Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

This episode focuses on the opportunities which exist when self-managing an income property. First, Jason reviews a Business Insider article regarding dwindling investment property inventories. And later in the podcast, Jason is joined by Bill, who helps manage Fernandos Atlanta and Texas properties. Bill discusses the steps necessary when self-managing income properties.  He shares how to show a property using software tools, leasing a property to a new tenant and how to have tenants facilitate repairs and maintenance issues.

Key Takeaways:

[3:00] Unpacking the Business Insider Article: Pending Home Sales Jump Despite Painfully Tight Housing Market by Bob Bryan.

[4:08] If you are on the fence about increasing your income property portfolio do it in hybrid markets.  

[7:29] Real estate is a game of staying power.

[18:00] The ways Jason is working to empower his investors and arm with them with exceptional management tools.

[19:26] Bill’s work history makes him uniquely qualified to handle Fernando’s property management requirements.

[22:51] How to use Rently lockboxes when self-managing properties.

[27:14] Making a property rent-ready and contacting contractors through handiman websites.

[28:56] Tenants have a vested interest  when working with contractors to fix or maintain properties.

[31:53] When a property is self-managed tenants to take more responsibility for the property.

[35:42] Property Management Software does most of the back-office work for you.  

[37:12] What is required when leasing a property to a tenant?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance

Rently Lockboxes

Appfolio

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A local market specialist in the Jackson, Mississippi area joins Jason to share details of what makes Jackson a great place to live and to invest. Those looking for blue collar or white collar work are likely to find it in Jackson as employers abound. The well built, low-cost properties have a high RV ratio and the regulatory climate is landlord friendly. Brick on slab construction and agreeable climate make rehabbing lest costly and do-able year round.  

Key Takeaways:

[1:36] There is plenty of work and money goes farther in Jackson, Mississippi.

[4:10] Details of Jackson’s regulatory environment and landlord friendliness.

[5:19] Who are the target tenants of Jackson and who employs them?

[7:43] Typical house prices, cost to rent and what is included in a rehab.

[10:44] Classifying the properties based on cost to buy, building type and school district.

[13:30] After inspections, properties are upgraded and rehabbed with durable materials.

[15:46] A 6-month warranty on rent and upkeep is standard with this local market specialist.

[16:31] Jackson Mississippi has exceptional RV ratios. There are plenty of low-priced homes which collect high rents.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

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Guest Ed Conard is an economist who worked with Mitt Romney at Bain Capital, he is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Unintended Consequences: Why everything you’ve been told about the economy is wrong and his upcoming book, The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class promises to educate and enlighten. Discussions during this podcast include misnomers about CEO pay, why the technology sector is wildly profitable and how a complex web of regulations may be only benefiting the big players in the market.

Ed Conard Guest Interview:

[3:52] Ed Conard worked at Bain Capital with Mitt Romney during which time they experienced exponential growth.

[5:54] The two types of opportunities people invested with Bain Capital are capital investment and management supervision related opportunities.

[7:31] Bill Bain used a higher risk strategy and took advantage of undervalued investment opportunities.

[9:45] The Upside of Inequality showcases the productivity of the American work force.

[14:42] Is negotiating for a bigger piece of the pie accelerating the US economy?

[17:11] CEO pay may not be as outrageous as the headlines lead us to believe.

[22:00] The tech sector pays less taxes and has minimal regulation as compared to other sectors who are constantly looking for regulatory loopholes to give them a competitive advantage.  

[23:46] The rise of profitability in the tech sector has been extraordinary.

[24:47] The economy is squeezing the profitability out of every most other sectors.  

[27:09] Properly trained talent and a willingness to take risk are the binding constraints to growth in this new economy.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman - Now with New Features!

Hartman Education

Edward Conard

@edwardconard on Twitter

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Unlike stocks, bonds, mutual funds or commodities such as precious metals like gold and silver – real estate is a multi-dimensional asset class. The multi-dimensional nature of income property makes it extremely profitable in changing ways based on varying market conditions. This is a wonderful thing because investors can profit even seemingly “bad” markets. For example, when financing becomes expensive (low housing affordability rates) or difficult to qualify for (low capital liquidity) it can create excellent opportunities to increase rents. When mortgage rates are low and qualifying is easy it can spur terrific appreciation. You can win either way so long as you adapt your strategy based on economic realities.

