The Powerful Force of Compounding Interest, Note Investing and Birthday Cake

Do you live by this note investing creed? “The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.” “Compound Interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t… pays it.” Albert Einstein is credited with these words of wisdom that have rightfully earned their worth as the investor’s mantra. While CBS news, Snopes, and academics debate whether Einstein actually authored the compounding interest quotes, there is no questioning the life altering … [Read more...]

Increase Note Investing Yields With Early Payoffs

Want to increase note investing yields? Discover ways to restructure a note for early payoff! When a real estate note pays off early an investor's return can go up.  Why? It is based on the Time Value of Money principal of... “Money Now Is Worth More Than Money Later” When notes are purchased at a discount (less than face value) the yield is already higher than the face rate of the note. When you combine that with an accelerated return the discount is earned back faster making the yield go … [Read more...]

Calculating Note Investments Using The 50-50 Partial

When buying real estate notes you will surely encounter a seller that flat-out refuses to take a discount.  You can try explaining the time value of money until you turn blue in the face or… provide a simple alternative. Offer to buy half the number of remaining payments for half the balance. Not only is the seller happy, the investor can receive an increased yield. Intrigued? Wondering how this all works?  Watch this step-by-step video walk through of the 50-50 Partial from our How To … [Read more...]

Cash Flow Calculation Contest

Enter to win FREE access to our upcoming release of "How to Calculate Cash Flows" This unprecedented online training includes: - Step by Step Video Instruction - Calculation keystrokes for both the HP12C and TValue software - Time Value of Money Foundation for Beginners - Advanced Investment Strategies for cash flow veterans - Learn to calculate Real Estate Notes, Mortgages, Non-Performing, Restructuring, Factoring, Partials, tail ends, balloons, split fundings, wrap-arounds, and … [Read more...]

Buying and Selling Notes for Residual Income

Here's one reason to love real estate notes... surprise payoffs! For years we have been talking about the benefits of keeping some payments as residual income when buying, selling, or brokering notes. This is not just theory - it really works. Need proof? Just last month we were fortunate enough to get one of those surprise payoff checks for $57,569.28!  And that was on a note we sold back in May of 2000. Now before you start thinking this is some sort of easy overnight riches please … [Read more...]

What is Time Value of Money?

  We’ve all heard the phrase “Time is Money”. But what does it really mean and why does it matter in the discounted note business?  Here’s the short and simple answer! Money today is worth more than money tomorrow due to its ability to earn interest.  The Time Value of Money concept puts a price on the amount of time an investor has to wait for an investment to mature. To illustrate, if someone offered you $50 cash today or … [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...]