Tue, 31 December 2019
Jason Hartman and Rabbi Evan Moffic take today to review "the best decade in human history". As 2019 ends and we look forward to 2020, Jason and Evan discuss how the real estate market has transformed since 2010. They also examine the mindset of investors that invested through the Great Recession. Lawrence Yun's expectations for 2020 are also dissected.
[3:16] We are wrapping up the best decade in human history
[6:48] What qualities did the people who invested in real estate through the Great Recession have?
[11:56] Lawrence Yun's 2019 real estate year in review
[15:50] Climate change has caused the Northwest Passage to open up, which is huge for shipping
[18:51] Yun's prediction for the housing market in 2020
[24:26] Will the flow of people to cheaper cost of living states continue in the 20s?
[29:34] The "Collapse of Brands"
Mon, 30 December 2019
1357: Lumber Price Impact on Construction & Seven Figure Decisions, Having the Balls to Succeed, NV Real Estate Academy with Nick Vertucci
Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Adam start today's show discussing what could happen to the cost of lumber and the cost of home construction based on the potential passage of the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal. With the deal already through the House and awaiting the Senate approval, it could have significant ramifications.
Then Jason talks with Nick Vertucci, author of Seven Figure Decisions and founder of NV Real Estate Academy, about Nick's journey through the real estate world after his tenure in the tech industry. Nick spills the details of his change and why he switched from selling and flipping to educating. The two discuss the downsides of real estate, but also the incredible rewards that can come if you stick with it, make decisions and keep moving forward.
[3:48] The US-Mexico-Canado trade agreement could have a big impact on real estate investors
[8:46] The price of lumber stabilizing would be fantastic for investors who are trying to figure out the cost of construction moving forward
Nick Vertucci Interview:
[14:10] Nick's journey from selling and flipping real estate to the education side
[20:38] Nick's first realization that he was making 7 figure decisions, and what true leaders all have in common
[23:40] Real estate isn't perfect, and it isn't easy, but it can bless you significantly
[27:22] Whether it's full or part time, have the entreprenuerial spirit and go create wealth
[29:15] Decision making is one of the most importan things a successful person has to have
Fri, 27 December 2019
1356 FBF: Future of Interest Rates & What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money with John Tamny, Part 2
Jason Hartman starts off today's episode with a little talk on where interest rates may be headed (according to one economist) and how that would impact current real estate investors. Hint: it's a pretty good thing. He also has to throw in a qualifier to his "Amazing time to be alive" mantra, because there are a few things that aren't amazing right now.
Then Jason finishes up his interview with John Tamny, director for the Center for Economic Freedom, Editor of Real Clear Markets, and author of Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, as the two discuss the impact of automation on all aspects of our life. John is excited about what all of this change will mean for the common worker and believes it will lead to higher quality of life for all.
[4:12] A qualification to the beloved Jason mantra of "It's an amazing time to be alive"
[7:18] Let Jason control the music and he cares not who controls the laws and the money
[12:13] What Martin Armstrong thinks interests rates will be jumping to
[15:28] Investors already in the game are praying for higher interest rates
John Tamny, Part 2
[20:18] Automation is going to lead into a surge in new kinds of jobs
[25:00] The demand for entertainment and service is going to explode
[26:49] Tamny's Law: as prosperity grows more and more people escape laziness because they find work they love
[28:29] John's thoughts on Universal Basic Income
Thu, 26 December 2019
On the day after Christmas, Jason Hartman takes a look at the amazing economy the North Pole is able to have. With massive exports and limited imports, it's truly impressive what they've been able to do. The main thing the North Pole has that no other country has is big data. What they have puts the companies like Facebook to shame.
Then Jason wraps it up by talking about the explosive growth in population that Florida has been experiencing.
Wed, 25 December 2019
Merry Christmas from Jason Hartman!
Jason shares one of his favorite poems that he discovered when he was only 17 years old. He learned it from Denis Waitley, but he wasn't the original author. Jason reads the poem and expresses his feelings about one of his favorite parts.
Tue, 24 December 2019
Jason Hartman and his mom take this Christmas Eve to evaluate how the United States was able to go an entire decade without going into a recession. This is something that has never been done before, so why did it happen now? The two listen to a CNBC story and break down each of the points: sometimes agreeing, sometimes pointing out flaws in logic.
Then to cap off the episode, Jason's mom discusses her recent 3 day property tour of the Space Coast and how it reminds her a little bit of California.
[3:14] CNBC clip about the US avoiding a recession for all of the 2010s
[7:00] GDP in the Great Recession dropped over 4% and some believe the unemployment rate (the unofficial one at least) was as high as the Great Depression
[11:57] There was relative price stability in the previous decades, but there was also wage stagnation
[21:47] Jason's mom's best advice for how to figure out what's going on in the economy
[24:09] Will Universal Basic Income become necessary when technology really kicks in?
[27:57] There may not be much of a bust coming because there hasn't been a huge boom
[28:23] Jason's mom's takeaways from her 3 day property tour of the Space Coast
Mon, 23 December 2019
Jason Hartman talks with NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of African Energy Chamber, CEO of Centurion Law Group, and author of the new book Billions At Play: The Future Of African Energy And Doing Deals, about the development that's happening inside Africa. Many outside of Africa view the continent with skepticism, but there's a big shift happening, especially in the banking sector (or lack thereof). Jason and NJ discuss some ways that Africa in general is beating first world countries, as well as how a shift toward property rights could go a long, long way toward more prosperity.
[3:54] Jason believes Nixon went to China to open up a cheap labor market
[6:06] Is Africa the next low cost labor market?
NJ Ayuk Interview:
[10:47] Africa may not have first world countries, but it has some infrastructure that's better than countries like the US
[14:04] Africa, unlike the United States, is not banking centric
[17:42] Money transfers have gotten so fast and easy that illiterate grandmothers are doing it
[21:21] What NJ views as the bedrock of a strong society
Fri, 20 December 2019
1351 FBF: Long-Term Tenants, Rent Increases & What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money with John Tamny
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1003, originally published in May 2018.
Jason Hartman kicks off the show with listener Nate and his mom discussing what was learned during the recent Creating Wealth seminar, as well as getting some tips about how to create long-term tenants who are understanding of rent increases.
Then Jason talks with John Tamny, director for the Center for Economic Freedom, Editor of Real Clear Markets, and author of Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money about why he believes the Fed doesn't have anywhere near the power they're given credit for, why their policies aren't effective in today's world, and why demographics may not be as useful as they're believed.
[5:01] If your tenants are there too long it might be a sign your rent is too low
[10:22] Some tips on long-term tenant retention
[14:49] Evictions don't just stem from not paying rent
John Tamny Interview:
[19:57] How Uber made John realizing something about the Fed
[23:40] The importance of the Fed is vastly overstated
[28:42] The idea that the rest of the world is in on some deal where they hold worthless treasuries isn't realistic
[31:39] Demographic arguments regarding Japan don't hold a lot of weight with John
[35:26] Money flows to its highest use, regardless of the Fed
Thu, 19 December 2019
What can you do when the government comes and seizes your assets? Jason Hartman and David Kirby, investigative journalist and author who was a regular contributor to The New York Times, Huffington Post and TakePart, and author of the new book When They Come For You, look into the practice of asset forfeiture, both civil and criminal. The two search for answers to the question of what regular citizens can do about the problem, as well as which states are really leading the charge in protecting their citizens.
[1:40] Police departments have become the modern day debtors prison
[6:40] The issue of debtors prison goes far beyond just the person who's incarcerated
[10:10] The egregious action of civil forfeiture
[17:31] What we can do about asset forfeiture
[20:40] Nebraska and New Mexico now have no asset forfeiture and 15 states now require a criminal conviction
Wed, 18 December 2019
Jason Hartman starts today's show examining a PBS News Hour story about the legacy of Paul Volcker. As you know, Volcker passed away recently, but the impact he had on multiple presidents still resounds.
Then Jason talks with Rabbi Evan Moffic about where we might be in the business cycle as we continue moving along in the longest economic recovery in recent history.
[5:47] PBS News Hour story on Paul Volcker
[9:10] Reagan's business plan was to put the Soviet Union out of business, and running up the deficit didn't cause the inflation everyone expected
[16:42] The next recession will not be real estate led
[19:39] The recovery didn't hit "par" from the Great Recession until 2013, so it's not quite so surprising we haven't had a recession in a decade
Tue, 17 December 2019
Jason Hartman starts today's episode from the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscane, FL. He has created a new ratio for you to think about that can be put alongside the Rent-to-Value Ratio and all the other ones Jason has coined. Then he explores the concept of the unemployment rate versus the labor participation rate, the differences between them and what that means.
Then investment counselor Adam joins Jason to discuss a property in Mobile, AL and also to look at the growing wages in specialized blue collar jobs. The two explore how this will impact real estate values and what it could mean to 4 year colleges.
[5:06] Jason's newest ratio
[8:52] Unemployment Rate vs Labor Participation Rate
[13:32] The discouraged worker skews unemployment stats
[15:02] A property profile in Mobile, AL
[18:56] Blue collar wages are enticing people away from 4 year colleges
[24:28] How rising blue college wages rising could impact real estate and the cost of repairs to our investment properties
Mon, 16 December 2019
Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing the level of home flipping that's in the market right now. We're at a 7 year low, which means something in the marketplace today. It's important to accept today's landscape and figure out ways to invest in spite of that.
Then Jason talks with Chris Mason, mortgage broker, about what is happening in the mortgage market today, lending standards, and whether we're in danger of seeing another bubble burst.
[2:47] Home flipping isn't what it used to be, reaching a 7 year low
[8:02] We need to accept reality that inventory is tight and properties are more expensive
[11:25] The magic 2 words for a landlord
Chris Mason Interview:
[15:26] What increased loan limits mean for the mortgage market
[19:23] Are FICO scores really a good criteria for borrowers?
[22:16] Are financing rules getting too liberal again?
[26:15] Are interest only loans still available?
Fri, 13 December 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1009, originally published in June 2018.
Jason Hartman talks with Financial Survival Network's founder Kerry Lutz for the whole episode today, as the two discuss the very important concept of financial repression. While financial repression is bad for individuals, it can be very lucrative for people who have invested in real estate properly in their younger years.
The two also discuss the current phenomenon of "tax refugees" being created by states like California, and where these refugees are fleeing too, as well as when they expect any economic pullback to happen and what Trump is doing that the mainstream media isn't paying attention to.
[6:03] Make sure you get a home inspection and make sure you actually read it and learn the language
[9:211] What is financial repression?
[13:09] Financial repression is a great opportunity for those who invest in real estate
[16:45] Tracking the "tax refugees" leaving California
[23:16] What kind of economic outlooks has Kerry been hearing from the guests on the Financial Survival Network?
