Wed, 29 November 2017
CW 917 - Client Case Study, Adam Jackson 11 Properties in One Year - Memphis & Jackson, Financial Statements for Investing, Marine Corps Veteran
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.
[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
Mon, 27 November 2017
CW 916 - The Art of the Deal, Mission Success, Nationwide Pricing Trends, & Gen-Y Housing with Jeff Meyers
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.
[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
www.JasonHartman.com/Masters (promo code "black" for the sale)
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
Sat, 25 November 2017
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.
Fri, 24 November 2017
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…
Thu, 23 November 2017
It's Thanksgiving Day, and it's time to take stock of all the blessings in your life. Jason Hartman recorded this episode in the home of his new podcast editor, Adam Schroeder. The two of them discuss how Adam and his wife recently became real estate investors through Jason, as well as why it's important to acknowledge your blessings in life.
[3:16] The Schroeder family purpose statement
[6:23] Client case study with Adam
[10:48] Why appraisals are getting harder to come in at the sales price of the home
[19:01] Dennis Prager's Gratitude
[25:31] Take time to make a list of what you're grateful for
[29:43] Feeling entitled can quickly become a burden
Wed, 22 November 2017
CW 913 - Ron Paul #2 Market Distortion, Inflation, Currency Manipulation & How To Design Your 5-Year Plan
Jason Hartman starts off the show talking with Elisabeth Embry about how she makes her 5-year plans, and why it's important. The 5-year plan contest is still going on, and you can win great prizes and set your future up for success by making one and sharing it with others.
Then, Jason continues his conversation with former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul. The two finish up their talk by looking at why the government thinks they're the best option for many aspects in our lives, what would happen if the government got out of the way and prices reverted to normal (rather than the distorted view we're getting today), and why we shouldn't expect to see inflation curbed in the near future (or ever, more likely).
Jason Intro with Elisabeth Embry:
[2:33] The 5-year plan contest is still going on
[4:13] How Elisabeth, and her husband, take the time to put pen to paper and come up with their 5-year plan
[7:15] We tend to not put much emotion into our investing victories, which can make us only remember the negatives
[10:46] Planning your journey using the Amazon Press Release method
[14:37] Take stock of your resources, you probably have more than you realize
[16:01] Creating your 5-year plan will help it come true, we're able to achieve more than we realize when we say it out loud
Ron Paul Interview, Part 2:
[18:50] What business is it of the government to involve themselves in so many aspects of our lives?
[21:11] Many governmental programs have distorted markets like student loans and housing markets
[25:28] Distorted prices and manipulating the currency and tax codes makes people worry about gaining the best tax advantage rather than getting the highest return or providing the most value
[28:42] Inflation, from the government and central bank point of view, seems to be a great business plan
Mon, 20 November 2017
CW 912 - Ron Paul on Liberty, Taxes, & Everything Else. The 'Construction Void' Housing Bubble Risk & Your 5-Year Plan
Jason Hartman kicks off today's episode with a look at Daren Blomquist's latest Housing Report and breaks it down piece by piece. He examines the data about a long-time low in housing starts, a construction worker shortage, and an investors lament.
Then, Jason introduces his guest, and Meet the Masters headline speaker, former Senator Dr. Ron Paul. The two examine what liberty really means, what governments role actually is, the damage our educational system is doing to our society, and what should be done with the federal income tax. Part 2 of Dr. Ron Paul's interview will be aired on Wednesday.
[3:50] Daren Blomquist, with ATTOM Data, has released his lastest Housing Report that examines the topic of bubble markets
[8:16] The construction void: lowest home starts since 1964
[13:16] The idea of a bubble warning
[17:04] When Jason didn't buy mobile home parks, an investors lament
[20:18] A huge labor shortage in the construction industry
[22:05] Don't forget to make your 5 year plan
Ron Paul Interview:
[24:01] What is the meaning of liberty, according to Ron Paul?
[28:50] How do you draw the line about what the government should be involved in?
[32:20] Ron Paul's liberty amendment to end income tax
[35:58] Progressive education has harmed our nation
Fri, 17 November 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 563, from September 2015.
