Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast

Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast

www.coachcarson.com/coach-carson-podcast
Practical tips and strategies about real estate investing & financial independence.


#125: How to Figure Out the Repairs Needed For an Investment Property
Aug 3 • 20 min
Episode #125 - As a new or inexperienced investor, how do you figure out the repairs needed on an investment property? In this episode, Coach shares a 3-step process he uses to identify the repairs needed to be done. And the good part is that you don’t…
#124: How a First Generation Immigrant Bought 50 Apartment Units in 10 Years
Jul 27 • 69 min
Episode #124 - Coach Carson interviews Vitaliy Volpov, a first-generation immigrant from Belarus in eastern Europe who has bought over 50 apartment units in 10 years. You’ll learn how he used both traditional and private financing to acquire properties,…
#123: How to Achieve Financial Freedom With Affordable Rental Properties
Jul 20 • 64 min
Episode #123 - Interview with Lisa Phillips, who left the corporate world thanks to several affordable rental properties. She now passionately spreads the word about low-priced rentals not only as a means to build wealth but also as a way to positively…
#122: A Behind the Scenes Tour of Chad’s Rental Property Business
Jul 13 • 36 min
Episode #122 - Are you curious what goes on behind the scenes of a full-time rental property investor? What are the details, projects, and tasks that happen every day? In this episode, Chad (“Coach) takes you on a behind the scenes tour of his own real…
#121: How to be an Expert Real Estate Deal Finder - Interview with Henry Washington
Jul 6 • 55 min
Today’s episode is an interview with Henry Washington, an investor from northwest Arkansas who has flipped properties and accumulated over 50 rental units in his first three years as an investor. How did he do it? Henry says he focused on being an expert…
#120: From Investment Banker to Stay-at-Home Dad & AirBnb Host - Interview With Mauricio Rubio
Jun 29 • 49 min
This episode is an interview with New York City native Mauricio Rubio. Mauricio left his high-paying investment banking and e-commerce career to be more involved as a dad and to invest full time in real estate with vacation rentals & urban condos. Chad…
#119: How to Buy Your First Rental Property & Improve Your Community
Jun 22 • 49 min
Episode #119 - In this episode, Chad interviews Yolanda Brown, a new investor who recently bought her first rental back in her home town in rural Mississippi. She fixed up her family home to keep it in the family while also building wealth and improving…
#118: How to Use a Self-Directed IRA to Invest in Real Estate
Jun 15 • 73 min
Episode #118 - Coach Carson interviews self-directed IRA expert Sean McKay about how to use your retirement account to invest in real estate. You’ll learn what a self-directed account is, the pros and cons of investing in real estate with an IRA or 401k.…
#117: How Rental Properties Can Pay For Your Lifestyle
Jun 8 • 12 min
Episode #117: You’ll learn how some investors give each of their properties a job description so that it pays for a certain part of their lifestyle. You’ll also learn how others use an income floor to ensure they have the essential expenses in their…
#116: Old School Real Estate – 21 Timeless Lessons From Experienced Investors
Jun 1 • 54 min
Episode #116 - The best way to prepare for the future of real estate investing is to study the past. To help you do that, I went old school to find 21 timeless lessons that I’ve learned from investors who each have decades of experience. More links &…
#115: There Are No Secrets - the 7 Fundamentals of Real Estate Investing Success
May 25 • 24 min
Episode #115 - There are no secrets to success in real estate investing. Instead, there are core principles (aka fundamentals) that the best investors focus on. This episode shares 7 of those fundamentals that you can practice and improve in order to…
#114: How to Calculate Cash-on-Cash Return (Including Detailed Examples)
May 18 • 55 min
Episode #114 - Learn about cash-on-cash return, a formula that lets you measure the cash flow of your rental property so that you can put the most money in your account Companion article: https://www.coachcarson.com/cash-on-cash-return/ Webinar on Rental…
#113: The Coach Carson Credo - 7 Principles to Flourish as an Entrepreneur
May 11 • 37 min
Episode #113 - Learn the credo or core principles of success at Coach Carson. Whether you are a new or veteran entrepreneur, these 7 principles can help you find success in real estate investing or other small businesses. Companion article:…
#112: Making it Big on Little Deals - an Interview With John Schaub
May 4 • 57 min
Episode #112 - Coach Carson interviews John Schaub, a successful real estate investor for 4 decades and author of Building Wealth One House a Time. You’ll learn how you can reach financial independence using little deals and a simple portfolio of quality…
#111: Investing in Rental Properties With No Debt - Interview With Rich Carey
Apr 27 • 53 min
Episode #111 - Rich Carey owns 20+ rental properties without any mortgage debt. These rentals give Rich and his family $10,000 of regular, monthly cash flow plus peace of mind. This interview shares Rich’s story, how he got started, how he saved the…
#110: How to Buy Good Real Estate Investments, Not Trophy Houses
Apr 20 • 34 min
Episode #110 - Good real estate investments won’t always impress your family and friends like a trophy house. In this episode, learn how you can find the “boring” properties that actually make the most money. Companion article:…
#109: Building Wealth One House at a Time by John Schaub
Apr 13 • 46 min
Episode #109 - This episode contains Coach’s favorite big ideas from the great real estate book Building Wealth One House at a Time. You’ll learn practical tips and strategies for both new and experienced investors. Buy the book:…
#108: The Danger of Wishful Thinking During Challenging Times (aka the Stockdale Paradox)
