7 Passive Investing Income Streams

Author: Josh Cantwell

7 Passive Investing Income Streams

Every income stream you add to your portfolio creates more financial security while reducing your exposure to risk. Some of the most common forms of income streams are earned income from a W-2 job, interest earned from bank accounts, residual income from royalties, or profit income from selling an asset like a boat, a car,…  Continue Reading

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Outsmart the Market: Take Better Risks with Technology

Click on one news story about Gamestop, and suddenly every news story in your feed is about GME. The algorithm can change your perception of the world around you, and that can have real world consequences on your investment strategy. Lose less when you use technology to outsmart your own emotional decisions.

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Value-Add Self-Storage Conversions

After being diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome, AJ Osbourne realized that his income was tied completely to his ability to work. That was the moment when he decided to build passive income with self-storage units that could support his family no matter what his health was like.

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Commercial Lease Options Made Easy

Wholesaling a house and wholesaling a commercial property isn’t that different from each other. Peter Conti, who literally wrote the book on commercial lease options, shares some personal advice for how to take the first steps into this lucrative real estate niche.

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Million Dollar Real Estate System

If you’re hungry to leave the corporate world behind, but you’re still hesitating for whatever reason you’re making up in your head, Mike Simmons wants you to skip all of the mistakes he made. Get your mindset right and build yourself a million dollar real estate business this year using systems and massive action.

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From Least Likely to Succeed to Mortgage Lending Mogul

I love hearing about how people overcome an adverse environment and rise above their circumstances with hard work. My father filed for bankruptcy when I was in fourth grade, and I was raised in a 1300 square foot house with a half-finished basement. Today I credit a lot of my success to my humble beginnings…  Continue Reading

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Value-Add Manufactured Home Investing

Andrew Keel from Keel Team stumbled by accident onto the manufactured home niche. While looking for wholesaling leads, he found a willing seller with 2 mobile homes that he purchased for $2200 cash. Intending to wholesale them like he’d been doing, he posted the units on Craigslist and had over 25 interested buyers in 2…  Continue Reading

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Warehouse Conversions to Self Storage Units

Scott Krone has been in real estate for over twenty-five years, and although he used to do commercial and residential properties of all kinds, he recently switched to focusing solely on converting warehouses to self-storage units. He was seeing a tremendous amount of volatility in the single-family area of real estate, and then on the…  Continue Reading

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Long Term Wealth Without a 401K

Punching that 9 to 5 clock isn’t for everyone. Some of you have dreams that are bigger than your day job, and plugging away for 40 years isn’t going to get you to that point. In 2008, when Leslie Awasom saw his nurse co-workers lose half of their 401Ks in one stunning stock market drop,…  Continue Reading

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Creative Financing & Wholesaling Lease Options

We knew even back before the start of the pandemic that a recession was coming. We’d been predicting that within 12-18 months, we were going to see a slow down in the economy, but of course we could never have predicted 35 million people would be unemployed or that everything would seem to happen all…  Continue Reading

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3 Steps to Stronger Investor Relationships

Real estate is about relationships, but those relationships are hard to build or maintain when so much of our lives have gone virtual in the last year. Where we used to meet for lunch or chat around a boardroom, we’re now opening up cameras for Zoom meetings. Covid-19 has really changed the way we interact…  Continue Reading

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12 Powerful Strategies for Portfolio Managers

I own the Ohio Landlord Association with my good friend Jack Petrick, and after a fantastic meeting recently, I knew that I wanted to share my strategies for managing my multifamily buildings. Skip the mistakes I’ve made and apply these twelve tips to your properties today. #1 Whether you choose a daily or a weekly…  Continue Reading

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Market Data on Multifamily & Covid-19

Market Data on Multifamily & Covid-19

You have to be able to measure your success or you’re not going to be able to see what works and what’s broken in your business. Neal Bawa is known as the “mad scientist of multifamily” because he’s taken data science in real estate investing to the next level. He’s removed emotion from the buying…  Continue Reading

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Scale Up for the 2021 Housing Market

When the market hits the bottom, it’s going to bounce off the bottom for two or three years.
That’s enough time for you to pull a real estate team together, scale up your business, and prepare to invest in the homes that are coming to the market in 2021.

