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Have you ever considered investing in real estate? Well, of course you have! For many, buying their first home is the biggest financial decision in their life. But for this video we are going to look at something different: We are going to examine how you can invest in real estate, not to live there yourself, but to generate a strong cash flow that will speed up your way towards financial freedom. This is a top 5 takeaway summary of The Book on Rental Property Investing. Written by Brandon Turner. I know Graham Stephan will be sleepless in his bed tonight because of it, but yes, this is really happening. The Swedish Investor enters the field of real estate investing. Takeaway number 1: Why you should become a rental property investor There’s much great to say about investing in rental properties. Here are some of the pros: – Purchasing with leverage The Swedish investor. Do you need to have $200,000 in cash to buy that property for $200,000? No, fortunately not. When investing in real estate, it’s fairly simple to borrow someone else’s money so that you can get started earlier and so that you can increase the returns on your capital. – Hustle for greater returns The more time you put into this, the greater your returns will be. You can leverage your time and abilities to increase your success. For instance – by rehabbing a property yourself, by networking to find better deals on mortgages, or by simply spending more time to find the greatest properties. – Insider trading is legal In the stock market, you are put in jail, if you use knowledge that the rest of the investing community doesn’t have access to. When investing in real estate, you are encouraged to take advantage of such information. – Multiple ways to profit There are four different ways to increase your wealth while investing in rental properties, which we’ll discuss in takeaway number three. – Not having to be present to make money Money will roll in even if you decide to stay in bed during that particular day. Convinced yet? Well, hold on a second, because here coooooomess … Takeaway number 2: Why you shouldn’t become a rental property investor? Like everything else in life, rental property investing also has its downsides. You must decide if it’s the right type of investing for you. If you were just convinced in takeaway number one, I’m sorry, because now I’m going to try to … unconvince you. – Building wealth takes time This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Becoming rich through rental property investing requires that you take consistent action over a long period of time. If you miss that, the key words are “consistent action” and “long period of time”. – It may become all-consuming Like many other passions (I’m looking at you YouTube!) there’s a risk that your rental properties will be pretty much the only thing that you can think about. Working your 9-5? Thinking about rental properties. Walking your dog? Rental properties on your mind. Smashing that like button? Definitely thinking about rental properties. Arguing with your spouse? Having rental property thoughts. Other activities with your spouse? Rental properties. – Dealing with difficult people Tenants can be quite difficult to handle at times. Some of them have truly turned coming up with excuses for late payments and property damages into an art. – It involves paperwork and bookkeeping Much like any other business really, but if you hate this pot, you may have to consider outsourcing it to someone else. You can lose your investment? Just like in any other investing activity -returns are not guaranteed With proper research and by setting up your rental property investing as a business, you can greatly increase your odds of succeeding though. Takeaway number 3: The for wealth generators Alright, so I mentioned that there are multiple ways to profit from rental properties in the first takeaway. Before we talk about what a good rental property deal looks like, it’s important to know about these, so let’s start with … 1. Appreciation Appreciation is the increase in value of an asset over time. If you can sell your house for, say, $200,000 today, and you bought it for $100,000 in 1992, our house has appreciated 100% in value. In Sweden, this wealth generator has played a huge role during the last 30 years, which has made it so that everyone believes that buying your own home is a no-brainer. “Buy NOW, or wait on the sidelines while EVERYONE else becomes richer!” There are two types of appreciation: “Natural appreciation”, which comes from inflation and scarcity, and “forced appreciation”, which comes from you fixing up the property. 2. Cash flow If a rental property cannot generate a nice cash flow for you, you should not invest in it. Cash flow is simply how much money you have left from the tenant payments after paying all of the expenses on the property and the interest on your loan. 3. Tax savings This is country specific, but in most places, there are tax benefits for being a rental property owner. 4. Loan pay down This is an interesting one. When you get a conventional loan from a bank, the payments you’ll make every month will consist of two components: principal and interest. Money spent on principal increases your equity in the property, while interest payments do not. In the early stages of the mortgage payment, you typically pay more towards interest than towards principal. However, this relationship changes over time, so that, in the final year of the mortgage payment, almost 100 percent will go towards principal. Takeaway number 4: What makes a good deal? Okay, so now you know about the for wealth generators. The two most important ones are appreciation and cash flow. However, it’s easier to deal with cash flow than with appreciation as the latter requires a crystal ball to foresee. So let’s focus on the former. Cash flow is calculated by summing up all the incomes from the property and then subtracting all the expenses. Let’s break these two down. The income is determined by the “fair market rent”, which in turn is determined by factors such as: – Location location location – Number of bedrooms – Quality – Size of the property Be sure to stay updated, using sources such as the local papers, Airbnb and Craigslist, to determine what the fair market rent might be for your property. The expenses can be divided into two parts – and the first one is operating expenses, such as taxes, interest, insurance, vacancy, repairs, water, garbage, heat, electricity etc Call people to find out how much these cost. For example, call your local electricity company to find out how much the electricity will cost. The second one is capital expenditures. These are not everyday expenses, but nonetheless they can make or break your investments. For instance, getting a new paint job, doing flooring, getting a new roof, etc. Here’s a cheat sheet from Brandon Turner. Cheat sheet … cheat sheet .. Let’s say that your property generates $1,500 in income per month, and that the expenses are $1,200. That means that you’ll have a cash flow of $300 per month, or $3,600 per year. Is this good? Well, you must consider how much you paid for the property as well. Let’s say that your down payment was $60,000. That would mean that your COCROI, which means “cash on cash return on investment” is 6% per year. That may be a little bit low, considering that an index fund in the stock market could generate about 7-10% per year. You’ll want as high of a COCROI as possible. Takeaway number 5: How do I find good deals? “Price is what you pay, value is what you get”. You’ll have to search far and wide to find the best deals. A good rule of thumb is this: Look at 100 properties, offer on 10 of them, get 1 of them accepted. “A wise investor once told me that if more than one out of ten his offers got accepted, he knew he was offering too much.” But what should you be looking for? Here are a few suggestions: Some of them may seem counterintuitive at first, but keep in mind that problems that appear to be disastrous, but there are actually quite easy to fix, keeps prices down, which allows for a higher return for you as an investor. – A bad smell This is one of the easiest problems to fix, but nonetheless, it drives away 99% of the competition. So if you’re willing to hustle some, a bad smell is the smell of money. – A hidden third bedroom Turning a property from a two bedroom into a three bedroom one can immediately increase its fair market rent. Look for large storage rooms or huge bedrooms that can be split in two, for example. – A bad roof A leaking and/or ugly roof may seem like a huge issue, but it’s not. it costs quite a bit to fix, but it’s simple and quick. – A labyrinth Old properties often have rooms that are separated from each other, but this is not popular in today’s market. Today, we want open spaces – a kitchen-dining-living room. No, I mean a dining-living-kitchen room. Therefore, the old properties sell for less. But sometimes, it’s a simple task to turn the labyrinth home into an open-concept living one. – A jungle If the garden looks like Tarzan’s jungle, you know that you can snag yourself a good deal. Landscaping is neither terribly difficult nor expensive, but it drives away competition nonetheless. Quick summary: Rental property investing has many upsides – such as the ability to use leverage, and the ability to hustle for greater returns. But … Rental property investing also comes with its downsides – such as the fact that the wealth building process takes a considerable amount of time, and that you’ll have to deal with difficult people. Rental property investing generates wealth through appreciation, cash flow, tax advantages and loan pay down. A good deal is one where you have a positive cash flow, preferably as high of a COCROI as possible. Look for properties with problems that are easy to fix, but that scare away the competition nonetheless. Your future bank account will thank you for it. And last but not least – if you haven’t smashed that like button into pieces already – now is as good a time as any! Cheers guys!


The Swedish Investor

Jul 7, 2019, 7:50 am Reply

? Other book summaries that you should check out: ?

– Top 5 Takeaways from MONEY: Master the Game (by Tony Robbins): https://bit.ly/2kzgiEo

– Top 5 Takeaways from The Intelligent Investor (by Benjamin Graham): https://bit.ly/2lMxO8c

C Mukupo

Jul 7, 2019, 7:59 am Reply

Smashed that like button

Daniel Lee

Jul 7, 2019, 8:03 am Reply

Yes! Was waiting for this one!


Jul 7, 2019, 8:09 am Reply

Amazing video as always, love this channel

Pedro M.

Jul 7, 2019, 8:24 am Reply

Hey m8 ! Great vid

Pls help me out ! What are the best 3 or 4 books for me to read before I start investing (assuming I know nothing about investment and I wanna know a good amount before investing )

Pedro M.

Jul 7, 2019, 8:25 am Reply

Is THE NEW TRADING FOR A LIVING a good first book to read before investing (assuming I'm a beginner)

Karan Saxena

Jul 7, 2019, 8:37 am Reply

Swedish investor you are demigod

Prince shukla

Jul 7, 2019, 8:56 am Reply

Your summary of dhandho investor is shared by monish pabrai

Brett Holt

Jul 7, 2019, 8:56 am Reply

Grant me the serenity to put my trust in the block courage to confront the skeptics and wisdom to accelerate adoption


Investing Education

Jul 7, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

The problem with rental is that it does not increase as fast as cashflow in good quality businesses. That's why I prefer to invest in high quality stocks for the portfolio on my channel.

