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Welcome to The Real Estate Law Podcast, because real estate is more than just pretty pictures and the law goes well beyond the paperwork and courtroom arguments. The Real Estate Law Podcast is hosted by Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill, named one of Boston Magazine's Top Lawyers in 2021. Join Jason and Rory for entertaining and informative conversation about how and where the worlds of real estate and law intersect. The Real Estate Law Podcast is powered by NextHome Titletown Real Estate, Greater Boston's Progressive Real Estate Brokerage and Urban Village Legal, Massachusetts Real Estate Counsel serving savvy property owners, lenders, and investors.

The Real Estate Law Podcast Jason Muth + Rory Gill

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to The Real Estate Law Podcast, because real estate is more than just pretty pictures and the law goes well beyond the paperwork and courtroom arguments. The Real Estate Law Podcast is hosted by Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill, named one of Boston Magazine's Top Lawyers in 2021. Join Jason and Rory for entertaining and informative conversation about how and where the worlds of real estate and law intersect. The Real Estate Law Podcast is powered by NextHome Titletown Real Estate, Greater Boston's Progressive Real Estate Brokerage and Urban Village Legal, Massachusetts Real Estate Counsel serving savvy property owners, lenders, and investors.

    Designing Your Airbnb and the Value of Real Product Moments with Minoan CEO Marc Hostovsky

    Designing Your Airbnb and the Value of Real Product Moments with Minoan CEO Marc Hostovsky

    Have you ever stayed at a short-term rental home and wondered where a certain interior design item was purchased and how you could get it for your own home?

    Or did you sleep amazingly on their mattress and sheets, and want to buy them for your own bedroom?

    These real product moments are what drove our guest, Marc Hostovsky, to launch Minoan - a customizable, curated retail platform helping short term rental hosts simplify furnishing and save money with a free to use, centralized ordering platform.

    Steep discounts and no hassle of messy logistics like order tracking and customer service? Sign us up!
    Marc has a strong background in tech and retail operations, having worked in senior roles for Walmart and Jet.com (which was acquired by Walmart!)

    Minoan is a venture-backed startup focusing on “native retail.”

    Products aren’t boxed up in a store display case or hiding as images on a phone screen. There’s no pushy furniture store sales person over your shoulder either — just a consumer and the products with a little one-on-one time.

    If guests love the plush towels, why not let them buy an exact one from the same supplier? It's a win for products and brands - they get consumers to spend time actually living with items of potential interest.

    Minoan's current retail partner roster is impressive, including such heavy hitters as  William Sonoma, Article, West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Polywood, Casper, Pottery Barn, Caraway, Wayfair, and hundreds other retailers, both national brands and smaller local companies.

    They already have assembled a network of nearly 10,000 short-term rental locations and boutique hotels, whose hosts pick and choose products from several hundreds of participating brands that can help them convert their vacation lodging into showrooms.

    In this episode, we discussed:
    - How Marc thought to launch Minoan
    - Why the most valuable moments spend with products are not online or in stores
    - How Minoan works with short-term rental operators
    - Why furnishing and decor should be thought of less as a cost center and more as an investment in improving average daily rates
    - How does Minoan help hosts' encourage shopping available products without making the experience feel overly commercialized?
    - What products create those memorable moments for guests?
    Where you can find Marc:
    Minoan website - https://www.minoanexperience.com/
    Marc's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-hostovsky/
    Minoan's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/minoan/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minoanexperience
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/minoanexperience

    Join Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!

    #realestatepodcast #nexthome #humansoverhouses #realestate #realestatelaw #realestateinvesting #realestateinvestor #realestateagent #airbnb #airbnbdecor #furnishingyourairbnb #strsecrets #vrbo #nativeretail
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    • 56 min
    Achieving Financial Freedom and Scaling Your Real Estate Empire with Entrepreneur Logan Rankin

    Achieving Financial Freedom and Scaling Your Real Estate Empire with Entrepreneur Logan Rankin

    We're excited to welcome Logan Rankin to the podcast for a spirited discussion about financial freedom and the true value of working at a W-2 job and why "quiet quitting" is one of the worst things that an employee an do.

    Logan spent the first decade of his career working with a Fortune 50 corporation, leading retail operations. There, he formed a reputation for building high-performing teams, managing large P&Ls, and implementing strategic operational changes at the enterprise level.

