Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Atlanta, GA

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Atlanta, GA

September 2020

 

There’s no denying it … Distribution hubs are booming.

 

The real estate ecosystem is evolving and it might be in our best interest to evolve with it. We’ve had our eye on Atlanta for a while and in this interview, we hear why now might be the best time to act. The region has proven to be a strong distribution hub and COVID-19 has only accelerated the profits within the market.

In this Boots-on-the-Ground interview, Russell Gray, co-host of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show, talks with Chris Funk to get an update on how Atlanta is faring now that it’s home to a number of Fortune 500 companies. We gain insight on Build-to-Rent properties, and how they might prove to be among the best long term holdings. 

Topics discussed include …

  • Metropolitan Distance
  • Celebrities Flocking to Atlanta
  • Occupancy and Turnover Rate
  • COVID-19 Accelerated Distribution Growth
  • Inventory Issues and Solutions
  • Long Term Holdings and Profits

And SO MUCH MORE!
 

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High Return Turnkey Rentals in Affordable Indianapolis

In tough times like 2020 has brought, demand for affordable essentials goes UP. When it comes to real estate, it doesn’t get any more essential than residential.

Indianapolis is a hidden gem of a market … it is very affordable while still offering tremendous quality of life.

You will learn why Indianapolis is attracting nearby Midwesterners trying to escape high-price, high-tax states nearby! 

In this episode, we visit with our boots-on-the-ground guy Jeff “Shecky” Schechter and learn why he thinks Indianapolis is THE market to be in. 

In this episode of The Real Estate Guys™ show, hear from:

  • Your high-return host, Robert Helms
  • His affordable co-host, Russell Gray
  • Our Indianapolis boots-on-the-ground correspondent, Jeff “Shecky” Schechter

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What Makes an Affordable Market

As a real estate investor, price is important. As you become more seasoned, it’s not the most important thing … but let’s face it, getting started is tough! 

One financial strategy in acquiring real estate has to do with finding markets that make sense …. the big picture is that income has to be enough to cover expenses and then some!

So you look at these markets that have appreciated over time like Northern California, the Bay Area, Seattle … places where the prices have gone up and up, and yet the rent doesn’t always keep pace.

Appreciation is one way we make money in real estate … but cash flow is how we hang on to the property, and so especially if you’re starting out, you want to find a good market where prices are affordable and the rents are strong.

As we’re sitting here in the latter part of 2020, we are on probably the front end or in the middle of the beginning of a pretty severe economic setback. Inflation is starting to show up. 

Your typical tenant is living paycheck to paycheck … and as people try to find a way to maintain a quality of life, to put a decent roof over their head to be in a decent community, they’re going to have to move around. 

So we look for places where the conditions are good or that are near a large, major population center … that is probably going to track people from those large centers into the more affordable marketplaces.

Many years ago for real estate trivia, we asked what the most affordable market was in America. It actually is the same answer today, and that is Indianapolis, Indiana! 

Affordability means that somebody can purchase a home and have the same utility and quality for the lowest price compared to what the average wage is. 

But then is there room for renters? Well, what we’ve discovered is in that market … people at lower incomes typically don’t have the ability to save up the 20% or more down payment it takes. 

So it’s a market where we see a lot of renters, and that’s great for landlords! 

Indianapolis also happens to be the neighbor of large markets that react differently than it does. 

We think if you’re looking for a place to buy an inexpensive property where the returns are going to be solid, this is certainly a good place to start. 

Get to Know Indianapolis 

When we were visiting Indianapolis last year, we loved that this place is clean, nice, has affordable houses, has a major sports team, and is the home of the largest sporting event in the world. 

We went on a quest, and that led us to our guest today … Jeff Schechter of High Return Real Estate from Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Jeff says things are going well in Indianapolis. While they are seeing a little bit of upward price pressure during COVID-19, investors are doing well and people are making money. 

First, we want to discuss the rental situation …. We asked Jeff how COVID has impacted people paying their rent in the Indianapolis market. 

He says that while there are some who have taken advantage of courts being closed, for the most part, his tenants have been great with paying, and he’s been able to work with those who could not. 

For those who don’t know the Indianapolis area, Jeff explains that it’s actually one of the biggest MSAs in the nation. 

He says, “We do see quite a bit of change in Indianapolis over the last few years; it has been going through quite a renaissance, so we’re seeing a lot of really great old commercial buildings being changed over to different use. We’re seeing new apartments going up or seeing a lot of those old beat-up homes being redone; I’m in one myself.” 

Having local market knowledge is huge … Jeff explains that over the four years he’s been working in Indianapolis, he’s seen a lot of improvement in many areas of the city. 

What about appreciation in the Indianapolis market? 

Jeff says, ”The last couple of years, especially in certain areas, we’ve seen some pretty significant appreciation.” 

But while that is exciting … he says it’s also a double-edged sword because the more that the price pressure happens, the harder it is to make the price to rent ratios work.

Indianapolis is Affordable for Everyone 

The premise of the show today is about an affordable market … so we ask Jeff to give the listeners an idea of what a typical house might cost.

Jeff says, “I’ve got one property right now that is under $50,000that’s for the whole house. Most of the sweet spot of what we do would be probably in the 60s to high 70s.”

Wow … now that’s AFFORDABLE! 

When it comes to rehabbing these properties, how does Jeff decide what needs to be done? 

Jeff says that’s actually one of the easiest parts of his job. 

Every week he meets with his acquisition crew, and they decide what properties they should go for. 

The key is in the relationship with the crew chief who gives them an initial assessment … and they have a great checklist and system for deciding what materials to put in the house. 

