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?
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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
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'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.
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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
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 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.
Sat, 24 August 2019
Today is the 12th installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 23 August 2019
1266 FBF: Prices & Rents vs Interest Rates, Selling The Seller On You, Property, Market & Provider Quality
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 848, originally published in June 2017.
Investment Counselor and Local Market Specialist Liaison, Carrie joins Jason to see if he can correctly predict the effect the rise in interest rates will have on the US economy. Jason reminds us the Feds don’t directly impact mortgage rates but by directly impacting short-term rates all rates will be affected. For those of you who have income properties, the higher interest rates will put upward pressure on rents.
[09:13] What does the spike in interest rates mean for investors?
[15:27] Higher interest rates will put upward pressure on rents and lessen the concentration of wealth.
[19:37] Local Market Specialists and Investment Counselors are always working in the client's best interest.
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Thu, 22 August 2019
Jason Hartman discusses the recently deceased Dan Kennedy's work relating to the marketing shift of businesses toward the middle class. Over the past few decades there has been a distinct hollowing out of the middle class, which has created a massive opportunity for real estate investors. This persists to this very day. Jason explores Dan's idea of when the shift occurred, how it's impacting our world, and whether it's something that politicians will ever deal with.
[6:28] Post-World War 2 we saw marketing start being targeted at the middle class
[10:21] Median home listings and median home sale price is showing that higher priced homes just aren't selling right now
[22:24] Politicians tend to be friendliest to real estate because of the MASSIVE supply chain
Wed, 21 August 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Matt Curtis, founder and CEO of Smart City Policy Group, about the state of short-term rentals in today's society. Matt explains why he thinks that no matter what people in power do, they won't be able to stop the movement that is short-term rentals. Matt also discusses what he expects for the market when the economy inevitably sinks into a downturn and people stop taking so many vacations, and why a societal shift is key to that.
[8:29] Technology is leading us closer to a Jetsons like world
[11:07] Short-term rentals seem like they're going to win out over areas that are currently resisting
[14:21] It's not hard to see why some areas of the country are resistant to the idea of short-term rentals
[18:06] Are short-term rentals squeezing renters out of the higher end homes?
[22:28] Commercial mix-use multifamily seems to be an area that there's no qualms using for short-term rentals
[24:38] What happens to short-term rentals when the next recession hits?
Tue, 20 August 2019
1263: Foreign Real Estate Buyer Update & Investing In Non-Performing Notes & Loans with DeAnn O'Donovan
Jason Hartman begins today's show giving an update on the state of foreign buying in the US real estate market. Playing a clip from Lawrence Yung, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors, and commenting on where the money is flowing from and where it's headed to, and how it compares to last year.
Then Jason talks with DeAnn O'Donovan, former President & CEO of AHP Servicing and former Executive VP and Chief Administrative Officer of Wintrust Mortgage, about the practice of investing in non-performing notes and loans. DenAnn explains what she looks for when considering investing in loans, what positions she's comfortable taking, and where you can still find deals in today's marketplace.
[2:46] Is the United States market becoming less attractive to international buyers?
[7:26] The top 2 countries investing in US real estate are China and Canada. China accounted for $13 billion of US real estate purchases, Canada $7 billion
DeAnn O'Donovan Interview:
[13:39] Does it matter whether you're in first or second lien position?
[17:32] Where do you find the deals in today's market?
[27:54] Are there multiple categories of servicers available?
Mon, 19 August 2019
Today's episode begins with Jason Hartman discussing how there's a new startup that's designed to help you make money on your property in a new way. There are more and more ways to capitalize on the assets you own, but you can't do it unless you actually own the asset. If you're just reading about them and not doing anything about it you're cheating yourself.
Then Jason talks with Garrett Sutton, Rich Dad Advisor and author of Loopholes of Real Estate, about some recent Supreme Court decisions that will impact your life in a positive way. No matter what you think about the political division in the court, there are some things on which everyone can agree, and that's the case with these two cases. They also discuss the pros and cons of Series LLCs and the Economic Berlin Wall Jason's been lamenting for years.
[3:18] A new startup is allowing people to rent their house/rooms/couch/etc for hours, not days
[8:05] You can make money by utilizing assets that were formerly dormant
[11:38] If you don't own the asset you can't take part in the money making, so get the asset!
Garrett Sutton Interview:
[15:20] The Supreme Court unanimously cracked down on excessive civil forfeiture,
[19:08] Why you should actually CARE about the civil forfeiture decision
[22:02] Another unanimous Supreme Court decision that protects trusts
[27:27] California is trying to create an Economic Berlin Wall to avoid a brain drain
[31:40] There's a new development for Series LLCs
[36:08] There's not a lot of case law for Series LLCs, which can make it a sketchy area
Sat, 17 August 2019
We can create our future by visualizing it repeatedly with significant detail. Jason Hartman discusses how you can improve your life by using this tool.
Fri, 16 August 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 854, originally published in July 2017.
In between activities during the Oklahoma City JHU Live event is a great time to record a podcast with new income property investors. David & Gina Nelson share their story of the life-changing decisions that led to investing in real estate with Jason. David & Gina recognized staying in their corporate positions and only investing in the stock market wouldn’t get them where they wanted to be in life.
They convey their appreciation for the transparency and support they have received from the Jason Hartman Investment Counselors and share their advice on how you too can have the diversified financial future you deserve.
[01:40] David & Gina wanted to take control of their lives and build their wealth by investing in income properties.
[06:15] You are never too old or too young to start investing in your future and real estate.
[09:20] The portfolio builder game is a great way to find out what type of investor you are.
[12:03] The Nelson's plan to retire next year and use income property as their wealth vehicle.
[16:59] The value in understanding the linear, hybrid and cyclical markets.
[20:43] David & Gina recommend finding a mentor and listening to podcasts to educate yourself.
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Thu, 15 August 2019
Jason Hartman kicks off this 10th episode discussing the furthering trend of people fleeing high tax places like California and New York to tax favorable places such as Florida. It's becoming a more and more common thing and states need to understand this before they run into even more fiscal difficulties.
Then Jason goes off topic with client Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of The Happiness Prayer: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Best Way to Live Today. The two discuss why the bible actually promotes wealth (and what we should DO with that wealth), as well as what gives people true happiness.
[2:47] Florida is bringing in billions of dollars as people flee high taxes
[8:45] California is passing laws to increase revenues and are becoming predatory on their citizens
[13:56] There's no starter homes being built, so your properties won't have any new competition
Rabbi Moffic Interview:
[17:26] Human beings are creators, and if you don't get to create you don't usually feel fulfilled
[19:59] Pleasure and happiness are two completely different things
[24:47] Plant a tree whose shade you will never sit under
[27:34] When you're feeling sad the best thing you can do is do something nice for someone else
[31:19] The bible is a pro-wealth product that teaches us to use our wealth to serve others
Wed, 14 August 2019
Jason Hartman finishes his conversation with investment counselor Doug about real estate and PE ratios. The two discuss the importance of analyzing RV ratios in markets to discover whether a bubble is forming (or might already be formed) but also the dangers of relying strictly on those RV ratios.
