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. 38: How to Tenant-Proof Your Rentals to Reduce Repairs

Ep. 38: How to Tenant-Proof Your Rentals to Reduce Repairs

Tenants are hell on your rental properties. Repairs and maintenance costs typically amount to 10-15% of the gross rents landlord receive, averaged over time. To keep that figure as low as possible, you want to "tenant-proof" your rental properties as much as possible....

Ep. 37: Pet Policies: Earning More While Renting Your Property to Pet

Ep. 37: Pet Policies: Earning More While Renting Your Property to Pet

Too many landlords impose blanket "No Pets" policies without considering the potential upsides. Deni and Brian break down exactly how to earn more money on your rental units by accepting — and charging for — pets. From faster turnovers to longer tenancies to pet rent...

Ep. 36: 7 Real Estate Investing Tools to Boost Your Returns

Ep. 36: 7 Real Estate Investing Tools to Boost Your Returns

The latest tech tools in real estate investing offer you a competitive advantage over all the other investors out there. They help you score off-market deals, automate your marketing and direct mail campaigns, and automate your rental management. Deni and Brian break...

Ep. 35: How to Know When to Sell Out as a Landlord

Ep. 35: How to Know When to Sell Out as a Landlord

Rental properties are long-term investments. So how do landlords know when to throw in the towel and cash out? Deni and Brian break down several strategies for deciding when to call it quits as a landlord and sell your rental properties.Video Broadcast VersionAudio...

Ep. 34: Landlord Tax Deductions: An Overview for Investors

Ep. 34: Landlord Tax Deductions: An Overview for Investors

Rental properties come with a slew of valuable tax benefits. But only to the extent that you understand what they are and how to use them! Deni and Brian break down the most commonly used rental property tax deductions, to help you reduce your tax burden and improve...

Ep. 33: Renting to Friends or Family: Pros, Cons, and Cautions

Ep. 33: Renting to Friends or Family: Pros, Cons, and Cautions

Ever thought about renting a property to a friend or family member? It's a trap that's snared many an otherwise savvy landlord. If you're thinking about doing so, follow these rules for success before signing a lease agreement with someone you know personally! Video...

Ep. 32: The Formula to Retire Young w/Chris Mamula of Can I Retire Yet?

Ep. 32: The Formula to Retire Young w/Chris Mamula of Can I Retire Yet?

No one says you have to wait until 65 to retire. Brian hosts special guest Chris Mamula from Can I Retire Yet? to talk about all things financial independence and retiring early (FIRE). Check it out their personal experiences and tip on F.I.R.E! Video Broadcast...

Ep.31 – 5 Ways To Build Credit

Ep.31 – 5 Ways To Build Credit

Your credit can literally make or break your livelihood as a real estate investor. It means the difference between 70% LTV and 85% LTV, between 5% interest and 9% interest. Deni & Brian review how you can boost your credit as a real estate investor, and how to use...

Ep.30 – Using Unsecured Business Lines of Credit to Purchase Real Estate

Ep.30 – Using Unsecured Business Lines of Credit to Purchase Real Estate

There is a way to use credit lines to purchase real estate and in some cases with -0- interest! On this Episode, special edition, Deni and Brian introduce a really special webinar.  Partnership: Fund and Grow Video Broadcast VersionAudio Podcast Version Also available...

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 Invest $1,000 in Real Estate

How to Invest $1,000 in Real Estate

At the risk of stating the obvious, real estate costs a lot.  That makes it expensive to invest in, and difficult to diversify among real estate investments. The median home price in the US is around $350,000, so an investor who buys a median property with a 20% down...

Hedge Against Inflation: Protect Your Portfolio from COVID-19 Inflation

Hedge Against Inflation: Protect Your Portfolio from COVID-19 Inflation

In March 2020, Congress approved a $2 trillion stimulus package to avert the widespread collapse of businesses and employment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. After announcing it would buy an indefinite amount of Treasury bonds to inject money into the economy,...

The Role of Dividends in Financial Independence/Retiring Early

The Role of Dividends in Financial Independence/Retiring Early

For just about any investor, the goal of putting their money to work is to eventually stop working. To reach financial independence and be able to cover their living expenses with their investment income, and maybe retire early. In order to do this, you need to save a...

What Would Happen to Early Retirees If the Great Depression Happened Again?

What Would Happen to Early Retirees If the Great Depression Happened Again?

One of the most common critiques of the FIRE movement (financial independence, retire early) goes as follows:  “Sure, you can live off your investments when times are good, but what happens when the market crashes?” A valid question, and one that every prospective...

Can Landlords Charge Tenants to Replace the Carpets?

Can Landlords Charge Tenants to Replace the Carpets?

Carpets don't stay pristine forever. Often landlords have to replace them between every single tenancy. But should landlords always pay for replacing ruined carpets? Can they ever charge tenants to replace them? Here’s what landlords need to know about carpets,...

Should I Hire a Property Manager? Pros, Cons & Costs

Should I Hire a Property Manager? Pros, Cons & Costs

“At what point should I hire a property manager?” Sooner or later, most real estate investors question whether to hire property management to make their rental income truly passive. I did, and I decided that for me professional management was almost as important as...

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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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