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Want to hear from people closing multifamily/apartment deals? Listen in as our team interviews successful multifamily real estate investors as we dive deep into the details on how they got their deal to the finish/closing line and beyond. No fluff. Just getting down to business with how investors are gaining more passive cash flow with multifamily investing. You can join the Multifamily Investor Nation by visiting us on our Facebook page or YouTube. Free weekly webinars are available. Get yo ...
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Welcome to the Relax, I Got This! Podcast – your premium destination for unlocking the world of real estate with confidence and savvy. With our tagline "Elevate Your Real Estate IQ: Learn on the Relax, I Got This! Podcast," we're your trusted resource for all things real estate, designed to empower both newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts. Tune in to gain expert insights, strategic tips, and actionable advice from industry professionals, seasoned investors, and successful homeowners. Our epis ...
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Dwan Bent-Twyford is a 30-year veteran of real estate investing. Whether you are looking for passive income, rentals, SFH, commercial properties, fix & flips, Subject-To's, storage units, creative financing or anything in the investing world, Dwan is your go-to girl. She has personally flipped over 2,000 properties in her career - to date! She is considered Americas Most Sought After Real Estate Investor and she coined and trademarked the term "Short Sales" as it applies to real estate inves ...
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Looking for an edge in the real estate investment market? Not sure which markets or market segments offer the best opportunities or which strategies to implement? You have come to the right place….Hosts Eric Odum and Steven Silverman blend decades of combined experience in the real estate investment market along with their expert guests covering topics in lending, investment strategies, property management and development…. giving you actionable investment ideas each and every episode you ca ...
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews Michael Roeder, a seasoned investor and multifamily syndicator. Mike is back on the show to share his experience acquiring the 310-unit Marvey Apartments in Dallas, TX. From deal discovery to financing, Mike reveals how his team leveraged their expertise and strong relationships to win the bi…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Residential vs Commercial Property Deal Alchemy™ is all about manipulating the returns you're earning on your investments. Often, this is done through the choices we make when selecting the investment property and the strategies we choose to implement. For example, you could choose to invest in residential properties where your tena…
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In this episode of the Agent-to-Agent series of the show, I speak with Allison Pflaum, who is based in the Austin area. Originally from Florida, Allison now lives in Kyle, just south of Austin, TX. She's a proud mother of two sons and a former teacher turned real estate entrepreneur. With over a decade of experience, she's bought and sold over 10 h…
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Warning - Risks of Loan Called Due When Investing in Real Estate Investing in real estate adds some risk to an already risk-filled life. However, certain activities and strategies when investing in real estate create additional risks that other strategies and activities do not have. For example, choosing to utilize strategies where the lender has t…
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews Bobby Larsen, founder of Vanamor Properties. Bobby shares his journey of acquiring and revitalizing the Refill Meadows 28-unit property in Beaverton, Oregon. With a background rooted in real estate sales and mortgages, Bobby's expertise shines through as he navigates the complexities of the a…
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How to Analyze Buying a Rental Property at a Discount in Charlotte Some real estate investors insist on only buying properties where they can purchase them at a significant discount. While not mutually exclusive, other investors insist on buying quality properties at a fair price as long as it gets them their desired returns and will stand the test…
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews Wayne Courreges III about his acquisition of the 44-unit Majestic Apartments in Houston, Texas. He shares how he got the 1970s property with about a million less than the tax-appraised value, their renovation efforts to spruce up the place, and how they set up an online payment system for the…
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In this episode of the Agent-to-Agent series of the show, I speak with Chris Ruszkiewicz, who is based in the Milwaukee area. Chris began her professional journey in 1994 when she obtained her first license and delved into the realm of new construction consultancy for a custom builder. Transitioning to residential real estate sales in 1996, she dis…
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How to Calculate PMI If you're planning to buy a property and put less than 20% down, you're likely to be required to pay Private Mortgage Insurance. Lenders prefer that you put at least 20% down, but if you insist on putting less than 20% down, they may still make the loan. However, they will usually do so at a slightly higher mortgage interest ra…
