Episodes

  • Real estate investors are pivoting once again to keep up with changing market dynamics. There’s so much to consider when evaluating opportunities including inflation, interest rates, energy prices, housing prices, the kind of properties you should be buying, and how you can make a profit in a difficult economic environment. It’s not as easy as it has been, but there is a formula for success, and you’ll hear about it in this episode.

    Our guest is the National Director of Research at Marcus & Millichap, John Chang. He leads a team of real estate research professionals and is responsible for the production of the firm’s vast array of commercial real estate publications, tools and services. Under his leadership, Marcus & Millichap has become a leading source of market analysis, insight and forecasting, and the firm’s research is regularly quoted throughout the industry and in mainstream business media.

    Owning single-family rentals is one way you can build wealth in the real estate world. You can find out more about that at realwealthshow.com. Just sign up, for free. As a member, you’ll get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • The Fed is considering an aggressive rate-hiking plan to keep consumer prices from skyrocketing higher. Some economists feel the Fed’s plan could backfire and do serious harm to the economy, possibly triggering a recession. Should we be concerned now about a worst case scenario? If so, what does this all mean for investors and how do we prepare?

    In this episode, we’ll hear from a guest with a long history as a financial market writer and editor. Gary Alexander has been Senior Writer at Navellier since 2009. He helped the company’s namesake, analyst Louis Navellier, in launching Navellier’s Blue Chip Growth and Global Growth newsletters and currently edits Navellier’s weekly Marketmail and writes a weekly Growth Mail column. Before that he spent 20 years as the Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media where he worked with several top analysts including Navellier. He’s also worked as an editor at other financial publications including Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter, and he's authored various investment research reports.

    He earned the nickname “The Elder Statsman” when he was 25 years old because he kept pointing out how numbers were being misused in news reports to his newsroom boss. He says the word “elder” was a play on his youth but he’s truly “elder” now! Let’s call him a “wise elder”!

    If you’d like to "up your game" in the investment world and learn how to create passive income with single-family rentals, go to realwealthshow.com and sign up for free. As a member, you’ll get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • How do you scale a multifamily business, build a rockstar team, and then empower other women to live a financially free lifestyle while living a balanced life of your own?

    Our guest today had a vision at a young age to live a big life. And she offered some great tips in this interview that I can't wait to share with you. After 19 years of interviewing people, you'd think I'd heard it all!

    Liz Faircloth co-founded the DeRosa Group in 2005 with her husband, Matt. The DeRosa Group, based in Trenton, NJ, is an owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate."

    She's also the co-founder of The Real Estate InvestHER® community, a platform to empower women to live a financially free and balanced life on their own terms. She does this with more than 50 Meetups across the US and Canada and an on-line community and membership that offers accountability and mentorship for women to take their business to the next level!

    In addition to some great tips, you'll hear about a conference that she's organized called "InvestHer Con." It's happening on June 23rd and 24th in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can find out more about that at www.therealestateinvesther.com.

    If you’d like to learn more about how to create your own real estate portfolio with single-family rentals, click on the "Learn" tab at realwealthshow.com. You can also become a member, for free, and get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • It’s okay to earn millions of dollars in the United States and many other parts of the world, but there are also places where that’s not possible, or hasn’t been in the past, like the former communist Romania. Our next guest defected from Romania with her family when she was 10 years old, and wound up in Canada.

    Juliana Uto’s parents left everything behind to give their daughters a better life in the free world. And Juliana put that effort to good use. She has become a multi-millionaire by the age of thirty, and is now job optional. She says this is a time of unprecedented opportunity to generate a quantum leap in your finances, and she's teaching other women how to do what she has done. Juliana is accomplishing that with an elite mastermind group called “Wealth Bravery”. It’s an invitation-only community to help women build wealth in a safe, supportive and confidential place. If you'd like to know more about the group, write to support@wealthbravery.com with "Access Wealth Bravery" in the subject line.

    If you’d like to learn more about building wealth with single-family rentals, go to realwealthshow.com and sign up for free. As a member, you’ll get access to the Investor Portal where you can learn about investment opportunities in strong rental markets around the country. You’ll also have access to our network of resources, including investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and much more.

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  • Having the right focus and determination is often behind great success stories, and that’s certainly the case for the guest in this episode. Abbas Mohammed spent his childhood in Iraq sleeping on concrete floors because his family was so poor. When his family came to the U.S., his goal was to eliminate poverty from his life and he's now become wildly successful at age 24.

    His story is sure to inspire anyone sitting on the fence about making their financial dreams come true. Abbas started off as a used-car salesman while he was going to college. He didn’t like the job, and decided to try his hand at selling real estate. It’s now taken just a few short years for him to become one of the top real estate agents in the country and to start investing in large multi-family properties.

    He founded The Abbas Group as a crowdfunding platform to raise money for larger deals, and says his company completed 37 million dollars of acquisitions in 2021. In five years, he hopes to hit the one billion dollar mark. He’s got an amazing story, an amazing amount of energy and lots of great advice.

    The path to real estate success goes in many directions. If you’d like to learn more about how to build a portfolio of single-family rentals, go to realwealthshow.com. It’s free to join, and visit our Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of real estate professionals. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • Kathy and Rich Fettke take a break from skiing in Park City, Utah, to talk about the risks and rewards of ground-up development projects, including a RealWealth project in Park City. In this episode, Rich interviews Kathy on what investors need to know about these kinds of projects. That includes specific risks that investors need to control or avoid and how profitable these projects can be if you choose well. You’ll also find out more about the RealWealth development and why it could be a good choice for investors as well as a dream-come-true for skiers. (Spoiler Alert: Kathy & Rich LOVE to ski. They just bought one of the townhomes for themselves and a single-family lot.)

    You can find out more about our project at realwealthshow.com. You need to join to see the details, but it’s free to become a member and talk to one of our investment counselors.

    You can also contact Kathy directly about the Park City project at kathy@realwealth.com.

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  • The build-to-rent trend is hot right now, but construction costs are creating major headaches for developers. They are having a difficult time getting materials, of all kinds, from key components of a home, like lumber, to small but necessary pieces like metal truss connectors. The shortages are pushing prices higher, and causing delays in finishing projects, all of which are adding thousands of dollars onto the price of an investment property.

    But there is a silver lining, and you’ll hear about that in this episode from a build-to-rent developer and property manager in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. Our guest shares his side of the build-to-rent story to help investors understand why it’s been so difficult to get new rental homes on the market, how he’s dealing with supply chain issues and a volatile pricing environment, and how he expects the pricing issues to play out.

    Chris moved to Florida in 1999 for college and graduated with a business management degree. He launched his career with a dry cleaning business but transitioned into residential real estate rentals after the 2008 recession. Chris and his father bought distressed single family homes that they renovated and turned into rentals. They also provided property management. When the supply of existing homes grew scarce, they transitioned the business into a build-to-rent model.

    If you’d like to learn more about how to buy newly-built single-family rental properties in Florida, go to realwealthshow.com and sign up for free. As a member, you’ll get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • There is a lot of uncertainty in the financial markets right now. We’ve had more than two years of COVID-19 and now there are worries about inflation, rate hikes, housing costs, supply chain issues, a labor shortage, and a war in Ukraine.

    How can investors make good financial decisions when they don't know where our economy is headed? In this episode, you’ll hear from Mike Fratantoni of the Mortgage Bankers Association to help us understand what we may be facing in 2022.

    As the MBA’s Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology, he’s responsible for overseeing the MBA’s industry and benchmarking surveys, economic and mortgage origination forecasts, and policy development research for both the single-family and commercial/multifamily markets. He has also worked as a senior economist and risk management expert at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae.

    If you’d like to learn more about the real estate business and how you can buy cash flowing rentals, go to realwealthshow.com and sign up for free. As a member, you’ll get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • We spend a lot of time talking about how to build wealth, but protecting it is just as important! In this episode, you’ll get some great tips from asset protection attorney, Clint Coons. He returns to The Real Wealth Show to give us an update on what kind of lawsuits he’s seeing and how we can protect ourselves. He also talks about changes in tax law that could affect your real estate portfolio.

    Clint is a great story-teller and shares several examples of what can go wrong between landlords and tenants, and how to prevent those kinds of events from happening. The interview expands on the basics of asset protection that we just covered in a webinar. You can listen to a replay of that webinar for free on our website at realwealthshow.com.

    You can also find out more about cash-flowing rentals at realwealthshow.com. Membership is free, and will give you access to educational materials and the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

    And please remember to subscribe to our podcast and leave a review! Thank you!

    Background on Clint: He is one of the founding law partners at Anderson Business Advisors. The firm helps clients protect their assets with solid entity structuring plans and investor-oriented tax services. He’s also an experienced real estate investor who grew up in a real estate family and has acquired more than 200 properties, from small single-family homes to commercial buildings. So, he speaks as both an attorney and an investor. He’s also a prolific writer and educator who has published hundreds of articles, videos, and workbooks on real estate investing and asset protection. His most recent book is called: “Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors.”

  • Many people dream of retiring at an early age to spend time pursuing other activities or projects. Creating passive income with real estate can make that happen, but you also need to know how much money you’ll need to pay for it all. In this episode, you’ll hear from an investor with some great advice for people who want to streamline their plans, and make it easier to reach their goals.

    Kathy Gottberg talks about rightsizing (as opposed to downsizing) your lifestyle and your financial plan so you can do the things you want. Kathy and her husband Thom got rid of the oversized home, the extra cars, and put the money they saved into real estate investments, for decades. The payoff? They have enough passive income to pay for their travels and other pursuits.

    For Kathy, that includes writing. She doesn’t need the income but she loves doing it. She’s a long-time blogger with a website called www.SMARTLiving365.com. SMART stands for her five topics: Sustainable, Meaningful, Aware, Rightsized, and Thankful. She’s also the author of seven books including one called: "Rightsizing--A SMART Living 365 guide to Reinventing Retirement."

    You can learn how to create your own cash-flowing real estate portfolio at realwealthshow.com. Sign up for free and get access to our learning center. You will also have access to our Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • It’s not every day that we have a professional football player on our show to talk about real estate investing. But today, you’ll hear from linebacker, Devon Kennard, on financial literacy and how he’s creating long-term wealth with real estate. You don’t have to be a football player to do what he is doing, although a higher paycheck may speed things up a bit.

    Devon is currently with the Arizona Cardinals. He started out with the New York Giants and played with the Detroit Lions for two years before he signed with the Cardinals. He’s been in the NFL for a total of nine years, which he says is a long time. A football career can end quickly with something like an injury or a contract expiration.

    The short lifespan of a football career was one of the things that inspired Devon to start building a cash-flowing real estate portfolio. He wants his family to be able to continue the same lifestyle they are living now, after his football career is over. And he’s making very good progress. He’s also passionate about sharing what he’s learned. For more about Devon, check out his website.

    You can find out more about cash-flowing rentals at realwealthshow.com. Membership is free, and will give you access to educational materials and the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more. Click here to join!

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  • This podcast reveals an intriguing real estate success story. But it’s not just about the daughter of immigrants who knew that real estate was the key to wealth, or the steps she took to create a $5,000,000 portfolio from just $10,000. It’s also about how she dealt with the downturns of real estate and the stress and worry that can haunt an investor.

    Moneeka Sawyer describes herself as a “blissful millionaire” who worked just 5 to 10 hours a month building her real estate wealth. She’s now on a mission to help other women do what she has done with her podcast, “Real Estate Investing for Women.” She’s also a TEDx speaker, has shared the stage with well-known female entrepreneurs, and has appeared on major broadcast channels to share her message about blissful real estate investing.

