The Commercial Investing Show

Jason Hartman talks with Paul Moore, author of The Perfect Investment: Create Enduring Wealth from the Historic Shift to Multifamily Housing, about what demographics are telling the two of them about the next decade for landlords, as well as home ownership rates and the current habits of both baby boomers and millennials.

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] How the demographics for the next decade looks for landlords

[3:43] Where Jason believes home ownership rate should be

[5:59] The faster growing demographic of renters is the baby boomers

[8:58] Millennials are renting in large numbers, partially thanks to the portability society

[12:55] What investing really is and other investment philosophies

Website:

www.WellingsCapital.com

The Perfect Investment: Create Enduring Wealth from the Historic Shift to Multifamily Housing

Direct download: CI_155_Paul_Moore.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Mitch Stephen, author of My Life and 1,000 Houses, on Mitch's start in real estate, the importance of not having 100% occupancy, how to determine if your market is overbuilt, doing due diligence, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:38] Is self-storage overbuilt? How Mitch tries to minimize his competition

[8:05] Self-storage facilities can go up really quick, is it better to buy an existing or build a new one?

[12:45] Jason's revelation about commercial vs self-storage real estate back in 2010

[16:20] Why you never want to be full in any sector of real estate investing & what you should do if facilities in the area are full

[19:49] Some of the due diligence Mitch does when looking for a facility to buy

Website:

www.REInvestorSummit.com

Direct download: CI_154_Mitch_Stephen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Nely Galan, former president of Telemundo and author of Self-Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant and Rich In Every Way, about her journey up the corporate ladder and why she got in to investing in commercial properties. Nely took the dramatic step of leaving a solid, promising job in network TV to become employee #1 at a small startup called Telemundo. Nely explains how you can use your early jobs to prepare yourself for your own success and why sacrifice is necessary.

Key Takeaways:

[2:06] Make mistakes on other people's dime so you can succeed when you go out on your own

[7:08] Being employee #1 can be worth it

[8:47] Every job you do teaches you something that eventually leads to mastery

[11:52] Why Nely wrote Self Made

[15:54] You have to be willing to sacrifice something to get something better

Website:

www.BecomingSelfMade.com

Direct download: CI_153_Nely_Galan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Jason Hartman plays some of his segment from the latest Cash Flow Wealth Summit where he talks about the 6 ways the US government can solve their $220 trillion obligation and which one we can take the most advantage of as investors.

Key Takeaways:

[2:57] The difference between money and currency

[5:50] The 3 basic economic maladies

[8:01] The entitlement society isn't going to change, so align your interests

[9:45] We must understand the motivations of governments and central banks

[11:43] The 6 ways the government can deal with the looming entitlement bill

[19:23] The most likely solution the government will choose

[23:02] Inflation is the most powerful method of wealth redistribution from lenders to borrowers, old to young

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman's Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: CI_152_6_Reasons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Ross Baird, President at Village Capital Group and author of The Innovation Blind Spot, about where all the startup money is going these days. Venture capital is flowing to tech and everyone's trying to hit a home run, not a bunch of singles. Ross discusses the danger of our current "winner take all" mentality, some options for what to do with the big companies like Google and Facebook, and why sometimes looking in your back yard for an investment is the way to go.

Key Takeaways:

[2:48] Where is all the startup money going?

[5:57] Most people in positions of power and influence are unintentionally leaving out entire swaths of the population

[8:47] We're living in a "winner take all" type society right now

[11:18] The 3 options for what needs to happen to these big public companies

[15:04] You don't always have to look for the next big thing, sometimes you just have to look at what's going on right around your home town

[19:06] Everyone goes for location in real estate, but the better yield is in the non-trophy property

Website:

www.VilCap.com

Direct download: CI_151_Ross_Baird.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman speaks with Dr. Gina Loudon, co-host of America Talks Live on NewsmaxTV, certified hypnotherapist, founding writer at Breitbart and official Trump campaign surrogate, spokesperson to Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign and member of the President's 2020 Media Advisory Board. The two discuss the political divide that's present in today's society and whether it's worse now than it's been in the past. They also discuss the 3 types of people in the world and how President Trump is one of the most misunderstood people on the planet.

Key Takeaways:

[2:38] We frequently forget to look at the WHY all this division is going on

[5:39] Are we really divided more now or is it all just sensationalized?

[10:51] The USA is actually living in the most healthy, happy, prosperous and safest times in history

[15:34] The monologue media vs the dialogue media

[16:51] The 3 types of people in today's world

[20:51] Gina says President Trump is one of the kindest and loyal people she's ever met

Website:

www.DrGinaLoudon.com

Direct download: CI_150_Gina_Loudon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman takes today's episode to look at inflation, the trade war, and how the economy lags behind things like these. To help him with that dissection he brings in one of the new additions to his team, in house economist Thomas. Thomas helps Jason decipher his charts that show how the home sales change along with inflation and mortgage rates. All of these things add up to important tools you can use as you prepare your portfolio for the next recession we all know is going to show up sooner rather than later.

Key Takeaways:

[2:07] What you see when you compare the 30 year mortgage rate to existing home sales

[6:29] Inflation has been announced as mild recently, but how does it impact the economy and attitudes in general?

