Wed, 31 August 2016
During the introduction Jason breaks down the components of inflation, stagnation and deflation. He refers to a Business Insider article to demonstrate how the devaluing of the dollar is bad news for US global trading partners.
Human Behavior coach, Beverly Flaxington is Jason’s guest expert. She introduces her SHIFT Model from her best-selling Make Your Shift: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go and defines each of the five key step in the process. Beverly is the co-founder at The Collaborative, a practice management and business consulting firm, which helps corporate clients to add value to their business and to increase productivity in their employees.
[2:00] Delayed gratification is a key to success in life and in real estate investing.
[4:56] A Business Insider article tackles inflation, 7 Things You Could Buy For $1 in 1950.
Beverly Flaxington Guest Interview:
[16:01] Beverly’s professional journey of bridging the gap between her financial career and her interest in human behavior.
[17:44] People get overwhelmed by the amount of information out there so Beverly chunked it down to 5 steps in her SHIFT Model.
[20:02] S: Specify the desired outcome.
[24:16] H: Highlight the obstacles and categorize them.
[25:40] I: Identify the human factor
[27:34] F: Find the Alternative
[28:44] T: Take the disciplined action
[31:04] Beverly shares an executive tip to prioritize a to-do list.
[32:17] Humans have a misperception that communication comes naturally.
[33:15] Contact information for Beverly Flaxington
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Mon, 29 August 2016
In the first half of today’s episode Jason debunks Peter Schiff’s theory on China’s Great Decoupling. A Business Insider article breaks down the Chinese class system and outlines each class by its income level. And today’s guest, David Merrill of Nationwide Eviction Services shares the benefits of his company’s software platform. The software allows investors who self-manage their properties to pay a small fee to file an eviction from anywhere, on-line. The company’s comprehensive website includes a calculator that can formulate a price per eviction in any state by entering a property’s zip code.
[1:20] Tenants need to uphold their contracts, if not landlords may need an eviction service.
[4:51] Debunking Peter Schiff's The Great Decoupling Theory.
[9:34] A few points about the Business Insider article which addresses China’s middle class.
[18:00] Global trade is good but the current US complex trade agreements are not good.
[20:16] The 3 basic economic scenarios are inflation, deflation and stagnation.
David Merrill Guest Interview:
[23:34] A software solution to the age old problem of eviction.
[26:00] Roughly, what are the costs for an eviction plus court costs in different areas of the country?
[28:59] An eviction is a two-part process, if you plan on recovering your funds.
[31:43] Which states have landlord friendly or landlord unfriendly markets?
[35:08] Smart Eviction Technology is a standardized form which adapts to the differences in local markets.
[37:25] People should standardize all of their collection efforts on all of their properties.
[39:31] Keep the lines of communication open. It pays to work with your renters before starting the eviction process
[44:25] An online calculator shows which areas are more landlord friendly or tenant friendly based on cost per zip code.
[48:12] Contact information for David Merrill and his closing thoughts.
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Fri, 26 August 2016
CW 718 FBF - The PIP Group Tax Lien & Tax Deed Investing Scam with Former PIP-WEST Client Florence Hamler
Have you had an interest in tax lien or tax deed investments? Jason Hartman talks with Florence Hamler as they discuss the potential PIP West Scam which promotes tax liens as an investment. The company uses multiple names and locations, just to clarify for my note above: PIP Group, PIP-West, PIPGroup, PIP-Group, National Realty Group LLC, Platinum Investment Group, Charles Sells, Donald G. Fullman, Jr (Don Fullman), pip group tax liens. Their website says: Tax Lien, Tax Deed, REO and Default Real Estate Investment Specialist.
FLORENCE HAMLER: After a significant amount of money invested with PIP West (Don Fullman and Charles Sells) a bad experience ensued. As I see it, it’s a long story but the end goes something like this…
In the beginning stages it seemed to work for awhile, maybe two years or so, where I invested and got some checks back; however, it was a disaster the end.
Here’s the most blatant part, I gave them and their lawyer $17,500 to foreclose on 10 properties. They told me I had to wait about two years before I would know the status. When I didn’t hear a thing from them for a long time, I tried to reach PIP West via repeated phone and email to no avail. After numerous attempts, I was finally successful (calling from a number unknown to them) but they basically told me that I had lost all my money, and lost the opportunity to foreclose on the 10 properties (a loss of the substantial profits they projected), even though I paid them $17,500 for this and they, as my agent, were supposed to be managing it with a fiduciary responsibility to me.
When I asked a few simple and polite questions via e-mail, Charles Sells told me I had to deal with their lawyer who did not respond until my lawyer got involved. After several go arounds and a lot of wasted time/money, their lawyer was essentially non-responsive to the actual issues at hand.
As it turns out, the lawyer they referred their foreclosures said he doesn’t do business with them anymore – I wonder why?
