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EP353: How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not? - Interview with Robert Shemin

Have you ever wondered what makes some people wealthy, while others seem to stay stuck in financial distress? On today’s show, best-selling author and real estate millionaire Robert Shemin is back to share the ideas, mindsets, and tips that all wealthy people possess. We’ll discuss goal setting, how to start thinking rich, and what it takes to get started as a real estate investor. Robert is also sharing details from his newest book, and discussing his take on the current market. If...


EP352: How to Identify Investment Friendly Cities

When you’re looking to make a solid real estate investment, the ultimate goal is cash flow. You want your cash flow to be largely hands-off and passive, and that’s why it’s pertinent to do your research about your rental markets. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sharing four tips that make up the most investor friendly areas. We’ll talk about how to identify a landlord-friendly city that is conducive to long-term buy and hold, and what to expect from your...


EP351: The Hardest Part About Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

Education and planning are important for achieving your goals, but here’s the thing—in real estate investing, it becomes incredibly easy to get stuck in the mindset of exclusively learning, and never taking action. I get it; we all want to have the answers, and feel 100% prepared before we dive into a venture. But getting started is the most important, yet hardest piece of the puzzle. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m discussing the importance of simply getting started on...


EP350: The Immense Power of a 1031 Exchange – Interview with Leonard Spoto

A 1031 exchange is a powerful tool that allows an individual to save on taxes after the sale of a piece of real estate. Doing so allows the investor to keep more money in their pocket, and defer all capital gains taxes. However, the IRS has set forth stringent rules about how a 1031 exchange must be conducted. On this episode, Leonard Spoto from Asset Exchange Company is back to share the four basic guidelines of a 1031 exchange, and why this program is so beneficial for real estate...


EP349: A Conversation with a Millionaire Retired Landlord

A few months ago, we posted a video in which we discussed the behind the scenes decision-making process of a potential real estate purchase. Since then, we ultimately decided to follow through on the purchase. This deal was unlike our other real estate purchases. Typically we conduct the entire closing process electronically, and never see our rentals in person. However, this was a rare local purchase, and I actually was able to speak with the seller—a retiring millionaire landlord. On...


EP348: Five Ways to Not Annoy Your Property Management Company

Working with an experienced, qualified property management team is paramount to a real estate investor’s success. A property management company finds the right tenants, collects the rent, and does all the legwork so you don’t have to! It’s important to remember how valuable your property management team is, and to treat them with respect. For today’s episode, I asked my property management teams what investors can do to be helpful and easy to work with. I’m sharing the top five things you...


EP347: The Do's and Don'ts of Using a Self-Directed IRA - Interview with Scott Maurer

A self-directed IRA is a retirement account that allows the owner control over where their money performs. Being strategic within a self-directed IRA allows the investor many possibilities, but the IRS has strict regulations regarding how the funds are utilized. On this episode, I'm welcoming back Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA. Scott is here to share the intricacies of using a self-directed IRA. We’ll discuss the do's and don'ts of utilizing this investment type, and how you can use a...


EP346: How to Evaluate Debt Service on a Rental Property

How can you determine if you should get a loan on an investment property? Does it make sense financially to invest if you have to accrue debt to do so? We get this question all the time, and the truth is, there is not one universal answer. On this episode, Natali and I are discussing how to determine if debt servicing is right for your investment. We’re sharing a specific tool you can use, and we’ll talk about the things to consider when making this decision. If you’ve ever wondered...


EP345: Rich People Buy Assets

Some books are worth rereading from time to time, and there are two written by Robert Kiyosaki that fit the bill. It can be easy to fall back into old habits, and I have found that these two books are helpful in order to reassess goals and aspirations. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m discussing principles from Rich Dad Poor Dad and Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant. I’ll talk about how to build your net worth by attaining assets, and why it’s so important. Don’t miss episode...


EP344: Secrets of a Millionaire Real Estate Investor - Interview with Robert Shemin

If you’re looking for some real estate investing inspiration, today’s show is for you! I’m speaking with full-time investor and New York Times best-selling author, Robert Shemin! Robert is one of the most informed and successful investors in the industry. On this episode, we’re talking about how he got started purchasing buy and hold properties, his specific strategies, and how he’s built a portfolio of over 500 properties. Robert is a true legend in the real estate world; you don’t...