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In this episode of the Agent-to-Agent series of the show, I speak with Mary Ellen Vanaken, who is based in the North Atlanta area. Mary Ellen is a seasoned real estate professional originally from Long Island, New York, with a background in finance from her time on Wall Street with JP Morgan. Over the past 25+ years, she has called Alpharetta, Geor…
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews Ben Fraser. Ben is the Chief Investment Officer at Aspen Funds, and he unravels the story behind the acquisition of a 200-unit property in Overland Park, Kansas. From navigating loan assumptions to raising capital during the holiday season, discover the strategic decisions and partnership dyn…
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There are a large number of investing strategies you could pursue as a real estate investor: Nomad™, house hacking, fix and flip, buying 20% down rentals, buying 25% down rentals, saving up to buy free and clear rentals and many, many more options. Which is the best? Which gets you to financial independence fastest? Which gives you the highest net …
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews Multifamily Syndication Expert, Gino Barbaro. Gino shares his journey from the restaurant business to becoming a multifamily real estate investor, discussing his latest acquisition of a 128-unit property in Knoxville, Tennessee. From overcoming challenges during the purchase process to implem…
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In this episode of the Agent-to-Agent series of the show, I speak with Byron Mims, who is based in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Byron is a licensed Realtor in both North and South Carolina and has called the Charlotte area home for over a decade. Originally from Texas, he developed a deep affection for his current hometown of Charlotte. The …
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In this episode of the Agent-to-Agent series of the show, I speak with Jordana Zober Cutitta, who is based in the Pittsburgh area. Jordana is a highly experienced real estate professional with nearly 20 years of expertise in guiding clients through the significant financial decisions of buying and selling property. Her lifelong connection to the ci…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Increasing Down Payment There are four primary returns from investing in rental properties: appreciation, cash flow, debt paydown, and the tax benefits of depreciation. Additionally, there is a secondary return in the form of the interest earned on the reserves required to make the investment in the first place. Many real estate inv…
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Dwan Bent-Twyford here, joined by none other than Lance Graulich, the trailblazer of franchising. Our conversation journeys from the energetic corridors of Wall Street to the dynamic landscape of franchise brokerage, where Lance unravels his story of a heritage rich in entrepreneurial zest. I, your go-to guru for short sales, reflect on family's su…
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Imagine sitting down over a steamy cup of coffee with Loren Wernette, whose real estate portfolio blossomed from a modest triplex into a kingdom of 67 properties. In our latest episode, Loren spills the beans on how he raised a staggering $6.4 million while flipping houses and nurturing his family of six. His story isn't just a rollercoaster of inv…
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Warning - Risks of Rental Property Expenses When Investing in Real Estate Risk is all around us. When we choose to invest in anything, we’re choosing to take on the additional risk characteristics of that investment. For example, when we choose to invest in real estate, we choose to take on the risk characteristics of the specific real estate inves…
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Embark on an enthralling exploration of real estate, resilience, and the remarkable power of faith with the Donis brothers, Kenneth and Jeffrey, who return to share their latest investment adventures and spiritual insights. From scaling the heights of multi-unit property ventures to nurturing the roots of their family tree, these siblings illuminat…
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Unlock the secrets to acquiring and flourishing in small business ventures with the insightful Elliott Holland from Guardian Small Business Advisory Services. Elliott's presence on our show brings a treasure trove of wisdom for those eyeing businesses with a price tag under $5 million. Imagine a world where you navigate the complexities of financia…
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In this episode of the Agent-to-Agent series of the show, I speak with Brittany Sacco, who is based in the central Florida area, from Lakeland to Champions Gate and beyond. "Finding the 'Florida Dream' one home at a time" is Brittany's ultimate goal. When she moved from Michigan to Florida back in 2013, she came packed with enthusiasm and the energ…
