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29 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
S5 Episode 1: The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing with Laurie Fahey
Thanks for tuning in to Season 5! In this first episode, we welcome our newest co-host, Andrew Emmer. He and Saeed break down the So Cal real estate market update and focus on the cities of Glendora, Azusa, Covina, and two specific zip codes in Anaheim. They get into the market trends for the area and speculate on what's driving the current market.Our next segment features co-host and local real estate agent, Laurie Fahey. With Saeed's seasoned lending career and Laurie's thorough real estate expertise, they offer a guide to getting started in real estate investing. Between fundamental tips to hard-earned knowledge, this guide is what you need to get started on your first investment today.
7 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
S4 Episode 17: A Story of Ups and Downs
This week's episode marks our 52nd consecutive episode and our one-year anniversary of podcasting! We're so grateful to all of our listeners, whether this is your first time listening or you've stuck around since the beginning.Saeed tells a story of a boy's life and describes the wisdom he's derived from it. Through triumphs and hardships, this boy's story may not be so different from yours. You can be sure to take away actionable lessons to apply to your business and life after hearing Saeed's story.
29 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
S4 Episode 16: How to Make the Most of $1000 with Saeed | The Best Way to Invest in Airbnb Properties with Angie Weeks
This week's show is packed with lots of variety! After Saeed covers the SoCal market report focused on Mission Viejo, Newport Beach and Santa Ana, he dives into an article from The Penny Hoarder titled, "If You Have More Than $1,000 in Your Checking Account, Make These 6 Moves." Saeed gives his expert opinion on each tip, and deems whether they're worth spending your hard-earned money on.In our second segment, we're joined by expert realtor Angie Weeks, who has had tremendous success investing in and operating several Airbnb properties in Orange County. She discusses the best ways to choose a property to invest in for Airbnb, and also some of the differences between competitors such as Vrbo. If you're looking to work harder for a higher return on investment than traditional rentals, tune in to Angie's advice in this episode.
53 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
S4 Episode 15: Capital Acquisition Strategies with Dr. Devaughn Dames | Erich Roden's Top Tips for Purchasing Real Estate in Today's Market
We're bringing you a wide variety of information this week! After Saeed covers the real estate market stats and features cities of Cerritos, Long Beach, and Norwalk, we are joined by Dr. Devaughn Dames, owner of RTP Funding. Having access to money is an essential part of any business, and Dr. Dames shares with us his knowledge on the multitude of ways to go about acquiring capital.Our next segment features the return of our co-host, Erich Roden. Erich has had successful on-the-ground experience in today's unprecedented real estate market, and he shares with us his top strategies for navigating the homebuying process. Current market conditions have changed the conventional strategy for purchasing real estate, and Erich lays out what those changes are in his process.
26 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
S4 Episode 14: Is America Becoming a Nation of Renters? | Will Prop 19 Benefit You? with Anita Jones
This week's show features newly developing trends that could directly impact you! After Saeed covers market data for southern California, and for the featured cities of Bellflower, Lakewood and Compton, we discuss an article that was recently released on Bloomberg. Saeed takes a deep dive into the effects that the real estate market is having on prospective homeowners in the middle to lower class. Are rising property prices causing these people to turn to perpetual renting? And if so, could that be a good thing?Our segment section features expert local realtor Anita Jones, and she brings Proposition 19 to the discussion. Find out what this new controversial piece of legislation means to residents of California, as well as why the bill just barely passed with 51% of the vote.
28 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
S4 Episode 13: Are you Ready to Buy Your First Home? with Laurie Fahey | Report on the Characteristics of Homebuyers from Saeed
Our episode this week brings lots of valuable information to prospective homebuyers! Saeed first shares a SoCal market update, with a focus on the cities of Azusa, Glendora, and Covina. We are then joined by co-host and an active agent in that area, Laurie Fahey. She and Saeed discuss the challenges facing first-time homebuyers in this historically difficult real estate market. Laurie offers her perspective on strategies for these new homebuyers to have the best shot of purchasing their first property.Segment two features the National Association of Realtors' 2020 Generational Report on Homebuyers and Sellers, focused on the characteristics that break down this demographic. Saeed gives his thoughts on this report and offers insight into the trends revealed.
