Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

The world today has created criminals that have become more and more sophisticated as crime has gotten harder due to security measures most people are using. Doors aren't left open any more, everything has an alarm on it, but people still don't protect EVERYTHING. Identity theft is a huge problem, and there are scams abound for people who are willing to sink to that level. Jason Hartman warns about some of the newer scams to hit the market.

Also, don't forget to do your 5-year plan video or register for Meet the Masters!

Then, Jason talks with Jorge Newbery, author of Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar, about Jorge's real estate journey, including having to fight against local government in an attempt not to lose an 1,100 unit apartment complex. Jorge at one point was $26 million in debt and has fought his way back and is set on helping those who need it most.

Key Takeaways:

Jason Intro:

[3:09] Jason's thought on identity theft, which Jason considers the biggest crime in the world

[5:57] One of the new telemarketer scams out there today

[9:30] A story about how fractional lending actually stopped a man from being foreclosed on in the 60s

[12:34] The 5-year plan videos are looking great!

Jorge Newberry Interview:

[20:26] How Jorge got into the real estate business, and was taken down by a single ice storm

[24:46] The City of Columbus, OH wouldn't let Jorge's renovations pass inspections

[28:56] A fake news story about Jorge being investigated turned the public against him and his renovations

[33:13] Why Jason is okay with the strategic default practice, even as a lender himself

[34:39] In his quest to erase his $26 million in debt, Jorge found an error that erased $5 million of it, which led to a startling revelation

[38:39] Our whole society is set up to create massive bubbles that burst and allow the powers that be to buy assets for pennies on the dollar while we blame ourselves for the situation

[40:45] The wealth concentration in our nation is becoming untenable

[42:20] The #1 piece of advice for if you're in trouble with your loan

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.AHPFund.com

www.DebtCleanse.com

Over the course of time, it is in the interest of the banks, and the creditors, and the Fed...to create these bubbles.

Direct download: CW_923_Jorge_Newbery.mp3
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There's a whole lot going on in the economic world today, so Jason Hartman decided to talk to Cody Mamone, CTP, a Vice President for PNC Bank, about what on Earth is going on in the cryptocurrency world, and how it might be impacted by Bitcoin now trading on 2 exchanges in the United States.

The two also delve into the growth of consumer debt in the past 5 years, as well as where interest rates may be headed and how much of an impact even a slight change in rates can have for investors and homebuyers.

Key Takeaways:

[4:47] The difference between saving versus savingS rates

[9:36] The Fed has some useful data that can be used for your investing research, and one thing in the consumer credit reports stuck out

[11:40] The growth in consumer (and student loan) debt in the last 5 years has been astounding

{14:32] Cryptocurrency mania is going crazy and it's not a healthy thing

[16:51] The REAL environmental destruction that cryptocurrencies are creating

[19:45] What's going to happen to Bitcoin now that it will be traded on 2 exchanges? Will the volatility finally end?

[25:59] Where are interest rates headed?

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.PNC.com

A 1% rise in interest rates would disqualify 5 MILLION households from owning a $200,000 home

Direct download: CW_922_Cody_Mamone.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 572, from September 2015.

The fact that U.S. home ownership rates are tumbling is great news for real estate investors! The time is ripe for cash flow oriented linear markets. And it just so happens Pro.com’s home project service engine is up and running at full capacity. I talk with Matt Williams, formerly of Digg.com, about the latest and greatest tool for real estate agents and investors, Pro.com. Pro.com is a new service which gives you the price of a pro contractor to complete your home services upfront, so you know exactly how much you can expect the bill to be. There were no fee’s exchanged for this or any of my podcasts.

Don’t Forget Early Bird pricing for Meet the Masters available on JasonHartman.com

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[2:06] Giddy for the upcoming interview 

[3:45] Removing the 3rd party from the equation

[5:23] Podcasters are charging guests to be on their show

[5:53] We are working on a self-management software tool

[7:30] Income is judged by the net operating income, not cash flow

[8:39] The Zerohedge article - U.S. homeownership rate tumbles

[11:00] I’m excited I want a 55% homeownership rate

[12:52] Median U.S. asking rent is $803

[13:46] The time is ripe for cash flow oriented linear markets

[14:55] Real income in the U.S. is at 1989 levels

[17:39] Will the economy be outdone by free market technology

Matt Williams Guest Interview:

[20:59] Learning the ins and outs of building marketplaces and communities at Amazon

[22:01] Digg’s V4 - An attempt at a personalized news experience

[25:21] Incubating Pro.com at Andreessen Horowitz

[27:26] Real estate investors are able to get a quote from any zip code in the U.S.

