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50 minutes | 4 days ago
How You Can Make Passive Income from Land with Brent Bowers - CREPN #290
Today, my guest is Brent Bowers. Brent was an army officer spending way too much time away from home. And he knew he needed to make some changes. And that is when he found land and the ability to create a passive income with land. And in just a minute, we're going to speak with Brent about how to build passive income through land. That gives you a life that allows you to do what you actually want to do.
4 minutes | 6 days ago
BIGGEST RISK with Brent Bowers
J. Darrin Gross: Brent Bowers, what is the biggest risk? Brent Bowers Yeah, I want to talk about a property we buy. It was late 2017. It was the last vacant parcel of land in a mobile home park. And it was from a lady her husband had died. And he was a builder. And he pretty much he went bankrupt. So long story short, we had to reactivate his his LLC to be able to take ownership of that piece of land. And we went through all these steps and I had a buyer already lined up for $16,000 that I found on Craigslist. So I had about $900 into reactivating this LLC back tax his lawn service fee from the city and paying the seller so the seller really only made like 200 bucks off of this parcel land. Well, when I had sold this parcel for 16 grand to another builder that was going to put a brand new modular home on that title company found out that there was $157,000 IRS tax lein on it. So I did not do my due diligence in the beginning and run, like owners and encumbrances or O & E is what we call it, or even a title search at that point, you know, I was kind of just shooting in the dark. So I was just, I was so sad because I mean 2000 beginning of 2018 at this point like that, that was life changing, like I had just had I had a brand new baby, first first child. And actually, no, that was my second child by then let me let me back up that second child. But that would have been game changer, you know, a profit of 15 grand basically. So what I did was I waited a year I cried a bunch now, continue refining my system continue buying land, but I never took that deed into my name. Like, I never took ownership of that. And this poor lady would call me and never return a call. She's like, are you ever going to record that deed? Because I'm still receiving calls from the city and blah, blah, blah, I would just ignore because I was scared. I didn't know what to do. $157,000 IRS tax lien I didn't want to take on that I was like, Man that would bankrupt us from the very beginning. So long story short, I found a title company A year later, heritage title. They said, Listen, these things sometimes fall off, let's figure it out. So they cleaned everything up. I still did not take ownership of this. But it was good to go. So like go ahead and sell it, you're good. It's dropped off. The IRS drops these things off every so many years. I don't know how it works, just called dumb luck, or God blessed me I would say it was probably God, God's blessing, which we you know, you get lucky. The more you do that, the more God bless you. Um, so long story short, I found another buyer I think this time was on Facebook marketplace or buy sell groups, but found another buyer for 35,000. So one year later this I got confidence in myself in my process. So I doubled the price basically, I also got $5,000 down, I only had 980 into the property. So I got $5,000 down and it's a 52 and a half month term at 534 a month so I'm still getting $534 a month and I will be for another I think two two years two and a half years on this property but that's the biggest risk not checking the chain of title making sure that if J Darrin Gross leaves this property to Brent Bowers and you leave out Jay we just broke the chain of title so that's that's one risk and two is doing your background your due diligence and your title search and making sure there's no IRS tax liens or encumbrances or city liens. You name it. So there's my risk story.
43 minutes | 11 days ago
Investing in Midwest Mobile Home Parks with Jonathan Tuttle - CRE PN #289
Today, my guest is Jonathan Tuttle. Jonathan is the principal at Midwest Park capital, a mobile home park fund. And in just a minute, we're going to speak with Jonathan about trends and opportunities going forward in 2021 and beyond, in commercial real estate.
36 minutes | 18 days ago
Senior Living Multifamily with Vinney Chopra - CRE PN #288
Today, my guest is returning guest Vinney Chopra. Vinney is a real estate investor. He's a syndicator. He's an author. He's gone full cycle on multiple syndications. And in just a few minutes, we're going to talk to him about the new venture he's invested in, which is the senior multifamily living and why Senior Living multifamily is so essential.
2 minutes | 20 days ago
BIGGEST RISK with Vinney Chopra
J. Darrin Gross: Vinney Chopra considered to be the biggest risk? Vinney Chopra You know, I'm so glad I mean, you know, I've raised $140 million I was just counting in my wife. My wife is my Investor Relations. As many of you know, our daughter, Monica is now VP of operation, and we just grown so much. But the key thing is, as the investor gives you money, you know, Darrin, they want to know, Vinney, what if you die tomorrow, right? So we have to really as business owners, and I highly recommend everybody listening to us to really sit down with Darrin or anybody who can really change you and tell you, what are the risks involved in your business? You know, it could be your death, it could be your transferring of the wealth, right? It could be like, we're into ground up construction, what are the different risks involved, when the GC runs out, or runs away, or doesn't have or slip and fall and, you know, anything, fire is there or wrong, mechanical, you know, systems are put in. So those things are very, very important. Of course, buying the multifamily, the renter's insurance is so, so huge. Not only that, also the property has to be properly insured. And the lawsuits and the directors insurance, I mean, I got, I had three or four lawsuits in the last 12 years, and I cleaned up, I totally didn't have to pay with $3 million lawsuit was going on with me, mediation came and the insurance setting for 500,000 I think I have to pay zero money. Zero money. If I had really said, Hey, I'm totally bankrupt, you know, I wouldn't be bankrupt. But the thing was, I just didn't let it bother me. I just kept on going kept on going in my thing. I knew my insurance company's gonna take care of me, right, you know, so it's very important that we get the best of the best. And, you know, like the GL general liability, right? umbrella policies on every property, I've had 6 million to $10 million, even the smallest of the smallest properties, because I believe paying that small premium is well worth the nighttime sleep, which I like to have really good sleep. And then it takes the risk of a you know, I can racial discrimination lawsuit. I got mechanical lien on property. So things like those happen right there. Yeah.
35 minutes | 25 days ago
On Demand Affordable Legal Counsel with Johnny Merritt - CRE PN # 287
Today, my guest is Johnny Merritt. Johnny is an equity partner of Hajjar Peters LLP. He's an attorney with over three decades of experience in complex corporate and real estate matters. And in just a minute, we're gonna speak with Johnny about how a on demand fractional General Counsel relationship can work for you.
3 minutes | a month ago
BIGGEST RISK with Johnny Merritt
J. Darrin Gross: Johnny Merritt, what is the biggest risk? Johnny Merritt Very sincerely in this comes from my relationship with this $1.52 billion company that I've represented for over two decades. I think the greatest risk of business has is not having a good relationship with an insurance person. There are a couple of, as general counsel, what what you what you've learn to do, is you, your're a generalist. You provide those services that the the business typically would need. You review contracts, you you attend board meetings to you. You look at real estate transactions. But then then you get calls on for instance, intellectual property. But that's when you call them the expert. They're all there are a handful of people that I that I rely heavily upon. One is accountants. And you need to be able to call your accountant. Another one again, for my clients, I have a great IP attorney and intellectual property attorney. But I also have a an insurance broker, that, frankly, I am in constant contact with. Weekly is probably an exaggeration, but it's over four times a month, it is I believe strongly that that you that every business needs to have a relationship with somebody who understands can they can recall and rely upon. And in frankly, this comes from experience, we represented an entity that did not have enough insurance. And in it, we found ourselves with a substantial liability, they had not allocated the kind of using your formula did not evaluate the risk properly. They had not and then they had not allocated or taken care of. So I it sounds like it's so self serving in your favor. But it's just the truth is is having just like having a great attorney, and having a great accountant. You need to have a great insurance person who you trust to who you understand is not just out to sell insurance, but is there to help you protect and minimize your risks.
41 minutes | a month ago
1031 Exchange Sell - Defer Tax - Reinvest with Dave Foster - CRE PN #286
Today, my guest is Dave Foster. Dave is the founder and CEO of The 1031 Investor. Dave is a degreed accountant and serial real estate investor, who is a Qualified Intermediary and consultant for tax saving strategies such as the 1031 exchange, and the section 121. Homestead Exemption.
