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...]

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...]

Owner Financing Statistics For Note Buying

The annual statistics for owner financing are hot off the press providing an overview of 2012 and insights on note buying in 2013. "2012 saw a 15% increase in the total number of seller financed transactions, the greatest number of notes created in any year since 2006," reported Scott Arpan, President of Advanced Seller Data Services. The analysis was based on 1702 counties reporting across the U.S. for a count of 103,313. Click here to download the full report in PDF format. Seller Financing … [Read more...]

Looking For Notes In All The Wrong Places

Some things never change...unless you change your behavior. You know that song right - the country singer looking for love in all the wrong places? Well in the cash flow business we are often singing the blues about looking for deals in all the wrong places. It is easy to do. There is no shortage of so-called "experts" out there telling you where to find notes. Don't get me wrong, some people have some great ideas, most don't. The fact of the matter is that we have a very short list … [Read more...]

Is For Sale By Owner The Best Place to Find Notes?

One of the most common items new note brokers run into is they start seeing the “For Sale By Owner” or FSBO signs pop up around them. Granted, those signs have always been popping up, but now that you are in the note business you begin to see some additional opportunities. But are they good opportunities? The existence of a “For Sale By Owner” sign does not necessarily equal a potential cash flow note deal. If anything, it may be a distraction. Let me explain. 1.  “For Sale By Owner” … [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...]

Note Buyer Interview With Ric Thom of Security Escrow

Interested in seller financing, real estate contracts, or buying notes in New Mexico? Then you will want to know Ric Thom of Security Escrow, the feature of this month's Note Buyer Interview.  Ric has been servicing and buying real estate contracts in New Mexico for over 25 years. He's also a true owner financing expert that has been actively involved in trying to "make sense" of the HUD Safe Act and Dodd Frank Act. … [Read more...]

Seller Financed Note Business Increases 40%!

“The number of seller-financed notes created over the past two years has jumped 40%!” This breaking news was reported by Scott Arpan of Advanced Seller Data Services (ASDS) based on the analysis of information collected by their company. They currently compile data from the public recording offices for owner financed real estate notes in over 1600 counties across the United States. … [Read more...]

The Seller Financing Solution – Note Investor Radio Interview

Why is seller financing on the rise? It provides a main street solution to a wall street problem. If you are wondering how to use real estate notes to achieve your goals in this tough economy then you will want to catch the audio replay of the Note Investor radio interview. Last Tuesday we tuned in with Lisa Moren Bromma of Wise Women Radio to discuss the opportunities available to buyers, sellers, investors, and note brokers using owner financing.  Here is just a sampling of the hard … [Read more...]