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Welcome to the #1 podcast focused on real estate investing in the Denver metro area. Join host Chris Lopez as he interviews and goes on deep dives with local real estate experts and investors. Enjoy discussions on residential and commercial market trends, local updates, and more. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. This podcast is brought to you by REICO, your local guide for all things Real Estate Investing in Colorado (REICO). Go to our website and download our free toolkit to get sta ...
 
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Is it ever too late to start investing in real estate? Our guest today is Nicole Rueth, the #1 loan originator in Colorado and owner of 24 doors. She explains to us how she got started investing--at the age of 40! Listen to the episode to learn about her journey, her unique approach to selecting properties, and why she wants women investors to embr…
 
The changing market means your investing strategy should change, too. Chris shares how he's shifting his goals to reflect this new reality and take advantage of opportunities. Want to learn about even more strategies? Good news-- we just published "The 2022 Guide to Colorado Real Estate Investing Strategies"! Listen to the episode for all the detai…
 
Denver-based prop tech company Ink is setting out to change real estate contracts for the better. Justin Knoll joins us to talk about how existing technology can be used to modernize contracts and better protect consumers. Listen to the episode to learn more.By Chris Lopez - Denver Investment Broker
 
The August 2022 Colorado market stats are out, and our roundtable is back to discuss all the trends. A boost in inventory is helping buyers, but should they be worried about too much leverage? Listen to the episode to hear what we think about today's real estate market.By Chris Lopez - Denver Investment Broker
 
Are you interested in starting a real estate business? Have you done a lot of deals but need help taking it to the next level? Terrance Doyle joins us to talk about the launch of his new community, Value Tribe. By signing up, you'll get access to a community of like-minded real estate professionals, mentorship from pros, and exclusive materials. Li…
 
Is it possible to get better returns by trading down? Jeff White joins us to explain how he gets more cash flow and fewer headaches by utilizing a 1031 exchange to trade his underperforming fourplex for two single family homes.By Chris Lopez - Denver Investment Broker
 
How did VareCo execute its biggest deal to date during the pandemic? Terrance joins us to talk about how a 41-unit apartment building in North Denver generated the most profit yet. Listen to the episode to learn how they did it, and what Terrance plans to do next.By Chris Lopez - Denver Investment Broker
 
How do investors find the capital to buy real estate? Lon Welsh joins us to highlight six methods you can use to fund your investments, from refinancing to loan options. Listen to the episode to learn more, and find out if you have dead equity.By Chris Lopez - Denver Investment Broker
 
Is seasonality coming back to the Colorado real estate market? Is now a good time for investors to buy? The July 2022 market stats are in, and our roundtable is back to answer all of your questions. Listen to the episode to learn how Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo are performing; plus, hear what kind of deals our team is putting together.…
 
What do passive investors need to know about the risks and obligations they're agreeing to? Lon Welsh joins us to go over the documents passive investors are required to sign, what to look for in them, and how they differ from active real estate transactions. If you're interested in becoming a passive investor, you won't want to miss this episode!…
 
Diversifying investments is a smart move for everyone—including real estate investors. What kind of diversification is important for passive investors? Lon Welsh joins Chris to discuss the three main ways funds offer diversification and why this is a great balance of lowering risk and boosting returns.…
 
Stacy is back with more Denver Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) updates. Listen to the episode to find out which Denver neighborhood just received blanket zoning approval to build ADUs, and learn the 6 main issues residents face when trying to build an ADU and their proposed solutions. Plus, get a sneak peek of a brand-new basement ADU Stacy just comp…
 
How do passive investors make money off of their investments? Lon Welsh is back in the studio with Chris to explain how syndications and funds are structured and walk us through how general and limited partners get paid. Listen to the episode to learn more.By Chris Lopez - Denver Investment Broker
 
Evaluating the financial success of your properties is a critical aspect of real estate investing, but what's the best metric for measuring returns? Lon Welsh joins Chris to discuss 4 ways to measure active investments and 3 ways to measure passive investments. Plus, learn the #1 metric that real estate investors overlook.…
 
The Q2 commercial market data is out, and our roundtable is back to discuss what we're seeing. Our biggest takeaway: deals require more effort these days, but they're still getting done. Listen to the episode to learn about the effects of rising interest rates, the impact of supply chain issues on new development, and why affordability is a concern…
 
Do you know what Debt Coverage Ratio (DCR) is? As the likelihood of a recession increases, understanding this metric can help investors prepare for the future and make sure their properties can withstand economic changes. Listen to the episode to hear Lon Welsh explain how DCR works, and learn how to apply it to any asset class.…
 
