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Podcast#087 – Fundamentals – Interview with Dana Dunford -What amenities should I provide my rentals and new technologies.

In this episode we discuss:

• Nest automates thermostats and one day in the near future is a good implementation in B rentals

• HVAC or dishwasher breaks and technology can alert you

• Technology good for B and A class

• Class B rentals are having Amazon lockers and these Nest thermostats

• Know your avatar

• At one time backsplash in kitchens was unheard of and now its a cheap fix

• What is standard in the market? Dishwashers, garage doors, laundry price, etc..

• Zillow gives good filters for amenities like washer and dryers

• Ask your property management what is standard

• SFH’s should have the tenant paying the utilities

• RUBS is Reimbursement Utility Billing System

• Skeptic on keyless entry soon but good for short term rentals

• A lot of new hardware and software coming but lets try it out at our own homes first yea 😁

• Use the technology in your rentals for tracking and monitoring

• Don’t have personal relationships with your tenants

• Property manager’s are the most critical people on your team and go off referrals

• Yelp is just angry vendors writing bad reviews for each other

• I look for the negative reviews as a good thing because they don’t want to cave in to resident requests

• A nest thermostat or Thanksgiving turkey might be a good gift to bait a longer contract

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Visiting Hawaii? Drop in for a business meeting? Support local businesses yea!

I moved back to Hawaii because people here have got wealth building all wrong – a lot of equity, generational wealth, and saving/losing their money in the Bank. Teaming up to redirect money from the Wall-Street casinos and corrupt financial institutions…To help the endangered ‘Middle Class’ savers find safer, more profitable investments in Main Street opportunities benefiting local communities 808 style. Begin with the end in mind is what the smart folks say… so I am trying to work backwards and continue to bring the best deals to you loyal podcast listerns. Real talk guys… I’m trying to change the world.

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‘Drink & Grow Rich’ with Real Estate Investing: Topic – Private Lending

5:30PM-6:00PM – Open Networking

6:00PM-6:20PM – Lane Kawaoka from SimplePassiveCashflow.com will discuss his last Private Money Lending deal where he lent money to a home flipper to collect a passive return. 6:20PM-8:00PM+ Hang out and discuss investing with other members. Open networking.
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Podcast#086 – Fundamentals – Interview with Ty Crandall – Getting Business Lines of Credit

Ty Crandall is an internationally known speaker, author, and business credit expert. With over 17 years of financial experience Ty is recognized as an authority in business credit building and is the author of two books on credit named Perfect Credit and Business Credit Decoded. He has been featured by Entrepreneur, Inc, and Forbes.

Ty currently serves as the CEO at Credit where he has helped create and grow one of the biggest and most credible business coaching operations in the United States. We help investors obtain capital to purchase real estate.

Something that you have recently thought about “burning your cash” on for time savings or an improvement in quality of life.

Several forms of automation, most recently an automated system for billing recovery.

www.creditsuite.com, info@creditsuite.com, 877-600-2487

Business credit does not use personal credit

Uses your Business EIN

1) Set up a business, website, physical address, land line

2) Get setup with reporting agency – write to reporting agency to see if you have an existing report

3) Get credit cards using EIN (Do not use Social Security Number)

4) Get Uline, Quill, Grainger, Seaton, Gimler, etc accounts

5) After 5 accounts get Home Depot, Lowes, Cash Credit Cards, Amazon, Sears

6) After 10 accounts get VIsa or Mastercard accounts

creditsuite.com/reports

Podcast #85 – Buying and Selling Businesses with Ace Chapman

Ace bought his first business when he was nineteen. It was an online stock market simulator called CoolWallStreet. After selling it and seeing the benefits of buying a business over starting one, he caught the business buying bug. Since then he has bought and sold over thirty businesses and has helped his clients all over the world buy over one hundred businesses.

Ace buys and sells internet businesses. He had done over 40 deals

1) How much simple passive Cashflow are you making today and how are you doing it?

