Archives for February 2012

Who Pays Costs When Buying Notes?

Wondering how costs are handled when buying mortgage notes?  You are not alone!  Here is a question we recently received from a note broker: If the note buyer wants the seller to pay the closing costs, does the note buyer back the closing costs out and then send me the offer or do I back the closing costs out myself along with my fee and then present the offer to the seller? If I back out the costs, where would I get the cost of the closing to do this? Great question! There are generally two … [Read more...]

Five Tips To Keep Your Note Business Professional

Certainly the most popular question among note brokers (experienced and otherwise) is, “How can I find more notes?” What many people don’t ask is, “How can I have a professional note business?” The reason I think this is important is that one can impact the other. Keep you business professional and, surprisingly enough, some deals will actually find you. So, how do you make sure you have a “professional” image in the marketplace? Make sure you are following these... 5 Tips for a … [Read more...]

Note Buyer Interview With Ric Thom of Security Escrow

Interested in seller financing, real estate contracts, or buying notes in New Mexico? Then you will want to know Ric Thom of Security Escrow, the feature of this month's Note Buyer Interview.  Ric has been servicing and buying real estate contracts in New Mexico for over 25 years. He's also a true owner financing expert that has been actively involved in trying to "make sense" of the HUD Safe Act and Dodd Frank Act. … [Read more...]