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A Beginner’s Guide to Notebuying at BIG Online on June 28, 2017

By Savannah REIA on May 31, 2017
Wed, June 28th @ 7PM on GoToWebinar
Beginning Investors Group ONLINE
A Beginner's Guide to Notebuying
The Fastest, Easiest & Safest Way To Make Huge Profits In Real Estate!
with Donna Bauer on June 28th
@ 7PM on GoToWebinar

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests
Who Attend Online via GoToWebinar.com!

Donna BauerPlease be sure to join us at the Beginning Investors Group Online on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00PM ET with Donna Bauer who will be teaching our members and guests about the fastest, easiest and safest way to make huge profits in real estate using notes.

Donna Bauer, nationally known as The Original NoteBuyer®, is one of the nation’s most recognized subject matter experts on Discounted Notes, Seller Financing, and Distressed Mortgages. For over two decades, Donna’s exclusive strategies have produced stunning results regardless of economic conditions.

As thousands of successful investors have discovered, Donna’s approach to real estate investing is brilliantly suited to today’s unique market and the shift toward alternative forms of financing.

Whether you are a conservative investor or a risk taker, buying notes puts you in control of your real estate transactions and your personal wealth planning.

Donna will teach you how to:

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Donna began her note buying career over 25 years ago in search of a vehicle that would offer her financial security without sacrificing cherished time with her four children. Working from her dining room table, as she began closing discounted note deals across the country, she realized that she had found a gold mine! Now, with well over a thousand deals under her belt, her peers consider her to be the foremost subject matter expert on note buying, while her students acclaim her as being a gifted, inspiring mentor.

Join us on Wednesday June 28th and get this knowledge from Donna Bauer! We look forward to seeing you at this event!

TO ATTEND ONLINE: 7:00PM Start Time. To attend the Beginning Investors Group Online via your PC, smart phone or tablet, Register Here for the Meeting on GoToWebinar.com and you will be emailed login instructions for the event.

Once you get your Webinar Confirmation Email, you can login on about 5-10 minutes prior to the 7PM start time to reserve a spot using your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone. You can download the GoToWebinar App here on iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.

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About the Beginning Investors Group Online (BIG O)

Beginning Investors Group Online (The BIG O)The Beginning Investors Group Online (The "Big O" or BIGO) is an new online educational group that currently meets on the 4th Wednesday for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game.

Each month, we will be bringing in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

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The Profit Newsletter May 2017 Edition

By Savannah REIA on May 3, 2017
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The Profit Newsletter - May 2017The May 2017 Edition of The Profit Newsletter is now available for download. There are 50 pages this month full of upcoming meetings, workshops, educational articles and other valuable information for your real estate investing pleasure and success. Download it and check it out!

The Profit is Atlanta REIA's digital, interactive newsletter for serious real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click to get more information online! The high res version of The Profit is "print ready" for those who want to print the newsletter on their home or business printer.

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Savannah REIA Meets on June 12, 2017 with Nate Scott

By Savannah REIA on June 10, 2017
Mon, June 12th at 6:30 PM in Savannah
Savannah REIA - June 12th
Homewood Suites Savannah
5820 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA
The Plan You Need For Lasting Wealth By Investing Profits Into Real Estate withOUT a Lot of Money, Time or Skill To Start.
with Nate Scott

Nate ScottCome join us at our next Savannah REIA Monthly Meeting on Monday, June 12th at 6:30PM with our special guest speaker Nate Scott at the Homewood Suites Savannah located at 5820 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA.

 

Over 77 million baby boomers will be retiring over the next 10 years and they face the fear of out living their retirement. 66 out of 100 people age 65 earn less than $30,000 in retirement. Would you agree it's critical that people learn new strategies to survive and thrive in a very differnent economy? This is the cash flow danger red alert that no one is talking about. Until now.

Join us on Monday June 12th at 6:30PM, and Nate will show you a blueprint for creating lasting wealth by investing in real estate and share how his biblically based leadership plan will clearly identify the retirement cash flow danger and will give you practical steps that you can take to address it.

Nate will show and ask you:

After serving in the Army, Nate earned an MBA from George Washington University and an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University. From 2004-2006, he worked as a licensed financial advisor before accepting his last corporate job as the Chief Financial Officer for a mortgage and real estate technology company. In 2007, they were listed as an INC 500 fastest growing. As an entrepreneur and network marketing professional, Nate is the co-author of the book “Pillars of Success” along with Jim Rohn, Alexander Haig, and Pat Summitt. The book is a compilation of ideas from numerous experts who share the “how” and “why” of their success. In this book, Nate shares the story of how he made his first million by age 32..