2 minutes | a month ago
BIGGEST RISK with Dave Foster
Darrin Gross: Dave Foster, I'd like to ask you, what is the biggest risk? Dave Foster: What a great question. You know, I like to think of risk as having been a coin that has two sides. And on one side, I think the greatest risk in both my life. And in my investors, life has been the risk of inaction. We want we had a goal of moving on to a sailboat and living and living out here raising our boys. And oh my gosh, that was the greatest period of our lives. But boy did we have to overcome a lot of naysayers, and a lot of fear, to take that risk. But the risk of inaction had far greater consequences than the risk of actually doing it. And that's something that Mark Twain actually said it 20 years from now, the things that you regret are not going to be the things that you did, they're going to be the things that you didn't do. So I see that risk of inaction has been huge. But the other side of that coin, is that with the 1031 exchange, and with what to build wealth, the greatest risk you've got is not exercising patience, and let your money work for you. Everybody talks about passive income, but passive income doesn't happen overnight. It happens in stages over time. That's my coin of risk.
45 minutes | a month ago
Cash Flow Investments Make Financial Freedom with Chris Miles - CRE PN #285
Today, my guest is Chris Miles. Chris is the cash flow expert and anti financial advisor and is a leading authority teaching entrepreneurs and professionals how to get their money working for them today. He's an author, podcaster podcast host of the Chris Miles Money Show. He's been featured in US News, CNN Money, EO Fire and has a proven reputation with his company Money Ripples for getting his clients fast life altering financial results. In fact, his personal clients have increased their cash flow by over 200 million in the last 10 years. And in just a minute, we're going to speak with Chris about how to create an Anti Financial Plan.
2 minutes | a month ago
BIGGEST RISK with Chris Miles
J. Darrin Gross: I'd like to ask you, Chris Miles, what is the biggest risk? Chris Miles I think the biggest risk and this would apply to me or my clients, or anybody really, is ignorance? Right? Like, I always tell people, if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. You know, ignorance is seriously the most expensive thing in your life. I mean, that's really this whole conversation about you mentioned Trump, right? You know, people are mad about his tax turns. That's ignorance, you know, like, it's, it's what you know, and what you can do that actually creates the most money creates most protection, people can say, Hey, I don't need that insurance, right, like that protection. But if they're ignorant to the risk they're already taking, it doesn't matter what they think it doesn't matter how positive thinking you can do. That risk is still there, you know, you stuff to manage, and figure out what to do with that risk. And so I think that really is the biggest risk is just ignorance is what what you don't know is what hurts you. And also what you don't know is what keeps you being hurt. It keeps you living a life of struggle and lack. And if you can find the answers, if you can find out the information you need and act upon it, not just know it, but act upon it. You now you become somebody who's actually more unstoppable doesn't mean you don't have risk in your life. But it just means that if you're always in the mindset of, Hey, I'm ignorant about something at some time all the time, right? You'll start to realize I need to keep learning and if you keep learning, you have a much better chance of success than those that think they know it all. They think that whatever they've been told, that's the truth. And that's, to me is the biggest risk.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Asset Protection Trust with Brian Bradley - CREPN #284
Today, my guest is Brian T. Bradley Esquire. He is the leading educator and nationally recognized asset protection attorney for high risk professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate investors and ultra high net worth families. Brian's goal is to give you peace of mind knowing your assets are protected. And in just a minute, we're going to speak with Brian about asset protection, the risk real estate investors face and what you can do to protect yourself.
