The numbers are in! Here's an in-depth look at the size of the Seller Financing Market in 2022 and where we're heading in 2023. Here are some stats at a glance... Why The Decrease In Seller Financing in 2022? 2022 was the slowest year for US home sales in nearly a decade. “The National Association of Realtors said Friday that existing U.S. home sales totaled 5.03 … [Read more...] about How Big is the Seller Financing Market?
If Notes Are So Great, Why Do Investors Sometimes Sell Them?
We talk a lot about investing in real estate notes and why we think it is a lot better than being a hands-on landlord. Let’s say this: being the bank is easier than being a janitor.* *Ok, you are not really the janitor, and there is nothing wrong with that profession. But sometimes, as a landlord, you feel like you have to do all the work (or hire people to do it). Fix … [Read more...] about If Notes Are So Great, Why Do Investors Sometimes Sell Them?
Inflation and Note Investing
There is a lot of talk lately about inflation. But what about inflation and note investing? It stands to reason inflation has people worried after we kicked off January and February 2022 with some unusually high numbers (7.5% and 7.9% respectively) — or so we thought. Then March and April were even higher at 8.5% and 8.3% respectively. NOTE: Keep in mind those are … [Read more...] about Inflation and Note Investing
Marketing For Notes Is Like Selling Cupcakes
I admit, it’s a strange title. Probably the strangest I have ever written when talking marketing and the note industry. Maybe I started to write this when I was hungry or maybe I was just reaching for some sort of analogy that would frame what marketing for notes is really like. In either case, I’m committed to it and will just have to push forward and see where we end … [Read more...] about Marketing For Notes Is Like Selling Cupcakes
A Tale of Two “Real Estate” Investors
Once upon a time there were two very different real estate investors. Both were very optimistic about real estate and the investment benefits that go with it. Both attended meetings, frequented industry conventions, and read real estate news in their area. Both even knew they could use real estate in self-directed retirement accounts (SDIRAs) to defer or even eliminate any … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two “Real Estate” Investors