[27:14] The mainstream media is missing the fact that Trump is now making large chunks of the government irrelevant
Thu, 12 December 2019
Jason Hartman and investment counselor Adam explore the phenomenon of aging homebuyers in this episode before getting to some listener questions. Since the Great Recession the average age of homebuyers has skyrocketed into the upper 40s, about a decade older than it was before. Adam and Jason explore the reasons behind this shift and what it could mean for investors moving forward.
Then Jason and Adam answer 2 listener questions, one about Capital Expenditures and one about when NOT to do a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange.
[4:16] The median age of homebuyers is now 47
[7:30] The downside of home ownership in this digital nomad society
[12:06] The history of homebuyer ages
[17:37] Are big CapEx like roofs and HVAC included in the pro forma maintenance percentages?
[21:12] Always ask for a Scope of Work prior to entering into a contract
[23:16] When shouldn't you do a 1031 Exchange?
[27:56] A property profile in Indiana
Wed, 11 December 2019
Jason Hartman talks with George Gammon, real estate investor, entrepreneur, investor and TV producer, about what's happening in the repo market and how that impacts the overall economy moving forward. The two address misconceptions about several aspects of investing and whether you should be happy or dismayed about certain aspects of the new Trump tax plan.
[3:50] Our longevity is going to be greatly changed in the next 20 years
George Gammon Interview:
[10:50] What is the repo market and why does it matter in the macroeconomic world?
[16:30] Money market funds are big players in the repo market
[19:05] The only "cheap" investment in today's economy is a 30 year fixed rate mortgage
[23:05] The new tax law has changed the way inflation is dealt with, and George doesn't think it'll be good long term
Tue, 10 December 2019
1343: Paul Volcker's Legacy & Thomas W Jones, Federal Reserve Bank, Freddie Mac, TIAA-CREF, Travelers, From Willard Straight to Wall Street
Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve, passed away December 8. Jason Hartman takes a look back at some of the biggest moments of Volcker's term and what it meant for the United States.
Then Jason talks with Thomas Jones, former vice chairman and director of TIAA-CREF, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment Management at Citigroup, and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Asset Management. He was also the former Vice Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Jason and Thomas discuss Thomas' entrance into real estate, why Thomas is so bullish on America long term, and what sets America apart from the rest of the world.
[3:47] Paul Volcker, the former Fed chair credited with "Breaking the back of inflation" has passed away
[6:04] Interest rates in 1980 spiked at over 18%, with inflation at 13%
Thomas W Jones Interview:
[11:50] Thomas and his bride actually started by bidding on 2 burned out buildings in Boston
[17:08] Thomas is perennially bullish long term, so dips in the economy are buying opportunities for him
[19:21] The changes on Wall Street over the years
[23:30] The most disappointing aspect to the reforms that have been made since the Great Recession
[28:39] One of the things that really sets America apart is the excited entrepreneurial spirit
[32:55] America faced a metaphorical crossroads in the late 1960s
[35:44] Our nation doesn't give itself enough credit for how far we've come, even though we still have a ways to go
Mon, 9 December 2019
Today's episode is Jason Hartman exploring Commandment #3: Thou Shalt Maintain Control a lot deeper. Maintaining control in real estate deals has been discussed quite a bit before, but it's not just real estate where control matters. Jason explores the collapse of Enron and why it was such a surprise and why Commandment #3 is crucial even in those scenarios.
[4:03] Airbnb hasn't been through a recession yet, so there's a lot that isn't priced in to the market
[8:06] The 3 major problems when you give up control in an investment
[13:54] The Infographics Show: The Business Deception That Cost $60 Billion
[16:59] The phrase "financial innovation" is a red flag when you hear it
[23:05] Most companies don't have people inside to pump the brakes, because everyone is incentivized to speak highly and show it in the best possible light
[25:26] Derivatives are the thing about the thing, but as an investor you want to be as close to the "thing" as possible
Fri, 6 December 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 997, originally published in May 2018.
Jason Hartman starts off the show with client Doug about portfolio makeovers, why you should stay in the game for the long run, and the fallacy of the passive investment. Doug got out of the real estate business just before the (positive) market correction and missed out on a lot of money.
Then, Jason finishes his client case study with Muthiah. This time the two look at the actual process of Muthiah filing a claim against a bad provider and how he was about to get restitution after some avenues had failed. Jason also explains how to get a hold of his Hall of Shame resource list, and why you should file complaints even if they're not likely to help you alone.
[5:05] There's no such thing as a passive investment, but there are some things that are easier
[9:16] If you do the math properly, real estate versus the stock market isn't even a competition
[12:15] The problem with being too passive is you don't learn from your successes or failures
Muthiah Client Casey Study, Part 2
[20:00] Muthiah has never tried to self manage his current 20 properties
[23:00] Want Jason Hartman's Hall of Shame resource list? Fill out any form on JasonHartman.com
[25:18] Muthiah's process of filing complaints against the provider
[29:48] You're not just filing these complaints for yourself, it's your duty to protect other people
Thu, 5 December 2019
1340: Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill & Success & Something Greater, Your Magic Key with Sharon Lechter
Jason Hartman takes a deep, deep dive into Napoleon Hill's work in today's show. We first start off dissecting the ideas that Napoleon brought out in his work Think & Grow Rich. Jason looks at various aspects of the book and how we can use them in our lives today and what power they have when used properly.
Then Jason talks with Sharon Lechter, former CEO of Rich Dad & Pay Yourself First and author of Success & Something Greater: Your Magic Key, about her experiences with both the Rich Dad company and the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Sharon provides unique insights into the impact both organizations have had on society today, as well as what she has discovered success means for various people.
[5:55] There's a lot more fulfillment in life available if we are not completely attached to the outcome
[10:22] Specialized knowledge has long been a must for true success
[14:49] The power of the mastermind is real and incredible
Sharon Lechter Interview:
[20:45] Napoleon Hill one of the original self-help authors?
[25:00] The different types of success Sharon saw while writing her latest book
[27:21] Why the man who sold the patent for the jet ski for $75,000 doesn't regret it
Wed, 4 December 2019
Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing something he has been promising for a while, which is the P vs PC balance. You can't go full P(production) or full PC (production capacity), you have to find a balance. Just like, as investors, we have to find a balance between action and education.
Then we have a clip from one of Jason's speeches at Profits in Paradise where he discusses the 3 forms of power.
[2:55] Social mobility is still possible but it's harder than ever before
[5:49] A clip from the Amazon documentary "Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream"
[13:31] The P vs PC balance
[19:25] Quit getting ready and go
Profits in Paradise Live Clip:
[24:04] The 3 forms of power
[30:56] Think of ways you can use technology to improve your real estate business
Tue, 3 December 2019
Jason Hartman begins today's show with a little good news and a little bad news. Along with that Jason explores the idea of seeing the world in black and white and how getting older helps with that.
Then Jason finishes his interview with Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at Meyers Research, LLC., regarding what indicators you can expect to be leading and which are likely to be lagging. Some that seem like they could be leading are actually usually lagging and can hurt you if you invest off of them. Ali explains some ways she's been able to potentially see a downturn coming up to 3 years off.
[9:05] Bad news: More and more businesses are fleeing California
[10:20] Good news: homes are finally getting built
Ali Wolf, Part 3
[12:56] Consumer confidence, GDP and Non-Farm Payrolls are examples of lagging indicators
[17:21] Potential leading indicators that can forecast a downturn years ahead
Mon, 2 December 2019
Jason Hartman and investment counselor Adam begin today's show discussing two important things for a real estate investor: laws and the future. First off is good news for those investors that are fighting laws that restrict the ability of property owners to run short-term rentals. Then Jason and Adam discuss some good housing news that could lead to a happy 2020 (at least for housing).
Then Jason talks to in-house economist Thomas about interest rates. There's been some movement up and some movement down, but Thomas has an opinion on where he thinks rates will go in 2020 and why he believes that.
[4:17] The City of Austin lost a key case regarding short-term rental laws
[9:41] Make sure that you're not investing in a mania when you're looking at short-term rentals, and make sure your portfolio balance reflects that
[11:39] There's pre-demand in the housing market right now, which is a good sign for housing in 2020
Jason & Thomas:
[17:10] The Fed only indirectly influences mortgage rtes
[19:09] Why Thomas believes mortgage rates will go up in 2020
[21:20] The 2 Central Bank forces that will push inflation back up
[23:47] Why a $315 billion drop in money supply is important even though it's not much of a percentage of worldwide supply
Fri, 29 November 2019
1336 FBF: Self Management Revolution & Fixing Affordable Housing with NHP Foundation's Richard Burns
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 994, originally published in May 2018.
Jason Hartman wants to prepare you for the coming revolution. The self management revolution is coming, and it's time to see if you're up for the challenge. There are things that you need to do before you take the plunge, and Jason outlines some of them here.
Then, Jason talks with CEO of the NHP Foundation, Richard Burns, about the affordable housing crisis in the United States. The current method of creating affordable housing isn't working for anyone, but Richard thinks there's a way that it can be solved that benefits all parties.
[2:34] The coming revolution of self-management
[5:36] Drew's first taste of self-management
[7:45] Some steps to take before going full self-management
[11:09] Freddie Mac's new program
[15:23] Join Jason for his events in Philadelphia and New York, www.JasonHartman.com/Events
Richard Burns Interview:
[17:45] What solutions are available for affordable housing?
[20:38] The two components of real estates value
[22:20] We are nowhere near meeting the affordable housing demand, so what do we do?
[26:17] Where did the high paying, real careers go that made people end up in careers that were meant to be stop-gap jobs?
[28:25] What does Richard's non-profit do?
[31:59] Richard's thoughts on rent control
[33:51] What the Baby Boomer survey showed
Thu, 28 November 2019
On this Thanksgiving Day, Jason makes note on some things he has in his life that he is most thankful for. It's important that we take time to make note of these in our hectic lives. So in today's shortened episode that's exactly what we're doing.
Wed, 27 November 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam join forces today to discuss a big development in the mortgage market. Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac conforming loan limits are being increased again, this time to over $510,000, which will have substantial impacts on the housing market overall.
Later, Adam talks with one of the network lenders about where interest rates are today and what a weakening economy in 2020 might put them in a few months.
[2:11] Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are increasing the conforming loan size to over $510,000
[7:03] Conforming loan limit increases generally lead to home price inflation
[10:54] The higher loan limit might impact hybrid markets more than cyclical
[14:57] Insights from Voxer messages left by listeners
[18:33] Technology is increasing the value of our properties
Adam Mortgage Minutes:
[24:57] Current rates for a $100,000 property with 20 or 25% down
[28:22] How might rates react if we see weakening in the economy that some are predicting in 2020?
