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Cap Rates - The Great Equalizer

Too many people think that all cap rates are the same- an equalizer among all property types for all deals. If that's true it means that we're always getting net operating income (NOI) right from the beginning and that each asset is providing an equal level of risk. Not true! For a transcript of this episode go to John


Defining Local Market Knowledge for Buying Real Estate

Today's topic is defining local market knowledge for buying real estate. Our topic includes four areas related to establishing local market knowledge:


Big Trends Affecting Real Estate Values

We have four areas we want to cover today. The first is technology followed by demographics, urban density and then demand for housing. Those are our four big trends. Yes, there's 40 but hey we can't do them all in 20 minutes. Today we’re talking about:


3 Reasons For Strategic Vacancy

Why would we want to create vacancy? Strategic vacancy is always planned and it has a purpose. Usually the purpose is to increase rents. We're talking about rental property. We're always looking to increase rents, however, rent is not always about price right.


PM Basics - 4 Preventive Maintenance Money Savers

Today's topic is property management basics: 4 preventive maintenance money savers. These are very basic. I'll tell you what the four are upfront and then we can proceed from there. They are:


Understanding Leverage and Liquidity in Real Estate Investing

Today's segment is about understanding leverage and liquidity in real estate investing. We want to focus on real estate financing. To frame this conversation, I'm talking about real estate assets, or investments, under five-million dollars. Once you get about five-million dollars then you're competing in the professional class. With assets under five-million dollars, most of those real estate assets are purchased by local people in local markets. For a a complete reading of the show notes...


Poperty Management Nuts and Bolts for Small Apartment Owners with Jim Abernathy

Property management for small properties can benefit from many of the same business principles deployed by much larger apartment owners in terms of implementing systems and processes. Creating a consistent product, having consistent response times to maintenance, running the business "as a business" are all part of running a small rental business. For a a complete reading of the show notes please visit our website at John


Residential Energy Saving Tips

Energy efficiency is not the most exciting topic but frankly it can be when you convert the topics that we're discussing into dollars and cents. If it's only $5 people are not going to pay attention. Yet, take the body of work in energy efficiency in the last ten years and it is a huge amount of change that can affect every household and rental property owner. For a a complete reading of the show notes please visit our website at John


How to Start Investing in Real Estate

In this podcast with Darsweil Rogers John discusses the straightest line to real estate ownership: what to do and how to do it. For a a complete reading of the show notes please visit our website at John


Real Estate Investing - Moving From Single-Family to Multifamily

Investing in single-family homes versus multifamily represents two completely different business models and required operational management. They are not the same at all. Multifamily, with the potential for higher rewards, moves at a completely different velocity than does single-family. For a a complete reading of the show notes please visit our website at John


Houses: To Flip or Not to Flip and the #1 Thing to Avoid

Most instruction on house flipping teaches people how to do a segment of the house flipping business so they can be involved in the process. Well, the process is very extensive. You have to be able to purchase, repair and market the property. And you have to do all three very well to be successful in the home flipping business. Most people do not have the capitalization and/or skill set to do all of those things. Let's break it down a little bit more. For a a complete reading of the show...


Return On Investment In Real Estate - 5 Sources

Most people know these sources but they're not necessarily all in one place at one time so that's the purpose of today's episode: to have all five types of return on investment from real estate in one place while you are contemplating future investments and use this list to analyze your current investments, to measure if you are gaining yield from all five sources with your existing portfolio. For a a complete reading of the show notes please visit our website at John


The Absolute Easiest Way To Buy Your First Property

Getting down to brass tacks for purposes of making your first purchase or becoming a property owner: make the purchase as a homeowner. We want you to make your purchase as a homeowner because as a homeowner you get better access to financing, therefore, this the absolute easiest way to buy your first property. You want a move-in ready property. It doesn't have to be a new property but we want you to buy a property that's move-in ready so that when you get that loan commitment, when you’ve...