200 episodes

The Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing podcast is about helping you achieve financial independence and control your time through apartment building investing. Michael Blank and Garrett Lynch interview experts in real estate, business, and investing. From learning how to invest in multifamily real estate to navigating entrepreneurship, you will learn the keys to success in your journey towards financial freedom. Previous guests include Grant Cardone, Robert Kiyosaki, Ken McElroy, Robert Helms, Brandon Turner, and Hal Elrod. Whether you're new to real estate investing or a seasoned investor, you'll enjoy stories from our expert guests as well as hear from people who quit their jobs and are living life on their own terms because of investing in multifamily real estate. Thanks for listening and leave a review for a chance to get a shout-out on the show.

Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing Michael Blank, Garrett Lynch

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    • 4.8 • 549 Ratings

The Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing podcast is about helping you achieve financial independence and control your time through apartment building investing. Michael Blank and Garrett Lynch interview experts in real estate, business, and investing. From learning how to invest in multifamily real estate to navigating entrepreneurship, you will learn the keys to success in your journey towards financial freedom. Previous guests include Grant Cardone, Robert Kiyosaki, Ken McElroy, Robert Helms, Brandon Turner, and Hal Elrod. Whether you're new to real estate investing or a seasoned investor, you'll enjoy stories from our expert guests as well as hear from people who quit their jobs and are living life on their own terms because of investing in multifamily real estate. Thanks for listening and leave a review for a chance to get a shout-out on the show.

    MB346: How to Own 1,000 Doors by Age 27 – With Adrian Salazar

    MB346: How to Own 1,000 Doors by Age 27 – With Adrian Salazar

    How do you become a full-time investor who owns more than 1,000 doors by the age of 27?
    According to Adrian Salazar, the secret is having the guts to go out and be different.
    Adrian started wholesaling SFHs as a freshman in college and closed on his first apartment building as a sophomore. Today, he is Managing Member at Two Ten Management, and he controls $8.8M in multifamily assets.
    On this episode of the podcast, Adrian joins Garrett and me to explain how the sales skills he developed early on help him succeed as a young real estate entrepreneur.
    Adrian shares the wholesaling strategies he uses to find off-market deals and describes his approach to building rapport with owners.
    Listen in for Adrian’s advice on putting yourself in the right rooms and learn to take action on YOUR real estate investing goals—no matter how young or old you are!
    For full episode show notes visit: https://themichaelblank.com/podcasts/session345/

    • 39 min
    MB345: Growing Your Business & Family—with Vivian & Michael Blank

    MB345: Growing Your Business & Family—with Vivian & Michael Blank

    Running a business is never just about the business. Being a successful entrepreneur means finding balance between your personal and professional life. 
    But if you want your relationship to work, you need a partner who energizes you. Someone who helps you become the best version of yourself. 
    So, how does a real estate investor build a fulfilling family life? How do you successfully navigate marriage, parenthood and business?
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Garrett sits down with me and my wife Vivian to find out what makes our 25-year marriage work.
    Vivian and I explain why we struggled with working on the business together and how we set boundaries around work and family time.
    Listen in to understand why we decided to homeschool our kids and learn how we set goals as a family to live intentionally, in alignment with our values!
    For full episode show notes visit: https://themichaelblank.com/podcasts/session345/

    • 44 min
    MB344: Making the Most of IRC Section 1031 – With Dave Foster

    MB344: Making the Most of IRC Section 1031 – With Dave Foster

    One of the beautiful things about investing in real estate is its tax benefits. And the 1031 exchange is a common strategy we use to avoid paying capital gains.
    But most of us haven’t studied IRC Section 1031 enough to know ALL the ways we can use the tax code to reinvest our real estate profits—rather than handing them over to Uncle Sam.
    Dave Foster is the 1031 exchange expert, qualified intermediary and tax strategist behind The 1031 Investor, a platform that helps investors build and preserve real estate wealth.
    Dave has supported thousands of investors in achieving financial freedom by maximizing their reinvestment opportunities.
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Dave joins Garrett to discuss the rules for doing a 1031 exchange in a syndication and describe what to look for in a qualified intermediary or QI.
    Dave shares his top strategies for buying time in a like-kind exchange and walks us through the tax benefits of converting an investment property into your primary residence.
    Listen in to understand the common mistakes investors make in a 1031 exchange and learn how to make the most of the tax code and accelerate your path to financial freedom with real estate!
    For full episode show notes visit: https://themichaelblank.com/podcasts/session344/

