Archives for October 2008

Real Deal #146 – Delinquent Taxes in Texas

Welcome to Real Deals!  It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share information from actual owner financed transactions.  This Texas note deal found a seller scurrying to pay three years of back taxes that their buyer failed to keep current.  Selling the note to an investor saved the buyer and seller from losing both the property and the note to a county tax auction. … [Read more...]

Recipe for Success!

The stock market continues to retreat. Personal portfolios are dwindling. It is a “buyers market” in real estate. Banks, despite an unprecedented federal bailout, are tightening their lending programs so the average purchaser can’t obtain a loan. This is the recipe the private mortgage industry was founded on – and it has returned. … [Read more...]

Working with Private Investors

There is a squeeze on Wall Street that is leading many note buyers back to Main Street. The drought of institutional money from the sub prime mortgage crisis is creating a resurging interest in working with private investors for the purchase of seller-financed notes. … [Read more...]

McCain and Obama Agree!

If you watched the last Presidential debate Wednesday night you probably noticed that Barack Obama and John McCain agreed on at least one thing. The economy is in the tank and it needs HELP! Now that we have found common ground for economists, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike, what can we do about it? And what does this have to do with seller financing? … [Read more...]

Real Deal #145 – Iowa Real Estate Contract

Welcome to Real Deals! It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share information from actual owner financed transactions. While a note and mortgage or deed of trust are the most common real estate financing documents, sometimes seller financing utilizes a Real Estate Contract. … [Read more...]

What the Federal Bailout Means to Seller Financing

Worried about the effect of toxic mortgages on the overall economy, the Federal government is pulling out the checkbook to help bailout failing mortgage companies.  It started with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and now includes a proposal for another $700 billion infusion of funds.  Why is the government involved and what does it mean for seller financing? … [Read more...]