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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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Mar 21, 2019

An Opportunity Zone is a community development program established by Congress in 2017 that allows investors to take advantage of tax breaks while investing in economically-distressed neighborhoods across the US. Since this is a relatively new investment strategy, a lot of questions come into play about how this economic development tool works.

 

On today’s show, I’m sitting down with Eddie Lorin, the Managing Partner at Alliant Strategic Investments to talk about the ins and outs of Opportunity Zones! You’ll learn about the legislation, the future of Opportunity Zones, and why they’re so important. Don’t miss episode 446 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

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.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode446

 

Mar 20, 2019

Property taxes can be a big expense for real estate investors. Property tax rates can vary by state, but it's important for landlords to ensure that they are being charged a fair value on their tax bill.

 

On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, we're sitting down to discuss how you can negotiate your property taxes. We'll talk about evaluating the assessed value of your home, how to appeal your property taxes, and more!

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Purple! Sleep is important. 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. Right now, our listeners will get a FREE Purple pillow with the purchase of the mattress. Just text INVESTING to 84-888.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode445

 

Mar 18, 2019

When you meet someone new, one of the first things they seem to ask is, “What do you do?” Despite the fact that our culture seems to place a lot of value on a person’s career, basing your self-worth on your job title is a risky move.

 

On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m imploring you to take a deeper look at your identity, beyond your job title. We’ll discuss finding meaning behind your 9-5, and I’ll share my personal experience detaching from my job title. Don’t miss episode 444!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode444

 

Mar 14, 2019

The 2018 tax code brought about sweeping changes to the real estate investing industry. From a 20% deduction to bonus depreciation, this tax law offers many incredible advantages to real estate investors. If there’s one person who knows and understands the intricacies of the tax law, it’s our favorite CPA, Tom Wheelwright.  

 

On this episode, Natali and I are welcoming back Tom Wheelwright to discuss the new tax law and what it means for investors! We’ll talk about how to take full advantage of the tax code, how to get the most out of your deductions, and how you can find a real estate savvy CPA! You won’t want to miss this episode of Investing in Real Estate! 

 

Schedule a call with WealthAbility: http://morrisinvest.com/taxes

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by ZipRecruiter. Hiring is challenging. But there’s one place you can go where hiring is simple, fast and smart. A place where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. That place is ZipRecruiter. Right now, our listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE by visiting ziprecruiter.com/investing.

 

This episode is also sponsored by SendPro Online by Pitney Bowes! With SendPro Online, it’s easy to save time and money no matter what you send – from packages to overnights and letters. SendPro Online is only $14.99/month, and for being our listener you can get a FREE 30-day trial to get started PLUS a FREE 10 pound scale to help you accurately weigh your packages. Visit pb.com/clayton to redeem this special offer.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode443

 

Mar 13, 2019

How can you get started investing if you've got a good chunk of savings, but not quite enough to purchase an investment property? That's our topic for today's show, and to be honest, that's how we started our investing careers! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sitting down to brainstorm different ways you can become a real estate investor if you have $30,000 in savings or retirement funds.

 

We’ll talk about finding loans and lines of credit, and other options for financing the remainder of your investment. You’ll learn what to look for in a debt service, and how you can partner with other investors in order to get the ball rolling. If you’re ready to start investing, today’s show is for you!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by SimpliSafe. SimpliSafe is a home security that knows it feels good to fear less. This is award-winning twenty-four seven protection that protects your home through it all. Try SimpliSafe with free shipping, and free returns by visiting simplisafe.com/investing.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode442

Mar 11, 2019

Due to a low supply of inventory, many big investors are shifting their strategy, and beginning to build rental communities. Because it’s becoming increasingly harder to find single-family homes to rent, these large companies are instead buying land and building entire subdivisions.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing what this change in the market means for buy and hold investors. We’ll talk about housing supply, and how to interpret mainstream news articles. If you want to learn more about the investing market, today’s show is for you!

  

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode441

 

Mar 7, 2019

Getting your start in real estate can be overwhelming. There is a ton of information out there, but many times new investors don’t know where to begin. Today’s guest, Ali Boone, left behind her 9-5 as an Aerospace Engineering career to become a real estate investor.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Ali is sharing her journey from life in a cubicle to financial freedom. She’s sharing her five-step process to become a real estate entrepreneur. We’ll discuss the necessary mindset shifts, how to study material that resonates with you and more!