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Value-Add Apartments: The CapEx Process

It’s no secret that I love buying class B and class C apartments and upgrading them. My real estate strategy relies heavily on purchasing apartment buildings where I can add value to their purchase price by renovating and bringing them up to today’s standards. When it comes time to adjust the rents, tenants are happy…  Continue Reading

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Plan Strategically as a Thought Leader

It is a daily battle to decide every day where the highest and best use of your time should be. Brand-new entrepreneurs and seasoned CEOs both have to make choices that push back against the idea that they have to do it all, and they have to reject the idea that they’re the only one…  Continue Reading

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Design Your Own American Dream with Multi-Family Investing

For those of you who want to get involved with real estate but you don’t have a network, then I want you to know that even someone starting from scratch can still make this work. Tenny Tolofari immigrated to the US from Nigeria about 10 years ago. Starting from scratch meant more than just starting…  Continue Reading

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Purchase Distressed Commercial Properties

Buckingham lawyers David, Richard and Nate talked with me previously about PPP loans in the commercial real estate space, and how real estate investors can stabilize themselves through the state shutdowns. With their extensive experience in receiverships and bankruptcies, all three of them understand the potential trajectory of many businesses that are on the edge…  Continue Reading

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Commercial Real Estate & PPP Loans

State shutdowns, stay-at-home orders and public health restrictions have thrown a massive monkey wrench in 2020’s economy. The government swooped in with a massive bailout, and it seemed for just a minute that if businesses could just hang on through the shutdowns, then we’d all make it through. Real estate and tax attorneys David, Nathan,…  Continue Reading

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Make Mailbox Money with Raw Land

Maybe you’re just looking for a little extra cash, or you’re ready to retire your spouse, or you’ve failed at a whole host of other real estate strategies. The competition, after all, can be fierce in real estate. Mark Podolsky from The Land Geek teaches other investors how to find and flip vacant rural land…  Continue Reading

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Buying Debt – Investing in Residential Mortgage Notes

After losing everything in 2000, Bob Fraser from Aspen Funds started looking around for a better real estate strategy. When he met his partner, who’d lost everything in 2008, they had enough experience to know that when they lost everything, it all returned to the hard money lender. That’s when their big idea hit them…  Continue Reading

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Workforce Housing Recession Proof Cash Flow

There’s been a big focus by a lot of housing developers to go after the Gen Z market by building up studios or one-bedroom apartments. But real estate developer Scott Choppin took a look around and decided that that wasn’t the direction he wanted to take. Gen Z and Millennials are the largest demographic cohorts…  Continue Reading

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Raise Private Money for Yourself

I want to give you some thoughts and reflections about what’s going to happen over the next couple of months and where I think the opportunity is going to show up. Currently, I have over 3,000 units of multifamily as a general partner, and I anticipate buying more as distressed properties start coming on the…  Continue Reading

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Private Capital’s Huge Advantage in the Next Housing Recession

Over the next few months, you’re going to see a lot of misleading data. It might be from the mainstream media or from new investors who are nervous about the changing real estate market. Maybe somebody has PTSD from 2008 and they can only see another Great Recession around every corner. I’m going to set…  Continue Reading

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How to Purchase Your First Multi Family

Jack Petrick and I have been good friends with each other ever since we met through our kids’ soccer team. I’ve been one of Jack’s primary private lenders on a number of his buildings, and we’ve purchased multi-family units together as well. Jack was a firefighter who did real estate on the side. Like many…  Continue Reading

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Find More Investors with Less Work

As everything has gone virtual to deal with the pandemic, it might have put a crimp in your plans to wine and dine every investor you come across. But this is actually an amazing time to shift raising capital and finding new investors to the online world. By using digital marketing, you can put your…  Continue Reading

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3 Reasons Investors Should Be Realtors

For the first six or seven years of my business, I was a wholesaler primarily focused on short sales and pre-foreclosures, and then I moved into flipping properties and rehabbing. Today, I’m mostly a private lender for flippers, residential properties, and commercial deals. As the market’s changed, I’ve adapted my business model to take advantage…  Continue Reading

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A Retail Lender’s Advice for BRRRR Investors

Everyone’s always worried about another crash. They want to know, “Are we at the top of the market?”. They’re worried because they don’t want to lose their investments. The thing is, if you bought the house at the right time and you’ve got a tenant in there, then as long as you can cover that…  Continue Reading

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Build a Real Estate Business That Outlasts Market Cycles

Gary Stouffer, the CEO of Stouffer Realty in Ohio, has been in business for 45 years. With this kind of longevity in the business, he’s been able to see every kind of market cycle, and he knows how to build a business with an eye on long-term growth. Even after 45 years, Gary is still…  Continue Reading

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How to Invest Like an Internet Millionaire

I think all of us have a secret drive for freedom, and since many of us grew up playing business games like Monopoly, that means that we see business as a way to pile up large amounts of cash. Entrepreneurship is a big ol’ game, and if you have fun with it, it can be…  Continue Reading

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Young Real Estate Investors Are Disrupting the Industry

Sometimes we get complacent and we need young guys to come in and disrupt our notions of how things have to be done. Steve Morris at Red Door Renovations has taken a fresh look at real estate because he didn’t know the way things were “supposed” to be done. And it’s proven to be highly…  Continue Reading

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5 Signs of a Housing Market Crash

The question on everyone’s lips right now is, “Are we going to have another housing market crash?”. Rob Swanson is the CEO of Freedom Soft, which is one of the world’s best real estate automation tools. He’s been investing in real estate for 20 years, so he’s seen his fair share of changes in the…  Continue Reading

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Invest Like a Millennial with Turnkeys

Can you imagine if you’d started your real estate investing life in college? Antoine Martel from Martel Turnkey was studying for finals and flipping rentals thousands of miles away. And in the last year, he’s added hundreds of single family homes and multi-family units to his portfolio. Recent college graduates may have just graduated with…  Continue Reading

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Live Life On Your Terms with Lifestyle Investing

We see all the time that an entrepreneur doesn’t want a boss or a job. Instead, on their way to building their business, they end up becoming their own boss and their own job because they’re working so hard that they can’t stop and step away. They put the handcuffs on themselves, and they don’t…  Continue Reading

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The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Investing in Value-Add Apartments

Real estate is the tool that can help you build the life you ultimately want. How big are your goals? Are they bigger than your fear? Many people come into real estate with a self-limiting belief about what you can do, but Sterling White is a success story that will destroy your fear-based excuses. Sterling…  Continue Reading

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The Investing Mindset: How Fear, Risk, and Purpose Can Change Your Life

Frank McKinney doesn’t see himself as a real estate developer. He calls himself a developer of ocean artistry; he builds beautiful homes on the ocean for the world’s ultra-rich. And because his target audience is so small, he has to get the word out about his work. It’s not about ego or glorifying himself; it’s…  Continue Reading

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Invest Your Business Profits in Passive Real Estate

At the end of every bowl game or football season, they always interview the coach. And they want to know, “How did you make your winning season happen?”. I love it when the coach says things like, “My players are the most important part of the team.” Because that coach knows that it’s all about…  Continue Reading

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Market Trends and Predictions for 2020

Once a quarter I like to check in with Daren Blomquist, the vice president of Market Economics at Auction.com about the state of the real estate market. Moving beyond gut feelings and internet chat boards, Daren uses hard data his company collects to show us where the market’s been so that we can better predict…  Continue Reading

