Are FHA Loans for Suckers?

You can purchase a property using an FHA loan with just 3.5% down. Heck, sometimes you can even get down payment assistance to help with the 3.5% down payment. But there are other loans with lower down payment options. However, when you put less than 20% down, FHA loans require you buy insurance to protect the lender in case you default on the loan. This insurance… called Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP) for FHA loans or the equivalent of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) on other types of loans… has both an upfront premium and a monthly premium. And, with FHA loans … Read more

Having Confidence with Modeling Retirement with Real Estate Investments

Mortgage Interest Rate Confidence Meter™

This class was taught live by James Orr on October 13, 2022. In this class James introduces the brand-new Mortgage Interest Rate Confidence Meter™, what it is and how to us it. You’ll discover what a reasonable mortgage interest rate is when modeling future real estate purchases and how to tell if the assumptions someone else is using is optimistic or not. Resources Mentioned In this presentation James mentions the following resources: 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Average in the United States from The Federal Reserve Download the Mortgage Interest Rate Confidence Meter™ for Microsoft Excel The World’s Greatest Real Estate … Read more

Mortgage Interest Rate Confidence Meter™

Mortgage Interest Rate Confidence Meter™

Thinking about buying properties over the next several years? Are you wondering what a reasonable mortgage interest rate to use should be? Use the Mortgage Interest Rate Confidence Meter™ to see how reasonable your mortgage interest rate is using historical 30-year mortgage interest rate data from the Federal Reserve’s database of historical 30-year mortgage interest rate data going back to 1971. Just enter in your mortgage interest rate and read the meter to see how confident we are that you’ll be able to get that rate in the future (based on historical data). This Excel spreadsheet download is available for … Read more

Impact of Rapidly Rising Interest Rates on Real Estate Investors

Interest Rate Hikes

This class was taught live by James Orr on October 7, 2022. Topics discussed in this class include: Interest rates have gone up rapidly recently. Is this the fastest we’ve seen rates rise? The most we’ve seen rates rise? Federal Funds Rate versus Mortgage Interest Rates Infographic of 35 Years of Interest Rate Hikes from VisualCapitalist.com Interest rates hikes and rate of change of the rate chart 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Average in US What is the impact of rapidly rising interest rates for real estate investors. What if you ignored financing and bought properties free and clear (with some … Read more

Real Estate Investor Rubicons

The recording failed so there is no recording. Topics discussed include: Definition of Rubicon and Milestone and how they relate to real estate investing Dan Sullivan’s The Gap and The Gain and Ben Hardy and Dan Sullivan’s The Gap and The Gain Charlie Munger’s idea that the first $100K is the hardest Math and a series of charts and tables showing why the first $100K is the hardest A discussion of ideas from Mike Summey’s book The Financial Security Bible: How to Build Wealth and Be Happy including: The Lifestyle of Failure The Lifestyle of Ordinary The Lifestyle of Success … Read more

Overcoming Hurdles to Real Estate Investing

Most real estate investors face similar challenges, hurdles and obstacles: Where do I get my next down payment from? How do I overcome negative cash flow or improve the cash flow I have? How do I qualify for the best loans? How do I find what I’m missing (deals, dream team, partners, tenants)? How do I commit to achieving my real estate goals, get the courage to act despite fear, gain the capabilities I need or eliminate fears? This class helps you solve those challenges and more. Listen to the audio of this for free on the real estate investing … Read more

Rent and Price Resiliency for Real Estate Investors

How resilient are you and your real estate investments if prices drop? Will you be upside down or underwater with negative equity? What about if rents drop? Will you have negative cash flow? Listen to the audio of this for free on the real estate investing podcast. Or, access the video recording and see the charts by logging into your account. Topics discussed include: What is resiliency? What is Price Resiliency™? What is Rent Resiliency™? The two flavors of resiliency: dollars and percent. Measuring resiliency on the individual property basis or the entire portfolio Measuring resiliency as a snapshot in … Read more

Real Estate Investing Shocks!

Learn about all the things that shock and surprise real estate investors in this special class recording. Plus, learn how to mitigate and/or completely eliminate these shocks. Listen to the audio of this for free on the real estate investing podcast. Or, access the video recording and download the handouts by logging into your account. Topics discussed include: What are real estate investing shocks? Dan Sullivan says: If you’ve got enough money to solve the problem, you don’t have the problem. Maybe these shouldn’t be shocks… Your Shoe is Untied and How to Deal With Your Real Estate Investing Shocks … Read more

Marketing to Find Off-Market Deals

Learn how to do marketing to find off-market deals to find creative financing and fixer upper properties as a real estate entrepreneur in this special class recording. Listen to the audio of this for free on the real estate investing podcast. Or, access the video recording and download the handouts by logging into your account. Topics discussed include: How real estate investors find deals from The Millionaire Real Estate Investor book by Gary Keller et al Why Motivated Sellers? Creative Transactions and Fixer Upper Properties. Where are we in the Real Estate Investor Daily Checklist? 1-Step versus 2-Step Marketing The … Read more

Real Estate Partnerships

A deep-dive into the strategy of real estate partnerships including the three roles: Deal Maker/Syndicator Money Partner Loan Partner Includes a qualitative class discussing what the strategy is and how to do it plus quantitative, numbers-based discussions showing how the strategy performs toward a goal of achieving financial independence. Topics discussed include: Money, credit and skills required The style of this strategy (investor/entrepreneurial) The stability and scalability of this strategy What is your risk exposure and profit speed doing this strategy Finding and analyzing deals including any direct marketing suggestions The best real estate market conditions for this strategy How … Read more