    If you’d like to learn more about how you can build real wealth with cash flowing rentals, go to realwealthshow.com and sign up for free. As a member, you’ll get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

    And please remember to subscribe to our podcast and leave a review! Thank you!

  • The housing market meltdown in 2007 dealt a rough blow to many developers. In this episode, you’ll hear from someone who lost a lot of money back then, but he managed to stage a successful comeback. He did that by discovering a backdoor into the real estate development business. Instead of developing the land, Cody Bjugan arranged to have it approved or entitled for development, which is often one of the toughest parts of any big project.

    Cody is now a full-fledged developer with 30 projects and 2,300 residential units under his belt. But he also founded a company called VestRight to teach people how to do entitlements. He says it’s a simple way to create 5- to 7-figure paydays from off-market land deals, without owning or developing the land, without debt, and with very little cash at risk.

    If you’d like to learn more about the real estate business and how you can buy cash flowing rentals, go to realwealthshow.com and sign up for free. As a member, you’ll get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

    And please remember to subscribe to our podcast and leave a review! Thank you!

  • If you like to dream big, you'll love this podcast. In this episode, Kathy and Rich Fettke celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a conversation about their marriage and their investing experience. They were supposed to be skiing down some wild terrain in Utah after getting dropped off by helicopter on a snowy mountaintop, but weather conditions delayed those plans. Instead, they are safely inside their hotel room, with some amazing memories and stories about where they’ve been, where they are now, and where they are going next!

    Rich and Kathy are the co-founders of the real estate investing company RealWealth, as well as the creators of this podcast, The Real Wealth Show! They launched the company in 2003 which currently has almost 63,000 members. It’s free to join and you'll gain access to hundreds of free webinars, articles, and podcasts. You will also get access to the Investor Portal where you can make an appointment with an investment counselor and connect with our network of property teams nationwide.

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  • In this episode, you’ll hear the amazing story of a 12-year-old boy who wanted to upgrade his family home, so he called a real estate agent and said: "I want to buy a house!" He did the legwork, and closed on a home that put his family on a path to financial freedom. And today, he's helping others do the same.

    Our guest, Larry Taylor, has been a real estate investor for more than four decades. He’s now the CEO of a Malibu-based investing company called Christina, which focuses on the Westside region of Los Angeles. He shares his personal story in this interview, along with his experience as an investor who’s lived through various political and economic cycles, and can explain how they relate to investor concerns today – concerns like inflation, asset values, rent growth, where people want to live and work, and finding a good deal as an investor.

    If you’d like to learn how to invest in cash flow rental properties in the fastest growing metros in the U.S., go to realwealthshow.com and sign up, for free. Once you're there, you can set an appointment with one of our very experienced investment counselors who can help you find the best market and property teams to help you with for your investing goals.

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  • When I started investing in real estate, I didn't run into a lot of women on the job sites. And, I certainly didn't see very many women doing the renovation work themselves. But that's exactly how today's guest got started and her hard work has paid off because she's now a big-time real estate boss-lady.

    As a single mom, Kelly Stumphauzer bought a fixer upper for $46,000 and moved in with her three young kids. She was making about $13,000 at the time. Now, just a decade later, she runs a large renovation and property management company and has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for her success. She shares her story in this episode.

    If you’d like to learn more about how you can buy cash flowing rentals, go to realwealthshow.com and sign up, for free. As a member, you’ll get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • Some people get stuck in analysis paralysis, meaning no matter how much they study, they just can't take the plunge. Meanwhile, others jump right in. In this episode, you’ll hear from someone who couldn't wait to get started in real estate, so he made his first acquisition while he was in high school!

