

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Jan 05, 2017
How to Choose the Best Market for Your Real Estate Investment | PREI 066
22:51

Successful real estate investing relies on several factors, but as the old adage goes, “location, location, location” is top of the list. But “location” is a broad term, and evaluating the right place to invest your dollars in real estate means identifying the right market in both the macro and micro senses.

On today’s episode we talk about the factors that make up a good market for your investment dollars.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to A Wealth Capture Machine.

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Dec 14, 2016
A Wealth Capture Machine – M.C. Laubscher | PREI 065
44:40

On today’s episode we speak with M.C. Laubscher about a not-so-new concept of how to be your own bank.  M.C. Laubscher is a wealth strategist, educator, and financial freedom fighter.  He is the founder and president of Valhalla Wealth Financial.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Leveraging Hidden Assets.

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Dec 02, 2016
Leveraging Hidden Assets | PREI 064
20:45

On today’s episode we talk about some of the hidden assets you may not be aware of, and how you might be able to put them to better use and get a higher yield. It’s a quick episode but a topic an important topic to consider.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to How to Pay Less in Taxes.

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Nov 24, 2016
How to Pay Less in Taxes – Amanda Han | PREI 063
45:53

If you want to succeed in real estate, your tax strategy will play a HUGE role in how fast you grow.

A great tax strategy can save you thousands of dollars a year — and a bad strategy could land you in legal trouble.

On today’s episode we discuss some ways to maximize your tax deductions, Little known secrets to take control of your retirement money, clever ways to write off your kids, and so much more.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to the Maverick Mistakes in Real Estate Investing.

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Nov 18, 2016
Maverick Mistakes in Real Estate Investing – Damion Lupo | PREI 062
48:25

Born with an entrepreneurial spirit Damion started his first business at age 11, has started 30 since then, and is the published author of 5 books.

Damian paid for his first rental house with a VISA, then over next 5 years bought 150 houses across 7 states, and went through a $20,000,000 meltdown in 2008.

Damian’s personal philosophy combined with a love of financial markets and money psychology drove him to start the Austin-based financial-tech company, Total Control Financial in 2016. His aim was to disrupt wall street and empower main street.

On today’s episode we discuss some of the messes and misfortunes Damion made as a real estate investor. What can we learn from his experience? Let’s find out, and enjoy our other interesting tangents of discussion.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to the Ask Marco: Asset Protection, Holding Title, Closing Dates.

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Nov 03, 2016
Ask Marco: Asset Protection, Holding Title, Closing Dates | PREI 061
23:48

On today’s episode we respond to some listen questions about asset protection and how I like to structure my asset protection plan. As well as how to hold title and use a client as an example scenario. And a quick look at closing dates and what to expect in practice.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to the Listener Questions / Jacksonville Update.

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Oct 07, 2016
Listener Questions / Jacksonville Update | PREI 060
34:42

On today’s episode we briefly revisit Jacksonville, Florida to look at some new pre-construction investment opportunities.

I also answer several listener questions about getting started, property tax rates as an out-of-state investor, and whether a cash-out refinance on a principal residence makes sense.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to the Market Spotlight: Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Sep 22, 2016
Market Spotlight: Little Rock, Arkansas | PREI 059
34:09

On today’s episode we take a look at the great “under the radar” market of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Little Rock has a great economy, and terrific number in terms of purchasing and rates of return. It’s also one of the most landlord friendly states in the country with average eviction times of only 21 days!

  • Why invest in Little Rock, AK?
  • What is the local economy like?
  • What is the local housing market like?
  • What is the local rental market like?
  • What are the typical turnkey rental properties like in Little Rock?

 

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to the Investing in Turnkey Properties — My Journey, Setbacks and Advice.

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Sep 14, 2016
Investing in Turnkey Properties — My Journey, Setbacks and Advice | PREI 058
21:42

On today’s episode I share my journey investing in rental real estate from my early start at the age of 18, through my trials and tribulations, to where I am today. We should all learn from our past experiences, good and bad, because they provide us knowledge and the wisdom to improve and do better as we go.

Regardless of where you are in your investing journey, I encourage you to listen in, and feel free to share your story with us.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to the Indianapolis Update and Listener Questions.

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Sep 08, 2016
Indianapolis Update and Listener Questions | PREI 057
41:23

On today’s show we speak with one of our local Indianapolis market experts and property provider about the growth and opportunities in the Indianapolis market. We have some news and updates from our Indianapolis market spotlight early this year.

I also answer several listener questions, and talk about leveraging your existing equity to build a larger portfolio with more cash flow.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Pros and Cons of Rehabbing and Flipping – Matty Aitchison.

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Aug 25, 2016
Pros and Cons of Rehabbing and Flipping – Matty Aitchison | PREI 056
47:20

Matty Aitchison is a millennial entrepreneur, real estate investor, and wealth building evangelist who has had great success following his turbulent start. Ranked in the Wall Street Journal’s Top 1000 for real estate teams nationwide, Matt has personally flipped over 100 houses in 5 years, and now passionately mentor others on their journey of unlocking a rich and fulfilling life.