[30:08] Mortgage starts don't seem to be slowing down for investors
Tue, 26 November 2019
1333: Client Case Study with Jaden Zubal: New Construction vs Renovated Properties, Millennial Investing & Money Tiers
Jason Hartman has another client case study, this time with 26 year old Jaden Zubal, an associate wealth strategist at Paradigm Life. Jaden started attending events when he was 22 or 23 and recently got into the real estate game by purchasing properties in Jacksonville, FL and Memphis, TN.
Jason and Jaden discuss how Jaden decided that new construction was the way for him, what market he likes for his next as he diversifies geographically, and how the 10 Commandments of Real Estate Investing have helped him along the way.
Plus, check out the link below and you can get a free audio and digital copy of Heads I Win, Tails You Lose by Pat Donohoe, as well as a complimentary consultation with Jaden.
[2:45] Good news for Texas property owners
[4:42] Housing inventory is even worse than we thought
[7:43] The average home listing price in America is $312,000
Jaden Zubal Client Case Study:
[10:31] Jaden attended his first Meet the Masters in her early 20s
[13:33] Which of Jason's commandments Jaden has found most useful in his investing journey
[16:24] The 2 things Jason believes Maslow left out of his hierarchy of needs
[18:50] The first 2 tiers of safely growing your money and keeping it protected
[23:46] Student loan debt is creating a generation of people feeling pessimistic about their financial future, so what's going to come of them?
[26:08] One of the separating elements of Jason's network is the value of the investment counselor
[30:12] What changed Jaden's mindset on new properties vs renovated
Mon, 25 November 2019
Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Doug takes today's episode to discuss what's going on with the average FICO score across generations. The average FICO score is not something that Americans can be proud of, but it provides some serious advantages to real estate investors.
Then Jason and Doug highlight several Florida properties that are able to cash flow with new construction, which is something that is getting harder and harder to do in today's environment. Florida is becoming a bigger draw to those running away from high tax states, which is driving their real estate market.
[2:55] FICO scores are low across all generations
[6:18] You want a good credit score, not a perfect credit score
[10:40] Real estate takes about 8% in transaction costs
[16:05] Doug spotlights a Florida property
[19:43] Blogcast: How does inflation devour debt?
[23:39] Migration of residents will cause a shift in ownership in the old areas
[26:47] Real estate markets tend to expand and contract from the top
Fri, 22 November 2019
1331 FBF: Core Causes of Economic Crisis with William D. Cohan NY Times Bestselling Author of ‘Money and Power’ & ‘House of Cards’
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 243, originally published in February 2012.
Jason Hartman interviews author, former Wall Street senior banker, and best-selling investigative journalist, William (Bill) D. Cohan on the events that led up to the current economic crisis. Bill explains the choices that the big firms, such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc, made regarding what type of institution they were going to be, the path of these firms that led up to the current crisis, and how they used the bailout money gifted to them. He said it was one big party on Wall Street, during which brokers were to bring in revenue using a lot of whacky products, until everything came crashing down. Huge bonuses were paid out from the revenue collected from unsuspecting clients.
Bill and Jason also discuss the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Bill expressed disappointment in the message of the movement, saying it isn’t clear and they need to learn how Wall Street really works so that they can be more effective in bringing about reform. Wall Street has been influencing what goes on in Washington and paying lobbyists and donating to congressional coffers so that they can get the regulations, or lack thereof, that they want, i.e. the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Bill talks about how the expansion of Wall Street into Middle Class America was not an accident, using the example of Merrill Lynch being a public company. This ultimately led to broken trust between Wall Street and Main Street, as people have now shied away from risk taking.
To solve the problems, Bill suggests changing the incentive system on Wall Street, in that it can no longer be okay to take huge risks with people’s money or get paid big bonuses whether they lose money for the firms or not, as well as going back to having to use their partner’s capital to operate. William D. Cohan offers audiences a unique, close-up perspective of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. He combines deep knowledge of the investment banking world with the fine storytelling skills of an award-winning investigative journalist.
Thu, 21 November 2019
1330: Truthteller, An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News & Conspiracy Theories by Stephen Davis
After his intro discussing getting the money thing out of the way in pursuing your life and the difference between law and ethics, Jason Hartman talks with Stephen Davis, author of Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories, about the prevalence of fake news online and in every form of media. The two try to find ways to combat the issue head on and what the average person can do today (and in the future) to avoid being fooled.
[6:34] Get the money thing out of your way
Stephen Davis Interview:
[12:32] It's easier now than ever before for governments to lie to you and get away with scandals
[14:36] Fake news travels faster than truth on Twitter
[17:40] If you want good, investigative journalism, you're going to have to pay for it
[23:45] We need to stop letting companies like Facebook and Google escape the responsibility that media outlets have
[30:10] How governments deceive you
[36:21] Dealing with fake reviews on sites
Wed, 20 November 2019
Jason Hartman and one of the network's Florida market specialists discuss the Jacksonville market and what kind of housing is currently available. The two break down a pro forma for one of the available new construction properties and examine why Florida has become such a hot spot for people fleeing both the East and West coast states.
Then we have a segment from Real Data founder and president Frank Gallinelli about financial terminology. It's important when reading pro formas and doing your due diligence that you know what these metrics are. Frank breaks it down so that you're prepared when you go into your next property.
[4:28] Florida is now drawing people from the East and West coast
[6:28] Jacksonville market profile
[10:27] Examining a pro forma of one of the new construction properties available in Florida
[13:00] There are a couple properties available that you could take advantage of in a 1031 exchange
[15:53] People are moving to Jacksonville to be near St Augustine, which is the 2nd busiest place for tourists in Florida behind Disneyworld
[18:24] Frank Gallinelli on financial terminology
Tue, 19 November 2019
Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing how it's possible that low interest rates can be used as financial repression tool even though it seems like a good thing at first glance. He also explores an article highlighting affordability issues across the nation and how it's impacting markets that Jason's investors bought homes in prior to the runup.
Then Jason talks with Peter Hirshberg, founder of Maker City® Project and CEO and co-founder of Lighthouse.one, about Opportunity Zones and how they work with constructing cities. Jason and Peter explore how the incentives were created and why they are crucial to the success of projects like Opportunity Zones.
[3:47] Part of financial repression is low interest rates
[7:42] Affordability is becoming more and more of an issue across the US, including some where investors used to be able to get reasonable properties
[10:05] The Water Theory of money
Peter Hirshberg Interview:
[14:43] Economic reinvention is a bottom up thing as people found what they were good at and innovators moved into the city
[18:55] Why you have to create incentives like those the Opportunity Zone offers
[22:57] Why real estate matters
Mon, 18 November 2019
Jason Hartman and real estate attorney Bob start today's show discussing the importance of taxes and how they can seriously impact your real estate investing journey throughout your life. They also discuss what makes a good investor and the direction of law when it comes to real estate.
Then Jason talks with Steve Glickman, Senior Economic Advisor to President Barack Obama and chief architect of the Opportunity Zone project, about how the Opportunity Zone system works, the definition of an Opportunity Zone and what benefits the program provides for real estate investors.
[4:33] The multiplier effect of moving to a place where your money is treated better
[9:37] Jason's prediction for the next thing landlords will be held accountable for under the law
[15:50] What good, talented lawyers for commercial properties always do
[19:18] Good investors act, but only because the deal is good, not because they have the money
[23:27] Taxes are like reverse amortization
[26:02] High taxes encourage bad investments
Steve Glickman Interview:
[28:14] There are now 8.766 Opportunity Zones across the US
[32:31] There are about 300 Opportunity Zone funds targeting $65 billion and have raised about 15% so far. How big is this expected to get?
[35:28] The 2 big factors in why zone based programs become unsuccessful
[37:16] What is the Opportunity Zone program?
[40:23] Will Opportunity Zones exacerbate gentrification?
Fri, 15 November 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 983, originally published in April 2018.
Jason Hartman takes a victorious look at a recent Wall Street Journal story declaring that more people are viewing renting as a long-term solution to their housing situation. That is FANTASTIC news for landlords, and will put the upward pressure on rent that every investor wants. Jason also gives a few travel hacks for going on a trip to multiple climates, and includes another market profile from producer Adam, this time on the Indianapolis market.
[2:25] The next decade of being a landlord is going to be amazing
[7:05] More and more people are seeing renting as a long term housing solution
[10:56] Jason's travel hacking tips for going on a multi-dimensional weather trip
[14:57] Indianapolis Market Profile
Thu, 14 November 2019
Jason Hartman and Rabbi Evan Moffic start off today's show discussing the major issue of senior housing. It's quite possible that it's been overbuilt and Jason and Evan discuss how you as an investor can take advantage of the aging at home trend.
Then we have a second part of Jason's extended interview with Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at Meyers Research, LLC., about wage growth, inflation, home appreciation and why interest rates have created some of the bubble that we find ourselves in.
[4:27] Senior housing may have been way overbuilt
[10:45] One of the biggest miscalculations with senior housing was that they thought 65 would remain "old"
[13:04] The way to take advantage, as an investor, of the increase in elderly people staying in homes then make sure you're including single story properties in your portfolio
[18:41] Jason's prediction on the future of Uber/Lyft/etc drivers
Ali Wolf Interview:
[20:26] Collective wage growth since 2015 is 13%, but inflation and home prices have gone up 25%, causing a widening gap
[24:51] Appreciation has slowed in most markets to the 2-3% range
[29:16] The only 2 markets that have seen have a lot of growth in sales in the past 2 years are Indianapolis and Phoenix
[32:01] Ali thinks the next downturn could be caused by a "Fed Induced Bubble"
Wed, 13 November 2019
1324: Changes for National Association of Realtors & Prosperity in The Age of Decline by Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics CEO
Jason Hartman talks with Brian Beaulieu, author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline and CEO of ITR Economics, about what's really going on in our economy right now. It's not as doom and gloom as some people have made it out to be, and it wasn't so a few years back. Brian explains what indicators you should really be paying attention to and what's coming up in 2020 as well.
[3:45] We have a duty to hold people accountable and not accept bad behavior
[5:11] Big happenings with the NAR that's going to change the market
[10:37] A testimonial that didn't seem like one to start
Brian Beaulieu Interview:
[15:52] What is the next cycle going to be?
[19:05] The G7 leading indicator is something you should be watching
[23:34] The peculiarity of the trade tariffs that have been imposed
[26:44] Globalization is under severe negative pressure
Tue, 12 November 2019
You've been hearing for a while about how Jason's not a huge fan of Opportunity Zones, worried that they're overhyped. Well, today Jason Hartman talks with Eric Willett, Vice President at RCLCO, about what aspects of Opportunity Zones might be superfluous and how the real estate industry is reacting to the investment opportunity.
[5:53] We still have no idea the impact/ramifications of Opportunity Zones, but we're already seeing gentrification coming from it
[9:15] One of the big criticisms about Opportunity Zones is that many of them no longer need the designation due to investments that have already occurred
[13:09] The unintended consequences of Opportunity Zones
[17:27] How the gentrification index works
[22:57] The current state of multifamily housing
Mon, 11 November 2019
On this Veterans Day, Jason Hartman and Adam start today's episode discussing the history of the holiday, the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and, most important to real estate, the importance of due diligence (and the importance of questioning your own due diligence).
