Mon, 11 March 2019
1147: Lyft IPO & Client Case Study Investing at Age 25, Overcoming Challenges & Self-Management, Lisa Tomita
Today's show begins with Jason Hartman and Adam discussing how investors are taking a big risk (and breaking Commandment #5 in the process) if they take part in buying the stock for a company that's never turned a profit.
Then Jason welcomes Lisa Tomita, a client with 4 properties who has recently decided to self-manage two of her properties. Jason and Lisa discuss the ups and downs of investing and how self-managing has turned Lisa into a more empowered investor ready to deal with all the bumps along the way as she moves closer to her financial independence.
[3:34] Lyft is going public, but it may not be a good idea to buy in to the company
[7:57] If you're going to buy stocks, at least buy dividend stocks
Lisa Tomita Client Case Study:
[15:04] Lisa's tenant saved her $200 because of the relationship they've developed
[19:53] Lisa recently quit her job so she could focus full time on real estate
[23:58] Self-managing has made Lisa feel more empowered and learned
[28:23] One of Lisa's deals that hasn't gone well broke 4 of Jason's 10 commandments
[34:58] Income property is so durable it's like the self-healing asset
Fri, 8 March 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 364, originally published in March 2014.
Join Jason Hartman as he discusses cash flow, real appreciation and geographic diversification as it applies to his, not Albert Einstein's, theory of real estate relativity. You'll hear a valuable comparison of a typical Santa Ana, California property with a Birmingham, Alabama and an Atlanta, Georgia property. How do they stack up? Jason will lead you through an in-depth look at rent-to-value ratios (RV Ratio), historical appreciation rates of linear and cyclical markets, as well as hybrid linear/cyclical markets. This comparison may surprise you in several ways. What's better A $455,000 house that rents for $2,500 per month to six people? Or several $52,000 houses that rent for $700 per month? The same concept can be applied to large multi family apartment complexes and across every geographic market or metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Next up, Jason talks to one of his lenders about reverse mortgages, a growing trend with broader implications on the real estate market and the economy as a whole.
Thu, 7 March 2019
1145: Wall Street Lies About Real Estate Returns & Glass House, The 1% Economy & the Shattering of the All-American Town, Brian R. Alexander, NBC
Jason Hartman begins today's show in disbelief at some of the "news" articles he's been seeing lately about the best performing asset classes in 2018. The claims that cash was king are being shouted near and far, but there's a distinct problem with how real estate was measured that makes their whole metric false.
Then Jason talks with Brian R Alexander, author of the new book Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town, about the state of today's world and the impact Wall Street investing has had on us. There has been a steady decline in community and a massive disconnect between the uber-wealthy and the average American. Listen in as Jason and Brian talk about the root causes of the problem and ways we can combat them.
And don't forget, Monday is the ABSOLUTE LAST DAY FOR THE HOTEL ROOM BLOCK for Meet the Masters, so book your room now if you haven't.
[2:53] "What comes around goes around" but it can take a long times sometimes
[5:14] NASDAQ.com is claiming the best performing asset class in 2018 was cash
[8:54] Appreciation in cyclical markets is the only metric many outlets use for determining ROI for real estate
Brian Alexander Interview:
[14:15] The premise of the 1% economy
[16:23] What is "Green Mailing"?
[20:58] The demise of community in our lives today
[25:22] There's a massive disconnect between the elite insider Wall Street class and the common investor
[29:45] The actions of companies and uber-wealthy investors is hurting the mental psyche of every day Americans
[32:39] Capital formation in the US is very much a winner-take-all proposition
Wed, 6 March 2019
Jason Hartman and video director Chad use the intro of today's episode to go over some of the comments made by viewers of Jason's YouTube videos, as well as announcing who the winner is for the contest.
Then Jason speaks with Matthew Sullivan, founder & CEO of Quantm Real Estate, about how his company is using blockchain and tokens to help homeowners pull equity out of their homes (whether owner occupied or investments). Matthew uses a few case studies to explain how much money you could extra, what you would owe his company, and how the secondary market works for the equity stake his company receives.
[3:39] Jeffrey's comment on "Home builders made a big mistake"
[7:46] Abdula was amazed by "How to Maintain Control of Your Investments" about how many people take a cut before you get paid when you don't have direct control
[11:39] The winner of the YouTube challenge!
Matthew Sullivan Interview:
[18:22] Matthew's company allows you to get equity out of your house without taking out another loan with a bank by buying some of the future value of your house
[21:19] Case study: How much can you pull out if you were to have a $100,000 house with a $50,000 mortgage?
[27:35] Why Quantum Real Estate goes through the hassle of creating a REIT and tokenizing them equity share
[32:17] The effective "interest rate" for homeowners who realize their equity
[36:27] Quantum Real Estate revalues their portfolio every 3 months so the secondary market can trade
Tue, 5 March 2019
Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing some of the cyclical markets that have seen their housing bubble burst, as well as some non-cyclical markets that could be in danger of the same thing. One of them, Colombus, surprised him.
Then Jason talks with Edwin Kelly, founder & CEO of Specialized IRA Services, about some of the creative ways you can use your self-directed IRA to invest in non-stock market related assets. Edwin provides several case studies that show the power of self directing, as well as his "Triple D" process to help you on your way.
[5:01] Cyclical markets have seen their housing bubbles burst and now it's starting to spread to other cities
[7:16] People buy homes based on payments, not total price.
[11:07] Colombus, OH is on the list of potentially being at risk of a bubble burst
Edwin Kelly Interview:
[15:07] What is a Self Directed IRA and what kind of assets can you use them for?
[17:56] Some unique strategies people are using in their IRAs
[20:28] Borrowing against your solo 401k as a strategy
[25:57] The Triple D process of Self Directed investing
[27:47] The costs of using self directed funds
Mon, 4 March 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam take a look today at some sectors of society that have been hit hard by inflation and deflation over the past 20 years. Technology has done a good job at keeping the cost of many things in check, but not every sector is reliant on it so some areas have seen skyrocketing costs.
The two also answer listener Brian's question about determining what costs you can hold back from your tenant when you're doing a make ready after the tenant moves out and give out the March Mortgage Minutes from Lender Aaron.
[4:02] A look at inflation for the last 20 years, by sectors
[8:42] The overall inflation in the past 20 years is roughly 56%
Adam's Mortgage Update:
[12:18] Investors with good credit are looking at mortgage rates in the mid-5%
[15:33] The rate of mortgage applications has been pretty steady over the past 12 months
Jason & Adam:
[22:49] How the Service as a Software (SaaS) has been impacted by inflation
[27:28] Some make-ready tips to save you money in the long run
Fri, 1 March 2019
1141 FBF: G. Edward Griffin - A Crash Course on Money & Freedom, The Creature from Jekyll Island, A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 664, originally published in April 2016.
We are rapidly losing our freedom, so says G. Edward Griffin. Griffin is the author of the seminal work The Creature from Jekyll Island, he is the President of the American Media/Reality Zone and the force behind the Freedom Force International Movement. This is Mr. Griffin’s third time on Creating Wealth. He shares his wealth of information on the beginning of the Federal Reserve, the way our freedom is being depleted and the monetary scam which is our unrepayable debt.
[2:42] The Central Banking Cartel influences the context of our lives.
[11:44] Align your interests with the most powerful forces the human race has ever known.
G. Edward Griffin Guest Interview:
[16:26] The history of how the Federal Reserve came to be on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
[24:12] Most transactions in the 1900’s before the Fed was created, were conducted in gold bullion and silver.
[28:47] Supply of precious metals is limited and the effort to extract them is great, hence the value.
[31:06] The scam of lending money is ethically reprehensible.
[37:07] The Creature from Jekyll Island book is unfolding exactly as Mr. Griffin was afraid it would.
[41:58] There are only two ideologies in the Western World and they are Collectivism, which is the idea that the group is more important than the individual and Individualism.
[49:56] Freedom comes when the individual are protected against the passion and greed of the majority.
[53:09] Where do the origin of human rights come from?
[1:00:36] Contact information for G. Edward Griffin
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Thu, 28 February 2019
CW 1140: Listener Questions & The Laws of Human Nature, Famous Author on Power & Strategy, Robert Greene
Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing listener Brandon's question about living above or below your means. It's important to keep things in perspective as you're deciding how to live your life because just getting more stuff doesn't necessarily make you happier.
Then Jason talks with Robert Greene, author of the new book The Laws of Human Nature as well as New York Times bestsellers like The 48 Laws of Power and The 33 Strategies of War, about how to approach people to put yourself in the best position for success as well as how to best change your life and circumstances. Robert goes over a few of his 18 laws to help you on your way.
[4:45] Should you live above or below your means?
[10:38] Money gives you choices, and choices can make you happy
Robert Greene Interview:
[16:08] Misjudging people is extremely expensive, and it's getting even harder to do with everything becoming virtual
[18:27] Thinking about what other people need or are going through is one of the most important life skills you can develop
[21:42] When you ask someone for anything, they are naturally going to be resistant
[24:47] We are emotional creatures, largely governed by our emotions
[36:20] You can change your own life and circumstances by working on your attitude
[39:56] The biggest impediment in people's lives is the inability to affect or influence the people around them
Wed, 27 February 2019
CW 1139: George Gilder & Modern Money Theory, A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems & Understanding Modern Money MMT by Professor Dr. Randy Wray, Levy Economics
Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing one of the keynote speakers for this year's Meet the Masters event, George Gilder. Gilder has quite the history and the two break down what he did back in the 90s, what he's doing now, and why he's still relevant.
Then Jason talks with Dr. Randy Wray, one of the foremost experts in Modern Monetary Theory, about why Minsky the philosopher is important, what exactly MMT is and why it's relevant in today's monetary society. They especially tackle the job guarantee program that MMT espouses and what's coming up for the US in the economy for the next few years.
[4:34] George Gilder is a thought leader today just like he was 20 years ago
[7:31] When Gilder spoke back in the 90s the markets moved
Dr Randy Wray Interview:
[12:26] Who is Minsky and why is he someone we should concern ourselves with?
[15:43] What is Modern Monetary Theory and why is it applicable?
[21:31] The governments going back to the colonies spends money into existence and then taxes it back to avoid causing inflation
[24:38] Has all the money that was put into the economy during Obama's term been taken back out by taxes or is it causing inflation?
[28:51] The test you need to use to discover if you're doing monetary policy correct
[32:48] Spending during The New Deal greatly helped move our nation forward and allowed us to become the richest, most developed nation on Earth
[36:49] The job guarantee that Dr Wray is focusing on now would involve a lot of care work, and it would be decentralized
[39:58] What's coming up, economically, for the United States
Tue, 26 February 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam tackle the subject of millennials in today's episode. They might start out talking about millennials feelings and whether we should put labels on people in society, but the crux of the show is based on their cohort's home buying habits. After years of waiting, millennials are finally venturing into the market, and their numbers might move the market but their habits definitely create some risk but also leave some wiggle room for safety.
Also, don't forget to enter the Meet the Masters YouTube raffle to get either a free ticket to the 2019 Meet the Masters or a $500 travel allowance!
[6:10] Millennial mortgage habits are different than previous generations
[12:23] A housing shortage story from one of Jason's older blogcasts
[18:33] The dangers of a centrally managed economy and government intervention through things like Fannie and Freddie
[22:20] If Fannie and Freddie got out of the market it would cause a huge upward pressure in rents for investors
[26:44] Millennials saw their parents go through the Great Recession, many of them losing their homes. That will impact their home purchase habits