Weed Loans Enter Seller Financed Note Market

What’s the newest niche to hit note investing? Think green, Up in Smoke, and now legal (in some states) for medical and/or recreational use. With differences in Federal versus state laws, marijuana businesses find it difficult to obtain traditional bank financing. The result? Seller financed Weed Loans or MJ Paper has entered the market. Recently we were asked to buy a private debt financed note secured by commercial real estate being used as marijuana dispensary. It was time to learn more … [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...]

Don’t Miss This RE Note Business Podcast

Have you heard about the Real Estate Investor Summit Podcast on iTunes? It focuses on teaching others to gain financial freedom with real estate through investor interviews. Recently the host, Mitch Stephen, interviewed me on his new podcast. Considering he is an owner financing expert himself, it was a real honor to have him share this with his listeners: "Wow let me tell you I was so impressed while we talked hearing her talk about the note business. She opened my eyes to some amazing ideas. … [Read more...]

Increase Your Business 10x With Online Note Investing Tools

Earlier this week at Note Expo 2016 it was standing room only in the info packed session on How To Increase Your Business 10x With Online Note Investing Tools. I was honored to give a repeat performance later that afternoon and want to say thanks to everyone that attended. As promised I’m sharing the presentation slides and some helpful links here in this follow up post. But first I want to say… What a great event! Congrats to Eddie Speed, Bob Repass, Susan DeLaGarza, Czarina Harris, and … [Read more...]

C&A Financial Offers Note Buying Programs

C&A Financial Programs is a private note buyer and licensed mortgage lender that has been buying mortgages for over 30 years. They work with brokers and note flippers wanting to sell notes along with investors looking to purchase for attractive yields. We recently spoke with Zack Martin, Vice President, to get additional information for the note buyers directory. What is the current focus of your company? C&A Financial Programs, Inc. buys negotiable instruments including notes, … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I’m Going To Note Expo Nov 4-5, 2016

Let’s Meet in Fort Worth, Texas! I just accepted an invitation to speak at the upcoming Note Expo 2016 Convention and hope you’ll join me in attending this event dedicated to real estate note investing. Click Here To Register For Note Expo! I don’t accept many offers to speak live 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 I'll be at … [Read more...]

New Seller Finance Bill HR 5301 Gains Support

A new bill to help strengthen the seller finance industry is gaining support. Earlier this year the Seller Finance Coalition announced that HR 5301: The Seller Finance Enhancement Act had been introduced to the 114th U.S. Congress on May 19, 2016. The Bill proposes to increase the number of owner financed transactions exempt from regulation to 24 per year. The number of co-sponsors in Congress has steadily increased to ten.  Congressman Williams outlined his support in the following … [Read more...]

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...]

Owner Financed Note Creation Dips in 2015

After 5 years of growth owner financed note creation was down 8.9% in 2015 compared to 2014. According to annual statistics released by Advanced Seller Data Services there were 105,871 seller financed notes created in 2015 compared to 116,178 in 2014 (based on 2147 counties reporting, $30,000 or greater balance, and 1st position or wrap/AITD notes). "This is the first year since 2009 the number of seller carry-back notes created dropped from the previous year. New regulations appear to have … [Read more...]