Then Jason talks with Patrick Boyaggi, CEO and co-founder of Own Up. Patrick and his company have a new mortgage model that can avoid hard credit inquiries that might aid investors looking for a loan but worried about their credit score.
[5:50] Jason's previous experiences at the Berlin Wall
[11:16] Advice on what to do after you do your due diligence on a property
[17:11] Near death experience and a criminals attempt to exploit it
Patrick Boyaggi Interview:
[21:46] Can rates stay low?
[26:24] Using Patrick's mortgage product doesn't give your credit a hard hit, how do they manage that?
[30:59] The impact of soft inquiries on your credit score
Fri, 8 November 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 913, originally published in November 2017.
Jason Hartman starts off the show talking with Elisabeth Embry about how she makes her 5-year plans, and why it's important.
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).
[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
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
Thu, 7 November 2019
Before launching into his off-topic 10th episode show, Jason Hartman takes a minute to discuss a topic of real estate interest: the lack of homes available to homebuyers with a price point below $250,000.
Then Jason talks with Sharyl Attkisson, host of Sinclair Sundays, former CBS anchor and author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington, about today's atmosphere of fake news, online bullying and defamation, and how we can possibly combat them.
[4:17] Homes below 250k are starting to become extinct
Sharyl Attkisson Interview:
[9:50] With just a few Twitter accounts, smear operators can start an entire movement
[14:32] How do we reconcile a free but credible press when there are so many anonymous sources today?
[20:44] Journalists use to keep their political opinions to themselves, but now they're almost rewarded for it
[25:51] What should we make of the big tech companies censorship?
Wed, 6 November 2019
Jason Hartman reiterates the importance of Commandment #3 to start off today's episode: Thou Shalt Maintain Control!!! At his mastermind event he was pitched a syndication deal that reminded him how you can invest in deals that could make money but still come out behind when you compare it to other possibilites.
While discussing investing in funds/syndications, he also delves into the principal of character vs personality. When you're investing, it's important to look past most of the personality and focus on character or you could end up looking at a horrible result.
[4:37] A syndication deal Jason recently was pitched
[7:01] You shouldn't be happy just because you made some money.
[9:50] The Personality Ethic vs the Character Ethic
[18:35] Is California a 3rd World State?
[24:13] Why you should care about California's demise even if you don't live in that state or even country
[32:14] The people in charge are distracting us so they can do what they want behind the scenes
Tue, 5 November 2019
Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing the importance of finding a group that brings out the best you possible. Sometimes that can cost a lot of money, sometimes it doesn't. Then Jason explores another story that illustrates the importance of Commandment #3.
Then Jason talks with Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at Meyers Research, LLC. Ali and Jason explore which indicators are important and which ones are just smoke and mirrors when you're examining housing markets and markets in general. No surprise, some of the big ones you hear about in the news aren't the most helpful.
[4:24] The value of a network
[6:44] Jason's gotten back into Tabatta Pro
[10:15] Under Armour is coming under investigation
Ali Wolf Interview:
[17:30] What indicators you should pay attention to and which you should ignore as an investor
[20:19] Wages in the US are going up, but wage growth minus inflation still doesn't give people a big enough raise to keep up
[24:58] Even with the bad things that are happening we're still in positive growth
Mon, 4 November 2019
Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Doug take a look at the danger of manias, especially when it comes to investing in startup companies (like WeWork). It's easy to get caught up in rising valuations and the like, but it's also easy to lose a whole lot doing so.
Jason and Doug then discuss the Wealth Simulation exercise that was held at Profits in Paradise, including lessons learned about the method of building your portfolio that will set you up for the greatest wealth.
[4:22] WeWork is a great example of why you should follow Commandment 21: Thou Shalt Avoid Manias
[9:17] Don't fall for the company line of how they're going to change the world. Voluntary exchange with a company changes the world on its own
[12:24] Don't be fooled by the resume or the amount of money that's being pumped into a company when making investment decisions
[13:57] Blogcast: Housing vs Shelter
[21:22] How the Wealth Simulation exercise worked
[25:23] One of the top strategies in the wealth simulation game was a mixture of linear and hybrid markets so you could take advantage of cash flow and appreciation
[31:35] You don't have to have too many properties before you're at the point where you're dealing with the law of large numbers
Fri, 1 November 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 912, originally published in November 2017.
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
Thu, 31 October 2019
1315: Rent Control & Building By Building, Block by Block with Paul J Massey, Mayorial Candidate for NYC
Jason Hartman talks rent control today, both in his intro discussing the upcoming deadline for California's state wide rent control, and with Paul J Massey, former mayorial candidate for New York City and CEO of B6 Real Estate Advisors, as the two discuss the impact rent control is having on the real estate market in New York City. Cap rates aren't terrible for multifamily at the moment, but nobody knows what the future of their property is, so it's holding things back quite a bit.
[3:19] LA City Council recently decided that landlords are required to let current tenants renew their lease
[11:22] US housing affordability woes causing migrations
Paul Massey Interview:
[18:24] Luxury homes and condominiums have been overbuilt in New York City
[21:31] What are the reasons rent control is being done?
[25:14] Paul's real estate journey in New York City
[27:26] Cap rates available in New York City
Wed, 30 October 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam begin today's show discussing Jason's first car and how he recently adjusted the price of his old cars to inflation. They also discuss what's going to happen to McMansions with the new generations coming and the impact of declining HELOC activity.
Then Jason finishes his talk with Jeff Fromm, the Millennial Marketing Guy, about Gen Z & Y. While the two generations are close in age, they are incredibly different when it comes to advertising and habits, so it's crucial that you understand the difference in the two.
[3:57] Adjusting things for inflation makes a world of difference when comparing
[7:46] The generation that's willing to give up the most to buy a home is Gen Z
[10:48] McMansions and Millennials
[14:03] HELOC activity being lower is a good thing for housing market stability
[17:36] The importance of skin in the game
Jeff Fromm, Part 2
[18:33] Gen Z and Y both like to be involved with companies that support their causes, but there are some differences
[22:42] Will the Millennials and Gen Zers have interest in the McMansions that were built?
Tue, 29 October 2019
1313: Mortgage Payments, Buying Power & Generational Differences Between Gen Y & Z with Millennial Marketing Guy Jeff Fromm
Jason Hartman starts today's episode discussing improved home purchasing power for consumers. Shifts in median mortgage payments has created opportunities for buyers and investors.
Then we have the first part of Jason's talk with Jeff Fromm, the Millennial Marketing Guy, about the differences between Gen Y and Gen Z. While the two generations are close in age, they are incredibly different when it comes to advertising and habits, so it's crucial that you understand the difference in the two.
[4:24] The coming McMansion issue
[7:06] One of the High 5 metrics Jason looks at is the median mortgage payment
[11:35] Home prices are actually 42% below their 2006 peak when factoring in consumer house buying power
Jeff Fromm Interview, Part 1:
[20:35] Gen Z are NOT Millennials to the 2nd degree. They're more like Gen X
[24:07] Some of the big differences between Gen Y and Gen Z
Mon, 28 October 2019
From poolside at their luxurious resort in Orlando, Jason and his mom take a look back at the weekend to examine what all they learned during Profits in Paradise. The two discuss the high quality of construction being done by the team in Florida, what they learned about their real estate business and takeaways from the Wealth Simulation game Doug ran.
[5:20] The tools we have available for our real estate business can make us a lot more money than we could otherwise
[8:36] Jason's mom absolutely loved the single family new construction first impression during the Friday property tour
[14:11] James Malinchak's speeches reminded Jason's mom that you can often learn more things from your failures than successes
[18:37] As real estate investors we're running Invisible Organizations
[21:48] Mitch Russo's girlfriends letter to Jason about Profits in Paradise
Fri, 25 October 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 948, originally published in January 2018.
Jason Hartman finishes up his conversation about asset protection with Garrett Sutton. The two delve into the external threats to your portfolios this time, looking at how to properly protect your properties if lawsuits come toward you.
Garrett also explains when you would want to take an LLC over a corporation, what states are best for protecting you, what actions are being taken to weaken LLCs across the nation, and why doing more than the law stipulates can be a very good, very easy thing.
[2:38] Photos from Meet the Masters are up at www.JasonHartman.com/Photos
Garrett Sutton Interview:
[7:31] Two areas where Jason sees real estate creating liabilities for the owner: fair housing and safety
[11:47] The external threat is the biggest threat for your assets
[13:47] Breaking down Slide #6
[17:54] What you need when you domesticate a judgement
[20:02] It's a good idea to have yearly meetings for your LLC even if your state doesn't require it
[22:13] States that have good asset protection for LLCs and corporations
[24:21] Why an LLC over a Corporation
[27:59] Some states are not providing asset protection for single member LLCs
[31:59] Garrett's $100 off deal for Jason's listeners
Thu, 24 October 2019
In this off-topic 10th episode, Jason Hartman spends some time analyzing the power of the brain and what our brain does to protect ourselves and allow us to function in our day to day life. He also lays down a challenge for all listeners in order to figure out what's important to us all.
Then Jason talks with Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Environmental & Urban Planning at MIT and Vice-Chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and author of Entrepreneurial Negotiation: Understanding and Managing The Relationships That Determine Your Entrepreneurial Success, about what urban development means in today's age and ideas coming up that can help alleviate many of our city's difficulties.
Jason and Lawrence also discuss the importance of negotiation and the mindset you must have whenever you enter into them. Many people's attitudes these days are skewed toward doing what's best for themselves, and Lawrence explains why that's wrong and why the methods we're trying to use for negotiations are all wrong.
[4:25] Always be trying to strengthen your attention muscle
[7:15] Our brains are phenomenal at denying we're going to die, which allows us to function
[13:59] Jason actually did an assignment that a professor gave in the 1988 movie Cocktail
[19:20] What if we embraced life and brought our A game every day rather than thinking death was some thing way off we don't need to worry about?
Lawrence Susskind Interview:
[24:05] The art of urban planning and its changing nature
[27:06] Cities are going through a process of change and we're likely to see big cities continuing to spread rather than becoming denser
[32:09] Some ideas for the future on how to reduce or eliminate traffic
[36:47] The single most important thing to becoming a better negotiator
[41:49] You need to know the other party's options so that you can know where you stand in negotiations
[45:42] How negotiation can make you a better leader
[50:10] We need to stop thinking that text based communication can be a way to run a business
Wed, 23 October 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam come together to discuss an article from the Drudge Report about the big cities losing workers by the hundreds, as well as a Business Insider article looking at the number of Millennial Millaires and where they're located around the country. Jason and Adam explore what these trends and stats mean to real estate values and what real estate investors can do with that information. Plus, Jason brings an unbelievable property to the show for you, what's the catch???