[2:38] How to think about Cap Rates
[5:55] Commercial property doesn't have enough risk premium right now
[9:34] Real estate has a lot of embedded risk protection a lot of people don't realize
[15:16] The thing that is going to drive the next housing downturn will be when we see rising mortgage rates
[17:40] The 1% RV is for a turnkey rehab. New construction isn't getting 1% right now
[21:16] When your RV hits .5 you're looking at a bubble
Tue, 13 August 2019
1258: BRRR Method, Manufactured Homes, Self-Management & Future Expectations Impact on the Housing Market
Jason Hartman talks with 2 investment counselors in today's episode. First he talks with Adam to discuss the popular BRRR investment model (Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance) and why manufactured homes have a bad reputation and why that needs to change.
Then Jason talks with investment counselor Doug about the importance of future expectations when looking at any market, including the real estate market. Just like in the stock market, future expectations drive a lot of value for real estate, especially in cyclical markets. The second half of this conversation will air tomorrow.
[4:13] BRRR proponents don't ever tell you about their tax liabilities or their hunt for a deal
[8:05] We should look upon manufactured homes a lot better than we do right now
[10:43] The online housing kits are currently way more expensive than they pretend to be
[14:38] Doug's experience using Cozy so far
[19:26] You make money in life by adding value
[23:39] When you take the manager out of the equation you can just the property on the property alone
[26:08] The importance of future expectations
[29:53] When expectations decrease it's not just a little drop, it's a spiral
Mon, 12 August 2019
Jason Hartman takes today to play a live clip from the 2019 Meet the Masters of Income Property. Sunday afternoon is a time many people use to purchase properties from providers, leaving the room a little light on people. In this presentation, Jason updates his Inflation Induced Debt Destruction example from the high interest rate period he originally used into the lower interest rate environment that people who purchased in the late 80s have experienced.
[5:01] Join Jason and go cruising (with good internet)!
2019 Meet the Masters Presentation:
[10:21] Asset price inflation isn't measured, but it probably should be
[14:19] Life is really a game of staying power
[17:35] Every decision we make is a decision to improve our condition
[21:00] Inflation Induced Debt Destruction from 1989 - 2018
[28:43] What does a lower inflation rate period do to IIDD?
Sat, 10 August 2019
Today is the 10th installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 9 August 2019
1256 FBF: Indianapolis Market, Property Management Best Practices & Tenant Screening with American Apartment Owners Association Rent Recovery Service Jeff Cronrod, Part 2
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 964, originally published in February 2018.
Jason Hartman kicks off today's episode with some big cryptocurrency news out of Venezuela and Poland this week that show both strength and weakness for the market, plus producer Adam interviews one of the Indianapolis Local Market Specialists about what makes Indy a good place to invest.
Then Jason finishes up his interview with Jeff Cronrod. This time they focus on best practices for property management and how to properly (and legally) screen tenants.
[2:07] There's better ethics involved in taking the long term approach
[7:07] Poland's Central Bank paid YouTubers to slander cryptocurrencies
[9:08] Venezuela's massive oil based cryptocurrency
[10:21] Indianapolis Market Profile from a Local Market Specialist
Jeff Cronrod Interview, Part 2:
[20:02] Jeff's property management best practices, and proper tenant screening
[24:18] What sort of reports are available for landlords?
Thu, 8 August 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing how rates have allowed more and more people to start refinancing their homes, but also how federal mandates are allowing them to pull less money from their homes. This is having the effect of both putting more money into the economy but also keeping the housing market safer than it was before the Great Recession.
Then, Jason finishes his conversation with Dr. David Kelley, founder of The Atlas Society and current Chief Intellectual Officer for the society, about the degradation of our society where people are viewing minimum wage jobs as careers and the dangers of our entitlement society.
[2:09] There are microscopic creatures that can survive in outer space and some of them ended up on the moon thanks to an Israeli probe
[7:53] Lower rates have made 8.2 million homes available for refinancing
[10:19] A lot of people will be making a lot of money off the increase in refinances, so it's good for our economy
Dr David Kelley, Part 2
[16:26] We have degraded to the point that people are considering minimum wage jobs as careers
[20:41] Entitled mentality is toxic to society
Wed, 7 August 2019
1254: Misleading Stats & Value of Labor v Capital with Dr. David Kelley, Ayn Rand & The Atlas Society
Jason Hartman and Adam start today's show discussing the size of economies across the globe and how some countries (such as Japan) are able to have such large economies with very few natural resources. They also explore a potentially misleading real estate stat.
Then Jason talks with Dr. David Kelley, founder of The Atlas Society and current Chief Intellectual Officer for the society, about the ideals of Ayn Rand and why the economic principles she laid out during her life are still applicable today, but also about how Dr. Kelley has expounded on those thoughts. They also discuss the current entitlement mentality in the United States and what dangers that presents.
[3:05] Not surprisingly, the US and China make up the largest 2 economies in the world, but some of the others are surprising
[7:49] Just because you have natural resources doesn't necessarily make your economy thrive
[13:29] Misleading mortgage delinquency stats
David Kelley Interview, Part 1
[17:12] What is the Atlas Society?
[22:55] Marx's ideals have failed time after time but people keep going back to them. Why?
[25:37] The value of labor vs the value of capital
Tue, 6 August 2019
1253: Mother of All Bubbles? & Best Cities for Business Growth by Anita Campbell, BizSugar, Small Business Trends & Visual Marketing
Jason Hartman starts today's show comparing asset class sizes to see if cryptocurrencies really are the biggest bubble out there. It's always important to ask the question: Compared to what?
Then Jason talks with Anita Campbell, founder and publisher of Small Business Trends, about what markets are currently the friendliest to entrepreneurs. Some rankings are surprising and there's a big surprise when it comes to entrepreneurs in rural areas. They also discuss the potential impacts of minimum wage on small business.
[2:14] A misnomer about the real estate market
[7:44] Jason's latest binge-worthy show is educating him about money and making a statement about governments and central banks
[10:06] Comparing asset class sizes
[14:24] Derivatives are the biggest market BY FAR
Anita Campbell Interview:
[18:23] Some of Anita's rankings for best cities for entrepreneurs really suprised her
[21:13] How Anita's company was able to use the US Census to help in the rankings
[24:09] Technology has allowed rural areas to start flourishing as entrepreneurial havens
[26:40] Does having more entrepreneurs in an area make the market more or less stable?
[32:54] How the movement to a $15/hr wage is impacting entrepreneurs
Mon, 5 August 2019
1252: America's Wage Increase & Index Home Prices, New Mortgage Product by Home Diversification Corp Marc Biron
Jason Hartman takes on the mainstream media's coverage of our economic situation by pointing out that Americans have actually seen a larger wage increase than originally believed. Not many publications like to talk about it and even fewer like to credit Trump, but maybe it's time they start doing so.
Then Jason talks with Marc Biron, founder and CEO of Home Diversification Corp, about his product that is intended to help homeowners diversify their market risk in their own home purchase. The product is intended to help protect homeowners from downturns in the housing market in their local zip code by indexing it to the national housing market. Listen in as Marc explains why it would make sense for homeowners and how it works.