[8:04] What does the trade war mean for inflation?

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CI_149_Thomas_Young.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Venture Alliance member Mike Zlotnik about cap rates in today's interest rate environment. Mike explains what happens to cap rates (and commercial real estate investing as a whole) when interest rates start rising. After years of artificially low interest rates, we're starting to see rates finally rise, so strap in and learn how to navigate the waters and get some real life numbers of the true impact.

Key Takeaways:

[2:09] We are definitely in the period of abnormally low interest rates, and the Fed is raising them at a pretty rapid pace

[5:20] We've been spoiled by artificially low interest rates

[8:09] The inverse relationship between cap rates and prices

[12:45] A real life example of the impact of higher interest rates

[16:45] We live in a world where the Federal Reserve and the Treasury don't have to make sense

[22:00] Can the US government afford high interest rates?

[26:16] Why are rates going higher?

[29:15] How to prepare for higher rates

Website:

www.BigMikeFund.com

www.TempoFunding.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CI_148_Mike_Zlotnik.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Ben Way, CEO of Digits, about how the future is going to look in the first part of their interview. The two start off discussing how Digits is going about turning regular credit cards into Cryptocards that allow you to spend your cryptocurrency but also hedge that purchase for a year. Then the two discuss the changes that automation is going to bring to our society, from dating to working, to risk aversion. Information is more available than ever before, is that actually holding us back?.

Key Takeaways:

[1:23] How Digits converts your existing credit cards into crypto cards and gives you up to a 1 year hedge on your currency

[4:39] How the 1 year hedge is made possible

[8:54] Every innovation leads people to fear that everyone was going to lose their job and be displaced, but it's never really happened. Is this time different?

[12:26] What people forget about automation

[16:29] How do the logistics and hard drives of robots work?

[19:40] The plethora of information is making kids more risk averse

[23:21] The two things we get wrong when it comes to education

Website:

www.RainmakersGlobal.com

Direct download: CI_146_Ben_Way.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate. The two discuss what's going on in the macro US economy, what's going on with home inventory levels, some of the easiest ways to lower home prices, and the Millennial's (mostly futile) quest to save up for a down payment. They also discuss the lack of home inventory and why the loosening of credit regulations isn't going to impact home sales as much as some are hoping. Then they also delve into millennials trying to afford homes and WHERE they can actually afford to live.

Key Takeaways:

[1:18] What's Matthew's take on what's going on in the macroeconomy

[4:06] What's going on with new home development? Will there be any break in inventory shortgage?

[8:19] The easiest way to lower home costs and ease the inventory crisis is by easing regulatory burdens

[11:54] Millenials are having a hard time saving up for a down payment and are asking for a loan from the bank of Mom & Dad

[14:39] Milennials want to live in the "exurbs" in townhomes, but home prices are pushing them out further

[17:05] It's taking a credit score of 740 to get a mortgage loan these days, but even if more people become eligible there's no inventory

[20:16] Factors that could trigger the next business cycle recession and what the next recession might look like

[24:34] Who are the "Boomerang Buyers" and how might they impact the single family rental rate growth?

Website:

www.Windermere.com/Economics

Direct download: CI_145_Matthew_Gardner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with 24 year old real estate investor Ben Mizes, co-founder of Clever Real Estate, about how he got started in the business, what lessons he's learned over his time in the industry, and what technologies he's using to keep up with all his properties. Ben also gives a few best practice tips to those who want to get involved in real estate like he is.

Key Takeaways:

[1:23] How Ben became interested in real estate

[5:23] Ben's deal experience as he started growing his portfolio, and why his 2nd deal may have been his most important

[9:34] Ben's thoughts on what's happening in the real estate industry as a whole

[13:10] Best practices when managing your own properties is to make sure you make your expectations very clear with your tenants

[17:45] If you don't do a good job with repairs it makes managing the building that much harder

[20:05] The two main technologies Ben is using for his real estate, and one hack Ben uses to allow his tenants to pay cash

Website:

www.ListWithClever.com

Direct download: CI_144_Ben_Mizes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Bill Janeway, an active venture capitalist, director of Magnet Systems and O'Reilly Media, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cambridge in America, and author of the recently revised and updated book Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy. The two discuss the 3 player game and the government's role on both the supply and demand side of the market, the digital revolution and the coming green revolution.

Key Takeaways:

[1:27] How the thesis of the 3 player game came about

[5:24] There are markets that need government pushing the supply side of things for driving innovation, but sometimes the government even needs to be on the demand side, adding income to support the economy

[9:17] If the government hadn't jumped in on the demand side in the 2009 recession history has shown us what would have happened

[11:21] Wherever there's a market for assets there will be bubbles

[17:05] Why the digital revolution made Bill extend his book

[24:05] We've got a new challenge, a new technological revolution, which is the need for a new, green revolution

Website:

www.BillJaneway.com

Direct download: CI_144_Bill_Janeways.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with John Tamny, director for the Center for Economic Freedom, Editor of Real Clear Markets, and author of Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money about why he believes the Fed doesn't have anywhere near the power they're given credit for, why their policies aren't effective in today's world, and why demographics may not be as useful as they're believed. John & Jason also discuss the impact of automation on all aspects of our life. John is excited about what all of this change will mean for the common worker and believes it will lead to higher quality of life for all.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] How Uber made John realizing something about the Fed

