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. #109: Where Real Estate Prices Are Falling Around the Country

Ep. #109: Where Real Estate Prices Are Falling Around the Country

With real estate prices soaring all over the country,  are there cities where they are falling? Join Brian and Deni as they discuss where home prices are actually declining.Video Broadcast VersionAudio Podcast Version Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever...

Ep. #108: Should Rising Crime Rates Deter You from Investing in Cities?

Ep. #108: Should Rising Crime Rates Deter You from Investing in Cities?

Violent crime rates have risen sharply since 2019. And while that's happened in suburban and rural areas as well, the trend is far worse in major metropolitan areas. Brian and Deni hold a candid discussion on whether or not this should stop you from investing in urban...

Ep. #107: Short Sales & Infinite Banking with Dohn Thornton

Ep. #107: Short Sales & Infinite Banking with Dohn Thornton

Dohn Thornton isn't known as “The Short Sale Guy” for nothing! He walks us through his short sale buying strategy — and how short sales have changed in the last 20 years. Dohn also has a unique asset protection and tax minimizing strategy, called vortex banking (also...

Ep. #106: 4 Short-Term Real Estate Investments for Under 1 Year

Ep. #106: 4 Short-Term Real Estate Investments for Under 1 Year

Real estate investors need to save up large chunks of cash to invest. But while you’re saving or hunting for deals, where do you hold your cash? Deni and Brian break down four short-term investents that actually pay a decent return, where you can hold your money for a...

Ep. #105: Why Self-Storage Beats Residential Real Estate

Ep. #105: Why Self-Storage Beats Residential Real Estate

Thought about self-storage as an alternative real estate investment? From high returns to recession-resistant assets, Deni & Brian break down why you should consider storage facilities over residental real estate investing.Video Broadcast VersionAudio Podcast...

Ep. #104: How Dandan Zhu Retired at 28 with Real Estate Investments

Ep. #104: How Dandan Zhu Retired at 28 with Real Estate Investments

Dandan Zhu spent her 20s in the high-stress world of headhunting, then she bought her first rental property, and within 4 years quit her job.Video Broadcast VersionAudio Podcast Version Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever else you listen :-)Resources...

Ep. #103: How Tom Brickman Became a Millionaire on a $55K Salary

Ep. #103: How Tom Brickman Became a Millionaire on a $55K Salary

Tom Brickman had an amazing journey going from his day job at a movie theater to "retiring" in his 30s as a successful real estate investor. On a modest salary, he reached a million-dollar net worth at age 31. Here's exactly how he did it, and how you can do the...

Ep. #102: What To Do When A Tenant Leaves Junk Behind

Ep. #102: What To Do When A Tenant Leaves Junk Behind

Keeping renting out properties long enough and you'll encounter junk abandoned by your tenants. Deni and Brian break down what to do when you discover your renter moved out and left behind trash, furniture, and more.Video Broadcast VersionAudio Podcast Version Also...

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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IRR Calculator Online: What’s Internal Rate of Return in Real Estate?

IRR Calculator Online: What’s Internal Rate of Return in Real Estate?

Heard the term “internal rate of return” or IRR bandied about, but not sure what it means? Don’t sweat it. I worked in real estate investing for two decades before I completely understood it. But don’t follow my example on that front — you should understand what...

What Is a Real Estate Syndication?

What Is a Real Estate Syndication?

If you’ve never heard the term “real estate syndication,” you’re not alone. Most people haven’t, and fewer know what a real estate syndication is or how they work. Historically, only the wealthy could access private equity investments like these. That has started...

Minimum Down Payment for an Investment Property: How to Invest with Less

Minimum Down Payment for an Investment Property: How to Invest with Less

Real estate investment properties offer passive income, appreciation, landlord tax deductions, and diversification for your investment portfolio. So why doesn’t everyone become a landlord? Yes, it takes skill to find good deals on properties, and some labor to manage...

How Rental Income Is Taxed

How Rental Income Is Taxed

Real estate investments can offer some huge tax breaks — if used wisely. In fact, some investors opt for real estate specifically for the tax breaks! But how is rental income taxed? What other taxes do landlords and real estate investors pay? How can you avoid the...

Map: 54 Cities Where Property Values Are Dropping

Map: 54 Cities Where Property Values Are Dropping

Worried about falling property values as a landlord? Or maybe excited about lower prices as an investor? Either way, the housing market looks far different today than it did even six months ago. Gone are the wild 50+% price jumps we saw during the pandemic. Real...

Best Real Estate Investing Podcasts in 2022

Best Real Estate Investing Podcasts in 2022

Podcasts offer a convenient, semi-passive way to consume content and get educated. You can listen to them while you’re working out, driving,  walking the dog, or cooking dinner. They’re also free, which doesn’t hurt. So, we decided to round up the best real estate...

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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

 

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