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...]

Has Today’s Note Seller Really Changed?

The real estate market went up and crashed back down. Bank lending dried up faster than water in the salt flats and... Robert Downey, Jr. has made three Iron Man films. So, with all these things going on, and more, it begs the question: How is today’s note seller different? The answer may surprise you. Nothing. Nothing has changed in the motivation of why a note seller would like to sell a note. People only sell real estate notes for two reasons. Happy People… Happy people … [Read more...]

Rare Opportunity for Today’s Note Buyers: Small Mortgage Notes

If you are just starting out in the note industry, and looking for great returns on your money, some cash in the bank certainly helps you get started as a note buyer. But what if you don’t have a lot of money to invest? What if you are just getting your feet off the ground, maybe saved a few bucks, but are certainly not “loaded” and looking to invest all your money in one big note? Small Mortgage Notes (with a rare opportunity). First off, small notes in general can often lead to bigger … [Read more...]

Five Reasons To Invest In Real Estate Notes

Why would someone invest in real estate notes without a good reason? People need reasons…and good ones, for just about everything they do. Or, they should! I mean, if I said go invest in worm farms, or cotton-ball stuffed Teletubbies, you would certainly want to hear a couple of good reasons why your money should be there instead of someplace else right? Ok, here are five reasons I think you should [strongly] consider investing some of your money in real estate notes. Reason One – You … [Read more...]

First National Acceptance Company Buys Real Estate Notes Nationwide

First National Acceptance Company has been buying real estate notes and land contracts for over 55 years! Located in East Lansing, Michigan, FNAC is a subsidiary of First National Bank of America with nationwide purchase programs for note holders and brokers. Gary Watkins, of the Wholesale Loan Trading division, shared their current buying guidelines in this NoteInvestor.com interview. What is the note investment focus of First National Acceptance Company? Buying Performing First Liens … [Read more...]

Private Note Industry: Become a Broker or Buyer?

When considering participating in the private note industry, you may have been wondering exactly “how-to" participate. First off, let’s review the players involved a typical real estate note transaction and how to get involved. The Note Seller This is the person that holds the note, is receiving payments, and wishes to sell future payments for a lump sum of cash. The only way to be the Seller in this type of deal is to be holding or creating notes. You can do this by selling or flipping … [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...]

Who Pays Costs When Buying Notes?

Wondering how costs are handled when buying mortgage notes?  You are not alone!  Here is a question we recently received from a note broker: If the note buyer wants the seller to pay the closing costs, does the note buyer back the closing costs out and then send me the offer or do I back the closing costs out myself along with my fee and then present the offer to the seller? If I back out the costs, where would I get the cost of the closing to do this? Great question! There are generally two … [Read more...]