Archives for February 2009

Should You Work with Private Investors?

With the stock market plummeting by the minute, you may have a few friends, business associates, or relatives asking more about notes – specifically investing in them.  There is no question investing in notes can be a very lucrative venture. If you have your own money you can receive a great yield. If you don’t have your own capital, you can “broker” the deal to a Funder for a nice referral fee or commission. Private investors however are in a category by themselves.  First off, if you were to … [Read more...]

Making Money Using “Buy Full – Sell Short”

One of the most powerful wealth building techniques in the cash flow industry is the “Buy Full – Sell Short” strategy. Capitalizing on the power of compounding interest and the time value of money, it enables note brokers to own rights to future note payments with little to no money of their own. … [Read more...]

Real Deal #151 – Residual Income With Notes!

Welcome to Real Deals!  It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share information from actual owner financed transactions. Looking for residual income with notes? Does a future income stream of $1,000 per month for 10 years on just one deal sound too good to be true? Discover how the Buy Full Sell Short strategy works on this Real Deal! … [Read more...]

What is a Good ITV?

Sellers and investors often ask what ITV (Investment to Value) they should target when buying or selling a private real estate note. You may have seen that some note investors claim they will go 85, 90, even 95 percent ITV. Frankly, I have yet to really meet them when it comes down to funding a deal in the current market. As a refresher, the ITV represents how much is invested or paid for the note in comparison to the property value.  It is a different ratio then the buyer’s LTV (Loan to … [Read more...]

Is 2009 a Good Time to Buy Owner Financed Real Estate Notes?

This question is on the minds of many investors right now. With real estate values down and banks restricting credit, there are more seller-financed notes available. Although there is never a crystal ball, if you buy notes at a good ITV you have the opportunity for high yielding investments. Here are a couple things to look for... … [Read more...]

Should I Owner Finance a Second Mortgage?

More and more sellers are being asked to carry back a second mortgage for the buyer – especially with the banks still keeping a pretty tight reign on lending. While seller financing can be a viable alternative to bank loans when it is the buyer’s primary obligation or first lien, a second lien has considerably more risk. … [Read more...]