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”,

Compliments: A (Mostly) Simple Approach

Think about the last time someone you looked up to gave you a compliment about something you did or said that really matters to you…Felt pretty good, didn’t it?That’s the power of a genuine and effective compliment. Done right, compliments don’t just make a person’s day or keep a team together – they serve as a kind of interpersonal fuel that feeds people and actively grows them and the teams they’re a part of.So, how do you do compliments the right way?Get the “Why” Right in Your HeadThis is

Keeping Your Professional Relationships Healthy… and Simple

Zig Ziglar said it so well: “I believe that you can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”Business is all about relationships. And relationships are all about helping others. That’s the simple part, and it’s why Ziglar’s quote is so good. On the other hand…Relationships involve these strange and not-so-simple creatures we call “humans.” And that’s where things get interesting. Because almost nothing involving people is straightforward and

For Real Estate Success: Focus Now… Focus Forever

The great NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton said it so well: “An idiot with a plan will always beat a genius with no plan.”Why is that?In part, because a plan gives you… focus.F-O-C-U-S – such a simple word. But make no mistake: few people understand what it really means. And fewer still actually tap into its amazing power. So here’s how to use focus to become the kind of real estate investor others can only dream about…Pick a Plan… And Bring Your Actions Into FocusYou have drive, passions,

Why Helping Others Is Your Fast Track to Success

There’s a saying we live by at RP Capital: “Through service we build people.” It’s not just something we feel in our gut and put into practice because we believe it – it’s actually the very reason we’re able to run a profitable business…Now to some folks, it may seem like a contradiction that you can build a business around the idea of focusing on others. But the fact is, your greatest success actually comes from helping others.Here’s what I mean…We Learn and Get Better… By TeachingIt’s true: if

It’s Time To Be Extraordinary

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.Here’s a definition of extraordinary: “Very unusual or remarkable; unusually great.” It comes from two words: extra ‒ “out of”, and ordinary ‒ “normal, having no special or

Why Investing Out of State Isn’t a Big Deal

There’s a lot of information (and mis-information) out there about whether you should invest in-state or out-of-state with real estate. The fact is, it depends…It depends on the kind of investment properties you’re looking for. It depends on the model you’re following (are you buying and holding, or fixing and flipping?). For our purposes here, we’ll focus on the core of the RP Capital way ‒ buying and holding single family residences (and maybe duplexes or fourplexes) to rent out. However, what

Ocala, Florida

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

AREA INFORMATION
Median Home Price: $172,000
Vacancy Rate: 5.2%
Average Commute: 25 min
Average Temp: 43-91

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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

Highlights

    • 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.