[5:59] The importance of the Fed is vastly overstated

[11:01] The idea that the rest of the world is in on some deal where they hold worthless treasuries isn't realistic

[13:58] Demographic arguments regarding Japan don't hold a lot of weight with John

[17:44] Money flows to its highest use, regardless of the Fed

[22:13] Automation is going to lead into a surge in new kinds of jobs

[26:55] The demand for entertainment and service is going to explode

[28:44] Tamny's Law: as prosperity grows more and more people escape laziness because they find work they love

[30:24] John's thoughts on Universal Basic Income

Website:

www.RealClearMarkets.com

Direct download: CI_143_John_Tamny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Dr Andy Krause, Principal Data Scientist at Greenfield Advisors and AVM Analytics, about the state of automated valuation models (AVMs), the potential future for AVMs, how they work, and what practicalities are slowing their development down. The two also discuss the wide range of uses AVMs have, how they're going to be changing moving forward, and how short-term rentals are impacting housing markets across the country.

Key Takeaways:

[1:16] The biggest AVM people know about is Zillow

[2:18] The science (and accuracy) behind current AVMs

[5:11] 2 things that are stopping a database from happening that would significantly improve appraisals

[9:42] How does the AVM come up with a value?

[15:17] What the AVMs do outside of simply valuing individual homes

[17:38] The future of AVMs

[20:57] The effects of the short-term rental market on the overall housing market

Website:

www.GreenfieldAdvisors.com

www.AVMAnalytics.com

Direct download: CI_142_Andy_Krause.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Natalia Karayaneva, founder of Propy, about how the blockchain can be used in real estate transactions. The main purpose of doing so is that it can drastically reduce closing costs, and potentially eliminate the need for title insurance in the future (if states allow it). Jason and Natalia look at the uses for Propy and how it can be used both in and outside of the United States.

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] How can the blockchain be used in the real estate world?

[8:26] Do countries outside the US needs this more than the US does?

[13:04] Propy is mostly going to be cutting down on closing costs

[14:12] How do you use Propy in real life?

[18:54] What's the future for Propy?

Website:

www.Propy.com

Direct download: CI_141_Natalia_Karayaneva.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Robert Whaples, Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Wake Forest University and co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review. The two discuss the current Pope's world view and the nature of the Catholic church today.

Key Takeaways:

[2:58] What is Pope Francis' world view?

[7:23] How the economy is connected to the environment in the Pope's world view

[13:02] Do we need environmental regulations and taxes?

[14:49] Have we just exported our pollution?

[20:05] Where does the Catholic church come in on the uneven playing fields of markets and oligarchies

Website:

www.Independent.org

Direct download: CI_140_Robert_Whaples.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Hunter Thompson, Managing Principal at Cash Flow Connections, about his work in the self storage arena and what kind of opportunities are available there. Hunter gives listeners some tips on easy ways to drastically increase your properties worth, as well as some key metrics to look at when evaluating potential deals.

Key Takeaways:

[1:33] Hunter's back story that led him to be in the real estate market he's in

[5:29] Why invest in self storage?

[8:49] One of the key metrics you need to look at when considering a self storage facility

[13:31] The strategy an individual investor should have when it comes to getting in on a storage facility

[17:33] Some of the quick, easy (possibly even free) ways to raise the value of your self storage facility

[20:20] Self storage hasn't reached the point of complete automation

[23:52] How to find, vet, and underwrite a deal

[28:00] The financials you should look through when vetting a deal

Website:

www.CashFlowConnections.com

Direct download: CI_139_Hunter_Thompson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Dan Rutherford, deputy director for the Office of Customer Education and Outreach with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, about some incidences of fraud in options trading that his office is seeing, and what signs you can look for to make sure you're not scammed. The rise in prominence of cryptocurrencies has brought plenty of scam artists into the arena, and they're currently focusing education on binary options.

Key Takeaways:

[3:06] What kind of fraud is going on in options?

[7:15] The main things you should be watching out for to recognize a scam

[12:53] There's a whole lot more education on cryptocurrencies needed in the general public

[15:47] Some tips to avoid fraud and how to help out others who may be being taken advantage of

Website:

www.SmartCheck.gov

Direct download: CI_138_Dan_Rutherford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Jeff Cronrod, founder of the American Apartment Owner Association & founder of Rent Recovery Service, about his new program called Lease Guarantee, and how landlords need to take a more aggressive approach toward tenants who don't pay. They focus today on property management best practices and tenant screening.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] What is Lease Guarantee?

[3:56] How much does the Lease Guarantee cost and what exactly does it cover?

[8:09] The steps you have to go through when a tenant misses their rent payment

[11:17] What judgement do you need to get for Lease Guarantee to pay out?

[13:56] Jeff's property management best practices, and proper tenant screening

[18:12] What sort of reports are available for landlords?

[20:02] Jeff's property management best practices, and proper tenant screening

[24:18] What sort of reports are available for landlords?

