Owner Financing By The Numbers 2019

The number of notes created through owner financing in 2019 reached $23.9 Billion. 2019 Owner Financing Numbers At A Glance There were 86,155 seller financed 1st position notes in 2019 compared to 91,605 in 2018, a 5.95% decrease. The dollar volume of $23.9 Billion was a 7.41% decrease from the $24.9 Billion in 2018. Almost 70% of the notes were created in just ten states. Texas, Florida, California, Arizona, and North Carolina remained the top 5 states for  seller financing based … [Read more...]

How Will Coronavirus Impact Note Investing? (Video Replay)

Wondering what impact the Coronavirus (COVID19) could have on your real estate note investing? On Tuesday we held a live webinar to discuss the State of The Note Industry during these uncertain times. This originally aired to help our Note Investing Tools Members survive and thrive in the upcoming months. The response was fantastic and we wanted to share the replay here on our blog to help readers asking similar questions. Rather than get bogged down with telling you how many people to … [Read more...]

Purchasing Small Notes Can Equal Big Profits

They say that good things come in small packages. When it comes to investing in real estate notes, this can be very true for several reasons. For starters, this is one of the only investment opportunities I know where you can get in at a low cost of entry. For example, you can purchase a small note or even part of a note. I am not a franchise expert, but I am pretty sure Wendy’s isn’t going to sell me part of a store. Sure you can purchase larger notes, but not everyone wants to … [Read more...]

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 lunch? It … [Read more...]

Invest in Real Estate Or Mortgage Notes?

Sit around any after-hours event at an industry convention and you will soon find a heated debate about investing in Real Estate vs. Private Mortgage Notes. Oftentimes people are in one camp or the other (myself included). But which one is better? Well, “better” really depends on your personal investing style. Are you the kind of person that needs to see and feel the asset? Do you want to drive by the property on a regular basis to be sure that it has not burned down? Or, are you the … [Read more...]

10 Experts Weigh In On Finding Real Estate Notes

Imagine gathering 10 note buying experts into one room and asking them, "What are the best methods for finding real estate notes?" Would you be waiting expectantly to hear their response? Well we have been honored to pose this question to a group of cash flow professionals with over 200 years of combined experience.  Read their answers here! … [Read more...]

3 Things You Can Do For Your Note Business Today

People like “to do” lists and frankly, they are pretty darn effective. You have something written out just waiting to be checked off with an emotional satisfying swipe of the pen. So, without any further delay, here are three things you can do TODAY that can move your note business forward. To Do Item #1 -  Write a letter to a potential referral source. Contact a real estate agent, CPA, attorney, title agent, escrow company, or other real estate professional. Tell them what you do and … [Read more...]

Evaluate a Cash Flow Note In 60 Seconds or Less

Ever feel like you spend too much time determining if you have a viable seller financed cash flow note to either broker or keep for yourself? Not me. I tend to look over a real estate note and make a pretty rapid decision. So, how do I do it? First off, I tend to go for the big stuff first. You know, 30,000 foot level. It is easy to get caught up in the details that won’t really matter when it comes times to make a decision. But let me back up for just a minute and explain what I … [Read more...]

Seller Financed Note Business Increases 40%!

“The number of seller-financed notes created over the past two years has jumped 40%!” This breaking news was reported by Scott Arpan of Advanced Seller Data Services (ASDS) based on the analysis of information collected by their company. They currently compile data from the public recording offices for owner financed real estate notes in over 1600 counties across the United States. … [Read more...]