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Get Started in Real Estate Investing Without $$$

By David Tilney on June 4, 2017
David Tilney

If you’d like to invest in real estate, but you can’t afford to buy property – don’t despair! Think about renting from owners who are saddled with ‘inconvenient property’ and negotiating the right to sub-lease their property to others. This is Master Leasing - the leasing of a property from an owner and then sub-leasing that same property to a tenant. I believe Master Leasing is the most economical way to get started in the real estate business today. It is a way to produce an immediate income stream without large amounts of capital.

Master leasing is an incredible tool, which can benefit both owners and investors.

It will lose an owner less than he is losing with a vacant property and it will insulate him or her from dealing with sub-tenant occupants. Master tenants are not agents of the owners, but rather entrepreneurs who are professional landlords. This gives a master tenant the flexibility to tailor a lease to the specific needs of each owner. They do not offer a ‘one size fits all’ solution, as do most property management companies. Since they are not agents working for the owner, the owners cannot be held vicariously liable for any of the actions master tenants take with their sub-tenants. This alone can reduce the owner’s liability dramatically.  Read More >>


Building Your Personal Credibility Kit - Part 3

By Kathy Kennebrook on June 4, 2017
Kathy Kennebrook

I also like to use my personal Credibility Kit to find more private lenders for my Real Estate Investing Business. You already have all the information about yourself and your company and deals you have done in one place to show your potential lenders.

Looking through your Credibility Kit leaves no doubt in a lender’s mind that they will be making a good investment in you and your properties. Plus, you have references available if they would like to see them and follow up with any of them. I also give my potential lenders an abridged copy of my Credibility Kit in case they know of someone else interested in loaning me money for my deals. This is a great way to build this part of your real estate investing business!  Read More >>


Buying at the Foreclosure Auction

By Bill Cook on June 4, 2017
Bill Cook

From 2013 through 2016, Kim and I have rarely been the high bidders on a property at the foreclosure auction.  Why the dry spell?  Because the cheese has moved!  For example, from 2007 through 2009, the best deals were found buying short sales.  From 2010 through 2012, the best deals were found buying at the foreclosure auction.  From 2013 through 2016, the best deals have been found by buying pre-foreclosures.  Remember, the cheese is always moving.  To be successful, you can’t keep going back to where the cheese was – you must go to where it is today!

Here are the basic steps Kim and I follow when bidding at the foreclosure auction.  (NOTE: Be aware that each state’s foreclosure laws are different.)  First, in Georgia, before a property can be auctioned for foreclosure, it must be advertised in the county’s paper of record for four consecutive weeks before the auction.  Call your county’s Clerk of Court’s office and they will tell you in which paper and on which day(s) the “legals” (including foreclosure notices) run. 

On the day the foreclose notices first run for next month’s auction, we buy that paper and transfer the foreclosure info in the paper – which is difficult to read – onto our Foreclosure Sheet – which make it much easier to readRead More >>


Less Competition with Short Sales

By Kimberlee Frank on June 4, 2017
Kimberlee Frank

Many Investors avoid working with Sellers in pre-foreclosure or making offers on short sales.  They all say the same thing, it takes too long!  I strongly disagree with this decision.  I have been working on short sales for years now and even though it does take a few months, it has been the best deal spread in profit that I have ever received on any type of deal.  Let me tell you why you should consider working with Sellers in pre-foreclosure and making offers on short sales. 

The Pre-foreclosure market will continue to flourish due to the adjustable rate mortgages, loan modifications and reverse mortgages that banks have provided to many Sellers.  A lot of the Sellers in foreclosure will have second mortgages that can be discounted to pennies on the dollar. Sellers that are doing a HAFA short sale program requires the second lender to take a maximum of $8,500.00 on their second mortgage.  Read More >>


Getting Prepared To Make Your First "Ask For The Money" Presentation

By Russ Hiner on June 4, 2017
Russ Hiner

It is about time that you are making your very first “get the money” presentation. I am not going to tell you much about my first presentation for money, since it was so long ago. I think I was 3 years old and wanted some candy. I am sure it did not turn out very well. I think I did the presentation in front of the wrong audience and I was not very professional. My ‘ask” presentations have gotten much better especially since I know how to effectively raise capital today and every day.

