Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Belize

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Belize

September 2020

 

From Ambergris Caye to Placencia … we hear about all Belize has to offer for investors, retirees and even those seeking a different pace of life.

Belize has long been a popular retirement destination for Americans, Canadians and Europeans looking to enjoy great weather and a peaceful lifestyle for considerably less than what they might pay in other markets. Another great aspect is that Belize does not have income or property taxes, making it an ideal escape for those who want to live in or simply invest in paradise … especially during an era of overcrowded cities and creeping taxation. 

For investors interested in owning foreign real estate, Belize can be considered a buyers market. Whether it be for residential, commercial or rental properties … opportunities are available. Robert Helms, Host of The Real Estate Guys™  Radio Show, talks with David Kafka about the current state of the market in Belize and what investors can expect when (and even before) the borders open. 

Hearing all about: 

  • Retirement Opportunities
  • Cost of Living
  • Financing Options
  • Reduced Sale Prices
  • Eviction Rates

And MUCH more!

Simply fill out the form below to access this edition of Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Belize … 


 


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!

Simply fill out the form below to access this edition of Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Legal/Syndication …

 


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

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

September 2020

 

Gold is leading but Silver is catching up …

Russell Gray, co-host of The Real Estate Guys™  Radio Show interviews Dana Samuelson, president of American Gold Exchange to get an update on gold and silver trends. 

Of course … election cycles, job reports, and income losses play a big, big role in inflation. Which is why we are taking a long hard look at precious metals.  

Topics include … 

  • Stabilization and Consolidation
  • Demand Surge and Dropping Premiums 
  • Market Inflation
  • Gold to Silver Ratio
  • Present Currency and Future Currency
  • And MUCH more! 

Simply fill out the form below to access this edition of Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Precious Metals …

 


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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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Jacksonville, FL

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Jacksonville, FL 

August 2020

 

What is happening on Main Street? Is it time to put the pedal to the metal?

The southeast region real estate market has always looked pretty nice … but, how is it doing these days? We hear how Chris Funk’s team is building and managing portfolios for investors in a growth market during the COVID-19 Crisis. It seems they’re leasing houses faster than they can build and honestly … that excites us. Russell Gray, Co-Host of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show, takes time to sit down for a behind-the-scenes conversation with a successful build-to-rent investor and developer, Chris Funk.

We hear all about:

  • How to Combat Inflation
  • Why you might Consider New Builds 
  • Real Estate Insurance Discounts
  • Pre and Post COVID-19 Delinquency and Collection Rates
  • Alignment For the Investor and Property Manager

And MUCH more!

 

Simply fill out the form below to access this edition of Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Jacksonville, FL … 


Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Apartments

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Apartments

May 2020

The Coronavirus health crisis is now an economic crisis.  Find out how apartments are faring!

Russell Gray, Co-Host of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show, interviews Brad Sumrok about what Brad and his thousands of students are experiencing right now.

The bottom line is that no matter what happens …

People still need housing.  But the question on every apartment owner’s mind is …

Will tenants be able to pay their rent?

Will they?

Russ & Brad discuss the current state of apartment …

  • Occupancy
  • Rent Collections
  • Tenant Applications
  • Tenant Screening Criteria
  • Rent Concessions
  • Tenant Retention Strategies
  • Variances by Real Estate Markets
  • Emerging Opportunities

Plus, Brad shares his proven recipe for finding the best apartment markets to invest in.

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Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Mobile Home Parks

Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Mobile Home Parks

May 2020

Explore how Mobile Home Parks will fare as the Coronavirus crisis impact unfolds …   

Join Russell Gray, Co-host of The Real Estate Guys™  Radio Show, and Mobile Home Park expert investor, Paul Moore, as they discuss what’s going on right now in the Mobile Home Park niche … 

Points of discussion include: 

✓ How to Invest in Mobile Home Parks without the Headaches

✓ How to Find Vetted Deals & Diversification with a Margin of Safety

✓ Warren Buffett’s Claim to Fame

✓ Current Macrotrends that Show Economic & Financial Stress

✓ Coronavirus Concerns & Opportunities in Mobile Home Parks

✓ Commentary on Security of Cash Flow

✓ Diversification within Various Mobile Home Parks 

✓ Keys to Investing in the Right Assets at the Right Time

✓ Sourcing Mobile Home Parks

✓ Value of Consolidating for Economies of Scale & Operational Efficiency 

Learn more about how Mobile Home Parks are being impacted and find out if there may be opportunities in this asset class for you … 

Simply complete the form below to access this Boots-on-the-Ground Market Insights: Mobile Home Parks Webinar …


Exploring Huge Tax Benefits and Unique Profit Strategies in Oil and Gas

Land is at the heart of real estate investment. Some investors build on the land. Others profit from growing on the land. 

