When Robert Kiyosaki speaks, the masses seem to listen. Sparking an investing revolution with “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, Kiyosaki recently shared his thoughts about the current real estate craze with Carol Lloyd of “Surreal Estate” fame.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m still buying real estate,” he told me, adding that he was in the process of buying seven new properties but that he wasn’t buying anything in expectation of appreciation. “I’m an investor, not a speculator. … I want it to cash flow.”
He knows that many others have not been so prudent. “I’m worried about people using their houses as ATM machines,” he says, referring to those homeowners who have refinanced their homes to buy cars, remodels or simply more real estate. “And I’m worried about all the people who are flipping properties [those who buy properties in order to immediately resell for a profit] — that’s really stupid right now.”
Amen. Exactly. And right on.
· Rich House, Poor House [Chronicle]