[3:44] American wages are rising more than we realized
[8:56] The biggest thing in the media is that they don't say
Marc Biron Interview:
[11:04] How Marc's mortgage product can help diversify market risk
[15:22] Marc claims his product is 42% more stable than the average housing market
[19:38] A sample case of how the product works
[23:07] Home Diversification uses the Zillow statistics for national home price indexing
Sat, 3 August 2019
Today is the 9th installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 2 August 2019
1251 FBF: Screening, Rent Collection, & Lease Guarantee with American Apartment Owners Association Rent Recovery Service Jeff Cronrod, Part 1
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 963, originally published in February 2018.
There's a disease infecting millions of Americans, but few people are addressing it. That disease? The entitlement disease. Jason Hartman looks at the symptoms of the disease, and how a simple change in viewpoints can bring a person out of that spiral.
Then Jason talks with Jeff Cronrod, founder of the American Apartment Owner Association & founder of Rent Recovery Service, about his new program called Lease Guarantee, and how landlords need to take a more aggressive approach toward tenants who don't pay.
[4:39] The dangers of the entitlement disease
[8:14] When you take all the advantages of real estate for a few years, it's hard to unwind
[13:30] What happens when you view your life like you're the source
[19:09] The simple key to success in business
Jeff Cronrod Interview:
[22:02] What is Lease Guarantee?
[24:18] How much does the Lease Guarantee cost and what exactly does it cover?
[28:32] The steps you have to go through when a tenant misses their rent payment
[31:40] What judgement do you need to get for Lease Guarantee to pay out?
Thu, 1 August 2019
1250: 1031 Exchanges & The Opposite of Hate, A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity by Sally Kohn, CNN, FOX, State of Resistance
Today's off-topic 10th episode starts off with Jason Hartman explaining how 1031 exchanges have helped his portfolio grow more than any other tool, as well as how to view your tenants rent in a way that will make you feel really good.
Then Jason talks with Sally Kohn, CNN political commentator, host of The State of the Resistance podcast and author of The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity, about why there's so much hate in our country at the moment and how we need to continue acknowledging problems and working to get better.
[3:40] The power of a 1031 exchange has been a godsend for Jason's personal portfolio
[8:02] Your tenants are working to pay you ~40% of their work hours. That's more than they work for anyone else.
Sally Kohn Interview:
[12:31] Technology makes us feel more anonymous, which isn't always the best thing
[15:10] Does the US deserve credit for being better than the rest of the world?
[20:01] What definition of "hate" Sally's working from
[24:12] Most people don't think they're hateful, they believe "those people" are hateful so the things they do are justified
[27:55] We have been taught throughout history that men should be in positions of power, which is a powerful thing to have to break through
Wed, 31 July 2019
Jason Hartman starts today discussing the 8th wonder of the world, compound interest. It's a truly powerful thing that makes massive differences to your portfolio.
Then Jason talks with in-house economist Thomas to discuss housing payments adjusted for inflation. Thomas took Jason's first property he purchased and adjusted the payment it would have been to today's dollars to see how it correlated. The two also discuss negative yields and how much further cyclical markets have to fall.
[4:43] Jason's old purchase of a mortgage note that didn't go so well, but the amount he's owed now shows the power of compound interest
[7:36] An example of compound interest using 4 $100,000 homes
[14:32] Robert Shiller believes we are on the verge of a recession, but Jason doesn't agree with his reasoning
[18:51] Housing payments adjusted for inflation is significant
[22:41] Millennials keep telling Thomas they're waiting for home prices to drop
[27:07] 25% of investment grade bonds have negative yields now
Tue, 30 July 2019
1248: Housing Price History, Evaluating Real Estate Investments & Foreign Investor Assistance for American Real Estate with Stateside APM's Howard Jennings
Jason Hartman and Adam start today's episode detailing the price history of a home in Port St. Lucie, FL. The effects of the financial crisis and the recovery afterward are truly astounding and it gives us an idea of where we might be in the housing recovery.
Then Jason has a short clip of Frank Gallinelli's, a friend of the show, describing how to properly evaluate real estate deals to make sure you're getting a good deal.
Finally Jason talks with Howard Jennings, Managing Partner at Stateside APM, about how entities can help foreign real estate investors, as well as how those same foreign investors can save themselves money in creating those entities and avoiding double taxation in certain areas.
[3:23] The incredible price history of a home in Port St. Lucie, FL
[8:32] Jason's been involved in somewhere around 10,000 real estate transactions either personally or through his companies
[10:26] Frank Gallinelli on How to Evaluate a Real Estate Investment
Howard Jennings Interview:
[24:18] Do foreign investors need to have entities like an LLC?
[27:12] Some states have higher fees than others, and Canada can even tax you twice
[31:18] Services provided by Stateside APM
[38:45] Nearly every decision in life comes down to instant gratification vs delayed gratification
Mon, 29 July 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing a stat they saw saying that 37% of US homes are currently "free and clear" and what that could mean to housing markets when the next market downturn comes, especially to your income property.
Then Jason talks with client Drew Baker about how his self-management has helped him put $8,000 back in his pocket, having your tenants saving you money, and what Facebook is doing with their cryptocurrency venture.
[2:39] 37% of homes in the US are "free and clear"
[5:30] Why the amount of "free and clear" homes in your market matters to your investment properties
[8:41] Alexa Skill Blogcast
Drew Baker Client Case Study:
[12:54] Drew just calculated how much money he's saving in his portfolio now
[20:53] Facebook's foray into crypto could be a more interesting venture since they have an audience of billions already
[25:41] Facebook shut off access to other cryptos while they were prepping their own
[28:40] How Drew's tenant saved him hundreds of dollars on his new water heater
[32:30] Pick which property is giving you the least trouble and take control while things are calm, not in the middle of repairs
Sat, 27 July 2019
Today is the 8th installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 26 July 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 938, originally published in January 2018.
Jason Hartman kicks off the episode talking with someone who's about to set a new standard at the Meet the Masters conference this weekend. Journey Captured, a Journey tribute band, will be performing Saturday night at the first ever Meet the Masters Concert. Jason talks with Bass player Giorgio Tupanjanin about his musical training, why he plays Journey, and what to expect at the concert.
Then Jason finishes his client case study with Sue & Gary Pinkerton. This time Sue offers some tips on self-management, the frustratingly fragmented (yet helpful) nature of real estate investing, and why you can't consider anything a passive investment.
[1:59] A Journey tribute band will be playing at Meet the Masters
[3:50] Why Journey for a tribute band?
[6:28] Is jazz music one of the most technical styles out there?
[9:51] How Journey found their current lead singer
Pinkerton Case Study:
[15:16] Sue's tips on self-management
[18:52] The fragmented nature of single family real estate investing is frustrating
[22:13] There is NO SUCH THING as a passive investment
Thu, 25 July 2019
Jason Hartman and Doug get together today to discuss some of the statements that Warren Buffett has made in regards to investing in real estate. Specifically they examine his interview about his $150,000 home purchase that turned into an $11,000,000 property and his thought of how he wished there was a way to buy and manage thousands of single family homes.
[4:29] The power of the 30 year mortgage, explained by Warren Buffett
[9:10] Your returns when you lever equity can be really good, but when a tenant is paying your mortgage then it's even better
[14:33] Don't miss the market because you're waiting for a dip
[19:48] Time heals wounds, especially in real estate
Wed, 24 July 2019
1244: Investigating Big Tech Companies & Andrew Yang, Presidential Candidate on Universal Basic Income, Smart People Should Build Things & War on Normal People
Jason Hartman starts today's show celebrating the Department of Justice's decision to start investigating the big tech companies business practices, something he's wanted them to do for a long time now.
