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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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Jul 8, 2019

What does it truly mean to have financial freedom? Many people dream of being a millionaire or owning a garage full of fancy cars, but on today’s show I want to discuss a different approach. A million dollars is an arbitrary number—I want to encourage you to find a realistic number that would cover all of your expenses and allow you to live comfortably.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re revisiting the Freedom Cheat Sheet. This free download is the basis of everything we do in real estate investing, and I hope it will inspire you to create an intentional life with clear goals. If you’ve ever wondered how many rental properties it would take for you to live financially free, this episode is for you!

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode492

 

 

Jul 4, 2019

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m joined by debt and equity investor, Mike Zlotnik! After 15 years in the IT field, Mike transitioned to a successful full-time career in the real estate industry He is a Fund Manager at Tempo Opportunity Fund.

 

Mike is here to share the details of his real estate career, including how he made the jump into a new industry, and his best advice for new investors. We’ll discuss value add projects, how to become an accredited investor, and how to find the best deals. Don’t miss episode 491!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by ZipRecruiter! With their powerful matching technology, ZipRecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invites them to apply to your job. Right now, our listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free by visiting ziprecruiter.com/investing.

 

Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode491

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Jul 3, 2019

If you’re new to real estate investing, you might feel anxious about all of the things that could potentially go wrong. On today’s show, I’m going to address all of the “what if’s” and how you can prepare for and react to any possible real estate investing headaches.

 

You’re going to learn about the possibility of evictions, vacancies, money problems, economy issues, and more! I’m going to lay out an exact strategy and mindset shift you can use in order to quiet your anxieties and get a head start on your road to financial freedom. Don’t miss episode 490 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by SimpliSafe! SimpliSafe protects your whole home – every window, room and door - with 24/7 monitoring for just a fraction of the cost. Around-the-clock monitoring costs just $15 a month. For free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial, go to SimpliSafe.com/investing.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode490

 

Jul 1, 2019

Making a change can be difficult, scary, and overwhelming. For many people, when they find themselves about to make a big leap, they start looking for ways to get back into their comfort zone. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I want to talk about shutting out the distractions that stop you from reaching your goals.

 

You’ll learn about quieting the negative voices around you, what can happen if you look for reasons not to make a change, and the importance of blocking negative distractions in your life. If you want to learn about shutting down distractions so you can reach your goals, this episode is for you!

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode489

 

Jun 27, 2019

Real estate investing is a great way to make money, but it can also lend itself to some sizable financial mistakes unless you know what you’re doing. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m joined by investor Jose Jaramillo.

 

Jose is sharing the different ways he’s made and lost money in real estate. We’ll talk about his journey from baseball player to successful investor, the lessons he’s learned in the real estate business, and the importance of creative financing. Don’t miss episode 488 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Vistaprint! With Vistaprint, you can create a truly professional, unique card in minutes. Vistaprint wants you to be able to “Own the Now” in any situation, which is why our listeners will get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at $9.99. Just go to Vistaprint.com/INVESTING

 

This episode is also brought to you by Mint Mobile! Mint Mobile provides the same premium network coverage as the big name wireless companies you’re used to, but at a fraction of the cost because everything is online. To get your new wireless plan for just 15 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, visit mintmobile.com/investing.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode488

 

 

Jun 26, 2019

Paying off debt can be a powerful step toward creating financial freedom. However, debt can feel overwhelming and crippling if you have lots of high-interest loans to your name. But don’t be fooled: you have the power to change your situation and pay off your debt—the financially intelligent way!

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’re going to learn three critical steps to pay off your debt. You’ll discover the difference between good debt and bad debt, how to prioritize your payoff strategy, and how to increase your income so you can knock down your debts faster.

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Purple! If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, you’ve got to try a Purple mattress. The Purple material feels very unique because it’s both firm and soft at the same time — so it keeps everything supported while still feeling really comfortable. Plus it’s breathable, so it sleeps cool. Right now, our listeners will get a FREE Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress! That’s in addition to the great free gifts they’re offering sitewide. Just text INVESTING to 84-888.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/487

 

Jun 24, 2019

No matter what goal you’re trying to achieve, it’s important that you fall in love with the process. Oftentimes we become so fixated on the end result that we miss out on important lessons that can only be gleaned from the process of practicing.

 

On this episode of investing in Real Estate, you’ll discover how to learn to love the process of going after your goals. We’ll talk about how to be more like children, why you should stop comparing yourself to others, and how to truly enjoy the little things.

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Fund&Grow. Fund&Grow helps investors access business lines of credit with 0% interest. For $500 off your startup fee, visit morrisinvest.com/funding

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode486

 

Jun 20, 2019

Rent to own housing is an arrangement in which the tenant rents a home for a specific period of time. After that time period, the renter has the option to purchase the home from the seller for an agreed upon purchase price. This agreement can be a mutually beneficial situation for both the buyer and the seller.