2 minutes | 2 months ago
BIGGEST RISK with Brian Bradley
Darrin Gross: I'd like to ask you, Brian Bradley, what is the biggest risk? Brian Bradley I think the biggest risk is not thinking that you have any. And I think ignorance is the biggest risk because I have a lot of clients who call ventures like why did you wait so long? You have $20 million, you know, of assets that are unprotected. And they had no clue where their risk even lies, because they thought, Well, I'm I have heavily mortgaged and so I didn't think that I needed to protect anything, but then they have, you know, a lot of equity and that I think equity needed to be protected. So I think it's just a matter of looking at your whole life structure and talking to a professional like yourself and myself and saying, What's your day job? What's your normal life like? What are the age of your kids Whereas the liability just in your general life, where's your liability in your professional businesses, and where's the liability and the things you own and how you own them, and then get a good assessment and knowledge based on that. And once you understand where all the risk and liability comes from, then you have the knowledge to start thinking, What do I do about this and mitigate those. But if you don't take the first step to even analyze where your personal life and liability comes from? That I think is the biggest thing, because if you think of it like a pie chart, no, there's things I know, there's the things I don't know. And then there's the things I don't know that I don't know, if most of your liabilities and things that I don't know that I don't know, you're in for a rude awakening. So I like to shrink that piece of the pie first, and start educating people to where once I know, I don't know this, I can ask the questions and start solving that.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Multifamily Syndication Depreciation Appreciation Leverage and More with Feras Moussa - CREPN #283
Today my guest is Feras Moussa. Feras is an entrepreneur at heart with a tech background. Feras worked with Microsoft. And he later left Microsoft to bring tech to industries that lack it, where he later found his passion for real estate. He founded Disrupt Equity. It's a commercial real estate acquisition firm that works to provide investors with strong passive income by leveraging multifamily syndications. At Disrupt Equity they focus on identifying B and C class multifamily assets with 90 units or more in key markets, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Their goal is to provide investors with strategic tax incentivized investment opportunities that create the highest potential returns.
1 minutes | 2 months ago
BIGGEST RISK with Feras Moussa
Darrin: I'd like to ask you Feras Moussa, what is the biggest risk? Feras Moussa Yeah, I'll say there's two I'm gonna answer to two risks. Right? For me, personally, I'm one of them is just kind of really seeing what happens with COVID. And the government stimulus, right? Or deals of you know, I mean, our we've collected a lot of money, these properties, but that's been because of the stimulus. Right? So really seeing, you know, what happens around that situation around evictions, all of that, right? And is the government to help kind of, you know, bail out tenants or not? Right, that was definitely something top of mind. And, you know, that kind of segues to my second risk, which is cash is king, you know, and all these properties cash is king and, you know, we make sure we have significant reserves, right. And even at the company level, I mean, we've been doubling down and just, you know, investing back in the company, right, we're in growth mode and doubling down and reinvesting reinvesting, but just again, making sure there's enough cash for everything. Right. So, I'd say those are my two biggest risks and some things I'm you know, just kind of very conscious of and, you know, continue to think about so.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Property Investor Mindset with Tracy Cousineau - CREPN #282
Today, my guest is Tracy Cousineau. Tracy is a powerhouse real estate entrepreneur, and business coach. She is a co founder of the number one real estate team in the Atlanta metro area. Ranked number 12 is the fastest growing company in Georgia by Inc magazine, and a real estate agent coach. And in just a minute, we're going to speak with Tracy about creating wealth through real estate, and how to avoid certain mindset pitfalls.
