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Investing in Real Estate publishes three times a week! It's a show hosted by Clayton Morris with a laser focus on buy and hold rental properties in order to create passive income. Clayton shares tried and true methods for acquiring rental real estate, building net worth, and accelerating your financial freedom. This podcast utilizes expert interviews, case studies with normal everyday investors, and Clayton's own methods for achieving passive income. If you want to learn how to acquire turnk ...
 
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In a perfect world, your rental property would be rented out 12 months a year. But unfortunately, that's not always the case. You might have a vacancy for a few months after a tenant moves out or when you buy a new property. On today's show, I'm sharing my six best tips for dealing with vacancies in your rental properties. We'll cover exactly what …
 
Should you use funds to invest in real estate? Or is a better financial move to pay off your mortgage, instead? This is a nuanced and personal decision, but I'm attempting to answer on this Q&A episode. On today's show, I'm answering questions from my voicemail. Today's callers have questions about deploying funds, non-recourse loans, and turning a…
 
Should you put your rental properties in an LLC? This is a very common question in the world of real estate investing. Here's the quick answer: it depends! There is no one-size-fits all approach to real estate investing, and today we're going to talk about some of those nuances. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we're diving deep into th…
 
If you've got one rental property under your belt and you want to expand your portfolio, what's the best way to move forward? Especially if you're short on a down payment, what are some funding options? That's the first question I'm answering on today's show! This Q&A episode features three great listener questions on second property funding ideas,…
 
You already know that real estate investing is the number one way to build wealth.. but it's hard to know how to get started. Especially if you don't already live in one of America's strongest rental markets, buying rental properties can be really overwhelming and time-intensive. On today's show, we're going to talk about how to take back control o…
 
Should you worry if you're breaking even on a rental property? What can be done to turn things around if you're having a bad investing experience? That's the first question I'm answering on today's show. On this episode, I'm taking three of your questions on handling an investment that's not cash flowing, using a HELOC as a down payment, and findin…
 
In 2022, mortgage rates are up and will continue to climb. While that sounds like bad news for homebuyers and investors, if you look at the full picture, you'll see that rates aren't necessarily up, instead it's more like they're returning to a baseline. That's our topic for today's show - we're going to dive into the history of mortgage rates, wha…
 
Today's first caller asked an interesting question about using infinite banking. Is this strategy good for new investors? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A episode! This episode of Investing in Real Estate features three great listener questions on topics like infinite banking, getting funding for a new construction project, an…
 
In 2022, mortgage rates are up and will continue to climb. While that sounds like bad news for homebuyers and investors, if you look at the full picture, you'll see that rates aren't necessarily up, instead it's more like they're returning to a baseline. That's our topic for today's show - we're going to dive into the history of mortgage rates, wha…
 
How can you best utilize a HELOC on a rental property? That's the first question I'm answering on this episode of Investing in Real Estate. I'm taking three of your great questions on today's show. This Q&A episode features listener questions on using a HELOC, how to grow a massive real estate portfolio, and using a whole life policy to build wealt…
 
On our Q&A episodes, I answer three of your questions every week. A few weeks ago, I got a voicemail from an eleven-year old listener who asked how I teach my own kids about financial intelligence. I thought this was an amazing question, and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to elaborate. Today I'm going to reiterate what I told Drew, …
 
Is it possible to invest in real estate with a foreclosure on your credit report? And if so, what steps do you need to take to secure a loan? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A episode! On this episode, I'm answering three great listener questions on investing with a foreclosure history, putting properties into legal entities, a…
 
Is it safe to purchase real estate investments out of state? Should you be worried about what could go wrong? What should you consider before purchasing a property so far away? These are really common questions, so let's talk about the truth. Many investors are initially hesitant about purchasing a property outside of their home state, but as long …
 
Despite high prices in the housing market, is now a good time to invest in real estate? Or would it be smarter to invest in stocks instead? That's the first topic we're diving into on this Q&A episode! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three great listener questions on stocks vs. real estate, deploying insurance funds after…
 
Today we're going to talk about the main differences between using a done-for you investing service vs. going the DIY route--including what to expect, how to decide which strategy is right for you, and the pros and cons of each investing type. Investing with a full-service company vs. doing it yourself are two very different experiences. I've done …
 