Website:

www.AAOA.com

www.TenantAlert.com

Direct download: CI_137_Jeff_Cronrod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Alan Beaulieu, President & Principal at ITR Economics and author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline, about what's going on in our economy when it comes to energy, inflation, and millennials. The two take a look at the difference between virtuous and non-virtuous inflation, how the millennials might respond to seeing actual inflation (and ways you can educate yourself about how times used to be different) and why you should be excited about the things that are coming. Alan also gives his thoughts on the recent tariffs and tax reform.

Key Takeaways:

[4:16] What's coming in the economy next

[6:15] What is "virtuous" and "non-virtuous" inflation?

[9:17] In 12 years there will be 30 million more people drawing down on Medicaid and Social Security

[13:24] Every single industry is having problems finding enough people, so the future isn't as bleak as you might think

[16:49] The 5 sources of inflation

[20:24] We're in a golden age with stable energy

[22:40] The 3 reasons Alan's excited about where we're headed

Website:

www.ITREconomics.com

Prosperity in The Age of Decline: How to Lead Your Business and Preserve Wealth Through the Coming Business Cycles

Direct download: CI_136_Alan_Beaulieu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

The worlds of cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding can work in harmony, but the world of the long term cryptocurrency lover and day traders may not be so harmonious.

Jason Hartman talks with David Drake, founder of LDJ Capital, about what's going on in the cryptocurrency world, regulations on the ICO market, and how currencies like Bitcoin might be incorporated into international currency baskets.

Key Takeaways:

[3:53] What kind of regulations do ICOs have?

[8:33] Cryptocurrencies are now seeing two worlds collide: the old guard of people who are buying and holding versus the hedge funds coming in to trade and make money quickly

[12:32] G7 might put Bitcoin into their currency baskets because they're anti-inflationary

[15:27] Can cryptocurrencies overcome any potential opposition from governments and central banks?

Website:

www.LDJCapital.com

Direct download: CI_135_David_Drake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Steven Quintanilla, co-founder of SpaceCadet, about the short-term rentals. But this time, however, we're not talking about short-term residential property, but short-term commercial property rentals. Steven tells Jason about how the process works and the arrangement can benefit both sides in certain situations.

Key Takeaways:

[8:24] What is a micro-rental?

[15:13] Are there any places to go to browse available properties?

Website:

www.SpaceCadet.io

Direct download: CI_134_Steven_Quintanilla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

Jason Hartman talks to one of his podcast mentors, Jim Puplava, host of Financial Sense, about his thoughts on the new tax reform, what's happening with inflation (both today and moving forward), the different motivation of millennials compared to former generations, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] Will the new tax plan expedite people and companies leaving high tax states?

[6:53] Hidden taxes in states like California

[7:59] What's the endgame when states and municipalities go bankrupt? Is it just a federal bailout?

[10:53] Jim's current inflation thoughts

[14:23] How much longer can the US continue to kick the can down the road when it comes to the debt?

[17:49] Why double inflation arbitrage is fantastic for real estate investors

[21:03] What the next downturn is going to look like

[26:21] Jason's new theory

Website:

www.FinancialSense.com

Direct download: CI_133_Jim_Puplava.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Richard Wilson, a family office expert, about what we can learn about investing by looking at what centimillionaires are doing. First off Richard explains what exactly a family office is, what amount of money it actually takes to be a part of one, and why you need an internal dashboard and compass in your life.

Key Takeaways:

[2:21] Some of the business practices used by centimillionaires

[6:05] What a family office really is, and why it's a thing

[10:22] The net worth you need to make a family office worthwhile

[14:08] Niche domination as a strategy

[18:08] If you don't have a focused approach to investments, and don't do things highly intentional, you'll never have synergy

[20:08] You need to have a dashboard and compass as to where you want to go, and it needs to be documented

[22:40] Everything in your life and business needs to have integrity

Website:

www.FamilyOffices.com

Direct download: CI_132_Richard_Wilson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Garrett Gunderson, founder of The Wealth Factory and author of Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths that are Destroying Your Prosperity and What Would the Rockefellers Do, about the financial myths that persevere in today's world that need to go away. Too many people are living by the old rules that no longer have any basis in truth, and it's time to steer away from those habits and in to habits that will actually help you win today.

Key Takeaways:

[1:49] A lot of people are still playing by society's old rules

[4:56] The 4 main areas where you can win first and then play

[9:09] Even if there's a finite amount of money, there's an infinite number of times it can exchange hands

[12:50] The 2 ways you can overcome the scarcity belief system

[17:02] A quick exercise to make your income start rising

[20:18] What kind of insurance do you actually need?

Website:

www.WealthFactory.com/Podcast

Direct download: CI_131_Garrett_Gunderson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman goes off topic with Joan Sotkin, host of the Prosperity Place podcast and author of Build Your Money Muscles, about how to rewire your brain for prosperity and financial freedom. Jane points out that you need to connect with your negative emotions about money because emotions are created to be expressed, as well as remembering that you're not doing it for money but for what the money allows you to do.

Joan and Jason look into why people quit at the first sign of trouble and how you can be part of the 2% of people who actually achieve change.

