Fayetteville and Contrarian Views w/ John Blanton

Fayetteville and Contrarian Views w/ John Blanton

If you’ve spoken with me for any length of time, you probably know my views on retirement. The traditional view on retirement hasn’t ever sat well with me, and my views are sometimes seen as contrarian. Imagine my intrigue when I met John Blanton as he was launching his podcast, Contrarian Cashflow. In this episode, John and I discuss Fayetteville, NC, as well as other markets in North Carolina that he has his eye on. We also discuss the need for diverse, reliable streams of income and the right way to build them to provide for your future income needs.

John has been investing for over 7 years. A successful sales executive with over 10 years of experience supporting enterprise technology clientele. He has had many successful investment exits and continues to grow his holdings within the multifamily/ commercial space. He has a passion for gaining financial independence and helping others get there through investment cashflow. His mission is to help others perform thorough due diligence on real estate and business opportunities to ensure top performing risk adjusted returns.

Key Points:

What got John on the contrarian path (2:25)

Tips on how to be faithful to your full time job, and not cut corners in your investing career (4:16)

It’s a lot harder to make money in real estate than people realize (5:28)

Teams and systems versus being a lone wolf (7:13)

Income diversification, asset allocation, and ideal income levels (10:01)

Fayetteville market demographics and projections (14:40)

Appreciation concerns and cap rate compression (17:42)

Other North Carolina markets John is looking at and why (18:55)

Buying businesses, and finding your why (23:10)

What’s in store for John outside the “rat race” (26:10)


Peak Capital Group – https://www.peakcapitalgrp.com/

Contrarian Cashflow Podcast – https://www.contrariancashflow.com/

Flip the Script – https://www.amazon.com/Flip-Script-Getting-People-Think/dp/052553394X

Syndication is a B*tch – https://www.amazon.com/Syndicating-tch-Other-Truths-Havent/dp/154450604X/

Meditations – https://www.amazon.com/Meditations-Marcus-Aurelius/dp/1503280462

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Passion is an understatement when it comes to Christopher Mills and his desire to help families and family owned businesses. Chris has over 15 years of real estate experience as an investor, and has experience as a loan originator, property manager, and an agent. At The Haney Company, Chris specializes in working with individuals and organizations who have or desire real estate holdings and helping them map out and achieve their financial goals. His real estate experience helps him address the complexities and opportunities unique to real estate investors. His specialties include alternative investments, 1031 Exchanges, and liquidity solutions. Working closely with members of The Haney Company, attorneys, and CPAs, his clients are able to benefit from a comprehensive approach to each individual situation. Chris is the author of Legacy 101: A Practical Guide. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and 3 children. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking, and classical music.