#52: Q2 State of the SFR Investment Market Update

August 15, 2017

Economic snapshot & it’s two main metrics 1:30
Housing market supply and demand issues 4:30
Why can’t we save money in America? 5:45
Census Bureau homeownership report 7:00
Markets with household growth 8:00
Markets with strong job growth 9:00
Issues with housing supply 10:25
Building permits to employment ratio 11:20
Where to find good deals 12:35
Foreclosure in the U.S. 12:50
Where to find the best gross yields 15:30
Rent appreciation trends 16:15
Vacancy rates in the U.S. 17:00
Home prices and yield compression 18:50
Where out-of-state investors are deploying capital 19:50
Where investors are buying and flipping 20:55
How to prepare 23:25


#51: The Rust Belt Resurgence

August 8, 2017

Cities in the Rust Belt showing resurgence 1:20
Pittsburgh’s job market and unique population circumstance 3:50
New Eds and Meds growth in Buffalo 5:00
Highest foreclosure rates and what that means for investors today 6:45
Lack of institutional competition 7:30
Cleveland revitalization 8:20
Detroit on the upswing 10:10
Rust Belt market projections 15:21


#50: From 18 to 80: How Everyone Can Invest in Real Estate

August 1, 2017

Different investor personas 1:00
Generational breakdown 1:36
Persona 1: Family backing to assist college aged kid 4:45
Minimize spending and reduce debt 6:40
Pay down debt vs invest 8:00
College student advantage 8:45
Starting with partners 10:10
Persona 2: Have money saved, can’t afford a primary residence, looking to rental property in outside markets 11:30
Key for first two personas - be thoughtful, time is on your side 13:55
Persona 3: More established, paid down debt, higher income, ready to invest 15:00
Finding your A-team 16:10
Pros and cons to investment property vs paying down mortgage 17:25
Returns to consider 18:00
Quick finance 101 19:35
Persona 4: Mature families 22:30
Persona 5: Retirees 23:05


#49: The Good, Bad & Ugly of Instant Offers

July 18, 2017

Evolution of buying and real estate 0:37
Advances in technology shifting home buying and selling 4:20
Downside to some of the new online solutions 5:02
Unrealistic data and misleading claims to be wary of 8:00
Potential to leave money on the table with instant offer companies 11:05
Zillow instant offers enters the market 14:30
Real value of your real estate agent 17:00
Shifts in data transparency 20:30


#48: America Needs Affordable Housing

July 11, 2017

Intro to affordable housing crisis 1:30
Google’s modular housing project 2:00
Benefits to modular housing 3:45
Potential downfalls to modular housing 6:14
Shipping containers as housing 7:04
Benefits to shipping containers 8:20
Tiny house movement 9:36
Issue of cost of land 11:07
Desirability issues 14:01
Solutions in affordable housing 17:56


#47: The Resurgence of Detroit as a Heavy Hitting Rental Market

June 27, 2017

Al’s background 1:10
Detroit: the reality vs. the perception 3:30
Trends fueling the resurgence 4:42
Businesses coming to Detroit 5:20
Government programs helping to raise the standards 7:50
Detroit returns 9:43
Who supports the investor after the purchase? 12:05
Success through customer service 14:30
Following the indicators 16:00
Market analysis when selling to investors? 17:04
Homeownership vs Rentership in Detroit 18:55
What’s next for Pioneer Homes? 20:08
Al’s tips for new investors 22:05


#46: Mo Hamzian’s “Brexit” into the US Rental Market

June 20, 2017

US vs UK real estate markets 2:45
How to scale a business in investing? 4:23
Higher barrier to entry in the UK 5:02
US perspective to investing 7:38
UK underlying attitude when it comes to investing 9:30
Mo’s first deal in the US 12:00
How he chose Florida 13:03
Setting up a system and building a team 16:00
Mistakes to learn from 18:10