If you are using your buy and hold properties as short term rentals, through a company like AirBnB, you may be required to pay an additional 15.3% self employment tax. Although it may seem like a gray area to you, the IRS considers it an active business and will take note of which schedule you are filing. Short term rentals require more of your labor and your time which rarely gets accounted for when calculating costs. Considering all the aspects of short term rentals versus long term buy and hold properties will shield you from future surprises.
[2:04] The huge flaw in Airbnb
[3:10] The passing of Dr. Wayne Dyer
[4:14] The female perspective
[5:40] Positive Feedback from the 1st Jason Hartman University
[7:39] Save the Date for the next Meet the Masters in early January 2016
[9:30] The Venture Alliance Rhode Island trip details
Brandon Hall Guest Interview:
[15:02] Airbnb investors also have a 15.3% tax on active income
[16:13] Monetizing the value of your time
[16:44] Automated business systems allow me manage my real estate in only 30 min per month
[19:01] It’s more time and labor intensive than a buy and hold property
[21:50] A complicated scenario in setting up short term rentals
[24:49] Short term rentals may earn more but the time is not factored in
[25:45] Schedule E or Schedule C?
[27:47] The IRS may be bringing on the audits
[29:33] A 5 year depreciation schedule
[31:05] The diminimous safe harbor
[33:23] 500 material participation is solely for rental properties
[36:06] An example of a three unit qualifier for material participation
[37:53] Long distance self management is possible and maybe easier
[39:35] Segmented depreciation, cost segregation using a sears catalog
[42:41] Feasibility studies are expensive
[44:43] Everybody needs a home office
Wed, 15 November 2017
CW 910 - Fake Work & Bitcoin Bubble? Mark Sanborn - The Potential Principle, The Fred Factor, Up, Down, or Sideways, National Speakers Association
Jason Hartman starts off this 10th episode with a look into the "tulip bubble" in cryptocurrencies that he's afraid is going to explode. It's taking more and more energy to "mine" Bitcoin these days, and this fake work is causing real damage to our environment. Jason explains what he thinks will eventually replace cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and also announces the newest addition to the Meet the Masters event in January.
In his 10th episode interview, Jason talks with Mark Sanborn, author of the new book The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be, about how to traverse The Potential Matrix and create a better self. No matter how your life has been going, there's always room for improvement.
Mark offers some tips on activities you can do to better yourself, as well as some talk about The Fred Factor, and why it became (and remains) such a success.
[2:49] A tulip bubble in cryptocurrencies?
[6:21] Our brain takes a lot of energy to power, so it doesn't want to think because it's easier to be lazy
[10:26] You have fake currency, creating fake work, doing real environmental damage
[12:17] A new speaker for Meet the Masters, Ken McElroy, is announced, and admission levels are explained
Mark Sanborn Interview:
[18:03] What is The Potential Principle?
[20:59] The Potential Matrix can tell us the 4 areas we can get better
[23:12] The first step fo the Potential Matrix is to disrupt yourself before someone or something else does
[26:40] Engage others: think who before you think how
[29:02] Some tips on how to properly select a book to read
[32:04] The importance of The 5 Friends
[34:09] Why was The Fred Factor a success?
[37:38] There are Fred's all over the place, we just sometimes don't notice them, and what we can learn from them
"If you don't disrupt yourself, somebody or something else will"
"Nobody can prevent you from choosing to be extraordinary"
"Everybody makes a difference, and the only question is what kind"
Mon, 13 November 2017
CW 909 - Your 5-Year Plan & Another Victim of PIP West, Charles Sells, PIP East? Tax Lien, Tax Deed Investing Complaints
Jason Hartman and Elisabeth Embry start off the show by reminding you that it's time to make your 5 year plan. Not only will it help you create and guide your future, but it could win you some nice prizes from Jason. The two discuss how a 5 year plan helped Elisabeth and her husband become financially free, and how they do their yearly check-in.
Then, Jason talks to another potential victim of PIP West and their tax lien business. Jason talks with Bill Truss, who invested nearly $100,000 in tax liens several years ago, has only received $28,000 back, and is unable to get any movement on closing out the liens he holds on properties in Illinois. The two discuss what was promised, what was delivered, and what it would take to make things right.