 

Today’s guest, Forrest McGhee, is here to share his strategy for investing in rent to own housing! You’ll learn how he finds homes, how the rent to own process works, and how to make this strategy successful for everyone involved. Don’t miss episode 485 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus! The Great Courses Plus was founded on the idea that education should be accessible to everyone. Right now, they’re giving my listeners a special, limited-time offer: a FREE month of unlimited access to their entire library! Start your free trial today by visiting thegreatcoursesplus.com/INVESTING.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode485

 

Jun 19, 2019

If you aspire to invest in real estate but don’t have money, you’ll have to learn how to take advantage of other people’s resources. One of the most powerful ways to grow a real estate portfolio is to use debt. In fact, this is how most successful real estate investors have built their wealth.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’ll learn the basics of how to invest in real estate with no money. We’ll talk about the different ways to access financing, your role as an investor, and how to find a deal that will attract money. If you’ve ever wondered about investing in real estate with no money, this episode is for you!

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Rhone. Rhone is a men's performance lifestyle and premium activewear brand that is engineered for unparalleled quality and comfort. Go to rhone.com/investing and use promo code INVESTING to get 20% off your first purchase!

 

This episode is also sponsored by Vistaprint! With Vistaprint, you can create a truly professional, unique card in minutes. Vistaprint wants you to be able to “Own the Now” in any situation, which is why our listeners will get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at $9.99. Just go to Vistaprint.com/INVESTING

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode484

 

Jun 17, 2019

In both life and real estate investing, stress is inevitable. Most of the time, we tend to avoid stress and think of it as a limitation. But the truth is, stressful times present an opportunity for incredible growth.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing how to use stress as a way to improve. We’ll talk about how to strike a perfect balance with the amount of stress in your life, how to grow through your challenges, and more. Please join me for episode 483!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Fund&Grow. Fund&Grow helps investors access business lines of credit with 0% interest. For $500 off your startup fee, visit morrisinvest.com/funding

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode483

 

Jun 13, 2019

Should you use debt to buy real estate? Wealthy people know that the best way to grow a real estate portfolio is through using other people’s money. On this episode, Mike Banks from Fund&Grow is back to share how you can use business credit to purchase rental real estate.

 

On today’s show, you’re going to learn how to use 0% debt in order to buy real estate. Mike is going to walk you through the entire funding process, and help you determine if business funding is right for you. Additionally, you’ll learn how you can save $500 off your signup fee with Fund&Grow!

 

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Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Pitney Bowes! SendPro Online by Pitney Bowes is an online software that helps you save time and money no matter what you send. SendPro Online is only $14.99/mo, and listeners can get a FREE 30 day trial when you visit pb.com/clayton.

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus! The Great Courses Plus was founded on the idea that education should be accessible to everyone. Right now, they’re giving my listeners a special, limited-time offer: a FREE month of unlimited access to their entire library! Start your free trial today by visiting thegreatcoursesplus.com/INVESTING.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode482

 

Jun 12, 2019

Whether you’re trying to get more favorable terms on a loan or simply grow your real estate portfolio, at some point you’ll probably want to refinance a rental property. Part of the refinancing process is the appraisal—a system that lenders have put in place to ensure that the property value is in alignment with the loan amount.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re discussing what to expect from the appraisal process. We’ll talk about our experiences, what an appraiser looks for, and what to do if your property doesn’t appraise for the value that you’d hoped.

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by CLEAR! CLEAR helps you get through security faster in 40 plus airports and stadiums across the country – with more being added every day. Right now, our listeners can get their first two months of CLEAR for FREE! Go to clearme.com/investing and use code INVESTING.

 

This episode is also sponsored by Vistaprint! With Vistaprint, you can create a truly professional, unique card in minutes. Vistaprint wants you to be able to “Own the Now” in any situation, which is why our listeners will get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at $9.99. Just go to Vistaprint.com/INVESTING

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode481

 

Jun 10, 2019

Have you been bruised yet? Have you experienced trials and tribulations in your real estate business? These lessons are difficult, but inevitable and necessary for growth.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing how our struggles can help us grow. You’ll learn about what we can learn from Ancient Romans, and how to embrace the hard parts of being a real estate investor. Don’t miss episode 480!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode480

 

Jun 6, 2019

Should you scale your business and start your own property management company? Today’s guest, Sean Morrissey is a long-term buy and hold investor. Sean is a Chicagoland-based investor who manages over 2000 property and owns over 50 units.

 

On today’s show, Sean is sharing his entry into the real estate investing industry, including how he started working in property management. We’ll talk about the different ways real estate can help you build wealth, how to determine if the property management business is right for you, and more. Don’t miss episode 479 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by SimpliSafe! SimpliSafe believes fear has no place in a place like home—so they made their system ridiculously smart. Go with the only home security I trust—SimpliSafe—by going to simplisafe.com/investing. Go today and get free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee! 

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode479

 

Jun 5, 2019

We often get questions about setting up LLCs or partnerships for real estate investing. On today’s show, we are deep diving into the structure of partnerships and how they work. 

