BiggerPockets Podcast 422: From W2-Job Single Mom to Flipping Real Estate Rockstar with Amanda Young
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Amanda Young stumbled into real estate. After being let go from a job, dealing with a family emergency, and homeschooling her son, Amanda knew that she had to find a way to provide for her family, but also allow her to discover her hidden edge. After finding BiggerPockets and joining a local REIA (real estate investors association), she decided to take the jump and buy her first rental. Now, in 2020, she has 7 rental properties and a flourishing flipping business, working with a partner that matches her energy. Amanda found her localized niche by targeting owners of “sinkhole homes” and offering them deals that not only made sense for the buyer, but were a steal for her. She then used creative financing (really creative) to get these homes under contract. Amanda is the definition of someone who has grit, and is willing to work hard to earn their piece. She talks through Section 2 deals, 1031 exchanges, refinancing, and even how to “COVID-Proof” your tenants, so when the next global emergency happens, you’ll be ready.
BiggerPockets Business Podcast
BiggerPockets Business Podcast
BiggerPockets
90: How Solo Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Products and Businesses with Ben Foster
You may own a small business, some rental properties, or are just tinkering with a new idea. Regardless of where you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey, you’re most likely trying to make something that will not only resonate with customers, but allow them to solve a problem in their life. So how do you make a product that accomplishes this to the fullest extent? Today we talk to Ben Foster, founder of Prodify and Chief Product Officer at WHOOP. Ben has been in this space for a long time, working with big names like eBay and Opower. After his initial success at corporate he founded his consulting firm, Prodify and has since then worked with 70+ different companies all tackling a common goal: make a great product. If you’re just starting out in your business, you may think the best course of action is to tack on as many useful features as possible into one product, but Ben warns against this. Companies that tend to do well with products are the companies that have a core competency and then build out from it. Great products also take market input from the customers that matter most. That doesn’t mean only the top 10% of users for an app, that means the bulk majority of customers who use the app. This is where many product teams get it wrong, and as you’ll see in the interview, there are a lot more caveats in product management than originally meets the eye. If you’re interested in product marketing, engineering, management or anything else related to building a great product, check out Ben’s book Build What Matters and of course, listen to this episode! In This Episode We Cover: * What product management really is (and what the goal should be for teams) * The difference between products for sale and product management * What makes a great product team  * How to achieve (and go after) product market fit  * When to release the initial version of your product * Which opinions matter most when collecting customer data  * Building an infrastructure so products can succeed from the start * Bad product traits to avoid when building out your product * And So Much More! Links from the Show * Opower * E-bay * Dropbox * Mint.com * Intuit * WealthFront * Microsoft * Amazon Hello * Polar Watch * Garmin * LinkedIn * Tesla * LeapFrog Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/bizshow90
1 hr 10 min
Real Estate Rookie
Real Estate Rookie
BiggerPockets
How an “I Don’t Want to Invest” Couple Became Successful Long-Distance Landlords with Annie and Trey Johnson
Most rookie real estate investors want to hit a home run on their first deal, Annie and Trey Johnson did it completely on accident. Neither of them were interested in being landlords or real estate investors, but after they made six figures profits on their first home, they realized there was real money in the real estate game. Annie and Trey were looking for a home to raise their family in. They found the perfect plot of land which had a new manufactured home and a scenic view. After living in the home for a few years they decided to move elsewhere to be closer to family, and instead of selling it, they decided to rent it out for a year. Now they were landlords by accident, and as the money started to flow in every month they questioned “is this something people are normally doing to make money?”