We’re wrapping up our 3-part series on Real Estate Wealth Preservation by looking at an advanced investor who’s branching out into more complex deals. Curious about syndications, joint ventures, and passive investing? Our panel of experts discuss the underlying tax, legal, insurance, and estate planning strategies investors should know before getti…
 
We’re back with part 2 of our 3-part series on Real Estate Wealth Preservation. In this episode, we’re focusing on how an intermediate investor can protect the ones they love as their real estate portfolio grows. Our panel of experts answer questions about various tax, legal, insurance, and estate planning strategies investors can use to preserve t…
 
Welcome to the 1st episode in our 3-part series on Real Estate Wealth Preservation, in which we explore the tax, legal, insurance, and estate planning strategies that investors need to understand in order to set themselves up for long-term success. In the first episode, our panel of experts discuss what a beginner investor needs to know to protect …
 
The June 2022 market stats are in, and our roundtable is back to discuss and dissect them. As we head toward a recession, should investors start to worry we're in a real estate bubble? Listen to the episode to hear what our team thinks, and get the latest updates on the Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo markets. To see all of the charts discusse…
 
Strategic Partners William and Marcus of Spearhead Commercial Capital are back to talk about an Indianapolis industrial building they helped their Denver-based clients invest in. Listen to this episode and learn why even triple net leases offer plenty of value-add opportunities.By Chris Lopez - Denver Investment Broker
 
In this deal analysis, Strategic Partner and lender Joe Massey joins me to talk about a refinance he helped his clients do on an investment property. By using their equity to invest in another property, they're increasing their overall returns, even as prices and interest rates rise. Listen to the episode to hear how they're still profiting more, d…
 
Finding a starting point for real estate investing can be overwhelming. Luckily, Lon Welsh is back to explain the 8 dimensions of investing. By taking the time to carefully think through 8 simple questions, you can pinpoint what type of investment fits your stage of life, financial status, and personal preferences. Watch the episode to learn what y…
 
How do you figure out where to start when it comes to investing in real estate? Ironton Capital founder Lon Welsh is back to discuss his Investor Decision Tree. This tree will help investors figure out what type of investing works best for where they are in life, and shows them how to formulate a strategy they can execute. Listen to the episode to …
 
Real estate investing falls into two categories: active and passive. What’s the difference between these two? Lon Welsh, founder of Ironton Capital, joins Chris to discuss different types of real estate investing and the pros and cons of each. Listen to the episode to learn more, and find out if passive investing is the right choice for you. For ev…
 
Who is Lon Welsh? The founder of Your Castle Real Estate is moving into the world of passive investing with his new company, Ironton Capital. He joins us to talk about his business and investing background, and how that experience makes him the right person to run an investment fund. Learn more about his 20 years of investing and running real estat…
 
Strategic Partner and lender Joe Massey joins Chris to wrap up our State of the Market series. We’re walking through the four steps of identifying opportunities in your portfolio, and analyzing four local properties. Listen to the episode to learn how to figure out the best moves for your portfolio, and find out the number one mistake landlords can…
 
Strategic Partner Travis Sperr of Renovo Financial joins us to talk about a Fix and Flip in Aurora that he helped finance with a hard money loan. The experienced investor has a solid business model and was able to take advantage of competitive terms to ensure a profit. Listen to the episode to hear the details, and learn how Renovo’s new virtual dr…
 
In part two of our State of the Market series, Chris and Jenny discuss whether or not long term rentals are still profitable, and the best place to invest $50K, $100K, $115K, $150K, and $250K. Not sure how to adjust your approach to rental property investing in today’s market? Listen to this episode to hear what financing and rental strategies are …
 
How do you adjust your investing strategy when you’re at the end of your investing cycle? Strategic Partners Marcus Davis and William Foy of Spearhead Commercial Capital join us to discuss an office building refinance they helped a client complete. He’s winding down his investments and wanted to pull out cash and get a lower interest rate. Marcus m…
 
Welcome to the first of our three-part State of the Market series. In this episode, we’re looking at house hacking in the Denver metro area. Even though the market is rapidly changing, there are still great opportunities for investors. Listen to the episode for an overview of the market, and learn about three case studies that show how house hackin…
 