 

This episode was originally aired as a live stream on our YouTube channel. You’ll learn about the best way to invest with a partner, how to protect yourself when investing with a partner, and more! Don’t miss episode 478 of Investing in Real Estate! 

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus! The Great Courses Plus was founded on the idea that education should be accessible to everyone. Right now, they’re giving my listeners a special, limited-time offer: a FREE month of unlimited access to their entire library! Start your free trial today by visiting thegreatcoursesplus.com/INVESTING.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode478

 

Jun 3, 2019

Have you ever thought about how minimalism can help you reach your financial goals? The two concepts might seem unrelated upon first thought, but the truth is that we tend to get weighed down by our possessions.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re talking about freeing yourself from things. I’ll share my story about decluttering my house, how to start thinking about possessions, and how to minimize distractions in your life.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode477

 

May 30, 2019

Did you know that the short-term rental business is a multi-billion dollar industry? Many of you have asked about making money via Airbnb. This is an incredibly profitable real estate investing sector, but being successful in this industry is reliant on having the right systems in place.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Brian Page is here to share his Airbnb business model. You’ll learn how to create a six-figure income with Brian’s unique Airbnb formula, what it takes to get started, and how you can make money in the short-term rental space even if you don’t own any properties!

 

Sign up for Brian's webinar: http://morrisinvest.com/airbnb

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Rhone. Rhone is a men's performance lifestyle and premium activewear brand that is engineered for unparalleled quality and comfort. Go to rhone.com/investing and use promo code INVESTING to get 20% off your first purchase!

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode476

 

May 29, 2019

If you were surprised by a smaller tax refund this year, you’ll need to make a few changes in 2019. Tax planning is a year-long proactive strategy. If you want to take initiative and ensure a better outcome next tax season, there are three key areas you should focus on in order to reduce your overall tax burden.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’ll learn how to build wealth and pay less in taxes! I’m sharing three main areas you should concentrate on, how debt ties into wealth building, and more! 

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode475

 

May 27, 2019

Today in the United States, we’re honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military. This day is much more than a three-day weekend dedicated to barbecues, retail sales, and the beginning of summer. 

 

On today’s show, I want to give some perspective on what this holiday is really about. I’ll discuss letting go of fear, living a life of service, and creating a life that is worthy in honor of those who gave their lives for our freedom. Please join me for episode 474 of Investing in Real Estate.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode474

 

May 23, 2019

Being successful as a real estate investor is often a matter of making the right connections. Building relationships in the industry can help you find access to resources, learn more about others’ expertise, and more importantly, allow you to bring value to the people around you.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Alex Pardo from Flip Empire is back to share his insights into being a connector. You’re going to learn about Alex’s first real estate deal, and his experience growing in the industry. We’ll talk about how to build authentic, valuable relationships, and how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Alex is bringing a ton of value—don’t miss episode 473.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode473

 

May 22, 2019

A self-directed IRA is a powerful way to build wealth. However, this type of retirement account is heavily regulated by the IRS, so it's important to work with a qualified custodian. Choosing an IRA custodian comes down to your financial goals and the types of investments you want to make.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we're discussing how to choose an IRA custodian for your self-directed account. We'll talk about fees and services, and how to shop around for the right fit. We'll also give some recommendations of our favorite IRA custodians, and share tips for doing your due diligence inside your account!

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode472

 

May 20, 2019

Steve Jobs is quoted as saying, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” On this Mindset Monday, I want to share how this principle applies to real estate investing and wealth building.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you’ll learn about determining your own success and becoming the ultimate authority of your potential. If you’re ready to take responsibility over your outcomes, this episode is for you.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode471

 

May 16, 2019

Do you want to create wealth via real estate investing, but you’re just too busy? If so, today’s show is for you. We’re going to discuss how you can build your real estate portfolio one rental at a time, with as little as 20 minutes per day.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Michael Zuber is back to share his incredible journey from life behind an accountant’s desk to creating financial freedom through real estate investing. We’re discussing the details from his newest book, the four phases of investing, and how you can build wealth one rental at a time!

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Pitney Bowes! SendPro Online by Pitney Bowes is an online software that helps you save time and money no matter what you send. SendPro Online is only $14.99/mo, and listeners can get a FREE 30 day trial when you visit pb.com/clayton.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode470

 

May 15, 2019

The self-directed IRA is one of the most powerful wealth building tools available. Since this account can help you build exponential wealth, one would assume that financial advisors would recommend a self-directed IRA to all of their clients. But sadly, this isn’t the case.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sitting down to discuss why you’d be hard-pressed to find a financial advisor that recommends self-directed accounts. You’ll learn about how financial advisors make money, the truth about advertising, and more. Please join us for episode 469!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode469

 

May 13, 2019

When you think about life as a current, we tend to praise those who swim against the stream. We tend to think of the innovators and explorers as those who charted new territory and made an impact. 

 

But on today’s show, I implore you to think of this metaphor in a different way. On this episode, I want to talk about the benefits of going downstream peacefully and trusting your intuition. I truly believe this way of thinking has the capability to change your life. 

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode468

 

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