EP343: The Alchemist's Guide to Real Estate Investing

Life is about embarking on a journey in order to discover your true purpose. For us the journey is real estate investing, and our purpose is in helping others. I recently read the novel,The Alchemist, and felt inspired; the concepts from the novel relate directly to real estate investing, business, and creating wealth. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are discussing several of the overarching themes from The Alchemist, and applying those ideas to real estate...


EP342: The Buy Until You Die Strategy

One lesson I learned early on as a buy and hold investor is how important it is to continue purchasing properties. When I started attending real estate meetings, I would ask experienced investors what their biggest regret was. They would always answer, “I regret selling rental properties!” On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m speaking about the importance of the hold in buy and hold investing! I’ll share why you should almost never sell your properties, and the significance of...


EP341: Understanding Cost Segregations - Interview with David Brizel

Cost segregation is an amazing tax strategy that allows a real estate investor to decelerate depreciation. We've mentioned the topic a few times on the show, but cost segregations are a very complex and intricate process. On today's show, we're calling an expert to demystify cost segregations. David Brizel is a CPA and tax segregation expert. He's here to share the ins and outs of cost segregation, how you can determine if this strategy is right for your business, and so much...


EP340: How to Think Like a Wealthy Investor

I’ve been poor, and I’ve been wealthy. You might be surprised to learn that the biggest difference between the two is not about money, but more so about mindset. The good news is, if you’re purposeful you can change your mindset, which will in turn change your financial situation. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are discussing wealth consciousness, and how to manifest wealth in your life. We’ll talk about identifying self-sabotaging thoughts, and dismissing...


EP339: Don't Buy a House, Rent Instead

Most people pride themselves on owning their home. After all, it’s a major component of the American Dream. But as mortgage rates and home prices continue to surge, it seems that owning your primary residence might not be the best use of your funds. On today’s show, I’m sharing the major reasons why you might want to rent, instead of owning your primary residence. I’ll talk about appreciation, strategies for wealth building, and more! Don’t miss episode 339 of Investing in Real...


EP338: What Makes a Great Rental Market?

Not just any city can function as a great rental market. Unless you live in a few select cities, chances are the best properties are not in your backyard. So how do you go about finding a rental market that will produce high return on investment? On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing five attributes of a great rental market! I’ll share the key indicators that I care about in a city. You’ll learn about local laws, job markets, and much more! Book a call with our...


EP337: The Power of Private Money - Interview with Susan Lassiter-Lyons

Have you ever wondered how to find private money? Are you scared of the idea of approaching a private lender? If so, today’s guest can help you change your perspective and start accessing private capital in order to take your business to the next level! I’m thrilled to share my conversation with Susan Lassiter-Lyons with you. Susan is an investor, entrepreneur, coach, and author, who has done over $800 million in real estate deals around the world. On this episode of Investing in Real...


EP336: History Lesson: The Romans Owned Real Estate

Without a doubt, real estate investing is the best way to build wealth in this day and age. But did you know that rental real estate actually dates back to Ancient Rome? On today's show, I'm sharing some historical facts about building dynasties and wealth building in Ancient Rome. You'll learn about the different types of currencies, the value of owning cash flowing assets, and how to build true, lasting wealth. Don't miss episode 336 of Investing in Real Estate! Book a call with...


EP335: How to Buy Real Estate with Credit Cards - Interview with Mike Banks

Ready to invest in real estate but don’t know where to start? We hear that a lot. It can be overwhelming to figure out how to purchase your first rental property without cash on hand or any personal connections in real estate. We’ve teamed up with an amazing program that can help you can attain business lines of credit to purchase rental real estate—at zero interest! The process is incredibly simple and allows you to secure funding easily and quickly. On this episode of Investing in...


EP334: Happy Independence Day! America Is the Best Place to Buy Investment Property

Today in the United States, we’re celebrating Independence Day. As we celebrate our freedoms, I wanted to discuss what makes America the best place to invest, whether you’re an American or an international investor. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m discussing what makes the United States the best country for investing! I’ll elaborate on the current economy, changes with international buyers, and so much more! Happy Independence Day! Book a call with our team:...