Apr 6 • 21 min
Episode #108 - James Stockdale was a prisoner of war for 7.5 brutal years, and he said that realistic optimism (and not wishful thinking) helped him to survive. In this episode, Coach shares advice from Stockdale that can be very helpful for us when…
#107: From Scratch to 15 Multi-Unit Properties in Washington DC
Mar 30 • 56 min
In this episode, Chad interviews 36-year old Joe Breslin, who started investing 13 years ago. Today Joe’s portfolio of multi-unit properties in Washington DC pays him enough passive income to pay all his bills (and then some)! Companion article:…
#106: The Emergency Real Estate Survival Kit - 5 Tools For Tough Times
Mar 23 • 26 min
Uncommon economic times call for uncommon tools to help you survive as a real estate investor. In this episode, Coach shares 5 tools (i.e. lessons) that helped him get through the 2008-2009 recession and that you can use to get through 2020. Just think of…
#105: How Will the Coronavirus Affect Real Estate Investing?
Mar 16 • 14 min
Episode 105 - In this episode, Coach shares his opinion on how the coronavirus will affect real estate investing over the short-run and the long run. ——————————- If you want to support the show, here are some easy ways: 1) Leave an Apple Podcast review:…
#104: 5 Steps to Get Unstuck and Off the Ground in Real Estate Investing
Mar 9 • 29 min
Are you stuck or unable to make progress with your real estate investing? This episode is design to give you 5 key steps that you need to break through your real estate obstacles and start making progress. Coach will also host a free webinar on this…
#103: How a 39-Year-Old Went From Prison to a $375,000 Net Worth in 7 Years
Mar 2 • 50 min
Bill’s life changed drastically at 20 years old when he found himself in prison for 10 years without parole. After experiencing depression & challenges, he decided to slowly change his habits, mindset, & way of life while behind bars. Today, 7 years after…
#102: How to a Buy Real Estate With Little Cash & No Credit Using Credit Partners
Feb 24 • 54 min
A credit partner is a real estate investing strategy where you can buy a property with little cash and no credit. And your credit partner gets to invest passively in real estate while still earning a good profit & minimizing their risk. Learn how it all…
#101: An Early Retirement Blueprint with Erion Shehaj
Feb 17 • 55 min
Episode #101 - Chad interviews Erion Shehaj, an agent and investor, about his approach to building wealth & achieving financial independence with Real Estate (called “the Blueprint”). They dig deep on different techniques, including the rental debt…
#100: 10 Impactful Ideas From the First 100 Episodes
Feb 10 • 37 min
Episode #100 - To celebrate the first 100 podcast episodes, Coach shares 10 impactful ideas from the first 100 episodes. You’ll also get a chance to win a free copy of his book Retire Early With Real Estate. Show notes, links, contest details:…
#99: My Top 3 Lessons from a 51-Year Real Estate Investing Pro - Pete Fortunato
Feb 3 • 31 min
Episode #99 - In this episode, Coach shares the top 3 lessons he learned from Pete Fortunato, a 51+ year veteran of real estate investing. You can use and apply these lessons to your own investing (and life). Companion article:…
#98: How to Remember Your Best Ideas - The Someday Maybe List
Jan 27 • 13 min
Episode #98 - Have you ever had a brilliant or important idea, but later on you forgot it?! In this episode, Coach shares a simple, easy-to-apply process to remember your best ideas, both in your personal and professional life. The process is called the…
#97: How to Retire Early and Confidently Using Real Estate Investing
Jan 20 • 50 min
Episode #97 - Do you have a plan to retire early? If so, how confident are you that it’ll work? In this episode, Coach share three case studies of how to use real estate investing to retire early and confidently. Companion article for this episode:…
#96: Mr. Money Mustache on Purposeful Work & Life After Financial Independence
Jan 13 • 17 min
Episode #96 - Mr. Money Mustache retired at 30 to be a full-time parent and then inspire millions of others to ditch their job early with his popular blog. In this candid interview, Pete shares what his life is really like after financial independence.…
#95: My Annual Review - A Look Back at 2019 & Ahead to 2020
Dec 30, 2019 • 24 min
Episode #95 - Each year I perform an annual review to learn lessons from the past year and to set goals for the next year. In this episode, I give you a peek behind the scenes & share my annual review related to real estate investing and coachcarson.com.…
#94: Should You Keep a Mortgage For the “Tax Benefits”
Dec 26, 2019 • 14 min
Episode #93 - It’s not smart to pay off a mortgage, because you’ll lose the tax benefits. Right? Wrong! This is like letting the tail wag the dog. Tax benefits are one piece of the overall financial analysis of any investing decision. And in this episode…
#93: How to Screen to Find the Best Tenants For Your Rental Using Cozy
Dec 23, 2019 • 54 min
Episode #93 - As a rental property owner, THE most important step you can take is attracting and keeping good tenants. But that all starts with learning about proper tenant screening. So, in this episode I interview Lucas Hall, a rental property owner,…
#92: How to Get Important Things Done Every Day - AM and PM Bookends
Dec 19, 2019 • 10 min
Episode #92 - Have you ever found yourself looking back at a day and saying to yourself “What happened?! I didn’t get ANYTHING done that I wanted to.” If so, you’re not alone. But there is a way to control at least PART of your day, and it’s an idea…
#91: How I Set & Achieve Goals Each Year - the Annual Review
Dec 16, 2019 • 48 min
Episode #91 - Is there a repeatable process you can use to achieve your goals? For me, the answer is yes. And in this episode, I share the 5 steps I follow at the end of every year during a process called the Annual Review. This process has helped me to…
#90: How Much Landlord Insurance Do I Need?