    • 37 min
    MB343: Owning Property in Chicago’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

    MB343: Owning Property in Chicago’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

    Owning class D properties in neighborhoods plagued by gang violence, prostitution and drug abuse is not easy.
     But it does give an owner-operator the street smarts to keep themselves, their employees and properties safe. And it makes for some pretty crazy stories!
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Garrett follows up on his previous solo episode with more stories from his experience as an investor in Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods.
    Garrett discusses what he did to prevent theft at vacant multifamily properties and describes how firing a maintenance worker nearly caused a gang war at one of his buildings.
    Listen in for the story of how Garrett’s maintenance team caught a killer and find out what it’s like to collect rent at night not too far from Chicago’s infamous O Block.
    For full episode show notes visit: https://themichaelblank.com/podcasts/session343/

    • 27 min
    MB342: What Investors Need to Know About Taxes – With Thomas Castelli

    MB342: What Investors Need to Know About Taxes – With Thomas Castelli

    All CPAs are not created equal. And if you’re working with an accountant who doesn’t understand real estate tax strategy, you may be leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table.
    Thomas Castelli, CPA, CFP, is Partner at Hall CPA, an entrepreneurial accounting firm that helps real estate investors minimize tax and maximize profit.
    Out of college, Thomas landed a ‘dream job’ at a traditional accounting firm but soon realized he wasn’t on the path to the lifestyle he wanted. To achieve financial freedom, he built a portfolio of passive investments in apartment buildings before participating in his first deal as an active partner.
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Thomas joins Garrett and me to discuss why he chose to put his money in multifamily over other investments.
    Thomas offers a high-level overview of how the taxation of real estate works, explaining who benefits from bonus depreciation and why we can report a loss despite earning substantial cashflow.
    Listen in for Thomas’ top strategies for deferring capital gains and find out why tax planning is so important for real estate investors!
    For full episode show notes visit: https://themichaelblank.com/podcasts/session343/

    • 38 min
    MB341: How the Supply Chain Impacts Real Estate – With Jeff Davis

    MB341: How the Supply Chain Impacts Real Estate – With Jeff Davis

    In the spring of 2020, store shelves were empty. And supply chain issues have disrupted businesses of all kinds ever since—including real estate.
    But what, exactly, is causing these problems in the supply chain? And when will things get back to normal?
    Jeff Davis is both a supply chain expert and real estate investor, serving as a senior sales executive for a Fortune 100 global logistics firm and Managing Partner at Bridgestone Holdings, where he has built a portfolio of 952 units.
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Jeff joins Garrett and me to explain what is causing our ongoing supply chain issues and why things haven’t normalized since the pandemic.
    Jeff discusses how rising interest rates impact the supply chain and shares his take on when construction costs might return to pre-COVID levels.
    Listen in for Jeff’s insight on underwriting deals in the current economic environment and learn how to navigate supply chain concerns as a multifamily investor.
    For full episode show notes visit: https://themichaelblank.com/podcasts/session342/

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

Mistermikeosu ,

My eyes have Been Opened

Thank you, Michael and the team for opening my eyes. It all started with a small idea to grab a few multifamily and go from there. I got a triplex and THEN read your book and was mind blown. Such an approachable ethos to apartment investing. Now that I know about this I can never go back. Since then I’ve grabbed the SDA (game changer), chatted with Keith on your team, absorbed as much as I can via the podcast and online content and will be there in January in Tampa for the Bootcamp!! Can’t wait and know that it’s going to fast track our first deal in the next six months. Actually chatting with Saul next Wednesday. Also.. you guys say my name every show. Or someone does. When they say “hello Michael, Garrett”. Haha. That’s me, Michael Garrett. Keep up the good work and can’t wait to meet you in January.

BrandonCody ,

Great content!

I have been listening to Michael Blank’s podcast for over 3 years now. It helped me make the decision to ditch my contributions to my 401k and IRA and finally start investing into the multi family space. This show has great content, great guests, and great hosts! Please keep it going! Brandon Cotie

Alexstrath1 ,

The best knowledge out there

I was listening to your podcast the other day with Curtis Morley and I've got to say, I really like what you're doing with it. You've got a real talent for making the guests feel comfortable and really helping them open up.
As someone who is also committed to continuously learning and expanding skills, I can certainly relate to his commitment. I value lifelong learning and believe that it is essential to success in any field.
I think you have a great format, and I love the way you mix up guests and topics.

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