Listen in as Matty and I discuss the pros and cons of rehabbing and flipping properties.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to The Four Real Estate Market Cycles.

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Aug 18, 2016
The Four Real Estate Market Cycles | PREI 055
21:13

In order to make profitable investments, it’s vital for investors to understand the four real estate market cycles because they directly affect the price of the properties you may want to consider, or the properties you currently own.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to The Wealth Creation Formula.

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Aug 11, 2016
The Wealth Creation Formula | PREI 054
15:15

Have you ever wondered how the rich keep getting richer while broke people stay broke and the middle class continues to shrink? This isn’t as mysterious as it may appear when you examine the specific differences in how broke people, the middle class, and the rich spend their money.

Today we talk about The Wealth Creation Formula.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Finding The Drive To Be A Huge Success In Real Estate with Rod Khleif.

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Aug 04, 2016
Finding The Drive To Be A Huge Success In Real Estate – Rod Khleif | PREI 053
29:30

Our guest today is Rod Khleif. Rod has personally owned more than 2,000 single family homes, and multiple apartment communities. Rod has also built several multi-million dollar businesses, and has dedicated himself as a community philanthropist. A compelling rags-to-riches-to-rags-to riches story, Rod soared from humble beginnings as a young impoverished Dutch immigrant to incredible success.

  • Why is psychology more important than technical knowledge in real estate?
  • How does one find the drive to be a huge success in real estate?
  • What’s the difference between Achievement and fulfillment in your real estate business?
  • And so much more.

 

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Inflation, Debt and the Investment Landscape with David Stein.

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Jul 28, 2016
Inflation, Debt and the Investment Landscape – David Stein | PREI 052
45:06

Our guest today is David Stein. David was the Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Portfolio Strategist at Fund Evaluation Group, LLC, a $33 billion investment advisory firm. Today he likes to teach people about money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it.

  • What is inflation, and what causes it?
  • Why you shouldn’t pay off your mortgage.
  • What does the current investment landscape look like?
  • Plus other topics we discussed on tangents.

 

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to How to be Mortgage Free in Five to Seven Years.

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Jul 21, 2016
How to be Mortgage Free in Five to Seven Years – Jordan Goodman | PREI 051
42:34

How would you like to be completely mortgage free in less than a decade?

There’s a new way to manage your mortgage and monthly cash flow so that you, and not some banker, get to squeeze the most use out of every dollar that comes in, and every dollar that goes out. The strategy is called Equity Acceleration. It’s not such a big secret in Australia and the United Kingdom, where as many as 1-in-4 homeowners are accelerating the mortgages.

Join me on this exciting episode to discover how you can be mortgage free in 5 to 7 years on your principal residence or investment properties.

And, if you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to From Broke to $10,000 per Month at Age 24 – Sean Gray.

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Jul 14, 2016
From Broke to $10,000 per Month at Age 24 – Sean Gray | PREI 050
36:30

How does a 22-year old go from being broke, clueless, and sleeping on the floor of a small home with ten other broke college buddies to making over $10K per month, traveling the world, meeting his business heroes, all within six months?

Well meet Sean Gray. He started by asking himself better questions, and as he likes to say, “being the person who he is becoming." Today, at age 24, he’s an author, speaker, real estate investor, business owner, and Rich Dad Education rep.

Join me for a great interview with many nuggets of great information.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to What You Need to Know About Cash-Flow – Frank Gallinelli.

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Jul 07, 2016
What You Need to Know About Cash-Flow – Frank Gallinelli | PREI 049
56:37

The only way to win the real estate investing game is by mastering the numbers.

If you’re truly interested in real estate investing then you must first realize that investing in income properties is all about the numbers. It’s about discounted cash flow and rates of return and net operating income and cap rates. If you understand how these and other key concepts work, then you’re on your way to success – and that’s exciting.

Our guest, Frank Gallinelli is the author of the best-selling book, “What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow… ” now in its third edition, as well as other books and numerous articles on real estate investing and finance. A graduate of Yale University, he serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Real Estate Development at Columbia University. Frank has been involved in real estate for more than 40 years and is the founder president of RealData, a real estate software firm that has provided analysis and presentation tools for investors and developers since 1982.

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow… And 36 Other Key Financial Measures can be purchased on Amazon.com.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Increasing Cash-Flow, Deferring Taxes and Reducing Risk using a 1031 Exchange.

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Jun 29, 2016
Increasing Cash-Flow, Deferring Taxes and Reducing Risk using a 1031 Exchange | PREI 048
44:47

Would you like to defer (or eliminate) your capital gains taxes? How about increasing the cash-flow of your real estate portfolio?

The taxable gain in real estate is due to a combination of the appreciation in value and the amount of depreciation taken over the period of time that it was owned by the investor. The tax savings using a 1031 exchange can be enormous. And using a 1031 exchange can help you re-position your real estate holdings into more, and better income real estate to increase your cash-flow and lower your risk.