Jason & Elisabeth Intro:
[4:13] How Elisabeth Embry's 5 year plan led her to Jason and Meet the Masters
[7:02] How it feels to be financially free
"The fear of the unknown is the worst part of starting something new"
[10:28] We can author our future
[14:47] What to do BEFORE you do your 5 year plan
[17:00] How Elisabeth and her husband go over their past year and their next 5 years every year
"We can literally create the future through the power of our own will"
Bill Truss Interview:
[23:39] How Bill met PIP West
[26:43] What happened to Bill after he invested $99,664.71 with PIP West
[29:15] What a tax lien is and how it works
[32:04] The additional invoices Bill's received for "administrative fees"
[35:33] What Bill is asking for from PIP West
Fri, 10 November 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday is from Episode 562, originally published in August 2015.
Jason and Naresh discuss the lure of working on Wall Street and how big firms lure college kids with 6 figure salaries and pricey hotel stays. They delve into real estate being the most multidimensional asset class and the financial protections it offers. They reflect on clients who are using money from their corporate jobs to build their real estate portfolios by investing in income property on their way to becoming financially independent. And finally, the unsafe, unstable investment of gold.
[2:11] Florida is very desirable for a lot of reasons
[4:25] Naresh went to Duke and worked on Wall Street
[6:22] An example of a Super Day at Morgan Stanley
[10:16] Kids don’t aspire to work on Wall Street, they are courted in college
[11:32] $150,000 a year right out of school
[13:16] We sell out when we become adults
[14:48] Venture Alliance event in September go to JasonHartman.com to sign up
[15:16] Invest money from your corporate career as a base on which to build your wealth
[16:54] You have no idea how the machine called Wall Street works
[17:48] Will gold continue to drop in value?
[18:30] Generation Y, what is it they find value in
[19:39] 7 reasons real estate is better than gold
[22:13] Your best insurance is a high loan balance
[23:35] Is your gold hiding offshore? How do you know it’s in storage?
[25:32] Jason’s Grandfather was a coin collector and had his home invaded for it
[28:55] 25% down for cash on cash return of 12% annually
[30:10] Multidimensional asset class is basically many different dimensions of income
[31:10] Information on future episodes
Thu, 9 November 2017
2018's Meet the Masters event was already packed with great speakers like Jason Hartman, Garrett Sutton, Brian Smith, Danielle DiMartino-Booth, John Burns, and more. Today, Jason Hartman is proud to announce that former Congressman (and America's foremost advocate for liberyt) Ron Paul will be joining the fold to headline the event.
Ron Paul was most recently a Republican candidate for President in 2008 and 2012, and served in the US House of Representatives for Texas for more than 25 years in all. He is a critic of policies like the USA Patriot Act and has criticized the federal governments fiscal policies a multitude of times. He's also outspoken against Federal Reserve, and the US tax code.
Wed, 8 November 2017
CW 907 - The Year in Review Preview: New Bubbles, and the Danger of a Massive Market Drop with Cornell Professor David Collum
If you want an early peak into a respected year end review, then you need to listen to what Professor David Collum has to tell Jason Hartman. The two discuss the dangerous situation that's being created by entities like the Fed and our own government that will lead to disasterous implications. The problem is, nobody knows when the can will be allowed to stop. We've been able to stave it off for years now, but the bill will come due at some point.
The two also look into the idea of "free speech" on college campuses and how to solve the intolerance shown by the left in that regard, as well as why Warren Buffett continues to lie about the equity market.
Jason Hartman Monologue:
[3:06] The 5 Year Contest entry website and why you should do it
[7:22] The prizes available for the contest range from Meet the Masters admission to a Venture Alliance Mastermind weekend to an Amazon Echo
David Collum Interview:
[13:56] The merits of price gouging, and why price gouging laws are destructive
[17:00] The issue of free speech on college campuses, and whether it actually exists today
[21:31] If you want to solve the issue with students shouting down speakers, the administrators need to grow a backbone and punish the violators
[24:49] The metrics that show if equities are overpriced are fraudulent
[27:00] David is looking at a 50-70% reduction in the equities market
[30:10] What would happen to the economy if the Fed actually raised rates to something like 4%, and why it's a completely different world than when Voelker gave the economy its "hard medicine"
[34:00] Warren Buffett is a massive insider who likes to lie about the state of the market
"Overvaluation is appreciation pulled forward, and undervaluation is deferred appreciation"
Mon, 6 November 2017
CW 906 - Understanding the Trump Tax Plan and Changes to Real Estate Investors with Laurence Kotlikoff
The Trump Tax Plan that is being considered by Congress has been getting a whole lot of bad press. But is it really that bad compared to what we have right now?
