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...]

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...]

Inflation & Recessions: Success Using Owner Financing

There’s a lot of talk about what’s going to happen if inflation starts to show up in our economy. With Owner Financing I have found you will not be affected negatively. The question is, “What is the market?” The CASH MARKET and OWNER FINANCE MARKET are two completely different markets. When the recession of 2008 hit I was able to take advantage of both markets. I took back 35% of my owner financed homes. I was able to recapture any appreciation that had happened from the time I bought … [Read more...]

Mitch Stephen Knows How To Sell Houses With Owner Financing

Interested in real estate investing without the headaches of rentals (no toilets, tenants, or trash)? Are you a landlord tired of vanishing cash flow due to maintenance and vacancies? Love note buying but tired of marketing to note holders that don't understand discounts? Discover how to create your own notes by selling homes with owner financing! If you want to combine the power of real estate and note investing then you will want to read this interview with Mitch Stephen. His … [Read more...]

Dodd-Frank Fallout: Colorado Removes Seller Financing Provision From Contracts

Colorado... Where it’s easy to buy marijuana but hard to sell a home with seller financing. In reaction to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Colorado Real Estate Division has issued a bulletin on the removal of the seller financing provision in the state regulated Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate. While the creation of new seller-carry notes is holding strong since the implementation of the Act in early 2014, we are starting to see changes in the way individual States, real estate professionals, … [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...]