Episodes
Before you start investing in real estate, make sure you hear this episode. Almost every beginner ends up making these five big real estate investing mistakes. Some cost money, some cost time, but all of them cost you peace of mind and push you further away from achieving financial freedom. We’re breaking down these five big mistakes so you can avoid them and start building wealth faster! Dave Meyer and Rob Abasolo are back today to discuss the five common real estate investing mistakes to...
Published 06/12/24
Your rental properties are sitting vacant—what do you do? Do you sell or lower your rent price to spark some interest? Will reducing your rent open you up to bad tenants? We’re getting into exactly what you should do in this sticky landlording situation, and many others, in this episode of Seeing Greene. This time, we’re sharing wisdom on what to do when you can’t find tenants, how to invest with just $15,000 in 2024, which rental property mortgage to pay off first, and whether to keep or...
Published 06/11/24
Want to know how to make millions WITHOUT owning real estate? Rental arbitrage is the strategy for you. And maybe you’ve heard about it before, but we promise you’ve never heard anything like this. Today’s guest is bringing in millions of dollars through “guaranteed” rental arbitrage contracts that last YEARS. You heard that right—guaranteed rent for years, often at the highest price on the market. And you don’t need to own a single rental property to try this strategy. So, how do you get...
Published 06/10/24
Tune into The DealMachine Real Estate Investing Podcast for more episodes just like this! Want access to undervalued real estate? Then, you’ll need to know how to find motivated sellers. These sellers are ready to get rid of their homes at below market value, and YOU can make a win-win situation by getting them money for their properties while building your real estate portfolio. If you’re a house flipper, wholesaler, fixer-upper, or BRRRR-er, you MUST know how to find motivated sellers so...
Published 06/08/24
Almost overnight, multifamily investing went from red-hot to something not even the most experienced investors would touch. After interest rates went up, rent growth stalled, and apartment supply flooded the market, the apartment investing industry became the ugly duckling of real estate. Owners struggled to get tenants and had huge balloon payments due, and no one was there to save them. But one man predicted that this would happen before anyone else—Brian Burke. After seeing a crash on the...
Published 06/07/24
Think you've got a bad real estate deal? We doubt it comes even close to what we’re about to share. Today, the experts are in to talk about bee-infested rental properties, risky flips, “wholetail” failures, and other ways that they’ve lost money with real estate deals gone wrong. Why are we sharing such horrific stories? Because we want YOU to be able to avoid the same fate on your first or next investment property. Take a seat, get some popcorn, and pray that your properties won’t turn out...
Published 06/05/24
Want a quicker way to buy rental properties? One that takes less cash, less time, and is beginner-friendly? Then you’re in the right place! In this Seeing Greene, we’re talking about the “sneaky rental tactic” that can help you build a real estate portfolio in just a few years. And if insurance and property taxes have been eating away all your cash flow, we go through a real-life investor’s situation to determine whether he should hold, fold, or change his real estate strategy. All that, and...
Published 06/04/24
One investment property could change your life, especially if you buy the right one. Logan Koch, an investor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was buying investment properties for one specific goal: To retire his parents. With a $45,000/year cash flow target in mind, Logan and his parents went to work, finding small multifamily rental properties to buy, fix, and increase rents on. But one day, Logan stumbled across a commercial real estate deal that nobody wanted, one with huge signs of...
Published 06/03/24
Real estate investing in 2024 isn’t as easy as a few years ago. When interest rates are low, housing inventory is high, the economy is booming, and everyone’s happy, real estate investors can take considerably more risks with bigger payoffs. But now, only the most savvy investors are finding cash flow, appreciation potential, and wealth-building properties. So, with little hope in sight for lower rates or home prices, how do you ensure you’re building wealth, not getting burnt, in the...
Published 05/31/24
Want to reach financial freedom faster? The BRRRR method is how you do it. Seriously—the BRRRR strategy is almost too good to be true, which is why so many real estate investors use it as the stepping stone to start building wealth. In short, the BRRRR (buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat) method allows you to reuse and recycle your money repeatedly, turning one sum of cash into multiple investment properties or an entire portfolio! This allows you to build your real estate portfolio faster...
Published 05/30/24
Imagine living in a home where your next-door neighbors are your best friends or family members. We know you’ve thought about it before—starting a compound with all the people you love, everyone helps each other, watches each other’s kids, the community stays safe, and you barely have to drive! This is exactly what co-ownership homes, co-buying, and co-living can do for you! But getting a dozen or so people together to do a real estate deal can be a little tricky; that’s why we have Phil...
Published 05/29/24
One of the biggest hurdles to rental property investing? High down payments. Most lenders want you to come to the table with twenty to thirty percent down, but with home prices averaging around $400,000, it might not be easy to come up with $80,000 to $120,000 on your next deal, especially with today’s high cost of living. So, how do you skirt the high down payment requirements while still locking up solid real estate deals? We’re showing you how in today’s Seeing Greene! First, a Hawaii...