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Robinhood! Robinhood is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETF’s, options, and cryptos- all commission-free.  Robinhood is giving our listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at http://investing.robinhood.com

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode440

 

Mar 6, 2019

You probably already know the importance of making business purchases in order to lower your overall tax burden. But sometimes, it can be difficult to determine what kinds of purchases can serve as legitimate business expenses. Recently, one of our listeners asked about the idea of purchasing a vehicle as a business expense.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re sitting down to discuss the conditions under which it is legitimate to purchase a car as a business expense. We’ll talk about the importance of buying expenses with pre-tax dollars, how to organize your business purchases, and more!

 

Today’s episode is sponsored by the NoteCast app by EX-IQ! NoteCast is a game-changer. You can use it to subscribe and listen to all of your favorite podcasts, but you can also use it to save portions of the podcast whenever you want—and it even automatically generates a transcript for you. You can download NoteCast for iOS or Android by going to notecast.app, and we’ve got a special offer for our listeners: Try it FREE for 60 days by entering code CLAYTON at signup.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode439

 

Mar 4, 2019

What’s a better real estate strategy: single family homes or multi-family homes? This is the great debate in the real estate world. Many experts have strong opinions about which strategy is better, and today we’re going to explore my personal thought process.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing why I prefer investing in single family homes. I’ll give five major reasons why I believe this is a better path for most investors. You’ll learn about the differences between tenants, the truth about values, and more!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode438

 

Feb 28, 2019

One incredible method to get involved with real estate is to buy properties on terms. There are multiple ways to do this, and it can be a great way to purchase affordable properties. Today’s guest has purchased 100 homes in less than three years via this method. 

 

Zach Beach is part of the team at Smart Real Estate Coach, a company that teaches investors how to make money and reach financial freedom. On today’s show, Zach is sharing how he got involved in real estate, and his tips for staying focused in the industry. We’ll also talk about what it’s like to work with a real estate coach, and the importance of staying true to your why. 

 

Today’s episode is also sponsored by the NoteCast app by EX-IQ! NoteCast is a game-changer. You can use it to subscribe and listen to all of your favorite podcasts, but you can also use it to save portions of the podcast whenever you want—and it even automatically generates a transcript for you. You can download NoteCast for iOS or Android by going to notecast.app, and we’ve got a special offer for our listeners: Try it FREE for 60 days by entering code CLAYTON at signup.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode437

 

Feb 27, 2019

Part of being a successful real estate investor is doing your due diligence year-round in order to make tax time easier. Most likely, your business will have employed multiple contractors throughout the year. The IRS requires that you 1099 any person or business that you've paid more than $600.

 

On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, we're sharing all the details on sending 1099s to independent contractors. You'll learn the tax implications for your business, how to be prepared and organized, and more! Let’s get ready for tax season on this episode!

 

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

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode436

 

Feb 25, 2019

Decades ago, real estate agents had access to exclusive data and statistics that were not readily available to the average homebuyer. As new technology emerges and the real estate market continues to shift, real estate agents are worried abut the security of their industry.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re diving into the future of real estate agents. We’ll discuss the data on real estate agents, how the industry is changing, and how real estate agents can make a lucrative career in their local markets. Press play to learn more!

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode435

 

Feb 21, 2019

So you’re ready to take the plunge and purchase your first rental property, but your spouse isn’t so sure? I’ve been there. You’re not alone. We hear from investors facing this same predicament all the time! Chances are, there’s a more financially conservative partner in every relationship, and so it’s no surprise if your spouse needs little convincing. Natali and I experienced this in our relationship, and we want to share with you how we got on the same page.

 

On this episode, Natali and I are discussing how you can prepare convincing information and facts to help your spouse better understand real estate investing. We’ll share seven specific strategies you can use to get your spouse on board. You won’t want to miss this episode of Investing in Real Estate!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Audible. With Audible, you get access to an unbeatable selection of audiobooks including bestsellers, motivation, mysteries, thrillers, memoirs, and more. Get started with a free 30-day trial by visiting audible.com/investing or text INVESTING to 500500.

