The Best Real Estate Investing Strategies

Over the years, I’ve seen several articles, blog posts and podcast episodes that share with you the best real estate investing strategies. But, none has really taken a mathematical approach. That’s what I intend to do here using a comprehensive list of the best real estate investing strategies and the Real Estate Financial Planner™ software to do the math. Creative Financing Owner Financing (including Richard Roop’s The Ultimate Strategy™) Wrap Financing including Pre-Foreclosures Loan Assumption Rent-To-Own/Lease-Option Family including Master Leases * Sandwich Lease-Options Agreement-For-Deed Family Subject To including pre-foreclosures Buy and Hold including Short-Term Rentals and assisted living Quick Turn/Flip … Read more

Norm and Norma

 Norm and  Norma are  Characters in the Real Estate Financial Planner™ Podcast. Norm and Norma’s Situation Both are 21 years old Recently graduated from college and working in a technology department of a large health care business Married to each other Have a combined $10K saved up Earn $72,000 combined (they each earn $18 per hour * 2,000 hours = $36,000/year each) Saving about $1,000 per month Obsessed about achieving Financial Independence so they can retire early (FIRE) Want to find their best path to financial independence together Both taking social security at age 67 Social security estimated based on … Read more

Ep 6: Norm and Norma Invest in Stocks to Achieve Financial Independence

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Pro Tip: Listen to the podcast below and while you’re listening follow along with the charts below. Then, when you’re done, copy the  Scenario to your own Real Estate Financial Planner™ account to change any of the assumptions. Welcome to the Real Estate Financial Planner™ Podcast. I am your host, James Orr. This is Episode 6. Today we’re going to meet  Norm and  Norma.  Norm and  Norma met in college where they were both studying liberal arts. They graduated with bachelor’s degrees and do entry-level work in the technology department for a large healthcare company. They’re each 21-years old. They … Read more

Ep 5: Andrea Pays Off Properties Early with Cash Flow

Pro Tip: Listen to the podcast below and while you’re listening follow along with the charts below. Then, when you’re done, copy the  Scenario to your own Real Estate Financial Planner™ account to change any of the assumptions. In Episode 5,  Andrea asks herself a common question: should I pay off my properties early with extra cash flow? Plus these related questions: Will paying off properties early lead to achieving financial independence earlier? Will it increase or decrease my net worth? Will that increase or decrease my risk? Will it give me a higher or lower standard of living in … Read more

Real Estate Investing Strategies

What are all the different ways to invest in real estate? In this class you’ll learn: A detailed list of different real estate investing strategies from buy-and-hold, Nomad™ and house hacking to fix & flip, BRRR, creative financing like subject to more unusual strategies like option-auction, tax liens/deeds and much more. An exploration of whether the strategy is typically an entry strategy, a way to hold or an exit strategy (or some combination). Channels when buying (how to find each type of deal) Channels when selling (how to get out of each deal) Financing when selling (how to cash out … Read more

An Intro to Buy and Hold Real Estate Deal Analysis

The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™

When analyzing cash flowing, buy and hold rental properties… what do you put in each field? How does deal analysis differ when analyzing single family homes versus condos versus townhomes versus duplexes/triplexes/fourplexes versus apartments? What do you use in The World’s Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™ for each type of property? In this class you’ll learn: A detailed walk-through of The World’s Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™ What’s different and what’s the same when analyzing different types of properties and what the spreadsheet can be used to analyze How Excel experts can “unlock” the spreadsheet and why everyone … Read more

Ep 4: Andrea Hires Professional Property Manager

Pro Tip: Listen to the podcast below and while you’re listening follow along with the charts below. Then, when you’re done, copy the  Scenario to your own Real Estate Financial Planner™ account to change any of the assumptions. Welcome to the Real Estate Financial Planner™ Podcast. I am your host, James Orr. This is Episode 4. Today we’re going to continue with Andrea’s story. Previously, we had 40-year-old Andrea utilizing the Nomad™ real estate investing strategy acquiring 8 rental properties starting with $100,000 that she got in her divorce. Ultimately, she would end up with 9 properties… 8 rentals and … Read more

Ep 3: Andrea Invests in Stocks Instead of Nomading™

Pro Tip: Listen to the podcast below and while you’re listening follow along with the charts below. Then, when you’re done, copy the  Scenario to your own Real Estate Financial Planner™ account to change any of the assumptions. Welcome to the Real Estate Financial Planner™ Podcast. I am your host, James Orr. This is Episode 3. Today we’re going to continue with Andrea’s story. Previously, in episodes 1 and 2, Andrea had opted to utilize the Nomad™ real estate investing strategy…. and, she’ll be returning to that in episodes 4 and 5. But, for this episode, she went to meet … Read more

Ep 2: Andrea Gets $100 Per Month More In Rent

Pro Tip: Listen to the podcast below and while you’re listening follow along with the charts below. Then, when you’re done, copy the  Scenario to your own Real Estate Financial Planner™ account to change any of the assumptions. Welcome to the Real Estate Financial Planner™ podcast. I am your host, James Orr. This is Episode 2. Today we’re going to continue with Andrea’s story. Previously, in Episode 1, Andrea was using the Nomad™ strategy and buying properties that had about break-even cash flow at the time she was buying them. She has no experience investing in real estate or as … Read more

Ep 1: Andrea Buys 8 Rentals with Down Payments for 2

Pro Tip: Listen to the podcast below and while you’re listening follow along with the charts below. Then, when you’re done, copy the  Scenario to your own Real Estate Financial Planner™ account to change any of the assumptions. Welcome to the Real Estate Financial Planner™ Podcast. I am your host, James Orr. This is Episode 1. Today we’re going to meet Andrea: a 40-year-old, recently divorced, single mom of two young boys (ages 2 and 4). Andrea graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in accounting. After a few poor fits, she finally settled into a good job working … Read more