[2:55] Big name cities are losing people in the 150-300 per day range
[6:39] A mass exodus to rural areas needs companies to embrace 100% remote working at a higher level
[10:19] A property comparison
[17:55] Don't just pay things because someone sends you an invoice. Make sure it's legitimate and the best price possible
[24:49] Where are the Millennial Millionaires and what's their wealth worth?
Tue, 22 October 2019
Today Jason Hartman examines Chapter 17 of Charles Murray's book, Coming Apart, and explores why it's so important that we face struggles and adversity in our life. Working for things and fighting battles is what makes things worth living, what keeps life interesting. Being handed things doesn't make life better, it makes it boring.
[3:51] The challenges and struggles we experience aren't bad, they're good
[12:31] If you want to build a great real estate portfolio, climb the corporate ladder, anything, you need to fight some battles
[15:56] Some recommended authors for your education
[20:10] People have compared the US to the Roman Empire, and it's important to remember that Rome collapsed from within
[27:06] Not having to work for things makes life boring and can tear you apart
[32:49] The more we rely on the government the worse our life gets
Mon, 21 October 2019
1307: Graying of America & Don't Save For Retirement, Millennial Guide to Financial Freedom by Daniel Ameduri, Future Money Trends
Jason Hartman and Adam begin today's episode discussing the topic of the graying of America, and what the increasing demographic of people over the age of 80 means to real estate investors.
Then Jason talks with Daniel Ameduri, co-founder of Future Money Trends newsletter and author of Don't Save For Retirement: A Millennial's Guide to Financial Freedom, about how the working environment has changed from the Baby Boomers to Millennials and how the Millennial generation need to change their mindset about retirement in order to not be left behind when they're ready to leave the rat race.
[5:52] How a cruise ship is a metaphor for life
[9:55] 18 million adults in the US will be in their 80s in the next decade
[12:23] The cost of construction could drive the elderly out of their homes if they need to renovate for their lifestyle
Daniel Ameduri Interview:
[18:55] What does Daniel mean when he tells people not to save for retirement???
[23:09] Beware financial advisers, there's more education required to be a hair stylist
[27:52] Millennials should embrace the freelance economy
[32:10] Daniel is seeing boom time for the next year
Fri, 18 October 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 947, originally published in January 2018.
Jason Hartman wanted to make sure that the practice of asset protection is understood by every investor, because it can make or break your portfolio if done wrong.
As such, he invited Rich Dad Advisor Garrett Sutton back on the show for a long, in-depth interview. We'll finish it up tomorrow with the second half, but today the two discuss the inside/outside attack on LLCs, discuss which states have weak and strong LLC protections, and how to protect your properties properly.
[4:26] The impact of controlling the money
[7:58] How music has impacted societies around the world
[10:43] Want to go to the Icehotel in Sweden with Jason?
[13:11] The inside attack versus the outside attack
[16:54] California has the weakest asset protection laws in the union
[19:00] Why Wyoming LLCs can protect your other LLCs better than any other state
[23:34] If you have your state LLC inside a Wyoming LLC domesticated in your state, which state rules apply?
[25:44] Why is it called an "Armor 8" strategy and when is it a good choice?
[30:37] How the Wyoming LLC provided a win for a car wreck causer
Thu, 17 October 2019
1305: Client Case Study: Real Estate Investing Before, During & After The Great Recession with Sean Carroll
Jason Hartman talks with client Sean Carroll about the journey he's had with real estate. From starting out as an agent in New York before the Great Recession to losing every penny he had, Sean now has a portfolio of properties that is allowing him to be in the career he wants to be in. Jason and Sean explore Sean's best and worst decisions in order to help you stay on a safe, profitable path.
[4:04] How Sean lost BIG during the Great Recession
[8:53] The deal that truly put Sean under
[13:49] The system is set up to create asset inflation
[16:24] The owner of a home Sean sold in 2006 is still $70,000 underwater
[21:26] Stop calling things problems and start calling them challenges
[25:35] Apps, tools, tips Sean has for investors
Wed, 16 October 2019
1304: Refinancing, Housing Affordability & Homeless to Billionaire, 18 Wealth Attraction Principles for Creating Unlimited Opportunity by Andres Pira
From St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, Jason Hartman looks at 2 news articles that should make real estate investors pretty happy. They're about how even high earners aren't able to buy homes right now (giving us a bigger renter pool to serve) and how the refinance market has skyrocketed and how you can take advantage of it.
Then Jason talks with Andres Pira, CEO of Blue Horizon Developments, Managing Director of Phuket Condos & Homes and author of the book Homeless to Billionaire – The 18 Principles of Wealth Attraction and Creating Unlimited Opportunity, about his journey through real estate investing and how he reached this point in his career. Andres explains the importance of giving before expecting and how that will help you succeed in business and life.
[5:03] People making $100,000 a year still can't buy homes in many American cities
[9:16] Refinancing is up 300% due to low interest rates
Andres Pira Interview:
[13:29] Andres' path through the real estate world
[17:48] You have to take risks in life, so just make sure you consider the worst case scenario and whether you can bounce back from it
[21:21] Vibrational giving: give out first, then good things will come later
[26:31] Stop trying to win deals and make them win-win
Tue, 15 October 2019
Jason Hartman, from just outside the shores of Boston, takes a dive into the extent to which the idea of fiat currency has spread throughout the country's conscience in the past few years. Several years ago you wouldn't have heard a peep about it, but with the rise of cryptocurrency it's become more and more prevalent. He also explores Orlando's position in the rental market and how long properties are staying on the market.
Then we go to a clip from the 2018 Meet the Masters of Income Property, where Jason discusses how his prediction of 6 million new renters came more than true.
[4:23] Fiat money is becoming more and more understood by society at large
[9:39] Money is moving out of stocks in the largest quantity in the last decade
2018 Meet the Masters:
[18:00] The belief that the decline in home ownership rate is a tragedy for society is unfounded
[24:20] Eventually Millennials will start inheriting money and that will impact the housing market
Mon, 14 October 2019
From the Fall Foliage cruise, Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing what we don't see when we look at successful people. We don't see the struggles they've dealt with on the way to the success we now see.
Then Jason talks with Spencer Burleigh, co-founder of www.RentTheBackyard.com. Spencer's company will build a unit on your land, list it online and split the rental profits with you 50/50 as long as you have an area at least 25' by 20' clear and you live in your home most of the year. Listen in as Jason and Spencer discuss the business model and how you can take advantage of it.
[6:49] Anybody who is successful, we either don't realize or we forget that their success, but they've fought battles all the way
[13:10] A Nelson Mandela quote that you need to remember
Spencer Burleigh Interview:
[15:35] What problem is Rent the Backyard addressing?
[20:30] Rent the Backyard is able to create a second dwelling on the property without getting the land rezoned
[25:06] The stigma behind manufactured housing needs to go away, but it also needs to get cheaper
[28:38] The income side of Rent the Backyard's business model
Fri, 11 October 2019
1301 FBF: Leveling the Tax Playing Field, Inflation vs Technology, Popular (Stupid) Economic Ideas, Improve Your Quality of Living
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1019, originally published in June 2018.
Jason Hartman has a solo episode today as he explores some recent news stories and examines a few items of the day. Venturing all over the topics, Jason mulls over why it's pretty common for the most popular economists to have the worst economic ideas (a la Karl Marx) and why the best economic ideas have the most disliked economists. Which leads to the question, what stupid ideas are we as a society embracing today?
He also discusses the Supreme Court ruling that will somewhat level the field of retail as online retailers are now able to be taxed by the states, giving at least some form of a light at the end of the tunnel for retailers.
Other topics of the day include the cost of terrorist protection, technology vs inflation, preventing identity theft, and the potential beginning of the demise of a massively overvalued (in Jason's mind) company.
[4:54] The economists who present the best economic views are not the most popular
[7:39] What totally stupid ideas are we embracing as a society today?
[13:08] One massively overvalued publicly traded company today
[16:39] The tax field was significantly leveled last week
[21:14] The battling forces of inflation and technology
[24:22] Why you need to shred EVERYTHING with a cross cut shredder
[26:45] If you can geoarbitrage, make a conscious choice to live in a higher quality location with a lower cost of living and low or no state income tax
[32:57] The demographics coming at the rental housing market in the next 10 years are nothing short of phenomenal
Thu, 10 October 2019
Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing some potential signs that inflation isn't currently a problem, his recent settlement he received from a landlord and what you can expect from business deals in today's environment.
Then, for our off-topic 10th show interview, Jason talks with Graham Hancock, author of the new book America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization, as well as the best selling book Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence for Earth's Lost Civilization, about why the Americas were probably settled long before we originally thought they were. The two also delve into the idea that past civilizations were much more advanced technologically than we give them credit for, their technology was just different from ours so we tend to discount it.
[4:28] The Producer Price Index has fallen, which suggests inflation is tame
[6:35] Jason's recent settlement with a landlord
[11:12] When you get in a business deal, don't expect to be able to hold people accountable through the system
[14:19] Corporate pensions are underfunded and a huge risk to rely on
Graham Hancock Interview:
[19:15] A massive cataclysm struck the earth between 12,800 - 11,600 years ago
[22:38] It's distinctly possible that the lost civilization was advanced technologically, just in a different way than we currently are
[25:21] The Great Pyramid shows us that whoever built it had a complete knowledge of the size and nature of the Earth
[28:48] The problem with American archaeologists' Clovis First model
[33:45] It's human nature to not want to admit you were wrong, but in the end the evidence will force people to accept new theories that are shown to be correct
Wed, 9 October 2019
Jason Hartman discusses something he has talked about many times today, and that is the value of a dollar. To do so he breaks down a YouTube video by the Wall Street Journal that discusses inflation and what scares the Fed when it comes to it. Then Jason and Investment Counselor Carrie discuss her recent mini-property tour with investors and the upcoming property tour in Florida the day before Profits in Paradise.
[4:37] Is capital or labor more important
[7:47] Low inflation or even deflation can have disasterous consequences
[12:59] When rates are low, more people take out credit, and credit is a phantom version of money supply
[17:32] Inflation arbitrage can't last forever
Jason & Carrie:
[23:43] How Carrie's mini-property tour went
[26:50] The Refi Til Ya Die plan in today's market
[31:15] We're in an environment where you can just ask your lender for a better interest rate and it can work without a refinance
[32:27] Inventory is finally starting to pick up
Tue, 8 October 2019
Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Adam take today's episode to examine a real estate scam that is finally being investigated by the FTC that has been used to defraud untold number of people out of tens of thousands of dollars each. These criminals might finally be held accountable. After that Jason and Adam examine Dan Ariely's YouTube video about how to make money less abstract and why the idea of paying yourself first is so important. They then wrap up the episode with some great economic news for our tenants that neither side of the political aisle is talking about.