#44: Invest in Real Estate at Property Auctions

June 6, 2017

Why do properties end up at auction? 1:15
Do your diligence before the property auction 2:40
Get an idea of the property’s condition 3:10
Understand the property details 3:40
Where do auctions take place? 4:38
Payment, when and how 5:40
Certificate of Sale and Certificate of Title 6:25
Online auctions 7:11
Second chance auctions 7:48
Reserve prices 8:25
Calculating returns on auction property 9:30
Don’t get caught up in the moment when bidding 11:03
Lenders partnering with auction houses 12:25
Read the FAQs 13:15
Don’t be in a rush to buy 13:51
New handle! @InvestPodcast 16:01


#43: The 5 Most Common New Investor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

May 30, 2017

Mistake #1 Limiting yourself to your own geography 2:30
Know your investment strategy 4:05
The data advantage 5:34
Mistake #2 Overleveraging 6:57
Reasons to finance 7:09
Cost of capital compared to returns 8:46
Mistake #3 Doing everything yourself 16:13
Assemble your team 17:09
Mistake #4 Over or under renovating the property 20:15
Flip vs rental property renovations 21:02
Mistake #5 Not saving for maintenance and capital expenditures 22:36


#42: Unconventional Investing - Find your strategy with Ed Renwick

May 23, 2017

Ed’s background in SFR investing 1:38
What did Ed learn after owning 40 houses? 4:15
How did Ed scale his business? 4:41
Who does Ed cater to? 7:00
What’s Ed’s buy box and returns? 7:42
Risks associated with inexpensive homes? 10:22
Where does Ed invest? 11:53
What condition does Ed invest? 15:04
How did Ed get comfortable investing outside of his home market? 18:37
Choose the right strategy for you 23:03
Where does Ed see the market going? 25:15


#41: Fix and Flip Financing with RCN Capital’s Jeff Tesch

May 16, 2017

How does RCN help investors? 1:25
What’s different now than before? 4:50
Is RCN financially backed? Where does the capital come from? 5:48
What are the products RCN offers to investors? 8:21
Most common mistakes investors make 11:05
Do most investors hire contractors or do the flips themselves? 14:53
How does RCN help their customers? 17:17
What’s happening with fix and flip interest rates? 20:45


#40: The Evolution of REI with Tim Herriage, CEO of 2020 REI

May 9, 2017

Tim’s background 0:35
How Tim got his start 1:12
How has negotiating changed in today’s market? 4:56
The crash, then and now 6:10
How does Tim approach financing and how has it evolved? 11:51
Starting with joint ventures 13:09
Best way to learn the numbers 14:08
Future for finding equity 16:21
The Iceberg Report 20:04
Tim’s best advice for first time investors 25:55


#39: How do Millennials get started investing?

May 2, 2017

Where do millennials start? 2:30
Start with high-interest debt 3:02
Look to affordable markets, stable demand 5:39
How much do you have in savings? 6:54
Understand financing options and homeownership programs 8:58
How to crunch the numbers of a deal 12:14
Be realistic in your expectations 14:20
What’s your goal with investing 14:39


#38: Tips for Flipping Houses Like a Pro

April 25, 2017

Why flip houses? 0:38
Good rule of thumb when flipping 3:15
What to look for when finding flip opportunities 4:14
LA vs Houston example 5:44
Where do most flippers live and flip? 6:40
20% goal on flips 7:45
Tips to analyzing flips 8:53
Building your team - Find a good contractor 11:40
How to find a property/What to look for 13:20
Types of flippers 14:12


#37: Your Next Tenant, Uncle Sam

April 19, 2017

Why invest near military bases? 1:35
3 factors to determine Basic Allowance for Housing 2:35
How many service members in the U.S. 4:22
Where are the large military bases? 4:50
Strong markets 7:20
Benefits of renting to military service members 8:30
Evaluate days on market 12:05
Thinking about investing in military markets? 14:33


#36: Renovate Smarter with Guest, Sean Hoffman, VP Construction Services, Altisource