 

Today’s episode is also sponsored by the NoteCast app by EX-IQ! NoteCast is a game-changer. You can use it to subscribe and listen to all of your favorite podcasts, but you can also use it to save portions of the podcast whenever you want—and it even automatically generates a transcript for you. You can download NoteCast for iOS or Android by going to notecast.app, and we’ve got a special offer for our listeners: Try it FREE for 60 days by entering code CLAYTON at signup.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode434

 

Feb 20, 2019

Just like any other business model, sometimes in real estate investing, things go wrong. From soured business partnerships to unexpected repairs, it’s inevitable that you will hit a few roadblocks throughout your investing career.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sharing how to keep your cool when things go awry in your real estate business. We’re discussing why real estate can be so emotional, tips for rationalizing through the pain points, and why it’s so important to not overreact. Don’t miss episode 433!

 

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.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode433

 

Feb 18, 2019

Do you love the idea of getting started in real estate investing, but simply lack the motivation? It’s easy to come up with excuses, but if you’re serious about creating financial freedom, you’ll have to leave procrastination behind and get motivated. 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing simple five-step action plan you can use to channel your motivation and reach your goals! You’ll learn about banishing distractions, getting clear about your goals, and much more. Come along for episode 432!

 

This episode is also sponsored by NetSuite by Oracle, the business management software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform. Right now, NetSuite is offering you valuable insights to overcome the obstacles that are holding you back - for FREE. Download the free guide, Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth at netsuite.com/clayton.

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode432

 

Feb 14, 2019

If you want to take control of your retirement accounts, a self-directed IRA could be a great option for you. A self-directed account allows you choose what types of investments you think will perform best, instead of letting your custodian choose for you.

 

On this episode, Natali and I are sitting down with our self-directed IRA expert, Hayley Neeley! Hayley is here to help us answer your questions about how to maximize your account! We’ll talk about the finer details of how to invest in real estate with a self-directed IRA, and how to become empowered in your wealth building! Don’t miss this episode of Investing in Real Estate!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by SimpliSafe. Fear has no place in a place like home. That’s been SimpliSafe’s mission since day one. Protect your home today, and enjoy free shipping on any system order by visiting simplisafe.com/investing.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode431

 

Feb 13, 2019

In 2018, I left a six-figure career behind by replacing it with passive income. This was a very intentional decision. Specifically, this decision occurred after I learned a very powerful lesson about money. 

 

On today’s show, I’m sharing how I changed my money mindset, and became focused on purchasing performing assets. You’ll learn about the false security of a paycheck job, and how to trade active income for passive income. Please join us for episode 430 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Handy, the easy and convenient way to book home cleanings on a schedule that works for you. With Handy’s clear, upfront pricing, what you see is what you pay. And you can pay securely on the app—no need to worry about cash or checks. To get your first 3-hour cleaning when you sign up for a plan, visit handy.com/investing and use promo code INVESTING during checkout! 

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode430

 

Feb 11, 2019

Return on investment, commonly referred to as ROI, is the single most important metric to consider when purchasing real estate investments. If you’ve ever been confused or intimidated by calculating ROI, today’s show is for you!

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing the number one mistake new investors make when calculating ROI. I’m also sharing my simple and straightforward formula for determining if your rental property is a smart investment. Let’s dive into ROI! 

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode429

 

Feb 7, 2019

Wholesaling is a powerful way for real estate investors to get started, but it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re doing. On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, Tom Krol is back to share more details about finding success in the world of wholesaling.

 

This episode is full of gold—Tom is bringing tons of tips and strategies you can implement in order to identify properties, build trust with sellers, and turn a profit. If you’ve ever been interested in making money through wholesaling houses, you won’t want to miss episode 428!

 

Sign up with Tom's team: http://morrisinvest.com/wholesaling

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Robinhood! Robinhood is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETF’s, options, and cryptos- all commission-free.  Robinhood is giving our listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at http://investing.robinhood.com

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode428

 

Feb 6, 2019

If you’ve followed our story, you know that our journey to financial freedom took a lot of time and resources. Now that we’ve paved the way, we decided to package everything we’ve learned into a simple, step-by-step course to help you expedite the process of wealth building!