Key Takeaways:

[1:44] Money problems aren't usually about money

[6:14] The questions you need to ask yourself when you're trying to change your bad habits

[9:44] You need to connect with your negative emotions surrounding an idea because emotions, by nature, need to be expressed

[12:04] Remember, you're not working for money, you're working for what the money will buy

[16:27] The people who are successful are problem solvers who see problems as opportunities

[20:44] What can you do about people who give up at the first hint of trouble?

[23:33] Only 2% of people who want to change actually make the change

Website:

www.ProsperityPlace.com

Direct download: CI_130_Joan_Sotkin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

Jason wraps up his interview with Macro Watch's Richard Duncan. The two tackle the topic of rising interest rates, better uses for going into further debt than giving it to tax reform, how the Fed will react to a tanking stock market, and what we can expect to see over the next few years.

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] What people don't realize about interest rates

"People buy houses on a payment, not a price"

[2:12] What the Fed will do if the market drops 10% and what else will happen if it drops 20%

[5:31] What Richard wishes the government had done with the $1 trillion in new deficits that will occur from the new tax reform

[10:06] Why Richard thinks the government can invest as wisely as private companies

[14:32] What are the next few years going to look like?

[17:05] People need to get very familiar with quantitative tightening

Websites:

www.RichardDuncanEconomics.com
(promo code: GLOBAL for 50% off)

Direct download: CI_129_Richard_Duncan_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

Jason Hartman welcomes Richard Duncan back to the show to discuss what's going on with fiscal policy and interest rates right now. In the first half of the interview Richard talks about how the trade imbalance with China has enriched the nation and brought millions out of poverty, as well as how the general public has no idea how much the Fed is actually tightening, and how that will impact interest rates.

Key Takeaways:

[3:04] Jason's theory on asset inflation and what it means if the millennials don't join the investor class like the baby boomers did

[5:41] Why the future from an Asian perspective is much brighter than from a US perspective

[7:50] Who's gotten the better end of the China/US trade imbalance?

[13:27] Richard believes the Fed is tightening more than people are understanding

[17:36] The Fed has been destroying at least $10 billion a month since October 2017 and it's going to get bigger

[20:11] The Fed will have destroyed $1 trillion by the end of 2019 if they follow through on their announced plan

[22:20] Is the Fed likely to make a course correction if rates go too high?

Websites:

www.RichardDuncanEconomics.com
(promo code: GLOBAL for 50% off)

Direct download: CI_128_Richard_Duncan_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Barry Habib, renowned mortgage industry executive and founder of MBS Highway, about what to expect in the mortgage world in 2018. The two discuss why the media doesn't seem to get real estate, why real estate appreciation doesn't have to match stock market appreciation, mortgage tax deductions, and how the Roe v Wade decision actually impacted a housing bubble.

Key Takeaways:

[1:31] Is Barry still bullish the US real estate market?

[5:35] The power of leverage, when a 6% return can dwarf 20%

[9:25] The interest you pay for your house goes to the lender, but the principle is STILL YOUR MONEY

[11:50] How much Barry expects mortgage rates to rise in 2018, and how it impacts appreciation

[12:55] Why aren't people taking the mortgage tax deduction?

[14:34] The bullish sentiment is the highest it's been in about 20 years

[18:45] How Roe v Wade led to a housing bubble

Website:

www.MBSHighway.com

Direct download: CI_127_Barry_Habib.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

If you want a story of someone who started with nothing and ended up with everything, Tom Cafarella is your man. Jason Hartman talks with Tom about his experience starting out in real estate with no money, how he worked his way up, how he sources his properties, how you can evict tenants in tenant friendly areas, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:09] Tom's journey to leave corporate America (which started immediately upon entering)

[7:02] Tom's first fix and flip deal

[9:59] Flippers may have spending money, but buy and hold investors accumulate real wealth

[14:18] How is Tom sourcing his properties?

[17:56] Suggestions for evicting in tenant friendly municipalities

[19:30] Should you have a real estate license when you start wholesaling?

Website:

www.RealEstateInvestingIsEasy.com

Direct download: CI_126_Tom_Cafarella.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Harry Dent, author of the new book Zero Hour, about current demographic trends and what they means for our society (assuming fiscal and monetary policy doesn't go haywire), as well as how long technology takes to go mainstream and impact society, the impact of sunspots on our economy, environment, and psychology, why the new tax reform is the cure for the problem that doesn't exist, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:13] What does Harry learn by looking at sunspots?

[6:28] There's both global warming and cooling going on right now thanks to sunspots

[8:26] Harry does NOT believe this is the time to be cutting taxes

[11:26] The greatest BS economic recovery in history

[14:30] How much does money trickle in this consumption driven economy that needs growth?

[17:23] Nobody takes downturns into consideration when planning the future

[20:57] When are we likely to see a spike in life expectancy?

[24:08] The wild card in predictions using demographics is the government's monetary & fiscalpolicy

[27:37] Why we're going to have a big revolution if things don't change

Website:

www.HarryDent.com

Direct download: CI_125_Harry_Dent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Cullen Roche, founder of Pragmatic Capitalism, about macroeconomic events going on today, how Cullen studies the markets, why bonds are more attractive than many believe, and the investment strategy you have to adopt when investing in cryptocurrencies today. The two also take a look at the banking industry, money supply, and asset inflation.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] What does Pragmatic Capitalism really mean?

