Fri, 19 May 2017
AIPIS 185 - How to Get Approved for the Best Mortgage Without Sticking a Fork in Your Eye with Elysia Stobbe
Elysia Stobbe's real estate career has seen her help close more than $250 million in residential mortgage loans. Jason Hartman talks with Elysia about her best selling book How to Get Approved for the Best Mortgage Without Sticking a Fork in Your Eye. The two discuss money mistakes that investors frequently make, what to expect from the mortgage industry in the next few years, some crucial borrowing strategies, and more.
[1:42] The 3 monumental money mistakes to avoid
[5:12] The state of the mortgage industry
[8:40] Key borrowing techniques for investors
[11:50] There are still great returns out there, so stop waiting
Fri, 12 May 2017
Jason Hartman talks with the founder of Rentec Direct, Nathan Miller, as the two seek to help investors self manage their properties with tools such as Rentec Direct. Rentec offers complete solutions including inventory, property management tools, and now exclusive financing with terms you will appreciate. Nathan says Rentec Direct is designed for investors with 2-20 income properties. Tenant screening, automated payments and a property manager access option makes the tool accessible and easy to use.
[1:52] Rentec Direct’s average client is an investor with 2-20 properties.
[3:51] The Rentec tool is designed to make a landlord’s life easier.
[9:01] Tenant screening is via Trans-Union.
[13:58] Rentec PM has the option to open an owner/investors portal and is 20% more.
[18:27] What differentiates Rentec Direct from their competition?
[24:02] Live chat support is available within the program.
“The most important part of renting a home is picking the right tenant.”
Fri, 5 May 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Frances Donald, Senior Economist at Manulife Asset Management and Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services. The two discuss consumer, investor, and executive sentiment numbers in the home and job market. Frances can't say for certain whether or not Trump is the reason behind the economic resurgence, but she does believe Trump's potential policy changes are the reason behind the stock market rally.
Frances and Jason also discuss how the real estate market still has pent up demand despite growing student loan debt and young people being unable to buy homes.
[1:12] Investor sentiment gives a positive outlook for the US economy
[3:54] Is Trump the cause of the economic forecast?
[5:11] Rising interest rates present a challenge for the housing market
[8:12] Trump is inspiring confidence in companies all across the country
[9:53] Real estate investment is a small part of the total economy
[14:30] There are two true drivers of rental housing
[17:02] The housing and rental markets are not currently in their natural order
[20:41] The importance of demographics in relation to wage growth
There are fewer multipliers to growth from a rental market than there are from a housing market.
Fri, 28 April 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Founder, CEO, and Chairman of ThirdHome, Wade Shealy. The two discuss how people with vacation homes can loan out their vacation spot while getting access to thousands of properties in desirable areas for as little as $395 for a week. So if you're tired of going to the same spot for your vacation year after year, maybe it's time to borrow someone else's for a change.
[2:41] How ThirdHome differs from timeshare business models
[6:06] What you have to do to be eligible for membership into ThirdHome
[10:36] How ThirdHome relationships with other organizations works
[13:56] The cleaning process after guests leave your vacation home
[15:26] Relationships that have been cultivated through ThirdHomes, and some of the membership perks
Fri, 21 April 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Robert W Wood, Managing Partner of Wood LLP. Robert is a tax attorney who deals in matters both corporate and individual. He has been ranked by the US Lawyer Rankings as a Top 6 tax lawyer in the country.
Jason and Robert discuss things people do with their taxes that might open them up to prosecution, and how to avoid turning your contractors into full time employees in the eyes of the law.
[1:19] Should offshore accounts be avoided?
[3:41] You could be unknowingly breaking the tax law
[4:42] The main way IRS criminal cases come about
[7:40] What to do if the IRS criminal division comes for you
[10:05] How lawsuit settlements are seen in the eyes of the tax law
[11:56] What you need to know, tax wise, about hiring freelancers
[17:40] The dangers of having freelancers and employees doing the same jobs
Fri, 14 April 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Grant Cardone, Executive Producer of Turnaround King and host of The Cardone Zone. Grant is also the author of The 10X Rule, and he talks with Jason about how you can make your life be what you want, why he wrote his book, and why it's important to be self sufficient.
