The Commercial Investing Show

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

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