Podcast #97 – Investing via Crowdfunding Sites to open the country club – A Chat with Reality Shares

Here are the Show Notes…. But first please leave me a review: http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1118795347

Reality Shares came from the Jobs Act
April 2013 Reality Shares began
Accredited only
14-20% Class B MFH estimates
Also have preferred equity options 10-14% IRRs
1st lien debt or 2nd lien 7-12%
If you are not connected Crowdfunding options
From a syndications view, they are charged an origination fee
1% asset management team (from cashflow) from reality shares
1% Funding Fee, 1% Asset management fee
Some crowdfunding is taking equity upside
Due diligence – credit checks, background checks, 3rd party check of purchase price verification, then look at the deal (market, pricing)
Less than 5% of deals make it to the platform
There is a max the crowdfunding site with one syndicator (2-3M) to diversity risk for the firm
Reality Shares is a Broker-Dealer

The Simple Passive Cashflow Latte

If you are not a turnkey coffee parcel owner… a post just for fun…

When I need that jolt of energy to write an article or do the day job I make a The Simple Passive Cashflow Latte using these ingredients.

Please support the site and buy through this link.

Ingredient Why What Brand
12-16 OZ

Brewed Coffee

Because coffee is the drink of the gods, caffeine Bulletproof (non-moldy beans), Kimera Coffee (Nootropic infused), or Kona Coffee (to support the 808 State)
Butter Fat – because it’s not the 1990s anymore KerryGold because it’s organic. I like the salted version because it’s more widely available but the salt adds depth to the taste
1 Tablespoon to 1 OZ

MCT Oil

MCT are medium chain fats, the key to brain function and good skin. Basically modern day snake oil. Bulletproof Brand has XCT Oil but I use this Mickey T Brand (isolated 8-Carbon Caprylic Acid Molecule) which is the same thing except a lot less marketing costs. You can use Coconut Oil in a pinch but the taste isn’t that great.

 

1 Tablespoon to 1 OZ

Whey Protein Powder

Whey is the cheapest form of protein. This is a way to add a bit of sweetness and blends into a foam. Life is always better with a bit of foam! Optimum Nutrition is the go-to brand for thousands of wannabe bodybuilders so stand on the shoulders of these giants and do the same.
1 Tablespoon to 1 OZ

Collagen Protein

This is the most expensive protein that has benefits for skin, joints, bones, hair, and digestion. Sort of like drinking bone broth without the flavor. I use Natural Whole Nutrition Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.

I have also used Collagen Hydrolysate under the Great Lakes brand.

Lately, I have been using Collagen Protein – A little more expensive but good for skin, joints, hair. This is lieu of the whey protein.

Other optional pick me ups:

1 Teaspoon (pick only one)

Cocoa Powered for a Mocha

Vanilla for a Vanilla Latte

Turmeric for a yellow mess

 

Cocoa improves blood flow (not saying it’s going to be like Viagra but at least it takes like Chocolate)

Turmeric – Google it

Vanilla – Google it

 

Bulletproof Cocoa

Turmeric powder

Bulletproof Vanilla

 

For those of you who are into the whole autophagy intermittent fasting protocol (12-hour daily fast) this is pretty good for you too because you are basically drinking a MCT oil drink. The only recommendation is to eliminate the whey protein. Also if you really want to geek-out, blend the whey separately because it is the most unstable. By blending separately you allow the butter and oil to cool down the hot coffee and protect the whey from heat.

Blend and serve in a mug that says “What Would You Attempt To Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail” or “Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone”.

Please note that some of the links found on this website are affiliate links. And at no additional cost to you, paid by the seller, I will earn a commission if you decide to purchase which helps pays for the various costs of running this website. Please understand that I have previously used these products. Do not feel the need to purchase these products but if you do please use these links. If you have any additional questions on how I optimize the use of these products please let me know.

SimplePassiveCashflow.com Financial Freedom Independent Mentor Freedom~Number Value-Add NOI Teams Mortgage Integrity Charity Income Escape~the~Rat~Race Empowerment Equity Portfolio Legacy Entrepreneur Millionaire Ink~it~up Choose~Your~Path Prudent~Leverage Net-Worth Stabilized Appraisal Small~Deals E-Myth Pro-forma Network Turn-key Re-position QVD Appreciation=Icing~On~The~Cake Working~for~the~Man Stocks=Ponzi Who~needs~a~401k Cap-ex Assets Rates Cap-rate Syndication 9-to-5 JOB=just~over~broke Wisdom Risk/Reward Retirement~Now Work~On~Your~Business~Not~In~It No~Crystal~Ball Tax~Benefits Inflation~Hedge 1031 Manage~Team Leadership FYIFV Revenue DSCR IRR LLC S-Corp 1099 Schedule-E DTI FannieMae Good~Times Systems Reserves Note Rich Delegate Market Statistics Investing Strategic Proactive Bucket~System Frugal

Save

Some 2018 Trends

The ULI annual forecast is really comprehensive and great bathroom read:
 
Takeways:
-Interesting points brought up on different age generations
-What international countries are bringing in investment dollars
-What cites have the highest oversupply
-Trends in natural disasters
-Where home building is hot
-Homeownership rates
-Student Housing trends are going down
Let me know if you are interested in attending a 2018 trends webinar that is 10x this! Sign up below to get access!

