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. #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...

Ep. #52: How to Move Your Investment Properties into an LLC

Ep. #52: How to Move Your Investment Properties into an LLC

Landlords get sued more often than most other professions. As real estate investors start building a portfolio of properties, many start looking to isolate their properties under different LLCs. But that raises a question: how do you move a property into an LLC name...

Ep. #51 Rent Default Insurance & Other Ways to Protect Your Rents

Ep. #51 Rent Default Insurance & Other Ways to Protect Your Rents

Some landlords haven't collected rents in 16 months, as eviction moratoriums have prevented them from serving eviction notices on nonpaying tenants. But not landlords that bought rent default insurance. They've collected every payment, on time and in full, from their...

Ep. #50 CYA – Cover Your Assets

Ep. #50 CYA – Cover Your Assets

Real estate investors own more assets than most people, which makes them easy targets for lawsuits. Unless you protect your assets, that is. Deni chats with attorney Sayge Grubbs, Esq. about asset protection as you get older and accumulate more wealth, so you don't...

Ep. #49 Land Investing: No Sexiness, Low Headaches, High Profits

Ep. #49 Land Investing: No Sexiness, Low Headaches, High Profits

Why should real estate investors consider raw land over residential properties? Deni and Brian talk over the advantages, including: No renovations or contractors No ongoing maintenance expenses No tenant headaches No pest control problems Very little competition No...

Ep. #48 FIRE Investing Strategies with Wealth Planner Brian Thorp

Ep. #48 FIRE Investing Strategies with Wealth Planner Brian Thorp

What do traditional wealth planners have to say about rental properties? What about the FIRE movement and retiring early? Brian interviews former wealther planner and founder of Wealthtender.com Brian Thorp about how he personally invests, and his plans for passive...

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...

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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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...

Should Landlords Accept Rent by Credit Card?

Should Landlords Accept Rent by Credit Card?

There was a time when only established businesses could accept credit cards. Fortunately, those days are long gone. Today, even individual landlords can accept rent by credit card. (Hint hint: landlords can accept rent by credit card and eCheck/ACH payments for free...

Heat Map: The Hottest Real Estate Markets in 2021

Heat Map: The Hottest Real Estate Markets in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic saw many real estate markets leap upward. Some saw home prices jump over 40% in a single year! Pick your reason as to why. People spending more time at home are focused more on their home, and usually wish they had more space. Many homeowners...

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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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