Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

Jason is joined with investment counselor Carrie to discuss some more current properties. Take a mini-tour with Carrie in York, Pennsylvania, or listen up for this auditory property tour through Alabama, Georgia, and Indiana. 

In the second segment today, Jason discusses the hybrid approach to property management, prompted by a Voxer message from client Bruce. As well, Jason speaks on three basic economic maladies; inflation, deflation, and stagnation. This drives the show to our final topic of Jimmy Carter and Malthusian thinking. 

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] Atlanta, Georgia area property only 9 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

[4:30] Port city, Mobile, Alabama property offers low property taxes

[7:00] Property Tour with Carrie in York, Pennsylvania

[9:00] The latest empowered investor, Bruce, taking the hybrid approach

[11:40] Firing your property manager, self-managing or the hybrid approach. Not all bad or mysterious

[13:30] The three basic economic maladies; inflation, deflation, and stagnation

[18:40] The carter administration was typified by Malthusian thinking 

[19:45] Jimmy Carter’s infamous Malaise Speech

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/ask

www.JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CW_1393_Carrie.mp3
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Today, Jason Hartman is joined with investment counselor, Sara, and they discuss some current properties that you view on the JasonHartman.com website. As well, the two discuss some common investor questions including the 6% appreciation estimate and strategy for navigating the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac loan limit. 

In the second segment of today’s show, A Fire-Side Chat, Jason is joined at a live event with three guests. The three guests share a quick background to their real estate journey: the how, the why, and the success of their real estate ventures.

Key Takeaways:

[2:40] If you’d like a private tour with a local market specialist, contact one of our investment counselors

[6:15] Common client questions: Where does the 6% appreciation estimate come from?

[9:10] Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac loan limit is 10 financed properties per person: make a good use of your financing with a fourplex under one conventional loan

[10:00] The debt coverage ratio provides a little comfort for the conservative investors

[12:20] Mortgage Sequencing for loan leverage

[17:15] A fire-side chat with Doug, Evan, and Sara. The barrier to entry and success stories.

[23:04] Are tech startups changing the world? 

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com

Jason Hartman PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1392_Sara.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 393, originally published in July 2014.

Jason Hartman and Doug explore the multiple ways in which you can invest in real estate, and the pluses and minuses to each.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1391_FBF_Doug.mp3
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Our mind is the most powerful force known to mankind. Today, Jason Hartman shares some secrets to brain hacking and understanding the flaw of our subconscious mind. After understanding this flaw, we can use it as an advantage for progress. 

In the second segment of today’s episode, we flashback to a narrative about the human brain, and it’s role as a generator. Your brain is not just a processor. 

Today’s final segment is taken from Commandment #3, Stay In Control. 

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Our mind, the most powerful force known to mankind

[4:20] Brain Hacking, the flaw of the subconscious mind 

[13:45] Creative Visualization: Our mind is so powerful that we can create our future by visualizing it

[18:00] Holographic Brain Theory

[28:06] Commandment #3: Stay In Control (Maintain Direct Control Of Your Investment

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com

Guided Visualization Podcast

Direct download: CW_1390_Visualization.mp3
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Jason Hartman is joined today with guest, Evan Moffic, in a client case study and phenomenal deal on a short term rental property. With understanding how inflation plus tax deduction works, when compared to your interest rate, you will be getting paid to borrow money. 

Evan shares his thoughts on the natural dilemma that humans aren’t designed to think long term but we should, and with a well built real estate investment portfolio in play. Lastly, Bernie Sanders; What are you doing, What are you suggesting? 

Key Takeaways:

[1:38] A phenomenal deal on a short term rental property bought through the Jason Hartman network

[7:10] The Feds target inflation rate is 2%

[13:50] Getting paid to borrow: interest rate compared to inflation + tax deduction

[17:00] We aren’t designed to think long term

[18:50] Bernie Sanders, keep calling out the banks, but Capitalism isn’t all bad

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com

The Mammoth Cost of Bernie Sanders’ Big Plans

Direct download: CW_1389_Evan_Moffic.mp3
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The Coronavirus might affect the US housing market in a way that you did not expect. Joining Jason Hartman today is investment counselor, Adam Schroeder. The two discuss the great returns on properties that come across as boring, but make sense the day you buy them.

Refi til ya die! - More details on how and why this is the way to go. And the story behind PropertyCast, the Hartman Method and Schroeder Application to getting the real estate ProForma in simplest fashion.

Key Takeaways:

[1:15] The housing market vs the coronavirus, and its effect on foreign investors

[7:50] Boring properties but great returns

[9:00] Do not go by the greater fool theory applied to real estate, it is a very dangerous strategy

[11:30] Properties that make sense the day you buy them

[14:25] Refi til ya die

[21:00] Don’t wait to buy real estate, Buy real estate and then wait!

[22:00] The birth of PropertyCast

Websites:

1.800.HARTMAN

Jason Hartman PropertyCast

www.JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CW_1388_Adam.mp3
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Are there any correlations with Real Estate and Great Dating Cities? Investors are more eligible mates. Today, we share a live conference clip with a discussion about timing the market and answering the valuable question, “Where not When!”

In the final segment of today’s episode, Jason answers a listener’s question about timing the market.

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] Crazy life: Bullseye with an ax, a business cruise, Aspen to Tampa

[4:00] Valentines Day and Real Estate: Investors and homeowners are more eligible mates!

[6:45] Top ten Best & Worst cities for dating in the USA

[13:10] It’s better to know which market to be in than to wait

[14:15] People rarely calculate the returns the period they are waiting

[15:00] Timing the market = regrets waiting

[23:05] A listener’s question about Timing the Market

[28:30] Don’t be so partisan all the time, give people credit where it’s due. Look at our economy now

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The Best & Worst Metros for Dating 2020

Direct download: CW_1387_Jason.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1007, originally published in June 2018.

From the studios of the Financial Survival Network, Jason Hartman and Kerry Lutz get together for this episode to discuss the softening of Dodd-Frank, changes in protections for renters in some markets of the US that are making it harder for landlords, potential uses for Blockchain that could significantly impact the way people invest, and some key economic lessons you have to teach your children.

Key Takeaways:

[5:49] Jason went and got stretched today, and it was quite the experience

[7:07] The FBI says you need to reboot your router ASAP

[8:45] The counter intuitive concept that is slowing home sales in the US

[11:58] If you can trade tokens instead of stocks the transaction fees can be sliced immensely

[15:23] The biggest commitment in precious metals to blockchain

[21:31] Jason & Kerry's thoughts on the changes to Dodd-Frank

[25:58] The #1 thing you need to teach your kids about economics: money always goes where it's treated best

[29:24] The Meet the Masters audio product is now available at HartmanEducation.com

Website:

www.HartmanEducation.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Food

Direct download: CW_1386_FBF_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
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Greetings from Sarasota, Florida! Jason Hartman shares the good news, “America is Increasingly, A Nation of Renters!” What socioeconomic changes have prompted this shift in the last decade, and how does it benefit the real estate investor?

In the second part of today’s show, we share a clip from a live conference. Jason asks, “What got you into real estate?” Doug and Evan both share a bit about Equities vs. Real Estate Investing and Self-management.

Key Takeaways:

[1:35] Good news from CBS News, “America Is Increasingly, A Nation of Renters”

[3:16] The renter class has changed, is it now acceptable to rent?

[14:55] Inflation induced debt destruction, IIDD, looks at the way you get paid to borrow money over time

[17:35] A Live conference chat with Evan and Doug: Self-management, & Equities (stocks) vs Real Estate Investing

[18:00] “You can never make enough money with your own two hands”

[19:45] The tech revolution has made real estate more valuable

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CW_1385_Renters.mp3
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In today’s episode, Jason questions California’s proposal to use its eminent domain power to take over properties for rent control. What does this do to/for the landlord? The effects of the coronavirus on the human race and the economy aren’t something to ignore.

Investment Counselor, Adam, returns to the show with our February 2020 Mortgage Rate Update.

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] The “Socialist Republic of California” took some huge steps toward economic suicide. Is California Rent Control a mistake?

[7:33] Money goes where it’s treated best

[11:20] Three forms of power: violence, capital, and information

[13:45] What is to come of the potential pandemic of the coronavirus?

[16:20] Investment Counselor, Adam, with our February 2020 Mortgage Rate Update

[25:00] Reach the Jason Hartman Investment Counseling Team, 1.800.Hartman

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1384_Mortgage_Update.mp3
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Congratulations to our Super Bowl 54 Champions, The Kansas City Chiefs, and the supporters of Brexit! Are you a HENRY? Big problems and big success run in the same circle.

Today, Jason Hartman speaks on Commandment No. 3 of the 21 Commandments of Successful Investing, “Thou shalt maintain control.” As well, he shares some interesting business concepts developing with Cloud Kitchens. And, Is there any legitimacy to the Super Bowl Indicator?

Key Takeaways:

[2:44] Welcome to HENRY: High Earner, Not Rich Yet!

[9:26] If you have bigger problems, it’s probably because you have more success

[10:42] “It’s not what we get by reaching our goals that matters, it’s who we become just by trying” -Zig Ziglar

[12:12] Commandment No. 3 of 21 Commandments of Successful Investing: Thou shalt maintain control

[24:35] When you own the real estate, you own something real

[25:00] Have you heard of Ghost Kitchens?

[28:00] The Super bowl Indicator: Does Kansas City’s win actually give us a good indicator of what will happen this year with the S&P 500?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CW_1383_Jason.mp3
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Super-Monday, the youngest Creating Wealth listener and a letter about money from the late great Kobe Bryant. Today, investment counselor, Naresh returns with questions for Jason about a few investment properties in “The Vegas of the South,” and Citrus Springs Florida. Jason elaborates on the recurring real estate investment theme of “Refi ‘till you Die.” And finally, the importance of understanding ROA (Return On Amortization).

Key Takeaways:

[4:28] A Fourplex, new home construction deal!

[7:05] Tunica Resorts property, the Vegas of the South

[8:32] 32% return on invest IS a conservative number in a multidimensional asset class

[8:50] How To Analyze an Asset Class, Free Video - JasonHartman.com

[9:45] Advice on money, from a letter that Kobe Bryant wrote

[15:30] “Refi ‘till you Die” plan

[16:20] ROA return on amortization

[26:50] Citrus Springs, Florida

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com

Mamba Mentality: The Mindset That Made Kobe Bryant a Master

Direct download: CW_1382_Jason.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1048, originally published in August 2018.

Jason Hartman discusses some of the main stories in the news today. The first story is one of the reasons Jason created Commandment #3 (Thou Shalt Maintain Control), the next is a potential sign of a market slowdown from none other than the scandal plagued Wells Fargo, then the potential return of risky loans. Finally we wrap it up with a story on how California might make it even more expensive to live there.

Key Takeaways:

[2:09] Forgetting Commandment #3 can often be an expensive lesson and the biggest Ponzi scheme in the world

[6:52] Always think of opportunity cost when you have money sitting around

[12:20] A potential sign of a market slowdown from Wells Fargo

[16:49] The housing market is slowing from the top down and hasn't hit the type of homes that Jason's network sells

[20:44] Are banks starting to push risky loans?

[26:07] California is considering changes to Prop 13 and home requirements, which Jason believes would be devastating for real estate holders

Website:

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1381_FBF_Jason.mp3
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Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of The Happiness Prayer, joins us from the Profits of Paradise conference where he speaks on happiness and what leads to a meaningful life. His rich insight on religion, capitalism and happiness give us a new way of approaching personal gain and how we can share that with others. And he invites us to ask ourselves, does more money lead to more happiness?

Key Takeaways:

[3:00] If money doesn’t buy happiness, does poverty buy happiness?

[4:05] Are Super Bowl tickets affected by inflation?

[8:00] Fannie Mae issues a warning about fake companies

[17:50] Does money make us happier?

[21:00] From 1-10, how satisfied are you with your life, and does your income affect that?

[22:56] Happiness is a kind of currency

[26:25] PERMA: Positive emotions. Engagement. Relationships. Meaning and purpose. Accomplishment.

[29:30] Love of money is the root of all evil, not money itself.

Website:

www.RabbiMoffic.com

www.JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CW_1380_Evan_Moffic.mp3
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Every deal seems too expensive at the outset. Jason Hartman speaks on the Cap rate or less affectionately called, “The Crap Rate” as a faulty metric. And another proof of commandment number 3 of 21 Commandments of Successful Investing, what did Robert Morgan do?

Jason Hartman talks with Jonathan Slain, a high growth leadership coach, founder of www.Recession.com, and author of Rock the Recession, about how to prepare your business to ensure that you not only survive, but thrive through recessions. Having a war chest BEFORE it starts is absolutely crucial to your continued success, so make sure you have a plan and rock your way through any recession.

Key Takeaways:

[5:37] Every deal becomes a good deal looking in the rear view mirror

[11:35] How do you grow during a recession?

[15:20] You can increase your business significantly by spending into a recession

[21:00] Make sure you have a recession plan BEFORE the next recession

[23:20] Why Jonathan thinks a pullback will happen in 2020

[27:27] Examine your business to find what you can do that will make your competition irrelevant

[31:00] The big opportunities lie on the fringes of creativity

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com

www.Recession.com

Rock the Recession: How Successful Leaders Prepare for, Thrive During, and Create Wealth After Downturns

Direct download: CW_1379_Jonathan_Slain.mp3
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Thou shalt diversify. The continuation of our discussion on due diligence. Jason and Adam present tips on investigating the areas in which you own property. Use tools like Google street view to take a tour of the surrounding areas to understand the influences for value and rent.

Adam shares a real life scenario on a property in Merrillville, Indiana. Find out what questions you should ask before investing in a property.

Key Takeaways:

[3:00] Thou shalt diversify. Diversity into three to five markets.

[5:55] Use google street view to understand the areas that surround your investment.

[8:30] Check with local property management companies to confirm rent estimates.

[11:15] Put the system to work with a real life evaluation of a current property.

[14:10] The institutional apartments do a really good job of squeezing the rent out. We should be demanding more for our properties.

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1378_Adam_2.mp3
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Do the Due! Do your due diligence. Jason Hartman speaks with investment counselor Adam Schroeder about key aspects of income property investing including; checking home prices and contacting the Tax Assessor. The two give insight on working with lenders and the importance of home inspection and re-inspection.

Key Takeaways:

[4:00] Where to find pricing: MLS, Zillow and Tax Assessor

[9:10] Pictures can be insanely misleading. Sometimes, it’s not even the same house.

[14:25] A quick call to the country tax assessor can give you a ballpark estimate on taxes for an investment property.

[19:35] Lender deals can change due to dynamics of reevaluations.

[24:00] The licensing laws vary from state to state, check the requirements for you state

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1377_Adam.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1022, originally published in July 2018.

Jason Hartman takes a turn to the listener mailbag while talking with Kerry Lutz, founder of the Financial Survival Network. Today's topics run the gamut from when to rent your personal residence, how RV ratios work around the world, how to work with Jason, and how to get OUT of the real estate game as you get older.

Key Takeaways:

[2:41] Why Jason has long believed the idea of public unions is ridiculous

[6:27] The stigma between renters and home owners seems to be disappearing, if not already completely gone

[9:54] Mason's question on renting his primary residence

[18:42] RV Ratios apply world wide

[19:23] How is depreciation unwound?

[24:58] Is it wise to put 100% down on a property if you have the cash?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

Direct download: CW_1376_FBF_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
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Successful people aren’t martians! Success is possible for everyone. Jason Hartman speaks on taking advantage of a lucky situation by preparing for the opportunities that will inevitably drop into our lives.

Then, Jason and George Gammon return for the conclusion of our three part story: the building blocks of the Jason Hartman Risk Evaluator. Jason also shares a modern day story taking place in Seattle, proving once again the risk of investing in a cyclical market.

Key Takeaways:

[3:45] The vast majority of us came from very humble beginnings

[8:06] “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” - Seneca

[10:24] The content is what happens, the context is the environment (our head) it happens in

[17:45] The risk when investing is in high land values

[18:26] Three types of markets: linear, cyclical and hybrid. What market is a preferred market for investing?

[23:00] Low land value equals low risk, high land value equals high risk

[28:10] Human biases: recency bias, sunk-cost bias, and certainty bias can all distract an investor

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The PropertyCast

www.WeGoLook.com

www.NoLo.com

www.RocketLawyer.com

www.Buildium.com

Direct download: CW_1375_George_Gammon3.mp3
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In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Jason Hartman breaks down the ingredients of a house, otherwise known as “the improvement.” Jennifer, the insurance agent, is a key to understanding the land versus improvement value, and George Gammon shares an exhausting experience with lot subdivision and development. Eric, the appraiser comes out with good news prompting the question, “how would you allocate the new value between the two primary components, land and improvement?”

Key Takeaways:

[8:13] CPA (Cost Per Action) and is it applicable in a Real Estate Investment

[13:37] The ingredients of a house starting with raw materials

[16:46] “When I’m looking at an income property... I look at it as though I’m buying a stream of cash flow.”

[13:38] The ingredients of a house, labor costs

[24:06] The ingredients of a house, regulations

[27:20] The ingredients of a house, cost of energy

[29:05] “How do I know the land value vs the improvement value?”

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.WeGoLook.com

www.NoLo.com

www.RocketLawyer.com

www.Buildium.com

Direct download: CW_1374_George_Gammon2.mp3
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George Gammon interviews Jason Hartman about The Jason Harman Risk Evaluator. In Part I of this three part series, Jason describes his ‘aha moment’ after 19 years of experience in Real Estate. The story begins with a call from Jennifer, an insurance agent in Irvine, California that leads to the necessity and application for understanding the LTI (Land to Improvement ratio).

Key Takeaways:

  • 1:10 Homework Assignment - GDP, Per Capita GDP, PPP

  • 16:20 “No such thing as a passive investment”

  • 18:03 The Hartman Risk Evaluator, LTV and LTI ratios discussed

  • 21:28 The call from Jennifer, the insurance agent

  • 23:45 What factors increase improvement value

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The Rebel Capitalist Show

Direct download: CW_1373_George_Gammon_1.mp3
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Jason Hartman speaks with returning guest and author of the book, “Heads I Win Tails You Lose,” Patrick Donohoe. The conversation touches on topics of an ever changing world culture that continues to reshape how we approach wealth, the freedom to do, and in what we find meaning. Despite some of the chaos and cultural decay, the 2020’s are going to bring some excitement to the world.

[20:40] It’s not freedom from having to do something, it’s freedom to do something.

[22:07] The order of magnitude: an interesting time in history where we are going to see massive change.

[24:00] The rising 3 billion, that aren’t online yet: If you think that society has benefited from sharing knowledge, you’re right.

[26:38] There will always be winners and losers

[28:40] The Ritz Carlton Slogan discussion: “Systemize the predictable so you can humanize the exceptional.”

[32:27] People are still trying to find meaning in other things.

[33:16] A little bit of struggle is good for the human spirit

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.HeadsOrTailsIWin.com

Direct download: CW_1372_Pat_Donohoe.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1035, originally published in August 2018.

Jason Hartman starts off today's episode with a tale of his current lawsuit and the experience it's given him with the legal system. The way our current system is set up nobody wins, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of accountability going on either.

Jason also plays some Voxer messages from client Drew Baker about his recent experiences doing self management. After that Jason finishes up his interview with podcast producer Adam Schroeder. This time the two discuss finding repair people, what to expect from property management software, whether to allow grace periods and what kind of late fees to charge.

Key Takeaways:

[1:57] Nobody wins in our current legal system

[6:04] Get the latest properties available from Jason through the PropertyCast

[7:38] Drew's experience self managing

Adam Schroeder Interview:

[13:32] You should have a clause in the lease stating which repairs the tenant is responsible for

[17:58] What to expect from property management software

[22:01] The importance of an increasing late fee

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.FreeCourt.com

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1371_FBF_Adam.mp3
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Did you know that there are more than 200 markets across the United States where the "typical" home costs more than one million dollars? Jason Hartman explores what is going on with home prices and where some surprising locations are that have incredibly high real estate prices.

Then Jason talks with Pat Hiban, author of Tribe of Millionaires: What is One Choice Could Change Everything? and co-founder of GoBundance, about the multiple effects that are in our lives and how we can situate ourselves in a way that we can live our best life.

Key Takeaways:

[2:07] There are over 200 cities where the "typical" house is over $1 million

[7:04] Some surprising cities that made the million dollar list

Pat Hiban Interview:

[13:34] Be careful in good times like these that you're not dealing with people who are just skimming the cream off the top and won't be here for you when things turn

[25:36] The "one sheet" idea Pat uses in his masterminds

[29:02] The Connection Effect

Website:

www.TribeOfMillionaires.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1370_Pat_Hiban.mp3
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Jason Hartman and investment counselor Carrie go over how the network functions. The two explain the process of finding properties, getting financing, evaluating the provider, and choosing property management. This can seem to be a daunting task, but that's why the network exists: to provide the complete solution for real estate investors.

Key Takeaways:

[5:08] The middle market between Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loans and hard money has been a boon for investors

[10:52] Keep your investment counselor in the loop with your purchases, having a Jason Hartman email address in the thread helps things move faster

[14:34] Form relationships with market specialists so that you can know what you're getting into with future properties

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.RealEstateTools.com

Direct download: CW_1369_Carrie.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Rabbi Evan Moffic take a look at America's one affordable trophy city: Chicago (which just so happens to be where Evan lives). The two explore the things going on in the area that are helping drive business and helping investors in the area make some good money.

Then Jason and Evan explore the Memphis market and what the two like about the future of the city.

Key Takeaways:

[8:28] YouTube offers the ability to learn anything

[12:15] Chicago is the only cheap, iconic city in America

[16:04] Democrat leaders in Chicago have still been pro-business

[19:02] 2 big things that are happening in Chicago right now that are good for investors

[22:09] Evan's thoughts on the Memphis market

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1368_Evan.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Sara take a look at what they like about the Orlando market, in terms of the city itself and the team that's providing properties there. They also explore some of the ways that pro formas can be manipulated and why new construction is able to outperform projections.

Key Takeaways:

[2:43] Why Sara likes the Orlando market and team

[7:05] Things are going to get worse for both homeowners and renters unless we can get the cost of materials and construction under control

[10:46] Why rent guarantees are overrated

[12:50] Other areas where new construction is available

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1367_Sara.mp3
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Returning guest Adam Schroeder joins Jason Hartman for this episode, as the two discuss the steps for transitioning from professional management of rental properties to self management. Adam and his wife have 3 (going on 4) properties and are thinking that the time is soon coming to venture out on their own. But before doing that there are some important things to do like what information to get from your property manager, what kind of initial contact to have with the current tenant, finding forms and contracts when you're finding/reupping tenants, pet rent, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:36] Why Jason loves a good recession

[8:29] Jason's been involved in around 10,000 real estate transactions

[13:08] Sometimes removing a property manager actually makes things easier

[16:27] The information you need to get from your current property manager if you're going to make a switch

[21:26] A way to change your relationship with your property manager rather than completely ending it

[24:09] Bad property manager reviews on sites like Yelp might be a good thing, that's why you have to read them

[29:23] Insurance: individual policies or a commercial policy?

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.WeGoLook.com

www.NoLo.com

www.RocketLawyer.com

www.Buildium.com

Direct download: CW_1366_FBF_Adam_Schroeder1.mp3
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Jason Hartman and economist Thomas look back on the 2010s to see what the biggest stories were for investors. From the War on Terror to Obamacare to the aftermath of the Great Recession, it was a decade fraught with ups and downs that provided opportunities for investors to make good money.

Key Takeaways:

[5:13] The 10th biggest story of the decade: the War on Terror explodes the deficit

[8:20] Why European debt issues will come to the fore in 2022

[12:37] The idea of Purchasing Power Parity and what it says about China's economy vs the US

[16:42] As much as Jason doesn't like Obamacare, it makes the list of Top Stories of the 2010s

[26:53] What Jason learned years ago during his day as a lobbyist

[29:10] Thomas is seeing at least a 15% drop in the market coming when the Fed decides to let risk enter the market again

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1365_Thomas.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Lisa take a look at the phenomenon that's sweeping homebuilders across the country: build to rent. It's something that's not been done before and that Jason takes as a very positive sign for renter growth moving forward. Jason and Lisa then discuss whether the differences between new builds and renovated properties before moving into some market profiles in Florida and Oklahoma City, where we are happy to be venturing back into.

Key Takeaways:

[2:34] What the build-to-rent phenomenon means the builders are thinking

[6:06] Even Toll Brothers is getting into the Build-to-Rent phenomenon

[12:05] Jason's thoughts on appreciation of new home builds vs renovated properties

[17:27] A clip on the growth going on in Florida. The new Texas?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1364_Lisa.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Adam take a moment today to discuss the hot topic of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Adam, being a big proponent of MMT, plays a clip from a recent episode of The MMT Podcast and discusses what MMT is, how we can use it in our observation of the economy, and what it can mean for our investing. After they finish up their MMT talk, the two profile a property that's available in the Atlanta, GA market.

Key Takeaways:

[3:49] How money becomes money

[8:03] Why Adam and Jason think cryptocurrencies not backed by the government will never thrive

[14:25] What we actually need to worry about when we have a tax cut or increase in government spending

[17:37] Shrinking deficits lead to pullbacks and federal surpluses lead to recessions

[25:40] Property profile in Atlanta

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The MMT Podcast

Direct download: CW_1363_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman and economist Thomas look back at some of the happenings of 2019 and then try to envision what's going to be happening in 2020. The primary thing being discussed today is the yield curve. There is constant talk about how a negative yield curve signals recessions, but how long does it have to be negative? Were we inverted too long in 2019? How long before we see the results of the negativity? Jason and Thomas try to answer all these and more.

Key Takeaways:

[4:13] What does the yield curve exploding mean?

[7:17] Why an economist is saying that real estate is less risky than stocks in 2020

[12:36] Hybrid markets had a good 2019 and look like they'll have a good 2020 as well

[13:38] A CNBC clip about the yield curve

[18:14] The Fed has the dual mandate of moderate to low inflation with maximum employment, but they seem to consider financial stability as a 3rd mandate

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1362_Thomas.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1001, originally published in May 2018.

Creating Wealth's 1001st episode is a time to take a look back at the people who have made this show possible: the listeners and clients. Jason has been blessed to have such great clients who come on the podcast to tell other listeners about their real estate journey. Today we've curated some mini client case studies as we look back at what actual real estate investors have to say about their experience working with Jason.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Direct download: CW_1361_FBF_Mini_Case_Studies.mp3
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Jason Hartman explores what's happening in America today when it comes to population growth (or the lack thereof). When you look at the demographics of babies being born today and what the housing market is going to need in 30 years, it's not a great thing for society. But that's why investment real estate can protect us.

Then Jason talks with Quint Studer, author of Building A Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America and founder of Studer Community Institute, about how he was able to change Pensacola, FL and how other areas could be renovated using the exact same strategies that he employed.

Key Takeaways:

[2:43] 3 basic things that comprise population trends

[7:56] Construction in the 2010s was virtually non-existent

Quint Studer Interview:

[14:23] The components of Pensacola's turnaround

[17:58] In the midst of the Retail Apocalypse, what is actually working in retail?

[21:40] Civic Conversations, bringing in experts to discuss their specialties, opened up opportunities they didn't realize would happen

[24:28] There needs to be heavy investment into skill development

Website:

www.VibrantCommunityPartners.com

www.StuderI.org

www.PNJ.com/CivicCon

Direct download: CW_1360_Quint_Studer.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Adam take the first day of the year to challenge every listener to sit down and make an investment plan for the year. Yes, New Year's Resolutions are cliche, but making a plan is better than not, and it's important to push yourself. You want to make it hard to reach, but not impossible. You need to take inventory of the things in your life you have, the things you can monetize, the things you can cut back on, and the things you can't or won't cut back on. After doing this you'll have a realistic look at what you can do to invest in your future.
 
Key Takeaways:
 
[8:47] You want your New Year's goals to be just out of reach but not out of sight
 
[13:39] A Jacksonville, AR property profile
 
Website:
 
Direct download: CW_1359.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Rabbi Evan Moffic take today to review "the best decade in human history". As 2019 ends and we look forward to 2020, Jason and Evan discuss how the real estate market has transformed since 2010. They also examine the mindset of investors that invested through the Great Recession. Lawrence Yun's expectations for 2020 are also dissected.

Key Takeaways:

[3:16] We are wrapping up the best decade in human history

[6:48] What qualities did the people who invested in real estate through the Great Recession have?

[11:56] Lawrence Yun's 2019 real estate year in review

[15:50] Climate change has caused the Northwest Passage to open up, which is huge for shipping

[18:51] Yun's prediction for the housing market in 2020

[24:26] Will the flow of people to cheaper cost of living states continue in the 20s?

[29:34] The "Collapse of Brands"

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1358_Evan_Moffic.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Adam start today's show discussing what could happen to the cost of lumber and the cost of home construction based on the potential passage of the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal. With the deal already through the House and awaiting the Senate approval, it could have significant ramifications.

Then Jason talks with Nick Vertucci, author of Seven Figure Decisions and founder of NV Real Estate Academy, about Nick's journey through the real estate world after his tenure in the tech industry. Nick spills the details of his change and why he switched from selling and flipping to educating. The two discuss the downsides of real estate, but also the incredible rewards that can come if you stick with it, make decisions and keep moving forward.

Key Takeaways:

[3:48] The US-Mexico-Canado trade agreement could have a big impact on real estate investors

[8:46] The price of lumber stabilizing would be fantastic for investors who are trying to figure out the cost of construction moving forward

Nick Vertucci Interview:

[14:10] Nick's journey from selling and flipping real estate to the education side

[20:38] Nick's first realization that he was making 7 figure decisions, and what true leaders all have in common

[23:40] Real estate isn't perfect, and it isn't easy, but it can bless you significantly

[27:22] Whether it's full or part time, have the entreprenuerial spirit and go create wealth

[29:15] Decision making is one of the most importan things a successful person has to have

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.NVRealEstateAcademy.com

Seven Figure Decisions

Direct download: CW_1357_Nick_Vertucci.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts off today's episode with a little talk on where interest rates may be headed (according to one economist) and how that would impact current real estate investors. Hint: it's a pretty good thing. He also has to throw in a qualifier to his "Amazing time to be alive" mantra, because there are a few things that aren't amazing right now.

Then Jason finishes up his interview with John Tamny, director for the Center for Economic Freedom, Editor of Real Clear Markets, and author of Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, as the two discuss the impact of automation on all aspects of our life. John is excited about what all of this change will mean for the common worker and believes it will lead to higher quality of life for all.

Key Takeaways:

[4:12] A qualification to the beloved Jason mantra of "It's an amazing time to be alive"

[7:18] Let Jason control the music and he cares not who controls the laws and the money

[12:13] What Martin Armstrong thinks interests rates will be jumping to

[15:28] Investors already in the game are praying for higher interest rates

John Tamny, Part 2

[20:18] Automation is going to lead into a surge in new kinds of jobs

[25:00] The demand for entertainment and service is going to explode

[26:49] Tamny's Law: as prosperity grows more and more people escape laziness because they find work they love

[28:29] John's thoughts on Universal Basic Income

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.RealClearMarkets.com

Direct download: CW_1356_FBF_John_Tamny2.mp3
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On the day after Christmas, Jason Hartman takes a look at the amazing economy the North Pole is able to have. With massive exports and limited imports, it's truly impressive what they've been able to do. The main thing the North Pole has that no other country has is big data. What they have puts the companies like Facebook to shame.

Then Jason wraps it up by talking about the explosive growth in population that Florida has been experiencing.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The Economy of the North Pole

Direct download: CW_1355_North_Pole.mp3
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Merry Christmas from Jason Hartman!

Jason shares one of his favorite poems that he discovered when he was only 17 years old. He learned it from Denis Waitley, but he wasn't the original author. Jason reads the poem and expresses his feelings about one of his favorite parts.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Desiderata

Direct download: CW_1354_Merry_Christmas.mp3
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Jason Hartman and his mom take this Christmas Eve to evaluate how the United States was able to go an entire decade without going into a recession. This is something that has never been done before, so why did it happen now? The two listen to a CNBC story and break down each of the points: sometimes agreeing, sometimes pointing out flaws in logic.

Then to cap off the episode, Jason's mom discusses her recent 3 day property tour of the Space Coast and how it reminds her a little bit of California.

Key Takeaways:

[3:14] CNBC clip about the US avoiding a recession for all of the 2010s

[7:00] GDP in the Great Recession dropped over 4% and some believe the unemployment rate (the unofficial one at least) was as high as the Great Depression

[11:57] There was relative price stability in the previous decades, but there was also wage stagnation

[21:47] Jason's mom's best advice for how to figure out what's going on in the economy

[24:09] Will Universal Basic Income become necessary when technology really kicks in?

[27:57] There may not be much of a bust coming because there hasn't been a huge boom

[28:23] Jason's mom's takeaways from her 3 day property tour of the Space Coast

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

How The U.S. Avoided A Recession For A Decade - CNBC

Direct download: CW_1353_CNBC.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of African Energy Chamber, CEO of Centurion Law Group, and author of the new book Billions At Play: The Future Of African Energy And Doing Deals, about the development that's happening inside Africa. Many outside of Africa view the continent with skepticism, but there's a big shift happening, especially in the banking sector (or lack thereof). Jason and NJ discuss some ways that Africa in general is beating first world countries, as well as how a shift toward property rights could go a long, long way toward more prosperity.

Key Takeaways:

[3:54] Jason believes Nixon went to China to open up a cheap labor market

[6:06] Is Africa the next low cost labor market?

NJ Ayuk Interview:

[10:47] Africa may not have first world countries, but it has some infrastructure that's better than countries like the US

[14:04] Africa, unlike the United States, is not banking centric

[17:42] Money transfers have gotten so fast and easy that illiterate grandmothers are doing it

[21:21] What NJ views as the bedrock of a strong society

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.NJAyuk.com

Direct download: CW_1352_NJ_Ayuk.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1003, originally published in May 2018.

Jason Hartman kicks off the show with listener Nate and his mom discussing what was learned during the recent Creating Wealth seminar, as well as getting some tips about how to create long-term tenants who are understanding of rent increases.

Then Jason talks with John Tamny, director for the Center for Economic Freedom, Editor of Real Clear Markets, and author of Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money about why he believes the Fed doesn't have anywhere near the power they're given credit for, why their policies aren't effective in today's world, and why demographics may not be as useful as they're believed.

Key Takeaways:

[5:01] If your tenants are there too long it might be a sign your rent is too low

[10:22] Some tips on long-term tenant retention

[14:49] Evictions don't just stem from not paying rent

John Tamny Interview:

[19:57] How Uber made John realizing something about the Fed

[23:40] The importance of the Fed is vastly overstated

[28:42] The idea that the rest of the world is in on some deal where they hold worthless treasuries isn't realistic

[31:39] Demographic arguments regarding Japan don't hold a lot of weight with John

[35:26] Money flows to its highest use, regardless of the Fed

Website:

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

www.RealClearMarkets.com

Direct download: CW_1351_FBF_John_Tamny1.mp3
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What can you do when the government comes and seizes your assets? Jason Hartman and David Kirby, investigative journalist and author who was a regular contributor to The New York Times, Huffington Post and TakePart, and author of the new book When They Come For You, look into the practice of asset forfeiture, both civil and criminal. The two search for answers to the question of what regular citizens can do about the problem, as well as which states are really leading the charge in protecting their citizens.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Police departments have become the modern day debtors prison

[6:40] The issue of debtors prison goes far beyond just the person who's incarcerated

[10:10] The egregious action of civil forfeiture

[17:31] What we can do about asset forfeiture

[20:40] Nebraska and New Mexico now have no asset forfeiture and 15 states now require a criminal conviction

Website:

www.DavidKirbyAuthor.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1350_David_Kirby.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show examining a PBS News Hour story about the legacy of Paul Volcker. As you know, Volcker passed away recently, but the impact he had on multiple presidents still resounds.

Then Jason talks with Rabbi Evan Moffic about where we might be in the business cycle as we continue moving along in the longest economic recovery in recent history.

Key Takeaways:

[5:47] PBS News Hour story on Paul Volcker

[9:10] Reagan's business plan was to put the Soviet Union out of business, and running up the deficit didn't cause the inflation everyone expected

[16:42] The next recession will not be real estate led

[19:39] The recovery didn't hit "par" from the Great Recession until 2013, so it's not quite so surprising we haven't had a recession in a decade

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Remembering former Fed chair and economic giant Paul Volcker

Direct download: CW_1349_Evan_Recession.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's episode from the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscane, FL. He has created a new ratio for you to think about that can be put alongside the Rent-to-Value Ratio and all the other ones Jason has coined. Then he explores the concept of the unemployment rate versus the labor participation rate, the differences between them and what that means.

Then investment counselor Adam joins Jason to discuss a property in Mobile, AL and also to look at the growing wages in specialized blue collar jobs. The two explore how this will impact real estate values and what it could mean to 4 year colleges.

Key Takeaways:

[5:06] Jason's newest ratio

[8:52] Unemployment Rate vs Labor Participation Rate

[13:32] The discouraged worker skews unemployment stats

[15:02] A property profile in Mobile, AL

[18:56] Blue collar wages are enticing people away from 4 year colleges

[24:28] How rising blue college wages rising could impact real estate and the cost of repairs to our investment properties

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The Unemployment Rate and the Labor Force Participation Rate Compared in One Minute

Is the Unemployment Rate Lying to You?

Direct download: CW_1348_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing the level of home flipping that's in the market right now. We're at a 7 year low, which means something in the marketplace today. It's important to accept today's landscape and figure out ways to invest in spite of that.

Then Jason talks with Chris Mason, mortgage broker, about what is happening in the mortgage market today, lending standards, and whether we're in danger of seeing another bubble burst.

Key Takeaways:

[2:47] Home flipping isn't what it used to be, reaching a 7 year low

[8:02] We need to accept reality that inventory is tight and properties are more expensive

[11:25] The magic 2 words for a landlord

Chris Mason Interview:

[15:26] What increased loan limits mean for the mortgage market

[19:23] Are FICO scores really a good criteria for borrowers?

[22:16] Are financing rules getting too liberal again?

[26:15] Are interest only loans still available?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.EastBayMortgageBroker.com

Direct download: CW_1347_Chris_Mason.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1009, originally published in June 2018.