[4:30] Grant’s new venture Act Like Success is based on committing first and figure the rest out later.
[9:52] The 10X Rule is based on a concept that the goals, targets and actions people are making are low based on their potential.
[12:07] How to stay excited and make your goals 10X.
[13:57] Breaking free of middle-class thinking.
[21:17] Find power in who you know not what you know.
[25:46] You have to do whatever it takes!
Fri, 7 April 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Sandra Navidi, author of the new book Superhubs: How the Financial Elite and their Networks Rule Our World.
Sandra is a former investment banker at Scarsdale Equities, and is now the founder and CEO of BeyondGlobal. Sandra received her law degree from the University of Cologne School of Law, Germany, as well as a Master-of-Law Degree in Banking Corporate and Finance law from Fordham University School of Law, USA. Navidi’s economic perspective is described as “from micro to macro”.
[1:40] Why financial superhubs are of interest to Sandra
[5:55] The superhubs are the same as all networks, but with significant more power
[9:12] How the actions of various superhubs can impact your life
[14:03] Can an average person get access to superhubs?
[18:02] How many superhubs are out there
[21:10] Some of the biggest names in the financial world have relatively low net worths
[27:21] If we don't correct our system, it will correct itself, and it might not be pretty
Wed, 29 March 2017
Jason Hartman talks with one of his clients, and owner of 9 properties, Muthiah Nachiappan. Muthiah has pored over many property management contracts, and he discusses his self-designed Property Management Survey, fees property managers charge but shouldn't be paid for, and how he got into income property investing. Jason also gives listeners 4 options for property management, and then discusses the 3 options property management companies have to take advantage of if they want to stay in business.
[2:44] Property Management contracts always skew toward the writer of the contract
[4:06] Jason thinks the property management business is ripe for disruption via things like self-management, a la carte services, and flat fees.
[7:38] Muthiah's road to income property investing
[11:28] Muthiah's Property Management Survey.
[16:01] What the flat fee system Jason envisions is
[21:30] 4 property management options the every investor should know
[26:52] A hybrid option for property management needs to be available
[31:21] It's important that your property management company know that you're an educated owner who won't be taken advantage of.
[33:48] Muthiah shares his future investment plans and his retirement objectives.
Thu, 9 March 2017
AIPIS 177 - The Current Real Estate Market for Manufacturing, Office, Retail, Industrial and Multi-Family with Andrew Wright
Jason Hartman talks with Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner at the commercial real estate firm, Franklin Street. He has grown the company to more than 200 employees in major markets throughout the Southeast.
He has been involved in over $1 billion in real estate and finance transactions, and also has experience in distressed real estate, negotiating the resolution of more than $800 million in debt since 2009.
The two discuss the changing nature of real estate thanks to technology, and what sectors are still worth investing in today.
[1:35] How Andrew expects Trump to impact real estate under Trump
[4:59] How much the internet has changed retail centers
[8:31] Internet shopping has changed the demand for warehouse real estate and the delivery industry
[12:54] Andrew's take on the supply/demand status of the market right now
[17:03] What kinds of cap rates Andrew is seeing out there these days
[19:08] Andrew's favorite real estate investment today
Tue, 7 March 2017
On September 30, 2016, Linda Jones invited Jason Hartman on to Be Wealthy and Smart to talk about the all important LTI ratio. Jason explains why high land values aren't necessarily a good thing, and how his "Hartman Risk Evaluator" can help you identify cyclical markets to avoid and linear markets that are ripe for investing.
[4:34] The importance of the LTI ratio
[7:28] Jason's "packaged commodities investing" idea
[11:41] How much land values can change the price of your home
[15:08] How the "Hartman Risk Evaluator" can help you invest
[18:44] The danger that comes from believing someone can predict changes in home prices