[10:45] The macro-economy still looks healthy

[13:59] Cullen looks at the economy like an engineer in order to try and understand what's going on

[17:37] Bonds are probably more attractive than most people believe

[20:29] Cryptocurrencies have become a "greater fool theory" investment

[24:51] Asset inflation is real and it's becoming harder and harder to get into the investor class

[29:09] The banking industry is what creates most of the money in our economy

[31:27] One of Cullen's outlandish theories

Website:

www.PragCap.com

Direct download: AIPIS_124_Cullen_Roche.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks to Dr. Eric Pichet, Professor & Director of Specialized Masters Program in Wealth Management & Real Estate Management at KEDGE Business School in France, about real estate around the world, as well as the current view of cryptocurrency by governments across the globe.

The two discuss how there is no global real estate market, but there are similarities in each of them, why the US home market is so much bigger than other nations, how cryptocurrencies are being received in Europe and whether governments and central banks will be moving to crush them in the near future.

Key Takeaways:

[1:43] There's no global real estate market, but we seem to be in about the same place in the cycle of each of the big areas

[5:27] Eric's take on Jason's 3 types of market belief

[6:37] Why Jason thinks the European home market is much slower than the US

[10:12] The series of economic events that led to French citizens being interested in real estate

[12:10] The sentiment about cryptocurrencies in Europe

[16:11] How are cryptocurrencies viewed by governments and central banks?

[18:58] Eric expects the G20 nations to declare Bitcoin as a tool for money laundering and terrorism

Website:

www.EricPichet.fr

Direct download: CI_123_Eric_Pichet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with CEO of the NHP Foundation, Richard Burns, about the affordable housing crisis in the United States. The current method of creating affordable housing isn't working for anyone, but Richard thinks there's a way that it can be solved that benefits all parties.

Key Takeaways:

[1:36] What solutions are available for affordable housing?

[4:29] The two components of real estates value

[6:12] We are nowhere near meeting the affordable housing demand, so what do we do?

[10:09] Where did the high paying, real careers go that made people end up in careers that were meant to be stop-gap jobs?

[12:16] What does Richard's non-profit do?

[15:51] Richard's thoughts on rent control

[17:42] What the Baby Boomer survey showed

Website:

www.NHPFoundation.org

Direct download: CI_122_Richard_Burns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

Jason goes into his client case study with Gary & Sue Pinkerton. The two give Jason a lot of background on why they're investing in real estate, why they continued investing even when their initial property went horribly awry, the way (and reason) they went about their mortgage sequencing, and how they picked the markets they're currently in.

Key Takeaways:

[2:22] Gary & Sue's first property did NOT start off well

[7:12] It's crucial to listen to your wife's intuition

[11:04] How Gary & Sue decided to split up their mortgages and why

[14:13] Why Gary & Sue picked the markets they're in today

[18:22] Sue's self-management tips

[21:58] The fragmented nature of single family real estate investing is frustrating

[25:19] There's NO SUCH THING as a passive investment

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: CI_121_Pinkertons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Peter Shankman, author of Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain, about how people with ADHD can use it to their advantage, what actions people need to take in order to be successful in their ventures, how to figure out what your audience wants, and when to ignore your audience.

Key Takeaways:

[4:04] How is ADHD a benefit?

[6:31] It's important to set up your life in a way that doesn't allow you to get derailed, and the 4 undeniable ADHD life rules

[9:35] You can lead the life you want, you just have to be willing to make the trade offs

[13:43] Your audience will tell you what they want and where they are, if you're willing to listen

[15:38] The only time you want to ignore what your audience is saying they want is when you're a part of a big market disruptor

Website:

www.ShankMinds.com

www.FasterThanNormal.com

Direct download: CI_120_Peter_Shankman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

Jason talks with Jeff Meyers, President at Meyers Research, about the state of the housing market across the USA, and how much runway the market might have. They also discuss whether millenials are finally ready to buy their first houses, and the incredible impact the self-driving car will have.

Key Takeaways:

[2:13] Are the millenials finally entering the home buying market?

[5:04] There's been a long economic recovery, but housing hasn't led the way so Jeff sees more runway

[9:43] When did the real recovery from the Great Recession begin, and how does it affect where we are in the housing cycle?

[12:24] Mortgage lending is getting tighter than ever, with the average FICO score on each loan being 720 (the banks are allowed to loan at 680)

[13:56] The self driving car could cause a resurgence of the suburbs, but it will DEFINITELY be a game changer for real estate (perhaps like how Amazon has changed the retail industry)

[17:09] The cottage industry that could spring up out of the emergence of the self driving car

Website:

www.MeyersResearch.com

Direct download: CI_119_Jeff_Meyers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Mike Moyer, creator of Slicing Pie, about how to partner with people on startups and real estate investing in a way that fairly incorporates everything people bring to the table. The two discuss the need to factor in work, cash, ideas, goods, etc when valuing contributions, as well as the multipliers for each faction depending on their scarcity.

Key Takeaways:

[2:08] You have to go into a startup with the knowledge that you can lose all of your money

[3:09] How would you use Slicing Pie in a real estate deal?

