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The Old Capital Podcast is aimed at Real Estate Investors - both new and experienced.
Hosts Michael Becker and Paul Peebles deliver no-hype education and expert perspectives.
You will gain valuable insights from interviews with actual real life investors who are active in acquiring and operating apartment complexes. You will discover how they are identifying, financing and operating apartment complexes, as well as helpful advice on how to get started and avoid common mistakes.

Apr 10, 2019

Beware of internet scammers when it comes to raising money for apartment investing.
In the first part of the podcast, Paul discusses a real problem that recently occurred to one of his borrower. The sponsor’s email address and database were hacked. The scammers sent out emails to the borrower’s investor database asking for $250,000 for additional rehab on an apartment building owned by the borrower. The scammer offered an unbelievable 45% rate of return. The scammers false email address was close to the borrower original- except a small “i” was added into their faux email address. Fortunately, a few spelling errors were caught by alert passive investors that felt that the email was fake and reported it.
BEFORE sending money to your general partner, make sure that the transaction is real and the wiring instructions are correct.
In the second part of the podcast- Kathryn Schmeltz, Jimmy Edwards and Tim Hammick came together to buy apartments. Within 12 months of forming their team, they had purchased 3 large apartment buildings. 2- Deep Value added buildings; 1- Stabilized building. They discuss some of the challenges they have encountered.

1st property purchased: 16 units
2nd property purchased: 100+ units
3rd property purchased: 100+ units

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