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How to Start a Business in 8 Steps with Terry Ogburn - Episode 632
May 28 • 38 min
There’s a reason why so many businesses and entrepreneurs choose Terry Ogburn as their business coach. His proven coaching system helps business owners create a clear vision and work on what matters in their business.Terry is passionate about helping…
Do You Want to Work In Real Estate or Invest in Real Estate? - Episode 631
May 27 • 21 min
Investing in real estate and working in real estate are two different things. On today’s show, you’ll hear how to make the decision, and what you need to do if you’re ready to get to work. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’re…
4 Resources for Investors to Stay Ahead - Episode 630
May 25 • 9 min
Savvy investors know the importance of understanding market trends and what’s happening in the real estate industry. In order to build financial intelligence, you should be paying attention to current events and the state of the economy. …
How to Find Cheap Real Estate Using Probate with Chad Corbett - Episode 629
May 21 • 30 min
Acquiring probate deals can be an excellent way to make money or build a portfolio. However, it’s a bit more of a sensitive topic than simply buying a home. Our guest, Chad Corbett, is an expert in probate properties. Chad Corbett is the…
Credit Card Points vs. Cash Back Rewards - Episode 628
May 20 • 10 min
Should you opt for credit card points or cash back rewards? According to a recent report by creditcards.com, most Americans opt for credit cards with a cash back reward. However, before you quickly sign up for cash back rewards, there are a few things…
Top 10 Hottest Rental Markets in the US - Episode 627
May 18 • 9 min
On today’s show, we’re diving into the top ten hottest rental markets in the US. To be clear, these are not the best markets to invest, but instead the most expensive, overinflated, fastest-growing rental markets. If you want a solid investment…
Real Estate’s Digital Revolution Is Here with John Fagan - Episode 626
May 14 • 27 min
Many people are feeling the effects of the pandemic, and renters and tenants are no exception. While real estate has widely been deemed an essential business, there are still restrictions keeping business from operating as usual. On this…
How to Pay Your Credit Cards with Tax Free Dollars - Episode 625
May 13 • 9 min
So you want to pay your credit cards with tax-free dollars? On today’s show, you’re going to learn a financially intelligent way to maximize the money in your family business. You’re going to learn how to make the most out of your credit cards by…
5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Money - Episode 624
May 11 • 13 min
There are five main things you should never do with your money. If your goal is to build financial intelligence, you’ll need to make simple, smart money moves. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’re going to learn five things you…
Why New Construction Rentals Are a Game Changer with Greg Dickerson - Episode 623
May 7 • 31 min
Greg Dickerson is a real estate developer, the epitome of a serial entrepreneur, coach and mentor. Throughout his career, he has built and renovated hundreds of homes and commercial buildings, as well as developed residential and mixed-use…
How to Become a Real Estate Professional in 2020 with Jas Takhar - Episode 622
May 6 • 31 min
On today’s show, I’m sitting down with Jas Takhar, the managing partner at REC Canada, podcast host, and real estate entrepreneur. Jas manages a team of realtors in Canada, and has assisted in over 700 deals in the past year. In 2019 and heading into…
Financing for Rental Properties 2020 - Episode 621
May 4 • 18 min
You might think it’s difficult to finance a rental property, let alone an entire portfolio. The truth is, if you’re willing to think outside the box, a little creativity goes a long way. On today’s show, you’re going to learn about the best…
How to Go from 0 to 18 Rental Properties in Two Years with Paul Beets - Episode 620
Apr 30 • 30 min
The biggest difference between aspiring real estate investors and successful real estate investors is the willingness to take action. On today’s show, I’m excited to share Paul Beets’ story with you. Paul is a podcast listener who utilized strategies…
Coming Foreclosure Crisis with Ken McElroy - Episode 619
Apr 29 • 21 min
It’s an unprecedented time for all of us, including real estate investors. As the economy has shifted and many businesses and individuals have lost their primary sources of income, there are a lot of questions about what the future of the market…
The Most Powerful Investing Tool The Government Gave Us - Episode 618
Apr 27 • 18 min
There is one particular investing tool that the US government makes available to its citizens that has incredible wealth building benefits. On today’s show, you’re going to learn about this tool, how it works, and its many benefits! Unless you’re…
Investing During 2020 Recession with Neal Bawa - Episode 617
Apr 23 • 27 min
By popular demand, Neal Bawa is back on the show to share his expertise about rental markets and investing under uncertainties in the economy. Today, Neal is sharing how the real estate industry has been affected by the current economic downfall….
How to Recession Proof Your Business with Nicole Grinnell and Liz Goddard - Episode 616
Apr 22 • 20 min
During this unprecedented time, many people are working from home and business owners are searching for ways to conduct business virtually. Today’s guests, Nicole Grinnell and Liz Goddard from Cc: My Admin, are experts on conducting an online…
8 Habits of Successful Investors - Episode 615
Apr 20 • 14 min
Successful investors did not build their wealth by chance. Success is the byproduct of meticulous planning, discipline, and important mindset shifts. And if you want to build passive income, you’ll want to replicate these habits. On this…
Shattering the Myth of Reverse Mortgages with Debbie Bloyd - Episode 614
Apr 16 • 35 min
Reverse mortgages have gotten a bad rap in recent years. The mainstream media has touted stories of elderly people losing their homes, and creating a fear based narrative surrounding this product. But the truth is, a reverse mortgage can be a great…
Infinite Banking Explained with Patrick Donohoe - Episode 613
Apr 15 • 32 min
One of the most controversial topics we’ve ever covered here on the podcast is the Infinite Banking Concept. Many people are skeptical of any lending platform tied to an insurance policy, while others have heard horror stories. One thing is for sure,…
The Cares Act Gives Investors Bonuses - Episode 612
Apr 13 • 9 min
Under normal circumstances, the government has strict regulations surrounding accessing retirement funds. But during the current pandemic, individuals and businesses have received certain benefits. More specifically, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,…
The Best Cities to Invest with Neal Bawa - Episode 611
Apr 9 • 29 min
Have you ever wondered how to actually study a rental market? This is an important piece of the investing puzzle, because the city you invest in can make or break your experience. On today’s show, Neal Bawa is sharing his expertise on how to survey…
It Takes 100 Days To Improve Your Life with John Assaraf - Episode 610
Apr 8 • 36 min
Right now we’re in the throes of an uncharted territory. There’s a lot of fear, uncertainty, and stress. And while those emotions are certainly valid, it’s important to remember that we are resilient and these circumstances won’t last forever. Smart…
Introducing Business Wars
Apr 7 • 6 min
Business Wars digs deep into some of the greatest corporate rivalries of all time. Think Facebook VS Snapchat or Nike VS Adidas. On each episode we give you an inside look at what inspired entrepreneurs to take risks that drove their companies to new…
No Time for Whining - Episode 609
Apr 6 • 17 min
There’s a lot of information circulating on the internet about how to recession proof your investments during our current economic downturn. But the truth is, it’s far too late for that. The only thing you can do now is move forward. On this…
How to Take Checkbook Control of Your Retirement with Dan Kryzanowski - Episode 608
Apr 2 • 24 min
Did you know you can use your retirement dollars to invest in alternative assets? You can use your retirement funds to open a Checkbook Control Self-Directed Solo 401(k) or Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) account with Rocket Dollar to invest in private…
Red States vs. Blue States: The Best Housing Markets - Episode 607
Apr 1 • 12 min
As a real estate investor, it’s important to purchase your rental properties in landlord friendly states. When you look at the data, there’s a clear difference between how red states and blue states handle landlord laws. On this episode of…
It’s Time for a Financial Reset - Episode 606
Mar 30 • 9 min
There’s no doubt that the economy is shifting. With a worldwide pandemic and many industries in the US shutdown, it’s an opportune time to get back to basics. On today’s show, I implore you to undergo a financial reset. On this episode of…
How to Get Private Money Step by Step with Austin Rutherford - Episode 605
Mar 26 • 31 min
One of the biggest questions we get is “how can I find private money?” This is a complex question, because not only does it involve strategy, but also crucial mindset shifts. On today’s show, we’re bringing in an expert to walk you through the process…
Recession Proof Your Investing with Jarrett - Episode 604
Mar 25 • 23 min
In such uncertain economic times, it’s important to put together a recession proof investing strategy. Accumulating assets in a self-directed IRA is an incredible way to build a sustainable retirement plan. Today’s guest, Jarrett, is here to share how…
Coronavirus Update: Real Estate Preserves Wealth - Episode 603
Mar 23 • 12 min
As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the US and the world, many investors find themselves panicking about the state of the stock market. Today we’re going to talk about the effects of the economic downturn on the housing market, and in…
Don’t Believe the Hype Around Mobile Home Parks with Ryan Narus - Episode 602
Mar 19 • 33 min
What is it actually like to invest in mobile home parks? It’s easy to find sensationalized videos and podcasts from so-called experts. But the reality about mobile home investing is much different than what you might hear online. On today’s…
How To Recession Proof Your Investing with Rod Kleif - Episode 601
Mar 18 • 22 min
On today’s show, Rod Khleif is back on the show to talk about how you can recession-proof your investments. Rod is sharing how he lost $50 million in 2008, plus tips to smartly invest during this current 2020 recession. In this interview,…
Coronavirus and Landlords - Episode 600
Mar 16 • 15 min
If you’re a landlord during a public health crisis how do you respond? It’s very possible that your tenants are feeling the effects of the economic downturn of COVID-19. There are many ways that people will lose their ability to earn an income and pay…
Getting Started with Vacation Rentals with Erica Muller - Episode 599
Mar 12 • 20 min
Have you ever considered purchasing a vacation rental, but you just don’t know where to start? Today’s guest, Erica Muller is the founder of Vrolio. Vrolio is a company that offers a platform for investors to buy and sell short-term vacation rental…
What Is a Conservation Easement? - Episode 598
Mar 11 • 14 min
We’re always looking for ways to lower our taxes, and when our CPA told us to research a conservation easement we started researching this topic. Today we’re going to share what we’ve learned about this tax strategy and its benefits. On this…
Why Having a Backup Plan Never Works - Episode 597
Mar 9 • 8 min
You’ve got ambitious goals. So you might be thinking you should have a Plan B in place should Plan A go off the rails. The reality is, having a backup plan can actually set you up for failure. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m…
3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score with Wayne Sanford - Episode 596
Mar 5 • 26 min
Want to get started in real estate, but feel held back by a low credit score? You’re not alone in this, and the good news is you have options for improving your credit score. On today’s show, Wayne the Credit Guy is back to run down three ways to…
What Is a Property Lien? - Episode 595
Mar 4 • 13 min
What is a property lien and how does it work? On today’s show, we’re explaining the different types of property liens, and what you can expect as a real estate investor. You’ll learn about different situations that might warrant a property lien, and…
Life’s Little Mysteries
Mar 3 • 11 min
Life’s Little Mysteries is the newest Audioboom original podcast and co-production with Live Science. This podcast is for everyone and anyone who loves science and wants to know more about everything around us. Join hosts Mindy Weisberger and Jeanna…
The Fastest Way to Make Money in Real Estate with Zack Boothe - Episode 594
Mar 2 • 25 min
If your main mission in real estate investing is to make money fast, today’s show is for you! Today’s guest, Zack Boothe is here to share his foolproof marketing system on driving for dollars. If you’ve ever been intrigued by driving for dollars,…
How to Buy US Real Estate When You’re Canadian with Glen Sutherland - Episode 593
Feb 27 • 24 min
There’s no denying this fact: the US is the best place to invest in real estate. But how can you approach this strategy when you’re Canadian? It’s certainly possible for Canadian investors to buy properties in the US, but there are a few extra hoops…
Interview with HGTV’s Flip or Flop Star Tarek El Moussa - Episode 592
Feb 26 • 28 min
On today’s show, I’m joined by HGTV star, Tarek El Moussa! Tarek is here to share his tips to finding success in the real estate industry. We’ll talk about his journey to becoming a famous flipper, what it takes to be successful, and how to think…
Democrats and Housing 2020: Affordable Housing Crisis - Episode 591
Feb 24 • 9 min
America is facing an affordable housing crisis in 2020. Per the recent Democratic debate the Democratic candidates have vastly different plans to combat the affordable housing crisis in the U.S. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m…
When Is the Right Time to Buy Real Estate? with Eric Bowlin - Episode 590
Feb 20 • 26 min
One of the most common questions new investors have is “when is the right time to invest?” And while there are varying opinions on this topic, most successful, long-term investors seem to take the same approach. Today’s guest, Eric Bowlin, has…
What Is a Real Estate Pro Forma? - Episode 589
Feb 19 • 18 min
What is a real estate pro forma, and how does it work? A pro forma is a critical document used to evaluate a piece of real estate. On today’s show, Natali and I are discussing the ins and outs of a real estate pro forma so that you can better…
3 Reasons You Are Poor - Episode 588
Feb 17 • 8 min
Poor is a temporary state—a short-term season of life in which money is lacking. But how do you break out of this cycle? Today you’re going to learn how to identify why you haven’t been able to build wealth, plus tips to start moving in the right…
A Slowing But Growing Economy with Kathy Fettke - Episode 587
Feb 13 • 36 min
In real estate investing, there’s a lot of talk about the future of the market. In fact, there’s been talk of an impending recession for years. And although no one can confidently predict what will happen, today’s guest is an honest and reliable…
The Most Landlord Friendly States - Episode 586
Feb 12 • 20 min
What is a landlord friendly state, and why does it matter? This is one of the main components you should consider before investing in real estate. Whether or not you invest in a landlord friendly state can make or break your investing experience!…
Rethinking Your IRA in Times of Turbulence - Episode 585
Feb 10 • 5 min
Most investors think their IRA is a steel trap, not realizing how dependent it is on a booming stock market. This means that investors put their retirement money into a place where they have little to no control and hope for the best. But this is not…
Your Goal Should Be 4 Rental Properties with Michael Zuber - Episode 584
Feb 6 • 22 min
On today’s show, Michael Zuber is back to share why you should make it your goal to purchase four rental properties. In this interview, Michael is sharing his insights on setting attainable goals, what it’s really like to be a landlord, and how to…
How to Teach Your Kids About Credit Cards - Episode 583
Feb 5 • 15 min
We take the responsibility of instilling financial intelligence in our children very seriously. As our society becomes less and less reliant on cash, we’ve had to consider the importance of teaching our kids about how credit cards work. Money can be a…
What Is a Real Estate IRA? - Episode 582
Feb 3 • 7 min
You want to retire with comfort, security, and a sustainable income. When it comes to retirement planning, there’s no better financial tool than the self-directed IRA. Investing in real estate is one of the most powerful ways to grow your wealth, and…
Business Financing Inside and Out with Ty Crandall - Episode 581
Jan 30 • 30 min
Did you know that there’s currently more capital available to businesses today than ever before? It seems counterintuitive post-2008 financial crisis, but the truth is that the tightening of bank regulations opened up a lot of options for alternative…
Annual Corporate Filings for Real Estate Investors - Episode 580
Jan 29 • 12 min
If you own an LLC or other business entity for your real estate investments, you’re required to file an annual report in the states you conduct business. An annual corporate filing explains your companies members and business activities. The filing…
How to Retire in Your 30’s - Episode 579
Jan 27 • 12 min
So you want to retire in your 30’s? Today you’re going to learn how to achieve early retirement through passive income. On this episode, you’ll hear six strategies you can utilize to save money, get out of debt, and purchase performing assets that…
How to Use Wholesaling to Build Your Buy & Hold Portfolio with Lance Wakefield - Episode 578
Jan 23 • 29 min
Have you ever considered using the incredible returns available from wholesaling real estate to build a buy and hold portfolio? Lance Wakefield is a real estate wholesaler in the Dallas, Texas area who grew his portfolio from one to three digits in…
Know When to Fold Them - Episode 577
Jan 22 • 16 min
As buy and hold investors, it is typically our goal to keep all of our rental properties long-term. But occasionally, there are situations in which it makes sense to sell an underperforming or particularly exhausting asset. On today’s show, we’re…
Nothing Happens Until Something Moves - Episode 576
Jan 20 • 6 min
“Nothing happens until something moves.” - Albert Einstein What is the biggest determinant of success? I’m convinced it’s not greatness, money, or privilege—but the ability to take action. On today’s show, you’re going to hear how ideas…
How to Get Business Credit with 0% Interest with Mike Banks - Episode 575
Jan 16 • 28 min
Do you need funding for your small business or for real estate investing? Today we’re sharing a game changing strategy you can use to attain business funding at 0% interest! Mike Banks from Fund&Grow is back to let you in on how you can jumpstart…
Your Home Is Not an Asset - Episode 574
Jan 15 • 13 min
Contrary to popular belief, more often than not a primary residence is not a performing asset. On today’s show, we’re going to ask you to challenge your mindset when it comes to being a homeowner. On this episode of Investing in Real…
8 Habits of Successful Investors - Episode 573
Jan 13 • 14 min
Successful investors did not build their wealth by chance. Success is the byproduct of meticulous planning, discipline, and important mindset shifts. And if you want to build passive income, you’ll want to replicate these habits. On this…
Got an Excuse? This Guy Escaped Saddam Hussein to Become a Successful Real Estate Investor with Noah Laith - Episode 572
Jan 9 • 33 min
What’s your excuse? Honestly, what is it that holds you back from investing in real estate? Today you’re going to hear an honest conversation about how to identify your challenges, and how to turn them into opportunities. There’s no one better to…
How to Read More Business Books: 5 Tips - Episode 571
Jan 8 • 7 min
One key habit that all successful people share is the practice of reading on a regular basis. This isn’t hyperbole—people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Warren Buffet have all credited their daily reading routine as part of their success….