How can you get prepared to make your first professional “ask” presentation?  The first thing you must do is place yourself in front of the right audience. If you are doing the presentation in front of a group of people without any resources, you might as well be talking to the wall. If you are talking to people who have shown interest and know something about what you are working to achieve then your chances soar! So, think of doing a presentation in which the potential investors in your project have a mix of people who know you and people who don’t have a clue as to your reputation, experience level, motives, or character. The great news is the people who know you will probably advocate for you.  Read More >>


Three Eviction Mistakes Real Estate IRA Owners Make

By Jim Hitt on June 4, 2017
Jim Hitt

If you invest in residential rental property in your real estate IRA for any significant length of time, sooner or later you will probably need to consider evicting a tenant.

There are several possible reasons you may need to evict someone: The most common, by far, is the non-payment of rent. Other common reasons include drug or other criminal activity or material violation of lease terms. Sometimes you can resolve these issues painlessly, by giving the tenant a little extra time, or by sending a notice to cure or quit the premises. But when these measures don’t work, a real estate IRA owner will have to ‘landlord up’ and begin eviction proceedings to get the tenant out.

Before you begin evicting a tenant from your real estate IRA-owned property, read this first.  Read More >>


The Carrot? Or the Stick? Which Do THEY Prefer? - Part 2

By Tony Pearl on June 4, 2017
Tony Pearl

In Part One of this article, we discussed YOU and why you do the things you do. Specifically, we talked about WHY people do or don’t do things for two primary reasons: To gain pleasure or to avoid pain. This is also known as the Carrot or the Stick - the carrot is something good that we want, while the stick represents the pain we don’t want.

We also mentioned a few common things that most people in this world want/desire, like love, money, and good health as well as a few things that most people don’t want/are afraid of, like fear of missing out, getting hurt, rejection, or clowns. ;)

Finally, we talked about some stuff that you might not like - why you may not be as successful as you’d like to be, or why you don’t always do some of the things you know you should be doing.

In other words, we started with YOU. Still stuck on that? Ok, go back and read the article again. But if you’re ready to move on, let’s go...  Read More >>


The Question No One Asked - Part 2

By Jonathan Henrich on June 4, 2017
Jonathan Henrich

I know last month’s article was a little depressing but it was important and here’s why: We take daily actions in pursuit of a better life, to move away from pain and towards happiness, while the underlying emotions of fear and greed drive us. It is within these actions that we should investigate and become aware of their effects. The “better life” has a price and that price is unknown. The “better life” is culturally conditioned.  

I remember one time when I was a kid I was grounded for the day, and I sat at my window staring out with my nose pressed as close to the screen as possible to feel any fresh air and sunlight I could. Seeing and hearing the other kids playing brought feelings of anger, fear, jealousy, and envy. I wanted to be outside so bad. But I sat and endured.

The idea behind that story was that there was plenty to do in my room to keep me busy while grounded. But I wanted to be outside, I wanted to be with other people.  Deeper within was the fear of missing out on life and the fear of being alone.  Read More >>


Are You Looking For a Good Laugh?

By Larry Harbolt on June 4, 2017
Larry Harbolt

Watch the Fix and Flip Wholesale Shows on Television Just Don’t Believe Their Numbers, Time Frames to Complete the Rehabs and Their Repair Costs

Recently while surfing channels on my television I came across two real estate fix and flip shows that caught my attention. I watched each of these shows and as I watched it took all of my strength to not turn the channel in disgust. I couldn’t believe the incompetence of the people doing the shows. One of the shows was filmed in Orlando Florida and the other was filmed in Las Vegas.

I love a good comedy show as much as the next person but these shows were just too ridiculous to watch without feeling compelled to warn every unsuspecting and untrained investor not to believe what they see on these shows. Shows that never show any real facts and details about the properties they fix and flip. If you watch these types of shows be sure to take their numbers with a grain of salt and don’t try to replicate what is being shown before you make an offer to purchase any property.  Read More >>


Foreclosures on the Move?

By Mark Jackson on June 4, 2017
Mark Jackson

There has never been a foreclosed house which didn’t have potential profit written all over it. Today, several indicators including the firm RealtyTrac have released 1st Quarter 2017 data which shows foreclosure filings and default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions are down over 5% from the prior Qtr, over 2016 and are the lowest since 2007.

Knowing the true value of real estate is critical, try to do a deal without it and see. The guidance and data within REIAComps has consistently shown investors how to determine both solid acquisition value and after repair value to earn lasting profits.