Additionally, a discussion about Macro vs. Micro Markets™ so don’t just run out and buy based on a city – be sure to screen and drill down into the various Micro Markets™ within each city. Since you can’t buy all of them… you may as well buy the best ones!

Last but not least Jason recommends the book “Revolutionary Wealth” by Alvin and Heidi Toffler.

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In this is episode, Jason interviews analyst, author, screenwriter and former Waffle House employee, James Adams. James’ book, Waffle Street: The Confessions & Rehabilitation of a Financier gives us an inside look of what it was like to be working on Wall Street during the housing market crash. His story of leaving the modern version of organized crime and getting a job at the most recognized greasy spoon in the southeastern US has been made into a movie starring Danny Glover. He describes the central banking system with regards to loans and debt, reminds us of the problems associated with creating money out of thin air and warns Japan may be the first big domino to fall when the next crisis occurs.

 

James Adams Guest Interview:

[1:40] From Wall Street to Waffle House was the original title of Waffle Street and based on James Adams life.

[5:17] The movie exaggerates certain situations but the crisis was bigger than anyone ever imagined.

[6:40] A combination of reckless underwriting and the improbability of a US housing market decline led financial institutions to reassure clients until the crash took place.

[9:38] Rent to home price ratios were skewed and people underestimated the domino effects of leverage.

[12:20] The current issue that scares James Adams now is the treasury balance sheets of G8 countries.

[14:38] Central banks are creating electronic liabilities.

[16:25] The banks have been disintermediated. Banks are still part of the loan origination process but they are no longer responsible for the debt.

[22:14] Making money out of thin air works..until it doesn’t.

[22:53] Japan has the worst balance sheets, the worst demographics and the government is running in a massive deficit.

[23:58] Should we all be buying options on Japanese debt?

[26:20] The Waffle Street film is trending well on Netflix and is experiencing good distribution.

[27:25] James Adam’s is now a Senior Research Analyst and has another movie in the works.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Media

Waffle Street Movie

@Wafflestmovie on Twitter

 

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In this is 10th episode, Jason veers left of real estate to speak to the long-time friend of Bill Clinton, Dolly Kyle. Dolly’s new book Hillary the Other Woman is based on her decades of  experience being Bill’s personal friend and lover. Dolly describes the Hillary as an aggressive liar, a controlling grandmother type and a crony of all the top players in Washington and the media. Dolly says a Hillary presidency would be dangerous to all Americans and people should inform themselves before voting. She also shares the numerous lawsuits and scandals which should have rocked the Clinton dynasty but instead the media chooses to remain quiet.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:18] Charging a Tesla electric car makes a person appreciate the invention of electricity.

[5:31] Reviewing the Here’s What Americans Fear the Most - Newser article by Michael Hawthorn.

[10:45] The discourse during this US election equates to “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

 

Dolly Kyle Guest Interview:

[14:21] Dolly met Billy at a very young age. When he went off to college Billy told her she was a distraction and she should marry someone else.

[17:33] In January of 1974 Billy and Dolly reconnected to start their adult relationship.

[19:21] Bill Clinton was dating Dolly, Hillary and Marla Crider at the same time.

[21:37] Dolly and Billy still communicate when they both are in Arkansas.

[22:32] Bill Fulbright introduced Bill Clinton to the money people who would fund his congressional run.

[26:38] When Dolly met Hillary for the first time she was shocked.

[31:01] Are the stories true about Hillary vilifying Bill’s girlfriends?

[32:33] Dolly believes Bill raped Juanita Broaddrick.  

[39:02] Hillary made an investment in cattle futures and benefited through cronyism.   

[42:14] Hillary Clinton obtained 900 files about people in Washington. It’s known as Filegate.

[46:08] Dolly Kyle’s book includes 11 pages of people the Clinton’s have harmed and an entire chapter on how they manipulate the media.

[51:36] America was not meant to be a country of political dynasties.  

[53:03] Of Dolly Kyle’s 768 book reviews on Amazon, 80% are positive.

