1303, 2021

The less you spend on gurus, the more money you free up to invest

By |March 13th, 2021|Categories: Featured Blogs|

What should real estate investors do today? The U.S. real estate market is surging. News headlines say that: Existing-home sales in January grew 23.7% to an annual rate of 6.69 million, compared with a year ago. The median existing-home sales price rose to $303,900, up 14.1% in one [...]

702, 2021

How Foreign Investors Succeed in U.S. Real Estate

By |February 7th, 2021|Categories: Featured Blogs|

By working with a local guide, it's easier for foreign investors to succeed in U.S. real estate. The market for existing U.S. homes is booming. The boom is attracting real estate investors from abroad. Foreign buyers bought 154,000 homes in the U.S. in the year ended March 2020. [...]

901, 2021

2021 Offers Great Opportunities for Real Estate

By |January 9th, 2021|Categories: Featured Blogs|

As 2021 begins, the housing market presents many opportunities for smart investors. Today, we’ll look at the overall market – and how to maximize curb appeal so you get the most out of your property. What will drive housing in the year ahead? A hot market and low mortgage availability [...]

512, 2020

Negotiate through the pandemic successfully

By |December 5th, 2020|Categories: Featured Blogs|

Pandemic challenges real estate investors Active real estate investors are taking advantage of virtual tours during the pandemic. Sales of existing homes are sizzling hot. Almost 7 million homes sold in October, up 26.6% from a year ago, says the National Association of Realtors. Almost 3 out of [...]

611, 2020

Investors discover real estate opportunities

By |November 6th, 2020|Categories: Investing in Real Estate Notes|

How investors are discovering real estate opportunities. Investors are growing wary of the stock market, which seems more and more disconnected from the economy. That’s why people are exploring alternative investments such as real estate. Real Estate Opportunities Why real estate? Because people always need a place to live. Real [...]

310, 2020

Busy professionals balance job demands & investment opportunities to build security

By |October 3rd, 2020|Categories: Featured Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Busy professionals' investment opportunities Busy professionals such as doctors, lawyers, and engineers face a dilemma when it comes to meeting long-term financial goals. As a medical doctor, I see it every day. The good news: we’re fortunate to have good incomes and assets – the means to invest and meet [...]

509, 2020

To succeed in real estate, start smart

By |September 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Now is a particularly good time to invest in residential real estate. The stock market appears disconnected from the economy. Bonds yield next to nothing. What’s an investor to do? No matter what’s happening in financial markets, people always need houses. That’s why more and more investors are [...]

108, 2020

Affordable Housing & Rebuilding Communities

By |August 1st, 2020|Categories: Investing in Real Estate Notes|Tags: , , , |

Affordable Housing: Where Investors Find Opportunities to Rebuild Communities Investors are finding opportunites in affordable housing. Our blog brings you a simple, practical approach to investing in real estate. It appears on the first Saturday of each month. Right now, investors are finding out which real estate holds up best [...]

407, 2020

Finding Opportunities to Rebuild Communities

By |July 4th, 2020|Categories: Investing in Real Estate Notes|Tags: , , |

Real Estate Investors are Finding Opportunities to Rebuild Communities Now Do you have a workable plan to attain financial independence? Is real estate part of that plan? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This blog gives you a simple, practical approach to investing in real estate. It appears [...]

1810, 2018

Why Are Real Estate Notes Bought and Sold?

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Featured Blogs|Tags: , , |

Why are real estate notes bought and sold? Noteholders may choose to sell the note to a real estate investor if they have difficulty receiving regular, timely payments on the note or need cash. They sell the note at a discount because it’s based on future payments using today’s dollars. [...]

910, 2018

What is the Difference Between a Mortgage and a Promissory Note?

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: Featured Blogs, Seller Financing|Tags: , , , , |

Is there any difference between a mortgage and promissory note? People use the terms “promissory note” and “mortgage note” to loosely refer to the same thing. But a mortgage and a promissory note are two very different things. How so? Note A promissory note is an IOU (“I owe you”) [...]

308, 2018

Selling Your Promissory Note – Should You Consider a Whole or a Partial Note Sale?

By |August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Should You Sell a Whole Promissory Note or Only a Portion? When you provide seller financing on property you own, you hold a promissory note.  It’s a promise from the buyer to pay you back. A note is a real asset you own – like cash in the bank. Like many [...]

507, 2018

What Happens When a Buyer Defaults on a Seller-Backed Mortgage?

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: Seller Financing|Tags: , , , |

When a Buyer Defaults on a Mortgage You Hold, What Should You Do? What to do when a buyer defaults? Any decision to offer seller financing involves risk. Buyers do not seek seller financing when their financial situation enables them to secure traditional bank loans. That’s why sellers should: Secure [...]

806, 2018

How to Determine the Value of Mortgage Notes

By |June 8th, 2018|Categories: Seller Financing, Selling Mortgage Notes|Tags: , , , |

How Much is Your Mortgage Note Actually Worth? If you provided seller financing, you may wonder about selling a note to free up cash for other needs. One question is: how much is your note actually worth and how do buyer determine value of mortgage notes? Don’t assume the value [...]

106, 2018

Lien Positions and Seller Financing Transactions

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Seller Financing|Tags: , , , |

Everything You Need to Know About Lien Positions and Seller Financing Transactions Have you heard the term “lien position” or “lienholder”? This article sheds light on lien positions and why they’re crucial as you consider seller financing . To understand what a lien position is, let’s start with some background on [...]

2505, 2018

Rising Interest Rates and Selling Your Mortgage Note

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured Blogs, Selling Mortgage Notes|Tags: , , , |

Do Rising Interest Rates Make Selling Your Note a Better Way to Secure the Cash You Need? During the financial crisis of 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed) lowered the federal funds rate. The prime rate – the interest rate banks use to set lending rates for consumers – [...]

1805, 2018

The History of Seller Financing

By |May 18th, 2018|Categories: Seller Financing|Tags: , , , |

The history of seller financing. Most people who want to buy a home start by contacting banks and lenders to apply for a mortgage. It takes considerable due diligence to determine your creditworthiness and the value of the property you want to buy. Once you’re approved, the bank may lend [...]

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