[7:17] Why there's a difference between cash & non-cash contributions when you're slicing

[10:12] The reason there are multipliers in slices is so that there are consequences if someone leaves the pie

[13:35] Why time based vesting isn't the way to go

[16:04] What is Mike's definition of a startup?

[21:20] What are all the ways you can get a slice of pie in a company?

[25:29] How do you get started slicing pie?

Website:

www.SlicingPie.com

Direct download: CI_118_Mike_Moyer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Jason talks with Jorge Newbery, author of Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar, about fake news, erasing debt, the creation (and destruction) of bubbles, and what to do if you're in trouble with a loan.

Key Takeaways:

[1:52] How Jorge got into the real estate business, and was taken down by a single ice storm

[6:12] The City of Columbus, OH wouldn't let Jorge's renovations pass inspections

[10:22] A fake news story about Jorge being investigated turned the public against him and his renovations

[14:39] Why Jason is okay with the strategic default practice, even as a lender himself

[16:05] In his quest to erase his $26 million in debt, Jorge found an error that erased $5 million of it, which led to a startling revelation

[20:05] Our whole society is set up to create massive bubbles that burst and allow the powers that be to buy assets for pennies on the dollar while we blame ourselves for the situation

[22:11] The wealth concentration in our nation is becoming untenable

[23:46] The #1 piece of advice for if you're in trouble with your loan

Website:

www.AHPFund.com

www.DebtCleanse.com

Direct download: CI_117_Jorge_Newberry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

For years cost segregation has only been economic feasible for commercial properties, as the sheer cost of the process outweighed any potential tax savings that would be created. Now, however, times have changed and people like Joe Viery can help you get 10x or more in tax write offs as the cost of the cost segregation.

Listen in as Jason Hartman and Joe Viery discuss how this became possible for single family rentals, how much a cost segregation costs, and what kind of savings you can realistically expect.

Key Takeaways:

[2:39] What's going on that cost segregation is becoming possible for single family investment properties?

[8:19] How much do cost segregations cost for a single family home?

[11:13] What kind of tax savings you can get out of a cost segregation

Website:

www.USTAGInc.com

Direct download: CI_116_Joe_Viery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Daniel Amerman, CFA, about the need for legitimate economic data and whether we can get any of that from the government. The two also take a deep look at our nation's rising debt and what that means for the US currency moving forward.

Key Takeaways:

[2:42] Daniel recently reverse engineered the Congressional Budget Office's long term economic outlooko

[6:32] Is the CBO a credible source of information?

[8:41] Technically there's no such thing as an unfunded liability

[13:47] What does a heavily indebted nation mean for the investor?

[15:57] "It's crucially clear that, when you have a $20 trillion national debt, that interest rates can't rise too much"

[19:48] Why Jason hates hedonic indexes

[23:39] There's a lot of inflation that we either don't see or we don't acknowledge

[28:12] A 2% higher rate of inflation is magic for maintaining financial solvency

[31:23] When everyone learned that stocks were the magic wealth building machine they bid the prices of stocks so high the dividends crashed, which ruined the wealth creation

[34:02] Daniel is a huge fan, not of income property, but of the mortgage

Website:

www.DanielAmerman.com

Direct download: CI_115_Daniel_Amerman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

In the final part of Jason's interview with Andrew Zatlin, the two take a look at whether the future of our economy is inflationary or deflationary. The two also look at the impact of technology on inflation, how it impacts the rental markets, and where the volatility in our economy will be in 2018.

Disclosure: this interview was recorded prior to the GOP Tax Reform being written and passed

Key Takeaways:

[1:32] The proof in the inflation pudding is shipping costs

[6:47] The economy is strong in the background

[8:31] Warehousing had a huge impact on the start of the internet

[11:10] When you reach the point where payroll and population growth are the same you don't get wage inflation

[15:35] When housing affordability is low and prices soften, the rental market strengthens

[19:30] Where 2018 volatility will come from

Website:

www.MoneyballEconomics.com

www.TheMoneyballTrader.com

Direct download: CI_114_Andrew_Zatlin_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

In the first part of Jason Hartman's interview with Moneyball economist Andrew Zatlin, the two of them take a deep look at what's going on in the housing market through the lens that Andrew uses. He looks at hiring patterns of home builders, and has seen a distinct problem in their search for labor. So many industries are hunting for labor that it's creating a bottleneck.

The two also look at short-term rentals, hotel vacancies, the Fed's monetary policy, and what's creating the demand for housing.

Key Takeaways:

[1:33] Andrew likes to check in with companies about what they're doing in regards to hiring

[4:02] Home builders can't hire enough people right now. The bottleneck is labor because there's a LOT of competition for it

[7:00] One question we need to ask is: what's creating all this demand for housing?

[11:04] The environment today makes it more attractive to buy rather than rent

[16:54] Do short-term rental providers need to worry about oversupply?

