Live Off Rents Podcast:

Financial Independence with Real Estate

Day jobs are overrated. Learn how to replace your 9-5 income with rental income!

No Jargon or Fluff. A Podcast of Quick Bites!

Every week, Deni & Brian broadcast a live podcast & videocast via the SparkRental Facebook page. Completely free, and interactive — we take questions as we go!

We aim to pack a ton of information in short, 10-20 minute episodes. From the absolute basics like finding deals and calculating rental cash flow to more advanced topics like asset protection, we’ve got you covered.

And while our focus is real estate investing and property management, we always keep the bigger picture in mind: building enough passive income to cover your living expenses. In other words, financial independence.

Happy listening!

The Latest from the Live Off Rents Podcast:

Ep. #47: How to Invest in Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA

Ep. #47: How to Invest in Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA

Real estate comes with a slew of inherent tax benefits, from landlord tax deductions to depreciation, from the lower capital gains tax rate to the many ways to reduce or avoid capital gains taxes. But real estate investors can go even further, and invest in rental...

Ep. #46: How Michael Quan Retired at 36

Ep. #46: How Michael Quan Retired at 36

Michael Quan retired at 36. With a full family that includes several children. How did he do it? Brian chats up Michael about his combination of real estate investing, entrepreneurship, stock investing, and avoiding lifestyle creep to keep his living expenses low....

Ep. #45: 5 Lenders Offering Landlord Loans Under 5%

Ep. #45: 5 Lenders Offering Landlord Loans Under 5%

Right now, real estate investors can borrow money at outrageously cheap interest rates. Deni and Brian round up five lenders offering landlord loans under 5% interest, plus a few bonus loan sources to boot! And if your credit isn't great, they also highlight a few...

Ep. #44: How to Score Long-Distance Turnkey Properties with Ali Boone

Ep. #44: How to Score Long-Distance Turnkey Properties with Ali Boone

Not thrilled with your local real estate market? Invest long-distance in a turnkey rental property. Brian interviews turnkey investing expert Ali Boone of Hipster Investments about how to do due diligence on real estate investments long-distance, how to build a...

Ep. #43: 6 Alternative Real Estate Niches Compared

Ep. #43: 6 Alternative Real Estate Niches Compared

With residential rental properties so expensive right now, should you consider alternative niche real estate investments? Deni and Brian do a quick tour through niche real estate investments, including: Section 8 housing Short-term and corporate rentals Land...

Ep. #42: 5 Ways to Guarantee On-Time Rent Payments

Ep. #42: 5 Ways to Guarantee On-Time Rent Payments

Late rents are a perpetual headache for landlords. At best, they're an inconvenience and mean having to chase down tenants like you're their parent. At worst, they cause your own mortgage payment to be late, and force you to go through the long, tedious, expensive...

Ep. #41 With Cap Rates Down, Should You Invest in Real Estate?

Ep. #41 With Cap Rates Down, Should You Invest in Real Estate?

Nationwide, home prices are up nearly 11% over the last year. But rents are up less than 1%, and in many of the largest cities they've dropped 5-10%. Which means rental returns and cap rates are dropping in most markets. Should you keep investing in rental properties?...

Ep. #40 How to Retire in Your 30s w/Guest Rick Orford

Ep. #40 How to Retire in Your 30s w/Guest Rick Orford

Who wants to wait until their 60s to retire? Brian sits down with Rick Orford of The Financially Independent Millennial to discuss exactly how he retired in his 30s and moved to Italy. We talk about how he started, grew, and sold two businesses, how he blew most of...

Ep. 39: 4 Alternative Ways to Get Rid of a Bad Tenant (Other than Eviction)

Ep. 39: 4 Alternative Ways to Get Rid of a Bad Tenant (Other than Eviction)

In the midst of the ongoing eviction moratorium, many landlords have asked us: How can I get rid of a bad tenant, if not through eviction? Deni and Brian walk through four alternatives to the formal eviction process, to remove bad tenants. As a reminder, landlords...

financial freedom rental propertiesIs This Podcast for You?

If you don’t want to work forever, it’s for you.

At SparkRental, we’re all about helping you replace your day job income with passive income from investments. Build enough investment income, and your day job becomes optional. You can quit to spend more time with your family, choose a career you’re more passionate about, travel, volunteer full-time.

Or you can keep working your current job if you love it, and build even more wealth.

While we tend to focus on building passive income through rental properties, we know that financial independence and/or retiring early FIRE — works best with diverse income streams. So yes, we talk about finding motivated sellers, tools like free rental income calculators, finding rental property loans, and property management tips & tricks. But we also explore wider FIRE issues like savings rate, safe withdrawal rates, and how the FIRE lifestyle can save you money in surprising ways.

Most of all, we want to help you think differently about your money, and about lifestyle design: creating your own personal ideal life. Real estate is merely a means to that end!

Prefer Reading? Check Out Our FIRE & Real Estate Blog!

How to Deal with Bad Contractors

How to Deal with Bad Contractors

Working with contractors ranks among the hardest parts of real estate investing.  However, as a real estate investor, unless you have a property manager, working with contractors unavoidably comes with the job whether you are building a property, remodeling or making...

What Are Squatters Rights? State-by-State Guide to Squatters Rights

What Are Squatters Rights? State-by-State Guide to Squatters Rights

“Possession is nine-tenths of the law.” Adverse possession of property – squatters' rights – is commonly accepted in countries around the world. “Homesteading” – a legal form of squatting – was prevalent in the early and mid-1800s in the United States and formally...

When Can Landlords Break a Lease Agreement?

When Can Landlords Break a Lease Agreement?

In most cases, landlords cannot break a lease agreement mid-term.  For that matter, tenants aren’t allowed to do so either, even if they often get away with it. It’s hard to chase down tenants and actually collect money for early move-out.  Here’s what landlords need...

Driving for Dollars & How to Find Motivated Sellers

Driving for Dollars & How to Find Motivated Sellers

When Deni and I poll new real estate investors about their greatest challenges, two answers pop up again and again: coming up with a down payment and finding good deals on real estate. So we talk about those two challenges a lot 😊 But the thing about finding deals is...

How to Find Good Deals on Investment Properties – Even in a Hot Market

How to Find Good Deals on Investment Properties – Even in a Hot Market

It’s been hard to find good deals on investment properties over the last few years. Fueled by low inventory, especially among starter homes, the last five years have seen home values skyrocket. Look no further than Zillow’s Home Value Index, which leapt from $163,000...

Moratorium on Evictions: June 2021 Updates (Nationwide & State Bans)

Moratorium on Evictions: June 2021 Updates (Nationwide & State Bans)

In spring 2020, the CARES Act placed a partial moratorium on evictions across the country. Many states and cities implemented their own more stringent eviction bans, barring landlords from starting the eviction process.  That made lease agreements effectively one-way...

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Free Rental Application

Email our free rental application PDF to your prospects; they can type into it, e-sign it, and email it back to you. It even includes authorization for you to contact employers, prior landlords, and run tenant screening reports.

Tenant Screening Reports

Well, it’s free for the landlord. The applicant verifies their identity and releases their credit report, criminal background check, and eviction history tenant screening reports to you. No site inspection required!

State-Specific Lease Agreements

Our rental lease agreements are extremely landlord-protective, and deter any lawsuit-happy tenants. They’re editable, reusable, and include all state-specific lease clauses, disclosures, and addenda.

Free Rent Collection

Collect rent online, through either ACH (bank transfer), credit card, or debit card. Reduce late payments and rent defaults, and use one-click Schedule E tax statements and Income & Expense reports!

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Real Estate FIRE Escape: What It Takes to Retire in 5 Years with Rentals

 

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Never File Eviction Again: 3 Secrets to Getting Renters to Respect the Rules

 

Evictions are ROI-killers! We'll show you how to whip your renters into shape and prevent future evictions.

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Real Estate FIRE Escape: What It Takes to Retire in 5 Years with Rentals

 

Want a plan to retire in 5 years? We won't tell you it's easy... but we will tell you how to do it.

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Real Estate FIRE Escape: What It Takes to Retire in 5 Years with Rentals

 

Want a plan to retire in 5 years? We won't tell you it's easy... but we will tell you how to do it.

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Rental Application Inbound!

 

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Ditch Your Day Job: Free 8-Video Course

 

Our brand new course on how to reach financial independence and retire early (FIRE) with rental properties is open for one week from Oct. 23-30!

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