Fri, 29 May 2015
In this week's Cash Flow Friday tip we're going to talk about the importance if figuring out your WHY, and what I mean by this is what are the reasons you want to be a real estate investor. This is an extremely important exercise and is one that I suggest every investor, both new and seasoned, do in order to create a roadmap for their investing career. This is an exercise which I learned from Jeremy Cyrier who was a past guest on our show and is a very successful real estate broker, trainer, and investor. I went through this exercise when I was first introduced to Jeremy and it's had a significant impact on my overall focus as a real estate investor.
For example, my WHY is the following: Spending as much time as possible with my family is priceless because none of us are guaranteed tomorrow and commercial real estate investing provides the vehicle that can generate enough passive income for my family and I to live the lifestyle that we choose and spend the maximum amount of time together traveling the world and experiencing all life has to offer. I will make this a reality by focusing solely on acquiring a significant portfolio of mobile home parks and apartment buildings which can produce a yearly passive net income stream of at least 500k. Based on my calculations this should take approximately 1000-1500 rentable units to achieve my investment goals.
So there you have it, in a nutshell that is my WHY and this is what I work towards every day. You can develop your own why by answering these following 5 questions and then forming them into one continuous statement. I suggest that once you have your WHY statement completed that you review and tweak on a regular basis and have it in plain sight for all to see. I also suggest that you share it with your family and friends and anyone else who you feel might help hold you accountable to this mission.
Now after you've come up with your answers to these 5 questions now what you'll need to do is start with the #5 answer and work backwards and merge them together to form a statement or sentence. So merge #5, #4, #3, #2, #1 together and you'll end up with your why.
Please don't dismiss these type of exercises as they allow you to think through what you envision your future should be like. You can have anything you want in this life if you work hard enough for it and plan accordingly and this offers a way for you to plan for your real estate investing success. I promise that if you take the 20-30 minutes to complete this that you'll be glad you did and will have a much clearer focus. And if you need some guidance on coming up with your WHY statement just reach out to me and we can walk through it together. Go to KevinBupp.com and scroll to the bottom right corner and click the button to schedule a call with me.
Fri, 22 May 2015
In this week's Cash Flow Friday tip we're going to talk CAP rates and why you as an investor need not to get too hung up on this arbitrary number when looking at deals...especially value-add deals. This topic comes as a direct result of a deal our company has been pursuing now for the past few weeks and just got an accepted offer on. I'm going to provide the background of the story regarding this specific deal so you can fully understand why if you were only searching for deals based on a specific cap rate you probably would have passed on this property and you wouldn't be alone because I'm sure there are many others who passed on this deal I'm about to tell you about in today's show.
Also, I wanted to give a shout out again to Marco Santarelli from Norada Real Estate Investments for his contribution to the topic we covered in last week's cash flow Friday tip #18. If you haven't had the chance to listen to it I suggest you go and check it out, and if you're not familiar with Marco's blog be sure to go and have a look because it's chalk full of incredible information regarding real estate investing and you can check it out by going to Norada Real Estate
Mon, 18 May 2015
This week we're going to speaking with multifamily investment expert, Chris Urso. Chris is the president and founder of URS Capital Partners and has one heck of an impressive story since he went from owning zero multi-family properties in 2010 to more than 1,300 doors today, and in addition to this he has raised more than $18 million of private capital to fund his growing real estate empire.
Chris is as real as they come and I’m positive that you’ll enjoy his story and gain a ton of value from what he has to share with us today
Here’s a few things you’ll learn in our interview with Chris today:
Fri, 15 May 2015
Cash Flow Friday Tip #18: Understanding the difference between linear & cyclical real estate markets
In this week's Cash Flow Friday tip we're going to talk about linear and cyclical real estate markets and how to identify each. It's vitally important to know which of these markets you're current invested in so that you can properly plan your overall investment strategy. And I want to be sure to give credit where credit is due and acknowledge Marco Santarelli from Norada Real Estate Investments because this topic we'll be speaking about today was a result of one of his recent blog articles. Marco is a incredibly astute real estate investor and is an expert at what he does. His company Norada Real Estate Investments are one the early pioneers of the turn-key investment space and have been at it for more than 13 years making them the absolute experts in this space.
Mon, 11 May 2015
This week we're going to speaking with real estate and investment expert, Salvatore Buscemi. The topic of discussion for today's show is regarding the wave of CMBS loan maturities that are taking place right now and will continue over the coming years and how we as investors can find opportunity in these distressed commercial assets.
To provide you a clearer picture of why this represents an exciting opportunity, these CMBS loans are typically 10 year terms which means most of these loans coming due were originated during the peak real estate markets of 2005-2008 before the financial crash of 2008 and majority of them were very high leverage loans (as high as 90% LTV) and a large quantity were interest only terms which means they're are upside down in value and would require a large amount of cash from the borrower in order to get out from underneath it.
Sal also is giving a free copy of his book "making the yield" to the first 20 listeners who go to the website and register www.MakingTheYield.com
Here’s a few things you’ll learn in our interview with Sal today:
Fri, 8 May 2015
In this week's Cash Flow Friday tip I'm going to share with you the 10 reasons why I think that every real estate investor should hire a professional 3rd party property management company. Now let me clarify, this applies to basically all asset types except mobile home parks and maybe self storage properties where your management is on-site and is typically employed by the property owner themselves.
If your goal is to own a large rental portfolio of income properties then you'll need to become an expert at outsourcing and delegating responsabilities and hiring a professional property management company is one of the most important
Mon, 4 May 2015
Ep #68: From dreaming of Real Estate at age 14 to becoming a multifamily operator - with David Fontana
This week we're going to speaking with real estate investor, David Fontana. David started thinking about real estate at the very young age of 14, an age when most of us were more interested in riding our bikes or playing a game of catch. His young interest in real estate stemmed from a fear of his dad running out of work and not being able to provide for his family and David knew that creating a perpetual income stream through real estate could ease that fear, but his father thought otherwise. His father thought tenants were nothing more than headaches and he wanted no part of it
Fast forward a number of years and David went on to build a multi-million dollar contracting firm, has built or renovated more than 250 homes, built 100 condo units, built more than 5 million sq ft of commercial and office space and has built quite the impressive rental portfolio. To date David has 68 rental units in his portfolio with a goal to get to 300 units by 2018.
Here’s a few things you’ll learn in our interview with David today:
Fri, 1 May 2015
In this week's Cash Flow Friday tip I'm going to share with you an easy method for finding individuals with Self Directed IRA's who can make ideal candidates for becoming an active investor or private lender for your next deal. Unfortunately, we can't just go and purchase a list of names and mailing addresses from a list broker for these individuals who have self directed IRA's as that would be too easy and everyone would be doing it already. What we can do though is use this little secret method that I'm going to teach you in today's show to find those who have self directed IRA's and who are already actively buying or lending on real estate using their IRA which means they already know the benefits and are essentially semi-warm leads or prospects. What does all of this mean for you? Well, this means you'll be able to directly target millions of dollars of self directed IRA funds which can act as an excellent source of capital for your RE deals.
So, in today's show, I'll break down this process for you into 4 simple steps. Enjoy!