The May market stats for Denver are out, and our roundtable panel is back to discuss what they mean. Envision Advisors agents Jenny Bayless and Preston Newberry and lenders Joe Massey and Travis Sperr join Chris to talk about the numbers, trends, and their outlook for the market. Listen to the episode to learn why buyers should feel optimistic even…
 
We all know the market is shifting rapidly, thanks to high interest rates, rising inflation, and war. It can be scary trying to figure out how to adjust expectations and strategies, but luckily, Chris has a 4-step framework for understanding the market, and how to identify opportunities. Listen to the episode to hear the process and learn how to ap…
 
Is it still possible to cash flow in this market? Lender and Strategic Partner Joe Massey joins us to talk about a single family home in Pueblo he helped Denver investors close on. Not only were they able to find a home well under budget, they’re poised to cash flow $4K a year! Listen to the episode to hear all of the numbers, and learn how differe…
 
Are you a motivated agent who wants to close deals and not worry about all the backend work? We're looking for an agent to help us expand our business in Pueblo, CO. Join our team and learn what it means to be an investor friendly agent. Listen to the episode for all the details.When you're ready to apply, go here: https://www.denverinvestmentreale…
 
Remember Derek Marlin's $1 million flip in Episode #317? Today, we're talking to his partners in that flip, married couple Jesse and Rachel. They walked us through the project from their perspective, and how they turned their house flipping side hustle into their main hustle. Listen to the episode to hear their inspiring story, and get tips about h…
 
Want to find out the latest trends in the Denver area commercial real estate market? Check out our new Commercial Real Estate Commercial Market Updates. We’ve brought in a panel of local experts to discuss the latest trends, how they’re adapting, and where they see opportunities. If you’re interested in the commercial real estate space, you won’t w…
 
Can you buy a house in Denver even if you’re struggling to set aside money for a down payment? Loftium’s new Host to Own program allows buyers to move into their handpicked dream home today and build up a down payment to purchase the house by hosting Airbnb guests. Loftium co-founder and CEO Yifan Zhang joins us to talk about how the program works,…
 
The residential market stats for April 2022 are out. Envision Advisors agents Jenny Bayless and Preston Newberry, along with lenders Joe Massey and Travis Sperr joined the roundtable to discuss the stats, what trends they’re seeing, and how they feel about the market. What stats would make them start to worry about the market? Check out the episode…
 
Chelsea joins us to talk about her recent presentation for Property Llama at the Inman Conference in New York City. She explains how she went from not knowing about the conference to being on stage as a presenter, all in the span of a week! Listen to the episode to learn more about the conference, and hear what other developments are being made in …
 
In this episode of House Hack Masterminds, Ben and Jeff sit down Kyle and Tiffany, who bought their first house hack in Englewood. They’re adept at pivoting when faced with a challenge, from the city reclassifying their single family home to a duplex during closing, to shifting to a medium term rental strategy. Listen to the episode to hear their s…
 
We’re excited to announce the launch of our brand new online course: Step by Step Short and Medium Term Rentals. Short and medium term rentals are a great way to boost returns, but operating a successful one comes with a steep learning curve. Our course, taught by Envision Advisors’ Ben Einspahr, teaches you everything you need to know to set up, a…
 
Meet Propertyllama, our brand new portfolio analysis software. Combining the utility of spreadsheets and the insight of human advising, this software will change the way you look at your portfolio. Our easy-to-use software analyzes your portfolio, allows you to compare properties, and runs what-if scenarios. Listen to co-founders Richard McGuirr, I…
 
Say hello to REICO, Real Estate Investing Colorado. We've got a new look, a new name, and better investing resources. The best part? We're still bringing you the same podcast, just better.Listen to the episode to learn about our rebrand and how we're upping our game to provide you with higher quality content and information.…
 
People often ask, "What exactly does Envision Advisors do?" Envision Advisors is a residential real estate investing firm that focuses on helping real estate investors find properties that fit their investing strategies and goals. Whether you're just starting out or already have a portfolio of properties, we can help you create, refine, and execute…
 
The monthly market stats for March 2022 are out, and Preston Newberry and Joe Massey joined me to discuss them. How are rising interest rates and low inventory affecting the Denver metro market? We discuss what these stats really mean, and highlight two recent deals that show how the market isn't stopping us from helping clients achieve their real …
 
In this deal analysis, Preston explains how he helped his client use a 1031 exchange to sell his condo and buy a Lakewood duplex. By bumping the rents up to market rates, he's poised to make solid returns. Listen to the episode to hear all the numbers and learn how they were able to execute a seamless 1031 exchange.…
 
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