Jason Hartman talks with Financial Survival Network's founder Kerry Lutz for the whole episode today, as the two discuss the very important concept of financial repression. While financial repression is bad for individuals, it can be very lucrative for people who have invested in real estate properly in their younger years.

The two also discuss the current phenomenon of "tax refugees" being created by states like California, and where these refugees are fleeing too, as well as when they expect any economic pullback to happen and what Trump is doing that the mainstream media isn't paying attention to.

Key Takeaways:

[6:03] Make sure you get a home inspection and make sure you actually read it and learn the language

[9:211] What is financial repression?

[13:09] Financial repression is a great opportunity for those who invest in real estate

[16:45] Tracking the "tax refugees" leaving California

[23:16] What kind of economic outlooks has Kerry been hearing from the guests on the Financial Survival Network?

[27:14] The mainstream media is missing the fact that Trump is now making large chunks of the government irrelevant

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

Direct download: CW_1346_FBF_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
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Jason Hartman and investment counselor Adam explore the phenomenon of aging homebuyers in this episode before getting to some listener questions. Since the Great Recession the average age of homebuyers has skyrocketed into the upper 40s, about a decade older than it was before. Adam and Jason explore the reasons behind this shift and what it could mean for investors moving forward.

Then Jason and Adam answer 2 listener questions, one about Capital Expenditures and one about when NOT to do a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange.

Key Takeaways:

[4:16] The median age of homebuyers is now 47

[7:30] The downside of home ownership in this digital nomad society

[12:06] The history of homebuyer ages

[17:37] Are big CapEx like roofs and HVAC included in the pro forma maintenance percentages?

[21:12] Always ask for a Scope of Work prior to entering into a contract

[23:16] When shouldn't you do a 1031 Exchange?

[27:56] A property profile in Indiana

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1345_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with George Gammon, real estate investor, entrepreneur, investor and TV producer, about what's happening in the repo market and how that impacts the overall economy moving forward. The two address misconceptions about several aspects of investing and whether you should be happy or dismayed about certain aspects of the new Trump tax plan.

Key Takeaways:

[3:50] Our longevity is going to be greatly changed in the next 20 years

George Gammon Interview:

[10:50] What is the repo market and why does it matter in the macroeconomic world?

[16:30] Money market funds are big players in the repo market

[19:05] The only "cheap" investment in today's economy is a 30 year fixed rate mortgage

[23:05] The new tax law has changed the way inflation is dealt with, and George doesn't think it'll be good long term

Website:

www.YouTube.com/GeorgeGammon

www.Twitter.com/GeorgeGammon

Direct download: CW_1344_George_Gammon.mp3
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Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve, passed away December 8. Jason Hartman takes a look back at some of the biggest moments of Volcker's term and what it meant for the United States.

Then Jason talks with Thomas Jones, former vice chairman and director of TIAA-CREF, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment Management at Citigroup, and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Asset Management. He was also the former Vice Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Jason and Thomas discuss Thomas' entrance into real estate, why Thomas is so bullish on America long term, and what sets America apart from the rest of the world.

Key Takeaways:

[3:47] Paul Volcker, the former Fed chair credited with "Breaking the back of inflation" has passed away

[6:04] Interest rates in 1980 spiked at over 18%, with inflation at 13%

Thomas W Jones Interview:

[11:50] Thomas and his bride actually started by bidding on 2 burned out buildings in Boston

[17:08] Thomas is perennially bullish long term, so dips in the economy are buying opportunities for him

[19:21] The changes on Wall Street over the years

[23:30] The most disappointing aspect to the reforms that have been made since the Great Recession

[28:39] One of the things that really sets America apart is the excited entrepreneurial spirit

[32:55] America faced a metaphorical crossroads in the late 1960s

[35:44] Our nation doesn't give itself enough credit for how far we've come, even though we still have a ways to go

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

From Willard Straight to Wall Street on Facebook

From Willard Straight to Wall Street

Direct download: CW_1343_Thomas_Jones.mp3
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Today's episode is Jason Hartman exploring Commandment #3: Thou Shalt Maintain Control a lot deeper. Maintaining control in real estate deals has been discussed quite a bit before, but it's not just real estate where control matters. Jason explores the collapse of Enron and why it was such a surprise and why Commandment #3 is crucial even in those scenarios.

Key Takeaways:

[4:03] Airbnb hasn't been through a recession yet, so there's a lot that isn't priced in to the market

[8:06] The 3 major problems when you give up control in an investment

[13:54] The Infographics Show: The Business Deception That Cost $60 Billion

[16:59] The phrase "financial innovation" is a red flag when you hear it

[23:05] Most companies don't have people inside to pump the brakes, because everyone is incentivized to speak highly and show it in the best possible light

[25:26] Derivatives are the thing about the thing, but as an investor you want to be as close to the "thing" as possible

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

Jason Hartman Quick Start Podcast

The Infographics Show: The Business Deception That Cost $60 Billion

Direct download: CW_1342_Enron.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 997, originally published in May 2018.

Jason Hartman starts off the show with client Doug about portfolio makeovers, why you should stay in the game for the long run, and the fallacy of the passive investment. Doug got out of the real estate business just before the (positive) market correction and missed out on a lot of money.

Then, Jason finishes his client case study with Muthiah. This time the two look at the actual process of Muthiah filing a claim against a bad provider and how he was about to get restitution after some avenues had failed. Jason also explains how to get a hold of his Hall of Shame resource list, and why you should file complaints even if they're not likely to help you alone.

Key Takeaways:

[5:05] There's no such thing as a passive investment, but there are some things that are easier

[9:16] If you do the math properly, real estate versus the stock market isn't even a competition

[12:15] The problem with being too passive is you don't learn from your successes or failures

Muthiah Client Casey Study, Part 2

[20:00] Muthiah has never tried to self manage his current 20 properties

[23:00] Want Jason Hartman's Hall of Shame resource list? Fill out any form on JasonHartman.com

[25:18] Muthiah's process of filing complaints against the provider

[29:48] You're not just filing these complaints for yourself, it's your duty to protect other people

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1341_FBF_Muthia.mp3
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Jason Hartman takes a deep, deep dive into Napoleon Hill's work in today's show. We first start off dissecting the ideas that Napoleon brought out in his work Think & Grow Rich. Jason looks at various aspects of the book and how we can use them in our lives today and what power they have when used properly.

Then Jason talks with Sharon Lechter, former CEO of Rich Dad & Pay Yourself First and author of Success & Something Greater: Your Magic Key, about her experiences with both the Rich Dad company and the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Sharon provides unique insights into the impact both organizations have had on society today, as well as what she has discovered success means for various people.

Key Takeaways:

[5:55] There's a lot more fulfillment in life available if we are not completely attached to the outcome

[10:22] Specialized knowledge has long been a must for true success

[14:49] The power of the mastermind is real and incredible

Sharon Lechter Interview:

[20:45] Napoleon Hill one of the original self-help authors?

[25:00] The different types of success Sharon saw while writing her latest book

[27:21] Why the man who sold the patent for the jet ski for $75,000 doesn't regret it

Website:

www.SharonLechter.com

Success and Something Greater: Your Magic Key

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

Direct download: CW_1340_Sharon_Lechter.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing something he has been promising for a while, which is the P vs PC balance. You can't go full P(production) or full PC (production capacity), you have to find a balance. Just like, as investors, we have to find a balance between action and education.

Then we have a clip from one of Jason's speeches at Profits in Paradise where he discusses the 3 forms of power.

Key Takeaways:

[2:55] Social mobility is still possible but it's harder than ever before

[5:49] A clip from the Amazon documentary "Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream"

[13:31] The P vs PC balance

[19:25] Quit getting ready and go

Profits in Paradise Live Clip:

[24:04] The 3 forms of power

[30:56] Think of ways you can use technology to improve your real estate business

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1339_Profits.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins today's show with a little good news and a little bad news. Along with that Jason explores the idea of seeing the world in black and white and how getting older helps with that.

Then Jason finishes his interview with Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at Meyers Research, LLC., regarding what indicators you can expect to be leading and which are likely to be lagging. Some that seem like they could be leading are actually usually lagging and can hurt you if you invest off of them. Ali explains some ways she's been able to potentially see a downturn coming up to 3 years off.

Key Takeaways:

[9:05] Bad news: More and more businesses are fleeing California

[10:20] Good news: homes are finally getting built

Ali Wolf, Part 3

[12:56] Consumer confidence, GDP and Non-Farm Payrolls are examples of lagging indicators

[17:21] Potential leading indicators that can forecast a downturn years ahead

Website:

www.MeyersResearchLLC.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1338_Ali_Wolf3.mp3
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Jason Hartman and investment counselor Adam begin today's show discussing two important things for a real estate investor: laws and the future. First off is good news for those investors that are fighting laws that restrict the ability of property owners to run short-term rentals. Then Jason and Adam discuss some good housing news that could lead to a happy 2020 (at least for housing).

Then Jason talks to in-house economist Thomas about interest rates. There's been some movement up and some movement down, but Thomas has an opinion on where he thinks rates will go in 2020 and why he believes that.

Key Takeaways:

[4:17] The City of Austin lost a key case regarding short-term rental laws

[9:41] Make sure that you're not investing in a mania when you're looking at short-term rentals, and make sure your portfolio balance reflects that

[11:39] There's pre-demand in the housing market right now, which is a good sign for housing in 2020

Jason & Thomas:

[17:10] The Fed only indirectly influences mortgage rtes

[19:09] Why Thomas believes mortgage rates will go up in 2020

[21:20] The 2 Central Bank forces that will push inflation back up

[23:47] Why a $315 billion drop in money supply is important even though it's not much of a percentage of worldwide supply

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

Direct download: CW_1337_Thomas_Adam.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 994, originally published in May 2018.

Jason Hartman wants to prepare you for the coming revolution. The self management revolution is coming, and it's time to see if you're up for the challenge. There are things that you need to do before you take the plunge, and Jason outlines some of them here.

Then, Jason talks with CEO of the NHP Foundation, Richard Burns, about the affordable housing crisis in the United States. The current method of creating affordable housing isn't working for anyone, but Richard thinks there's a way that it can be solved that benefits all parties.

Key Takeaways:

[2:34] The coming revolution of self-management

[5:36] Drew's first taste of self-management

[7:45] Some steps to take before going full self-management

[11:09] Freddie Mac's new program

[15:23] Join Jason for his events in Philadelphia and New York, www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Richard Burns Interview:

[17:45] What solutions are available for affordable housing?

[20:38] The two components of real estates value

[22:20] We are nowhere near meeting the affordable housing demand, so what do we do?

[26:17] Where did the high paying, real careers go that made people end up in careers that were meant to be stop-gap jobs?

[28:25] What does Richard's non-profit do?

[31:59] Richard's thoughts on rent control

[33:51] What the Baby Boomer survey showed

Website:

www.NHPFoundation.org

Direct download: CW_1336_FBF_Richard_Burns.mp3
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On this Thanksgiving Day, Jason makes note on some things he has in his life that he is most thankful for. It's important that we take time to make note of these in our hectic lives. So in today's shortened episode that's exactly what we're doing.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com

5 Things You Should Be Grateful For Today!

Direct download: CW_1335_Thanksgiving.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam join forces today to discuss a big development in the mortgage market. Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac conforming loan limits are being increased again, this time to over $510,000, which will have substantial impacts on the housing market overall.

Later, Adam talks with one of the network lenders about where interest rates are today and what a weakening economy in 2020 might put them in a few months.

Key Takeaways:

[2:11] Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are increasing the conforming loan size to over $510,000

[7:03] Conforming loan limit increases generally lead to home price inflation

[10:54] The higher loan limit might impact hybrid markets more than cyclical

[14:57] Insights from Voxer messages left by listeners

[18:33] Technology is increasing the value of our properties

Adam Mortgage Minutes:

[24:57] Current rates for a $100,000 property with 20 or 25% down

[28:22] How might rates react if we see weakening in the economy that some are predicting in 2020?

[30:08] Mortgage starts don't seem to be slowing down for investors

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1334_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman has another client case study, this time with 26 year old Jaden Zubal, an associate wealth strategist at Paradigm Life. Jaden started attending events when he was 22 or 23 and recently got into the real estate game by purchasing properties in Jacksonville, FL and Memphis, TN.

Jason and Jaden discuss how Jaden decided that new construction was the way for him, what market he likes for his next as he diversifies geographically, and how the 10 Commandments of Real Estate Investing have helped him along the way.

Plus, check out the link below and you can get a free audio and digital copy of Heads I Win, Tails You Lose by Pat Donohoe, as well as a complimentary consultation with Jaden.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] Good news for Texas property owners

[4:42] Housing inventory is even worse than we thought

[7:43] The average home listing price in America is $312,000

Jaden Zubal Client Case Study:

[10:31] Jaden attended his first Meet the Masters in her early 20s

[13:33] Which of Jason's commandments Jaden has found most useful in his investing journey

[16:24] The 2 things Jason believes Maslow left out of his hierarchy of needs

[18:50] The first 2 tiers of safely growing your money and keeping it protected

[23:46] Student loan debt is creating a generation of people feeling pessimistic about their financial future, so what's going to come of them?

[26:08] One of the separating elements of Jason's network is the value of the investment counselor

[30:12] What changed Jaden's mindset on new properties vs renovated

Website:

www.ParadigmLife.net/Jaden

jzubal@paradigmlife.net

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1333_Jaden_Zubal.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Doug takes today's episode to discuss what's going on with the average FICO score across generations. The average FICO score is not something that Americans can be proud of, but it provides some serious advantages to real estate investors.

Then Jason and Doug highlight several Florida properties that are able to cash flow with new construction, which is something that is getting harder and harder to do in today's environment. Florida is becoming a bigger draw to those running away from high tax states, which is driving their real estate market.

Key Takeaways:

[2:55] FICO scores are low across all generations

[6:18] You want a good credit score, not a perfect credit score

[10:40] Real estate takes about 8% in transaction costs

[16:05] Doug spotlights a Florida property

[19:43] Blogcast: How does inflation devour debt?

[23:39] Migration of residents will cause a shift in ownership in the old areas

[26:47] Real estate markets tend to expand and contract from the top

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1332_Doug.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 243, originally published in February 2012.

Jason Hartman interviews author, former Wall Street senior banker, and best-selling investigative journalist, William (Bill) D. Cohan on the events that led up to the current economic crisis. Bill explains the choices that the big firms, such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc, made regarding what type of institution they were going to be, the path of these firms that led up to the current crisis, and how they used the bailout money gifted to them. He said it was one big party on Wall Street, during which brokers were to bring in revenue using a lot of whacky products, until everything came crashing down. Huge bonuses were paid out from the revenue collected from unsuspecting clients.

Bill and Jason also discuss the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Bill expressed disappointment in the message of the movement, saying it isn’t clear and they need to learn how Wall Street really works so that they can be more effective in bringing about reform. Wall Street has been influencing what goes on in Washington and paying lobbyists and donating to congressional coffers so that they can get the regulations, or lack thereof, that they want, i.e. the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Bill talks about how the expansion of Wall Street into Middle Class America was not an accident, using the example of Merrill Lynch being a public company. This ultimately led to broken trust between Wall Street and Main Street, as people have now shied away from risk taking.

To solve the problems, Bill suggests changing the incentive system on Wall Street, in that it can no longer be okay to take huge risks with people’s money or get paid big bonuses whether they lose money for the firms or not, as well as going back to having to use their partner’s capital to operate. William D. Cohan offers audiences a unique, close-up perspective of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. He combines deep knowledge of the investment banking world with the fine storytelling skills of an award-winning investigative journalist.

Website:

www.WilliamCohan.com

Direct download: CW_1331_FBF_William_Cohan.mp3
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After his intro discussing getting the money thing out of the way in pursuing your life and the difference between law and ethics, Jason Hartman talks with Stephen Davis, author of Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories, about the prevalence of fake news online and in every form of media. The two try to find ways to combat the issue head on and what the average person can do today (and in the future) to avoid being fooled.

Key Takeaways:

[6:34] Get the money thing out of your way

Stephen Davis Interview:

[12:32] It's easier now than ever before for governments to lie to you and get away with scandals

[14:36] Fake news travels faster than truth on Twitter

[17:40] If you want good, investigative journalism, you're going to have to pay for it

[23:45] We need to stop letting companies like Facebook and Google escape the responsibility that media outlets have

[30:10] How governments deceive you

[36:21] Dealing with fake reviews on sites

Website:

www.StephenDavisWriter.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1330_Stephen_Davis.mp3
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Jason Hartman and one of the network's Florida market specialists discuss the Jacksonville market and what kind of housing is currently available. The two break down a pro forma for one of the available new construction properties and examine why Florida has become such a hot spot for people fleeing both the East and West coast states.

Then we have a segment from Real Data founder and president Frank Gallinelli about financial terminology. It's important when reading pro formas and doing your due diligence that you know what these metrics are. Frank breaks it down so that you're prepared when you go into your next property.

Key Takeaways:

[4:28] Florida is now drawing people from the East and West coast

[6:28] Jacksonville market profile

[10:27] Examining a pro forma of one of the new construction properties available in Florida

[13:00] There are a couple properties available that you could take advantage of in a 1031 exchange

[15:53] People are moving to Jacksonville to be near St Augustine, which is the 2nd busiest place for tourists in Florida behind Disneyworld

[18:24] Frank Gallinelli on financial terminology

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.RealData.com

Direct download: CW_1329_Florida.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing how it's possible that low interest rates can be used as financial repression tool even though it seems like a good thing at first glance. He also explores an article highlighting affordability issues across the nation and how it's impacting markets that Jason's investors bought homes in prior to the runup.

Then Jason talks with Peter Hirshberg, founder of Maker City® Project and CEO and co-founder of Lighthouse.one, about Opportunity Zones and how they work with constructing cities. Jason and Peter explore how the incentives were created and why they are crucial to the success of projects like Opportunity Zones.

Key Takeaways:

[3:47] Part of financial repression is low interest rates

[7:42] Affordability is becoming more and more of an issue across the US, including some where investors used to be able to get reasonable properties

[10:05] The Water Theory of money

Peter Hirshberg Interview:

[14:43] Economic reinvention is a bottom up thing as people found what they were good at and innovators moved into the city

[18:55] Why you have to create incentives like those the Opportunity Zone offers

[22:57] Why real estate matters

Website:

www.Lighthouse.one

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

‘Their house is on fire’: the pension crisis sweeping the world

Housing in these cities may become unaffordable by 2028

Direct download: CW_1328_Peter_Hirshberg.mp3
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Jason Hartman and real estate attorney Bob start today's show discussing the importance of taxes and how they can seriously impact your real estate investing journey throughout your life. They also discuss what makes a good investor and the direction of law when it comes to real estate.

Then Jason talks with Steve Glickman, Senior Economic Advisor to President Barack Obama and chief architect of the Opportunity Zone project, about how the Opportunity Zone system works, the definition of an Opportunity Zone and what benefits the program provides for real estate investors.

Key Takeaways:

[4:33] The multiplier effect of moving to a place where your money is treated better

[9:37] Jason's prediction for the next thing landlords will be held accountable for under the law

[15:50] What good, talented lawyers for commercial properties always do

[19:18] Good investors act, but only because the deal is good, not because they have the money

[23:27] Taxes are like reverse amortization

[26:02] High taxes encourage bad investments

Steve Glickman Interview:

[28:14] There are now 8.766 Opportunity Zones across the US

[32:31] There are about 300 Opportunity Zone funds targeting $65 billion and have raised about 15% so far. How big is this expected to get?

[35:28] The 2 big factors in why zone based programs become unsuccessful

[37:16] What is the Opportunity Zone program?

[40:23] Will Opportunity Zones exacerbate gentrification?

Website:

www.Lighthouse.one

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1327_Steve_Glickman.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 983, originally published in April 2018.

Jason Hartman takes a victorious look at a recent Wall Street Journal story declaring that more people are viewing renting as a long-term solution to their housing situation. That is FANTASTIC news for landlords, and will put the upward pressure on rent that every investor wants. Jason also gives a few travel hacks for going on a trip to multiple climates, and includes another market profile from producer Adam, this time on the Indianapolis market.

Key Takeaways:

[2:25] The next decade of being a landlord is going to be amazing

[7:05] More and more people are seeing renting as a long term housing solution

[10:56] Jason's travel hacking tips for going on a multi-dimensional weather trip

[14:57] Indianapolis Market Profile

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CW_1326_FBF_Indy_Landlord.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Rabbi Evan Moffic start off today's show discussing the major issue of senior housing. It's quite possible that it's been overbuilt and Jason and Evan discuss how you as an investor can take advantage of the aging at home trend.

Then we have a second part of Jason's extended interview with Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at Meyers Research, LLC., about wage growth, inflation, home appreciation and why interest rates have created some of the bubble that we find ourselves in.

Key Takeaways:

[4:27] Senior housing may have been way overbuilt

[10:45] One of the biggest miscalculations with senior housing was that they thought 65 would remain "old"

[13:04] The way to take advantage, as an investor, of the increase in elderly people staying in homes then make sure you're including single story properties in your portfolio

[18:41] Jason's prediction on the future of Uber/Lyft/etc drivers

Ali Wolf Interview:

[20:26] Collective wage growth since 2015 is 13%, but inflation and home prices have gone up 25%, causing a widening gap

[24:51] Appreciation has slowed in most markets to the 2-3% range

[29:16] The only 2 markets that have seen have a lot of growth in sales in the past 2 years are Indianapolis and Phoenix

[32:01] Ali thinks the next downturn could be caused by a "Fed Induced Bubble"

Website:

www.MeyersResearchLLC.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1325_Ali_Wolf.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Brian Beaulieu, author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline and CEO of ITR Economics, about what's really going on in our economy right now. It's not as doom and gloom as some people have made it out to be, and it wasn't so a few years back. Brian explains what indicators you should really be paying attention to and what's coming up in 2020 as well.

Key Takeaways:

[3:45] We have a duty to hold people accountable and not accept bad behavior

[5:11] Big happenings with the NAR that's going to change the market

[10:37] A testimonial that didn't seem like one to start

Brian Beaulieu Interview:

[15:52] What is the next cycle going to be?

[19:05] The G7 leading indicator is something you should be watching

[23:34] The peculiarity of the trade tariffs that have been imposed

[26:44] Globalization is under severe negative pressure

Website:

www.ITREconomics.com

Direct download: CW_1324_Brian_Beaulieu.mp3
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You've been hearing for a while about how Jason's not a huge fan of Opportunity Zones, worried that they're overhyped. Well, today Jason Hartman talks with Eric Willett, Vice President at RCLCO, about what aspects of Opportunity Zones might be superfluous and how the real estate industry is reacting to the investment opportunity.

Key Takeaways:

[5:53] We still have no idea the impact/ramifications of Opportunity Zones, but we're already seeing gentrification coming from it

[9:15] One of the big criticisms about Opportunity Zones is that many of them no longer need the designation due to investments that have already occurred

[13:09] The unintended consequences of Opportunity Zones

[17:27] How the gentrification index works

[22:57] The current state of multifamily housing

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.RCLCO.com

Direct download: CW_1323_Eric_Willett.mp3
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On this Veterans Day, Jason Hartman and Adam start today's episode discussing the history of the holiday, the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and, most important to real estate, the importance of due diligence (and the importance of questioning your own due diligence).

Then Jason talks with Patrick Boyaggi, CEO and co-founder of Own Up. Patrick and his company have a new mortgage model that can avoid hard credit inquiries that might aid investors looking for a loan but worried about their credit score.

Key Takeaways:

[5:50] Jason's previous experiences at the Berlin Wall

[11:16] Advice on what to do after you do your due diligence on a property

[17:11] Near death experience and a criminals attempt to exploit it

Patrick Boyaggi Interview:

[21:46] Can rates stay low?

[26:24] Using Patrick's mortgage product doesn't give your credit a hard hit, how do they manage that?

[30:59] The impact of soft inquiries on your credit score

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.OwnUp.com

Direct download: CW_1322_Patrick_Boyaggi.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 913, originally published in November 2017.

Jason Hartman starts off the show talking with Elisabeth Embry about how she makes her 5-year plans, and why it's important.

Then, Jason continues his conversation with former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul. The two finish up their talk by looking at why the government thinks they're the best option for many aspects in our lives, what would happen if the government got out of the way and prices reverted to normal rather than the distorted view we're getting today, and why we shouldn't expect to see inflation curbed in the near future (or ever more likely).

Key Takeaways:

[4:13] How Elisabeth, and her husband, take the time to put pen to paper and come up with their 5-year plan

[7:15] We tend to not put much emotion into our investing victories, which can make us only remember the negatives

[10:46] Planning your journey using the Amazon Press Release method

[14:37] Take stock of your resources, you probably have more than you realize

Ron Paul Interview, Part 2:

[18:50] What business is it of the government to involve themselves in so many aspects of our lives?

[21:11] Many governmental programs have distorted markets like student loans and housing markets

[25:28] Distorted prices and manipulating the currency and tax codes makes people worry about gaining the best tax advantage rather than getting the highest return or providing the most value

[28:42] Inflation, from the government and central bank point of view, seems to be a great business plan

Websites:

www.RonPaulLibertyReport.com

Direct download: CW_1321_FBF_Ron_Paul_2.mp3
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Before launching into his off-topic 10th episode show, Jason Hartman takes a minute to discuss a topic of real estate interest: the lack of homes available to homebuyers with a price point below $250,000.

Then Jason talks with Sharyl Attkisson, host of Sinclair Sundays, former CBS anchor and author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington, about today's atmosphere of fake news, online bullying and defamation, and how we can possibly combat them.

Key Takeaways:

[4:17] Homes below 250k are starting to become extinct

Sharyl Attkisson Interview:

[9:50] With just a few Twitter accounts, smear operators can start an entire movement

[14:32] How do we reconcile a free but credible press when there are so many anonymous sources today?

[20:44] Journalists use to keep their political opinions to themselves, but now they're almost rewarded for it

[25:51] What should we make of the big tech companies censorship?

Website:

www.SharylAttkisson.com

www.GAB.com

www.FullMeasure.news

Direct download: CW_1320_Sharyl_Attkisson.mp3
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Jason Hartman reiterates the importance of Commandment #3 to start off today's episode: Thou Shalt Maintain Control!!! At his mastermind event he was pitched a syndication deal that reminded him how you can invest in deals that could make money but still come out behind when you compare it to other possibilites.

While discussing investing in funds/syndications, he also delves into the principal of character vs personality. When you're investing, it's important to look past most of the personality and focus on character or you could end up looking at a horrible result.

Key Takeaways:

[4:37] A syndication deal Jason recently was pitched

[7:01] You shouldn't be happy just because you made some money.

[9:50] The Personality Ethic vs the Character Ethic

[18:35] Is California a 3rd World State?

[24:13] Why you should care about California's demise even if you don't live in that state or even country

[32:14] The people in charge are distracting us so they can do what they want behind the scenes

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1319_Maintain_Control.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing the importance of finding a group that brings out the best you possible. Sometimes that can cost a lot of money, sometimes it doesn't. Then Jason explores another story that illustrates the importance of Commandment #3.

Then Jason talks with Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at Meyers Research, LLC. Ali and Jason explore which indicators are important and which ones are just smoke and mirrors when you're examining housing markets and markets in general. No surprise, some of the big ones you hear about in the news aren't the most helpful.

Key Takeaways:

[4:24] The value of a network

[6:44] Jason's gotten back into Tabatta Pro

[10:15] Under Armour is coming under investigation

Ali Wolf Interview:

[17:30] What indicators you should pay attention to and which you should ignore as an investor

[20:19] Wages in the US are going up, but wage growth minus inflation still doesn't give people a big enough raise to keep up

[24:58] Even with the bad things that are happening we're still in positive growth

Websites:

www.MeyersResearchLLC.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1318_Ali_Wolf1.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Doug take a look at the danger of manias, especially when it comes to investing in startup companies (like WeWork). It's easy to get caught up in rising valuations and the like, but it's also easy to lose a whole lot doing so.

Jason and Doug then discuss the Wealth Simulation exercise that was held at Profits in Paradise, including lessons learned about the method of building your portfolio that will set you up for the greatest wealth.

Key Takeaways:

[4:22] WeWork is a great example of why you should follow Commandment 21: Thou Shalt Avoid Manias

[9:17] Don't fall for the company line of how they're going to change the world. Voluntary exchange with a company changes the world on its own

[12:24] Don't be fooled by the resume or the amount of money that's being pumped into a company when making investment decisions

[13:57] Blogcast: Housing vs Shelter

[21:22] How the Wealth Simulation exercise worked

[25:23] One of the top strategies in the wealth simulation game was a mixture of linear and hybrid markets so you could take advantage of cash flow and appreciation

[31:35] You don't have to have too many properties before you're at the point where you're dealing with the law of large numbers

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1317_Doug.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 912, originally published in November 2017.

Jason Hartman kicks off today's episode with a look at Daren Blomquist's latest Housing Report and breaks it down piece by piece. He examines the data about a long-time low in housing starts, a construction worker shortage, and an investors lament.

Then, Jason introduces his guest, and Meet the Masters headline speaker, former Senator Dr. Ron Paul. The two examine what liberty really means, what governments role actually is, the damage our educational system is doing to our society, and what should be done with the federal income tax. Part 2 of Dr. Ron Paul's interview will be aired on Wednesday.

Key Takeaways:

[3:50] Daren Blomquist, with ATTOM Data, has released his lastest Housing Report that examines the topic of bubble markets

[8:16] The construction void: lowest home starts since 1964

[13:16] The idea of a bubble warning

[17:04] When Jason didn't buy mobile home parks, an investors lament

[20:18] A huge labor shortage in the construction industry

[22:05] Don't forget to make your 5 year plan

Ron Paul Interview:

[24:01] What is the meaning of liberty, according to Ron Paul?

[28:50] How do you draw the line about what the government should be involved in?

[32:20] Ron Paul's liberty amendment to end income tax

[35:58] Progressive education has harmed our nation

Websites:

www.RonPaulLibertyReport.com

Direct download: CW_1316_FBF_Ron_Paul.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks rent control today, both in his intro discussing the upcoming deadline for California's state wide rent control, and with Paul J Massey, former mayorial candidate for New York City and CEO of B6 Real Estate Advisors, as the two discuss the impact rent control is having on the real estate market in New York City. Cap rates aren't terrible for multifamily at the moment, but nobody knows what the future of their property is, so it's holding things back quite a bit.

Key Takeaways:

[3:19] LA City Council recently decided that landlords are required to let current tenants renew their lease

[11:22] US housing affordability woes causing migrations

Paul Massey Interview:

[18:24] Luxury homes and condominiums have been overbuilt in New York City

[21:31] What are the reasons rent control is being done?

[25:14] Paul's real estate journey in New York City

[27:26] Cap rates available in New York City

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.B6RealEstate.com

Direct download: CW_1315_Paul_Massey.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam begin today's show discussing Jason's first car and how he recently adjusted the price of his old cars to inflation. They also discuss what's going to happen to McMansions with the new generations coming and the impact of declining HELOC activity.

Then Jason finishes his talk with Jeff Fromm, the Millennial Marketing Guy, about Gen Z & Y. While the two generations are close in age, they are incredibly different when it comes to advertising and habits, so it's crucial that you understand the difference in the two.

Key Takeaways:

[3:57] Adjusting things for inflation makes a world of difference when comparing

[7:46] The generation that's willing to give up the most to buy a home is Gen Z

[10:48] McMansions and Millennials

[14:03] HELOC activity being lower is a good thing for housing market stability

[17:36] The importance of skin in the game

Jeff Fromm, Part 2

[18:33] Gen Z and Y both like to be involved with companies that support their causes, but there are some differences

[22:42] Will the Millennials and Gen Zers have interest in the McMansions that were built?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1314_Jeff_Fromm2.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's episode discussing improved home purchasing power for consumers. Shifts in median mortgage payments has created opportunities for buyers and investors.

Then we have the first part of Jason's talk with Jeff Fromm, the Millennial Marketing Guy, about the differences between Gen Y and Gen Z. While the two generations are close in age, they are incredibly different when it comes to advertising and habits, so it's crucial that you understand the difference in the two.

Key Takeaways:

[4:24] The coming McMansion issue

[7:06] One of the High 5 metrics Jason looks at is the median mortgage payment

[11:35] Home prices are actually 42% below their 2006 peak when factoring in consumer house buying power

Jeff Fromm Interview, Part 1:

[20:35] Gen Z are NOT Millennials to the 2nd degree. They're more like Gen X

[24:07] Some of the big differences between Gen Y and Gen Z

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JeffFromm.com

Direct download: CW_1313_Jeff_Fromm1.mp3
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From poolside at their luxurious resort in Orlando, Jason and his mom take a look back at the weekend to examine what all they learned during Profits in Paradise. The two discuss the high quality of construction being done by the team in Florida, what they learned about their real estate business and takeaways from the Wealth Simulation game Doug ran.

Key Takeaways:

[5:20] The tools we have available for our real estate business can make us a lot more money than we could otherwise

[8:36] Jason's mom absolutely loved the single family new construction first impression during the Friday property tour

[14:11] James Malinchak's speeches reminded Jason's mom that you can often learn more things from your failures than successes

[18:37] As real estate investors we're running Invisible Organizations

[21:48] Mitch Russo's girlfriends letter to Jason about Profits in Paradise

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1312_Profits_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 948, originally published in January 2018.

Jason Hartman finishes up his conversation about asset protection with Garrett Sutton. The two delve into the external threats to your portfolios this time, looking at how to properly protect your properties if lawsuits come toward you.

Garrett also explains when you would want to take an LLC over a corporation, what states are best for protecting you, what actions are being taken to weaken LLCs across the nation, and why doing more than the law stipulates can be a very good, very easy thing.

Key Takeaways:

[2:38] Photos from Meet the Masters are up at www.JasonHartman.com/Photos

Garrett Sutton Interview:

[7:31] Two areas where Jason sees real estate creating liabilities for the owner: fair housing and safety

[11:47] The external threat is the biggest threat for your assets

[13:47] Breaking down Slide #6

[17:54] What you need when you domesticate a judgement

[20:02] It's a good idea to have yearly meetings for your LLC even if your state doesn't require it

[22:13] States that have good asset protection for LLCs and corporations

[24:21] Why an LLC over a Corporation

[27:59] Some states are not providing asset protection for single member LLCs

[31:59] Garrett's $100 off deal for Jason's listeners

Website:

Get Garrett Sutton’s Slides here

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.CorporateDirect.com

Direct download: CW_1311_FBF_Garrett_Sutton_2.mp3
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In this off-topic 10th episode, Jason Hartman spends some time analyzing the power of the brain and what our brain does to protect ourselves and allow us to function in our day to day life. He also lays down a challenge for all listeners in order to figure out what's important to us all.

Then Jason talks with Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Environmental & Urban Planning at MIT and Vice-Chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and author of Entrepreneurial Negotiation: Understanding and Managing The Relationships That Determine Your Entrepreneurial Success, about what urban development means in today's age and ideas coming up that can help alleviate many of our city's difficulties.

Jason and Lawrence also discuss the importance of negotiation and the mindset you must have whenever you enter into them. Many people's attitudes these days are skewed toward doing what's best for themselves, and Lawrence explains why that's wrong and why the methods we're trying to use for negotiations are all wrong.

Key Takeaways:

[4:25] Always be trying to strengthen your attention muscle

[7:15] Our brains are phenomenal at denying we're going to die, which allows us to function

[13:59] Jason actually did an assignment that a professor gave in the 1988 movie Cocktail

[19:20] What if we embraced life and brought our A game every day rather than thinking death was some thing way off we don't need to worry about?

Lawrence Susskind Interview:

[24:05] The art of urban planning and its changing nature

[27:06] Cities are going through a process of change and we're likely to see big cities continuing to spread rather than becoming denser

[32:09] Some ideas for the future on how to reduce or eliminate traffic

[36:47] The single most important thing to becoming a better negotiator

[41:49] You need to know the other party's options so that you can know where you stand in negotiations

[45:42] How negotiation can make you a better leader

[50:10] We need to stop thinking that text based communication can be a way to run a business

Website:

www.EntrepreneurialNegotiation.com

www.LawrenceSusskind.mit.edu

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1310_Lawrence_Susskind.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam come together to discuss an article from the Drudge Report about the big cities losing workers by the hundreds, as well as a Business Insider article looking at the number of Millennial Millaires and where they're located around the country. Jason and Adam explore what these trends and stats mean to real estate values and what real estate investors can do with that information. Plus, Jason brings an unbelievable property to the show for you, what's the catch???

Key Takeaways:

[2:55] Big name cities are losing people in the 150-300 per day range

[6:39] A mass exodus to rural areas needs companies to embrace 100% remote working at a higher level

[10:19] A property comparison

[17:55] Don't just pay things because someone sends you an invoice. Make sure it's legitimate and the best price possible

[24:49] Where are the Millennial Millionaires and what's their wealth worth?

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Drudge Report: Biggest Cities Losing Workers

Business Insider: Top 10 States Where Millennial Millionaires Live

Direct download: CW_1309_Millennial_Millionaires.mp3
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Today Jason Hartman examines Chapter 17 of Charles Murray's book, Coming Apart, and explores why it's so important that we face struggles and adversity in our life. Working for things and fighting battles is what makes things worth living, what keeps life interesting. Being handed things doesn't make life better, it makes it boring.

Key Takeaways:

[3:51] The challenges and struggles we experience aren't bad, they're good

[12:31] If you want to build a great real estate portfolio, climb the corporate ladder, anything, you need to fight some battles

[15:56] Some recommended authors for your education

[20:10] People have compared the US to the Roman Empire, and it's important to remember that Rome collapsed from within

[27:06] Not having to work for things makes life boring and can tear you apart

[32:49] The more we rely on the government the worse our life gets

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CW_1308_Coming_Apart.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam begin today's episode discussing the topic of the graying of America, and what the increasing demographic of people over the age of 80 means to real estate investors.

Then Jason talks with Daniel Ameduri, co-founder of Future Money Trends newsletter and author of Don't Save For Retirement: A Millennial's Guide to Financial Freedom, about how the working environment has changed from the Baby Boomers to Millennials and how the Millennial generation need to change their mindset about retirement in order to not be left behind when they're ready to leave the rat race.

Key Takeaways:

[5:52] How a cruise ship is a metaphor for life

[9:55] 18 million adults in the US will be in their 80s in the next decade

[12:23] The cost of construction could drive the elderly out of their homes if they need to renovate for their lifestyle

Daniel Ameduri Interview:

[18:55] What does Daniel mean when he tells people not to save for retirement???