The #1 Question We Should Ask Ourselves
Jan 6 • 13 min
What could you accomplish if you were not afraid? Over the holiday season, I read a book that changed the way I think. On today’s show, I want to share a simple principle from this book that can help you eliminate your fear-based excuses. In…
How to Overcome Fear and Get Started with Ryan Narus - Episode 569
Jan 2 • 35 min
Whether or not you’ve taken action as a real estate investor, you probably know that fear is a huge factor that stops people from taking action. Today’s guest, Ryan Narus is here to share his experience with overcoming fear and becoming a successful…
5 Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Investors - Episode 568
Jan 1 • 12 min
You asked, we delivered! In this video, we’re sharing 5 apps we can’t live without! Many of you know, I love all things tech, and Natali loves all things organization. So naturally, apps help us simplify our real estate business. On this…
How to Live Your Best Year Ever - Episode 567
Dec 30, 2019 • 13 min
Today’s show is the last episode of 2019, and I want to share how you can plan for your best year ever in 2020. You’re going to learn about the power of setting your intentions, and how to deal with people who doubt your dreams. We’ll discuss the…
FIRE Movement: Financial Independence - Episode 566
Dec 26, 2019 • 18 min
If you want to create financial independence in your life, it starts with one thing: knowing your goal. If you know what your expenses are, you can then determine how many performing assets it would take for you to live financially free. This is no…
Reach Your Financial Goals by Setting Non-Financial Goals - Episode 565
Dec 25, 2019 • 13 min
Setting business and financial goals are essential for your success. But on the other hand, sometimes it can be beneficial to take a step back from crunching numbers, and instead focus on team building. On today’s show, we’re discussing how we use…
Don’t Waste Those 72 Hours - Episode 564
Dec 23, 2019 • 10 min
With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to think about your goals and what you want to achieve. There are 72 hours in a week after you sleep eight hours per night and work 40 hours a week for someone else. In 2020, what will you do with…
How to Pick the Right Contractors with Jose Jaramillo - Episode 563
Dec 19, 2019 • 34 min
If you’ve ever renovated a rental property, you know that hiring reliable contractors is a critical piece of your success. And hiring a contractor is no easy feat–there are a lot of things to take into account in order to get the right team for the…
Get Organized for 2020 - Episode 562
Dec 18, 2019 • 17 min
As we head into 2020, now is the perfect time to organize all of your business and investment documents. As a real estate investor, there are important tax and property documents to keep track of, and it’s always a smart idea to be organized! Putting…
How to Invest in US Real Estate - Episode 561
Dec 16, 2019 • 13 min
The US is the best place to buy high return real estate investments, no matter where you live. However, the access to entry can seem overwhelming from overseas. From financing to finding properties, it can be hard to do it all from across the map. If…
Student Loan Debt is Crushing Us with Mike Brown - Episode 560
Dec 12, 2019 • 19 min
You probably already know that student loan debt has impacted many Americans’ ability to purchase homes, invest, and save money. But when you actually look at the worsening data from the past decade, the trends are staggering. Mike Brown, a…
Does Real Estate Investing Create a Simpler Life? - Episode 559
Dec 11, 2019 • 15 min
If you’re seeking a simpler lifestyle, you might consider becoming a full time real estate investor. Real estate investing offers incredible earning potential, without having to attend a 9-5 job. Today, we want to discuss whether or not real estate…
It’s All About Mindset with Kaylee McMahon - Episode 558
Dec 9, 2019 • 24 min
Your overall attitude is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to achieving goals. No matter what your wealth building strategy is, you will be hard-pressed to make progress without the right outlook. Today’s guest is here to share how…
The Hidden Gem of Real Estate Investing That You Haven’t Thought Of with Glenn Stromberg - Episode 557
Dec 5, 2019 • 31 min
On today’s show, I’m joined by Glenn Stromberg, an expert in the manufactured housing industry! Glenn is here to share why manufactured housing is the best kept secret in real estate investing, and some of the benefits of investing in manufactured…
How To Spend Less Time Working and More Time Living with Michael - Episode 556
Dec 4, 2019 • 31 min
On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m excited to share my conversation with new investor, Michael. Michael is here to share his experience purchasing rental properties, overcoming apprehension, and his journey working with our team at…
The Right Way to Grow in 2020 - Episode 555
Dec 2, 2019 • 10 min
As we approach the end of the year, many businesses and individuals find themselves assessing their growth and setting goals. On today’s show, I want to discuss the right way to evaluate and measure goals in the new year. No matter what your goal is…
They Lost Everything in the Stock Market, Now They Own Real Estate with Johnny and Jenny Situ - Episode 554
Nov 28, 2019 • 27 min
On today’s show, I’m joined by a husband and wife real estate investing team, Johnny and Jenny Situ. After immigrating from China to the US, the Situs built a rental portfolio of nine rental properties and launched their successful real estate app,…
A Powerful Tool of the Wealthy with Brett Swarts - Episode 553
Nov 27, 2019 • 23 min
A Deferred Sales Trust is one of the most powerful tools available to real estate investors.This strategy can help you build wealth, defer taxes, and maximize your depreciation benefits. The key to taking advantage of this powerful tax deferral tool…
No Liability Holiday Challenge - Episode 552
Nov 25, 2019 • 12 min
This holiday season, my family and I are inviting you to join our No Liability Holiday Challenge. This is an opportunity to break away from the massive consumerism that the holiday season encourages. It is also a way to give more meaningful gifts….
How to Set Up Your Trusts to Protect Your Assets with Bruce Mack - Episode 551
Nov 21, 2019 • 31 min
As a real estate investor, asset protection is incredibly important. Most business owners get sued at some point, so it’s critical to ensure that you have the right protection in place, proactively! On today’s show, we’re diving into the world of…
How I Lost Everything - Episode 550
Nov 20, 2019 • 36 min
On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing a personal, devastating story of how I once lost everything in a speculative land project. You’ll hear the details of the deal and how it went under. More importantly, I’ll share how I…
Get Rid of Toxic People in Your Life - Episode 549
Nov 18, 2019 • 13 min
When you’re trying to make a positive change in your life, it’s important to assess sources of negative energy that might be dragging you down. You might find yourself surrounded by negative friends, colleagues, or family members who are sabotaging…
The Importance of Real Estate Photography with Darryl Glade - Episode 548
Nov 14, 2019 • 28 min
Have you ever thought about the role of photography and marketing within the real estate industry? Whether you’re trying to list a property or find a tenant, high quality photos can go a long way in building your business. Today’s guest, Darryl Glade,…
3 Important Year-End Tax Tactics to Use Right Now - Episode
Nov 13, 2019 • 17 min
Even though it’s the end of the year, it’s actually the perfect time to be strategic about tax season. Investing in real estate is an incredible tax shelter on its own, but smart investors know that in order to reap the most tax benefits you have to…
Do It Now. Why the End of the Year is the Best Time to Buy Real Estate - Episode 546
Nov 11, 2019 • 13 min
The end of the year is always a great time to assess your goals. As a real estate investor, there are tremendous tax benefits to purchasing real estate before the end of the calendar year. If you can take initiative now, you’ll reap numerous rewards…
Financial Independence in 3 Steps with Alex Babayev - Episode 545
Nov 7, 2019 • 20 min
Real estate investing is the number one way to build wealth in the United States. From cash flow to tax deductions, there’s no denying the power of purchasing real estate investments. And the good news is, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to…
How to Use Digital Marketing to Grow Your Business with Nate Kennedy - Episode 544
Nov 6, 2019 • 26 min
It’s no secret that the internet and social media have changed the game for many industries, and real estate is no exception. The days of handing out business cards, knocking on doors, and cold calling are fading into the past, and now real estate…
5 Expenses Rich People Avoid - Episode 543
Nov 4, 2019 • 16 min
Wealthy people usually have a few things in common: the right mindset, passive income, and good spending habits. In fact, I’ve noticed five key areas in which most rich people refrain from spending money. These five categories are what truly separates…
How to Find Fix & Flip Properties with Jerry Norton - Episode 542
Oct 31, 2019 • 10 min
As promised, on today’s show you’re going to learn how to find fix and flip properties. In part three of our Flipping Mastery Series, Jerry Norton is back to share exactly how to find a distressed property to fix and flip! Jerry is a house flipping…
How to Pay for Your Health Insurance Yourself - Episode 541
Oct 30, 2019 • 15 min
When you quit your day job and live off of your real estate business, you’ll have to pay out of pocket for health insurance. For many Americans, shifting away from an employee-sponsored health plan is a scary idea, but it doesn’t have to be! On…
Shift Your Paradigm - Episode 540
Oct 28, 2019 • 9 min
Recently, my nine-year-old son asked me what a paradigm is, and on today’s show I want to dive into what it really means to identify and change your paradigm. Because when it comes to making a big change in your life, you first have to consciously…
The 3 Biggest Lessons from Real Estate Billionaires with Erez Cohen - Episode 539
Oct 24, 2019 • 33 min
What could you learn from following the advice and actions of the world’s top real estate investors? How would your mindset shift? How would your portfolio grow? Erez Cohen has collected this knowledge first-hand, and he shares it in his new book…
What Do Setbacks Teach You About Yourself? - Episode 538
Oct 23, 2019 • 17 min
Setbacks are a part of any business, and real estate investing is no exception. When many new investors experience problems in their business, it can be easy to begin spiraling into fear, regret, and insecurity. On today’s show, Natali and I want to…
Financial Independence or Financial Suffering? - Episode 537
Oct 21, 2019 • 10 min
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.” On today’s show, I want to dissect what that quote means, and how it relates to your financial outcome. You’ll…
The 5 Best Wealth-Building Books - Episode 536
Oct 17, 2019 • 19 min
At Morris Invest, we are passionate about continued learning. We believe that there is not one set-in-stone path to financial freedom, but that you must instead forge your own way. The best way to do so is to inform yourself about the different…
Understanding Your Freedom Number: Clayton’s Interview on the Get Rich Education Show - Episode 535
Oct 16, 2019 • 37 min
Understanding your expenses and your overall net worth is an important piece of your overall financial snapshot. But what’s also important is understanding the amount of performing assets that are necessary to create financial freedom for your…
There Are Two Kinds of Failure - Episode 534
Oct 14, 2019 • 9 min
In Robert Greene’s book Mastery, he writes, “There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from,…
Why Are You Trying to Grow? Seriously, Why? with Brandon Middleton - Episode 533
Oct 10, 2019 • 27 min
Most entrepreneurs are into crunching numbers and improving analytics. When you’re in that mindset, it’s easy to keep striving for more success and more money. But at some point, you have to ask yourself the question: “when is enough, enough?”…
Should Your Property Manager Handle Repairs? - Episode 532
Oct 9, 2019 • 20 min
When you’re a real estate investor, you’re going to have to deal with repairs from time to time. A great property management team will help manage the maintenance of repairs, but as the owner, you’ll still have to make financial decisions and…
Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game
Oct 8, 2019 • 8 min
American Elections: Wicked Game is a new podcast from the host of Wondery’s American History Tellers (Lindsay Graham) that will explore all 58 presidential elections, leading up to the big day in November 2020. From the inevitable election of George…
It’s Better to Fail at the Beginning - Episode 531
Oct 7, 2019 • 12 min
Every single real estate investor, entrepreneur, and human is bound to face failure at some point. When it comes to your business, the potential for failure can seem scary—but it’s also part of the growing process. On today’s show, I want…
Moving from Wholesaling to Buy and Hold with Brian Ellwood - Episode 530
Oct 3, 2019 • 28 min
On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m joined by Brian Ellwood, a real estate professional who retired by the age of 30 thanks to passive income. Brian’s passion is teaching others how to replace their income by acquiring rental…
I Own a Great Rental Property, Should I Sell It? - Episode 529
Oct 2, 2019 • 9 min
From time to time, you might find yourself considering the option of selling one of your rental properties. Whether it’s due to market shifts, or personal financial situations, if you find yourself tempted to sell your rental property, there are a…
Do Mistakes Exist? - Episode 528
Sep 30, 2019 • 9 min
When interviewed about his car production process, Henry Ford said, “I’ve never made a mistake in my life. Never! And neither did you ever make a mistake—or anybody else .For what purpose do you suppose you are living on earth? Do you know what…
Converting Buildings to Self-Storage Facilities with Scott Krone - Episode 527
Sep 27, 2019 • 34 min
Self-storage is one incredibly fascinating area within the real estate investing industry. Self-storage investing involves many of the staples of running a real estate business like taxes, acquisition, and monthly cash flow—but without having to…
Deferred Sales Trusts vs. 1031 Exchange with Brett Swarts - Episode 526
Sep 25, 2019 • 25 min
If you find yourself wanting to sell a rental property, capital gains taxes can be incredibly challenging. By now, you probably already know the power of a 1031 Exchange. But like most strategies, a 1031 Exchange is not one-size-fits all. On…
Look for Your Next Rock to Climb - Episode 525
Sep 23, 2019 • 11 min
Like any worthwhile venture, investing in real estate can come with its challenges. From evictions to bad business deals, most investors have a horror story or two under their belt. On today’s show, I want to talk about how to approach these…
Mistakes to Avoid When Holding Paper with Mark Ross - Episode 524
Sep 19, 2019 • 26 min
Physical rental properties are not the only performing asset that can help you build wealth. Holding paper, also known as seller financing, is a smart way to diversify, bring in cash flow, and create financial freedom. And on the other hand, if…
When Will I Make My Money Back? - Episode 523
Sep 18, 2019 • 13 min
A lot of new investors often wonder how long it will take them to make back their initial investment on a rental property. However, this is the wrong question to ask. When you become a real estate investor, you’ll want to start thinking of your…
How to Escape the Rat Race: Clayton’s Interview on the Rich Dad Radio Show - Episode 522
Sep 16, 2019 • 45 min
What is it like to replace your paycheck with passive income, live financially free, and escape the rat race? This episode is my interview with Robert Kiyosaki on the Rich Dad Radio Show—recorded shortly after I retired from broadcast television…
Becoming a DIY Landlord with Ryan Coon - Episode 521
Sep 12, 2019 • 17 min
If you’re a DIY landlord, you know how stressful and unorganized it feels to manage multiple spreadsheets, field phone calls and maintenance requests, and everything else that goes along with the rental business. But managing your rental properties…
Behind the Scenes of a Renovation: Part 4 - Episode 520
Sep 11, 2019 • 7 min
In part 4 of our Behind the Scenes of a Renovation Series, I’m taking you back to my rental properties to get an update on the rehab process! At this point, the properties are almost tenant ready! I’m excited to show you everything that has…
Get Rich Quick Doesn’t Exist - Episode 519
Sep 9, 2019 • 10 min
Many people are looking for a strategy to help them get rich quick. But the truth is, wealth building is a slow and steady process that involves a lot of patience and persistence. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’ll learn a…
From Zero to 22 Rental Properties in One Year with FFA Member Drew - Episode 518
Sep 5, 2019 • 26 min
Oftentimes, the hardest part of building wealth can be changing your mindset. Many of us have been indoctrinated with false ideas about saving for retirement, the morality of debt, and what it means to purchase your primary residence. But once you can…
Behind the Scenes of a Renovation: Part 3 - Episode 517
Sep 4, 2019 • 7 min
Once springtime came around, our renovation project made great progress! Since you last saw these rental properties, our construction team has been hard at work on the windows, floors, cabinets, and even a special project for a Section 8 tenant….
