Fri, 28 September 2018
CW 1063 FBF - Shane Sauer - Finding Stable Rental Property Neighborhoods, RentFax & Real Estate Investment Tools
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 698, originally published in July 2016.
Today’s guest Shane Sauer is a Co-Founder of RentFax, a company which pairs real estate industry knowledge with technology tools to help investors analyze their income property investment risk. The goal is to find good, stable rental neighborhoods for long-term buy and hold investments. Shane shares the sources of the information RentFax uses to calculate their property scores and what other due diligence is necessary when buying income property.
[2:00] Business Insider Labor Market Article: Millennials grow up, increasing the US birth rate.
[8:39] Property analyzers are not the holy grail of real estate. Technology is only as smart as the input it receives.
[12:18] Phoenix, Arizona is the site of the next Creating Wealth event in September.
Shane Sauer Guest Interview:
[15:03] Rentfax reports scores rental properties on anticipated Risc (rental income stability composite), rent and vacancy rates.
[19:03] Does this software help real estate investors make the best investment decisions?
[24:13] Rentfax partnered with geospatial data experts to filter 100 different data points on potential properties.
[30:29] ROI is not only Return on Investment but also Return on Involvement or Effort to Earn.
[33:23] Using the average tenant’s duration as a measurement for vacancy rates.
[39:07] Rentfax doesn’t distinguish between Section 8 neighborhoods and Non-Section 8 neighborhoods.
[42:23] Real estate investors should educate themselves and aggregate information before buying.
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Wed, 26 September 2018
Jason Hartman begins this episode on a somber note, talking with Phil in Myrtle Beach about the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Phil discusses what the status of his neighborhood is, the good deeds being done in the area, and how he expects his tight knit community to protect each other in the aftermath.
Then Jason moves to a happier subject, talking with client Diana Dine about her experience investing in real estate. Diana just recently bought her first home and is now up to 5 properties between Jackson and Memphis. She recently went to both cities to meet with the Local Market Specialists and discusses her future plans as she moves toward her financial independence.
[3:14] The power situation in Phil's neighborhood
[8:17] What can people do for the hurricane damaged communities right now?
[11:34] The aftermath of the hurricane is generally worse than the actual hurricane
Client Case Study with Diana
[13:59] Why did Diana get interested in real estate?
[18:00] Diana decided to buy her first property at the 2018 Meet the Masters
[19:20] Diana's experience meeting the Local Market Specialists
[23:49] How many properties Diana thinks she needs to reach financial independence
Tue, 25 September 2018
CW 1061 - $200,000 House Payments, Fractional Reserve Banking & The Business of Redemption with James Arthur Ray, Part 2
Today's bonus episode starts with a dive into what Jason has been saying for a while, and what the ultra-wealthy are taking advantage of. Leverage debt and keep a high loan balance. Listen in to find out why.
Then Jason concludes his 10th show interview with James Arthur Ray. The two finish their discussion on what wealth truly is, and also look at what we've all done in our life that we need redemption from, why the onus is always on the business owner, and more.
[3:46] The best insurance during natural disasters is a high loan balance, because you're the ones they will be helping out afterward.
[6:57] The ultra-wealthy are leveraging debt and getting phenomenal interest rates
[10:20] Bailouts during the Great Recession fueled populist anger because they helped companies, not the people
[12:50] What an aide told Jason was the reason they bailed out the institutions
James Ray Interview:
[17:56] We all need redemption because most of us have sold out our meaningful life for money
[22:25] You HAVE to understand that leaders make decisions.
Mon, 24 September 2018
CW 1060 - Economic Indicators Suggest A Few Years of Good Time & The Sweat Lodge Incident with James Arthur Ray, Part 1
Jason Hartman starts off the show with a look at some important economic indicators. Some of the data is showing strength for another 2 years or so, but there are some signs of cooling. Existing home sales and housing starts are also important to look at when thinking about the future. Also, Jason is glad to see that behemoth companies like Facebook and Google are finally (potentially) going to be reined in.
Then Jason has the first half of his interview with James Arthur Ray. The two spend most of this interview discussing what actually happened at the sweat lodge in Sedona when 3 people ended up dying. They also start their look into what wealth actually is.