3 minutes | 2 months ago
BIGGEST RISK with Tracy Cousineau
Darrin: I'd like to ask you, Tracy, Cousineau, what is the biggest risk? Tracy Cousineau You know, I'm gonna go for the our client sakes and customers are, you know, buyers and sellers is if you're a buyer, and you need to have a hunt, you need to have an inspection, you need to know, if there are any issues with the property, you need to make sure that you hire a home inspector that has all the credentials, that they're that they are checking everything for you and that they're not missing stuff. radon is a huge thing in Georgia, because there's lots of rock. And so you know, if you always have a radon test, and then always check for termites, homes in metro Atlanta, they've either had them or they will have them. So those are always three things. Because all three of those things could cause a risk to your insurance. Radon, there's lots of issues that could cause it, but in my opinion, if somebody comes to your house all the time, and they're stuck in an in an area of your home that has radon, this could cause a health issue for them, which will then go back to your insurance, possibly, or if you move into a buyer moves into a house, and they didn't have a home inspection, and let's say that it flooded or it caught on fire, because something was missed, there was some electrical issues in the panel box or whatever, you know, those are all risk and when they close, that's their risk. And they're you know, and their insurance that have to go back and find out where the problem came from and where it was from. And, you know, vacant homes as well. So with sellers with vacant homes, it's you better make sure you add on that protection that you let your insurance company, you know, know that your policy needs to stay that your property is now vacant. Because there are many things that can happen we had a vacant property and we got a call in the middle of the night that it was on fire, and the house was burnt down. So or you can have an intruder you know, mess with it. You know, there's just so many different things that you always you know, personally for me, and my personal situation is we're putting in a pool. So it's like, Okay, I need to make sure that I'm adding the pool that I'm adding the fence and you know, we are always looking at what could go wrong in this situation and then figure out okay, how can I make it? How am I less liable for it if I if I take the right steps to clear it. So I always think about what's the end goal and make sure that anything in between the end goal doesn't you know, I didn't miss
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Make Setbacks Your Rocket Fuel with Mike C-Roc - CRE PN # 281
Today my guest is Mike Ciorrocco. Mike is the CEO of People Building Inc. He is a performance coach, author, dynamic public speaker, visionary and thought leader. He has been featured by Yahoo Finance as one of the top business leaders to follow in 2020 and is on a mission to build people. At his core. He's obsessed with success and helping others achieve greatness. C-Roc is a guy who had a fire lit in him at an early age that fires led him to inspire others to see greatness inside themselves using past life events to fuel their fire. In just a minute, we're going to speak with Mike about how you can turn setbacks into rocket fuel.
2 minutes | 2 months ago
BIGGEST RISK with Mike C-Roc
Darrin: I'd like to ask you, Mike's Ciorrocco, What is the biggest risk? Mike C-Roc: By the way, my friends called me C-Roc, Darrin, and so you're more than welcome to call me C-Roc. But the biggest risk for me is I've been through business before where I've relied on people, I relied on their production what and even if they didn't buy into the culture that we were trying to establish, I would just put up with it and there were they're producing a little bit. And so the biggest risk for me nowadays is One, you know, I don't ever want to have to do this. But I'm always thinking to myself, if I have to do something myself, I will. And I don't want to ever risk my independence and ability to. So go back to zero and build a team by allowing people that do not buy into our culture to stick around our team. So in other words, have you heard of the term being held over a barrel? Oh, yeah. So I've been in this situation before, where I let that happen. And things fell apart in the company that we were in because I let the culture slide. And I was basically allowing the production to rule the roost, instead of people that are buying into the system that I know works. And so I was risking at that moment, our whole group, our whole team, everything that we built, based on production, rather than attitude and buying into a culture. So right now what as far as the biggest risk for me, to me is it's constant. It's I'm always looking at this, I deal with this right now, I have a few individuals in our company, I'm very open about it, that I'm not sure we're going to last here, even though they're doing business, because they think that that's the most important thing, rather than being a part of the team, and buying into what we expect. So it's very risky when you do this, because to me, you have to think to yourself, if I leave these people around the risk is that other people are going to see their complacency, the fact that they're not bought in, and they're going to start to buy into there, the people always start to buy into the band and the cancer, and that that risk is always present. And I have to weigh that and balance it, whether it's worth keeping the production on, and taking that risk that other other people are going to see these people not buying in. So that that's that's what I would answer that question with right now. And that's constantly on my mind.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Data Drives Opportunity Zone Projects in Nashville with Meg Epstein - CREPN # 280
Today, my guest is Meg Epstein. She's the founder of CA South. Originally born in California, she calls Nashville, Tennessee home now. She's a real estate developer, and has over a decade of experience creating efficient, modern lifestyles for people where it matters most, their homes and their neighborhoods. And just a minute, we're going to speak with Meg about it Opportunity Zones, and commercial real estate in Nashville, Tennessee.
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