Some of the most stubborn foreclosure cases are finally being flushed out of the foreclosure pipeline, and we all can expect to see more noise in the numbers over the next few months as national foreclosure activity makes its way back to more stable patterns by the end of this year. Thus, while foreclosures are down, they will always be with us. As investors, this s a good thing!  Read More >>


Capitalization Rate Explained

By Deborah Harris on June 4, 2017
Deborah Harris

Every time I mention a capitalization rate to a group of learning based, future investors, I get this blank deer in the headlights’ look (not that I have stared many deer in the face). So I decided to simplify the meaning and amplify the importance.

The capitalization rate(R) is the rate of return used to estimate the property’s value based on that property’s net operating income. Often called a Cap Rate (Rate), it is the method for determining the attractiveness of the investment for the potential purchaser.

First one needs to understand net operating income (NOI). The net operating income is the annual income minus all expenses. Expenses would include taxes, insurance, management fees, homeowner’s insurance, common area utilities and any other expenses that is paid toward running this particular piece of real estate. It does not include the mortgage… never. This rate of return assumes that the property was paid for with cash. Therefore, when you see income on this formula, we are talking about the net operating income, or, NOI which we will use the single letter I to designate.  Read More >>


Where's the Money?

By Michael Vazquez on June 4, 2017
Michael Vazquez

The first thing you may have learned when you became interested in real estate investing was either the concept of other people’s money (OPM) and/or leveraging. These are key concepts to learn early so you can invest and grow faster. However, not many people show you how to find money and if you find money, how to leverage it.

There are many ways to go about finding money for your real estate investments. The easiest and guaranteed way that I know how to find money to fund real estate deals is to have solid deals. While wholesalers and some investors try and do peddle properties with slim to no margins, these types of deals will not guarantee you any respectable funding. You want to find investment properties that are at least 70% of market value minus repairs. By repair, I mean that the estimated repair budget is enough to transform the investment property into the home you are using to value the property. I bet that if you have a deal that meets this criteria you can find the funds to fund it. When you begin to look for funding you want to know you have a true deal. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT take another person’s information as being correct. Do your own due diligence. The last thing you want to do is attempt to raise money with a property that is not a deal.  Read More >>


Your First Hour with QuickBooks Online

By Karen Bershad on June 4, 2017
Karen Bershad

Whether you’re just launching a business or you’re going online with an existing company, take some time to get acquainted with QuickBooks Online.

Your first hour with any web-based application is probably spent exploring and clicking buttons, links, and other navigation tools to get the lay of the land.

QuickBooks Online should be no different. In fact, it’s even more important to take it slow when you’re using an accounting solution. If you start entering data without understanding how everything works together, you may make mistakes early on that will be difficult to undo down the road.  Read More >>


What is Massive Action?

By Frank Iglesias on June 4, 2017
Frank Iglesias

I recently read a book by Grant Cardone called the 10x rule. I am rereading it again now because it made such a strong impact. I highly recommend as soon as you are done reading this article, you buy it immediately. I do not get any kind of credit for it. It’s simply a must read for investors, in particular wholesalers.

Wholesaling is a massive action business. It takes massive action to keep the lead funnel going which is what powers the entire business. In his book, Grant talks about four levels of action to give clarity as to what your goal should be. I paraphrase them below.  Read More >>


Life on Your Time: Life360 App Review

By Don DeRosa on June 4, 2017
Don DeRosa

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.” ~  Dave Barry

Life360 is an app I can’t imagine life without. I have a 16 year old driver in my family and it gives me some peace of mind knowing I can keep tabs on his miles per hour, hard breaks, even his phone useage. It will even contact me in the event of an emergency like an accident or a break down. I believe this is a must have app for any new driver.

You can do more than just spy on your kid with this app. It’s a nice closed circle where you can view the real time location of friends or family members on a private map. There are many other options to use the app. For example, you can receive real time alerts when friends or family arrive or leave home, work, and school. It’s nice if you have younger kids and you don’t want them on social media, but you can still have that experience of sharing photos and text messages with our secure, private chat. You can easily add or delete people from your ‘circle’ and see past location history for your Circle. There is also a Crash Detection service that will contact the parent or guardian. The most impressive thing is that you can track a lost or stolen phone.  Read More >>


Learn to Protect Yourself & Your Assets with Land Trusts at BIG Online with Larry Harbolt

By Savannah REIA on May 22, 2017
Wed, May 24th @ 7PM on GoToWebinar
Beginning Investors Group ONLINE
Protecting Yourself &
Your Assets With Land Trusts

with Larry Harbolt on May 24th
@ 7PM on GoToWebinar

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests
Who RSVP Online via GoToWebinar.com!

