Episode 64

Published on:

21st Feb 2023

Nate Smith | Financially Free by 30

On today's episode of the Passive Wealth Principles podcast, Jake chats with Dr. Nate Smith, founder of Clearwater Capital Group. Nate is a real estate investor and an industry leader in creative financing and asset management. He reached financial independence at age 30 and currently owns over 200 doors, totaling approximately $24 million in assets. He has founded multiple real estate businesses including “Clearwater Capital Group,” a real estate investment company that delivers dependable cash flow and appreciation. One of Nathan’s passions is teaching others about the power of investing in real estate.

During the episode, Nate explains his background as a pharmacist as well as how (and why) his journey into real estate investing actually began in high school.

He offers some thoughts on his process for real estate investing, from direct-to-seller transactions and more recently, working with brokers, calling them in his markets.

Nate also explains what seller financing is and offers some insights into how it works, as well as what 'creative financing' looks like to him.

Join Jake and Nate for this fascinating discussion.


What You Will Learn in this Show:

  • A little about Nate's background and how he became a real estate investor.
  • The importance of staving off 'lifestyle creep.'
  • How he used his existing medical license to help him get financing.
  • How he got into fracking and oil and gas.
  • And so much more...


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About the Podcast

Passive Wealth Principles
Contrarian Investing for Cash Flow and Freedom
You are listening to the Passive Wealth Principles Podcast. Your host; Jake Harris is the founder of an award-winning real estate investment firm and actively investing in commercial real estate all over the country. This show allows you to tune into interviews, dive deeper and deconstruction many passive wealth principles not just from investing but tactics, strategies, and many fascinating ways in which people have achieved levels of passive wealth.

Through my nearly 20 year career as a professional investor, I have built an amazing network of people and come across some super-savvy investors that not only have a unique stance on the marketplace but look at the same problems we all face and many times have come up with a simple but unconventional approach to solving them.

So come be a fly on the wall. Enjoy the conversations and these amazing passive wealth principle lessons.

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About your host

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Jake Harris

A sought-after expert and gifted story teller with contagious energy, he inspires everyone around him with encyclopedic research. He can take complicated ideas and convey them simply and clearly for everyone to understand. As a founder and managing partner of an award-winning commercial real estate firm, he has authored a #1 bestselling book (CatchingKnives). He has been featured in many publications including The NY Times & Yahoo Finance, he is a frequent speaker, podcast guest, and a highly valued coach. He uses those superpowers to pioneer cutting-edge bold design into an exciting hotel, infill, and adaptive reuse projects across the country. To date has purchased and sold1200+ properties in23 states and amassed a commercial real estate portfolio of iconic properties. He earned a master's degree in International Real Estate, sits on the FIU real estate board, is an accreditedCongress of New Urbanism city builder, a member of CCIM, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and holds a CA real estate brokers license.