I have a portfolio of over 30 internet businesses that create income.

2) What is your Han Solo moment – Han Solo and his buddy Chewbacca from Star Wars were cruising around the galaxy as lowlife smugglers but then cross paths with Luke and Leia and his life took a pivot point. Describe the resistance that was the catalyst for change. Did you “burn the boats” or did you let it happen naturally – was there an internal (you decided to make a change on own – what was thought process?) or external trigger (ie got fired from your job)?

My moment was definitely burning the boats. I quit college which basically meant that I was not going off have the normal 9-5 corporate life and set on the path towards entrepreneurship ever since.

3) Worst life/business moment and what did you do after? Lesson learned?

Losing my first business after having seven figure offers that I turned down.

4) Current 2-week experiment and 6-month project? (90-180 day goal). A mark of a high performer is to put your ego aside and accept the help of others and mastermind maybe folks can help you by you asking.

● Current 2-week experiment – taking three breaks a day for meditation

● 6 month project – building a life where I live in both Atlanta and Miami

5) What is your simple passive Cashflow number? Now imagine you had 2x that amount… Describe your ideal day, detailed routine, and what projects you are working on.

● Ideal day – Exactly what I’m doing right now. I love what I do. I don’t have to do it but it’s my passion.

● Projects – Buying and selling businesses. Helping people avoid the risk and headaches of starting a business and show them how to buy one instead.

6) Something that you have recently or thought about “burning your cash” on for time savings or an improvement in quality of life.

Jet membership

7) Something that you changed your mind on? Our ego often gets in the way of greatness.

In negotiating deals, sometimes you end up fighting with seller’s egos instead of logic. There have definitely been deals that I have walked away from because I didn’t want to deal with the seller’s ego.

8) Tony Robbins identifies two large concepts that we are continually struggling to gain perfection at: #1-Art of Fulfillment and #2-Science of Achievement. If you died tomorrow and I were to email this to your kids a couple decades later… this is what they would hear.

a) What is your secret/hack for the “Science of Achievement?” Any secret habits to share? Morning or Nighttime ritual?

● My secret hack is avoid what everybody else is doing. The greatest opportunity is always found where the fewest people are looking.

● Morning Ritual – To start the day with as much positive energy and emotions as possible.

b) What is your secret/hack for the “Art of Fulfillment?” How you do contribute back?

● I joined a Big Brother mentoring program.

8) Anything we missed and contact info if you would like anyone to get a hold of you. URL?

● Instagram – ace.chapman

● Twitter – acechapman

● Youtube – Ace Chapman

● Facebook – Ace Chapman

● Website – www.acechapman.com

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Podcast#084 – Interview with Mark Walker & Dealing with Very Shady Characters

Mark Walker is founder of Luxmana Investments, which focuses on residential and multifamily investments. Mark quit his corporate job and is now a multifamily investor.

1) How much simple passive Cashflow are you making today and how are you doing it?

(You don’t need to give a number if you would like privacy. You can be vague such as halfway to quitting my job, cover my mortgage, make 25% of my expenses, over $10k, although people like when people open up the kimono):

My passive income is more than 200% of my expenses. I have a portfolio of 22 SFR’s in Denver, Colorado, and a 64-unit apartment complex in Dallas, Texas. I also have a small equity position is another 96-units in Dallas, TX, but I am not the managing member of that.

2) What is your Han Solo moment – Han Solo and his buddy Chewbacca from Star Wars were cruising around the galaxy as lowlife smugglers but then cross paths with Luke and Leia and his life took a pivot point. Describe the resistance that was the catalyst for change:

I met a general contractor in 2010, and we decided to do a couple residential development deals together. Through that relationship I was introduced to several people who were instrumental in me taking the next steps to build my passive income portfolio from there. Combine this with the fact that I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the corporate world, and that drove me to become even more focused on escaping the rat race.