Larry HarboltPlease be sure to join us at the Beginning Investors Group Online on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00PM ET with creative real estate expert, Larry Harbolt on how and why you should be using Land Trusts to purchase and control your real estate deals. Perhaps you've hear many, more seasoned investors talking about buying houses in trust but didn't know what they were talking about. Now is your chance to find out more about why Land Trusts are so important for your real estate business.

Register for BIG Online Now (No Charge) and Larry will teach you things like...

If you've been wanting to learn more about Land Trusts, Register for BIG Online Now and don't miss this rare opportunity for Larry to teach you how to add this powerful tool in your real estate investing tool box.

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Larry Harbolt is the nation’s leading creative Seller Financing expert as well as a popular national real estate speaker and teacher whose time-tested strategies and nuts and bolts teaching style has helped thousands of aspiring real estate entrepreneurs realize their financial dreams with little or no money and without the need for credit. Larry has been successful creatively buying and selling real estate for over 30 years and has written numerous popular articles and real estate courses.

TO ATTEND ONLINE: 7:00PM Start Time. To attend the Beginning Investors Group Online via your PC, smart phone or tablet, Register Here for the Meeting on GoToWebinar.com and you will be emailed login instructions for the event.

Once you get your Webinar Confirmation Email, you can login on about 5-10 minutes prior to the 7PM start time to reserve a spot using your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone. You can download the GoToWebinar App here on iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.

About the Beginning Investors Group Online (BIG O)

Beginning Investors Group Online (The BIG O)The Beginning Investors Group Online (The "Big O" or BIGO) is an new online educational group that currently meets on the 4th Wednesday for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as "new again" real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game.

Each month, we will be bringing in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

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Savannah REIA Main Meeting on May 8, 2017

By Savannah REIA on May 3, 2017
Mon, May 8th at 6:30 PM in Savannah
Savannah REIA - May 8th
Homewood Suites Savannah
5820 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA
with Aislee Jackson

Aislee JacksonCome join us at our next Savannah REIA Monthly Meeting on Monday, May 8th at 6:30PM hosted by Aislee Jackson at the Homewood Suites Savannah located at 5820 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA. This is our main Savannah REIA Meeting for the month, so don’t miss it! Please be sure to invite your friends to join us at the meeting and to follow us on Meetup.com and Facebook.com. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Savannah REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
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This is our main Savannah REIA Meeting for the month, so don’t miss it! Please be sure to invite your friends to join us at the meeting and to follow us on Meetup.com and Facebook.com. Read More >>


Note Buying Workshop with Donna Bauer on May 20, 2017 in Atlanta

By Savannah REIA on May 3, 2017
Saturday, May 20th @ 9AM in Atlanta, GA
Note-Buying Workshop
Learn How to Profit on
Discounted Notes, Seller Financing,
and Distressed Mortgages.
A Full Day Workshop with
Donna Bauer
Saturday, May 20th from 9AM-5PM at
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
*Join Savannah REIA or Renew Your Membership & Attend at No Charge!

Donna BauerJoin us at the Note-Buying Workshop on Saturday, May 20th at 9:00 AM at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA with Donna Bauer to learn how buying notes and discounted mortgages the right way, could put you on a path of financial success. During this full day workshop, Donna will expand on the concepts she was only briefly able to talk about Monday night at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting.

Donna will teach you specifically how to...

Plus, You will learn how to...

Donna began her note buying career over 25 years ago in search of a vehicle that would offer her financial security without sacrificing cherished time with her four children. Working from her dining room table, as she began closing discounted note deals across the country, she realized that she had found a gold mine! Now, with well over a thousand deals under her belt, her peers consider her to be the foremost subject matter expert on note buying, while her students acclaim her as being a gifted, inspiring mentor.

Come spend the day with Donna at the Note-Buying Workshop on Saturday, May 20th at 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. If you are serious about building wealth in today’s real estate market, you don’t want to miss this workshop!

Register Now!

*PLEASE NOTE: The 2 for 1 Early Registration Special is for Savannah REIA Members Only and is limited to spouses, adult children and corporate partners. Early registration expires on Wednesday, May 15th at midnight. Non-Members who Join Savannah REIA between April 25th - May 15th, 2017 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE. Also, Savannah REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year between April 25th - May 15th, 2017 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE as well. When Joining Savannah REIA or renewing your membership, please indicate that you want to attend the workshop at no charge. You can Join Savannah REIA at http://savannahreia.com/membership/.