This is a content-rich episode, so get ready to expand your knowledge.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to The Difference Between Rich and Wealthy (and Which is Better).

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Jun 23, 2016
The Difference Between Rich and Wealthy (and Which is Better) | PREI 047
15:48

Many people think that being rich and being wealthy are the same thing. They’re related but not the same. You see, the rich have lots of money but the wealthy don’t worry about money.

What’s the difference?

Join me as we take a look and compare the two.

And if you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Financing for Foreigners and the Self-Employed.

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Jun 10, 2016
Financing for Foreigners and the Self-Employed | PREI 046
26:25

How do you get financing for investment real estate if you’re a self-employed or a foreigner (non-resident or non-U.S. citizen)? It’s not hard as there may be many options available to you.

We talk to a lot of investors who are self-employed or live abroad who want to purchase investment property with financing. Well, the good news is there are a number of financing options and we work with a number of lenders who can provide you financing on virtually any of our turnkey investment properties.

On today’s episode we speak with just one of portfolio lenders who has helped a number of our clients purchase properties here in the United States. Listen up as we discuss the commonly asked questions and terms available today.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to The Importance of Reputation.

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Jun 01, 2016
The Importance of Reputation | PREI 045
24:21

I just came back from a real estate forum in Florida where I was speaking on a panel answering questions about real estate and turnkey operators in the industry. As it turns out, I was asked a very important question about building your reputation in an industry with shady operators. Unfortunately, they only gave me two minutes to answer a question that required at lease 15 minutes.

So, I felt the question was important enough to cover as a podcast episode. Especially in our industry where there truly are shady operators.

And if you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Common Investor Questions (Part 1).

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May 26, 2016
Common Investor Questions (Part 1) | PREI 044
33:07

We get asked a lot of great questions from real estate investors and our clients.  On this episode I invited one of our Investment Counselors where we both provide answers to some of our most common investor questions.

And if you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen in to better understand how to predict real estate prices.

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May 12, 2016
How to Predict Real Estate Prices – David Campbell | PREI 043
01:01:08

Is it possible to learn how to predict real estate prices?

Learn why property values and price trends are so important. If you can see where a market has been, and where it may be headed, you can lower your risk and improve your results.

We welcome back my good friend and successful real estate investor, David Campbell, to discuss market drivers, inflation, currency and other factors that investors should be aware of.

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May 05, 2016
$6,000 Total Out-of-Pocket Turnkey Properties in Memphis | PREI 042
30:35

Is it truly possible to purchase turnkey rental properties for about $6,000 total out-of-pocket?

On today’s episode we show you that it is, and we explain how it works and how you too can benefit if you choose.

Join us as we speak to one of our Memphis property specialists about the market and the opportunity.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Ask Marco – Pre-Construction Risks, Evaluating Cash-Flow and Rates of Return.
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Apr 28, 2016
Ask Marco – Pre-Construction Risks, Evaluating Cash-Flow and Rates of Return | PREI 041
32:47

After returning from a two-week vacation in Thailand, I’m back to work answering listener questions. On today’s episode I talk about some miscellaneous stats and cover some listener questions including:

  • What do the successful 2% do that the other 98% don’t?
  • Do you deal with “active” real estate investments?
  • How should I evaluate a property’s cash-flow and rates of return?
  • Are there more risks with pre-construction properties?

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If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Leveraging Your Cash, Equity and Time – Keith Weinhold.

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Apr 21, 2016
Leveraging Your Cash, Equity and Time – Keith Weinhold | PREI 040
39:47

On today’s episode our guest is Keith Weinhold. Keith is the founder of Get Rich Education and is a popular podcaster, active real estate investor, business owner, and good friend.

Keith shares his story of how he started in real estate and became an “accidental millionaire”. Many of you may want to copy that same formula.

We discuss the differences between compounding and leverage. Which one is better?

We explore the concept of return on time – one of my personal favorites.

And Keith shares some tips and advice for new investors looking to build a portfolio, and for seasoned investors wanting to get to the next level.

Keith’s website can be found at www.GetRichEducation.com.

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Apr 01, 2016
Why You Need a Broker’s Price Opinion | PREI 039
30:02

There are times when you may need a Broker’s Price Opinion. Are you even aware of what exactly a BPO is and is not? Many investors aren’t, and many don’t even realize the many uses of getting a BPO done on your properties, or one’s you’re looking to purchase.

On today’s episode we talk to the owner of Lakeside BPO to better understand the differences between appraisals, Broker’s Price Opinions, CMAs and regular sold comparables.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to How the Economic Machine Works – Ray Dalio.

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Mar 31, 2016
How the Economic Machine Works – Ray Dalio | PREI 038
34:16

I think you are going to love this episode!

What I’m excited to share with you today is the audio portion of one of the greatest videos ever produced that explains how the economy works. More specifically, it’s titled “How the Economic Machine Works”.  The 30-minute video was produced and narrated by Ray Dalio.

Who is Ray Dalio?