    Once Logan realized that he wanted to retire early, learn why he did the opposite of what many preach, in that he worked harder and for longer hours toward the end of his time at his W-2 job rather than phoning it in and spending all of his time on real estate.
    Hear why Logan understood the importance of a good work ethic and how that helped him accelerate his career at Target into and through the executive ranks, and how his W-2 job catalyzed his real estate career and entrepreneurship.

    What we discussed during this episode:
    - The true value of Logan's experience at Target, learning how to develop his colleagues and direct reports who ran the business.
    - What’s holding back the average person from gaining Financial Freedom?
    - What does it mean to make your money work for you?
    - The importance of organizing your personal finances first.
    - Taking control of your own finances and not just relying on a 401k for retirement
    - How W-2 companies encourage employees to continue working by encouraging high performers to put their earnings into buckets that hold them hostage.
    - How Logan and his wife amassed a $275 million portfolio with no partners or syndications.

    Logan has a profoundly interesting journey toward financial freedom, having worked as an executive with Target for many years until relatively recently all while scaling his real estate business. At Target, Logan learned how to operate a complicated multi-disciplinary organization that involves logistics, human resources, and customer service, and he applied all of that to his own investments.

    Logan is the author of Find Your Financial Freedom: Let Go of Fear, Gain Control, & Achieve Lifelong Wealth 
    Where you can find Logan:
    Website - https://loganrankin.com/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/loganjrankin
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/loganjrankin/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/loganrankin/
    Link to Logan's Book - Find Your Financial Freedom

    Join Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!

    #realestatepodcast #nexthome #humansoverhouses #realestate #realestatelaw #realestateinvesting #realestateinvestor  #realestateagent #financialfreedom #financialindependence #quityourw2 #quietquitting #timefreedom #entrepreneurship #developingemployees #businessleadership
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    • 50 min
    Financing Your Cash Flowing Real Estate Investments with Easy Street Capital Partner Robin Simon

    Financing Your Cash Flowing Real Estate Investments with Easy Street Capital Partner Robin Simon

    Cash flow and qualifying for financing are two of the biggest hurdles when it comes to running your real estate business and landing your next deal. We're talking about forward-thinking lending in this episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast.

    Meet Robin Simon, a Partner of Easy Street Capital, a private real estate lender headquartered in Austin, Texas serving real estate investors around the country.

    Robin oversees the EasyRent division, which provides long-term financing on business-purpose 1-8 unit residential mortgage loans. Robin oversees the marketing, business development, operations, and secondary/capital markets involved with the EasyRent line, so he's the perfect person to discuss non-traditional financing ideas.

    Robin provides financing solutions for real estate investors with a specialty on short term rentals and BRRRR method investors by qualifying entities with no DTI (Debt-To-Income) requirements, no tax returns required, and no income verification

    If you're an Airbnb investor, hear how you can qualify for your next investment with 20% down using AirDNA projections in many locations, including vacation and tertiary markets.

    Robin also works with AirBnBRRRR (yes, that's a thing!) investors, with loan products that cover a purchase, rehab, AND refinance, offering 100% cash-out refinances within 3 months without a lease requirement.

    What we discussed during this episode:
    - Financing options that are outside the box of conventional mortgage lenders
    - The mental shift required of serious investors away from debt-to-income loans
    - When should an investor contact a company like East Street Capital rather than pursue a typical DTI loan with a local lender?
    - Working with investors holding 3-5 properties looking to make the move into full-time real estate investing
    - Understanding the debt service coverage ratio
    - What expenses are taken into account when calculating DSCR?
    - The three factors that go into qualifying for a DSCR loan.
    - Why they occasionally underwrite sub-1.0 DSCR loans
    - The loan products that Jason and Rory have used for their investments
    - Why it's important to be up front with your lender and insurance company about your true intentions with a property
    - What are the conversations like with newer investors just discovering these alternative loan product?
    - Being in the "third inning" of the Short-Term Rental industry where smaller investors can still scale up before institutional investors assert their influence

    Where you can find Robin:
    Website - https://www.easystreetcap.com/easyrent/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinsimonesc
    Email - robin@easystreetcap.com

    Join Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!