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How to Analyze a New Construction Single-Family Home Property in Charlotte Your ability to analyze deals is arguably the most important skill as a real estate investor. It allows you to make smart investment decisions and helps you avoid making career-ending bad decisions, such as buying cash-flowing-sucking vampire properties. In this class, James…
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Unlock the secrets to standing out in a fiercely competitive real estate market with Solomon Thimothy, the maestro of lead generation and customer acquisition. In a marketplace that's as crowded as a rock concert, Thimothy orchestrates a symphony of strategies to not just be seen, but to be the beacon that guides customers to your shore. Our conver…
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Have you ever watched a maverick entrepreneur fiercely drive a golf ball down the fairway of business innovation? That's exactly what Rich Moyer, former PGA professional and now a franchisor extraordinaire, does with his self-serve bar franchise, Hoppen. Join me, Dwayne Bintwiper, as Rich and I traverse his entrepreneurial metamorphosis, detailing …
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In this episode of the Agent-to-Agent series of the show, I speak with Marilyn Burke, who is based in the Boston area, but is also licensed in Rhode Island. She has been in the Real Estate game for 20 years, and but also has history as a teacher by degree and a weight loss coach. She had her own weight loss clinic franchise when she found her way i…
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews Multifamily Investor, Mac Shelton, who takes us on a journey through his career evolution, transitioning from private lending to the dynamic realm of real estate. Our focus zooms in on the impressive 90-unit Mount Pleasant Villas in Roanoke, VA, as Mac unveils the intricacies of the deal, inc…
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The 3 Strategies to Pay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Whether they're putting 15% down and buying a non-owner-occupied property or utilizing an owner-occupied loan with 0%, 3%, 3.5%, or 5% down for Nomading™ or house hacking, some real estate investors will choose to put less than 20% down. With the decision to put less than 20% down comes the c…
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When a corn-fed Indiana boy with a knack for real estate meets a Florida property wizard, you're in for quite the tale. Frank McKinney, the maverick of real estate development, joins me to unravel a story of audacious identity and ironclad values, offering a wealth of wisdom for those yearning to carve a path as distinctive as our haircuts. We reve…
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Have you ever peered into the world of small mobile home park investments and wondered about the untapped potential lying within? Charlotte Dunford of Johns Creek Capital joins me to share the intriguing dynamics of managing 26 parks, where the overlooked becomes a treasure trove of opportunity. Our conversation sheds light on the strategy behind t…
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews multifamily investing expert Elaine Stageberg, who shares about her acquisition of 129-unit residences at Discovery Square in Rochester, Minnesota. She talks about getting into this relatively small market, facing the challenge of dealing with five participating banks, and having an easier ti…
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Investing in real estate is full of truthy-sounding falsehoods: it is always better to do X than Y. However, if you were crazy enough to sit down and do the math, you'd find the truth to be much more nuanced. For example, should you take all your extra cash flow and savings and apply it to your mortgages each month to pay off rental properties fast…
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Imagine transforming a financial crisis into a beacon of hope. That's the journey of Scott Carson, our remarkable guest this week, who invites us into his world of distressed debt investing. Scott, affectionately known as the note guy, shares his transformative leap from mortgage broker to an industry titan post-2008 financial crisis. His billion-d…
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Imagine saying goodbye to your 9-to-5 grind before you even hit 40—April Crossley did just that, and in this episode, she's spilling the secrets on how real estate investment became her golden ticket to early retirement. April's journey from healthcare to house-flipping is as compelling as it is instructive, and she's not shy about sharing the high…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Cash Flow to Debt Paydown There are four primary returns from investing in rental properties: appreciation, cash flow, debt paydown, and the tax benefits of depreciation. Additionally, there is a secondary return in the form of the interest earned on the reserves required to make the investment in the first place. Many real estate i…
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Unlock the secrets of real estate success with Jay Connery, an investment virtuoso from eastern North Carolina, as he recounts his entrancing ascent from single-family home ventures to racking up an outstanding $67,000 average profit per house flip. Alongside his partner in both life and business, Carol Joy, Jay doesn't just crunch numbers—he insti…