[23:09] Beware financial advisers, there's more education required to be a hair stylist

[27:52] Millennials should embrace the freelance economy

[32:10] Daniel is seeing boom time for the next year

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.FutureMoneyTrends.com/Save

Direct download: CW_1307_Daniel_Ameduri.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 947, originally published in January 2018.

Jason Hartman wanted to make sure that the practice of asset protection is understood by every investor, because it can make or break your portfolio if done wrong.

As such, he invited Rich Dad Advisor Garrett Sutton back on the show for a long, in-depth interview. We'll finish it up tomorrow with the second half, but today the two discuss the inside/outside attack on LLCs, discuss which states have weak and strong LLC protections, and how to protect your properties properly.

Key Takeaways:

[4:26] The impact of controlling the money

[7:58] How music has impacted societies around the world

[10:43] Want to go to the Icehotel in Sweden with Jason?

[13:11] The inside attack versus the outside attack

[16:54] California has the weakest asset protection laws in the union

[19:00] Why Wyoming LLCs can protect your other LLCs better than any other state

[23:34] If you have your state LLC inside a Wyoming LLC domesticated in your state, which state rules apply?

[25:44] Why is it called an "Armor 8" strategy and when is it a good choice?

[30:37] How the Wyoming LLC provided a win for a car wreck causer

Website:

Get Garrett Sutton's Slides here

Direct download: CW_1306_FBF_Garrett_Sutton1.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with client Sean Carroll about the journey he's had with real estate. From starting out as an agent in New York before the Great Recession to losing every penny he had, Sean now has a portfolio of properties that is allowing him to be in the career he wants to be in. Jason and Sean explore Sean's best and worst decisions in order to help you stay on a safe, profitable path.

Key Takeaways:

[4:04] How Sean lost BIG during the Great Recession

[8:53] The deal that truly put Sean under

[13:49] The system is set up to create asset inflation

[16:24] The owner of a home Sean sold in 2006 is still $70,000 underwater

[21:26] Stop calling things problems and start calling them challenges

[25:35] Apps, tools, tips Sean has for investors

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1305_Sean_Carroll.mp3
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From St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, Jason Hartman looks at 2 news articles that should make real estate investors pretty happy. They're about how even high earners aren't able to buy homes right now (giving us a bigger renter pool to serve) and how the refinance market has skyrocketed and how you can take advantage of it.

Then Jason talks with Andres Pira, CEO of Blue Horizon Developments, Managing Director of Phuket Condos & Homes and author of the book Homeless to Billionaire – The 18 Principles of Wealth Attraction and Creating Unlimited Opportunity, about his journey through real estate investing and how he reached this point in his career. Andres explains the importance of giving before expecting and how that will help you succeed in business and life.

Key Takeaways:

[5:03] People making $100,000 a year still can't buy homes in many American cities

[9:16] Refinancing is up 300% due to low interest rates

Andres Pira Interview:

[13:29] Andres' path through the real estate world

[17:48] You have to take risks in life, so just make sure you consider the worst case scenario and whether you can bounce back from it

[21:21] Vibrational giving: give out first, then good things will come later

[26:31] Stop trying to win deals and make them win-win

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.AndresPira.com

Direct download: CW_1304_Andres_Pira.mp3
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Jason Hartman, from just outside the shores of Boston, takes a dive into the extent to which the idea of fiat currency has spread throughout the country's conscience in the past few years. Several years ago you wouldn't have heard a peep about it, but with the rise of cryptocurrency it's become more and more prevalent. He also explores Orlando's position in the rental market and how long properties are staying on the market.

Then we go to a clip from the 2018 Meet the Masters of Income Property, where Jason discusses how his prediction of 6 million new renters came more than true.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Fiat money is becoming more and more understood by society at large

[9:39] Money is moving out of stocks in the largest quantity in the last decade

2018 Meet the Masters:

[18:00] The belief that the decline in home ownership rate is a tragedy for society is unfounded

[24:20] Eventually Millennials will start inheriting money and that will impact the housing market

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1303_Jason.mp3
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From the Fall Foliage cruise, Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing what we don't see when we look at successful people. We don't see the struggles they've dealt with on the way to the success we now see.

Then Jason talks with Spencer Burleigh, co-founder of www.RentTheBackyard.com. Spencer's company will build a unit on your land, list it online and split the rental profits with you 50/50 as long as you have an area at least 25' by 20' clear and you live in your home most of the year. Listen in as Jason and Spencer discuss the business model and how you can take advantage of it.

Key Takeaways:

[6:49] Anybody who is successful, we either don't realize or we forget that their success, but they've fought battles all the way

[13:10] A Nelson Mandela quote that you need to remember

Spencer Burleigh Interview:

[15:35] What problem is Rent the Backyard addressing?

[20:30] Rent the Backyard is able to create a second dwelling on the property without getting the land rezoned

[25:06] The stigma behind manufactured housing needs to go away, but it also needs to get cheaper

[28:38] The income side of Rent the Backyard's business model

Website:

www.RentTheBackyard.com

Direct download: CW_1302_Spencer_Burleigh.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1019, originally published in June 2018.

Jason Hartman has a solo episode today as he explores some recent news stories and examines a few items of the day. Venturing all over the topics, Jason mulls over why it's pretty common for the most popular economists to have the worst economic ideas (a la Karl Marx) and why the best economic ideas have the most disliked economists. Which leads to the question, what stupid ideas are we as a society embracing today?

He also discusses the Supreme Court ruling that will somewhat level the field of retail as online retailers are now able to be taxed by the states, giving at least some form of a light at the end of the tunnel for retailers.

Other topics of the day include the cost of terrorist protection, technology vs inflation, preventing identity theft, and the potential beginning of the demise of a massively overvalued (in Jason's mind) company.

Key Takeaways:

[4:54] The economists who present the best economic views are not the most popular

[7:39] What totally stupid ideas are we embracing as a society today?

[13:08] One massively overvalued publicly traded company today

[16:39] The tax field was significantly leveled last week

[21:14] The battling forces of inflation and technology

[24:22] Why you need to shred EVERYTHING with a cross cut shredder

[26:45] If you can geoarbitrage, make a conscious choice to live in a higher quality location with a lower cost of living and low or no state income tax

[32:57] The demographics coming at the rental housing market in the next 10 years are nothing short of phenomenal

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1301_FBF_Jason_Hartman.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing some potential signs that inflation isn't currently a problem, his recent settlement he received from a landlord and what you can expect from business deals in today's environment.

Then, for our off-topic 10th show interview, Jason talks with Graham Hancock, author of the new book America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization, as well as the best selling book Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence for Earth's Lost Civilization, about why the Americas were probably settled long before we originally thought they were. The two also delve into the idea that past civilizations were much more advanced technologically than we give them credit for, their technology was just different from ours so we tend to discount it.

Key Takeaways:

[4:28] The Producer Price Index has fallen, which suggests inflation is tame

[6:35] Jason's recent settlement with a landlord

[11:12] When you get in a business deal, don't expect to be able to hold people accountable through the system

[14:19] Corporate pensions are underfunded and a huge risk to rely on

Graham Hancock Interview:

[19:15] A massive cataclysm struck the earth between 12,800 - 11,600 years ago

[22:38] It's distinctly possible that the lost civilization was advanced technologically, just in a different way than we currently are

[25:21] The Great Pyramid shows us that whoever built it had a complete knowledge of the size and nature of the Earth

[28:48] The problem with American archaeologists' Clovis First model

[33:45] It's human nature to not want to admit you were wrong, but in the end the evidence will force people to accept new theories that are shown to be correct

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.GrahamHancock.com

Direct download: CW_1300_Graham_Hancock.mp3
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Jason Hartman discusses something he has talked about many times today, and that is the value of a dollar. To do so he breaks down a YouTube video by the Wall Street Journal that discusses inflation and what scares the Fed when it comes to it. Then Jason and Investment Counselor Carrie discuss her recent mini-property tour with investors and the upcoming property tour in Florida the day before Profits in Paradise.

Key Takeaways:

[4:37] Is capital or labor more important

[7:47] Low inflation or even deflation can have disasterous consequences

[12:59] When rates are low, more people take out credit, and credit is a phantom version of money supply

[17:32] Inflation arbitrage can't last forever

Jason & Carrie:

[23:43] How Carrie's mini-property tour went

[26:50] The Refi Til Ya Die plan in today's market

[31:15] We're in an environment where you can just ask your lender for a better interest rate and it can work without a refinance

[32:27] Inventory is finally starting to pick up

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Low Inflation Haunts the Fed: Here's Why | WSJ

Direct download: CW_1299_Carrie.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Adam take today's episode to examine a real estate scam that is finally being investigated by the FTC that has been used to defraud untold number of people out of tens of thousands of dollars each. These criminals might finally be held accountable. After that Jason and Adam examine Dan Ariely's YouTube video about how to make money less abstract and why the idea of paying yourself first is so important. They then wrap up the episode with some great economic news for our tenants that neither side of the political aisle is talking about.

Key Takeaways:

[4:07] The FTC is examining alleged scams with TV stars from shows about flipping

[9:33] Be wary of free events

[13:20] How to compare your money

[16:22] Create your own hedonic values when it comes to your money

[18:18] Pay yourself first is an important concept for our lives

[20:55] The Pain of Paying concept

[27:40] The wage growth story that neither political party wants to take credit for

[31:27] The theory of anti-fragility

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Dan Ariely's Making Money Less Abstract

Direct download: CW_1298_Adam_Scams.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Sara talk about some of the issues that clients are dealing with and considering in today's episode. With rates as low as they've been in years and the ability to refinance or get a line of credit at reasonable rates, what is an investor to do?

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] Non-refi interest rate reductions are happening, so don't be afraid to ask

[7:31] Refi a 30 year fixed rate or do a HELOC?

[12:17] A look back at "Go Zones" and what some of the problems were

[21:35] The current investor vibe

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1297_Sara.mp3
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Jason Hartman joins Investment Counselor Sara and one of the Florida market specialists to discuss the upcoming Profits in Paradise event and the Florida property tour the Friday before the event. Prior to the Great Recession, the network dealt exclusively with new construction. Now it's a rarity, but Florida (and Atlanta) is able to provide that right now. New construction allows for win-win-win situations between investors, developers, and tenants.

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Profits_In_Paradise.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 995, originally published in May 2018.

Today's episode is another in property management education. It's crucial that you identify the weak link in all your investments, as well as figuring out a safeguard against them. When it comes to your real estate investing, it's quite possible that your weak link is your property manager.

After his intro, Jason Hartman has part 1 of a client case study with Muthiah where the two discuss an incident Muthiah recently had with a vendor, and what actions you can take when you're being wronged.

Key Takeaways:

[5:25] Cutting out the middle men - property managers

[9:08] One of the best decisions Jason made when he got into the nationwide real estate business 14 years ago

[13:09] Looking for the weakest link in your investments

[17:30] Jason's been accused of being a complainer, but is that such a bad thing? Complainers change the world

Muthiah Client Case Study:

[22:27] What happened to Muthiah that created tension with the seller

[24:55] If the seller wants to close before the repairs are completed, the only way you accept is if they have money held in escrow in case they don't do what they promised

[28:00] The two ends of the company spectrum

[30:51] What Jason wants you to negotiate with your property management contract

[34:52] The inherent conflict of interest with property managers

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Direct download: CW_1296_FBF_Muthiah.mp3
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Jason Hartman and investment counselor Adam take a look at some good news in today's economy. Home prices are expected to continue, mortgages are safer than ever, and jobs are increasing for all. They also look at some not so good news, from foreign money leaving the economy to the high income tax state apocalypse.

Key Takeaways:

[2:56] CoreLogic expects home price gains to accelerate through 2020 and mortgage rates are expected to stay below 4%

[7:53] Mortgage default risk continues to decrease

[11:43] Inflation in entertainment has been enormous, watch out for how pooled money asset companies use their money to pay for it

[17:10] The high income tax state apocalypse is underway

[21:23] Foreign money has helped push out middle class people

[27:02] Some great news on jobs

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

Direct download: CW_1295_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman wants to remind everyone to slow down and notice the things around you in life. Before getting to the main interview, Jason reflects on a country song he almost didn't listen to this morning and how it made him do a little introspection.

Then Jason talks with Hernando De Soto, founder and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy and author of The Mystery of Capital:, about the elements of capitalism that are most important and how property rights are absolutely essential. They also discuss the growing sentiment toward socialism in the United States and what impact that could have.

Key Takeaways:

[6:12] Jason's lesson from a country song

[9:42] There will be an offering for tickets to the property tour on Friday before Profits in Paradise if you can only make that

Hernando de Soto Interview:

[12:56] The 5 mysteries of capital

[17:35] Capitalism is one of the few (if not only) systems that gives the lower classes a chance against the rich

[23:37] What we do as capitalists does not translate to what we do in politics

[28:11] The issue of equal opportunity for capital has to be addressed for capitalism to regain its popularity

Website:

www.ILD.org.pe

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

Direct download: CW_1294_Hernando_de_Soto.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Thomas the Economist take today to discuss a different view on Inflation Induced Debt Destruction. Jason and Thomas dig in to some stats from Shadow Stats that show what is, potentially, the real rate of inflation, and it's VASTLY different from the numbers the government puts out for public consumption.

Key Takeaways:

[6:44] Jason's latest book recommendations

[7:55] One huge benefit we get as real estate investors is optionality

Thomas Interview:

[13:20] Things aren't always as they seem when you look at the real numbers

[16:03] Interest rates and mortgage payments

[22:22] Houses today are barely any more expensive today than they were in 1989 based on adjusted numbers

[28:34] Substitution could be useful for inflation, but the government tends to abuse it to keep the numbers where they want

[32:34] How to get your after inflation and tax effective interest rate

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1293_Thomas_CPI.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Adam about the definition of a recession and what impact globalization may (or may not) have on the future of recessions. They also explore how the United States reacts to trade situations and what impact that has on markets such as the ones we invest in.

Key Takeaways:

[2:55] With a recession potentially looming, you need to stress test your portfolio, which is something we'll be doing at Profits in Paradise

[8:09] Some of the old recession indicators aren't as reliable anymore because causes of GDP have shifted over the years

[10:48] A strong manufacturing base makes local economies take much longer to shift

[16:08] Why do they say that de-globalization could lead to more recessions

[19:40] It's important to look at states the same way we do countries to see which states are the friendliest to businesses

[24:41] The hidden benefits of self-management

[27:13] This year's wealth simulation will really delve into how Refi Til Ya Die really works

[26:00] The hidden benefits of self-management

[28:32] This year's wealth simulation will really delve into how Refi Til Ya Die really works

[32:54] A Baltimore, MD property available

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1292_Recession.mp3
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Today focuses on Commandment #13: Thou Shalt Understand the Theory of Relativity As It Applies to Real Estate Investing.

Visualization is an immensely powerful thing. What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

Because of the power of visualization, Jason went and found an expert who can help real estate investors get in the right mindset and, hopefully, set you on a path to an even better portfolio and life.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Commandment_13.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 952, originally published in February 2018.

Jason Hartman, his mom Joyce, and Drew finish up their long talk about property management practices. This time Drew throws some questions toward Joyce about how to walk the line with a tenant while still keeping a good personal relationship with them, tenant retention, and Jason's theory on the pinball effect that can happen when you own enough places in one market.

Key Takeaways:

[2:01] Occassionally you may have difficulty with insurance when you self-manage

[2:56] The riskiest part of self-managing is the tenant turn

[6:34] Join Jason on a trip to Sweden or come to San Jose for the next JHU event

Jason's Mom & Drew Interview:

[9:34] One of the nice things about not being near your investment properties is that you CAN'T go over and meet anybody

[11:56] How to retain tenants, and how to get rid of deadbeats

[14:16] Once you've formed a relationship with a tenant as a self-manager, is it awkward to raise the rent on them or enforce late fees, etc?

[18:38] When do you build the expectation of rent increases into the relationship?

[25:39] Why the hybrid management is the best system, and what to expect from your realtor helping you

[28:15] Do self-management styles change based on the type of neighborhood your property is in?

[31:46] Jason's pinball effect when you have enough properties in one market

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1291_Mom_Drew_2.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show discussing an article that explains how hard new construction starts are hitting various markets. They're down by over 80% in some markets and over 50% in a majority.

Then Jason talks with David Osborn, co-founder of Magnify Capital and best-selling author of Wealth Can't Wait: Avoid the 7 Wealth Traps, Implement the 7 Business Pillars, and Complete a Life Audit Today!, about making the conscious decision to be wealthy and how you can actually follow through on that decision while avoiding common pitfalls. They also discuss how absolutely vital the morning is to your life and how you can win the morning.

Key Takeaways:

[2:44] Home building is down more than 50% since before the Great Recession

[7:32] Chicago only has about 20% of the construction they had before the Great Recession

David Osborn Interview:

[15:40] Being wealthy starts with making a choice

[19:36] The mindset is critical but often overlooked

[23:49] When you become successful you eventually just have to learn to deal with being in lawsuits

[26:58] Do NOT hire someone just because you like them

[33:49] Miracle Morning Millionaires

[35:47] By 11am the world is coming at you and you're in reaction mode

Website:

www.DavidOsborn.com

Direct download: CW_1290_David_Osborn.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adamp take a deep dive into what GDP is and some of the plusses and minuses inherent to it. While breaking down a CNBC video explaining GDP they look at whether government spending should be increased, decreased, or left the same, how just because GDP is rising doesn't mean our economy is improving, and much more.

Key Takeaways:

[4:33] What Jason learned from a New York City bus driver

[10:26] The CEO of WeWork has stepped down, who helped show the importance of Commandment #3

[16:06] US GDP is 38% government spending

[21:02] Importance of looking at GDP rates and inflation rates

[26:40] The important relationship between income distribution and GDP

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1289_Adam_GDP.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing the impact of Dodd-Frank on the US economy. The massive bill that was quickly pushed through in response to the Great Recession is still being sussed out, and it's possible some parts will never be fully enacted.

Then Jason talks with Richard Rahn, Advisor to former President George HW Bush and Chief Economist of US Chamber of Commerce for Ronald Reagan, about his thoughts on digital currencies and whether they will ever full grab hold in the United States with the power of the government. They also discuss Richard's time in politics and why he left the White House.

Key Takeaways:

[6:50] The world of fakeness

[13:05] Dodd-Frank gave the government the ability to audit loans being given to companies, but the volume of loans makes that virtually impossible to reliably do

[16:12] Credit default swaps and the Great Recession

[18:57] Property profile of a home in Merrillville, IN

Richard Rahn Interview:

[24:01] When Richard started being interested in what would eventually become cryptocurrency

[31:24] The government could target any one of us because most people are committing crimes they don't even know about. But going after encrypted peer-to-peer transactions would be impossible

[35:17] Why does Richard think Bitcoin won't be the answer?

[36:30] Richard's time in the Reagan and Bush administration

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.IGEG.org

Direct download: CW_1288_Richard_Rahn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

Jason Hartman and his client, Rabbi Evan Moffic, are on the road today discussing two different investment philosophies. The first is the fox method, ping ponging between investments and always going for what's the hottest trend. Then there's the hedgehog strategy that has you focus on one thing and do it to the best of your abilities. After dissecting the pros and cons of those strategies it's time to investigate the abundance mentality and what good it can do us all in our lives.

Key Takeaways:

[4:26] The fox strategy vs the hedgehog strategy

[7:28] Fox's at least take action, but hedgehogs stay true to the investment philosophy that they know and understand

[11:53] Evan is branching out a little buying a new construction short-term rental, but he made sure it could still function as a long term rental if trying a new strategy didn't work out

[16:01] It looks like there will be 2 property tours at the upcoming Profits in Paradise

[17:11] Evan will be speaking at Profits in Paradise, discussing happiness and wealth

[21:04] Judaism believes that wealth brings with it a responsibility to give

[24:40] One of the things Evan doesn't like about the FIRE movement

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1287_Evan_Moffic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Visualization is an immensely powerful thing. What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

Because of the power of visualization, Jason went and found an expert who can help real estate investors get in the right mindset and, hopefully, set you on a path to an even better portfolio and life.

Today focuses on Commandment #12: Thou Shall Hold Thy Tenants Accountable.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Commandment_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Photos

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Direct download: CW_1286_FBF_Mom_Drew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_4_Hot_Deals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

Ethics & Public Policy Center

Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism

Direct download: CW_1285_Peter_Wehner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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!

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

Direct download: CW_1284_FICO_Gig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.MyLodgeTax.com

Direct download: CW_1283_Rob_Stephens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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!

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

Direct download: CW_1282_Rent_Control.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

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.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Guided_Visualization_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

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. 

Key Takeaways: 

8:00 – Jason talks about the 6 ways the government can get out of its mess. 

11:20 – Jason answers a listener voicemail question. 

18:50 – A listener asks about 3D printing a house. Jason shares his thoughts. 

24:30 – Jason introduces Richard Vague to the show. 

29:15 – Richard talks about China's debt problem. 

35:10 – Private debt growth leads to higher interest rates. 

38:15 – Richard gets his stats by looking at all consumer and business debt. 

42:30 – A lot of economists don't include private debt in their model. 

49:00 – What should we do to avoid the next economic disaster? Richard explains. 

51:10 – Quick recap, what are the stages of an economic crisis? 

Mentioned In This Episode: 

The Next Economic Disaster by Richard Vague

www.Debt-Economics.org

Direct download: CW_1281_FBF_Richard_Vague.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartmanLive.com

www.BigMoneySpeaker.com

Direct download: CW_1280_James_Malinchak.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.EllenBrown.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1279_Ellen_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.BecomingSelfMade.com

Direct download: CW_1278_Nely_Galan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.PropertyMeld.com

www.RealData.com

Direct download: CW_1277_Ray_Hespen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Visualization_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[03:30] Yield rate and Cap rate compression defined.

[08:01] After the 2008 crash the deal flow was abundant.

[10:04] Institutional investors get rewarded for deploying capital, not finding the best deal.

[15:04] Inflation is here and markets are softening.

[20:44] Stagflation is a bizarre scenario but it is likely to happen.

[29:19] Investors must prepare for the worst-case scenario.

[30:51] Tempo Funding provides short and long-term hard money lending.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Rent Control Movie

Tempo Funding

Direct download: CW_1276_FBF_Mike_Zlotnik.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.LocalMarketMonitor.com

Direct download: CW_1275_Ingo_Winzer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.Seasteading.org

www.Twitter.com/Patrissimo

Direct download: CW_1274_Patri_Friedman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.BroadFinancial.com

Direct download: CW_1273_Jeff_Astor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.RealEstateConsulting.com

www.BigShiftsAhead.com

Direct download: CW_1272_Chris_Porter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

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.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Visualization_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Property Tracker

Be Your Bank

Direct download: CW_1271_FBF_Gary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.WalterEWilliams.com

Direct download: CW_1270_Walter_Williams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.PhilDeMuth.com

Direct download: CW_1269_Phil_DeMuth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.CorporateDirect.com

Direct download: CW_1268_Thomas_MMT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1267_Negative_Rates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contact

Direct download: CW_Announcement_Atlanta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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 12th installment of our guided visualization journey.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Visualization_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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.

Key Takeaways:

[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.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1266_FBF_Carrie.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1265_Dan_Kennedy.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.SmartCityPolicyGroup.com

www.SmartCityPolicySummit.com

Direct download: CW_1264_Matt_Curtis.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

DeAnn O'Donovan on LinkedIn

Direct download: CW_1263_DeAnn_Donovan.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.CorporateDirect.com

Direct download: CW_1262_Garrett_Sutton.mp3
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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.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Visualization_11.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1261_Nelsons.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.RabbiMoffic.com

Direct download: CW_1260_Evan_Moffic.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

Direct download: CW_1259_Doug2.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1258_Future_Expectations.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1257_IIDB.mp3
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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 10th installment of our guided visualization journey.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Visualization_10.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartmanUniversity.com

www.AAOA.com

www.TenantAlert.com

Direct download: CW_1256_FBF_Jeff_Cronrod_2.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.AtlasSociety.org

Direct download: CW_1255_David_Kelley2.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.AtlasSociety.org

Direct download: CW_1254_David_Kelley.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.SmallBizTrends.com

www.DataUSA.io

Direct download: CW_1253_Anita_Campbell.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.HomeDiversification.com

Direct download: CW_1252_Marc_Biron.mp3
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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 9th installment of our guided visualization journey.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Visualization_9.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.JasonHartmanUniversity.com

www.AAOA.com

www.TenantAlert.com

Direct download: CW_1251_FBF_Jeff_Cronrod.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.SallyKohn.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

Direct download: CW_1250_Sally_Kohn.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1249_Thomas.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.StatesideAPM.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1248_Howard_Jennings.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman Real Estate Investor Update Alexa Skill

Direct download: CW_1247_Drew.mp3
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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 8th installment of our guided visualization journey.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Guided_Visualization_8.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1246_FBF_Pinkerton2.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1245_Doug.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.Yang2020.com

Direct download: CW_1244_Andrew_Yang.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1243_Florida.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1242_Jason_Mom.mp3
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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 7th installment of our guided visualization journey.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Visualization_7.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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!

Website:

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The Effective Executive

Direct download: CW_1241_FBF_Brandon_Cook.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.SuperThinking.com

www.Twitter.com/Yegg

Direct download: CW_1240_Gabriel_Weinberg.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Vault

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1239_Gary_Boomershine.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

How Fannie & Freddie Prop Up America's Favorite Mortgage by Wall Street Journal

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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1237_Evan_Moffic.mp3
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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 6th installment of our guided visualization journey.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_6_Visualization.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Websites:

www.JasonHartmanUniversity.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1236_FBF_Scott2.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Websites:

www.Nobu.store

www.Twitter.com/Nobu__Su

Direct download: CW_1235_Nobu_Su.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.PremierLawGroup.net

Direct download: CW_1234_Mauricio_Rauld.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.Zolo.ca

www.RomanaKing.com

Direct download: CW_1233_Romana_King.mp3
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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?

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Invest with Sven Carlin, Ph.D. on YouTube

Direct download: CW_1232_Doug.mp3
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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 5th installment of our guided visualization journey.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Bonus_Visualization5.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartmanUniversity.com

Direct download: CW_1231_FBF_Scott_1.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.MichelleTillisLederman.com

Direct download: CW_1230_Michelle_Lederman.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.ITREconomics.com

Direct download: CW_1229_Taylor_Germain.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1228_Sara.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

Mortgage Update

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1227_Damon_Santa_Maria.mp3
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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 fourth installment of our guided visualization journey.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_Visualization_4.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.PNC.com

Direct download: CW_1226_FBF_Cody_Mamone.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.HomesAndVillasByMarriott.com

Direct download: CW_1225_Jennifer_Hsieh.mp3
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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!

Key Takeaways:

[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)

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Quick Start Podcast

Direct download: CW_1224_Lisa.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.CoStar.com

Direct download: CW_1223_Andrew_Rybczynski.mp3
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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).

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

PropertyCast

How Have Rents Changed Since 1960?

Direct download: CW_1222_June_Mortgage_Update.mp3
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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 third installment of our guided visualization journey.

Direct download: CW_Guided_Visualization_3.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Websites:

www.CameronHerold.com

Direct download: CW_1221_FBF_Cameron_Herold.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.WarrenFarrell.com

Direct download: CW_1220_Warren_Farrell.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1219_Carrie.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.DavidDFriedman.com

Direct download: CW_1218_David_Friedman.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Email your Spam to reviews@JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CW_1217_Doug.mp3
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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 second installment of our guided visualization journey.

Direct download: CW_Bonus_2.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Magic Power by Triumph

Direct download: CW_1216_FBF_Adam_Jackson.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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?

Website:

www.RedPillExpo.org

www.FreedomForceInternational.org

www.RealityZone.com

Direct download: CW_1215_G_Edward_Griffin.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1214_Thomas.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.GloomBoomDoom.com

Direct download: CW_1213_Marc_Faber2.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1212_Drew_Baker.mp3
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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.

Direct download: CW_Bonus_1.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

Jason Intro:

[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

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1211_FBF_Pinkertons.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.31DayFoodRevolution.com

Jason Hartman's Real Estate Investor Update Alexa Skill

Direct download: CW_1210_Ocean_Robbins.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.Maxifi.com

www.Kotlikoff.net

www.PurplePlans.org

Jason Hartman's Real Estate Investor Update Alexa Skill

Direct download: CW_1209_Kotlikoff2.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.Maxifi.com

Direct download: CW_1208_Laurence_Kotlikoff1.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

Jason Hartman's Real Estate Investor Update Alexa Skill

Direct download: CW_1207_Thomas.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Real Estate Tools - Property Tracker Software

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Compound Interest Calculator

Direct download: CW_1206_FBF_Clay_Slocum.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.LiveUpTop.com

Jason Hartman's Real Estate Investor Update Alexa Skill

Direct download: CW_1205_Frank_Barletta.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1204_Jacksonville_St_Augustine.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam examine the Investopedia article they referenced yesterday referring to the 9 common effects of inflation. The 2 types of inflation (cost-push and demand-pull) are also broken down in regards to how they impact your property value and rent.

Then the two examine what impact the Trade War with China could have on the markets properties are available in. If production from overseas come back to the United States, where are we likely to see the impact?

Key Takeaways:

[4:18] The 9 common effects of inflation

[9:15] The land value is the one that's susceptible to big swings in value

[12:48] Cost-push versus demand-pull inflation

[15:57] How the Trade War could create cost-push inflation in the linear markets we're investing in

[19:12] If China ever manages to create a middle class they're going to have to deal with a new set of issues, which might make them an inopportune producer

[23:59] When labor shortages hit construction it can make it incredibly expensive to build a house and retain the workers needed

[28:39] Once the Trade War has ended, look at what job sectors are going to be impacted most and adjust your investing strategy accordingly

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

9 Common Effects of Inflation on Investopedia

Direct download: CW_1203_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam take today's episode to discuss the growing trend toward a renter nation. But this trend isn't just for the young, it's for all age ranges. Renters in the 60+ demographic have seen an even bigger percentage increase than those in the 20-34 or 35-59. This is phenomenal news for landlords, as more people are competing to live in your properties.

They then look into the market for pre-fabricated homes, the impact of recent Airbnb decisions, and a brief glimpse at the 9 effects of inflation that will be discussed further in Tuesday's show.

Key Takeaways:

[3:12] The over 60 demographic has seen a 43% increase in renters in the past decade

[6:52] A survey has found that few millennials are viewing home ownership as a necessity

[9:38] How the pre-fab home market is distorted to make it appear to be a cheap alternative

[16:18] A look into one of Jason's blogcasts on wealth creation

[20:34] Airbnb is giving up the addresses of 17,000 units to New York City.

[24:42] A brief look at the 9 effects of inflation

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman's Real Estate Investor Update Alexa Skill

Direct download: CW_1202_Adam.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 876, originally published in March 2017.

Jason and Investment Counselor Sara discuss the indirect impact of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. It may be one of the worst natural disasters in our nation’s history but an opportunity for rebuilding also exists. Prices will increase for commodities needed for rebuilding the area and labor will be needed in all sectors for those who were directly impacted by the storm.

Key Takeaways:

[01:37] Disaster Capitalists make the most of the tragic flooding in Houston.

[05:25] A moratorium on mortgages benefits those with the most debt.

[11:09] Is it smart to buy properties on the cheap in Houston?

[12:32] How should investors handle damage to their existing properties?

[15:28] The cost of commodities always increase after a natural disaster.

[22:41] Laura wants to know how Jason's single-family portfolio homes performed during the 2008 recession.

Website:

Real Estate Tools

Property Tracker

Administrator@realestate.com - Free 1-hour onboarding session

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1201_Sara.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Cynthia Kane, author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, as well as Talk To Yourself Like a Buddhist, about how we should be communicating with ourself and with others. Too often we say things hurtful to ourselves and our loved ones which we don't even realize until it's too late. Cynthia explains the elements of right speech that will point us in the right direction, as well as the importance of silence.

Key Takeaways:

[3:23] The most important conversation you can have is with yourself

Cynthia Kane Interview:

[5:50] How does communicating like a Buddhist help you?

[9:39] The importance of "Mindful Listening"

[12:09] How we can use silence in a positive way

[19:43] How do you talk to YOURSELF as a Buddhist?

[23:47] You need to pump yourself up with self talk a little bit

[25:38] The importance of questioning

Website:

www.CynthiaKane.com

Direct download: CW_1200_Cynthia_Kane.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam take today's episode to discuss a new commandment Jason thought of while on the radio in Georgia after the recent Venture Alliance Mastermind event. They also discuss how Commandment #3 would protect investors from some of the exorbinant compensation packages that CEOs are taking that are harming stock holders.

Then Jason recaps the weekend and some of what he learned about tax liens and deeds and potential new markets that he visited while heading home from the event.

Key Takeaways:

[3:04] The compensation of CEOs like Elon Musk shows why you should always maintain control (Commandment #3)

[8:16] Commandment #21 was created just this weekend

[15:02] Cuba doesn't have the port capacity to handle large cruise ships, so you have to take one of the smaller ones

[23:18] Early bird pricing ends June 4

[24:29] The Venture Alliance Mastermind weekend recap

[30:32] If you're going to invest in short-term rentals, make sure that the numbers work even if you have an increase in vacancy and a drop in prices during the next downturn

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1199_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start today's show answering a listener question about the value of local real estate investor associations. Jason has some dueling thoughts on the matter, and explains why you need to be wary when joining one.

Then Jason talks with Kelly Alexander, founder of Great American Tax Remedy, about how Kelly has been able to avoid paying Federal income tax since 2014. Kelly's method hasn't had to hold up against an IRS audit, but she's confident that what she's doing is completely legal and can help anyone out.

Key Takeaways:

[4:47] Jason's thoughts on real estate investor organizations

[9:26] Do not fall for the "flavor of the month" or "get rich quick" schemes that you'll hear at some meetings

Kelly Alexander Interview:

[13:40] How Kelly's tax plan to avoid income taxes works

[17:17] Who else is using Kelly's technique?

[18:38] What Kelly does when she gets paid in order to avoid income tax

[28:36] How to report your income on your taxes under Kelly's format

[38:48] Why Kelly's strategy works for both state and federal taxes

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.MyTaxRemedy.com

Direct download: CW_1198_Kelly_Alexander.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Kerry take today to look at some of the signs in our economy today that don't point toward a rosy future. But don't take that to mean the sky's falling and we're headed for a doomsday scenario, we've still got some runway left.

The two also discuss how self-management can show you things that you wouldn't have known just sticking with a property manager. You don't HAVE to self-manage, but it's important to know how to self-manage so you don't get taken advantage of by your current manager.

Key Takeaways:

[2:39] There are ominous signs out there for the economy, so we'll see how much longer it can hold them off

[5:47] For the first time in a long time, Kerry is bullish on the New York real estate

[13:13] Where will the next recession come from?

[17:05] There's an urgency that you need to do something now rather than waiting around

[21:04] Why Kerry thinks Indiana has been the longest running market for Jason's company

[25:19] Utilize your tenants as your assets

[30:51] If you choose to self-manage, remember to track ALL of your expenses

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1197_Kerry.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 887, originally published in September 2017.

The US is facing a looming financial crisis. In this episode, Jason outlines six business plans the government can use to ease its inflationary pressures. Four of the plans could result in negative outcomes, while the final two plans could achieve debt repayment by way of inflation. Understanding inflation and all of its aspects are not for the light-hearted. Jason explains inflation, how the government reports on inflation and offers up some educational resources for those who want to know more.

Key Takeaways:

[04:35] Technology is changing the game in all aspects of life.

[11:15] Meet the Master's of Income Property Event is a 3-day event in January 2018.  

[14:15] Jason identifies 6 ways to deal with inflationary pressures.

[21:17] Using inflation as a tool to avoid paying debts.

[27:39] Understanding the difference between real and nominal and price and value.

[33:49] Redistributing wealth through inflation.

[40:11] The three ways the government manipulates inflation statistics.

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Property Tracker

Real Estate Tools

Short-Term Rental Council

Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins

Direct download: CW_1196_FBF_Jason.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Josh and Mike from Elite Group Inspection Professionals about what to expect when getting a home inspection. A good home inspection can save you thousands, and a bad home inspection can cost you thousands. It can be tough to figure out who you can trust when you're getting one done, but Josh and Mike give you some resources to finding a competent inspector and what the major things you should be looking for on your inspection reports.

Key Takeaways:

[6:49] Make sure you check your home inspector for licenses, certifications and insurance

[9:36] Some of the biggest concerns from buyers

[14:15] The pros and cons of various roof types

[19:09] Expect a lot detail about repairs needed in your inspection, but not about how much they will cost to fix

[22:43] What to look for on the interior of the house

[25:50] When you need to get a re-inspection done

[28:39] Some of the common plumbing problems

Website:

www.EliteInspections.com

Direct download: CW_1195_Elite.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Drew do a small client case study about his journey of self-management, then move into the finale of Jason's examination of Kyle Bass' speech about China. Finally, Jason and Drew explain how Commandment #3 (Thou Shalt Maintain Control) and Tesla's current situation go together, as the company continues to make some poor business decisions and hemmorage money.

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] Drew's new roof on his Indianapolis home

[9:54] When you self-manage, your tenant is part of your team

[13:59] Is self-managing really worth it to Drew or is he doing menial work that's not worth it?

[15:52] Revisiting Kyle Bass' speech

[23:06] How Commandment #3 and Tesla mix

[27:03] Tesla is getting dumb money and pillaging it

[30:29] In real estate you can fire someone and get another person to do the same job. With big companies like Tesla, you fire Elon Musk and the company's in trouble

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1194_Drew_Baker.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start today's episode by answering a listener question from Amina, who wants to know what her options are after she maxes out her Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. Surely there are options out there, but what are they?

Then Jason has a client case study with David Nelson, who, along with his wife, has amassed a real estate portfolio that has allowed her to retire early to focus on their holdings. David discusses how his cockiness led him into a bad deal, why continual education is important and where his journey is heading.

Key Takeaways:

[5:15] Listener Question from Amina: what do you do after you max out your Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loans?

[10:34] If you're wanting to cruise to Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Cuba you need to sign up soon!