    #realestatepodcast #nexthome #humansoverhouses #realestate #realestatelaw #realestateinvesting #realestateinvestor  #realestateagent #dscrloans #nonqm #mortgagebanking #mortgagebroker #dscr #nonqmlending #nonqmloans #mortgage #shorttermrentals #strfinancing #airbnb #airbnbindustry #financinganairbnb
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    • 52 min
    How to Use Tax Deed Investing to Make A Fortune with The Tax Deed Wolf Joseph Griffin

    How to Use Tax Deed Investing to Make A Fortune with The Tax Deed Wolf Joseph Griffin

    In this episode, we are learning how to invest in Tax Deed Auctions with the authority - Joseph Griffin - a.k.a. The Tax Deed Wolf.

    Joseph is an army veteran of 11 years with 2 combat tours, a retired nurse, and now one of the top Tax Deed coaches in the business. As CEO of Tax Deed Wolf Academy LLC, Joseph specializes in Tax Deed Investing and coaches students on how they can get started.

    When owners do not pay property taxes, properties can be taken from the owners and sold at tax deed auctions. Joseph has acquired hundreds of properties for pennies on the dollar through Tax Deed Auctions.

    What types of properties are available in Tax Deed Auctions? Pretty much everything you can imagine - residential houses, empty lots, commercial buildings, condos, and more!

    Tax Deed Auctions differ from tax liens or redemption deeds because as a winner of a tax deed property, it's yours immediately (and as you can imagine, this comes with plenty of benefits and risks).
    In this episode, we discussed:
    - How Joseph became known as The Tax Deed Wolf
    - Joseph's background in the military and in nursing
    - Why Joseph pivoted to tax deed investing
    - How properties become available in tax deed auctions
    - What happens when you win a property in a tax deed auction
    - What kind of properties come up in the tax deed auctions?
    - Why Joseph approaches owners by using tax deed auction lists as leads
    - What Joseph is doing with the properties that he is acquiring now
    - Working with 500 students last year and what separates the successful ones from those who never purchase property
    - The role of an attorney and the importance of having one on your team
    - The best market conditions to invest in tax deeds
    - How to have a positive mindset and surround yourself with achievers

    Where you can find Joseph:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/taxdeedwolfceo
    Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/taxdeedinvest
    Website - https://www.taxdeedwolfacademy.com/
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TaxDeedWolf

    Join Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!

    #realestatepodcast #nexthome #humansoverhouses #realestate #realestateinvesting #realestateinvestor #realestatelaw #realestateagent #realestatemarketing #taxdeed #taxdeedinvesting #taxdeedauctions #buildingateam #takingaction #taxlien #quiettitle
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    • 40 min
    Secrets to Analyzing + Landing Profitable Short-Term Rentals with The Airbnb Data Guy John Bianchi

    Secrets to Analyzing + Landing Profitable Short-Term Rentals with The Airbnb Data Guy John Bianchi

    We're super excited to welcome John Bianchi - The Airbnb Data Guy’ - to this episode! Hear how John approaches Airbnb rentals from an analytical and pure data standpoint. 
    John shares his secrets on finding the Airbnb sweet spot by discovering highly profitable properties in any market (hint: it has a lot to do with the amenities that you offer at your properties).

    As the Head of Data for Superhost Labs, an Airbnb investing fund, John understands the numbers behind successful short-term rental operations. His mission is to ensure that no hosts ever buy or rent unprofitable Airbnb properties again!

    Years ago, John published a course about Airbnb data and how to use AirDNA to profitable properties.

    The only problem was that John didn't know how to sell the course.

    So he posted it to YouTube for free, and amassed a ton of views!

    People reached out to him, so John launched Point Analytics, his Airbnb data consulting company that offers Airbnb data reports identifying the most profitable Airbnbs in any market.
    In this episode, we discussed:
    - How John became The Airbnb Data Guy
    - How to find that sweet spot for profitable properties on Airbnb
    - What are the "cheat codes" that John uses?
    - Competitive advantages and disadvantages of the Airbnb algorithm
    - Proven formulas for translating AirDNA data into profitable businesses
    - What are co-hosting and rental arbitrage?
    - The risk of using bad data when analyzing opportunities
    - How to use AirDNA to find the most profitable spots in a market
    - How these strategies apply to purchases, co-hosting, and arbitrage models.
    - Being strategic about finding homes that cashflow and appreciate
    - What are some good amenities that have worked really well in some locations that Airbnb hosts should consider?
    - Designing a home for a specific customer archetype.
    Where you can find John:
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnBianchipointanalytics
    Website - https://reports.pointanalytics.co/sales-page1646591520576
    TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@john_airbnbdata
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-bianchi-245608a6/

    Join Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!

