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Looking for an edge in the real estate investment market? Not sure which markets or market segments offer the best opportunities or which strategies to implement? You have come to the right place….Hosts Eric Odum and Steven Silverman blend decades of combined experience in the real estate investment market along with their expert guests covering topics in lending, investment strategies, property management and development…. giving you actionable investment ideas each and every episode you ca ...
 
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Al Williamson, an engineer by trade, has found a way to capitalize on the extended stay rental market. Somewhere, between AIRBNB and traditional long term rentals, extended stay lodging can be a terrific way to juice your returns. Florida is a hot spot for this type of need in housing and with the infrastructure bill targeting multiple industries i…
 
Different stakeholders within the mortgage and housing industry play a role in decreasing barriers to homeownership. Kasey Kier, Assistant Commissioner at Minnesota Housing, and Tamela Thurman, Director, Freddie Mac's Single-Family Equitable Housing Team discuss ways to address the array of complex issues communities of color face in attaining, sus…
 
Viktor Jiracek followed his brother to Gainesville and turned that experience into a thriving real estate business (Fix and Flips, and long term holds). Viktor updates us on the market and leaves us some great tips on thriving in this most unusual market. Key Discussion Points [01:00] Opening remarks by Eric Odum & Steven Silverman [04:17] About ou…
 
Martin Saenz runs a fund that invests in distressed mortgages. He discusses the state of the mortgage market, returns and how he creates win-win deals for investors and homeowners. Key Discussion Points [01:04] Opening remarks by Eric Odum & Steven Silverman [05:04] About our guest: Martin Saenz [05:57] How did you get started in real estate? [08:1…
 
Don Layton, former Freddie Mac CEO, joins Mike Reynolds, VP of Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer, to discuss the inception of the GSE CRT market and how it supports Freddie Mac’s mission. Don and Mike dive into the benefits of CRT, address its criticisms and reflect on CRT’s core role in today’s financial system.…
 
Chris Coleman comes back on the show to explain the significant changes in flood insurance policies from FEMA. Key Discussion Points [01:07] Opening remarks by Eric Odum & Steven Silverman [04:33] About our guest: Chris Coleman [06:32] Give us an overview of the changes occuring right now with flood insurance [09:55] Is it fair to say those that do…
 
Lauren is in California and her market is very similar to many markets in Florida, very tight and deals tough to come by. She figures out ways to carve out revenue by wholesaling virtually. Find out how! Key Discussion Points [01:06] Opening remarks by Eric Odum [03:12] About our guest: Lauren Hardy [04:04] How and why did you get into real estate …
 
Racial and ethnic bias impact home appraisals. Pam Perry, vice president of Single-Family Equitable Housing sits down with Jillian White, SRA, head of collateral at Better.com to discuss new research on how valuation bias can affect the racial wealth gap, and holistic approaches to solve valuation disparities.…
 
In This episode, Scott Maurer from Advanta IRA discusses proposed changes to self directed IRA's in the new infrastructure bill. Find out if this has any affect on you! Key Discussion Points [01:06] Opening remarks by Eric Odum & Steven Silverman [04:32] About our guest: Scott Maurer [05:21 Tell us how proposed $3.5T infastructure companion bill wi…
 
It can be difficult to get a decent rate of return in the current Florida market, and more and more investors are looking outside Florida to find deals in other states. Today we talk with Lindsay Davis, CEO of Spartan Invest", about investment opportunities in Alabama. Lindsay's investment services allow investors who live outside Alabama to purcha…
 
Diversity has many dimensions. Many of these identities may overlap and that intersection will affect how women face challenges in their careers. This #LeadingTheWay Masterclass explores how should organizations and professionals should assess and embrace these dimensions as they work toward career advancement.…
 
Single-Family Senior Vice President of Modeling, Econometrics, Data and Analytics, Michael Bradley discusses the advantages of AI and Machine Learning for mortgage lenders with Amy Gromowski, Senior Leader, Science & Analytics at CoreLogic and Frank Poiesz, Managing Director of Product, Origination Technology with Black Knight.…
 
On today's podcast we talk with Sam Bates (CEO of Bates Capital Group) about his success in multifamily syndication. Sam left Corporate America and started his real estate journey in 2009. He walks us through how he first got into real estate, and the path and strategies he employed to get to where he is today. He also gives advice to investors int…
 
Today we talk with Ken Avalos, VP of Electra Capital, about alternative lending with a focus on multifamily financing solutions. Alternative lending is a great option when traditional lenders are unable to meet an investor's needs. The benefit of an alternate loan is more leverage (which means you put in less capital), speed, and the flexibility an…
 