Then Jason talks with Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang about some of his policy proposals, including the huge idea of Universal Basic Income, the erradication of income tax and the implementation of a VAT.
[2:10] Jason is excited that the DOJ is finally investigating the big tech companies
Andrew Yang Interview:
[6:11] How Universal Basic Income is different than the welfare state and why libertarians would support it
[9:43] Would income taxes go away if Andrew's VAT goes into effect?
[14:28] Andrew supports UBI because automation is taking away so many jobs
[19:12] The war on normal people
[25:38] How the UBI will offset any deficit it creates
Tue, 23 July 2019
Today's episode is a live speech from the 2019 Meet the Masters of Income Property event. Hear the local market specialist discuss why he got into the Florida markets and how he's making properties work in the market. New construction and short-term rentals can work, if you do it right.
[6:45] Some of Jacksonville's economic rankings
[9:42] New construction has been the main focus in the market
[12:55] The different models available
[20:48] The average construction time is about 6-8 months, but you don't need a construction loan
Mon, 22 July 2019
Jason Hartman and his mom take today's episode to review the book The American Jubilee: A National Nightmare is Closer Than You Think, as well as discussing the impact of loan forgiveness and some self-management strategies that can save you money and headaches when it comes to repairs and tenant retention.
[2:05] Jason's mom's takeaway from the book The American Jubilee
[4:51] The middle class is getting crushed today more than they ever have in American history
[8:05] You can use debt as a strategy
[11:56] Impact of the bank holiday
[14:25] Student loans are being packaged and sold to financial firms just like liar loans were
[19:17] The federal government can nationalize your stock and bond portfolio a lot easier than your property
[23:26] Turnover can be expensive, but keeping tenants for too long could mean your rents are too low
[27:54] The longer your tenant is there the more they treat it like their own home
[32:02] A recommendation to reduce your insurance prices
Sat, 20 July 2019
Today is the 7th installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 19 July 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 971, originally published in March 2018.
Jason Hartman starts off the show discussing how home sales are strong, even if they're a lagging indicator, and where exactly they're really taking off.
Then Jason talks with client Brandon Cook, a young member of the Venture Alliance Mastermind, about his journey investing in real estate. Brandon is currently the owner of 6 properties and is looking forward to more, and talks about breaking through the initial hurdle of investing.
[2:33] Home sales are very strong, but remember they lag
[4:57] A suprise in the hottest housing market category
[11:41] Jason's latest book recommendation: The Effective Executive
Brandon Cook Interview:
[16:35] Brandon discovered Creating Wealth and started listening at Episode 48
[22:05] The first one is always the hardest
[30:41] What has Brandon learned on his investment journey
[33:20] Introducing the Jr Venture Alliance Mastermind membership!
Thu, 18 July 2019
1240: Investor Mindset & DuckDuckGo Founder, Super Thinking Mental Models & Traction, How Any Startup Explosive Growth by Gabriel Weinberg
Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Adam start off today's show discussing the mindset of investors that needs to change. The whole idea of a "discount" isn't a reliable methodology for investors, things should be viewed in a win-win lense.
Then Jason talks with Gabriel Weinberg, founder of DuckDuckGo and author of Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Customer Growth and Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models, about how you can use some of the mental models to help you achieve the returns you desire. They also touch on the problem of achieving privacy in today's world and how DuckDuckGo helps in that.
[3:31] As an investor you don't have to get things at a discount, you need to get them at fair prices
[5:29] You don't necessarily get the fantastic deal the day you buy it, you get a good deal at the beginning and it becomes fantastic over time
[8:14] Join Jason on the upcoming cruise
Gabriel Weinberg Interview:
[10:34] What is Super Thinking?
[15:06] The Mental Model of Forcing Function
[18:58] The model of Deliberate Practice
[23:47] Beware of Hindsight Bias
[27:35] To really get outsized returns you need to make a bet on the future
Wed, 17 July 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Gary Boomershine, real estate coach, real estate investor and founder of REIvault, about the differences between real estate investors and a real estate entrepreneur, as well as ways that you can protect yourself from inflation. Gary and Jason discuss the great part of buy and hold investing and what Gary sees as the future for the economy and real estate.
[2:51] What is a real estate investor?
[6:50] Gary used to flip houses but now regrets every house he ever sold
[12:07] Gary's experience as a hard money lender
[18:15] Gary's take on the VRBO market
[24:56] First position lending can be a hedge
[30:54] Right now Gary's a bit pessimistic about the market and is taking some chips off the table, while some of his cohorts are going full in
[33:21] The 3 areas Gary believes need to be very careful in today's market
Tue, 16 July 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam today break down a video about how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac influence the housing market in the United States. While their publicly stated goal is to make housing in the country more affordable, are they really doing that? Listen in to find out.
[1:49] Fannie Mae Going Away?
[4:09] The idea that we need a high home ownership rate is a false idea
[8:41] How Fannie Mae props up the housing market
[13:24] Fannie & Freddie have a stated goal of making housing more affordable, but they don't do that at all
[22:55] If you're investing for yield rather than capital gains, the price of the house has much less importance
[26:01] The importance of sustainable investing
Mon, 15 July 2019
Jason Hartman talks with client Rabbi Evan Moffic about his current real estate investing. Evan owns several single family rentals and is currently purchasing a short-term rental new build in Florida. Jason and Evan discuss some real estate investing strategy and how Evan's faith comes in to play and what it's taught him.
[3:11] Rabbi Evan is venturing into his first short-term rental
[6:21] Why Evan started investing in real estate
[10:42] The first time it's a mistake. The second time it's a decision.
[19:10] A ratio for successful relationships
[24:56] It's the context, not just the content
[29:32] Real estate has massive inertia that's incredibly difficult to stop
Sat, 13 July 2019
Today is the 6th installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 12 July 2019
1236 FBF: Affordable Home Crush & Dealing with Property Managers, Part 2 of Client Case Study with Scott
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 962, originally published in February 2018.
Jason Hartman kicks off the show talking about an important topic in rental property today, and that is the lack of affordable homes. Supply is dropping across the nation and there aren't a whole lot of options for what to do about it. Listen in for Jason's piece of advice.
Then Jason wraps up his client case study with Scott. Scott and Jason finished the last episode talking about how Scott wouldn't have been able to find all the properties he needed to complete his 1031 exchange without Jason's group. They pick up the thread today and then go into why Scott's dad couldn't make residential real estate work, and property manager experiences and differences in office space vs residential property management.
[2:46] The barbell that is crushing the supply of affordable homes
[6:56] The millennials make up one side of the barbell, but the Baby Boomers on the other side are doing something new and it's causing a disruption
[9:38] How bad is the inventory level? Pretty bad, and Jason has some market examples to prove it
[13:36] One of the solutions to this inventory shortage is get what you can get and hope the market calms down
Scott Client Case Study, Part 2
[21:14] Why Scott's dad wasn't able to make residential real estate work when he tried decades ago
[23:51] Scott's experience with the property managers in Jason's network
[28:25] The difference in self-management in office space versus residential
Thu, 11 July 2019
1235: Voting with Your Feet & The Real Wolf of Wall Street, JP Morgan Chase & RBS Lawsuits with Nobu Su
Jason Hartman starts today's show talking with economist Thomas about the phenomenon going on in New York right now of people voting with their feet. The two tackle a video that suggests that the state could end up losing two congressional seats, which would be a big deal. They examine why it's happening and what it means to the real estate market there.
