Need Help Determining A Note Investing Yield

Recently a private note investor contacted us to get some guidance on calculating a yield on a note they were buying. While payments were current there was a past due balloon they were looking to extend along with an additional advance. This is a creative workout solution to a common balloon problem and the investor kindly agreed to let us share it here with our readers. The Question on Calculating Yield: I mainly broker hard money loans and buy existing notes, but this one deal has me … [Read more...]

How to Get Linked In With Note Investors

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of marketing online. After all, it takes credit for cutting our marketing budget by over 50%. We publish regular articles to our website, optimize for search, and develop relationships with a great group of email subscribers interested in our content (thanks if you are one and reading this)! What might surprise you is it took me awhile to warm up to social media. I recognized its social purpose, but for business? I mean who really cares what you had for … [Read more...]

Avoid Three Costly Mistakes!

Would you rather have $97,000 to sell your $100,000 note or only $80,000?  The difference usually comes down to the big three. Here’s the three biggest mistakes note sellers make and how to avoid flushing money down the drain. … [Read more...]

Real Deal #141 – Bagel Business Note

Welcome to Real Deals!  It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share information from actual owner financed transactions.  Dream of owning your own business?  Seller financing helps many business owners reach this dream. Traditional bank financing can be difficult to obtain when the sale of a business does not include real estate. The Bagel Shop and Deli note highlights how owner financing can be an effective solution. … [Read more...]

The State of the Note Industry

Around the country real estate markets have softened leaving a glut of inventory, decreasing values, and extended marketing times.  The result? More sellers are offering to finance a portion of the purchase price for the buyer in an effort to “Move that House”! While sellers are motivated, lenders on the other hand are hunkering down or running scared.   In the face of the credit crunch and increasing foreclosures, lenders have tightened underwriting requirements.  Fewer loans are being … [Read more...]

Real Deal #139 – Washington State Land Note

Welcome to Real Deals!  It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share information from actual owner financed transactions. A land developer sold 10 to 20 acre tracts of land in Northern Washington State.  Knowing land can be more difficult to finance … [Read more...]