Don’t Miss This RE Note Business Podcast

Have you heard about the Real Estate Investor Summit Podcast on iTunes? It focuses on teaching others to gain financial freedom with real estate through investor interviews. Recently the host, Mitch Stephen, interviewed me on his new podcast. Considering he is an owner financing expert himself, it was a real honor to have him share this with his listeners: "Wow let me tell you I was so impressed while we talked hearing her talk about the note business. She opened my eyes to some amazing ideas. … [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...]

Top 7 Note Investor Articles of 2013

2013 proved to be a year of “adaptation” and “advancement” for the note business. The note industry continued to recover and build as note brokers, investors, and professionals tweaked their marketing tactics and campaigns to adjust to the new real estate market and technology savvy sellers. As 2013 comes to an end, we wish you a Happy New Year and suggest you take a quick look at these posts. Read (or re-read) these as you get ready to plan 2014. The Top 7 Most Read Note Business … [Read more...]

Note Buying For Insomniacs

As the clock blinked 3:15 am, I only had two thoughts in my mind. One, I am really glad I do not live in the Amityville Horror house. Two, I can’t be the only one in the world that is sitting here waiting for the rest of the world to wake up and get some stuff done. It also led me to thinking… How can I create a note business that allows me to work whenever (and wherever) I want…even at 3:15 in the morning? Fifteen years ago that was a much more difficult answer… especially  for the note … [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...]

First Rule of Note Buying: It Is Never Too Late

The year is flying by, isn’t it? All those priority lists, New Year’s Day resolutions, To-Do Lists, and Post-It note quotes stuck around the house have all but been worn down by the everyday life. So, how are you doing on your goals? Are you on track or did “life” get in the way? The good news is that you can re-boot your business any time you want! This is only the midpoint of the year (Happy July 4th by the way) – and there is still time to pull it off! So, how do you get back on … [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...]

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...]

How to Buy Notes: Learning From My Worst Real Estate Note Investment

Wondering how to buy notes? Get some real life lessons learned from my worst real estate note investment! The note was secured by a small single family house in Arizona. … [Read more...]