Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

One of the benefits of listening to the Creating Wealth podcast is current, as well as,  historical data on the most historically proven asset class, income property. Jason handpicks Flashback Friday episodes that contain pertinent information about predictions and changes in real estate and the overall state of the US with regards to the real estate/housing markets. Reviewing industry trends of the past may help you balance future investments so be sure to listen to the Flashback Friday episodes.

 

Today’s guest is Reichen Kuhl, CEO and Founder of the rental contract insurance company, LeaseLock. He shares useful information about the program designed to identify rent payers and to protect landlords from those who don’t pay their rent.

Key Takeaways:

[02:54] Listen to Flashback Friday episodes to gain perspective on today's real estate market.

[11:25] Hold on loosely, but don't let go can be a song lyric or a real estate investment strategy.

[14:52] Cap rate and cash-on-cash return are metrics that don't tell the whole investment story.

[18:59] Examples of available properties to demonstrate the importance of understanding a pro forma.

 

Reichen Kuhl Guest Interview:

 

[27:00] LeaseLock is an insurance policy a tenant will pay the rent.

[30:37] How exactly does the LeaseLock know who will be a rent payer?

[36:12] Insurance industries are able to insure people differently in spite of Fair Housing laws.

[38:19] The cost is LeaseLock is 7% of the full lease value of the rental unit.

[41:35] Miscellaneous information about LeaseLock as a business.  

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Real Estate Tools

LeaseLock


Originally aired as CW 215

Jason Hartman talks with James Anderson, managing director of GoldSilver.com, about the historical cycles of gold and silver and other precious metals, against the monetary cycles. 

As the world’s fiat currencies continue to be debased through inflation, regulation, and irresponsible spending, precious metals investing is on the rise.  But do you physically own your gold

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This episode is chock full of trends, predictions and current affairs. Jason (The Predictive Genius) Hartman is a purveyor of rational recklessness. He shares an article from The Atlantic which asserts that Americans are moving out of the city and into suburbia. Once again proving his theory of the resurgence of the suburbs to be correct. Jason also reminds us to take time to remember the good things in life by way of the ‘Winning is Giving’ poem by one of his early mentors, Denis Waitley.

Key Takeaways:

[2:56] Humans make emotionally-charged decisions and then rationalize them with logic.

[06:40] Why the best real estate deals never close.

[09:09] Price, Terms and Time (PTT) are the 3 corners of the real estate deal triangle.

[11:06] ‘Winning is Giving’ by Denis Waitley

[13:53]  Are the 3 value drivers of real estate still location, location and location?

[19:04] An article from The Atlantic "Why are so many Americans saying goodbye to cities?"

[27:57] Thou shalt only invest where there is universal need.

[31:56] A portfolio review and rebalance is necessary every 6-months or so.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Atlantic Article - Why So Many Americans Saying Goodbye to Cities by Derek Thompson

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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


Originally aired as CW 244

Join Jason Hartman and client, Patrick, for a timely discussion about the benefits of real estate investing. Patrick shares his experiences working with Jason Hartman and Platinum Properties Investor Network’s investment counselors.

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Finally an economist talks about some new, positive stuff! Jason welcomes guest expert, Frances Donald the Senior Economist at Manulife Asset Management and Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services. Frances is a wealth of information as she shares CEO, consumer and investor sentiment numbers with regards to the housing market and the job market. Jason can’t seem to pin Frances down on whether or not Trump, our first real estate president, is responsible for the growing economy but she does acknowledge the stock market is rallying based on the promised policy changes.

 

Frances says despite student loan debt and banks being reluctant to give mortgage loans to younger people the pent up demand leaves room to run in the real estate market.

Key Takeaways:

[4:42] Frances has a positive outlook for the U.S. economy based on the investor sentiment survey.

[7:24] Does Trump deserve credit for the good economic forecast?

[8:41] The challenge for the housing market moving forward is that interest rates are moving up.

[11:42] Companies large and small are feeling more optimistic with Trump as president.

[13:23] Residential investment or housing is a small percent of the total economy.

[18:00] Frances Donald shares the two drivers of rental housing.

[20:32] The natural relationship between housing and rentals is currently broken.

[24:11] Wage growth and how it relates to demographics.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Real Estate Tools

John Hancock

@francesdonald on Twitter


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

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Join Jason Hartman and returning guest, Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, for a discussion of the United States’ debt ceiling, QE2, inflation, as well as a brief explanation of how money came to equal debt. Ellen explains why the debt ceiling is unconstitutional, how the government is legally committed to paying its debts. She points out the contradiction that has been for more than 100 years, since WWI. The easing put into place at that time was only to be a temporary measure.

Ellen also talks about shadow banking causing the crisis by money being lent into existence, slight of hand. The only real money are coins, which are one-tenth of the total money in circulation. Ellen also discusses QE2 , where the government agreed to pay the interest on borrowed money in order to maintain control of the Federal Funds rate. She said there are a lot of reserve funds on the books in certain foreign banks, including bond dealers, that is just being held.  Ellen also touches on the national debt, Glass-Steagall, and proposes state-owned banks as part of the solution, with the basic idea that we take care of our own, much the same way that Japan is reliant on their own Central Bank.

Ellen Brown developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In Web of Debt, her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust." She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back. Brown developed an interest in the developing world and its problems while living abroad for eleven years in Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. She returned to practicing law when she was asked to join the legal team of a popular Tijuana healer with an innovative cancer therapy, who was targeted by the chemotherapy industry in the 1990s.

That experience produced her book Forbidden Medicine, which traces the suppression of natural health treatments to the same corrupting influences that have captured the money system. Brown's eleven books include the bestselling Nature's Pharmacy, co-authored with Dr. Lynne Walker, which has sold 285,000 copies.

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The resurgence of the suburbs is yet another of Jason’s predictions coming true. Jason shares a recording of the Wall Street Journal article as proof. Then, Cal Newport details the current distraction epidemic caused by our smartphones and social media accounts. Cal believes corporations have us just where they want us by making us addicted to apps and programs which feed us non-stop advertisements and shape our buying habits. He discusses his books, Deep Work and So Good They Can’t Ignore You while offering strategies designed to break your addiction.

 

Cal Newport is a Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Jason’s prediction about the resurgence of the suburbs is coming true.

[9:45] Applying business ethics in politics doesn’t always work.

[11:05] A recording of the WSJ article about the migration of the US population.

 

Cal Newport Guest Interview:

[17:42] Cal explains the foundation for his two popular books.

[19:33] Modern digital handheld devices offer a true test of a person’s ability to focus.

[24:03] Measuring the impact of your digital behavior to make a bigger impact.

[26:30] How to break the addiction of digital devices.

[32:01] Developing a Deep Work habit.

[37:41] The distinction between productivity and true productivity.

[39:02] Apps and strategies for people who need to maintain connections but also want to focus.

[41:48] The title So Good They Can’t Ignore You was inspired by Steve Martin.

[46:22] Social Media doesn’t add much profit to your business unless your business is social media.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Real Estate Tools

Jason Hartman University

Cal Newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

“Look Up” Video on YouTube

Freedom App


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