David Nelson Client Case Study:

[17:19] David started getting cocky investing in 2016 and didn't pay enough attention to his inspection

[20:24] Jason's group doesn't do any one off deals

[24:28] How self-management has gone for David so far

[29:18] When you combine education with action you can accomplish nearly anything

[33:01] Why being 80% in on one asset class isn't necessarily a mistake

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

Direct download: CW_1193_David_Nelson.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam use today's episode to discuss some important information about rental rates vs income growth, answer listener questions and what Mark Zuckerberg's college roommate thinks about him.

Key Takeaways:

[3:29] Rents have been rising faster than incomes in most of the United States

[7:56] Investing in a prudent market with lots of government jobs could be helpful for rents not decreasing

[13:31] Would real estate investing make sense if another Depression hit the US?

[23:36] Population decline can be devastating for real estate investors

[29:06] Once big tech companies get their funding they start to lose their touch with the people

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

Jason Hartman's Amazon Flash Briefing

Direct download: CW_1192_Adam.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 872, originally published in August 2017.

Jason welcomes Patrick Donohoe of The Wealth Standard Podcast to discuss the dirty details of pensions, insurance policies and Ponzi schemes. Jason describes the difficulties and common mistakes average retail investors make when investing in financial services. And, Pat gives a comprehensive overview of how to make the most of your existing policies in order to invest your money in the most historically-proven asset class, income property.

Key Takeaways:

[02:25] Is the US a giant Ponzi scheme?

[05:31] Understanding the difference between pension benefit plans and contribution plans is essential.

[15:15] The financial service industry preys on retail investors.

[20:49] Harry Markopolos is waiting to capitalize on a market correction.

[27:09] Analyzing the patterns and mistakes of the middle-class investor.

[35:27] The Wealth Standard Podcast focuses on helping individuals understand the comprehensive nature of the economy.

[37:49] Pat explains how policyholders can reduce their risk and get investment money for cash-flow properties.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Be Your Bank

The Wealth Standard

The Wizard of Lies

401K Jail Article

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1191_FBF_Pat_Donohoe.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show talking about the topic of the news today: Trump's billion dollar "loss" over a 10 year period. What the media fails to mention throughout the whole thing is that he didn't actually LOSE any of that money, he simply had massive deductions thanks to the beauty of real estate phantom deductions.

Then Jason talks with Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal and author of the book No Off Season: The Constant Pursuit of More, about how his career in sports translated into business success. Steve and Jason look at the various skills learned in sports and how can each be applied to the business world, whether you're an employee or employer.

Key Takeaways:

[2:55] People are horribly off target thinking Trump is a "Billion Dollar Loser"

[5:21] Real estate deductions run on a depreciation schedule

[9:37] Real estate offers you a tax deduction you can't get any other way

[11:44] How property tax states are able to increase their revenue through land value

Steve Jones Interview:

[18:16] Your ability to overcome obstacles is going to make or break your success

[21:05] Sports teaches you how to work as a team

[24:10] Some techniques on how to keep the team cohesive when dealing with adversity

[27:49] With no action steps in place you only have a dream, not a plan

Website:

www.AUS.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1190_Steve_Jones.mp3
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Jason Hartman wraps up his talk with Drew from yesterday, as the two leave the topic of self-management and delve into more economic lines of conversation. Jason brings up a recent Peter Schiff tweet and the two dissect whether it holds water in today's environment, as well as discussing how articially low interest rates are impacting the investing landscape we see today. They also discuss a different way to look at the rents you're collecting from your tenants in a way that makes it even more powerful than it looks at first glance.

Key Takeaways:

[3:01] If falling consumer prices have been good for the last 100 years, why does the Fed think they're bad now?

[6:25] The artificially low interest rates are encouraging bad investments

[10:24] Who's going to get hit hardest in the next recession?

[14:10] Targeted advertising is keeping us from seeing a large chunk of the world today

[19:54] It's important to hold yourself accountable the same way you hold your tenants accountable when dealing with your investment properties

[23:57] Your tenants are working 33-40% of their work life just to pay you

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1189_Drew2.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with client Drew Baker in part 1 of their interview about the new developments in Drew's journey in self-management. Drew gives Jason a rundown on how he deals with lease renewals, some of the repairs he's doing to his properties in order to retain his tenants, and what software he's using to keep track of it all. Jason also gives Drew a little bit of advice on how he may be able to accelerate his depreciation in a cost effective manner.

Key Takeaways:

[5:15] The one type of pollution that China doesn't have, that America has PLENTY of, is noise pollution

[10:35] An update on Drew's self-management process

[13:38] Cost segregation studies have become reasonably priced for single-family homes and could well be worth the cost

[18:29] Drew tries to get his leases to come up for renewal in the warmer months, as well as signing a 2 year lease

[22:00] Drew's approach to lease renewals

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1188_Drew1.mp3
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Jason Hartman takes today's show to go over his thoughts on J. Kyle Bass's speech from the recent CPDC Conference about China. As the second largest economy in the world, China carries a lot of weight, claiming to have around 15% of the world's GDP. But a closer look at the numbers gives us a sense that it might not actually be true. There are dangers lurking in the China economy that could lead to some bad events.

Then Adam talks with Graham, one of the mortgage lenders with the network, about what interest rates investors can be expecting this month.

Key Takeaways:

[3:13] China claims to have 15% of the world's GDP, but there's little to prove that's true

[5:49] Jason used to listen to the doomsayers, but it's not going to happen with such a demand for dollars

[9:47] Endowments don't invest in the greatest things, but it's not a problem that should be that difficult to solve

[16:12] The dangers present in China in their banking sector

[19:16] Hong Kong is the most expensive real estate in the world, at $10,000 per square foot

Adam's Mortgage Update:

[23:43] We're seeing investment mortgage rates in the low-mid 5s

[27:05] What will happen if the Fed decides to cut rates this year?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

J Kyle Bass's Speec at CPDC Conference

Direct download: CW_1187_China.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 363, originally published in February 2014.

"The Cow Guy" Scott Shellady is the Senior Vice President of Derivatives at the Trean Group. He joins the show to discuss where people should start when investing in tangible assets.

Shellady believes in SWAGER for investing, standing for Silver, Wine, Art, Gold, Energy and Real Estate. He thinks SWAGER investments are a good choice for current investors. 

The topic then shifts to how boomers can prepare for retirement. Shellady explains the most common mistakes baby boomers make with their finances and what they do if they were laid off or fired during the recession to protect their retirement.

Website:

www.TreanGroup.com

www.Twitter.com/ScottTheCowGuy

Direct download: CW_1186_FBF_Scott_Shellady.mp3
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Jason Hartman brings this episode to you from China, where he has seen the impact of the rising middle class. While it may seem to be a world away, the growth in construction in China is impacting the cost of construction here in the United States as well.

Then Jason talks with Anna Myers, Vice President of Grocapitus, about how to analyze deals, specifically for multifamily. Anna's group is all about finding the right deals in the right market, and she talks with Jason about which markets are looking good and which are past their peak, along with why the demographics for real estate investors is still incredibly bullish.

Key Takeaways:

[3:28] The Chinese surveillance state is rampant and the country seems very wary of terrorism

[7:04] The rising middle class in China has led to a large amount of higher end stores

[10:31] All buildings are made from the same materials, so when there's a building boom in China it impacts builders everywhere

Anna Myers Interview:

[13:08] What is Anna's definition of "data driven real estate investing"?

[18:23] How can you know when the supply of starts is going to meet the demand for jobs?

[21:51] Things you need to be looking for at the neighborhood level of your market

[27:36] Anna's team is looking at approximately 80 markets a quarter

[31:28] What kind of properties does Anna have in her portfolio?

[33:47] The stigma of renting is gone as Millennials and Baby Boomers are now renting

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.Grocapitus.com

www.MultiFamilyU.com

Direct download: CW_1185_Anna_Myers.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins today's episode from the city of Shanghai, one of the largest (and densest) cities in the world. Since he's been in town he's started thinking about the importance of population density on real estate. It impacts everything from quality of life to desirability of businesses to the pricing of every unit.

Then Jason talks with client Greg Scott about his journey from accidental landlord to an owner of multifamily properties. Greg and Jason examine why people don't know whether they're winning or losing, how Greg was able to continue investing through the Great Recession, and what sort of demographics are making being a landlord look better and better.

Key Takeaways:

[3:46] It's important not to overlook the importance of population density

[6:27] One of the huge drivers of real estate prices is population density

[11:10] Even after "graduating" to bigger deals, Jason believes the single family home is the best deal out there

Greg Scott Interview:

[14:46] Greg's journey to becoming an accidental landlord

[18:23] People often don't know whether they're winning or losing

[23:29] When you hear about the returns people get from real estate and want to do the same, you have to actually act on it

[25:03] Greg's plan for his new multifamily facility

[27:49] How worried was Greg when he was investing in property during the Great Recession?

[31:555] Does Greg see the same thing about high rental demand as Jason does?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1184_Greg_Scott.mp3
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From Hong Kong, China, which Jason calls the "Jewel of Capitalism", Jason Hartman delves into what he's seen about real estate and economics from his trip. If you think real estate in the US is expensive, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Then Jason talks with Chris Martenson, co-founder of PeakProsperity.com and co-author of Prosper: How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting, about how the era of abundant, cheap energy is gone and our world needs to change with it. That doesn't mean abandoning everything we have now, but just recognizing the actual situation and adjusting our investments/behavior accordingly. Chris and Jason also discuss the future, and whether we're going to see inflation, deflation, or a little bit of both.

Key Takeaways:

[3:06] Hong Kong real estate has prices per square foot that are unfathomable

[7:35] There's always the real economy and the symbolic economy, and they're vastly different

Chris Martenson Interview:

[11:39] We're coming up to a time when humans are going to have to organize ourselves in very different ways

[14:20] There are 2 ways humans change

[19:32] It's getting costlier and costlier to get less and less oil out of the ground

[22:08] The easy, cheap energy from the past is gone, which explains why the global growth rate for the last 15 years has been subpar

[28:09] We're beginning to see that raising children in a dopamine heavy technological world is creating issues we hadn't expected when it began

[33:02] We have a lot of debt in our society, so deflation is ready to take over

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.PeakProsperity.com

Direct download: CW_1183_Chris_Martenson.mp3
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Jason Hartman brings you this episode from China with Venture Alliance Member Carmen. Jason describes how his visit to China is influencing his previously held thoughts about the country and how the looming asset shortage is a beautiful things for real estate investors.

Then Jason talks with Jorge Newbery, founder and CEO of Debt Cleanse, founder of American Homeowner Preservation and author of Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar, about how he was able to climb out of a $26 million hole and how others can follow in his footsteps. This isn't about cheating your way out of debt, it's about using the same rights that creditors have because you need to protect yourself from predatory lending practices.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Jason got to visit the railroad station that was built to link North and South Korea in the future

[7:54] 5 star in the US has nothing on 5 star in Asia

[11:26] How Jason's visit to China has changed his views on the China economy

[13:39] The looming asset shortage, and why it's good for real estate investors

Jorge Newbery Interview:

[18:57] Debt may seem simple, but it's a lot more nuanced that you'd first believe

[20:42] If you can't afford your debts, the best thing you can do is to stop paying them

[23:54] How Jorge got started paying off his $26 million debt

[26:31] What kind of errors you should be looking for from your lendors

[32:21] The elite have often used debt as a way to enslave the lower classes

Website:

www.DebtCleanse.com

Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar

Direct download: CW_1182_Jorge_Newbery.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 662, originally published in April 2016.

Jason takes a break from a Social Media conference to analyze stories from the USA Today’s Money section. He shares the new tech items which will affect real estate pricing in the future, the underemployment issue in the US and the median wage of CEO’s of major corporations.

Key Takeaways:

[4:24] Live video and Virtual Reality (VR) will impact real estate pricing by changing the value of the three cardinal rules of location, location, location.

[9:26] A 5% unemployment rate in the US means everyone who wants a job has a job. The real problem is underemployment.

[15:10] Some CEO’s make $9000.00 an hour while minimum wage workers are looking for $15 an hour.

[22:09] Does an early retirement equate to an early death sentence?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1181_FBF_New_Technologies.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show talking about one of Jason's favorite things when it comes to real estate investing: the Housing Affordability Index. The two really look into how the index is created, what elements go into it, and look at how affordable some of the markets they're investing in are.

Then Jason talks with James Whittaker, author of Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy and host of Win the Day with James Whittaker, about how Napoleon Hill's original Think and Grow Rich still applies in today's world. James and Jason look at how you can reprogram your brain and why his book still matters all these years later.

Key Takeaways:

[4:09] The formula for the Housing Affordability Index

[8:43] Looking year over year you can see which direction a market's affordability is heading

[11:18] How Financial Immaturity is helping investors

[14:20] Housing affordability doesn't factor in a critical element

James Whittaker Interview:

[19:36] What's the big deal about Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich?

[22:55] The mastermind principle

[28:33] Is everything from the original Think and Grow Rich still valid or do we have to modify it for today's world?

[31:19] Opportunities will come, so you have to constantly be ready

[35:06] Reprogramming your mind to conquer limiting beliefs and start living with intent

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/VAM

www.JamesWhitt.com

Direct download: CW_1180_James_Whittaker.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show with his in-house economist Thomas to discuss the new tax law and the impact it can have on people's tax brackets. They also dive in to why the government is interested in keeping the official inflation rate lower than actual inflation rates, as well as when it can really hurt the average citizen.

Then we have a clip from the 2019 Meet the Masters of Income Property event where he discussed the good, the bad, and the ugly of self-management. Drew provides some insight into what's happened with the 8 properties he's self-managing right now, how he deals with issues that spring up (Amazon has been a life saver) and lessons learned about relationships with tenants.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1179_Drew.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start the episode today discussing landlord friendly markets. Specifically, how you can determine whether you're investing in markets that are. Jason explains an easy (but not foolproof) way to figure out if a market is friendly to investors, as well as another way to find out the difficulties of evicting tenants in your potential market.

Then Jason talks with Mark Smukler, co-founder and CEO at Bixby, about self-management. Mark explains how Bixby is designed to help self-managers and some of the best practices those who decide to self-manage can utilize. This includes how to handle maintenance requests, rent collections and keeping a healthy distance between yourself and your tenants.

Key Takeaways:

[3:49] How to find landlord friendly states

[8:03] The most landlord friendly state in the country is Arkansas

[10:47] Ask a few property managers to find out how eviction laws in the state/city work

Mark Smukler Interview:

[14:44] The two ways Mark sees Bixby working

[18:15] How maintenance requests and rent collections work in Bixby

[22:09] Bixby allows credit cards to pay rents, and credit card fees can be disputed. How does Bixby deal with that?

[23:44] Some property management best practices

Website:

www.LiveBixby.co

www.Twitter.com/LiveBixby

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1178_Mark_Smukler.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start today's episode answering a listener's question about whether it's better to invest in a single-family home or to look at larger, pooled assets like a 16+ door multifamily. Jason reminds everyone about Commandment #3, which is especially critical in decisions like these.

Then Jason talks with Mark Dolfini, Landlord Coach and author of The Time Wealthy-Investor, about best practices for self-managing your properties. Mark discusses the importance of treating your investments as a business and how to create a healthy distance between yourself and your tenants.

Key Takeaways:

[7:05] Single family homes tend to get better tenants, appreciate better, get better financing options and several other perks over multifamily

[10:14] The risks of investing in pooled assets. Don't violate Commandment #3!

[12:20] RV ratios for apartments will be higher because of shared walls, but don't let that be your determining factors between the 2.

Mark Dolfini Interview:

[14:53] You have to think of your real estate investments as a business

[17:34] A simple tweak to keep from giving your cell phone number to your tenants

[22:33] Whatever you're doing, it has to be scaleable

[28:07] The software Mark likes to use

Website:

www.LandlordCoach.com

www.NTNOnline.com

www.IVAA.org

www.CCMyAdmin.com

Direct download: CW_1177_Mark_Dolfini.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 371, originally published in April 2014.

A best-selling author, speaker and a member of an elite group of "Rich Dad's" advisors, hand selected by author Robert Kiyosaki, Garrett speaks to investors and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics including asset protection, liability limitation, wealth creation, as well as various business and real estate issues. As an advisor for Robert Kiyosaki, Garrett has authored Own Your Own Corporation.

Garrett's books provide an accessible source of information for building your own success. A member of the State Bars of Nevada and California, as well as the American Bar Association, Garrett attended Colorado College and the University of California at Berkeley where he received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1975. In 1978, he graduated with a J.D. from University of California's Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.

Beyond his desire to educate people and business in wealth protection and growth, Garrett serves on the boards of the American Baseball Foundation, located in Birmingham, Alabama and the Nevada-based Sierra Kids Foundation.

Website:

www.CorporateDirect.com

Direct download: CW_1176_FBF_Garrett_Sutton.mp3
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Jason Hartman and in-house economist Thomas start off today's show discussing what inflation really is, and how it's measured. There are different ways inflation can be manipulated, whether it's for political gain or belief system.

Then, Jason talks with Mark Ferguson, founder of InvestFourMore, about the state of the housing market in Mark's area of northern Colorado. The two examine the lack of inventory, best rehab practices, what (and when) to rehab, and keeping contractors in line.

Key Takeaways:

[2:38] How inflation really works and what "core inflation" is

[6:27] The 3 major ways we're convinced inflation is lower than it really is

[9:39] The importance of hedonics and what Jason hates about it

Mark Ferguson Interview:

[15:13] Mark is seeing a slowdown in his area

[18:57] Things are slowing down, so why isn't there inventory available?

[22:52] When the market slows down, rents tend to get strengthened

[24:57] Best practices for rehabbing properties and keeping contractors honest and accountable

[28:05] How do you decide what to rehab?

[30:42] Mark's experience buying a strip center

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.InvestFourMore.com

Direct download: CW_1175_Mark_Ferguson.mp3
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Jason Hartman is joined today by Kerry and Carmen as he does one of his last shows from the United States for a little while. Jason and Carmen are off to mainland China and South Korea for a few weeks and they discuss what changes Carmen has seen among all her trips.

The trio also look at what the Fed rate hikes and cuts have done to the investment real estate market, as it has created an interesting scenarios for buyers that could be very helpful. Finally, Jason has an "investigative report" from the inside of a ride-sharing trip talking with a former employee of Amazon on how we have been misled a little by the company.

Key Takeaways:

[2:57] How much of the Fed's rate hikes have been in an attempt to "reload the gun" for the future?

[6:11] What the apreciating US dollar is doing to investors around the globe

[9:16] Rates are coming down currently but prices aren't rising, which means it's a good time to be buying real estate

[12:28] Carmen's previous experiences in mainland China

[18:03] Jason and Carmen's visit to the Amazon Fulfillment Center and an interview with a former employee

[21:37] Amazon pickers are walking at least 10 miles a day to get orders together

[23:22] The pay raise that Amazon gave their warehouse employees was offset by a slash in benefits

[28:59] Jeremy Siegel's "Looming Asset Shortage" article

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

Direct download: CW_1174_Kerry_Carmen.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam take today's show to look at several articles about today's economy and housing market. The first one is about former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the economic state of our country in regards to the growing entitlement culture in America. The other article is about Zillow's foray into the home buying/selling world. Adam and Jason break down how each of these things will impact the average real estate investor.

Key Takeaways:

[3:34] The 10/1 ratio for the S&P and mortgage rates

[10:13] The possibility of investing in assisted living centers isn't as appealing as some make it out to be

[15:29] Money goes where it's treated best

[16:32] How Greenspan's comments correlate with what the current Fed has said about interest rate hikes this year

[19:12] Zillow's venture into the home buying/selling marketplace

[22:41] Institutional investors will take a lower return than a single individual

[25:31] Warren Buffett's giant problem

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Direct download: CW_1173_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Sara are on today's show discussing what makes for the "best" market for real estate investing, as well as branching out into new markets and whether you should buy new construction or rehabbed properties.

After Jason finishes his talk with Sara, he talks with Julia, who will be speaking at the event in Savannah, GA about tax liens and deeds. She gives a brief intro to what they are and what she'll be discussing at the event.

Key Takeaways:

[4:05] What makes a top market?

[6:50] Starting to branch out into Pennsylvania

[12:36] What some clients across the globe have been up to recently

[17:30] New construction versus rehab

Tax Liens and Deed Interview:

[23:59] An intro to tax liens and tax deeds

[24:57] How Julia was able to buy a house in Savannah for simply paying back taxes

[27:26] Julia will be teaching how to avoid problem properties and how she evaluates deals

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Direct download: CW_1172_Sara.mp3
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Today’s Creating Wealth Show is all about the ins and outs of real estate investing. Jason Hartman discusses what you can do to find your way on the path to wealth and how you can make the most of taxation (really!). 

Key Takeaways

1.45 – The path to wealth lies in diminishing our wants as we simultaneously increase our incomes.

07.05 – With taxation being everyone’s single largest expense, we need to find a way of working that in our favor.

10.05 – Depreciation tax deduction is, without a doubt, great for real estate investors.

14.04 – Income property gives you the benefit of trading assets through your life without paying taxes – legally.

19.43 – Yet another benefit is that travel expenses such as gourmet restaurant dinners and luxury hotel stays can sometimes be tax deductible. Even trips to the Creating Wealth Seminars and Property Tours could be deductible!

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

 

Direct download: CW_1171_FBF_Real_Estate_Advice.mp3
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There's a lot of money going into tech stocks in today's world, which was the case back in the late 90s. There are some other signs that we may be entering that territory again. Jason Hartman and Adam break down an article that gives 7 signs that we may be headed for round 2 of the dot com burst and see if they agree with the points.

Then Jason talks with Tal Tsfany, President & CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute, about free speech on college campuses, how we should be defining things like happiness and selfishness, and why we should be focusing on the self. They also examine the philosophies of those who want to tax the rich in order to redistribute wealth.

Key Takeaways:

[2:18] Venture Capital investment in tech is around 1999 levels

[6:41] The trait behind the boom and bust of the 90s

[12:09] How growth stocks vs value stocks relates to the housing market

Tal Tsfany Interview:

[16:28] What's happening with speech on college campuses is a result of progressive philosophies

[18:16] What would Ayn Rand's political views be in today's world?

[21:56] Ayn Rand's definition of happiness

[25:23] Love is a goal or value that you pursue. It's a spiritual trade

[29:20] Ayn's definition of selfishness

[33:18] Berkley students in the 60s were reading Ayn Rand to be cool, but not following through on the axioms

Website:

www.AynRand.org

Direct download: CW_1170_Tal_Tsfany.mp3
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Have you started teaching your kids how to invest? That's the question that Jason Hartman and Adam tackle in the opening part of today's show. The two discuss some of the more important things you can talk to your kids about in order to set them up for a lifetime of successful investing.

Then Jason talks with Anton Ivanov, founder of DealCheck.io, about his real estate journey and what made him create his deal evaluating software. The two also explore what metrics real estate investors can use to best evaluate deals and where to get numbers that will actually give you accurate results.

Key Takeaways:

[2:55] The first thing you might want to do to teach your kids about investing and how Adam is approaching it with his kids

[7:00] Jason's first savings account

Anton Ivanov Interview:

[14:57] How Anton became an accidental landlord and started his real estate journey

[18:07] How the need to evaluate deals led to Anton's technology, and how to evaluate deals in general

[21:26] The only sure way to get accurate numbers in cash flow or profit equations

[24:13] Some of the metrics Anton loves to use

[28:35] Is the future for landlords as good as Jason believes?

[35:12] You can buy in blighted areas if you want, but know that they can take a REALLY long time to turn, if ever.

Website:

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

www.DealCheck.io - Promo Code CW25OFF

Direct download: CW_1169_Anton_Ivanov.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Doug take a look today at how to protect yourself from identity theft. 11 major companies had breaches in the past year, nearly guaranteeing that your information was among them. Hear from these two about steps you can take to protect yourself as best you can. They also look into how the McMansion market is tanking, the need for financial literacy in today's school system and household debt across the United States.

Key Takeaways:

[6:18] The McMansion glut is here, and the sales prices aren't pretty

[9:38] The median retirement savings for Americans aged 55-64 does not show good things

[13:35] School systems need to teach financial literacy

[17:11] Protecting yourself from the crime of our time: Identity theft

[20:20] What locations have had data breaches recently

[25:09] You can subscribe to identity monitoring services, but the best thing you can do is educate yourself

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1168_Doug.mp3
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Jason Hartman and economist Thomas open today's show discussing some less talked about aspects of the 1031 exchange. This conversation focuses on how you can incorporate personal property in your exchange and the deadlines the IRS imposes when you're doing your exchange.

Then Jason talks with Rich Dad Advisor and multifamily property investor Ken McElroy about his recent sale of $300 million worth of property, as well as supply levels of multifamily properties, why Ken is still bullish on real estate and the future of interest rates.

Key Takeaways:

[6:25] How to lump personal property into your 1031 exchange

[8:04] IRS time deadlines for 1031 exchanges

Ken McElroy Interview:

[12:45] Why did Ken choose this time to sell his properties and how did he do it?

[17:05] Cap Rate fails to take appreciation into account

[19:01] Is there an oversupply of multifamily that's causing rents to not grow as quickly?

[23:06] What Ken has learned about his facilities for the 55+ community

[24:54] Why Ken is still bullish on real estate

[28:38] Capital always looks for safety in the US

[32:21] The impact things like ride sharing and autonomous cars are having (and will have) on real estate

[35:04] Ken's take on the future of interest rates

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.KenMcElroy.com

Direct download: CW_1167_Ken_McElroy.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 407, originally published in September 2014.

Matt Theriault is is an entrepreneur, author and success coach who shows people how to start over and begin a new life setting goals and objectives so they can create wealth and live life to the fullest. Matt is the founder and host of the Do Over podcasts. 

Website:

www.EpicRealEstate.com

Direct download: CW_1166_FBF_Matt_Theriault.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing where the real growth in wages is happening. Fortunately it's happening in the "real" economy, meaning those jobs that are involved in creating the widgets that we use. That sort of data really helps the linear rental markets that we're investing in. He also provides some economic data that's been released recently.

Then Jason talks with Jeff Ferry, Chief Economist at the Coalition for a Prosperous America, about what's going on with the US trade war. Jeff has some ideas on how to close the gap between the US and the rest of the world, but Jason has some questions about whether they would cause inflation. They also look into America's manufacturing sector and why we need to ramp it back up.

Key Takeaways:

[2:52] People with no college degree are seeing their wages climb faster than people with college degrees

[6:21] When you have a strong manufacturing base in a real estate market, you have stability

[11:33] The economy has to be made up of many different players, and none of them are unimportant

[15:45] Consumer confidence slipped for the 4th time in 5 months and housing starts fell 8%

Jeff Ferry Interview:

[19:35] Jeff's thoughts on the current trade situation

[23:51] One of Jeff's solutions for helping cure the trade imbalance is to reduce the value of the dollar

[27:45] How would devaluing the US economy impact our purchasing goods from other countries and how would it impact the economy at home?

[30:57] You have to have capital formation for a society to create wealth

Website:

www.ProsperousAmerica.org

Direct download: CW_1165_Jeff_Ferry.mp3
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Jason Hartman and his in-house economist Thomas begin today's show by looking at how the tax reform is impacting home ownership across the country. Deductions that use to be highly favorable to many families have now become not as useful as the standard deduction was nearly doubled under the new law. This could cause some people to view purchasing a primary residence a bit differently.

Then Jason talks with Blake Harris, NY Times best selling author of the new book The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook & the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality, about the impact technology is having on our lives and how virtual reality can (and currently can't) fit into them as well. The two examine who the leaders are on the VR front, what price point you're currently looking at versus how much it may cost in the future and more.

Key Takeaways:

[6:12] When the government disincentivizes home ownership, investors win

[10:38] Some quick and simple math about how changes in the tax law is making some families lose deductions

Blake Harris Interview:

[14:29] Is the Virtual Reality revolution over before it's even really begun?

[17:25] How technology could change the way we look at properties

[20:56] What is "affordable" for virtual reality equipment?

[22:38] Oculus is the clear leader for now, but who's coming behind them?

[26:55] How virtual reality can be used in a social context

[30:52] How much farther can virtual reality drive the retail apocalypse?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.BlakeJHarris.com

Direct download: CW_1164_Blake_Harris.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam tackle several issues in today's episode, including the potential of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac returning to a private company, why it can be dangerous to invest in condos and why Jason would allow a lender from Wells Fargo to come to his events. Hear about this and several other current events of the day, as well as the April edition of the mortgage update. Adam interviews Joe the Lender and found out what investors can expect for their loans, the reserves you need to buy homes and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:06] Trump has signed a memo to consider ending the government conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie and allow them to return to private companies

[7:59] You can be self-reliant and not like government handouts, and think philosophically that things are wrong, but in practice sometimes you should take advantage of the situation

[11:19] Why Jason doesn't like investing in condos

[15:40] Jason's journey on The Goodyear Blimp

[19:06] Why Jason allowed a Wells Fargo lender to come to his events recently

[21:38] "Kneejerk Capitalism"

Adam's April Mortgage Update:

[23:59] What rate can investors be expecting in today's market?

[29:13] Reserves needed when seeking a Fannie or Freddie backed mortgage

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1163_Mortgage_Update.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks today with Frank Gallinelli, founder and President of Real Data and author of the book What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow & 36 Other Key Financial Measures, about what metrics Frank finds the most important for single family home investors to pay attention to. They also discuss the "holy grail" metric that investors should be using and when you actually SHOULDN'T invest in real estate.

Key Takeaways:

[4:30] One of the costliest mistakes Jason has made in his life

Frank Gallinelli Interview:

[6:23] What are the core metrics that real estate investors should be looking at?

[11:09] You should try and forecast best case, worst case, and in-between case for your properties

[12:32] What is discounted cash flow?

[15:07] The holy grail metric is still IRR (Internal Rate of Return)

[16:56] A different way to view Return on Equity

[20:29] Is there a time where it doesn't make sense to acquire properties?

[26:14] Education is absolutely vital to being a good investor

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.RealData.com

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

Direct download: CW_1162_Frank_Gallinelli.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 387, originally published in July 2014.

Robert Kiyosaki is the acclaimed author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. The Rich Dad Company has made Rich Dad Scams: 8 Financial Scams Disguised as Wisdom available for free eBook download, so Kiyosaki talks in detail about scams everyone needs to understand.

Kiyosaki discusses the fundamental challenges with the traditional school system and how corporate America kills the entrepreneurial genius of many bright workers.

He also explains how much money one should have in their bank account.

Website:

www.RichDadCoaching.com

www.RichDad.com

Direct download: CW_1161_FBF_Robert_Kiyosaki.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show with a bit of a rant. We're in a world where many "gurus" are just sales people who bring you in, promise you the world, then hand you off to low paid people who simply read a script to you. We have to demand better than that.

Then Jason talks with Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO of Purpose and author of New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make It Work for You, about how movements are started in today's world, why you're seeing power concentrated more and more, and getting more buy in from your audience.

Key Takeaways:

[3:20] People don't want to be processed

[6:40] One of the best, weird compliments Jason's ever received from one of his clients

[8:28] Plan your vacations with Jason, next event is coming up in May

Jeremy Heimans Interview:

[12:46] Old power vs new power

[17:34] How do you start a movement?

[24:44] We're seeing more and more concentrations of power even when we thought it was decentralized

[29:04] How much equity are companies giving to their supporters?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.ThisIsNewPower.com

Direct download: CW_1160_Jeremy_Heimans.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts the episode off with his in-house economist Thomas and the two discuss various parts of a mortgage payment and how each interacts with the other. They also compare whether a 15 or 30 year mortgage makes sense in an inflation or deflationary environment.

Then Jason speaks with a new LMS who is offering properties in the central PA area, including York. The LMS explains what markets are supporting the local economy, general tenant profiles, rehab practices and property types that are available.

Key Takeaways:

[2:01] What makes up a mortgage payment?

[5:39] Even with a slightly higher interest rate, Jason believes the 30 year fixed rate still beats the 15 year.

Market Profile:

[7:18] Why is South Central, PA a good place to invest?

[10:08] The target tenant for the market and what employers are supporting the economy

[14:30] How transportation fuels the network of the area

[16:18] The target property and renovations done

[21:00] The rehab process

[29:56] Looking for the catch in the market, whether it be Section 8, insurance or property taxes

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1159_York.mp3
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Jason Hartman wraps up day 2, Sunday, from Meet the Masters. With one visitor travelling 22 hours from Australia and nearly 100 people streaming online, the event was a massive success. Listen in as we hear some live clips from Jason, home inspectors, George Gilder from Life After Google, Mani from 2,000 Books, Drew Baker on self-management and more.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

Direct download: CW_1158_MTM_2.mp3
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Today's episode is all about the first day of Meet the Masters. Hear from attendee Lisa as she discusses why you should come to the event and what she's hoping to get out of Meet the Masters, some tax information from Tom Wheelwright, some lending knowledge from a panel of Jason's lenders, a discussion of rehabs that Local Market Specialists are doing to the properties you're purchasing through our network and more.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1157_MTM_Saturday.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 367, originally published in March 2014.

Mike Murphy of the CPA firm Murphy, Murphy, & Murphy is one of the lauded experts invited to speak at the 2014 version of Meet the Masters of Income Property Investing back in January. The topic is one near, dear, and feared by property investors – real estate taxes.

There's an old saying, "Nothing is certain but death and taxes." Taxes are a fact of life. Although the prospect of dealing with taxes is not especially appealing, Jason has been extolling the tax benefits associated with rental real estate for years. As America's most tax-favored asset, it can put money back in your pocket (or keep it from ever leaving in the first place) better than anything else.

Mike delves into a topic that often confounds our best attempts to understand it. According to current U.S. tax laws, virtually any funds an investor directs toward maintaining or improving an investment property can be tax deductible. Some deductions can also apply to periods of vacancy – the so-called Passive Activity Loss Break – as well as non-cash write-offs for the simple depreciation of the structure itself, calculated over the period of almost three decades.

An important point Murphy makes early is that an investment property is broken down into two components: land and the structures on the land. While the cost of the land itself isn't tax deductible, the structure is, which means the residential building you buy in order to rent out to a tenant. Tax breaks flow from the structure, and here are several you need to understand as an investor.

Website:

www.Murphy3.com

Direct download: CW_1156_FBF_Mike_Murphy.mp3
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Jason Hartman does the show from the car on his way to Meet the Masters this weekend. Before he gets to his guest, however, he wants to share an old clip he put together several years ago that still has significant relevance discussing the principle of I.D.E.A.L.

Then Jason talks with Cliff Hayden, creator of Show Me the Rental, about how he started his business, what his software does, and property management tips for real estate investors.

Key Takeaways:

[2:25] The I.D.E.A.L. principle

Cliff Hayden Interview:

[11:40] What frustrated Cliff enough to create Show Me the Rental

[13:35] How Show Me the Rental works

[17:34] Some sample questions Cliff's software might use

[21:50] What platforms Show Me the Rental connects with

[23:17] Cliff's property management tips

Website:

www.ShowMeTheRental.com

Direct download: CW_1155_Cliff_Hayden2.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts the show talking to in-house economist Thomas about the things that impact your mortgage payment when you first get your loan. Some of them are pretty obvious, but there are several things that stand out as uncommon.

Then Jason talks with Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), about how community has been weakened, which has allowed competitive markets and governments to get out of balance. They also discuss what jobs will remain after automation takes off even more, mortgage rates and whether we're headed toward inflation or deflation.

Key Takeaways:

[2:52] What sorts of things impact your mortgage payment when you first receive your loan

[4:55] There are some new credit scoring models that are becoming more prominent

[9:26] If interest rates start to climb too high, adjustable rate mortgages might start making a comeback

Raghuram Rajan Interview:

[13:45] What the IMF is and how it differs from the World Bank

[18:40] Massive technological change tends to hit an area and hurt before the benefits kick in later

[21:51] After automation comes and takes many of the jobs, there will still be jobs that involve human interaction

[27:11] Is Raghuram seeing inflation, deflation, stagflation or what in the coming years?

[29:54] Are mortgage interest rates artificially low?

[34:38] There's good deflation and bad deflation

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind

Raghuram Rajan at Chicago Booth School of Business

Direct download: CW_1154_Raghuram_Rajan.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing the way Amazon treats their employees and how they don't operate in a truly free market. There are some options to create a more even playing field, which many libertarians (which Jason considers himself one) don't like the sound of.

Then Jason talks with Ryan Minekime, co-founder of REIanalyst, about how his tool allows investors to whittle down their list of potential properties quickly.

Key Takeaways:

[3:25] Too much financial "news" we get now is really just financial entertainment

[11:44] Amazon has pushed everyone else out, making it hard to shop anywhere else

Ryan Minekime Interview:

[19:01] REIanalyst was born out of a need Ryan had to see more properties in less time

[22:10] How Ryan's data is figured out when making assumptions on properties

[24:53] Where REIanalyst gets their data

[28:47] Information for investors is severely lacking

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.REIanalyst.com

Direct download: CW_1153_Ryan_Minekime.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start today's episode discussing how people who are fleeing high tax areas are getting audited by their original state to ensure that they have actually left. The ways they have to track you now are such that faking it will get you caught, and it's just not worth it. Make it a plan to leave and move to a no income tax state and do it!

Then Jason talks with client Ira Boyd about his journey in real estate investing. Ira started off purchasing properties on his own, with some success but not as much as he'd hoped. After he found Jason's network, however, he's gotten in much better properties and is up to 12 investment properties and his personal residence. Ira discusses how live events aided his journey, where he sees his future in real estate investing, and what areas he thinks he needs to work on.

Key Takeaways:

[6:49] States creating an economic Berlin Wall

Ira Boyd Client Case Study:

[16:28] It's almost better not to see the property, because then you're buying based on intellect and not emotion

[19:46] Meet the Masters gave Ira the traction he needed to start investing through Jason's network

[22:57] Ira can't stress enough how much you need to go to an event and how helpful it will be

[27:24] Ira's plan for his portfolio

[31:20] Ira's policy on rent increases needs work

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Book Your Time to Do a Client Case Study!

Direct download: CW_1152_Ira_Boyd.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins today's show with some updates about next weekends Meet the Masters event. He also has another update from keynote speaker George Gilder, who explains a little about the new economic theory he's been contemplating and how he'll present it at Meet the Masters.

Then Jason talks with Tal Ben-Shahar, co-founder of The Happiness Studies Academy and best-selling author of Happier and the new book, Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber, about how you measure happiness, predictors of happiness and what sorts of things Tal was able to learn from his barber. They also discuss whether Millennials and Generation Z to see if they've been coddled too much or if we've just learned how to better communicate with them.