Ray Dalio is an American businessman and the founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates. He is one of the wealthiest people on the planet, with an estimated net worth of $15.4 billion (Forbes, 2015). And Time magazine considered him one of the Top 100 most influential people in the world.

I reached out to Ray last week and asked him if I could share his great explanation with my listeners, and he graciously agreed.

Ray says that an economy is simply the sum of the transactions that make it up. A transaction is a simple thing. Because there are a lot of them, the economy looks more complex than it really is. Instead of looking at it from the top down, it’s much easier to understand if we look at it from the transaction up.

Regardless of how important the economy may be to you, I think having a basic understanding of it will make you a smarter investor. And having a better understanding of it will help make you far more successful in all your financial and investment decisions.

I’m sure many of you will want to listen to this episode more than once because of the amount of content packed into this audio-only reply. My suggestion is to listen to it at least once, then click the link in the show notes to watch the animated video. The animations give it another dimension that helps you visualize and better understand the concepts. So don’t feel overwhelmed if this is your first time hearing this.

Plus, Ray shares his three rules-of-thumb that you can take away and apply to your own personal economy.

Now, just sit back and enjoy this audio-only portion of “How the Economic Machine Works”.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Viewing Properties Just Got Easier – WeGoLook.

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Mar 24, 2016
Viewing Properties Just Got Easier – WeGoLook | PREI 037
30:33

Wouldn’t it be great to have a set of eyes, hands and feet in another market to help you check or verify almost anything you want?

On this episode our guest is Robin Smith, the CEO of WeGoLook.com. WeGoLook is an inspection company leveraging a sharing economy of over 20,000 agents. They can inspect and verify properties, autos, boats, antiques, electronics, furniture, and almost any other asset.

Learn how they can help you with your real estate investing by taking care of inspection and verification tasks that you can’t easily or quickly do yourself.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to An Aussie’s Journey into U.S. Real Estate.
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Mar 17, 2016
An Aussie’s Journey into U.S. Real Estate | PREI 036
33:55

On this episode our guest is Reed Goossens, the owner of RSN Property Group. He lives in Los Angeles and is originally from Australia down under. His background is as a structural engineer and currently owns properties in New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Reed moved to the U.S. in 2012 to pursue a career in structural engineering, however he discovered a passion for real estate investing. With limited funds and no credit, Reed went from purchasing a small duplex to growing his own real estate investing firm, RSN Property Group. Reed now syndicates large multi-million dollar deals across the U.S.

Listen in as Reed shares his journey into U.S. real estate from his first property to commercial syndications.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Make Better Decisions Using Neighborhood Info.

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Mar 10, 2016
Make Better Decisions Using Neighborhood Info | PREI 035
43:48

It’s not enough to analyze a property, or even the overall market. The neighborhood surrounding your property is permanently attached and important to consider when investing in rental properties. You want to make sure that you understand where you’re investing and that it fits your goals and investment criteria.

On this episode we talk to Dr. Andrew Schiller. Dr. Schiller is the Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Location, Inc. He is responsible for inventing the search and neighborhood matching algorithms that powers www.NeighborhoodScout.com.

This is an episode you’ll want to listen to twice.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Market Spotlight: Investing in Indianapolis.
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Mar 03, 2016
Market Spotlight: Investing in Indianapolis | PREI 034
31:56

Why invest in Indianapolis?

On this episode we take a close look at the Indianapolis, Indiana market and why it has been a perennial market for real estate investors. The affordability, price points and quality of properties makes it one of the favorite markets among real estate investors.

The Indianapolis market is landlord friendly, and ranks as one of the cleanest and safest cities in the country.

If you’re looking for cash-flow in a solid stable market then Indianapolis turnkey rental properties may be the right addition for your portfolio. Find out more by contacting one of our Investment Counselors at Norada Real Estate Investments.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to My Father’s Passing, Best Way to Get Started, Due on Sale, IRA Exit Strategy.

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Feb 25, 2016
My Father’s Passing, Best Way to Get Started, Due on Sale, IRA Exit Strategy | PREI 033
17:57

After having been forced to take a little time away from recording new episodes, I am back to pick up where I left off.

On this episode I take a moment to reflect on how real estate has provided me with the TIME freedom to spend with my father who has been saddled to a hospital bed for over seven (7) months up until his unfortunate passing early this month.

I also address three listener questions on the best way to get started in real estate investing. Another question about a lender’s ability to accelerate a loan using the “Due on Sale” clause — and how to avoid it. And finally an interesting question about an IRA exit strategy when turning 70 1/2 and you are required to make the minimum required disbursements (MRD).

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Rich Dad Advisor, Tom Wheelwright on Tax-Free Wealth.

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Feb 20, 2016
Rich Dad Advisor, Tom Wheelwright on Tax-Free Wealth | PREI 032
55:52

On this episode we learn how to keep more of what we make and legally pay less tax (or not tax) on our income and real estate!

Our guest is Tom Wheelwright — a leading tax and wealth expert, speaker, and a Rich Dad Advisor to Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad). Tom is best known for making taxes fun, easy and understandable and is the bestselling author of Tax-Free Wealth.