[28:25] Homeowners have access to what it cost to get their home ready for sale

[30:09] The most comprehensive pricing engine for any home project

[32:40] The problem is a lack of transparency for home services

[34:22] What the job should cost broken down for the consumer

[35:40] It’s really for every single job you can imagine in the home

[38:00] We handle the payment processing also

[39:04] Thousands of common projects and the multiple variations

[40:08] There are a lot of jobs left undone because people don’t know the price upfront

[41:10] We survey the pro after the job and post rankings

[41:58] How real estate agents work with pro.com

[44:12] This free service is nationwide, right?

Mentions:

Pro.com

Digg.com

Andreessen Horowitz

The Mystery of the Missing Inflation - Tyler Durden

JasonHartman.com/Masters

VentureAllianceMastermind.com

Direct download: CW_921_FBF_Matt_Williams.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts off the show with Investment Counselor Carrie from a single family investment trade show in Phoenix, Arizona. The two have been meeting vendors at the trade show and are absolutely amazed at the opportunities that smart technology is creating for investors. These innovations will allow investors to truly increase their profits as they become more comfortable self managing their properties across the nation.

Then, Jason goes off topic with Cameron Herold, author of Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less, and Meetings Suck, about how his Vivid Vision can clarify your purpose and help you get on the right path.

It's imperative that every business knows exactly what the mission is, and that every employee in the business knows where the company is headed. It's the only true way to get, and stay, ahead of the competition.

Key Takeaways:

Jason Intro:

[3:32] There's technology coming that will allow you to review tenants (and have them review you)

[8:14] Smart technology is making it easier to self-manage properties from a distance, and increasing your profits in the process

[8:56] DO YOUR 5-YEAR PLAN!

Cameron Herold Interview:

[14:15] How writing your Vivid Vision can author your future

[17:39] Reverse engineering your Vivid Vision

[20:26] Finding the "sweet spot" in length for your Vivid Vision, and how to properly use it

[23:43] What should you do with your Vivid Vision? How much does David share his?

[28:32] How to run meetings properly

[31:41] How long should you book your meetings?

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.CameronHerold.com

Direct download: CW_920_Cameron_Herold.mp3
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Is the home ownership rate too high? Are millennials going to enter the market and disrupt everything? To answer these questions you have to answer Jason Hartman's key question in life: compared to what? Any time you're making plans or comparing one thing to another, the question of compared to what pops up, and it's something we should continue to ask ourselves.

Is buying a rental home a smart option? Compared to what?

Should I put money toward this investment? Compared to what?

Later in the show Jason talks with Ed mermelstein, founding partner of Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP, about what the GOP tax plan will likely do to foreign investment in US real estate. Ed describes how foreign investors are CURRENTLY investing in the US, and whether this plan will make the money flow in to the country or go running away to other countries. This impact will have especially large effects on big name markets like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Key Takeaways:

Jason Intro:

[2:45] "Compared to what" is the question you need to ask about everything, and it's especially important when it comes to foreign real estate investors in the United States

[8:24] Millennials are entering the housing market, but not in a significant percentage

[11:23] Jason's big piece of advice for people making their 5-year plan video

[14:21] David Copperfield & Jerry Seinfeld's net worths go to show you the power of media & scalability

[16:19] The list of countries with the highest & lowest GNI

Ed Mermelstein Interview:

[23:59] Will the proposed tax plan make the US real estate market more or less attractive to foreign investors?

[26:14] The typical business designation that foreign investors use

[28:49] Why some changes in deductions will effect investment in big cities like NY, LA, SF

[31:55] Which countries some of the major US markets get most of their foreign investment dollars from, and how the investors are using their properties

[35:58] Are any foreign governments buying US real estate?

[38:59] The US is in a sweet spot where European and Asian investors will invest, but it doesn't go overboard because of logistics like time differences and distance

Website:

www.RBMLLP.com

www.OneAndOnlyRealty.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest


"If fewer people wanted to own homes it will be better for the economy, and it will be better for investors."

Foreign investment tends to sometimes make the news in a negative manner, but we should also consider the benefits of foreign investment in the United States

Direct download: CW_919_Ed_Mermelstein.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 581, originally published in October 2015.

Understanding various mortgage types and how it affects you, the investor.

Even though Jason believes in a fixed rate, long-term, buy and hold mortgage strategy, he encourages people to be informed about the additional financing options available. This week he and Naresh take a deep dive into the adjustable-rate mortgage, breaking it down into easy to understand piece parts. They also discuss the wrap around mortgage, what the term negative rate means and give numerical examples to clearly explain each distinct type of calculation.