Then Jason talks with Nobu Su, chairman of the shipping company Today Makes Tomorrow and author of The Gold Man From the East. Back in the 2008 financial crisis, Nobu's company was a $5 million victim of Western bankers. Nobu is now fighting back, suing the institutions that took his money and trying to tell his story so others don't suffer the same fate.
[3:03] People are leaving New York, which could lose the state 2 congressional seats
[7:05] Even if the numbers worked in New York it's not a good place to be a landlord
Nobu Su Interview:
[9:23] What's the status of Su's lawsuit against JP Morgan?
[17:05] How long can our country keep going like we are?
[19:10] What is Nobu Store?
[22:59] The history of Nobu's career
Wed, 10 July 2019
1234: Potential Pitfalls of Third Parties & Opportunity Zones, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly by Mauricio Rauld, Esq
Jason Hartman starts off today's episode with Carmen discussing her current issues she's having with her property manager and getting her property rent ready, past due rent collected and a new tenant put into place. It's a much bigger process than it should be and the price tag seems way too high. Jason gives his take on what you as the property owner and investor can do to make your process easier.
Then Jason talks with Mauricio Rauld, Esq, attorney who specializes in syndications, about what Opportunity Zones can mean for investors. Mauricio breaks down the tax incentives that have been presented, but also why you may not want to invest in them.
[1:58] The Law of Agency
[7:39] The potential dangers of the portal with property managers
[12:10] Carmen's property manager didn't even put her name anywhere on the lawsuit against her tenant who hasn't paid their rent
[16:27] The Cuba cruise couldn't happen, but there's another one planned
Mauricio Rauld Interview:
[18:33] What's the deal with Opportunity Zones?
[20:30] The 2 things you need to do to invest in Opportunity Zones
[24:47] The 4 tax incentives of Opportunity Zones
[28:59] Will a mass of properties from Opportunity Zones hit the market in 10 years?
Tue, 9 July 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Romana King, award winning real estate writer and director of content for Zolo, about what's going on in the Canadian real estate market (specifically Vancouver), as well as some of the best tips for real estate investors. Romana is another buy and hold real estate investor, and she and Jason explore what the best practices are in that marketplace.
[5:50] When you purchase a property, the value isn't in the property it's in the land
[8:56] Canadian financing options
[13:13] Romana's take on Opportunity Zones
[16:09] What is Zolo?
[18:42] Romana's tips for purchasing investment properties
[22:26] Some signs that the area might be a good one to invest in
Mon, 8 July 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Doug about short-term debt cycles and what's going on with our economic expansion that's been happening for years. It's been going on for a long time, and at some point it's going to turn, so how do we recognize it?
[3:49] The Wealth Effect in a booming economy
[6:23] What precipitates the turn of the economy?
[12:45] The principles that drive the stock market are the same ones that drive real estate
[16:19] Can GDP growth and stock market growth have diverging rates of growth for extended periods?
[21:36] The primary reason this economic expansion has gone on so long is that it hasn't been inflationary
[27:56] The looming pension crisis
Sat, 6 July 2019
Today is the 5th installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 5 July 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 959, originally published in February 2018.
Jason Hartman starts off the show today with a reminder: housing is NOT at an all time high when it comes to payments (which is how people really base their decision to buy), and housing is still where it's at.
Then Jason has the first part of his client case study with Scott, from Washington DC. Scott owned a bunch of retail property previously, but recently sold all but one of them and shifted his focus toward residential real estate. Jason talks with him about why he made that decision, what the process was like doing his 1031 exchange, how his experience with property managers has been, and more.
[1:43] Housing is where it's at
[5:32] Housing is NOT at an all time high based on the payments being made
[8:46] Everybody's a genius in a bull market
Client Case Study with Scott:
[14:41] Was Scott worried about the retail apocalypse when he purchased all the shopping centers?
[17:30] Scott & Kelly's evolution from shopping centers to single family homes
[21:04] What happened in the commercial real estate sector last year that led Scott & Kelly to dive headlong into residential?
[25:19] Depreciation makes income properties the most tax favored asset class in America
[26:01] Scott's adventurous time doing his 1031 exchange on his commercial property that aged him 2 years in 45 days
[31:05] Why Scott is glad Jason's group exists
Thu, 4 July 2019
Jason Hartman starts off the show from the Baltic Sea where his cruise is currently taking him. He explains how the brand of the US has covered the whole world, including Russia.
Then Jason talks with Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The Connector’s Advantage, The 11 Laws of Likability, Heroes Get Hired and Nail The Interview – Land The Job, about how likability works and the mindset you have to have in order to succeed in business. There's no way to make people like you, but there are ways to present yourself that will allow you to have a better chance of being liked.
[8:05] Jason's meeting with the Russians to get Coco into the country
Michelle Tillis Lederman Interview:
[13:20] What is Mood Memory?
[16:43] How do you segue out of a conversation without offending the person you're speaking to?
[20:15] The definition of a "niche connector"
[22:28] The 7 Mindsets of connectors
[26:14] Always have the mindset that when you connect online your goal is to bring it offline
Wed, 3 July 2019
After giving a quick update on his cruise travels, Jason Hartman talks with Taylor St Germain, economic analyst at ITR Economics, about why lower interest rates haven't spurred the higher end housing market. The two also discuss what indicators Taylor looks at to get a gauge on the economy and the impact tariffs have had and may still have yet to come.
[5:49] Are lower interest rates good news for cyclical markets or are they just too overpriced?
[10:16] The rise in wages has helped the economy but it's not changing the overall trend or forecasts
[14:13] Why are housing starts so important?
[19:19] ITR's concerns with the tariffs currently being put in place
[23:35] More tariffs could potentially put us in a recession, so be very careful if we see more coming
Tue, 2 July 2019
Jason Hartman talks with investment counselor Sara about some things going on in the market right now. The two discuss the state of inventory going on as sales are slowing even though inventory is still a little low. They also discuss the "trust but verify" philosophy as you deal with everything involved with closing on your property.
[5:52] Amazon has reached a deal with developers to hard wire Alexa into new builds
[9:34] Show your LMS your inspection and give them a chance to fix things and don't let them rush you to close
[13:48] Some provisions you can put in place for the escrow money
[19:19] The state of inventory in the network
[22:55] Buying down your interest rates with points
[29:28] It's important to find not just the best market but also the best team
Mon, 1 July 2019
Today's show features a client case study and this month's mortgage update. After a brief hello from his latest destination, Adam talks with one of the network's lenders about what mortgage rates people are getting this month and what's driving the change in rates recently.
Then Jason talks with client Damon Santa Maria about how he's accumulated his 20 properties in the past 6 years and what his investing plans are moving forward. Damon is self-managing two of his properties and gives some of his best practice tips on metrics he uses and investing in general.
[7:09] What rates can investors get today?
[9:44] Mortgage applications for investors aren't as heavy as you'd expect with low interest rates
[11:44] Is there any movement in the refi market?
