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Investing in Real Estate publishes three times a week! It's a show hosted by Clayton Morris with a laser focus on buy and hold rental properties in order to create passive income. Clayton shares tried and true methods for acquiring rental real estate, building net worth, and accelerating your financial freedom. This podcast utilizes expert interviews, case studies with normal everyday investors, and Clayton's own methods for achieving passive income. If you want to learn how to acquire turnk ...
 
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It's the time of year when everyone is talking about resolutions and setting goals. This is one of my favorite times of the year, and I'm excited to kick off our today's show by talking about resolutions and goal setting, specifically in the realm of financial goals. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm going to be sharing some of my to…
 
Can you use money from your 401k account to buy rental real estate? And if so, how do you go about accessing those funds? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A edition of Investing in Real Estate! On today's show, I'm tackling three of your great questions on utilizing a 401k to buy real estate, when to raise rents at your rental p…
 
There many great options for real estate investors to save on taxes, but unless you're working with an amazing CPA, there are a lot of strategies you might not have heard of. You probably know about depreciation, but a cost segregation is a way for you to accelerate that depreciation and save on taxes. On today's show, I'm walking you through some …
 
The traditional path for putting down a down payment is using cash reserves from a savings account. But not everyone has enough cash available to pay for a down payment on a rental property. What are some more creative ways of finding a down payment? That's the first question I'm answering on today's show. I'll also be answering listener questions …
 
The house flipping industry is pretty big, and I know many investors who have made it their main source of income. I understand why it's attractive, especially to new investors or someone looking to turn a quick buck. Flipping can be profitable, but it’s not for everyone. In fact, I don't recommend it for most investors. On this episode of Investin…
 
What does it cost to hire a property management team? And is it really worth the monthly fee to work with a professional company? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A episode! This episode of Investing in Real Estate features three listener questions on property management fees, leveraging the equity in rental properties, and weig…
 
Have you noticed that single family homes are hard to find? There are a lot of things wrong with the housing market right now. We've talked recently about the housing shortage, but today I want to cover one facet of this problem that isn't talked about often—and it's one that affects investors directly. Big money is cashing in on rental real estate…
 
If you're looking to utilize the equity in a rental property, should you use a cash-out refinance or a home equity line of credit? On this Q&A episode, I'm answering this question by comparing the two products and sharing my personal preference. I'm also answering more listener questions on topics like how to find qualified tenants for your ren…
 
When you’re a real estate investor, it’s important to have your taxes and finances planned out before the end of the year. Come tax time, it's really too late to make any moves that can impact your tax bill for 2021. That's why you want to be proactive now and take advantage of some of the amazing opportunities and tax deductions that real estate i…
 
What can you do if you've fallen off the proverbial real estate investing horse? How can you get back into nurturing your portfolio after being out of the loop? That's the first question I'm answering on this episode! On this Q&A edition of Investing in Real Estate, I'm taking three of your questions on taking care of your portfolio, dealing with t…
 
What is a cashflow statement? A cashflow statement is an incredible tool you should be using to gauge how well your real estate investing business is performing. On today's show, you're going to learn how to create your own cashflow statement and why it's so important. We're going to talk about what kind of information you should expect to see on a…
 
Money can be a touchy subject. In fact, finances are the number one issue that couples fight about. A common theme that I hear often is that one partner is set on building wealth through real estate but the other one just isn't so sure! If this sounds like you, please know you're not alone. I've been there too, and it took a lot of experience, intr…
 
Is Biden's Build Back Better initiative harmful to investors? There has been some rumblings of this plan changing the structure of self-directed IRAs. On this Q&A episode, I'm answering this question—and more! On today's show, I'm answering three of your questions about the Build Back Better plan, paying off your mortgage with a HELOC, and what it …
 
If you're switching jobs in the near future, it's the perfect opportunity to build incredible wealth. Amidst a job change, you can switch your traditional retirement plan to a self-directed IRA. Instead of letting your old account sit there, you can convert it to a self-directed account that will allow you to buy residential real estate and exponen…
 
Today's first caller has access to some untapped equity. However, he's concerned about the high prices across the board in all markets. Should he tap into his equity anyway? That's the first question I'm answering on today's show! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate Investing, I'm taking three of your questions from my voicemail inbox. We'r…
 
