Why would anyone who owns a piece of real estate outright ever consider taking on the role traditionally held by banks and agree to sell their property in exchange for a mortgage note payable to them over time? Why accept a promissory note instead of cash? Why in the world would sellers offer to owner finance? Owner Financing = Higher Interest Rate Potential One key … [Read more...] about Why In The World Do Sellers Offer Owner Financing?
Partials are a great tool in a note investor’s toolbox to mitigate risk, but partials do not completely eliminate your risk. A partial is simply a note investing strategy that enables you to reduce your risk and still get some of the upfront cash to your seller. The dangerous side of partials is that they can give you a false sense of comfort when buying mortgage notes. … [Read more...] about The Dangerous Side of Buying Partials on Mortgage Notes
One of the best investments we made as a note buyer happened a bit by accident. In 2008, we were contacted by a potential seller of a real estate note secured by productive farmland. He wanted to sell payments from his note to pay off his credit card debt. The details were roughly as follows: … [Read more...] about One of Our Favorite Note Buyer Purchases
Wondering how to buy notes? Get some real life lessons learned from my worst real estate note investment! The note was secured by a small single family house in Arizona. … [Read more...] about How to Buy Notes: Learning From My Worst Real Estate Note Investment
The most important thing you need to know how to do as a note buyer or investor is to properly analyze a promissory note investment when it first comes into your office so that you can either pursue the deal or pass quickly. Let me show you an overview of my 6 step analysis that I go through on every note we look at. … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Going Broke Buying Real Estate Notes