Damon Santa Maria Client Case Study
[14:51] Why Damon started investing in real estate
[17:29] If your tenants are staying for a long time, make sure your rents aren't too low
[20:50] Damon's experiences with buy and hold rentals
[24:07] Damon is self-managing his property in Houston and it's working out well
[29:14] Don't gloss over your maintenance percentages when looking at cash flow and reserves
Sat, 29 June 2019
Today is the fourth installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 28 June 2019
1226 FBF: Consumer Debt vs Real Estate, Bitcoin Mania, Fake Work, Interest Rates - Higher Rental Rates with PNC Bank VP Cody Mamone
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 922, originally published in December 2017.
There's a whole lot going on in the economic world today, so Jason Hartman decided to talk to Cody Mamone, CTP, a Vice President for PNC Bank, about what on Earth is going on in the cryptocurrency world, and how it might be impacted by Bitcoin now trading on 2 exchanges in the United States.
The two also delve into the growth of consumer debt in the past 5 years, as well as where interest rates may be headed and how much of an impact even a slight change in rates can have for investors and homebuyers.
[5:00] The difference between saving versus savingS rates
[9:49] The Fed has some useful data that can be used for your investing research, and one thing in the consumer credit reports stuck out
[11:53] The growth in consumer (and student loan) debt in the last 5 years has been astounding
[14:45] Cryptocurrency mania is going crazy and it's not a healthy thing
[17:04] The REAL environmental destruction that cryptocurrencies are creating
[19:58] What's going to happen to Bitcoin now that it will be traded on 2 exchanges? Will the volatility finally end?
[26:12] Where are interest rates headed?
Thu, 27 June 2019
1225: Median Home Prices, Home Ownership Rates & Short-Term Rental Boom or Bubble with Marriott International's Jennifer Hsieh
Jason Hartman and Adam start today's show looking at some Zillow stats relating to median home prices and what the average American can actually afford.
Then Jason talks with Jennifer Hsieh, VP of Homes and Villas at Marriott International, about how Marriott is working with short-term rental property owners to become a big player. Jennifer explains why she doesn't feel the short-term market is over supplied and whether this is all just a fad.
[2:50] Self-managing isn't as difficult as you may believe, which can be aided by Jason's new Empowered Investor Community
[6:47] Median home price today is around $227,000 according to Zillow
[10:36] Median household income compared to median home prices is creating affordability issues
[15:59] What to do as an investor if home ownership rates decline, rents start rising and GDP slows
Jennifer Hsieh Interview:
[21:54] Big players have been entering the short-term rental market for a while
[24:05] How does entering your property into the Marriott branded pool work?
[26:30] The target demographic
[30:14] How do companies like Marriott take care of customers when it comes to short-term rentals?
[32:40] What happens to the short-term rental market when the economy turns
Wed, 26 June 2019
Jason Hartman does another client case study with Lisa, and today is all about metrics. Lisa has seen the Pro Formas available on Jason's website but wants to know which lines are the most important to be looking at when evaluating a property. Then Jason and Lisa move on to self-management and some ways to find a handy man that are outside the norm. Plus, don't forget to celebrate Financial Freedom month throughout July!
[3:31] The 3-5 things Jason looks at first in the Pro Forma
[9:22] The very first thing you need to do when looking at any Pro Forma is checking the assumptions
[12:44] Don't forget to watch and re-watch the 27 minute video that goes over the Pro Forma line by line
[13:42] How Lisa used Lowe's to find a handy man
[17:37] Why Jason's so excited about his new Empowered Investing Network
[19:25] What to do for Financial Freedom month (coming this July)
Tue, 25 June 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Andrew Rybczynski, Senior Consultant at CoStar Portfolio Strategy, about what is happening on the construction side of both single family and multifamily properties. The tight labor market is causing unit completion to slow significantly, but there are a massive number of units being started. The two look at the impact of more millennials living at home on the shadow demand for apartments and whether renter demographics are still looking good.
[3:22] We're seeing a lot of construction all around the country, what's the supply/demand outlook?
[7:02] How much are construction costs going up?
[11:02] We're not building single family homes as much as we used to
[13:45] About 32% of adults 18-34 are living with their parents
[16:57] Looking at the spread between an apartment cap rate and a triple B bond
[20:52] How Andrew views renter demographics over the next 10 years
Mon, 24 June 2019
1222: Rentals During Deflation, June's Mortgage Interest Rates & 2019 Real Estate Stats from National Association of Realtors
Jason Hartman and Adam join forces in today's episode to discuss some of the recent economic stats the National Association of Realtors released and why they're important for real estate investors. Adam also has a talk with one of the network's lenders about current mortgage rates, and then the two tackle listener Robert's question about real estate investing during a deflationary period (when Inflation Induced Debt Destruction doesn't factor in).
[4:00] Foreclosures are down, which is both good and bad news for us as investors
[7:36] The 2 ways of determining pending home sales
[11:31] June mortgage update
[16:29] Listener question from Robert about deflation concerns
[20:47] How real estate rents fared during the 30s and 40s in single family and apartments
[24:05] In the past 54 years the number of cost burdened renters has doubled because wages aren't keeping up with rent growth
[30:44] Just because deflation happens doesn't automatically mean your rents are going to go down
Sat, 22 June 2019
Today is the third installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 21 June 2019
1221 FBF: Smart Technology Improving Self Management, Meetings Suck & Your Vivid Vision with Cameron Herold
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 920, originally published in December 2017.
Jason Hartman starts off the show with Investment Counselor Carrie from a single family investment trade show in Phoenix, Arizona. The two have been meeting vendors at the trade show and are absolutely amazed at the opportunities that smart technology is creating for investors. These innovations will allow investors to truly increase their profits as they become more comfortable self managing their properties across the nation.
Then, Jason talks with Cameron Herold, author of Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less, and Meetings Suck, about how his Vivid Vision can clarify your purpose and help you get on the right path.
It's imperative that every business knows exactly what the mission is, and that every employee in the business knows where the company is headed. It's the only true way to get, and stay, ahead of the competition.
[3:32] There's technology coming that will allow you to review tenants (and have them review you)
[8:14] Smart technology is making it easier to self-manage properties from a distance, and increasing your profits in the process
Cameron Herold Interview:
[14:15] How writing your Vivid Vision can author your future
[17:39] Reverse engineering your Vivid Vision
[20:26] Finding the "sweet spot" in length for your Vivid Vision, and how to properly use it
[23:43] What should you do with your Vivid Vision? How much does David share his?
[28:32] How to run meetings properly
[31:41] How long should you book your meetings?
Thu, 20 June 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Warren Farrell, author of books such as Why Men Earn More, The Myth of Male Power and his newest book The Boy Crisis, about the various waves of feminism and what each has done to male/female relationships. Warren explains why he was originally part of the National Organization of Women (NOW) and why he eventually left, as well as the importance of male figures in children's lives.
[2:29] Dr Farrell left the National Organization of Women when the members demanded that children of divorce be kept with their mother, not the father
[5:14] Want to know how messed up the world is? Check out dating sites
[7:34] Examining the 3 waves of feminism, have they been a good deal for women?
