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Investing in Real Estate with Clayton Morris | Build Financial Independence

Want to build financial independence and passive income? Have you paid off debt with Dave Ramsey and are now looking to build wealth? Are you frustrated because you want to quit your 9-5 job and build passive income but you don’t know HOW to do it? This Inc Magazine Top Business Podcast teaches you how. No gimmicks, no fluff. Hosted by Morris Invest Founder Clayton Morris, this podcast publishes three times a week and has a laser focus on buy and hold rental properties in order to create passive income. Clayton retired from his 9-5 job at 40 years old and teaches you his exact step-by-step methods for acquiring rental real estate, building net worth, and accelerating your financial freedom so you can experience financial independence. This podcast utilizes expert interviews, case studies with normal everyday investors, and Clayton's own methods for achieving passive income. If you want to learn how to acquire turnkey rentals, discounted properties, passive income and true legacy wealth then subscribe today. We're going to help you chart a course to build passive income and build legacy wealth for you and your family. If you're a fan of Morris Invest, Mr. Money Moustach, Planet Money on NPR, The Dave Ramsey Show, BiggerPockets Podcast, Grant Cardone, Epic Real Estate Investing with Matt Theriault, Listen Money Matters!, The Tai Lopez Show, or The Rich Dad Radio Show with Robert Kiyosaki, then you're going to love this show. 
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May 14, 2018

New data indicates that America is experiencing a housing crisis—but this crisis is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in US history. For the first time ever, we’re seeing a shortage in the amount of new homes being built.

 

On this episode, I’m sharing new data from the housing market regarding new construction and inventory. I’ll talk about what this shortage means for investors and Millennials, and why this data is so puzzling. To learn more about the housing crisis, tune in to episode 312 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode312

May 10, 2018

The beauty of investing in real estate is that there are many ways to finance a deal. We’ve talked about many of the tools and strategies that investors can use to purchase a rental property here on the show. However, we feel the need to clarify: not every single strategy is appropriate for every person.

 

On this encore episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sharing six different ways to invest in real estate, and how to determine which strategy is best for your situation. We’ll also share a multitude of resources you can use to educate yourself on different investing tools and methods. Join us for episode 311 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode311

May 9, 2018

I truly believe in the power of setting goals, and that’s why I'm passionate about sharing the message of finding your Freedom Number. However, it’s important to set short-term goals in order to reach your ultimate goal of financial freedom.

 

On this encore episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sharing how we set short-term financial goals. We’ll talk about our acquisition strategy and mapping out our finances. We’re also giving away a free spreadsheet to help you map out your own goals!

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode310

May 7, 2018

After President Trump recently announced his plans to implement a new trade policy, many Americans wondered how the economy would be affected. Because of this political tension, equities and real estate investment trusts are starting to feel the pressure. But a new article suggests that the real estate sector will remain largely unaffected by a trade war.

On today’s show, I’m discussing economical data. I’ll talk about why stocks dip, while real estate remains constant. I’ll share data about REITS, homebuilders, and much more! Don’t miss episode 309 of Investing in Real Estate!

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode309

May 3, 2018

There are many great strategies for investing in real estate, but smart investors are not overly concerned with their method. Instead, they keep their eyes on the prize: cash flow. Today’s guest left behind a successful career in the entertainment industry in order to focus on creating cash flow through real estate. Andrew Lanoie is a real estate investor, and the founder and CEO of Four Peaks Capital Partners!

 

On today’s show, Andrew is sharing all the details about his real estate career. We’ll discuss why he left behind a profitable and exciting career, how his real estate approach has pivoted over time, and much more. Don’t miss episode 308 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode308

May 2, 2018

In the financial realm, there’s often talk about the power of being debt free. However, we like to focus on financial freedom instead. Debt is not inherently evil—in fact, it can serve many purposes.

On today's show, Natali and I are sitting down to discuss why being financially free is more empowering than being debt free. We’ll talk about the benefits of being appropriately leveraged, and how to determine what types of debt are important to eradicate. You’ll learn about debt as a form of asset protection, and how to think of your finances as a balancing act.

Apr 30, 2018

To put it frankly, there’s a lot of terrible financial advice out there. Especially when it comes to retirement, traditional advice is no longer relevant. Unfortunately, I constantly see articles written by so-called-professionals spewing out inaccurate retirement advice. Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate comes from a recent live stream on our YouTube channel!