Dec 12, 2019 • 15 min
Episode #90 - Landlord insurance covers you if your rental property experiences a major financial loss, like from a fire or major, a major water leak, or a lawsuit. But how much coverage do you actually need? And what does a landlord policy actually cover…
#89: The Stoic Real Estate Investor - Ancient Wisdom For the Modern Economy
Dec 9, 2019 • 38 min
Episode #89 - The ancient philosophy of Stoicism can be very helpful for real estate investors today. This episode shares stoic practices you from Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and others that you can apply right away. ————————————— Please support the show and…
#88: The Highest Goal (According to Aristotle & Maslow)
Dec 5, 2019 • 15 min
Episode #88 - You probably set goals for your finances, your career, and other parts of life. But what is the highest goal? What’s the motivation that we all strive towards beyond all those specific goals? Well, smart thinkers like Aristotle in ancient…
#87: How to Find & Negotiate Seller Financing Real Estate Deals (Part 2)
Dec 2, 2019 • 73 min
Episode #87 - This is part 2 of 2 in a series that explains how to buy real estate with seller financing (aka owner financing). In this episode, you’ll learn how to find sellers and negotiate the important terms for seller financing. Companion Article:…
#86: How to Use Seller Financing (aka Owner Financing) to Buy Real Estate
Nov 25, 2019 • 61 min
Episode #86 - This is a comprehensive episode that explains how to buy real estate with seller financing (aka owner financing) and why it’s a good idea. Instead of just having 1 or 2 financing options in your toolbox, you’ll now learn how to work with…
#85: Do You Need to Be Handy to Invest in Real Estate
Nov 21, 2019 • 7 min
Episode #85 - Real estate investing often involves fixing up properties, so does that mean you have to be handy to be a successful real estate investor? Coach Carson reveals that he is definitely NOT handy, yet he’s invested in hundreds of properties with…
#84: The 35 Best Niches For Real Estate Investing
Nov 18, 2019 • 78 min
Episode #84 - Have you heard that riches are in niches? This is definitely true in real estate investing. So, this episode is a comprehensive guide with 35 real estate investing niches that you can use for yourself. Chad goes through each niche one-by-one…
#83: Should You Get a 15-Year or 30-Year Loan
Nov 14, 2019 • 10 min
Episode #83 - What’s better - a 15-year or a 30-year mortgage? In this Ask Coach episode, Chad shares the pluses and minuses to each type of loan and which one he prefers (and why). Other podcast episode mentioned in the show: Ep 35 - The Rental Debt…
#82: P/PC Balance - How to Be Effective Over the Short and Long-Run
Nov 11, 2019 • 24 min
Episode #82 - The story of the goose and the golden eggs provides timeless lessons you can still apply today. The lesson is all about what’s called P/PC balance, or how to be more effective at getting results in your life. See the companion article at…
#81: Can You Invest in Real Estate After a Bankruptcy Foreclosure or Financial Distress
Nov 7, 2019 • 12 min
Episode #81 - Life happens, we all make financial mistakes, and sometimes we find ourselves digging out of a financial hole like a bankruptcy, foreclosure, or bad credit. But is it even possible to invest in real estate after a period of financial…
#80: How to Find, Negotiate, & Buy Off-Market Real Estate Deals - an Interview With Max Maxwell
Nov 4, 2019 • 48 min
Episode #80 - Max Maxwell is a real estate wholesaler who buys 10-15 new deals PER MONTH. You’ll leave this interview with simple, actionable tips that will help you find, negotiate, and close on more real estate deals. How Max finds where the hottest zip…
#78: Should You Wait to Invest in Real Estate Until the Next Downturn
Oct 31, 2019 • 8 min
The real estate market is hot and prices are sky high in many markets. Should you just wait to invest until prices drop in the next recession? In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad shows you why you may not want to wait. And he also shares how you can invest…
#79: How to Calculate Rental Property Cash Flow – A Comprehensive Guide
Oct 28, 2019 • 42 min
Episode #79 - This episode is all about how to calculate rental property cash flow. After you learn these concepts and formulas, you can more confidently use cash flow to build wealth, pay off debt, and achieve financial independence. See the companion…
#77: How One Couple Got Rich With the Live-In House Flip
Oct 21, 2019 • 15 min
Episode #77 - This is an interview with a couple who used a real estate technique called the Live-In Flip to earn tax free profits, build wealth, and eventually retire early at 43 years old. The couple, Mindy Jensen (BiggerPockets Money Podcast) and Carl…
#76: Is It a Good Idea to Use a HELOC to Invest in Real Estate?