3) Did you “burn the boats” or did you let it happen naturally? Was there an internal (you decided to make a change on your own – what was thought process?) or an external trigger (ie got fired from your job)?

I decided to make the change on my own, as I desired financial freedom and to spend more time with my family. The external factor of becoming frustrated with the corporate world was not the primary driver, but it did add to my motivation.

4) What was your worst life/business moment and what did you do after? Lesson learned?

In the 2005/2006 timeframe, I moved forward on a real estate opportunity which turned out to be fraud. I can certainly elaborate on this, but long story short: I testified to the Grand Jury to help get this indictment, and I was the second person they put on the stand at the official trial. The offender received a 130+ year prison sentence, which was the largest sentence ever given in the State of Colorado at the time for fraud. I learned about the importance of “trust, but verify.”

5) Current 2-week experiment and 6-month project? (90-180 day goal) A mark of a high performer is to put your ego aside and accept the help of others and mastermind maybe folks can help you by you asking.

My top two goals in 2017 are around family and health. If I can find and do one 50+ unit multifamily deal in 2017, that will be icing on the cake.

6) What is your simple passive Cashflow number? Now imagine you had 2x that amount… Describe your ideal day, detailed routine, and what projects you are working on.

Simple passive cashflow number is $20K/month. If I had $40K/month, it’s full retirement in Central America. It would be lots of days in the sun with my wife and daughter, plus exploring this region of the world. We would, of course home school our daughter.

7) Something that you have recently thought about “burning your cash” on for time savings or an improvement in quantity of life.

Tesla P100D – so incredibly impractical, but really cool.

8) Tony Robbins identifies two large concepts that we are continually struggling to gain perfection at: #1-Art of Fulfillment and #2-Science of Achievement. If you died tomorrow and I were to email this to your kids a couple decades later… this is what they would hear.

a) What is your secret/hack for the “Science of Achievement?” Any secret habits to share?

Never stop learning. Learning leads to action, and action leads to success.

b) What is your secret/hack for the “Art of Fulfillment?”. How you do contribute back?

There should always be a reason other than money for why you do anything. For example, I didn’t build a passive income portfolio because I wanted to buy a fancy car, bigger house or a Tesla. I did it because I wanted to be financially free so I could spend more time with my family and positively impact other people. So, I contribute back by giving people a great place to live, but I am also able to give more of my time (e.g. Salvation Army, etc).

9) Anything we missed and contact info if you would like anyone to get a hold of you. URL?

I would like to give the listeners a free gift as a thank you for listening: 10 “Not So Obvious” Ways to Boost Your Multifamily Property NOI. You can get it at: http://www.luxmana.com/simplepassivecashflow

Defaulting on my mortgage & Credit Score Impacts

I recently attended a local real estate Meet-up and there was a talk from a lender. Instead of wasting your time traveling there and inevitable fluff in these meetings… here are my takeaways from Credit Score SME presentation… 

1) Previously 50% utilization on each credit card (not an aggregate of all cards) is now 30% to have an impact on the score. Things are getting stricter.

2) They now look at “payment acceleration” meaning paying the minimums every month is looked down upon. Might want to pay 50 bucks one month then 55 then 60 then 65…

I recently had the experience of missing the payments on two of my mortgages and went into default for 30-60 days and got register mail sent to me for being a naughty boy. My autopayments got backed up and the mail got sent to my old address in the move to Hawaii. Things are fine now and I got everything caught up. In the end, I saw my score take a 60 point hit, but I don’t really care because for commercial loans it does not really matter what your personal fico is. It just can’t be terrible. And by the way I got caught up and saw some of my credit card interest rates go up.

credit score

After

A lot of you guys who book a call with me are using HELOCs to purchase more properties. The optimum credit score for that is 620.

