Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman (podcast)

Inspired by an article from Business Insider, Jason Hartman invites Dan Egan of Betterment onto the show to expand upon the idea of market timing. While much of the focus is on Wall Street and how market timing works in the stock market, a lot of these ideas can be applied to real estate investing. They also discuss topics such as long- and short-term capital gain, high-frequency trading and how happy we are with our own achievements in absolute terms. 

 

 

Key Takeaways

01.17 – Is successful market timing just an unachievable myth?

05.04 – Market trends can come in any form – currently we’re seeing a shift to the South by retiring baby boomers searching for warmer climes.

08.54 – We think about the social and political issues in China, but what about the real estate conditions?

17.15 – Stock trading investments are all about assessing long and short-term achievements. Remember that the government views capital gain in terms of short or long-term. 

17.58 – Dan Egan describes the ‘bid ask spread’, an economic term for the costs you never see a bill for.

21.20 – High-frequency trading might not be everything it’s cracked up to be. You have to compare the situations of the big traders with average Joe’s actions.

27.00 – Personal satisfaction is hugely important, but it’s always competing with our comparisons to the people around us.

29.15 – For more information about Dan Egan and his company, head to www.Betterment.com

 

 

Mentioned in this episode

www.Betterment.com

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

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In today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman invites Jerry Robinson, author of Bankruptcy in Our Nation, to the show to share his views about what bankruptcy would look like. They discuss a variety of topics and consider frankly just how bleak America’s future could look. Robinson also gives his opinion on the impact of America’s international relations, as well as posing the interesting notion that we can see the path of America’s future by looking at the past of the rest of the world.

 

Key Takeaways

03.50 – Negotiating certain aspects of the deal with your property manager is always worth a try.

10.00 – Jason reads through some of the latest listener reviews from iTunes. Is yours there?

22.40 – Jerry Robinson’s Bankruptcy of Our Nation deals with facets of the economic crisis such as what happened, why it happened and what we thought would happen.

25.00 – In a number of ways, the 2014 picture we draw now looks very similar to the state of the world in 1914.

33.47 – No-one does anything for nothing. A closer look at the incentives can provide a lot of insight.

38.00 – The psychological impact of the economy is already taking an effect. People now expect prices and values to go up, and are surprised if they don’t.

46.06 – Maybe we need to reassess our definition of evil to better match today’s global situation.

50.15 – If the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia changes, it could change the entire balance of power in the Middle East.

52.04 – Exports are always going to be vital, and we need to consider the impact if the US becomes energy-independent.

1.00.34 – International threats, and especially those involving cyber-attacks, must be taken seriously. Even if you’re living in a city, know the precautions you can take.

01.04.00 – Find out about Jerry Robinson’s Five Levels of Financial Freedom at www.FTMDaily.com/fivelevels

01.10.08 – With mortgage debt, as an investor you don’t even need to pay this off yourself – your tenants pay it off for you.

 

Mentioned in this episode

www.zillow.com

 

Bankruptcy of our Nation by Jerry Robinson

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Jason Hartman’s introduction for today’s Creating Wealth Show focuses around the notion of being an empowered investor. This is the main theme for the 2015 Meet the Masters Event, but is also a vital concept to keep in mind for all of your investment strategies.

Today’s interviewee is none other than Jason’s Aunt Joan, an incredibly successful real estate investor who, together with her husband, owns more than 70 single-family homes around the Sacramento, California area. ‘Old-School’ seems to be the buzz-word of choice, but Joan talks about how she got into real estate, why she still loves it and gives some great advice about property management and keeping your tenants on side. 

 

Key Takeaways

02.27 – How do you become an empowered investor? Find out here and at the Meet the Masters event.

08.27 – The concept of win-win isn’t enough. At least 3 levels means that everyone’s interests are aligned.

16.42 – Jason Hartman asks his influential Aunt Joan about the beginning of her successful lifetime of real estate investing.

22.17 – Low-priced markets might look like the easy way in, but issues could mean big problems later.