Oct 17, 2019 • 8 min
Episode #76 - Is is a good idea to use a HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) to invest in real estate? In this Ask Coach edition of the podcast, Chad explains how to safely use a HELOC if you want to buy investment real estate. ————————————— If you want to…
#75: $100,000 per Year Rental Income - A Case Study
Oct 14, 2019 • 35 min
This episode is a case study that shows in step by step detail how a couple builds a rental income of over $100,000 per year using residential rental properties. See the companion article at coachcarson.com/100000-per-year-rental-income/ ————————————— If…
#74: Should I Get My Real Estate License For Investing in Real Estate
Oct 10, 2019 • 8 min
Episode #74 - Should you get a real estate license as an investor? Or will it just be a hassle and not provide any value? This is a common question faced by new real estate investors, and in this Ask Coach episode, Chad shares his advice on when you…
#73: How a 26-Year-Old Achieved Financial Independence in 3 Years With House Hacking
Oct 7, 2019 • 41 min
Episode #73 - Financial independence in 3 years?! Yep, it’s not only possible but Craig Curelop, the 26-year-old in this interview, actually did it. And he used one of my favorite real estate strategies - house hacking. Craig also wrote a fantastic new…
#72: How Do You Use the 50% Rule When Evaluating Rental Properties
Oct 3, 2019 • 6 min
Episode #72 - The 50% rule is a shortcut or rule of thumb to evaluate real estate rental opportunities. But how do you use it? Is it effective? Those are the questions Coach tackles in this Ask Coach episode of the podcast. ————————————— :) If you want to…
#71: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence With Chris Mamula
Sep 30, 2019 • 39 min
Episode #71 - Chad interviews Chris Mamula, author of the new book ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence. Chris retired early at age 41 from a career in physical therapy, and in this interview he shares the principles and steps he applied to…
#70: Ask Coach - How Do You Finance More Than 4 Rental Properties
Sep 23, 2019 • 12 min
Episode #70 - Have you been told no when trying to finance more than 4 properties? Many investors get stuck and can’t figure out how to get the financing for their next property. In this episode, Coach shares multiple ways he has financed more than 4…
#69: Ask Coach - How Do Real Estate Wholesalers Get Paid
Sep 19, 2019 • 10 min
Episode #69 - Have you ever wondered how wholesalers get paid? In this episode, Chad explains the actual transactions and ways wholesalers make their money. Whether you’ll be buying from a wholesaler or wholesaling properties yourself, this will be a…
#68: Buying & Profiting From Wholesale Flips at 24-Years-Old
Sep 16, 2019 • 36 min
Episode #68 - This is an interview with a 24-year-old, Julian Colvard, who began finding real estate deals as a new real estate wholesaler soon after graduating from college. Whether you are a new or experienced investor, you’ll learn a lot from the…
#67: Ask Coach - What Are the Most Important Criteria For Screening Tenants
Sep 12, 2019 • 7 min
Episode #67 - Proper tenant screening is one of THE most important steps as a rental property owner. But what are the most important tenant screening criteria? In this Ask Coach episode, Chad shares the top 3 criteria he uses in his business and why he…
#66: How a 27-Year-Old Bought His First Property (After 23 Showings & 11 Offers!