[10:55] There's a movement among men who have started thinking that the current family dynamic isn't a good deal because they lose everything if the marriage fails
[13:32] When researching for The Boy Crisis, Warren found 70 ways that boys were being harmed when they didn't have a mother and father influence in their lives
[16:46] At every stage of the prison sentence, the discrimination against men is drastic
[18:14] The pay gap isn't between men and women, it's between dads and moms
[24:40] Women who have never been married and never had children earn 17% more than men do
[29:55] A vast majority of men in prison are fatherless
[34:12] The male/female sexual tango is completely out of rhythm at the moment
Wed, 19 June 2019
Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Carrie take a look at some of the prime markets where first time buyers are looking to buy, with several of them being markets his network is currently selling properties. Then the two look into some responses from listeners about some personal information they shared before coming to Meet the Masters as Jason tries to learn more about his friends.
[2:28] Where first time buyers are looking to buy
[6:05] Terminology that Jason thinks needs to be used
[9:16] Tampa made the list of places people are looking to live, and it's also a market Jason's group is looking at potentially going into
[15:24] The Millennial Struggle House and Home Blogcast
[20:58] Some responses from the Meet the Masters question about some interesting facts about attendees
[25:09] What life lesson Jason learned from his mom when learning to fly
Tue, 18 June 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Dr. David D Friedman, son of Milton Friedman, former professor at Santa Clara University in the Law School, and author of books such as The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism and Law's Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters. The two dissect what role the government should have in society: what it's capable of and what it need to steer clear from, while also delving into the 4 problems that need to be addressed in a feud system.
[3:21] How David's thinking is similar and different than his father's
[5:34] Can the government actually be out of everything?
[9:55] One of the mistakes that supporters of free markets make is implying that things won't ever go wrong
[13:25] Market failure is a mark for and against government
[19:17] What David learned about feud law when looking at various legal systems
[23:12] Making the tort claims transferable would make our legal system much better
Mon, 17 June 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Doug about why there's been a decline in inventory and what shortages are abound in the housing market. In examining several videos about the housing market and economy, Jason and Doug also look at what impact privatizing mortgages could have and housing affordability in Canada.
[4:52] The big housing shortage is not in McMansions, it's in the 100k range
[8:18] The problem with waiting for the next recession
[13:09] Inventory has declined, which has caused upward pressure on prices
[19:29] When large developers start building an area, they have to keep the sales going in order to make money, so prices can fluctuate
[23:25] The potential impact of privatizing is a prevention of markets overheating
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Sat, 15 June 2019
Today is the second installment of our guided visualization journey.
Fri, 14 June 2019
1216 FBF: Client Case Study, Adam Jackson 11 Properties in One Year & Financial Statements for Investing, Marine Corps Veteran
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 917, originally published in December 2017.
Jason Hartman is happy to bring one of his clients, Adam Jackson, on to the show to talk about his journey into real estate investing. Adam started buying properties toward the end of 2016, and has subsequently purchased 11 homes in the past year on his quest for financial freedom.
Adam shares what markets he's currently invested in, where he's looking to expand, keeping score with personal financial statements, and keeping a healthy balance.
[9:00] 2018 is predicted to be an earthquake heavy year, so be careful with your property in earthquake zones
[12:22] Venezuela is the latest example of runaway inflation
[15:35] Invest in commodities and fight inflation with income properties
Client Case Study with Adam Jackson:
[17:53] Who is Adam Jackson?
[23:32] Where Adam bought his first property, and why
[25:43] Why Adam chose to buy a home with cash
[33:32] When you suffer through an expensive repair, remember that your loss is shared by the government on your tax return
[36:10] How to keep score via financial statements
[41:04] The P vs PC Balance
[44:10] Adam's attempt at the abundance mentality and trying to pass along whatever wisdom/money/time he can
[47:51] Focusing on a few things in-depth is better than a little bit of everything
Thu, 13 June 2019
Jason Hartman talks with G Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island, about corporate scams. Too many people hide behind the veil that corporations offer; ripping off consumers and shareholders and letting the company take the punishment. G Edward and Jason discuss this topic, as well as how we can actually change things to allow society to hold those responsible accountable.
[3:47] It can perfectly legal to extract millions of dollars from a company while the shareholders value drops to 0
[6:53] Trying to punish "the corporation" just means that shareholders get hurt
[9:23] How do we hold someone accountable when a corporation does something bad?
[11:09] How to actually make change happen to fix this problem
[14:16] Governments have a perpetual lien on your property. There's no such thing as owning something "free and clear"
[20:15] What is reasoning behind people like Soros when they pump money into politics?
[22:51] The Fabian Socialist Society believed you took over society gradually
[26:30] At what point is it proper for the state to intervene?
Wed, 12 June 2019
Jason Hartman talks with in-house economist Thomas about how interest rates in the past 10 years have compared to one another. The two explain why interest rates can be so difficult to predict and how these past 10 years are compared to the past.
[3:54] Interest rates aren't completely unpredictable, but they're driven by things where you can't know exactly what's going on
[7:11] Interest rates back in 2010
[16:49] #5 on Thomas' list is 2017, when interest rates dipped under 4%
[21:25] 2015 makes up the #3 spot on the list with interest rates averaging 3.85%
[25:19] The #1 year for interest rates in the past decade
[29:33] Remember that real estate deals can be renegotiated
Tue, 11 June 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Marc Faber, editor at Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, about what's going on in our economy with the massive asset inflation that's hit in the past few years. The two examine what central banks will have to do in order to deal with the looming shortages and what investments can buck that trend when it arises.
[5:03] Asset inflation is making the rich richer and leaving the poor and middle class behind
[11:10] Will millennials get bailed out by their inheritance from their Baby Boomer parents?
[14:25] The 2 investments that will appreciate in a global downturn
[16:17] 2 ways central banks can print money
[20:49] Inflationary actions can kick the can down the road a long way, but there is one thing that can ruin the party
[22:12] There's now a Saturday episode of Creating Wealth dedicated to Guided Visualization
Mon, 10 June 2019
1212: Stock Market & Economy Relationship CNBC, Empowered Self-Management, Commandment #21 Avoid Manias
Jason Hartman talks with client Drew Baker about one of his recent experiences in self-management that differed greatly from when he went through the same thing with a property manager.
They also discuss the new community Jason's trying to start up for self-managing investors, as well as why Commandment #21 is in play for a couple of different things right now.
[2:08] Drew's recent flooring story
[9:11] View your tenants as part of your team
[12:29] The new community that Jason's trying to build
[16:55] Reminder: Wall Street is not the real economy
[24:27] The market constantly prices things in, both on Wall Street and the housing market
[28:20] Some current manias that may violate Commandment 21
Sat, 8 June 2019
Fri, 7 June 2019
1211 FBF: Mortgage Sequencing, Rough Start But Great Results Client Case Study with Sue & Gary Pinkerton
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 937, originally published in January 2018.
Jason Hartman starts off today's episode discussing the amazing effect of inflation on assets in all markets. Then he turns his attention toward the upcoming Meet the Masters of Income Property event and gives a little taste of what he'll be discussing (hint: core beliefs investors need to have), as well as why there will be a whole host of Local Market Specialists at the event.