29.36 – The Cyber Monday sale at www.JasonHartman.com is now on, with discounts of up to 40%.

36.39 – The information offered by Aunt Joan is available at www.SacRentals.com

42.40 – Be aware, both as an owner and a tenant, about who is paying the city utilities. Owners, flaky tenants could mean this is your responsibility.

45.45 – With tenant selection being so vital to success, you really need to master this in the early stages.

 

51.02 – One of the reasons that real estate retains such popularity is because it’s such a tangible thing. 

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Today’s Creating Wealth Show takes a step away from real estate investment and instead, looks at one of the most successful entrepreneurial stories of recent decades. Jason Hartman invites Brian Smith, the founder and the brains behind UGG Boots to talk about the brand’s unassuming roots, the difficulties of the early years and the steps associated to selling a brand such as UGG. They also discuss many of the points raised in Brian’s upcoming book The Birth of a Brand, which applies an interesting new metaphor to the concept of brand identification and development. 

 

Key Takeaways

01.29 – Rather than Black Friday, we’re celebrating with Cyber Monday deals, so be sure to check those out at www.JasonHartman.com any day now. 

06.20 – The founder of UGG Boots, Brian Smith, describes the brand’s humble beginnings.

10.45 – Experience can sometimes hold you back more than help you out – if you knew all of the obstacles in your way, would you ever start anything?

15.22 – Every image you give out to your target market sends out a message about your brand. Make sure it’s the right message.

19.26 – Understanding business means understanding that you can’t give birth to adults.

28.34 – You need to be able to answer 4 main questions for an investor to even consider taking you seriously. 

31.15 – Never underestimate the power of product placement – it worked wonders for UGG Boots.

34.41 – In business, you have to understand which aspects you’re good at and enjoy, and which you don’t.

37.38 – For more information about Brian Smith, head to www.BrianSmithSpeaker.com 

 

Mentioned in this episode

 

The Birth of a Brand: Launching Your Entrepreneurial Passion and Soul by Brian Smith

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To introduce today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman considers the changes the role of disintermediation has brought about in terms of consumer empowerment, before inviting another attendee of the Birmingham, Alabama Property Tour to share his real estate experience. Scott from Washington DC is an experienced investor who is interesting in branching out and expanding his portfolio into new markets. His main query for Jason is ‘How can I maximize my depreciation in commercial and residential properties?’

 

Later, Jason interviews director and producer, John Sullivan, the brains behind 2016: Obama’s America, America: Imagine The World Without Her and his latest film, Unfair: Exposing the IRS. They discuss many of the issues arising in the various movies as well as touching upon broader topics such as the growing anti-American sentiment and the impact of people’s ideologies and philosophies. 

 

Key Takeaways

02.25 – By becoming a Member before registering for any of Jason Hartman’s events, you can take advantage of huge members’ discounts.

09.11 – Thanks to changes in technology and society, more power is in the hands of the consumer.

16.00 – A big drawback of commercial properties is the much longer depreciation time (39.5 years to the 27.5 years of residential properties).

18.30 – Jason Hartman gives his guest and his listeners some advice on maximizing their depreciation.

22.53 – Unfair: Exposing the IRS takes what we think we know about the IRS and delves even deeper into it.

28.00 – With so many new laws created every year, how can anyone keep to every single law every day?

32.20 – Among Americans, especially students, the perception of America itself seems to be changing.

34.05 – Jason Hartman asks the key question: What would the world be like without America?

26.10 – John Sullivan poses the interesting notion that the main anti-America sentiment is home-grown and has a fairly recent historical stem.

39.30 – The philosophies and ideologies of a lot of Americans are also now being thrown into disrepute.