[54:18] The story of Danny Williams should be getting more traction in the media.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

Dolly Kyle Website

Hillary the Other Woman: A Political Memoir by Dolly Kyle

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Let’s examine the subject of debt, both good and bad. The prudent use of leverage or borrowed money can accelerate wealth creation and reduce risk. We’ll look at many perspectives including a profile of Donald Trump and his “troubles” in the 90’s.

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Investment Counselor, Sara is back on the show. She joins Jason to discuss her three new properties in Memphis, how a client beat her to the punch on other properties she was interested in and just how competitive the market is right now. And in the client case study, Dr. David D’Ambrosio shares his experiences with the 1031 Exchange on properties in the Orlando and Indianapolis markets. He shares his opinions on why more high-tax bracket professionals are not investing in real estate and he asks Jason about what his next steps should be?

 

The beautiful thing about real estate is you can acquire an asset, get your money back out and still own and control the asset. Plus, you pay no taxes on the money you extract.

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Sara just closed on three properties in Memphis and she wears PJ’s to bed.   

[6:16] Rate locks - Should you let it float or lock it in?

[9:15] Commodities that make up a house are copper wire, glass, steel, petroleum products are independent of any currency.

[13:53] Is the Creating Wealth show the Fox News of real estate? One listener thinks so.

 

Dr. David D’Ambrosio Client Case Study:

[17:34] Dr. David D’Ambrosio is Radiation Oncologist living the American Dream. He has always had an interest in real estate.

[19:52] Dr. David recently did a 1031 Exchange and then purchased four properties in Orlando.

[21:34] There are two ways to diversify a real estate portfolio. One is location and the other is through cash flow and appreciation.

[23:25] The 1031 Exchange allows for only 45 days for identifying properties but up to six months to close.

[26:08] It’s frustrating more people, doctors in particular, aren’t investing in real estate. It’s an absolute no-brainer.  

[32:16] Local community banks will provide financing to investors after they reach their traditional property limit.

[38:24] Is it feasible to do a cash out refinance if you can get a sizable amount of cash?

[40:27] The deferred down payment option offered a nine-year break even point.

[43:25] Equity stripping is pulling the money out of a property, having control of the cash and still own the property.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Hartman Education

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This episode introduces three Alabama markets, Huntsville, Montgomery & Birmingham. The information provided by a local market specialist in the area analyzes each market’s economic profile, existing and future investment opportunities and property characteristics. These carefully selected markets are providing adequate cash flow properties and sufficient yields in addition to possible appreciation due to the stable local economies.  

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:44] A lack of inventory in Huntsville, Montgomery & Birmingham delayed this episode for months.

[3:07] Happy Belated World Smile Day!

[10:29] An inspiring smile poem.

[12:21] A brand new JasonHartman.com is coming soon to a browser near you.

 

Huntsville, Montgomery & Birmingham Market Profile with Eric:

[15:04] Market are selected based on the amount of existing competition in the area.

[16:23] Recent economic growth in Alabama makes it a suitable market for investors.

[19:38] Huntsville, Alabama facts and trending economic factors.  

[22:02] The local market specialist rehabs houses for stability in addition to cosmetic upgrades.

[25:19] Are warranties available on the Huntsville, Montgomery & Birmingham properties?

[27:02] Birmingham, Alabama facts and trending economic factors.  

[30:59] Montgomery, Alabama facts and trending economic factors.

[32:41] Longer leases are gaining popularity but remember to add rent increases year-over-year.

[35:27] Rental insurance is always recommended.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

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Many demographic changes are taking place, with the Baby Boomers, a large generation, retiring, and Generation Y, a larger generation than the Baby Boomers, consuming at record levels.  Join Jason Hartman and demographer, Ken Gronbach, as they discuss this upcoming “storm.”

Ken describes Generation Y as an exciting generation, where the United States is the only country with this large of a group at the present time, and that it is very important that businesses recognize and anticipate their markets as Generation Y grows up. Generation X is more of a mystery generation because of its smaller size, which makes it less of a valuable market.  Ken believes that the United States’ best days are ahead as people bail out of the European Union. He also believes that China’s economic future is bleak due to artificial tampering with the population, with demographic numbers showing China in trouble economically within ten years, struggling to feed themselves within 15 years.

Ken shows how the housing market is being held hostage by big bank foreclosures and why this log jam will soon correct and precipitate a restoration of the United States economy. Ken also talks about how manufacturing will return to the United States with a vengeance because the United States is the only industrialized nation with a huge young highly skilled workforce.

