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    Engadget Morning Edition
    Major League Baseball wants to deploy strike zone robo-umpires in 2024

    Engadget Morning Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 3:40


    Major League Baseball wants to deploy strike zone robo-umpires in 2024, Samsung's Gaming Hub brings Twitch, Xbox Game Pass to its newest TVs and monitors, A swarm of Cruise robotaxis blocked San Francisco traffic for hours.

    Engadget
    Major League Baseball wants to deploy strike zone robo-umpires in 2024

    Engadget

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 3:40


    Major League Baseball wants to deploy strike zone robo-umpires in 2024, Samsung's Gaming Hub brings Twitch, Xbox Game Pass to its newest TVs and monitors, A swarm of Cruise robotaxis blocked San Francisco traffic for hours.

    Startup Insider
    Investments & Exits - mit Daniel Wild von Mountain Alliance

    Startup Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 24:11


    In der Rubrik “Investments & Exits” begrüßen wir heute Daniel Wild, Gründer und Aufsichtsrat von Mountain Alliance. Zusammen mit Jans Urlaubsvertretung Fabian Tausch (UnicornBakery) analysiert Daniel die Finanzierungsrunde von Pave und Cleo. Pave, eine Echtzeit-Vergütungsplattform, die Unternehmen bei der Planung, der Kommunikation und dem Benchmarking mit dem Markt unterstützt, gab am Dienstag ein Serie C i.H.v. 100 Millionen US-Dollar bekannt. Außerdem übernahm Pave im Zuge dieser Runde auch Advanced-HR von Morgan Stanley. Advanced-HR verfügt über eine Produktpalette, die Option Impact, Option Driver und VCECS (Venture Capital Executive Compensation Survey) umfasst. Die Serie C wurde von Index Ventures geleitet, wobei Partner Mark Goldberg einen Sitz im Vorstand einnahm. Mehrere neue und bestehende Investoren nahmen ebenfalls teil, darunter Andreessen Horowitz, YC Continuity Fund, LocalGlobe, Craft Ventures, Original Capital, Backend Capital und Contrary Capital sowie namhafte Persönlichkeiten wie der ehemalige LinkedIn-CEO Jeff Weiner und der ehemalige Facebook-Vizepräsident für Personalwesen Tudor Havriliuc. Pave wurde 2019 von Matt Schulman in San Francisco gegründet. Außerdem konnte sich Cleo nach mehreren Monaten eine Finanzierung in Höhe von 80 Millionen US-Dollar sichern. Der 2016 von Barnaby Hussey-Yeo gegründete digitale Assistent Cleo unterstützt Menschen während ihres gesamten finanziellen Lebens, vom ersten Gehaltsscheck bis zum ersten Haus. Das Unternehmen hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, das Leben von Millionen junger Menschen mit finanziellen Kenntnissen positiv zu beeinflussen, die angesichts der sich verschärfenden Lebenshaltungskostenkrise einem erhöhten Druck auf ihre Finanzen ausgesetzt sind. Die Serie-C-Runde wurde von der belgischen Investmentgesellschaft Sofina angeführt und von bestehenden Investoren, darunter EQT und Balderton Capital, unterstützt.

    Falun Dafa Noticias y Cultivación
    Programa 364: "Abrazando la oportunidad de cultivarme y elevarme en la Banda Marchante Tian Guo"

    Falun Dafa Noticias y Cultivación

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 13:17


    Programa 364: En esta edición les presentamos una experiencia publicada en la página web de Minghui titulada "Abrazando la oportunidad de cultivarme y elevarme en la Banda Marchante Tian Guo", por una practicante de Falun Dafa en la zona de la bahía de San Francisco, EE. UU.

    Today's Catholic Mass Readings
    Today's Catholic Mass Readings Friday, July 1, 2022

    Today's Catholic Mass Readings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022


    Full Text of ReadingsFriday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 381All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Junipero SerraIn 1776, when the American Revolution was beginning in the east, another part of the future United States was being born in California. That year a gray-robed Franciscan founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, now famous for its annually returning swallows. San Juan was the seventh of nine missions established under the direction of this indomitable Spaniard. Born on Spain's island of Mallorca, Serra entered the Franciscan Order taking the name of Saint Francis' childlike companion, Brother Juniper. Until he was 35, he spent most of his time in the classroom—first as a student of theology and then as a professor. He also became famous for his preaching. Suddenly he gave it all up and followed the yearning that had begun years before when he heard about the missionary work of Saint Francis Solano in South America. Junipero's desire was to convert native peoples in the New World. Arriving by ship at Vera Cruz, Mexico, he and a companion walked the 250 miles to Mexico City. On the way Junipero's left leg became infected by an insect bite and would remain a cross—sometimes life-threatening—for the rest of his life. For 18 years, he worked in central Mexico and in the Baja Peninsula. He became president of the missions there. Enter politics: the threat of a Russian invasion south from Alaska. Charles III of Spain ordered an expedition to beat Russia to the territory. So the last two conquistadors—one military, one spiritual—began their quest. José de Galvez persuaded Junipero to set out with him for present-day Monterey, California. The first mission founded after the 900-mile journey north was San Diego in 1769. That year a shortage of food almost canceled the expedition. Vowing to stay with the local people, Junipero and another friar began a novena in preparation for St. Joseph's day, March 19, the scheduled day of departure. On that day, the relief ship arrived. Other missions followed: Monterey/Carmel (1770); San Antonio and San Gabriel (1771); San Luís Obispo (1772); San Francisco and San Juan Capistrano (1776); Santa Clara (1777); San Buenaventura (1782). Twelve more were founded after Serra's death. Junipero made the long trip to Mexico City to settle great differences with the military commander. He arrived at the point of death. The outcome was substantially what Junipero sought: the famous “Regulation” protecting the Indians and the missions. It was the basis for the first significant legislation in California, a “Bill of Rights” for Native Americans. Because the Native Americans were living a nonhuman life from the Spanish point of view, the friars were made their legal guardians. The Native Americans were kept at the mission after baptism lest they be corrupted in their former haunts—a move that has brought cries of “injustice” from some moderns. Junipero's missionary life was a long battle with cold and hunger, with unsympathetic military commanders and even with danger of death from non-Christian native peoples. Through it all his unquenchable zeal was fed by prayer each night, often from midnight till dawn. He baptized over 6,000 people and confirmed 5,000. His travels would have circled the globe. He brought the Native Americans not only the gift of faith but also a decent standard of living. He won their love, as witnessed especially by their grief at his death. He is buried at Mission San Carlo Borromeo, Carmel, and was beatified in 1988. Pope Francis canonized him in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2015. Reflection The word that best describes Junipero is zeal. It was a spirit that came from his deep prayer and dauntless will. “Always forward, never back” was his motto. His work bore fruit for 50 years after his death as the rest of the missions were founded in a kind of Christian communal living by the Indians. When both Mexican and American greed caused the secularization of the missions, the Chumash people went back to what they had been—God again writing straight with crooked lines. Saint Junipero Serra is the Patron Saint of: California Missions Click here for more on Saint Junipero Serra! Saint of the Day, Copyright Franciscan Media

    Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, GRMD
    GRMD Gulzar Part 2 Podcast June 30

    Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, GRMD

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 51:40


    Longest running radio show hosted by top rated host Sameer Khera from San Francisco. This episode features Gulzar Sahab's poetry and songs

    tech 45'
    #48 - Devenir une décacorne en 3 ans - Alex Bouaziz (DEEL)

    tech 45'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 46:52


    Deel surfe sur 3 tendances de fond : le travaille à distance, la démondialisation et la guerre des talents. Grâce à ce logiciel SAAS, les entreprises recrutent facilement et très vite à l'étranger. Avec Shuo Wang son associée d'origine chinoise, Alex Bouaziz a lancé Deel directement depuis San Francisco en 2019. Tous 2 ont été repérés par Y Combinator, le célèbre accélérateur qui a vu naître des milliers d'entreprises (Airbnb, Dropbox, Twitch). Et Deel n'a pas grand-chose à leur envier. Ce qu'ils ont réussi à faire en seulement 3 ans est juste incroyable. Malgré cela Alex - 29 ans - m'a reçu en tout simplicité et humilité... bonne écoute ! En chiffres, cela donne ça (accrochez-vous!) o plus de 1100 collaborateurs (75 pays) o 8000 clients o près de 700M$ de financement o valorisation de 12 milliards (Axios) o 100M d'ARR atteints au printemps 2022 (revenus annuels récurrents)

    Sox Machine
    Sox Machine Live!: Anaheim not a heavenly visit for White Sox

    Sox Machine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 57:31


    Stream Date: 6/30/2022 Josh and Jim recap another White Sox series loss, this time in Anaheim to the Angels. Why the White Sox have a Leury Garcia problem. What worked for Lucas Giolito to bounce back, and a look ahead to the upcoming series in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The John Batchelor Show
    #ScalaReport: Cooling Slowdown and the San Francisco Exit. Chris Riegel, @Scala CEO, @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport

    The John Batchelor Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 10:05


    Photo: #ScalaReport: Cooling Slowdown and the San Francisco Exit. Chris Riegel, @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport https://www.wsj.com/articles/inflation-consumer-spending-personal-income-may-2022-11656531317?mod=djemalertNEWS https://sfciti.org/sf-tech-exodus/

    Syndication Made Easy with Vinney (Smile) Chopra
    Real Estate Investors Are Favoring Senior Housing

    Syndication Made Easy with Vinney (Smile) Chopra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 23:46


    Tune into this weeks episode to learn more about Real Estate Investors Are Favoring Senior Housing and why we chose Assisted Living as our main focus! Don't forget to head over to iTunes to subscribe, rate, and leave a review. It's very much appreciated. Please email us at Vinney@VinneyChopra.com if you would like to get your questions answered on our next show!  Check out our website for more information - www.seniorlivinginvesting.co ------------------------------------------------ About Vinney (Smile) Chopra: Vinney is a real estate investor, syndicator, International best-selling author, host of 4 podcasts, multifamily educator, mentor, dedicated husband of over 40 years and father of 2 children-Neil and Monica, residing in Danville, California (near San Francisco) for 40+ years. Vinney came to this country with only $7 in his pocket and a dream. Vinney has now built a portfolio of over 6,500 units amounting to over $650 Million in the multifamily, senior assisted living and hospitality arenas. He is passionate about helping others achieve financial freedom and giving back to our seniors who have given us so much. Learn more about Vinney: https://vinneychopra.com/ Learn more about investing with Vinney: https://vinneychopra.com/investor/ Apply for Mentorship: https://vinneychopra.com/mentorship/ Vinney's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VinneyChopra/videos Vinney's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinney-smile-chopra/ Vinney's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinneychopra/ Vinney's Free Book: https://vinneychopra.com/freebook/ Claim your FREE copy of The #1 Top Seller in Commercial Investing: http://apartmentsyndicationmadeeasy.com/ ------------------------------------------------

    Insight On Business the News Hour
    The Business News Headlines 30 June 2022

    Insight On Business the News Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 11:05


    To suggest that the first half of 2022 was bad for the markets would be…an understatement.  It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 30th and final day of June…thanks for being with us everybody. A reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you today: It's been a tough year for Wall Street; President Biden lashes out at Russia; Natural gas prices crater; Meta says it will become more...lean; Ben & Jerry's and Israel; Tesla is tracking workers; Might Tesla lose massive market share; Retailer say, "Don't return it and keep the cash"; The Wall Street Report; San Francisco is getting hammered with layoffs. Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Justin Patton who, by the way is just what we need on a day like today...and really every day.  To listen to that conversation just click here. Thanks for listening! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.     

    Gary and Shannon
    (06/30) GAS Hour 2 - CA Exposes Personal Data Of Thousands Applying For Concealed Gun Permits

    Gary and Shannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 24:30


    California exposes personal data of hundreds of thousands of concealed gun permit applicants. A judge in Santa Ana is expected to decide whether to order a new trial against the Mongols Motorcycle Club in Orange County, who were convicted of racketeering and conspiracy in 2018. The founder of the Hells Angels Sonny Barger has died at the age of 83. A progressive Bay Area prosecutor is reelected while San Francisco tossed its liberal D.A

    The Remote Real Estate Investor
    How much time and money can an investment mentor save you?

    The Remote Real Estate Investor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 34:25


    Rich Fettke has a passion for helping people improve their businesses, grow their wealth, and live more fulfilling lives. He is the author of The Wise Investor, Extreme Success, and the audio program Momentum. Rich is also a co-founder of RealWealth®. Since 2003, the company has helped over 60,000 members improve their financial intelligence and acquire cash-flowing income properties — so they can live life on their own terms. As a licensed real estate broker and an active investor, Rich was selected as a Rich Dad Author for his expertise as a Wealth Mindset Expert.   The real estate industry is not easy for everyone to jump into. If you have just gotten your real estate license and feel you need extra support before getting your feet wet, or if you are an experienced agent looking to take it to the next level, you may decide to get a real estate coach. Rich who is a coaching mentor and investor will discuss the value of having a coach and mentor and what you can expect to find in his new book.   Episode Links: https://realwealth.com/ https://realwealth.com/the-wise-investor-book/ --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals.   Michael: Hey, everyone, welcome to another episode of the Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum and today I'm joined by Rich Fettke, who is an author, investor, coaching mentor, surfer, among many other things, and Rich is going to be talking to us today about some of the mistakes he seen investors make the value of having a coach and mentor as well as what you can expect to find in his book, which is soon to be released. So let's get into it.   Rich, what's going on, man? Welcome to the Remote Real Estate Investor. Thanks for hanging out with me.   Rich: Good to be here. Great hanging out with you.   Michael: Super excited. So before we hit record here, you and I were chatting a little bit about some sports where you both share in common, but I would love if you could give our listeners a little bit of insight into who you are, where you come from and what it is that you're doing in real estate today.   Rich: Sure, absolutely. My name is Rich Fettke and yeah, interesting. The way we got into real estate investing, I'm an I'm an investor and my wife and I also have a company that helps investors but that was what really got us into it was despair. It was about it was exactly 20 years ago, I was on top of my game, I had a book deal, just signed with Simon and Schuster. I was a business and personal coach had a thriving coaching practice, I was giving keynote speeches all over the country. It was like I was just crushing it and I felt so good. I was 37 years old and then I was diagnosed with melanoma, which is an advanced skin cancer but that's not the biggest deal is that they thought it spread to my liver.   So they had me do a CT scan and ultrasound and it kept showing these masses on my liver and so I met with an oncologist and he said, you know, it looks like you got about six months to live and we had a 10 year old daughter. Yeah, it just rocked my world, I had a 10 year old daughter, a three year old daughter. My wife is amazing but she was a stay at home mom and so she was freaking in the sense of what am I going to do financially if Rich dies and so she started to she had a as a coach, we were doing things together, she was also a trained coach and so she had this small radio station in San Francisco that she used to do a radio show on about all areas of life being your best self and personal development and all and she said I gotta figure this out. So she started to help people on that were financially successful, and was interviewing them about how do they create wealth and how do they create financial success and most of them turned out to be real estate investors. No surprise, so she came home all excited. One of them was a mortgage broker and he said, if you get your license, you can come become a mortgage broker. This is about 2003. So you know, things were still the mortgage world is pretty easy back then. So she went and did that. In the meantime, we figured out I had a PET scan, which is the most advanced scan for cancer, and it showed me cancer free. So it was just it was a false diagnosis. It was just hemangiomas little clusters of blood vessels on my liver but that was enough for me to go for those three months of not knowing if I was going to be alive, it was enough to give us the kick in the butt to get out and, and make things happen. So Kathy, and I see after that after I was healed, we started to invest together. We bought a bunch of properties in the Dallas, Texas area and it just took off from there and then Kathy started to help other investors with their mortgages. We had a bunch of friends and family saying, tell us how are you doing this? We you know, how are you doing this out of state investing and so we started we formed a group that we thought would be just a small group of family and friends and people that listen to the radio show. We thought it'd be a couple 100 people and today it's over 64,000 members now at real wealth that we're helping invest.   Michael: It's pretty amazing. Richard, good for you guys, so I I'm curious in your coaching business before you got diagnosed, did you ever come across real estate investors?   Rich: That I coached? Yes. Yeah and my mindset was, I want to invest in real estate someday when I have enough money and so and I was thinking I needed, you know, several $100,000 you know, to buy that first rental property or first investment, not realizing the power of leverage and how much banks love to lend money on real estate and so that was that was the eye opener for us.   Michael: Okay, I love it and what made you go remote? I mean, you're in California and your wife live in in San Francisco. Why did you pick to invest outside California?   Rich: Actually Robert Kiyosaki. It was she because Kathy was on the San Francisco radio station she was and it got bigger and bigger or she was able to attract some pretty big names and then this guy who had just written a book called Rich Dad, Poor Dad, not long before that, and he had this cashflow game that he was promoting and we had a friend who was his distributor for crypto cash flow game back in the day and so he was on the radio show, and he warned Kathy's listeners to sell their overpriced California properties and to invest in Texas and so we took his advice. Not we didn't sell all our expensive property, sadly, because 2008 crushed us with our California properties but it was, you know, he just saying for cash flow and what's going to happen, he was currently kind of calling out what was going to happen in 2008-2007. That's what sent us out of state.   Michael: Love it. So you also recently have written a book, haven't you?   Rich: Yeah, I just finished my second book. 20 years later, well, I have an audio program back then, too but yeah, it took me 20 years to write my second book and it's called the wise investor and it's a lot different than my first book that was mostly coaching focused. It was a nonfiction, basically a personal development book and this book is a modern parable. So it's story forum, and it tells a story of creating financial freedom and but also living your best life.   Michael: That's awesome and why did you decide to write it?   Rich: Interesting process, you know, I've had my own coach, to walk the talk to over the last 25 years now, I started coaching 25 years ago, and this coach that I that I still talk to every week, or every other week, now, he kept kind of he had read my first book, so he's always kind of knocking on me saying, when are you going to write your next book? When are you going to write your next book and I was like, I'm too busy running this company, you know, we have 27 employees and but then what we did is we applied story branding to our company. Are you familiar with that story branding?   It's a guy named Don Miller. He wrote a book called Building a story brand and it's all about basically telling the hero's journey, Joseph Campbell's work, using the hero's journey, just like great movies, do great books do weaving a story where your customer is the hero, and you are the guide. So the company is the guide, you help your customers and so we changed everything on our marketing around that, and how we served our members as being the heroes and I just got into this whole storytelling thing. I'm like, this is fascinating the structure of how to write a story, a compelling story that engages people that elicits an emotional change all that and so one day when in a coaching session, I said, you know, if I was going to write a book, I'd probably tell a story and then he heard that and you just like, What do you mean, tell me more and then that was the spark. So then then I get obsessed with it and I'm like, I could write a parable about what I've learned over the last 20 years as an investor, what I've learned in the last 25 years as a coach, yeah, and kind of weave them together into a story.   Michael: How cool and without giving away too much of the book. I mean, what could people what should people expect to find when they when they get a copy?   Rich: Basically, it's about this family, man, his name is Ryan Brooks and he's like a hard worker. He's got a wife, he's got a couple kids, and he's making a decent six figure income maxing out his 401k but he has no time for his wife or his kids or even his life and he's not investing. He's basically what we call today, Henry, right? A high earner, not rich yet. So he's…   Michael: I love it.   Rich: Yeah, they're out there does a lot of people you know, especially in California, where I'm based, and that make a lot of money, make a good income, but they're not rich, they're not wealthy, and they're not investing their money. They're spending it on things and so this guy is, is in that same trap. So he just starts to learn from he meets this new friend and mentor, who takes him out on adventures. Of course, it takes him out climbing takes him out mountain biking in in the sessions, when they're having fun together. He teaches him about investing about how wealthy people think, how rich people operate, and how and how poor people operate and think and he really goes over the difference between, you know, truly wealthy people, and people with a lot of money. He even says, you know, I know some people who are so poor, all they have is money and I see that in Malibu, you know, where I live there's a lot of has a lot of money and some of the people are really stoked and really happy and getting the most out of life and investing their money at some of the people are grumpy and miserable and, you know, that's rich in money but not in life.   So there's a lot of lessons about helping Ryan Brooks and his mentor walks them through this on how to invest how to how to really look at life through a different lens. One of my favorite things a mentor says to his mentor is about assets and he just kind of puts it in a different frame. He's like, you know, assets is are anything that will provide you income, or better health or happiness or two time and liability is anything that detracts from your income, or your health or your happiness or your time. So it's kind of a cool that type of perspective is this mentor is like, he's the me I hope to be in the future. He's that in that wise investor who's you know, he's got it all together, he's got this sage advice. He's very stoic, but he shares these lessons. So it covers the journey of five years of when they first met, and Ryan Brooks is struggling and just doesn't know what to do and it shows five years later, what happens and how he becomes wealthy in more ways than just money. I love it in money, too.   Michael: I love it. I love it enrich. Where can people find the book?   Rich: It's on Amazon, all major booksellers, published through Rich Dad advisors. So Robert Kiyosaki wrote the foreword for me, which I'm very grateful for… Come full, full circle, right.   Michael: Totally.   Rich: Yeah. So it's on Amazon. It's called the wise investor. Subtitle is a modern parable about creating financial freedom and living your best life. I got the cover right here. So it's out on eBook. This is what the cover looks like. Perfect. So it's out on eBook. But the printed version, the hardcover and the audio book won't be out until August and it's because of just like real estate supply chain issues. There's not enough paper at the printers, so it's a long wait six, seven months now to get a book printed.   Michael: Holy smokes…   Rich: Isn't it wild?   Michael: Yeah, okay. Well, I'm interested, get your order in now, because it might be a while.   Rich: Right, yeah. So hopefully it all comes out in August. Hopefully it comes out earlier in August but yeah, and the audio book was, that was a fun challenge for me. Big goal, because, you know, it's a story and there's 10 different characters, females, older people, young kids, so I had to become, I had to learn some voice acting skills over the period of a couple of months and really practice it. Oh, how can I think I pulled it off, we'll see how the reviews are.   Michael: Right on. That's great. Well, Rich, I'm curious to get your opinion on something because you're a coach, I will also work as a coach and there are folks out there that say you can take the horse to water, but you can't make him drink and so thinking about kind of the Henry's out there, and I think a lot of our listeners might find themselves in this boat, too. They have friends, family, folks around them that don't get real estate investing, right? I have a six figure job, I got a great job, why would I bother investing, I can make more money at my job. So what do you say to all those people and really, how do you position investing in general or real estate investing specifically to the people that think they haven't really good as things stand?   Rich: Yeah, I mean, first of all, you know, as a coach, I'm going to help point out what is good first, you know, this is the way I coach, the gratefulness piece and, you know, it's like, well, you know, be stoked on that six figure job, or whatever it is and it's about creating freedom and so many people don't have that freedom and that's what the Henry's don't have. If they have a short runway, if they stopped if they lost their job, which we've seen happen, they don't have many months left of cash flow, to be able to live their lifestyle, or any type of lifestyle. So that's the biggest thing would be that, do you want to create freedom for yourself, and not have the stress of losing your job, or wanting to move to a different job, if you're not loving what you're doing, a lot of people stay trapped, struggling, just trapped in their jobs, because it's like, this is my income, this is the way this is what I need to make ends meet. So that's the biggest thing, it's really about having your money, make money, so you can create freedom in the future freedom of time and everything. I think that's the biggest one and then so then flipping on the other side, there's something too about America, in the world that we are preprogrammed.   When we think invest, we think stock market and you know, I have nothing against it and Kathy and I are and my wife and I are invested in the stock market, but our major focus and the big aha, back through that story is, you know, we were doing that we were contributing to our IRAs and, you know, doing everything we were supposed to do investing in the stock market. But when we learned about leverage the power of leverage and how you can like 5x your money, just through the power of leverage. I mean, that's a standout and that's one of the lessons the mentor goes over in the book. He, he has Ryan compared to say, say you have $200,000 to invest and you invest 200,000, and gold, you put 200,000 and you buy, you buy maybe 400,000 in the stock market on that, you just leverage it and then you invest that same amount into real estate and then he kind of plays it out over five years, and over 10 years, sorry. So he's like 10 years later, and he said, so how much would the gold be worth at the same appreciation that's gold has been at and they look at that outcome and he said, oh, now let's look at your stocks and he looks at that. It's like good, he's got a decent return. Another investment, you know, he's got home and he's like, almost tripled his money but then the real estate, he looks at it, and he's 5x his money and more and then he's like, and that doesn't include the cash flow. It doesn't appreciate all the depreciation write offs and the tax benefits. So it's kind of like an eye opener to be like, oh, wait a minute. Now I see the, you know that the angels sing about investing in real estate and all those amazing, amazing benefits.   Michael: Totally, totally. Yeah, that makes that makes complete sense and curious, rich to get your thoughts on when looking for a coach because I think that that's something that some people have trouble wrapping their head around, it's like, oh, I you know, I don't have a coach in life and so I would never be inclined to go get a coach or pay for coaching and so if people are inclined to do so if people are okay, accepting that, what are some things they should be looking for when selecting a coach, or a mentor or whatever, you'd have someone to help walk them through their journey?   Rich: Yeah and that's a great question. It's like, I'd actually like to start step back a little bit, because you said what if they want to coach I would even go as far as there's a lot of people that I meet who say, Why do I need a coach, you know, I can hold myself accountable. I, I know how to set goals. I know how to go after what I want and everything in so why would I… Yeah, like you said, Why would I even pay someone or do anything like that and it's, you know, it's that age old metaphor or an analogy of an Olympic athlete, right? Did they get to the Olympics without a coach? No, you need someone to point things out. So for me, I know the power of coaching has been incredibly amazing because I have a coach to basically hold up the mirror to ask me the questions that I'm not asking myself, to help me look at myself and be like, you know, asking those tough questions. How are you operating? Are you being your best self? Are you, where are you getting in your own way? What's that inner Gremlin in your head saying to you? What's your limiting beliefs and what are you going to do here, what and look at new perspectives, new ideas. So there's a power in that, that it's called, I'm certified in CO active coaching, which is two people, you know, when you come together, you come up with ideas that you neither would have thought about their own? So that's another powerful piece of coaching. So that's, that's the first part of my answer and then the second part is, when you're looking for a coach, I think it's really what you're looking for.   So are you looking for a mentor, which is I think, different than a coach, a mentor has kind of been there, done that, just like the mentor, and in the book I wrote, he's been there and done that. So he can say, if you just do what I did, you will be where I am, which is awesome, and very valuable and that's a mentor and I think some people are looking for training and consulting, where they sign up for a coaching program. But it's more about teaching to learn a specific skill and that's very valuable to so and then the third one would be looking for a coach who's more like that coactive approach where it's someone who I first shared, and what I've gotten from coaching is someone to ask the most powerful questions, someone who's intuitive, someone who can really help you shift your mindset and be your best self and operate at your best self. So that would be a another type of coach or a peer coach in my eyes and sometimes it comes together, you know, I'll say to my clients, do you mind if I throw on my consulting hat right now or my mentoring hat? So they know that I'm stepping out of that coat peer coaching role and be like, you know, I've invested in real estate for a while I can give you some advice here, I'm not going to have you, you know, go and search it and try to learn it elsewhere when I've got it right here, and I can share it with you. So I think that's it, it's like looking for what is it that you want? What are you looking for and that would be the first thing and when I was interviewing for a coach and looking for I've had several coaches over the past 25 years, when I interview a coach, I'm always coming from the place of like, what's the vibe? What's it feel like to be coached by this person?   Do they? Do they ask powerful questions? Are they really hearing me and are they into my vision? You know, I think the biggest thing would be connecting with that coach, and really, really noticing, like, is this coach, really seeing my vision? Do they really get me who I am and what I want what's going to help me be fulfilled in my life, and in my career, and it's just a sense thing. So you can get that sometimes you you're talking to a coach, it's like, oh, this guy's or gals just coaching for the money, you know, just looking for another client. Sometimes you talk to a coach, it's like, wow, this person is really like, wants to coach me on their ideal client and so you can sense that   Michael: Interesting and how should people be thinking about it for themselves? If maybe they're not sure if someone is just getting started out in this journey, they know they want to invest in real estate, that's the goal but they don't know how to approach it to the to coaching and mentoring a consultant. I mean, what are some questions that they could be asking or things they could be thinking about, as they're starting?   Rich: That process gets great, I mean, experience, I would ask for experience and you know, I think it's great, you can find you can definitely find a coach, you know, or whatever they call themselves. They might call themselves a mentor, but it's like asking those questions. and talking to that person, just you know. So here are some of my goals. I know that you invest in real estate, can you tell me about your real estate background? What's your investment, investment philosophy? What have you invested in and I would even ask the coach, you know, what's been your biggest challenge your biggest failure as a real estate investor, you know, get see how vulnerable and real they are and if they're willing to, you know, to share that, and what's been your biggest, you know, what's been your biggest win as a real estate investor and what's your greatest strength? So I would ask some of those questions of a coach and then also like, what's, where do you I mean, real estate investing so broad, right and so it's like, what do you specialize in? What do you know best? When it comes to real estate investing?   Michael: Yeah, I love that. You mentioned tell me your biggest failure, biggest flop. I had a mentor back in the day, and he said, I don't trust anybody without a limp. Yeah, because like the people that have only had successes don't know how to do save no right to ship when things go sideways, and they will go sideways.   Rich: They will, they will. Yeah, I know that people who got into real estate in 2010-2015, who are just, you know, knock it out of the park, and they think they're, you know, superheroes. Sometimes I'm like, oh, careful, careful   Michael: We are all superheroes in this, you know, the last decade.   Rich: Exactly. Yeah, yeah.   Michael: So Rich, talk to us a little bit about what you've seen. Some of your coaching students or mentees get right and what have they gotten wrong because you really we have the beauty of hindsight now…   Rich: When it comes to investing, specifically?   Michael: When it comes to investing specifically…   Rich: Yeah, wrong and it's the same mistakes that Kathy and I made too. And it's that you try to talk people out of it and it's like buying an overpriced property in a non-landlord friendly state that is maybe slightly negative cashflow, or just breakeven, and they're looking at and say, but look at how this is appreciating in five years, it's going to be worth this much and it's like, no, so honestly, that's the biggest mistake I can see and I can see it in single family all the way up to multifamily. You know, just speaking at these conferences and meeting with a lot of people are doing multifamily. They think they're superheroes. They're doing this short term, short term lending short term loans, and bridge loans and really dangerous stuff at this time in the market because it's what's worked in the past and they think that they just like, Well, yeah, it's like, I know, this is a I know, it's only a you know, 2% cap rate, but that's okay because, yeah, just a one in three years… Yeah, exactly, so there's something there's something about, there's something about that. Yeah, it's just it's fundamentals, I think that's what it is, is comes down to investing fundamentals and that's what we preach at our company. It's how we help our investors, it's just really coming back to the fundamentals. Make sure you're doing it right.   Michael: Yeah, that makes sense and what about the other side of that coin for the folks that you've really just seen knock it out of the park? What are they doing and you can't say the fundamentals, you have to pick a different answer go?   Rich: That's great. I love that. Agreed, yeah, what value is that? Really, it's the people who, what I've seen, it's the people who take the long term game plan to the boring investors, the ones who are not trying to do this rapid growth, and trying to 10x their portfolio or 20, exit, or whatever it is. So it's keeping that long term perspective and just, you know, making sure that you can control the properties through any type of downturn and so the lessons learned that that, you know, being going through the whole recession, the Great Recession, and the whole mortgage meltdown, and all that big lessons came from that and so that it's the people who take out long term, continuously reinvesting to so it's like, you start this small, small portfolio, whether it's passive or active, and then you just start expanding and expanding and expanding it and I would say, it's the people who focus on the overall cash flow, not just I mean, brink weaving into appreciation, but looking at it, like five years from now, this is what my portfolio will most likely be doing based on everything, even if there's a recession, or whatever and then looking out 10 years and looking at it 15 years.   So it's that big picture and then reinvesting. The opposite of that would be someone who's I have some friends who were only flipping, so very transactional, and they had to find the properties either flip it and that's where their income was coming through into constantly flipping it and they adjusted the wise ones and the smart ones adjusted and switch to the bur stead strategy and so they started to find these properties, fix them up, but then they would hold them and rent them out and now they're the ones that have amassed a good amount of wealth, whereas the other people who are flipping are still in the transaction game.   Michael: Yeah. Ah, that makes sense, that makes sense. Okay. We've had a pretty good debate on the show over episodes about something called an alligator, which I don't know if you know Michael Zuber at all he's an author of one rental at a time. He's a good friend of the podcast, but in his definition alligators any property, that's negative cashflow, you have to feed it every month to keep continue owning it. So as you're talking about big picture, are you okay? If you say for instance, take out a cash out refinance a property to make that property a go negative, but to buy property B and now your global cumulative cash flow is greater than that a property a alone.   Rich: I'm in the camp of no, don't, do not no, no negative cashflow and negative cash flow and I'll be completely honest and transparent that the house at Kathy and I were in in Malibu before this, we bought it, we fix it up, we bought it for $747,000 in Malibu, which is rare, hard to find, it's like unheard of. Yeah, it was like it was a one bedroom, one bath built in 1927 and we had to completely gutted it and rehab and we put about 300,000 into it and then we didn't get permits. So we got busted in that process and now there's still a lien on title from LA county building department and so we can't sell that place and we can't even get a refi until we get those liens off title and get it all permanent everything which is a, that's a whole different stories…   Michael: Trying to get us to do an entire podcast series…     Rich: Coastal Commission and all that stuff. So oh my gosh, so we have a tenant in there and it's slightly cash negative cash flow. So that's like 150 to 200 a month negative cash flow.   So being completely honest, we do have a negative cash flow, it drives me crazy and that house has gone up probably $400,000 over the last couple of years in value. So we could look at it that way. But we can beyond that everything that we hold is positive cash flow, even if it's just like $100 a month positive. That's fine and if we're going to do a cash out refi we make sure that it's appreciated enough where we can do that cash out refi and not have the loan payment, PTI go over what we're gonna get for rental income.   Michael: Yeah, makes sense. Well, I appreciate you sharing the misstep and the vulnerability here on the show but it wasn't intentional, that was just a series of consequences. That hadn't be negative. You wouldn't you would intentionally do that.   Rich: Yeah, we did bring it on ourselves and but yeah, wasn't intentional. We didn't want to get caught.   Michael: I've played that game before, too. It's a risky one.   Rich: It is. Yeah, so you're always looking out the window and yeah…   Michael: Who is coming in, roday gonna be the day get caught o maybe tomorrow?   Rich: Exactly. When we were almost done. We were building the final deck in the back and all of a sudden, this building inspector shows I'm investigating you because one of your neighbors called…   Michael: I was gonna say but it's probably one of your neighbors.   Rich: Yeah, because it would make the cut and concrete and it was so loud or for the whole week. I think it just drove this neighbor crazy and so it is what it is.   Michael: As soon as a quick aside one of the other hosts on the show with me, Tom he, one of his neighbors called on him he was adding an offer a small prefab office in the backyard of his property. neighbor called he gets in trouble. Same thing didn't pull permits. So now he's going through that whole rigmarole. But the funny part is the neighbor that called Tom found out that their fence is on Tom's property, it's on the wrong side of the property. He's like, thanks for calling and alerting me to that little fact.   Michael: Unbelievable.   Rich: So he's, he's playing that game. How do I how do I want to you know, play my next hand?   Rich: The revenge game…   Michael: That's it, that's it, best served cold on ice. Okay, Rich. Let's wrap up here. I'm curious to get your thoughts. We are in this very unique time in our economy in our market in this country and I'm just curious to kind of get your thoughts on what are you doing, personally as an investor and what are you doing in your business and what are you telling your students to do, as well?   Rich: Absolutely, yeah. I have the benefit of being married to Kathy Fettke, who has been around for a while she's on the on the market podcast on Bigger Pockets and so she's constantly doing her market updates every year, she does predictions and has done that for the last 15 years and then at the every quarter, she doesn't investor update and at the end of the year, she puts herself on the line says okay, here's what I predicted back in January. Let's see how accurate I am and yeah, and she's been really good. She's like almost 95% on her predictions, which is awesome. So I just listened to her. You know, she's always interviewing experts and she's connected with like John Chang from Marcus and Millichap and so many just, you know, experts, as I said, with Kiyosaki and all that. So what she's saying I'll just speak, you know, because I get to hear through her office door when she's doing all her interviews and everything she think He said interest rates are not going to go up that much more, maybe even dip a tiny bit for mortgages, and then maybe level off.   But even though the Feds gonna keep raising the rate, the lender and great mortgage rates can't kind of withstand that going up too much. So she thinks mortgage rates are going to hold around where they are and then there's such a glut in such a need for properties and not enough inventory. It's like a whole different world than 2008-2009. So yeah, I think we're, it's estimates are between three and 5 million homes shy right now, for housing units. So inventory still low and also, there's that whole thing where people are locked into these amazing interest rates, so they don't want to sell. So they just, it doesn't make sense to sell something and when you got a 3% mortgage or lower and go into a higher mortgage, so the real estate is gonna hold strong is what she's predicting, it's even going to increase a little bit rents are even going to increase a little bit surprisingly, even with, with the economy and inflation, rents are still gonna go up a little bit, that's her prediction and then a recession will hit well, most likely, sometime around late 2023, early 2024 but it will be a mild one, just kind of more of a correction that that's needed.   Michael: Okay. Okay and does either her or you think that there will be any kind of pullback in demand as folks go back into the office or are we going to be seeing remote work kind of indefinitely, which I think was a big driver of that single family rental demand?   Rich: Yeah, that's a big one. Yeah and the cool thing is like, we have teams that are like the boots on the ground. So there's different 15 different property teams in our company that find properties and so and we just did a mastermind with them in Tampa, Florida and we spent two days and we really talked about all this exact same stuff. So it's, it's something around not like a big hit on it. There still will be some availability, but not much different than if you look at today's current market right now is not going to be a lot different than that over the next year and a half.   Michael: So for instance, we don't expect there to be much pullback in terms of demand. Dude, because we're expecting people to continue remote working basically…   Rich: There's definitely a return to the office. There's there are definitely companies that are saying no, it's time to come back now that we want to look over your shoulder, we want to hold you accountable and all that stuff. It's so funny, because it's like the surfing lineups are getting a little bit lighter thinning. So funny. Go Oh, it's like why are so many people surfing? Oh, they're supposed to be orange. They think they're working. Their bosses think they're at work right now. Yeah. So I'm seeing a pullback there. So that's my gauge.   Michael: So funny.   Rich: Yeah, but not as much. There's definitely, with so many people how they've learned to use Zoom and GoTo Meeting and being remote and all that stuff. It's we're in a new world, there's no doubt about it. So I think there's going to be a slight pullback on buyers and transactions and all that. As far as the rate, but it's still not going to it's not going to drop to like dismal levels.   Michael: Okay, sweet. Well, we will definitely have to stay in touch and see how you do how you and your wife do on those percentages. Rich, this has been so much fun, man. Thank you again, if people want to learn more about you want to learn more about real wealth, where can they do that?   Rich: For the book? Like I said, it's on Amazon or if people want to learn more, before they buy it, just go to https://realwealth.com/the-wise-investor-book/  and then our website is just simple, real wealth: https://realwealth.com/   Michael: Perfect. Alright, thank you again and I'm sure we'll be chatting soon.   Rich: All right, man. Thank you, it was fun.   Michael: All right, everyone a big thank you to Rich for coming on. Super, super insightful. I know I learned a ton as a coach myself in what to look for in a coach and mentor going forward as well. So as always, thank you so much for listening, and we look forward to seeing the next one. Happy investing…

    Bitch Talk
    Basic Bitching - Producer Char's Day at the Warrior's Parade and Zoom Memorials

    Bitch Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 42:35


    We got back on the saddle and held a little zoom sesh to basic bitch. We had Char captain this episode and she shared with us her Warriors parade story as well as the first public memorial she helped put together for our friend and podcast sister Dayna Keyes who passed away in late March. Thanks Char for taking the reigns on this one!!--Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 600 episodes without your help! --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and fuck the Supreme Court--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions 

    Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
    Owl Post Edition: An Interview with Imara Jones!

    Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 50:48


    This week, Vanessa and Matt are joined by fellow podcaster and award-winning journalist Imara Jones to discuss her work founding Translash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative effort, which produces content to shift the current culture of hostility towards transgender people in the US.Thanks to Barbara, Adeetee, Dasha, and our anonymous listener for their beautiful voicemail contributions. Next week we're reading Chapter 18, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, through the theme of Friendship.Listen to Imara on the Translash podcast here, and the Anti-Trans Hate Machine podcast here.A list of people, resources, and media Imara mentioned in the episode:Chase Strangio - Lawyer with the ACLUThe Trevor Project - Accurate information on gender identityLocal orgs in your state working to fight anti-trans bills - for example TENT in Texas Laverne Cox - actress Janet Mock - author and creator of PoseSarah McBride - Delaware state senator The historic Transgender District in San Francisco - the first legally recognized trans district in the worldThe Equality Federation  - for tracking anti-trans bills being introduced across the country--It's only two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollar to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The PFF NFL Show
    Ranking the best rosters in the NFL heading into 2022

    The PFF NFL Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 86:40


    Join Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson as they rank the best rosters in the NFL heading into 2022. 2:00 - Mailbag 38:10 - Ranking the best NFL Rosters heading into 2022 38:55 - Buffalo Bills 45:47 - Green Bay Packers 50:00 - Los Angeles Chargers 54:30 - Cleveland Browns 1:01:54 - Kansas City Chiefs 1:04:50 - Miami Dolphins 1:09:11 - San Francisco 49ers 1:15:22 - Dallas Cowboys 1:20:30 - Arizona Cardinals

    The Michael Knowles Show
    Ep. 1038 - California Bribes People With Taxes & Abortion

    The Michael Knowles Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 51:53


    Governor Gavin Newsom makes a desperate plea to people fleeing California, San Francisco votes to destroy the suburbs, and Chris Pratt claims he's ‘not a religious person.' The Daily Wire launches DailyWire+ with the addition of Jordan Peterson! Become a member today to access the entire content catalog: https://utm.io/ueIZt  — Today's Sponsors: Use Promo Code 'KNOWLES' at EpicWill.com for 10% off your will. Shop auto and body parts from hundreds of manufacturers. Visit www.RockAuto.com and enter "KNOWLES" in the 'How Did You Hear About Us' Box. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast
    Succotash Epi311: Moving to the Sounds of Laughter

    Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 27:02


    Old habits die hard, right? I can't seem to drop an episode on time these days! What is this, the third show that I've hosted in a row to drop a day or more late? Ridiculous. BUT I have an excuse. Okay, I've had an excuse every time but THIS time it's real-er. Firstly, as our announcer Bill Heywatt will tell you, I AM Marc Hershon, the OG host for Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, and you've gotten hold of Episode 311. My excuse? I've been moving. Not just down the street, or down the block, or across town. My lovely wife, Debra, and I have uprooted from Sausalito, California – right across the bay from San Francisco, if you're unfamiliar – and headed for the hills. The Sierra foothills, that is, in Grass Valley, CA. That's a good 3-hour drive from the Bay Area, or SIX hours if you're making the trip in an electric car with a 100-mile range. Anyway, just moved in last Friday so “Studio N”, my Nerd Nook, had to be disassembled, boxed up, and re-assembled in our new place. It's been a journey, friend. Average daily temperature is in the upper 90s to low 100s. And just a couple days ago, a wildfire broke out about 14 miles away with smoke I could clearly see through the Studio N window billowing up. So enough of my excuses. You downloaded or are streaming this installment of Succotash to hear some snippet of comedy soundcasts, didn't you? Well, friend, I'll let you know what I have in store for you right after I ask whether you heard my inestimable colleague Tyson Saner, who always drops HIS show on time, in this feed last week with Epi310, entitled “Question, Listen, Kill”. It was a good time, featuring three shows I'd heard ABOUT but had never actually heard before: What'd You Do This Weekend?, I Hear Voices, and Kill Me Now with Judy Gold. If you didn't catch it then you can still catch it now through a variety of authorized listening posts, including Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, YouTube, PodBay, Podchaser, and always – along with more than 11 years of archived episodes – on our homesite, SuccotashShow.com. That gets you up to speed and gets us to this episodes fascinating lineup of featured snippets. I've harvested “sound seedlings” from 5-4, Crazy Town, Prop Culture, and Romance Road Test. In addition, we've got a new fake sponsor this week: Sarsaparilla. Let's get started, shall we? CLIPS 5-4This episode's first entry is from 5-4. If you're looking for it, that's the numeral five, then a hyphen (or dash, if you're from the Old Country), followed by the numeral four. It's a soundcast, as they say right upfront, about how much the Supreme Court sucks. A sentiment I happen to agree with more and more with each judgement they render. Or mangle, as the case usually is. The hosts, Peter, Michael, and Rhiannon look at the reasoning behind SCOTUS' issues, using their dark humor to reveal the high court's biases, as the About section of their homesite tells us. Spoiler Alert: The clip I've selected doesn't really have a whiff of their trademarked humor in it as if comes from their recent Emergency Episode: Roe Is Overturned. I didn't want to play anything funny because I don't think the matter is funny and neither do they. Romance Road Test It's always fun and interesting when one soundcast begats another. And now the long-running By The Book soundcast, hosted by Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg, have had a baby soundcast, entitled Romance Road Test! Kristen and Jolenta are also co-authors of the book How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books. After years of experimenting on themselves with every self-help technique under the sun, they're leveling up and putting their own long-term romantic relationships on the line. Over 16 episodes, Kristen and Jolenta and their partners will test out popular recommendations for reigniting romantic connections. Everything from grooming each other—to sex every day for a week. Audiences will listen in and learn about what actually brings them closer…and what makes them want to run screaming away from each other. In this clip from their debut episode, they set up the idea of re-creating your very first date with your partner…if you can remember back that far. (You can get the first episode of Romance Road Test in their By The Book soundcast feed BUT the remainder of the episodes are exclusively available on Audible.com or through the Audible app.) Crazy TownFor our next clip this episode, it's off to Crazy Town, a soundcast hosted by Asher Miller, Rob Dietz, and Jason Bradford. This motley trio from the Post Carbon Institute uses their show to try to keep it together while diving in to maddening issues like climate change, runaway capitalism, and widespread social delusionism. I clipped their episode from early June entitled, “Throwing Superman Through a Cigarette Truck: The Insidious Manipulation of Advertising”. Our snippet has the hosts getting into the annoying practice in movies known as “product placement.” Prop CultureI am still trying to wrap my head around the concept for our lat featured show, entitled Prop Culture, which is another brand new soundcast. First of all, it's not to be confused with a Disney+ show of the same name, hosted by Dan Lanigan, who is a movie prop collector. The Prop Culture we're clipping is hosted by 3 NFTs characters Loot Bag #2020, Quirkies #307, and Quirkies #1988. It seems to only be available on iHeart Radio, or was – the more I look for it, the more it seems to be leaking out into other distribution channels. I'm not sure who's doing the three voices. I do find it interesting that the show description on iHeart Radio ends with: “Prop Culture. We bet you'll hate it.” See what you think with this snippet from their first episode, “The Pickleball Murders”. That's what we got for you and apologies to anyone who used out @SuccotashShow handle in their socials this past week to get into the TweetSack. This episode is so late I'm dispensing with the Sack for this week. But I'll save up those handles until I'm back for Epi313. Tyson will be back for Epi312 next week in this very same feed, so tune in for his soundcast shenanigans and check out his gaming videos at Tyson Saner: Gamer on YouTube, too! Until next time, if you should happen to find yourself careening wildly down a steep hill on a bike with no brakes, and a pedestrian you narrowly missed as you zipped through an intersection screams out, “Have you heard anything good lately?!”, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    The Business Power Hour with Deb Krier

    Caterina Rando is a women on a mission. She shows women entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants and speakers how to build influence and gain insta-clients with speaking and authentic selling. She is a women's business mentor extraordinaire, podcaster and author of the national best-seller Learn to Think Differently now published abroad in eleven languages including Estonian. Her latest book The ABCs of Public Speaking was an instant Kindle bestseller. Caterina hosts live summits and retreats for women in business including the: Expand Your Fempire Summit, the Shero Speaker Summit and Bliss Retreat for Women Leaders on a Mission. Caterina is also, the founder of The The Thriving Women in Business Center in San Francisco, a place for women to gather and host workshops. Plus she also the creator of Thriving Women in Business Giving, a project that raises money for women and girls education and entrepreneurship training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Runners of The Bay
    Episode 93: Frank Chan on the harmonious connection between running and art

    Runners of The Bay

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 74:26


    This week we talk to Frank Chan, a stalwart of the San Francisco running community. Frank may be best known for his incredible Strava art, but we learn so much more about Frank in this episode including his commitment to engaging and supporting the San Francisco community as a whole during the pandemic, and how is approach to running changes when he is in pursuit of different goals. Some highlights from our conversation:

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    Diane Sanfilippo Quits Diet Culture Part 2

    Quitted

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 45:58


    Diane Sanfilippo Quits Diet Culture Part 2Last week in our interview with best-selling author of diet books and former-diet-entrepreneur-turned-anti-diet-activist Diane Sanfilippo: we got deep into how after 20 years of dieting and building a whole VERY SUCCESSFUL career steeped in diet culture, Diane found she couldn't make herself lose the same x pounds yet again. Last week we dug into what diet culture is and how that came to define Diane's existence. This week we go deep into the implications of that decision. We talk about changing our minds in public, being true to our integrity at the cost of the public's understanding or agreement; the dreaded liminal space and what happens when you've got ADHD and nothing to keep you structured, and committing to the truth over consistency.About Diane Sanfilippo: Diane is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites - a wholesome food company that creates frozen meals, organic spice blends and snacks - all shipped nationwide. She's a certified holistic Nutrition Consultant, and two-time New York Times bestselling diet book author turned anti-diet advocate. Diane co-hosts Full Plate, a weekly podcast about healing from diet culture, setting boundaries, exploring mental health, and finding body liberation. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Scott, and two fur kids.You can find Diane on Instagram: @dianesanfilippoand via her websites balancedbites.com and dianesanfilippo.com Support us:Quitted is listener-supported, made possible by us and by you; you can support this podcast by joining our Patreon community at patreon.com/quittedMusic: Michael Blumenfeld, mikebloomstudio.comSound engineering + edits: Adam Day, https://www.adamdayphotography.com/Producer: Cathleen Kisich Become a Quitted supporter on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    SPORTS BET FORUM
    Optimism surrounding Deebo Samuel contract extension with San Francisco 49ers

    SPORTS BET FORUM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022


    Sportsnaut The Deebo Samuel contract situation with his San Francisco 49ers is one of the The post Optimism surrounding Deebo Samuel contract extension with San Francisco 49ers appeared first on SPORTS BET FORUM.

    Roadie Free Radio
    297: RFR Rewind: Arica Rust |Getting Started

    Roadie Free Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 6:12


      Arica Rust is a live sound engineer specializing in Front-Of-House systems engineering based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her expertise lies in designing, deploying, and optimizing sound reinforcement systems tailored to the client's or artist's needs. She is an expert in L-Acoustics and advanced user in d&b audiotechnik systems. She also has extensive experience as a monitor engineer, mix engineer, stage tech, RF coordinator, and communications specialist. Born in Oakland, California, Arica came into audio with a passion to shape how the audience experiences music. Her love of music and technology led her to receive trade certificate in Live Sound and Sound Recording from City College of San Francisco as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Media Arts with a focus in Audio Production from San Francisco State University. Arica currently works for Sound On Stage, Inc., providing audio production services for a wide range of events from high profile corporate entertainment to large-scale music festivals. Full Episode here: https://open.spotify.com/show/61e24ZD5A3oBTxO36WHQXq?si=2727433f968248d5 The Following links are affiliate links! Each sale helps our channel out at no additional cost to you. My VLOG & Streaming camera: https://amzn.to/3nEuIh2 The VLOG Lens: https://amzn.to/2y4Zrjd The ALL PURPOSE lens: http://amzn.to/2vPGayB My OTHER lens: https://amzn.to/38OVlfb My MAIN PODCAST mic: https://roswellproaudio.com/products/mini-k87 My OTHER podcast mic: https://amzn.to/3nK9oGQ Create ‘n Cast Bundle from SHURE & Focusrite: https://amzn.to/2LTUTTv The camera CAGE I use: http://amzn.to/2fWUwI2 My DESKTOP mixer: https://amzn.to/39yiSzZ My AUDIO interface: https://amzn.to/2LRF53W BEST FIELD recorder: http://amzn.to/2wfzCYI My FAVORITE mic stands: http://amzn.to/2xnBn6d Roadie Free Radio Merch: http://www.roadiefreeradio.com/merch/ RFR Website: http://www.roadiefreeradio.com  

    Locked On 49ers - Daily Podcast On The San Francisco 49ers
    What the McLaurin Contract Means for Deebo, Jimmy G Not an NFL Starter?

    Locked On 49ers - Daily Podcast On The San Francisco 49ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 38:57


    Does the Terry McLaurin Extension help set the market for fellow wide receiver Deebo Samuel with the San Francisco 49ers? Will Jimmy Garoppolo start for ANY team in 2022? And what is the worst trade in San Francisco 49ers history? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Locked On White Sox - Daily Podcast On The Chicago White Sox
    Jose Abreu went 4-for-4 however the Chicago White Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels, 4-1

    Locked On White Sox - Daily Podcast On The Chicago White Sox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 26:34


    The Chicago White Sox followed up on their 11 run, 17 hit performance from Tuesday night with only 1 run and 7 hits on Wednesday night. The White Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels, 4-1, and also lost the series. The Sox were not able to do much against Angels pitcher Shoehi Ohtani but the White Sox did have opportunities throughout the game to score runs but were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. The lone bright spot for the Sox was Jose Abreu. He went 4-for-4 on the night. Sox starter, Michael Kopech, gave up a few runs early then settled down until the 6th inning. The last batter he faced, he gave up a two-run home run. The White Sox have an off day on Thursday and then head to San Francisco for a three game series with the Giants. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONMLB. Athletic Greens To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MLBNETWORK Sports Card Investor Download the Sports Card Investor App today and easily browse over 630K cards from every sport, with hundreds more added each week . Available for free in the Google Play and Apple App stores or go to sportscardinvestor.com/lockedon. Blue Nile Make your moment sparkle with jewelry from Bluenile.com, and LOCKED ON SPORTS listeners get $50 off purchases of $500 or more using code LOCKEDON. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Conversations With Matt Dwyer
    Tongo Eisen-Martin

    Conversations With Matt Dwyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 73:49


    Tongo Eisen-Martin is the poet laureate of San Francisco, an educator and activist. He is a powerful poet and a brilliant mind and it was an honor to spend two hours talking with him. Tongo joined me hours after we heard that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe. Tongo enlightened me to many of his views on the world. How many of us have been lulled asleep by late stage imperialism, how a society founded on a slavocracy does not have the DNA to be a democracy, how he was a product of a family organized intentionally and how writing poetry is getting to know your paralel intelligence. This was a two part conversation. The 2nd part lives on my patreon page.Part 2 of the Conversation can be heard exclusively on Patreon HEREOpening music, Church Bell by LOANTongo Eisen-Martin BANDCAMP Tongo's Books Someone's Dead AlreadyTongo's Books at City Lights BookstoreTongo on TwitterTongo in InstagramThemattdwyer.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Komando On Demand
    Humanoid robots, plastic replacement, Instagram face scans

    Komando On Demand

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 34:19


    Elon Musk's humanoid Tesla robot could come out in months. Plus, Cruise is now charging for rides in its driverless vehicles in San Francisco and Instagram is testing an AI face-scanning tool to verify age. Also, Twitter wants writers to publish longer content with Notes, spray-on plant coating could replace plastic food wrap and a few ways to stop Google tracking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    4:13 Podcast
    #200: Can I Make Peace With the Past and Make Sense of the Present? With Bonnie Gray

    4:13 Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 29:57


    Growing up as a Chinese American daughter of a mail-order bride and a busboy in San Francisco's Chinatown, Bonnie Gray never felt like she belonged. She spent her childhood hiding “Chinese Bonnie” who lived in a dysfunctional home in poverty, so she could be accepted as cheerful “American Bonnie” who lived a life that looked like everybody else's. Bonnie joins me on the podcast today, and you'll hear how she made peace with her past and how it has changed everything about her future. As she was trying to throw away pieces of her past—the ones she thought no one wanted—she discovered God was tenderly gathering all the broken fragments to build a new story of faith and joy. It's only when we learn to embrace the truth of our past that we can finally make sense of our present and celebrate what truly matters. SHOW NOTES: 413podcast.com/200

    Art and Labor
    165 – A Generous Grift w/ Sam Lefebvre

    Art and Labor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 79:23


    Fan favorite Sam Lefebvre's newest work, the three-part series “A Generous Grift” for San Francisco-based community art space The Lab, is finally all here! We here at A+L felt the spacetime ripple from the upload and bolted awake in a cold sweat. Taking a magnifying glass to some particularly local, incredibly bold, and somehow publicly … Continue reading "165 – A Generous Grift w/ Sam Lefebvre"

    Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, GRMD
    GRMD June 23rd Fathers Day Special Podcast

    Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, GRMD

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 50:58


    Longest running radio show hosted by top rated host Sameer Khera from San Francisco CA. This show is a special episode for Fathers Day

    Hard Factor
    6/30/22: Radio Shack(ing) Up With Your Mom, and MDMA Pills Produced at Nuclear Military Base

    Hard Factor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 62:45


    On today's show….Radio Shack has been absolutely on one from their official Twitter account, attacking everyone and we found out why (00:23:30). Finland and Sweden join NATO and Russia and China aren't happy (00:42:00). A Belgium military base with 20 nukes is found to have a ton of MDMA pills being produced (00:46:05). (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:07:10) - Fun Fact: Chase Daniel has made 41,000,000 and only started in 5 NFL games (00:10:00) - R Kelly got sentenced to 30 years in prison (00:14:52) - Taco Bell is making giant cheez-It menu items in California (00:17:30) - Supreme Court ruled that local police can butt in on Native American affairs in OK (00:19:20) - The FCC Commissioner wants apple and google to get tik tok out of their stores (00:23:30) - Cream of the Crop: We get to the bottom of the RadioShack obscene Twitter explosion TikTok International Moment (00:34:38) - Brazil - A woman marries a ragdoll and has a baby with it (00:42:00) - EU - NATO adds Finland and Sweden and Russia and China are not thrilled (00:46:05) - Belgium - Military base has 20 nukes and a ton of MDMA pills Lightning Round of Animals (00:49:00) - It's raining fish in San Francisco (00:51:15) - A shrimp boat dog swims 5, 6 or 12 miles in the gulf and survives (00:56:41) - A cat in Vancouver chases off a black bear (00:58:25) - CA fire fighters rescue puppies from a tortoise den These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: Black Buffalo - If you are 21 or over and dip Head to http://BlackBuffalo.com and use promo code HARDFACTOR at checkout for 25% off your first order PredictIt - go to http://PredictIt.org/promo/HardFactor40 to get your first $40 matched on us in the stock market of politics and bet on this year's Midterm Elections Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480, send us a voice memo to hardfactorvoicemail@gmail.com, and/or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts to hear it on Friday's show Other Places to Listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Lots More... Watch Full Episodes on YouTube Follow @HardFactorNews on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hard-factor/support

    John McGinness
    John McGinness Show June 29th

    John McGinness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 33:46


    John talks about his Poll Question of the Day: "The latest point in time count shows Sacramento has surpassed San Francisco for the number of homeless individuals. The count also shows that population nearly doubled between 2019 and 2022. Are you surprised by these results?" Later in the hour John talks with special guest Amabda Blackwood about homelessness.

    Delete Your Account Podcast
    Episode 218 - The Homeless Industrial Complex

    Delete Your Account Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 102:18


    This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by housing justice and tenant advocates Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal and returning guest Shanti Singh. Tracy, making their Delete Your Account debut, is a writer and cofounder of the Los Angeles Tenants Union whose book Abolish Rent is forthcoming from Verso Books. Shanti, formerly deputy data director of for the Bernie Sanders campaign in California, serves as Legislative and Communications Coordinator for Tenants Together as well as on the board of the San Francisco Community Land Trust.  The gang discusses the flood of evictions underway in California, how today's capitalism needs mass homelessness to function, what a YIMBY is, the success of tenant organizing in LA, the facts behind the recall of San Francisco's reform-minded District Attorney Chesa Boudin, how the LA mayoral race will impact the city's unhoused population, and more.  Follow Tracy on Twitter @two_evils and Shanti @uhshanti. If you're in the Los Angeles area, find out how to get involved with the LA Tenants Union at latenantsunion.org, and if you're elsewhere in California, check out Tenants Together at tenantstogether.org. And make sure to read Tracy's article published for The New Republic titled “Inside LA's Homeless Industrial Complex”.  As mentioned in the introduction, a list of abortion funds most urgently in need of financial support can be found here.  If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

    Syndication Made Easy with Vinney (Smile) Chopra
    The Vinney and Beau Show with Terry Judge (Part 2/3)

    Syndication Made Easy with Vinney (Smile) Chopra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 17:04


    Join us LIVE for The Vinney and Beau Show!! Every Friday at 9:30am PST or 12:30pm EST on all social media websites! This week's Special Guest: Terry Judge! https://coresolutionsgroup.net/tjudge/ Do not forget to share this podcast, leave comments, and give 5 Star reviews! Thank you so much!  ------------------------------------------------ About Vinney (Smile) Chopra: Vinney is a real estate investor, syndicator, International best-selling author, host of 4 podcasts, multifamily educator, mentor, dedicated husband of over 40 years and father of 2 children-Neil and Monica, residing in Danville, California (near San Francisco) for 40+ years. Vinney came to this country with only $7 in his pocket and a dream. Vinney has now built a portfolio of over 6,500 units amounting to over $650 Million in the multifamily, senior assisted living and hospitality arenas. He is passionate about helping others achieve financial freedom and giving back to our seniors who have given us so much. Learn more about Vinney: https://vinneychopra.com/ Learn more about investing with Vinney: https://vinneychopra.com/investor/ Apply for Mentorship: https://vinneychopra.com/mentorship/ Vinney's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VinneyChopra/videos Vinney's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinney-smile-chopra/ Vinney's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinneychopra/ Vinney's Free Book: https://vinneychopra.com/freebook/ ------------------------------------------------

    The Remote Real Estate Investor
    Are current market conditions an opportunity for real estate investors?

    The Remote Real Estate Investor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 32:25


    Dana Dunford is the CEO of Hemlane Property Management and a real estate investor. In today's episode we discuss market conditions, interest rates, what is happening in the stock market, and what the current moment means for real estate investors. If you are wondering if it is the right time to purchase an investment property, you will want to listen to this episode. Links: Hemlane.com --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The remote real estate investor podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals.   Michael: Hey, everyone, welcome to another episode of The Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum, and today I'm joined by Dana Dunford, co founder and CEO of Hemlane Property Management. And today Dana is gonna be talking to us about the state of the economy and some things that investors should be aware of and thinking about as we move forward in today's market. So let's get into it.   Dana Dunford, welcome back again to The Remote Real Estate Investor. Thanks for coming on and hanging out with me.   Dana: Great. Thanks for having me. Again, Michael.   Michael: Oh, my gosh, it is such a pleasure. You are great friend of the pod. Great friend of Roofstock. For those who might not be familiar with you give us the Quick, quick and dirty background of who you are. And background on yourself.   Dana: Yeah, so I'm Dana Dunford. I'm here in San Francisco. So just right across the bridge from rootstock. I have been in technology for gosh, now we're going on 18 years. So I'm a tech veteran, which we'll be talking about tonight, today, which I'm excited about. And on top of that, I'm in property management. So we're a tech platform for property management, and partner of Roofstock's. And we've seen what has been going on since q1, the market softening things changing in technology. So I think this is going to be a great call, because both Roofstock and Hemlane have seen it firsthand. And hopefully this gives some insight into what, what the upcoming year is going to look like for all real estate investors out there.   Michael: Totally. And just to give some people, some additional color, you are CEO, co founder of Hemlane, and you just did your series A, what was it q3 of 2021 or q4 of 2021?   Dana: Q4, so we raised at the perfect timing, those who are not in venture and the tech world of Silicon Valley. We couldn't have timed it better. You know, right now, and we'll talk about this today. Right now, the market is really softening. There's just less capital going into startups. We can't say this was people were already predicting this. So back in q3, and q4 venture capitalists were already saying, Ooh, there's a lot of money pouring into this valuations are really high. And some had already started pulling back. But it wasn't until what happened in the public markets, where you know, trillions of dollars were taken out of these Sass companies, valuations are overall the market cap, that suddenly the venture world that trickled down and people really started to pull back capital. So yeah, we raised back then roofstock, when was your guys's last raise? Because you guys are at a later stage. And so obviously, also impacted by this and quite, potentially, more significantly than us.   Michael: I think we got our term sheet squared away in in q4, as well. So right around that same perfect timing with money getting wired in coming in and in q1.   Dana: Yeah, perfect. So you guys will be able to weather the storm with that what we're going to be talking about soon here.   Michael: Yep, absolutely. I'm thinking so. Okay, so let's talk about how, like, how did we get here, because you're mentioning that trillions of dollars have been essentially taken off the table in terms of market cap. But for those people that aren't familiar with the space that haven't maybe been following along as closely, what like, where are we today? And can you give us some insight and background as to how you think we got here?   Dana: Yeah, so first of all, I believe most people on this podcast today listening are real estate investors. And so all of you hopefully got in when interest rates were super low, just artificially low, right? We never seen interest rates below 3% for so long. And one that was fantastic for real estate, right? You could get a rental properties at afford a higher price because your interest rate is much lower your loan. And then for startups and for companies money was much more free it was much more flowing. What we ended up seeing happen which most people predicted this would happen. But no one knew when or at least I haven't heard of any economists who knew this was going to happen exactly. We're in March, but we started seeing the inflation go through the roof, you know, 8.6%. And it's been consistent where we have seen the inflation rate really, really high.   And so the only way for the Fed to essentially combat that was obviously, to increase interest rates, which we are all seeing now are all seen in our real estate itself, doesn't mean there aren't great deals out there. So Mike, like, do you want us to talk about that, because I still think there's great deals out there that you guys have on the platform, and now could be a really good time to buy. So don't let that taint your decision of whether or not you should go into real estate.   But with that, as you know, when the Fed raises interest rates, consumer spending just goes down, that will probably people will spend less, and also things are more expensive. And so once you have that happen, the stock market's inversely correlated to interest rates. And so once interest rates went up, there was a correction in the stock market. Why it affects us on the private company side so much is Roofstock and Hemlane are both considered growth companies. And what happened was essentially, in the public markets, so any public company, there's basically two different types, there's growth, just like us, companies like Roofstock, that have gone public. And then there are value companies and the value companies are much more stable. They're based on their cash flow. They're typically larger, older companies, and their price is based on their sales. So their price is relatively low relative to sales, in companies like that, or like Bank of America, if you think about it, and RG like gas companies like very stable, steady businesses, where you're not going to see   Michael: Blue chip companies.   Dana: Yeah, your blue chip companies where you're not going to see, you know, 500% growth year over year. But what ends up happening is when the interest rates go up like that, and stocks go down, the ones that get devalued, the most are the growth stage companies. And the growth stage companies are companies like Roofstock, and heavily that are public. And so what we basically saw happen was this huge, huge cut in market cap in the public markets. And so for SAS company software as a service where you go, you pay a subscription every month to use a service, the market cap cap got cut by $1 trillion dollars from November of 2021. Until today, and so what that did was essentially, these companies thought they were worth a lot more.   And you know, some of them, like the stripes of the world, in the snowflakes had these really high revenue multiples, and suddenly, those just deteriorated. And the multiple based of what their valuation is versus their, their revenue went down. And that essentially trickled down to private companies like us as well. And so now when a company goes out to raise capital in q1, q2, primarily, now it's even, it's even worse. And what we're foreseeing in q3 is that you might have had a 10x, revenue multiple, so your valuation, it's 10x, what your revenue is, that's how it used to be.   Now you go out to a venture capitalist, and they're like, great, you're worth 3x, or 5x. So much lower valuation. And so what they're, they're expecting is a lot of down rounds, a lot of startup saying, If I can, let me just hold on to my cash, let me cut my bird, let me try to raise later and better times. And all of this impacts the economy, because it was the public markets that were hit. And now it's also the private companies where we are in Silicon Valley. And I do think this, this trickles a bit to real estate. It's it's a different type of market correction that we saw in 2008. In 2008, it was housing right and the mortgage crisis today, I think this is a lot more like the.com bubble. This is very similar to the.com bubble of these really high tech valuations that need to be corrected. And so when you think about purchasing real estate, I actually think that's why Roofstock is such a fantastic place to go. Because you're getting out of the tech scene, you're going to other markets and purchasing there.   Michael: It's so interesting. But then so I'm curious, we talk so often about in real estate that the price is only a factor, or it's only important if you're doing something with the property if you're buying selling refinancing, because otherwise you're just having a cash flow, and that often is independent of what the value is of the company, or excuse me, the property. So why does that matter? or for companies like the fact that there's the company is now worth less, unless they're trying to do something buy, sell, or refinance or raise, raise, raise capital, like, why does that matter?   Dana: So it doesn't matter for Roofstock. And it doesn't matter for Hemlane, because we just raised, we have enough capital to weather this storm. But imagine a company that raised and they had a, let's just give the case of like the stripes of the world 100x Multiple. And let's just say it's a private company, with 100x, multiple, and now they're going back out, and they're now getting a 10x. Multiple, they could have what we call a down round, where suddenly they are worth less than they were before. And that gives a lot less confidence. One the company itself, right? The amount that you're giving up as a founder, as an employee, as an existing investor, it's a lot more just to get in the same amount of capital you wanted to historically, in so what you're seeing is these companies really, really tighten the ship, and just say, Okay, we're going to stop hiring as many people, we're really going to look at our expenses. And that means there's not more money pouring into, you know, hiring 100 people every week, they're suddenly going back and thinking about who are the strategic hires, we really need? Should we be letting go? You've seen the massive tech layoffs where it's, you know, 20% of the workforce. And now suddenly, they're really tightening their books, because cash is king right? Now, you want to hold on to that cash? Because the last thing you want to do is go out and have a lower valuation.   Michael: Yeah. Okay. Well, that makes sense. And so talk to us a little bit about why this is affecting real estate investors or why real estate investors should even care about this that's going on?   Dana: Yeah. So I always think there's a huge opportunity when there's like the Warren Buffett, quote, right? be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful. I think right now everyone's scared. And there's a lot of real estate investors, like we actually just did a survey at Hemlane, where majority were saying we're not going to purchase in the next 12 months, because interest rates have gone up we should have gotten any year ago. Well, you know, the best time to get into real estate was 10 years ago, and the next best time is today, I think there's going to be a lot of great deals out there. I think that while others are tightening up, other investors are scared, this is a time for you to be really aggressive. I mean, still looking at your pro forma and and follow your numbers. But you'll be able to find some some great deals out there.   Michael: I've heard a lot of sentiment around, you can always change your interest rate, but you can never change your purchase price. So if someone is getting into a deal today, at an interest rate that's a little bit higher than they're comfortable with. But they anticipate interest rates to come down at some point down the road. What are your thoughts there?   Dana: Yeah, you can always refinance. I mean, don't do a deal hoping that interest rates go down, and you can refinance it or fudge the numbers on your spreadsheet. This is why   Michael: I was hoping that's what you were gonna say.   Dana: Yeah, like this is I mean, this is why I'm, I'm more conservative than most in every property purchases had a fixed rate. I don't do adjustable. But I can refinance, right? So I can always refinance. But I want to know what I'm getting into. So when you do your pro forma, do it with whatever the interest rate is now and consider it a huge advantage and just like increased cash flow, if you can refinance in the future, will interest rates go back to this like artificially low rate that we saw over the past five years, maybe not. But I don't think that is a reason not to purchase now. You do your numbers, and you look at it just because you might say property values are really high interest rates are going up, now's not a good time to buy. That's just laziness. Like, honestly, that's just you being lazy and not wanting to do the work.   There's always great deals out there. You just have to do the work, find them look at the numbers and say even with this increased interest rate, it's still a great deal. I'm still cash flowing and I've got a great cap rate, and you can go ahead and purchase. So I don't think of this as the time really to, to change your decisions on real estate. And part of that has to do with I think, you know, some markets will soften. Some markets may remain flat for a while but that doesn't mean that you're not getting the cash flow and having a great investment that by the way, with inflation where it is If it continues, having an asset where the value goes up with inflation, so I still think now's a great time to purchase real estate. And you might be able to get some fantastic deals as other investors are pulling out, you can really, really go in and get those great deals.   Michael; Love it. And Dana, I'm curious if because we've seen prices go through the roof, and interest rates have also gone up significantly, there might be a bit of a lead lag measure until we see prices come down. So in in terms of looking for different markets, I mean, are you targeting markets that are continuing to grow? Are you targeting markets that maybe are seeing some of that softening in terms of pricing?   Dana: So for us, we go where the real estate investors are. So if there's a real estate investor there, right, we're going to do the property management for them. I think when you're when you're thinking about the lag, that is definitely true. I've heard this with other real estate investors, I've seen it myself, where you see a price. And with interest rates up, the seller puts one price out there, because that's what it was two weeks ago. And suddenly, it's not worth that much. It's worth like 10% 20%. Last, but it's actually really good to put yourself into the position of the seller, and of the real estate agent, because you can actually get some really, really good deals off of that.   And what I mean by it is real estate investors have always told historically, have told their buyers in the past couple of years. If your mark, if your property is on market for over two weeks, people might think there's something wrong with that. And so, you know, we're going to ask for offers on X date, right, like X date and two weeks, or maybe we'll do one week, we're going to ask for offers. Well, if they've missed priced the property, you might be able to go in and you don't know this, but you might be the only offer because they priced it way too high, because we priced it from a purchase price from two weeks ago. And now that has suddenly changed like the market changes every two weeks, it really is. And you could go in and get a great deal. And so I think from from that perspective, there are still fantastic deals out there. But you have to be patient. And some of it will be that luck, where you get the right deal, though what else has gone into, and you can go ahead and purchase that.   So if you put yourself in the other shoes, you might see that you also see a lot of people you know why I don't think it's like 2008 and 2009 is people have a lot more equity in their properties because one value values have gone up. And then two, the interest rates were really low, people could afford more put more money in the market was booming. And so what we're seeing is that more people have equity in them. And at some point, it's emotional for someone, they're like, I just want to get rid of this asset, because I'm gonna go buy another one, or I just really want to move out of the city and move somewhere else. And, you know, to them, maybe 20 To 50 to $70,000 is not a lot depending on what it is. But that is a lot to you. And that changes, changes the numbers on your spreadsheet significantly.   And so I mean, with that purchase price, obviously that matters. But just because the price is out on the market for a property doesn't mean that the price is going to sell for. And so it would be a really good time to go out and experiment with that you will know your market better than anyone else, whatever market you're in, because it will take you bidding on like five properties. And maybe people will laugh at you like your first one, you go like 20% under and they laugh at you. But maybe you get lucky on the fifth one, and you'll get a great deal. But yeah, just follow the numbers in your spreadsheet don't have a purchase price, that doesn't make sense and you're not cash flowing. Or don't change the interest rate hoping that it will go down to that to that amount.   Michael: Yeah, that makes total sense. And speaking of spreadsheet numbers, are you seeing a lot of your investor clients that you work with adjusting their expectations around cash on cash returns? Now that prices and interest rates are up?   Dana: So not really I think most investors like most of the savvy ones we work with, we work with his sort of two different types of of customers, those who had properties just handed to them. And they actually never did the analysis like pan downs from parents and things like that. And then others   Michael: Accidental landlords.   Dana: Accidental Yes. And then others who are very strategic real estate investors and what we have found with them as they have the capital and they might not be they might be with inflation to your point Michael being like, Oh, maybe I should just go buy something because the dollar today is worth less On tomorrow, but no, I actually think most real estate investors are still saying, this is the deal that I got, historically, I want to get something like that. And so they're not changing those expectations on cash on cash return, but they might be going somewhere else. So they go to Roofstock, and they say, Okay, I, you know, couldn't find this property, you know, in my backyard, but on Roofstock, they do have the cash on cash return that I that I that I targeting. And so I do think they're not changing their expectations. But they are going out and finding alternative ways to get the numbers they need.   There's one case, Michael, where I find people change their expectations. And it's first time real estate investors to just get their foot in the door. And I'm actually okay with that. I think that there's too many people who, and for anyone who's listening to this, who doesn't have a real estate investment, you kind of sit there and you kind of fantasize about getting one and then you put so much like anxiety into getting your first property. And once you have your first you're like, oh, okay, that's what I got, here's what it is. And it makes it easier, where then you can go and purchase more properties and more properties. And you know, what you're looking for, and you know what the return was, and you have this process set up.   But the first one is really difficult to get into. So I find that those people today are changing their expectations, for certain metrics just to get into the market, before it's too late. Interest rates go up more, or you know, they're kind of kicking themselves that they didn't get in, you know, four years ago, five years ago. So I only think it's first time real estate investors where that's happening. And I'm actually okay with that. Because I think if you can get more people into real estate investing, and more people to just get their foot in the door, you're going to learn so much off of that first property, that then you're going to say, Okay, this was my cap rate for my first property. My next one, I have to at least have that or better and you kind of improve, you know, it's kind of like dating, you never like you don't date someone who's great. And then like the next person is like a downgrade, you kind of have the standard. And you're like, I can only go up from there. It's the same exact thing with real estate investing. So I really think it's only first time homebuyers where that happens are real estate investors for rental properties?   Michael: Yep, I think and I think that makes tons of sense. It's something that I hear all the time. It's Michael, I'm trying to get my first deal done and has to be amazing. And you know, it has to be a Grand Slam? Like? Don't worry about the grand slams, let's practice getting on base first. And then you'll know how to swing for   Dana: Exactly, exactly. And it makes it a lot easier when you have one property in that area. You know your market a bit more, and then you can kind of purchase some more around at.   Michael: Yep. Yeah, I think it makes him think that's totally right. And so Dana, we're kind of at this like crossroads where we're talking about, some investors are pressing pause on their acquisitions. And then this whole other cohort of investors are like, Oh, crap, I gotta get into the market before interest rates go up further before prices go up further. So it does feel like there's this pressure to buy or there's frenzy to buy, on the one hand, and then there's this whole other group, that's again, kind of taking a step back and saying, let's, let's wait and see what happens. How do you square those two?   Dana: Well, to me, I'm like a pretty unemotional real estate investor. And I feel like for anyone, whatever segment you fall into, you still have to go back to the numbers and see what makes sense. And so I mean, is there a right way to go? I think one people who are not going out, and they're using this as an excuse not to purchase properties, or just being lazy, honestly. And for those who are out there saying, I gotta get in and get my next deal. I think they're almost too emotional. Where they might go in and change the numbers to your point of saying, like, oh, it's not, you know, my last deal was was better than this, but I just need to get my foot in the door. Maybe that's not the right approach to have, it's, Hey, there's gonna be a deal out there. I might have to be a little bit more patient during this the for the next three to six months, I have to be patient, I have to understand what's going on.   But yeah, I just kind of go back to the numbers. I think in both cases, they're they're taking emotion and what's happening in the market and using that, like the macro for the micro. And instead of saying, You know what, I know what is a good deal, here's what it looks like on paper. Let me continue to go search until I find that and it might take you a little bit longer to find it. Or you might find a process like oh, wow, I can, you know, go 20% under and get lucky on a deal off of this, whatever the home price is, I could, you know, undercut them and give them an offer and maybe they'll take it to get that great deal.   Um, But I don't I think both categories are bad. I think someone who says I have to get my foot in the door. Before interest rates go up is emotional. I think someone who says there are no great deals out there are just lazy. And so I kind of fall somewhere in between of saying, yeah, just be financially prudent as you always should be with your real estate investment investments, know your market, know what numbers numbers you need, and make sure you're a little bit more conservative. Like, I know, a couple investors with adjustable rate mortgages that did them, you know, back when interest rates were really low. And I bet they feel pretty stupid right now. So   Michael: we won't name names,   Dana: Won't name names here.   Michael: Well, I'd be very interested to meet the the emotionally lazy person, because it sounds like those are two opposite ends of the spectrum. Yeah, I have to see. Okay. And last thing that I want to ask you about is around expectations. If someone is newer to the investment space, they may be looking to get their first deal done. Everyone around them, their sister, their brother, aunts, uncles in this market are making 10% cash on cash. Yeah, pick a number. Nice round number 10%. And they're like their expectation was was 15%. Right, for whatever reason, that's what makes them tick. That's what gets them excited about an investment. Everyone around them is making 10%. So how the how should investors be thinking about not looking at other people, and just focusing on what's good for them, but also not being blind and naive to what a market is really able to produce? In terms of In other words, like, they I want someone to be excited about the returns that they're getting, but I also want them to be realistic. How do you kind of how do you?   Dana: So the biggest thing I would say to throttle that is, most likely you've sort of selected a market because you've looked at, okay, where is and I mean, Roofstock does this for you, and you guys, I think have some great shows from like every single market of why why you guys are looking at a certain market. So that helps. But you as a real estate investor are gonna say worse population growth? And why like, is more industry going there? Like maybe an Amazon facility was just put into place? Does it have fed, ed's and meds? Like, is it stable, even recession proof, especially now? So you kind of go through and figure out why am I excited about this market? And you just start there? And like, don't forget about your, I mean, 15% cash on cash return? Like, let's just forget about all of that and just go through? What looking at macro, and now we're kind of going to micro to like city level?   Why do I think this is going to be a lot a good market in five to 10 years, because you're going to hold on to these properties and purchase more, right? Do that first, then you say, Okay, this is my market, then what you're going to do is for two to three months, you're going to look at all the deals there, go on Roofstock, I think you could set up alerts because I have those that go to my email that essentially like tell you here's a new property in that market, great purchase. Um, you're gonna go through and you might the first couple of properties, say you know what? Those, those don't really hit my cash on cash return expectations, but now you're starting to know your market and you're gonna see a trend, are they going up? Are they going down? And you can look at that over time to make an unemotional decision that is based on data.   I think that is the most important thing to do. When someone gets in this frenzy of I need this cash on cash return shoot, I'm not going to get it. So I'm just going to slash it. And I'm going to say now I need, you know, seven or 8% I and you're just becoming emotional. But if you go through look at the numbers and you say okay, great, I wanted 15% You know, my friends are getting 10% I'm and you're you change those expectations. And suddenly you say, Okay, I made this decision, and here's my cash on cash return. But I knew at that time, that was the best I could do. Because I looked at the data, then suddenly you never go back and wish you had done it differently. Because you have something that is non non emotional to back you up. And don't compare yourself to other real estate investors. I've seen real estate investors in the past four to five years who've been super successful, who are super stupid.   And the reason they were successful and I hate to say that but like there's so many people out there because basically it was free money like there was so much investment it was there was so much easy money from investors that I saw way too many people also going into real estate. A lot of actually on the fix and flip side that just got lucky because yeah, money was basically free to do a fix and flip and a The home prices were going up astronomically. And they feel like they're the smartest people in the room.   Well, maybe they were at that time, but like, give it two to three months, maybe six months, and the story might change. And so that's why I think it's hard at like one point in time, if you're just getting started to compare yourself to those around you, I don't think you should do that. I think you should just be financially prudent, and make sure that you're not overextending yourself. And you know, your market. And you know why you made the decision, you see you did, and it's all based off those numbers. And it's based off the numbers, but also you need to know the market, like you need to know you guys have neighborhood scores and ratings, that kind of stuff of like, here's why I only invest in neighborhoods that have three stars, or greater, or whatever it may be like it, write all of this stuff out, and take a really methodical approach to your assets, your real estate investing, and I don't think you'll regret it. Like, I don't think you're gonna go back and say, Oh, I really wish I would have gotten that 15% I targeted?   Michael; I think that is like spot on. Thank you so much. And if you missed it, if you missed any part of that, go back, rewind the last three minutes, and listen to that again, cuz I think that's a lot of gold in there. Then this was super fun. As always, if people want to reach out more, find out more about you or hemline. Where's the best place for them to do that?   Dana: Yeah, you can go on to Roofstock when you purchase a property, how many will be listed as a property manager? So go go ahead and do that. You can also go to Hemlane.com. And my email is dana@hemlane.com. So I love hearing from people.   Michael: Awesome. Well, thank you again, and very much looking forward to having you on. Again, I'm sure take care of we'll chat soon.   Dana: Great. Yeah, I'm excited in six months for us to see if we were if we stand corrected on what's going on in the market.   Michael: I know it'd be very interesting. Well keep close tabs on it.   Dana: Great. Thanks so much for having me.   Michael: You got it, take care.   Okay, everyone, and that was our episode A big thank you to Dana for coming on as always big friend of the pod as we were saying at the beginning of the show. As always, if you liked the episode, we'd love to hear from you all with a rating and review and we look forward to seeing the next one. Happy investing

    The Remote Real Estate Investor
    Are current market conditions an opportunity for real estate investors?

    The Remote Real Estate Investor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 21:37


    Dana Dunford is the CEO of Hemlane Property Management and a real estate investor. In today's episode we discuss market conditions, interest rates, what is happening in the stock market, and what the current moment means for real estate investors. If you are wondering if it is the right time to purchase an investment property, you will want to listen to this episode. Links: Hemlane.com --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The remote real estate investor podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals.   Michael: Hey, everyone, welcome to another episode of The Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum, and today I'm joined by Dana Dunford, co founder and CEO of Hemlane Property Management. And today Dana is gonna be talking to us about the state of the economy and some things that investors should be aware of and thinking about as we move forward in today's market. So let's get into it.   Dana Dunford, welcome back again to The Remote Real Estate Investor. Thanks for coming on and hanging out with me.   Dana: Great. Thanks for having me. Again, Michael.   Michael: Oh, my gosh, it is such a pleasure. You are great friend of the pod. Great friend of Roofstock. For those who might not be familiar with you give us the Quick, quick and dirty background of who you are. And background on yourself.   Dana: Yeah, so I'm Dana Dunford. I'm here in San Francisco. So just right across the bridge from rootstock. I have been in technology for gosh, now we're going on 18 years. So I'm a tech veteran, which we'll be talking about tonight, today, which I'm excited about. And on top of that, I'm in property management. So we're a tech platform for property management, and partner of Roofstock's. And we've seen what has been going on since q1, the market softening things changing in technology. So I think this is going to be a great call, because both Roofstock and Hemlane have seen it firsthand. And hopefully this gives some insight into what, what the upcoming year is going to look like for all real estate investors out there.   Michael: Totally. And just to give some people, some additional color, you are CEO, co founder of Hemlane, and you just did your series A, what was it q3 of 2021 or q4 of 2021?   Dana: Q4, so we raised at the perfect timing, those who are not in venture and the tech world of Silicon Valley. We couldn't have timed it better. You know, right now, and we'll talk about this today. Right now, the market is really softening. There's just less capital going into startups. We can't say this was people were already predicting this. So back in q3, and q4 venture capitalists were already saying, Ooh, there's a lot of money pouring into this valuations are really high. And some had already started pulling back. But it wasn't until what happened in the public markets, where you know, trillions of dollars were taken out of these Sass companies, valuations are overall the market cap, that suddenly the venture world that trickled down and people really started to pull back capital. So yeah, we raised back then roofstock, when was your guys's last raise? Because you guys are at a later stage. And so obviously, also impacted by this and quite, potentially, more significantly than us.   Michael: I think we got our term sheet squared away in in q4, as well. So right around that same perfect timing with money getting wired in coming in and in q1.   Dana: Yeah, perfect. So you guys will be able to weather the storm with that what we're going to be talking about soon here.   Michael: Yep, absolutely. I'm thinking so. Okay, so let's talk about how, like, how did we get here, because you're mentioning that trillions of dollars have been essentially taken off the table in terms of market cap. But for those people that aren't familiar with the space that haven't maybe been following along as closely, what like, where are we today? And can you give us some insight and background as to how you think we got here?   Dana: Yeah, so first of all, I believe most people on this podcast today listening are real estate investors. And so all of you hopefully got in when interest rates were super low, just artificially low, right? We never seen interest rates below 3% for so long. And one that was fantastic for real estate, right? You could get a rental properties at afford a higher price because your interest rate is much lower your loan. And then for startups and for companies money was much more free it was much more flowing. What we ended up seeing happen which most people predicted this would happen. But no one knew when or at least I haven't heard of any economists who knew this was going to happen exactly. We're in March, but we started seeing the inflation go through the roof, you know, 8.6%. And it's been consistent where we have seen the inflation rate really, really high.   And so the only way for the Fed to essentially combat that was obviously, to increase interest rates, which we are all seeing now are all seen in our real estate itself, doesn't mean there aren't great deals out there. So Mike, like, do you want us to talk about that, because I still think there's great deals out there that you guys have on the platform, and now could be a really good time to buy. So don't let that taint your decision of whether or not you should go into real estate.   But with that, as you know, when the Fed raises interest rates, consumer spending just goes down, that will probably people will spend less, and also things are more expensive. And so once you have that happen, the stock market's inversely correlated to interest rates. And so once interest rates went up, there was a correction in the stock market. Why it affects us on the private company side so much is Roofstock and Hemlane are both considered growth companies. And what happened was essentially, in the public markets, so any public company, there's basically two different types, there's growth, just like us, companies like Roofstock, that have gone public. And then there are value companies and the value companies are much more stable. They're based on their cash flow. They're typically larger, older companies, and their price is based on their sales. So their price is relatively low relative to sales, in companies like that, or like Bank of America, if you think about it, and RG like gas companies like very stable, steady businesses, where you're not going to see   Michael: Blue chip companies.   Dana: Yeah, your blue chip companies where you're not going to see, you know, 500% growth year over year. But what ends up happening is when the interest rates go up like that, and stocks go down, the ones that get devalued, the most are the growth stage companies. And the growth stage companies are companies like Roofstock, and heavily that are public. And so what we basically saw happen was this huge, huge cut in market cap in the public markets. And so for SAS company software as a service where you go, you pay a subscription every month to use a service, the market cap cap got cut by $1 trillion dollars from November of 2021. Until today, and so what that did was essentially, these companies thought they were worth a lot more.   And you know, some of them, like the stripes of the world, in the snowflakes had these really high revenue multiples, and suddenly, those just deteriorated. And the multiple based of what their valuation is versus their, their revenue went down. And that essentially trickled down to private companies like us as well. And so now when a company goes out to raise capital in q1, q2, primarily, now it's even, it's even worse. And what we're foreseeing in q3 is that you might have had a 10x, revenue multiple, so your valuation, it's 10x, what your revenue is, that's how it used to be.   Now you go out to a venture capitalist, and they're like, great, you're worth 3x, or 5x. So much lower valuation. And so what they're, they're expecting is a lot of down rounds, a lot of startup saying, If I can, let me just hold on to my cash, let me cut my bird, let me try to raise later and better times. And all of this impacts the economy, because it was the public markets that were hit. And now it's also the private companies where we are in Silicon Valley. And I do think this, this trickles a bit to real estate. It's it's a different type of market correction that we saw in 2008. In 2008, it was housing right and the mortgage crisis today, I think this is a lot more like the.com bubble. This is very similar to the.com bubble of these really high tech valuations that need to be corrected. And so when you think about purchasing real estate, I actually think that's why Roofstock is such a fantastic place to go. Because you're getting out of the tech scene, you're going to other markets and purchasing there.   Michael: It's so interesting. But then so I'm curious, we talk so often about in real estate that the price is only a factor, or it's only important if you're doing something with the property if you're buying selling refinancing, because otherwise you're just having a cash flow, and that often is independent of what the value is of the company, or excuse me, the property. So why does that matter? or for companies like the fact that there's the company is now worth less, unless they're trying to do something buy, sell, or refinance or raise, raise, raise capital, like, why does that matter?   Dana: So it doesn't matter for Roofstock. And it doesn't matter for Hemlane, because we just raised, we have enough capital to weather this storm. But imagine a company that raised and they had a, let's just give the case of like the stripes of the world 100x Multiple. And let's just say it's a private company, with 100x, multiple, and now they're going back out, and they're now getting a 10x. Multiple, they could have what we call a down round, where suddenly they are worth less than they were before. And that gives a lot less confidence. One the company itself, right? The amount that you're giving up as a founder, as an employee, as an existing investor, it's a lot more just to get in the same amount of capital you wanted to historically, in so what you're seeing is these companies really, really tighten the ship, and just say, Okay, we're going to stop hiring as many people, we're really going to look at our expenses. And that means there's not more money pouring into, you know, hiring 100 people every week, they're suddenly going back and thinking about who are the strategic hires, we really need? Should we be letting go? You've seen the massive tech layoffs where it's, you know, 20% of the workforce. And now suddenly, they're really tightening their books, because cash is king right? Now, you want to hold on to that cash? Because the last thing you want to do is go out and have a lower valuation.   Michael: Yeah. Okay. Well, that makes sense. And so talk to us a little bit about why this is affecting real estate investors or why real estate investors should even care about this that's going on?   Dana: Yeah. So I always think there's a huge opportunity when there's like the Warren Buffett, quote, right? be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful. I think right now everyone's scared. And there's a lot of real estate investors, like we actually just did a survey at Hemlane, where majority were saying we're not going to purchase in the next 12 months, because interest rates have gone up we should have gotten any year ago. Well, you know, the best time to get into real estate was 10 years ago, and the next best time is today, I think there's going to be a lot of great deals out there. I think that while others are tightening up, other investors are scared, this is a time for you to be really aggressive. I mean, still looking at your pro forma and and follow your numbers. But you'll be able to find some some great deals out there.   Michael: I've heard a lot of sentiment around, you can always change your interest rate, but you can never change your purchase price. So if someone is getting into a deal today, at an interest rate that's a little bit higher than they're comfortable with. But they anticipate interest rates to come down at some point down the road. What are your thoughts there?   Dana: Yeah, you can always refinance. I mean, don't do a deal hoping that interest rates go down, and you can refinance it or fudge the numbers on your spreadsheet. This is why   Michael: I was hoping that's what you were gonna say.   Dana: Yeah, like this is I mean, this is why I'm, I'm more conservative than most in every property purchases had a fixed rate. I don't do adjustable. But I can refinance, right? So I can always refinance. But I want to know what I'm getting into. So when you do your pro forma, do it with whatever the interest rate is now and consider it a huge advantage and just like increased cash flow, if you can refinance in the future, will interest rates go back to this like artificially low rate that we saw over the past five years, maybe not. But I don't think that is a reason not to purchase now. You do your numbers, and you look at it just because you might say property values are really high interest rates are going up, now's not a good time to buy. That's just laziness. Like, honestly, that's just you being lazy and not wanting to do the work.   There's always great deals out there. You just have to do the work, find them look at the numbers and say even with this increased interest rate, it's still a great deal. I'm still cash flowing and I've got a great cap rate, and you can go ahead and purchase. So I don't think of this as the time really to, to change your decisions on real estate. And part of that has to do with I think, you know, some markets will soften. Some markets may remain flat for a while but that doesn't mean that you're not getting the cash flow and having a great investment that by the way, with inflation where it is If it continues, having an asset where the value goes up with inflation, so I still think now's a great time to purchase real estate. And you might be able to get some fantastic deals as other investors are pulling out, you can really, really go in and get those great deals.   Michael; Love it. And Dana, I'm curious if because we've seen prices go through the roof, and interest rates have also gone up significantly, there might be a bit of a lead lag measure until we see prices come down. So in in terms of looking for different markets, I mean, are you targeting markets that are continuing to grow? Are you targeting markets that maybe are seeing some of that softening in terms of pricing?   Dana: So for us, we go where the real estate investors are. So if there's a real estate investor there, right, we're going to do the property management for them. I think when you're when you're thinking about the lag, that is definitely true. I've heard this with other real estate investors, I've seen it myself, where you see a price. And with interest rates up, the seller puts one price out there, because that's what it was two weeks ago. And suddenly, it's not worth that much. It's worth like 10% 20%. Last, but it's actually really good to put yourself into the position of the seller, and of the real estate agent, because you can actually get some really, really good deals off of that.   And what I mean by it is real estate investors have always told historically, have told their buyers in the past couple of years. If your mark, if your property is on market for over two weeks, people might think there's something wrong with that. And so, you know, we're going to ask for offers on X date, right, like X date and two weeks, or maybe we'll do one week, we're going to ask for offers. Well, if they've missed priced the property, you might be able to go in and you don't know this, but you might be the only offer because they priced it way too high, because we priced it from a purchase price from two weeks ago. And now that has suddenly changed like the market changes every two weeks, it really is. And you could go in and get a great deal. And so I think from from that perspective, there are still fantastic deals out there. But you have to be patient. And some of it will be that luck, where you get the right deal, though what else has gone into, and you can go ahead and purchase that.   So if you put yourself in the other shoes, you might see that you also see a lot of people you know why I don't think it's like 2008 and 2009 is people have a lot more equity in their properties because one value values have gone up. And then two, the interest rates were really low, people could afford more put more money in the market was booming. And so what we're seeing is that more people have equity in them. And at some point, it's emotional for someone, they're like, I just want to get rid of this asset, because I'm gonna go buy another one, or I just really want to move out of the city and move somewhere else. And, you know, to them, maybe 20 To 50 to $70,000 is not a lot depending on what it is. But that is a lot to you. And that changes, changes the numbers on your spreadsheet significantly.   