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Archive of Kevin Kaczmarek

Kevin Kaczmarek is President of Capital Blueprints, LLC. Serving a national and international client base, Kevin helps clients achieve their personal goals for long-term stability and solid financial growth through Self Directed IRA Investments and individualized Passive Income Strategies.

Kevin has written 54 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

1st is Good But Who’s on 2nd?!? Hopefully it’s YOU!!

by Kevin Kaczmarek September 5, 2012
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Until this post I have only talked about 1st position notes. From a control standpoint, they are the best investment — you have the right to foreclose on the property.  That means you essentially have the right to control the asset and your ownership of the note is the highest priority. Now, consider this: Some investors like the […]

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Commercial Real Estate and Notes*

Use This One Technique to Ensure Yourself a Good Note Investment

by Kevin Kaczmarek July 21, 2012

Two of the most common questions I get from prospective note investors is how do I find notes in the first place, and when I find them, how do I know it’s a good note? Finding a note can be just like finding a good property. You can go the traditional route of direct mail, […]

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Commercial Real Estate and Notes*

Lending Short and Borrowing Long: It’s a Matter of Principle!

by Kevin Kaczmarek July 6, 2012

Who hasn’t heard this:  “You make your money using other people’s money”?  This is especially true in real estate!   The average investment capital required usually ranges from $10,000 to $1 Billion. As people grow in the real estate investment business they find the only thing holding them back from making more money is usually a lack of […]

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Commercial Real Estate and Notes*

What Do You Do After Buying Your First Mortgage Note?

by Kevin Kaczmarek June 28, 2012

When it comes time to pay the bills we understand that we have to pay a debt to someone for a service or product we received. As a note investor for the first time, you are turning the tables for yourself and now are the receiver of a bill payment. This will probably give you […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

What Does a Real Estate Note Buyer Look for in Your Note?

by Kevin Kaczmarek May 17, 2012
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Selling a property with a note can be a great way to get market value for your property, after all you are operating as the bank to the homeowner and therefore “lending” your money for their property purchase. Quite often note holders want to sell their notes for an immediate payoff but are not sure […]

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Real Estate

3 Essential Tips for Investing in Non-Performing Notes

by Kevin Kaczmarek May 10, 2012
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Non-performing note investing is not for the faint at heart. In fact, many note investors get excited about the prospect of buying non-performing notes at pennies on the dollar and they can only think of the upside potential of the note purchase. What really needs to be done is to consider the worst case scenario […]

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Real Estate

Why You Should Pull Credit Reports for Seller Financing

by Kevin Kaczmarek April 15, 2012
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We think about credit scores when getting a car loan, or getting a traditional mortgage for our home, but what about as an investor looking to qualify a potential home owner for your seller financed property sale? In short, you should always pull credit on potential applicants but you need to be aware of the […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Creating Your Own Bank for Seller Financing

by Kevin Kaczmarek April 5, 2012
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For many investors offering the option of seller financing is attractive if you want to get a property sold, but there could be one tiny hiccup! You may not have immediate returns on your cash to do your next investment deal especially  if you’re an active investor looking to wholesale properties or do fix and […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

How Bankruptcies affect your Note Investment

by Kevin Kaczmarek March 23, 2012
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Just the word alone sends shivers down my veins, bankruptcy! I have seen many lives changed forever by a bankruptcy, and while I have never had to declare bankruptcy, I have owned some note investments where the homeowner has declared bankruptcy and thankfully because all of my note investments are secured by a tangible asset […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Note Investing and Retirement Planning

by Kevin Kaczmarek March 2, 2012
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I learned very early on that many real estate veterans are big fans of note investments.  It wasn’t until I had seen enough toilets, tenants and trash that I understood what they were getting at…… the consistent cash flow that comes from the note!! I want to give you another perspective to consider in your […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

The Different Flavors of Note Sales Techniques

by Kevin Kaczmarek February 23, 2012
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Owning a real estate note is, in many ways, like owning an ice cream shop. You have different flavors of ice cream to satisfy the various tastes of your customers. Having an ice cream shop of just chocolate or vanilla ice cream would limit the growth potential of your business. Use that same thought process […]

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Real Estate

How a Pizza Franchise Ad led to a Real Estate Note Purchase

by Kevin Kaczmarek February 17, 2012
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Note investing is not only fun and financially rewarding; it’s also a niche business that once you are good at it will pave your path to success. Yet, one of the most difficult aspects of getting to note investing veteran status is finding good note deals. Many marketing methods that are utilized for “traditional” real […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Even Note Investing Has Guru Traps

by Kevin Kaczmarek February 3, 2012
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Our education in any business is infinite, and my passion in note investing has given me the opportunity to meet with some amazing people in the note business and I actively look for new information to perfect my craft. Currently I receive daily newsletters and publications on the concept of note investing, some of which […]

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Real Estate

Make Agents Your Seller Financing Allies

by Kevin Kaczmarek January 27, 2012

It’s  a hurdle most real estate investors run into early in their careers….  How to find real estate agents that understand the “unique” offers investors make to seller’s agents. Whether it’s the idea of buying with seller financing or taking an option on a property, most real estate agents have never heard of these transactions […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Dipping Your Toe Into the World of Seller Financing

by Kevin Kaczmarek December 8, 2011

If you are going to sign a lease/option contract with a prospective tenant buyer, you should go through the normal screening process used in any seller financed deal. That means credit reports, background checks, pay stubs, reference checks and any other due diligence that gives you an accurate profile of your prospective buyer. After all, […]

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