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Note Buying -The Fastest, Easiest, Safest Way to Make Huge Profits In Real Estate

By Donna Bauer on April 30, 2017
Donna Bauer

Are you looking for the fastest, easiest, safest way to make money in today’s real estate market?  Then you need to learn about notes!  Notes are the number one way to quickly make huge cash profits in real estate, even if you don’t have your own cash or credit to get started.  In most cases, you never even own the property, which really makes for a fast, easy, safe way to profit in this marketplace.

Many people are buying defaulted bank loans at very steep discounts, either as a backdoor to acquiring the property or in order to restructure the note into a very high yielding, passive investment.  You can use the non-performing note (NPN) as leverage to get the property, either by negotiating “Cash for Keys” or by foreclosing on the property.  Even with the time and expense of foreclosing, since you are buying the defaulted notes at very steep discounts, there are still fantastic profits to be made.

If you are looking for a passive investment, then you may want to focus on restructuring NPNs to allow the homeowner to stay in the property.  Many people use this as a ministry to help distressed homeowners.   Even though the homeowner is paying only a nominal interest rate, you can make super high, double-digit returns because of originally buying the note at such a steep discount.  Read More >>


Master Due Diligence

By Michael Vazquez on April 30, 2017
Michael Vazquez

I have always been surprised by the lack of time investors, wholesalers and even real estate agents put into properly advertising an investment deal. They all invest an endless amount of time and money on contracting a deal, only to drop the ball on the advertising side. Many times you can take the numbers, CMAs, spreadsheets, etc. that are used to advertise a property and in a few minutes pick the deal apart. Maybe it is a lack of time or knowledge but unfortunately I feel most of the time it is an attempt to mislead or just make a paycheck. Sometimes the info looks so well put together and impressive that it might even slip by an experienced buyer. Therefore you must know your numbers.

If you are a wholesaler, investor and/or real estate agent you really need to know your numbers. There is not a day I do not receive a wannabe deal that looks good at first glance. However, once I take a closer look, it is as bad as the ones I just deleted. Let us start with the most obvious mistake, the numbers. So the very first thing I do is add the recommended repairs plus the asking price and divide it by the estimated after repair value (ARV). I like for this number to be between 70%- 75% loan to value (LTV). Nowadays, this number is 80%+ which is usually not worth the headache unless the property value is higher. But even then, I try to stay away from that high of a LTV. Heck sometime the property is marketed at one LTV when it is a completely different LTV.  Read More >>


Are You Running Your Real Estate Business Like a Business? If Not, You Need to Carefully Read This Article!

By Larry Harbolt on April 30, 2017
Larry Harbolt

I have talked about this subject many times before but because of a recent call from one of my students I felt it important to talk about this subject again.  A few days ago one of my students called and told me she was facing a dilemma and was worried about losing her property. She told me that she had no money to pay for the annual property insurance coming due and for two years of property taxes. She didn’t have the money to pay for either. This seems to be a common problem many beginning real estate investor’s experience. This is a subject I knew all too well because years earlier I experienced this very same problem.

I guess part of this problem stems from inexperience and lack of knowledge. Although this is a problem for many, it can be solved very easily with just a little effort and discipline. I felt it very important to write this article hoping to save many newer investors the distress and sleepless nights this problem can cause.  Read More >>


Building Your Personal Credibility Kit (Part 2)

By Kathy Kennebrook on April 30, 2017
Kathy Kennebrook

Your Credibility Kit tells a story about who you are and what you can do for your seller or buyer in order to get a deal done. It will list the benefits to the sellers or buyers as to why they should work with you, a Real Estate Investor. The other main function of a Credibility Kit is to give you the confidence you need in order to create a win-win solution for you with your sellers. It should have all the tools you need in it to get you through the offer making process.

For example, in the back of my personal Credibility Kit, I have a list of different types of offers I can make on a property. This helps me when talking to the seller and keeps me from getting tongue-tied or forgetting a strategy that could just help out that particular seller. It also includes a cost analysis sheet which shows my sellers exactly how much it would cost them to sell their home in the traditional way and how much money I can save them at the closing table. My personal Credibility Kit gives my sellers all the facts they need to make a sound decision to sell their property to me.  Read More >>


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