So you've found a rental property with great ROI, but it's in a state with high property taxes? Should you proceed with the deal, or look in a more favorably taxed state? That's our first question for this Q&A Monday! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three listener questions. You'll learn about topics like property taxes, …
 
Before you invest in real estate, one of the most important decisions you have to make is choosing a rental market. And here's the thing about finding a market: it's not like you just throw a dart at a map or spin a globe and invest where your finger lands. Market research is an incredibly critical step that requires a lot of thought and analysis. …
 
How might current events impact interest rates and the market risk? And how can a new investor minimize risk? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A episode! On today's show, I'm taking three listener questions about market risk, variable0rate HELOCs, and moving money from the stock market into real estate investments. As always, I …
 
It's no secret that interest rates are on the rise. In fact, the Federal Reserve announced multiple interest rate hikes in 2022. Today we're going to dive into what this means for investors: including what you should do now, and what to consider moving forward. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you're going to hear about an exclusive con…
 
What kind of paperwork is needed for a seller financing deal? How do you ensure everything is set up correctly for closing? Are there any professionals that can help? That's the first topic I'm answering on this Q&A episode! On today's episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three great listener questions about seller financing, ways to …
 
If you've ever listened to traditional investing advice, met with a financial advisor, or even started a new job, you've probably been persuaded into the merits of stocks or stock-based retirement plans like the 401k. Today, I want to unpack the paradigm of building wealth through stocks and provide an alternative method for investing: the self-dir…
 
Can you be too old to start investing in real estate? Spoiler alert: no. You're never too old to invest. On today's show, I'm going to share the main reasons why it's never too late to build wealth through real estate investing. We're going to dive into a few main reasons why you might think it's too late to invest, and explore some solutions. I'm …
 
Is it possible to achieve fast cash flow after buying rental properties, or should an investor instead worry about a long-term appreciation strategy? That's the first question I'm tackling on today's Q&A episode! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate Investing, I'm answering three great listener questions about real estate strategies, how to …
 
Today we're going to talk about five actionable steps you can take when your goal is to invest in real estate, but you're not quite ready yet. You know that real estate investing is the number one way to build wealth, but maybe you still have to get some ducks in a row before you take action. This is not a bad place to be, it's great that you have …
 
Today's first caller owns a few paid off rental properties. Should he pull the equity out to grow his portfolio, or would he be better off selling them and buying in a better market? That's the first question I'm answering on this Q&A episode! This episode of Investing in Real Estate features three great listener questions on strategic portfolio gr…
 
In the spirit of spring arriving, today we're going to talk about growth. Specifically, we're going to dive into the importance of keeping tabs on your portfolio's growth, and some ways to stay on track with your goals. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we're going to talk about why spring is a great time to revisit your goals for the ye…
 
What's the process for setting up an LLC in a different state? Do you need a physical address to move forward? On this Q&A episode, I'm sharing my experience with setting up LLCs out of state. I'm also answering your questions on the best banks for finding a HELOC, and what you should consider about eviction moratoriums and missing rent. As always,…
 
There are many ways to build wealth through real estate, and it's important that you find a strategy that works for you. One of the first questions you might ask as you explore the world of real estate investing is: should I invest in residential or commercial real estate? I have strong opinions about this topic and for good reason. I want real est…
 
If you buy a rental property inside of a self-directed IRA, what payment method do you use to pay for repairs and other expenses? That's our first question on this episode of Q&A Monday! Today I'm answering three listener questions on various real estate topics. Our first question is about paying for expenses and repairs within a self-directed acco…
 
On today's show we're going to dive into an important topic: creative financing. I've talked to a lot of investors from different walks of life. Personally, I've also used plenty of creative financing options. A lot of people get stuck in the trap of thinking that they can't invest, or investing is for other people. This is simply not true. If you …
 
Today's first caller asked an interesting question: what real estate strategy did I use starting out, and how has my investing approach evolved over time? That's the first question I'm answering on this episode of Investing in Real Estate. On this episode, I'm taking three great listener questions on my favorite investing strategies, tapping into e…
 