Sep 9, 2019 • 40 min
Coach Carson interviews Michael Nguyen, a 27-year-old new investor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After taking Chad’s course, Michael diligently applied the lessons and persisted through 23 showings and 11 offers (!) before finally purchasing his first…
#65: Ask Coach - What Interest Rate Should I Pay For Private Money
Sep 5, 2019 • 7 min
Episode #65 - What interest rate should you pay for private money as a real estate investor? 10%? 6%? What is reasonable? In this Ask Coach episode, Chad shares what effects the interest rate you pay. And he also shares his own experience from borrowing a…
#64: 5 Creative & Inexpensive Marketing Ideas to Find Real Estate Deals
Sep 2, 2019 • 17 min
Episode #64 - Marketing to find real estate deals doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact it, can be fun, creative, and easy to implement quickly! In this episode, Chad shares 5 inexpensive marketing ideas that you can implement today to start…
#63: Ask Coach - How Much Should You Budget for Rental Property Maintenance
Aug 29, 2019 • 16 min
Episode #63 - Maintenance is a regular expense for all rental property owners. But how much does it ACTUALLY cost? In this Ask Coach edition of the podcast, Chad shares his ideas and real examples of how much you should budget for rental property…
#62: The 15 Best Real Estate Investing Strategies
Aug 26, 2019 • 66 min
Episode #62 - Real estate investing contains many different ways to make money. As a new investor, these choices are overwhelming. I explain what I think are the 15 best real estate investing strategies, which can be the starting point for your own…
#61: Ask Coach - How Do You Analyze a New Real Estate Investing Market
Aug 22, 2019 • 11 min
Episode #61 - How do you analyze a new real estate market to know whether it’s a good one or a bad one for investment? And how do you find the neighborhoods within a market that are the best places to invest? In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad gives tips…
#60: Real Estate Investing 101 - 9 Steps to Get Started
Aug 19, 2019 • 95 min
Episode #62 - Learn how to get started (or restarted) in real estate investing & avoid overwhelm. This in-depth, step-by-step episode will take you from start to finish in 9 steps. To get the companion article for this episode go to…
#59: Ask Coach - How Do You Estimate Repair Costs for Fixer-Upper Properties as a Real Estate Investor
Aug 15, 2019 • 10 min
Episode #59 - Estimating repair costs for real estate investments isn’t easy. But it IS something you can learn and get better at. In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad gives tips on how he approaches estimating repair costs, and he also gives some…
#58: Simplicity - An Uncommon Path to Freedom
Aug 12, 2019 • 36 min
Episode #58 - Simplicity is an uncommon but age-old path to more personal freedom (including financial freedom!). This episode shares my story & examples from history like Henry David Thoreau. To get the companion article for this episode go to…
#57: Ask Coach - Are College Rentals (aka Student Housing) a Good Investment
Aug 8, 2019 • 11 min
Episode #57 - Have you heard that college rentals (aka student housing) is a profitable niche for real estate investors? It’s actually the niche that I (Coach) focus on for my own portfolio. So in this episode of Ask Coach, Chad gives you 5 tips to make…
#56: Landlording 101 - or How I Managed 90 Rental Units From Another Country
Aug 5, 2019 • 84 min
Episode #56 - My family and I moved to Cuenca, Ecuador and became ultra long distance landlords (2,611 miles to be exact!). This episode explains the landlording strategies, step-by-step, that have allowed me to manage 90 rental property units from…
#55: The Short-Term Buy & Hold Plan - Buy-3-Sell-2-Keep-1
Jul 29, 2019 • 37 min
Episode #55 - This episode explains how to use buy & hold rentals for the short term & generate large chunks of equity using the Buy-3-Sell-2-Keep-1 Plan. This plan works well for newer investors trying to grow their wealth faster with smaller down…
#54: The All-Cash Plan - Real Estate Investing Without Debt
Jul 22, 2019 • 40 min
Episode #54 - Is it smart or even possible to invest in real estate without debt? This episode will show that no only is it possible, but debt-free investing can be a solid path to financial independence. To get the companion article for this episode go…
#53: Destination Financial Independence - The Peak and the Plateaus of Early Retirement
Jul 15, 2019 • 40 min
Episode #53 - Financial independence means you no longer have to work for money. This episode explains both this financial peak and the milestones along the way. To get the companion article for this episode go to…
#52: 10 Lethal Mistakes to Avoid On Your First Real Estate Investment
Jul 8, 2019 • 40 min
Episode #52 - This episode will help you avoid the 10 most lethal mistakes on your first real estate investment. By avoiding these 10 mistakes, you will gain confidence so that you can buy your first deal and move forward. To get the companion article for…
#51: How to Travel the World as a Landlord (+ a Podcast Summer Slowdown)
Jun 24, 2019 • 30 min
Episode #51 - Landlords don’t have to be stuck to one spot. With the right mindset, people, and systems in place, you can travel the world for weeks or even years at a time. In this episode, Chad explains how he does it and how you can do it too. To learn…
#50: Ask Coach - What is the #1 Way to Find Great Real Estate Deals
Jun 20, 2019 • 11 min
#Episode 50 - Finding great investment deals can be tough in a competitive market. Chad shares his #1 way to find great deals. And he explains it in a way that you can apply if for yourself today. If you want to learn more - Chad has 17 proven strategies…
#49: How I Bought 33 Real Estate Deals in One Year - A Case Study
Jun 17, 2019 • 50 min
Episode #49 - Finding good real estate investment properties is one of the most challenging parts of the business. Chad shares in detail the approach and specific strategies he used to buy 33 deals in one year. To download the free companion slides for…
#48: Ask Coach - How to Make Private Money Loans That Are Safe and Profitable
Jun 13, 2019 • 4 min
Episode #48 - Rental properties & flips aren’t the only type of real estate investing. You can also loan the money to others and collect passive interest payments. In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad shares tips on how to make safe and profitable real…
#47: Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Take Exciting Risks in Life
Jun 10, 2019 • 49 min
Episode #47 - Chad interviews his friend Travis Hornsby, who left a secure corporate job in his 20s. Travis shares what helped him make the leap into a path of doing what matters to him. For details on Chad’s new course, visit…
#46: Ask Coach - How do you go about finding private money lenders?