Labor Day Motivation to Build Financial Freedom - Episode 516
Sep 2, 2019 • 9 min
Labor Day marks the end of summer, back-to-school time, and a great opportunity to get organized. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing some motivation you can use to build financial freedom. On today’s show, you’ll…
How to Quit Your Day Job in One Year with FFA Member Vance - Episode 513
Aug 29, 2019 • 24 min
What would it be like to purchase five rental properties, start a successful wholesaling business, and eliminate your spouse’s day job—all in less than a year? Today’s guest, Financial Freedom Academy member Vance, is here to share his…
Behind the Scenes of a Renovation: Part 2 - Episode 514
Aug 28, 2019 • 9 min
In part 2 of our Behind the Scenes of a Renovation Series, I’m taking you back to my rental properties to assess the rehab process. You’ll see various stages of renovation throughout the investment properties, and get a look at the teams at work!…
Where the Rich Are Investing Today - Episode 513
Aug 26, 2019 • 11 min
With recent news of a possible recession and impending tax cuts, it’s important to think about the best place to put your money. On today’s show, I’m sharing where the rich are investing, and what you need to consider. On this episode of…
Start Living Your Passion with FFA Member Kahn - Episode 512
Aug 22, 2019 • 18 min
How do you stop thinking like a paycheck employee, start a business, and begin purchasing performing assets that allow you to live your passion? When we created the Financial Freedom Academy, our intent was to help people do exactly that. On…
Behind the Scenes of a Renovation: Part 1 - Episode 511
Aug 21, 2019 • 8 min
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to transform a distressed rental property into a fully functioning home for tenants? In this series, I’m taking you behind the scenes of a rental property renovation. In part 1, you’ll see a bit of the…
Pick One Mentor - Episode 510
Aug 19, 2019 • 12 min
Working with a mentor can yield incredible benefits, but the key is to find the right mentor for you. And more importantly, you should choose one mentor instead of finding different pieces of conflicting advice. On this episode of the Investing…
How to Build a Portfolio of Probate Property with Chad Corbett - Episode 509
Aug 15, 2019 • 50 min
One interesting way of building a real estate portfolio is to acquire probate deals. However, this can be a sensitive topic, so it must be approached with kindness and empathy. Chad Corbett is the co-founder of All the Leads, a company that provides…
What Type of Insurance Should You Get for Your Rentals? - Episode 508
Aug 14, 2019 • 22 min
If you’re like most people, your knowledge on insurance policies is lacking. But if you’re a real estate investor, you’ll want to get educated on the insurance industry, and the type of products you should purchase for your investment…
Introducing: Waveform with MKBHD
Aug 13, 2019 • 10 min
Hey Investing in Real Estate fans, we think you may like the podcast Waveform with MKBHD. Waveform is a tech podcast for the gadget lovers and tech heads. Pulling from over 10 years of experience covering the tech industry, MKBHD will keep you…
5 Ways to Push Through Discomfort - Episode 507
Aug 12, 2019 • 14 min
If you’re wanting to make a positive change in your life, you’re bound to experience some discomfort along the way. When the process gets hard, that’s when it’s easiest to give up. But if you can learn how to push through the discomfort,…
How to Make Money Fast with Jerry Norton - Episode 506
Aug 8, 2019 • 11 min
In part two of our Flipping Mastery Series, I’m back with Jerry Norton to discuss how to make money fast in real estate. Jerry is a house flipping expert and the owner of Flipping Mastery, an education company that has taught real estate investors to…
How to Invest in Real Estate: Part 4 - Episode 505
Aug 7, 2019 • 14 min
Have you ever wondered what it takes to make money in real estate? Most of the money in real estate is made on the inside. On today’s show, you’re going to learn how to become an insider in the world of real estate investing. You’ll learn…
How to Make Money in Real Estate - Episode 504
Aug 5, 2019 • 16 min
Have you ever wondered what it takes to make money in real estate? Most of the money in real estate is made on the inside. On today’s show, you’re going to learn how to become an insider in the world of real estate investing. You’ll learn…
What Is House Flipping? with Jerry Norton - Episode 503
Aug 1, 2019 • 8 min
Flipping houses and owning buy and hold rental properties are two of the most popular real estate strategies. These two strategies work very differently, and choosing a strategy all comes down to deciding what is a fit for you. On today’s…
How to Invest in Real Estate: Part 3 - Episode 502
Jul 31, 2019 • 13 min
If you’ve been following along in our How to Invest Series, you’ve learned how to identify a performing asset, and how to run the numbers. Now it’s time to discover exactly how to purchase rental real estate. In part 3, you’re going to learn…
Stay Stupid and Don’t Build Wealth - Episode 501
Jul 29, 2019 • 12 min
If there’s one thing you need to know about the financial industry, it’s that they benefit prey on ignorance. That’s why you see so many advertisements and news stories on financial products that offer low interest rates. I urge you to break…
The Biggest Mistakes You’re Making on Your Taxes with Tom Wheelwright - Episode 500
Jul 25, 2019 • 54 min
Creating a real estate business is the number one way to build wealth, and taxes are one of the biggest advantages available to real estate investors. But if you’re not proactively tax planning in your real estate business, you’re probably making…
How to Invest in Real Estate: Part 2 - Episode 499
Jul 24, 2019 • 18 min
Now that you’ve learned how to use performing assets like real estate investments to build wealth, we want to talk about the mechanics of a deal. In part 2 of our How to Invest in Real Estate Series, we’re going to share exactly how you can evaluate a…
Retirement Crisis: Social Security Is Collapsing - Episode 498
Jul 22, 2019 • 10 min
You probably already know that most Americans are ill-prepared for retirement, and that the stability of the Social Security program continues to unravel. But new data shows incredible issues with the Social Security program and its future. On…
How to Do Vacation Rentals Right with Jim Dixon - Episode 497
Jul 18, 2019 • 32 min
Investing in vacation rentals can be a very profitable business model. However, it’s important to invest in the right markets, to price appropriately, and to have a streamlined process. Jim Dixon is the CEO at 30A Escapes Vacation Rentals, and a…
How to Invest in Real Estate: Part 1 - Episode 496
Jul 17, 2019 • 17 min
Want to invest in real estate, but aren’t sure where to begin? In this new series, we are taking you back to basics and discussing how to start building wealth via performing assets. We believe that buy and hold real estate is the best way to build…
How to Live Off Rental Income - Episode 495
Jul 15, 2019 • 15 min
When you’re a real estate investor and business owner, it’s important to be mindful about how you use your rental income. Obviously, the ultimate goal is to reach financial freedom and live exclusively off your rental properties—but you have to do…
How to Live a Life of Gratitude with Dan Rooney - Episode 494
Jul 11, 2019 • 27 min
We strongly believe that a big part of wealth building is centering an abundance mindset, and giving to charity. Every month, Morris Invest donates a a percentage of all profits to a non-profit organization called Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor was…
Evictions Don’t Have to Suck - Episode 493
Jul 10, 2019 • 25 min
Unfortunately, evictions are an inevitable part of the real estate investing business. It’s important that you understand that evictions don’t have to be scary or overwhelming. That’s why we wanted to let you in on a conversation we had about…
What Is Your Freedom Number? - Episode 492
Jul 8, 2019 • 7 min
What does it truly mean to have financial freedom? Many people dream of being a millionaire or owning a garage full of fancy cars, but on today’s show I want to discuss a different approach. A million dollars is an arbitrary number—I want to…
Adding Value to Real Estate with Mike Zlotnik - Episode 491
Jul 4, 2019 • 29 min
On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m joined by debt and equity investor, Mike Zlotnik! After 15 years in the IT field, Mike transitioned to a successful full-time career in the real estate industry He is a Fund Manager at Tempo…
How to Handle the What If’s of Real Estate Investing - Episode 490
Jul 3, 2019 • 13 min
If you’re new to real estate investing, you might feel anxious about all of the things that could potentially go wrong. On today’s show, I’m going to address all of the “what if’s” and how you can prepare for and react to any possible real…
Shut Out These Distractions - Episode 489
Jul 1, 2019 • 10 min
Making a change can be difficult, scary, and overwhelming. For many people, when they find themselves about to make a big leap, they start looking for ways to get back into their comfort zone. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I want to…
How to Avoid Money Making Mistakes in Real Estate with Jose Jaramillo - Episode 488
Jun 27, 2019 • 28 min
Real estate investing is a great way to make money, but it can also lend itself to some sizable financial mistakes unless you know what you’re doing. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m joined by investor Jose Jaramillo. Jose…
How to Pay Off Debt - Episode 487
Jun 26, 2019 • 18 min
Paying off debt can be a powerful step toward creating financial freedom. However, debt can feel overwhelming and crippling if you have lots of high-interest loans to your name. But don’t be fooled: you have the power to change your situation and…
Learn to Love the Process - Episode 486
Jun 24, 2019 • 8 min
No matter what goal you’re trying to achieve, it’s important that you fall in love with the process. Oftentimes we become so fixated on the end result that we miss out on important lessons that can only be gleaned from the process of practicing….
How to Buy Rent to Own Real Estate with Forrest McGhee - Episode 485
Jun 20, 2019 • 28 min
Rent to own housing is an arrangement in which the tenant rents a home for a specific period of time. After that time period, the renter has the option to purchase the home from the seller for an agreed upon purchase price. This agreement can be a…
Real Estate Investing with No Money - Episode 484
Jun 19, 2019 • 17 min
If you aspire to invest in real estate but don’t have money, you’ll have to learn how to take advantage of other people’s resources. One of the most powerful ways to grow a real estate portfolio is to use debt. In fact, this is how most…
We Only Grow Through Stress - Episode 483
Jun 17, 2019 • 8 min
In both life and real estate investing, stress is inevitable. Most of the time, we tend to avoid stress and think of it as a limitation. But the truth is, stressful times present an opportunity for incredible growth. On this episode of…
Use Debt to Buy Real Estate? with Mike Banks - Episode 482
Jun 13, 2019 • 30 min
Should you use debt to buy real estate? Wealthy people know that the best way to grow a real estate portfolio is through using other people’s money. On this episode, Mike Banks from Fund&Grow is back to share how you can use business credit to…
Will My Property Appraise? Should I Care - Episode 481
Jun 12, 2019 • 19 min
Whether you’re trying to get more favorable terms on a loan or simply grow your real estate portfolio, at some point you’ll probably want to refinance a rental property. Part of the refinancing process is the appraisal—a system that lenders have…
Have You Been Bruised Yet? - Episode 480
Jun 10, 2019 • 8 min
Have you been bruised yet? Have you experienced trials and tribulations in your real estate business? These lessons are difficult, but inevitable and necessary for growth. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing how our…
How to Scale as a Landlord with Sean Morrissey - Episode 479
Jun 6, 2019 • 27 min
Should you scale your business and start your own property management company? Today’s guest, Sean Morrissey is a long-term buy and hold investor. Sean is a Chicagoland-based investor who manages over 2000 property and owns over 50 units. On…
How to Invest with Partners - Episode 478
Jun 5, 2019 • 48 min
We often get questions about setting up LLCs or partnerships for real estate investing. On today’s show, we are deep diving into the structure of partnerships and how they work. This episode was originally aired as a live stream on our…
Free Yourself From Things - Episode 477
Jun 3, 2019 • 7 min
Have you ever thought about how minimalism can help you reach your financial goals? The two concepts might seem unrelated upon first thought, but the truth is that we tend to get weighed down by our possessions. On this episode of Investing in…
How to Make $300,000 a Year with This Airbnb Formula with Brian Page - Episode 476
May 30, 2019 • 33 min
Did you know that the short-term rental business is a multi-billion dollar industry? Many of you have asked about making money via Airbnb. This is an incredibly profitable real estate investing sector, but being successful in this industry is reliant…
Why Your Tax Refund Is So Small - Episode 475
May 29, 2019 • 7 min
If you were surprised by a smaller tax refund this year, you’ll need to make a few changes in 2019. Tax planning is a year-long proactive strategy. If you want to take initiative and ensure a better outcome next tax season, there are three key areas…
Memorial Day Message - Episode 474
May 27, 2019 • 7 min
Today in the United States, we’re honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military. This day is much more than a three-day weekend dedicated to barbecues, retail sales, and the beginning of summer. On…
How to Be a Connector with Alex Pardo - Episode 473
May 23, 2019 • 20 min
Being successful as a real estate investor is often a matter of making the right connections. Building relationships in the industry can help you find access to resources, learn more about others’ expertise, and more importantly, allow you to bring…
How to Choose an IRA Custodian - Episode 472
May 22, 2019 • 11 min
A self-directed IRA is a powerful way to build wealth. However, this type of retirement account is heavily regulated by the IRS, so it’s important to work with a qualified custodian. Choosing an IRA custodian comes down to your financial goals and the…
Steve Jobs’ Secret to Success - Episode 471
May 20, 2019 • 9 min
Steve Jobs is quoted as saying, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” On this Mindset Monday, I want to share how this principle applies to real estate…
One Rental at a Time with Michael Zuber - Episode 470
May 16, 2019 • 27 min
Do you want to create wealth via real estate investing, but you’re just too busy? If so, today’s show is for you. We’re going to discuss how you can build your real estate portfolio one rental at a time, with as little as 20 minutes per day….
Why Financial Advisors Won’t Talk About Self-Directed IRAs - Episode 469
May 15, 2019 • 14 min
The self-directed IRA is one of the most powerful wealth building tools available. Since this account can help you build exponential wealth, one would assume that financial advisors would recommend a self-directed IRA to all of their clients. But…
This Could Change Your Life: Upstream vs. Downstream - Episode 468
May 13, 2019 • 8 min
When you think about life as a current, we tend to praise those who swim against the stream. We tend to think of the innovators and explorers as those who charted new territory and made an impact. But on today’s show, I implore you to…
You Can’t Do It Alone. How to Build a Team with Alex Pardo - Episode 467
May 9, 2019 • 28 min
One surefire way to fail as a real estate investor is to try to do it alone. Finding success entails surrounding yourself with individuals who can help your business run smoothly and effectively. Especially if you want your real estate business to be…
Should You Hire a Property Management Team? - Episode 466
May 8, 2019 • 12 min
When you purchase your first rental property, there are many decisions you’ll need to make. But there is one decision that can entirely dictate your experience in real estate investing: should you manage your property yourself, or hire an…
Your Intentions WILL Change Your Future - Episode 465
May 6, 2019 • 8 min
In every moment, you are creating your future with your thoughts and intentions. And when it comes to building wealth, mindset is a huge piece of the puzzle. Creating financial freedom begins with changing your intentions. On this episode of…
Should You Manage Your Own Rental Properties? with Dave Spooner - Episode 464
May 2, 2019 • 19 min
If you’ve decided to self-manage your rental properties, it’s important that you have the right tools and systems in place to make your job easier. From collecting rent to approving maintenance requests, there are many facets to thorough and…
5 Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Investors - Episode 463
May 1, 2019 • 15 min
You asked, we delivered! In this video, we’re sharing 5 apps we can’t live without! Many of you know, I love all things tech, and Natali loves all things organization. So naturally, apps help us simplify our real estate business. On this…
Don’t Sit on the Fence - Episode 462
Apr 29, 2019 • 8 min
If you’re facing a big decision, today I want you to fully commit to your choice. It’s time to stop sitting on the fence, become committed, and take action. Sitting on the fence has never assisted anyone in creating change. On this…
The New Trend is Build to Rent Housing with Bruce McNeilage
Apr 25, 2019 • 22 min
As we’ve discussed on the show before, there is a shortage of homes available in the housing market. Because of this, many investors are shifting their strategy and focusing on building rental communities from the ground up. Bruce…
Questions to Ask a Mortgage Lender: 14 Tips - Episode 460
Apr 24, 2019 • 22 min
If you’re planning to grow your real estate portfolio, you’ll need to learn how to effectively communicate with lenders. When you’re shopping for a loan, you want to make sure you can get the most favorable terms possible. And when you’re…
How to Avoid Bad Financial Advice - Episode 459
Apr 22, 2019 • 12 min
Where do you get your advice about building wealth? Financial advice can be valuable, but it’s important to make sure it’s coming from a knowledgeable and trusted source. On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing the…
How to Make $10,000 a Month in Passive Income with Anton Ivanov - Episode 458
Apr 18, 2019 • 28 min
If you’re aiming to create financial freedom through real estate investing, it’s important to remember this truth: all successful investors started with just one property. Building a large portfolio can take a lot of time and energy, and that’s…
How to Find Cheap Houses to Buy - Episode 457
Apr 17, 2019 • 22 min
The key to making a great return in real estate is to buy cheap, off-market properties. The problem with this is that most new investors don’t know where to begin. Finding cheap properties typically involves a great deal of patience and the ability…
Here’s What Causes Confusion - Episode 456
Apr 15, 2019 • 9 min
In the age of information, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with multiple goals and different paths to achieve them. This information overload can hinder many of us from taking action. Consuming endless information leaves no time to actually…
How to Invest in Assisted Living Facilities with Gene Guarino - Episode 455
Apr 11, 2019 • 27 min
The reason why being a real estate investor is such a sustainable business is that people will always need a place to live. One demographic of tenants you might not have considered is seniors. Investing in assisted living facilities can be a great way…
Should You Refinance Your Mortgage? - Episode 454
Apr 10, 2019 • 16 min
With mortgage rates dropping, many homeowners are left wondering if they should refinance their homes. Like many finance decisions, this can vary based on your personal situation. On today’s show, we’re here to help you determine if you…
The Color of Your Thoughts - Episode 453
Apr 8, 2019 • 9 min
Creating financial freedom can be a mental game. Many people let themselves become defined by their struggles, and are held back by their mind. Being focused on negativity leads only to negative outcomes. On this episode of Investing in Real…
You’d Better Expect Problems Along the Way with Ken McElroy - Episode 452
Apr 4, 2019 • 23 min
If you expect your real estate venture to be without difficulties, you will eventually encounter a rude awakening. Like any other business, sometimes things don’t go as planned. Especially as you grow your portfolio, it’s likely that you’ll have…
Real Estate Wire Fraud - Episode 451
Apr 3, 2019 • 13 min
One integral piece of the closing process is a wire transfer. Unfortunately, in the real estate sector, wire fraud is becoming more and more prevalent. On today’s show, we’re walking you through specific steps you can take to protect yourself…