One of the biggest mistakes new investors make is trying to do it alone. Especially if you're buying real estate out of state, you're going to need a team by your side to make your experience passive, sustainable, and headache-free. Today I'm going to share the 5 benefits of working with a real estate team, and why this is instrumental to your succ…
 
How do interest rates work on a home equity line of credit? What's the difference between a fixed rate HELOC and a variable rate HELOC? And which one is better for investors? That's the topic of our first question on today's Q&A episode! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm taking a swing at three listener questions on HELOCs, non-recou…
 
Today we're going to talk about the foundation of what we do in real estate investing: the Freedom Number.The Freedom Cheat Sheet is a PDF I created a few years ago when I started on my journey toward financial freedom. This document helped me & my family set a goal, and in turn totally change our financial situation. We’ve been sharing the Freedom…
 
If you've got a good start on self-directed retirement funds, but not quite enough to purchase a rental property outright, how can you get started? That's our first question for this Q&A Monday! On today's show, I'm taking three listener questions on various real estate topics. First, we'll talk about using your retirement funds to invest when you …
 
On today's show, we're going to dive into the important topic of retirement. You're going to learn about average retirement savings in the US, and some key retirement mistakes you can avoid as an investor. Plus, we're going to dive into some realistic steps you can take to ensure you're set for retirement. You'll hear what is causing the mismatch b…
 
If you have a primary residence that you're considering converting into a rental property, what's the best way to do that? Are there specific steps you need to take to be successful? That's the first question I'm answering on this Q&A episode! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three of your thoughtful questions on turning y…
 
Today we're going to be talking about the housing market in 2022, specifically the rising demand for new construction rental properties. Back in 2017, the National Association of Home Builders reported that 37,000 homes were built as rental properties. Two years later in 2019, that number soared to 43,000. It's important to note that these numbers …
 
What's the best way to structure a seller financing deal? Is seller financing a smart way to buy rental properties? That's the first topic we're diving into on this Q&A episode of Investing in Real Estate! On today's show, I'm taking three thought-provoking questions from three great listeners. Today's topics include seller financing, first-lien HE…
 
If you've ever wondered about using home equity to invest in real estate, this episode of Investing in Real Estate is for you. I'm sharing what equity is, how to build it, and how you can use your equity to grow your real estate portfolio. The simple fact is, if you own a home and you haven't considered leveraging your equity, you're overlooking an…
 
Protecting your assets is an incredibly important part of being a real estate investor. What does it cost to hire a lawyer for asset protection? That's the first question I'm answering on this Q&A episode! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm answering three listener questions on topic like lawyer fees and attorney recommendations, what…
 
There's no more important piece of the passive income puzzle than hiring a great property management team. And when it comes to finding the right team for the job, you're going to have to put in some work in order to screen property management companies. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you'll learn five key ways to make sure you're hir…
 
On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm excited to share another investor story. Morris Invest client Geiby joins me to share his experience building a strong financial education and how he grew a portfolio of three properties with our team. In this interview, you're going to hear how Geiby got started in real estate, how he financed his p…
 
If you have untapped home equity you want to access in order to invest, what should your first step be? That's the first question I'm answering on this Q&A episode of Investing in Real Estate! On today's Q&A episode, I'm taking three great questions on using home equity to buy rental properties, how to build your portfolio beyond the 10 mortgage li…
 
Today I want to talk about one of my favorite topics: full-service real estate investing. I'm often asked about the difference between turnkey real estate and full-service real estate. On this episode, I'm going to share the differences, and dive into five important things you should know about full-service investing. You're going to learn what typ…
 
It's the time of year when everyone is talking about resolutions and setting goals. This is one of my favorite times of the year, and I'm excited to kick off our today's show by talking about resolutions and goal setting, specifically in the realm of financial goals. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm going to be sharing some of my to…
 
Can you use money from your 401k account to buy rental real estate? And if so, how do you go about accessing those funds? That's the first question I'm answering on today's Q&A edition of Investing in Real Estate! On today's show, I'm tackling three of your great questions on utilizing a 401k to buy real estate, when to raise rents at your rental p…
 
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