April 11, 2017

Sean’s background in construction and what he does now for Altisource 1:30
How many renovations did Sean oversee last year at Altisource? 4:55
What should a first time investor look for in a general contractor? 5:43
How can new investors vet a general contractor’s bid? 9:09
Tips for diligence when vetting a general contractor 10:35
Should investors compare material cost prices to the contractor’s bid? 11:58
How can an investor evaluate a neighborhood to gauge worthy renovations? 16:03
Does price usually indicate quality? 19:40
Preservation over renovation 22:08


#35: 1031 Exchange - Defer Taxes and Make Your Reinvestment Dollars Go Further Featuring Special Guest, Jon Fisher

April 4, 2017

High-level explanation of 1031 Exchange 1:11
What does 1031 do? 2:07
When does an investor need to set up a 1031? 3:06
Like for like investments 3:44
What should be avoided when using 1031? 4:43
Inventory vs Investments 5:13
What are the deadlines associated with a 1031 Exchange? 6:09
When should I look for replacement properties? 7:05
What is the 200% rule? 8:52
Can the new property be worth more or less than the 1031? 10:44
Costs that can and cannot be used with 1031 funds 12:03
Why do investors want to avoid capital gains? 13:55
Can investors string 1031 Exchanges together back to back? 14:50
If I defer, when would I have to pay taxes? 15:59
What are the holding requirements? 16:45
Does 1031 have geographic limits? 18:39
What are the costs associated and how do I get started with 1031? 19:19
Common misconceptions and mistakes to avoid 20:56


#34: Market Update - Top Markets in Q1 2017

March 28, 2017

Where are people investing? 1:28
Where are the best buy and hold markets? 2:33
What drives these top economies? 3:09
Jobs and employment growth 4:00
Identify a market with supply and demand imbalance 4:08
3 market case studies 6:26
Dallas metro and affordability 6:30
Denver metro and affordability 6:52
San Francisco metro and affordability 7:07
Trends towards rentership 7:56
Markets with rent increases 8:07
Low vacancy and job growth 10:00
What are the states and local governments doing to drive demand? 11:27
What about returns? 13:49
Where are the good yields? 14:30
Consider secondary markets 14:46

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#33: Investor Spotlight: Adam Adams

March 21, 2017

How Adam turned REI into a full-time career 1:35

When Adam knew it was time to make the switch 2:30

How Adam decided to invest outside of Denver 3:10

How he assembled a team out-of-state 4:00

What kind of deals Adam looks for 5:14

How Adam finances his portfolio 7:01

Hard money vs large national lenders 8:05

Better options for smaller, newer investors 9:15

Adam’s portfolio and lessons learned along the way 9:56

What is the goals for the future? 15:00

Markets Adam is looking at 16:58


#32: The Evolution of the American Dream: Why Homeownership Will Continue to Decline

March 14, 2017

The original “American Dream” 1:07
Peak of homeownership vs today 1:50
Switch to rentership 2:24
Factors continuing to decline homeownership 3:45
#1 - Tight credit markets 4:05
Corelogic’s housing credit index - home loan standards then and now 5:20
#2 - Relative affordability factors 9:16
Interest rates going up 10:27
#3 - Why personal savings rate is lower than historical trends 10:32
Discretionary spending higher than previous generations 11:11
Why can’t we save 12:03
Student loan debt and housing costs are crippling savings 12:17
Housing to income ratio shift 12:47
Good news for investors 17:01
Floor to housing 17:16
Dynamic situation for investors - always demand for housing 17:42
Advice on what kind of properties to invest in 18:06
No longer a stigma to renting 19:21


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#31: Beware the Guru: Ins and Outs of Real Estate Education

March 7, 2017

The guru trap - what does it look like? 1:53
Telltale signs of a real estate “guru" 3:14
What’s the general scheme set up? 5:40
Money trap master course 8:18
Selling you three things 9:55
How the guru groups can rip you off 11:50
Avoid the guru trap, here’s how 12:15
Where can you get good information? 14:03

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#30: Evolution of Marketplace Fundraising