[4:07] The FTC is examining alleged scams with TV stars from shows about flipping
[9:33] Be wary of free events
[13:20] How to compare your money
[16:22] Create your own hedonic values when it comes to your money
[18:18] Pay yourself first is an important concept for our lives
[20:55] The Pain of Paying concept
[27:40] The wage growth story that neither political party wants to take credit for
[31:27] The theory of anti-fragility
Mon, 7 October 2019
Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Sara talk about some of the issues that clients are dealing with and considering in today's episode. With rates as low as they've been in years and the ability to refinance or get a line of credit at reasonable rates, what is an investor to do?
[3:40] Non-refi interest rate reductions are happening, so don't be afraid to ask
[7:31] Refi a 30 year fixed rate or do a HELOC?
[12:17] A look back at "Go Zones" and what some of the problems were
[21:35] The current investor vibe
Sat, 5 October 2019
Jason Hartman joins Investment Counselor Sara and one of the Florida market specialists to discuss the upcoming Profits in Paradise event and the Florida property tour the Friday before the event. Prior to the Great Recession, the network dealt exclusively with new construction. Now it's a rarity, but Florida (and Atlanta) is able to provide that right now. New construction allows for win-win-win situations between investors, developers, and tenants.
Fri, 4 October 2019
1296 FBF: Your Investment's Weak Link & Dealing with Bad Sellers, Client Case Study with Muthiah, Part 1
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 995, originally published in May 2018.
Today's episode is another in property management education. It's crucial that you identify the weak link in all your investments, as well as figuring out a safeguard against them. When it comes to your real estate investing, it's quite possible that your weak link is your property manager.
After his intro, Jason Hartman has part 1 of a client case study with Muthiah where the two discuss an incident Muthiah recently had with a vendor, and what actions you can take when you're being wronged.
[5:25] Cutting out the middle men - property managers
[9:08] One of the best decisions Jason made when he got into the nationwide real estate business 14 years ago
[13:09] Looking for the weakest link in your investments
[17:30] Jason's been accused of being a complainer, but is that such a bad thing? Complainers change the world
Muthiah Client Case Study:
[22:27] What happened to Muthiah that created tension with the seller
[24:55] If the seller wants to close before the repairs are completed, the only way you accept is if they have money held in escrow in case they don't do what they promised
[28:00] The two ends of the company spectrum
[30:51] What Jason wants you to negotiate with your property management contract
[34:52] The inherent conflict of interest with property managers
Thu, 3 October 2019
Jason Hartman and investment counselor Adam take a look at some good news in today's economy. Home prices are expected to continue, mortgages are safer than ever, and jobs are increasing for all. They also look at some not so good news, from foreign money leaving the economy to the high income tax state apocalypse.
[2:56] CoreLogic expects home price gains to accelerate through 2020 and mortgage rates are expected to stay below 4%
[7:53] Mortgage default risk continues to decrease
[11:43] Inflation in entertainment has been enormous, watch out for how pooled money asset companies use their money to pay for it
[17:10] The high income tax state apocalypse is underway
[21:23] Foreign money has helped push out middle class people
[27:02] Some great news on jobs
Wed, 2 October 2019
1294: The Mystery of Capital, Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West & Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando De Soto
Jason Hartman wants to remind everyone to slow down and notice the things around you in life. Before getting to the main interview, Jason reflects on a country song he almost didn't listen to this morning and how it made him do a little introspection.
Then Jason talks with Hernando De Soto, founder and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy and author of The Mystery of Capital:, about the elements of capitalism that are most important and how property rights are absolutely essential. They also discuss the growing sentiment toward socialism in the United States and what impact that could have.
[6:12] Jason's lesson from a country song
[9:42] There will be an offering for tickets to the property tour on Friday before Profits in Paradise if you can only make that
Hernando de Soto Interview:
[12:56] The 5 mysteries of capital
[17:35] Capitalism is one of the few (if not only) systems that gives the lower classes a chance against the rich
[23:37] What we do as capitalists does not translate to what we do in politics
[28:11] The issue of equal opportunity for capital has to be addressed for capitalism to regain its popularity
Tue, 1 October 2019
Jason Hartman and Thomas the Economist take today to discuss a different view on Inflation Induced Debt Destruction. Jason and Thomas dig in to some stats from Shadow Stats that show what is, potentially, the real rate of inflation, and it's VASTLY different from the numbers the government puts out for public consumption.
[6:44] Jason's latest book recommendations
[7:55] One huge benefit we get as real estate investors is optionality
[13:20] Things aren't always as they seem when you look at the real numbers
[16:03] Interest rates and mortgage payments
[22:22] Houses today are barely any more expensive today than they were in 1989 based on adjusted numbers
[28:34] Substitution could be useful for inflation, but the government tends to abuse it to keep the numbers where they want
[32:34] How to get your after inflation and tax effective interest rate
Mon, 30 September 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Adam about the definition of a recession and what impact globalization may (or may not) have on the future of recessions. They also explore how the United States reacts to trade situations and what impact that has on markets such as the ones we invest in.
[2:55] With a recession potentially looming, you need to stress test your portfolio, which is something we'll be doing at Profits in Paradise
[8:09] Some of the old recession indicators aren't as reliable anymore because causes of GDP have shifted over the years
[10:48] A strong manufacturing base makes local economies take much longer to shift
[16:08] Why do they say that de-globalization could lead to more recessions
[19:40] It's important to look at states the same way we do countries to see which states are the friendliest to businesses
[24:41] The hidden benefits of self-management
[27:13] This year's wealth simulation will really delve into how Refi Til Ya Die really works
[26:00] The hidden benefits of self-management
[28:32] This year's wealth simulation will really delve into how Refi Til Ya Die really works
[32:54] A Baltimore, MD property available
Sat, 28 September 2019
Today focuses on Commandment #13: Thou Shalt Understand the Theory of Relativity As It Applies to Real Estate Investing.
Visualization is an immensely powerful thing. What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Because of the power of visualization, Jason went and found an expert who can help real estate investors get in the right mindset and, hopefully, set you on a path to an even better portfolio and life.
Fri, 27 September 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 952, originally published in February 2018.
Jason Hartman, his mom Joyce, and Drew finish up their long talk about property management practices. This time Drew throws some questions toward Joyce about how to walk the line with a tenant while still keeping a good personal relationship with them, tenant retention, and Jason's theory on the pinball effect that can happen when you own enough places in one market.
[2:01] Occassionally you may have difficulty with insurance when you self-manage
[2:56] The riskiest part of self-managing is the tenant turn
[6:34] Join Jason on a trip to Sweden or come to San Jose for the next JHU event
Jason's Mom & Drew Interview:
[9:34] One of the nice things about not being near your investment properties is that you CAN'T go over and meet anybody
[11:56] How to retain tenants, and how to get rid of deadbeats
[14:16] Once you've formed a relationship with a tenant as a self-manager, is it awkward to raise the rent on them or enforce late fees, etc?
[18:38] When do you build the expectation of rent increases into the relationship?
[25:39] Why the hybrid management is the best system, and what to expect from your realtor helping you
[28:15] Do self-management styles change based on the type of neighborhood your property is in?
[31:46] Jason's pinball effect when you have enough properties in one market
Thu, 26 September 2019
1290: New Construction Rates & Wealth Can't Wait, Avoid the 7 Wealth Traps & Miracle Morning Millionaires by David Osborn, Magnify Capital
Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing an article that explains how hard new construction starts are hitting various markets. They're down by over 80% in some markets and over 50% in a majority.
Then Jason talks with David Osborn, co-founder of Magnify Capital and best-selling author of Wealth Can't Wait: Avoid the 7 Wealth Traps, Implement the 7 Business Pillars, and Complete a Life Audit Today!, about making the conscious decision to be wealthy and how you can actually follow through on that decision while avoiding common pitfalls. They also discuss how absolutely vital the morning is to your life and how you can win the morning.
[2:44] Home building is down more than 50% since before the Great Recession
[7:32] Chicago only has about 20% of the construction they had before the Great Recession
David Osborn Interview:
[15:40] Being wealthy starts with making a choice
[19:36] The mindset is critical but often overlooked
[23:49] When you become successful you eventually just have to learn to deal with being in lawsuits
[26:58] Do NOT hire someone just because you like them
[33:49] Miracle Morning Millionaires
[35:47] By 11am the world is coming at you and you're in reaction mode
Wed, 25 September 2019
Jason Hartman and Adamp take a deep dive into what GDP is and some of the plusses and minuses inherent to it. While breaking down a CNBC video explaining GDP they look at whether government spending should be increased, decreased, or left the same, how just because GDP is rising doesn't mean our economy is improving, and much more.
[4:33] What Jason learned from a New York City bus driver
[10:26] The CEO of WeWork has stepped down, who helped show the importance of Commandment #3
[16:06] US GDP is 38% government spending
[21:02] Importance of looking at GDP rates and inflation rates
[26:40] The important relationship between income distribution and GDP
Tue, 24 September 2019
1288: Analyzing Dodd-Frank & Institute for Global Economic Growth, Richard Rahn, Advisor to President George HW Bush & Chief Economist of US Chamber of Commerce for Ronald Reagan
Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing the impact of Dodd-Frank on the US economy. The massive bill that was quickly pushed through in response to the Great Recession is still being sussed out, and it's possible some parts will never be fully enacted.
Then Jason talks with Richard Rahn, Advisor to former President George HW Bush and Chief Economist of US Chamber of Commerce for Ronald Reagan, about his thoughts on digital currencies and whether they will ever full grab hold in the United States with the power of the government. They also discuss Richard's time in politics and why he left the White House.
[6:50] The world of fakeness
[13:05] Dodd-Frank gave the government the ability to audit loans being given to companies, but the volume of loans makes that virtually impossible to reliably do
[16:12] Credit default swaps and the Great Recession
[18:57] Property profile of a home in Merrillville, IN
Richard Rahn Interview:
[24:01] When Richard started being interested in what would eventually become cryptocurrency
[31:24] The government could target any one of us because most people are committing crimes they don't even know about. But going after encrypted peer-to-peer transactions would be impossible
[35:17] Why does Richard think Bitcoin won't be the answer?
[36:30] Richard's time in the Reagan and Bush administration
Mon, 23 September 2019
Jason Hartman and his client, Rabbi Evan Moffic, are on the road today discussing two different investment philosophies. The first is the fox method, ping ponging between investments and always going for what's the hottest trend. Then there's the hedgehog strategy that has you focus on one thing and do it to the best of your abilities. After dissecting the pros and cons of those strategies it's time to investigate the abundance mentality and what good it can do us all in our lives.