Podcast #93 – Fundamentals – 1031 Exchange tips with Russell Marsan of IPX1031

Lane’s note: I personally don’t like 1031 exchanges for sophisticated investors who will one day graduate to syndications because they are not “like kind” exchange. It just goes to show that understand where your advice is coming from. A lender will want you to get a portfolio loan, a lawyer will want you to get an elaborate entity structure, and a 1031 custodian will want you to do a 1031 exchange.
You get to list and buy a property from who ever
I bought 9 properties by selling 2 properties and delayed the taxes
Note: recorded in 2017 prior to 2018 tax changes
a 1031 exchange avoids capital gain and depreciation recapture
Drawbacks – you have to time the sale and purchase of the new asset
In a sellers market you can get a good price but have trouble finding a good asset
45 day rule – you have this time period begins at the close of escrow of the first property you have to identify a list of property that they would possibly close on
180 day rule – you have this time period begins at the close of escrow of the first property you have to close on the replacement property
Try to line up inventory in the pipeline
Delaware Statutory Trust – you close on relinquished property and park the money goes into the exchange account with intermediary
Reverse exchange – alleviates selling property and not finding anything – you can take all the time in the world to acquire the property and then sell your relinquished property, the problem is that it is costly, qualified intermediary else closes the new property, required cash to purchase new property and possibly need a L1 environmental
Section 721 – donate real estate to partnership interest
And exotic exchange ideas

2018 Trends in Population Movement

2017 Data is in! See PDF report
1) Population migrations
2) Uhaul Report (Blue collar jobs)
3) Van Line Report (White collar jobs)
4) 2018 Best Places for young professionals
Download Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IVzN3besQka_abGTHyMK9vcjrQ3n4Mrt/view?usp=sharing
Hui Pipeline Club Members get access to the 1 hour webinar on 2018 trends!

Podcast#92 – #LaneHack – Coaching & Group Coaching Programs

Fill out this intake form and Email Lane@SimplePassiveCashflow.com

More details: SimplePassiveCashflow.com/coaching

 

Coaching packages including everything Lane knows and following elements:

Pick the path that is right for you:

    • Buy Hold Rentals
    • Remote Turnkey Rentals
    • Go big with Apartment Investing
    • Decoding Syndication as a Limited Partner
    • Raise money from others and Syndicate
    • Building a team

 

Find & Analyze deals

    • Be able to point out Sucker deals for “Californians”
    • Underwrite the property conservatively via cashflow analysis
    • Get every dollar on the table in the due-diligence period and punch list negotiation
    • Get the best financing option with Lane’s preferred lenders
    • Leverage Lane’s Deal-flow and Rolodex

 

Put it all together

    • How to setup your personal systems to not go crazy
    • Balance with your full-time job
    • Optimize taxes with my best practices and the proven professionals to advice you
    • Best technology to use
    • Learn the investor mindset and remove limiting beliefs
    • Future goal setting and clear 5-year plan after our program is over

 

Other possible scope of services

    • Growing your brand
    • Syndicate big and small deals
    • Start your own podcast
    • Internet marketing
    • Networking the right way

More details: SimplePassiveCashflow.com/coaching

My big takeaways from the list of 2018 Tax changes

Part 1 here

1) Standard deduction and personal exemption combined and seems like everyone is getting more… so its a wash IMHO.
2) Less deductions for those who don’t have a business like real estate investments. Sigh… it just gets harder and harder for working professionals.
3) Sorry to those paying Alimony… Yay to more kids though although we all know that’s a huge net negative unless you put them to work in the farm
4) Mortgage interest capped, this is to pay for general cuts across the board. Smart investors will find away to make their home an above the line business expense.
5) 20% pass through on personal return from business yay!
6) Estate tax limits increases… must be a favor for some old poker buddies?
7) Lower corporate tax to hopefully re-patronize companies who ran away from USA.

I went down the following list and updated my personal spreadsheets to calculate my tax liability. You should too… just Don’t hand it over to your CPA!