You can buy his book at most retailers or on Amazon:

Tax-Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes

Visits Tom’s company website (ProVision Wealth Strategists) at www.taxfreewealthadvisor.com

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Jan 14, 2016
13 Things Successful People Do Differently | PREI 031
29:58

I want to take a moment to wish all of you and your families a very Happy New Year! We hope that 2016 is full of joy and prosperity.

The beginning of a new year lets us revisit and refine our investing goals. And, as you know, our focus here is to educate, motivate and empower you to become better real estate investors.

We have big plans and goals for 2016, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

What goals have you set for yourself in the coming year? What do you want to accomplish? What habits do you want to change?

It should be no surprise that successful people had to do things differently to get to where they got. They worked hard, made good decisions, stayed motivated and focused on what was important to them. That will be you if you believe in yourself.

Here are some things successful people did that you can do as well to achieve your goals.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Pros and Cons of “Active” Real Estate Investing with Mike Hambright.

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Jan 09, 2016
Pros and Cons of “Active” Real Estate Investing with Mike Hambright | PREI 030
34:58

In this episode we discuss some of the pros and cons of “active” real estate investing — the opposite end of “passive” real estate investing. That means you’re actively involved in the deal — whether that is wholesaling, rehabbing, or flipping properties. It’s certainly not for everyone, but it can be a good business for those with the desire and time to do so.

Our guest is Mike Hambright. Mike is real estate investor, mentor and entrepreneur who has purchased and renovated hundreds of houses from when he started in 2008. Mike recruits and mentors new franchisees into the “We Buy Ugly Houses” system. And he’s also the founder of FlipNerd.com.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to Nationwide Rental Property Insurance.

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Dec 24, 2015
Nationwide Rental Property Insurance | PREI 029
29:12

In this episode we continue our discussion about rental property insurance. This is a supplement to the last episode on insurance.

Our guest is Ed Babtkis — the founder of Ross Diversified Insurance Services. They are licensed in 49 states and insure thousands of properties around the United States. They’re property owners themselves, so they fully recognize the need for customized insurance for real estate investors.

One of the unique things about Ross Diversified is their ability to cover rental property insurance on a nationwide basis.

Ed Babtkis can be reached at www.RossDiv.com or call them at (800) 210-7677.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Rental Crisis in the US.

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Dec 17, 2015
Rental Crisis in the US? | PREI 028
18:44

Is there a Rental Crisis in the US? It depends on how you look at it!

In this episode I look at the U.S. rental “crisis” and what it means for tenants and landlords. What are the trends? Are opportunities getting better or worse? Where do we go from here?

Whether you’re starting out, or a seasoned real estate investor, this is a question worth investigating.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to How to Self-Manage Your Properties.

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Dec 11, 2015
How to Self-Manage Your Properties | PREI 027
55:15

In this episode we discuss the considerations and process for self-managing your rental properties. Can it be done?  Many people self-manage – even from thousands of miles away.

Our guest is Lucas Hall, the Chief Landlordologist at Cozy, and the founder of Landlordology.com. He has been a successful landlord for over 10 years, self-managing dozens of happy tenants.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Why did you choose to self-manage over hiring a professional manager?
  • How should an investor decide whether to self-manage or hire a property manager?
  • What are the pros and cons?
  • What is your management process?
  • How can the free tool at Cozy.co help a landlord?
  • What tips can you share for self-managing landlords?

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to Property Management Secrets with Brenton Hayden.

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Dec 04, 2015
Property Management Secrets with Brenton Hayden | PREI 026
47:51

In this episode we discuss the importance of property management and what things to consider when selecting and working with a property management company.

Our guest is Brenton Hayden — the founder and chairman emeritus of Renters Warehouse USA, a six time honoree of the Inc. 500|5000 list. Brenton attended Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management and was named the youngest franchisor in America by Inc. Magazine in 2011 at the age of 25.

Breton can be reached on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentonhayden.

His company’s website is www.RentersWarehouse.com.

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Nov 29, 2015
What Foreigners Need to Know When Purchasing Property in the U.S. | PREI 025
54:48

In this episode we talk to Chris Picciurro, the co-founder of Integrated Financial Group, about the many important tax-related topics related to investing in the United States as a foreign national. There’s a lot to consider from withholding taxes, tax reduction strategies and asset protection. This episode is full of great content and a must listen if you’re an investor from any country outside the U.S.

His contact information is:

Chris Picciurro
1 (888) 434-7791 x106
www.integratedfg.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/picciurro
Twitter: @PiccCPA

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Nov 12, 2015
Ask Marco – Top 10 Real Estate Books, How Important is a Property’s Age, Investing as a Foreigner | PREI 024
20:47

In this episode of “Ask Marco” we answer more listener questions including:

  • Do you have any newspapers or real estate journals you read frequently?
  • Any books you can recommend to someone with little capital?
  • What benchmarks do you use when evaluating a property as it relates to the property’s age?
  • Do old houses appreciate as well as newer houses?
  • Does a remodel catch an old house up to new house profitability?
  • What is the process like for a Canadian to invest in real estate?
  • And more…

 

Here is my list of the Top 10 Real Estate Investing Books

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Nov 06, 2015
Client Case Study on Turnkey Real Estate Investing | PREI 023
49:30

In this episode we talk to one of our youngest investor clients who is on track to purchase seven (7) turnkey investment properties this year. He started at the age of 22, and plans to acquire a lot more next year in 2016.