On today's show we're going to talk about housing markets. Specifically, if you're considering investing in a certain real estate market, I'm going to share some big red flags that might pop up in your research. I get asked constantly about various rental markets, but most of the time I just don't have the data to give you a clear cut answer. I wan…
 
If you've got a stable and profitable rental property, how can you access the equity to grow your portfolio? Should you look into a HELOC or cash-out refinance, and how do you get the process started? That's our first question on this Q&A Monday! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three listener questions about utilizing equ…
 
Today's first caller has a $160,000 home equity line of credit, and he's wondering how many new construction rental properties he can buy. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering this question and more of your great investing questions from my inbox. This episode covers topics like buying newly built rental properties, how to ens…
 
According to a recent report by Realtor.com, there's a huge imbalance in the supply of homes and the number of people who want to become homeowners. They estimate that the US needs over 5 million homes. Now, this isn't a new problem - but it's certainly not improving. For reference, in 2019, the same report found a shortage of 3.84 million. But bet…
 
There's a lot of info out there about investing in real estate. You don't have to look far to find gurus on the internet selling their courses. All of this information can be confusing and conflicting. What is actually the best way to invest in real estate? On this Q&A episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering this question on how to scale…
 
Today I want to talk about what it takes to become a successful real estate investor, including 10 of the habits and mindset shifts that are a common theme among wealthy investors. Because the truth is, most top investors did not build their wealth by chance. Successful investing is the result of dedication, planning, and incredible paradigm shifts…
 
Should you use your HELOC to invest or use your cash instead? Is investing in a mobile home park a solid investment? Should you pay off IRS debt or buy a rental property? I'm answering these three great questions on today's show! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three of your thoughtful questions on various investing topic…
 
One of the most popular topics I get asked about is rental markets. People always want to know, "is this city a good rental market?" The truth is, market research takes a long time—months, even up to a year sometimes. So nine times out of ten, I can't tell you if your city is a good rental market. I just don't have the data. But what I can tell you…
 
What can you do if your tenant stops paying rent? Are there any protections for landlords? And what types of safeguards can you put in place to mitigate this risk? These are all great questions that I'll be answering on today's Q&A episode! This episode of Investing in Real Estate covers topics like dealing with non-paying tenants, strategizing wha…
 
If you're new to real estate investing, there’s one important concept you need to grasp in order to be successful long-term. Most people who get into real estate investing have one goal in mind: cash flow. Of course, that is the ultimate goal, the end goal. But if you’re just starting out, you might need to adjust your approach. Don’t get ahead of …
 
Does an international investor need to travel to the US to close on a rental property? That's the first question I'm answering on today's show! On this Q&A episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm tackling three of your questions about rental real estate. This episode contains three thoughtful listener questions on investing in the US from overseas…
 
A recent study found that a whopping 40% of Americans fear retirement more than death. Today we're going to dive into why that is, take a look at the study, and talk about what you can do if retiring scares you! What causes this fear and uncertainty? Simply put: a lack of planning and a lack of financial education. 68% of people said they thought t…
 
What exactly is a tenant turnover? And how do you keep your expenses low when going through the process? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A episode! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm taking three of your questions on mitigating tenant turnover expenses, buying real estate in a hot market, and deciding between a HE…
 
When you're growing your real estate portfolio, you're likely to utilize a few different lending options. And if you've ever been through this process, you know that it can be quite grueling. Lenders will ask you for a ton of documents, credit checks, statements, proof of employment, and more personal information. I've been through this process per…
 
If you're serious about wanting to build wealth but you're scared, what's the first step in the right direction? How can you push past fear and actually build passive income? That's the first question I'm answering on this Q&A episode! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm taking three of your thoughtful questions. Today's topics include…
 
We recently asked what topics you wanted to hear about, and avoiding risks in real estate was one of the most common answers we received. So on today's show, I'm here to talk about some of the top investing risks and how you can avoid (or at least mitigate them). This episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm sharing eight of the top risks in real e…
 
Tapping into your home equity can be a great way to build your real estate portfolio. How do you know when it's the right time to pull the equity out of a property to buy rental real estate? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm taking three of your thoughtful questions. Today's sho…
 