February 28, 2017

What is RealtyShares? How does it work? 1:30
What are the minimum standards and typical profiles of the borrowers and sponsors? 6:14
What makes RealtyShares more efficient than banks or hard money lenders? 8:33
How does RealtyShares obtain and deploy capital? 10:26
Does RealtyShares guarantee funding to borrowers? 11:08
What is the minimum loan size? 13:07
Who is able to utilize RealtyShares? 13:48
Does RealtyShares show performance on past investments? 16:04
How is RealtyShares improving standardization? 18:22
Is RealtyShares planning to allow non-accredited investors to participate? 20:08



#29: SFR Portfolio Growth Strategies with David Lichtenger

February 21, 2017

David’s background and how he got into SFR investing 1:08
How did David prepare to move into residential real estate from commercial real estate? 4:30
Did David stay in California or venture into outside markets? 6:00
How he effectively moved into Midwestern markets 7:09
What’s happening to the cap rates and how has David changed his investing strategy? 8:05
How many assets has David acquired since he entered the space? 9:56
Tip for new investors acquiring rental property 10:55
How have the capital markets and loan products evolved in the space? 12:49
Top lessons learned over David’s career 16:07
Where David thinks the market is headed 18:29

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#28: Tips to grow your portfolio with Mark Ferguson

February 14, 2017

What Mark’s portfolio looks like today 1:06

Where does Mark invest? 2:40

How does Mark find flips? 4:35

How does Mark value properties? 6:30

Advice to first time investors 7:17

How did Mark find his A-Team? 8:47

Advice to finding a contractor 9:30

How did Mark get stated in the investment sector? 12:45

What’s next? How Mark is growing his passive income stream 14:49

How Mark finances his deals 16:52

Final tips to investors 20:00


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#27: The Invitation Homes IPO and what it means for investors

February 7, 2017

Invitation Homes goes public 0:37

Validation to asset class 2:12

Impacts to investors and what it means to the capital market 3:13

Capital markets get more comfortable meaning there’s more lending options for small investors 4:40

Lenders competing for smaller investor’s business 5:20

Operation efficiences trickling down from institutions to small investors 6:57

Online tools spawned by institutions that benefit the average investor 8:54

Invitation Homes got 1 billion dollar loan on portfolio from Fannie Mae - what it could mean for other investors 10:49

Current loan terms 12:05

What Fannie underwriting the Invitation Homes loan could mean for investors 12:40


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#26: Pros and Cons of short term rentals

January 31, 2017

(1:49) Why should you consider your property as a short term rental

(3:30) Legalities of short term rentals

(6:15) Legalities of condos and HOA’s

(7:40) Other costs to be aware of

(8:55) The main differences between a short and long term rental property

(9:55) Short term rental resources

(11:28) City’s motivation for limiting the availability of short term rentals

(13:27) Personal example








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#25: The Landlord Evolution: Why now is the easiest time to invest in real estate

January 24, 2017

(2:15) Why investors are afraid to invest outside their backyard

(3:20) How landlords can automate their tasks

(4:06) How Cozy can automate rent collection and background checks

(6:22) How SMS Assist can help automate your claims and issues for your properties

(7:42) Why a trustworthy property manager is essential

(9:57) Advancements in construction

(11:17) How firms like Property Masters can help with your renovation under budget and on time

(13:04) Advancements and applications of virtual realty and drones

(15:47) Overview of the evolution of the market


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#24: What to do when conducting due diligence

January 17, 2017

(0:30) Common misconceptions about due dillegence

(1:22) What do you want to accomplish?

(1:39) Market level research

(3:00) Neighborhood level research

(3:45) Pre-inspection due diligence

(4:37) Get an idea of required renovations

(6:10) Determine operating costs

(8:47) Determine which renovations are required for rental-condition

(12:11) Understand your HOA fees

(13:04) Common regulations regarding AirBnB or VRBO

(14:21) Liens and clean titles

(16:05) SFR vs. commercial real estate


#23: The Bridge to Success: Capitalizing on Bridge Loans with Mark Filler, Jordan Capital Finance

January 10, 2017

(0:40) About Jordan Capital

(2:19) Where does Jordan Capital lend?

