SparkRental’s Live Off Rents Podcast:

Financial Independence with Real Estate

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

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No Jargon or Fluff: A Real Estate Podcast of Quick Bites!

In 2018, SparkRental cofounders Brian Davis and Deni Supplee started broadcasting live every week to the SparkRental Facebook page and Landlords & Real Estate Investors’ Hub. Eventually they wisened up enough to start publishing broadcasts as a podcast, and SparkRental’s Live Off Rents podcast was born.

Today, we still release new episodes every week, interviewing some of the sharpest minds in real estate investing and financial independence. 

We pack a ton of information in concise 15-20 minute episodes. From the basics like active vs. passive real estate investing to more advanced topics like scaling to apartment complexes, we’ve got you covered.

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

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How to Increase Property Value: 11 Ideas to Boost Equity & Rents

How to Increase Property Value: 11 Ideas to Boost Equity & Rents

The Big Picture On How To Increase Property Value: Boost the property's exterior with landscaping, a fresh coat of paint, or new fixtures to make a strong first impression. Modernize the kitchen and bathrooms with new hardware, countertops, and fixtures. This upgrade...

Should Landlords Accept Rent by Credit Card?

Should Landlords Accept Rent by Credit Card?

The Big Picture On Accepting Rent by Credit Card: Accepting rent by credit card provides flexibility for renters who might be short on cash and can help them avoid late fees. For landlords, it offers faster and more reliable payments. Using credit card payments can...

Interest Rates on Loans for Investment Properties: June 2024 Rates

Interest Rates on Loans for Investment Properties: June 2024 Rates

The Big Picture On Loans On Rental Property: Getting loans for rental property allow investors to take advantage of increased capital, leverage, improved cash flow, and more. There are many potential sources of property loans, including conventional, personal, hard...

How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate

How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate

The Big Picture On How To Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate: The IRS taxes your profits on real estate and other investments as capital gains. The tax rate on capital gains is lower than regular income — if you owned the investment for at least a year. Real...

17 Clever Ways to Come Up with a Down Payment for a Rental Property

17 Clever Ways to Come Up with a Down Payment for a Rental Property

The Big Picture On Clever Ways To Come Up With Down Payment For A Rental Property: Various financing options exist for rental property down payments, such as using home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), borrowing from retirement accounts like 401(k)s or IRAs, and...

Curious about other passive real estate investments?

Check out our comparison chart of Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms. Our cofounder G. Brian Davis has invested in most of them personally, for firsthand experience. Here’s a quick preview of just a few:

ConcreitFundriseGroundfloorArk7LoftyArrivedStreitwiseYieldstreet
Min. Investment$1$10$10/loan ($1,000 minimum opening transfer)$20$50 $100$5,000 $10,000
Investment FormatPooled Fund of Loans, Fractional Ownership in RentalsPooled Funds & REITsSecured LoansFractional Ownership in RentalsFractional Ownership in RentalsFractional Ownership in RentalsREITPooled Fund
Real Estate TypeHard Money Loans & Apartment BuildingsResidential & CommercialResidential (Short-Term Loans)Single-Family Rentals (Long-Term & Airbnb), MultifamilySingle-Family Rentals, Mixed-Use, CommercialSingle-Family Rentals (Long-Term & Airbnb), MultifamilyCommercial Office BuildingsReal Estate, Art, Debt, Vehicles, Legal
Dividend Freq.WeeklyQuarterlyN/AMonthlyDailyQuarterlyQuarterlyQuarterly
Dividend Yield Last Year6.50% (more with referrals)3.27%N/AAvg. ~5%Varies by property1.9 - 8.3% (long-term rentals), 1.4 - 5.6% (short-term rentals)Avg. 8.3% Varies by property
Total Return Last Year6.53% (more with referrals)-7.45% Avg. 10%Avg. 11.35%Varies by propertyVaries by propertyAvg. 8.3%9.6%
Hold Time w/o Penalty1 Year (but no principal penalty)5 Years2-18 Months3 MonthsNone5 Years5 Years3+ Months
Built-In IRANoYesYesYesNoNoNoYes
Year Launched20182012201320192018202120172014
Brian Invests PersonallyYesYesYesYesNot YetYesYesNot Yet
Learn MoreConcreitFundriseGroundfloorArk7LoftyArrivedStreitwiseYieldstreet

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!

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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

 

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

 

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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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