The Real Estate Way to Wealth and Freedom Podcast
Your financial security number is the amount of income you need to cover your basic needs – housing, food, transportation, utilities, and insurance. This is the amount of income it would take for you to cover your basic cost of living. Although it doesn’t account for luxuries, like vacation, travel, gifts, etc. Today we’re going to discuss the importance of this number and help you build a plan to achieving financial security for yourself.
Mike Alder is a real estate professional who invests in raw land. Prior to investing in raw land, Mike got his start investing primarily in single family homes. During the housing crisis in 2008, Mike lost it all. He didn’t let that get in the way of his vision. He then went on a personal development journey and learned from the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.
Mike has gone on to build a raw land investing business and teaches his passion to others.
Location independence in this context means you can earn income regardless of where you live. In an ever evolving world of social media, apps, ecommerce, and a connected world, more and more people are valuing things like flexible work schedules, alternative living arrangements (think expats living in foreign countries due to the cost of living) and more freedom.
Brian Burke is the President and CEO of Praxis Capital, a vertically integrated real estate private equity investment firm. Praxis currently manages a portfolio of active funds for the acquisition of multifamily and single-family residential assets nationwide.
So why multifamily investing? Let’s take a look at the business model in a very simple way.
As a multifamily investor, you borrow other people’s money to buy a property. You hire a property manager to manage the property. The tenants pay the debt for you, and the extra money left over goes in your pocket.
Talk about leverage! You’re leveraging other people’s time, money, and resources! But this doesn’t mean you’re the only one winning in this game. When done correctly, everyone wins.
Daniel Roca a real estate and finance professional with a diverse background. Throughout his career he’s had the experience of looking at business opportunities from different perspectives: firstly as a corporate lawyer, then as a corporate lender and lastly as real estate lending professional. He is currently employed at Zeus Mortgage Bank, a Houston-based mortgage and crowdfunding provider of home-equity loans and mortgages to individual consumers. The Houston Business Journal and Inc. magazine placed Zeus Mortgage Bank on the list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.
First to develop your strategy, you need to identify what your goals are. Do you want passive income? Do you want to build a business that you operate on a day-to-day basis?
Once you determine your goals, you can build a strategy that will get you to those goals.
Before entering the multifamily investment arena, Dr. Robbins owned a number of companies including multiple medical practices, a coffee shop, a 1,500 member gym, and a number of real estate investments. These real estate investments included a small apartment complex, a 32,000 square foot retail shopping center which houses his medical practice, and a number of single family properties. Dr. Robbins received a congressional nomination to attend West Point Military Academy but his lifelong passion for baseball led him to accept a collegiate baseball scholarship. He and his wife Anita live on a farm in South Central Virginia where they have raised 10 children including 8 that were adopted. Dr. Robbins is now fully committed to helping others reach their financial goals using the Wellings Capital multifamily wealth generation platform.
Knowing the market you invest in is critical. There are a lot of things you can change with a property – you can paint it, fix it up, convert it to a different use, etc. The only thing you can’t do is change the location. You can’t pick that property up and follow a market condition, or jobs, or population growth. That’s why knowing your market is so important.
Michael Blank is a serial entrepreneur. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and spent several years working for larger companies including AOL, Michael joined a software startup and was involved with a taking the company public. Michael then opened up a number of pizza restaurants, before he finally started investing in apartment building. Michael and his asset management partners control over $58 million of real estate assets. Michael is a passionate coach who loves to help people do their first deal. He’s also the host of the popular Apartment Investing Podcast.
"This podcast offers a great perspective for people who are just getting started in real estate investing. I HIGHLY recommend it!"
- Nathan B.
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La Porte, Texas
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