He shares with you some tips and suggestions on how he got started, what he looks for in his investments and how you can do the same. There is no magic, just following a system and doing your due diligence. All this and more on today’s episode.

If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to listen to The “Buy & Hold” Strategy with Linda McKissack.

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Oct 29, 2015
The “Buy & Hold” Strategy with Linda McKissack | PREI 022
45:02

Linda McKissack is an investor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, business coach, and a highly regarded speaker.  In 2013, Linda was co-author of the national best-seller “HOLD – How to find, buy and rent homes to build wealth”. Her authenticity makes you believe – If she can do it then so can I.

In this episode we talk to Linda about the “Buy & Hold” strategy and her huge success investing in single-family homes. She has accumulated 108 units in real estate, and is working on other passive income projects right now. Her basic strategy and formula is: Find, Analyze, Buy, Manage, Grow.

Here is the Amazon link for her book:

HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth

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Oct 22, 2015
Hot Investment Opportunities in Jacksonville, Florida | PREI 021
42:24

Jacksonville is a very large coastal city located in the state of Florida. Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jacksonville is neither predominantly one nor the other.

With a population expected to more than DOUBLE over the next 10 years, Jacksonville offers exceptional investment opportunities hard to find in most markets around the country today.

In this episode we explore the five key fundamentals that create the “perfect storm” for real estate investors in Jacksonville. Listen in as we dive in and uncover a golden investment opportunity.

If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to The Truth about Property Insurance.

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Oct 15, 2015
The Truth about Property Insurance | PREI 020
52:01

In today’s episode I talk to one of my insurance agents (Joshua Dupree) to answer many common (and not so common) questions that real estate investors ask. Insurance is a necessity but there is so much confusion surrounding what coverage to get, how much coverage, what deductible, and replacement cost versus actual cash-value. All that and so much more.

Don’t miss this episode – it is full of great information that might have you review and questioning your current insurance policy.

For those interested, here is Joshua’s contact information:

Joshua Dupree
Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Services
(816) 833-4440
www.mofb.com

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Oct 08, 2015
Ask Marco – Making the Leap, Due Diligence, The First Step | PREI 019
15:04

In this episode of “Ask Marco” we answer some listener questions. Here is the actual email text:

Hello Marco,

I’m looking to purchase my first investment property sooner rather than later. I’ve been reading tons of books, blogs, and and listening to podcasts incessantly for the past couple of months, including the Passive Real Estate Investing Podcast (which is a great podcast. Thank you!)

I live in NYC which has way too high an entrance cost into the market. Having lived in Portland Or for 9 years, I know the areas and market. It has a much lower entrance cost than NYC. But, I feel it’s kind of at the top end of a boom and I would still need to save for about a year for down payment money.

Being a fan of your podcast I decided to look into Norada and was kind of blown away at how accessible rental properties are in other markets. I got excited at the prospect of being able to acquire multiple properties within a year. So, I guess my first question is addressing my lack of knowledge about these cities. I know NYC and Portland. I’m not too familiar with, say, Kansas City or Dallas and I’m uncertain of exactly what I’d be buying. This is my biggest source of uncertainty.

Second, I love that Norada has a lot of the due diligence right there for each property. But, in the spirit of “trust but verify,” what research would you recommend I put forward beyond the wonderful data provided?

And lastly, say I saw a property you have on Norada and decided it was what I wanted to purchase.  What would the first steps be?

Thank you for your time and help,

Robert F.

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Sep 29, 2015
The Success Mindset with J. Massey | PREI 018
43:10

In this episode we explore to importance of mindset and how some people achieve their goals faster and easier than others.

Our guest is J. Massey — a full-time real estate investor, entrepreneur, popular podcast host, author, speaker, coach and all-around problem solver. He invests his time looking for investment opportunities (i.e. problems to solve through real estate transactions), and teaching others how to find and manage similar opportunities.

In 2014 he released his highly acclaimed book, Cashflow Diary: 10 Steps to Creating Wealth in ANY Economy!

You can get a free copy of J. Massey’s book at www.CashFlowDiary.com/freebook

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Sep 24, 2015
Market Spotlight: Stability in Atlanta, GA | PREI 017
25:52

Atlanta is a large city located in the state of Georgia.  Atlanta is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average.  In addition, Atlanta is a major college town. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Atlanta have a strong influence on the local culture and music scene.

The citizens of Atlanta are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.8% of adults in Atlanta have a bachelor’s degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.8% holding at least a bachelor’s degree.  The per capita income in Atlanta in 2010 was $35,890, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation.

