Being an Industrial Engineer by education it drives me crazy how “Bad Data” is prevalent everywhere… much like how English majors get headaches over my writings.
“Lifestyle Asset Class” is the Class A inventory. The place rich people live in (or people who think they are) and what institutional and unsophisticated investors invest in.
“Renter-by-Necessity” is the Class B/C inventory. This is where blue collar hard working Americans live and where sophisticated investors are able to carve out double digit gains with stabilized properties that still produce cashflow in case of a market correction.
Take a look at the data below for All-Classes and compare it with “Lifestyle” and “Renter By-Necessity” tables and take note how you can’t take data you read in the Wall Street Journal at face value. We invest in “Renter-by-Necessity” properties and we need not let the “Lifestyle” data skew our analysis.
What I have noticed is that when people have good lives and good income at their W2 job… Good is the Enemy of Great!
The second question I ask in every podcast Interview is the Han Solo question. That set of circumstances where life took a pivot and that was the trigger for change. That pressure or conflict builds up either inside them or inspired by an external event.
Unhappiness spurs individuals to improve the condition of their circumstance to find happiness. Unhappiness drives us to make necessary changes in our lives. Are you content or truly happy?
I have done an exercise to write down… “I would be happy when I have…” every six months and my conclusion is that “it” always changes – therefore it is the journey and the constant driving toward something bigger that is what truly makes us happy. Chris Rush’s podcast in September 2017 mentions this concept of always having that next goal.
As a species, we are naturally built to evolve (Darwinism). This prevents humans from becoming too complacent with their happy lives so that they will continue to do things to improve their lives in an effort to chase happiness. No matter what awesome things happen in our lives that make us happy, we always revert back to our happiness baseline. Just reflect back on the last time you had a mini windfall or lucked out? How quickly did it fade?
If we were not programmed like this how else would the world economy work?
If you’re unhappy with your life, get out your notepad or your favorite electronic device and start identifying what goals! Be attuned to your signals and don’t call it greed. Try to align it to a higher calling to benefit others.
And for those who are always making small strides to find that next deal with no success… just remember and think how you are just three feet from gold!
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The inspiration behind this:
I got really upset the other day. A friend of mine was talking to a so called financial planner and was getting sold Whole Life Insurance. To set the stage, the subject client did not have investments or much cashflow. Why the heck was Whole Life Insurance was being prescribed?!? Oh because Whole Life has some fat commissions and the ding-dong financial planner does not know enough to get themself out the rat-race.
I have been doing a lot of thinking lately… about what I really want to do with myself. One realization I have discovered is when something gets you so upset or passionate (like a financial planner screwing regular people… people who don’t have the cashflow or liquidity and being sold on the BS line of “conservative investing”) you have found a higher calling.
My rant is now over… As we covered very briefly on this past podcast. We are not talking about buying these types of policies for “insurance” or death payout, we are doing it for liquidity (to invest) and shield assets from creditors or lawsuits. I spoke to a couple other life insurance guys (smart guys) but they don’t get this either. They just tried to sell EIULs which do have higher yields but don’t have the liquidity component we are looking for so we can take out a loan from ourselves to invest and make a spread on the difference.
Many of you have been hearing me show my frustrations over the lack of deals since we are in a seller’s market. I don’t have the answers but I do ask the right questions… and that question is are we ‘already in a recession’?
Recessions are loosely defined as two-quarters of stagnant GDP growth. I don’t really know what goes into those numbers but I can tell you that the explosive rent growth in markets like Dallas are starting to stagnant (still increasing though).
Take a look at these articles and email me your feedback (Lane@simplepassivecashflow.com) also, check out simplepassivecashflow.com/fund for the soon to be opening hedge fund of direct investments in stabilized and value-add SFH and MFH… invest in everyday housing with the increasing American population.
Everyone talks about every 8-12 years we are due for another correction. There is some validity to it, however, the past does not predict the future.
Today is a different day with the internet product cycles are compressed and this helps smooth out market fragmentation. Unfortunately fear and greed make up a large portion of stock evaluations which is extremely difficult to model or predict.
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I was having a lot of trouble with the plumbing getting clogged up in this particular property. Especially when it rained.
Come to find out the roots outside the home were growing in the pipes. These pipes were made out of clay and the roots like to find the water source and break the pipes. The solution is to get a Backhoe and operator for half the day to dig up the old pipes and replace with PVC. Where did I get this info??? My day job as an engineer 😛