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Top Real Estate Insights: VA Loans, Marketing Strategies, and Investment Tips on Propelio TV

Welcome to The Rewind, where we delve into the most exciting and informative moments from this week on Propelio TV. If you’re a real estate enthusiast, investor, or professional, this is your one-stop shop for all the gold nuggets shared over the past week. Let’s dive into the major takeaways and see what valuable insights we can gather!

Roughneck to Real Estate

VA Loans: Busting Myths and Highlighting Benefits

This week’s Roughneck to Real Estate show, hosted by Korey and his guest Melinda, focused on VA loans. Melinda, a former military member and current mortgage lender, shed light on common myths and emphasized the benefits of VA loans.

Key Insights:

  • Least Foreclosed Loans: VA loans are the least foreclosed upon, showcasing their reliability.
  • Strict Inspection Process: The strict inspection process ensures homes are up to high standards, benefiting both buyers and sellers.
  • Misconceptions: Many believe VA loans take longer to close and are more complex, but Melinda confirmed that these are myths. In fact, these loans can be just as competitive as conventional ones.

Personal experiences shared by the hosts and Melinda highlighted both the challenges and advantages of working with VA loans, making it clear why these loans are invaluable for veterans.

Stay Mindful

Discipline and Daily Actions for Success

The Stay Mindful show with Casey and Ryan was all about the importance of discipline and consistency. They discussed how putting in the work every day and being disciplined can set you apart in any business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Daily Consistency: Success doesn’t come overnight; it’s about daily, consistent actions.
  • Foundational Fridays: They dedicate Fridays to work on foundational tasks for their business, ensuring continuous improvement and system building.
  • Social Media Strategy: Building a strong social media presence is crucial. Documenting daily activities can create engaging content and attract potential clients.

Their tips on time blocking and focusing on disciplined actions resonated as practical advice for anyone looking to succeed in real estate or any other field.

Learning Commercial Real Estate

Securing National Tenants

Pam Mentor’s show, Learning Commercial Real Estate, focused on the complexities of securing national tenants. She broke down the process, potential pitfalls, and profit opportunities.


  • Process Outline: Understanding tenant avatars and their specific needs is crucial. Pam provided detailed insights on what national tenants look for, like accessibility and demographic fit.
  • Real-Life Case Study: Pam shared her experience with a land flip, where she managed to turn a $425K investment into a $585K sale in a single day by finding the right national tenant.

This show exemplifies the importance of research and knowing your market when dealing with commercial real estate.

Marketing to the Best Tenants

Effective Tenant Marketing Strategies

The Real Estate Power Hour featured insights on marketing rental properties to attract the best tenants.

Marketing Tips:

  • Powerful Words: Using words like “cozy,” “bungalow,” and “centrally located” can subconsciously appeal to potential tenants.
  • Pet Policies: Considering pet-friendly policies can widen your tenant pool, as 80% of renters have pets.
  • Fair Housing Compliance: Always comply with the Fair Housing Act to avoid discrimination claims.

The hosts emphasized the importance of detailed and professional listings and being clear about policies to attract and retain high-quality tenants.

Funding Options for Investors

Beyond Hard Money and Private Loans

Real Estate Business Mastery discussed various funding options for investors beyond the usual hard money and private loans.

Alternative Funding:

  • Standard Loans: Investors can use standard loans with 20% down for lower rates.
  • VA Loan Cash-Out Refinances: Veterans can refinance their personal homes at 100% of the home value to fund investment properties.
  • BRRRR Method: Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat (BRRRR) is a viable method to grow your real estate portfolio sustainably.

Brandy Wittmeyer, an experienced investor and lender, provided these insights, offering a new perspective on maximizing investment funds.

Three Steps to Dodd-Frank Compliance

Understanding and Complying with Dodd-Frank

Grant Teach Me Something covered Dodd-Frank compliance, crucial for anyone involved in owner financing.

Steps to Compliance:

  1. Qualified Mortgage Definition: Use a residential mortgage loan originator (RMLO) to issue a qualified mortgage.
  2. Documentation and Verification: Follow the Ability to Repay rule by considering and verifying the borrower’s ability to repay the loan.
  3. Avoiding Pitfalls: Avoid practices not allowed under Dodd-Frank, such as balloon payments or negative amortization loans.

Grant’s clear breakdown makes Dodd-Frank compliance more accessible and understandable for all.

The Value of Using Other People’s Money

Hard Money Lending Explained

On the REI Divas show, Will Dyer from Bay Mountain Capital explained why hard money is expensive but invaluable.

Key Points:

  • Cost Breakdown: While hard money is more expensive, it offers higher returns by leveraging OPM (other people’s money).
  • Risks and Red Flags: Be aware of potential pitfalls and ensure thorough due diligence when using hard money.
  • Market Insights: He highlighted hot markets like Corpus Christi and underserved markets like San Antonio, ripe for investment opportunities.

Understanding the value of hard money can significantly enhance your investment strategy.

Real Estate Market Insights

Will Dyer also provided insights into current market trends, emphasizing the growth and potential in various regions.

Market Trends:

  • San Antonio’s Growth: Due to its proximity to Austin, San Antonio is seeing significant growth and offers lucrative investment opportunities.
  • Rising Property Taxes: Be prepared for increasing property taxes, which can impact profitability.
  • Fix and Flip Market: Fix and flips are at 2006 levels, but the focus has shifted from new constructions to homes with more profound maintenance needs.

These trends help investors identify and capitalize on emerging market opportunities.


In conclusion, this week’s episodes on Propelio TV were packed with invaluable insights for anyone in the real estate industry. From busting myths about VA loans on Roughneck to Real Estate to learning effective daily discipline strategies on Stay Mindful, each show offered practical advice to help you succeed. Pam Mentor’s tips on securing national tenants and the Real Estate Power Hour’s marketing strategies can guide you in attracting the best tenants. 

The Real Estate Business Mastery episode expanded your funding options, while Grant Teach Me Something made Dodd-Frank compliance more accessible. Lastly, understanding the benefits of hard money lending and keeping an eye on market trends as discussed on REI Divas can significantly enhance your investment strategies. Stay tuned for more insights and continue leveraging these golden nuggets to drive your real estate success!

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