5 Reasons I’m Going To Note Expo Nov 4-5, 2016

Let’s Meet in Fort Worth, Texas! I just accepted an invitation to speak at the upcoming Note Expo 2016 Convention and hope you’ll join me in attending this event dedicated to real estate note investing. Click Here To Register For Note Expo! I don’t accept many offers to speak live anymore because frankly there are very few high quality industry gatherings that can advance your business.  But I’m truly excited about this expo. So why this event? Here are 5 reasons I'll be at … [Read more...]

Current Market Trends of Non Performing Notes (NPNs)

The non-performing notes sector has been booming after the market went into debt due to the recession in 2008 and 2009. Now, the banks are selling the non-performing notes rather than foreclosing on them. Maintaining real estate is not what the banks want and that’s why they are now willing to sell these non-performing notes at a discount. Let’s discuss what NPN’s are in case you are new to this type of investing. NPN’s are non-performing loan agreements, which became defaulted due to the … [Read more...]

Billions of Non Performing Notes Selling in 2015

We’re not even half way through the year and sales of non-performing note portfolios are already robust for 2015. Part of the credit goes to requirements issued by The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to reduce the number of delinquent loans in the portfolios of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae prompting several sales by these GSEs (Government Sponsored Enterprises). Largest Sale of Delinquent Loans by Freddie Mac In March Freddie Mac executed its largest sale of delinquent loans to date on … [Read more...]

What About Brokering Non-Performing or Defaulted Notes?

It’s no secret the economy and housing crash resulted in record numbers of missed mortgage payments generating investor interest in delinquent, defaulted, and non-performing notes. In November, the MBA (Mortgage Banker’s Association) reported 9.75% of combined loans at least one payment past due or in foreclosure on residential 1-4 property, the lowest in five years. While these numbers are down from the highs of almost 15% in 2010, there are still plenty of mortgage delinquencies on the … [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...]

Can You Please Define Private Mortgage Notes?

Is there a difference between the definition of a private mortgage note and a seller financed note? Better yet, does it even matter? A recent subscriber's questions are answered. "I am getting confused with - what is a private mortgage note and a seller finance note. They both seem the same. A private mortgage note is a note that someone is holding on what was sold. A seller finance note sounds like the same thing to me - a note on property sold and is holding the note? What … [Read more...]

The State of The Real Estate Note Industry

We just returned from the NoteWorthy convention where everyone seemed to be talking about three things: 1. The increase of owner financed notes (up by over 15% in 2012); 2. The opportunities in non-performing notes; and 3. How to effectively market a note business online. It was great to … [Read more...]

Non Performing Note Buyer for Second Mortgage Liens

It's difficult to find note buyers for junior liens but that is especially true for non-performing second position mortgage notes. We were recently informed of an investor hungry for this type of real estate paper and wanted to share a new addition and update to the real estate note buyer directory. What type of real estate notes will your investors consider buying? The junior lien note buyers I am working with are looking for the following: 2nd position notes nationwide 1st are … [Read more...]

Note Buyer Interview With Eddie Speed Founder of Note School

Join us as we sit down with Eddie Speed, founder of Note School and author of Streetwise Seller Financing, for this month's Note Buyer Interview. Eddie Speed of Colonial Funding Group has been buying and selling notes for over 30 years and has transacted more than 30,000 deals. To know Eddie is to know a few of his "Eddie-isms". I still remember hearing one of his trademark sayings when first introduced back in the late 1980's.  You see I was helping place funds for a large … [Read more...]

Selling Mortgage Notes – Mortgage Donation Or Write Off?

Someone wants to sell their mortgage note but they haven't received payments for a year, are in second position, or facing foreclosure. They need help but what can be done? Here is an option for non performing mortgage notes you might not have heard about...donating to charity.  Our guest author works with a non profit organization with a unique solution to defaulted notes. (Editor's Note: This article is not intended as legal or tax advice.  Please seek the assistance of a competent … [Read more...]