In this episode we explore the greater Atlanta market and the reason why it might make sense for you to invest there.  We talk to one of our local market specialists and long-time team member to learn the benefits that Atlanta has to offer.

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Sep 17, 2015
How to Purchase Property in Other Markets | PREI 016
26:18

Have you ever asked how do you purchase property in other markets or out-of-state? Well there is a clearly defined method that works every time.  It has been refined over the years and in this episode we break down that process into phases and talk about each one.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  1. Selecting a market.
  2. Selecting a neighborhood and property.
  3. Doing your due diligence.
  4. Financing your purchase.
  5. The closing process.
  6. What to do post-closing.

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Sep 09, 2015
How to Track Your Real Estate Portfolio | PREI 015
25:54

In this episode we talk to Joel Grasmeyer, a real estate investor, engineer, and entrepreneur who started PropertyTracker.com in 2004 to create user-friendly, yet powerful tools for real estate analysis.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  1. The importance of tracking your rental properties.
  2. What metrics do most investors like to track?
  3. What tools do real estate investors use?
  4. What is PropertyTracker.com?
  5. Mobile phone Apps that can also help investors.

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Sep 03, 2015
Financing Your Real Estate Investments | PREI 014
40:52

In this episode we talk to Aaron Chapman, an 18 year veteran in the mortgage industry with a focus on real estate investors, about financing real estate investments.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  1. The investor’s mindset and why that’s important.
  2. The landscape of mortgage loans for investors.
  3. What is loan sequencing.
  4. Mortgage loan products available today.
  5. Qualification requirements.
  6. How to finance more than 10 properties.

You can visit Aaron’s website at www.BighausChapman.com.

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Aug 27, 2015
Market Spotlight: Cash Flow in Kansas City, MO | PREI 013
49:27

In this episode we take a look at Kansas City, MO and why it’s such a great market for real estate investors. Most investors are not even aware of the incredible opportunities available to them there. So we’ll dive in and take a look at why it’s a great market and what you can expect to find for your real estate investment portfolio.

Kansas City is a largest city in Missouri made up of 147 constituent neighborhoods. With a population of over 463,000 people in the actual city, the greater metropolitan population is expected to grow to 2,200,000 by 2020.

The overall education level of Kansas City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.6% of adults in Kansas City have at least a bachelor’s degree.

Jobs are plenty with many large employers spread across a diverse range of industry sectors, and the cost of living is 15.3% below U.S. average.

Click here to view the latest Kansas City investment properties.

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Aug 20, 2015
Passive Income Investing in Mortgage Notes | PREI 012
56:45

In this episode we talk to David Campbell, the founder and Hassle Free Cash Flow Investing.  He started investing in real estate part-time while he was working as a full time high school band director with zero net worth.  Within six years and before the age of 30, David had become a financially independent millionaire through the vehicle of part-time real estate investing.  David has been involved with new home construction, land development, commercial real estate and has been focused as a professional mortgage note investor for over a decade.

You will learn:

  • How to make money as the bank by acquiring an income producing mortgage note secured by quality real estate.
  • Why now is the best time in the market cycle to acquire a mortgage note.
  • How to buy a mortgage note to create a portfolio of tax-free and tax-deferred passive income for life.
  • Why the most savvy investors are buying real estate outside of their IRA and buying mortgage notes inside their IRA but usually not the other way around.

 

Get your FREE copy of David’s white paper on Mortgage Note Investing by emailing him at lending@hasslefreecashflowinvesting.com

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Aug 13, 2015
Investing Using Your Retirement Accounts | PREI 011
37:40

Since the early 2000′s, the number of self-directed IRAs has more than doubled!  These plans give individuals the ability to invest into assets that they understand and can control such as real estate.  Investors who have knowledge and expertise in a particular investment can purchase them in a tax-free or tax-deferred environment

The and Checkbook IRA and Solo 401k are viable solutions that allow you to investment in virtually any asset including real estate, provide you with “Checkbook Control” over your retirement account, and minimize or eliminate custodian fees.

In this episode we talk to Dmitriy Fomichenko the founder and president of Sense Financial Services LLC, a boutique financial firm specializing in self-directed retirement accounts with checkbook control.

We also take a look at another available turnkey investment property in our Deal of the Day segment.

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Aug 11, 2015
Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors | PREI 010
37:19

The number one problem most real estate investors face today is knowing “how to protect” not “what to protect.”  Caught between attorneys, tax professionals, and self-proclaimed gurus, the average real estate investor finds himself awash in the quagmire of information and ideas with little coherency or consistency.

Unfortunately, the reality is that most professionals do not understand the complex nature of real estate asset protection from the legal and tax perspective.  As a result you are left with a piece-meal plan based upon a fragmented stream of advice that seldom allows you to feel secure in your planning.

In this episode we talk to asset protection attorney Clint Coons to examine some of the entities and strategies used by real estate investors to protect their wealth.

Clint is a successful real estate investor and the manager of Anderson Business Advisors and Law Group.

Check here to get your Free Asset Protection Blueprint Consultation.