(3:23) Mark’s journey through real estate

(7:09) New construction financing

(8:50) Jordan Capital’s terms and rates

(9:58) Points and pre-payment penalties

(13:00) Top markets for origination activity

(13:56) How long is the typical acquisition line used for?

(15:05) Have returns compressed in markets across the country?

(17:54) Tips on renovations

(18:53) Contact Mark Filler at Jordan Capital Finance





#22: Is it a buyers or a sellers market? Know what you’re investing in, in 2017

January 3, 2017

How to figure out if you’re looking at a buyers or sellers market? (1:09)

Case study: Miami, FL (3:31)

Metrics to look at (6:22)

Notable markets (8:38)

Cities that may be shifting into a buyer’s market (14:39)






#21: Advantages of Investing in Section 8 with guest, Yanir Ram

December 20, 2016

How Yanir got into the real estate investment space (1:20)

Did you purchase in the same market when you bought back assets? (5:15)

Did you reach 65 homes because financing was so loose? (5:57)

Was there enough market inventory to fulfill your demand? (7:21)

The process of being approved for Section 8 (9:59)

Is there a waiting list of eligible tenants? (12:28)

List of qualities a property needs to be considered Section 8 (13:30)

Have you slowed down your acquisitions, and started focusing on managing your portfolio? (15:30)

What are some key aspects you look for in investment opportunities? (17:08)

How many rentals do you have in your portfolio? (19:08)

Quick recap (19:44)






#20: John Helmick, Gorilla Capital

December 13, 2016

About Gorilla Capital (0:55)

What made you pivot from being an investor to helping capital-constraint investors (2:18)

Which states stand out for fix & flip opportunities? (5:57)

Tips for new investors (11:32)





#19: Rick Sharga, Ten-X

December 13, 2016

Why Ten-X re-branded from Auction.com to Ten-X (0:46)

About Ten-X (1:42)

Thoughts on how President-elect Trump policies might effect the housing market, economy, and employment (2:56)

Thoughts on Trump’s economy and bringing jobs back to the USA (13:26)

Thoughts about Brexit and other international economic activities (18:46)

Has there been a rise in international buyers on ten-x.com? (20:56)

What are some of the headlines we’ll see 1-year from now? (21:36)





#18: Simpler Property Management with Kevin Ortner, Renters Warehouse

December 6, 2016

About Renters Warehouse (0:55)

About Kevin Ortner, CEO, Renters Warehouse (1:47)

What does the average landlord look like? (2:41)

What is an “accidental landlord”? (3:40)

Is Renters Warehouse one of the largest property managers in the country? (4:43)

Why use a property manager? (5:41)

Renters Warehouse’s fixed rate (6:21)

Building trust with your property manager (7:32)

Working with the ‘Uber’ of maintenance vendors (9:28)

Common mistakes that the average landlord makes (10:35)

The value of a proper lease agreement (12:26)

The free rental price analysis (available on renterswareshouse.com) (14:03)

Markets Renters Warehouse is located it (15:46)






#17: Fix & Flip Financing with Ali Elwakeel, Civic Financial Services

November 29, 2016

About Ali Elwakeel (1:22)

About Civic Financial Services (2:36)

Civic’s products (3:16)

Interest rates of Civic’s products (4:56)

How Civic does its underwriting (5:49)

Civic’s geographic coverage (8:19)

Does Civic favor any particular markets? (8:57)

Would borrowers get the same terms and response rate no matter the property location? (9:55)

Should I be nervous that I am competing with Wedgewood in particular markets? (11:55)

Are you built more for beginner or experienced flippers? (13:32)

Can investors use crowdfunding as capital? (15:09)

Can investors borrow through their self-directed IRA?(16:00)

Are all of Civic’s loans recourse loans? (16:23)

Does Civic lend to foreign nationals? (17:35)

Misconceptions about Civic Financial Services (18:48)







#16: Secrets to growing your portfolio – Guest, Fred Lewis, Dominion Properties

November 22, 2016

About Fred Lewis, CEO, The Dominion Group (0:50)

About The Dominion Group (1:33)

What drove you to buying your first property? (3:25)

Is it easier to enter a market with the new market data that’s now available? (5:39)