Jun 6, 2019 • 6 min
Episode #46 - Private money lending is an alternative source of funding for your real estate investing deals. But how do you find someone willing to loan you private money? In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad shares how he has built relationships with…
#45: The Top 10 Real Estate Investing Books For Beginners
Jun 3, 2019 • 70 min
Episode #45 - Reading books can make you rich. But you’ve got to read the right ones! This is my Top 10 list of recommended books for beginner real estate investors. I also include a summary of my favorite ideas from each book. Enjoy! For a companion…
#44: Ask Coach - How to Handle Returning Security Deposits to Your Tenants
May 31, 2019 • 9 min
Episode #44 - Security deposits - how should landlords handle returning them to their tenants? This is a topic that can create a lot of stress and conflict on both sides if you’re not careful. So in this episode of Ask Coach, Chad suggests some best…
#43: How Many Rental Properties Do You Need to Retire
May 27, 2019 • 56 min
Episode #43 - Do you want to use rental properties to fund some or all of your retirement? This article shares detailed examples (including all the numbers) and step-by-step instruction for how you can do it too. For a companion article & show links…
#42: Ask Coach - How to Use the BRRRR Strategy to Grow Your Rental Property Portfolio
May 23, 2019 • 6 min
Episode #42 - Have you heard of the BRRRR strategy? It stands for Buy-Remodel-Rent-Refinance-Repeat, and it’s a way to maximize a limited amount of cash while you grow your rental portfolio. And in this episode of Ask Coach, Chad explains what the BRRRR…
#41: How to Choose the Ideal Location For Investment Properties
May 20, 2019 • 71 min
Episode #41 - This episode shows you how to pick the best market and location for your investment properties. When you pick the right location, your chances of making money increase. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#40: Ask Coach - How to Evaluate a Multiunit Apartment Purchase
May 16, 2019 • 13 min
Episode #40 - Learn how to evaluate and think about a real-life multiunit apartment purchase. In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad gives feedback to a couple in North Carolina who are considering a big acquisition. ————————————— If you want to support the…
#39: The Time We Paid Cash For a House in 3 Days
May 13, 2019 • 35 min
Episode #39 - One time my business partner & I paid cash for an investment house in 3 days! Learn the details of how to raise cash for YOUR deals and also learn about the Warren Buffett deals I used as a model for my purchase. For a companion article &…
#38: Ask Coach - What’s a Better Real Estate Investment - Single Family Houses or Multifamily Apartments
May 9, 2019 • 3 min
Episode #38 - What’s a better real estate investment - single family houses or multifamily apartments? There are pluses and minuses to each. But depending upon your needs as an investor you may want to focus on one or the other. In this episode of Ask…
#37: The Incredible Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing
May 6, 2019 • 72 min
Episode #37 - Tax benefits are a compelling reason to invest in real estate. In this episode, you’ll learn the top 10 tax benefit explained in regular language that anyone can understand. You’ll also learn how the 2017 tax law changesaffects real estate…
#36: Ask Coach - How to Find Off Market Real Estate Deals Using Smart Direct Mail
May 2, 2019 • 9 min
Episode #36 - How do you find good, off-market real estate deals that none of your competition knows about? One proven method is direct mail. But what list should you use? Postcards or letters? And how much should you spend as a new investor? In this…
#35: The Rental Debt Snowball Plan - How to Get Free and Clear Rental Properties
Apr 29, 2019 • 34 min
Episode #35 - This episode outlines how the Rental Debt Snowball Plan works to help you pay off mortgage debt faster, including an example with 3 rental houses that get paid off in under 13 years & produce $25,000 of yearly income. For a companion article…
#34: Ask Coach - What is a Good Cap Rate For a Rental Property?