    #realestatepodcast #nexthome #humansoverhouses #realestate #realestateinvesting #realestateinvestor #realestatelaw #realestateagent #airbnb #vrbo #shorttermrentals #airdna #strsecrets #airbnblife #airbnbsecrets
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    The Real Estate Law Podcast is hosted by Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill.

    This podcast and these show notes are not legal advice, but we hope you find both entertaining and informative.

    The Real Estate Law Podcast, because real estate is more than just pretty pictures and law goes well beyond the paperwork and courtroom arguments.
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    • 46 min
    No W-2, No Problem! Qualifying For A Mortgage When You're Self-Employed with Alejandro Szita

    No W-2, No Problem! Qualifying For A Mortgage When You're Self-Employed with Alejandro Szita

    If you're a self-employed entrepreneur, you know how difficult it can be for you to qualify for a mortgage. Lenders favor those with stable W-2 jobs even though many individuals with less regular income still can be excellent potential borrowers.

    In this episode, we're speaking with Alejandro Szita, a mortgage expert for business owners, self-employed individuals, and entrepreneurs.
    As the co-owner of a boutique mortgage brokerage that specializes in self-employed borrowers— including artists, business owners and creative entrepreneurs, Alejandro has seen the world of real estate from all angles—commercial, residential, and raising capital.

    What are some practical steps that self-employed people can do to get themselves ready for a loan application? That's exactly what we're discussing in this episode!

    In this episode, we discussed:
    - Why the lending systems are set up to serve W-2 employees.
    - How to get your own mortgage as a real estate agent.
    - What types of loans are available to self-employed buyers?
    - How bondholders dictate underwriting rules.
    - How to use your bank statements to get a loan.
    - The importance of having a great credit score.
    - What types of real estate loans are available to business owners?
    - Why it's more difficult to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed?
    - Should business owners write off less on their taxes than they're entitled to, just to show it larger income?
    - Why entrepreneurs should not be more focused on the goal of the investment as opposed to the interest rate of the loan.
    - Why we need to be having more regular and honesty conversations about money.

    Alejandro teaches the fundamentals of money and wealth, and has even created a million-dollar retail enterprise through infomercials and the Home Shopping Network.

    Where you can find Alejandro:
    Website - https://prosperity-lending.com/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alejandroszita/
    Email - info@prosperitylending.us

    Join Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!

    #realestatepodcast #nexthome #humansoverhouses #realestate #realestateinvesting #realestateinvestor #realestatelaw #realestateagent #realestatemarketing #inflation #conversationsaboutmoney #qualifyingforamortgage #entrepreneurship #selfemployed #dscrloans #bankstatementloans #creditscore #ficoscore
    _____________________

    The Real Estate Law Podcast is hosted by Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill.

    This podcast and these show notes are not legal advice, but we hope you find both entertaining and informative.

    The Real Estate Law Podcast, because real estate is more than just pretty pictures and law goes well beyond the paperwork and courtroom arguments.
    Support the showFollow us!
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

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Sabrina Osso from Osso Safe Review of The Real Estate Law Podcast

It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Jason Muth and Rory Gill on The Real Estate Law Podcast. They made me feel very comfortable throughout the interview. They asked excellent questions that would benefit any audience. They were also very encouraging and provided positive feedback throughout the interview which makes for great chemistry between host and guest. Jason and Rory really understood Osso Safe’s vision and its purpose in the real estate industry in that safer residency makes for better residency which is better for business. We would be happy to return on their podcast anytime in the future. -Sabrina Osso from Osso Safe

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Highly reccomend

Great show. A show with info about RE law is much needed. Keep teaching us about the legal foundations of real estate, contracts, securities, title, etc. and how we can apply that to our businesses as investors

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Engaging conversations

Didn’t know it was possible for the subject of law to be so engaging. The hosts are super at integrating real life scenarios with real estate law and best practices. I would recommend this for novice folks learning to navigate one of life’s biggest investments.

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