There Is Always a Way - Episode 450
Apr 1, 2019 • 6 min
Obstacles will always be present—in life, and in real estate investing. But the good news is, there is also always a solution. Even better, if you’re willing to be optimistic, difficult situations typically present an opportunity to learn and…
When Is the Right Time to Buy Real Estate? with Janine Yorio - Episode 449
Mar 28, 2019 • 25 min
Attempting to time the market is tricky. Even experts get it wrong on a regular basis. That’s why leveraging data can help you make better investing decisions. Janine Yorio is the CEO and founder of Compound, New York City-based real estate…
How to Track Rental Property Expenses for Free - Episode 448
Mar 27, 2019 • 14 min
Have you ever wondered about the best method to track your rental property expenses? There are many different softwares on the market that you can pay a monthly subscription for, but if you’re just starting out, there’s a better way to do it FOR FREE!…
Stop Expecting Perfection - Episode 447
Mar 25, 2019 • 5 min
This might be hard to swallow: you’ll never be 100% prepared. Perfection is a myth. Real estate investing is not perfect, and life certainly is not perfect. But unfortunately, perfection is a crutch that stops many people from finding success. …
How to Invest in Opportunity Zones with Eddie Lorin - Episode 446
Mar 21, 2019 • 29 min
An Opportunity Zone is a community development program established by Congress in 2017 that allows investors to take advantage of tax breaks while investing in economically-distressed neighborhoods across the US. Since this is a relatively new…
How to Lower Your Property Taxes - Episode 445
Mar 20, 2019 • 19 min
Property taxes can be a big expense for real estate investors. Property tax rates can vary by state, but it’s important for landlords to ensure that they are being charged a fair value on their tax bill. On today’s episode of Investing in…
Don’t Be Defined By Your Career - Episode 444
Mar 18, 2019 • 4 min
When you meet someone new, one of the first things they seem to ask is, “What do you do?” Despite the fact that our culture seems to place a lot of value on a person’s career, basing your self-worth on your job title is a risky move. On…
How to Pay No Taxes with Real Estate Investing with Tom Wheelwright - Episode 443
Mar 14, 2019 • 35 min
The 2018 tax code brought about sweeping changes to the real estate investing industry. From a 20% deduction to bonus depreciation, this tax law offers many incredible advantages to real estate investors. If there’s one person who knows and…
How to Get Started Investing with $30,000 - Episode 442
Mar 13, 2019 • 14 min
How can you get started investing if you’ve got a good chunk of savings, but not quite enough to purchase an investment property? That’s our topic for today’s show, and to be honest, that’s how we started our investing careers! On this episode of…
Not Enough Houses Available! Oh No! - Episode 441
Mar 11, 2019 • 11 min
Due to a low supply of inventory, many big investors are shifting their strategy, and beginning to build rental communities. Because it’s becoming increasingly harder to find single-family homes to rent, these large companies are instead buying land…
How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing When You Know Nothing with Ali Boone - Episode 440
Mar 7, 2019 • 28 min
Getting your start in real estate can be overwhelming. There is a ton of information out there, but many times new investors don’t know where to begin. Today’s guest, Ali Boone, left behind her 9-5 as an Aerospace Engineering career to become a…
How to Buy a Car in Your LLC - Episode 439
Mar 6, 2019 • 17 min
You probably already know the importance of making business purchases in order to lower your overall tax burden. But sometimes, it can be difficult to determine what kinds of purchases can serve as legitimate business expenses. Recently, one of our…
Why I Disagree with Grant Cardone and Buy Single Family Homes - Episode 438
Mar 4, 2019 • 12 min
What’s a better real estate strategy: single family homes or multi-family homes? This is the great debate in the real estate world. Many experts have strong opinions about which strategy is better, and today we’re going to explore my personal…
How to Buy 100 Houses in 3 Years with Zach Beach - Episode 437
Feb 28, 2019 • 24 min
One incredible method to get involved with real estate is to buy properties on terms. There are multiple ways to do this, and it can be a great way to purchase affordable properties. Today’s guest has purchased 100 homes in less than three years via…
How to 1099 a Contractor - Episode 436
Feb 27, 2019 • 15 min
Part of being a successful real estate investor is doing your due diligence year-round in order to make tax time easier. Most likely, your business will have employed multiple contractors throughout the year. The IRS requires that you 1099 any person…
Are Real Estate Agents About to Go Extinct? - Episode 435
Feb 25, 2019 • 8 min
Decades ago, real estate agents had access to exclusive data and statistics that were not readily available to the average homebuyer. As new technology emerges and the real estate market continues to shift, real estate agents are worried abut the…
How to Get Your Spouse on Board Your Real Estate Investing Journey - Episode 434
Feb 21, 2019 • 31 min
So you’re ready to take the plunge and purchase your first rental property, but your spouse isn’t so sure? I’ve been there. You’re not alone. We hear from investors facing this same predicament all the time! Chances are, there’s a more…
Real Estate Investing for Beginners: How to Not Freak Out When Things Go Bad
Feb 20, 2019 • 15 min
Just like any other business model, sometimes in real estate investing, things go wrong. From soured business partnerships to unexpected repairs, it’s inevitable that you will hit a few roadblocks throughout your investing career. On this…
How to Invest When You Have Zero Motivation - Episode 432
Feb 18, 2019 • 13 min
Do you love the idea of getting started in real estate investing, but simply lack the motivation? It’s easy to come up with excuses, but if you’re serious about creating financial freedom, you’ll have to leave procrastination behind and get…
The Ultimate Guide to Self-Directed IRAs - Episode 431
Feb 14, 2019 • 51 min
If you want to take control of your retirement accounts, a self-directed IRA could be a great option for you. A self-directed account allows you choose what types of investments you think will perform best, instead of letting your custodian choose for…
I Quit My 6-Figure Job After I Learned This Lesson About Money - Episode 430
Feb 13, 2019 • 12 min
In 2018, I left a six-figure career behind by replacing it with passive income. This was a very intentional decision. Specifically, this decision occurred after I learned a very powerful lesson about money. On today’s show, I’m…
ROI Calculations: Dirty Little Secrets - Episode 429
Feb 11, 2019 • 9 min
Return on investment, commonly referred to as ROI, is the single most important metric to consider when purchasing real estate investments. If you’ve ever been confused or intimidated by calculating ROI, today’s show is for you! On this…
The Ultimate Guide to Wholesaling Houses with Tom Krol - Part 2 - Episode 428
Feb 7, 2019 • 25 min
Wholesaling is a powerful way for real estate investors to get started, but it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re doing. On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, Tom Krol is back to share more details about finding success…
Introducing the Financial Freedom Academy - Episode 427
Feb 6, 2019 • 9 min
If you’ve followed our story, you know that our journey to financial freedom took a lot of time and resources. Now that we’ve paved the way, we decided to package everything we’ve learned into a simple, step-by-step course to help you expedite…
5 Powerful Benefits of a 1031 Exchange - Episode 426
Feb 4, 2019 • 10 min
A 1031 exchange is a powerful tax-deferral tool that allows an individual or business to save capital gains after the sale of an asset. This program allows real estate investors to sell a rental property, and then reinvest the funds in another…
Buying My First Rental Property [Case Study] Episode 425
Jan 31, 2019 • 18 min
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to buy your very first turnkey rental property, today’s show is for you! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re bringing you a case study episode with new investor, Dan! Dan is a…
Section 8 Tenants: Good or Bad? - Episode 424
Jan 30, 2019 • 16 min
Section 8 is a government program that helps low income tenants with their housing costs. As a landlord, renting under Section 8 has its pros and cons. However, there are many misconceptions out there about the process, and what these tenants are…
What Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to Know About Investing - Episode 423
Jan 28, 2019 • 9 min
If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, you know that I often challenge traditional financial advice. From the 401k to saving for retirement, there are many widely-held beliefs that are simply not helpful when it comes to building…
House Hacking Military Style with Michael Foster - Episode 422
Jan 24, 2019 • 28 min
Serving in the military often provides an incredible opportunity to begin building wealth via real estate. Because the government supplies many housing benefits for its members, house hacking is an efficient way to begin building a portfolio of rental…
How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in 5 to 7 Years: The Ultimate Guide - Episode 421
Jan 23, 2019 • 25 min
For most Americans, our biggest expense is our monthly mortgage payment. On our family’s journey toward financial freedom, we dreamed about what our life would be like if we could eliminate that dreaded expense. We discovered and then implemented a…
How to Achieve Anything You Want - Episode 420
Jan 21, 2019 • 11 min
If you have a goal that you want to achieve, but you haven’t figured out quite how to make it happen yet, today’s show is for you. Reaching your goals is as simple as putting an action plan together, and then sticking to it. On…
The Ultimate Guide to Wholesaling Houses with Tom Krol - Part 1 - Episode 419
Jan 17, 2019 • 56 min
Wholesaling houses is the foundation of all real estate investing. If you’re interested in turning a quick profit in order to build wealth or expand your portfolio, wholesaling might be the right strategy for you. On today’s show, we’re going…
What Is Section 8 Housing? - Episode 418
Jan 16, 2019 • 9 min
The Housing Choice Voucher Program, often referred to as Section 8, allows tenants to apply for housing assistance through the government. As a landlord, you’ll want to consider whether or not renting to Section 8 tenants is right for you. On…
How to Read More Business Books: 5 Tips - Episode 417
Jan 14, 2019 • 10 min
One key habit that all successful people share is the practice of reading on a regular basis. This isn’t hyperbole—people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Warren Buffet have all credited their daily reading routine as part of their success….
0% Interest Real Estate Investing with Mike Banks and Ari Page - Episode 416
Jan 10, 2019 • 57 min
Using a debt service can be a fantastic way to build your real estate portfolio. However, it can involve running a lot of numbers. When you’re taking on financing, you really have to consider your interest rate, and how it will impact your cash…
Financially Free or Debt Free? - Episode 415
Jan 9, 2019 • 15 min
In the financial realm, there’s often talk about the power of being debt free. However, we like to focus on financial freedom instead. Debt is not inherently evil—in fact, it can serve many purposes. On today’s show, Natali and I are…
8 Habits of Successful Investors - Episode 414
Jan 7, 2019 • 14 min
Successful investors did not build their wealth by chance. Success is the byproduct of meticulous planning, discipline, and important mindset shifts. And if you want to build passive income, you’ll want to replicate these habits. On this…
3 of the Biggest Mistakes New Investors Make with Ryan Wright - Episode 413
Jan 3, 2019 • 24 min
There are a few common mistakes that most real estate investors make when they embark on their investing journey. But just because these mistakes are common, doesn’t mean they’re inevitable. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’re…
Short-Term Vacation Rentals? - Episode 412
Jan 2, 2019 • 19 min
Lately we’ve had an influx of questions about short-term rentals like Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway. This idea is attractive for many people, because there’s certainly the potential to make a lot of income in a short period of time. And…
How to Make Passive Income in 2019 - Episode 411
Dec 31, 2018 • 7 min
If you’re ready to start creating a passive income in 2019, there are a few things you need to know. Whether you’re purchasing cash flowing rental properties, or pursuing other avenues, you’ll need to plan ahead to make sure that your passive…
How to Become the #1 Real Estate Agent in the World with Pat Hiban - Episode 410
Dec 27, 2018 • 22 min
There are many different entry points into the world of being a real estate investor, but today’s guest has a particularly unique and prestigious story. Pat Hiban earned the notable title of the Number One Real Estate Agent in the World. He is also…
How to Calculate Closing Costs - Episode 409
Dec 26, 2018 • 12 min
Recently on the show, we discussed the basic fundamentals of closing costs. As you now know, closing costs can vary based on many factors, including location, debt service, and other variables. However, it’s important to know what you’re getting…
Should You Buy Real Estate in 2019? - Episode 408
Dec 24, 2018 • 10 min
One of the most common questions we hear is, “Is now a good time to buy real estate?” Especially as we head into the new year and you set your resolutions, it’s important that you consider whether or not it’s a favorable time to buy. On…
Leverage for Rental Properties with David Orloff - Episode 407
Dec 20, 2018 • 23 min
When it comes to lending for real estate investing, a lot has changed in recent years. We’ve seen huge changes in legislation after the 2008 housing crash, and this year interest rates increased on a consistent basis. Today’s guest, David…
End of Year Tax Planning - Episode 406
Dec 19, 2018 • 16 min
As we approach the new year, it’s important to be looking ahead to tax season. You probably already know that there are enormous tax benefits in owning residential real estate. But smart investors know that in order to maximize your tax benefits, you…
Rough Week for Fake Real Estate Investors - Episode 405
Dec 17, 2018 • 10 min
As always, we do our best to keep an eye on the economy, the real estate market, and the implications for real estate investors. This past week, real estate investment trusts declined by 3%. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re diving…
Crowdfunding Real Estate with Mark Roderick - Episode 404
Dec 13, 2018 • 30 min
Often in real estate investing, the million dollar question is, “where do I find capital?” And unless you’ve been in the game for a long time, you might not know that the internet actually revolutionized the capital formation industry. …
What Are Closing Costs? - Episode 403
Dec 12, 2018 • 13 min
Whether you’re buying your first or 100th rental property, you’ll need to consider the expense of closing costs. On today’s show, we’re getting back to basics to talk about the fundamentals of closing costs! You’ll learn about how…
Why Doesn’t That Tenant Just Buy the House? - Episode 402
Dec 10, 2018 • 12 min
Since our rental properties tend to be relatively cheap homes, we often get asked why a tenant would rent instead of simply purchasing the home. And although it might sound like a simple question, it turns out the reality isn’t so black and white….
Jack Bosch and His Land Profit Generator - Episode 401
Dec 6, 2018 • 33 min
There are many ways to create wealth through real estate investing, and one interesting strategy involves flipping land. This is an often overlooked method, and can be incredibly profitable if done correctly. Sign up for Jack’s course: …
What Is a Cash Flow Statement - Episode 400
Dec 5, 2018 • 9 min
A cash flow statement is an incredible tool that investors can use in order to gauge how their business is performing. This statement allows the investor to determine how well they are managing their cash, and how the business’ money is being…
Never Buy Real Estate in This Neighborhood - Episode 399
Dec 3, 2018 • 10 min
A lot of places can make a great rental market, but there’s one type of neighborhood that you should avoid at all costs. Before you start purchasing rental properties, be sure you consider the type of neighborhood. On this episode of…
EP398: What Makes a Great Rental Market?
Nov 29, 2018 • 19 min
Not just any city can function as a great rental market. Unless you live in a few select cities, chances are the best properties are not in your backyard. So how do you go about finding a rental market that will produce high return on…
EP397: Three Tips for Investing with a Partner
Nov 28, 2018 • 15 min
For many investors, working with a partner can be a rewarding and mutually beneficial method for completing a real estate deal. Whether you’re looking to share knowledge or funds, a partnership can be a great way for you to compile resources….
EP396: Getting Ready for the Next Crash
Nov 26, 2018 • 15 min
Basic economics will tell you that market crashes are inevitable and cyclical. And since we’re about a decade out from the last crash, it’s important that you as an investor prepare for a crash and protect your portfolio. On this episode of…
EP395: How to Find Motivated Sellers - Interview with Jessica Sanders
Nov 22, 2018 • 18 min
If you plan to purchase a rental property under market value, there’s one key area that you’ll need to make the deal happen: a motivated seller! Motivated sellers are the driving force behind the investor market. However, many people want to know…
EP394: Capital Gains vs. Cash Flow: Who Wins?
Nov 21, 2018 • 12 min
Capital gains and cash flow are two distinct ways to make money in real estate. On today’s show, we’re putting them to the test to see which method is the best way to build wealth! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’ll…
EP393: Financial Freedom Step-by-Step and Live Q&A from Our Audience
Nov 19, 2018 • 56 min
What does it take to reach financial freedom? On this episode, I’m sharing a step-by-step process I’ve used to create wealth, reach my goals, and leave behind my paycheck job! This episode is all about setting aside your excuses and taking action….
EP392: Amazon Headquarters: Invest Nearby
Nov 15, 2018 • 9 min
After a long search for a new distribution center location, Amazon has finally decided on where to place its second headquarters operations. On this episode, I’m sharing the importance of this decision for real estate investors! If you like to…
Bonus Episode: Breaking News: Market Crash Coming!
Nov 14, 2018 • 6 min
BREAKING NEWS: the stock market has dropped! In this bonus episode, I’m sharing what’s going on with the stock market, and how you can prepare. I’ll talk about the issue with volatility in the stock market, and how to build financial security within…
EP391: How to Transfer Your Property Into an LLC
Nov 14, 2018 • 21 min
If you’re getting serious about your real estate investing business, you might need to transfer properties that you own as a sole proprietor into an LLC or other business entity. Since this is a legal process, you’ll want to make sure you have all…
EP390: The Best Way to Make Money in Real Estate
Nov 12, 2018 • 16 min
There are three distinct ways to make money as a real estate investor. For the most part, you’ll have to choose one strategy to primarily focus on in your real estate business. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’re going to…
EP389: How to Go from 1 to 175 Rental Properties - Interview with Michael Zuber
Nov 8, 2018 • 25 min
What would your life be like if you could create enough passive income from rental real estate to quit your job? I’m excited to share today’s show with you, because our guest has done just that—one rental at a time. On this episode of…
EP388: What Is a Transfer Tax?
Nov 7, 2018 • 20 min
As you grow your real estate portfolio and begin owning properties in various states, you might begin to notice different fines and fees. On today’s show, we’re talking about transfer tax. You’ll learn what a transfer tax is, why it…
EP387: Are We Becoming a Rental Nation?
Nov 5, 2018 • 7 min
As the housing market continues to evolve across the US, it’s clear that renting is becoming more commonplace. New data shows that homeownership is at a 50 year low. If you’re listening the mainstream media, you might think this news is a bit…
EP386: Finding Great Properties for Fixing and Flipping - Interview with Marty Boardman
Nov 1, 2018 • 38 min
Seasoned investors always have so much valuable insight to share, and today’s guest is no different! Marty Boardman is a long-time real estate investor who left behind a successful tv career in order to flip houses and own buy and hold properties….