Also wanted to thank you all for the support this year and wanted to give people of big plans for 2018! Let’s work together to redirect money from the Wall-Street casinos and corrupt financial institutions…To help the endangered ‘Middle Class’ savers find safer, more profitable investments in Main Street opportunities benefiting local communities. Please email the website and podcast to a friend. And remember If you or someone you refer invests at least $50K into one of my future deals you will be invited to my exclusive Ali’i Mastermind with other 12-20 other serious investors to discuss deals and our own portfolios.

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Podcast#083 – Fundamentals – Thinking Outside the Cubicle

If you don’t want what everyone else is getting.

We are the hard working W2 employees who followed the competitive linear path. We were groomed to be employees/pawns not businessmen or investors who build passive streams of income/cash flow and value for others – and to the gain of a greedy for profit company.

Our path started by being a high performer in elementary school and high school. We were told to study hard, do extracurricular activities, get high SAT scores and GPAs in order to be admitted into a top college. At college, while other peers were playing frisbee in the Quad, we grinded it out to get a professional college degree that was “worth something”. By now the linear path was so ingrained in us that we went to the well again for higher level degrees and specializations. If that weren’t enough, we were faced with final professional tests to become certified at our jobs and faced the rigours of junior level employment… all as we further delayed gratification for our efforts. Let’s not even talk about the student loans… we still balanced our monthly budgets like good boys and girls. (If you can’t manage your personal finances then do not read on… money only magnifies your personal tendencies, good or bad)

Today, for some of us, we truly enjoy the profession we set out to achieve decades ago. Others are left unfulfilled and enslaved by the “golden handcuffs” where we find ourselves still running in the hamster wheel… just a bigger hamster. The dogma of the Wall Street “buy and pray” method just is not going to achieve our goals. We had the big house/nice car but along with that came the monthly payments that created this financial incarnation. In the end it was not about the money but freedom.

Real estate built on a foundation of cashflow is the quickest and most conservative way to build lasting wealth. “Wealth” is not necessarily how much money you have but it is defined as ‘how long’ you can live off your passive streams of income with your level of expenses if you stopped working. This can be achieved by two ways:

1) Increasing your passive income or

2) Decreasing your expenses

The SimplePassiveCashflow.com way is focus your finite energy on building passive streams of income rather than once again delaying gratification to decrease your expenses.

The “True Meaning of Wealth” is having the freedom to do what you want…with when you want to do it. Building cashflow via Real Estate is the ‘Simple’ part of it… finding happiness and fulfillment after you are free from the W2 day job and other obligations… that’s the difficult part.

Work with people that make it fun and ‘play’ along the journey. There is always going to be the next deal and the next plateau. You are always going to be thinking “I will be happy when I have…” so enjoy the ride and in the end, leave everyone and everything better than you found it.

#GoodProblem2Have #PayItForward #the4% #Value-Add #Add-Value

• Study hard

• Go to college and get a good job

• Save your money

• Live below your means

• Anti millionaire next door

• Get it by earning more not cutting back

• Play offense not defense

• Diversify your investment

• Get out of debt

• Retire at 65-70 and live off nest egg

• Good time/market/economy -excuses

Mark Ferguson interviews me on Investing in Out of State Properties

Hi guys, I figure you are tired of hearing my voice but I was recently on Mark Ferguson’s podcast. He is killing it in Denver as a home flipper and doing it right by putting part of his earnings to cashflowing rentals… Here is the post from Mark’s website below:

Lane Kawaoka is my guest on this week’s episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast. Lane is a full-time engineer but also loves to invest in real estate. Lane has always worked on the west coast or Hawaii, where it is really hard to find cash-flowing rental properties. He has had to invest out-of-state to find deals that made sense to him. On this show, we talk about how he first got involved in real estate and how he both bought houses from turn-key companies and on his own. We also talk about what his current goals and how he is changing his investing strategy.

Click the green button below to listen to the podcast

How did Lane first get involved in real estate?

Lane graduated college and became a full-time engineer about ten years ago. He wanted to buy a primary residence but had to save up money to afford properties in his area. He finally bought a house for himself, but it was not as great as he thought it would be. He was always traveling for work and never had a chance to enjoy his home. He decided to rent out the property, and that became his first rental.