. Fast forward a year, they subdivided the land, sold the home, and walked away with profits exceeding $200,000. Not bad for a couple of rookies! Annie and Trey now invest out of state, building up their real estate portfolio by rehabbing inexpensive homes. They’re so into real estate, that Annie even hosted her own socially-distant meetup during 2020! This investor couple walks through their keys to success, the players on their team that make the biggest difference, and how they went from just homeowners to real estate investors! In This Episode We Cover: * How to use your primary home to make more money * The ability to cash flow using ADUs and mother-in-law suites * How to parcel out lots of land to sell them separately (and make more money!) * Why writing a “love letter” may be a good move when submitting home offers * How a good or bad property manager can make or break your long-distance investing * What to do when there are no meetups in your area (or COVID has limited them) * The best advice for new rookies who are looking to find their first deal * How to find funding for your BRRRR * And SO much more! Links from the Show * Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group * BiggerPockets Bookstore * BiggerPockets Forums * BiggerPockets Podcast * BiggerPockets Meetups * Rookie Podcast 43: Defeating 5 Years of Analysis Paralysis to Do 4 Deals in 2020 with Jacqueline Smith Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/rookie46
45 min
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
BiggerPockets
162: Finance Friday: High Salary - But Nothing to Show For It. Cutting Unnecessary Expenses with Engineer Tracy
As you go further along in your career, you should (hopefully) make more and more money, but does that justify spending more money? Most times, it doesn’t. We’re joined by Tracy, experienced engineer and retirement super saver to go through her budget, expenses, and investment portfolio. Tracy has had a bit of a struggle with spending and expense tracking. A purchase here, some grocery shopping there, and by the time she added up her payments, she was consistently overspending by close to a thousand dollars, every month! Scott and Mindy have some great strategies to limit this type of random spending, and put your budget in the driver’s seat! Tracy is also interested in acquiring a rental property in mid/late 2021, but she doesn’t have the cash savings she needs to do it. That doesn’t mean Tracy lacks money. Quite the contrary, Tracy has a very respectable amount of money stored between her different retirement accounts. She was lucky enough to take advantage of her company’s 15% 401(k) match (seriously, 15%)!  Now the question is: does she limit her contributions so she can save up for a rental property or does she continue to max out her retirement accounts so she has a big cushion when she decides to stop working? This is a very common question we get from listeners and members of the BiggerPockets community. You may be in the exact same position, all we can suggest is to tune in to hear what Mindy and Scott have to say! In This Episode We Cover * Why employee match programs are so valuable for retirement investing * Whether or not you should keep an expensive car loan (or sell and get a cheaper option) * How to fight lifestyle creep and focus on your spending and investing  * The importance of manual expense tracking and budgeting * How bigger shopping runs can minimize your food budget every month * What type of savings you should have before buying a rental property * And So Much More!
1 hr 25 min
Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast
Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast
Chad Coach Carson
#148: The Mad Fientist on Pursuing Your Dreams After FI
Episode #148 - Brandon Ganch (aka the Mad Fientist) saved his money and left a career as a computer programmer in his early 30s to pursue a life of early retirement. In this interview with Coach, he shares some of the highs and lows of his journey (including disillusionment & depression). He also shares some tips on how he would have done things differently and how to build a life around learning and skill development, which currently means pursuing his dream of becoming a musician (he's even releasing an album! see link below). Links from the Mad Fientist: Pre-order the album - https://www.madfientist.com/album Mad Fientist's investing portfolio - https://www.madfientist.com/my-portfolio/ Ultalearning podcast - https://www.madfientist.com/scott-young-interview/ Emotional ups & downs of FI journey - https://www.madfientist.com/happiness-through-subtraction/ Withdrawal rate article - https://www.madfientist.com/safe-withdrawal-rate/ 💲RENTAL PROPERTY ANALYSIS🏘️ My online course teaches EXACTLY how I run the numbers and confidently analyze rental properties that produce cash flow and build wealth (includes my spreadsheet):https://www.coachcarson.com/RPA __________ 🎧SUBSCRIBE to the podcast for more episodes about how to achieve financial independence and do what matters using real estate investing! https://coachcarson.com/podcast ---------------- ▶️WATCH my YouTube channel - Coach Carson TV - for tutorials, tips, strategies, and interviews https://www.youtube.com/user/CoachChadCarson?sub_confirmation=1 ---------------- 📋 GET MY FREE REAL ESTATE INVESTOR TOOLKIT https://coachcarson.com/reitoolkit ---------------- FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM 📸 https://www.instagram.com/coachcarson1/ ---------------- READ MY BOOK ON RETIRING EARLY 📚 https://www.coachcarson.com/retirementbook ---------------- 👋👋 SAY HI ON SOCIAL https://www.facebook.com/coachchadcarson/ https://twitter.com/CoachChadCarson