Then Jason goes into the first part of his client case study with Gary & Sue Pinkerton. The two give Jason a lot of background on why they're investing in real estate, why they continued investing even when their initial property went horribly awry, the way (and reason) they went about their mortgage sequencing, and how they picked the markets they're currently in. Part 2 will be aired tomorrow.
[3:26] Apple's new code release for their old Lisa computer technology, which would have been a $24,700 desktop today, which shows the power of inflation
[6:26] Jason will be discussing the core beliefs that we all need to have as investors at Meet the Masters
[8:26] What Gary fails to mention at the start of his client case study
Gary & Sue Pinkerton Client Case Study:
[17:15] Gary & Sue's first property did NOT start off well
[22:05] It's crucial to listen to your wife's intuition
[25:57] How Gary & Sue decided to split up their mortgages and why
[29:06] Why Gary & Sue picked the markets they're in today
Thu, 6 June 2019
In this 10th episode, off-topic show, Jason Hartman talks with Ocean Robbins, decendant of the Baskin-Robbins family and author of the new book 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World, about the state of American's eating today. The two break down how our diets have changed over the years, why some aspects of our diets are the way they are, how to make a more ethical, sustainable world, and more.
[6:59] Has anything changed since Diet for New America came out?
[9:03] There's a lot of money being made on the status quo
[12:15] What to do if you want a more ethical, sustainable world
[16:34] Jason's theory on meat through the ages
[19:23] We aren't getting nearly enough fiber in our diet now
[21:08] The key use of willpower is to establish healthy habits
Wed, 5 June 2019
Jason Hartman and Doug start today's show looking at how much money the average 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 year olds have in their retirement savings. There's a discrepancy that can be frightening.
Then Jason finishes his conversation with Laurence Kotlikoff, William Fairfield Warren Professor and Professor of Economics at Boston University, about how his software, Maxifi, can help those people who are planning toward retirement. Laurence explains the intricacies, assumptions that many people don't make when factoring in their savings.
[4:29] You need to think about how much you're saving for retirement as well as how you're saving for retirement
[8:21] The current average savings for those in their 30s
[11:19] Amortization is beautiful because it just happens, there's nothing for you to do
[14:14] Your 40s presents both a danger and an opportunity for your retirement savings
Laurence Kotlikoff, Part 2
[18:31] Is the future inflationary?
[19:58] What do we need to do to plan for the future?
[26:16] How much time it takes to input your data into Maxifi
[29:52] Many people are saving too much for their later life because they're scared
Tue, 4 June 2019
1208: America's Retirement Savings Problem & USA's Unfunded Mandates with Laurence Kotlikoff, Part 1
Jason Hartman and Doug start off today's episode with a discussion on the issue of America's retirement savings. There's a looming problem with many people being unable to afford any form of an emergency expense, but also on the other end of the spectrum, as people are getting hit with taxes on their required minimum distributions.
Then Jason has the first part of his interview with Laurence Kotlikoff, William Fairfield Warren Professor and Professor of Economics at Boston University, about the massive amount of unfunded mandates that are awaiting the United States. Currently he has that number pegged around $239 trillion, and there are only a few ways that can be resolved.
[5:03] The Required Minimum Distribution problem
[8:14] Equity values going up 8% a year while the real economy is only going up 2-3%, eventually something has to give
Laurence Kotlikoff, Part 1
[17:57] The most recent number the unfunded mandates are going to cost
[24:52] Does Laurence believe in Supply-Side Economics?
[28:00] Consuming your way to prosperity has never worked before and won't now
[31:20] How Laurence would have dealt with the collapse of Lehman Brothers to calm the public's response to the start of the Great Recession
[35:03] Laurence's take on Jason's 6 ways the government can get out of its hole
Mon, 3 June 2019
Jason Hartman and in-house economist Thomas take today's episode to examine the 10 things that are happening in the US and abroad that are making the most impact in 2019. Among them are the US/China trade war, interest rates, the Mueller Report, millennial household formations, and more.
[2:13] The best thing that's happened so far in 2019 is lower interest rates
[4:54] Household formation for millennials is looking really good for investors
[7:36] The Fed being receptive of market conditions has been a good omen for 2019
[12:29] The 3% GDP growth they said we needed to "pay" for the Trump tax cuts happened
[15:28] Blogcast on Creative Destruction
[21:24] The Mueller Report's impact on the housing market
[24:06] The US needs to negotiate with China now before we operate out of a position of weakness
[26:19] When China sat out the bond auction recently it created a wild swing
Fri, 31 May 2019
1206 FBF: Client Case Study, Clay Slocum: Compounding Returns, Asset Protection, Appreciation Rates & Taxation
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 892, originally published in October 2017.
Jason welcomes client, Clay Slocum to the show. Clay is a millennial who currently has four properties in his real estate portfolio. Before buying his first property, Clay worked diligently with Oscar, his Investment Counselor, and a Local Market Specialist to play around with the numbers and he discovered his initial investment could grow exponentially. Clay shares his insights on the power of compounding interest, asset protection, and the Memphis market.
[01:10] Jason comments on the Las Vegas terrorist attack.
[09:30] Compound interest can be a powerful tool against inflation.
[15:12] Engineers take an analytical approach to investing.
[17:22] After 18 years, $100,000 grow to 14 million.
[24:43] Jason explains a Deferred Sales Trust.
[28:39] If you are on the fence about investing talk with an investment counselor.
[39:33] Asset Protection is a complicated subject you should speak with a lawyer about.
[48:58] Resources for tax help.
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Thu, 30 May 2019
1205: CapEx Repairs, Home Inspections & Market, Screen, Lease, Collect, Maintain & Accounting Self-Management Tool UpTop by Frank Barletta
Jason Hartman and Adam kick off today's episode answering some listener questions from Brenda and Roger. They want to know about how Jason's family was able to make real estate investing work in California, as well as planning for CapEx repairs as a landlord.
Then Jason talks with Frank Barletta, Co-Founder and CEO of UpTop, about how his software can help self-managing property owners. Frank explains how UpTop helps landlords deal with leases and maintenance requests, as well as how to use the platform.
[3:26] Listen Question from Brenda: Jason doesn't like investing in California but his Aunt has successfully invested in Sacramento, CA. How did she succeed?
[5:58] Real estate as an asset is so powerful that it can turn decent investments into great investments over time
[8:12] How to account for large CapEx repairs
[11:46] It's crucial to look at your inspect report thoroughly and make sure the items that were supposed to be done were done properly so you don't get surprise expenses later
Frank Barletta Interview:
[18:56] What does a landlord do with UpTop?
[21:56] Where UpTop makes its money
[27:01] How UpTop handles leases
[27:48] Dealing with maintenance issues through UpTop
Wed, 29 May 2019
Jason Hartman talks with his Local Market Specialist from the Jacksonville/St Augustine markets about what led him start working in these markets, as well as what types of properties are available. The markets offer new construction single family, duplexes, and short-term rentals for purchase that all cash flow.
[4:35] When Bakersfield real estate stopped making sense, this LMS realized that Florida seemed like a good market
[7:20] The media's attempt at scare tactics for investing in real estate can tell you where we are in the cycle
[13:34] Jacksonville is still below peak pricing
[19:19] The 3 types of properties the Jacksonville/St Augustine markets provide
[24:02] Who are the short-term rental target tenants?
[27:32] You can cash flow expensive properties, but you have to do it in a different way