Kenneth W. Gronbach is a gifted keynote speaker and a nationally recognized expert and futurist in the field of Demography and Generational Marketing. Ken entertains his audiences with his own special brand of wit, humor and clear communication. He makes the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy.  In his book “Age Curve, How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm”, published by The American Management Association, Ken takes you through a fascinating common sense understanding of shifting demography and the related opportunities and challenges. The demographic landscape in the United States is made up a series of waves that are about twenty years in duration.

It would follow that business will rise and fall according to the critical mass of customers heading toward it. Ken’s latest book “Decades of Difference, Making it Work” (HRD Press), about the United States workforce, was released in October 2010. Ken also writes for the CNBC Guest Blog.

Ken’s perspective is macro, a view from 30,000 feet, and very big picture. Demographers are able to forecast markets, societal phenomena, and economics with uncanny accuracy because they count people, not money or things. For example crime has been down in the United States for the last twenty years because the number of high risk crime committers (men 15 to 30 years old) has been low and fully employed.

This is because the fertility in the United States dipped sharply between 1965 and 1984 creating a deficit in our population of about nine million people. This shortage of young people in the labor force also drove labor costs up and manufacturing off shore. Ken says the Age Curve will change the way businesses market to consumers and that a sea of entrepreneurial business starts will rule as the economy turns around.

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As Americans spend beyond their means and abstain from adding to their savings accounts, the demand for rental properties is growing at a phenomenal rate. Jason describes how your past and future investments in income properties will pay dividends for many years to come. And in the market profile, the Macon, Georgia market is dissected and explored. This somewhat undiscovered market ranks #2 out of 20 for highest residential rental returns. We learn the average rental home price in the market, the typical rehab costs and which employers are persuading renters to stay in the area.

 

Key Takeaways:

[3:09] Do not skip the Flashback Friday episodes of the Creating Wealth show. They are hand picked for you.

[5:38] Macon, Georgia and other small markets can be good investments due to a limited inventory available.  

[8:02] Americans are not saving money which makes it a phenomenal time to own rental property.

[9:12] This is how inflation and deflation are directly related to the real estate market.   

 

Macon, Georgia Market Profile with Eric:

[17:00] The Macon, Georgia downtown area has been revitalized in recent years and Mercer University is expanding.

[20:22] Employment opportunities in Macon, Georgia are diverse with both blue and white collar jobs.

[22:38] Typical costs for an investor are between $80K - $125K for the home and typical rehabs are $15K-$30K.

[27:03] A property manager in Macon, Georgia charges 10% of the gross rent, but no renewal fee.

[29:37] Macon, Georgia is the second highest market for residential rental returns.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

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Hartman Media

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Jason’s guest, Brian is a client and a longtime Creating Wealth Podcast listener. Brian describes his early days of real estate investing when Sara initially walked him through the buying process. The properties he purchased in Atlanta and Memphis have now matured and Brian is faced with making a decision. Should he refi-til-ya-die or to do a 1031 exchange and get 2 for 1 on his highly appreciated properties. Jason shares his insights on best business practices, how to use an IRA as a tax savings vehicle and recommends some “must read” books on real estate investing.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:31] The Wells Fargo contract claw back.

[3:26] “Make Six Figures” Bloomberg article tells a scary tale from the content portal.

Case Study with Brian:

[8:27] Brian read Rich Dad, Poor Dad in high school which led him to the Creating Wealth podcast.

[9:49] Brian was pleased with the support he received from Sara and the Local Market Specialists.

[12:44] Is refi-til-ya-die always the best option or does the 2 for 1 plan make better financial sense on highly appreciated properties?

[16:25] The 2 for 1 exchange gives the owner all of the equity to reinvest. The refi-til-ya-die option is limited to the cash-out loan to value ratio.

[17:40] A refi may be a simpler option and offers a locked-in lower interest rate.

[20:08] Brian shares his real estate investor stories on his website Rental Mindset.

[21:29] When buying real estate inside of an IRA you get a tax efficient vehicle inside of another tax efficient vehicle.

[22:11] Read Garrett Sutton’s Loopholes of Real Estate.

[23:29] Rationalizing buying a property sight unseen.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

Rental Mindset

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