Apr 25, 2019 • 6 min
Episode #34 - What cap rate is good for a rental property? How do you know if you have a good real estate investment? In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad explains the two criteria he uses to judge if a rental is a good deal. And he also shares what cap…
#33: My Rental Retirement Strategy (or How to Not Run Out of Money)
Apr 22, 2019 • 58 min
Episode #33 - How do you retire, live off your investments, and never run out of money? Big challenge, right? I have a plan to do that with rental properties, and I share that rental retirement strategy, in detail, in this episode. For a companion article…
#32: Ask Coach - How to Replace Your Job Income With Passive Income From Rental Properties
Apr 18, 2019 • 12 min
Episode #32 - Replacing your job salary with passive income from investments like rental properties is usually the goal of financial independence. But it’s also scary to actually take the leap and leave your job! In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad shares…
#31: The Three Currencies of Life - Measuring More Than Money
Apr 15, 2019 • 23 min
Episode #31 - Money isn’t the only way to measure wealth. A more balanced approach is to accumulate all three of the currencies of life - time, money, & mobility. This episode explains what the three currencies are and how it’s changed the direction of my…
#30: Ask Coach - Perpetual Learners - How to Actually Get Started With Real Estate Investing
Apr 11, 2019 • 8 min
Episode #30 - Education and learning is great. But when you get stuck as a perpetual learner and never get started it can become frustrating and even lead you to quit. In this episode of Ask Coach, Chad gives some advice to those stuck in analysis…
#29: Slowing Down - How to Live More Deliberately in a Fast Paced World
Apr 8, 2019 • 29 min
Episode #29 - Slowing down and living more deliberately have many personal and professional benefits. In this episode, learn practical strategies to slow down and get more out of life. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#28: Ask Coach - Overworked & Frustrated - How to Get Out of a Real Estate Investing Rut
Apr 4, 2019 • 10 min
Episode #28 - We real estate investors sometimes accumulate properties but get stuck in a place where we work a lot but don’t get a lot of financial reward, which can lead to burn out. In this episode, Coach Carson tackles how to get unstuck and improve…
#27: How to Save For College With Real Estate Investing
Apr 1, 2019 • 47 min
Episode #27 - How do you plan to save for college for your kids or grandkids? This episode shares a real-life case study of how I plan to use two properties to save and pay for college with real estate investing. For a companion article & show links…
#26: Ask Coach - How to Manage Rental Properties Remotely
Mar 28, 2019 • 6 min
Episode #26 - How do you manage a rental property remotely? If you plan to live far from your rental property, either permanently or for a short time, you need to have a plan for remote property management. In this episode of Ask Coach TV, Coach Carson…
#25: The Simple Math of a Shorter Path to Early Retirement
Mar 25, 2019 • 29 min
Episode #25 - The math to achieve an early retirement is simple. But applying that math will require some uncommon thinking & effort. This episode shows how. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#24: Ask Coach - How to Prepare For the Next Recession as a Real Estate Investor
Mar 21, 2019 • 5 min
Episode #24 - If a recession is coming soon, should you still invest in real estate? Markets go up and down in cycles, especially in real estate. In this episode of Ask Coach TV, Coach Carson tackles how to invest before a recession and shares his…
#23: 17 Insights From 17 Months Living Abroad With My Family
Mar 18, 2019 • 39 min
Episode #23 - My family and I spent 17 months living abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador. In this episode, I share 17 insights from our experience, including the funny (like my Spanish mistakes!), the fascinating, the heart warming, and the inspiring. For a…
#22: Ask Coach - Should You Invest in a Mobile Home as a Rental Property?
Mar 14, 2019 • 6 min
Episode #22: Should you invest in mobile homes as buy and hold rental properties? These properties sometimes have a bad reputation, but they can be outstanding investments and also source of affordable housing for tenants. In this episode of Ask Coach TV,…
#21: How to Buy Your First Investment Property - 6 Case Studies
Mar 11, 2019 • 47 min
Episode #21 - This episode shares 6 real-life examples of how new real estate investors took baby steps to get started. The examples include rentals, flips, and wholesale deals. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#20: Ask Coach - How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing As a College Student
Mar 7, 2019 • 5 min
Episode #20: Can you invest in real estate as a college student with very little money or resources? The answer is yes, but you have to play to your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses. In this episode of Ask Coach, Coach Carson shares his…
#19: The Five I.D.E.A.L. Benefits of Investing in Real Estate
Mar 4, 2019 • 36 min
Episode #19 - Here are five benefits that show why real estate is the I.D.E.A.L. investment. If you are new to real estate this will provide a solid foundation to get started. Or if you’re already investing, it will provide a refresher on why real estate…
#18: Ask Coach - How to Use Simple Real Estate Partnerships if You Lack the Cash to Buy More Deals
Feb 28, 2019 • 7 min
