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. #61 5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing an Investment Property

Ep. #61 5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing an Investment Property

Wavering on the sidelines, trying to decide whether to move forward with buying a rental property? Ask yourself these five questions to help you decide whether to purchase or not.Video Broadcast VersionAudio Podcast Version Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, and...

Ep. #60 Should Investors Pay a Realtor or FSBO

Ep. #60 Should Investors Pay a Realtor or FSBO

In today's world of online property listings visible to the public, do real estate investors still need to pay a Realtor to list and sell their properties? Deni and Brian talk through the pros and cons of hiring a real estate agent, in the modern era of flat-fee FSBO...

Ep. #59 How to Reach Financial Independence by Being Frugal

Ep. #59 How to Reach Financial Independence by Being Frugal

Can you reach financial independence through frugality alone? Yes, with some caveats. A higher income certainly helps, but it doesn't matter how much you earn if you don't save and invest any of it. Deni brings on Jen Smith from Modern Frugality to talk about creative...

Ep. #58 Worst Cities & States for Landlord Regulation

Ep. #58 Worst Cities & States for Landlord Regulation

Some cities and states just don't like landlords. And they make life for investors far harder.  So? Don't invest in these markets. Put your money in investor-friendly markets instead for higher returns and fewer headaches.  Deni and Brian explain typical state...

Ep. #57 How to Deal with Bad Contractors

Ep. #57 How to Deal with Bad Contractors

Hiring and managing contractors is one of the hardest parts of investing in real estate.  Deni and Brian walk through what you need to know about screening out bad contractors, managing repair jobs to avoid problems, and how to handle contractors if they go bad on...

Ep. #56 Scaling Fast to Multifamily with Becky Nova

Ep. #56 Scaling Fast to Multifamily with Becky Nova

How do you reach financial independence with rental properties in under three years? Becky Nova from Lady Landlords comes back on the show to talk about multifamily properties, house hacking, investing in overseas real estate, living abroad part-time, and hard-won...

Ep. #55 Foreclosure Moratorium Ended: Cheap Inventory on the Horizon?

Ep. #55 Foreclosure Moratorium Ended: Cheap Inventory on the Horizon?

With the foreclosure moratorium having officially ended on July 31, should investors and homebuyers expect a flood of cheap housing inventory to hit the market in the coming months? Not really. Deni and Brian explain the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new...

Ep. #54 Evictions Post-Moratorium: What Landlords Need to Know

Ep. #54 Evictions Post-Moratorium: What Landlords Need to Know

So... an hour after we broadcast, the Biden Administration reversed course and extended the eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021. For full details, read the latest eviction moratorium news here.Video Broadcast VersionAudio Podcast Version Also available on...

Ep. #53 How to Score Off-Market Deals w/Andrew Kolodgie

Ep. #53 How to Score Off-Market Deals w/Andrew Kolodgie

Ever wonder how wholesalers and flippers score such great deals on properties? Brian chats with Andrew Kolodgie, founder of The House Guys of DC, to talk about how he finds off-market properties to buy at a discount, why he pivoted from flipping to wholesaling real...

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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New Laws Criminalizing Landlords: Is Orange the New Landlord Uniform?

New Laws Criminalizing Landlords: Is Orange the New Landlord Uniform?

When did we as a society start criminalizing landlords? Like so many other creeping, insidious changes in our society, it didn’t happen overnight. An early example took place in Kentucky, when a 69-year-old landlord was charged criminally because he leased to illegal...

12 Best Real Estate Investing Podcasts in 2021

12 Best Real Estate Investing Podcasts in 2021

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...

Can Real Estate Replace Bonds in Your Retirement Portfolio?

Can Real Estate Replace Bonds in Your Retirement Portfolio?

The year I was born (1981), US Treasury bonds paid over 15% interest. Times sure have changed.  Today, you can expect a paltry 2% interest rate (or worse) from Treasury bonds. Which raises questions and suspicions about the traditional investing advice to roll your...

Eviction Moratorium Status: Federal & State Rules (Sept. 2021)

Eviction Moratorium Status: Federal & State Rules (Sept. 2021)

Most US landlords haven't been able to evict nonpaying tenants since Spring 2020. First the CARES Act placed a partial moratorium on evictions across the country. Then the CDC declared a nationwide eviction moratorium after it expired, first scheduled to end 12/31/20,...

Anti-Landlord Laws: Worst Cities & States for Investors

Anti-Landlord Laws: Worst Cities & States for Investors

The last time I had to evict a tenant in Baltimore, it took me 11 months to get him out.  Over that time, he took advantage of Baltimore’s extremely tenant-friendly laws to keep prolonging the eviction. When I finally got him out nearly a year later, he punched holes...

What Is Leverage in Real Estate and How Does It Help Investors?

What Is Leverage in Real Estate and How Does It Help Investors?

What do investors mean when they talk about “leverage” in real estate, anyway? It may sound jargony, but real estate leverage is actually a simple concept, and one of the great advantages to real estate investments over other asset classes. But it also comes with...

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Free Rental Application

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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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