Accredited Income Property Investment Specialist (AIPIS) (general)

Jason Hartman talks with Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate. The two discuss what's going on in the macro US economy, what's going on with home inventory levels, some of the easiest ways to lower home prices, and the Millennial's (mostly futile) quest to save up for a down payment. They also discuss the lack of home inventory and why the loosening of credit regulations isn't going to impact home sales as much as some are hoping. Then they also delve into millennials trying to afford homes and WHERE they can actually afford to live.

Key Takeaways:

[1:18] What's Matthew's take on what's going on in the macroeconomy

[4:06] What's going on with new home development? Will there be any break in inventory shortgage?

[8:19] The easiest way to lower home costs and ease the inventory crisis is by easing regulatory burdens

[11:54] Millenials are having a hard time saving up for a down payment and are asking for a loan from the bank of Mom & Dad

[14:39] Milennials want to live in the "exurbs" in townhomes, but home prices are pushing them out further

[17:05] It's taking a credit score of 740 to get a mortgage loan these days, but even if more people become eligible there's no inventory

[20:16] Factors that could trigger the next business cycle recession and what the next recession might look like

[24:34] Who are the "Boomerang Buyers" and how might they impact the single family rental rate growth?

Website:

www.Windermere.com/Economics

Direct download: AIPIS_248_Matthew_Gardner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with 24 year old real estate investor Ben Mizes, co-founder of Clever Real Estate, about how he got started in the business, what lessons he's learned over his time in the industry, and what technologies he's using to keep up with all his properties. Ben also gives a few best practice tips to those who want to get involved in real estate like he is.

Key Takeaways:

[1:23] How Ben became interested in real estate

[5:23] Ben's deal experience as he started growing his portfolio, and why his 2nd deal may have been his most important

[9:34] Ben's thoughts on what's happening in the real estate industry as a whole

[13:10] Best practices when managing your own properties is to make sure you make your expectations very clear with your tenants

[17:45] If you don't do a good job with repairs it makes managing the building that much harder

[20:05] The two main technologies Ben is using for his real estate, and one hack Ben uses to allow his tenants to pay cash

Website:

www.ListWithClever.com

Direct download: AIPIS_247_Ben_Mizes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Dr Andy Krause, Principal Data Scientist at Greenfield Advisors and AVM Analytics, about the state of automated valuation models (AVMs), the potential future for AVMs, how they work, and what practicalities are slowing their development down. The two also discuss the wide range of uses AVMs have, how they're going to be changing moving forward, and how short-term rentals are impacting housing markets across the country.

Key Takeaways:

[1:16] The biggest AVM people know about is Zillow

[2:18] The science (and accuracy) behind current AVMs

[5:11] 2 things that are stopping a database from happening that would significantly improve appraisals

[9:42] How does the AVM come up with a value?

[15:17] What the AVMs do outside of simply valuing individual homes

[17:38] The future of AVMs

[20:57] The effects of the short-term rental market on the overall housing market

Website:

www.GreenfieldAdvisors.com

www.AVMAnalytics.com

Direct download: AIPIS_246_Andy_Krause.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Natalia Karayaneva, founder of Propy, about how the blockchain can be used in real estate transactions. The main purpose of doing so is that it can drastically reduce closing costs, and potentially eliminate the need for title insurance in the future (if states allow it). Jason and Natalia look at the uses for Propy and how it can be used both in and outside of the United States.

Key Takeaways:

[1:31] How can the blockchain be used in the real estate world?

[8:27] Do countries outside the US needs this more than the US does?

[13:05] Propy is mostly going to be cutting down on closing costs

[14:13] How do you use Propy in real life?

[18:55] What's the future for Propy?

Website:

www.Propy.com

Direct download: AIPIS_245_Natalia_Karayaneva.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Jeff Cronrod, founder of the American Apartment Owner Association & founder of Rent Recovery Service, about his new program called Lease Guarantee, and how landlords need to take a more aggressive approach toward tenants who don't pay. They focus today on property management best practices and tenant screening.

Key Takeaways:

[22:02] What is Lease Guarantee?

[24:18] How much does the Lease Guarantee cost and what exactly does it cover?

[28:32] The steps you have to go through when a tenant misses their rent payment

[31:40] What judgement do you need to get for Lease Guarantee to pay out?

[20:02] Jeff's property management best practices, and proper tenant screening

[24:18] What sort of reports are available for landlords?