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5 Habits of Elite Investors

5 Habits of Elite Investors As a coach for new investors, Mike Hambright’s seen some amazing real estate investors. He runs the Investor Fuel mastermind which takes investors to the next level by challenging them to work smarter. Mike says that elite investors share 5 habits that set them apart from intermediate investors. Are you…  Continue Reading

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Strategies to Amplify Your Voice and Your Influence

Talk to More People in Less Time If you want to extend your influence and grow your business, you’ll have to stop with the one-on-one coffee meetings. You need to be able to reach more people on a larger stage. You’ll need to stretch outside of your comfort zone in order to leverage your influence,…  Continue Reading

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Making the Move Into Multi-Family

Having a team in place is important for any real estate investor, but as you move into the bigger deals, you’ll need to beef up your team. My real estate attorney David Streeter from Demer and Marniella Law has seen some great deals end up falling apart because real estate investors who are trying to…  Continue Reading

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Best Practices For Real Estate Syndication

First of all, you should take the security laws seriously. To stay on the right side of the law, there are some boxes you need to check off when you put together your real estate syndication. You can call it a joint venture. You can call it a profit sharing agreement. You can even just…  Continue Reading

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Recruit, Hire, and Train Top Performers

Technology helps you build a company bigger and faster, but ultimately it’s people that make your company grow. CEOs need to think of themselves as the head talent recruiter whose goal is to build the best team for their company. They cannot abdicate this responsibility to HR because Human Resources doesn’t really know what you…  Continue Reading

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Real Estate Prices

As states across the country start talking about opening up and going back to work, we can start assessing the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Q1 data shows that housing prices started off solid, but the market has definitely slowed down in the last few weeks as the shutdown has begun to impact…  Continue Reading

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Courageous Leadership In a Time of Crisis

Many of you have reached out to me about how you can lead in this uncertain time when it feels like the news is a constant stream of negativity and doomsday advice. I’ve talked about and prepared for a recession in the housing market for a few years now, but some of you may not…  Continue Reading

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Coach Kyle’s Game Plan For Success

For some perspective on real estate, I talked with Kyle Garifo recently. He’s our head coach here, and he’s been with me from the beginning, so he’s seen a lot of changes in my business. As a successful real estate coach himself, Kyle practices what he preaches to his students. He knows when to adjust…  Continue Reading

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COVID-19’s Impact on Tenants, Landlords, and Small Businesses

I know a lot of you are investors like me. A large part of my portfolio is multi-family units, so I’m right there with you as we watch the impact of the Coronavirus on the economy. There are a lot of rumors floating around, and the news seems to change constantly. I talked with my…  Continue Reading

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Designing Your Life: 3 Things That Fuel You Towards a Life of Success and Fulfillment

There’s not a single person in the world that doesn’t dream of a successful and fulfilled life. And, just like how it’s the same for everyone, we lose and win on the way to the life we dream of. Rod Khleif’s journey was no different. In fact, he had a shot at the life he…  Continue Reading

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Failing Forward: How to Rise From the Ashes of Defeat

Our favorite kind of success stories are the ones where the hero overcomes tremendous odds and triumphs in the end. Who doesn’t love the underdog? My friend Corey Peterson has that triumph-against-the-odds kind of story, and I think a lot of the lessons he’s learned are ones that are applicable to anyone looking to change…  Continue Reading

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How to Find Your True North in Three Steps

There are so many people out there who think that they want a bigger life. They want more security, more freedom, and most of all, they want more money. But I’ve also seen so many entrepreneurs, business owners, and high level performers who reach bigger incomes, but who are still broke because they have broken…  Continue Reading

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Successful Networks Start with Relationships

Whether you’re new to real estate or not, you know by now that you can’t run your business alone. You need partners, investors, brokers, management companies, and just plain old friends that understand your entrepreneurial journey. How do you transition into real estate if you don’t know anyone? Kenny Wolfe from Wolfe Investments and I…  Continue Reading

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