Laurence Kotlikoff, William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc, talks with Jason Hartman about what kind of impact the plan will actually have on the economy, why his model is different from many of the others, what we need to do to get the economy stimulated and rolling again, and what changes it would bring for real estate investors.
[2:15] The myth of coastal properties
"It is amazing to me how just the right mindset will change ones life"
[8:32] Finding his 4 big mentors at the age of 17 changed the course of Jason's life
[13:44] The prizes for the 5 Year Plan Contest are revealed
Laurence Kutlikoff Interview:
[19:11] Reactions to the proposed tax cuts have been over the top because they're based on an analysis done with a faulty model
[23:44] Laurence's model shows that the tax cut plan will actually stimulate growth because of the corporate tax reform
[27:40] What the new plan would mean to real estate investors
[30:49] Every change to the tax code takes a few years for people to adjust
[33:48] This is one of the few times when you can lower the tax rate and actually get more revenue
[37:30] Would lower personal income taxes increase consumption and stimulate the economy?
"Generally who the government thinks they're helping isn't who they're helping, and who they think they're hurting isn't who they're hurting"
"No country that has grown dramatically has done it by spending"
Fri, 3 November 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 557, originally published in August 2015.
Do you have the sense to wait out the market during lag times? Buy and hold is Jason’s philosophy, and he is a self made multi millionaire. The average American will never buy at the markets lowest point nor sell at the highest point. For most it takes time for the media’s influence to inspire action which means always being late to the game.
Increasing your knowledge and learning pertinent facts and figures will help you to anticipate upcoming changes in the market. This September in San Diego is your opportunity to receive a complete real estate investment education so you too can create your own wealth.
[2:10] The impact of technology on inflation
[3:18] Rate of change in inflation rates
[6:01] Deflation in 2015 – July being the most deflationary month ever in the U.S.
[8:24] Maintaining yield with the income and expense ratios
[9:53] Staying power through lag time
[11:09] How deflation affects real estate markets
[13:58] Cash flow allows you to weather the downmarket storm
[16:15] Jason’s Commandment #5 – Thou shalt not gamble
[18:22] Naresh questions what happens to the real estate market if we see a rate hike in 2016
[19:00] The 3 dimensions of real estate are buy, rent or homeless
[21:42] Multidimensional asset class and price discovery
[23:08] An example of an exchange to a linear market
[25:00] Jason Hartman University Live in San Diego and Venture Alliance trip to Rhode Island
[30:00] Gold doesn’t produce income and its not a good asset class
“Why do most people miss out on selling high or buying low and what does the media have to do with it?”
“What are the 3 dimensions of real estate? Why knowing can help jump start your wealth creation.”
“JHU live will have the most comprehensive real estate investment information from industry experts.”
Wed, 1 November 2017
CW 904 - Your 5 Year Plan Contest, Buying $100 Per Month for 30 Years, and Multi-Dimensional Investments
Over the past few years, investment properties have become harder and harder to get a really good deal, but there are still solid investments available. You just have to be willing to shift your mindset away from what you could have gotten 5, 10, 15 years ago.
You're being presented with the ability to have someone put $100+ in your bank account for the next 30 years, for the price of a down payment (around $20,000), not even taking into account all the other tax benefits you'll receive.
Jason Hartman and Sara, his investment counselor, talk about what's going on in the investment property market, the importance of a long term plan, and why cash flow can ease concerns of high interest rates.
[3:55] The relative scarcity of real estate is why values continue to go up (and will continue to)
[7:49] The marketplace is the marketplace, and we must adjust our expectations in accordance with reality
[9:31] How real estate investors who have been doing it for 10+ years are adjusting their expectations for properties
"On no other asset class can you get such phenomenal financing, because income property is so secure"
[14:59] Investors are having to invest in multiple markets due to low inventory availability
[19:27] Jason's upcoming 5 year plan contest
[26:07] That interest rates are still this low is baffling to Sara and Jason
"People usually underestimate what they can do in 1 year, and they radically underestimate what they can do in 5 years"