5 Minute Real Estate Investing

Sean O'Dowd

5 Minute Real Estate Investing is a daily 5-minute real estate investing podcast designed for active real estate investors, aspiring real estate investors, and passive real estate investors (Limited Partners/LPs in existing funds) Each episode contains one detailed tactical tip current or aspiring real estate investors can use to improve the return of their own real estate investments. Common topics will include: -How to quickly identify problems within a property -The importance of a buy box -How to build a fund for sale to a larger institution -The role of the police within real estate investing -Cost to start a real estate fund -How to evaluate a General Partner -What fair fund economics are -The difference between 506C vs 506B Your host is Sean O'Dowd, Managing Partner of Scholastic Capital. Scholastic Capital is a real estate private equity firm that purchases single-family homes in highly elite school districts & rents to tenants for 3+ years. Prior to Scholastic, Sean was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He approaches real estate through the lens of a consultant. He graduated with honors from The Wharton School of Business and lives in Chicago with his wife and kids. read less
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Episodes

#110: Should I buy Real Estate Direct or Invest in a Fund/Syndication?
Apr 2 2024
#110: Should I buy Real Estate Direct or Invest in a Fund/Syndication?
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#109: Agent's Don't Have Secret Lists (How to Find Deals Instead)
Apr 1 2024
#109: Agent's Don't Have Secret Lists (How to Find Deals Instead)
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#108: How to Find a Real Estate Investing Mortgage Lender
Mar 29 2024
#108: How to Find a Real Estate Investing Mortgage Lender
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#107: House Hacking is a Terrible Idea
Mar 27 2024
#107: House Hacking is a Terrible Idea
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#106: A $15 Insurance Policy When Buying a New Investment Property
Mar 26 2024
#106: A $15 Insurance Policy When Buying a New Investment Property
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#105: How Many Properties Per LLC is the WRONG Question
Mar 25 2024
#105: How Many Properties Per LLC is the WRONG Question
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
104: Sharing the Advice I Gave New Real Estate Investors Yesterday
Mar 20 2024
104: Sharing the Advice I Gave New Real Estate Investors Yesterday
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#103: Match Investment Strategy with Debt Strategy
Mar 19 2024
#103: Match Investment Strategy with Debt Strategy
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#102: Expense Recognition & Planning
Mar 18 2024
#102: Expense Recognition & Planning
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
101: Avoid Debt that Forces Your Hand
Mar 14 2024
101: Avoid Debt that Forces Your Hand
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#100: Seasonality & Real Estate Investing
Mar 13 2024
#100: Seasonality & Real Estate Investing
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#99: Interest Only vs Amortizing Mortgage
Mar 12 2024
#99: Interest Only vs Amortizing Mortgage
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#98: Should You Hold Property in an LLC or Use Umbrella Insurance?
Mar 11 2024
#98: Should You Hold Property in an LLC or Use Umbrella Insurance?
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#97: Insurance & Real Estate Investing
Mar 8 2024
#97: Insurance & Real Estate Investing
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#96: Finance Workflow Approvals
Mar 7 2024
#96: Finance Workflow Approvals
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#95: Never Be Cheap On Your Lease
Mar 6 2024
#95: Never Be Cheap On Your Lease
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#94: See Past the Weird
Mar 5 2024
#94: See Past the Weird
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#93: Virtual Staging is a Must
Mar 4 2024
#93: Virtual Staging is a Must
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#92: 1 vs 2 Bathrooms
Feb 29 2024
#92: 1 vs 2 Bathrooms
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,
#91: Why You Need to Understand Agent Motivations
Feb 28 2024
#91: Why You Need to Understand Agent Motivations
Thank you for listening to this episode of 5 Minute Real Estate Investing!If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way, please feel free to reach out via email or Twitter @seanodowd15.Scholastic CapitalSean is the Managing Director of Scholastic Capital, a real estate private equity fund that buys single family homes in highly elite school districts & rents them to tenants for 3+ years.If you are interested in joining our investor list or following along, please feel free to sign up HERE.Real Estate PrinciplesThis is my (ever-changing!) list of real estate principles I believe in and will touch on throughout the podcast. I hope this short list is helpful for you here:Competitive AdvantageThere are approximately 300 million pieces of real estate in the country. Your property must have a significant competitive advantage to differentiate itself from all other property out there. Otherwise, your tenants will have plenty of other options. This will push down both your rent and your value LocationSpend 6+ months studying the market, at a minimum, before you buy a propertyIf you aren't the world expert on the real estate market in a specific zip code, you shouldn't be buying there. (Exception: you specialize in non-residential asset classes)LeverageLeverage is a value tool, but a dangerous toolNever go above 80% LTV, either on a specific property or on a portfolio levelNever take a term loan that expires before the amortization period endsTime Real estate is not passive. You should not buy real estate if you cannot dedicate the time to: Become a world expert on a zip code or asset class To manage the property OR property manager,