1 hr 9 min
BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast
BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast
BiggerPockets
434: How HGTV’s Scott McGillivray Started a Real Estate Empire with No Job, No Money, and No Experience (Part 1)
Do you like watching home improvement shows such as Income Property, Vacation House Rules, and Buyers Bootcamp? If so, you’re in luck! Joining us on the podcast is HGTV host Scott McGillivray! Scott has been hosting some of the best real estate investing and construction shows for over a decade now, and if you like BiggerPockets, you’ve probably seen an episode of one of Scott’s shows! Scott’s investing career started long before his TV network deals. As a student in college, Scott accidentally stumbled upon his landlord’s mortgage statement of account. He realized that him and his roommates were paying a few hundred dollars over what their landlord was paying monthly for a mortgage. That was the lightbulb moment for Scott. It was time to get into real estate investing. While in college with no job, very little money, and no experience, Scott bought a house and moved out of his rented room. Now he wanted more. Over the next few years Scott started amassing more and more rentals, taking as many financing options as he could get his hands on. By the time he was 25, he already had 25 units and a significant amount of profit coming in every year. This only pushed Scott to strive for bigger and better deals. Now Scott owns hundreds of rentals, and spends his time between Florida and Canada, finding more deals, and fixing up more rentals. Scott is a tried and true investor, one who has gone through different market swings, different fads, and many different tenants. While he’s only in his early 40s, he has amassed an extensive knowledge of the real estate space. It’s no surprise he’s one of Brandon’s real estate heroes! If you liked this episode be sure to tune in this weekend for part 2 of Scott's interview! In This Episode We Cover: * When is the best time to get started in real estate? * Why most people are scared to invest, and what pushes them to finally do it * Amassing a small real estate empire even while you’re young * How to take advantage of financing offers and how Scott closed on 8 houses in the same day * Why you need to give your investing career time to start rolling * What a “double offer” is, and how you can use it to beat others to a deal * Why you should take action even when the market is uncertain * The ScottMc Method * And SO much more! Links from the Show * BiggerPockets Forums * BiggerPockets Shirt * BiggerPockets Podcast * Income Property Show * Grant Cardone * Brandon's Guesting in Scott's Podcast Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show434
1 hr 12 min
Money! with Stacy Johnson
Money! with Stacy Johnson
MoneyTalksNews.com
2021 Outlook: Stocks and Housing
Predicting the future is a tricky endeavor, but if you're going to succeed as an investor, it's important to try. Because stock prices are nothing more than the present value of future earnings, and those earnings often hinge on the direction of the economy. That's what today's podcast is about: Reading the tea leaves to predict what's going to happen to stocks and housing in 2021. We recorded it one day after the insurrection at the Capitol and the Democratic takeover of the US Senate. Think stocks will continue to shine in 2021? Will rates rise? Will the housing market continue to march higher? Nobody knows, but we're ready to take some educated guesses. As usual, my co-host will be financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Want more information? Here's a bunch of articles from a bunch of sources. Forbes: 2021 Stock Market Outlook Kiplinger: Expect Above-Average Gains in 2021 MarketWatch: 5 high-growth themes and the stock-market ETFs that can deliver big gains in 2021 Forbes: The Best Stocks To Buy In 2021 Kiplinger: The 21 Best Stocks to Buy for 2021 Kiplinger: 21 Best Retirement Stocks for an Income-Rich 2021 Motley Fool: 10 Top Stocks That Will Make You Richer in 2021 JPMorgan:Will the U.S. Housing Market Boom Continue in 2021? Forbes:Experts Predict What The Housing Market Will Be Like In 2021 Reuters:Global housing markets face tougher year in 2021 Realtor.com:2021 Economy: Overview and Forecast HousingWire.com: 2021 housing market forecast: It's about politics, not economics Subscribe to the Money Talks News newsletter Take the Money Made Simple Course Hosts: MoneyTalksNews MirandaMarquit.com Ask us a question Hey Money! listeners if you have a question, topic or life lesson you want to share with everyone, leave us a voice message by calling 1-833-669-8557 then press 0 to leave a message. We'd love to hear from you. Become a member: https://www.moneytalksnews.com/members/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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