Generally speaking, I am not a fan of HOAs. You may have heard me mention in the past to steer clear of investment properties with an HOA. They can be costly, they can cut into your return, and even make you want to pull your hair out. But should you always turn down a great deal if the property belongs to an HOA? On this episode of Investing in Re…
 
If you own rental properties in your own name and want to transfer them into an LLC, it can seem like a daunting process. However, ownership has important legal implications, so what are your options for doing so? That's our first question for this Q&A Monday! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three listener questions. Topi…
 
Recently, we talked about ways to set realistic goals. But setting goals alone doesn't help you make progress. Anyone can set a goal, but actually making it happen is another thing. Think about how many people make New Years' resolutions, and then totally forget about it by spring or summer! Setting a goal is easy, but staying on track is not. You …
 
What do you need to know about getting an inspection on a rental property? How does the process work, and how do you go about finding an inspector? That's the first question I'm answering on this Q&A episode! On today's show, I'm answering three of your great questions about inspections, single-family properties vs. multifamily, and what you should…
 
Today I want to talk about a few different ways to come up with a down payment that you may not have considered. We work with clients from all different walks of life - and while many have large savings accounts to pull from, I understand that's not the case for everyone. But just because you don't have cash reserves available doesn't mean that rea…
 
If you have equity in some of your rental properties, what's the best way to put that equity to work? That's the first question I'll be answering on today's show! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three of your thought-provoking questions. This episode covers topics like utilizing your equity, using private money, and regul…
 
Should you invest close to home? It depends on a number of factors, but in most cases I would venture to say that the answer is a resounding no! On today's show we're going to talk about the problems that often accompany investing in your backyard. We're going to touch on the importance of market research and doing your due diligence. We'll talk ab…
 
What is the best way to calculate returns on a duplex? Should you just double the numbers for a single-family home, or does it come down to percentages? That's the first question I'm answering on today's show! On this Q&A episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm taking three of your thoughtful questions on duplex returns, what to do when a tenant m…
 
I truly believe that setting goals is the only way to achieve anything in your life. Because I'm so huge on goal setting, so is my entire company. In fact, if you book a call with my team, we're going to have you fill out a goals worksheet, we're going to talk about your goals, and help you map out how you plan to make them happen. On today's show …
 
When it comes to setting up an LLC for real estate investing, there are a few different methods you can use. There's the traditional model as well as Series LLCs. How can you determine what's right for you? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A episode! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm taking three of your thoughtfu…
 
There are a few key habits and mindset pieces that separate those who succeed from those who fail. I'm a big proponent of taking advice from those who have proven success, and that's why I want to talk about Warren Buffett today. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we're looking at Warren Buffett's three rules to success, and why they're s…
 
Is it a good idea to house hack in order to get your start as a real estate investor? That's our first question on today's show, and I'm going to share some pros and cons of house hacking. This Q&A episode also contains questions about accelerating cash flow and what you need to know about using a HELOC to invest. If you want to hear my answers to …
 
Today we're going to talk about five ways that our investors save. You might think that working with a full-service company would be more expensive, but that's not always the case. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm going to pull back the curtain and talk about five reasons why our investors actually pay less. Join me for episode 764!…
 
Is now a good time to invest in real estate? Or would it be better to wait til some of the dust settles in the market? That's the first question I'm answering on this episode of Investing in Real Estate! On this Q&A episode, I'm taking three of your thoughtful questions on the right time to invest, house hacking, and using a HELOC to buy rental rea…
 
Nothing makes me happier than hearing stories about investors who took charge of their financial education and built a successful rental portfolio. Today I'm proud to share this interview with Don, an investor who quickly created a portfolio of 15 rental properties in just three years. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Don is sharing how…
 
If you're considering entering a real estate partnership, what's the best way to go about it? What types of safeguards should you put in place? That's the first question I'm answering on this Q&A episode! On today's show, I'm taking three of your thoughtful questions on real estate partnerships, building a real estate portfolio from the ground up, …
 
It's no secret the US is in the depths of a housing shortage. Today we're going to talk about this and what it means for you as an investor. We're going to discuss some basic economics, including how a housing shortage happens. I'll share some interesting statistics, and my opinion on how investors should navigate this housing shortage. Please join…
 
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