Archives for December 2010

Finding Cash Flow Notes – Does It Help To Get Social?

It seems you can’t make a move today without being reminded of the surge of “social media” outlets. But do these outlets actually help anyone do business? What about finding cash flow notes? First off, let’s look at some of the top social media sites in 2010 (in no particular order). YouTube  -  Twitter  -  Flickr  -  Digg  -  Facebook  -  Del.icio.us  -  Propeller Reddit  -  Metacafe  -  Technorati  -  StumbleUpon  -  LinkedIn  -  Mixx  -  Slashdot My Space -  Class Mates  -  LiveJournal  … [Read more...]

Buying and Selling Notes – What is the Current Property Value?

One of the considerations when buying and selling mortgage notes is knowing the current value of the home. After all, the property is the collateral and knowing its true value will greatly affect how much an investor will pay for a note. Historically this process was a bit easier, when everything was in an "up" market.  But with property values still on the downside or just recovering, it is often difficult to put a (safe) number on it. At least one that everyone agrees on. Although there … [Read more...]

Questions on Selling Mortgage Notes

Owner financing is on the rise with more sellers agreeing to accept payments from buyers. There are many reasons people agree to a carry-back real estate notes including: Quick sale of the property Monthly income from the note No hassles of bank financing More qualified buyers Property that is hard to sell or finance Rather than waiting 20-30 years for payments, many sellers opt to sell future payments to a Note Buyer. Here are the seven most common questions we receive on … [Read more...]

Owner Financing Made Easy For Sellers and Home Buyers

There is a new site connecting sellers and buyers that want to use owner financing. Note Investor caught up with Fernando Sanchez, founder, and asked him to share his vision.  He explains how his site can help homeowners that want to offer seller financing and take back a real estate note. … [Read more...]

Dodd-Frank Hijacks Owner Financing

Private property owners have been swept into the regulations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act which was signed into law in July 2010. Owner financing will be regulated in Title XIV Section 1401(2) (E) Mortgage Loan Origination Standards. The law restricts private property owners who want to sell their own property using owner financing (installment sale). These are some of the consequences. Homeowners die before … [Read more...]