BiggerPockets Podcast 507: Sacrifice, Failure and Pain, A 100 Days of Hell Success Story with The Iron Cowboy

Finishing a triathlon is a grueling achievement, only accomplished by those who are in peak physical and mental condition. Once finished, the top of the top go on to train for an Ironman, arguably the toughest triathlon on the planet. One hundred and forty miles of pain and pressure, broken up into a two-mile swim, a one hundred and twelve-mile bike ride, and a twenty-six-mile run. This is not a race for the faint of heart, and if you can finish just one, you have bragging rights forever. What would it take for someone to finish not one ironman, not two, not ten, not twenty, but 100 consecutive Ironman races, back to back? Wake up, swim, bike, and run over one hundred and forty miles, go to sleep, and do it all over again. That’s what James “Iron Cowboy” Lawrence did, smashing through world records and personal goals. James sits down with Brandon and David today to talk about mental toughness, creating goals that scare you, gradually working your way up to mastery, and asking “what am I willing to sacrifice to reach the end?” James had to run a business, take care of his seven-person family, and compete for more than a quarter of a year straight. If he can conquer one of the greatest physical and mental feats the world has ever witnessed, what’s stopping you from accomplishing your goals?

Coalition Letter on Rental Assistance Improvements

While NAR supports efforts to improve and speed up Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funding disbursement, it opposes the requirement in the bill that housing providers not evict a tenant for an additional 120-days after applying for rental assistance on their behalf.

BiggerPockets Podcast 506: Achieving Financial Freedom Through Small Multifamily Investing

Financial freedom is attainable for all of us, but how fast we reach it differs greatly. You may be making $100 profit per month on each single-family home you buy, but what if you could multiply that profit? A duplex becomes $200 per month, a fourplex, $400, and a 16 unit apartment will net you a solid $1,600 per month. Now, it’s not a goal of buying 50+ single-family homes to reach financial freedom, it’s buying 10 or so small multifamily investments. This simple mindset tweak can change your life and investing career forever, it certainly did for Brandon Turner, host of The BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast and author of The Multifamily Millionaire. This pre-recorded webinar walks through the key benefits of investing in small multifamily, how to find and finance deals, risks to look out for, and scaling so you can go full-time in real estate. There are tons of tips, tricks, and free giveaways (including discount codes) throughout this episode, and if you’re looking for visuals, head over to the BiggerPockets Youtube Channel to see the full slideshow!

BiggerPockets Podcast 505: “Act Like You Have 100+ Units” | Coaching Calls w/ Brandon Turner

You hear Brandon Turner’s voice quite often on the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, but rarely is it heard advising new investors. Today, Brandon is taking on three live “coaching calls” with three investors, all in different stages of their investing career. Brandon and the guests talk through topics like scaling your business, branding your real estate company, and when the right time to hire is. These investors have portfolios ranging from a few units to more than forty, making this an episode that any investor can listen to, no matter where they’re at in their real estate investing journey. This advice is hand-tailored for each investor, and comes from someone who has made it out of that “awkward teenage investing” phase.

Window to the Law: Housing Vouchers and Fair Housing

Recent lawsuits alleging source of income discrimination for rejecting Section 8 tenants illustrate the importance of understanding and complying with state and local fair housing laws in addition to the federal Fair Housing Act. These best practices can help guide real estate professionals in this area.

BiggerPockets Podcast 504: The Millionaire Formula: 10 Steps to Hit 7-Figure Net Worth (Part 2)

Wouldn’t it be nice to be a millionaire? Sitting under a palm tree, relaxing, with plenty of money set aside for you. To be in that position you not only have to escape the rat race but pledge to live a life of continual improvement, always looking for ways you can be better. That’s exactly what Brandon Turner and David Greene did to reach their multimillionaire status and live a life of greatness. In this episode, we continue listing the ten steps to become a millionaire, with a bonus step at the end. If you didn’t hear last week’s episode, check out episode 503 for the first five steps mentioned by David and Brandon. This time, we talk about things like harnessing synergy, upgrading your social circle, quitting the things that hold you back, searching for continual improvement, and always giving back. Think of becoming a millionaire less as a singular task and more as a continual journey. If you put in the work and follow these steps laid out by David and Brandon, you’ll have a high chance of becoming a millionaire (if not a multimillionaire) within the next decade. So get out there, meet people, make opportunities, and achieve the impossible.

BiggerPockets Podcast 503: The Millionaire Formula: 10 Steps to Hit 7-Figure Net Worth (Part 1)

You probably know Brandon Turner and David Greene as multimillionaire real estate investors. What you may not know, is that a decade ago this was a very different story. Brandon didn’t grow up in a wealthy family, and by his 20s, had packed on about $20,000 of credit card debt while spending $1,000 more than he could afford each month. David grew up in a family where finances were a constant stressor, he later vowed to himself that he would never let money problems hurt him or the people he loves. Now, both Brandon and David have made the long journey from rags to riches, and through investing in real estate they were able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and reach financial independence. Today, we talk through the first five (of ten) steps that helped Brandon and David reach this financial feat. This is a great episode to take notes on, as becoming a millionaire is close to impossible without following most, if not all of these steps. While this episode isn’t entirely focused on real estate investing, a large part of being a successful real estate investor is financial intelligence. Even if you’ve made mistakes in the past with investments, debt, spending, or any other financial lever, following these ten steps will give you a solid framework to stair-step your way into millionaire status.

BiggerPockets Podcast 502: BiggerNews, September: Will Anything Slow Down this Housing Market? with Dave Meyer & Kathy Fettke

Welcome back to another episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast. Today, we’re trying a new format where David Greene and Dave Meyer bring on an expert in the real estate investing space and talk through all the market trends, legislature, and other factors influencing the housing market and economy. As our special guest, Kathy Fettke from the Real Wealth Network joins us to talk about housing market predictions in 2021 and beyond, the eviction moratorium (and its effects after ending), and where investors should start looking for opportunities. We touch on economic concepts like supply and demand, how this market compares to 2007’s bubble, why millennials are soon to become the biggest buying cohort in America, and the underbuilding crisis that we’re currently facing. If you’d like to request a topic for discussion or ask a question, send us an email at podcast@biggerpockets.com with NEWS in the subject line!