Decoding Real Estate Returns

Real estate investment entails a journey filled with numbers and strategies. Understanding financial returns is pivotal. Imagine starting with a $100,000 property, where leveraging at 75% transforms a 10% return into a staggering 40%. This underscores the power of comprehending real estate metrics. Let’s delve into the essential metrics to decode the complexities of real estate returns.

The Cost Of Waiting In Real Estate

Have you ever considered investing in real estate but felt overwhelmed by conflicting opinions? We understand how confusing it can be, and we’re here to guide you through the process with clarity and simplicity. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the fundamentals of real estate investment in a way that’s easy to understand, making it accessible for anyone interested in exploring this financial opportunity.

Why Online Real Estate Calculators Can Mislead You

Today, we’re delving into a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of real estate – calculations. It may not be the most thrilling topic, but trust us, it’s vital. So, buckle up as we break down the complexities of calculators and pro formas.

Three Money Mindsets… And Why Two of Them Suck

So, I was talking with my good friend Chris Miles not too long ago, and he said something really cool and helpful…(He’s kind of like that.)Anyway, he said there are pretty much three paradigms when it comes to understanding money. I thought it was brilliant, so I want to bring it up here and add some commentary. (If you want to hear more, check out the podcast episode in the link above.) Here are the three paradigms, or mindsets…The Saver/Scarcity MentalityFor a lot of folks, this is like the

Just Say “No” To These Things…

This one’s going to be very straightforward, folks.As you know, when you say Yes to something, you’re also saying No to a hundred alternatives. But let’s face it…There are some things you should always say No to. They’re just not helpful for you, your people, or your business. Especially if you’re serious about running a real business – and living a real life.I’ve picked 10 for today. Maybe I’ll add more in the future. So…Just Say No to These Things: Social media. That’s right. Most of the time,

Problem – Or Opportunity?

How can you tell a full-blown problem… from a sweet opportunity? When some competitor disrupts your industry, should you freak out, or see it as a blessing in disguise?Well, part of the answer depends on the actual situation, and using your brain and knowledge to know whether or not the writing is on the wall.For example, when high-end digital cameras started to go mainstream, you would have done well as a manufacturer in that space to see it as a real wake-up call. If you were going to thrive

The Secrets of Money and Wealth – Revealed

What is money, really? How does it work? What do the super-rich and mega-successful know about money that most folks don’t?These are great questions. That’s why I’ve spent a lot of time on them here at my blog – and now on my “Get Real Podcast.”And it’s also why I’m super-excited about this new online documentary called “Money Revealed.” It features interviews and tips and strategies from top-level industry leaders like Robert Kiyosaki, David Gardner, Andy Tanner, Mike Dillard, G. Edward

How To Enjoy Your Success Journey

John Maxwell says this: “Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit.”He is so right! And we all know he’s right. But so many people find it harder and harder to enjoy themselves as the years go by…It’s especially true with building a business. There’s this idea lurking in the background: “If this is going to work, it will be insanely difficult. It’s going to hurt… it’s going to take forever… and there’s a strong chance I’ll fail completely. I hope I survive – then I’ll be able to

Why Your “Why” Is Up To YOU… And You Alone

I’ll keep this pretty simple…Because there’s really just one thing I want to get across in this post – and you already know what it is from the title.Listen, I think this whole topic of finding your Why is deeply important, and very, very practical. That’s why I’ve written about it several times, including here. But I admit, it can get kind of old saying the same thing over and over and over… especially when it seems like everybody else in the whole world is saying it, too!So I’m just going to

It’s Time To Be Extraordinary… Part II

In Part I of this post, we said this:“When it comes to business and finances, most folks are so… ordinary. And maybe that’s fine for them. But not for you. Not if you’re reading this blog.Because you are after a level of success ‒ financial freedom, work-life balance, and the ability to make an impact ‒ that few people will ever attain. You are… extraordinary.”We also used this definition of extraordinary: “Very unusual or remarkable; unusually great.” It comes from two words: extra ‒ “out of”,

Ocala, Florida

Unemployment Rate: 4%
Recent Job Growth: 3.4%
Median Income: $46,798
Population: 360,000
Population change since 2010: Up 38%

Median Home Price: $172,000
Vacancy Rate: 5.2%
Average Commute: 25 min
Average Temp: 43-91
Ocala, a small agricultural and manufacturing center, is about halfway between Gainesville to the north and Orlando to the southeast. With its attractive tree-lined streets and Old South–style homes, it more resembles a typical Southern city than a Florida city or beach town. Ocala is the capital of Florida’s thoroughbred industry, and ranching and horse-breeding are popular


    • Housing growth in and outside the city is largely driven by retirement and new families looking for somewhere that feels like home. Lots of families find this in Ocala because of the comfortable southern feel. The cost of living is 6% below the national average and interest rates are low.

    • Located in the heart of central Florida, there is easy access to attractions found all around the state. Ocala also houses many attractions of its own, including The Appleton Museum of Art, Fort King National Historic Park, and Silver Springs State Park.

    • Job growth increased by 3.4% in 2016, and continues to do so. There are many employment opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, and sales. The presence of Lockheed Martin, provides many jobs in the manufacturing of advanced technology.