21 Tips To Read Before You Get Started Investing in Notes

“How do I get started investing in notes?” That’s a question we hear daily from tired landlords, stressed out rehabbers, or the couple next door wanting to improve life for their family. Own The Real Estate Or Be The Bank There are differences between investing in real estate vs. mortgage notes. Rather than owning the property, you own the right to collect payments on a promissory note. You are the one receiving the payments. If something needs fixed the owner has to do it.  And like the … [Read more...]

How To Start Flipping Small Apartment Deals

Start Flipping Small Apartments and Multi-Family Deals Without Having to Own or Rehab The Property by Lance Edwards If I could show you a simple way to pay for a year’s mortgage or rent with one apartment deal, would you be interested to give it a try? You bet you would want to give this a try! Now what if I told you it can be done with no credit or cash of your own, and you can start where the experts are already investing and still make at least three times more money! Still … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I’m Going To Note Expo Nov 3-4, 2017

Let’s Meet in Dallas, Texas! I just accepted an invitation to attend the upcoming Note Expo 2017 Convention and hope you’ll join me in taking part of this event dedicated to real estate note investing. Click Here To Register For Note Expo! I don’t accept many offers to attend or speak at live events anymore because frankly there are very few high quality industry gatherings that can advance your business.  But I’m truly excited about this expo. So why this event? Here are 5 reasons … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Buy Mortgage Notes

One of the things that make buying and selling mortgage notes so appealing is the multitude of ways an investor can purchase a note. Frankly, you are limited only by your imagination. Well, maybe imagination and reaching a desired yield. Here is a quick look at calculating the cash flow business that even those with math phobias will like. The Top 5 Ways to Buy Mortgage Notes 1. FULL – A full is just that. Buying the entire note. If the seller has 322 payments remaining, the investor … [Read more...]

50 Ways To Leave Your…SFH Note

A mistake many investors and brokers make is to focus solely on notes secured by single family houses (SFHs). Unfortunately, that is a last-century approach. The lowest interest rates in recorded history have meant that our Springer Spaniel could qualify to buy a house. So most homeowners have had no reason to offer seller financing. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 also negatively impacted the creation of notes, most likely because its complexity and consequent potential liabilities discourages … [Read more...]

2016 Seller Financing Statistics and Insights

Seller financing statistics reveal new note creation fell by 8.3% in 2016. Overall there were 97,089 seller financed notes created in 2016 compared to 105,871 in 2015. The number of commercial and land secured notes dropped only slightly by 3% off 2015. The biggest change was seen in the single family residential (SFR or SFH) category of notes which fell 16% in 2016 from 2015. Why the big change? "The drop in residential notes may have been due to hot residential markets allowing sellers to … [Read more...]

Find Notes To Buy On Demand With Notes Direct

I have a confession to make. One of the most frustrating parts of note investing is FINDING the notes. Why do you think investors, big and small, work with brokers and referral sources? Investors want to INVEST in real estate notes…not spend their time looking for notes. I know I’m not alone in this feeling. I get calls and emails all the time asking… Where Do I Find Notes To Buy? Performing and Non-performing notes are primarily bought at a discount from one of three places: … [Read more...]

Content Marketing For The Note Business

We didn’t know it, but when we started the Note Investor site in 2001 and added a blog in 2008, we were on the forefront of Content Marketing.  Of course it wasn’t called that at the time and our intent wasn’t even marketing.  We were just sick of all the misinformation on the Internet about the note business and decided to do something about it. As we wrote articles, we would post them to our site and send out an email letting people know there was something new to read. We heard about … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing for Note Buyers

By now you no doubt have some type of web presence for your note buyer business. Whether you are broker or investor, even the simplest website can work for you 24/7, provide leads, and gain you valuable credibility. But what about an ongoing conversation that keeps you relevant and in their minds? Social media marketing is certainly a key part of that, but not as easy for the note buyer or broker. How often should you share info? What information should you share? Where do you … [Read more...]

Note Investing Info: What Was Hot In 2016

Is 2016 really almost over?  Let us be one of the first to wish you a Happy New Year! May 2017 be a prosperous year for your note investing business.  As the year closes we like to both reflect back and plan ahead with a look at the info you wanted to read most. With over 350 pages of free online content, there are lots of choices!  In 2016 alone those pages were viewed over 170,768 times.  Here's a look at the topics you visited most at NoteInvestor.com. Top 10 Most Read Note Investing Info of … [Read more...]

How to Create Business Notes for Resale

When selling a business many sellers will consider owner financing a portion of the purchase price for the buyer.  Unfortunately, collecting monthly payments on a business note can be it’s own risky business. Here are three truths that both business owners and brokers should know before creating a seller financed business note for resale. … [Read more...]