Also, they have a very tricky contract/arrangement as Don Fullman lives in and dealt with me in Orange County, California but Charles Sells lives in South Carolina while their contract calls for arbitration in Georgia – totally weird and leaving no good recourse.
There’s more to it, but that’s the basic outline from my, and my lawyer’s perspective. Did I get ripped off?
Wed, 24 August 2016
The sharers, or those who participate in the sharing economy, are many. They are a huge untapped segment of opportunity for real estate investors. Jason summarizes Mike Willinger’s article, I Am a Sharer. Will the sharers create the next big real estate bubble Harry Dent cautions us about? And, taxes are the single largest expense in a person’s life. If you are a real estate income property investor or considering becoming one this episode is for you. Jason plays a comprehensive audio clip from Garrett Sutton’s book, Loopholes of Real Estate. Jason details and defines the important terms and identifies the caveats so you can be the most informed investor you can be.
[1:47] Jason relays Mike Willinger’s article about sharers.
[9:08] Will there be a resurgence of suburbs? The autonomous vehicle may make them popular once again.
[11:08] Harry Dent is predicting a real estate bubble. The questions is which markets will be affected?
[13:30] The US has a rigged corporate media system.
[15:54] Who is your favorite tax preparer? Are they Enrolled Agents?
[18:26] Beginning of the audio clip from Garrett Sutton’s Loopholes of Real Estate.
[24:13] To qualify for the real estate professional tax incentive you must spend more time your real estate business than in any other business.
[31:12] Property Tracker software makes it easy for real estate professionals to track their time.
[33:40] The Property Fixer app can assist the professional property flipper.
[35:38] Upcoming events include the Venture Alliance in Seattle and the Software and Buying event in Phoenix.
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Mon, 22 August 2016
CW 716 - Real Estate Will Never Be The Same & Be a Pro Investor with REI Software - Michelle & Jason
September’s Software and Buying event in Phoenix will revolutionize the way income property is evaluated. From the online Property Tracker Software to the Property Evaluator and Property Fixer apps, all of these useful property tools will be showcased and demonstrated at the new event on September 10th and 11th. In addition to discussing technology, Presenter, Professor and Property Investor, Michelle joins Jason to discuss driverless technology, the new podcast Capitalism.com and the end of privatized prisons in the U.S.
[4:46] Uber will be giving rides in autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh.
[7:59] Using Uber or Lyft to transport kids to various activities around town.
[13:26] The 3 primary rules of real estate are location, location, location but driverless technology may change the rules.
[14:22] The Capitalism.com podcast is a passion project to save capitalism for Generation Y.
[15:51] Michelle will be teaching part of the software course at the Phoenix event.
[17:45] The Evaluator app will assist investors with evaluating properties by filling in the gaps of pro formas.
[21:29] Property Tracker online software is designed for managing your portfolio once you have purchased it.
[22:28] The Property Fixer app is for analyzing property flips.
[23:07] During the Software and Buying Event available properties will be evaluated using the new software.
[25:10] Two 5-star iTunes reviews for the Creating Wealth podcast.
[26:56] The Business Insider article about private prisons.
[31:19] The Venture Alliance Weekend is on Labor Day weekend in Seattle.
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Fri, 19 August 2016
Jason Hartman takes a unique middle ground on the Occupy Wall Street protests since Wall Street doesn’t represent capitalism as the right-wing media would have us believe while the left-wing media who supports big government and big unions doesn’t represent capitalism either. Both sides are promoting a fairy tale.
A recent Facebook post sums it up fairly well: This whole issue really isn’t that simple. I assume that most of the protesters are clueless folks who need haircuts; however, so is the conservative media (that I mostly agree with) in saying that Wall Street represents “capitalism” – nothing could be further from the truth, Wall Street, banks and mega-corporations are mostly ANTI-CAPITALISM in that they are playing a rigged game with lobbyists, government cronyism and insider dealings at every level. They use lawyers, accountants and PR firms to commit their crimes. There is very little capitalism on Wall Street.
If you’re looking for capitalism, look at Main Street, where small business operates under far too much government interference. Jason discusses the powerful “Qualified Written Request” (QWR) letter and how it can be a tool for loan modification, short sale, deed-in-leiu of foreclosure and foreclosure litigation.
You’ll also hear a short article from Jason’s newsletter, The Financial Freedom Report, on that all to upsetting topic of “Too Big to Fail.”
Wed, 17 August 2016
Jason and Fernando discuss the exodus by the wealthy, from the social republic of California, to states which have no income tax requirements. Will Scottsdale Arizona be the new landing pad due to its highly-ranked school systems, low cost of living and year-round climate friendliness? If you want to find out more about properties in Scottsdale just use your new Real Estate Tools app. What? You don’t have it yet? Then you should sign up for the upcoming event in Phoenix where the app will be unveiled. This special event on September 10th & 11th includes property presentations from Local Market Specialists and opportunities to buy properties.
