How to Release Home Equity WITHOUT a Refi, Monthly Payments, or Mortgage with Matthew Sullivan

 

Episode: How to Release Home Equity WITHOUT a Refi or Payments-a conversation with Matthew Sullivan

Guest: Matthew Sullivan is the Founder & CEO of QuantumRE as well as the host of his own podcast, “Hooked on Startups”. He is originally from London and has a background working with Richard Branson’s corporate finance team and was a director of the Virgin-sponsored London Air Ambulance.  Matthew has created a new method allowing homeowners to release home equity without a refi.

Big Idea: How to Cash Out Home Equity while making NO monthly payments.  Add in blockchain technology to provide a secondary market for real estate investors to participate in hot real estate markets around the world in a truly passive manner.

 

 

    

Dan Breslin: Matthew joins us today sharing his unique business model of providing cash to homeowners without a refi mortgage or monthly payments. The conversation includes tokenization of real estate through blockchain technology, the underwriting process to obtain this cash, and a brief history of Matthew’s background as a helicopter pilot and how that applies to running a business. Let us begin.

All right, Matthew Sullivan, welcome to the REI Diamond Show. How are you doing today?

Matthew Sullivan: Very well, Dan. Thanks for having me on.

Dan: Nice. So you have a bit of a history, which, I mean, maybe people already recognize the accent. But do you want to kind of talk about where you came from in your career and kind of how it evolved to what you are doing today?

Matthew: Yes, of course. So I am originally from England and I moved to Southern California about seven years ago. And before that, I had spent about the last previous twenty-something years and really running my own businesses in finance, telecommunications, and technology. I think back in the late 90’s I had the amazing privilege of working closely with Sir Richard Branson as well for a few years and it was involved with a number of companies like Virgin Cosmetics, Virgin Clothing.

I was a trustee of the London Air Ambulance that was sponsored by Virgin, so that was a fantastic time. I moved here with a big changed in circumstances back in England, so fresh start over here. And the first thing I did was just launch myself into real estate, which is something that I always wanted to do when I was in the UK, but I got distracted by the internet and other sorts of platforms. So, it was really a great opportunity to explore this fantastic universe of real estate.

Dan: Nice. Okay, so a couple of things before we dive into some of our big topics here. But I am curious, I do not know a lot about UK real estate. I have heard that it operates a little bit differently, it is more constrained, there is not the type of supply of real estate that we have in almost all the markets in the US. Would you mind shedding some light on that assumption for me?

Matthew: Yes. Well again, I did not have any great exposure to the real estate markets in the UK, so all of my real operating experience comes from the US. But I can tell you from my experiences as an investor, as a business person in the UK, property there, obviously it is a much smaller country, so you have got far fewer people and the number of opportunities is nowhere near as numerous as they are in the US.

Real estate in the US is a multi-layered industry, which comprises everything from huge public company investments down to individuals that are fixing and flipping. There is a large private money universe. One of the things that you do not have so much in the UK, so you do not have that same depth to the private capital. And also there is just nowhere near the scale of real estate opportunities that you see over here. If you look at just California for example, the size of the Californian economy is not far off the size of the UK economy and so that just puts it into perspective. It is much bigger over here, much faster-moving, and is much more the bedrock of the economy as a whole.

 

Episode Sponsored by the Deal Machine:

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

www.QuantumRE.com

 

Matthew & I Discuss How to Release Home Equity

  • What is a “Home Equity Contract”?

  • Own a Piece of Appreciation in Hot Markets

  • Tokenizing Residential Real Estate

  • Using Option Contracts instead of Mortgages

  • Cash Out Home Equity WITHOUT a Refi

    

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How to Buy a House with No Money Down with Tim Padavic

 

Episode: How to Buy a House with No Money Down with Tim Padavic

Guest: Tim Padavic is the Vice President of The Federal Savings Bank. He’s licensed to lend in all 50 states.

Big Idea: Offering Your Retail Buyer “No Money Down” Wins More Deals (for Agents) & Keeps More Money in YOUR Pocket (for Flippers). Buying a house with no money down allows more buyers to participate in the red-hot real estate market. Recent surveys show the reason many buyers remain on the sideline is a limited savings for the down payment.
Agents & buyers obviously benefit by knowing how to buy house with no money down. Fix & Flip investors also benefit because they can offer buyers of their projects the option of no-or certainly very low money down.
If you’re flipping houses and use a real estate agent to sell your flips-you can share this episode & Tim’s contact info as a resource they might use in selling your house at a higher price. Think about it-if a buyer doesn’t need any money down-or any seller credits for down payment assistance, that money stays in YOUR pocket. Worth noting-this no money down strategy is only applicable on Owner Occupied residential property.

 

    

Dan Breslin: This episode was created for you. Agents and buyers obviously benefit by knowing how to buy a house with no money down and fix-and-flip investors also benefit because they can offer the buyers of their projects—the houses they’ve fixed to flip—the option of no money down or certainly very low money down financing. That’s the topic today.

And if you’re flipping houses and you use a real estate agent to sell those flips, I suggest that you share this episode and Tim Padavic’s contact info at the end as a resource that they might use in selling your house at a higher price. Think about it. If a buyer doesn’t need any money down or any seller credits to cover closing costs or down payment assistance, the money stays in your pocket. I’m not getting paid for this. Tim’s not kicking me anything back. I just know Tim from my network. He’s a valuable resource for me on my flips and he is licensed in all 50 states so I invited him to come on the show as a value-add to you, the valued member of my network.

Worth noting here before we get into the interview, this no money down strategy is only applicable on owner-occupied residential property. So, this is for owner-occupied properties. Tim, this episode, we do not discuss investor financing on this episode. Tim does not even get into investor financing. He specializes in homeowners looking to buy houses in which to live and that’s where the no money down financing mechanism that we’re going to discuss here today works. Ready to get started? Tim Padavic, welcome to the REI Diamond Show.

Tim: In regards to how I get started, in ’98, I got started brokering loans. We actually did most of our business in the refinance and remodel business. We helped rehabbers remodel homes for the homebuyer or the homeowner and we would lower their payment and get them their home improvement, all the way until about 2008 when the collapse happened and then I’ve been doing purchases ever since.

And most of my purchases, if not all of them, my specialty is people getting into their home either for the first time or maybe a move. They don’t really work with investors or second homes or anything like that. It’s not that I wouldn’t it, it’s just not my specialty. My specialty’s getting people into homes. People who are looking for a possibly a rehabbed home or upgrading to a rehabbed home. Something that is real nice for them to move into and the south side of Chicago has been a key focus of those rehabbed homes and the price points are right and some of the programs that we have available tie in really nicely.

 

Episode Sponsored by the Deal Machine:

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

www.TheFederalSavingsBank.com

 

Tim & I Discuss Buying a House with Low Down Payment:

  • How to Access Grant Money for Down Payment

  • Income & Debt Levels to Qualify

  • How to Get Offers Accepted in this HOT Real Estate Market

  • Importance of Beginning the Mortgage Process Now


    

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Investing in Multi Family Properties-150 to 300 Unit Deals with Chris Larsen

 

Episode: Investing in Multi Family Properties-150 to 300 Unit Deals with Chris Larsen

Guest: Chris Larsen is the founder & managing partner of Next Level Income. He’s been investing in multi family property deals since 2016 and raised more than $15 million over $150 Million in acquisitions.

Big Idea: Buying High Quality Assets when No One Else Wants them Can Generate Huge Wins. Chris’ company is focused on identifying high yield passive investments ranging from real estate to oil & gas leases.   Specific to oil & gas, Warren Buffett recently amassed a HUGE position in Chevron leveraging this same principal.  Everyone was selling off oil due to the Pandemic and the coming of electric cars.

Big money can be made if you know what you’re doing.  On this episode we discuss this principal as well as dive into his asset selection process, favorite multifamily markets, & some risk mitigation strategies that served Chris well during the recent pandemic.

 

    

Dan Breslin: Chris Larson is the founder and managing partner of Next-Level Income. He is been syndicating multifamily property deals since 2016 and raised more than $15 million over $150 million in acquisitions. Chris’s Company is focused on identifying high yield passive investments ranging from real estate to oil and gas leases. All in this episode, we dive into his asset selection process, favorite multifamily markets, and some risk mitigation strategies that served Chris well during the recent pandemic, as well as some other topics. Let’s get right to it.

All right, Chris Larson. Welcome to the REI Diamond show. How are you doing today?

Chris Larson: Dan, I am great. I am excited to be here with you. Thank you.

Dan: Nice. It is always looking forward to this high-volume multi-millions of dollars raised and you know conversations I get to have with guests like you, but you know for anyone who does not know your name already maybe does not know about your podcast. You kind of want to talk about maybe the evolution of your career, starting with let’s say you are first deal and then ending with your current business model Chris.

Chris: That sounds great. So I love real estate, I set off to be an investor when I was really a teenager. It is kind of a long story short. I race bicycles. I started racing when I was 14, and I will never forget that feeling of freedom I had when I first left my neighborhood on my bicycle. And it really instilled in me this ability to kind of go where I wanted to and do what I wanted, and when I was younger that meant racing my bike. And I got my driver’s license, I was excited to get my driver’s license so I could drive to races outside of the state. And so I was traveling, when I was 16 years old, up and down the East Coast across the country, and plans raced even at a national level. Until I was in college, and at that point, I want to be a professional cyclist.

I went to Virginia Tech I was doing an engineering degree and no I did not want to be an engineer, but I also did not want to be poor. And if anyone knows anything about cycling, they know those bike racers are pretty poor unless you are racing in Europe, which is a very very small portion. You just do not make a lot of money, like a lot of professional sports. So I was entrepreneurial. I would do different things in college, but I quit cycling after my best friend, my training partner my roommate, passed away. He had a massive brain hemorrhage. And spend another year kind of poured my heart and soul into the sport, but I realized I was not happy. I still wanted that sense of freedom and I thought well, I am not going to race my bike anymore. I am not going to be an engineer, What am I going to do?

I started day trading in the stock market in the late 90s, which there are a lot of similarities today Dan, in my opinion between the market than in the market now. This is very exciting also very stressful. So here you take a junior, 20 years old in college making $5,000 a month day trading but could not sleep at night. And one morning at 3 a.m, I just remember thinking, what the hell am I doing? And I start, I kept reading books. I have always been an avid reader and I started learning about real estate.

 

Episode Sponsored by the Deal Machine:

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

www.NextLevelIncome.com

 

Chris & I Discuss How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax:

  • Multifamily Property Market Selection

  • Upcoming $100 Million Deal

  • The Power of Purpose in Your Life & Career

  • Reasons Why Larger Deals Offer More Control


    

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