Episode #18: What if you don’t have enough cash to buy a real estate investment? Whether you are new or you spent all your cash on other deals, partnerships could be a solution to keep you buying more properties. Coach Carson shares his favorite ideas for…
#17: How to Retire Rich With Embarrassing Old Cars and Fixer-Upper Houses
Feb 25, 2019 • 27 min
Episode #17: Two simple buying choices, your car & your home could make the difference between financially average & rich! This episode explains why that’s true with a story of two recent college grads who took slightly different paths. For a companion…
#16: Ask Coach - How to Find the Best Real Estate Investment Deals
Feb 21, 2019 • 4 min
Episode #16: Have you ever had trouble finding good real estate investments? You’re not alone. It’s probably the toughest part of the real estate business. But there are some strategies and tricks that you can use to stay ahead of the competition. Coach…
#15: What Suze Orman Got Wrong About the FIRE Movement
Feb 18, 2019 • 37 min
Episode #15: Suze Orman gave the FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) movement a Suze-smackdown on a recent interview. But she also got some BIG things wrong, which I expose in this episode. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#14: Ask Coach - How to Safely Refinance a Rental Property So That You Can Buy More
Feb 14, 2019 • 8 min
Episode #14: What if you already own multiple rental properties that have equity (i.e. they are worth more than you owe) and you want to refinance them, pull cash-out, and buy more rentals? What’s the safest and smartest way to do that? Coach Carson…
#13: Real Estate Investing For Beginners - How to Find Your Focus
Feb 11, 2019 • 61 min
Episode #13: For real estate investing beginners, analysis paralysis is the enemy of your success. This article helps you get focused & moving forward confidently. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#12: Ask Coach - How to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs
Feb 7, 2019 • 5 min
Episode #12: Have you ever thought to yourself “who am I to attempt these lofty financial or life goals? Do you think you can really do this?” In other words, have you ever been weighed down by self-limiting beliefs? I sure have. And in this episode, I…
#11: Dave Ramsey Says Debt is Dumb in Real Estate Investing. Is It True?
Feb 4, 2019 • 33 min
Episode #11: Is Dave Ramsey right that debt is dumb? Or is there a way to use debt intelligently when you invest in real estate? In this episode, I’ll share why Dave is both right and wrong. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#10: Ask Coach - What I Would Do Differently as a New Real Estate Investor (16 Years Later)
Jan 31, 2019 • 5 min
Episode #10: If I were given a time machine and could start over again as a real estate investor, here’s what I would do. I’ve invested for over 16 years, and I’ve bought hundreds of properties. That basically means I’ve made MANY mistakes. So, this was a…
#9: The House Hacking Guide – How to “Hack” Your Housing, Live For Free, & Start Investing in Real Estate
Jan 28, 2019 • 66 min
Episode #9: House hacking is a way to live for free or almost free by making a multi-unit property your principle residence. This comprehensive episode shows you how. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#8: Ask Coach - Payoff Debt or Save For Rental Properties?
Jan 23, 2019 • 8 min
Ep #8: If you have extra cash, should you use it to pay off debt or save it to buy rental properties? This is a common question, and here I give my recommendation and also share what I’ve done.
#7: Where to Buy Investment Properties - A-B-C-D Rating System
Jan 21, 2019 • 35 min
Episode #7: Do you know where to buy the best investment properties? This episode teaches you a simple, easy-to-use A, B, C, D rating system used by real estate pros. For a companion article & show links visit:…
#6: How to Buy an Investment Property - From Contract to Closing
Jan 18, 2019 • 68 min
Episode #6: This episode will make you more a more confident real estate investor by sharing the 5 steps of buying an investment property from contract to closing. For companion article & show links visit:…
#5: Ask Coach - Health Insurance For Entrepreneurs and Early Retirement
Jan 17, 2019 • 4 min
Episode #5: Is health insurance keeping you at a job for security? As a real estate entrepreneur, I’ve been self-employed for 16+ years, and here’s what my family and I do for health insurance. 🙂 If you want to support the show, leave an iTunes review:…
#4: The One Percent Rule - Quick Math For Positive Cash Flow Rental Properties
Jan 16, 2019 • 39 min
Episode #4: This episode is about the one percent rule, a real estate formula to quickly filter & evaluate potential rental properties so that you make more cash flow. For a written companion article & show links visit:…
#3: Go Small or Go Home - Why You Don’t Need a Big Real Estate Empire to Live the Life of Your Dreams
Jan 15, 2019 • 28 min
Episode #3: Bigger and faster is better in real estate investing, right? Maybe not. In this episode, you’ll learn how a simpler, smaller real estate investing business can accomplish everything you want in life.
#2: What’s your Financial Independence Number? Here’s Mine
Jan 15, 2019 • 15 min
Episode #2: What is your financial independence number? Answering this question can help you achieve financial success & more options and freedom in life. For a written companion article & show links visit:…
#1: The Money-Life Manifesto
Jan 15, 2019 • 12 min
Episode #1: This is the Money-Life Manifesto. It’s about my mission to help you win with money so you can start doing more of what matters in your life. For a written companion article & show links visit: https://www.coachcarson.com/money-life-manifesto/