Артем Заянчковский

Jul 7, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

Keep it up, man!

Jo C

Jul 7, 2019, 10:50 am Reply


robert mecker

Jul 7, 2019, 11:17 am Reply

Could you write a review of Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals

Book by John Schaub

Investing Engineered

Jul 7, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply

Wow I just got this book from a friend yesterday! Can’t wait to read it

Deepak Ghule

Jul 7, 2019, 12:47 pm Reply

just watched minority mindset's video on same topic 😉

Bitcoin Brokers

Jul 7, 2019, 1:04 pm Reply

Sir, I loved your video (as usual, I come here at dinner's time everyday)… I have one question for you… do you believe in the future of the blockchain technology? If so, you may want to take a look at (d.tube) It's a decentralized youtube platform, I don't know you may like it! Cheers!

Aba Gada

Jul 7, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply


Mahesh G

Jul 7, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

I am a regular visitor to your videos…I really appreciate your work,keep it up! Would like to see many more videos regarding Real Estate investing

Will Jones

Jul 7, 2019, 7:40 pm Reply

Absolutely loved this video! Looking forward to more property vids from you!

Royal Tunes

Jul 7, 2019, 10:51 pm Reply

Another Great Video once again!!! Your Channel, Mike Maloney, Graham Stephan and Belangp are the ABSOLUTE BEST YouTube Channels on Investing!!! Keep up the great work 🙂

Sage Hornet

Jul 7, 2019, 5:53 am Reply

The essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence Cunningham

Justin Murcray

Jul 7, 2019, 8:40 am Reply

Curious if you watch Alux videos as they just mentioned this book this past week in their 15 books video.

Nanotech 5

Jul 7, 2019, 2:54 pm Reply

Is this possible in Sweden or are there restrictions on becoming a rental investor?

Jackson Brown

Jul 7, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

Channel and content…amazing!!
If I could suggest an idea that would give us an overall better experience, is if you gave us your thoughts and feedback on the books you read or listened to & if you've implemented any of the teachings. Vids seem a bit short for all the info a book contains. I say a 20 min presentation would be amzing!! But if you keep things "as is" im gr8full as well!??

vivek kumar

Jul 7, 2019, 7:11 pm Reply

Do you have a link to the cheat sheet from this book?

Build Brighter

Jul 7, 2019, 2:13 am Reply

Graham Stephan for life

Altaff Hadi

Jul 7, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

Nice PHENOMENAL amazing super duper
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Hans Olson

Jul 7, 2019, 5:06 am Reply

This is your worst video ever stick with the book talk. I have done very well in real estate! And no i dont think about rental properties that often. And i am a fan of many types of investing. And sounds like you are jealous of Graham Stephens this is garbage

Fille Kille

Jul 7, 2019, 11:32 pm Reply

Hej, kan du göra en book review på grant cardons real estate bok?

Handy Japar

Jul 7, 2019, 10:54 am Reply

Please Review the 3 book for super real estate investor
1. How I Turned $1000 into Five Million in real estate By Willim Nickerson
2. How Real Estate Fortunes Are Made by George Bockl
3. How To Wake Up The Financial Genius inside You By Mark O Haroldsen


Johan Zonderland

Jul 7, 2019, 4:36 pm Reply

Thank you so much! This video was really interesting and informative.
Can you please make another video about this subject with more examples?


Aug 8, 2019, 6:16 am Reply

Pretty incredible how this channel grew exponential I can remember it was around 900 people.

Gabriel Dib

Aug 8, 2019, 2:40 pm Reply

What software do you use to create the animation? Thanks!

Antonio Xu

Aug 8, 2019, 4:16 am Reply

I almost bought the book, but I think your summary is enough. Thanks!

Damjan Tasevski

Aug 8, 2019, 6:32 am Reply

I smashed the like button twice to make sure it is smashed in pieces

Mwali Shah world

Aug 8, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

Man these videos are one percent of real world business.. Seriously

Presenter Forth

Sep 9, 2019, 9:51 am Reply

I Just Imagine Graham Stephan When This Came On My Recommend..
Keep The Good Work Dude !


Oct 10, 2019, 4:24 am Reply

När ska du göra en video om den svenska marknaden?? ??

Amol Patil

Oct 10, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply


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