BiggerPockets Podcast 150: Designing a Lifestyle-Based Real Estate Business with Luke Swab

BiggerPockets Podcast 150: Designing a Lifestyle-Based Real Estate Business with Luke Swab

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For some, the goal of real estate is to make tens of millions of dollars. For others, like today’s guest, it’s a way to finance an incredible life. Today’s guest, Luke Swab, shares with us his story of designing his lifestyle through real estate and how you can do the same. Luke’s story will take you from the wild waters of Alaska to a motorcycle trip through Africa to the streets of Michigan real estate and more! Don’t miss this incredible honest, humorous, and informative episode!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • BiggerPockets Podcast ArtworkWhere Luke is from
  • Details on his main job and career choices
  • How he transitioned from a “career mistake” to real estate
  • What is a land contract?
  • Why get into real estate when you have a good paying job
  • Thoughts on buying a house to live in
  • Luke’s second properties and house hacking
  • A discussion on getting property through the MLS
  • How he rehabbed a property
  • Tips for treating your tenants well
  • Rental property you should avoid
  • How to create a “predictable portfolio
  • What his current portfolio looks like
  • The importance of not having much debt
  • How to make sure your cash flow is there
  • The real estate investing lifestyle
  • How he manages his property
  • What a low maintenance property entails
  • Why BRRRR investing is hard
  • The worst mistake he’s made
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “People need to decide what’s important to them, time, money, relationships, whatever and go from there.” (Tweet This!)
  • “I can learn anything, so I can learn how to do that as well.” (Tweet This!)
  • “If you’ve done a deal, people will look differently than if you’ve never done a deal.” (Tweet This!)

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Luke’s Boat

Luke's Fishing Boat

For some, the goal of real estate is to make tens of millions of dollars. For others, like today’s guest, it’s a way to finance an incredible life. Today’s guest, […]