Key Takeaways:

[3:32] George's new theory that's based on Information Theory

Tal Ben-Shahar Interview:

[11:30] How do you rate a country's happiness?

[13:57] There's only one thing that predicts happiness levels on a national level

[18:16] The hazards of social media on happiness

[20:18] Lessons learned from Tal's barber

[25:48] How to praise people properly to encourage growth

[28:37] If you don't teach people to face reality then you're setting them up for failure

[32:01] The first step toward happiness is, surprisingly, allowing in unhappiness

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.TalBenShahar.com

Direct download: CW_1150_Tal_Ben_Shahar.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam tackle a potential sign that we're entering more financial risk as mortgages that aren't backed by the government are being bundled together and sold as bonds in the marketplace. It's not being done on a grand scale YET, but it's a practice that's growing quickly and steadily. Remember, this is part of what caused the Great Recession, so it's something worth watching.

Then Jason talks with David Stockman, former budget director for President Reagan, former US Representative for the 95th Congress, former partner at The Blackstone Group and author of the new book Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA. The two discuss Reagan's failure to curtail spending like he'd originally wanted, the difficulty Trump is having actually "draining the swamp", the impact of increasing debt on inflation and whether it's sustainable.

Key Takeaways:

[2:55] Non Fannie & Freddie backed loans are being packaged and sold as bonds once again

[8:49] Meet the Masters is going to feature new topics such as home inspections and a presentation by a client about self-management

David Stockman Interview:

[13:55] Reagan got very little in way of his proposed spending cuts, but got a much bigger tax reduction than proposed, then defense spending exploded

[17:36] Trump's problem was that he recognized the economy was failing but didn't have a program to address it

[22:41] Does our escalating deficit mean inflation is on the horizon?

[27:02] Is our private debt really that bad?

[30:47] How investors should position themselves for the next few years

[33:35] We've learned in the last decade that Central Banks can't cause inflation on a worldwide basis

Website:

Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA

www.DavidStockmanContraCorner.com

Direct download: CW_1149_David_Stockman.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins today's show with one of the speakers for Meet the Masters that's coming up in less than 2 weeks, Mani Vaya. Mani is the host of the 2,000 Book Podcast, and the two discuss how you can read (or listen) to a book quickly and still retain the information you're seeing (or hearing).

Then Jason talks with Jason Franciosa, CEO & co-founder of Element 26, about the time value of money. Both Jason's are concerned about inflation, and the two look at ways you can maintain your leverage so your returns can beat inflation, as well as how you can utilize your home loans to house hack (especially if you're in the military).

Key Takeaways:

[5:21] Mani will be presenting at this year's Meet the Masters

[7:51] Mani is going to cover how to actually read a book for maximum learning

[10:45] How Mani is able to listen to the stories at 2-3x speed

Jason Franciosa Interview:

[20:00] Jason's 6 ways governments can get out of debt

[22:32] The time value of money

[27:11] You have to have a way to maintain the leverage you have

[31:55] How you can utilize house hacking

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.Element26.co

The 2,000 Book Podcast

Direct download: CW_1148_Jason_Franciosa.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Direct download: CW_1147_Lisa_Tomita.mp3
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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.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Direct download: CW_1146_FBF_Reverse_Mortgages.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.PropertyTracker.com

www.GlassHouseBook.com

www.BrianRAlexander.com

Direct download: CW_1145_Brian_Alexander.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.QuantmRE.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

Direct download: CW_1144_Matthew_Sullivan.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.SpecializedIRAServices.com

Direct download: CW_1143_Edwin_Kelly.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

Direct download: CW_1142_Mortgage_Update.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Reality Zone

The Creature from Jekyll Island

Freedom Force International

Direct download: CW_1141_G_Edward_Griffin.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.PowerSeductionAndWar.com

Direct download: CW_1140_Robert_Greene.mp3
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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.

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.YouTube.com/JasonHartmanRealEstate

www.Levy.org

Direct download: CW_1139_Randy_Wray.mp3
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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!

Key Takeaways:

[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

Website:

www.YouTube.com/JasonHartmanRealEstate

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Direct download: CW_1138_Millennials.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with investment counselor Doug today about portfolio makeovers. After you've purchased your properties, it's important not to let your equity get lazy. Hear from Doug and Jason about how to figure out if you're ready to utilize the equity that's in your investments. Also, don't forget to enter the Meet the Masters YouTube contest for a chance at a free ticket to Meet the Masters or a $500 cash allowance for your trip!

Then Jason talks with Rohit Talwar, founder of Fast Future Publishing and author of A Very Human Future, about what we can do about the large companies who seem to be in a winner take all society, how life and body hacking are going to change the world, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:20] Your return on investment declines as you start getting lazy money in your investments

[6:19] When Cap Rates can actually be helpful in single family investing

Rohit Talwar Interview:

[13:27] What is value?

[20:30] The 4 views people have of companies like Facebook and Google

[24:06] 3 types of exponential thinking

[28:24] Rohit's example of pooled insurance

[33:08] What are we going to do with the people who are displaced by technology?

[36:13] Body hacking may give us advantages in areas that won't matter in the future due to automation

[37:37] What we need to change in order to have a more optimistic future

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.YouTube.com/JasonHartmanRealEstate

www.FastFuture.com

Direct download: CW_1137_Rohit_Talwar.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 354, originally published in December 2013.

Join host Jason Hartman and, not one, but TWO special guests on episode #354 of The Creating Wealth Show. First up is Jason’s mom, who returns to the show for the third time (by popular demand) to discuss the idea of grit when it comes to life in general and income property investing in specific. The question they bat around is “What makes for a successful property investor and successful human being, and what does grit mean anyway?” You won’t want to miss her story about a recent eviction she undertook on a California property tenant, nor how her life’s passion of living in a mansion with columns came to pass.

Following his mom’s segment, Jason welcomes credit repair expert, Steve Paige, to the telephone. Steve has logged almost three decades in the trenches in helping consumers understand the fact, fiction, and misconceptions that abound in the credit report score industry. Steve is, by far, the nation's leading credit pathologist. He founded three of the nation's largest credit repair firms and, in the process, revolutionized the approach to consumer credit issues by focusing on re-scoring techniques rather than credit report manipulation and repair, the results of which produce far greater benefits— for less money.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.YouTube.com/JasonHartmanRealEstate

Direct download: CW_1136_FBF_Steve_Paige.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam are back today to field some listener questions. They tackle hyperinflation, saving up for your first investment property, and why worker confidence is high but the real estate market is slowing.

After the questions have been answered, Jason finishes his story about surviving a bear attack.

Key Takeaways:

[4:17] Buying 10 financed rental properties can easily beat 1 paid off investment

[10:02] The Hartman Health Care Hack

[14:16] Listener Question from Josh: Inflation Induced Debt Destruction in places of hyperinflation like Venezuela currently

[20:21] Worker confidence in finding a new job is high, but home sales are lower than they've been in a decade, what's the cause for discrepancy?

[23:48] Listener Question from Zack: how much should he save before investing in his first rental property?

[26:05] Listener Question from Michael: Finish the bear attack story!

[32:01] Some of Jason's favorite quotes

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Direct download: CW_1135_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman and in-house economist Thomas get together at the beginning of today's show to discuss the expected economic impact of numerous states and local municipalities increasing their minimum wage this year, as well as why retail numbers are not coming in well this year.

Then Jason talks with Tom Wheelwright, 2019 Meet the Masters speaker and Rich Dad Advisor, about how to help yourself in your legal tax avoidance using practices such as real estate professional, whether Opportunity Zones might be worth investing in, and why taxes tend to be higher when you retire.

Key Takeaways:

[3:07] The minimum wage will be increasing in a lot of places around the country in 2019. How much effect does it really have?

[7:39] Retail numbers for the start of 2019 are not good, what should we be attributing that to?

Tom Wheelwright Interview:

[13:14] The question you need to ask yourself if you can't qualify to be a real estate professional

[17:18] One of the most underutilized assets people have is other people's tax brackets

[19:06] Tom's views on Opportunity Zones

[23:14] The pass through tax deduction and how it applies to real estate investors

[27:18] Being a real estate professional can sometimes mean you can take early withdrawls from an IRA and actually completely negate the penalties

[30:25] You tend to lose a lot of deductions when you retire, so your planning leading in to retirement is crucial

[31:59] The 2 challenges with Roth IRAs when it comes to investing

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.Wealthability.com

Direct download: CW_1134_Tom_Wheelwright.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts off today with a look at ways that the government is trying to control capital by questioning transactions like his recent purchase of his home. Now they're requiring certain purchases by LLCs and Corporations to list their owners in a registry, which could serious harm your anonymity when protecting your assets.

Then Jason finishes his interview with Dan Amerman, CFA and author of books such as Mortgage Securities and Collateralized Mortgage Obligations: Unlock The Secrets Of Mortgage Derivatives, about the correlation between Fed actions and yield curves, how to look at inflation and self-liquidating debt.

Key Takeaways:

[3:50] There's a lot of capital control going on today

[7:52] 1984 and Brave New World are coming truer and truer

[11:58] Musical entertainment for Meet the Masters is about to be booked

Dan Amerman, Part 2

[18:29] Certain Fed actions and yield curve inversions seem to have a correlation

[22:03] The 2 ways to look at inflation

[25:25] The self-liquidating debt

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.DanielAmerman.com

Direct download: CW_1133_Dan_Amerman2.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins the show with his in-house economist Thomas discussing two differing population models: the UN population model and the Empty Planet model. Our world is currently entering a population phase previously unseen and it could have a serious impact on our world.

Then Jason begins his interview with Dan Amerman, CFA and author of books such as Mortgage Securities and Collateralized Mortgage Obligations: Unlock The Secrets Of Mortgage Derivatives, about how a heavy handed Fed has changed how inflation and housing have correlate to each other, why the Fed reacts to quickly, and what the Fed is setting interest rates up to do.

Key Takeaways:

[4:55] The UN Population model vs the Empty Planet model

[8:46] We're entering Stage 5 of the demographic transition theory, which is something nobody's really ever seen before

[13:22] Jason's most recent book suggestion

[15:33] What does this coming population shift mean to investors?

Dan Amerman Interview:

[20:44] The Federal Reserve is getting more heavy handed as years go by, and hints of a coming recession could lead to more intervention

[25:38] Housing tracked inflation better than gold until the Federal Reserve got real heavy handed after 2001

[30:27] The Fed reacts too quickly to things

[32:06] Dan's prediction of where interest rates are about to head

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.DanielAmerman.com

Direct download: CW_1132_Dan_Amerman1.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 292, originally published in December 2012.

Jason Hartman talks with a listener about local vs. long distance real estate investing and how geography is less meaningful than ever before in history.  Then today’s guest is loan manager, stock trader and financial columnist, Logan Mohtashami with a no-spin discussion on the fiscal cliff and other current events.

Logan Mohtashami is a senior loan officer at his family owned mortgage company AMC Lending Group, which has been providing mortgage services for California residents since 1988. Logan is also a financial columnist for Benzinga.com and contributor for BusinessInsider.com and writes on financial matter relating to the housing market and basic economics.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.BusinessInsider.com

Direct download: CW_1131_Logan_Mohtashami.mp3
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Happy Valentine's Day!

In order to celebrate today with a 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Richard Marek, former President of EP Dutton, editor of James Baldwin, Robert Ludlum, Peter Straub, Ben Stein and more, about his new book How to Fall In Love: A Novel. There's quite a bit that goes in to falling in love, and Jason and Richard explore what all it entails and how our society is turning its head on the ways that have worked (and will continue to work) since the beginning of time.

Before that, Jason and Adam discuss 2 real estate scams you need to be sure and avoid. The first involves appraisals and the other involves giving up your control.

Key Takeaways:

[6:02] How some providers are using their purchasing power to manipulate sales comps

[9:35] Some turnkey providers want to convince you to only work with them because they're the seller and they have more control, but the control is what causes the problem

[14:04] When the economy turns is when we'll see who the real providers are

Richard Marek Interview:

[17:51] How do you fall in love?

[19:58] Richard doesn't think technology is helping in the love part of relationships today

[23:27] We have an entire generation who's unwilling to even pick up a phone and call someone

[28:34] What are ways we can combat the tech craze?

[30:39] Why is it healthy to fight?

[35:31] Where is the publishing industry headed?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

How to Fall in Love: A Novel

Direct download: CW_1130_Richard_Marek.mp3
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Yesterday, Jason Hartman talked about the number of apartments being built in the US being the highest since the 1980s. Today, Jason and Adam talk about how an immense number of those apartment units are of the high-end variety, and what that might mean for our economy if there's a slowdown.

Then Jason talks with Ryan Barone, CEO & Founder of RentRedi, about his new self-management tool and the benefits it gives to landlords. The two discuss how technology has changed the landscape of investing and who RentRedi is most likely to help.

Key Takeaways:

[2:25] 80% of new apartment construction is high-end

[10:41] Living your life based on the mood of the stock market is no way to live

[15:09] Living off a 4% draw is risky if the market has a downturn

Ryan Barone Interview:

[20:44] What does RentRedi offer to the landlord?

[24:34] Who is the target audience for RentRedi?

[29:40] Technology has changed investing drastically

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartmanUniversity.com

www.RentRedi.com

Direct download: CW_1129_Ryan_Barone.mp3
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Jason Hartman begins today's episode with a look at the number of new apartments that were constructed in the USA in 2018. The number is the largest since the 1980s, but does that mean we're overbuilt and what does that mean to single family rentals?

Then, Jason talks with Dr David Collum, Professor at Cornell University, about his 2018 Year in Review report and what he's expecting in 2019. The two tackle the skewed CPI numbers, the impact of stock buybacks and how the next unwinding in our economy is going to happen.

Key Takeaways:

[3:50] 267,900 apartment units were completed last year, the most since sometime in the 80s

[10:45] How much men and women spend on their partner for Valentine's Day

[12:27] Married home owners are seeking roommates to help pay rent

Dr David Collum Interview:

[17:12] What happened in 2018, economically speaking?

[21:44] CPI numbers started getting skewed in the 1970s

[25:55] Is there any gain from stock buybacks?

[29:37] Ultra low rates allowed institutional investors to come in to the single family housing market

[34:00] How the next unwinding will happen

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

David Collum at Cornell

Direct download: CW_1128_David_Collum.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with NeighborhoodScout's Founder & CEO, Andrew Schiller, about his company's predictions for the hottest appreciating markets in the US for 2019. Andrew lists the top 10 markets expected to appreciate as well as how to identify an area that's poised to make a turnaround.

Key Takeaways:

[7:33] National numbers are all well and good, but they don't really matter near as much as local numbers

[9:03] Some of the hottest forecasted appreciation markets in 2019

[12:45] How big are Census Tracts and Micro Neighborhoods?

[17:05] What factors makes a neighborhood turn around?

[21:10] Property crimes are much less an impediment to property values as violent crime

[26:43] How do you use Neighborhood Scout to figure out if a neighborhood is turning around?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.NeighborhoodScout.com

Direct download: CW_1127_Andrew_Schiller.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 327, originally published in July 2013.

Jason Hartman is joined by Phil from Dallas who asks Jason about his journey of entrepreneurship. Jason gives his backstory, his path to success and how it was all made possible by living below his income (and making a very good income as a real estate agent while doing it). Phil and Jason also explain how the internet has impacted the entrepreneurship of Americans and one lesson Jason learned from his mother that helped shape his idea of business.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1126_FBF_Phil.mp3
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Jason Hartman takes today to discuss the glorious rental demographics that are sticking around from his prediction several years ago that the next 10 years will be great for landlords. Now he's pushing that prediction back for 10 years from now because the demographics are just so good still. With all the possibility out there, however, don't feel the need to rush after the shiny objects out there like "Opportunity Zones". Rather, take your time, do your homework, and make sure it's the right thing for you.

Then Jason talks to his in-house economist Thomas about the World Economic Forum in Davos and what came out of it. Thomas gives his predictions for the next 2-3 years, why some looming deflation might be a good thing, and whether we're in a 4th leg of the Industrial Revolution.

Key Takeaways:

[3:24] The demographics of the rental housing market are nothing short of phenomenal for the next 10 years

[8:28] Hedgefund billionare Seth Claireman issued a dire warning at Davos

Thomas Interview:

[18:37] Thomas sees some deflation coming up and doesn't think it'll be that bad

[22:39] Price discovery happens once we've put all the unused assets to work

[26:12] As long as GDP growth + Inflation is higher than the 10 year note, the economy is okay

[34:07] Are the next 5 years going to give us good or are they bringing bad?

[35:16] We're in the midst of the 4th industrial revolution and things are good

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1125_Thomas.mp3
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Jason Hartman has been in the Baton Rouge market before, but haven't been there for a while. Now, however, an old LMS is back with new, built-to-rent, construction that provides some solid return on investment. Jason talks to him about why he's back in Baton Rouge, what the new construction looks like, and the pervasiveness of institutional investors that drove him out of the Atlanta market.

Prior to the market profile, however, Jason talks about the concept of iterations, and why it's so important to not get discouraged over initial failure. You have to learn to constantly improve and always be searching for your advantage.

Key Takeaways:

[2:26] The concept of iteration

[7:12] We need to stop believing we're going to get things right the first time we do them

[13:20] If you never have the hard times you can't appreciate the good

[15:18] Give your kids roots, but make sure you also give them wings

Baton Rouge LMS Interview:

[19:49] What kind of properties are being built in this round of inventory

[24:51] Every apartment complex is a build-to-rent deal, but single family build-to-rent is becoming a bigger and bigger market

[27:31] Institutional investors come in with massive amounts of capital that has to be deployed quickly, and it has led them to accept lower returns

[31:25] Are any of the new properties assisted housing?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Direct download: CW_1124_Baton_Rouge2.mp3
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Today Jason Hartman and Adam answer a listener question about Inflation Induced Debt Destruction, discuss the latest economic numbers that impact the housing market and why requiring things like affordable housing is a destructive practice for governments. Then Adam sits down with Joe the Lender for the February Mortgage Minute.

Key Takeaways:

[6:21] Companies make a LOT of money off unredeemed items

[9:28] Listener Question: Seneca's question about Inflation Induced Debt Destruction

[17:05] The latest Consumer Confidence, Case-Shiller Index and New Home Sales numbers

[20:20] California is suing Huntington Beach for not having enough affordable housing

[24:26] February Mortgage Minute

[29:23] Mortgage starts for Joe were a little flat toward the end of the year but have been getting better this month

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Ask

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing Skill

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1123_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam take aim at where inflation is actually rearing its ugly head in today's world. The cost of goods is still cheap, but a lot of services are becoming more and more expensive by the day.

Then Jason answers a question from listener Fred about the number of single family homes you can own and why Jason diversified into multi-family and mobile home parks as well. Finally, Jason identifies the hardest part about owning each of the different types of real estate.

Key Takeaways:

[4:16] Inflation in the SaaS world

[9:10] Inflation is hard to measure because goods are cheap, but services can be incredibly expensive

[12:56] Does your investment portfolio have termites?

[18:13] Listener Fred asks if there's limit to the number of single family homes that you can own without being overwhelmed., as well as why Jason also invests in multi-family and mobile home parks

[22:39] Diversify, BUT NOT TOO MUCH

[28:41] The hardest part about owning single family, multi-family and mobile home parks

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman's Real Estate Investor Update - Alexa Skill

Direct download: CW_1122_Adam.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 327, originally published in July 2013.

Jason Hartman is joined by Michael who asks Jason the questions that listeners are asking. Jason explains what he would do if he were a brand new investor, some basics on self-management, a few property profiles, and the myth of higher returns on higher investments. That $5 million dollar multifamily complex isn't likely to outperform your single family rental.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1121_FBF_Michael.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts off the show with an important announcement about Meet the Masters of Income Property coming up in March. There are two new speakers signed and because of the announcement early bird pricing has been continued until Wednesday, when prices will go up again.

Then, Jason goes off topic with Jeffrey Gitomer, New York Times Best Selling Author of The Little Red Book of Selling and Truthful Living: The First Writings of Napoleon Hill, about some of the great mentors that the two have had in their lives which include Napoleon Hill and Earl Nightingale. They look at what history can teach us, the right way to approach sales, and the challenges we have to face to do the right thing in today's world.

Key Takeaways:

[3:11] Meet the Masters Speaking Announcements: George Gilder & Tom Wheelwright

Jeffrey Gitomer Interview:

[12:30] The challenge to do the right thing in our society has never been at a higher level than it is today

[17:13] The 5 point rule

[22:34] The 7 Success Rules

[26:28] If you have the right service and attitude heart, sales will be easy

[32:41] If you want to learn something new, read a book that's 60 years old

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.Gitomer.com

Direct download: CW_1120_Jeffrey_Gitomer.mp3
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Today's show is all about helping you grow your real estate portfolio as tax free as possible. When you are ready to sell one property and purchase other ones with the proceeds there's no need to pay capital gains taxes at that time when you have a vehicle like a 1031 exchange. Join Jason Hartman and Dino Champagne, Los Angeles Division Manager & VP at Asset Preservation Incorporated, as they discuss the strategies, the complexities and the savings that 1031s can provide.

Key Takeaways:

[5:17] How a 1031 Exchange works

[7:51] Try and avoid a reverse exchange as best you can, because they can get real tricky and lendors aren't fans of them

[9:48] The 45 and 180 day timeframe of a 1031 exchange

[12:37] The 3 different ways you identify properties in a 1031 exchange

[14:59] How much money can a 1031 exchange actually save you and your heirs? It's pretty astounding

[20:18] 1031 exchange accomodators aren't highly regulated, which has led to some scams over the years. What questions do you need to ask when you're searching for one?

[24:19] Changes the new tax law has made on 1031 exchanges

[26:50] Are Opportunity Zones overhyped?

[32:23] With Opportunity Zone investing being so new, vetting the sponsor of the deal is more important than ever

Website:

www.APIExchange.com

Direct download: CW_1119_Dino_Champagne.mp3
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Today's show features Jason Hartman and Adam answering listener questions about capital gains taxes, 1031 exchanges, and Jason's preferred method of diversifying across real estate markets. Should you buy one home per market or multiple homes in one before moving to the next?

Then Jason and Adam look at an article about Warren Buffett's investing principle and how we can use his outlook in our real estate investing.

Key Takeaways:

[3:45] Listener Question: Is there any way, other than a 1031 exchange, to sell real estate and not pay capital gains tax?

[9:02] Listener Question: How quickly should you diversify across multiple markets?

[16:33] Can the government negotiate the best rates anywhere?

[22:01] The one word that Buffett and Gate would offer you is...FOCUS

[24:04] The 3 things Jason invests in

[28:03] Warren Buffett's theory on value investing and working with people you trust is very much how you should invest in real estate

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1118_Adam.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's episode discussing the recent World Economic Forum with economist Thomas Young. Specifically they look a bit at the "Happiness Index" that they were discussing at the forum and whether that should hold any muster for us.

Then Jason has a client case study with Eric Payne. Eric started investing in single family housing around 2010 and has steadily added to his collection. Today he has 18 units and is looking to substantially add more when he finishes the sale of his current business. Jason and Eric go over Eric's journey, why he chose to use real estate to achieve the financial freedom he desired and beauty of the 30 year fixed rate mortgage.

Key Takeaways:

[3:07] What happened at the World Economic Forum this year?

[7:00] How important is the Happiness Index?

[13:50] Are we starting to approach a new cold war?

Eric Payne Client Case Study:

[17:29] Eric's start in his real estate journey made him realize that flipping is overrated and renting is the way to go

[19:09] A foreclosure Jason remembers from the Great Recession that he wishes he'd bought

[22:01] People tend to sabotage themselves by trying to time the market

[30:23] Eric's parents $118 mortgage made him realize how amazing a 30 year fixed rate mortgage is

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1117_Eric_Payne.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 287, originally published in November 2012.

Jason Hartman is joined by Larry Muck, the Executive Director of the American Association of Private Lenders, to talk about the AAPL’s history, mission and vision.  Larry explains what private lenders are doing for people that the banks can’t do, and how the AAPL is trying to organize the efforts of private lending.

AAPL was formed to help raise the standards in the industry and develop a brand that could be used by private lenders to prove credibility and trust.  Larry also discusses the needs of investors and the various tools now available to support investors and lenders.

Larry shares his passion for fair dealing and excellence in lending as the Executive Director of the American Association of Private Lenders. He brings to this position the experiences gained through a 30 year career in banking.

During that span, he served in many leadership and lending capacities, including serving as Executive Vice President for a regional bank with a $220 million portfolio of commercial, consumer, construction, and mortgage loans.  Additionally he served as Community President for Gold Bank in Saint Joseph, Missouri and transitioned to Regional EVP with Marshall and Ilsely Bank in Kansas City. His well rounded background includes experience in Loan Review and serving for two years as the Corporate Training Director for a $15B regional bank holding company.

Throughout his career, Larry has had a passion for community service, serving in various leadership capacities with organizations such as United Way, the Allied Arts Council, St. Joseph Preservation, Inc. and many others.  His interests lie in all outdoor sporting activities, basketball, and cooking.

Website:

www.AAPLOnline.com

Direct download: CW_1116_FBF_Larry_Muck.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show with a tribute to Jack Bogle, who truly changed the world of investing and was a figure that Jason could model his beliefs about fighting for the little man after. He also discusses some important lessons we can learn about questioning advice we hear to ensure it's best for our purposes, not just the benefit of the person making the pitch.

Then Jason talks with Harry Dent, author of Zero Hour, about Harry's optimism about our economy, the impact the high end real estate softening is going to have on all of the housing sector, why demographics are NOT looking good for China and other Asian countries, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[4:54] Farewell to Jack Bogle, you need to read his books if you haven't yet

[7:59] Be wary when listening to people telling you about ways they can "help" you while investing and make sure you figure out if it's really worth doing

Harry Dent Interview:

[12:49] Why is Harry more optimistic about our future than usual?

[17:23] People in San Francisco hate big tech companies like Google because they're driving up costs beyond reason

[19:48] The high end housing market is already softening, but how far down will the slowdown trickle?

[25:20] China's demographics have them looking straight into a disaster

[29:59] The hottest coming sector for the next 10-15 years in the US

[32:50] There are 2 waves of Millennials and the 2nd hasn't entered the workforce yet

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.HarryDent.com

Direct download: CW_1115_Harry_Dent.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts off the show with Adam discussing the potential of a Balanced Budget Amendment, as well as what a mortgage relief program in Denver is telling us about protecting yourself in a crisis. They also discuss how inflation is creeping in to our life.

Then Jason has a client case study with Curtis discussing Curtis' real estate investing journey so far, accumulating 13 properties in the past 3 years. Curtis gives a story about how he dealt with a massive insurance claim and how real estate investing is helping in his long term plans.

Key Takeaways:

[4:20] The dangers of a balanced budget

[8:54] The best insurance is a high loan balance

[11:59] Inconspicuous inflation

Curtis Hrischuk Client Case Study:

[17:32] How bagels got Curtis and his wife into real estate

[23:15] Curtis' experience has been incredibly positive so far

[26:25] Curtis' local insurance was a life saver for them when property damage occurred

[30:34] What are Curtis' plans with his cash flow?

[34:47] Curtis had to be "deprogrammed" in order to real estate invest

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1114_Curtis.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 315, originally published in May 2013.

Doug Wead has served along side some of the greats in modern American politics. Doug has been close with and written books about several "First Families." Doug's work has been praised by everyone from Ladybird Johnson (wife of LBJ) to former Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, whom he served as a senior adviser in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary.

Doug was an adviser for both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Wead also worked with George W. Bush for years leading up to his Presidency. Wead has authored more than thirty books, which are known for their primary sources. He has interviewed six presidents and first ladies, nineteen of the presidents children and twelve presidential siblings.

During the 2008 Presidential Debates, then Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul impressed Doug Wead with his non-interventionist foreign policy platform and caused him to deviate from the "old right wing" which he had served and written about dutifully for decades. As a senior adviser to Dr. Paul during the 2012 campaign for President, he was regularly featured on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News where he defended Paul's foreign policy and monetary policy, among others.

Since the end of the 2012 election cycle, Doug Wead and Ronnie Paul Jr., eldest son of Dr. Paul, have teamed up to form The Liberty Networking Project. They are dedicated to providing those in the self-dubbed "Liberty Movement" with an opportunity to profit from the unprecedented level of net-based enthusiasm and connectedness generated during the 2008 and 2012 grassroots Presidential campaigns of Congressman Paul.

Website:

www.DougWead.com

www.LibertyNetworkers.com

Direct download: CW_1113_FBF_Doug_Wead.mp3.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts off the show discussing the changing economy and how economic prosperity isn't usually good for human character. Too many people start taking advantage of being able to make the easy sell and stop playing the long game, only focusing on the short game. He also explores the impact golf courses are having to property values as many are shut down across the country due to lack of interest.

Then Jason talks with Parag Khanna, author of The Future is Asian and founder of FutureMap, about what's really going on in regards to the trade war and its impact on Asia (which doesn't just mean China). The two discuss the role of technology in killing jobs around the world and Asia's impact on global consumption growth.

Key Takeaways:

[2:36] Times of economic prosperity are not good for human character

[4:48] Golf courses are shutting down, which is causing massive property value drops and need to figure out what to do with the land

[7:53] Buildings are going up in China in around 90 days

Parag Khanna Interview:

[11:21] What is Connectography?

[16:13] The premise of The Future Is Asian

[19:23] Parag can tell you who's going to win a trade war with China

[21:17] Technology is killing jobs a lot faster than trade is

[25:48] Most of the consumption growth is coming from Asia

[29:38] International competition is getting bigger and bigger, making any missteps even costlier

[35:38] Companies are shifting entire operations overseas to take advantage of those markets, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for America

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.ParagKhanna.com

Direct download: CW_1112_Parag_Khanna.mp3.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Matt Taibbi, contributing editor at Rolling Stone and author of books such as Griftopia and The Divide, about bubbles. The two explore how Fed policy has been leading to bubbles throughout the years, how Wall Street is designed to take advantage of the average citizen and what we can learn from the history of bubbles.

Key Takeaways:

[6:15] Will we learn how little we actually need the government by the time this shutdown is over?

[7:40] The government doesn't need to be in all these industries

Matt Taibbi Interview:

[12:51] There's a pretty decent path from Fed policy to bubbles

[17:21] How the Great Recession came into being

[21:57] Institutions have learned how to create a bubble to profit from, but then also be prepared to make money when their own bubble bursts

[26:04] As long as trades are occuring Wall Street is making money

[27:54] How investment bankers are auctioning off America's infrastructure

[32:34] What is the investor's lesson from the bubble machine?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.Taibbi.SubStack.com

www.RollingStone.com

Direct download: CW_1111_Matt_Taibbi.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 190, originally published in November 2010.

Jason Hartman talks with Guinness World Record Holder, David Farrow on this “every tenth show” where we’ll explore how to improve memory and concentration. If you’re like most people, you’re constantly forgetting things. People’s names. Where you put the keys. Even things you read just moments before. Your mind is like a cluttered attic with information tossed everywhere and little hope of finding anything quickly.

You can create a mental filing system that not only categorizes and organizes information, but also lets you retrieve it instantly, whenever you need it! Who am I? I’m the world’s foremost expert on memory and a two-time Guinness World Record holder. His program is designed to teach people like you to do what he can do – remember the names of people I met only once, always know where I put important objects like my keys, recite whole passages from books, word for word, and so much more. Using his techniques, hundreds of people like you are learning new languages, memorizing important scriptures and quotes, and even improving their vocabularies. With techniques that are easy and effective, you can double your reading speed and more.

Never lose your car keys or other valuables again
Get people’s names right every time, and avoid embarrassment
Quote scripture, famous people or even song lyrics perfectly
Pick up new languages in mere weeks
Ace exams by retaining everything you study
Deliver flawless speeches and presentations from memory
Impress people with your mental Rolodex of phone numbers

Using my breakthrough visualization techniques, I’ve trained thousands of corporate executives to excel in business, helped military officers and government agents remember critical pieces of information and even taught Academy Award-winning actors how to avoid blowing their lines!

Dave Farrow is the world’s foremost memory expert and a two time Guinness World Record Holder. He invented the MILLIONAIRE MEMORY program to teach people like you to do what he can do: remember names and important numbers, learn new languages, memorize scriptures, quotes and speeches, and more. Dave points to himself as proof that incredible mental improvements are possible.

As a child, Dave was diagnosed with two learning disabilities: ADHD and dyslexia. He struggled in school and had trouble keeping up in class. Out of frustration, he began an intense search for a way to overcome these challenges and, as a result, discovered the breakthrough techniques that helped him become the Guinness World Record holder for memorization. To earn that title, Dave memorized the order of 59 decks of cards. That’s 3,068 cards! Dave admits, “Your memory might never be quite that good, but I personally guarantee you’ll see dramatic memory improvements using my simple techniques.”

Website:

www.DaveFarrow.com

Direct download: CW_1110_FBF_Dave_Farrow.mp3
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Jason Hartman and Adam start the episode discussing Modern Monetary Theory and if it's applicable to our economy today. They also discuss Jeff Bezos' impending divorce and answer from Souji about transferring conventional loans into a trust.

Then Jason finishes his talk with Mike Zlotnik about investing in "Opportunity Zones". The two implore the listener to vet your sponsor before investing, not invest just for tax purposes and aligning your interest.

Key Takeaways:

[5:23] Adam's been learning about Modern Monetary Theory lately, so what is MMT?

[9:05] MMT's explanation for why more money doesn't cause inflation

[12:25] The impact of the Jeff Bezos divorce

[17:49] Listener question about conventional loans and trusts

Mike Zlotnik Interview:

[22:50] Don't make the deal just for tax benefits. The deal needs to make sense BEFORE the tax benefit

[27:20] Your fund manager needs to have some skin in the game

[32:13] It's important to understand what a quality sponsor is

[34:16] The 2 major layers to pooled money investments

[36:49] Alignment of interest

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.BigMikeFund.com

Direct download: CW_1109_Mike_Zlotnik2.mp3
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Jason Hartman opens the episode with Adam talking about the upcoming Meet the Masters event. The event is coming up in March and the two reflect on last years and lessons learned. Adam discusses what he learned about property management that he's implemented in the last year.

Then Jason talks with Venture Alliance member Mike Zlotnik about the new trend in real estate investing, which is "Opportunity Zones". The two discuss what they are, when they can be a good idea, how the funds work and some potential tax implications.

Key Takeaways:

[2:16] Opportunity zones are the new hot topic, so make sure you watch out when investing in them

[6:49] Lessons from Adam's first Meet the Masters

[10:11] Some things Adam got in regards to his relationship with his property manager from the discussions at last years Meet the Masters

[13:27] You have to push back at things in life and hold people accountable

[16:46] Listener question from Christina about her land purchase

Mike Zlotnik Interview:

[24:37] Mike's thoughts on deals in opportunity zones

[27:44] How funds work when investing in Opportunity Zones

[31:55] How are fund managers being successful getting people to invest

[35:29] Some potential tax implications

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.BigMikeFund.com

Direct download: CW_1108_Mike_Zlotnik1.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with in house economist Thomas about a lot of things that happened to the housing market and the economy in general during 2018. They also look at some trends that will continue into 2019 and some new trends that could be rising in the new year.

To round out the show, Adam has this month's Mortgage Update, discussing the Fed's recent decision to raise rates, what rates investors can get for their loans today, and what the Fed's strategy might be moving forward.

Key Takeaways:

[3:14] Has the rise of Airbnb impacted the high end rental market?

[6:07] Thomas' assessment of 2018

[10:16] $5 trillion of wealth has evaporated but Thomas doesn't think it's enough to trigger a recession

[13:44] The 3 presidents who presided over the most rate hikes

[15:40] One sentence to remember about 2018.

[18:04] What should we expect from the Fed in 2019?

[22:50] The credit spread between junk bonds and investment grade bonds are still in a healthy area

[24:45] January Mortgage Update with Adam

[29:30] Activity in MBS suggests mortgage rates may improve

[32:15] The Fed has rapidly raised rates so that they can taper rates if they slow the economy down too much

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1107_Thomas.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 836, originally published in May 2017.

Jason welcomes fellow investor and client Gary Pinkerton back to the show. Gary describes his experiences with tenant turnover, how he reduces costs by using durable replacement materials and some preventative measures he uses to ensure tenants are satisfied in his properties. Gary and Jason also discuss the benefits of two-year leases with built-in rent increases and how immersing yourself in the investor culture (by attending Venture Alliance and JHU’s) can make you the best investor you can be.

Key Takeaways:

[05:08] Free market economics makes America is the land of abundance.

[09:30] How to reduce "tenant turn" without spending a lot of money with Gary Pinkerton.

[15:32] Two-year leases with built in rent increases.

[17:27] Management companies commonly keep late fees much like a payday loan business.

[23:09] How to minimize the cost of tenant turnover and make your property durable.

[30:11] A service like Home Advisor is an inexpensive way to self-manage.

[37:45] Gary will attend the Venture Alliance in Mastermind in Chicago and JHU and Property tour in Oklahoma.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Renter’s Warehouse - Get 3 free months of property management with this link.

Jason Hartman

Women Investing Network (WIN)

Home Advisor

Real Estate Tools

Property Tracker

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1106_FBF_Gary_Pinkerton.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's show talking about the all important need for everyone to adjust for inflation. You can't just take old numbers and use them in today's world, you won't find the right lesson from them. Later he inspects a recent CNBC story about the New York housing market (and high end real estate in general).

Then, Jason talks with Keith McIntosh, President of McIntosh & Associates, LLC, about protesting your property taxes for your rental properties across the country. Keith explains the different ways you can protest your taxes, why the government big data doesn't get it right all the time, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:32] Always be adjusting for inflation

[9:49] CNBC story on the New York city real estate pullback and whether it's a general or specific pullback.

[13:13] Rent control stagnates the market, just like articially low interest rates stagnate people's movement

[18:01] The building of new affordable homes just isn't happening

Keith McIntosh Interview:

[23:34] The property tax process & the 3 typical opportunities to dispute

[30:00] How does the process with Keith's company work?

[32:24] Why is Keith's "big data" different/better than the tax assessors?

[37:07] Is there a non-automated product available?