[4:55] The economy is booming now, but there are signs of cooling
[7:34] Existing home sale numbers and the most long term indicator of the housing market
[12:25] Jason's terrible at predicting interest rates, but he has one place you can go where they know what to expect
[16:09] There is finally going to be some pressure put on Facebook and Google
James Ray Interview:
[19:05] What happened in the Sweat Lodge Incident in Sedona
[23:12] When something goes sideways in your business, there's only one person in the crosshairs, so you better get used to it
[27:51] James believes that the media wasn't willing to report some facts because they weren't sensational enough
[29:53] The greatest battle you'll ever fight is the battle to be unique
Fri, 21 September 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 524, originally published in June 2015.
When Fernando first met Jason, he had a goal to purchase enough properties to successfully achieve 'financial independence day'. A couple of years later, he built an impressive portfolio and is now retired from his job at Apple Computers. Fernando is now one of Jason's investment counselors and today he hopes to answer some common questions his real estate investor clients have been asking him.
[2:00] Jason would love to have listeners on the show. Fill out a guest form at JasonHartman.com/Jason.
[4:45] In the membership section of JasonHartman.com, the audio players use Flash. Jason's team is fixing this.
[9:15] What's the process if you want to get started in real estate?
[16:35] Listen to the Creating Wealth podcast to get a free education on real estate.
[18:25] Please listen to episode 405 and learn how to read a property pro forma.
[21:45] You learn a lot just by coming to one of Jason's live events.
[29:45] Jason's business model is a simple one. They work on referrals and don't charge you a dime.
[32:00] You can own property without an LLC, but please read Mark Kohler's book, What Your CPA Isn't Telling You.
[37:35] You can have a good or bad tenant on any A, B, or C class property.
[39:25] Last thoughts? Don't over think the numbers too much. We are here to help you through the process, all you have to do is start.
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What Your CPA Isn't Telling You by Mark Kohler
Wed, 19 September 2018
Jason Hartman is joined by his "brother" Dan as the two discuss the value networking. Dan (who Jason considers to be one of the best networkers he's ever met) gives some tips on how to break through to your networking targets, and how crucial the network becomes when recessions start affecting you.
Jason also goes over some new information he discussed in the previous episode, as he discovered how much money millennials are actually spending on rent and what that's led them to give up.
[1:38] Is Jason the most experienced person in his field? Try and beat his roughly 10,000 deals
[5:32] The value of networking
[11:00] Always be conscious of the other person
[14:58] Millennials are spending 45% of their income on rent
[20:39] What has to give when the percentage of income is higher than before?
[23:41] The financial crisis was 10 years ago last week, and terrible advice is still being given
[26:16] In downturns, the people who get the bailouts and the most help are people with the high loan balances
[28:58] Your network is going to be even more important when downturns happen
Mon, 17 September 2018
Jason Hartman starts off this backward show with guest Scott, who's an attorney who will be speaking at the upcoming Profits in Paradise about asset protection. The two explore the benefits of a Series LLC and some best practices for asset protection. Then Jason goes solo and discusses where wage growth is happening in the US (and where it's not), and how trade wars and interest rates are connected right now.
[3:25] What is a Series LLC and how can it benefit a real estate investor?
[6:43] The best asset protection you can get defeats lawsuits before they even start
[11:45] What kind of things will Scott be presenting in Hawaii?
[17:57] The first part of asset protection is financial privacy
[20:24] Real wage growth in Hispanic homes was more than 2x other households
[25:22] Looking at rent paid like your tenant was your employee
[28:18] The only linear market in the top wage increase list is Colombus, OH.
[29:40] Trade wars are keeping interest rates lower
Fri, 14 September 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 705, originally published in July 2016.
Live events offer investors an opportunity to meet other investors who are successful using the long-term buy and hold strategy, to hear about real life examples of the acquisition process and to learn the tips and tricks which can make an investor’s life easier. This episode is full of useful information which is framed around real client questions including what were Jason’s biggest mistakes.
[11:00] Why did Jason choose real estate for his career of choice?
[13:19] Buy cash flow properties which make financial sense the day you buy them.
[19:35] Should you keep your property managers on a short leash by adding discretionary measures to your contract?
[26:56] What was the biggest mistake Jason made and how did it affect his life?
[34:02] Live events are a loss leader for us but they are beneficial for clients.
[36:18] Phoenix, Arizona is the site of the new event which includes a Q & A panel discussion and a best practices for acquisition example.
[41:09] What are the top 3 qualities a real estate investor should possess or develop to be successful with the buy and hold strategy?
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Wed, 12 September 2018
Today's episode features Jason Hartman himself explaining the dangers of identity theft and how it's changed over the years. We all know that sometimes our credit card numbers get stolen, but it's gotten much more sophisticated than that these days. Jason also explores the maladies that impact all economies and what the Fed is saying about our economy today.
[4:24] Identity theft is much, much more than just financial theft
[9:18] It's easier to engage in identity theft and financial fraud than committing physical crimes
[16:37] What is money?
[20:22] The 3 basic maladies that happen in an economy throughout history
[24:10] The Fed tells us what to expect moving forward (hint: it's higher rates, slowly)
[27:05] When wage growth will start worrying the Fed & where Jason thinks you can look to see what inflation is really doing
[32:40] Will the Fed overdo it?
Mon, 10 September 2018
Jason Hartman takes aim at some important news in today's episode. The episode begins with a look at the first real wage increase in years, and how that may impact interest rates moving forward. Then Jason discusses his idea of "Economic Berlin Walls", jobless claims, communism vs capitalism, "Personal Keynesianism", and jobless claims.
[1:18] Wage increases are contributing to rising interest rates
[3:39] The trade wars impact on interest rates
[8:14] Looking back at the times in his life when he was financially strapped, Jason realized that consumer goods used to be WAY more expensive than today
[12:17] Housing price increases are slowing
[15:04] States are building "Economic Berlin Walls" to try and keep their residents for tax purposes
[17:45] Jobless claims have hit a 49 year low
[22:45] Karl Marx, indirectly responsible for the death of 150+ million people thanks to his communist ideas
[28:19] Globalism may have hurt the American worker more than anything else
[36:25] "Personal Keynesianism": Where you prime your own pump by having access to easy credit
Fri, 7 September 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 812, originally published in April 2017.
To start the show, two clients who bought properties at the Creating Wealth Seminar and Memphis Property Tour tell their stories of why they do business with Jason’s company. And, later a recording from the Venture Alliance Mastermind in Las Vegas with Jeff. Jeff details how he creates balance in his life and has a successful career.
[1:27] Adam bought his 9th property during the Memphis Property Tour.
[4:32] A client who likes doing business with Jason’s organization because they provide a one-stop shop.
Las Vegas Venture Alliance Recording
[10:24] Jeff breaks things down into quarterly and daily goals.
[13:04] How Jeff strategically forms his 4 key goals.
[18:22] Meditation is a key component of successful people’s lives.
[22:23] The importance of teaching and growing every day.
[26:13] Choosing to create a leader, not a doer.
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Wed, 5 September 2018
Jason Hartman spends today discussing the future climate of home supply and mortgage rates as we move into a world of higher rates and greater inflation. Jason sees a future that involves more Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs), people unwilling to sell because they aren't willing to give up their low interest rate, and how the housing market could become even more stagnant.
Then Adam talks with one of the lenders from the network to discuss where rates are today, if the Fed raising rates will impact investors, what things might impact rates in the next few months, and more.
[2:56] Labor unions don't have the same cause/need today as they did when they were created and were desperately needed. Today we see technical tyrrany
[4:58] The popularity of Adjustable Rate Mortgages is set to increase
[8:25] An interest side effect to the way housing inventory and rate play out together
[12:10] Investors with mortgage assets are about to be seriously aided by Inflation Induced Debt Destruction
[14:58] Long low rate mortgages leads to a stagnant market with less price discovery because people don't want to give up their rates
Adam's Mortgage Minutes:
[19:35] Rates right now are in the high 5s
[24:04] The rise of quantitative tightening
[28:24] Any news items expected that could impact rates in the next 1-2 months?
Mon, 3 September 2018
Jason Hartman has a check in for this client case study with Drew. Drew recently took charge of 6 homes in the Indianapolis market to self-manage, and has a nice story of increased profit to accompany it. After adjusting rents to meet market prices and getting rid of management fees and the like, Drew has been able to increase his monthly cash flow by around $1,300.
Drew explains to Jason how he's formed relationships with his tenants that have been incredibly helpful to his bottom line, the software he's using for management, and how much time it's actually taking him per month to manage his properties.
[3:12] Where Drew has started self managing and why
[7:15] Drew put money into his property but came out ahead financially
[12:47] Always remember that your tenants are your customers
[18:07] Drew has raised his income by over $1,300 a month since he started
[23:37] How much is Buildium and why did Drew choose it?
[26:13] How much time per property is Drew spending a month? How long does a rent ready take?
[34:51] Just because you start self-managing doesn't mean you always have to. If you change your mind there's always another option