EP385: How to Calculate Your Net Worth for Real Estate Investing
Oct 31, 2018 • 29 min
Recently, a listener asked how we balance our assets and liabilities. In our family, we track our net worth consistently. Doing so allows us to understand how our wealth is growing. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are…
EP384: More Great News for Real Estate Investors
Oct 29, 2018 • 5 min
A number of factors in our current economy are proof that it’s a great time to be a real estate investor! Today we have even more good news to share about rental property investing. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing…
EP383: A Flipper Becomes a Buy and Hold Investor - Interview with Paul Campbell
Oct 25, 2018 • 26 min
I love sitting down with successful real estate investors who have a storied history in the business. There’s always so much insight to glean from investors who have tried multiple approaches and found success and financial freedom through this…
EP382: 3 Ways to Make Money with a Self-Directed IRA
Oct 24, 2018 • 17 min
Investing in a self-directed IRA is an incredible, multi-faceted wealth building strategy. On today’s show, Natali and I are sharing three different ways you can make money via investing in your retirement account. You’ll learn…
EP381: 6 Expensive Home Repairs That ARE Worth the Money
Oct 22, 2018 • 12 min
Deciding how to allocate funds on a rental property renovation can be tricky. It’s important to create a safe and solid home for your tenant, but you also don’t want to make extraneous upgrades that don’t pay off. On this episode of…
EP380: Why You Should Buy Houses on the Fringes - Interview with Ben Mizes
Oct 18, 2018 • 20 min
Finding a great rental market can be an undertaking, and often a bit of an art. Today’s guest, Ben Mizes is here to share his strategy of buying rental properties on the fringes! Ben Mizes is the founder and CEO of Clever Real Estate, and a…
EP379: Self-Directed IRA: How to Avoid Mistakes
Oct 17, 2018 • 12 min
Investing in a self-directed IRA is a fantastic way to build your retirement funds. However, the IRS has set forth strict rules and regulations regarding how funds inside a retirement account are utilized. On this episode of…
EP378: 3 Kinds of Tenants in a Rental Property
Oct 15, 2018 • 7 min
Finding the right type of tenant to rent your property is an integral part of being a real estate investor. Without rent paying tenants, there is no cash flow! That’s why it’s so important to find responsible, long-term renters. …
EP374: Should You Get Your Real Estate License? - Interview with Tom Cafarella
Oct 11, 2018 • 39 min
Should real estate investors get a real estate license? This is one of our most frequently asked questions, and today we’re calling in an expert to get to the bottom of it! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sitting down with…
EP377: Finding Value in Real Estate That Others Miss - Interview with Dr. Dan Handford
Oct 11, 2018 • 29 min
On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sitting down with an incredible investor, Dr. Dan Handford! Dan is a doctor, a successful real estate investor, and the host of the Tough Decisions for Entrepreneurs podcast. Dan is here…
EP376: How to Buy Real Estate in a Self-Directed IRA
Oct 10, 2018 • 16 min
Last week on the podcast, we talked about the fundamentals of self-direction, and the power of having control over your retirement accounts. Now that you understand the basic mechanisms and benefits of a self-directed IRA, we’re going to discuss how…
EP375: Do Something Uncomfortable
Oct 8, 2018 • 7 min
Discomfort is a necessary part of change. No matter what your ultimate goal is, you can never reach it if you live inside the confines of your comfort zone. On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m talking about the importance of…
EP373: Your Home Is Not an Asset
Oct 3, 2018 • 11 min
Contrary to popular belief, more often than not a primary residence is not a performing asset. On today’s show, we’re going to ask you to challenge your mindset when it comes to being a homeowner. On this episode of Investing in Real…
EP371: Success Is a Byproduct of Who You Are
Oct 1, 2018 • 9 min
New science shows an incredible link between science and spirituality. It turns out, success is not a random stroke of luck, but a result of intentional mental shifts. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing the science…
EP371: You’d Better Expect Problems Along the Way - Interview with Ken McElroy
Sep 27, 2018 • 25 min
If you expect your real estate venture to be without difficulties, you will eventually encounter a rude awakening. Like any other business, sometimes things don’t go as planned. Especially as you grow your portfolio, it’s likely that you’ll have…
EP370: IRA Real Estate Investing
Sep 26, 2018 • 21 min
A self-directed IRA is an incredible, but largely misunderstood tool that can be used to build exponential wealth and create financial freedom. A self-directed IRA is a retirement account that allows the owner control over where their money…
EP369: The 3 Pillars of Supply and Demand
Sep 24, 2018 • 13 min
If you want to build a passive income through buy and hold real estate, you’ll have to understand the basic principles of supply and demand. This basic knowledge will help you to select a viable rental market, find tenants, and gain an income….
EP368: Surviving the Crash and Building a Family Business - Interview with Chris Prefontaine
Sep 20, 2018 • 28 min
For many investors, one of the greatest benefits of building a passive income is the ability to spend more time with their families. That’s why I’m so excited to bring you today’s guest—Chris Prefontaine. Chris is a longtime real estate…
EP367: How to Deal with the City When You Own Real Estate
Sep 19, 2018 • 18 min
As a real estate investor, you can expect to receive intimidating letters from the city. It’s inevitable; this is just part of the business! But if you can accept this fact, and be prepared to quickly and efficiently respond to their notices, your…
EP366: The Two Most Important Words in Wealth Building
Sep 17, 2018 • 11 min
If you’re ready to take action and begin building wealth, there are two crucial words you need to keep at front of mind: cash flow. Wealthy people understand that building true, lasting wealth ultimately comes down to cash flow. On…
EP365: Quitting Your Job with Real Estate Investing - Interview with Michael Blank
Sep 13, 2018 • 29 min
What would your life be like if you had enough income from rental properties to quit your job? Today’s guest, Michael Blank, has put together a proven system to help investors reach financial freedom with real estate apartment buildings. On…
EP364: How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in 5 Years
Sep 12, 2018 • 23 min
What would your life be like if you had no mortgage? Would you accelerate your investing strategy, pay off debt, or take more family vacations? A few years ago, Natali and I discovered an incredible means to pay off our primary residence. We put it…
EP363: Why Are You Poor?
Sep 10, 2018 • 11 min
What makes some people wealthy, while others seem perpetually stuck in the lower or middle class? I’ve found that there’s one key area that financially intelligent people focus on that others don’t. On today’s show, you’ll…
EP362: The Mind-Blowing Power of a Solo 401k - Interview with Dmitriy Fomichenko
Sep 6, 2018 • 41 min
There are many ways to creatively finance real estate properties, and today on the podcast, we’re highlighting the incredible benefits of a solo 401k. This is an amazing investment type that you can utilize in order to maximize your benefits. If…
EP361: How to Write Off Date Night on Your Taxes
Sep 5, 2018 • 29 min
Can date night serve as a legitimate business expense? In our experience: yes, but only under very specific protocol. If you want to write off a date night on your taxes, you must be organized and able to prove how a date night benefited your…
EP360: How to Build a Stellar Partnership
Sep 3, 2018 • 14 min
Before you start purchasing real estate on your own, you might want to consider the benefits of working in a partnership. However, it’s important to vet your partners and go into business with the right types of people. On this episode of…
EP359: Why Large Multi-Family Deals Don’t Make Sense Right Now - Interview with Ken McElroy
Aug 30, 2018 • 27 min
If you’ve started to think about investing in multi-family real estate investments, it can be easy to become starry-eyed. You might imagine higher ROI, multiple incomes from one property, and more cash flow. But before you decide to bypass the…
EP358: Best Practices for Managing Real Estate Cash Flow
Aug 29, 2018 • 24 min
As your real estate portfolio grows, it becomes impossible to remember things like when you receive rent payments, when insurance is due, and other details about each individual property. That’s why it’s incredibly important to have a system in…
EP357: How Many Sides to a Coin?
Aug 27, 2018 • 8 min
Changing your financial situation often means first changing your mindset. When it comes to financial intelligence, you’ll need to think outside of the box. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing a metaphor for wealth…
EP356: How to Invest with Bliss - Interview with Moneeka Sawyer
Aug 23, 2018 • 35 min
There are numerous benefits to investing in real estate, but let’s not sugarcoat it: as an investor, sometimes you’ll deal with inconveniences. Tenant turnovers, fines, repairs, and evictions are part of the gig. For some people, the thought of these…
EP355: How to Set Up Profit First for Real Estate Investing - Interview with Mike Michalowicz
Aug 22, 2018 • 37 min
Finances are an integral part of running any business, and real estate investing is no different. Figuring out how to properly and effectively structure your finances can be confusing, but I’ve discovered a method that has totally changed our…
EP354: Are You Getting Your Advice From Rich People?
Aug 20, 2018 • 13 min
Along your wealth building journey, you’re likely to hear a lot of opinions and advice—solicited or not. Advice can be valuable, but it’s important to make sure it’s coming from a knowledgeable and trusted source. On this episode of Investing…
EP353: How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? - Interview with Robert Shemin
Aug 16, 2018 • 30 min
Have you ever wondered what makes some people wealthy, while others seem to stay stuck in financial distress? On today’s show, best-selling author and real estate millionaire Robert Shemin is back to share the ideas, mindsets, and tips that all…
EP352: How to Identify Investment Friendly Cities
Aug 15, 2018 • 24 min
When you’re looking to make a solid real estate investment, the ultimate goal is cash flow. You want your cash flow to be largely hands-off and passive, and that’s why it’s pertinent to do your research about your rental markets. On this…
EP351: The Hardest Part About Getting Started in Real Estate Investing
Aug 13, 2018 • 11 min
Education and planning are important for achieving your goals, but here’s the thing—in real estate investing, it becomes incredibly easy to get stuck in the mindset of exclusively learning, and never taking action. I get it; we all want to have…
EP350: The Immense Power of a 1031 Exchange – Interview with Leonard Spoto
Aug 9, 2018 • 29 min
A 1031 exchange is a powerful tool that allows an individual to save on taxes after the sale of a piece of real estate. Doing so allows the investor to keep more money in their pocket, and defer all capital gains taxes. However, the IRS…
EP349: A Conversation with a Millionaire Retired Landlord
Aug 8, 2018 • 31 min
A few months ago, we posted a video in which we discussed the behind the scenes decision-making process of a potential real estate purchase. Since then, we ultimately decided to follow through on the purchase. This deal was unlike our other real…
EP348: Five Ways to Not Annoy Your Property Management Company
Aug 6, 2018 • 15 min
Working with an experienced, qualified property management team is paramount to a real estate investor’s success. A property management company finds the right tenants, collects the rent, and does all the legwork so you don’t have to! It’s…
EP347: The Do’s and Don’ts of Using a Self-Directed IRA - Interview with Scott Maurer
Aug 2, 2018 • 34 min
A self-directed IRA is a retirement account that allows the owner control over where their money performs. Being strategic within a self-directed IRA allows the investor many possibilities, but the IRS has strict regulations regarding how the funds…
EP346: How to Evaluate Debt Service on a Rental Property
Aug 1, 2018 • 18 min
How can you determine if you should get a loan on an investment property? Does it make sense financially to invest if you have to accrue debt to do so? We get this question all the time, and the truth is, there is not one universal answer. …
EP345: Rich People Buy Assets
Jul 30, 2018 • 20 min
Some books are worth rereading from time to time, and there are two written by Robert Kiyosaki that fit the bill. It can be easy to fall back into old habits, and I have found that these two books are helpful in order to reassess goals and…
EP344: Secrets of a Millionaire Real Estate Investor - Interview with Robert Shemin
Jul 26, 2018 • 30 min
If you’re looking for some real estate investing inspiration, today’s show is for you! I’m speaking with full-time investor and New York Times best-selling author, Robert Shemin! Robert is one of the most informed and successful investors in the…
EP343: The Alchemist’s Guide to Real Estate Investing
Jul 25, 2018 • 31 min
Life is about embarking on a journey in order to discover your true purpose. For us the journey is real estate investing, and our purpose is in helping others. I recently read the novel,The Alchemist, and felt inspired; the concepts from the novel…
EP342: The Buy Until You Die Strategy
Jul 23, 2018 • 11 min
One lesson I learned early on as a buy and hold investor is how important it is to continue purchasing properties. When I started attending real estate meetings, I would ask experienced investors what their biggest regret was. They would always…
EP341: Understanding Cost Segregations - Interview with David Brizel
Jul 19, 2018 • 35 min
Cost segregation is an amazing tax strategy that allows a real estate investor to decelerate depreciation. We’ve mentioned the topic a few times on the show, but cost segregations are a very complex and intricate process. On today’s show, we’re…
EP340: How to Think Like a Wealthy Investor
Jul 18, 2018 • 20 min
I’ve been poor, and I’ve been wealthy. You might be surprised to learn that the biggest difference between the two is not about money, but more so about mindset. The good news is, if you’re purposeful you can change your mindset, which will in…
EP339: Don’t Buy a House, Rent Instead
Jul 16, 2018 • 9 min
Most people pride themselves on owning their home. After all, it’s a major component of the American Dream. But as mortgage rates and home prices continue to surge, it seems that owning your primary residence might not be the best use of your funds….
EP338: What Makes a Great Rental Market?
Jul 12, 2018 • 15 min
Not just any city can function as a great rental market. Unless you live in a few select cities, chances are the best properties are not in your backyard. So how do you go about finding a rental market that will produce high return on…
EP337: The Power of Private Money - Interview with Susan Lassiter-Lyons
Jul 11, 2018 • 44 min
Have you ever wondered how to find private money? Are you scared of the idea of approaching a private lender? If so, today’s guest can help you change your perspective and start accessing private capital in order to take your business to the next…
EP336: History Lesson: The Romans Owned Real Estate
Jul 9, 2018 • 12 min
Without a doubt, real estate investing is the best way to build wealth in this day and age. But did you know that rental real estate actually dates back to Ancient Rome? On today’s show, I’m sharing some historical facts about building…
EP335: How to Buy Real Estate with Credit Cards - Interview with Mike Banks
Jul 5, 2018 • 29 min
Ready to invest in real estate but don’t know where to start? We hear that a lot. It can be overwhelming to figure out how to purchase your first rental property without cash on hand or any personal connections in real estate. We’ve teamed up with…
EP334: Happy Independence Day! America Is the Best Place to Buy Investment Property
Jul 4, 2018 • 10 min
Today in the United States, we’re celebrating Independence Day. As we celebrate our freedoms, I wanted to discuss what makes America the best place to invest, whether you’re an American or an international investor. On this episode of…
EP333: How to Find Your Freedom Number 2.0
Jul 2, 2018 • 24 min
The Freedom Cheat Sheet is a PDF I created a few years ago when I started on my journey toward financial freedom. This document helped us set a goal, and in turn totally change our financial situation. We’ve been sharing the Freedom Cheat Sheet ever…
EP332: The Six Rules of Using a 1031 Exchange
Jun 28, 2018 • 29 min
A 1031 exchange is an incredibly powerful tool that allows an individual to save on taxes after the sale of a piece of real estate. This tax deferral program permits the investor to sell a real estate property and then reinvest the funds in a property…
EP331: What to Expect During a Tenant Turnover
Jun 27, 2018 • 21 min
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, some cities and employers are seeing adverse effects of a booming economy. Because of low employment rates throughout the US, we’re now noticing a trend of labor and housing shortages. On this…
EP330: Rental Real Estate Demand 2018
Jun 25, 2018 • 10 min
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, some cities and employers are seeing adverse effects of a booming economy. Because of low employment rates throughout the US, we’re now noticing a trend of labor and housing shortages. …
EP329: The Many Levels of Passive Income - Interview with Wendy Patton
Jun 21, 2018 • 43 min
When it comes down to it, rental real estate is simply a means to an end. For most real estate investors, what we truly value is passive income. If you want to be financially free and live your life more intentionally, passive income can help you get…
EP328: How to Calculate Your Net Worth for Real Estate Investing
Jun 20, 2018 • 29 min
Recently, a listener asked how we balance our assets and liabilities. In our family, we track our net worth consistently. Doing so allows us to understand how our wealth is growing. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are…
EP327: Try Adding a Few B Class Properties to Your Portfolio
Jun 20, 2018 • 12 min
There’s nothing I love more than building my portfolio around C class properties. C class properties produce the highest return on investment, and are largely untouched by economic downturn. However, recently I’ve started implementing a new…
EP326: Commercial and Residential Rentals 2018 - Interview with Mark Ferguson
Jun 14, 2018 • 32 min
Being a savvy investor means keeping your finger on the pulse of the market, and then acting accordingly. Today’s guest, Mark Ferguson, is a smart investor who is well-versed in both the residential and commercial investing sectors. Mark has been in…
EP325: 5 Reasons Why Real Estate Is a Safe Investment
Jun 13, 2018 • 23 min
Let’s face it: financial security is important. We all want to feel like our investments are low-risk and secure, that we’ll be comfortable in retirement, and that our children won’t have to worry about money. But the truth is, most of us have been…
EP324: The Worst Way to Invest in Real Estate
Jun 11, 2018 • 13 min
If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while, you’ll know that there are numerous ways to invest in real estate. However, there is one destructive investing mistake you can make. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing…
EP323: Understanding Passive Loss - Interview with Tom Wheelwright
Jun 7, 2018 • 33 min
When it comes to business, you might think that loss is something you want to steer clear of. However, creating a passive loss in your real estate business can actually help you save money! This topic can be quite confusing, so on today’s show we’re…
EP322: How to Treat Tenants in Your Rental Property
Jun 6, 2018 • 24 min
Without tenants, a rental real estate business cannot cash flow. In our real estate business, our philosophy is to treat our tenants well. We do this not only because we believe in treating people well in general, but also because we understand the…
EP321: The Three Stages of Real Estate Investing
Jun 4, 2018 • 18 min
If you’re wondering when you’ll achieve financial freedom through real estate investing, there’s a simple formula that can help. On this episode, I’m elaborating on the three stages of real estate investing from Gary Keller’s book, ….