[39:24] How much people are usually able to save when protesting their taxes using Keith's data

[41:36] Protesting your taxes gives you a cumulative effect over the years

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.HomeTaxSavings.com

Direct download: CW_1105_Keith_McIntosh.mp3
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Jason Hartman takes the final episode of 2018 to discuss the current market softening and what's happening in the high end housing sector. He also explains why sometimes things like a government shutdown can provide opportunities for businesses.

But the second half of the show is a challenge for you as you're setting your New Years Resolutions. Jason challenges you to sometimes do things that make your life harder, to set goals (like most of America doesn't), to write the goals down and share them with those close to you. This will help you achieve your goals and get you closer to financial independence.

Key Takeaways:

[4:03] Either the high end or the low end housing market starts faltering first during each cycle, and this time it is definitely the high end

[6:40] Everything tries to get bigger, so when the government is in session there are always new laws being put in place. So maybe the shutdown isn't the worst thing to happen

[11:03] The Peter Principle: we all reach our level of incompetence

[16:45] How Jason's mom's time as a social worker formed her political views

[19:52] Do things to make your life harder, intentionally, to challenge yourself...OCCASSIONALLY

[26:01] 80% of Americans have no goals at all

[29:06] You need to involve others in your goals

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

Direct download: CW_1104_New_Years.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 831, originally published in May 2017.

Jason records this episode from Europe where he is thoroughly appreciating Capitalism. He reminds us, to get rich, we must take consistent, prudent risks. Understanding proformas and having the ability to analyze real estate deals will pay off in long-term cash flow. And, using leverage allows you to do more with less. During the Four Pillars of ROI clip, we learn about the sometimes underappreciated tax benefits of income property investments and hear a new investor recommend investing with Jason’s company.

 

Key Takeaways:

[03:03] The hidden pillar of ROI is inflation-induced debt destruction.

[04:34] Jason doesn't understand why millennials beg for Socialism/Communism.  

[11:26] The Venture Alliance Mastermind in Chicago is coming up in June.

[13:52] The college experience is much like the European experience.

[17:02] The way to get rich is taking prudent risks.

[24:18] Look forward to the future, appreciate the past but live in the future.

The Four Pillars of ROI Live Clip:

[28:37] How to Analyze a Real Estate Investment - free video.

[31:33] Appreciation amplified with leverage.

[34:42] Victor shares his thoughts about pulling the trigger and building his income property portfolio.

[42:17] Recognized tax benefits of income property investing.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Renter’s Warehouse - Get 3 free months of property management with this link.

Jason Hartman

Real Estate Tools

Property Tracker

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1103_FBF_4_Pillars.mp3
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Jason Hartman takes today's post-Christmas episode to go over some of the news from one of the most news-filled holiday seasons he can remember. There's a clash going on right now between the government (mostly Trump) and the Fed, but is it really such a good idea to let a non-governmental organization have so much control over our money? Jason also looks at how the changing demand for debt is impacting real estate investors, as well as how getting rid of your outdated technology (like keys) can improve your self-management.

Also, buy your tickets today for the upcoming Meet the Masters event in Southern California!

Key Takeaways:

[3:14] This is the most economically newsworthy filled Christmas Jason can remember

[7:06] You may not think it's a good idea to have the government interferring with the Fed, but do you really want our currency run by an independent, unaudited thing like the Fed?

[12:27] What does the change in demand for debt mean to us as real estate investors?

[16:55] Has there been collusion in EU bonds?

[22:37] Why you should be using smart home technology

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1102_Jason.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with investment counselor Doug about the holiday season and what Warren Buffett can teach us with his investing strategy. A good deal is a relative term, and you have to look at the deal both today and in the future in order to see if it's truly a good one. The beauty with real estate is that, unlike investing in companies, is that it's a simple asset class that doesn't involve constant market corrections and adjustments.

The two also discuss the idea of a portfolio analysis and makeover, as well as how a market downturn might impact the new influx of institutional investors.

Key Takeaways:

[8:04] Most good deals are in the rear view mirror

[11:37] A clip on Warren Buffett's investing strategy

[13:46] Don't sit around waiting for the deal to come to you. Find a quality product with demand (at a price tha tmakes sense) and buy it

[18:51] Unless companies, there's no need to re-invent your house every few years. It's a simple asset class.

[20:18] Why you want to understand things like interest rates and money supply

[23:27] Why you need to do a portfolio makeover

[27:17] The next market downturn will show us how institutional investors will react

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1101_Doug.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 690, originally published in June 2016.

Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph. D. is considered to be the Champion of Introverts. She is a Certified Public Speaker and a best-selling author. She has written three great books, The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference and her latest The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together. During this interview, she alludes to the true differences between introverts and extroverts, what make introverts so special and how introverts can enhance your organization.

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] A look at the Driverless Cars to Fuel Suburban Sprawl article.   

[8:04] A video resource to help you analyze an investment property and understanding a performa using cap rates as a metric.

[12:46] Which is a better investment one with Tenant Improvements or a Full Service Gross lease?

[16:05] Kevin Kelly Audio short: The Emergence of Singularity.

Jennifer Kahnweiler Guest Interview:

[20:15] How is Shyness different from Introversion?

[22:55] How does someone know if they are an introvert or extrovert?

[25:03] There is a lot of prejudice which exist against introverts.

[29:26] All of us need to flex, Introverts and Extroverts alike.

[31:20] How can introverted leaders and managers increase their influence in their roles?

[36:07] Does a person’s gender come into play when someone is trying to carve out their path?

[38:44] All must respect each other’s talents to make a partnership truly thrive.

[41:05] Discussing the 5 themes of successful partnerships. 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

Jennifer Kahnweiler

@jennkahnweiler on Twitter

Direct download: CW_1100_FBF_Jennifer_Kahnweiler.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts today's episode talking about some important changes happening at HUD that Jason believes will make a positive impact, as well as differences in rent between Millennials and Generation Z.

Then Jason finishes his interview with The Real Estate Guys, as the two discuss the impact rising interest rates and energy prices will have on the blue collar workers you're renting to, as well as the socialization of the mortgage industry and why the government is poisoning industries.

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] Ben Carson is doing some good things at HUD

[5:39] Some new changes to Jason's thinking if you live in a state with good homestead protection

[10:58] Generation Z is expected to outspend Millennials on rent

Real Estate Guys, Part 2

[17:10] What happens with interest rates and energy is going to be driving things in the short term, because it hits middle income Americans the hardest

[21:12] Technology can disrupt many different sectors, but the need to sleep under a roof isn't one of them

[23:18] The socialization of the mortgage industry

[26:37] When you introduce a non-profit (government) option into a for profit market you poison the well

[31:02] Think on a big level, but act locally

[31:30] Rock Island, IL Property Profile

Websites:

www.RealEstateGuysRadio.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Rock Island Property

Direct download: CW_1099_RE_Guys2.mp3
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Today's show is all about the changing real estate investing scene. Be wary of anyone who's telling you that things like completely passive income exists and that you can make money today just like you could in the past. Things are changing quickly.

Jason Hartman talks with the Real Estate Guys, Roger Helms and Russell Gray, about just that, as the 3 discuss the emergence of the institutional investor in the single-family home market and what that means moving forward. They also look into what's causing the current housing shortage, as well as the impact short-term rentals are having on the high end market and how the new tax code is impacting housing.

We wrap up the episode with a property profile with Adam of a home available in Cleveland, OH.

Key Takeaways:

[3:27] Get yourself invited to Indian weddings. Jason talks about his experience at client and booker Naresh's wedding #Narvani2018 and the great talk about real estate and the economy with other wedding guests.

[5:26] Be careful investing right now, times are changing

[7:34] The influx of institutional investors has brought some good new tools to all income property investors

Real Estate Guys Interview:

[10:01] The Real Estate Guys thoughts on institutional investors in the single family housing market

[13:32] A lot of the institutional money isn't being put into the greatest of deals

[16:00] Institutional investors take the cash flow, but are more focused on appreciation

[18:21] We have an impending housing shortage, which is causing the trend toward build-to-rent

[22:21] The tax code is written in a way to drive behavior

[27:33] Property Profile by Adam

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.RealEstateGuysRadio.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Cleveland, OH Property

Direct download: CW_1098_REGuys1.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 824, originally published in May 2017.

This episode demonstrates the versatility of the most historically proven asset class income property. Jason breaks down its multiple dimensions and the various factors which can be used to prove that income property is the best investment you can make. During the client case study segment, Ani Wee tells her story of monetary and portfolio growth from her income property investments. She uses the Hartman Network to find opportunities, to gather information and to engage with like-minded people.

Key Takeaways:

[03:30] Money matters!

[08:06] Why you should immerse yourself in the most historically proven asset class.

Client Case Study Ani Wee:

[21:29] During the market crash Ani was looking for options when she came upon the Creating Wealth Show.

[23:29] She started investing in real estate after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad but she didn't know what she was doing.

[25:36] Ani receives yellow postcards on the first property she bought from the Hartman network.

[30:41] Ani's duplex in Florida appreciated from $79K to over $150K and her RTV ratio increased.

[36:35] Comparison, income and replacement cost are the three basic approaches to appraisals.

[38:34] Don't be afraid to push back on property management issues.

[41:18] Ani will be doing a 1031 exchange on her properties in hybrid and cyclical markets.

[44:36] Don't wait to buy real estate and outsource your debt to your tenants.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman - Watch the Free Video on How to Understand a Pro Forma

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1097_FBF_Ani_Wee.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Ryan Moran, founder of www.Capitalism.com, about assets. The two decipher the difference between paper and real assets, and why you should really just be using one to get more of the other, as well as looking at some indicators that are potentially pointing at a correction being on the horizon.

Ryan and Jason also go in to a discussion on whether student loan debt should be forgiven, why Ryan thinks it's a terrible idea, the importance of having economic indicators you can trust, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[5:03] What you're really trying to do is take your paper assets and get real assets that create cash flow

[9:28] Is there a big, quick, correction in paper value coming?

[14:11] Is student loan debt forgiveness a good or bad idea?

[16:24] When you get rid of economic pain you get rid of economic indicators

[18:36] It's ALWAYS a good idea to buy good assets at good prices

[20:18] December Mortgage Update

[26:30] Property Profile: Davenport, IA

Website:

www.Capitalism.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Property Profile: Davenport, IA

Direct download: CW_1096_Ryan_Moran.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Jason Hartman takes today's episode talking with new investment counselor Doug about several economic signs that have been potentially helpful for real estate investors. The first area of focus is surburban real estate. Rent increases in the suburbs have been climbing faster than in urban areas and the RV ratios out there are nearly always better. Then the topics drift to more economic data coming out that includes an inverted yield curve, negative equity and a decline in quarterly sales for Toll Brothers.

Finally the Property Profile is from Kansas City, MO.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Rents have been rising significantly in the suburbs

[9:09] RV ratios are almost universally better in the suburbs

[13:56] Have it clear in your head what "winning the race" means

[16:07] Buyers are spending more time looking for their home

[17:53] Toll Brothers announced their first decline in quarterly sales in over 4 years

[20:12] Negative equity can cause price spiraling, which thankfully we aren't seeing

[26:11] What is the inverted yield curve telling us?

[27:56] Kansas City Property Profile

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

CW 1095 Property Profile

Direct download: CW_1095_Doug.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 815, originally published in April 2017.

It’s a wonderful time to be alive, especially if you are an income property investor. New technologies allow investors to self-manage properties all over the U.S. no matter where in the world they are located. Jason speaks with Merrick Lackner the Co-founder of Rently and Rently Keyless. Merrick describes the mechanics behind turning your rental properties into smart homes to give you more control over showings, energy consumption costs and the general well-being of your properties as well as the cost of installation and maintenance.

Key Takeaways:

[03:07] Changes in property management and increased returns from investments.

[04:34] Do you know which billionaire lives in a trailer park?

Merrick Lackner Guest Interview:

[09:21] Merrick saw the need to improve on the showing of rental properties.

[12:57] Merrick describes the different options Rently offers.

[20:48] How the Rently process is coordinated for the renter and the landlord.

[25:30] The smart matching program includes a background check.

[26:58] Rently Keyless Entry gives real estate investors more control over their properties.

[30:10] How much does Rently Keyless cost to install and maintain?

[33:02] Rently offers different access for renters and owners to reduce liabilities and provide privacy.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman University

Zappos

Real Estate Tools

Rently

Rently Keyless

Direct download: CW_1094_FBF_Merrick_Lackner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Jason Hartman reports from the 2018 IMN conference with guest Robert Nickell, as the two discuss the latest in real estate investing. Specifically they look at the impact of institutional investors and "iBuyers" on the market today and how the massive influx of cash has created more stupid money than usual.

The rate of iBuyers continues to grow as more and more capital is raised, and all of that money is driving up home prices to the point where the "built to rent" phenomenon is making more and more sense.

Key Takeaways:

[3:10] Fragmentation has kept the big institutional investors out of single family real estate investing, but the direction currently is leading them in to the market

[6:51] The impact of internet real estate companies

[12:10] Many of these iBuyer platforms and institutional investors are raising tons of money, but aren't actually making any

[17:02] The deal rarely looks great when you buy it, it looks great in the future

[17:30] The rate that iBuyers are purchasing is driving up prices

[20:20] Some investors get rid of their bad properties by simply selling them to iBuyers

[22:15] The build to rent phenomenon

[24:46] Property Profile

Website:

www.RocketStation.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1093_IMN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

Jason Hartman opens the show discussing the need for real estate investors to be flexible with their investment strategies. As conditions change, so too must your approach. What worked 2 years ago might not work today, so invest differently today.

Then Jason talks with Mitch Stephen, author of My Life and 1,000 Houses, on Mitch's start in real estate, the importance of not having 100% occupancy, how to determine if your market is overbuilt, doing due diligence, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:02] As real estate investors we have to be flexible and adapt to our changing environment

[8:23] We need to keep our mind clean, our mindset clean, so avoid contaminating people

[10:59] Slowing sales doesn't necessarily mean a downturn in the market, it could simply be a lack of inventory

Mitch Stephen Interview:

[16:27] Is self-storage overbuilt? How Mitch tries to minimize his competition

[21:54] Self-storage facilities can go up really quick, is it better to buy an existing or build a new one?

[26:35] Jason's revelation about commercial vs self-storage real estate back in 2010

[30:09] Why you never want to be full in any sector of real estate investing & what you should do if facilities in the area are full

[33:38] Some of the due diligence Mitch does when looking for a facility to buy

Website:

www.REInvestorSummit.com

http://1000Houses.com

My Life and 1,000 Houses: Failing Forward to Financial Freedom

Direct download: CW_1092_Mitch_Stephen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 809, originally published in March 2017.

During this case study, client Vernon Grant offers up a classic example of a situation you or your parents may be in right now. Vernon asks Jason for investment guidance on the two properties his parents own that are in vastly different markets. It’s all about the numbers, as Jason breaks down each property by its rent-to-value-ratio (RTV) and the existing debt structures of each. Jason reminds investors to consider depreciation offsets, refi-til-ya-die options and the beauty of renting.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] If your property doesn’t have good RTV ratios consider selling or refinancing.

[10:43] Vernon has been around property investing his entire life.

[12:00] Vernon needs Jason’s advice about how to handle his parent’s properties.  

[14:23] It doesn’t matter where your property is, RTV ratios are almost always the same.

[17:51] The New York market is a cyclical market and may be on the verge of being overvalued.

[25:12] Jason offers the Refi-til-ya-die as an alternative to selling.

[28:35] Why do we trust the advice of strangers more than we trust the advice of our friends and family?

[32:33] It’s important to examine the existing debt structure of the properties.

[34:09] A 1031 exchange may help offset depreciation taxes.

[36:37] How does an investor know when it’s time to 1031 exchange or to refinance?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Jhart88 on Voxer

Real Estate Tools

Direct download: CW_1091_FBF_Vernon_Grant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am EST

Jason Hartman starts this 10th episode discussing the changing rules for investors, and how to make sure you're playing by the new ones that will actually make you wealthy. Old rules no longer apply because the world has changed completely in the last few decades.

Then Jason talks with Joel Comm, author of the new book The Fun Formula and host of the Bad Crypto Podcast, about his new book The Fun Formula and how subtle changes in our thinking and routine can enable us to design the life we truly desire: one of significance and joy.

They also discuss why he's bullish on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the changes blockchain will bring to our society, ICOs and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:50] Are humans smarter than monkeys?

[5:03] Worst case your real estate portfolio is a forced savings program

[10:09] The old rules worked because there were scarce goods and a scarce world. That doesn't exist any more

Joel Comm Interview:

[18:19] The origin of The Fun Formula

[22:30] You have to leave an opening in your life for the world to fill in some gaps

[26:20] Joel is bullish on both blockchain and cryptocurrencies

[27:35] Blockchain is going to be more disruptive than the smartphone

[31:30] Big money is coming in to cryptocurrencies, what are they doing right now?

[35:17] The current state of the ICO market

Website:

www.FunFormulaBook.com

The Bad Crypto Podcast

Direct download: CW_1090_Joel_Comm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

Jason Hartman takes today's episode to discuss some of the big issues in the real estate world. One of the biggest is the rising cost of labor that is causing rising construction costs that is causing a squeezing in the multi-family development. In regards to multi-family, however, we're also seeing an increase in apartment inventory, which is starting to reach scary levels.

Jason also goes over some important economic news and ends with Og Mandino's Mission Success.

Key Takeaways:

[3:38] No service and no people is a common theme in service businesses these days

[7:58] Increased labor costs are squeezing the multi-family development pipeline

[12:31] The apartment inventory is starting to get scary, with supply getting excessive

[21:19] Uncertainty over Brexit has caused people to seek safe haven in bonds

[25:52] Og Mandino's Mission Success

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1089_Jason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 774, originally published in January 2017.

The 19th annual Meet the Masters of Income Property is just three short weeks away. This revamped event will feature breakout sessions, top shelf speakers and in-depth discussions about what the rising inflation rates will mean for real estate investors. Jason’s guest is John Simpson. Mr. Simpson invested in the trailblazing Rent Reporters before it’s official launch because he believed in the business model. He now runs the company as CEO and is the corporate cheerleader to this fairly new, progressive company. Mr. Simpson shares the benefits of his service to both renters and landlords, how to participate in the process and testimonials about the benefit to those this service has affected positively.

Key Takeaways:

[2:01] Rising interest rates is just one of the subjects we will be discussing at the Meet the Masters of Income Property Event.

[3:36] Erin sent in an article from the Kiplinger Letter about the future of the economy and inflation.  

[9:49] What will Trump do to light the economy on fire?

[13:20] Garrett Sutton will be speaking at the 19th Meet the Masters Event.

John Simpson Guest Interview:  

[16:54] Before Rent Reporters there was no mechanism for tenants to get credit for their on-time rent payments.

[18:35] The benefit to renters is clear, but what is the benefit for landlords?

[20:05] This service makes the renter more accountable.

[21:36] The top 3 factors that determine a credit score.

[24:54] Many renters have no credit score or they are invisible.

[27:16] A landlord will be able to see renter’s payments for the past two years.

[32:27] Landlords are incentivized monetarily to get new clients for Rent Reporters.  

[38:22] The statistics that back the Rent Reporters business model.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

The 3 Dimensions of Real Estate

Rent Reporters

Direct download: CW_1088_FBF_John_Simpson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

Happy Thanksgiving (a little early)!!!

Jason Hartman starts today from his Aunt Joanie's house discussing a recent trend among her renters: lease breaking. Joanie has noticed that several of her tenants seem to be jumping in to the buy side after they had given up over the summer. Jason and Joanie discuss why this might be and the correlation between rents and home prices.

Then Jason talks with Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D. in religious studies and award-winning author of 10 books including her newest, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. The two dive in to why being grateful is important, both for the community and the individual. Diana explains the 4 dispositions of gratitude and the health benefits that come from being grateful.

PLUS, don't forget to take advantage of Jason's massive Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

Key Takeaways:

[4:01] People are starting to break leases more often

[7:02] Fear of loss is more powerful than desire for gain

[9:26] Rents and prices are inversely correlated

[11:23] Why Aunt Joanie got into real estate

Diana Butler Bass Interview:

[16:15] Gratitude actually makes you healthier

[21:34] Gratitude functions out of our higher brain, whereas fear functions out of our primal brain. It also helps things in you physically like blood pressure

[24:39] The world has changed and we need to stop acting solely from our fear instincts

[25:37] The 4 dispositions of gratitude

[30:06] Play isn't just about competition, it's about appreciation, movement, and celebration. Ritual celebrations of thanksgiving are important parts of our culture

Website:

www.HartmanEducation.com

www.DianaButlerBass.com

www.Twitter.com/DianaButlerBass

Direct download: CW_1087_Diana_Bass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's show by discussing the enduring asset that is real estate. Buildings you see that have been there for decades, if not centuries, still make money for their owners. Then Jason answers some more mortgage FAQs, including financing multiple properties at once and what a Power of Attorney can do for you.

Then Jason talks with Paul Moore, author of The Perfect Investment: Create Enduring Wealth from the Historic Shift to Multifamily Housing, about what demographics are telling the two of them about the next decade for landlords, as well as home ownership rates and the current habits of both baby boomers and millennials.

Key Takeaways:

[2:47] Income property is an enduring asset class

[6:37] More mortgage FAQs: can you finance multiple properties at the same time?

[10:37] Can a Power of Attorney sign for you for your investment properties?

Paul Moore Interview:

[14:11] How the demographics for the next decade looks for landlords

[16:09] Where Jason believes home ownership rate should be

[18:24] The faster growing demographic of renters is the baby boomers

[21:24] Millennials are renting in large numbers, partially thanks to the portability society

[25:20] What investing really is and other investment philosophies

Website:

www.WellingsCapital.com

The Perfect Investment: Create Enduring Wealth from the Historic Shift to Multifamily Housing

Direct download: CW_1086_Paul_Moore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 825, originally published in May 2017.

Jason welcomes Pat Donohoe back to the show. Pat is the President and CEO of Paradigm Life and host of the Wealth Standard podcast. Together, Jason and Pat analyze a Wall Street Journal article which addresses lower mortgage rates and how the lower rates may affect the already ‘hot’ real estate market, how autonomous cars will create a resurgence of the suburbs and how the upper middle-class is rethinking retirement based on the trend of extended life spans.

Key Takeaways:

[02:22] Wall Street Journal audio clip relating to the current housing market and interest rates.

[04:42] Zillow and isolated locations, like LA, with inflated housing values.

[11:35] Supply and demand in the rental property market.

[14:53] The Wealth Standard Radio and Paradigm Life contact information.

[15:36] The resurgence of suburbia will come with autonomous vehicles.

[19:28] A warning about spending money on high priced real estate.

[25:41] Reinventing retirement based on the cost of living longer.

[29:17] The 401k was never really meant as a retirement plan.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Longevity and Biohacking Show

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Zillow

Wealth Standard Radio

Paradigm Life

Unlimited Wealth: The Theory and Practice of Economic Alchemy by Paul Zane Pilzer

Direct download: CW_1085_FBF_Pat_Donohoe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's episode by answering more of the mortgage FAQs that were started in episode 1083 that were spawned from the recent Profits in Paradise event. He looks at his idea of Refi Til Ya Die and what it takes to finance your first 10 properties. He also unveils the Ring Doorbell/Amazon Echo contest winner(s)!

Then Jason finishes his interview with client Drew Baker. This time the two tackle cryptocurrency, higher education, the investment landscape as it stands today, and the appreciation vs cash flow dilemma.

Key Takeaways:

[4:22] You need to either create your own mastermind group or join one if you are looking to improve your lot in life

[10:09] Can you do a cash out refinance of your investment properties?

[13:18] If your credit score is over 720 you need to borrow more money (assuming that you're borrowing for investment purposes that is)

[15:42] Can you finance a primary residence regardless of how many investment properties you own?

[17:55] The Ring Doorbell/Amazon Echo contest winners

Drew Baker, Part 2:

[21:37] A 1 world cryptocurrency would be terrifying and allow governments to inflate as much as they wanted

[26:25] The college tuition bubble

[29:24] What should investors be looking at today?

[35:02] People tend to look at appreciation over cash flow because it's "sexier"

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1084_Drew2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

Today's episode starts off with Jason Hartman, in the car, back from Hawaii. He tackles the average length an American stays on the job these days, how technology is changing our buying habits, and starts answering some mortgage FAQs he's been getting lately.

Then Jason talks with client Drew about a mistake he made in self-management that shifted his views on contracts, as well as exploring dividend stocks and the economic disaster that is Argentina currently.

Key Takeaways:

[6:46] Digital camera shipments are down 80% thanks to smartphones

[8:20] Mortgage FAQ #1- Can you finance more than 10 properties?

[9:43] You only need a 620 to finance your first 6 properties, then a 720 for properties 7-10

Drew Baker Interview:

[13:18] A mistake Drew made that made him realize it's important not to deviate from the contract

[17:32] Love or hate Trump, he's been good for the economy

[21:50] Dividends may sound great, but they're not the most stable

[27:05] The currency of today is just getting in front of people

[31:30] Argentina has an economic disaster every 10 years

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

Direct download: CW_1083_Drew_Baker1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 773, originally published in January 2017.

Welcome to Creating Wealth 2017! The most important takeaway from today’s conversation is to start investing in real estate income properties now. If you already have an existing portfolio beef it up. Time is short and the longer you own a property the more money you make. Preserve your financial future. On today’s show,  Jason brings Naresh back after an 8-month absence to discuss the benefits of smoking, the problem with the financial media in the U.S. and the farce which is making money on tax liens and deeds.  

Naresh also shares his findings from his recent trip to Cuba.

Key Takeaways:

[1:35] If you haven’t started your real estate portfolio and secured your financial future the best day to do it is today.

[5:03] The benefits of smoking include being social.

[14:00] Thinking critically and holding opposing thoughts on the same subject shows a high level of intelligence.

[15:56] Drinking the kool-aid is easier than doing your homework when investing.

[17:34] The problem with the financial media is the people delivering the news are not business people.

[24:37] How to make money from investing in tax liens and deeds and why it’s not a good idea.  

[35:11] Naresh shares his experiences from his recent visit to Cuba.

[42:28] One of the few things Obama did that Jason agrees with is opening up Cuba.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Hartman Media

Jason Hartman

Creating Wealth Episode 417

Biohacking and Longevity Show

Holistic Survival Podcast

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Meet the Masters of Income Property

Direct download: CW_1082_FBF_Naresh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Jason Hartman starts this episode with a look at former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's most recent article outlining his concerns with our current economic situation. Greenspan is concerned we're headed toward stagflation, so what would that do to the average real estate investor? One sector that could potentially get hit is short-term rentals, so Jason investigates one of his big concerns on that front.

Then Jason finishes his conversation with Scott A Shay, co-founder of Signature Bank and author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism, about the degradation of ethics and character, and how we can reverse the course our nation is still on that idolizes money and power.

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] Alan Greenspan's new article highlights some of his concerns about our economy

[7:19] The graying of America

[9:34] Greenspan says Stagflation is coming, so what does that mean for real estate investors?

[14:17] What concerns Jason about short-term rentals

Scott Shay, Part 2

[20:45] There's a degradation of ethics and character today

[25:26] How do we fix our current idolatry of money and power?

[30:00] How Adam Smith and Chapter 19 of Leviticus are similar

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.InGoodFaith.com

Direct download: CW_1081_Scott_Shay2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EST

Jason Hartman starts off today's 10th episode taking a look back at this weekend's Profits in Paradise event as well as the Venture Alliance Mastermind experience with his guest Pat Donohoe. The two discuss the importance of asset protection and the impact of high tax jurisdictions.

Then Jason speaks with Dr. Gina Loudon, co-host of America Talks Live on NewsmaxTV, certified hypnotherapist, founding writer at Breitbart and official Trump campaign surrogate, spokesperson to Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign and member of the President's 2020 Media Advisory Board. The two discuss the political divide that's present in today's society and whether it's worse now than it's been in the past. They also discuss the 3 types of people in the world and how President Trump is one of the most misunderstood people on the planet.

Key Takeaways:

[5:21] People will leave high tax jurisdictions eventually, it takes some planning

[8:12] The return on investment for going to events like Profits in Paradise are incredible

[11:54] Asset protection was one of the main themes over the weekend

Dr. Gina Loudon Interview:

[16:17] We frequently forget to look at the WHY all this division is going on

[19:18] Are we really divided more now or is it all just sensationalized?

[24:29] The USA is actually living in the most healthy, happy, prosperous and safest times in history

[29:13] The monologue media vs the dialogue media

[30:29] The 3 types of people in today's world

[34:30] Gina says President Trump is one of the kindest and loyal people she's ever met

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.DrGinaLoudon.com

Direct download: CW_1080_Gina_Loudon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's episode from the beaches of Hawaii, discussing booms and busts throughout history, the definition of an investment, while also recapping this past weekend's Profits in Paradise event. Then producer Adam has the November Mortgage Minutes with one of Jason's lenders, as the two discuss what impact the market pullback has had and where rates are going.

Then Jason talks with Scott A Shay, co-founder of Signature Bank and author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism, in Part 1, about the dangers of our society becoming more cash averse, the degradation of ethics and character, and Glass-Steagall.

Key Takeaways:

[3:32] Take care of the money thing, get the money thing otu of the way in your life, because money will ALWAYS be an issue

[6:41] There have been booms and busts all throughout history; the best way to prepare is to follow Jason's 10 Commandments

[9:19] How to tell if something is an investment

Adam's Mortgage Minutes:

[14:41] The pullback in the market hasn't impacted the mortgage market like you'd expect

[18:51] The people who got foreclosured on in the great recession are now able to borrow again, but the great rates have vanished so they're not in position to borrow again

Scott A Shay Interview:

[22:54] Even after everything we went through in the Great Recession, the banking industry is more consolidated now than it's ever been

[25:45] 60% of bank mergers result in a destruction of bank value

[29:54] The history and purpose of Glass-Steagall

[32:40] Our society is becoming more and more cash averse; what does this mean for us moving forward?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Hawaii

www.InGoodFaith.com

Direct download: CW_1079_Scott_Shay1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 798, originally published in March, 2017.

Thomas J. Anderson joins Jason to discuss the value of debt. Mr. Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Supernova Companies and author of The Value of Debt series of books. He has broken down life into four financial stages and gives his recommendations for the amount of debt a person should have at each stage to reach a balance between life span and money span. Mr. Anderson says too many people take on oppressive debt too early in life and the right amount of debt can be a powerful tool.

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] Details of the upcoming Venture Alliance Mastermind in Las Vegas and the Memphis Property Tour.

Thomas J. Anderson Guest Interview:

[5:26] All debt is not created equal.

[6:53] Companies have optimal debt ratios because they value the liquidity, the flexibility and the tax benefits of their strategic debt.

[8:43] Thomas describes the 4 stages of life and the optimal debt recommended for each.

[18:04] People need inflation, appreciation and income on assets working for them over a 30-year period of time.

[20:29] Real estate investors should learn the game of staying power.

[22:13] During economic downturns, those with more debt benefit the most.

[26:33] Debt structured the right way eliminates the need for massive returns.   

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

The Value of Debt

Supernova Companies

The Value of Debt: How to Manage Both Sides of a Balance Sheet to Maximize Wealth

Direct download: CW_1078_FBF_Thomas_Anderson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman takes today's intro to discuss an interesting development with India's Central Bank that has some pertinence to what's going on today betweeen President Trump and the US Federal Reserve, as well as examining why business owners and landlords are two of the most successful classes of citizens.

Then Jason talks with Chuck Hattemer, Co-Founder & CMO at Onerent, about how their technology is changing the property management game. Chuck and Jason discuss the big problems that face investors and renters, and how Chuck aims to solve those problems, including how they're attempting to eliminate vacancy losses.

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] India's Central Bank chief may resign after disagreements with what the government was instructing him to do

[7:47] Wealth and income are now concentrated between business owners and landlords, which is a club becoming harder to join

Chuck Hattemer Interview:

[14:49] What is Onerent?

[19:03] The biggest problem Onerent sees is fragmentation

[24:47] Who is Onerent competing with?

[26:04] The next phase of real estate and what services are coming up in the space

[30:59] The industry is becoming more and more refined and efficient, which should excite investors

Website:

www.Onerent.co

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1077_Chuck_Hattemer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

Today's episode features Jason Hartman looking at some economic data that's come out in regards to the housing market, and what that means for us as investors. You must be wary of misleading statistics and keep in mind that, even after you close, a real estate deal is never done. Listen in as Jason introduces you to the unconventional thinking when it comes to the demise of Sears for commercial real estate investors and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] A look at one potential rental income property

[9:02] Be mindful of misleading statistics

[11:14] There's a difference between appreciation and capital improvement that will skew the comparable sales in a neighborhood

[13:59] When you purchase a piece of income property, the deal is not final

[19:35] The interesting part of the demise of Sears in regards to landlords of shopping malls

[22:54] The Appraisal Principle

[26:57] Over 75% of Americans view renting as more affordable than owning a home

[32:11] Don't let the tail wag the dog when it comes to your investments

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1076_Jason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 744, originally published in October, 2016.

A local market specialist in the Jackson, Mississippi area joins Jason to share details of what makes Jackson a great place to live and to invest. Those looking for blue collar or white collar work are likely to find it in Jackson as employers abound. The well built, low-cost properties have a high RV ratio and the regulatory climate is landlord friendly. Brick on slab construction and agreeable climate make rehabbing lest costly and do-able year round.

Key Takeaways:

[1:36] There is plenty of work and money goes farther in Jackson, Mississippi

[4:10] Details of Jackson’s regulatory environment and landlord friendliness

[5:19] Who are the target tenants of Jackson and who employs them?

[7:43] Typical house prices, cost to rent and what is included in a rehab

[10:44] Classifying the properties based on cost to buy, building type and school district

[13:30] After inspections, properties are upgraded and rehabbed with durable materials

[15:46] A 6-month warranty on rent and upkeep is standard with this local market specialist

[16:31] Jackson Mississippi has exceptional RV ratios. There are plenty of low-priced homes which collect high rents.

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1075_FBF_Jackson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks today about the expansion of credit in the past 50 years and how that's impacted our economy. There's also a look at Trump's war of words with the Fed, why you should stock up on low rate mortgage assets, and why a booming economy is a noisy economy.

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] You should be stocking up on low, fixed rate mortgage assets

[6:56] The modern expansion of credit started somewhere in the 50s

[10:56] The battle between Trump and the Fed is an important one to watch, because the Fed may be tightening too fast

[15:30] Make it part of your 5 year plan to get some shelter from high taxes

[19:22] Rising mortgage rates are like rent control and keeps people in their homes

[20:27] Construction costs have climbed 31% in 6 years

[23:01] A booming economy is a noisy environment

[27:24] Some listener Q&A

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1074_Credit_Mortgages.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Jason Hartman starts the episode with a reminder to follow the commandments, and to make sure that you don't go into investments just because of their tax benefits.

Then, Jason talks with Joe Melendez, Founder & CEO of Value Insured, which features a new product that can reimburse homeowners up to their full down payment if the market went down when they sold their house. The two discuss the lack of inventory in the entry level home market, the hazards of regulation on today's market, and how Value Insured is able to work to help home owners.

Key Takeaways:

[4:7] A word of caution: do not choose an investment JUST because of the tax benefit

Joe Melendez Interview:

[9:22] The entry level home market has been completely shut out from new home construction

[12:47] How to encourage builders to builder entry level homes

[16:42] Where is all the manufactured housing that people have been expecting?

[19:35] Equity insurance for the homeowner

[26:09] The math behind the equity insurance

[30:55] $60/year for equity insurance seems to say that Joe is bullish on the housing market. Is that true?

[34:03] When will the equity insurance for investors be available?

Website:

www.ValueInsured.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1073_Joe_Melendez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 729, originally published in September 2016.

Jason, Fernando and Oliver make up today’s expert panel. They are discussing self-management options for your income properties. The experts agree, a great property management company is worth their weight in gold but it is also important to be educated about your self-management options. The panel shares information about companies who use technology to save you time and money through automating tedious tasks, best practices to improve home interiors without spending a fortune and what types of tenants are the best types of tenants to have.

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] Jason and Fernando discuss the flooring options available at an income property expo in Mesa, Arizona.

[9:19] Kwikset Kevo bluetooth locks make it easier for self-management of income properties.

[16:57] Jason recommends adding a little color to the interior walls of your income properties.

Self-Management Panel:

[20:33] Is self-management easier than having a property manager?

[23:27] The road to self-management and maintaining a good relationship with your tenants.  

[28:00] The flat rate fee system makes self-managing properties easier.

[32:47] Property managers are reluctant to take legitimate fees out of a tenant’s security deposit.

[37:06] Ask your property managers to lower their costs if you are realizing the value.

[40:11] Using Cozy makes rent collection and viewing tenant profiles easy.

[44:35] Disintermediation is getting rid of the middle man.  

[49:10] Rently allows tenants to do their own showings with only a credit card.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Real Estate Tools

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Hartman Education

Cozy

Rently

Direct download: CW_1072_FBF_Self_Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Venture Alliance member Mike Zlotnik about cap rates in today's interest rate environment. Mike explains what happens to cap rates (and commercial real estate investing as a whole) when interest rates start rising. After years of artificially low interest rates, we're starting to see rates finally rise, so strap in and learn how to navigate the waters and get some real life numbers of the true impact.

Key Takeaways:

[4:54] Real estate is so tax favored that it can become a bit of a trap, where you have to pay some serious taxes if you want out of the game

[9:52] There are signs of a shift in the marketplace, but thanks to Commandment #5 it doesn't mean much to us

Mike Zlotnik Interview:

[13:18] We are definitely in the period of abnormally low interest rates, and the Fed is raising them at a pretty rapid pace

[16:29] We've been spoiled by artificially low interest rates

[19:17] The inverse relationship between cap rates and prices

[23:53] A real life example of the impact of higher interest rates

[27:53] We live in a world where the Federal Reserve and the Treasury don't have to make sense

[33:09] Can the US government afford high interest rates?

[37:24] Why are rates going higher?

[40:26] How to prepare for higher rates

Website:

www.BigMikeFund.com

www.TempoFunding.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1071_Mike_Zlotnik.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's episode with his friend Matt Andrews, as the two discuss why they enjoy real estate and how they discover new ways to produce profit in their real estate deals, as well as the need for you to prune your portfolio.

Then, for his 10th episode, Jason talks with Angela Duckworth, Founder & CEO of Character Lab, former advisor to the White House, World Bank, NBA & NFL teams, and author of the new book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The two delve into what character and grit are and the steps you can take to improve yours.

