Why is debt the best four letter word?

This episode starts out with an introduction on buy downs and then finishes up with a live recording of Jason’s session on SWOT aka Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, as they apply to the most historically proven asset class in the world. Jason explains why the imperfection and fragmentation of the U.S. real estate market make it a beneficial investment vehicle and why it outperforms Wall Street and stocks every single time.

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] What is a buy down?

[8:34] Looking at a real life example of points and how they affect your loan amount.

[16:07] Should you buy a rate down or is it better to put more money down?

[22:59] Why Wimpy from Popeye was a fantastic economic teacher.

[25:38] Real estate is a fragmented investment class but this is why it’s a good thing.

[38:59] Weaknesses of income property include property management and rent collection.

[41:45] Regression to replacement cost is different than appreciation.

[46:10] What are some threats to income property values?

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Do you know why it is important to buy and hold your property for 27.5 years? It’s because of the depreciation schedule.

Are you taking advantage of some of the lowest interest rates in history?

Imperfection and fragmentation are just two of the benefits of the US income property market.

Episode: 692

Guest: Jason Hartman

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