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...]

How Dodd Frank Mortgage Laws Apply to Seller Financing

Save the date! New Dodd Frank laws for seller financing and mortgage loan originators take effect January 1, 2014 (*see date revision information below). While it’s not a match made in heaven it’s also not the end of the note buying world as we know it. How Seller Financing Met Dodd Frank In reaction to the mortgage crisis lawmakers passed the Dodd Frank in 2010. This act placed new requirements on loan originators. It also built upon earlier initiatives of the Safe Act of 2008. Lumped into … [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...]

How Note Buyers Verify Taxes and Insurance

If you plan to sell a mortgage note be ready to show the buyer is keeping real estate taxes and property insurance current. Follow two easy steps to protect the promissory note and demand top dollar from investors. … [Read more...]