Key Takeaways:

[3:21] The practice of "pruning"

[7:06] As you progress along your real estate journey you'll continue to find ways to profit on your deals.

Angela Duckworth Interview:

[9:57] Are we in a crisis of character moment in history?

[13:37] Is character an absolute or constantly in flux?

[18:57] One reason why the wicked don't prosper

[21:31] What is grit and how do you develop it?

[24:53] If you want to be different, be consistent

[28:54] The steps to becoming gritty

Website:

www.CharacterLab.org

www.AngelaDuckworth.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1070_Angela_Duckworth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 722, originally published in September 2016.

Today’s guest, Harry Dent is the author of multiple financial books designed to help you keep your wealth. Harry predicts an upcoming deflationary period followed by a huge debt bubble burst in the US. He wholeheartedly agrees with Jason and says the everyday house is where your money should be if you are a real estate investor. The uber rich and the Chinese will be the losers in this economic downturn and Wall Street will slide under 6000 and Shanghai will hit 1000. Harry says the market needs a cleansing because without it the markets will falsely re-inflate themselves for the sixth time. Hold on tight investors times they are a changin’.  

Key Takeaways:

Harry Dent Guest Interview:

[5:07] Something for nothing is an unattainable goal. You can’t just print free money!

[6:10] Why doesn’t the US have significant inflation with the exorbitant amount of money creation?

[7:48] In the US from 1983 to 2008, private debt peaked at 42 trillion. The debt had grown for 25 years at 2.5 times faster than the GDP!

[11:02] Banks create debt and then get free money. It will be painful, but necessary to deleverage the debt.  

[16:15] The everyday house is the best investment option when the bubble bursts.

[19:01] The uber rich will get slaughtered during the next debt bubble crisis.

[20:51] The wealthy Chinese will be are laundering money and buying US real estate.

[22:57] 240 million rural migrants are trapped in Chinese cities with no hope for the future.

[27:22] Fracking will be the next debt default in the US.

[28:45] Deflation is a sign a financial bubble is bursting.

[31:30] We are living in a Keynesian economy. We are addicted to financial drugs and we can’t kick the habit.

[33:12] Interest rates are going up for bonds and mortgage rate will come down.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Harry Dent

The Demographic Cliff

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1069_FBF_Harry_Dent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Jason Hartman takes today's episode to look at inflation, the trade war, and how the economy lags behind things like these. To help him with that dissection he brings in one of the new additions to his team, in house economist Thomas. Thomas helps Jason decipher his charts that show how the home sales change along with inflation and mortgage rates. All of these things add up to important tools you can use as you prepare your portfolio for the next recession we all know is going to show up sooner rather than later.

Key Takeaways:

[3:18] It's important to think about the next recession BEFORE the next one

[9:37] Inflation numbers really started to be manipulated during the Stagflation years

[14:05] What you see when you compare the 30 year mortgage rate to existing home sales

[18:26] Inflation has been announced as mild recently, but how does it impact the economy and attitudes in general?

[20:01] What does the trade war mean for inflation?

[27:01] How rising interest rates effect different aspects of home buying

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1068_Prepare_Recession.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Jason Hartman starts off today's show talking about the disaster that is the American political system, as well as the truly remarkable thing that's happening in the US economy right now that's not getting enough attention. Then, Jason plays some of his segment from the latest Cash Flow Wealth Summit where he talks about the 6 ways the US government can solve their $220 trillion obligation and which one we can take the most advantage of as investors.

Key Takeaways:

[5:12] Politics have become a complete fiasco

[6:33] What's going on in our economy is nothing short of a miracle, the bottom 10% of society have seen their wages grow 5%

[10:52] Automakers are starting to do more parts of their manufacturing in the USA

Cash Flow Presentation:

[15:41] The entitlement society isn't going to change, so align your interests

[17:25] We must understand the motivations of governments and central banks

[19:24] The 6 ways the government can deal with the looming entitlement bill

[27:04] The most likely solution the government will choose

[30:43] Inflation is the most powerful method of wealth redistribution from lenders to borrowers, old to young

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

From Kavanaugh's Hearing

Direct download: CW_1067_6_Reasons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 717, originally published in August 2016.

The sharers, or those who participate in the sharing economy, are many. They are a huge untapped segment of opportunity for real estate investors. Jason summarizes Mike Willinger’s article, I Am a Sharer. Will the sharers create the next big real estate bubble Harry Dent cautions us about? And, taxes are the single largest expense in a person’s life. If you are a real estate income property investor or considering becoming one this episode is for you. Jason plays a comprehensive audio clip from Garrett Sutton’s book, Loopholes of Real Estate. Jason details and defines the important terms and identifies the caveats so you can be the most informed investor you can be.

Key Takeaways:

[1:47] Jason relays Mike Willinger’s article about sharers.

[9:08] Will there be a resurgence of suburbs? The autonomous vehicle may make them popular once again.

[11:08] Harry Dent is predicting a real estate bubble. The questions is which markets will be affected?

[13:30] The US has a rigged corporate media system.

[15:54] Who is your favorite tax preparer? Are they Enrolled Agents?

[18:26] Beginning of the audio clip from Garrett Sutton’s Loopholes of Real Estate.

[24:13] To qualify for the real estate professional tax incentive you must spend more time your real estate business than in any other business.

[31:12] Property Tracker software makes it easy for real estate professionals to track their time.

[33:40] The Property Fixer app can assist the professional property flipper.

[35:38] Upcoming events include the Venture Alliance in Seattle and the Software and Buying event in Phoenix.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

Venture Alliance Mastermind  

Real Estate Tools

Property Tracker Software

Corporate Direct

Suttlaw

Direct download: CW_1066_FBF_Garrett_Sutton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EST

Jason Hartman talks with George Gilder, author of Wealth & Poverty, Knowledge & Power, The Israel Test, The Scandal of Money, Life After Google, as well as being an investor, writer, economist, and info-theorist, about his newest book, Life After Google. The two discuss how society is shifting when technology continues to change, as well as how blockchain is going to disrupt the entire thing anyway. George also addresses the entrepreneurial spirit in America and what to expect in the next 5-10 years

Key Takeaways:

[2:48] What is the Wealth Simulator?

[6:24] Doug is excited to see how people's different risk appetites create different scenarios in the Wealth Simulator at Profits in Paradise

[9:38] It's important to realize the value of an idea

George Gilder Interview:

[14:38] What is Google Marxism?

[19:22] Since many of Google's services are free, their learning may be slower than other companies

[21:32] Google's ultimate goal

[22:26] What will the future look like in 5-10 years with blockchain technology continuing

[26:02] The cryptocosm offers is a new architecture for the internet

[29:25] The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in China, more so than in the US

[34:49] What Life After Google offers

Website:

George Gilder Books on Amazon

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1065_George_Gilder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40am EST

Jason Hartman takes today's episode to discuss how investors can cash flow in a world that features increasing interest rates. With the Fed continually raising rates on their way to their goal, investors are seeing their rates slowly rise. Jason takes some time to discuss 3 strategies investors can use to help profit during these times and bring a new report from the self management journey of client Andrew Baker.

Finally, producer Adam talks with a lender from the network about where rates are today, where they're expected to go in the next few months, and where they're likely to end up once the Fed stops raising.

Key Takeaways:

[4:20] What things to expect coming back to the market as interest rates rise

[7:59] Pricing a mortgage from the perspective of the mortgage company

[9:12] Calculate when your break even point for paying a buy down is to determine whether or not you should do it

[11:49] Some more from Andrew Baker's self management adventure

Mortgage Minutes for October 2018

[24:39] Do points make sense right now?

[27:22] Where can we expect interest rates to be by the time the Fed is doing raising rates?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1064_Higher_Rates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 698, originally published in July 2016.

Today’s guest Shane Sauer is a Co-Founder of RentFax, a company which pairs real estate industry knowledge with technology tools to help investors analyze their income property investment risk. The goal is to find good, stable rental neighborhoods for long-term buy and hold investments. Shane shares the sources of the information RentFax uses to calculate their property scores and what other due diligence is necessary when buying income property.

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Business Insider Labor Market Article: Millennials grow up, increasing the US birth rate.

[8:39] Property analyzers are not the holy grail of real estate. Technology is only as smart as the input it receives.

[12:18] Phoenix, Arizona is the site of the next Creating Wealth event in September.

Shane Sauer Guest Interview:

[15:03] Rentfax reports scores rental properties on anticipated Risc (rental income stability composite), rent and vacancy rates.

[19:03] Does this software help real estate investors make the best investment decisions?

[24:13] Rentfax partnered with geospatial data experts to filter 100 different data points on potential properties.

[30:29] ROI is not only Return on Investment but also Return on Involvement or Effort to Earn.

[33:23] Using the average tenant’s duration as a measurement for vacancy rates.

[39:07] Rentfax doesn’t distinguish between Section 8 neighborhoods and Non-Section 8 neighborhoods.

[42:23] Real estate investors should educate themselves and aggregate information before buying.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Creating Wealth Episode 693 - Buy-Downs

Hartman Education

Venture Alliance Mastermind

RentFax

RentFax on Facebook 

Direct download: CW_1063_FBF_Shane_Sauer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm EST

Jason Hartman begins this episode on a somber note, talking with Phil in Myrtle Beach about the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Phil discusses what the status of his neighborhood is, the good deeds being done in the area, and how he expects his tight knit community to protect each other in the aftermath.

Then Jason moves to a happier subject, talking with client Diana Dine about her experience investing in real estate. Diana just recently bought her first home and is now up to 5 properties between Jackson and Memphis. She recently went to both cities to meet with the Local Market Specialists and discusses her future plans as she moves toward her financial independence.

Key Takeaways:

[3:14] The power situation in Phil's neighborhood

[8:17] What can people do for the hurricane damaged communities right now?

[11:34] The aftermath of the hurricane is generally worse than the actual hurricane

Client Case Study with Diana

[13:59] Why did Diana get interested in real estate?

[18:00] Diana decided to buy her first property at the 2018 Meet the Masters

[19:20] Diana's experience meeting the Local Market Specialists

[23:49] How many properties Diana thinks she needs to reach financial independence

Website:

www.TritonRelief.org

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1062_Diana_Dine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

Today's bonus episode starts with a dive into what Jason has been saying for a while, and what the ultra-wealthy are taking advantage of. Leverage debt and keep a high loan balance. Listen in to find out why.

Then Jason concludes his 10th show interview with James Arthur Ray. The two finish their discussion on what wealth truly is, and also look at what we've all done in our life that we need redemption from, why the onus is always on the business owner, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:46] The best insurance during natural disasters is a high loan balance, because you're the ones they will be helping out afterward.

[6:57] The ultra-wealthy are leveraging debt and getting phenomenal interest rates

[10:20] Bailouts during the Great Recession fueled populist anger because they helped companies, not the people

[12:50] What an aide told Jason was the reason they bailed out the institutions

James Ray Interview:

[17:56] We all need redemption because most of us have sold out our meaningful life for money

[22:25] You HAVE to understand that leaders make decisions.

Website:

www.JamesRay.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1061_James_Ray2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Jason Hartman starts off the show with a look at some important economic indicators. Some of the data is showing strength for another 2 years or so, but there are some signs of cooling. Existing home sales and housing starts are also important to look at when thinking about the future. Also, Jason is glad to see that behemoth companies like Facebook and Google are finally (potentially) going to be reined in.

Then Jason has the first half of his interview with James Arthur Ray. The two spend most of this interview discussing what actually happened at the sweat lodge in Sedona when 3 people ended up dying. They also start their look into what wealth actually is.

Key Takeaways:

[4:55] The economy is booming now, but there are signs of cooling

[7:34] Existing home sale numbers and the most long term indicator of the housing market

[12:25] Jason's terrible at predicting interest rates, but he has one place you can go where they know what to expect

[16:09] There is finally going to be some pressure put on Facebook and Google

James Ray Interview:

[19:05] What happened in the Sweat Lodge Incident in Sedona

[23:12] When something goes sideways in your business, there's only one person in the crosshairs, so you better get used to it

[27:51] James believes that the media wasn't willing to report some facts because they weren't sensational enough

[29:53] The greatest battle you'll ever fight is the battle to be unique

Website:

www.JamesRay.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1060_James_Ray1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 524, originally published in June 2015.

When Fernando first met Jason, he had a goal to purchase enough properties to successfully achieve 'financial independence day'. A couple of years later, he built an impressive portfolio and is now retired from his job at Apple Computers. Fernando is now one of Jason's investment counselors and today he hopes to answer some common questions his real estate investor clients have been asking him. 

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Jason would love to have listeners on the show. Fill out a guest form at JasonHartman.com/Jason. 

[4:45] In the membership section of JasonHartman.com, the audio players use Flash. Jason's team is fixing this. 

[9:15] What's the process if you want to get started in real estate? 

[16:35] Listen to the Creating Wealth podcast to get a free education on real estate.

[18:25] Please listen to episode 405 and learn how to read a property pro forma. 

[21:45] You learn a lot just by coming to one of Jason's live events. 

[29:45] Jason's business model is a simple one. They work on referrals and don't charge you a dime. 

[32:00] You can own property without an LLC, but please read Mark Kohler's book, What Your CPA Isn't Telling You.  

[37:35] You can have a good or bad tenant on any A, B, or C class property. 

[39:25] Last thoughts? Don't over think the numbers too much. We are here to help you through the process, all you have to do is start. 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.jasonhartman.com/cw-485-real-estate-investing-chicago-jason-hartman/

http://www.jasonhartman.com/cw-508-market-profile-on-jackson-mississippi-with-market-specialist-brad/

http://www.jasonhartman.com/creating-wealth-255-memphis-foreclosure-profits/

http://www.jasonhartman.com/cw-405-how-to-read-a-property-pro-forma/

https://www.youtube.com/user/JHartmanRealEstate

http://www.jasonhartman.com/cw-514-client-case-study-with-philip-sullivan-in-the-atlanta-kansas-city-and-little-rock-real-estate-markets/

http://www.jasonhartman.com/cw-458-david-porter-platinum-properties-client-speaks-succesfull-income-property-investment-retail-shipping-us-economy/

http://www.jasonhartman.com/cw-459-client-case-study-70-units-fernando/

What Your CPA Isn't Telling You by Mark Kohler

www.MarkJKohler.com

Direct download: CW_1059_FBF_Fernando.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jason Hartman is joined by his "brother" Dan as the two discuss the value networking. Dan (who Jason considers to be one of the best networkers he's ever met) gives some tips on how to break through to your networking targets, and how crucial the network becomes when recessions start affecting you.

Jason also goes over some new information he discussed in the previous episode, as he discovered how much money millennials are actually spending on rent and what that's led them to give up.

Key Takeaways:

[1:38] Is Jason the most experienced person in his field? Try and beat his roughly 10,000 deals

[5:32] The value of networking

[11:00] Always be conscious of the other person

[14:58] Millennials are spending 45% of their income on rent

[20:39] What has to give when the percentage of income is higher than before?

[23:41] The financial crisis was 10 years ago last week, and terrible advice is still being given

[26:16] In downturns, the people who get the bailouts and the most help are people with the high loan balances

[28:58] Your network is going to be even more important when downturns happen

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1058_Rents_Networking.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Jason Hartman starts off this backward show with guest Scott, who's an attorney who will be speaking at the upcoming Profits in Paradise about asset protection. The two explore the benefits of a Series LLC and some best practices for asset protection. Then Jason goes solo and discusses where wage growth is happening in the US (and where it's not), and how trade wars and interest rates are connected right now.

Key Takeaways:

[3:25] What is a Series LLC and how can it benefit a real estate investor?

[6:43] The best asset protection you can get defeats lawsuits before they even start

[11:45] What kind of things will Scott be presenting in Hawaii?

[17:57] The first part of asset protection is financial privacy

[20:24] Real wage growth in Hispanic homes was more than 2x other households

[25:22] Looking at rent paid like your tenant was your employee

[28:18] The only linear market in the top wage increase list is Colombus, OH.

[29:40] Trade wars are keeping interest rates lower

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1057_Asset_Protection.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 705, originally published in July 2016.

Live events offer investors an opportunity to meet other investors who are successful using the long-term buy and hold strategy, to hear about real life examples of the acquisition process and to learn the tips and tricks which can make an investor’s life easier. This episode is full of useful information which is framed around real client questions including what were Jason’s biggest mistakes.   

Key Takeaways:

[11:00] Why did Jason choose real estate for his career of choice?

[13:19] Buy cash flow properties which make financial sense the day you buy them.

[19:35] Should you keep your property managers on a short leash by adding discretionary measures to your contract?

[26:56] What was the biggest mistake Jason made and how did it affect his life?

[34:02] Live events are a loss leader for us but they are beneficial for clients.

[36:18] Phoenix, Arizona is the site of the new event which includes a Q & A panel discussion and a best practices for acquisition example. 

[41:09] What are the top 3 qualities a real estate investor should possess or develop to be successful with the buy and hold strategy?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman University

JHart88 on Voxer

Direct download: CW_1056_FBF_Oliver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

Today's episode features Jason Hartman himself explaining the dangers of identity theft and how it's changed over the years. We all know that sometimes our credit card numbers get stolen, but it's gotten much more sophisticated than that these days. Jason also explores the maladies that impact all economies and what the Fed is saying about our economy today.

Key Takeaways:

[4:24] Identity theft is much, much more than just financial theft

[9:18] It's easier to engage in identity theft and financial fraud than committing physical crimes

[16:37] What is money?

[20:22] The 3 basic maladies that happen in an economy throughout history

[24:10] The Fed tells us what to expect moving forward (hint: it's higher rates, slowly)

[27:05] When wage growth will start worrying the Fed & where Jason thinks you can look to see what inflation is really doing

[32:40] Will the Fed overdo it?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1055_Jason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

Jason Hartman takes aim at some important news in today's episode. The episode begins with a look at the first real wage increase in years, and how that may impact interest rates moving forward. Then Jason discusses his idea of "Economic Berlin Walls", jobless claims, communism vs capitalism, "Personal Keynesianism", and jobless claims.

Key Takeaways:

[1:18] Wage increases are contributing to rising interest rates

[3:39] The trade wars impact on interest rates

[8:14] Looking back at the times in his life when he was financially strapped, Jason realized that consumer goods used to be WAY more expensive than today

[12:17] Housing price increases are slowing

[15:04] States are building "Economic Berlin Walls" to try and keep their residents for tax purposes

[17:45] Jobless claims have hit a 49 year low

[22:45] Karl Marx, indirectly responsible for the death of 150+ million people thanks to his communist ideas

[28:19] Globalism may have hurt the American worker more than anything else

[36:25] "Personal Keynesianism": Where you prime your own pump by having access to easy credit

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Start

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1054_Jobless_Wages_Prices.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 812, originally published in April 2017.

To start the show, two clients who bought properties at the Creating Wealth Seminar and Memphis Property Tour tell their stories of why they do business with Jason’s company. And, later a recording from the Venture Alliance Mastermind in Las Vegas with Jeff. Jeff details how he creates balance in his life and has a successful career.

Key Takeaways:

[1:27] Adam bought his 9th property during the Memphis Property Tour.

[4:32] A client who likes doing business with Jason’s organization because they provide a one-stop shop.

Las Vegas Venture Alliance Recording

[10:24] Jeff breaks things down into quarterly and daily goals.

[13:04] How Jeff strategically forms his 4 key goals.

[18:22] Meditation is a key component of successful people’s lives.

[22:23] The importance of teaching and growing every day.

[26:13] Choosing to create a leader, not a doer.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

A Tale of Two Brothers Podcast

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1053_FBF_Venture_Alliance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman spends today discussing the future climate of home supply and mortgage rates as we move into a world of higher rates and greater inflation. Jason sees a future that involves more Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs), people unwilling to sell because they aren't willing to give up their low interest rate, and how the housing market could become even more stagnant.

Then Adam talks with one of the lenders from the network to discuss where rates are today, if the Fed raising rates will impact investors, what things might impact rates in the next few months, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:56] Labor unions don't have the same cause/need today as they did when they were created and were desperately needed. Today we see technical tyrrany

[4:58] The popularity of Adjustable Rate Mortgages is set to increase

[8:25] An interest side effect to the way housing inventory and rate play out together

[12:10] Investors with mortgage assets are about to be seriously aided by Inflation Induced Debt Destruction

[14:58] Long low rate mortgages leads to a stagnant market with less price discovery because people don't want to give up their rates

Adam's Mortgage Minutes:

[19:35] Rates right now are in the high 5s

[24:04] The rise of quantitative tightening

[28:24] Any news items expected that could impact rates in the next 1-2 months?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1052_Mortgages.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman has a check in for this client case study with Drew. Drew recently took charge of 6 homes in the Indianapolis market to self-manage, and has a nice story of increased profit to accompany it. After adjusting rents to meet market prices and getting rid of management fees and the like, Drew has been able to increase his monthly cash flow by around $1,300.

Drew explains to Jason how he's formed relationships with his tenants that have been incredibly helpful to his bottom line, the software he's using for management, and how much time it's actually taking him per month to manage his properties.

Key Takeaways:

[3:12] Where Drew has started self managing and why

[7:15] Drew put money into his property but came out ahead financially

[12:47] Always remember that your tenants are your customers

[18:07] Drew has raised his income by over $1,300 a month since he started

[23:37] How much is Buildium and why did Drew choose it?

[26:13] How much time per property is Drew spending a month? How long does a rent ready take?

[34:51] Just because you start self-managing doesn't mean you always have to. If you change your mind there's always another option

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1051_Drew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 560, originally published in August 2015.

If you are in control of your life your kids do not talk back to you, you tell the waiter your food is subpar and you believe in every single word you say. If the aforementioned doesn’t ring true for you then you need to “grow a pair” and get your house in order. If you decide not to tell someone they are stealing your time and money at your business then by default you are condoning it. Larry believes you are providing people a service by telling them the truth. They need to experience the failure and the pain in order to allow them to learn from their mistakes. Keeping quiet doesn’t help anybody. 

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

 

[4:56] Is this the beginning of the economic meltdown

Larry Winget Interview:

[8:07] Entitlement is the biggest enemy to our society

[8:59] People need stronger opinions and need to stand up for them

[9:44] Living on the edge is what gets one into history books

[10:50] The “I have a pair” test 

[12:16] If you put up with something you condone it

[12:50] If you want to do the other party a service speak up about crappy service

[13:54] Peale’s “ruined by praise than saved by criticism” quote

[14:57] Ground your opinion and refuse to create drama

[16:14] I provoke people on purpose 

[17:33] Which is better having rabid fans or rabid enemies

[19:35] I can count on my haters, they buy my products 

[20:28] Numbness is a caused by a of lack of confidence in a speaker's’ faith in what they say 

[21:51] Businesses can grow a pair by refusing to tolerate thieves or 20% of their employees

[23:27] We expect more out of our government than we expect out of ourselves 

[25:21] Being in the middle is a safe place but it’s no fun

[27:12] Honest and open communication isn’t welcome in a world of political correctness

[28:44] I respect all opinions on my social media page 

[30:38] It’s not about changing somebody else it’s always about yourself

[32:49] Kid’s need to experience failure and friends need the truth

Direct download: CW_1050_FBF_Larry_Winget.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Jason Hartman and Doug take today's episode as a chance to look at some key happenings in our world today. By now you've heard Jason discuss how there's a softening in prices at the top of the housing market that is likely to slowly trickle down into other price ranges, but Doug says there's another metric to look at that's also telling us a recession is headed our way.

With stocks on a 10 year run, we know it can't stay this way forever. Jason and Doug look at whether the US investor's propensity to demand immediate gains by companies may be hurting us against our foreign competitors. They also look at the upcoming Profits in Paradise event and what's happening in the short-term rental market.

Key Takeaways:

[2:07] Doug says there's a better sign of an upcoming recession aside from an inverted yield curve

[5:34] Trickle up poverty

[8:46] The rich have resources in the hard times (helping them get richer), the poor get hurt by them

[11:56] We're now on a 10 year run in the stock market, how much longer can we go?

[15:53] Asia's long term view for companies could be a problem for instant gratification that the US is plagued with

[19:14] Long economic expansions makes people forget that counterparty risk is real

[23:49] This housing slowdown is starting at the top and will work its way down

[26:36] What Doug is excited about for Profits in Paradise

[30:48] Where is all the additional demand for hotels and short-term rentals coming from?

[33:04] The best strategy for short-term providers

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman's Alexa Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1049_Doug.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Today's show features Jason Hartman discussing some of the main stories in the news today. The first story is one of the reasons Jason created Commandment #3 (Thou Shalt Maintain Control), the next is a potential sign of a market slowdown from none other than the scandal plagued Wells Fargo, then the potential return of risky loans. Finally we wrap it up with a story on how California might make it even more expensive to live there.

Key Takeaways:

[2:09] Forgetting Commandment #3 can often be an expensive lesson and the biggest Ponzi scheme in the world

[6:52] Always think of opportunity cost when you have money sitting around

[12:20] A potential sign of a market slowdown from Wells Fargo

[16:49] The housing market is slowing from the top down and hasn't hit the type of homes that Jason's network sells

[20:44] Are banks starting to push risky loans?

[26:07] California is considering changes to Prop 13 and home requirements, which Jason believes would be devastating for real estate holders

Website:

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa News Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1048_Jason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 571, originally published in September 2015.

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!

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[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

Lightning Round:

[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

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Fruitcake Fraud

Direct download: CW_1047_FBF_Lender.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

Today's episode features Jason Hartman covering a wide range of issues. The topic of conversation ranges from the coming singularity, what it is, when we might see it, etc, then branches into more on the discussion about Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and whether they're are the precursor to reckless valuations like we saw before the Great Recession.

Jason also looks at the unfortunate situation Venezuela finds them in, with both rampant inflation and a natural disaster on top of it creating serious issues for the citizens of the nation.

And finally Jason listens to some of his favorite investigative journalists work as he discusses why investigative jouralism is important and how it is connected to his 3 guiding principles.

Key Takeaways:

[3:07] The approaching singularity

[7:47] The database Jason was wondering about in relation to Automated Valuation Models exists with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac

[10:05] Appraisers are a dying industry because the older ones are retiring and the hoops new appraisers have to jump through are hindering new hires

[11:45] Will AVMs cause reckless valuations to return?

[14:11] The IMF has announced that inflation in Venezuela this year alone has been 1,000,000%

[17:07] Asset price inflation is not a part of the inflation index in the USA, which is a big deal

[22:17] The 2 major problems of the humble single family home

[26:11] Investigative journalisms ties to Jason's principles of how you can't hear the dogs that don't bark, compared to what, and what gets rewarded get repeated

Website:

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa News Briefing

The PropertyCast

John Stossel

Direct download: CW_1046_Jason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Jason Hartman welcomes his mom back to the show to discuss self managing properties and how to find the best deals when you have to make repairs. The two also talk about what kinds of addendum she's adding to leases recently, rising rents, job numbers and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Small business confidence at 35 year high

[5:38] Job numbers are not showing an impact from the trade wars

[8:14] There's legitimate wage growth for the first time in 4 decades, which is great for all Americans (and our economy)

[10:33] Jason's mom has been able to raise 4 of her tenants rent by $100 a month

[13:03] Have tenants have changed over the years?

[16:10] How his mom gets good deals and aligns the tenants interest with her own

[20:12] "You get what you pay for" is not true for much (if anything) in life

[24:14] The kinds of clauses Jason's mom is putting in her leases to protect herself from unruly tenants

[29:24] How to build a great relationship with your tenants

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.Zumper.com

Direct download: CW_1045_Joyce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 568, originally published in 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. 

Key Takeaways:

[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 

Mentions:

Walk me home app

Medium

WhatsApp

JasonHartman.com

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1044_FBF_Naresh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

Today's episode is all Jason Hartman, as he goes through several of the big (real estate) news stories of the day. First there's a new development at the US Department of Housing & Urban Development that could increase housing availability and reduce home values (at least in the short term).

Then listen in as Jason tells the current story of his commercial property refinance and all the bumps (and fees) that come with the arduous process.

Finally we get to the Fed and interest rates. Jason takes a look at some of the Fed's moves from the past, how they have changed their original charter, and what's happening with interest rates because of that.

Key Takeaways:

[3:17] There's a homelessness crisis in many cities around the country

[6:39] The Department of Housing and Urban Development is trying a new tact that may have a slight downward pressure on real estate values

[11:18] HUD is changing the way it determines how communities are enforcing the fair housing act, including relaxing zoning restrictions

[15:51] The adventure that is Jason's apartment re-finance

[21:03] Cyclical markets are cooling but linear markets are still booming

[26:02] The Fed was supposed to be control the quantity of money, but they morphed into being in charge of interest rates

[29:04] A basic reason to raise interest rates

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Jason Hartman's Alexa News Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1043_HUD_Refinance_Interest_Rates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's show off back in the car with Carmen discussing some news he's seen recently. Inflation continues to creep up, apparently into the range that makes Central Banks happy, but Jason wants to know why we even have to see inflation, and explains what impact that will have. He also discusses the changes in America (and the history of marketing) that turned us into a consumer spending economy and the squeeze on American manufacturers currently happening.

Then Jason finishes his interview with Dr. Andy Krause, Principal Data Scientist at Greenfield Advisors and AVM Analytics, as the two wrap up their conversation about Automated Valuation Models (AVM). This time the two discuss the wide range of uses AVMs have, how they're going to be changing moving forward, and how short-term rentals are impacting housing markets across the country.

Key Takeaways:

[5:07] Inflation is rising into the range the Central Bank deems "healthy"

[8:39] America is the land built on consumer spending

[12:36] American manufacturers are running low on parts

Dr. Andy Krause, Part 2

[15:35] What the AVMs do outside of simply valuing individual homes

[17:56] The future of AVMs

[21:15] The effects of the short-term rental market on the overall housing market

Website:

www.GreenfieldAdvisors.com

www.AVMAnalytics.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Jason Hartman's Alexa News Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1042_Andy_Krause2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's episode with Venture Alliance Member Carmen as the two discuss the possibility of "vacation saturation", what the change in repayment of Jason's loans might mean for the housing industry, as well as labor shortages being experienced in the housing sector.

Then we have part 1 of Jason's interview with Dr Andy Krause, Principal Data Scientist at Greenfield Advisors and AVM Analytics, about the state of automated valuation models (AVMs), the potential future for AVMs, how they work, and what practicalities are slowing their development down.

Key Takeaways:

[4:55] Reaching the point of vacation saturation

[10:05] An insiders sign on the direction of the market

[14:35] There is a massive labor shortage in construction and wages are going up

Dr. Andy Krause Interview:

[18:27] The biggest AVM people know about is Zillow

[19:28] The science (and accuracy) behind current AVMs

[22:22] 2 things that are stopping a database from happening that would significantly improve appraisals

[26:52] How does the AVM come up with a value?

Website:

www.GreenfieldAdvisors.com

www.AVMAnalytics.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Jason Hartman's Alexa News Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1041_Andy_Krause1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 490, originally published in March 2015.

On today's Creating Wealth introduction, Jason invites Memphis and Little Rock market specialist, Jeremy on to the call. Jeremy talks about his interest in physics and what's going on in these two real estate markets right now. Jason invites Peter Sage from Extreme Entrepreneur to be today's Creating Wealth guest. He is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business at 17. Fernando also joins as guest co-host with Jason and the two ask Peter a series of insightful questions. On the show, Peter shares insight as to why he had a drive to become an entrepreneur, how to find your passion, your why, and much, much more on today's episode. 

Key Takeaways:

2:30 – Jeremy talks about the double split experiment in physics. 

13:20 – What's currently going on in the Memphis and Little Rock market? 

18:30 – Jason introduces Peter Sage and Fernando on to the show. 

28:30 – Get in touch with what you're passionate about. Ask yourself questions about your life purpose. 

39:40 – Why is it that some people struggle to change and others don't? Peter explains. 

61:30 – How do we prevent ourselves from falling back into the same old routine? 

68:20 – Peter talks about his purpose and his why. 

73:20 – Peter talks about his space-based solar power energy project that he started. 

78:30 – Pharmaceutical companies are not interested in curing diseases, they only want to maintain them. This current medicine model has to change. 

 

Direct download: CW_1040_FBF_Peter_Sage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's episode from the Money Museum, on location at the Kansas City Fed with KC LMS Dave. The two discuss the Kansas City and the Quad Cities rental markets, what you can get for your money in each and what to expect area wise.

Then Jason finishes his interview with family office expert Richard Wilson as the two discuss how much money it takes to make a family office, the importance of integrity in business and investing, and which niche domination can be a good strategy.

Key Takeaways:

[2:58] It only takes 24 minutes to print 10 million new $100 bills

[7:00] What are the Quad Cities and what is the market like there?

[11:23] The types of repairs being done on Dave's properties to make them turnkey

[14:39] The cost of rehabs have gone way up over the past 7-10 years

[16:37] Dave's advice for what type of property is the best for an out of area investor

Richard Wilson Interview:

[21:34] The net worth you need to make a family office worthwhile

[25:20] Niche domination as a strategy

[29:20] If you don't have a focused approach to investments, and don't do things highly intentional, you'll never have synergy

[31:20] You need to have a dashboard and compass as to where you want to go, and it needs to be documented

[33:52] Everything in your life and business needs to have integrity

Website:

www.FamilyOffices.com

Direct download: CW_1039_Richard_Wilson2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

Jason Hartman takes some time today to discuss the yield curve and how it's telling us that a slow down might be on the horizon. He goes through the 3 different types of yield curves and the impact all 3 can have on the economy. Negative interest rates are also explained and Inflation Induced Debt Destruction rears its head again as well. Also, don't forget to subscribe to the PropertyCast and get all the new properties first year pro formas straight through your podcast platform!

Then, in part 1 of the interview, Jason Hartman talks with Richard Wilson, a family office expert, about what we can learn about investing by looking at what centimillionaires are doing.

Key Takeaways:

[4:29] What's going on with the yield curve?

[9:38] Some back of the napkin calculations on negative interest rates

[14:28] The 3 different types of yield curves

[18:14] Signs of a turn showing in Orange County

[21:59] When the market cools the service providers will become a little more grateful and conscientous

Richard Wilson, Part 1

[25:15] Some of the business practices used by centimillionaires

[28:58] What a family office really is, and why it's a thing

Website:

www.FamilyOffices.com

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1038_Richard_Wilson1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Today's episode is about one short, simple, beautiful word: DEBT. Fresh off reading/listening to George Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years, Jason delves into the subject matter head first, playing some clips from the book and discussing them in regards to today's world.

Key Takeaways:

[4:34] The recent history of the rotation of the worst big bank in America, Wells Fargo is currently in the lead and had a computer glitch make hundreds lose their homes

[10:06] Why the housing market is actually different this time around

[15:10] Some samples from Debt: The First 5,000 Years

[25:45] It's incredible how throughout history, conquering nations make money by going in, making "improvements" and forcing the newly conquered people to pay for them, or by making them pay back the money the conquering nation spent defeating them

[30:05] The 60s and 70s featured a time where America was prosperous and people were getting cost of living raises and , followed by decades of stagnant wages until Donald Trump

Website:

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1037_Debt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 598, originally published in November 2015.

Self-management tools often boast ease of use and shortcuts to save you time but don’t always deliver. Cozy and Landlordology are property management tools which offer end to end online self-management solutions. Both tenants and property managers benefit from the monthly automatic rent collection feature as well as the integrated application process. If you think doing a background check along with a credit report will help qualify renters qualifications then sign up for Cozy today.

Key Takeaways:

Jason's Editorial:

[1:20] What time is it? It's an amazing time to be alive

[2:44] Income investment strength versus deflation

[5:00] Deferring your tax liability

[7:02] Inflation induced debt destruction

[9:03] Debt transfers wealth from the lenders to the borrowers in an inflationary environment

[10:33] What gets rewarded, gets repeated

[10:57] Deflation makes debt more burdensome

[13:40] Use the voicemail feature at Jasonhartman.com for your questions

[14:09] Sign up for the Meet the Masters event in Dubai

Lucas Hall Guest Interview:

[16:27] Lucas teaches managers how to manage their own properties

[18:23] You need to get your message out there - try postlets

[19:56] Hire a real estate photographer for great photos of your property

[24:44] Going over your general requirements before meeting at the property will save time

[26:04] A 2-year lease provides extra security for the tenant

[27:34] What is a landlord’s open house?

[29:28] Possible new tenants can submit an application as soon as they leave the property viewing

[31:20] Cozy is an end to end property management platform

[35:09] Rent collection can be difficult for property managers

[40:47] Property managers can garnish wages to collect back rent

[41:51] Automating your rent collection will make it easier for owner and tenant

[42:39] Resources are available on Landlordology.com

Mention:

JasonHartman.com

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Landlord Ologist

Cozy

Craigslist

Postlets

Circlepix

Click Notices

Direct download: CW_1036_FBF_Lucas_Hall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

Jason Hartman starts off today's episode with a tale of his current lawsuit and the experience it's given him with the legal system. The way our current system is set up nobody wins, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of accountability going on either.

Jason also plays some Voxer messages from client Drew Baker about his recent experiences doing self management. After that Jason finishes up his interview with podcast producer Adam Schroeder. This time the two discuss finding repair people, what to expect from property management software, whether to allow grace periods and what kind of late fees to charge.

Key Takeaways:

[1:57] Nobody wins in our current legal system

[6:04] Get the latest properties available from Jason through the PropertyCast

[7:38] Drew's experience self managing

Adam Schroeder Interview:

[13:32] You should have a clause in the lease stating which repairs the tenant is responsible for

[17:58] What to expect from property management software

[22:01] The importance of an increasing late fee

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.FreeCourt.com

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CW_1035_Adam_Schroeder2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Returning guest Adam Schroeder joins Jason Hartman for this episode, as the two discuss the steps for transitioning from professional management of rental properties to self management. Adam and his wife have 3 (going on 4) properties and are thinking that the time is soon coming to venture out on their own. But before doing that there are some important things to do like what information to get from your property manager, what kind of initial contact to have with the current tenant, finding forms and contracts when you're finding/reupping tenants, pet rent, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:36] Why Jason loves a good recession

[8:29] Jason's been involved in around 10,000 real estate transactions

[13:08] Sometimes removing a property manager actually makes things easier

[16:27] The information you need to get from your current property manager if you're going to make a switch

[21:26] A way to change your relationship with your property manager rather than completely ending it

[24:09] Bad property manager reviews on sites like Yelp might be a good thing, that's why you have to read them

[29:23] Insurance: individual policies or a commercial policy?