43.24 – Find out more information about the most recent film at www.AmericaTheMovie.com and about the upcoming film at www.UnfairMovie.com

 

Mentioned in this episode

www.Travelocity.com

www.Expedia.com

www.AngiesList.com 

America: Imagine The World Without Her – a documentary produced by John Sullivan

2016: Obama’s America – a documentary produced by John Sullivan

Unfair: Exposing the IRS - a documentary produced by John Sullivan

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed - a documentary produced by John Sullivan

Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate

 

The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

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Jason Hartman’s introduction for today’s Creating Wealth Show was recorded at the November 2014 Property Tour in Birmingham, Alabama. It features a mini-interview with Jonathan, one of the tour’s attendees, who is a 25 year old with a duplex already under his belt and who has big real estate aspirations for the future. He gives his personal account of what it’s like to attend the Creating Wealth live events.

 

Later, Jason Hartman speaks with Chris Cabanillas of Cabanillas Law Firm, who is an expert in foreclosure and shadow inventory. These are the main topics of discussion throughout the show, but Chris also gives an insight into what you should expect from working with an attorney and considers the issues associated with judicial foreclosure. 

 

Key Takeaways

05.00 – When working in a partnership, assess each member’s contributions and then work out how to offset the equity from that.

09.52 – If foreclosure actions aren’t being correctly carried out, the shadow inventory is just going to continue to grow.

15.22 – With so few of these foreclosure cases even going to court, the majority could be won on default judgement.

19.03 – Ease of foreclosure for lenders changes drastically in judicial to non-judicial states.

21.25 – Chris Cabanillas gives his advice for those facing foreclosure. 

25.44 – The personal, human aspect of a short sale might be what leads to higher overall prices. 

27.53 – The fee structure will change depending on the attorney’s firm and the jurisdiction they work within, but the most important thing is to be able to meet face to face with your attorney. 

36.05 – Foreign investment is filling up places like Manhattan and the investors may never even spend a night there!

 

Mentioned in this episode

 

Slicing Pie by Mike Moyer

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Geography and demographic patterns prove their importance in the discussions featured on today’s Creating Wealth Show. Jason Hartman talks to Peter Zeihan, author of The Accidental Superpower, about the many factors which have affected the economic and social growth of America and several other vital world powers. They consider topics from China’s one-child policy, the comparative strength of the dollar and the how the future looks in terms of oil production and 3D printing. 

 

Key takeaways

01.37 – Peter Zeihan has held high-ranking positions within Stratfor, an intelligence company used by government and business officials.

04.57 – You have to ask the bigger question: ‘compared to what?’ What are you comparing everything to?

05.51 – Jason Hartman details some of the guest interviews we have in upcoming episodes of the Creating Wealth Show. 

13.29 – Geography is still a vital factor to a country’s progress and development, especially when it comes to transportation.

18.54 – The dollar is the only hard currency in the world that exists in sufficient volume to lubricate the global system. What if the printing press actually was an option?

21.08 – America’s commitment to free trade still has a huge impact on today’s world economy.

26.48 – All of the various financial crashes are happening for the same reasons and we need to learn from them.

29.41 – China is in such a difficult demographical situation that America’s social pressure for near-retirees seems like nothing. 

32.08 – Boundaries and ideas are starting to change for retirees, but those staying on in work are still in the minority.

34.05 – The future of American oil production and usage could have totally transformed by this time next year.

36.53 – The impact of 3D printing on supply chains is just staggering, and it’s going to continue to shrink the industry.

42.16 – For more information, head to www.Zeihan.com and the book, The Accidental Superpower is available at any local bookstore and online. 

 

Mentioned in this episode

The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder by Peter Zeihan

 

Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins

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In today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman talks to Yahoo Finance’s Jeff Macke about the impact of changing technologies, the perception of Doomsday skepticism and what underemployment means for those seeking jobs and those hiring. Macke also ways in on the inflation/deflation debate and discusses some of the points raised in his book Clash of the Financial Pundits

 

Key Takeaways

01.05 – We want to hear your opinions and thoughts on the show, so be sure to leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. 

06.49 – To have your questions answered on the show, just sign up for an appointment at www.JasonHartman.com/Jason

08.29 – Jason Hartman runs through the schedule for the Birmingham Property Tour on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2014.

11.19 – There is some disparity between what the press makes us believe and the reality of the economy.

14.40 – New technology combined with human resources can lead to an end to such extreme inefficiency.