EP320: Advanced Strategies for Real Estate Investors: Part 2 - Interview with Garrett Sutton
May 31, 2018 • 26 min
Whether it’s reaching financial freedom or implementing various investing strategies, I love talking about big picture ideas regarding wealth building. But behind the scenes, there are many pieces that come into play, including legal topics. …
EP319: Three Ways to Waste Money on a Rental Property Renovation
May 30, 2018 • 14 min
Renovating your rental property is an important part of the buy and hold process. You want to create a solid and comfortable home for your tenant. However, it is possible to go overboard and implement too many upgrades. Spending too much on a…
EP318: What’s up with Detroit? One of My Favorite Rental Markets
May 28, 2018 • 18 min
The city of Detroit tends to have a bad reputation. Many people think of the city as being unsafe, bankrupt, and dilapidated. But if you know anything about Detroit, you would know that these are just misconceptions. On this episode of…
EP317: Advanced Strategies For Real Estate Investors: Part 1 - Interview with Garrett Sutton
May 24, 2018 • 22 min
If there’s one book that has been a hot topic around our dinner table, it would be the Loopholes of Real Estate. Rich Dad Advisor and attorney Garrett Sutton authored the book to share legal and tax strategies that wealthy investors use to keep more…
EP316: How to Leverage Debt to Build Wealth - Interview with Robert Kiyosaki
May 23, 2018 • 34 min
In my experience speaking to successful real estate investors, I’ve noticed they all have something in common—they struck inspiration after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. If you’ve read the book, this should come as no…
EP315: 5 Tax Benefits for Real Estate Investors
May 21, 2018 • 13 min
When it comes to taxes, there’s never been a better time to be a real estate investor. The new 2018 tax code contains incredible ways for real estate investors to keep more money in their pockets. In fact, taxes are the number one way that investors…
EP314: How to Deed a Property to an LLC (encore episode)
May 17, 2018 • 28 min
As a real estate investor, there are many reasons why you might need to deed a property to an LLC. We get asked questions about this topic frequently. Since Natali and I recently went through this process, we thought we’d share exactly how it’s…
EP313: How to Communicate with Your Partner About Money (encore episode)
May 16, 2018 • 28 min
Money can be a touchy subject, but it’s important that couples are able to have constructive conversations about financial goals. We hear from investors all the time who struggle to get on the same page as their spouse. In fact, this is an issue we…
EP312: The Next Housing Crisis Is Here
May 14, 2018 • 11 min
New data indicates that America is experiencing a housing crisis—but this crisis is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in US history. For the first time ever, we’re seeing a shortage in the amount of new homes being built. On this episode,…
EP311: Six Ways to Invest in Real Estate with Your Money Right Now (encore episode)
May 10, 2018 • 29 min
The beauty of investing in real estate is that there are many ways to finance a deal. We’ve talked about many of the tools and strategies that investors can use to purchase a rental property here on the show. However, we feel the need to clarify:…
EP310: How to Plan for Short-Term Financial Goals (encore episode)
May 9, 2018 • 23 min
I truly believe in the power of setting goals, and that’s why I’m passionate about sharing the message of finding your Freedom Number. However, it’s important to set short-term goals in order to reach your ultimate goal of financial freedom….
EP309: Will a Trump Trade War Affect Real Estate?
May 7, 2018 • 7 min
After President Trump recently announced his plans to implement a new trade policy, many Americans wondered how the economy would be affected. Because of this political tension, equities and real estate investment trusts are starting to feel the…
EP308: Why an Investor Left Hollywood to Start Investing in Real Estate - Interview with Andrew Lanoie
May 3, 2018 • 28 min
There are many great strategies for investing in real estate, but smart investors are not overly concerned with their method. Instead, they keep their eyes on the prize: cash flow. Today’s guest left behind a successful career in the entertainment…
EP307: Financially Free or Debt Free?
May 2, 2018 • 13 min
In the financial realm, there’s often talk about the power of being debt free. However, we like to focus on financial freedom instead. Debt is not inherently evil—in fact, it can serve many purposes. On today’s show, Natali and I are sitting down…
EP306: How to Retire by 40 the Right Way
Apr 30, 2018 • 14 min
To put it frankly, there’s a lot of terrible financial advice out there. Especially when it comes to retirement, traditional advice is no longer relevant. Unfortunately, I constantly see articles written by so-called-professionals spewing out…
EP305: How to Tap Into Your Motivation to Be a Successful Investor - Interview with Derek Lidow
Apr 26, 2018 • 28 min
When it comes down to it, real estate investing is not about houses. As you’ve heard me say before: an investment property is just four walls and a roof. Ultimately, owning rental properties means running a business. On today’s show, I’m joined…
EP304: How to Use Promissory Notes for Real Estate Investing
Apr 25, 2018 • 22 min
Last week when we had Tom Wheelwright on the show, he brought up an interesting way that investors can deduct HELOC interest despite the new tax code. Since Natali and I are always looking for new ways to grow our portfolio and build wealth, our…
EP303: The BRA Method for Repairing Rental Properties
Apr 23, 2018 • 11 min
Accounting for repairs and expenses on a rental property is a topic that creates a lot of confusion. However, the IRS has set forth regulations that are very clear. On today’s show, I’m sharing a simple mnemonic device you can use to determine…
EP302: What You Need to Know About the New Tax Law - Interview with Tom Wheelwright
Apr 19, 2018 • 40 min
Ever since the new tax law was announced, there’s been a lot of chatter in the real estate world about how investors will be affected. And because the tax law recently underwent the biggest overhaul in over 30 years, there are a lot of details to…
EP301: What Is a Deed?
Apr 18, 2018 • 15 min
Understanding deeds and how they work is an important part of acquiring real estate. Since a deed is a legal document, you’ll want to ensure that you fully understand its purpose and meaning before completing any real estate transaction. On…
EP300: The Tax Code Is Rigged for the Rich
Apr 16, 2018 • 16 min
The majority of Americans despise tax season, but this is only because they don’t understand how the tax law works. The tax system has one clear purpose: to incentivize Americans to participate in certain behaviors. On this episode of…
EP299: Are We in a Housing Bubble? - Interview with Brian Kline
Apr 12, 2018 • 28 min
Smart investors understand the importance of keeping up on market trends. Since the market is always changing, there can be a lot of information to digest. That’s why I’m so excited to welcome Brian Kline back to the show to discuss current market…
EP298: What’s the Deal with Land Trusts?
Apr 11, 2018 • 20 min
We’ve been advised by our legal teams to purchase real estate in a specific way, which involves establishing LLCs. Occasionally, our listeners ask about the option of instead using a land trust. So we decided to do some research, and report back…
EP297: There’s a Cat Stuck in My Furnace
Apr 9, 2018 • 8 min
Typically, investing in real estate is quite boring. We purchase simple homes in average neighborhoods, and our property management teams deal with the tenants. Most of the time, nothing too exciting ever happens. But every once in a while, we receive…
EP296: Overcoming Financial Ruin to Build a Mobile Home Park Empire - Interview with Kevin Bupp
Apr 5, 2018 • 41 min
When it comes to investing, I try to stay in one lane and focus exclusively on buy and hold single family homes. But the beauty of real estate investing is that there are multiple niches; there’s something for everyone! On today’s episode…
EP295: How to Take Title on an Investment Property
Apr 4, 2018 • 22 min
There are multiple ways to hold a title on an investment property, and if you’re purchasing rental properties, it’s in your best interest to do your research and make an informed decision. Unfortunately, this topic is often overlooked and is…
EP294: Is a HELOC Still Tax Deductible?
Apr 2, 2018 • 10 min
The 2018 tax code brought about a lot of opportunities for real estate investors. And since we’re big proponents of using a home equity line of credit for investing, we’ve gotten this question a lot recently: is a HELOC still tax deductible?…
EP293: Is a Captive Insurance Policy Right for You? - Interview with Chuck Spitzer
Mar 29, 2018 • 34 min
If you’re a longtime listener, you know that Natali and I often like to share financial tips and strategies that we are learning on our own journey. At the end of last year, we learned about another ninja trick that helps us save on taxes, lowers…
EP292: How to Buy Real Estate with Pre-Tax Dollars
Mar 28, 2018 • 20 min
The majority of people hate taxes but this is only because they don’t understand how the tax law works, or how to make it work in their favor. But if you really take a good look at how the tax code works, you can use it to your advantage and keep…
EP291: How to Use a HELOC to Purchase Investment Real Estate
Mar 26, 2018 • 13 min
Owning your primary residence is a liability, but there’s a tool you can use to transform that liability into a vehicle for purchase performing assets. Smart investors know how to leverage, and this strategy can accelerate your real estate portfolio…
EP290: What Is a Tax Shelter?
Mar 22, 2018 • 16 min
There are many incredible benefits to owning rental real estate, but smart investors know how to utilize their investments as a tax shelter. The tax implications of investing in real estate are the most powerful benefit to owning rental properties, if…
EP289: 3 Surprising Things in the New Tax Law
Mar 21, 2018 • 22 min
The tax law in the United States is created to incentivize growth of the economy. For that reason, business owners and investors typically are rewarded through the tax code. Since the tax law recently underwent the biggest overhaul in over 30 years,…
EP288: The 4 Ways Investors Make Money - Cash Flow Series: Part 2
Mar 19, 2018 • 21 min
All real estate investors have the same mission: to make money! There are few different methods you can use to create income from your properties, and today we’re continuing the Cash Flow Series by sharing four ways you can make money with real…
EP287: How to Use Other People’s Money to Buy Real Estate - Interview with Stefan Aarnio
Mar 15, 2018 • 26 min
I hear from a lot of people who are interested in getting started in real estate investing, but they’re discouraged because they don’t have the money. Today’s guest, Stefan Aarnio built his real estate empire from the ground up in just a few…
EP286: How to Use Your Passive Income to Give Back
Mar 14, 2018 • 20 min
Giving back to others is something we feel strongly about. Each month, we donate to causes we feel strongly about. We do this personally, as well as through our business. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sharing how…
EP285: 5 Main Reasons People Don’t Buy Assets
Mar 12, 2018 • 19 min
Here on the show, we always talk about the importance of purchasing assets. Buying cash flowing assets like real estate is the best way to build your net worth and establish financial freedom for your family. However, not that many people have caught…
EP284: From Zero to Four Rental Properties in Less Than a Year [Case Study]
Mar 8, 2018 • 29 min
Nothing makes me happier than hearing stories of investors who overcame their fears and took action. Today’s guests are living proof of how quickly your life can change when you put your intention toward creating financial freedom. On this…
EP283: How to Find Your Freedom Number 2.0
Mar 7, 2018 • 26 min
The Freedom Cheat Sheet is a PDF I created a few years ago when I started on my journey toward financial freedom. This document helped us set a goal, and in turn totally change our financial situation. We’ve been sharing the Freedom Cheat Sheet ever…
EP282: What Do Successful Investors Buy? - Cash Flow Series: Part 1
Mar 5, 2018 • 16 min
If you’re new to the real estate investing game, there’s one important concept you need to grasp in order to be successful long-term. All smart and savvy investors have one goal in mind: cash flow. On this episode of Investing in Real…
EP281: Save Money on Taxes, Protect Yourself from a Lawsuit - Interview with Scott Smith
Mar 1, 2018 • 31 min
Setting up your business entities correctly for real estate is incredibly important. Doing so allows you to reap the tax benefits of investing, as well as provides comprehensive protection in the event of a lawsuit. On today’s episode of…
EP280: 5% Interest Rates, Oh No!
Feb 28, 2018 • 21 min
The Federal Reserve just announced three hikes in interest rates this year. This changes the game for many retail banking products, including mortgages. Higher rates will make purchasing homes harder and more expensive for homebuyers. On this…
EP279: The Three Steps to Real Estate Wealth
Feb 26, 2018 • 14 min
Wealth creation via real estate is actually a simple process. Before you get bogged down with the details, it’s important to go back to basics. That’s why I’m sharing the three steps to creating wealth via real estate investing! On this episode…
EP278: From $60,000 in Debt to Financial Freedom - Interview with Connor Steinbrook
Feb 22, 2018 • 30 min
In my experience talking to potential investors, it’s easy for people to come up with excuses why they’re not fit to become a real estate investor. Whether it’s a personal circumstance or finances, most of these excuses tend to be limiting beliefs…
EP277: Confronting Your Financial Beliefs
Feb 21, 2018 • 23 min
There are many widely-held financial beliefs and norms that are simply not true, and can block you from building wealth. When it comes to traditional advice about saving for retirement or building up a nest egg, many of us have been inundated with…
EP276: Clutter Creates Unhappiness, Experiences Create Benefits
Feb 19, 2018 • 12 min
As you may know, investing in real estate is an incredible vehicle for creating wealth. Recently, I’ve been thinking more about the true purpose of creating wealth, and how we can create space in our life for the things that truly matter. On…
EP275: How to Trade Up to Higher ROI Investments [Case Study]
Feb 15, 2018 • 30 min
Many people see the value in investing in real estate, but they’re not quite sure how to run their business efficiently. From finding the right property in the right market to working with a skilled property management team, there are a lot of…
EP274: Americans Are Saving Less and Buying Liabilities
Feb 14, 2018 • 17 min
A new report shows that Americans are now saving less money than ever before. Due to the performance of the stock market, many people are deprioritizing saving, and instead purchasing liabilities and putting their money toward vacations. On…
EP273: How to Manage Fear to Become a Millionaire
Feb 12, 2018 • 14 min
If you play your cards right, you could easily become a millionaire via real estate investing. If you want to build enormous wealth for you and your family, real estate investing can help you reach those goals. But many people don’t fully pursue…
EP272: What Makes a Great Rental Market?
Feb 8, 2018 • 13 min
Not just any city can function as a great rental market. Unless you live in a few select cities, chances are the best properties are not in your backyard. So how do you go about finding a rental market that will produce high return on investment?…
EP271: Our Story Part 6: High Level Ninja Tricks for Real Estate Investors
Feb 7, 2018 • 25 min
Last week, we thought we were wrapping up this series about how we reached financial freedom and became full-time real estate investors. But then we realized it would be a huge disservice to you to leave the impression that after we reached our…
EP270: If You’re Saving Money, You’re Losing Money
Feb 5, 2018 • 12 min
A new report shows that 66% of Millennials believe that their savings account will be sufficient in 20 years. On today’s show I’m sitting down to discuss why this is a flawed way of thinking, and why savers are actually losers. On this episode of…
EP269: My Life and 1000 Houses - Interview with Mitch Stephen
Feb 1, 2018 • 28 min
Today on the podcast, I’m excited to sit down with real estate legend, Mitch Stephen! Mitch has been a self-employed real estate investor for over 20 years, and he is the author of the book series, My Life and 1000 Houses. On today’s show,…
EP268: Our Story Part 5: How to Scale from 1 to 50 Houses
Jan 30, 2018 • 44 min
We’ve spent the last few weeks on the podcast detailing our family’s past, including how we began investing in real estate. Now that you’ve heard the backstory, we thought we would share exactly how we expanded our portfolio, and ultimately…
EP267: Housing Bubble 2018
Jan 28, 2018 • 18 min
Due to recent history, the term “housing bubble” elicits an alarming response. As a real estate investor, it’s natural to worry about the possibility of another economic collapse and what that might mean for your rental portfolio. On this…
EP266: The 5 Ways Real Estate Investors Get Paid - Interview with Keith Weinhold
Jan 25, 2018 • 36 min
When most people are ready to purchase their first home, they typically place high priority on the neighborhood, as well as amenities. But if you want to build wealth, being strategic as a first time homebuyer can be an excellent stepping stone. Keith…
EP265: Our Story Part 4: How to Build a Real Estate Investing Plan
Jan 24, 2018 • 21 min
Now that you’ve heard the biggest mistakes we’ve made as real estate investors, we want to share how we began to implement change and grow a successful portfolio. After we both experienced losing jobs, we knew that we needed to create passive…
EP264: The Pros of Real Estate Investing
Jan 21, 2018 • 19 min
There are many ways you could invest a chunk of money—but real estate is by far the safest and best strategy for creating long-term wealth. There are many pros to owning rental real estate, but unfortunately this isn’t traditional advice you might…
EP263: How to Build Legacy Wealth with Rental Properties - Interview with Paul Simon
Jan 18, 2018 • 28 min
If you’re a longtime listener, you know how I feel about traditional wealth building advice. Contrary to popular belief, your paycheck job isn’t as stable as you’ve been led to believe, and a 401k isn’t exactly the gold standard of investment…
EP262: Our Story Part 3: Hitting Rock Bottom
Jan 17, 2018 • 34 min
In this series, Natali and I have discussed our biggest real estate mistakes and downfalls. Unfortunately, the story doesn’t get better from there. We both lost jobs, questioned our worth, and eventually had to dig ourselves out from debt, bad…
EP261: Why This One Thing Is More Important Than Passive Income
Jan 14, 2018 • 17 min
Passive income is important, but if you’re not taking care of yourself, all of the money in the world can’t help you. Passive income allows for freedom of time and money, but without your health, you can’t enjoy it to its fullest. On this…
EP260: The Art of Raising Capital - Interview with Darren Weeks
Jan 11, 2018 • 30 min
There are many people who would invest in real estate if they only had the capital. Simultaneously, there are many people who have an excess of funds and would love to receive the high returns of real estate, but simply don’t want to do the heavy…
EP259: Our Story Part 2: Why Natali Made a Big Mistake Buying an A Class Property
Jan 10, 2018 • 45 min
I like to say that all successful real estate investors have experienced failure at some point, and that’s certainly true in our family. Last week on the podcast, we shared my real estate mistakes and failures. Today we’re bringing you part two of…
EP258: The New Tax Bill Is Already Affecting Real Estate Investors, Here’s How
Jan 8, 2018 • 11 min
There’s been a lot of buzz about how the new tax law will affect homeowners, but what are the implications for real estate investors? A new article suggests that real estate prices are being affected by the new rules—and will continue to adjust in…
EP257: Using Real Estate to Fuel Your Passion - Interview with Trevor Mauch
Jan 4, 2018 • 36 min
Many people hold the notion that their work should be centered around their passion, but today’s guest takes the opposite approach. Trevor Mauch is a successful entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Carrot, the host of the CarrotCast Podcast, and a real…
EP256: Our Story Part 1: How Clayton Went Through Foreclosure and Destroyed His Credit
Jan 3, 2018 • 40 min
Here on the show, we’ve shared many details about our family’s personal investment strategy. We’ve discussed how we’ve attained financing, and dissected deals we’ve considered. However, we’ve never really shared our past, including how we got…
EP255: How to Make This Your Best Year Yet
Dec 31, 2017 • 22 min
What’s your New Year’s resolution? Chances are you’re here because you want to build a passive income and create financial freedom. In my experience, there’s a specific way to go about reaching that goal. On this episode of Investing in Real…
BONUS EPISODE: Should You Prepay Your Property Taxes?