 

On this episode, I’m sharing my opinion on a ridiculous article written in the mainstream media about retirement. You’ll learn about how to retire at 40 years old—the right way. If you’ve ever wondered about retiring early, this episode is for you!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode306

Apr 26, 2018

When it comes down to it, real estate investing is not about houses. As you’ve heard me say before: an investment property is just four walls and a roof. Ultimately, owning rental properties means running a business. On today’s show, I’m joined by global CEO, innovator, and entrepreneur, Derek Lidow. Derek is a New York Times best-selling author, a professor at Princeton University, and a proven successful businessman.

 

On this episode, Derek is sharing the key to successful entrepreneurship, including how to achieve success quickly. We’ll talk about financial education in our society, the importance of self-awareness in business, and so much more!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode305

Apr 25, 2018

Last week when we had Tom Wheelwright on the show, he brought up an interesting way that investors can deduct HELOC interest despite the new tax code. Since Natali and I are always looking for new ways to grow our portfolio and build wealth, our interest was officially piqued.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are discussing how to use promissory notes for real estate investing. You’ll learn what promissory notes are, and how you can use them to grow your real estate business. We’ll discuss the major benefits, as well as examine how to ensure your promissory notes are correctly constructed. This is an amazing strategy; you won’t want to miss episode 304!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode304

Apr 23, 2018

Accounting for repairs and expenses on a rental property is a topic that creates a lot of confusion. However, the IRS has set forth regulations that are very clear.

On today’s show, I’m sharing a simple mnemonic device you can use to determine whether or not an expense can be written off immediately, or capitalized over time. I’ll give specific examples, quote exact wording from the tax code, and share why I love making repairs on my rentals! Come along for episode 303 of Investing in Real Estate!

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode303

Apr 19, 2018

Ever since the new tax law was announced, there’s been a lot of chatter in the real estate world about how investors will be affected. And because the tax law recently underwent the biggest overhaul in over 30 years, there are a lot of details to digest.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we are welcoming back our favorite CPA, Tom Wheelwright to discuss the intricacies of the US tax law. Tom knows the ins and outs of the tax code, and on today’s show he is clearing the air about some common misconceptions and worries. We’ll discuss pass through entities, interest deductions, and more. As always, Tom is a wealth of information; don’t miss this episode!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode302

Apr 18, 2018

Understanding deeds and how they work is an important part of acquiring real estate. Since a deed is a legal document, you’ll want to ensure that you fully understand its purpose and meaning before completing any real estate transaction.

 

On today’s show, Natali and I are discussing everything you need to know about deeds! We’ll talk about the different types of deeds, how they work, and in what scenarios each type is applicable. Don’t miss episode 301 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode301

Apr 16, 2018

The majority of Americans despise tax season, but this is only because they don’t understand how the tax law works. The tax system has one clear purpose: to incentivize Americans to participate in certain behaviors.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m discussing how the US tax code is rigged in favor of rich people. I’ll talk about the true purpose of the tax code, and how you can reap the largest tax benefits. If you’ve ever wondered about how to pay less in taxes, today’s show is for you!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode300

Apr 12, 2018

Smart investors understand the importance of keeping up on market trends. Since the market is always changing, there can be a lot of information to digest. That’s why I’m so excited to welcome Brian Kline back to the show to discuss current market trends!

On today’s show, real estate investor and journalist Brian Kline is back to talk about the housing market, including prices and bubbles. We’ll discuss Millennials, vacancy rates, and the economy. Brian is constantly watching the current trends of the real estate business; you won’t want to miss his insights on this episode of Investing in Real Estate!

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode299

Apr 11, 2018

We’ve been advised by our legal teams to purchase real estate in a specific way, which involves establishing LLCs. Occasionally, our listeners ask about the option of instead using a land trust. So we decided to do some research, and report back with what we’ve learned!

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are discussing the ins and outs of land trusts. We’ll discuss what they are, what their purpose is, and if you should consider using land trusts in your real estate business. If you’ve ever wondered about the pros and cons of land trusts, this episode is for you!

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode298

Apr 9, 2018

Typically, investing in real estate is quite boring. We purchase simple homes in average neighborhoods, and our property management teams deal with the tenants. Most of the time, nothing too exciting ever happens. But every once in a while, we receive a wacky email from our property management companies.