[1:34] Fernando changed jobs, states and lowered all of his costs.
[5:24] The school system in Arizona boast 6 of the top 20 high schools in the US.
[9:35] Why is Fernando’s cost of living important to him?
[13:26] There is no money in home equity!
[15:07] Kiva microfinancing has a matching donor program. It’s a win-win.
[20:37] Refi-till-ya-die has a flaw. If a property's appreciation has exceeded expectations it’s ok you can still perform a 1031 exchange.
[28:28] Linear markets have growth potential in addition to their rental income.
[30:36] The Property Tracker Software is made for income property investors.
[32:55] Investors can meet Local Market Specialists at the Buying Event.
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Mon, 15 August 2016
CW 713 - Chuck Dixon - Clinton Cash, The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill & Hillary Rich, The Punisher, Batman, Nightwing, Robin and The Hobbit
Will mobility be the most important aspect of the real estate market of the future? Jason shares an audio clip from Grant Cardone on why he advises investors to buy rental properties for the mobile workforce. Guest Chuck Dixon is a well-known, freelance graphic novel writer who has worked on the Batman series for 11 years for DC, adapted the Hobbit to a comic and adapted the new book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich with hopes of disseminating the information to an entirely new audience. Jason and Chuck talk politics, journalism or the lack of it and conspiracy theories.
[3:18] Jet programs give you access to charter flights through executive airports.
[9:00] The Trump hotel in Las Vegas has a very diverse staff.
[12:14] Grant Cardone audio clip on mobility.
[14:35] A trailer for Clinton Cash
[17:16] The Software and Buying Event in Phoenix on Sept. 10th & 11th is filling up quickly and Labor Day weekend is the Venture Alliance Mastermind.
Chuck Dixon Guest Interview:
[18:39] Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash was adapted into a comic book by Chuck Dixon so the information could reach a wider audience.
[20:21] The Clintons have patterns of behavior which do not bode well for democracy.
[22:46] No one will come forward to rat on the Clintons because they reward loyalty.
[24:47] The Clinton’s relationship with Vladimir Putin allowed Russia to have holdings in uranium mining in the US.
[32:11] Chuck has always wanted to be in comics and spent 11 years doing Batman books for DC Comics.
[36:51] Chuck was required to prove that the characters in his comic book actually represented real things said by the Clintons.
[40:27] Real journalism in non-existent in the US today.
[45:49] Contact information for Chuck Dixon.
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Fri, 12 August 2016
CW 712 FBF - Nominal Dollars vs Real Dollars and Understanding Investor Psychology with Investment Counselor Sara
Jason Hartman talks with investment counselor, Sara, about investor psychology, overcoming obstacles and getting out of our own way. The smoke-and-mirrors propaganda perpetuated by mainstream media (lamestream media as Sarah Palin says) in reporting the new high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).
They almost always fail to distinguish between nominal dollars and real dollars. Jason illustrates how investors have actually lost money in inflation adjusted dollars and how the Dow has to increase a lot more before investors break even based on the two peaks. This lie is even worse when one considers how inflation is underreported in the consumer price index (CPI and CPI-U) due to weighting, substitution and hedonics (the hedonic index). Another misrepresentation is the ‘core rate’ or ‘core inflation’ which strips out food and energy because they’re too volatile. Jason shares some interesting data from ZeroHedge.com.
Wed, 10 August 2016
CW 711 - Client Case Studies, Property Management Best Practices, Increasing Occupancy Rates, Phoenix Event with Oliver & Jason
Clients are making the most out of the great interest rates available and gobbling up all the available properties. Jason and Oliver celebrate some of the clients who are excelling at investing in income properties (the most historically proven asset class) and some who are using their self-directed IRA’s to make the most of their retirement accounts. Jason shares how to manage your property managers and simple, but effective, tips and tricks to make your properties bulletproof from a rental standpoint.
[4:08] We are raffling off free tickets to the Phoenix event.
[6:01] Oliver’s clients, Mary Ellen & Guy came to the Florida Property Tour and then bought 9 properties in 9 months.
[12:07] Scott from Birmingham, AL has purchased 8 properties in 1.5 months and Tomas he has purchased 7 homes recently!
[16:21] Margaret contracted a property during the Ohio Property Tour.
[18:08] Nick and Denise used their self-directed IRA to purchase a Chicago property.
[19:05] Michelle will be teaching part of our software event and is closing on some properties.
[20:15] Michael and Michelle have purchased 1 property a month using the great interest rates available.
[21:13] Adam, David and Greg all have contracted for great deals within the last 7 months.
[23:23] Raising rents, make-readies and low vacancy rates.
[29:03] Real estate investors should manage their own properties or manage their property managers.
[33:32] Bulletproof your properties by painting with a low-sheen or eggshell finish and by putting hard surface floors in your rentals.
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