Most real estate investors in Santa Monica, California face similar challenges, hurdles and obstacles:
- Where do I get my next down payment from?
- How do I overcome negative cash flow or improve the cash flow I have?
- How do I qualify for the best loans?
- How do I find what I'm missing (deals, dream team, partners, tenants)?
- How do I commit to achieving my real estate goals, get the courage to act despite fear, gain the capabilities I need or eliminate fears?
This class is broken up into 6 parts (published as separate episodes).
Topics discussed include:
Part 1 of 6: Introduction
What's preventing you from achieving your real estate goals? For this class, I break it down into 5 major categories
- Coming up with Down Payments (including closing costs and reserves)
- Overcoming Negative Cash Flow
- Qualifying for Loans
- Finding What's Missing
- Inner Game
Many of these topics have been their own 2-hour classes by themselves (and I'm sure I'll revisit them in the future)
- Riddle of the farmer, chicken, bag of grain and fox: sometimes the solution to your challenges are not linear or obvious
- Often times there is more than one solution/challenge
- Will these solutions work for me?
Part 2 of 6: Down Payments
- Strategies to reduce the need for down payments and strategies to produce down payments, closing costs and reserves
- How to reduce the need for down payments
- No Down Payment Loans
- Creative Financing
Plus these sources of down payments:
- "Investment Cards" (aka Credit Cards)
- Security Deposit
- Maintenance Reserves
- Property equity (sell, refi, pledge)
- Depreciation (and other delayed taxes/refunds)
- Retirement Account
- Family Members (Legacy Nomad™ or Nomad by Proxy™)
- Sell stuff you don’t need or want
- Rents (including House Hacking)
- Lease-Option Fees
Part 3 of 6: Negative Cash Flow
- Cash Flow = Income - Expenses
- Reduce expenses and produce more income
- Lowest Monthly Payment Guarantee™
- Maximum Cash Flow Guarantee™
- Strategies to Reduce Monthly Payments with Your Lender
- Strategies if You Own Other Property
- Strategies When Searching for Homes
- Strategies When Making Offers
- Strategies When You Own/Manage Properties
- Strategies to Maximize Income
Part 4 of 6: Qualifying for Loans
- Overcoming Income Challenges (and Debt-To-Income) to Qualify for Loans
- Overcoming Credit Challenges to Qualify for Loans
- Overcoming Loan Spot Limitations for Getting Loans
Part 5 of 6: Finding What You're Missing
- Finding Deals
- Building a Dream Team to Support You
- Finding Partners
- Finding Tenants
Part 6 of 6: Inner Game
- Making a Commitment to Being Successful
- Finding Courage to Follow Through on Your Commitment
- Building the Skills and Capabilities to Be Successful as a Real Estate Investor
- Overcoming Fear
This class was recorded to help real estate investors overcoming the hurdles, challenges and obstacles they face.
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Additional Classes Mentioned
The following are additional classes mentioned in the recordings:
- How to Improve Cash Flow Workshop - Learn how to reduce expenses and increase income to improve cash flow on your rental properties with this workshop.
- How to Get Down Payment - Learn more about how to get down payments in this full class on this topic.
- Financial Mindset and Overcoming Fear - Learn how to get the right financial mindset and overcome fear in this special class on the topic.
- Real Estate Investor Financing - Learn about how to finance investment properties in this special class updated during COVID-19.