[20:02] Jeff's property management best practices, and proper tenant screening

[24:18] What sort of reports are available for landlords?

Website:

www.AAOA.com

www.TenantAlert.com

Direct download: AIPIS_244_Jeff_Cronrod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

The worlds of cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding can work in harmony, but the world of the long term cryptocurrency lover and day traders may not be so harmonious.

Jason Hartman talks with David Drake, founder of LDJ Capital, about what's going on in the cryptocurrency world, regulations on the ICO market, and how currencies like Bitcoin might be incorporated into international currency baskets.

Key Takeaways:

[3:33] What kind of regulations do ICOs have?

[8:13] Cryptocurrencies are now seeing two worlds collide: the old guard of people who are buying and holding versus the hedge funds coming in to trade and make money quickly

[12:12] G7 might put Bitcoin into their currency baskets because they're anti-inflationary

[15:07] Can cryptocurrencies overcome any potential opposition from governments and central banks?

Website:

www.LDJCapital.com

Direct download: AIPIS_243_David_Drake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

Jason Hartman presents a client case study with Muthiah where the two discuss an incident Muthiah recently had with a vendor, and what actions you can take when you're being wronged. They explore the actual process of Muthiah filing a claim against a bad provider and how he was about to get restitution after some avenues had failed. Jason also explains how to get a hold of his Hall of Shame resource list, and why you should file complaints even if they're not likely to help you alone.

Key Takeaways:

[2:37] What happened to Muthiah that created tension with the seller

[5:13] If the seller wants to close before the repairs are completed, the only way you accept is if they have money held in escrow in case they don't do what they promised

[8:28] The two ends of the company spectrum

[11:28] What Jason wants you to negotiate with your property management contract

[15:41] The inherent conflict of interest with property managers

[23:04] Muthiah has never tried to self manage his current 20 properties

[26:04] Want Jason Hartman's Hall of Shame resource list? Fill out any form on JasonHartman.com

[28:22] Muthiah's process of filing complaints against the provider

[32:53] You're not just filing these complaints for yourself, it's your duty to protect other people

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AIPIS_242_Muthiah.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

There is a lot of talk in the news lately about a possible downturn in the US economy, yet Jason’s guest, Ali Wolf of Meyers Research is staying bullish. She says the important indicators to watch aren’t showing the normal warning signs of a market drop. Ali also discusses the trends of Millennials with regards to renting vs. buying a home, their purchasing cycles and what they are willing, and not willing, to pay for.

Key Takeaways:

[01:03] Are we at the end of a business cycle?

[04:30] Ali uses the Quits ratio to judge the state of the economy.

[06:39] Three critical indicators to use as early warning signs to a possible market drop.

[09:29] Wiil Millennials be staying put and buying homes or are they the rental generation?

[16:33] Why modern, prefab homes may offer Millennials more amenities than space.

[27:34] Inventory of existing, resale housing is lower in every single market Zondo tracks.

Website:

www.MeyersLLC.com

www.Zonda.co

Direct download: AIPIS_241_Ali_Wolf.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Robert Whaples, Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Wake Forest University and co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review. The two discuss the current Pope's world view and the nature of the Catholic church today.

Key Takeaways:

[2:58] What is Pope Francis' world view?

[7:23] How the economy is connected to the environment in the Pope's world view

[13:02] Do we need environmental regulations and taxes?

[14:49] Have we just exported our pollution?

[20:05] Where does the Catholic church come in on the uneven playing fields of markets and oligarchies

Website:

www.Independent.org

Direct download: AIPIS_240_Robert_Whaples.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Barry Habib, renowned mortgage industry executive and founder of MBS Highway, about what to expect in the mortgage world in 2018. The two discuss why the media doesn't seem to get real estate, why real estate appreciation doesn't have to match stock market appreciation, mortgage tax deductions, and how the Roe v Wade decision actually impacted a housing bubble.

Key Takeaways:

[1:18] Is Barry still bullish the US real estate market?

[5:23] The power of leverage, when a 6% return can dwarf 20%

[9:12] The interest you pay for your house goes to the lender, but the principle is STILL YOUR MONEY

[11:37] How much Barry expects mortgage rates to rise in 2018, and how it impact appreciation

[12:42] Why aren't people taking the mortgage tax deduction?

[14:23] The bullish sentiment is the highest it's been in about 20 years

[18:33] How Roe v Wade led to a housing bubble

Website:

www.MBSHighway.com

Direct download: AIPIS_239_Barry_Habib.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT