The Commercial Investing Show

Jason Hartman welcomes Economist Mike Norman to the show to discuss Modern Monetary Theory, or MMT. Mike shares examples of common misconceptions people have of the US monetary system and economy, such as the US debt clock, that inflation equals growth, and how the tax system works. He believes that the US has an unlimited supply of capital and balancing the budget or functioning as a fixed monetary system would accomplish the opposite of what is needed to create growth.

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) explains the value of money.

[4:09] A tax system is required to create demand for money.

[9:01] A fixed monetary system creates cycles of economic depressions and recessions.

[11:23] The US national debt is a summation of what is owned by the US and its constituents.

[18:55] A dollar must be created and pumped into the economy before it can be used to pay a tax debt.

[21:16] The US has an unlimited amount of new capital.

[26:43] There is a difference between inflation and growth.

Website:

Mike Norman on YouTube

Mike Norman Economics

Direct download: CI_93_Mike_Norman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The month of October brings the 2017 tax season to a close. Jason brings Fernando and Zack on the show to showcase the organizational tools and portfolio management options available through the newly upgraded Property Tracker 2.0.

The Property Tracker software makes creating Schedule E’s, depreciation schedules and other tax forms easy as well as a robust calendar which keeps track of all of your income properties important dates.

Key Takeaways:

[1:14] Fundamentals for organizing and tracking investment properties.

[8:30] Property Tracker produces tax schedules including Schedule E and an up-to-date Schedule of Depreciation.

[12:28] Property Tracker 2.0 has updated proformas with RV ratio evaluations.

[14:54] Clarifying the statement “Every day you have a property you own and don’t sell, you are buying it back from yourself.”

[19:35] Organizational tips for using Property Tracker.

[23:58] Scanning with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) makes you more efficient.

[31:08] Details about the new Amazon Echo contest, the Meet the Master’s event and the upcoming Venture Alliance Mastermind.

[34:50] Free one-hour Property Tracker onboarding session with Zack for Jason Hartman clients.

Website:

www.PropertyTracker.com

Direct download: CI_92_Property_Tracker.mp3
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In 2016 Jason was joined by Harry Dent, from Dent Research, to discuss the tax benefits you can get from moving to a US territory like Puerto Rico, some cyclical markets that are out of control, demographic problems around the world, inflation, and foreign investors in US real estate.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] Harry's new home in Puerto Rico, and the tax benefits he can receive

[5:18] Vancouver real estate is out of control

[10:31] Japan's biggest problem is a demographic problem

[14:21] Previously Harry had predicted a drop in gold which hasn't happened, does he still believe it's going to go down or was he wrong?

[19:01] In a deflationary environment the only chance you have to make money is in yield, which can be found in linear markets with cash flowing properties

[24:22] Most foreign real estate investors are legally laundering their money out of their country

Website:

www.HarryDent.com

www.DentResearch.com

Direct download: CI_91_Harry_Dent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am EST

Elisabeth and Jason finally get back together to talk about what's going on in the world of real estate and inflation right now. They discuss some linear, hybrid, and cyclical markets, as well as the influence of foreign investors in the US real estate landscape.

Key Takeaways:

[1:25] What Jason learned on his 7 week vacation/trip to Europe

[5:27] The patterns of countries like Japan and the importance of demographics

[9:52] Whether "this time it's different" is at all applicable in this cycle, or if it's just wishful thinking before a bubble bursts

[14:01] Donald Trump is loosening the flood gates of money, and how it will effect real estate investing

[19:39] The impact that foreign investment has on US markets

[26:25] A lot of the invisible inflation can be seen is by the rise of self-service

[31:38] We've got to stop viewing minimum wage jobs as careers

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Events

www.WomenInvestingNetwork.com

Direct download: CI_93_Elisabeth_Embry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am EST

Our movements and habits are being tracks more and more with each passing year, and even sometimes days. All of that data can come in quite handy when you're looking to buy commercial real estate. Where are your customers coming from? Where are they going? How long do they spend in your location? This knowledge can be crucial when you're considering purchasing a property.

Donna Salvatore is CEO and Founder of Megalytics, a company designed to take big data and decipher it for real estate investors, both big and small. Donna has worked with SaaS and IT companies for the past 22 years, and previously provided venture equity and debt financing for a decade.

Key Takeaways:

[2:28] Some areas of big data that commercial real estate investors that Megalytics can track

[6:14] Has the retail apocalypse peaked yet?

[10:18] What is the social media score and property management score that Megalytics provides?

[15:29] The explosion in available data and what it looks like going forward

[19:11] Big data isn't just for big commercial real estate investors, landlords of single family homes can use it as well

Website:

www.Megalytics.net

Direct download: CI_92_Donna_Salvatore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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