    Kyle Nott wasted no time. He attended what he calls “Windshield University” to educate himself about real estate. That’s the time he’s spent driving from one construction job site to another listening to podcasts, and learning from other investors. And here he is now, educating others on my podcast. He shares the ups and downs of his journey in this interview, which is both inspirational and educational.

    Thank you for joining me here on the Real Wealth show. I want to let you know I'm giving my 2022 Housing Forecast during the first week of January. If you want to get my take on where real estate is headed, considering that rate hikes are on the way, just visit realwealthshow.com. You can join for free and get access to the upcoming webinar, or the replay, along with recordings of all our past webinars. You’ll also have access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • This is a Real Wealth Story about focus, discipline, connection, and working together with your partner! Our guests started off with nothing when they got married, but were determined to get rid of their student debt, and work toward a financial strategy that gave them as much free time as possible. They are now in their early 30’s, own several investment properties, and recently hit the one million dollar net worth milestone. In this episode, Rich and Kathy interview their good friends, Dusty and Cecily Breeding, who share their secrets for a successful marriage and the building of wealth together toward a common goal.

    They met at Pepperdine University, graduated in 2010, and were married in a village outside of Nairobi, where they spent their first year of marriage working with homeless teenagers. After returning from Kenya, the Breedings spent the last decade paying off their student loan debt. Dusty worked as a minister and Cecily, as a photographer. They bought their first property through RealWealth in January of 2019 and currently own five properties with a total of nine doors in two states. They have both become job optional, and recently launched the Skull and Bones Society, which is a life coaching practice that helps others intentionally live well.

    Link for Skull and Bones Society: https://www.skullandbonessociety.co

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  • If you’re interested in becoming a landlord and would like to avoid some of the mistakes that other investors have made, you’ll learn a lot from this interview. Our guest became an accidental landlord and found out the hard way that active management of rentals can be a lot of work. He quickly learned that having good property managers that send you checks every month is the way to go. In this episode, Jim Pfeifer tells some interesting stories about the mistakes he’s made so you don’t have to repeat them.

    Jim is a former financial advisor and stock market investor who has turned his attention to real assets. It wasn’t his choice to become a landlord at first, but after he saw the potential for passive wealth, he was hooked. He’s been involved with single-family and multi-family rental units as a landlord, but is currently focused on syndications. He has more than 45 passive syndications under his belt including apartments, mobile homes, self-storage, private lending and notes, ATM’s, commercial and industrial triple net leases, assisted living facilities and international coffee farms and cacao producers. As the founder of Left Field Investors, he also helps other people get started in passive real estate syndications. And, he’s the host of the podcast: Passive Investing from Left Field.

    You can learn more about the ins and outs of passive real estate investing with good property management at our website, RealWealthShow.com. Sign up for free, and get access to the Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of resources. That includes experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.

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  • Billions of dollars are being poured into build-to-rent communities and the industry is booming! Are developers able to keep up with demand for new rental homes? How long will it take to balance demand with supply? Is “now” the time to invest in this kind of rental property? Or maybe developers are overestimating future demand for this kind of rental and will end up flooding the market?

    In this episode, you’ll hear from housing market economist Brad Hunter on this mushrooming segment of the real estate industry. Brad has been doing market analysis for 35 years and has conducted hundreds of housing demand studies at national and local levels. His market insights are available for builders, developers, investors, and lenders through his company, Hunter Housing Economics, in West Palm Beach, Florida. His opinions and forecasts are also widely covered in the media. Past positions include chief economist and national director of consulting at Metrostudy, managing director at RCLCO, and chief economist for HomeAdvisor.

    Brad was recently quoted in the following articles:

    Building and Renting Single-Family Homes Is Top-Performing Investment - WSJ

    Built-to-Rent Suburbs Are Poised to Spread Across the U.S. - WSJ

    This is a piece he wrote as a special contribution to Forbes:

    Ten Billion Reasons Why There Is A Built-For-Rent Land Rush - Forbes

    You can also follow him on Twitter: @bradleyhunter

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