Next, we ask Jeff what tenant/landlord law is like in Indianapolis … and you’ll be happy to learn that he says laws are in fact very favorable for the landlords in Indiana. 

Compared to other states, it’s a great situation for investors and landlords. 

What about property management for those who live far away from their investment properties? 

Jeff admits that’s been one of the most difficult parts of the business for him … and we agree that it’s hard to find reliable and trustworthy people in property management. 

But Jeff found the right solution in a new property management company that wrote their own software and proved themselves. 

He says he’s happy with how they work. He doesn’t want to have to be the best at everything! 

Bottom line …  if you haven’t yet really taken a look at the Indianapolis market, there is a lot to learn. Jeff has put together a great report available to you AT NO COST! You will be able to learn why it’s a great investment market. 

For all the great insights Jeff has to share on the Indianapolis market … be sure to listen to the whole podcast. 


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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Central Florida

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Central Florida

August 2020

 

Central Florida … a safe bet?

 

Russell Gray, Co-host of The Real Estate Guys™  Radio Show, and Wagner Nolasco,  investment property specialist of The Realty Doctors discuss how investors are taking advantage of a variety of strategically picked real estate investments in the growing Central Florida markets.

During this interview, Russ and Wagner discuss …  

  • Production vs Demand
  • Refinancing and Allocation
  • Location Migration
  • Economic Timing
  • And Much More!

Listeners receive important insights into what issues to be watching for as the effects of the Coronavirus unfold. 

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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Legal/Syndication

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Legal/Syndication

August 2020

Are blind funds totally blind? Are you best positioned to move quickly and get the best deals?

How much of the COVID-19 trainwreck will be permanent damage? Russell Gray, co-host of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show, talks with Mauricio Rauld to get a pulse on Real Estate Syndication Law and the flow of funds from the Fed to the Market. 

We hear all about:

✓ Accessibility of 401K’s and Self Directed IRA’s

✓ Syndication and the CARES ACT, Paycheck Protection Program as well as other stimulus loan programs

✓ How to increase Syndication Velocity

✓ The difference between blind funds and specific deals 

✓ And other GREAT insights!

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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Short Term Rentals

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Short Term Rentals

September 2020

What’s Really Going on in the Real World?

In this edition of Boots-on-the-Ground, Russell Gray, co-host of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show sits down with Tim Hubbard, an international real estate investor, world traveler, and self-proclaimed digital nomad who owns and operates a multi-million dollar short-term rental business. Get an exclusive update on demand, regulations, supply, and policy in the Short Term Rentals market. 

Russell and Tim discuss … 

✓ Risks and Opportunities

✓ Occupancy Rates and Prices

✓ Regulations and Policies

✓ Assets, Margins and Scaling

✓ And MUCH more!

Learn more about Short Term Rentals and find out if there may be opportunities in this asset class for you … 

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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Indianapolis

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Indianapolis

July 2020

 

Find out if Indianapolis is right for your next investment!

 

In this edition of Boots-on-the-Ground, we take an in-depth look at the Indianapolis Marketplace as Russell Gray, co-host of The Real Estate Guys™ meets with Jeff “Shecky” Schechter, CEO and Co-Founder of High Return Real Estate.

Learn:

✓ How COVID-19 has impacted the Indianapolis Marketplace
✓ Status of Indy Rental Revenue
✓ Which major employers and industries choose Indianapolis as their base and how they are currently weathering the storm
✓ And MUCH more!

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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Perpetual Wealth Strategy

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Perpetual Wealth Strategy

September 2020 Update

Tools are useful … if the person using the product knows how to use it.

In this episode, we hear about an interesting approach to preparedness and opportunity. Patrick Donahoe and Russell Gray dig deep on how investors can not only educate themselves but strategically position themselves in a defensive role for what looks to be coming down the line.  

Topics of particular interest include:

  • Reserves and Liquidity
  • Privacy and Asset Protection
  • Guaranteed Loan Provisions
  • Dividends and Tax Benefits
  • And More!

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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Precious Metals

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Precious Metals

October 2020

 

Is the best yet to come?

In this episode of Boots-on-the-Ground, Russell Gray, co-host of The Real Estate Guys™  Radio Show interviews Dana Samuelson, CEO of the American Gold Exchange to get an update on the precious metals market. 

We hear all about … 

  • Political Impact 
  • Supply and Demand 
  • Inflation and Value
  • Larger Sales and Lower Prices
  • And more! 

 

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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Cost Segregation

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Cost Segregation

August 2020

Political winds of change are blowing and it is impacting the tax code …

In this edition of Boots on the Ground, we take a streamlined look at the tax codes … that could be on the books until 2022.  Join Russell Gray, Co-host of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show, and Cost Segregation Expert, Erik Oliver for an update on Cost Segregation and how you can utilize the benefits. 

We get an update on: 

  • How best to generate cash flow when tenants can’t pay
  • Fortifying liquidity to weather the storm
  • Recouping taxes through new provisions in the CARES Act
  • Property Reclassification
  • Laying the groundwork for Short Sales

Get the insider perspective …

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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Alternative Lending

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Alternative Lending

September 2020

There’s a lot of competition in the marketplace to find yield … but how long will that stay around?

Listen in as Russell Gray, Co-Host of The Real Estate Guys™  Radio Show,  and alternative lender Billy Brown, discuss the mood in the lending world and how you can best position yourself for long term success!

In this month’s update, Russ and Billy discuss … 

  • Current mood of lenders
  • Refinancing and asset backed loans
  • Leverage points and underwriting
  • Single and multi-family new construction properties
  • Hotels, offices and light industrial properties
  • And MUCH more!

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