INDIVIDUALS

Effective Date: 1/1/18.
Expires 1/1/26.
Real Estate Taxes on Primary Home plus State & Local Income Taxes Capped at $10,000.
Standard Deductions:
Single: $12,000.
Head of Household: $18,000.
Married Filing Join: $24,000.
2% Itemized Deductions Eliminated:
Tax Preparation Fees.
Unreimbursed Business Expenses.
Continuing Education Expenses.
Licensing Fees.
Investment Expenses.
Alimony – Effective 1/1/19 Alimony No Longer a Deduction to Paying Ex-Spouse and No Longer Income to Recipient Ex-Spouse.
Mortgage Interest Deduction Limited to $750,000 for Primary and Secondary Home New Mortgages Obtained After 12/15/17.
Home Equity Interest Deduction on $100,000 Only Allowed For Home Improvements.
Real Estate Tax Deduction for Vacation Homes No Longer Allowed.
Moving Expense Deduction No Longer Allowed.
Casualty Loss Deduction No Longer Allowed Except in Presidential Declared Disaster Areas.
Medical Expense Deductions Adjusted Gross Income Threshold Reduced from 10% to 7.5% But Only For 2018 & 2019.
Alternative Minimum Tax Exempt Income Thresholds Increased From $54,300 (Single)/$84,500 (Married Filing Joint) to $70,300 (Single)/$109,400 (Married Filing Joint).
Alternative Minimum Tax Exemption Phaseouts Increased From $120,700 (Single)/$160,900 (Married Filing Joint) to $500,000 (Single)/$1 Million (Married Filing Joint).
Note: This means that if your income exceeds the $500,000 or $1 million phaseout amount, you are no longer eligible to exclude $70,300 or $109,400 from Alternative Minimum Tax.
Child Tax Credit:
Increases From $1,000 to $2,000 Per Child, For Children Under Age 17. Also, This Credit is Refundable Up To $1,400 If You Quality (Meaning – You Meet The Low Income Tests).
Phaseout Increases From $75,000 (Single)/$110,000 (Married Filing Joint) to $200,000 (Single)/$400,000 (Married Filing Join).
529 Plans Change – You Are Now Allowed to Use $10,000 Per Year to Pay For K-12 Education Tuition, Materials and Tutoring.
Obamacare Penalty is Eliminated Effective 1/1/19.
Marriage Penalty is Removed From All Tax Brackets.
Income Tax Brackets Will Now Be Adjusted For Inflation Using a Much Slower Measure Called Chained Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers.
PASS THROUGH ENTITIES

Effective Date: 1/1/18.
Expires 1/1/26.
U.S.-Based LLCS, S Corps, Partnerships and Sole Proprietors, Real Estate Investors, Trusts and Estates, REITs and Qualified Cooperatives
20% Deduction Allowed On Individual Income Tax Return. This 20% is Applied to Your Share of the Taxable Income From a Pass Through Entity.
Deduction is Phased Out if Your Income is Too High: Phaseout Begins at $157,500 (Single)/$315,000 (Married Filing Joint).
Non-Service Businesses Who Exceed The Phaseout Amount Default to This Limitation:
50% x Wages Reported On Pass Through Business or
25% x Wages Reported On Pass Through Business Plus 2.5% x Tax Basis of Depreciable Property.
CORPORATIONS

Effective 1/1/18
Permanent – Meaning No Expiration Date.
21% Flat Tax Replaces Graduated Tax Brackets.
Territorial System Replaces World-Wide System
All Foreign Profits of U.S.-Based Corporations No Longer Taxed Effective 1/1/18.
Pre-1/1/18 Untaxed Foreign Profits of U.S.-Based Corporations Automatically Subject to Corporate Tax, Even if Those Foreign Earnings Remain Held Oversees. Tax Rates on “Old Foreign Profits”:
8% x Untaxed Foreign Profits Invested in Illiquid Assets Plus
15.5% x Untaxed Foreign Profits Invested in Cash and Cash Equivalents.
ESTATE TAX

Estate Exemption Increased From $5,490,000 (Single)/$10,980,000 (Married Couples) to $11,000,000 (Single)/$22,000,000 (Married Couples), Effective 1/1/18.
OTHER

50% Entertainment Deduction No Longer Allowed, Effective 1/1/18.
Tax-Free Parking/Transit Subsidy No Longer Allowed, Effective 1/1/18.
100% Write-Off of Qualified Fixed Assets, effective 1/1/18.

This tells you per your state exactly how it is affected:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/busi…/tax-bill-calculator/…

Open post
Featured Video Play Icon

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.

Open post
Featured Video Play Icon

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!