Stress Testing Your Real Estate Investing Portfolio – Part I

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An Alternative to Cash Flow – Saving Money With Rental Properties

Return on Investment from Debt Paydown – Full Term of Loan Most real estate investors focus on cash flow from rental properties (and for some very good reasons), but in some markets and some situations it is important to understand how rental properties can be considered a vehicle for savings even if they are not producing immediate cash flow. In this class you’ll learn: What are your options if you find yourself in a market where it is difficult (or impossible) to find positive cash flow properties? Should you even still buy properties if they don’t cash flow with a … Read more

Wait! Before You Make That Offer…

Inspection Flowchart You’ve found the perfect property and you got to have it… WAIT! before you make that offer… here’s the two hour conversation I wish I could have before you make an offer on any property with the things you NEED to know. In this class you’ll learn: Have you read the contract? Did you do these critically important things with the contract yet? Do you FULLY understand Earnest Money, how it really works in this specific case and much more Do you have your down payment and understand when and how down payments work? Do you know all … Read more

8 Money Saving, Risk Reducing Real Estate Investor Insurance Tips

Real estate investing—like anything in life—is not without risk. However, we can mitigate or eliminate many of the risks with the proper use of insurance. In this class you’ll learn: Why it is critically important to develop a strong your insurance agent and truly understand your coverage Understanding what risks are insured and to what extent and what risks you are self-insuring and at what the likely extent of your exposure is Why it is critically important to limit making insurance claims close to your deductible amount and how that impacts selecting your deductibles to begin with Why maximizing your … Read more

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting to Invest in Real Estate

In this highly personal class James shares how he had to build a multi-million dollar portfolio TWICE and the lessons he learned along the way. In this class you’ll learn: Why real estate investing is NOT a get rich quick scheme “A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair business at a great price.” — Charlie Munger The importance of reserves and James’ recommendations for reserves in your real estate investing The Return Quadrants™ The value and benefits of the Nomad™ strategy Why focus means both improved speed and improved safety That the grass isn’t always … Read more

10 House Hacking Tips and Tricks for Real Estate Investors

The World’s Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™ House hacking is a real estate investing strategy where you create income from a property you’re living in. In this class you’ll learn: The difference between house hacking and the Nomad™ real estate investing strategies Why you need to use an appropriate/special lease and create house rules when house hacking How to maximize cash flow by optimizing income from the property and minimizing expenses What special keywords should you be looking for to find the best house hacking properties when you’re buying How analyzing deals changes when you’re house hacking What you … Read more

Pros and Cons of Every Real Estate Investing Strategy Compared

Creative Financing FAQs Matrix What are all the different ways to invest in real estate? What the pros and cons of each? 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 … Read more