The Commercial Investing Show

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

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