Key Takeaways:

[2:46] 5 Elements of adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM)

[4:19] 1. Start or Teaser rate

[5:10] 2. Index

[7:20] 3. Margin

[8:50] 4. Annual cap – 3 types

[13:38] Negative interest rates

[18:17] Negative amortization rate

[19:05] Sophisticated investing techniques

[22:43] AITD – Wrap around mortgage

[24:23] Wrap around mortgage example

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_918_FBF_Financing_Options.mp3
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Jason Hartman is happy to bring one of his clients, Adam Jackson, on to the show to talk about his journey into real estate investing. Adam started buying properties toward the end of 2016, and has subsequently purchased 11 homes in the past year on his quest for financial freedom.

Adam shares what markets he's currently invested in, where he's looking to expand, keeping score with personal financial statements, and keeping a healthy balance.

Key Takeaways:

Jason Intro:

[2:07] Do your 5-year plan and submit it to www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

[6:40] 2018 is predicted to be an earthquake heavy year, so be careful with your property in earthquake zones

[10:02] Venezuela is the latest example of runaway inflation

[13:15] Invest in commodities and fight inflation with income properties

Client Case Study with Adam Jackson:

[15:33] Who is Adam Jackson?

[21:12] Where Adam bought his first property, and why

[23:23] Why Adam chose to buy a home with cash

[31:12] When you suffer through an expensive repair, remember that your loss is shared by the government on your tax return

[33:50] How to keep score via financial statements

[38:44] The P vs PC Balance

[41:50] Adam's attempt at the abundance mentality and trying to pass along whatever wisdom/money/time he can

[45:31] Focusing on a few things in-depth is better than a little bit of everything

Website:

Submit Your 5-Year Plan!

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Magic Power by Triumph


"The other asset, that people don't realize they have, is their credit"

Direct download: CW_917_Adam_Jackson.mp3
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Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Jason Hartman found himself looking through his old books in his mom's house. In the stacks he found two books that were key in his investing journey, The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump, and Mission Success by Og Mandino. Jason explains why these books impacted him so much and why they're still important today.

Then, Jason talks with Jeff Meyers, President at Meyers Research, about the state of the housing market across the USA, and how much runway the market might have. They also discuss whether millenials are finally ready to buy their first houses, and the incredible impact the self-driving car will have.

Key Takeaways:

Jason Intro:

[2:40] The book that turned around Jason's real estate career at the age of 24

[6:33] Jason would listen to Og Mandino's Mission Success cassette on repeat

[11:54] Walter Hoving's views on capitalism

[15:15] Capitalism is the best (and most natural) economic system ever

[17:47] A JasonHartman.com sale! $200 off VIP or Elite level Meet the Masters ticket

Jeff Meyers Interview:

[21:13] Are the millenials finally entering the home buying market?

[24:04] There's been a long economic recovery, but housing hasn't led the way so Jeff sees more runway

[28:43] When did the real recovery from the Great Recession begin, and how does it affect where we are in the housing cycle?

[31:24] Mortgage lending is getting tighter than ever, with the average FICO score on each loan being 720 (the banks are allowed to loan at 680)

[32:56] The self driving car could cause a resurgence of the suburbs, but it will DEFINITELY be a game changer for real estate (perhaps like how Amazon has changed the retail industry)

[36:09] The cottage industry that could spring up out of the emergence of the self driving car

Website:

www.MeyersResearch.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters (promo code "black" for the sale)

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

The Art of the Deal

Mission Success by Og Mandino

Quotes:

Suburban markets we see some runway. they have not kept up, and that's where a lot of demand is starting to take off.

You have to remember that what caused this recession was a direct hit from the mortgage market

Direct download: CW_916_Jeff_Meyers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

Jason Hartman is proud to announce the latest addition to the 2018 Meet the Masters of Income Property event, Ken McElroy.

Ken is a Rich Dad advisor and entrepreneur who is an expert in investment analysis, property management, and property development. He's responsible for over $700 million investment dollars in real estate.

Ken is the author of the best-selling books The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, The ABC’s of Property Management, and most recently his book on entrepreneurship: The Sleeping Giant.

Website:

www.KenMcElroy.com

Direct download: CW_Ken_McElroy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 569, originally published in September 2015.

Don’t miss a thing with Jason Hartman University property acquisition checklists. So you’ve decided to invest in real estate, what now? Using the checklists provided by Jason…

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

Direct download: CW_915_FBF_Checklist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST