51 episodes

Are you a real estate investor who's looking to level up your investing business? The House of Horrors Podcast can help you go from "maybe" to "mogul." Learn from a lawyer and real estate investor as she shares her best tips and strategies to help you build a solid foundation for your portfolio. In her straightforward way, Bonnie Galam offers a mix of actionable steps to helps to help you scale and tough love she knows you need to hear to check yourself before you wreck yourself. Find out more at bonniegalam.com/podcast

House of Horrors Bonnie Galam

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Are you a real estate investor who's looking to level up your investing business? The House of Horrors Podcast can help you go from "maybe" to "mogul." Learn from a lawyer and real estate investor as she shares her best tips and strategies to help you build a solid foundation for your portfolio. In her straightforward way, Bonnie Galam offers a mix of actionable steps to helps to help you scale and tough love she knows you need to hear to check yourself before you wreck yourself. Find out more at bonniegalam.com/podcast

    51. When things go south mid-lease with Courtney Brown

    51. When things go south mid-lease with Courtney Brown

    If you've only had easy tenants, your world can feel turned on its head when a tenant becomes nonpaying, destructive, or emboldened by bad attorneys..... or in the case of this week's horror story all of the above. 
     This week on the podcast we'll share:
    The emotional difficulties that come alongside an evictionWhat to do when Section 8 providers throw in the towelThe value of de-escalation in tenant conflictsDISCLAIMER: Although Bonnie is an attorney she doesn’t give legal advice without a dually signed engagement agreement. All episodes of House of Horrors are educational and informational only. The information discussed here isn’t legal advice and isn’t intended to be. The information you listen to here isn’t a substitute for seeking legal advice from your own attorney 
    © 2021-2022 Bonnie Galam LLC | All rights reserved | Any use of this intellectual property owned by Bonnie Galam LLC may not be used in connection with the sale or distribution of any content (free of paid, written or verbal), produce, and/or service by you without prior written consent from Bonnie Galam LLC

    • 42 min
    50. Insurance backfiring?! with Sheri Curtin

    50. Insurance backfiring?! with Sheri Curtin

    Most property owners will breathe a sigh of relief when they hear their insurance is going to foot the bill. However, what happens when the insurance's "fix" just makes things so much worse? Tune into this week's horror story to find out!

    In this episode you'll learn:
    1. The ugly side of working with insurance-"vetted" contractors
    2. How the legal system often doesn't bring justice, just closure
    3. Where the homeowner wishes they would have put their foot down
     
    DISCLAIMER: Although Bonnie is an attorney she doesn’t give legal advice without a dually signed engagement agreement. All episodes of House of Horrors are educational and informational only. The information discussed here isn’t legal advice and isn’t intended to be. The information you listen to here isn’t a substitute for seeking legal advice from your own attorney 
    © 2021-2022 Bonnie Galam LLC | All rights reserved | Any use of this intellectual property owned by Bonnie Galam LLC may not be used in connection with the sale or distribution of any content (free of paid, written or verbal), produce, and/or service by you without prior written consent from Bonnie Galam LLC

    • 36 min
    49. The Contractor Tindler Swinder

    49. The Contractor Tindler Swinder

    Love, lies, and hundreds of thousands of dollars of loss. This week's episode is about the story of a Philadelphia area contractor who befriended investors and their families. Ingratiating himself into their lives with good deeds... sometimes even getting romantically involved before conning them.

    Join my free legal workshop

    DISCLAIMER: Although Bonnie is an attorney she doesn’t give legal advice without a written and dually signed engagement agreement. All episodes of House of Horrors are educational and informational only. The information discussed here isn’t legal advice and isn’t intended to be. The information you listen to here isn’t a substitute for seeking legal advice from your own attorney 
    © 2021-2022 Bonnie Galam LLC | All rights reserved | Any use of this intellectual property owned by Bonnie Galam LLC may not be used in connection with the sale or distribution of any content (free of paid, written or verbal), produce, and/or service by you without prior written consent from Bonnie Galam LLC

    • 56 min
    48. Problems in Week ONE with Amelia McGee

    48. Problems in Week ONE with Amelia McGee

    In case you need the reminder, there’s no such thing as retroactive asset protection so the best (and frankly cheapest) way to tackle the legal stuff is as early as possible. This week’s podcast guest, Amelia McGee ran into trouble in the FIRST week of owning her FIRST investment property.
    This week's episode of House of Horrors is all about:1️⃣  Tenants doing the wildest and craziest things 
    2️⃣  The trials and tribulations of being a single, female investor
    3️⃣  Evictions beyond nonpayment of rent
    ⚖️ Register for my free legal workshop

    DISCLAIMER: Although Bonnie is an attorney she doesn’t give legal advice without a dually signed engagement agreement. All episodes of House of Horrors are educational and informational only. The information discussed here isn’t legal advice and isn’t intended to be. The information you listen to here isn’t a substitute for seeking legal advice from your own attorney 
    © 2021-2022 Bonnie Galam LLC | All rights reserved | Any use of this intellectual property owned by Bonnie Galam LLC may not be used in connection with the sale or distribution of any content (free of paid, written or verbal), produce, and/or service by you without prior written consent from Bonnie Galam LLC

    • 50 min
    47. New Construction Ponzi Scheme

    47. New Construction Ponzi Scheme

    I know none of us would ever start a Ponzi scheme but what are the red flags? What should you put in every contract to make sure the Seller isn't doing this? And what should you know before your next refi so you don't trap yourself as this investor did!
     
    In this week's podcast episode you'll learn:
    1️⃣ The importance of beefy seller’s representations (and buyer’s attorneys to put ‘em in the contract!)
    2️⃣ Red flags to keep an eye out for with contractors
    3️⃣ Why cross-collateralization can be risky
    👉🏼 Sign up for my free legal workshop

    DISCLAIMER: Although Bonnie is an attorney she doesn’t give legal advice without a dually signed engagement agreement. All episodes of House of Horrors are educational and informational only. The information discussed here isn’t legal advice and isn’t intended to be. The information you listen to here isn’t a substitute for seeking legal advice from your own attorney 


    © 2021-2022 Bonnie Galam LLC | All rights reserved | Any use of this intellectual property owned by Bonnie Galam LLC may not be used in connection with the sale or distribution of any content (free of paid, written or verbal), produce, and/or service by you without prior written consent from Bonnie Galam LLC

    • 27 min
    46. (Not So) Turn Key Real Estate Investing with Property Manager Mike Bonadies

    46. (Not So) Turn Key Real Estate Investing with Property Manager Mike Bonadies

    Turn key real estate investing is sold as a foolproof (albeit less profitable) form of real estate investing. You get the property, rehab, and property management all in one swoop. But what happens when the all-in-one Seller, contractor, and manager are corrupt? Tune into this week's house of horrors to find out as Bonnie chats with C/D class property manager Mike Bonadies about an investor who got seriously burned by their a turn-key provider.

    This week you'll learn:
    1. The risks of putting too much faith into turn-key rental companies
    2. Why there is an inherent conflict of interest between you and your property manager
    3. Why title insurance is an absolute necessity even if you’re purchasing in cash

    DISCLAIMER: Although Bonnie is an attorney she doesn’t give legal advice without a dually signed engagement agreement. All episodes of House of Horrors are educational and informational only. The information discussed here isn’t legal advice and isn’t intended to be. The information you listen to here isn’t a substitute for seeking legal advice from your own attorney 


    © 2021-2022 Bonnie Galam LLC | All rights reserved | Any use of this intellectual property owned by Bonnie Galam LLC may not be used in connection with the sale or distribution of any content (free of paid, written or verbal), produce, and/or service by you without prior written consent from Bonnie Galam LLC

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Heather Bo ,

Great Content!

Bonnie covers a wide range of interesting topics in a highly engaging way, making her podcast both highly entertaining and informational!

J-ago ,

A Perfect Place to Start!

As a newbie investor or rather, RE entrepreneur, Bonnie’s pod has great content and wonderful extras such as a workbook to identify your IPA. Don’t know what your IPA is? Hit play and learn on. Thank you BG!

megan@podcastingyou ,

Actionable Content!

Bonnie does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

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