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Aug 07, 2015
Passive Investing in Syndicated Deals | Everything You Need To Know – Joe Fairless | PREI 009
35:42

 

Passive investing in syndicated deals gives beginning real estate investors opportunities they used to only dream about. We all have to start somewhere, but some of us start with far less capital than others. Syndicated deals can give beginning investors the chance to break into the crowded real estate market.

Passive Investing in Syndicated Deals: Getting the Best Deals for Your Money

In this article:

The Basics of Syndicated Deals

In this episode, we explore syndicated deals and how they compare to smaller 1-4 unit residential properties. Passive investing in syndicated deals involves cooperating with other partners.

Syndication occurs when investors combine their money to purchase properties they would not be able to afford by themselves. Together, they cover the costs of the property and share its profits. Read on to learn more about passive investment in syndicated deals and other real estate topics in today’s interview with Joe Fairless!

What a Successful Real Estate Executive Says

From being the youngest vice president of a New York City ad agency to creating a company that in six months controlled over $7,000,000 of property, Joe Fairless lives up to his Fearless Fairless nickname. He’s the host of the popular podcast, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever show, and is closing on a 250-unit apartment this summer worth over $14,000,000.

We also take a look at another available turnkey investment property in our Deal of the Day segment.

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Aug 03, 2015
5 Strategies to Benefit from Inflation | PREI 008
28:48

Inflation normally results from government policies which create inflationary pressures.  The result of inflation can be best described as more money chasing fewer resources.  The sad reality is that for most people inflation truly is detrimental and a silent theft.

Real estate investors are in a unique situation whereby they actually benefit from inflation.  The only ‘hedge’ against inflation that we are aware of that works consistently over time, in any market, and any economy is real estate.  But how?

When you understand what inflation is, and how it benefits you as a real estate investor, you will want to build your real estate portfolio to take advantage of these powerful wealth building concepts.

In this episode we explore inflation and why it’s your friend.  We also give you five (5) simple strategies to benefit from inflation in any market.

We also take a look at another turnkey investment property available in our Deal of the Day segment.

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Jul 29, 2015
Choosing the Right Neighborhood | PREI 007
20:20

Classifying a neighborhood by “type”, or what many investors refer to as a “grade”, is typically nothing more than a subjective description.  Although most people will have a general idea of what is being referred to, in my experience it is usually nothing more than a qualitative rather than quantitative description.

Because of that ambiguity, we’ve developed a proprietary, simple grading system that we use with all our investment-grade properties.  In this episode we help you to better understand neighborhood types.

We also take a look at another turnkey investment property available in our Deal of the Day segment.

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Jul 15, 2015
Understanding Linear and Cyclical Markets | PREI 006
14:10

What’s the difference between a linear real estate market and a cyclical market? Is one better than the other? Today we explore the different market types and what they mean to you as a real estate investor.

We also take a quick look at a turnkey property available in one of our linear markets with great cash-flow and high rates of return.

We also take a look at a real world example available today from www.NoradaRealEstate.com.

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Jul 08, 2015
Cash-Flow and Rates of Return | PREI 005
32:52

In today’s episode we discuss the importance of understanding and calculating a properties cash-flow and rates of return. Specifically we look at capitalization rates, cash-on-cash returns, and the total return on investment (ROI).

A good understanding of these numbers are required to make smart investment decisions and to be able to properly compare one investment to another.

We also take a look at a real world example available today from www.NoradaRealEstate.com.

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Jul 02, 2015
Turnkey Real Estate Investing Explained | PREI 004
27:59

Today’s episode discussed what “Turnkey Real Estate Investing” is and further defines what a turnkey real estate investment is. A good understanding of this is important to make smart investment decisions and help avoid common pitfalls and traps investors make when buying these types of properties.

We also discuss our 5-Point Success System to help you compare turnkey providers. Picking the right turnkey provider is not just about the property.

We’ll also provide some tips, advice and comments on due diligence, rent guarantees, unnecessary fees, and the “2% Rule”.

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Jun 22, 2015
Why Real Estate is the IDEAL Investment | PREI 003
21:11

In this episode Marco discusses why real estate is the IDEAL investment.

Real estate is the most historically proven wealth creator.

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Jun 15, 2015
10 Rules for Successful Real Estate Investing | PREI 002
25:23

In this episode Marco discussed his 10 Rules for Successful Real Estate Investing.

After many years of successes and failures, Marco came up with the following rules of successful real estate investing.  These are the same rules he follows today and shares with investor clients at Norada Real Estate Investments.

This is an important and foundational subject so be sure to listen. You can also read the original article here: 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing

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Jun 15, 2015
What Is Passive Real Estate Investing? | PREI 001
22:31

Welcome to our first episode of *Passive Real Estate Investing*. We are excited to have you and look forward to many content-rich episodes.

In this inaugural episode we take a minute to introduce our host, Marco Santarelli, as he shares his real estate investing journey which started at the age of 18. We also lay out the goals for this podcast so you know where we will be taking you in future episodes.

Enjoy the show!

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Jun 15, 2015