49 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
S4 Episode 12: The Current State of the Market and Investing in Apartments with Jim Shute | So You've Bought a Note - Now What? with Mike Rus
This week's episode is full of actionable investing information! After Saeed covers the newest So Cal market stats, we welcome Jim Shute to the show. Jim is a seasoned real estate investor and developer, and he shares his informed opinion on where the real estate market is going. He and Saeed discuss the impacts that the pandemic has had on real estate and what those impacts will mean to you, especially if you're considering investing in apartment complexes.The second segment features Mike Rus, one of our newest co-hosts and an expert in non-performing mortgage notes. He and Saeed break down the process of finding and purchasing a note. Mike also shares perhaps the most important part of note investing: what to do once you've acquired a note. The process has several crucial parts that you won't want to miss in today's episode.
39 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
S4 Episode 11: When to Hire a Virtual CFO with Dr. Devaughn Dames | Saeed's Million-Dollar Question: Where is the Market Going From Here?
This week's episode features a wide variety of topics. After Saeed breaks down the latest real estate market stats, we are joined by Dr. Devaughn Dames, financial coach and owner of RTP Funding. He and Saeed discuss crucial details about seeing actual profit from your business. Dr. Dames also shares the investing strategies common amongst the most financially successful and reveals how you could begin your investing journey in a similar way.In the second segment, Saeed steps back to reflect on the current state of this historically busy real estate market. He makes an informed estimation on what you may want to do if you're thinking about buying, selling, or participating in any real-estate transaction in the near future. While the pandemic has shaped much of the current market, there are other crucial factors you should consider when making a real-estate decision.
28 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
S4 Episode 10: Strategies for Purchasing a Home in a Historically Busy Market, with Laurie Fahey | Saeed's 4 T's for Success
This week, we're bringing you a balance of pertinent real estate tips and invaluable life advice. Saeed starts off the show with a market report on Azusa, Covina and Glendora, where this week's co-host, Laurie Fahey, does the majority of her work as a realtor. Laurie and Saeed discuss and acknowledge the unprecedented state of the market, and Laurie then offers her strategies on keeping buyers motivated to make it to the end of the home-buying process.Saeed then offers some applicable wisdom from a conversation he had with friend of the show David Plumber. Based on a quote by ancient philosopher Archilochus, Saeed offers us four T's on being successful in the modern world. No matter your goals, this wisdom will sharpen your senses and positively impact your business.
38 minutes | May 27, 2021
S4 Episode 9: Why You May want to Purchase a Newly Built Property, with Anita Jones | How to Get into Non-Performing Mortgage Loans, with Mike Rus
This week's episode is packed with a great variety of information! After Saeed covers the market data for Bellflower, Compton, and Lakewood, he is joined by co-host Anita Jones to discuss what goes into the decision of buying a newly built property. In the current, historically active real estate market, purchasing a new property may be the right decision for you.The next segment features Mike Rus, a show contributor and expert on non-performing mortgage loans. He and Saeed discuss their experience on NPLs, and Mike shares stories on his first investment in the space, as well as strategies on how you could get started earning passive income as well.
46 minutes | May 20, 2021
S4 Episode 8: Selling Your Home During a Divorce, with Angie Weeks | The Power of Raising Capital for Business, with Dr. Devaughn Dames
This week's episode is packed with a variety of topics! After Saeed shares the market report for Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, and Newport Beach, we're joined by co-host Angie Weeks. She lays out the underlying stress and challenges of making real estate transactions during a divorce, and also shares crucial tips on how to handle such a situation.Next, we are joined by our newest co-host, Dr. Devaugn Dames, co-founder of RTP Funding. Devaughn shares the company's mission to provide capital to clients with scalable businesses. He shares stories and valuable lessons on his background, all of which led him to financial freedom. RTP Funding offers services including capital acquisition, accounting, tax consulting, financial coaching, and even more!
27 minutes | May 13, 2021
S4 Episode 7: Why California's Population Declined for the First Time in History | How to Get the Most out of Selling Your Home with Laurie Fahey
This week's episode begins with a report of the housing markets of Azusa, Covina and Glendora. Saeed then goes in depth on California's first population decline in recorded history. Referencing an article on the matter from CNN, Saeed explains the reasons that led to the decline, and also gives insight into whether or not this trend will continue.We are then joined by expert realtor Laurie Fahey, who shares strategies on marketing property. She and Saeed discuss strategies for getting the most return on your investment. While many of these strategies are free, Laurie also provides a few less conventional tips only available from an expert local realtor.
