How Falling Home Prices Hurt When Selling Mortgages

Try to sell a mortgage note lately? Chances are the pricing was hit by property value in one of three ways. … [Read more...]

Note Buyer Success Story

Canyon Capital has been added to the Directory of Owner Financed Note Buyers. Discover a new investor listing and read how the owner went from start-up note broker to note buyer in just a few short years. Note Investor (NI) recently interviewed Greg Gehlen (GG) to learn more about his note buying programs. Canyon Capital specializes in mobile homes on land and pays fees to cash flow brokers for the purchase of notes, trust deeds, and contracts. NI: What is the current focus of your … [Read more...]

How I Turned $24.80 into $15,540 on One Mobile Home Note – Real Deal #156

Welcome to Real Deals! It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share information from actual owner financed transactions. Sometimes it takes creative thinking to find the opportunity in a transaction. See how $24.80 was turned into $15,540 with a little time and know how. … [Read more...]

What is a Real Estate Contract?

Sellers providing owner financing might elect to use a Real Estate Contract, Contract for Deed, or Land Contract to document the transaction rather than a Note and Mortgage or Note and Deed of Trust.  There are both advantages and disadvantages to carefully consider when choosing a Contract. The big difference with a Real Estate Contract is that the buyer will not receive the Deed to the property until the full amount the seller financed is paid in full. The seller remains the title holder … [Read more...]

Structuring Notes for Top Dollar Pricing

The terms of owner financing dramatically impact the price an investor is willing to pay should the seller ever decide to sell their note, mortgage, trust deed or contract.  Use these optimum terms to structure a seller financed transaction for top dollar pricing. … [Read more...]

Real Deal #145 – Iowa Real Estate Contract

Welcome to Real Deals! It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share information from actual owner financed transactions. While a note and mortgage or deed of trust are the most common real estate financing documents, sometimes seller financing utilizes a Real Estate Contract. … [Read more...]

Verify Taxes and Insurance

Worried the buyer won’t make payments?   Understandably, this is a common concern by sellers using owner financing.  After all, an owner financed note is one of the seller’s most valuable assets.  Unfortunately so many sellers fail to protect their asset when it comes to verifying current property insurance and taxes. … [Read more...]