How were you able to scale over time? (7:19)

The value of a consistent renovation template (10:48)

Brand value (11:58)

How long does your average tenant stay? (13:32)

What is appealing about the Baltimore market? (15:20)

Advise for investors looking for passive income (16:50)

About Dominion’s lending group (18:30)





#15: Investing in real estate with Self-Directed IRA – Guest, Clay Malcolm, New Direction IRA

November 22, 2016

What does New Direction IRA do? (2:09)

How big is the Self-Directed IRA space? (2:33)

How New Direction IRA got started (3:57)

Do you pay taxes on a sold Self-Directed IRA? (4:50)

What are the limits when it comes to investing with your self-directed IRA? (6:23)

Do Self-Directed IRA’s have to be full non-recourse? (7:52)

How are the terms different compared to a traditional bank or private lending (9:15)

Is it up to the individual custodians to make investors aware of what they can and can’t do (10:25)

Common misconceptions about Self-Directed IRA’s (11:48)

Are there any particular investment strategies that work better for Self-Directed IRA investors? (13:23)

Additional tools that a good custodian should have for a real estate investor (14:32)





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#14: Leveraging new technology for real estate

November 15, 2016

Data science, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning (1:19)

IBM’s artificial intelligence machine, Watson (1:48)

Using big data to rate homes on Investability (4:08)

Advances in applications and software (7:40)

Advances in building materials (11:02)

Using virtual realty and drones in real estate (12:56)










#13: Property Management Tips & Tricks with guest, Lucas Hall, Head of Industry Relations at Cozy

November 8, 2016

Guest: Lucas Hall, Founder of Landlordology and Head of Industry Relations at Cozy.

How Lucas got his start in investing in real estate (1:12)

Why Lucas created Landlordology (2:58)

What does Cozy do? (4:53)

How and where to advertise your property (6:09)

Photography tips (10:00)

Professional Real Estate Photographer: circlepix.com

What are some tenant screening industry standards? (13:39)

Screening Resources: landlordology.com/screening/

Tips on moving a tenant in and out (17:33)

Move-In/Out Resources: landlordology.com/move-inmove-out/

Making move-in day easier for the tenant (21:15)

Making rent collection easier for the tenant and property manager (24:16)

Tips for out-of-state investors (29:18)


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#12: How to Find the Top Real Estate Investment Markets

November 1, 2016

Employment data in the United States http://www.bls.gov/ (1:28)

Economic performance http://www.bea.gov/ (2:07)

Population growth, household growth, building permits, and more https://www.census.gov/ (2:46)

Housing stats (existing home sales, median home price, and more) http://www.realtor.org/ (3:39)

Rental information on over 1,000,000 properties https://www.investability.com/ (4:17)

Historical data on almost every major metro area in the U.S. for the past 7+ years (4:30)

Hidden metrics to consider when researching markets (4:50)

Some of the most diverse employment metro areas (7:05)

Net migration (7:56)

Housing statistics to analyze (10:42)

The most important factor when identifying a market (15:00)


#11: Let’s talk leverage with guest Beth O’Brien, CEO Colony American Finance

October 25, 2016

About Colony American Finance (0:40)

How has the market evolved? (3:07)

Why Fannie/Freddie financed investors might consider a single property or portfolio program (4:52)

Has it become easier for international investors to get financed? (6:55)

What are the first steps new investors should take? (8:25)

Being creative as an investor & property manager (9:40)

Markets with the best opportunities (11:49)

Are investors who live outside their investment market at a disadvantage compared to investors in the market? (14:12)

What are the ways investors can leverage financing? (18:27)

How does someone who wants to grow a portfolio over time use leverage? (21:20)

Advice for investors to minimize their balloon risk (24:09)

Are these business-purpose loans simpler or more complex than the average mortgage? (26:10)

Presentation: 3 Ways to Make More Using Less


#10: Building your investment A-Team

October 18, 2016

Traits your realtor should have (0:40)
Traits your lender should have (5:57)
Considerations with general contractors (8:58)
Building a relationship with your property manager (12:15)


