48 episodes

How much Money does it take to get started in a specific real estate investing niche? How much and what kind of Knowledge does it take? How much Time does it take once you're up and running? And how Location dependent is it? Tune in each week to follow our journey and learn as we interview successful investors and entrepreneurs who have achieved or are well on their way to achieving financial and location independence, with a special focus the Time, Money, Knowledge and Location dependence of their chosen investment niche.

Road to Family Freedom Neil and Brittany Henderson

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    • 4.8, 12 Ratings

How much Money does it take to get started in a specific real estate investing niche? How much and what kind of Knowledge does it take? How much Time does it take once you're up and running? And how Location dependent is it? Tune in each week to follow our journey and learn as we interview successful investors and entrepreneurs who have achieved or are well on their way to achieving financial and location independence, with a special focus the Time, Money, Knowledge and Location dependence of their chosen investment niche.

    Jumping Right into Mid-Sized Multifamily with Alan Hill

    Jumping Right into Mid-Sized Multifamily with Alan Hill

    Alan Hill - the co-founder of Crystal Coast Capital, and mid-sized multifamily investor, talks to Neil Henderson and Brittany Henderson, the hosts of The Road to Family Freedom podcast. Alan Hill talks about his start in leveraging assets for income from a young age and how he jumped right into investing in mid-sized multifamily with childhood friend Jimmy Johner as Crystal Coast Capital.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Power of Forced Appreciation in Mid-Sized Multifamily with Mario Brown

    The Power of Forced Appreciation in Mid-Sized Multifamily with Mario Brown

    • 50 min
    Staying on the Right Side of Short-Term Rental Laws with Erin Spradlin

    Staying on the Right Side of Short-Term Rental Laws with Erin Spradlin

    Erin Spradlin – the co-owner of Erin and James Real Estate, founder of Denver Women Invest that is a monthly investing group for women, short-term rental investor, and specialist in helping homebuyers purchase short-term rentals in several Colorado markets, with a special emphasis on using that strategy in using house-hacking, talks to Neil Henderson and Brittany Henderson, the hosts of The Road to Family Freedom podcast. Erin Spradlin talks about medium-term rentals, the short-term rental market in Denver, working with property management companies, and her group Denver Women Invest.


    Post-Interview Analysis 


    Key Lessons Learned: Women typically control many of the household buying decisions. But there is a disconnect because they don’t always make the same investments. Carve out a niche. Manage your expectations when it comes to property managers.


    How did they acquire their knowledge or what knowledge did they need to acquire? Gain knowledge of the local laws. Don’t do things illegally.


    How much money did it take to get started? They put about $32,000 down that they borrowed from a heloc.


    How much time does it take now? The real estate side is a full-time job for her.


    Could they do this strategy from anywhere in the world? Not really, because it is a hands-on full-time job.


    Episode Highlights:


    Interested in investing in self-storage? Schedule a video chat with Neil Henderson at roadtofamilyfreedom.com/selfstoragecall (https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/contact/)


    Neil Henderson introduces Erin Spradlin.


    What was the ‘a-ha moment’ that got her interested in real estate?  


    What were the costs that they paid for their first property?    


    Were they telling the landlord about their rentals?   


    They used their HELOC for their down payment and to furnish their first property.   


    Do they use a property management company?   


    How does she define a medium-term rental? 


    What tips does she have for finding property management for a short-term rental?   


    Erin talks about the local standards for short-term rental laws in Denver.    


    Can you rent out individual rooms in Denver?  


    Does she have success in doing medium-term rentals with efficiency apartments? 


    What is her process for sizing up properties and how does she find them?  


    How did her partnership agreements unfold?  


    You have to prove to lenders that you have been highly leveraged for the last two years. 


    What have been the biggest frustrations and highlights for Erin being a host and short-term rental owner? 


    How did she go about getting educated when she first started with short-term rentals?  


    Erin Spradlin talks about her Denver Women Invest group. 


    What is she doing differently to handle changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? 


    Neil Henderson and Brittany Henderson talk about how Las Vegas has been impacted by COVID-19.


    Books and Resources Mentioned:


    The Road to Family Freedom: roadtofamilyfreedom.com (https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com)


    Erin Spradlin: Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinspradlin/)


    Erin and James Real Estate: erinandjamesrealestate.com (https://www.erinandjamesrealestate.com/)


    Denver Women Invest: denverwomeninvest.com (https://www.denverwomeninvest.com)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Next Level Income with Demographic Trends in Multifamily with Chris Larsen

    Next Level Income with Demographic Trends in Multifamily with Chris Larsen

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Buy and Hold Rentals to Wealth with Kyle and Lauren Clugston

    Buy and Hold Rentals to Wealth with Kyle and Lauren Clugston

    • 44 min
    House Hack Your Way to a Life Near the Beach with Joe Prillaman

    House Hack Your Way to a Life Near the Beach with Joe Prillaman

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

rlestateguy ,

Great supplement to Bigger Pockets

As a long time listener to the bigger pockets podcast, I’ve begun to grow tired of the bravado of the hosts and the repetition of content on that show, as valuable as it has been to me. What I like about Neil and Brittany is that they really let their guests be the experts. They approach topics with curiosity and humility and never overshadow the people they have on the show, which is refreshing. They also regularly focus on short term rentals, which I love! Keep it up!

Randaluch ,

Road to Family Freedom…AWESOME Podcast!

Educational, informative, entertaining, lively, humorous….a listening pleasure! If you’ve ever thought about trying to become “self-made” and not tied down to your current location, this is the podcast for you! Brittany and Neil ask intriguing questions of knowledgable, self-made people who can help you on your journey to becoming financially independent through real estate adventures. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Barri Griffiths ,

Great podcast!!!

I love listening to this podcast, I’ve learnt a lot from the great guests they’ve had. And the hosts do an excellent job of interviewing and making the podcast fun. I always look forward to the next interview. Keep up the good work!!!

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