Where I live, $40,000 doesn't even come close to a down payment. But Clayton Morris learned early in his career that real estate investing doesn't require millions of dollars, or even six figures. Clayton found that there are many parts of the country where $40,000 is enough to buy a home in cash. After a small investment, it can turn into a cash flow machine! Learn more in this week's episode.
What We’re Chatting About This Week
This week we start off by learning how Clayton Morris, a Fox News anchor, started in property investing. Like most business founders, his start was a humble one when he purchased a condo in his old building that had belonged to a smoker and was completely dated. He got his hands dirty and did much of the work himself to fix up the unit and sell for a fix-and-flip profit.
But he later learned that fix and flips are like a job while buy and hold is an investment. Properties in some areas of the country go for as little as $40,000 and can easily turn out a $800 cash flow. That's profit you can keep or reinvest. It's easy to see how this can scale. For the cost of a $400,000 home, you could bring in $8000 per month. To match my $10,000 monthly income goal, I would need 13 of these properties.
It is unlikely I would start buying 13 properties off the bat, but buying one investment property at that low cost is very viable. Who knows what the future could hold?
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This Week’s Guest
Clayton Morris is the news anchor on America's number one morning show FOX & Friends on The FOX news channel. He's also a real estate investor and the president of Morris Invest, helping people build passive income and true legacy wealth. Clayton is also the host of Investing in Real Estate podcast, which has a laser focus on buy and hold rental properties. The podcast utilizes expert interviews, case studies with normal everyday investors, and Clayton's own methods for achieving passive income.
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