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Ever dreamt of breaking free from the grip of Wall Street and stepping into a world where your income works for you? Russ Morgan of Wealth Without Wall Street joins me and offers an electrifying roadmap to financial independence. We peel back the layers of Russ's transformation from a certified financial planner to a guru in passive income, dishing…
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews apartment investor Christopher Lento about the journey it took to close the 144-unit Ascend at Stone Mountain deal in Stone Mountain, GA. From overcoming unexpected challenges during due diligence to navigating the complexities of financing and market changes, Christopher shares valuable insi…
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In this episode of the Agent-to-Agent segment of the show, I speak with Anne Rosen, who is based in downtown Chicago. Anne's journey into real estate began during the time that many view as the worst economic time in recent memory, and she was able to defy the rest of the industry's pessimism, as she didn't have any experiences to compare it with. …
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Warning - The Risk of Down Payment Size When Investing in Real Estate Life is full of risks. When we choose to invest, we choose to take on additional risks. If we invest in stocks, we choose to take on certain risks. When we choose to invest in bonds, we take on different risks. When we choose to invest in real estate, we choose to take on additio…
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Ever found yourself wondering how a millionaire's mind ticks, or what it takes to pivot life towards true fulfillment? Buckle up, because we've got Rob Wells joining the fold, a dynamo in his own right, whose story of personal mastery and transformation will leave you both enlightened and inspired. As a speaker, coach, personal trainer, author, and…
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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to trade the monotony of a 9 to 5 for the thrill of financial freedom? This week's episode features Dustin Heiner, whose own leap from job security into the world of real estate investing unfolded a path to independence and generational wealth. Join us as Dustin recounts the seismic shift in his life aft…
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews Jonathan Wells. Jonathan is a multifamily investor, a husband, and father of three wonderful kids. He dives into the details of acquiring and closing the 130-unit Sullivan in Mount Pleasant. Jon found no IRR hurdles with a 70-30 split. Let’s join Jonathan Wells as she guides us through The Su…
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How to Analyze a 5% Down Single-Family Nomad™ Property in Charlotte Using the latest version of The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™, we will walk through how to analyze a single-family home Nomad™ property with a 5% down payment. Learn how to analyze deals correctly and avoid buying cash flow vampires. Only buy the best deal…
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The remarkable journey of Phu Quon Bilau unfolds as we sip tea and discuss the seismic shift from corporate sales director to real estate investment maven. His story, a testament to the power of family legacy, reveals how a family member’s real estate triumph ignited his own path to success. Bilau's insights into tax liens and mortgage notes are no…
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Embarking on a transformative journey can be daunting, but with Angel Hartwell by my side, we unravel the intricacies of blasting through your financial glass ceiling. Angel's candid sharing of her leap from five to six-figure success in the real estate landscape offers a roadmap for anyone ready to reassess their strategies and take the plunge int…
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In this episode, I'm back with Christian Johnson of Guaranteed Rate, and this time we're talking about the greatest financial asset you probably own: your home. In the past, we've talked about mortgage rates, but those change weekly, so we decided to do something different this time. This time we're talking about what goes on in the finance industr…
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Whitney Elkins-Hutten of PassiveInvesting.com interviews Vanessa Alfaro, an Apartment Syndication Expert. She digs deep into the details of her property acquisition, the 232-unit Diamonds in the Mississippi in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The property is a real gem to behold, and like diamonds, the property went through certain conditions leading to its…
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What Affects Your PMI Rate Lenders prefer that you put at least 20% down, but if you push hard enough, many will allow you to put less than 20% down if you're willing to purchase insurance to protect them in case you default. This insurance is called Private Mortgage Insurance. The cost of this insurance depends on several factors. Some are primary…
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Welcome to a riveting episode where we sit down with Brad Roth, a true titan in real estate whose sales prowess eclipses the $300 million mark. Our conversation peels back the layers of a mastermind's journey, from Brad's genesis as a child entrepreneur to the heights of his industry success. Step inside the world of a mogul who preaches the gospel…
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