Dec 29, 2017 • 13 min
I’m sure you’ve seen the news about people lined up at their local offices attempting to prepay their property taxes before the new tax bill goes into effect. This can be an effective way to save thousands of dollars, but it’s not the right…
EP254: Smart Budgeting, Side Hustles, and Using Credit Cards - Interview with Eric Rosenberg
Dec 27, 2017 • 35 min
One of the most important pieces of establishing a route to financial freedom is figuring out a realistic and intentional approach to budgeting. We’ve discussed a few strategies here on the show about how we plan our family’s finances, but today…
EP253: The Alchemist’s Guide to Real Estate Investing (encore episode)
Dec 26, 2017 • 31 min
Life is about embarking on a journey in order to discover your true purpose. For us the journey is real estate investing, and our purpose is in helping others. I recently read the novel, The Alchemist, and felt inspired; the concepts from the novel…
EP252: How to Not Rely on a Christmas Bonus Like Clark Griswold (encore episode)
Dec 25, 2017 • 13 min
This holiday season, our family watched a classic Christmas film, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Natali and I both felt like we were viewing the movie with a new perspective this time. It might not be obvious, but there is a parallel between…
EP251: Don’t Buy A Class Properties, Do This Instead - Interview with Lane Kawaoka
Dec 20, 2017 • 34 min
To the untrained real estate investor, an A class property can be appealing. Since the rent is higher in an A class neighborhood, you might have your sights set on higher rental amounts and a higher class of tenant. However, most successful real…
EP250: What the GOP Tax Plan Means for Real Estate Investors
Dec 19, 2017 • 28 min
The most recent tax plan is the biggest tax overhaul in over 30 years. This plan enacts tax cuts for both corporations and investors. It’s important to overview what this plan means for you, and how to best prepare for tax season as a real estate…
EP249: Don’t Be a Know-It-All
Dec 18, 2017 • 12 min
Have you ever met the type of person who thinks they know everything? They tend to think they’re more experienced and more knowledgeable in every area. Not only is that mindset annoying, but it’s also incredibly dangerous. On this episode…
EP248: How to Get Started When You’re 50 Years Old - Interview with Bill Manassero
Dec 13, 2017 • 38 min
Is it ever too late to start investing in real estate? Here on the show, we always talk about planning for retirement, but what if you’re already at retirement age. On today’s podcast, I’m joined by Bill Manassero, the founder of Old Dawg’s REI…
EP247: 5 Reasons Why Real Estate Is a Safe Investment
Dec 12, 2017 • 22 min
Let’s face it: financial security is important. We all want to feel like our investments are low-risk and secure, that we’ll be comfortable in retirement, and that our children won’t have to worry about money. But the truth is, most of us have been…
EP246: Stop Hanging Out with Losers
Dec 10, 2017 • 20 min
Have you ever heard the saying, “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with?” In my opinion, that adage is 100% true! When you start to invest in real estate, you’ll undoubtedly encounter naysayers and negativity. On…
EP245: Buying and Leasing Raw Land - Interview with Mark Podolsky
Dec 6, 2017 • 28 min
We’ve discussed many real estate niches and strategies here on the podcast, but we’ve never covered the topic of buying and leasing raw land. On today’s show, we’re calling in an expert to discuss exactly how this strategy works! Today’s…
EP244: 5 Things to Do Before the Year Ends
Dec 6, 2017 • 34 min
When you’re a real estate investor, it’s important to have your taxes and finances planned out by the end of the year. Come tax time, it will be too late to take advantage of some of the amazing opportunities and tax deductions that real estate…
EP243: Don’t Make This Rookie Mistake in Real Estate Investing
Dec 4, 2017 • 15 min
I’ve worked with a lot of real estate investors, and I’ve noticed that many of them make one dire mistake. I see it all the time—a rookie investor thinks they can make more in rent and attract a higher quality tenant by making extraneous purchases,…
EP242: From Zero to His First Property Fully Rented [Case Study]
Nov 30, 2017 • 25 min
Recently on the podcast we’ve covered the stories of many high level, millionaire investors. However, it’s important to remember that all of these successful individuals started somewhere, and every robust portfolio started with one property….
EP241: A Conversation with a Millionaire Retired Landlord
Nov 29, 2017 • 30 min
A few months ago, we posted a video in which we discussed the behind the scenes decision-making process of a potential real estate purchase. Since then, we ultimately decided to follow through on the purchase. This deal was unlike our other real…
EP240: How the Banking Industry Is Like the Processed Food Industry
Nov 27, 2017 • 14 min
As 2017 comes to a close, I’ve been noticing an influx of commercials for banking and retirement products. Recently, I had an epiphany: the banking industry is similar to the food industry in terms of advertising. On this episode of Investing…
EP239: Using Other People’s IRAS to Buy Real Estate - Interview with Scott Maurer
Nov 23, 2017 • 27 min
We’ve discussed how to invest with a self-directed IRA multiple times here on the show. But there’s another creative way to use a self-directed IRA to purchase real estate that we haven’t yet covered: taking a loan from an IRA! On…
EP238: The Infinite Banking Concept Revisited - Interview with M.C. Laubscher
Nov 22, 2017 • 27 min
We’ve covered the Infinite Banking Concept a few times on the show, but our last episode on this topic sparked a lot of questions and comments. Since Natali and I are just beginning to learn about this strategy, we thought it would be best to bring…
EP237: Home Rentals in A Class Neighborhoods Losing Steam
Nov 20, 2017 • 17 min
A recent news article suggested that rising homeownership rates, particularly among Millennials, are placing strain on the future of the rental market. As always, I wanted to take the opportunity to evaluate this article through the lens of a C class…
EP236: The Biggest Tax Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make - Interview with Craig Cody
Nov 15, 2017 • 25 min
Taxes are an integral piece of running any business, and real estate offers some of the largest benefits. But unless you’ve planned appropriately, you’ll likely miss out on some of the deductions that real estate investing has to offer. On…
EP235: What Is an Accredited Investor?
Nov 14, 2017 • 32 min
“Accredited investor” is a term that Natali and I were relatively unfamiliar with until recently. But this year as we started taking a deeper look at our investment strategy, we were introduced to this term. On this episode of Investing in…
EP234: Why Financial Advisors Won’t Talk to You About Real Estate - Interview with Brent Sutherland
Nov 13, 2017 • 31 min
You probably already know that real estate is the best way to build wealth and get a high return on investment. In fact, more millionaires in this country attained their wealth via real estate than any other means. So why don’t financial advisors…
EP233: What’s the Worst That Could Happen? - Interview with Thembi Bheka
Nov 8, 2017 • 30 min
You probably already know about the countless benefits of owning rental real estate, and I bet you’ve thought about what your life will be like once you reach financial freedom. But today’s guest is challenging us to take the opposite approach….
EP232: How to Communicate with Your Partner About Money
Nov 8, 2017 • 27 min
Money can be a touchy subject, but it’s important that couples are able to have constructive conversations about financial goals. We hear from investors all the time who struggle to get on the same page as their spouse. In fact, this is an issue we…
EP230: How to Build a Strategy to Change Your Life - Interview with Dr. Stephen Graves
Nov 1, 2017 • 28 min
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that being successful in real estate is about more than numbers in a spreadsheet. It’s incredibly difficult to reach financial freedom unless you’re able to step outside of limiting beliefs, and work on…
EP229: Learning to Invest with Life Insurance: Part 2 - Interview with Joe McCarrie
Nov 1, 2017 • 32 min
When we posted the podcast episode about how we’re starting to learn about investing with life insurance, we were inundated with an influx of questions! Admittedly, we are not experts on this topic. We’re just a family learning as we go. On…
EP228: The Financial Freedom Matrix
Oct 30, 2017 • 14 min
Are you trapped in the Financial Freedom Matrix? Recently Natali and I watched the Matrix again, and this time I viewed it through the lens of a real estate investor. I immediately noticed many similarities between being living in the Matrix and…
EP227: From Fixing Leaky Pipes to Raising Millions of Dollars - Interview with Abhi Golhar
Oct 26, 2017 • 31 min
Something I’ve noticed about real estate investors is that most of us have failed in some way. But truly successful investors fail hard and fast, and don’t let their shortcomings stop them from reaching their goals. Today’s guest, Abhi…
EP226: Men Listen to This Episode NOW - Interview with Lewis Howes
Oct 25, 2017 • 29 min
In my experience talking to investors, men specifically have difficulty being vulnerable. Many of us become consumed by our ego, and feel like we have to put on a façade. In reality, this does us no favors; it keeps us from growing, investing, and…
EP225: 8 Tax Deductions for Real Estate Investors
Oct 23, 2017 • 17 min
My favorite tax accountant Tom Wheelwright likes to say, “if you’re a real estate investor and you’re paying taxes, then you’re doing it wrong.” One of the top benefits of real estate investing is the enormous overall implication on your tax…
EP224: Getting to 17 Properties for Financial Freedom - Interview with Ember Pilati
Oct 19, 2017 • 45 min
Reaching financial freedom is not some far-fetched goal. This is a real accomplishment that real people achieve every day by putting a plan into action. That’s why I love sharing the stories of investors who are making their dreams happen. On…
EP223: First Time Homebuyer vs. Buying Investment Properties
Oct 18, 2017 • 26 min
Deciding to purchase your first primary residence is a big step, but so is becoming a real estate investor. If you’ve got the cash and are ready to purchase a home, should it be your own living space, or a rental? On today’s show, Natali and I are…
EP222: Don’t Fall in Love with Real Estate, Fall in Love with ROI
Oct 16, 2017 • 12 min
One of the main pieces of advice I give people is to not fall in love with real estate, and instead focus on return on investment. The reason why I have to constantly repeat this mantra is because it’s really easy to fall into this trap! In fact, it…
EP221: From Zero to 26 Properties in One Year - Interview with Jack Hoss and Josh Koth
Oct 12, 2017 • 32 min
One of our first-ever case study episodes highlighted the story of a new real estate investor who set a goal to replace his income from his photography business with passive income. Josh Koth’s story was already one of my favorites, but since that…
EP220: How to Think Like a Wealthy Investor
Oct 11, 2017 • 20 min
I’ve been poor, and I’ve been wealthy. You might be surprised to learn that the biggest difference between the two is not about money, but more so about mindset. The good news is, if you’re purposeful you can change your mindset,…
EP219: High End Renters Are Paying Less
Oct 9, 2017 • 8 min
There’s always an influx of news regarding what’s going on in the housing market. However, if you don’t view these stories through the lens of a real estate investor, you might miss out on opportunities or neglect important information. …
EP218: Discovering Your Purpose and Building Habits That Help - Interview with Brad Lomenick
Oct 5, 2017 • 33 min
The entire point of this show is to help people create wealth through real estate. For many people, there’s a paradigm shift that must occur in order to take those steps forward. Changing your mindset begins with developing a sense of…
EP217: Learning to Invest with Life Insurance: Part 1
Oct 4, 2017 • 25 min
We’ve had many guests here on the podcast who have educated us on the Infinite Banking Concept. This is a strategy that uses whole life insurance to create a banking system within your own finances. It’s an incredibly effective strategy, and can…
EP216: Back to Basics: What Is a Lease?
Oct 2, 2017 • 14 min
Although you might think the topic of leases is rudimentary, having an accurate lease is an important part of any rental property investing business. If you want to create passive income and cash flow, there are certain mechanisms you’ll want to have…
EP215: How to Find Discounted Properties - Interview with Brent Daniels
Sep 28, 2017 • 30 min
Wholesaling is a means that many investors, myself included, have used to jump into the world of real estate investing. As a wholesale investor, you don’t actually own properties. Rather, you find contracts and sell them, and then collect a…
EP214: The 6 Rules of Using a 1031 Exchange
Sep 27, 2017 • 27 min
A 1031 exchange is an incredibly powerful tool that allows an individual to save on taxes after the sale of a piece of real estate. This tax deferral program permits the investor to sell a real estate property and then reinvest the funds in a property…
EP213: Understanding Flood Plains - Interview with Karol Grove
Sep 25, 2017 • 34 min
Due to current events and recent natural disasters, many real estate investors have been asking us about purchasing flood insurance. Here to set the record straight about flood plains, flood insurance, and how the entire system works is Karol Grove!…
EP212: Deep Diving the Infinite Banking Concept - Interview with Nate Scott and Holly Reed
Sep 21, 2017 • 37 min
Like most people who are passionate about creating financial freedom, I’m always interested in learning ways to make my money work for me. The Infinite Banking Concept is an incredible tool you can use to reach your financial goals. Whether you’re…
EP211: Should I Pay off Debt or Invest in Real Estate?
Sep 20, 2017 • 27 min
Should you pay off debt before you begin investing in real estate? Is being debt-free a requirement for investing? On this encore episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are answering these questions, and sharing how you can make the right…
EP210: I Want to Retire Early. Where Should I Invest?
Sep 18, 2017 • 19 min
Recently a fellow real estate investor sent me a news article that represented the major issues with ideals about wealth building in our country. When I read the article, I knew I had to sit down and record a podcast episode on everything the writer…
EP209: Taking a Deep Breath Changes Your Life - Interview with Peter Bregman
Sep 14, 2017 • 27 min
Have you ever let destructive habits like self-sabotaging language and limiting beliefs hold you back from reaching your goals? I know that I have. In my experience speaking to investors, becoming successful in real estate isn’t just about the…
EP208: How to Play It Safe in Today’s Market - Interview with Kathy Fettke
Sep 13, 2017 • 32 min
If you could go back in time, before the big market crash, what would you do differently? Would you change anything in your portfolio? Although no one can predict for sure what will happen in coming months and years, investors should always be…
EP207: 4 Takeaways from My First Week Being Unemployed
Sep 11, 2017 • 10 min
This week was my first week as an unemployed, full-time real estate investor! It has been exciting and liberating to step into this next chapter of my life. On today’s show, I’m sharing the four major lessons I have learned this past week. …
EP206: How to Leave a Legacy and Build a Life of Positivity - Interview with Lee Cockerell
Sep 7, 2017 • 33 min
In business, the value of a positive mindset is often overlooked. Today’s guest is proof that by cultivating a mindset of positivity, you can create lasting success in your business. On today’s show, I’m sitting down with Lee Cockerell, speaker,…
EP205: Do Quit Your Day Job: How to Know If You’re Ready
Sep 6, 2017 • 35 min
I’ve spent the past 18 years reporting the news, but today I’ve got my own headline to share: I left my broadcasting career to pursue real estate full time. Real estate investing has changed my life, and now my mission is to help others reach…
EP204: Houston Flooding 2017: Understanding What Happened
Sep 4, 2017 • 19 min
“Investing in Real Estate has a laser focus on buy and hold rental properties in order to create passive income. Clayton shares tried and true methods for acquiring rental real estate, building net worth, and accelerating your financial freedom….