#9: Pros and Cons of Investing in Real Estate With a Partner

October 11, 2016

A personal example of a good partnership (1:10)

The main consideration when developing a partnership (3:18)

Operational considerations (5:15)

Common types of partnerships (5:57)

The 50/50 partnership (6:46)

Cash equity + Sweat equity partnership (7:18)

The importance of a partnership agreement (9:04)

Topics of future episodes (13:07)


#8: Essential Terms Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

October 4, 2016

Gross Yield (2:57)

Net Cash Flow (4:27)

Net Yield / Cap Rate (5:45)

Cash on Cash Return (7:19)

Mortgage / Loan Constant (9:24)

Accretive Debt (10:15)

Appreciation & Depreciation (13:56)


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#7: Special Edition – How agents can win with real estate investors with guest Sue Dolquist

September 27, 2016

Why focus on investors as clients? (0:48)

Why selling to investors is a growing niche (1:25)

Why REO brokers have an upper hand (2:16)

How to source investors as potential clients (2:59)

Investing in your self directed IRA (3:42)

How brokers can gain new business (4:13)

First steps to understanding the metrics important to investors (5:52)

Key elements in landing investor clients (6:51)

What’s the value proposition of a broker to an investor? (7:35)

Other opportunities for brokers to provide value to investor clients (9:14)

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Where does Investability have existing brokerages? (10:18)

Should you become licensed in a state where the market is great er than yours? (11:36)

Final thoughts (13:05)


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#6: Are We in a Housing Bubble?

September 20, 2016

Article for US News and World Report:

Are we in a housing bubble? (0:30)

What caused the last bubble? (2:04)

What are subprime mortgages? (2:24)

What was the market like during the bubble? (2:54)

What should concern home buyers about today’s market? (11:09)

Example of regional bubbles (11:16)

Example of inorganic demand (12:00)

Example of where price appreciation is justified (15:03)

Rising interest rates (16:15)

How rising interest rates can help or hurt you (16:40)

How to manage balloon loans (18:11)

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#5: 4 Rules to Renovating Your Property

September 13, 2016

We’ll be talking about some rules of thumb when it comes to renovations and how renovating your house can yield higher returns than the stock market.


Article for US News and World Report (0:28)

Rule #1: Meet municipal and building code standards (1:17)

Rule #2: Renovate to the condition of the local market (2:37)

Rule #3: Understand the ROI and lifespan of your renovations (5:00)

Renovating your bathroom can yield higher returns than the S&P 500 (6:12)

Rule #4: Consider the next owner of your property (9:18)

Highest yielding renovations (9:45)


National Association of REALTORS® 2015 Remodeling Impact Report: http://www.nari.org/assets/1/6/2015-Remodeling-Impact-Report.pdf


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#4: What to Consider When Buying Residential Investment Properties Online

September 7, 2016

Welcome back! Today we’ll be discussing how to use technology to assess and purchase investment properties online:

Beware of unrealistic assumptions online when analyzing property online (1:27)

Price & home price appreciation assumptions can be very misleading and present a major risk (2:40)

What are operating and “turn costs?” (4:44)

What to ask the seller (7:10)

Advantages of tenanted/”turnkey” properties (8:00)

Do your due diligence! (9:20)

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#3: Financing Single-Family Rental Properties

September 7, 2016

This week’s episode will cover the ins and outs of financing your SFR investment:

Dennis’ lending background (0:30)

Evolution of SFR investing finance - then and now (1:09)

Fannie and Freddie - pros and cons (1:25)

Tipping point with institutions entering rental space changed traditional lending for investors (3:03)

Private lenders are now underwriting loans like commercial real estate, focus on cash flow, not your personal income (6:36)

What is a “Mortgage constant?” (7:45)

What is “Debt Service Coverage Ratio?” (9:08)

What is “Yield Maintenance?” (9:59)

What is a “Cash Trap?” (12:39)

Protect yourself - other factors to consider (13:30)

Recourse vs. nonrecourse loans (14:45)

What is a “bad boy carve out?” (15:33)

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