Sat, 24 March 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Flavia Berys, host of the Lifestyle Solopreneur podcast and teacher at Landlord Prep, about the current legal landscape of short term rentals. The fight between residents and landlords of short term rentals isn't going to end anytime soon, but Flavia has her finger on the pulse when it comes to what's happening right now.
Flavia discusses where to find good, long term tenants, and gives some tips on how to properly manage your properties to get the best reviews from your tenants, and keep your things safe.
[3:56] What is the status of STRs in California
[6:14] The issue of laws for STRs and property rights of the owner
[12:44] 2-3 month long rentals for traveling professionals is a great market, but where do you find them?
[15:29] You need to decide what amenities to offer from the onset
[18:46] How Flavia uses her security system, and how you have to deal with cameras and your tenants
[21:34] How remote Flavia manages her properties, and a reminder that being a STR host is MUCH more personal than being a landlord
Fri, 16 March 2018
Jason Hartman takes this episode to delve into some important happenings in the real estate world today. Some of Trump's recent moves have been bringing jobs back to the states, and companies are expected to bring money back, and it's creating good times for a lot of people.
With that good time comes something every real estate investor can enjoy, rent inflation. BUT, when times are good it's important to be vigilant with your providers and make sure they're not getting lazy.
[3:58] Jobs are coming back to America
[7:27] Rent inflation is coming
[12:46] As a real estate investor, it's critical that you remember who your customer really is (hint: it's the tenant)
[16:05] In a booming economy, the big job as a real estate broker is the job of sorting people out
[20:12] Sometimes the booms can make providers a little sloppy, so it's important to stay on top of property managers and the like
Fri, 9 March 2018
If you want a story of someone who started with nothing and ended up with everything, Tom Cafarella is your man. Jason Hartman talks with Tom about his experience starting out in real estate with no money, how he worked his way up, how he sources his properties, how you can evict tenants in tenant friendly areas, and more.
[2:09] Tom's journey to leave corporate America (which started immediately upon entering)
[7:02] Tom's first fix and flip deal
[9:59] Flippers may have spending money, but buy and hold investors accumulate real wealth
[14:18] How is Tom sourcing his properties?
[17:56] Suggestions for evicting in tenant friendly municipalities
[19:30] Should you have a real estate license when you start wholesaling?
Fri, 2 March 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Daniel Amerman, CFA, about the need for legitimate economic data and whether we can get any of that from the government. The two also take a deep look at our nation's rising debt and what that means for the US currency moving forward.
[2:42] Daniel recently reverse engineered the Congressional Budget Office's long term economic outlooko
[6:32] Is the CBO a credible source of information?
[8:41] Technically there's no such thing as an unfunded liability
[13:47] What does a heavily indebted nation mean for the investor?
[15:57] "It's crucially clear that, when you have a $20 trillion national debt, that interest rates can't rise too much"
[19:48] Why Jason hates hedonic indexes
[23:39] There's a lot of inflation that we either don't see or we don't acknowledge
[28:12] A 2% higher rate of inflation is magic for maintaining financial solvency
[31:23] When everyone learned that stocks were the magic wealth building machine they bid the prices of stocks so high the dividends crashed, which ruined the wealth creation
[34:02] Daniel is a huge fan, not of income property, but of the mortgage