The multifamily market is hot everywhere, but especially in Florida, and it can be difficult to find good deals with the current cap rate situation and fierce competition. Today we talk with Vehano Joseph about his strategies to finding good multifamily deals in Florida. Key Discussion Points [00:58] Opening remarks by Eric Odum & Steven Silverman …
 
We recently investigated a case in which normally trusted income sources like tax returns looked suspiciously similar across multiple loan files for borrowers who were all supposedly self-employed. But when Martin Abad, a director in the Single-Family Fraud Risk (SFFR) investigations unit, took a closer look, he confirmed that what you see isn’t al…
 
Most real estate investors look for conventional opportunities, but there are some great deals to be had within the world of probate. Today we talk with Al Nicoletti, Attorney and probate specialist, about the ins and outs of probate and how it can be advantageous for real estate investors. What exactly is probate? If there is no appointed heir whe…
 
Today we discuss 1031 exchanges with Michael Brady, and the Biden Administration's proposal to possibly eliminate them, as well as the potential impact this will have (and is having) on real estate. As an overview, a 1031 exchange allows you to sell one investment or business property and buy another without incurring capital gains taxes. It also h…
 
On today's podcast we talk about the importance of due diligence on both the buyer and tenant side with Natalia Ouellette, founding partner at LCO Law LLC. Natalie offers a wealth of information as we cover numerous aspects of due diligence, from engineering and structural aspects to making sure the survey and title is accurate, and we spend a good…
 
National Homeownership Month is a time to celebrate the benefits of homeownership for families and communities across the country. Learn about lending success from three Freddie Mac Home Possible® RISE Award winners who are extending the reach of homeownership, daily.By Freddie Mac Single-Family
 
Today we talk with Ben Pleat, CEO and founder of Cobu, which is a fully moderated community software app that helps build sense of community among residents of large apartment complexes while also helping to increase resident satisfaction and thus increase retention and renewals. Living in apartment buildings can be an isolating experience. The way…
 
Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) VP Mike Reynolds sits down with Jim Bennison, Executive VP and Head of Alternative Markets at Arch MI. Mortgage insurance can be thought of as the oldest and most used form of CRT for Freddie Mac. Learn more in this discussion about how mortgage insurance companies, including (re)insurers, play a key role in…
 
COVID-19 policy flexibilities for forbearance program have successfully prevented foreclosures, but won’t continue forever, and elevated volumes are driving demand for solutions that optimize mortgage servicing operations— from quick decisions on mortgage assistance options to reimbursement for servicing defaulted properties. In this episode we sit…
 
On this week's podcast we talk with Alan Fruitman about single tenant triple net (NNN) leased properties. A NNN lease helps minimize the responsibilities for the investor since the tenant agrees to pay all the expenses of the property including the real estate taxes, building insurance, and maintenance. A very interesting discussion that emerged fr…
 
Eric Odum tells the real life ongoing story about a borrower and a private lender, and the importance of ensuring that when a loan is paid off, that the mortgage satisfaction has actually been recorded. In this case, the borrower wanted to sell his property. However, although the borrower had paid off the mortgage to a private lender 16 years ago, …
 
Reducing home utility costs places families in a better financial situation and helps preserve home affordability over time. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, changes in building codes have made homes much more efficient, cutting energy use by 47%, but a lack of energy efficiency can still be the highest cost of homeownership outside of the mortga…
 
During this COVID19 epidemic, mobile home parks have outperformed other real estate asset classes. Today we talk with Eloy Retana about the Mobile Home Park Market in Florida and how he considers them a safer asset for investment as we enter a period of economic uncertainty. Eloy and his partner have done quite well in this market as housing afford…
 
While many Florida investors focus on multifamily investments, Alicia Jarrett and her team are focused on land investments - and they are doing quite well. And did we mention Alicia is based in Australia? Alicia discovered that the turn-around time with land is actually quicker (just a few days) than any other physical asset like multifamily or sin…
 
It's no secret that the Florida real estate market is red hot. But how long can it last? And how will the $1.9T stimulus affect the market over the next 6 months - 2 years? Today we are joined by San Eng, CEO of Skytian Capital, who gives us his perspective on the central Florida multifamily market, with a focus on B and C class properties. San Eng…
 
Mike Reynolds, Single-Family VP of Credit Risk Transfer, sits down with Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc. (AD&Co) founder Andy Davidson to talk all things risk intelligence, including planting the first seed about a GSE CRT market in 2010 and connecting with Freddie Mac to launch the first GSE CRT securities transaction in 2013. AD&Co was founded in 1992…
 
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