But today we’re talking about the opportunities that lie UNDER the land … oil and gas. 

Many investors hop into real estate because of its tremendous tax breaks … but that often only applies to PASSIVE income. 

Oil and gas offer huge tax benefits that apply to ACTIVE income … that’s why high-income earners love this niche. 

No investment is perfect … some forms of oil and gas investing come with high risks along with high rewards. That’s why we called on a seasoned Texas oilman to learn more. 

We’re exploring exciting strategies for finding more predictable profits and tax benefits in oil and gas. 

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

  • Your drilled-in host, Robert Helms
  • His drilling-down co-host, Russell Gray 
  • Founder of Panther Exploration (PANEX), Bob Burr

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A unique way to catch a break 

Today we’re talking about a niche within real estate that has some unique upsides and some great tax benefits … and it’s something you might not have considered before. 

Oil and gas is a very different type of investment … but there is a huge tax advantage to oil and gas investments that doesn’t exist in too many other investment categories. 

So, if you’re at the end of the year, and you’ve got a big tax problem, and you’re trying to figure out where to deploy some capital … you could make an investment and get a tax break. 

Energy is forever. It’s not a fad. It’s not an industry that shuts down … and any type of economic recovery is going to require the development and consumption of energy. 

Oil and gas has a history with the petrodollar in association with the dollar and other currencies. But it also acts as a hedge against currency, because it’s a commodity like gold. 

Another interesting aspect of oil and gas is it’s not JUST oil and gas. There are many peripheries of the business. 

There are actual businesses that are associated with the industry that aren’t directly oil … so you can make a profit based on the oil business without having the same level of risk.

We’re hardly experts in oil and gas … but we are learning. And that’s why we hang around with smart people who know a lot more than we do. 

One of those people is our guest is Bob Burr, founder of Panther Exploration (PANEX). He has been in the oil business for over 45 years … and he has plenty of expertise to share. 

Opportunities in oil and gas

The first thing to know about oil and gas is that there is certainly an economic benefit. Everyone goes to the pump and sees what happens to oil prices. 

But this time of year there is also a tax benefit. 

We often say that we don’t let the tax tail wag the investment dog … but this niche might be the exception. 

If you invest a dollar in oil and gas, the federal government will let you write off all the intangible cost of that drill. 

“That means if you drill a hole in the ground and it has no value, it’s a hole. They used to make us depreciate the equipment out over seven years and eventually you would write off 100 percent. Now we get to write off the equipment also,” Bob says. 

Bottom line … you’re talking about a 90 or 95 percent write-off against ordinary income the first year, right at the beginning. 

So, how do you get started?

There are really a couple of different ways to invest in oil. The first is exploration … trying to figure out where the oil is. 

Many of these properties are not owned. Instead, they are leased with wells that produce oil. 

Most people looking for the tax write-off don’t want to be involved in exploration … because most of the time you don’t hit oil. 

Instead, they want to be involved in wells that are already producing. Wells produce different amounts of oil each day depending on the location … but some wells have been producing for decades. 

The other option is to find other businesses associated directly with the oil and gas business that makes sense for investors. 

Three years ago, Bob and his team started to look at saltwater disposal wells. 

As wells produce oil, they also produce tremendous amounts of saltwater. You can’t dump saltwater on the surface … it kills everything. 

So, the government requires producers to pump this water back down into the earth at a safe level. 

Bob pays a landowner to lease their land and builds a well to safely pump this saltwater … and other drilling companies pay him to take care of their saltwater waste for them. 

“We’re operating a well now that in the first two years it was in production, it made $4.8 million,” Bob says. 

Bob has also built off of this business by finding a way to clean the water before pumping it … allowing them to separate and remove any leftover oil and “skim extra off the top,” if you will. 

“We’re disposing of 10,000 barrels a day, and if even one percent of that barrel is oil, that oil is ours, and it adds up,” Bob says. 

And the saltwater disposal investment gets the same tax benefit as oil and gas. 

For a niche like Bob’s saltwater well, investors can expect to put in $100,000 per unit. 

They can then … depending on the details of the deal and after consulting a tax professional … write off 90 to 95 percent as ordinary income. 

Syndication is sacred

Oil and gas investment has the potential to be higher risk than other investments … that’s why Bob and his team take their job so seriously. 

“I’m interested in one thing: Making money for us and our partners. That’s why I tell my team that they have a moral responsibility to get serious,” Bob says. 

That is one of the great messages that Bob has shared with us and with other investors at our Secrets of Successful Syndication event. 

Syndication is a sacred thing. You are working with somebody’s hard-earned money. They’re entrusting it to you. 

That’s why an investor who is looking for this type of potential upside in terms of returns, as well as tax benefits, needs to understand and be educated on their prospects. 

To learn more about oil and gas investing, listen in to our full episode. 

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