17.50 – Underemployment is a tricky issue when we have so many graduates with massive student debt who still can’t get a job.

22.16 – How many jobs will this new technology end up replacing? 

25.14 – It’s easy to criticize and bet on the Doomsday ending, but it’s a lousy bet. 

27.44 – Jeff Macke gives his opinion on the future in terms of inflation or deflation. 

31.43 – There are two real ways of making money as a pundit: make other people money or just scare them.

33.00 – The gold-bugs focus so much on the math, but it’s just not all about math. We now have so many other factors that come into play, and we can’t forget about them.

 

Mentioned in this episode

Clash of the Financial Pundits by Jeff Macke

www.Hotwire.com

www.Priceline.com

www.Lyft.com

 

www.Uber.com

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Today’s 10th episode Creating Wealth Show deals with issues other than business and finance, but guest Lori Ann LaRocco of CNBC joins Jason Hartman to discuss her latest book, Opportunity Knocking: Lessons from Business Leaders. She talks about the pyramid notion of achieving leadership success both in your personal and business life and how important it is to know yourself before you can even hope to expand your potential for success.

 

Key Takeaways

01.53 – Stocks of the physical merchandise of the Meet the Masters and Creating Wealth Home Study Courses are still available but running low: www.JasonHartman.com/Products

03.24 – Successful leaders in any field all seem to follow a series of seven strategies, starting with something as simple as knowing yourself.

06.46 – Find others who inspire you and then form and follow your own aspirations.

10.33 – Take your idea and stick with it. Even if it’s not always popular, stick with what you know to be right.

16.54 – True passion is much more attractive to an employer or investor because it’s a great motivator.

19.55 – Some levels of the pyramid take longer to achieve, but it’s the culminated effort which brings success.

27.03 – Self-belief is really one of the most important elements here.

28.05 – To find out more information about Lori Ann LaRocco, head to her blog at www.LoriAnnLaRocco.wordpress.com

30.06 – In Lori Ann LaRocco’s earlier book, Thriving in the New Economy, she created the mini biographies of various CEOs to show their reactions and their mistakes in the lead-up to and aftermath of the financial crisis.

33.55 – The way that these bubbles work is that when you’re in it, you just can’t see it. Even with hindsight, we don’t seem able to learn.

 

Mentioned in this episode

Opportunity Knocking: Lessons from Business Leaders by Lori Ann LaRocco

Thriving in the New Economy by Lori Ann LaRocco

 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

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There’s a nostalgic feeling to today’s Creating Wealth Show as Jason Hartman provides a live recording from the 2014 Meet the Masters event in Orange County, California. This gives listeners a taste of what they can expect from the January 2015 event in Irvine, California, and also provides a good opportunity to see how far the financial and real estate worlds have come over the past months. Key topics covered include the Case-Shiller index, reassessing Rent-to-Value ratios and the development of bitcoin.

 

Key Takeaways

04.30 – Jason Hartman’s investment strategy doesn’t focus on appreciation – if it happens, it’s a bonus.

07.45 – Bitcoin and its competing alternative cyber currencies really came about because people are starting to doubt the fiat money Central Banking model that we’ve become accustomed to.

10.50 – Despite being the most commonly used index, Jason Hartman would only recommend 6 of the 20 markets proposed by the Case-Shiller index. 

14.08 – As humans, we find it inherently difficult to know when to cut losses and just walk away.

15.50 – Niall Ferguson claims that the most powerful part of the financial system is the bond market, and we would all do well to remember that.

20.09 – Real estate is not a very liquid market and so even when prices drop, they don’t drop as quickly as most other asset classes.

26.18 – Rent-to-value ratios change totally if you think about the actual utility cost per month – how much is your renter paying to use your property, and how does that compare with what you think the value is?

31.23 – The forms and uses of money have changed many times throughout history, and now we’re dealing with the technological side of currency, which has led us to bitcoin.

39.50 – Jason Hartman goes through step-by-step considering the relative merits and failings of the dollar, bitcoin, gold and income property.

 

Mentioned in this episode

 

The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson

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