[4:26] The fox strategy vs the hedgehog strategy
[7:28] Fox's at least take action, but hedgehogs stay true to the investment philosophy that they know and understand
[11:53] Evan is branching out a little buying a new construction short-term rental, but he made sure it could still function as a long term rental if trying a new strategy didn't work out
[16:01] It looks like there will be 2 property tours at the upcoming Profits in Paradise
[17:11] Evan will be speaking at Profits in Paradise, discussing happiness and wealth
[21:04] Judaism believes that wealth brings with it a responsibility to give
[24:40] One of the things Evan doesn't like about the FIRE movement
Sat, 21 September 2019
Visualization is an immensely powerful thing. What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Because of the power of visualization, Jason went and found an expert who can help real estate investors get in the right mindset and, hopefully, set you on a path to an even better portfolio and life.
Today focuses on Commandment #12: Thou Shall Hold Thy Tenants Accountable.
Fri, 20 September 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 951, originally published in February 2018.
It's time for Jason Hartman to have a good, old fashioned discussion on property management. This time, however, there are THREE sides at the table.
In one corner is Jason's mom, who is an EXTREME do-it-herself self-manager. In another corner is Drew, who has always been with a property management company and isn't ready to step into the self-management world. And in the final corner is Jason, with his method of a hybrid model.
Listen in as these three discuss concerns, strategies, and tips for property management, no matter which road you decide to go down.
[7:51] The hardest part of Jason's business is property management
[10:16] Drew's properties in Indianapolis were A builds, but after the Great Recession they're in C+ neighborhoods now
[13:05] Jason's hybrid self-management practice
[17:00] Where Jason's mom gets access to running credit reports and everything she needs to do to screen tenants
[21:58] The most important thing you need to communicate to your tenant about rent
[27:52] Property managers have inherent conflicts of interest
[29:48] How Joyce gets her property ready for the next tenant
[32:26] Questioning pricing can frequently lead to dramatic reductions in price
Thu, 19 September 2019
Jason Hartman and Carrie are happy to present 4 properties that have recently become available that are potentially great deals for your portfolio. Listen in as they break down each property, explaining where they are, what the team is like in that market, and what kind of returns you can get.
Thu, 19 September 2019
1285: Wealth and Justice, The Morality of Democratic Capitalism by Peter Wehner, The Atlantic, VP & Senior Fellow for Ethics & Public Policy Center
Jason Hartman talks with Peter Wehner, author of Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism and Vice President & Senior Fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center, about what attacks are currently being done against democratic capitalism and what we can do about them as a society. The two also explore the potential ramifications for capitalism being done by President Trump.
[4:35] Is Democratic Capitalism the most moral system out there?
[7:04] Capitalism correctly accounts for human nature
[10:25] The ideas of Karl Marx have been probably the most consequential in economic history
[13:38] The idea that the government has the moral high ground
[16:55] What does Peter mean with the saying "The death of politics"?
[20:41] Peter's concern about Trump's policies
[28:48] What is The Death of Politics about?
Wed, 18 September 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam discuss several issues in today's show. The first one is the news that the average FICO score is at an all time high. This is due to several factors, but the underlying facts about the credit rise show some very good news for our economy. The two also discuss a new credit scoring on the horizon that might help more people get credit and allow those who make strategic defaults able to get loans sooner.
After playing another of the 5 Year Plan videos, Jason and Adam dive into an event in France that shows the creep of what employers are responsible for, as well as a new California law that is aimed at companies that employ freelancers. The two have differing takes on the law, tell us yours!
[4:07] Jason has been researching an investment vehicle that might be better than the 1031 Exchange and he'll discuss it at the upcoming Profits in Paradise
[7:11] Consumer spending seems to be more in line with wages these days
[11:51] They're creating a new way to create credit scores with more data points
[15:39] Credit management isn't just the ability to repay
[19:29] Jeff's 5 Year Plan for retirement
[26:20] How employers are being hampered even more with a ridiculous event in France
[31:48] California's new law about independent contractors could have some big ramifications
[34:15] We need to divorce health care from employment
Tue, 17 September 2019
Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing some good news for real estate investors in the Chicago area, as well as why investors in California should actually be thankful for their current tax situation.
Then Jason talks with Rob Stephens, co-founder of Avalara MyLodgeTax, about whether the short-term rental market is oversupplied and what the impact of institutional investors is doing to the marketplace as a whole. They also discuss some of the tax implications of running short-term rentals.
[1:18] Good news for investors in Chicago
[7:34] Jason put an offer down for a short-term rental property, but make sure you're not violating Commandment #21 to avoid manias
[10:15] Tech companies are playing by different rules, so it's nice to see them being investigated
Rob Stephens Interview:
[13:59] Is the short-term rental market oversupplied?
[17:17] How will short-term rentals hold up in the next economic downturn?
[21:26] What has the increased usage of short-term rentals done to the timeshare market?
[22:43] The way institutional investors are getting involved in short-term rentals
[27:22] Tax compliance
[30:30] How much do room/tourism/hotel taxes differ across the country?
Mon, 16 September 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam examine some troubling trends in the real estate market these days. The first is the entire STATE of California, which is about to enact state wide rent control. This would be a massive shift in policy that will lead to other issues. Then there's the affordability issue that's been hampering house across the country for years. Jason and Adam examine what new trends that's causing in our present day.
And finally, don't forget to submit your video for the Empower Investor contest and win tickets to Profits in Paradise!
[5:48] What rent control ACTUALLY does
[8:47] Rent controlled areas always run short on housing because nobody wants to build there because of regulations
[16:37] Adam Frenza's 5 Year Plan
[25:14] How the Trump administration is responding to rent control movements
[27:16] How rent control creates a scenario like runaway inflation, and the road out is a rough one
[29:29] People are starting to realize that affordability is a national problem
[32:39] Rental property is one of the only businesses where people will happily give you 40% of their income
Sat, 14 September 2019
Visualization is an immensely powerful thing. What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Because of the power of visualization, Jason went and found an expert who can help real estate investors get in the right mindset and, hopefully, set you on a path to an even better portfolio and life.
Fri, 13 September 2019
1281 FBF: Richard Vague, Private Debt Problems, The Next Economic Disaster, Why It’s Coming & How to Avoid It
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 494, originally published in March 2015.
In the introduction portion of the Creating Wealth show, Jason Hartman answers two voicemail questions left by his listeners. He then introduces Richard Vague as his guest for today's show. Richard Vague is one of the few economists who are currently talking about the problems of massive private debt. He is the author of The Next Economic Disaster and talks to Jason about China's economic problem along with some interesting facts and correlations about the US economy.
8:00 – Jason talks about the 6 ways the government can get out of its mess.
11:20 – Jason answers a listener voicemail question.
18:50 – A listener asks about 3D printing a house. Jason shares his thoughts.
24:30 – Jason introduces Richard Vague to the show.
29:15 – Richard talks about China's debt problem.
35:10 – Private debt growth leads to higher interest rates.
38:15 – Richard gets his stats by looking at all consumer and business debt.
42:30 – A lot of economists don't include private debt in their model.
49:00 – What should we do to avoid the next economic disaster? Richard explains.
51:10 – Quick recap, what are the stages of an economic crisis?
Mentioned In This Episode:
Thu, 12 September 2019
Jason Hartman talks with James Malinchak, #1 speaker coach & trainer and former Secret Millionaire on ABC (as well as this year's Profits in Paradise keynote speaker), about his time on the TV show as well as how people can take what they have, get the right mindset, and turn their life into a success. There are a lot of external forces on you in your life, but the response you have to all of them is strictly up to you.
[7:27] James' experience on The Secret Millionaire
[15:36] What are the traits that lead someone who is poor to become successful?
[18:22] In every situation you can either have excuses or results, and excuses don't matter
[22:05] The response you choose to tell yourself after an event is all that really matters
[25:38] What James will be talking about at the upcoming Profits in Paradise
[29:34] It is an absolute necessity to invest in yourself
Wed, 11 September 2019
1279: Warning Signs in the Economy & Banking on the People, Democratizing Money in the Digital Age by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt, The Public Bank Solution
Jason Hartman talks today about the news he's seen recently while avoiding Hurricane Dorian. That includes problems with pooled assets, taking out the management fees and industries that are taking a turn for the worse that show potential weakness in the real economy.
Then Jason talks with Ellen Brown, author of Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, about the money supply, specifically as it relates to what we refer to as "Quantitative Easing". Ellen explains how she believes we can solve some of society's woes and why she isn't on board with Modern Monetary Theory.
[3:20] There are more lawsuits being filed over 401k fee abuse
[5:07] How much better would our economy be if insiders stopped skimming off the top?
[8:37] Workers under 35 are saying they're content with their pay
[11:56] The trucking and shipping industry is having some problems
Ellen Brown Interview:
[13:22] Quantitative easing needs to be changed to get money out into the real economy
[21:27] What Ellen means when she talks about "speculative markets"
[24:54] What does this mean for the average person?
[29:04] 80% of the population is carrying debt right now
[33:45] What is keeping Ellen from being a fan of MMT
Tue, 10 September 2019
1278: Home Buyers Giving Up & Self Made, Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant & Rich in Every Way with Telemundo & Fox's Nely Galan
Jason Hartman and Adam begin the show discussing how half of the potential home buyers are currently throwing in the towel because they can't find a house in their budget. They're getting discouraged and losing hope for the future as well, causing a surge in renters. As an investment property owner, that puts you in a fantastic position.
Then Jason talks with Nely Galan, former president of Telemundo and author of Self-Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant and Rich In Every Way, about her journey up the corporate ladder and why she got in to investing in commercial properties. Nely took the dramatic step of leaving a solid, promising job in network TV to become employee #1 at a small startup called Telemundo. Nely explains how you can use your early jobs to prepare yourself for your own success and why sacrifice is necessary.
[4:39] Since the Great Recession homebuilders have just ignored investment priced properties
[7:07] One reason why Jason doesn't like owning a primary residence
[11:31] The number of adults who think they'll buy a home in the next year has dropped from 24% to 12% since the start of 2018
Nely Galan Interview:
[14:44] Make mistakes on other people's dime so you can succeed when you go out on your own
[19:34] Being employee #1 can be worth it
[21:09] Every job you do teaches you something that eventually leads to mastery
[24:07] Why Nely wrote Self Made
[27:59] You have to be willing to sacrifice something to get something better
Mon, 9 September 2019
1277: Empowered Investor Contest, NOI & Cap Rates with Frank Gallinelli & Self-Management with Property Meld's Ray Hespen
Jason Hartman and Adam start today's show with some more details about the exciting (and potentially very lucrative) contest that's going on called The Empowered Investor. You could potentially win a $3,000 cruise allowance and 2 tickets to Profits in Paradise!
Then Jason plays a clip from Frank Gallinelli where Frank explores two things that real estate investors need to understand, even if you don't use them every day: Net Operating Income and Capitalization Rates.
