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Economic Update

Economic Update
By Christina Suter on Sep 28, 2019 at 11:22 AM in Real Estate Issues

In 2005-2006 I learned I wasn't as smart as I thought I was when I didn't get the memo to sell everything before the market tanked. I was smart enough that I had cash when I was done; as the downturn happened I sold everything, gathered my cash, brought it back home and started doing hard-money lending. At that time people were flipping houses so there were a lot of people to whom I could lend money. After that, I began to use my geek-ism to understanding the market and economy better than I had before. I have a Bachelor's degree in business and a Master's in Psychology, but I knew it was essential to my future to learn and understand the economy.

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Hassle-Free Property w. David Tilney

Hassle-Free Property w. David Tilney
By Christina Suter on Aug 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM in Real Estate Issues

Real estate investor, and creator of Master Leasing, David Tilney has owned and operated single-family investment properties for over 38 years. David believes his tenants are his greatest assets and views them as his on-site resident managers who are compensated with good, long-term housing. In 1984 Tilney became a tenant and rented a house for 35 years, which he then subleased for a profit. By 1996 he'd leased and subleased over 100 homes. "Owe nothing but control everything." -John D. Rockefeller

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An Interview with Buddy Broome

An Interview with Buddy Broome
By Christina Suter on Jul 27, 2019 at 10:37 AM in Real Estate Issues

Buddy Broome is a practicing California attorney who learned and succeeded through failure in real estate. He faced the pain of failing and redeemed himself and his property became the first step on a journey that included books, seminars, and mentors. Broome instills the knowledge of financial principles of investing and the knowledge of the financial calculator. Buddy offers classes that show others, in a non-intimidating and easy to understand way, how to apply his principles to their investing and in their every day lives. Buddy still purchases and manages properties and specializes in difficult to manage properties. 

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An Interview with Deborah Razo

An Interview with Deborah Razo
By Christina Suter on Apr 28, 2019 at 07:57 PM in Real Estate Issues

Real estate investor, coach, and Senior Leader for the Tony Robbins organization, Deborah Razo started her first business in 1990. After owning and partnering in several successful small businesses, she realized her path to financial freedom was through real estate investing. Deborah also teaches the skills needed to help others overcome challenges.

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An Interview w. Mathew Owens

An Interview w. Mathew Owens
By Christina Suter on Feb 02, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Real Estate Issues

Mathew Owens is a personal friend I've known for 8 years; ever since I started FIBI. The reason I do a Real Estate Breakthrough radio show and blog posts is to teach people how to use real estate to break through to financial freedom. Knowing Mathew's story, and how he became the founder of OCG Properties, I knew an interview with him would be helpful for you.

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Interview with J. Massey of Cash Flow Diary

Interview with J. Massey of Cash Flow Diary
By Christina Suter on Feb 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM in Real Estate Issues

My favorite people to have on my Ask Christina First Radio Show are those who are experts in their field and who steward forward freedom, transformation, and abundance. J. Massey embodies the soul of that type of person, and it was my pleasure to interview him again about him and his work. J's Cash Flow Diary podcast recently hit 2 million downloads and he is adamant about getting people to understand that we all have the opportunity to take action and become the greatest version we're supposed to be. 

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An Interview with Stephen McKee

An Interview with Stephen McKee
By Christina Suter on Dec 01, 2018 at 04:33 PM in Real Estate Issues

Many people are intrigued by and interested in the business of flipping houses, which is the buying of a property at a low cost, renovating and fixing them up, and then reselling them at a profit. However, most people don't realize the unique set of skills and knowledge required to successfully manage a flip project.

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Interviewing Linda Pliagas of Realty 411

Interviewing Linda Pliagas of Realty 411
By Christina Suter on Oct 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM in Business Issues

This week on my Ask Christina First radio show I had the pleasure of interviewing the founder and editor of Realty 411 magazine, Linda Pliagas. Like myself, Linda works in both the real estate and small business industries. Since 2007 the magazine has provided readers with tips, strategies, and techniques on how to invest.

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An Interview with Caeli Ridge

An Interview with Caeli Ridge
By Christina Suter on Sep 29, 2018 at 05:00 AM in Real Estate Issues

This week I had the opportunity to speak with a brilliant and powerful woman with whom I was very taken. As a female in real estate, Caeli's integrity, authenticity, directness, and her knowledge and expertise are why I invited her to speak at my upcoming FIBI Pasadena meeting.

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An Interview w. Kathy Fettke of Real Wealth Network

An Interview w. Kathy Fettke of Real Wealth Network
By Christina Suter on Sep 01, 2018 at 07:00 AM in Real Estate Issues

Kathy Fettke's real estate story started when her dad invested in an apartment with a friend and found out via postal mail that the apartment had been sold and that he had 3 weeks to do a 1031 exchange. Kathy helped him find a replacement property, a 6-bedroom home she and her husband rented from him, and they rented out a few of the rooms, and turned it into a triplex of sorts with tenants she found on craigslist.

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