Ep 5: Andrea Pays Off Properties Early with Cash Flow

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 retirement? Let’s find out in this variation and how it compares to her baseline  Scenario. More Detailed Comparisons With More Charts Get unprecedented insight into how  Andrea paying off properties early with extra cash flow compares to her … Read more

Ep 4: Andrea Hires Professional Property Manager

In Episode 4,  Andrea confronts some of her biggest  Fears about property management. She simultaneously has the fear of not being a good property manager herself (because she doesn’t know what she doesn’t know about property management having not done any studying of it) and she also has the fear of turning over control to a property manager and paying the property management fees. The question she is looking to get answered in this  Scenario is: what does it look like if I hire a property manager and pay them 10% of gross rents? In this variation we will compare … Read more

Ep 3: Andrea Invests in Stocks Instead of Nomading™

In Episode 3,  Andrea asks herself: is all this extra work of buying properties, moving every year, renting/managing rental properties worth the extra effort? Are her  fears of managing properties worth the effort to overcome? What if  Andrea just invested the same $100K from the divorce in stocks at 8% instead? That’s what we’ll look at in this variation from her baseline plan in Episode 1. More Detailed Comparisons With More Charts Get unprecedented insight into how  Andrea investing in stocks compares to her baseline by comparing the  Scenarios. Inside the Numbers Don’t like the assumptions I used. Sometimes I … Read more

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

Episode 2 is a variation from  Andrea’s baseline plan. The only difference is that in this episode, Andrea is able to get $100 more per month in rent on her rental properties. You can think of this in one of several ways. Either, she has been under-renting the properties in her baseline Episode 1 (and other episodes for Andrea) by $100 per month and the new rent is really what fair market rent should have been. Or, she decided to really improve her ability to manage and market her rental properties to get the very top end of the rent … Read more

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

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 in accounting for a small manufacturing company. She earns about $4,000 per month… about $48,000 per year. In the divorce, she received about $100,000 from the sale of the family home and her share of the savings and … Read more