 

On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re excited to announce our new course, the Financial Freedom Academy. This episode will give you an overview of what you can expect by enrolling in the course. You’ll learn about the material, how to get access, and more!

 

Join the Financial Freedom Academy: http://financialfreedomacademy.com

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Molekule, the only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. Molekule’s technology research is backed by the EPA, and has been extensively verified by third-party laboratories. For $75 off your first order, visit molekule.com and enter promo code INVESTING at checkout.

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode427

 

Feb 4, 2019

A 1031 exchange is a powerful tax-deferral tool that allows an individual or business to save capital gains after the sale of an asset. This program allows real estate investors to sell a rental property, and then reinvest the funds in another property. As a real estate investor, a 1031 exchange is one of the most powerful tools you can utilize for building wealth and saving on taxes!

 

On today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate, I’m sharing 5 powerful benefits of using a 1031 exchange. You're going to learn tips for saving on taxes, portfolio growth, and how to build legacy wealth. To learn more about utilizing a 1031 exchanges, listen in to episode 426!

 

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

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode426

 

Jan 31, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to buy your very first turnkey rental property, today’s show is for you! On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, we’re bringing you a case study episode with new investor, Dan!

 

Dan is a therapist based out of Pennsylvania, who, along with his wife, made some major life changes in order to build wealth. On today’s show, he’s sharing the details of his first turnkey rental property, what it was like to set up his LLC, what he’s learned about investing, and his plans to grow his portfolio! Dan’s story is so inspiring; you won’t want to miss episode 425!

 

Today’s episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter’s powerful matching technology scans thousands of resumes to identify people with the right skills, education, and experience — and actively invites them to apply to your job — so you get qualified candidates fast. Right now, our listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE by visiting ziprecruiter.com/investing.

This episode is also sponsored by SimpliSafe. Fear has no place in a place like home. That’s been SimpliSafe’s mission since day one. Protect your home today, and enjoy free shipping on any system order by visiting simplisafe.com/investing.

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode425

 

Jan 30, 2019

Section 8 is a government program that helps low income tenants with their housing costs. As a landlord, renting under Section 8 has its pros and cons. However, there are many misconceptions out there about the process, and what these tenants are actually like.

 

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sharing our experience renting to Section 8 tenants. We’ll discuss how to become certified, some of the pros and cons, and what you can expect from the process. Please join us for episode 424!

 

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/episode424

 

Jan 28, 2019

If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, you know that I often challenge traditional financial advice. From the 401k to saving for retirement, there are many widely-held beliefs that are simply not helpful when it comes to building wealth.  

 

On today’s show, I’m sharing what Wall Street doesn’t want you to know about investing. You’ll learn how to become empowered in your wealth building, how to save on investing fees, and how to make the most out of your investments. Don’t miss episode 423 of Investing in Real Estate! 

 

Book a call with our team: https://goo.gl/qr6iat 
Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode423

 

Jan 24, 2019

Serving in the military often provides an incredible opportunity to begin building wealth via real estate. Because the government supplies many housing benefits for its members, house hacking is an efficient way to begin building a portfolio of rental properties.

 

Today’s guest, Michael Foster, is a former Naval Officer and real estate investor. He and his team at Active Duty Passive Income have made it their mission to help active duty members and veterans achieve financial freedom. On today’s show, Michael is sharing five steps for military members to build wealth via real estate! Don’t miss episode 422 of Investing in Real Estate!

 

This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Audible. With Audible, you get access to an unbeatable selection of audiobooks including bestsellers, motivation, mysteries, thrillers, memoirs, and more. Get started with a free 30-day trial by visiting audible.com/investing or text INVESTING to 500500.

 

Today's episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Purple. Purple is a leading comfort tech company that uses cutting-edge science to create the world’s most comfortable sleep and sit products. Right now, our listeners will get a FREE sheet set and mattress cover with any mattress purchase. Get yours at Purple.com/INVESTING. 

 

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Show notes: http://morrisinvest.com/episode422

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