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.WeGoLook.com

www.NoLo.com

www.RocketLawyer.com

www.Buildium.com

Direct download: CW_1034_Adam_Schroeder1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's episode from Germany, on his way back to the land of capitalism, and he couldn't be happier. After nearly a month in Europe seeing the effects of socialism, Jason's ready to get back to the land where people are more motivated and innovation is more apparent. When governments get involved in picking the winners and losers, nothing good comes out of it, and Jason wants to see America avoid the fate of Europe.

Then Jason finishes his interview with Dr. Nima Sanandaji, originally begun in episode 1028. The two wrap up the interview discussing where the ideas for Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand" really came from, how the Nordic society actually ended up being socialist (and why it doesn't work in the places it's being tried now), and the dangers of government growth.

Key Takeaways:

[2:48] Things in Europe are smaller and not as good of quality. We shouldn't become more like Europe, Europe should become more like the USA

[5:54] The government needs to get out of the business of picking winners and losers

Dr Nima Sanandaji Interview:

[8:20] Adam Smith's "Invisible hand" had been described in China and the Middle East thousands of years earlier

[11:36] Capitalism: the most successful "religion" of all time?

[14:56] The poor immigrants who left the Nordics for America have descendants that are much better off than those who stayed

[18:55] Governments can't shrink down. Once they bloat they collapse under their own weight

[21:57] The Western world needs to learn from history and go back to free market economic policies with minimal government

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.Capitalism.global

Direct download: CW_1033_Nima_Sanandaji_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 653, originally published in March 2016.

Jason’s mom will be attending the upcoming Venture Alliance Mastermind trip to Jekyll Island. She decided to prepare herself by reading the updated version of The Creature from Jekyll Island again. She and Jason review sections of the book and discuss the insanity which is the Federal Reserve and how the entity came to be. You are invited to join Jason and his mother on the Jekyll Island trip as a Venture Alliance member or as a guest. If you attend you will experience a piece of American financial history and possibly have your coffee disturbed by a famous hotel ghost.

Key Takeaways:

[3:47] Jason’s mother’s assessment of the book “The Creature From Jekyll Island” and the history of the Federal Reserve. 

[12:27] The ghosts of the Jekyll Island hotel do more than drink the guests coffee, they pick pockets too.

[18:28] Past podcasts guests, Chris Martenson and Bill Bonner agree, the Federal Reserve system is convoluted.

[22:38] We all easily pay 60% or more of our income to some sort of tax.

[32:36] Listeners must see the 99 Homes, The Big Short and Life and Debt documentaries.

[34:11] The government can tax people through taxes or inflation, which is the hidden tax.

[40:06] When you invest in income property you align yourself with the Federal Reserve.

Websites:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: CW_1032_FBF_Jason_Mom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Patrick Parry, Orange County realtor & former investment counselor, about what signs Pat is seeing in the Orange County market that give him pause when it comes to the housing market. Days on market have escalated (some rather significantly) in every price bracket, and inventory continues to increase.

The two also discuss commercial real estate, and how it's a totally different game (with significantly less room for error) than residential real estate.

Key Takeaways:

[5:17] Signs the housing market is cooling?

[7:29] Time on market has doubled as inventory increases

[13:42] The difference in the landlord/tenant relationship of residential vs commercial real estate

[18:58] Jason has been flat out lied to by commercial landlords

[21:14] You do not have protections in the commercial real estate world, you better have good lawyers and great research

[23:25] Commercial investors have a very high tolerance for loss due to vacancy

[29:07] The increase in home days on market based on sales price

[33:01] People are always looking in the rear view mirror when it comes to markets, except sellers, they're often banking on the greater fool theory when they price their wares

Website:

www.PatParryHomes.com

Direct download: CW_1031_Pat_Parry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

In today's intro Jason Hartman looks at a few signs in the real estate market that aren't so rosey, as well as adjusting the Brady Bunch house for inflation and seeing how real estate holds up against it (and why linear markets are the better bet for steady appreciation).

Then, in today's 10th episode, Jason talks with Dr. Robert Whaples, Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Wake Forest University and co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review. The two discuss the current Pope's world view and the nature of the Catholic church today.

Key Takeaways:

[2:21] Are there signs of upcoming trouble? There's definitely been a slow down in the higher end markets

[6:11] The Brady Bunch house is for sale, what's it selling for (and compared to what)?

[10:14] Linear markets give you more consistent appreciation than cyclical markets

Dr Robert Whaples Interview:

[14:17] What is Pope Francis' world view?

[18:42] How the economy is connected to the environment in the Pope's world view

[24:21] Do we need environmental regulations and taxes?

[26:08] Have we just exported our pollution?

[31:24] Where does the Catholic church come in on the uneven playing fields of markets and oligarchies

Website:

www.Independent.org

Direct download: CW_1030_Robert_Whaples.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 665, originally published in April 2016.

Just last year Greg Saylor was a corporate software engineer looking for a reliable investment strategy. He found the Creating Wealth podcast and listened during his long commute. He decided to pick up the phone and call one of Jason’s investment specialists. It’s now six months later and Greg has six income properties earning him $4000.00 in monthly income. His due diligence partnered with the extensive data resources available on JasonHartman.com have allowed him to get a step closer to financial freedom. 

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[4:01] What is your motivator? Do you expend more energy to conserve than to gain?

[12:39] Hartman Education is having a big 2-week sale! 

Greg Saylor Guest Interview:

[18:57] Was it the Creating Wealth podcast that got Greg interested in real estate investing?

[26:29] The acquiring of the properties had the most components, everything else is pretty straightforward. 

[27:49] Greg shares the details his first income property deal including the flaws.

[35:53] A certain percentage of risk is acceptable as long as you have a solid portfolio.

[40:06] Property taxes are one factor which is that varies greatly from market to market.

[45:18] Some rules for new investors to follow are to plan for additional expenses, be conservative on your numbers and have a reserve fund.

[48:07] The debt to income ratio is an important factor in financing.

Websites:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

Property Tracker Software

Direct download: CW_1029_FBF_Greg_Saylor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Jason Hartman starts today's episode from Naples, discussing how, despite what you may think, the demise of America is greatly overstated when you start asking the question "Compared to what?". He also brings a morsel of hope to real estate investors, as housing inventory is showing signs of increasing and home owner equity is at an all time high (but fewer owners than ever are stripping that equity).

Then, in part 1 of the interview, Jason talks with Dr Nima Sanandaji, author of the new book The Birthplace of Capitalism - The Middle East, about how capitalism originally began in what is now Iran and Syria, and how the golden age of the Middle East was during the times of capitalism.

Key Takeaways:

[1:46] Think the US is in decline? Well, compared to what? Because Europe isn't doing that great either

[7:41] Keep everything in perspective when you think your problems are huge

[13:00] Inventory could increase a bit in the near future

[16:03] Home owners have an estimated $5.8 trillion in accessible home equity, but fewer are taking cash than in previous eras

Dr Nima Sanandaji Interview:

[19:16] Birthplace of capitalism (the original form) was in what is now Iraq and Syria

[22:36] The golden ages of human civilization in China and India was driven by capitalism

[26:33] The ancient Persians were very free market oriented

[29:52] The irrigation for the Middle East was paid for by farm collectives, not the government, spurred on by strong private property rights

[33:27] Cyrus the Great believed the government's only role was to maintain private property and voluntary contract

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.Capitalism.global

Direct download: CW_1028_Nima_Sanandaji.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:36pm EST

Jason Hartman is joined by Venture Alliance member Carmen today in Naples, as the two discuss the importance of music on society (and why it might be more important than monetary control), why complaining is actually important, and some good book recommendations for those interested in learning more about the economy and real estate.

Jason also explores the current single family rental demand and what the demographics are looking like for the next 10 years.

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] North Korea is sitting on $6 trillion of mineral assets

[8:07] Give Jason control of the music and he cares not who controls the money or makes the laws

[11:46] You have to be a complainer when people wrong you

[15:31] Some good books Jason recommends

[20:44] No place on Earth or time in history has big, intrusive, high tax, government burden made life better for citizens

[25:02] Single family demand: 57% of renters are renting single family houses

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Profits in Paradise

Direct download: CW_1027_Jason_Hartman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 785, originally published in January 2017.

During today’s episode, Jason shares his appreciation for the ability to self-manage rental properties and the dis-intermediation of single family home sales. The Chief Product Officer for Key Please, Adam Lorentzen joins Jason to describe the sought after service of landlord free, self-showings of rental properties. The Key Please business model focuses on automating the self-management process for owners as well as making the process as easy as possible for renters.  

Key Takeaways:

[1:34] Self-managing a property from a distance is possible

[4:16] Wall Street Journal article “Blackstone Wins Fannie’s Backing for Rental Home Debt”

[7:20] President Trump has a lot of energy and will be good for the American economy

[11:21] We will soon see the easing of landlord problems

Adam Lorentzen Guest Interview

[16:05] Key Please helps owners automatically self-manage their properties with 3 tools

[21:33] Adam is surprised by the number of users embracing the Key Please service

[23:42] Adam describes the process for the renter and the property owner

[29:10] The simple hardware has a deeper level of security than wifi or cell-based systems

[31:56] People who view the properties can provide anonymous feedback

[33:20] This service is for property owners who want flexibility in how they manage their properties

[36:51] Key Please wants to assist small property owners and renters in the near future

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.Twitter.com/AdamElevate

Direct download: CW_1026_FBF_Divyesh_Panchal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Jason Hartman starts off the show from Croatia discussing the difference in investing when there are private companies involved versus when the government is involved. With private companies you know what you're going to get, they're going to follow supply & demand and try to maximize profits. With governments, however, they're much more of a wild card, which can make successfully investing more difficult.

Then Jason talks with Bill Janeway, an active venture capitalist, director of Magnet Systems and O'Reilly Media, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cambridge in America, and author of the recently revised and updated book Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy. The two discuss the 3 player game and the government's role on both the supply and demand side of the market, the digital revolution and the coming green revolution.

Key Takeaways:

[2:53] You can predict what private companies will do pretty easily, the government is a wild card

[6:39] An invitation to Profits in Paradise in Hawaii

Bill Janeway Interview:

[9:32] How the thesis of the 3 player game came about

[13:29] There are markets that need government pushing the supply side of things for driving innovation, but sometimes the government even needs to be on the demand side, adding income to support the economy

[17:22] If the government hadn't jumped in on the demand side in the 2009 recession history has shown us what would have happened

[19:26] Wherever there's a market for assets there will be bubbles

[25:10] Why the digital revolution made Bill extend his book

[32:09] We've got a new challenge, a new technological revolution, which is the need for a new, green revolution

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.BillJaneway.com

Direct download: CW_1025_Bill_Janeway.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Jason Hartman does episode 1024 from the bow of a yacht outside of Croatia with Venture Alliance member Carmen. The two discuss inflation's impact on everything from our savings to our real estate, how to deal with trolls in business (and the lawsuits that inevitably follow), and the need for a side hustle.

In the second half of the show Carmen and Jason discuss her Amazon business, which includes how Carmen sources product, the trials of selling on Amazon, and how your business should evolve over time to stay relevant.

Key Takeaways:

[6:13] Inflation destroys the value of our savings, but thankfully it also destroys our (real estate) debt too

[9:41] Technology is making office and retail real estate almost irrelevant

[12:44] Why Jason let someone not pay him on a note for 11 years

[16:10] Are patents even worth it these days with the speed of the world?

[20:58] Life is messy, it's how you handle it that's important. Stay away from the get rich quick stuff.

[25:15] Get a side hustle if for no other reason than to have more tax writeofffs

[31:28] You have to evolve with your business

[36:41] Outlets like Amazon have allowed control of the marketplace to leave board rooms and let individuals call the shots

Website:

www.CBAccessories.us

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Direct download: CW_1024_Carmen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 783, originally published in January 2017.

Jason’s guest, Patrick Donohoe is the CEO of Paradigm Life. Paradigm Life is an insurance-based financial services company. Patrick shares his thoughts on the recent political changes and how the U.S. economy will be affected, he shares his thoughts on the new administration with a high-level worldview and he recalls his recent experience at the Meet the Masters of Income Property event in California.

Key Takeaways:

[3:05] The caliber of people at the Meet the Masters of Income Property event was a high point

[5:52] Foxconn will bring manufacturing back to the U.S. due to Trump’s business savvy

[12:28] Patrick doesn’t believe charity to foreign nations is in the best interest of the U.S.

[16:23] It will be fascinating to see how Trump deals with the past, present and future

[20:49] Trump will inject adrenaline into the U.S. economy

[23:50] Paradigm Life is an insurance-based financial services company

[28:18] A stock market rally is a short-lived business cycle

[30:51] Patrick describes how he makes the right investment and performs due diligence when acquiring properties.

Website:

www.ParadigmLife.net

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

Direct download: CW_1023_FBF_Pat_Donohoe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman takes a turn to the listener mailbag while talking with Kerry Lutz, founder of the Financial Survival Network. Today's topics run the gamut from when to rent your personal residence, how RV ratios work around the world, how to work with Jason, and how to get OUT of the real estate game as you get older.

Key Takeaways:

[2:41] Why Jason has long believed the idea of public unions is ridiculous

[6:27] The stigma between renters and home owners seems to be disappearing, if not already completely gone

[9:54] Mason's question on renting his primary residence

[18:42] RV Ratios apply world wide

[19:23] How is depreciation unwound?

[24:58] Is it wise to put 100% down on a property if you have the cash?

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

AIPIS 207 -Prices, Rents, and Interest Rates

Direct download: CW_1022_Kerry_Lutz_Q-A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

Jason Hartman spends the episode talking with Kerry Lutz, founder of the Financial Survival Network, as the two discuss the ever important issue of preparing for the NEXT recession (because we all know there's going to be one eventually). The two discuss the importance of using debt prudently, how the banks were active participants in the mortgage meltdown, how to find true asset prices, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[7:45] Planning for the next recession

[13:06] We are in a boom economy, so what do we need to be reminded to watch out for?

[16:59] Check your home insurance renewals carefully

[24:13] Debt is your friend, and if managed properly it always offers options

[28:24] The banks are active participants, not victims, in these mortgage meltdowns and recessions

[34:21] If the lending dried up in any asset class the price would adjust to the real market value

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

HS 267 - How to PROSPER! As the World Falls Apart with Chris Martenson

Direct download: CW_1021_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 640, originally published in February 2016.

Jason starts things off with his thoughts on cycles of opportunity, autonomous cars, and information about how you can win free tickets to the next JHU event. The JHU event will highlight how to evaluate properties for the most historically proven asset class in the world. And returning guest, Dan Millman who is the author of 17 books, talks about his new book “The Four Purposes of Life”. He shares his special life calculator which utilizes the numbers from your birth date to enlighten you about your life path. This information can help guide you on your journey.

Key Takeaways:

[4:32] The opportunity cycle when supply exceeds demand requires sorting

[10:00] The autonomous cars will be virtually everywhere, it’s a game changer

[14:45] The problem with statistics

[18:57] Land contract options available

[21:15] Evaluating properties at the next Jason Hartman University Live event 

Dan Millman Guest Interview:

[24:25] Writing The Four Purposes of Life

[26:29] What are the Four Purposes of Life?

[28:56] Purpose #4 - Attend to the arising moment 

[34:15] Increase your quality of presence

[35:55] Purpose #1 - Learn the lessons of life a little more gracefully

[39:51] Purpose #2 - The difference between your career and your calling

[43:04] Purpose #3 - Discover life’s path

[47:45] All of my books have their own purpose

[48:25] 12 required courses in the school of life 

Mentions:

Jason Hartman

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Insurance.com

Property Tracker

Property Evaluator App

The Four Purposes of Life

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

The Creative Compass

Life Purpose App

A Life you Were Born to Live

Everyday Enlightenment

Direct download: CW_1020_FBF_Dan_Millman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman has a solo episode today as he explores some recent news stories and examines a few items of the day. Venturing all over the topics, Jason mulls over why it's pretty common for the most popular economists to have the worst economic ideas (a la Karl Marx) and why the best economic ideas have the most disliked economists. Which leads to the question, what stupid ideas are we as a society embracing today?

He also discusses the Supreme Court ruling that will somewhat level the field of retail as online retailers are now able to be taxed by the states, giving at least some form of a light at the end of the tunnel for retailers.

Other topics of the day include the cost of terrorist protection, technology vs inflation, preventing identity theft, and the potential beginning of the demise of a massively overvalued (in Jason's mind) company.

Key Takeaways:

[4:54] The economists who present the best economic views are not the most popular

[7:39] What totally stupid ideas are we embracing as a society today?

[13:08] One massively overvalued publicly traded company today

[16:39] The tax field was significantly leveled last week

[21:14] The battling forces of inflation and technology

[24:22] Why you need to shred EVERYTHING with a cross cut shredder

[26:45] If you can geoarbitrage, make a conscious choice to live in a higher quality location with a lower cost of living and low or no state income tax

[32:57] The demographics coming at the rental housing market in the next 10 years are nothing short of phenomenal

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CW_1019_Jason_Hartman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Today's episode is all about jobs. Jobs that are vanishing to be precise. Jason Hartman takes a look at a Business Insider article that discusses 41 jobs that are disappearing in today's world. Not surprising, many of them involve middle men/women.

Then Jason finishes his interview with Ben Way, CEO of Digits, about how technology (robots in particular) will be changing the way we think of things throughout our society, from dating to working, to risk aversion. Information is more available than ever before, is that actually holding us back?

Key Takeaways:

[3:47] Real estate investing is really just investing in packaged commodities

[8:31] One of the jobs that is going away is Executive Secretaries and Executive Admin Assistants, and why it matters to real estate investors

[13:09] Technology makes it easy to disintermediate, leading to middle man jobs going away

Ben Way, Part 2

[18:59] How do the logistics and hard drives of robots work?

[22:10] The plethora of information is making kids more risk averse

[25:51] The two things we get wrong when it comes to education

Website:

www.RainmakersGlobal.com

Direct download: CW_1018_Ben_Way2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 491, originally published in March 2015.

Jason invites Diane Kennedy on the show to talk about taxes and how to save you money. Diane is an experienced CPA and helps her clients all over the world with their taxes, accounting, and investing. The main subject of today's focus is why you should get real estate professional status, the benefits it provides, and what you need to do in order to qualify. 

Key Takeaways:

2:40 – The government takes a big cut whenever you sell stocks and precious metals, but that doesn't happen with income property

7:40 – Diane explains what the charitable remainder trust is

13:05 – There are three tests you need to qualify in order to get the real estate professional status

20:00 – What is the an aggregation election? Jason explains

29:50 – If you have a property manager, it's going to be hard for you to qualify. It is best in this case to self-manage your properties

34:15 – This stuff is complicated! Get advise from a good CPA and attorney before it's too late

36:00 – Why do you even want to get real estate professional status? Jason breaks it down

42:30 – The government wants you to own property. They are even incentivizing you for it

Website:

www.USTaxAid.com

Direct download: CW_1017_FBF_Diane_Kennedy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

Jason Hartman starts off the show by discussing alligators, both real life ones and real estate ones, and how we need to avoid both. As we go through life, it's easy to look back and say "If only I'd invested then", so the current you should invest for the sake of future you.

Then, Jason talks with Ben Way, CEO of Digits, about how the future is going to look in the first part of their interview. The two start off discussing how Digits is going about turning regular credit cards into Cryptocards that allow you to spend your cryptocurrency but also hedge that purchase for a year. Then the two discuss the changes that automation is going to bring to our society.

Key Takeaways:

[2:07] A trivia fact about real alligators, and avoiding real estate alligators

[5:07] The short term trends are what gets people, because you have to allow for 2-3 years

[10:19] Naresh's realization that real estate was a worthy investment

[14:11] Invest for your future because there will be a time that you will say "I wish I'd started back then"

Ben Way Interview, Part 1

[18:40] How Digits converts your existing credit cards into crypto cards and gives you up to a 1 year hedge on your currency

[21:55] How the 1 year hedge is made possible

[26:10] Every innovation leads people to fear that everyone was going to lose their job and be displaced, but it's never really happened. Is this time different?

[29:42] What people forget about automation

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.RainmakersGlobal.com

Direct download: CW_1016_Ben_Way1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Jason Hartman begins today talking about a recent article on Globe St that discussed the 7 ways Generation Z will impact the commercial real estate world. Jason also discusses how it also impacts residential real estate.

Then Jason finishes his interview with Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate. The two discuss the lack of home inventory and why the loosening of credit regulations isn't going to impact home sales as much as some are hoping. Then they also delve into millennials trying to afford homes and WHERE they can actually afford to live.

Key Takeaways:

[3:58] Education is the shortest distance between poverty and wealth

[6:56] Generation Z is going to bring the suburbs back

[12:27] What the shift back to suburbs will do to companies

Matthew Gardner Interview:

[16:58] It's taking a credit score of 740 to get a mortgage loan these days, but even if more people become eligible there's no inventory

[20:09] Factors that could trigger the next business cycle recession and what the next recession might look like

[24:27] Who are the "Boomerang Buyers" and how might they impact the single family rental rate growth?

[24:18] Millennials are having a hard time saving up for a down payment and are asking for a loan from the bank of Mom & Dad

[27:04] Milennials want to live in the "exurbs" in townhomes, but home prices are pushing them out further

Website:

7 Ways Generation Z Will Change CRE on GlobeSt.com

www.Windermere.com/Economics

Direct download: CW_1015_Matthew_Gardner2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 692, originally published in June 2016.

This episode starts out with an introduction on buy downs and then finishes up with a live recording of Jason’s session on SWOT aka Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, as they apply to the most historically proven asset class in the world. Jason explains why the imperfection and fragmentation of the U.S. real estate market make it a beneficial investment vehicle and why it outperforms Wall Street and stocks every single time.

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] What is a buy down?

[8:34] Looking at a real life example of points and how they affect your loan amount.

[16:07] Should you buy a rate down or is it better to put more money down?

[22:59] Why Wimpy from Popeye was a fantastic economic teacher.

[25:38] Real estate is a fragmented investment class but this is why it’s a good thing.

[38:59] Weaknesses of income property include property management and rent collection.

[41:45] Regression to replacement cost is different than appreciation.

[46:10] What are some threats to income property values?

Mentions:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

Direct download: CW_1014_FBF_SWOT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman starts off the show giving President Trump credit where credit is due, and that's in regards to the summit in Singapore with North Korea. Trump has been able to get them to the negotiating table, which no other US president has been able to accomplish. Then, Jason gives a little warning about one of the scariest companies in the world today, Facebook.

In the interview portion today we have the first half of Jason's interview with Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate. The two discuss what's going on in the macro US economy, what's going on with home inventory levels, some of the easiest ways to lower home prices, and the Millennial's (mostly futile) quest to save up for a down payment. Part 2 of the interview will air tomorrow.

Key Takeaways:

[2:31] Give credit where it's due, Trump got the meeting with North Korea, that's historic

[8:45] All the (scary) ways Facebook is gathering your data

Matthew Gardner Interview:

[13:42] What's Matthew's take on what's going on in the macroeconomy

[16:30] What's going on with new home development? Will there be any break in inventory shortgage?

[20:43] The easiest way to lower home costs and ease the inventory crisis is by easing regulatory burdens

[24:18] Millenials are having a hard time saving up for a down payment and are asking for a loan from the bank of Mom & Dad

[27:04] Milennials want to live in the "exurbs" in townhomes, but home prices are pushing them out further

Website:

www.Windermere.com/Economics

Direct download: CW_1013_Matthew_Gardner1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

In today's episode, Jason Hartman is joined once again by Financial Survival Network's Kerry Lutz. The two discuss some important news coming out of Washington these days, and that's the continued dismantling of the Dodd-Frank Act. As you know, Jason has long believed that the election of Trump would lead to this, and now it appears to be picking up steam as Obama holdovers are being replaced by Trump's people.

Jason & Kerry also turn their attention to the importance of protecting yourself from identity theft, as identity theft recently left one woman in jail for 7 weeks until she could prove herself innocent.

Key Takeaways:

[4:45] Big data still gets confused

[5:49] How can you protect yourself from identity threats?

[9:03] Your phone is probably your biggest threat for identity theft

[13:15] There are some things you HAVE to know if you're going to self-manage

[15:57] The latest news on Dodd-Frank

[20:42] Changes are taking place under Trump's new appointment Mulvaney

[22:22] Why these changes are good and bad for real estate investors

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

Direct download: CW_1012_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 746, originally published in November 2016.

This episode focuses on the opportunities which exist when self-managing an income property. First, Jason reviews a Business Insider article regarding dwindling investment property inventories. And later in the podcast, Jason is joined by Bill, who helps manage Fernando's Atlanta and Texas properties. Bill discusses the steps necessary when self-managing income properties.  He shares how to show a property using software tools, leasing a property to a new tenant and how to have tenants facilitate repairs and maintenance issues.

Key Takeaways:

[3:00] Unpacking the Business Insider Article: Pending Home Sales Jump Despite Painfully Tight Housing Market by Bob Bryan.

[4:08] If you are on the fence about increasing your income property portfolio do it in hybrid markets.  

[7:29] Real estate is a game of staying power.

[18:00] The ways Jason is working to empower his investors and arm with them with exceptional management tools.

[19:26] Bill’s work history makes him uniquely qualified to handle Fernando’s property management requirements.

[22:51] How to use Rently lockboxes when self-managing properties.

[27:14] Making a property rent-ready and contacting contractors through handiman websites.

[28:56] Tenants have a vested interest  when working with contractors to fix or maintain properties.

[31:53] When a property is self-managed tenants to take more responsibility for the property.

[35:42] Property Management Software does most of the back-office work for you.  

[37:12] What is required when leasing a property to a tenant?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance

Rently Lockboxes

Appfolio

Direct download: CW_1011_FBF_Bill.mp3
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Jason Hartman takes some time before this 10th episode interview to discuss the concept of the mini-family office and how you can incorporate VAs (virtual assistants) into the mix. Jason provides a litany of websites where you can find VAs, as well as an insight into what characteristics you need to be looking for. Then there's the monetary side of it: does it make financial sense to hire a VA to do this? Well, you can use the Hartman Property Management Metric to figure that out.

Then Jason talks with Peter Shankman, author of Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain, about how people with ADHD can use it to their advantage, what actions people need to take in order to be successful in their ventures, how to figure out what your audience wants, and when to ignore your audience.

Key Takeaways:

[4:32] Using VAs to help with your mini-family office

[9:28] The type of VA you need to be looking for to help you with your family office

[11:17] The Hartman Metric is 1 hour per month per property to manage

[13:52] The urban legend of the 3am phone call

Peter Shankman Interview:

[19:35] How is ADHD a benefit?

[22:01] It's important to set up your life in a way that doesn't allow you to get derailed, and the 4 undeniable ADHD life rules

[25:05] You can lead the life you want, you just have to be willing to make the trade offs

[29:13] Your audience will tell you what they want and where they are, if you're willing to listen

[31:08] The only time you want to ignore what your audience is saying they want is when you're a part of a big market disruptor

Website:

www.ShankMinds.com

www.FasterThanNormal.com

www.REVAS.us

www.HireSmartVAs.com

www.ApartmentLines.com

www.IVAA.org

www.Freelancer.com

www.Upwork.com

www.TaskRabbit.com

Direct download: CW_1010_Peter_Shankman.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Financial Survival Network's founder Kerry Lutz for the whole episode today, as the two discuss the very important concept of financial repression. While financial repression is bad for individuals, it can be very lucrative for people who have invested in real estate properly in their younger years.

The two also discuss the current phenomenon of "tax refugees" being created by states like California, and where these refugees are fleeing too, as well as when they expect any economic pullback to happen and what Trump is doing that the mainstream media isn't paying attention to.

Key Takeaways:

[5:53] Make sure you get a home inspection and make sure you actually read it and learn the language

[9:11] What is financial repression?

[12:59] Financial repression is a great opportunity for those who invest in real estate

[16:35] Tracking the "tax refugees" leaving California

[23:06] What kind of economic outlooks has Kerry been hearing from the guests on the Financial Survival Network?

[27:04] The mainstream media is missing the fact that Trump is now making large chunks of the government irrelevant

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

Direct download: CW_1009_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 734, originally published in October 2016.

Jason’s guest, Brian is a client and a longtime Creating Wealth Podcast listener. Brian describes his early days of real estate investing when Sara initially walked him through the buying process. The properties he purchased in Atlanta and Memphis have now matured and Brian is faced with making a decision. Should he refi-til-ya-die or to do a 1031 exchange and get 2 for 1 on his highly appreciated properties. Jason shares his insights on best business practices, how to use an IRA as a tax savings vehicle and recommends some “must read” books on real estate investing.

Key Takeaways:

 

[1:57] Brian read Rich Dad, Poor Dad in high school which led him to the Creating Wealth podcast.

[3:19] Brian was pleased with the support he received from Sara and the Local Market Specialists.

[6:14] Is refi-til-ya-die always the best option or does the 2 for 1 plan make better financial sense on highly appreciated properties?

[9:55] The 2 for 1 exchange gives the owner all of the equity to reinvest. The refi-til-ya-die option is limited to the cash-out loan to value ratio.

[11:10] A refi may be a simpler option and offers a locked-in lower interest rate.

[13:38] Brian shares his real estate investor stories on his website Rental Mindset.

[14:59] When buying real estate inside of an IRA you get a tax efficient vehicle inside of another tax efficient vehicle.

[15:41] Read Garrett Sutton’s Loopholes of Real Estate.

[16:59] Rationalizing buying a property sight unseen.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

Rental Mindset

Direct download: CW_1008_FBF_Brian_Case_Study.mp3
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From the studios of the Financial Survival Network, Jason Hartman and Kerry Lutz get together for this episode to discuss the softening of Dodd-Frank, changes in protections for renters in some markets of the US that are making it harder for landlords, potential uses for Blockchain that could significantly impact the way people invest, and some key economic lessons you have to teach your children.

Key Takeaways:

[5:49] Jason went and got stretched today, and it was quite the experience

[7:07] The FBI says you need to reboot your router ASAP

[8:45] The counter intuitive concept that is slowing home sales in the US

[11:58] If you can trade tokens instead of stocks the transaction fees can be sliced immensely

[15:23] The biggest commitment in precious metals to blockchain

[21:31] Jason & Kerry's thoughts on the changes to Dodd-Frank

[25:58] The #1 thing you need to teach your kids about economics: money always goes where it's treated best

[29:24] The Meet the Masters audio product is now available at HartmanEducation.com

Website:

www.HartmanEducation.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.JasonHartman.com/Food

Direct download: CW_1007_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts off today's show on the heels of his weekend with the Venture Alliance Mastermind in New York. In the car with two attendees, Jason discusses why it's important to improve the level of conversation in your life and why this weekend was useful.

Then Jason talks to The Libertarian Chick, Kristin Tate, about the hidden taxes we all pay in our life, and how to do something about that. Kristin explains that often the taxes that we're paying are not being used for the purpose that you would assume they would be.

Key Takeaways:

[4:25] Try to up-level your conversations

[8:57] Come join Jason for a tropical vacation in November

Kristin Tate Interview:

[10:34] Are millenials just not paying attention to fiscal policies?

[12:33] We are being taxed EVERYWHERE, even when we don't see it

[15:43] Where some of your tax money is going probably isn't where you expect

[20:42] The debauchery tax & unintended consequences

[24:20] Awareness is step 1, what's step 2?

[27:50] The smaller the municipality the easier it is to get rid of the tax

[33:00] How did Kristin get into this line of work?

Website:

www.TheLibertarianChick.com

www.Twitter.com/KristinBTate

Direct download: CW_1006_Kristin_Tate.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 749, originally published in November 2016.

Jason and guest Gary Pinkerton breakdown the article, 27 Charts That Will Change How You Think About the American Economy. Each chart represents changes in the US economy related to productivity, demographics or inflation. Highlights of the discussion include the possibility for people to work well past the current social security mandated retirement age, the lopsided amount of service jobs as compared to labor jobs and the real opportunity which exist for real estate investors based on the percentage of Americans with a sizable nest egg.

Key Takeaways:

[1:14] Phenomenal opportunities await real estate and income property investors.

[5:15] A Gobankingrates survey illustrates the crisis at hand showing 62% of the US population has less than $1000.00 as savings.

[9:46] Join us for the upcoming Venture Alliance Mastermind in Phoenix.

Gary Pinkerton Guest Interview:

[14:04] Gary was looking for a way to shift active income into passive income which led him to the Creating Wealth podcast.

[16:21] The 27 Charts that will change how you think about the American economy article, by Timothy Lee.

[20:31] As the Service Industry grows, it is a clear indicator of progress and a higher standard of living.

[24:23] People have been dropping out of the labor force since the year 2000.

[26:54] The real estate charts show growth in urban areas.

[31:29] Analyzing chart #19, Inflation-adjusted housing prices.

[36:42] Housing prices have grown a lot faster than construction costs.

[41:06] The ways Americans retire are changing.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Hartman Education

Venture Alliance

27 Charts That Will Change How You Think About The American Economy.

Paradigm Life - About Gary Pinkerton

Direct download: CW_1005_FBF_Gary_Pinkerton.mp3
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Jason Hartman starts off today's episode with a little talk on where interest rates may be headed (according to one economist) and how that would impact current real estate investors. Hint: it's a pretty good thing. He also has to throw in a qualifier to his "Amazing time to be alive" mantra, because there are a few things that aren't amazing right now.

Then Jason finishes up his interview with John Tamny, director for the Center for Economic Freedom, Editor of Real Clear Markets, and author of Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, as the two discuss the impact of automation on all aspects of our life. John is excited about what all of this change will mean for the common worker and believes it will lead to higher quality of life for all.

Key Takeaways:

[4:12] A qualification to the beloved Jason mantra of "It's an amazing time to be alive"

[7:18] Let Jason control the music and he cares not who controls the laws and the money

[12:13] What Martin Armstrong thinks interests rates will be jumping to

[15:28] Investors already in the game are praying for higher interest rates

John Tamny, Part 2

[20:18] Automation is going to lead into a surge in new kinds of jobs

[25:00] The demand for entertainment and service is going to explode

[26:49] Tamny's Law: as prosperity grows more and more people escape laziness because they find work they love

[28:29] John's thoughts on Universal Basic Income

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

www.RealClearMarkets.com

Direct download: CW_1004_John_Tamny2.mp3
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Jason Hartman kicks off the show with listener Nate and his mom discussing what was learned during the recent Creating Wealth seminar, as well as getting some tips about how to create long-term tenants who are understanding of rent increases.

Then, in part 1 of their interview, Jason talks with John Tamny, director for the Center for Economic Freedom, Editor of Real Clear Markets, and author of Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money about why he believes the Fed doesn't have anywhere near the power they're given credit for, why their policies aren't effective in today's world, and why demographics may not be as useful as they're believed.

Key Takeaways:

[5:01] If your tenants are there too long it might be a sign your rent is too low

[10:22] Some tips on long-term tenant retention

[14:49] Evictions don't just stem from not paying rent

John Tamny Interview:

[19:57] How Uber made John realizing something about the Fed

[23:40] The importance of the Fed is vastly overstated

[28:42] The idea that the rest of the world is in on some deal where they hold worthless treasuries isn't realistic

[31:39] Demographic arguments regarding Japan don't hold a lot of weight with John

[35:26] Money flows to its highest use, regardless of the Fed

Website:

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

www.RealClearMarkets.com

Direct download: CW_1003_John_Tamny1.mp3
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Investment Counselor, Sara is back on the show. She joins Jason to discuss her three new properties in Memphis, how a client beat her to the punch on other properties she was interested in and just how competitive the market is right now. And in the client case study, Dr. David D’Ambrosio shares his experiences with the 1031 Exchange on properties in the Orlando and Indianapolis markets. He shares his opinions on why more high-tax bracket professionals are not investing in real estate and he asks Jason about what his next steps should be?

The beautiful thing about real estate is you can acquire an asset, get your money back out and still own and control the asset. Plus, you pay no taxes on the money you extract.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Sara just closed on three properties in Memphis and she wears PJ’s to bed.   

[6:16] Rate locks - Should you let it float or lock it in?

[9:15] Commodities that make up a house are copper wire, glass, steel, petroleum products are independent of any currency.

[13:53] Is the Creating Wealth show the Fox News of real estate? One listener thinks so.

Dr. David D’Ambrosio Client Case Study:

[17:34] Dr. David D’Ambrosio is Radiation Oncologist living the American Dream. He has always had an interest in real estate.

[19:52] Dr. David recently did a 1031 Exchange and then purchased four properties in Orlando.

[21:34] There are two ways to diversify a real estate portfolio. One is location and the other is through cash flow and appreciation.

[23:25] The 1031 Exchange allows for only 45 days for identifying properties but up to six months to close.

[26:08] It’s frustrating more people, doctors in particular, aren’t investing in real estate. It’s an absolute no-brainer.  

[32:16] Local community banks will provide financing to investors after they reach their traditional property limit.

[38:24] Is it feasible to do a cash out refinance if you can get a sizable amount of cash?

[40:27] The deferred down payment option offered a nine-year break even point.

[43:25] Equity stripping is pulling the money out of a property, having control of the cash and still own the property.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Hartman Education

Direct download: CW_1002_FBF_Dr_David_DAmbrosio_.mp3
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Creating Wealth's 1001st episode is a time to take a look back at the people who have made this show possible, the listeners and clients. Jason has been blessed to have such great clients who come on the podcast to tell other listeners about their real estate journey. Today we've curated some mini client case studies as we look back at what actual real estate investors have to say about their experience working with Jason.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

Direct download: CW_1001_Mini_Case_Studies.mp3
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Today is a milestone episode, number 1000! A big thanks goes out to all the guests who have come on the show and all the client case studies who have come to share their real estate journey. The first half of the show is a thanks to them.

The 10th episode for today is Jason Hartman talking with singer Colbie Caillat about how she managed to start her career using MySpace, as well as how she's handled rejection in her career, how she found her creative work process, dealing with rejection, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[4:38] Thank you to all the guests who've come on the show

[9:25] A few listener soundbites from client case studies

Colbie Caillat Interview:

[15:04] Where did the idea to launch her career on MySpace come from?

[18:00] The song writing process

[23:18] Who was the song Capri written for

[26:48] How Colbie stays healthy on tour

[31:12] Dealing with professional rejection

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.ColbieCaillat.com

Direct download: CW_1000_Colbie_Caillat.mp3
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