Meetings

Lending Fundamentals & Strategies

Tanner and Cory

How do you fund your first deal, fifth deal, tenth deal and what are the differences if you plan to use the property as your primary residence, a short term rental, or a long term rental? How about if it is a condo versus a single family home versus a multifamily property or even an apartment complex? There are many nuances to lending, and this presentation will help you understand how to prepare yourself to successfully get your investment financed. We will have two experienced lenders from First Security Bank presenting this month.  Tanner Aasheim is a Residential Mortgage Lender and Cory Hollern is a Commercial Lender here in Bozeman. They will have a wealth of information to share, and they will be ready to answer your questions too. So whether you're looking for Lending 101 information or are seeking information for more advanced lending strategies, these guys will have you covered! 

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson: 5997 E Valley Center Road, Bozeman 59715.

So what is an ADU and how can I build one?

headshot of Keith

Want to help with affordable housing and create some passive income?  You may be able to build an additional dwelling unit (ADU) on the home you live in.   An apartment over the garage, an attached mother-in-law suite, or a detached unit on the same lot.  Keith Miller is the President of the Missoula Real Estate Meetup, and is focused on infill development. He has built his own ADU, and is currently building two backyard townhouses. He will be providing an overview of how to build your own ADU, including codes, permitting, financials, process, and tips.  
 

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Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson: 5997 E Valley Center Road, Bozeman 59715.

Christmas Party (Members Only)

Party Invitation

Come enjoy some pre-season holiday cheer.  We will be celebrating the growth of our club and, more importantly, the growth in our member's passive income!!!  There will be awards, please check your email for how to vote for award winners.  

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson: 5997 E Valley Center Road, Bozeman 59715.

Due Diligence

looking through binoculars

One reason some people will not invest in real estate is they think it is risk.  But real estate can be much less risky than the stock market with a little due diligence.  How do you look into a deal to make sure you fully understand the risks?  Due diligence.  We will be hearing from Len and Cory Janson.  Members of our club that have closed a number of deals in several states.  single family, plexes, apartments, and commercial space; the Jansons have analyzed a lot of properties.  They will be sharing their playbook for how they dig into details of a property to understand all the challenges.  

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson: 5997 E Valley Center Road, Bozeman 59715.

How to reduce your taxes by buying tax credits

Money with "Taxes" on tile

Ben Franklin say "nothing is certain except death and taxes."  We will hear from Kenneth Blaine with Credits and Incentives Crop.  There are some activities (creating a film for example) that some states will provide tax credits.  If the creators cannot use all of the tax credits, Kenny's company will help sell them to high income individuals.   They are sold at a discounted rate so the return seems nearly as certain as paying taxes.  

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson: 5997 E Valley Center Road, Bozeman 59715.

Investing as a Team Sport: Participating in a Syndication

apartment complex

Chad Laird works with Granite Peak Equity.  They put together syndications and other investment opportunities in the apartment space.  A syndication is a group investment, and a great way for investors to participate in real estate, while leveraging someone else's time and expertise to put the deal together and manage the investment.   Chad will provide an example of a past investment and talk about what syndication looks like. 

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Story Mill Park 698 Bridger Dr

Shoot the Bull

bring a snack or beverage

Every few months we like to have a session where we have open discussion.   The collective knowledge of the group is such that these open-ended discussions often produce a pile of good information.  Bring your own favorite beverage or snack; and if inclined bring enough to share.  

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Aspire Real Estate and Google-Meet

Finding Deals in Bozeman's Hot Market

Logan and Katie

Logan and Katie will be sharing about some of their recent real estate deals including a tour of the building their business is in.  How do you find deals in an inflated market?  How do you juggle running a business, raising kids and all the business of life while going full steam with the real estate side hustle?  Find answers to these questions and more.  You might find a few members before or after meeting at a table at Outlaw Brewing.  

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Big Sky Barbell 2946 27th Ave Unit A (next to Outlaw Brewing)

Part 3 of Financial Independence: Achieving Orbit

space shuttle in orbit

Financial independence (FI) is a term for creating enough passive investment income to pay your bills.  Creating your first $100 per month of passive income is a huge first step.   Once you achieve this you are hungry for more, but investors can get bogged down in the grind of the slow build, losing sight of what they are shooting for.  Whether you are within striking distance of the summit of FI, or it seems so far off it is a distant speck; making a plan can keep you on target, maintain your motivation, and shave years off your journey.  Over three months we will be talking about putting together a plan and what it looks like to achieve FI.  We will hear from three Bozeman investors, that have taken three very different paths all with the same destination - FINANCIAL INDEPENDANCE BABY!!! 

This month we will hear from an investor that achieved FI about two years ago.  He will share his journey, some principles he relies on, lessons he learned, and what it looks like from the other side.  

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Aspire Real Estate and Google-Meet

Begin with the End in Mind - Making a Tangible Plan for Financial Independence; a 3 part series.

Cashing out

Financial independence (FI) is a term for creating enough passive investment income to pay your bills.  Creating your first $100 per month of passive income is a huge first step.   Once you achieve this you are hungry for more, but investors can get bogged down in the grind of the slow build, losing sight of what they are shooting for.  Whether you are within striking distance of the summit of FI, or it seems so far off it is a distant speck; making a plan can keep you on target, maintain your motivation, and shave years off your journey.  Over the next three months we will be talking about putting together a plan and what it looks like to achieve FI.  We will hear from three Bozeman investors, that have taken three very different paths all with the same destination - FINANCIAL INDEPENDANCE BABY!!! 

Part 2: The Launch.  This month you will hear from an investor that is in the midst of achieving FI this year.   

Meeting date
Meeting time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting location
Aspire Real Estate and Google-Meet