How to use house hacking to buy rental properties.

Lane realized he loved the passive income that his rental property provided, and he decided to keep buying rentals. He bought a duplex in Seattle for $250,000. That duplex rented for $3,000 per month and was also a great investment. The problem he ran into was the market exploded in Seattle much like it has in Colorado. His duplex was worth $400,000 a few years after he bought it, but rents had barely risen. Finding any good proprieties in the Seattle area was really hard.

How to invest in rentals when prices are high.

How did Lane start investing in out-of-state rental properties?

Lane knew he could not invest in the Seattle market any longer, so he looked into turn-key rentals. Turn-key rentals are properties that have already been repaired, rented out, and have property management in place so that investors can buy a property and start making money immediately.

Lane bought a property in Birmingham Alabama for $70,000 that he rented out for $850 per month. Lane bought a few more turn-key properties and then started to buy properties himself with the use of agents and property managers.

How did Lane make sure he bought good turn-key properties?

Lane has a number of tips for people looking to buy turn-key rental properties:

  • Get a 3rd party to check out the neighborhood and area if you are not familiar with it.
  • Don’t be afraid to find your own property management company.
  • Sometimes, buying properties with a loan can be a benefit because you need to get an appraisal that will confirm the value.

I also think people looking to buy a turn-key should not be afraid to get an inspection done on the house. You could even order a BPO to be done on the property.

How to complete due diligence on a turn-key property.

How has Lane bought out-of-state rental properties without a turn-key company?

If you want to buy out-of-state rental properties on your own, it can be tough, but it is possible. The problem with many turn-key companies is getting a good deal is very tough. If you can find deals yourself, you may be able to make more money. However, you need to find:

Lane has bought a number of properties outside of his areas without using a turn-key company. He said the key to pulling off the investment was finding a great property manager. If you can find a really good property manager, they can help you decide where to buy properties and what they will rent out for, and they can help you find contractors and agents.

How to invest in out-of-state rentals.

How can you contact Lane?

Lane loves to help others invest, and he is also working on syndicating large multifamily deals. Make sure you listen to the podcast to hear what his plans are with apartments and why they have become his focus over single-family rentals. You can find lane at simplepassivecashflow.com,where he has a podcast and many free resources for investors.

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Podcast#082 – Fundamentals – Interview with Brad Baldridge

Paying for College Expenses with Coverdell, 529s, and hacking the Financial Aid

Brad Baldridge is a late-stage college planning specialist. He helps parents of high school students plan and pay for college using strategies such as merit aid, need based aid, tax planning, savings and investing for college, negotiating with colleges, scholarships and loans. Over the past 10 years Brad has directly helped hundreds of families plan and pay for college. He has provided in-depth college plans resulting in increased financial aid, scholarships, identification of the right schools at the right price, and better loans.

• Coverdell has low contribution limits (2k per year) but the good thing is that it can be used for a wider range of education expenses

• 529 is State sponsored and some states have special breaks based on where you live

• Do the Coverdell first and then the 529 in most cases

• Tuition, fees, computer, room and board, prescribed supplies, and groceries. Up to the cost of what the dorm would be. Sorry no beer

• Need to start before high school or even when a toddler

• You can transfer it to another brother or sister

• Its rare to have too much money in a 529

• Consider making a higher rate of return outside a 529

• A 529 has a menu of choices just like the 401k

• Show that you own nothing so that you don’t make to much money to qualify for financial aid

• The net value is what is important for financial aid

• The look back is two years (prior prior year) but this changes from time to time

• What about putting funds back in the grandparents generation? Gifts from grandparents are reported by income. So time it for the last year of college.

• Can’t use trusts to hide the asset, but can use irrevocable trusts

• There are tax credits but check your taxable income so you don’t

 

Thank you Brad Baldridge for joining us on Simple Passive Cash flow!