Summary: If you’re a real estate investor or you’re thinking about becoming one, rising interest rates have probably weighed heavily on your mind. You’ve probably asked yourself, “is this a good time to invest?” “Should I wait until interest rates go down?” In this article, we’ll give you our perspectives based on over 20 years of real estate investing experience, including investing through three downturns! (more…)
Summary: In this article, we re-visit our second-ever blog post that was published in January 2018. In blog post #1, we shared our definition of financial freedom and why we think it should be your goal. In this article, we transition to actionable items for achieving financial freedom. CliffsNotes version: come up with a target, spend less, continue to work, build a substantial source of additional income, lower your taxes, reinvest the cashflow and tax savings. (more…)
Summary: The goal of our Investor Spotlight series is to provide you with stories of real doctors and high-income professionals who are at different points in their journey to financial freedom through real estate investing. Today’s spotlight is on Weilan. She successfully acquired 30 units within the first 7 months of embarking on her real estate investing journey. With just her first two purchases, she is well on her way to achieving financial freedom! (more…)
Summary: In March 2020, just as COVID struck, we closed on a 32-unit property. This was an off-market deal and the property looked great on paper. However, we didn’t anticipate COVID and the damaging effects of the eviction moratorium. It’s now been 2 years. The moratorium is now largely behind us. So how did things turn out? Read on to find out! (more…)
Over the last couple of years, we have seen more and more doctors venture into entrepreneurship and start new businesses. But the hard truth is that very few (less than 5%) of these businesses will ever achieve $1 million in revenue and an even smaller number (0.4%) make over $5 million. With the odds stacked against you, we wanted to share our top tips for building a successful doctor-owned business. Click below to listen: Have someone who you think should be featured in a future episode? Comment and let us know on our socials! Also, don’t forget to share and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcast if you loved this episode! Wait there’s more…If you enjoy the Doctors Building Wealth podcast, check out our FREE real estate training,…
Summary: If you haven’t heard, bonus depreciation is being phased-out over the next several years! Whether you’re an experienced investor or a newbie, you’re going to want to know how this is going to impact you as a real estate investor. You might be wondering, does this mean it’s not worth doing a cost segregation study anymore? What about real estate investing in general? In this article we’ll answer these questions and more! (more…)
Summary: If you’re a real estate investor and looking to invest in a vacation rental, you’re probably planning to finance it with a 10% down second home loan. This is a highly attractive option because it gets you into the investment with so little money down and it allows you to stretch your money into multiple vacation rentals. But what happens when you hit the limits of what you can borrow? What are your options at that point? That’s what we’ll cover in this article and more! (more…)
Summary: If you’re looking to invest in vacation rentals, you’d better know the difference between a good investment and bad investment. We’d venture to guess that most casual vacation rental owners either lose money or barely cashflow on their properties. Why? Because most vacation rental owners don’t know how to buy an investment property OR run a vacation rental profitably. The first step to buying an investment is to know the difference between a good return, an average return and a bad return. That’s what we’ll cover in this article (more…)
Summary: The goal of our Investor Spotlight series is to provide you with stories of real physicians and professionals who are at different points in their journey to financial freedom through real estate investing. At Semi-Retired MD, we love to share many perspectives and learn from others’ experiences along the way. Today’s spotlight is on investor couple Mike and Renee who live in Austin, Texas with their three small children. Mike is a Family Medicine doctor who has been practicing for six years, and Renee is a fundraiser for Dell Medical School. Both work full-time and are busy parents who have prioritized becoming financially free through their real estate investment journey. Motivated to find an additional source of income after suffering COVID burnout and stress during the Summer of 2020,…
Summary: If you haven’t heard, short-term rentals are hot! In addition to the potential for plenty of cashflow, short-term rentals also offer incredible tax benefits (if you haven't heard, you can shelter your income through short-term rentals). With so many people getting into the short-term rental game, I wanted to take a few minutes to give you some tips for avoiding the common short term rental traps we see investors fall into. (more…)
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