Fri, 2 October 2015
Jason Hartman talks with one of his Investment Counselors, Steve, about a Naked Capitalism blog post on the new real estate train wreck in securitized rentals. Wall Street’s newest “innovation” based on rental income. Will this be another Wall Street scam like the pools of subprime mortgages, auction rate securities, derivatives or numerous other products that were misrepresented to investors.
Next up, a discussion of the ‘lost decade’ for the American middle class based on a Newser article and some talk about the investor-driven recovery in real estate.
Wed, 30 September 2015
We break closing costs down into small pieces to support Jason’s #1 rule of investing, thou shalt become educated. Understanding which costs are fixed and which are variable will help you to protect yourself and allow you to become your own best advisor. We take the confusion out of calculating the fees. And, will private equity firms be the next big player in the mortgage game?
Sign up now for early bird pricing for our Meet the Masters event in lovely Southern California.
[3:01] An article about character - the essence of a person
[7:07] If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything
[7:51] Artificially intelligent ads
[8:37] Edward Snowden, Hero or Villain?
[11:04] As banks retreat private equity rushes in
[11:37] Meet the Master event in January, SoCal - Get your earlybird pricing
[12:26] Orlando Property Tour
Guest Interview with Joe:
[15:45] Looking at lender fees
[17:15] Requirements for good faith estimates
[19:52] What are lender or origination fees
[21:01] Using an example of $142,500, figuring out the closing costs
[22:40] Insurance charges for lenders and owners
[23:49] Lender’s title insurance is one of the highest fees on the estimate
[24:11] Depending on your state the seller provides the clean title insurance
[25:01] Transfer stamps/taxes are local municipal charges
[27:07] Recording fees
[37:50] Points are fees to buy down the interest rates
Direct download: CW_575_Understanding_Closing_Costs2C_Good_Faith_Estimates_28GFE292C_Loan_Points2C_Title_Insurance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT
Mon, 28 September 2015
Crunching the numbers sounds easy enough but which numbers do you use? National data doesn’t always reflect individual markets and using geographical data isn’t always a telling sign due to widespread changes in Fannie and Freddie’s level of risk. Jason and Daren take a deep dive into analyzing market data and how tagging markets as linear, cyclical and hybrid allow investors to understand good properties based on cash flow and ROI.
The Venture Alliance trip to Newport, Rhode Island was a great success. The speakers who are specialists in their fields were truly informative. The very first Venture Alliance member shares his favorite part of the Mastermind, the hot seat.
[1:26] Upcoming episodes on financing
[2:07] Our first Venture Alliance member is on the podcast
[5:01] Houses starting at $400,000 on Martha’s Vineyard
[9:06] Rehashing the Rhode Island trip
[10:21] Hard money, short and long term lending, how it affects your debt to income ratio
[14:18] The hot seat is the best part of the Mastermind
[16:10] Recreational time is still business time during the Venture Alliance trips
[17:44] A discussion is more intimate than a presentation
[18:26] The inflation/deflation debate
Daren Blomquist Guest Interview:
[20:44] National data doesn’t always reflect geographic niches
[22:24] RealtyTrac is, at its core a data company
[25:07] We have the ability to license, or re-sell the data to other companies
[26:40] Home sales are at an 8 year high when analyzing 190 markets
[29:00] The homeownership rate helps our clients to analyze markets
[30:54] We analyze the tax assessor information for rental properties
[33:37] Everything’s relative
[37:32] Thinking of real estate markets as linear (boring), cyclical and hybrid
[42:40] A combination of jobs and universities help real estate markets
[44:43] Extend and pretend or delay and pray markets
[49:44] Market influences are tipping towards introducing additional risk
Direct download: CW_574_Daren_Blomquist_RealtyTracs_Housing_News_Report.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT
Fri, 25 September 2015
CW 573 FBF - Domestic & International Real Estate Investing with Dr. Steve Sjuggerud of Stansberry Research
Jason Hartman is joined by Dr. Steve Sjuggerrud, editor for Stansberry Research, for a discussion of real estate investing domestic and international, attractive mortgage rates, and government deals that are making real estate a much more attractive investment. Steve talks about what he calls the “Bernanke Asset Bubble,” where the Fed would like to see a booming real estate market and stock market to get the country back on its feet. Jason and Steve also talk about the demographics of the rental market and comparative returns of the rental market and stocks.
Dr. Steve Sjuggerud is the founder and editor of one of the largest financial newsletters in the world, True Wealth. Since inception in 2001, True Wealth readers have made money every year with safe, contrarian investment ideas. Steve did his PhD dissertation on international currencies, he’s traveled to dozens of countries looking at investment ideas, and he’s run mutual funds, hedge funds, and investment research departments. Steve’s investment philosophy is simple: “You buy something of extraordinary value at a time when nobody else wants it. And you sell it at a time when people are willing to pay any price to get it.” It’s harder than it sounds, but Steve continues to be able to do just that for his readers.
Wed, 23 September 2015
The fact that U.S. homeownership rates are tumbling is great news for real estate investors! The time is ripe for cash flow oriented linear markets. And it just so happens Pro.com’s home project service engine is up and running at full capacity. I talk with Matt Williams, formerly of Digg.com, about the latest and greatest tool for real estate agents and investors, Pro.com. Pro.com is a new service which gives you the price of a pro contractor to complete your home services upfront, so you know exactly how much you can expect the bill to be. There were no fee’s exchanged for this or any of my podcasts.
Don’t Forget Early Bird pricing for Meet the Masters available on JasonHartman.com
[2:06] Giddy for the upcoming interview
[3:45] Removing the 3rd party from the equation
[5:23] Podcasters are charging guests to be on their show
[5:53] We are working on a self-management software tool
[7:30] Income is judged by the net operating income, not cash flow
[8:39] The Zerohedge article - U.S. homeownership rate tumbles
[11:00] I’m excited I want a 55% homeownership rate
[12:52] Median U.S. asking rent is $803
[13:46] The time is ripe for cash flow oriented linear markets
[14:55] Real income in the U.S. is at 1989 levels
[17:39] Will the economy be outdone by free market technology
Matt Williams Guest Interview:
[20:59] Learning the ins and outs of building marketplaces and communities at Amazon
[22:01] Digg’s V4 - An attempt at a personalized news experience
[25:21] Incubating Pro.com at Andreessen Horowitz
[27:26] Real estate investors are able to get a quote from any zip code in the U.S.
[28:25] Homeowners have access to what it cost to get their home ready for sale
[30:09] The most comprehensive pricing engine for any home project
[32:40] The problem is a lack of transparency for home services
[34:22] What the job should cost broken down for the consumer
[35:40] It’s really for every single job you can imagine in the home
[38:00] We handle the payment processing also
[39:04] Thousands of common projects and the multiple variations
[40:08] There are a lot of jobs left undone because people don’t know the price upfront
[41:10] We survey the pro after the job and post rankings
[41:58] How real estate agents work with pro.com
[44:12] This free service is nationwide, right?
The Mystery of the Missing Inflation - Tyler Durden
Direct download: CW_572_Matt_Williams_Taking_The_Mystery_Out_of_Repairs2C_Improvements_26_Rehabs_with_Pro.com2C_Former_CEO_of_Digg.com_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Mon, 21 September 2015
CW 571 - Financing FAQs You Need to Know, Why the World Looks to U.S. Real Estate to Create Their Wealth
Welcome to episode 571 of Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing. If you’re here it’s because you’re interested in creating or growing your wealth through real estate investing. And today’s episode is the perfect vehicle to help you do that.
One of our experts, Joe, joins us to give the down and dirty details of what it takes to get the best financing deal and the specifications you need to qualify for up to 20 properties. We also talk about whether or not you need an attorney to close a loan, the differences between technical refinancing and cash out refinancing as well as how many months’ of reserves you need.
This is expert advice free of charge! And it’s all here on today’s episode of Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing.
Quick answers in the lightning round to all of the most important financing questions. We dig in and ask prudent questions of Joe our financing guru. If you are looking to create your wealth through real estate investments this is the episode for you. Down and dirty details of what it takes to get the best financing deal and the specifications you need to qualify for up to 20 properties. Expert advice free of charge!
[1:23] Lender Lightning Round show
[1:58] The great Facebook debate
[4:29] Commandment #3 - Thou shalt maintain control
[9:28] Ric Edelman’s - 10 great reasons to keep a long term mortgage and never pay it off
[11:07] The supply chain of financial advisors
[15:40] It’s an amazing time to be alive
[16:18] The Chinese Government makes it easier to buy overseas assets
[18:40] Newport Rhode Island trip for Venture Alliance members and guests
[19:51] CW - 565 is now the Orlando market profile
Financing Lightning Round with Joe:
[21:30] Inflation induced debt destruction
[22:15] Financing 10 properties per spouse through Fannie Mae
[22:53] Down payments vary - 5% down reduces your rate
[23:43] Financing through an LLC
[24:24] 1 loan, 1 property with vanilla residential financing
[25:45] Multiple inquiries about your credit score can lower it over time
[27:00] A LLC needs different insurance
[27:47] Is a power of attorney be sufficient to close the loan
[28:29] An attorney is not needed to close the loan
[29:57] A 2 year landlord history - Fannie Mae no, Freddie Mac yes
[30:56] The minimum credit score is 620 for the first 4 properties, 720 for 5-10
[31:50] Cash out refinancing on investment properties
[33:05] You can always finance your primary residence but different guidelines may apply
[34:21] Lenders need 6 months of reserves
[35:37] Offsetting the mortgage payment based on possible rental income
[37:42] Rental income loss
[38:38] Technical refinance or delayed financing
[40:22] 100% replacement cost needed in homeowners insurance
[44:37] Do your due diligence but beware of multiple credit checks
Direct download: CW_571_Financing20FAQ20-20Lightning20Round20Lender20Questions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT
Fri, 18 September 2015
Jason Hartman interviews research scientist, Heidi Grant Halvorson regarding the science behind human motivation and success. There are many successful people in the world who are highly motivated and have concise goals, but how many actually understand why they’re successful or why they fail? The common belief is that certain people are just genetically wired to succeed or fail.
Heidi states this is not entirely the case and shares the findings of scientific research on achievement. She talks about strategies that people use, principles that people can count on and apply to their own life, and states that our own intuition about what helps us succeed or causes us to fail can often be incorrect. It’s not about ability or IQ.
Heidi explains the psychological factors behind how people react to challenges, the beliefs and mindsets that people have as they try to reach a goal. Defining success is personal, dependent on an individual’s sense of well-being, lasting happiness and autonomy. She says it’s important to be specific about goals, to break them down into manageable, specific pieces that are planned out with when and where, and taking the time to define success for ourselves.
Jason and Heidi also discuss the relationship between money and happiness, expressing that there is a money point where it does make it easier to make choices and pursue the things individuals find interesting in life, plus containing a sense of accomplishment and opening the door to help others. Unhappiness comes about when a person makes and uses their money for the wrong reasons, lacking sensibility, leading to dissatisfaction. Heidi emphasizes motivation and realistic goals are important. Jason shares his own opinion on wealth, noting that, on the one hand, having more “things” can actually become a burden, but it does allow a person to help others and create experiences and memories. Heidi states that what people do with their wealth is the important factor for fulfillment and happiness.
Heidi Grant Halvorson is a rising star in the field of motivational science. She is a an Expert Blogger for Fast Company, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, as well as a regular contributor to the BBC World Service’sBusiness Daily, the Harvard Business Review, and SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership.
Her writing has also been featured on CNN Living and Mamapedia. Heidi is also Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School. In addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly-regarded academic book The Psychology of Goals (Guilford, 2009), she has authored papers in her field’s most prestigious journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,European Journal of Social Psychology, and Judgment and Decision Making.
She has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation for her research on goals and achievement. Her work has been praised by Carol Dweck and Matthew Kelly, among many others.
Dr. Grant Halvorson is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and was recently elected to the highly selective Society for Experimental Social Psychology.
She gives frequent invited addresses and speaks regularly at national conferences, and is available for speaking and consulting engagements, primarily in education, marketing, and management. She received her PhD in social psychology from Columbia University.
Wed, 16 September 2015
CW 569 - Property Acquisition Checklist, Insuring Real Estate Assets with Investment Counselor, Sara
So you’ve decided to invest in real estate, what now? Using the checklists provided by Jason and his team you can take things step by step and not miss a thing. Even if this is your first investment you can be certain you are making educated decisions on home inspectors, insurance companies and lenders by using this simple tool. You’ll have your real estate portfolio up and growing in no time.
[1:35] The Creating Wealth Show is the #1 way to achieve better real estate investing
[3:23] First steps to acquiring a property
[6:02] Some providers use year built as the rehab date
[7:22] Every property will sell at the right price
[8:37] Big retailers don’t make investments easily, use it as a sign
[10:05] A checklist after the purchase agreement
[12:06] How to pick a home inspector
[13:41] 50 shades of cahoots
[16:53] Pre-approval for financing and understanding their language
[19:19] A good track record is important to us
[20:06] Being disloyal to markets and lenders is a good thing
[22:44] Dealing with a nationwide insurance company and umbrella policies
[27:26] During closing time use the change of address form for your investment property
[30:42] Venture Alliance fall foliage tour coming up soon, talk to your investment counselor
Direct download: CW_569_The_Checklist_Manifesto_for_Real_Estate_Investing_With_Sara.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT
Mon, 14 September 2015
The sharing economy will certainly change the game in the manufacturing sector but we do not yet know what affect it will have. Considering the normal adaptation lag time and the conversion nuances of each new innovation real estate investors must watch closely as the upcoming game changers come to fruition. Major economic indicators such as unemployment rates and the housing market will be closely monitored. Real estate investing may be entirely different than it is today.
[2:01] How real estate investors can design their portfolios in the current govt. environment
[3:24] 3 Cardinal rules of real estate - Location, location, location
[3:57] What is the labor content fallacy or the zero sum game
[5:11] Proving Supply side economics or trickle down economics
[6:25] Looking at economics by way of technology
[8:09] The self driving cars will hurt high value land owners
[9:06] An audio clip about self driving cars
[10:41] Automotive Industry experts expect an 8 year replacement cycle
[11:28] The average car is used only 4% of the time
[12:45] How will autonomous driving services affect the auto industry
[14:38] A game changer for real estate
[15:33] Naresh is skeptical about the dates
[18:00] The typical city or town is 40% parking
[19:11] Will people need to get in a car and go to work
[21:36] A safety app
[22:34] Will there be high unemployment or will technology fill in the gaps
[25:21] Digital goods basically exhibit a zero cost of production
[28:01] Real estate investors normally don’t consider what the future may hold
[29:25] Jason’s private mastermind group, Venture Alliance’s Newport Rhode Island trip
Direct download: CW_568_Real_Estate_Investing_vs_The_Self_Driving_Car.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT
Fri, 11 September 2015
Jason Hartman starts with a discussion about the recent Facebook IPO scandal. Morgan Stanley and the other IPO underwriters gave the bad news to their big clients about Facebook having a bad quarter but didn’t bother to tell their financial advisors and individual clients about this – more bad behavior on Wall Street? Short Bloomberg News clip. What would Eliot Spitzer think of Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman?
Jason reviews a SWOT Analysis for Investment Property including the following points:
Join Jason and his team for their very first LIVE east coast event! Atlanta Income Property Investment Tour + Education http://www.jasonhartman.com/atlanta-investment-property-tour/. Finally, Jason talks with one of his clients who finances farmland about his growing income property portfolio and outlook on the residential rental property market.