7 Action Items To Get Your Private Note Business On Track

Two weeks ago we released an article on Making 2016 Your Best Note Business Year Ever. It spoke about a couple of barriers that stop you from succeeding. Nothing earth shattering, just problems that we all face in our day-to-day lives. We spoke about carving out time (the hardest thing to commit to) and stopping the tendency to re-invent the wheel (just go where people have already been). If you missed that article, you can go back and read it here. This week, we want to share a VERY … [Read more...]

Are You In The Note Business For The Wrong Reasons?

The act of buying privately held mortgage notes is a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it is a means of investing money and getting a good return on that investment. These ‘Investors’ prefer a predetermined return on investment, backed by real estate, without the hassles of owning real estate. Owning real estate, particularly rental properties, comes with tenants – which, even under the best of circumstances can become strained as the property needs upkeep. Nope, … [Read more...]

New To The Cash Flow Business and Wondering About Funding Sources

A beginner in the cash flow business asks our opinion on working with multiple funding sources versus a single investor. Hi, I recently purchased training materials from Charter Financial. What is your perspective on funding all of my deals through a single source like Charter, vs. working with multiple funding sources? I am brand new to the cash flow business, work a full time job, and am just taking "baby steps" trying to educate myself. I've got Charter's materials, but would love a … [Read more...]

Cash Flow Calculation Contest

Enter to win FREE access to our upcoming release of "How to Calculate Cash Flows" This unprecedented online training includes: - Step by Step Video Instruction - Calculation keystrokes for both the HP12C and TValue software - Time Value of Money Foundation for Beginners - Advanced Investment Strategies for cash flow veterans - Learn to calculate Real Estate Notes, Mortgages, Non-Performing, Restructuring, Factoring, Partials, tail ends, balloons, split fundings, wrap-arounds, and … [Read more...]

What I Would Change About The Note Industry

Before I get into what I don't like about the note industry let me start with... What do I like “most” about the note industry? It is a frequent question people ask with numerous answers depending on where my head is at the time the question is posed. In no particular order it would be… Helping people Making money Passive income Crunching numbers Flexibility Feeling valued Creativeness Never boring Well compensated Teaching others Anyone can do it In looking back … [Read more...]

Does This Financial Calculator Make Me Look Old?

If you plan to buy mortgages or want to take your note broker business to the next level then learning your way around a financial calculator is a big plus. As many of you know, Fred and I are a house divided when it comes to...  Choosing the Best Financial Calculator. Fred likes the Texas Instrument Financial Analyst and I am a die-hard HP12C user.  Recently a fellow HP calculator fan read that past article and wrote in with some great information. In the process I found out my … [Read more...]

What Determines a Mortgage Note’s Value?

The second you get past explaining, “What is a private mortgage note?” the next question is, “How do you determine its fair market value?” There are a lot of variables that go into a Note Buyer determining how much a note is worth for lump sum purposes – and each investor may have different hot buttons. Here are the main ones… 1. Credit Score How is the credit on the people who are paying on the mortgage note? Obviously the higher the credit scores the better. That said, many people carry … [Read more...]

Buying Mortgage Notes: 7 Tips for Calculating Cash Flow Notes

If you plan on selling or buying mortgage notes the pricing will eventually come down to some important cash flow calculations.  If you get cold chills or high school flash backs thinking about math you can always leave the number crunching to the note buyers. However, I challenge you to get outside your comfort zone and give these exercises a try. Why? Well knowledge is power and you will be able to know if you are getting a fair (or not so fair) deal when selling mortgage notes. … [Read more...]

Note Business Success in Five Words

We are often asked, "How can I make it in the note business?" That usually prompts us to ask a couple of questions to understand what, specifically, they mean by the question. Some people want to … [Read more...]

Calculating Cash Flow Notes and a Contest!

I have written before about how note buyers accelerate payments on cash flow notes. One such strategy was the Double Your Payment/Cut The Interest Rate in Half. Another method is to simply go for an Early Payment With Incentive. To this day, the following situation is still my favorite example of this method. It was late December and we were looking at a small note with a $10,000 balance. The payment was only $132.15 per month with a 10% interest rate and 120 payments left. The note … [Read more...]