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340: Finance Friday: When Rental Property Investing Doesn’t Make Sense

340: Finance Friday: When Rental Property Investing Doesn’t Make Sense

Update: 2022-09-30
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Over the past two years, short-term rental investing has become a financial lifeline for those that are trying to make extra income. A small one or two-bedroom basement, garage apartment, or mother-in-law suite brings in enough cash flow for many to pay off a sizable amount of their mortgage. One such investor is Allen, who turned his low-interest rate primary residence into a lucrative short-term rental in the Portland, Maine area.

Allen is a vacation rental house hacker, leasing his garage apartment at a nightly rate for those visiting the area. Thanks to local laws, he’s unable to increase his nightly rates, but the silver lining means Allen has an almost fully-occupied, revenue-producing rental most of the time. He wants to build his short-term rental empire to even greater heights, but after looking at the math, Scott and Mindy aren’t so convinced that this is the right move.

With six figures in student debt and a moderate credit score weighing him down, Allen may be in a better position to do something else with his money. Scott and Mindy go through the numbers, calculations, and everything else you’d need to see whether or not another real estate investment is the right move for you. Even if you’re someone with a high income like Allen, you may be surprised by what Scott and Mindy propose.


In This Episode We Cover

When is the right time to buy real estate and how high-interest rates hurt your chances of getting a good deal

Limiting your monthly spending and taking advantage of earning a high income

Short-term rental house hacking and using it to cover most of your living expenses

Stocks vs. real estate investing and when it’s the right time to choose one over the other

Aggressive debt payoff and how to know whether an interest rate is too high

Credit score tips and the factors that make yours go up and down

And So Much More!


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340: Finance Friday: When Rental Property Investing Doesn’t Make Sense

340: Finance Friday: When Rental Property Investing Doesn’t Make Sense