Finally Jason talks with Ray Hespen, co-founder and CEO of Property Meld, about how property owners can proactively close the problem areas that tenants and landlords have in order to retain the tenants longer. Learn how tenants like to be contacted in today's age, why they leave, and how Ray's software may be able to help you.
[2:46] How to enter the Empowered Investor challenge and win free tickets to Profits in Paradise
[5:55] Deadline for submissions is midnight EST, Monday September 23, 2019
[7:35] Frank Gallinelli presentation on Net Operating Income and Capitalization Rates
Ray Hespen Interview:
[21:33] What issues does Property Meld address to help the tenant?
[23:27] Around 1/3 of all non-renewals are due to poor maintenance experiences
[29:02] The strongest correlation between maintenance requests and renewals is speed, hands down
[31:35] Renters nowadays want to be texted, not called
Sat, 7 September 2019
Today's guided visualization journey takes us back to the very first week.
Fri, 6 September 2019
1276 FBF: Asset Inflation Keeping People Out of The Investor Class, Stagnation, Hard Money Lending, Wage Growth with Mike Zlotnik
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 837, originally published in May 2017.
This episode is very telling about the current and future state of the current US economy. Jason welcomes Tempo Funding Managing Director Mike Zlotnik to the show to discuss the what factors gave rise to and will ultimately tank the economy. As listeners to this program, you know real estate is the best class to hedge against inflation but if you also invest with institutional investors it may be time to fold your hand and become your own decision maker.
[03:30] Yield rate and Cap rate compression defined.
[08:01] After the 2008 crash the deal flow was abundant.
[10:04] Institutional investors get rewarded for deploying capital, not finding the best deal.
[15:04] Inflation is here and markets are softening.
[20:44] Stagflation is a bizarre scenario but it is likely to happen.
[29:19] Investors must prepare for the worst-case scenario.
[30:51] Tempo Funding provides short and long-term hard money lending.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Thu, 5 September 2019
1275: Fannie Mae's Chief Economist on Housing Market & Real Estate Dynamics in 300 Markets with Local Market Monitor's Ingo Winzer
Jason Hartman is back and talks with Adam today to discuss Fannie Mae's Chief Economist Doug Duncan's latest comments about the housing market. Not surprisingly, the huge lack of inventory is making a substantial impact. Jason and Adam break down how big an impact it is, what's causing it, and if there's hope on the horizon.
Then Jason talks with Ingo Winzer, founder and president at Local Market Monitor, about how his company is able to analyze 300 local markets and what elements are important for investors to pay attention to when examining markets on their own.
[6:29] The graying of America
[11:10] Getting into real estate might seem expensive now, but it also seemed expensive in the 70s, 80s, 90s, etc and it's turned out pretty good
[13:16] The labor shortage in construction since the Great Recession is going to make ramping up construction difficult
Ingo Winzer Interview:
[19:08] Rents behave differently from prices because rents tend to move with income
[25:12] What Ingo bases his price forecast on
[30:49] How do you factor in retired people and those in the gig economy when factoring in the job market
[35:05] You need to figure out where the concentration of renters are in your market before you invest
Wed, 4 September 2019
In place of a voiceless Jason Hartman, Adam takes the reins today to discuss some articles that have come across his eyes discussing home prices in various areas of society and why they shouldn't be as big a surprise as the media seems to think they are. He also touches on the possibility of the government offering a 100 year bond.
Then Jason talks with Patri Friedman, Executive Director of The Seasteading Institute, about creating new countries using the seasteading technique. Patri discusses how the concept would work in today's environment and why it's not absurd to think of a country being created on the water. It's coming sooner than you expect.
[2:34] Home prices in driveable areas are now outpacing those in walkable areas
[4:39] Government considering offering a 100 year bond
Patri Friedman Interview:
[8:36] What is seasteading?
[13:28] Why not just buy land from a country rather than doing everything out at sea?
[17:28] Patri's goal is seeing governments competing for citizens by treating them best
[21:04] How do you deal with security when you're in the middle of the ocean?
[25:25] What are these seasteads going to do for currency?
Tue, 3 September 2019
1273: The Ultimate Self-Directed IRA, Using Self-Directed IRAs & Solo 401ks To Invest In Real Estate, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrencies, Gold & More with Jeff Astor
Jason Hartman talks with Jeff Astor, VP of Business Development at Broad Financial and author of The Ultimate Self-Directed IRA:: Using Self-Directed IRAs & Solo 401ks To Invest In Real Estate, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrencies, Gold, Private Businesses, Startups, Exotics & Much More, about how to invest in various assets at the "arms length" that the tax code requires. Jeff explores some unique investments clients have made that satisfy the legal requirements, as well as explaining the difference in the 2 types of self-directed IRAs.
[6:43] What are "exotic" investments and how you keep your investments "at arms length"
[9:45] There are 2 types of self-directed IRAs, the custodial model and the checkbook model
[13:52] Finding financing for IRAs since you need a non-recourse loan
[17:10] Do people set up multiple LLCs inside their IRA to get even more asset protection?
[21:44] Make sure you do your research on self-directed IRA companies, because custodial companies rely on trust
[24:50] Can you take possession of precious metals if you purchase them through a self-directed IRA?
Mon, 2 September 2019
1272: Developer Trends, Home Ownership Rates & Institutional Investors with John Burns RE Consulting's Chris Porter
Jason Hartman talks with Chris Porter, Senior Vice President & Chief Demographer at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, about what trends their company has been seeing. There have been some profound shifts in the way that Americans want their communities, what they're looking for in a house, and whether they even WANT to own a house.
[4:01] There's an amazing amount of infrastructure in our world that has been thought out to keep us safe
[6:30] The history of labor day and why being an income property investor is a way to let yourself CHOOSE to labor
Chris Porter Interview
[10:08] The labor shortage in construction right now is a great opportunity for new technology to come into the market
[15:28] Some developer trends going on right now
[19:27] The current housing trends of Millennials and Baby Boomers
[22:54] Are the insititutional investors here to stay?
[27:28] Chris' prediction on home ownership rates has been somewhat right. Why he thinks it wasn't completely acurate
[32:21] Why the way generations are widely defined make no sense
Sat, 31 August 2019
Today is the 13th installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 30 August 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 858, originally purchased in July 2017.
Captain Gary Pinkerton joins Jason to share his story of how investing in income property gave him financial freedom and he describes how he used a life insurance policy to fund his investments. Later in the show, Jason and Gary answer listener questions about self-management, markets and taxes received as part of the Apple Airpod contest.
[01:59] A few things you probably didn't know about submarines.
[05:09] Gary shares the most important lessons he has learned about income property investing.
[08:50] Leveraging prudent debt and getting credit for the appreciation is a 20% ROI.
[12:47] Gary wanted to go to work and make money on his own terms.
[16:51] Increase the efficiency of your properties by funding them in a different way.
[23:26] Looking at the benefits of using a life insurance policy to fund your investments.
[29:00] Self-managing income properties may give your tenants a better experience so they inhabit your property longer.
[32:23] Juan wants to know how to find the best property management company and how to set up his tax structure.
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Thu, 29 August 2019
1270: Sensible Investing & Walter E. Williams, American Contempt for Liberty, Race & Economics, Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism
Jason Hartman talks with Walter E Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and author of American Contempt for Liberty, about what is going on in our society today. America has become a country of people who hate liberty and want to take from others to give to themselves or others who they deem need it more. There seems to be an unwillingness to accept that people earn more than others and thinking that the government needs to step in and play a role. Walter explains to Jason how we can solve our problems by telling the government to get out of the way more than telling them to help.
[2:34] Make sure you're investing in things that make sense THE DAY YOU BUY THEM
Walter E Williams Interview:
[7:46] Do United States citizens really have contempt for liberty?
[13:41] Has the Trump administration turned the tide at all?
[17:03] Is a wealth tax fair?
[21:51] Politicians are doing exactly what we elect them to do
[27:05] The only way we're going to solve our nation's problems
Wed, 28 August 2019
Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing the ongoing phenomenon on Wall Street of people investing so much money into IPOs when the company has proven that they don't have a business plan that works.
Then Jason talks with Phil DeMuth, co-author with Ben Stein of the book The Overtaxed Investor: Slash Your Tax Bill & Be A Tax Alpha Dog, about how investors can set themselves up for a lower tax bill. Phil and Jason also discuss the idea of investing in Opportunity Zones and why Phil is so passionate against the Secure Act.
[2:20] There's a cottage industry spinning off of Airbnb of tech companies telling municipalities which properties are violating their ordinances
[8:39] The ridiculousness of the stock market and tech startups
Phil DeMuth Interview:
[13:55] How are investors being overtaxed?
[18:18] Generating tax liabilities by trading
[22:35] Make sure to put your growth asets in your taxable account
[26:14] Phil's thoughts on Opportunity Zones
[28:58] Why the debate over the Secure Act is important
Tue, 27 August 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing the growth of rent and home values across the nation. They've both been going up, but at different speeds. So what does it mean for you?
Then Jason plays a clip from Garrett Sutton discussing what asset protection is NOT. It's easy enough to think about what asset protection can do for you, but it can't do everything.
Finally, Jason and in-house economist Thomas discuss the phenomenon of MMT, Modern Monetary Theory, and why they don't believe it's the great thing that many on the left believe it to be.
[6:02] Rent growth and property value growth aren't moving in perfect sync
[9:39] There's new construction in Atlanta that is through an A provider team
[14:28] Take part in the latest contest Jason is having, because there are some great prizes
[17:36] What you need to do for the video contest
[22:50] Garrett Sutton's What Asset Protection Is NOT
[30:21] Does MMT say you can print money with no inflation?
[35:38] There are several things that would make MMT invalid
[38:18] MMTers are right that government spending happens before taxation
Mon, 26 August 2019
Jason Hartman dives into the idea of negative interest rates and WHY they would happen and how people respond to them. Then he finishes off his analysis of Dan Kennedy's idea of the mass affluent and how the middle class has been (and continues to be) impacted by it in today's world.
[2:50] Banks charging negative interest rates
[8:50] Negative interest rates are trying to bring future consumption to present day
[11:01] The middle class is disappearing, and there's a danger of sliding down the socioeconomic ladder if we don't grab hold and start pulling yourself up
[14:52] Inflation always hits the poor the hardest
[19:22] The poor and lower middle class are also targets for sectors like payday lending, which keep them down
[23:13] When new generations (like Millennials) can't enter the investor class early in life, it makes a MASSIVE difference over their lifetime
[26:57] Investing is a relative game
Sun, 25 August 2019
Jason Hartman is excited to announce, with his Local Market Specialist, that there is once again property available in the Atlanta, GA market. Featuring all new construction, with cash-on-cash returns estimated to be around 10%, the Local Market Specialist was able to purchase an off-market land contract to control the neighborhood, including the HOA. All properties come with 2/10 warranties. Contact your Investment Counselor today to get hold of some of these limited properties.