10 Tools For Marketing Your Note Business Online!

We just returned from a great gathering of note investors at the first annual Note Expo in Dallas Texas.  As promised during the presentation I am sharing the main points from my power point slides along with the tool links.  If you weren't able to attend this year's convention I'm sure you'll still find these tips helpful. Thanks to everyone for attending and being such an appreciative audience. Note Expo 2014 Marketing Presentation Outline To survive in the note business as a buyer or a … [Read more...]

Estimating Real Estate Value When Buying Notes

In the words of many savvy real estate investors, “You make money when you buy a property not when you sell.” But when investing in notes we are not buying the property itself. Rather we are purchasing the right to receive the remaining payments.  However, the note payments are secured by a lien on the real estate.  If things go South and the payer stops making payments then you'll end up with the property. Whether buying real estate or investing in notes, it's crucial to know the current … [Read more...]

Seller Financing Stats Increased in 2013 – What About 2014?

I love numbers!  They always seem so validating - especially when they are on the rise! We got our hands on the latest seller financing statistics for 2013, the top 10 producing states, and a preliminary analysis of the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on note creation for 2014.  You won't want to miss this... Owner Financed Notes Increased 7.5% in 2013 "Overall note creation continues to climb past levels we have not seen for 10 years. 2013 saw a 7.5% increase in notes created over 2012. This … [Read more...]

Selling and Buying Business Notes With Security Financial

Selling a business and taking back a promissory note is common practice. However, finding investors to buy a business note without real estate as collateral is a bit more challenging. Fortunately there is Security Financial Services (SFS), a third generation company that specializes in buying business notes! We interviewed Marc Rouda, Senior Vice President, for our Note Buyer's Directory to learn about their business note programs, pricing, and updated investment criteria. What type of notes … [Read more...]

Calculating Early Payoff On A Partial Note Purchase Using TValue Software

One of the wonders of the note business is the ability to invest in notes with little or no cash of your own using the partial or tail-end structure.  But what happens when a note pays off early?  This week's guest author, Markus Mollica with TimeValue Software, explains how to calculate an early payoff on a partial note purchase using their TValue amortization software. Let’s say that my goal is to build cash flows for future retirement. However, over the next several years, I want to not … [Read more...]

Meet Note Buyer Troy Fullwood of Pinnacle Investments

We are pleased to share this investor interview from the Directory of Note Buyers and introduce you to Troy Fullwood, owner of Pinnacle Investments. Troy learned the ropes flipping notes in the late 90s and then started buying notes in-house. Based in Arizona, Pinnacle Investments buys nationwide and will consider both performing and delinquent real estate notes that were created through seller financing or loan origination. What is the current investing focus of Pinnacle Investments? Troy … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Boost Your Note Buying Return

First off, this will not be a “math” article. Don’t get me wrong; I love the math behind the scenes when it comes to notes. Buying notes. Selling notes. Brokering notes. It seems, sometimes, when I throw a bunch of numbers around in an article some people tend to get that glossy-eyed look. * (*In all fairness, I really can’t see these people. I mean, this is the Internet and as invasive as it may be, I don’t see each and every face reading this. I just imagine the looks.) Anyway, there … [Read more...]

Government Shutdown, Breaking Bad Finale and Buying Notes

Just the other day millions of people watched the series finale of Breaking Bad. The same week we were able to watch our government spin its own version of “breaking bad.” As of this writing, the folks in Washington are still entrenched in a sandbox fight that 6-year-olds would envy. Not going to jump in here and place blame on either party (both) and I am not going to elaborate on how we may solve such incompetence in the future (term limits), but I will address the cause and effect it … [Read more...]

Need Help Determining A Note Investing Yield

Recently a private note investor contacted us to get some guidance on calculating a yield on a note they were buying. While payments were current there was a past due balloon they were looking to extend along with an additional advance. This is a creative workout solution to a common balloon problem and the investor kindly agreed to let us share it here with our readers. The Question on Calculating Yield: I mainly broker hard money loans and buy existing notes, but this one deal has me … [Read more...]

How to Get Linked In With Note Investors

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of marketing online. After all, it takes credit for cutting our marketing budget by over 50%. We publish regular articles to our website, optimize for search, and develop relationships with a great group of email subscribers interested in our content (thanks if you are one and reading this)! What might surprise you is it took me awhile to warm up to social media. I recognized its social purpose, but for business? I mean who really cares what you had for … [Read more...]