Published 05/28/24
Looking for monthly cash flow but live in an expensive real estate market? It sounds like you need to start buying rental property OUT of state. After realizing that real estate investing could be the wealth-builder they needed, Jessica and Shyd Coloma wanted to get in the game. But in pricey Southern California, finding passive-income generating rental properties was next to impossible. So, they began looking out of state. Thanks to BiggerPockets Agent Finder, they met Ohio-based agent...
Published 05/27/24
The 2024 housing market isn’t turning out how most of us thought. At the beginning of the year, real estate investors were hopeful that mortgage rates would fall, affordability would return, and home prices would have a chance to stabilize before going back up. But none of those things happened. Rates are still high, affordability is at a forty-year low, and home prices are slowly rising even with diminished demand. Why is this happening, and what’s causing these market moves? All that and...
Published 05/24/24
Hiring a property manager can be one of the best or worst decisions in your real estate investing career. The right property manager can give you the time to scale your portfolio to new heights, all while increasing the revenue on your rental properties. But the wrong property manager can drown you in unnecessary fees, push time-consuming tasks back on your plate, and leave your properties worse off than they were before. How do you distinguish between the two when every property manager...
Published 05/22/24
Have you ever thought about buying rental properties abroad? It might surprise you, but investing overseas could bring in much more cash flow and appreciation than you thought possible. Bobby, a real estate investor from Arizona, moved his money down south, buying in both big cities and small tourist destinations in Mexico. He’s here to share everything you need to know about buying international investment properties and how you, too, can beat the US housing market by moving your money...
Published 05/21/24
"Subject to" real estate has been exploding in popularity. When mortgage rates began to rise, subject to (often called sub to) came in as the hero to save the day. This real estate investing strategy offered investors the chance to take over low-interest-rate loans from homeowners who wanted to sell their properties. And, with often a minimal down payment required, new and experienced investors lined up to give this fast-scaling strategy a try. Without even knowing it, Tanner Litchfield did...
Published 05/20/24
Which will make you richer: real estate vs. stocks? We brought the fine folks from The Motley Fool on the podcast to get into a serious debate over which asset makes you more money, which is easier to invest in, and which saves you the most in taxes. We’ll go head-to-head against The Motley Fool’s Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger to finally answer the age-old question: Should you invest in stocks, real estate, or both? For this debate, we had to bring out the big guns. That’s why Dave Meyer...
Published 05/17/24
Would you buy a house for $100K? That’s right, just twenty-five percent of the median home price in America. Well, we found a couple who does just that, finding fixer-upper properties that often cost less than six figures and turning them into eye-catching, head-turning homes. They even argue that these cheap old homes are BETTER than the newer-built house flips that so many investors are targeting today. So, how do you find your next $100K home, and where do you start looking? Elizabeth and...
Published 05/15/24
Could building houses make you more money than buying existing ones? When should someone use the 1% rule in real estate, and when does this metric point to a cash flow disaster? What’s the best way to get more capital or funding for future real estate deals: get a HELOC on your primary residence or look for investor-only DSCR loans? We’re pulling some of the top questions from the BiggerPockets Forums and giving our answers on today’s show! Expert investors Dave Meyer, James Dainard, and...
Published 05/14/24
You don’t have to race to financial independence to get there. Dave Meyer, VP of Market Intelligence at BiggerPockets, took his time building up passive income, and years later, it’s what has allowed him to amass impressive wealth all while living abroad, working where he wants, and securing a very stable retirement. But Dave wasn’t always some housing market genius who knew every statistic and metric about real estate investing. He started as a broke college student with no job prospects,...
Published 05/13/24
Housing prices won’t budge, but there could be some relief on the horizon for homebuyers. As America’s affordability crisis continues to strain consumers, one of the most considerable costs, housing, is much to blame. Rising mortgage rates are making monthly payments significantly more expensive than just a few years prior, but how long can this last? According to the Vice President of Enterprise Research Strategy at ICE, Andy Walden, not much longer. Every month, Andy’s team at ICE releases...
Published 05/10/24
There’s one way to invest in real estate that’s cheaper, easier, and more efficient than almost any other strategy. It allows you to get the best mortgage rates with the lowest down payments and buy properties in the best areas. And you can do it every single year until you grow a massive real estate portfolio. Real estate millionaires have been made using this strategy, but most Americans have no idea about it. What’s the wealth-building secret that savvy investors are taking advantage of?...
Published 05/08/24
Would you buy a rental property that loses money every month? What if, in a few years, that one property could make you hundreds of thousands of dollars? Would the negative cash flow be worth the massive appreciation upside? Today, we’re answering that exact question from an investor who could be sitting on a wealth-building opportunity but doesn’t know what decision to make. Should he buy the "bleeding" property at a steep discount or give up this needle in the housing market haystack to...
Published 05/07/24