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Monday, July 13 2020

Over the years people have asked me to summarize how to become a successful real estate investor and are usually sorely disappointed to find out that I cannot stuff all of these "secret strategies" inside one short paragraph, or on the back of a Chinese fortune for that matter.

But I can give you some overall strategies that will clearly pinpoint how to become a successful cash flowing real estate entrepreneur.  Five to be exact.

Here they are...

#1.  Decide on some type of Passive Income Asset that can keep giving you a positive cash flow month after month, year after year.  This means narrowing down your type of what we call an "asset class" down to something that can give you this type of income.  This also means avoiding those other pesky types of real estate investing opportunities that I put into the Aggressive Income category such as flipping property because this robs you of (a) long-term cash flow, and (b) valuable tax write-off benefits.  I recommend investors new to the Passive Income game to think about and seriously consider residential-commercial acquisitions, namely apartment building investing or mobile home park (MHP) investing since this type of investing can give substantial monthly cash flows while helping you weather through recessions unlike other types of Passive Income Assets such as office space or industrial/warehouse properties.

#2.  Find your ideal "farming area" or area in which you will be building your real estate "empire."  This will be ONE area only and CAN be 1,000+ miles away from where you live.  (I'll explain in a minute why you don't have to be anywhere near your assets.)  Most newbie real estate investors start local to where they live.  This is natural because they want to see the properties and have more of a hands-on approach to their property management.  Plus, since most newbie investors get involved in flipping, they kind of need to be local to the property if they're going to do minor or extensive rehabbing on the property.  Since you're getting involved in Passive Income Assets, you don't need to be in the same city in which you will invest.  This gives you the freedom to literally go anywhere in the country to invest.  I originally discovered this freedom back in 2001 when I realized that investing in my tri-county area (Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties) were just not that profitable.  And forget about venturing down to Orange County or up to Ventura County where properties were ultra-expensive, giving no cash flow even if I were to give up 50% cash down to secure the deal.  This is when I started investing on the gulf side of Florida then expanding upwards through the middle portion of the state...until I ended up in Georgia where some of my most profitable deals have come to fruition.  You have to go where the cash flow is.  Plain and simple.  It's smart and definitely a manageable strategy IF you know how to pull it off.

#3.  Getting the money and financing for your deals is quite possibly the most challenging aspect of real estate investing, especially for new investors who don't have any contacts or access to private investors.  This is the secret to breaking into the business: getting the financing, getting the credit, getting the loans, and getting these fiscal resources together.  Many people don't realize that they have access to more resources and contacts than they know.  Others just need some doors opened up for them to get them started.  The ideal way to acquire a cash flowing property deal is to have the 20% cash down and to have decent credit (700+ FICO) to be able to get approval for the mortgage financing.  This is why I have extensively taught my Aggressive Income Strategies throughout this entire year (to this point) because it has allowed my students to raise this cash to get involved in these deals.  But even I don't like using my own money for deals if I can help it.  And that's when the benefits of understanding the art of raising capital becomes extremely valuable.  For my students who think raising capital is hard, think again.  It's much easier than you think once you understand the simple steps behind it that are required.

#4.  Create or find a good management company to manage your out-of-state assets.  This is HOW you're able to invest anywhere.  You have somebody else doing it for you whether it's your own management company that you created or a management service.  Many of my newbie students freak out when I tell them to buy property out of state.  They're first questions are about looking at the properties and managing them.  Okay, so you will have to get on a plane here and there to look at and acquire your properties.  (Most escrow and closings can be done via FedEx.)  You'll want to look at, say, 12 to 15 properties at a time when you fly out until you quickly realize that, since this game is all about the cash flow, looking at properties becomes a complete waste of time.  (You have contractors and property inspectors who are professionals in their field look at these properties since, chances are, you are not an expert in state building codes in the state you will be acquiring properties nor are you an expert on determining if there is structural viability to the properties you are viewing...nor are you an expert in the neighborhoods in which the properties are located.  It takes a few trips to your farming area to realize that you really do have to rely on EXPERTS to do this work for you and that you looking at properties yourself really does nothing valuable in the process at all.)

#5.  Understand the reality on what it takes to get rich in cash flowing investments.  BUY AND HOLD FOREVER.  Yes, that's right.  Buy the property and hang onto it until you're 6 fee under and it doesn't matter to you anymore.  You only need a handful of small apartment buildings to get rich.  Between 5 and 10 properties is all you need to be set for life.  Rents typically will DOUBLE in most areas of the country every 15 to 18 years.  And by flowing more of your profits back into each property by paying down the principle of each mortgage, you'll be able to pay each property off within 10 years.  Imagine your cash flow in 15 years with doubled rents and no mortgage!  Exactly.  THIS is why you never let those properties go.  Not ever!

I decided that I'll be stepping out of real estate training for good.  Yes, you read that correctly.  But, I decided that I wanted you to have my investor partners and other money sources before I stop training.  All of this can be found in my last ever updated Apartment Riches System for 2020.

CLICK HERE NOW to watch my short video to find out all about it!

Time to start investing now!  After all, if you don't start now then when will you...?

See you at the top!

Your mentor,

Monica Main

P.S.  If you missed my live training last week, you can watch the replay by CLICKING HERE right now!

Posted by: Monica Main AT 07:08 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, July 07 2020

For those of you who are conspiracy-theorists out there and have always suspected that there's something way off base about this Covid-19 ordeal, I have a true story that I'd like to share with you.

There is a couple I know.  Let's call them David and Gina (since they'd rather remain anonymous).  

David and Gina live in Arizona, a known "hot spot" for Covid-19.  And as I told you in my last email, I just came from Arizona this past weekend.  When I was there, other than a lot of businesses being closed, it didn't seem like a hot spot (unless you're talking LITERALLY -- at is was over 100 degrees the entire time I was there) for Covid-19.  But...what do I know, right?

So...David works in a business where he's considered a "front line" worker.  (I won't name his job title or profession to keep him anonymous, as per his request.)  Since he was concerned about contracting Covid-19, he decided to register for testing for both himself and his wife because his place of employment was NOT offering testing.

They registered to get tested, showed up at the testing site, and waited...FOR the blazing heat!

After rolling into the third hour of waiting, they just couldn't wait anymore.  Gina had to use the bathroom really bad, they had no facilities, so they decided to leave WITHOUT being tested.

The very next day they received a phone call.

"Bad news.  You've both tested POSITIVE for Covid-19!"


Remember, neither David nor Gina participated in the test.  They left BEFORE getting tested.


Unless there's some pretty nifty technology to be able to miraculously test people WITH NO CONTACT AT ALL, I am fairly sure that this is where all the BOGUS testing numbers is coming from.

Yes, IT'S A FRAUD!!!

All these numbers that they're throwing out there on the news on a nightly basis to scare the American public ARE ALL BOGUS.  They're 100% MADE UP!

I initially started becoming skeptical when they said that Arizona supposedly had more Coronavirus cases than New York City ever had at its peak.

Except that there's a problem with that lie.

The death rate is NOWHERE NEAR where it was at the peak of the lives lost during the New York City peak.  In fact, many hospitals are either at NORMAL CAPACITY OR BELOW in the state of Arizona right now.


How can this be?

How can Arizona be the "hot spot" of the country, supposedly exceeding the peak of New York City's HIGHEST and WORST peak back in March/April (if you recall) yet barely anybody is in the hospital and the death toll doesn't even remotely match in the state of Arizona?

Are you thinking what I'm thinking??

Yep, it's fake.  It's all phony.  And while I do believe that Covid-19 exists, I certainly don't believe it's at the level that the media is claiming it is.

Furthermore, how is it that you don't hear about the Coronavirus in most other countries anymore (as it's become "old hat" or not that big of a deal these days) but yet the United States is EXPLODING with cases??

Suspicious?  Definitely!

There is a man (or men...maybe men and women) of great power behind the black curtain, controlling everything that is happening right now and the most effective way to control a mass populous is THROUGH FEAR!  And that's what they're doing to you.  Controlling you through fear.

A lot of people will lose their jobs, their houses, and the lives as they know it as we suffer through summer and enter into fall.

Where will you be on this spectrum?

If you're depending on a hand-out check from the government or unemployment, expect that gravy train to come to a sudden halt in the weeks or months to come.

Then what do you plan on doing?

I want you to check out a quick 13-minute video I shot for you the other day which will tell you what's going on now and how you can get on the best (and only) side of the fence BEFORE everything goes to hell in a handbasket.

CLICK HERE to watch the video right now!

You still have the opportunity to make some choices.  If you don't, you'll just be lead to the rest of the fearful sheep.

See you at the top!

Your mentor,

Monica Main

Posted by: Monica Main AT 07:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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