26 minutes | May 6, 2021
S4 Episode 6: The 2020 NAR Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends | Tips on Avoiding Downsizing Anxiety with Patti Gregory
Who was most active in the real estate market last year? This week, Saeed breaks down insightful statistics from the NAR's Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trend. Learn which age groups were buying and selling homes the most in last year's real estate market, and find out where you fit into those numbers.Our second segment features a discussion between Saeed and Patti Gregory. They discuss Patti's market of Laguna Beach, Dana Point and Mission Viejo, and also delve into the differences between those areas' markets. The discussion also touches on the stress that comes with downsizing, and Patti offers her experience on how to minimize that anxiety.
43 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
S4 Episode 5: Must-Know Strategies for First Time Homebuyers with Anita Jones | The Power of Nonperforming Mortgage Notes with Mike Rus
This week's podcast episode is packed full of great information! After Saeed covers market data for Bellflower, Compton and Lakewood, our first guest is Anita Jones. She offers several crucial tips to first time homebuyers. With today's historically busy housing market, first-time homebuyers have it tough. Don't get into buying your first property without listening to Anita's advice.Our next segment features Mike Rus, an expert investor specializing in nonperforming mortgage notes. Mike and Saeed explain what nonperforming mortgage notes are, and Mike also shares how he first got into the business. Through hard work and seizing the right opportunity, you too can make money while you sleep.
23 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
S4 Episode 4: How to Purchase Investment Property in Today's Historic Market, with Erich Roden
The So Cal real estate market is as hot as ever! After Saeed covers market data for Long Beach, Cerritos, and Norwalk, we are joined by Erich Roden for an excellent conversation on investment properties. In fact, Erich just closed on his own investment property, and his offer wasn't even the highest. Find out how he did it as we discuss strategies for investing in real estate today.
23 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
S4 Episode 3: Selling Your House in Today's Market and the Importance of a Good Realtor, with Laurie Fahey
This week we're joined by co-host Laurie Fahey, an expert realtor serving the Azusa area. After Saeed covers market stats for that region, he and Laurie get into a discussion about today's unprecedented seller's market. They uncover the motivation for homeowners to put their property on the market, give reasons on why it's time for you to sell yours, and also point out the necessity to sell with a realtor.
34 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
S4 Episode 2: What the Current State of the Housing Market Means for the Future with Patti Gregory | Crucial Advantages of Holistic Financial Planning with Paul Vann
In our first segment this week, co-host Patti Gregory joins us to discuss the current trends in the SoCal real estate market. She and Saeed go through some important numbers to discover why sellers should put their houses on the market. They also reflect on the housing market crash of 2008 and discuss whether or not we're headed for another one.Paul Vann joins us in the next segment to discuss his expertise in wealth management, as well as his holistic financial planning services. Paul breaks down the differences between traditional and holistic financial planning and makes the case for using services like his instead of normal practices. If you're a business owner or a professional looking to plan responsibly for your financial future, you'll want to hear what Paul has to say.
40 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
S4 Episode 1: The Top 3 Factors when Selling a Business, with Matt Manavi | Everything You Need To Know about ADUs with Colin Burns
After providing the So Cal real estate market report, Saeed interviews Matt Manavi, a Transworld Business advisor. Saeed and Matt explore the three most important factors in selling a business in order to maximize your gain. Matt also offers his own business evaluation services, so that you can be prepared to sell a healthy business.In the next segment, we bring back our discussion with city councilman from the city of Fountain Valley for a dialogue on Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs. Find out the rules and regulations for them, as well as how they will impact your next real estate endeavor.
35 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Episode 11: The So Cal Fix and Flip Market with Patti Gregory | What About Compton with Anita Jones
After providing the So Cal real estate market report, Saeed interviews cohost and friend of the show Patti Gregory. Saeed and Patti share their many years of experience in flipping homes and offer crucial tips on competing with cash investors.In the next segment, Anita Jones provides her knowledge on the city of Compton with emphasis on the real estate market and featured listings. Learn about the history and opportunities that Compton has to offer, as well as some surprising facts on the city that will challenge your thoughts on its reputation.
46 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Episode 10: Everything You Need to Know About Your Credit Report, Credit Score & Credit Repair with Nerissa Rush | The City of Long Beach, CA with Erich Roden
After providing the So Cal real estate market report, Saeed interviews Nerissa Rush of Experian, one of the leading credit reporting companies. Nerissa lays out need-to-know distinctions in credit scores, and also makes the case for repairing credit without the aid of a credit repair company.In the next segment, Erich Roden provides his knowledge on the city of Long Beach with emphasis on the real estate market and featured listings. Explore attractions, events and restaurants that Long Beach has to offer, as well as an incredible historic property currently for sale in the area.
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