And so I mean, with that purchase price, obviously that matters. But just because the price is out on the market for a property doesn't mean that the price is going to sell for. And so it would be a really good time to go out and experiment with that you will know your market better than anyone else, whatever market you're in, because it will take you bidding on like five properties. And maybe people will laugh at you like your first one, you go like 20% under and they laugh at you. But maybe you get lucky on the fifth one, and you'll get a great deal. But yeah, just follow the numbers in your spreadsheet don't have a purchase price, that doesn't make sense and you're not cash flowing. Or don't change the interest rate hoping that it will go down to that to that amount.   Michael: Yeah, that makes total sense. And speaking of spreadsheet numbers, are you seeing a lot of your investor clients that you work with adjusting their expectations around cash on cash returns? Now that prices and interest rates are up?   Dana: So not really I think most investors like most of the savvy ones we work with, we work with his sort of two different types of of customers, those who had properties just handed to them. And they actually never did the analysis like pan downs from parents and things like that. And then others   Michael: Accidental landlords.   Dana: Accidental Yes. And then others who are very strategic real estate investors and what we have found with them as they have the capital and they might not be they might be with inflation to your point Michael being like, Oh, maybe I should just go buy something because the dollar today is worth less On tomorrow, but no, I actually think most real estate investors are still saying, this is the deal that I got, historically, I want to get something like that. And so they're not changing those expectations on cash on cash return, but they might be going somewhere else. So they go to Roofstock, and they say, Okay, I, you know, couldn't find this property, you know, in my backyard, but on Roofstock, they do have the cash on cash return that I that I that I targeting. And so I do think they're not changing their expectations. But they are going out and finding alternative ways to get the numbers they need.   There's one case, Michael, where I find people change their expectations. And it's first time real estate investors to just get their foot in the door. And I'm actually okay with that. I think that there's too many people who, and for anyone who's listening to this, who doesn't have a real estate investment, you kind of sit there and you kind of fantasize about getting one and then you put so much like anxiety into getting your first property. And once you have your first you're like, oh, okay, that's what I got, here's what it is. And it makes it easier, where then you can go and purchase more properties and more properties. And you know, what you're looking for, and you know what the return was, and you have this process set up.   But the first one is really difficult to get into. So I find that those people today are changing their expectations, for certain metrics just to get into the market, before it's too late. Interest rates go up more, or you know, they're kind of kicking themselves that they didn't get in, you know, four years ago, five years ago. So I only think it's first time real estate investors where that's happening. And I'm actually okay with that. Because I think if you can get more people into real estate investing, and more people to just get their foot in the door, you're going to learn so much off of that first property, that then you're going to say, Okay, this was my cap rate for my first property. My next one, I have to at least have that or better and you kind of improve, you know, it's kind of like dating, you never like you don't date someone who's great. And then like the next person is like a downgrade, you kind of have the standard. And you're like, I can only go up from there. It's the same exact thing with real estate investing. So I really think it's only first time homebuyers where that happens are real estate investors for rental properties?   Michael: Yep, I think and I think that makes tons of sense. It's something that I hear all the time. It's Michael, I'm trying to get my first deal done and has to be amazing. And you know, it has to be a Grand Slam? Like? Don't worry about the grand slams, let's practice getting on base first. And then you'll know how to swing for   Dana: Exactly, exactly. And it makes it a lot easier when you have one property in that area. You know your market a bit more, and then you can kind of purchase some more around at.   Michael: Yep. Yeah, I think it makes him think that's totally right. And so Dana, we're kind of at this like crossroads where we're talking about, some investors are pressing pause on their acquisitions. And then this whole other cohort of investors are like, Oh, crap, I gotta get into the market before interest rates go up further before prices go up further. So it does feel like there's this pressure to buy or there's frenzy to buy, on the one hand, and then there's this whole other group, that's again, kind of taking a step back and saying, let's, let's wait and see what happens. How do you square those two?   Dana: Well, to me, I'm like a pretty unemotional real estate investor. And I feel like for anyone, whatever segment you fall into, you still have to go back to the numbers and see what makes sense. And so I mean, is there a right way to go? I think one people who are not going out, and they're using this as an excuse not to purchase properties, or just being lazy, honestly. And for those who are out there saying, I gotta get in and get my next deal. I think they're almost too emotional. Where they might go in and change the numbers to your point of saying, like, oh, it's not, you know, my last deal was was better than this, but I just need to get my foot in the door. Maybe that's not the right approach to have, it's, Hey, there's gonna be a deal out there. I might have to be a little bit more patient during this the for the next three to six months, I have to be patient, I have to understand what's going on.   But yeah, I just kind of go back to the numbers. I think in both cases, they're they're taking emotion and what's happening in the market and using that, like the macro for the micro. And instead of saying, You know what, I know what is a good deal, here's what it looks like on paper. Let me continue to go search until I find that and it might take you a little bit longer to find it. Or you might find a process like oh, wow, I can, you know, go 20% under and get lucky on a deal off of this, whatever the home price is, I could, you know, undercut them and give them an offer and maybe they'll take it to get that great deal.   Um, But I don't I think both categories are bad. I think someone who says I have to get my foot in the door. Before interest rates go up is emotional. I think someone who says there are no great deals out there are just lazy. And so I kind of fall somewhere in between of saying, yeah, just be financially prudent as you always should be with your real estate investment investments, know your market, know what numbers numbers you need, and make sure you're a little bit more conservative. Like, I know, a couple investors with adjustable rate mortgages that did them, you know, back when interest rates were really low. And I bet they feel pretty stupid right now. So   Michael: we won't name names,   Dana: Won't name names here.   Michael: Well, I'd be very interested to meet the the emotionally lazy person, because it sounds like those are two opposite ends of the spectrum. Yeah, I have to see. Okay. And last thing that I want to ask you about is around expectations. If someone is newer to the investment space, they may be looking to get their first deal done. Everyone around them, their sister, their brother, aunts, uncles in this market are making 10% cash on cash. Yeah, pick a number. Nice round number 10%. And they're like their expectation was was 15%. Right, for whatever reason, that's what makes them tick. That's what gets them excited about an investment. Everyone around them is making 10%. So how the how should investors be thinking about not looking at other people, and just focusing on what's good for them, but also not being blind and naive to what a market is really able to produce? In terms of In other words, like, they I want someone to be excited about the returns that they're getting, but I also want them to be realistic. How do you kind of how do you?   Dana: So the biggest thing I would say to throttle that is, most likely you've sort of selected a market because you've looked at, okay, where is and I mean, Roofstock does this for you, and you guys, I think have some great shows from like every single market of why why you guys are looking at a certain market. So that helps. But you as a real estate investor are gonna say worse population growth? And why like, is more industry going there? Like maybe an Amazon facility was just put into place? Does it have fed, ed's and meds? Like, is it stable, even recession proof, especially now? So you kind of go through and figure out why am I excited about this market? And you just start there? And like, don't forget about your, I mean, 15% cash on cash return? Like, let's just forget about all of that and just go through? What looking at macro, and now we're kind of going to micro to like city level?   Why do I think this is going to be a lot a good market in five to 10 years, because you're going to hold on to these properties and purchase more, right? Do that first, then you say, Okay, this is my market, then what you're going to do is for two to three months, you're going to look at all the deals there, go on Roofstock, I think you could set up alerts because I have those that go to my email that essentially like tell you here's a new property in that market, great purchase. Um, you're gonna go through and you might the first couple of properties, say you know what? Those, those don't really hit my cash on cash return expectations, but now you're starting to know your market and you're gonna see a trend, are they going up? Are they going down? And you can look at that over time to make an unemotional decision that is based on data.   I think that is the most important thing to do. When someone gets in this frenzy of I need this cash on cash return shoot, I'm not going to get it. So I'm just going to slash it. And I'm going to say now I need, you know, seven or 8% I and you're just becoming emotional. But if you go through look at the numbers and you say okay, great, I wanted 15% You know, my friends are getting 10% I'm and you're you change those expectations. And suddenly you say, Okay, I made this decision, and here's my cash on cash return. But I knew at that time, that was the best I could do. Because I looked at the data, then suddenly you never go back and wish you had done it differently. Because you have something that is non non emotional to back you up. And don't compare yourself to other real estate investors. I've seen real estate investors in the past four to five years who've been super successful, who are super stupid.   And the reason they were successful and I hate to say that but like there's so many people out there because basically it was free money like there was so much investment it was there was so much easy money from investors that I saw way too many people also going into real estate. A lot of actually on the fix and flip side that just got lucky because yeah, money was basically free to do a fix and flip and a The home prices were going up astronomically. And they feel like they're the smartest people in the room.   Well, maybe they were at that time, but like, give it two to three months, maybe six months, and the story might change. And so that's why I think it's hard at like one point in time, if you're just getting started to compare yourself to those around you, I don't think you should do that. I think you should just be financially prudent, and make sure that you're not overextending yourself. And you know, your market. And you know why you made the decision, you see you did, and it's all based off those numbers. And it's based off the numbers, but also you need to know the market, like you need to know you guys have neighborhood scores and ratings, that kind of stuff of like, here's why I only invest in neighborhoods that have three stars, or greater, or whatever it may be like it, write all of this stuff out, and take a really methodical approach to your assets, your real estate investing, and I don't think you'll regret it. Like, I don't think you're gonna go back and say, Oh, I really wish I would have gotten that 15% I targeted?   Michael; I think that is like spot on. Thank you so much. And if you missed it, if you missed any part of that, go back, rewind the last three minutes, and listen to that again, cuz I think that's a lot of gold in there. Then this was super fun. As always, if people want to reach out more, find out more about you or hemline. Where's the best place for them to do that?   Dana: Yeah, you can go on to Roofstock when you purchase a property, how many will be listed as a property manager? So go go ahead and do that. You can also go to Hemlane.com. And my email is dana@hemlane.com. So I love hearing from people.   Michael: Awesome. Well, thank you again, and very much looking forward to having you on. Again, I'm sure take care of we'll chat soon.   Dana: Great. Yeah, I'm excited in six months for us to see if we were if we stand corrected on what's going on in the market.   Michael: I know it'd be very interesting. Well keep close tabs on it.   Dana: Great. Thanks so much for having me.   Michael: You got it, take care.   Okay, everyone, and that was our episode A big thank you to Dana for coming on as always big friend of the pod as we were saying at the beginning of the show. As always, if you liked the episode, we'd love to hear from you all with a rating and review and we look forward to seeing the next one. Happy investing

    The San Francisco Experience
    Family Plot: Alfred Hitchcock's last film. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

    The San Francisco Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 32:34


    Set in San Francisco in the mid-1970s, Hitchcock captures the Zeitgeist of the City by the Bay at that time. A light hearted thriller that features an amusing couple as the protagonists - she a clairvoyant, he an aspiring actor/taxi driver, they cross paths with a calculating pair of villains. Listen to this podcast before watching the film for a richer more nuanced experience. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/james-herlihy/message

    Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
    SF Giants' Carlos Rodón looks like a Cy Young candidate—but will he be back in 2023?

    Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 29:51


    Carlos Rodón could very well win the Cy Young Award, and then find himself pitching for a new team in 2023. Rodón has been excellent for the San Francisco Giants so far in 2022, but he's getting closer to triggering his right to opt out of his 2023 contract with the Giants, which is for one year and $22.5 million. If Rodón keeps pitching like he has all year, opting out would be a no-brainer, considering he could do much better than 1/$22.5M on the open market. The SF Giants have shown that they generally don't want to sign pitchers to long-term deals, which makes it seem likely that Rodón won't be back in San Francisco in 2023, unless he's willing to accept a shorter-term deal for a high average annual value. The Giants' payroll will remain fluid going into the offseason. If Rodón opts out, they'll have roughly $70 million committed to the 2023 team, a huge fall from their roughly $165M payroll this year. That means lots of room to spend in creative ways. Their rotation looks pretty set with Logan Webb, Alex Wood, Alex Cobb, Jakob Junis, and Anthony DeSclafani signed through at least next year. The Giants could add one top starting pitcher and essentially call it a day. There should be a lot of good ones available, and many should require shorter-term deals than Rodón is likely to command. Last night's tense win is discussed. Rodón was excellent again, Mike Yastrzemski was a star on defense (and he had a clutch two-out, two-strike, two-run single), and Camilo Doval saved the day with a huge pitching performance. Prior to Wednesday's game, LaMonte Wade Jr. was activated off the injured list and inserted into the top of the Giants' lineup. It remains to be seen how the Giants will fit Luis González back onto the squad once he's ready to return from his back injury. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms: