Split Payment Partial Rescues Note Purchase – Real Deal #153

Welcome to Real Deals! It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share note investing information from actual owner financed transactions. When the mortgage balance is greater than the property value a partial purchase can rescue the purchase of a seller financed note.  Watch the video below and discover solutions to overcoming 3 challenges on this real deal in Texas. … [Read more...]

De Stress of Distressed Properties and Defaulted Notes

My company has bought and resold hundreds of bank-distressed (REO) properties over the last several years. We have purchased even more non-performing or defaulted notes. Although many times it’s possible to modify the terms and keep the borrowers in the home (when buying the loan), many times we have to take back the property through a Deed-In-Lieu or outright foreclosure. Once we gain title to the property (either purchased as REO or taken back through foreclosure), it is astonishing how, … [Read more...]

Note Buyer Burns To Learn

Ever wonder why note buyers are such sticklers for requiring proof the property is insured against fire or other hazards? Well have I got a story for you... Pulled from the archives, this Burn to Learn war story seems timely.  Why? There seems to be an influx of deals recently where property insurance is holding up closing. Nothing is a better teacher than real life experience, but perhaps I can spare you from getting burned. The Note and Trust Deed Investment It was a 1940s bungalow style … [Read more...]

Buying Structured Settlements With Prosperity Partners

Looking for an alternative cash flow investor? For over 20 years Prosperity Partners, Inc. (PPI) has been buying structured settlement payments, lottery winnings, and other specialty notes. These are secured through a court order and guaranteed by either the State where the Lottery was won or by an annuity policy issued by an Insurance Company. Note Investor spoke with Greg Hall, Sales and Finance Manager, to see how sellers and brokers could benefit from their services. … [Read more...]

The Dangerous Side of Buying Partials on Mortgage Notes

Partials are a great tool in a note investor’s toolbox to mitigate risk, but partials do not completely eliminate your risk. A partial is simply a note investing strategy that enables you to reduce your risk and still get some of the upfront cash to your seller. The dangerous side of partials is that they can give you a false sense of comfort when buying mortgage notes. … [Read more...]

10 Experts Weigh In On Finding Real Estate Notes

Imagine gathering 10 note buying experts into one room and asking them, "What are the best methods for finding real estate notes?" Would you be waiting expectantly to hear their response? Well we have been honored to pose this question to a group of cash flow professionals with over 200 years of combined experience.  Read their answers here! … [Read more...]

How to Fund Good Notes Successfully with Private Mortgage Investors

“Private investors have purchased over 32 Million Dollars of our private notes,” reports Tobias Preston. Discover how to grow your note business with private mortgage investors in this expansive article. I’m Tobias (Toby) Preston, President of McKinley Mortgage (MMC) and the Alaska Financial Company (AFC). If you have already brokered seller financed land contracts, mortgages or trust deeds you might be interested in my recipe for growing your business utilizing private investors. … [Read more...]

Note Buyer Interview With Jeff Armstrong

There are many ways to find and buy real estate notes. While many have a favorite strategy there are only a few note buyers with two decades of industry data to prove it. With over 20 years experience, Jeff Armstrong of Armstrong Capital is certainly one of those people! Located in California, Jeff has closed over 1500 real estate notes in 42 different states! Get his tips, strategies, and buying guidelines in this exclusive Note Investor Interview! … [Read more...]

One of Our Favorite Note Buyer Purchases

One of the best investments we made as a note buyer happened a bit by accident. In 2008, we were contacted by a potential seller of a real estate note secured by productive farmland. He wanted to sell payments from his note to pay off his credit card debt. The details were roughly as follows: … [Read more...]

Will 2012 Be The Year For Real Estate Notes?

To understand the current market for real estate notes it helps to go back in time. Years ago the country was in a financial crisis. Gas was expensive. There were numerous political battles in Washington, DC. Houses were not selling. Interest rates were high. Wait…what? … [Read more...]