On today’s show, Natali and I are sharing an incident that recently occurred at a rental property. We’ll talk about how we handle these issues, and discuss the ups and downs of investing. Please join us for episode 297 of Investing in Real Estate!

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode297

Apr 5, 2018

When it comes to investing, I try to stay in one lane and focus exclusively on buy and hold single family homes. But the beauty of real estate investing is that there are multiple niches; there’s something for everyone!

 

On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sitting down with mobile home park investor, Kevin Bupp! Kevin is a serial entrepreneur, and a successful investor who has done 40 million dollars in real estate transactions. On today’s show, he’s sharing the details of his investing career, including how he lost everything and bounced back. He's giving the lowdown on how to invest in mobile home parks, and how to avoid shiny object syndrome. Kevin is an incredible wealth of information; you won’t want to miss episode 296.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode296

Apr 4, 2018

There are multiple ways to hold a title on an investment property, and if you’re purchasing rental properties, it’s in your best interest to do your research and make an informed decision. Unfortunately, this topic is often overlooked and is widely misunderstood.

 

On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali is sharing an important lesson she learned in real estate school about holding title. We’ll discuss our real life example, as well as some other interesting scenarios. We’ll discuss why this issue is so important, and how you can protect your ownership of real estate.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode295

Apr 2, 2018

The 2018 tax code brought about a lot of opportunities for real estate investors. And since we’re big proponents of using a home equity line of credit for investing, we’ve gotten this question a lot recently: is a HELOC still tax deductible?

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m discussing how changes to the tax code affect HELOCs. I’ll discuss what has changed in the policy, and what this means for investors. Come along for episode 294!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode294

Mar 29, 2018

If you’re a longtime listener, you know that Natali and I often like to share financial tips and strategies that we are learning on our own journey. At the end of last year, we learned about another ninja trick that helps us save on taxes, lowers our liabilities, and will later allow us to purchase more cash flowing real estate.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re sitting down with Chuck Spitzer of Captive Insurance Group to discuss the ins and outs of captive insurance policies! We’ll talk about the benefits of captive insurance, including what it does and who it’s for. You’ll learn the economic advantages, and how the process works. Chuck is the go-to-guy for captive insurance; you won’t want to miss this episode!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode293

Mar 28, 2018

The majority of people hate taxes but this is only because they don’t understand how the tax law works, or how to make it work in their favor. But if you really take a good look at how the tax code works, you can use it to your advantage and keep more of your money in your pocket.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are talking about a killer way to use pre-tax dollars in your business. We’ll discuss using purchases as business expenses, and instances within the tax code which allow you to use pre-tax dollars. Please join us for episode 291!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode292

Mar 26, 2018

Owning your primary residence is a liability, but there’s a tool you can use to transform that liability into a vehicle for purchase performing assets. Smart investors know how to leverage, and this strategy can accelerate your real estate portfolio growth.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing one of my favorite strategies for acquiring rental real estate—using a HELOC! You’ll learn about the incredible benefits of this strategy, including the power of simple interest and increasing your home equity. If you own your primary residence, you’ll want to hear this episode!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode291

Mar 22, 2018

There are many incredible benefits to owning rental real estate, but smart investors know how to utilize their investments as a tax shelter. The tax implications of investing in real estate are the most powerful benefit to owning rental properties, if you know how to take advantage of the benefits the tax code provides.

 

On today’s show, I’m talking about real estate investing as a tax shelter. I’ll explain what a tax shelter is, the benefits that real estate provides, and much more! Come along for episode 290 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode290

Mar 21, 2018

The tax law in the United States is created to incentivize growth of the economy. For that reason, business owners and investors typically are rewarded through the tax code. Since the tax law recently underwent the biggest overhaul in over 30 years, there are a lot of details to digest.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are discussing three surprising items from the new tax law. We’ll talk about depreciation, charity, and exemptions. You’ll learn about the importance of making purchases within a legal entity, and how to reap the most benefits from the tax code.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode289

Mar 19, 2018

All real estate investors have the same mission: to make money! There are few different methods you can use to create income from your properties, and today we’re continuing the Cash Flow Series by sharing four ways you can make money with real estate.

I’ll discuss how to create a healthy portfolio that provides numerous benefits and creates wealth. You’ll learn about my personal favorite strategies, how investing has changed over the years, and much more! Don’t miss part two of the Cash Flow Series!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode288

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