EP203: How to Maximize Depreciation - Interview with Tom Wheelwright
Aug 31, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to 100 plus job sites with just one click. Find out today why ZipRecruiter has been used…
EP202: How Your Kids Can Invest in Real Estate with an IRA
Aug 30, 2017 • 27 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT If you’re a frequent listener of this show, you know that we are always looking for ways to build legacy wealth for our family, as well as legally reduce our overall tax burden. Since we’ve had…
EP200: Why Building a Team is More Important Than Money - Interview with Blair Singer
Aug 24, 2017 • 33 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by eero. With eero, you can install an enterprise-grade WiFi system in your home in just a few minutes. For free overnight shipping on your order,…
EP199: How to Teach Your Kids About Passive Income
Aug 23, 2017 • 27 min
Book a call with our team: In our family, we are always trying to instill a strong financial education in our children. Sometimes this is through strategies we’ve planned for, or ideas we’ve read in books, but sometimes a lesson simply presents…
EP198: Don’t Buy a House, Rent Instead
Aug 21, 2017 • 13 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by SaneBox. SaneBox sorts through your email and moves all of the trivial stuff into a different folder, so the only messages in your inbox are…
EP197: The Legal Loopholes of Real Estate Investing - Interview with Garrett Sutton
Aug 17, 2017 • 31 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to 100+ job sites with just one click. Right now, Investing in Real Estate listeners can post jobs on…
EP196: The Three Stages of Real Estate Investing (encore episode)
Aug 16, 2017 • 12 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT If you’re wondering when you’ll achieve financial freedom through real estate investing, there’s a simple formula that can help. On this episode, I’m elaborating on the three stages of real…
EP195: Back to Basics: High Return Real Estate
Aug 14, 2017 • 20 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by SaneBox. SaneBox sorts through your email and moves all of the trivial stuff into a different folder, so the only messages in your inbox are…
EP194: The ABCs of Real Estate Investing - Interview with Ken McElroy
Aug 10, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode is brought to you by Thumbtack. Visit thumbtack.com to find pros in over 1000 categories to help with your project. There are a lot of myths out there about real estate investing. And…
EP193: From Zero Experience to His First Rental [Case Study]
Aug 9, 2017 • 30 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Visit mackweldon.com and use promo code CLAYTON to receive 20% off your order of high quality clothing! Last fall, I began…
EP192: How to Find Your Freedom Number (encore episode)
Aug 7, 2017 • 14 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Bonwi. Bonwi.com gets you the best hotel rates and up to 30% back in rewards! Learn more by visiting bonwi.com. Are you looking to achieve…
EP191: How to Leverage Debt to Build Wealth - Interview with Robert Kiyosaki
Aug 3, 2017 • 38 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to 100+ job sites with just one click. Right now, Investing in Real Estate listeners can post jobs on…
EP190: What Is Passive Loss and How Can You Use It on Your Taxes?
Aug 2, 2017 • 36 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Although the word “loss” has a negative connotation, a passive loss in your real estate business can actually help you save money! On today’s show, Natali and I are talking about passive losses,…
EP189: What Is “Home Bias” and Why You Should Avoid It
Jul 31, 2017 • 12 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Have you ever heard the term “home bias?” On today’s show, I’m sharing the definition of home bias, as well as a concrete example. I’ll share how you can avoid this trap, and make sure your…
EP188: Men and Limiting Beliefs: How to Make a Change - Interview with David Hoyt
Jul 27, 2017 • 28 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Most people seem to grapple with limiting beliefs that hold them back from reaching their potential. In fact, I know this from speaking to investors on a daily basis. I’ve learned over the years of…
EP187: How to Use a HELOC to Build Wealth
Jul 26, 2017 • 43 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Since we published our book, How to Pay off Your Mortgage in 5 Years, we’ve received a lot of questions about how to put the payoff strategy into action. Because finances are not one-size-fits-all, we…
EP186: The 1% Rule for Real Estate Investing
Jul 24, 2017 • 11 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT There are many ways to evaluate a real estate deal, but one common method utilized by investors is the 1% Rule. This rule of thumb helps investors determine if their investment will be safe and…
EP185: What’s Going on with the Current Market? - Interview with Brian Kline
Jul 20, 2017 • 33 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to 100+ job sites with just one click. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/investing to post your…
EP184: How to Choose and Use Business Bank Accounts
Jul 19, 2017 • 30 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT If you run your real estate venture like a business, you’ll want to utilize a business bank account. But not all business bank accounts are created equal! It’s important to not only find the most…
EP183: Why Warren Buffett is Excited About Real Estate Investing
Jul 17, 2017 • 9 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT If there’s one investor you should know about, it’s Warren Buffett! Buffett is a multi-billionaire, one of the smartest investors of all time, and the owner of Berkshire Hathaway. One of the many…
EP182: How to Use Cash Value Whole Life Insurance to Buy Real Estate - Interview with Jimmy Vreeland and Bob Scott
Jul 13, 2017 • 19 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode is brought to you by Thumbtack. Visit thumbtack.com to find pros in over 1000 categories to help with your project. The Infinite Banking Concept allows individuals to create their own…
EP181: How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in 5 Years or Less
Jul 12, 2017 • 30 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT What would your life be like if you had no mortgage? Would you accelerate your investing strategy, pay off debt, or take more family vacations? A few years ago, Natali and I discovered an incredible…
EP180: The Worst Crash in Our Lifetime is Coming
Jul 10, 2017 • 12 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Many financial experts are forecasting an impending economic crash. Most recently, I saw an interview in which legendary investor Jim Rogers predicted the worst crash in our lifetime, coming either this…
EP179: The 5 Elements of Raising Money for Real Estate - Interview with Victor Menasce
Jul 6, 2017 • 32 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to 100+ job sites with just one click. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/investing to post your…
EP178: Should You Pay Off Investment Properties Quickly?
Jul 5, 2017 • 23 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Many investors have asked us about the most effective way to pay off rental properties quickly. However, I think that sometimes investors get ahead of themselves. Before you determine how to accelerate…
EP177: Is America the Greatest Place to Invest?
Jul 3, 2017 • 12 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This week in the United States, we’re celebrating our Independence Day. Among the many freedoms we are celebrating, our freedom to invest stands out to me. On today’s show, I wanted to take the…
EP176: Get Ready, Changes Are Coming to Your Credit Report - Interview with Wayne Sanford
Jun 29, 2017 • 27 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This summer, many Americans could see a boost in their credit scores as the result of a new change in credit scoring. Beginning on July 1, 2017, public records such as tax liens and judgments will be…
EP175: Things Your Realtor Doesn’t Know About Investing
Jun 28, 2017 • 28 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Naturally, many people think that the best way to initiate real estate investing is to connect with a real estate agent. However, more often than not, realtors know very little about things like seller…
EP174: Home Equity Loan or HELOC?
Jun 26, 2017 • 12 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by RealtyShares. With Realty Shares, hundreds of people invest fractionally, reducing the cost of the initial investment. If you have $5000 and…
EP173: How to Reach Your Financial Independence Day - Interview with Fernando Aires
Jun 22, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT How would your life change if you could totally replace the income from your day job with passive income? Today’s guest, Fernando Aires has done just that, and he helps others do the same! On this…
EP172: Property Management Do’s and Don’ts
Jun 21, 2017 • 42 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Hiring a property management team makes real estate investing simple and passive! A skilled property management team is an indispensable part of your success, and will make your business scalable. On…
EP171: Back to Basics: How to Become a Millionaire
Jun 19, 2017 • 15 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to 100+ job sites with just one click. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/investing to post your…
EP170: Business Entity Structure for Legacy Wealth Building - Interview with Andrew Howell
Jun 15, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Have you ever wondered how to set up your business entities in a way that not only protects your assets, but also allows you to build long-lasting wealth for your family? If so, today’s show is for…
EP169: How to Set up Profit First for Real Estate Investing (Encore Episode)
Jun 14, 2017 • 34 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Finances are an integral part of running any business, and real estate investing is no different. Figuring out how to properly and effectively structure your finances can be confusing, but I’ve…
EP168: Your 401k Is Under Attack
Jun 12, 2017 • 13 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Thumbtack. Visit thumbtack.com to find help in your area with more than 1,100 services. Many Americans have been convinced that the 401k is the…
EP167: Basic Estate Planning for Legacy Wealth Building - Interview with Andrew Howell
Jun 8, 2017 • 31 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by RealtyShares. With Realty Shares, hundreds of people invest fractionally, reducing the cost of the initial investment. If you have $5000 and…
EP166: How to Treat Tenants in Your Rental Property
Jun 7, 2017 • 28 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Harry’s. For $5 off any shave set, including the limited addition Father’s Day set, visit harrys.com/realestate. Without tenants, a…
EP165: Case Study: Start Up Costs for Buying Your First Rental Property
Jun 5, 2017 • 22 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to 100+ job sites with just one click. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/investing to post your…
EP164: Bought Four Properties in Under a Year with No Experience - Interview with Jason Motte and Thomas Hatley
Jun 1, 2017 • 28 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT With real estate, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Today’s guests are new real estate investors who have creatively structured four real estate deals in less than a year with no experience,…
EP163: How to Calculate Your Net Worth for Real Estate Investing
May 31, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Recently, a listener asked how we balance our assets and liabilities. In our family, we track our net worth consistently. Doing so allows us to understand how our wealth is growing. On this episode of…
EP162: How to Mitigate Risk in Real Estate Investing
May 29, 2017 • 11 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Any new venture can be intimidating, and that’s often the case with real estate investing. I hear questions constantly from new or prospective investors who are worried about the risks. Sure, there…
EP161: All About Section 8 Tenants - Interview with Al Rotiroti Sr.
May 25, 2017 • 31 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT One important aspect landlords should consider is whether or not they intend to rent their properties to Section 8 tenants. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about…
EP160: How to Plan for Short-Term Financial Goals
May 24, 2017 • 23 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT I truly believe in the power of setting goals, and that’s why I’m passionate about sharing the message of finding your Freedom Number. However, it’s important to set short-term goals in order to…
EP159: Five Ways to Not Annoy Your Property Management Company
May 22, 2017 • 18 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Harry’s. For $5 off any shave set, including the limited addition Father’s Day set, visit harrys.com/realestate. Working with an…
EP158: How to Defer Taxes Forever with Real Estate - Interview with Leonard Spoto
May 18, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT If you’ve ever wondered about selling an investment property, today’s show is for you. Our guest is Leonard Spoto, the co-founder of Asset Exchange Company. Leonard is here to share his extensive…
EP157: Using the Money in Your LLCS’ Bank Accounts
May 17, 2017 • 26 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Visit mackweldon.com and use promo code CLAYTON to receive 20% off your order of high quality clothing! When you have a business entity, especially…
EP156: Renters are Staying Put, Here’s Why
May 15, 2017 • 13 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by RealtyShares. With Realty Shares, hundreds of people invest fractionally, reducing the cost of the initial investment. If you have $5000 and…
EP155: Cash Is Trash, Cash Flow Is King - Interview with Damion Lupo
May 11, 2017 • 36 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Harry’s. Harry’s offers high quality razors at half the price of drugstore brands. Harry’s is so confident you’ll love their blades,…
EP154: How to Deal with Negative Family Members
May 10, 2017 • 35 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Visit mackweldon.com and use promo code CLAYTON to receive 20% off your order of high quality clothing! This episode is also sponsored by Away. Visit…
EP153: Try Adding a Few B Class Properties to Your Portfolio
May 8, 2017 • 10 min
There’s nothing I love more than building my portfolio around C class properties. C class properties produce the highest return on investment, and are largely untouched by economic downturn. However, recently I’ve started implementing a new…
EP152: A Chat with Real Estate Legend John Schaub
May 4, 2017 • 32 min
This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Realty Shares. With Realty Shares, hundreds of people invest fractionally, reducing the cost of the initial investment. If you have $5000 and qualify, you can begin group investing. Visit…
EP151: What is Seller Financing?
May 3, 2017 • 32 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Many prospective investors want to purchase their first property, but simply don’t have the cash to finance a deal. Some investors don’t want to involve their credit score, or have other…
EP150: What Holds You Back? - Interview with Lolly Daskal
May 1, 2017 • 27 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT What stands between you and your goals? I often get messages from people who want to begin earning a passive income through real estate investing, but they have hesitations. Some may experience fear or…
EP149: How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Wealth - Interview with Donna Serdula
Apr 27, 2017 • 41 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode is sponsored by Casper, an obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly low price. Visit casper.com/iire and use coupon code IIRE at checkout for $50 off your mattress! Making…
EP148: All About Getting Insurance for Your Properties
Apr 26, 2017 • 40 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Harry’s. Harry’s offers high quality razors at half the price of drugstore brands. Harry’s is so confident you’ll love their blades,…
EP147: Got to Have Skin in the Game
Apr 24, 2017 • 15 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Check out this week’s menu and get your…
EP146: Using HUD Homes to Get Started in Real Estate - Interview with Larry Goins
Apr 20, 2017 • 32 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Dell. Dell offers a wide variety of high quality printers with tons of great features. Dell’s printers are easy to install, and…
EP145: How to Deed a Property to an LLC
Apr 19, 2017 • 28 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT As a real estate investor, there are many reasons why you might need to deed a property to an LLC. We get asked questions about this topic frequently. Since Natali and I recently went through this…
EP144: Panic! Don’t Borrow from Your 401k!
Apr 17, 2017 • 14 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Traditional financial advice will tell you that you should never, under any circumstances touch your 401k. I recently came across an article that used fear-based tactics to convince people that…
EP143: Reaching the Top of the Real Estate Mountain - Interview with Joel Block
Apr 13, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT When it comes down to making a real estate deal, money is the most important piece of the puzzle. Today’s guest, Joel Block is here to share a higher-level way of looking at your money. This strategy…
EP142: Behind the Scenes of Our Next Real Estate Purchase Part 2
Apr 12, 2017 • 32 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Sometimes being a real estate investor can involve making serious decisions about how to most effectively run your business and manage your finances. On today’s show, Natali and I wanted to pull back…
EP141: Rich People Buy Assets
Apr 10, 2017 • 18 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Some books are worth rereading from time to time, and there are two written by Robert Kiyosaki that fit the bill. It can be easy to fall back into old habits, and I have found that these two books are…
EP140: How to Invest in Corporate Housing - Interview with Kimberly Smith
Apr 6, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Within the realm of real estate investing, there are many unique niches. Corporate housing provides short-term, furnished rental options for individuals and families. On today’s show, we’re diving…
EP139: It’s Tax Time: Repairs vs. Improvements - Interview with Tom Wheelwright
Apr 5, 2017 • 29 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Many people despise tax season, and when you are a real estate investor, there’s an extra layer of complexity to worry about. Although the tax benefits of real estate investing are enormous, it’s…
EP138: Don’t Make This Mistake in Real Estate Investing
Apr 3, 2017 • 16 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Dell. Dell offers a wide variety of high quality printers with tons of great features. Dell’s printers are easy to install, and…
EP137: Using Technology to Improve Real Estate Investing - Interview with Nav Athwal
Mar 30, 2017 • 28 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT For many real estate investors, finding capital can be the most difficult part of growing their portfolios. However, there is so much private money available. The struggle is simply attaining access to…
EP136: How Do We Make Money?
Mar 29, 2017 • 30 min
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EP135: Is Your Property Management Company Flashy or Focused on Cash Flow?
Mar 27, 2017 • 14 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Get your first three meals free, plus free…
EP134: How to Create a Millionaire Mindset - Interview with Matthew Aitchison
Mar 23, 2017 • 32 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT As you may know, I’m fascinated with the idea that all successes in life stem from mindset. Today’s guest, Matthew Aitchison, is here to share how he has created a millionaire mindset that has…
EP133: How to Identify Investment Friendly Cities
Mar 22, 2017 • 27 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT When you’re looking to make a solid real estate investment, the ultimate goal is cash flow. You want your cash flow to be largely hands-off and passive, and that’s why it’s pertinent to do your…
EP132: The Fed Just Increased Rates Again
Mar 20, 2017 • 17 min
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EP131: Older Americans Need a Place to Rent - Interview with Richard Eisenberg
Mar 16, 2017 • 24 min
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EP130: How to Include Your Children in Your Investments
Mar 15, 2017 • 29 min
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Mar 13, 2017 • 15 min
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EP128: One Year Later, an Investor Gives an Update [Case Study]
Mar 9, 2017 • 29 min
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EP127: Buying Rental Properties with Credit: Good or Bad?
Mar 8, 2017 • 25 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Deciding how to finance your rental properties can be a complex decision. Unless you have cash on hand, you’ll have to assess your credit, debt, and more. On this episode, Natali and I are sitting…
EP126: Are You a Hands-On or a Hands-Off Investor?
Mar 6, 2017 • 15 min
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EP125: The Power of Giving Back to Grow Your Business - Interview with Joe Fairless
Mar 2, 2017 • 31 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT Most truly successful people are not fixated only on their own advancement. It is powerful to contribute to something greater than yourself. Not only does it feel good to help others, but it in turn…
EP124: Best Practices for Managing Real Estate Cash Flow
Mar 1, 2017 • 26 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Thumbtack. Visit thumbtack.com to find help in your area with more than 1,100 services. As your real estate portfolio grows, it becomes…
EP123: Start Being Part of the 3% of Successful People
Feb 27, 2017 • 13 min
Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/dezwHT This episode of Investing in Real Estate is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Check out this week’s menu and get your…