[19:12] Hotel vacancy rates tipped into the negatives this past year because of short-term rentals exploding in popularity

[21:52] Demand will create supply, but sometimes supply can create demand

[25:45] The Fed is on a trajectory of tightening

Website:

www.MoneyballEconomics.com

Direct download: CI_113_Andrew_Zatlin_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm EST

Jason Hartman went on The Financal Survival Network with Kerry Lutz on October 16, 2017, to discuss what's going on in real estate around the country, if we're approaching the top of the market, what's happened to the banks that were "too big to fail", Blockchain technology, and more.

Host Kerry Lutz and Jason also take a dive into the mortgage crisis of 2008, and whether it could make a comeback in today's environment.

Key Takeaways:

[2:43] Where are the assets?

[7:20] Why it's important to remember that you can't hear the dogs that don't bark

[9:24] Too big to fail has gotten even bigger

[12:51] Jason saw the first part of the mortgage crisis coming, but didn't see the second part that involved Wall Street coming at all

[17:54] Blockchain technology is phenomenal, but it's not Bitcoin, which you HAVE to remember

Website:

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

www.JasonHartman.com

Direct download: CI_112_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Danielle DiMartino-Booth, author of FED UP! and founder of Money Strong, about her thoughts on the new tax reform bill, whether the corporate repatriation will improve the economy, cryptocurrency, the US shrinking labor force and more.

Key Takeaways:

[1:46] Danielle's thoughts on the new GOP Tax Reform

[5:15] Share buybacks have slowed, why is that important?

[7:55] We have no idea what the unwind of the biggest experiment in monetary policy will look like

[10:47] Why the biggest bubble out there today is the confidence bubble

[11:41] Danielle's opinion of the cryptocurrency world today

[14:13] The best comparison for the cryptocurrency mania we see today

[17:35] The United States has had a shrinking work force for 20 years now

[18:27] We have GOT to change our education system so we can be competitive on the global stage

Websites:

www.DiMartinoBooth.com

www.Twitter.com/DiMartinoBooth

Tweets:

So much of this tax law depends on unicorns existing that I just don't know how much faith we can put in it

2017 has been a record run rate for quantitative easing globally

You can't tell me that anything is a storer of value that can lose 25% in a week

Direct download: CI_111_Danielle_DiMartino_Booth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

In early August, 2017, James Damore was fired from Google for writing the now famous #GoogleMemo. In it he documented Google's internal echo chamber, some of the dangers the companies policies toward men and women present, and some suggestions for how to change moving forward. The document wasn't received as he had hoped, however, and he was fired after the memo went viral.

In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks to James about the dangers of a company as big as Google becoming something akin to a thought police, whether algorithms should be public, what parts of the memo were ignored by the media (but incredibly important), and why we're seeing less and less diversity of thought in the world today. He has recently filed a class action lawsuit against Google.

Key Takeaways:

[2:38] How the Google memo came along

[6:06] People talk about diversity, but don't surround themselves with any diversity of thought

[7:42] An overview of the memo and what people considered so offensive

[13:49] Some aspects of the Google memo were ignored by the media

[15:46] We need to stop defining success solely in monetary terms, and women are now facing the stress related health concerns previously almost exclusively held by men

[19:32] If we don't acknowledge, and celebrate, our differences as people, EVERYONE loses

Website:

www.FiredForTruth.com

www.Twitter.com/JamesADamore

Direct download: CI_110_James_Damore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jason Hartman talks to Meet the Masters of Income Property keynote speaker John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, about how the autonomous car is going to change the look of cities, what a "surban" is, and why the 1980s is "the sharer" generation. The two also go into a more in-depth look about what kind of markets there are in the United States, and which hybrid markets may be on their way down.

Key Takeaways:

[1:53] Amazon's search for a second headquarter location, and where John thinks it will be

[4:35] How John classifies markets

[7:04] Hybrid markets like Austin and Dallas are seeing way more growth than they normally do in cycles, and why Austin's best days may be behind it

[8:33] The world is shifting more toward suburban apartments, being driven by local money

[11:09] The definition of "surban"

[16:16] The nickname for those born in the 1980s is "the sharers"

[19:17] The impact of autonomous cars

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.RealEstateConsulting.com

Direct download: CI_109_John_Burns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EST

Jason Hartman is proud to announce the latest addition to the 2018 Meet the Masters of Income Property event, Ken McElroy.

Ken is a Rich Dad Advisor and entrepreneur who is an expert in investment analysis, property management, and property development. He's responsible for over $700 million investment dollars in real estate.

Ken is the author of the best-selling books The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, The ABC’s of Property Management, and most recently his book on entrepreneurship: The Sleeping Giant.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.KenMcElroy.com

Direct download: CI_Ken_McElroy_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

2018's Meet the Masters event was already packed with great speakers like Jason Hartman, Garrett Sutton, Brian Smith, Danielle DiMartino-Booth, John Burns, and more. Today, Jason Hartman is proud to announce that former Congressman (and America's foremost advocate for libery) Ron Paul will be joining the fold to headline the event.

Ron Paul was most recently a Republican candidate for President in 2008 and 2012, and served in the US House of Representatives for Texas for more than 25 years in all. He is a critic of policies like the USA Patriot Act and has criticized the federal governments fiscal policies a multitude of times. He's also outspoken against Federal Reserve, and the US tax code.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.CampaignForLiberty.org

Direct download: CI_Ron_Paul_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

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