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Commercial Real Estate and Notes*

Commercial Real Estate and Notes*

Mitigating Risk – The 7 Ways Outside Parties Can Threaten Your Real Estate Note Deal

by Dave Van Horn June 19, 2014
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The idea for this article came from the question I often hear from new note buyers: “How do I know I’m buying a good note deal?” The problem for me is that they probably won’t like my answer: you don’t know until you’ve exited the deal all the way. And to be quite honest, exiting […]

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Turbo Charging Your Real Estate Acquisitions With Discounted Notes

by Jeff Brown June 17, 2014

The following acquisition strategy can be put into play whether you’re a flipper, long term investor, even a spec builder. Heck, wanna buy the lot on which you’re gonna build your dream home? This will work for ya big time. The first part of the recipe is to own a discounted note, secured by real […]

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Compelling Tax Benefits of Real Estate Syndication

by Brad Johnson April 15, 2014
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Real estate syndication offers passive investors an opportunity to realize current income while increasing equity through forced principal pay down and asset appreciation. These structural advantages help make direct real estate investments an attractive alternative to bonds, stocks or REITS. However, real estate’s tax benefits – which are largely undervalued (or ignored) by investors when […]

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6 Steps to Buying Apartment Buildings OUTSIDE Your Area

by Michael Blank April 14, 2014
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Generally it’s good advice to invest in apartment buildings that are with easy driving distance to you. Especially if you’re managing the building yourself, the closer the building is, the easier everything is. That also means your team members (the property manager, attorney, brokers, etc) are all within an easy drive. And your investors will […]

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Passive Real Estate Investments vs REITs

by Brad Johnson March 31, 2014
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Why screen private real estate investments and deal with sponsors and the paperwork (subscription agreement, operating agreements, etc.) required to invest passively in real estate when you simply buy the shares of a publicly traded real estate investment trust? Here are a few reasons to invest in direct real estate instead (or in addition to) […]

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How to Use Real Estate to Retire Better Than Your Neighbor…

by Jeff Brown March 4, 2014

There’s an almost universal misperception that the every day American family simply can’t arrive at retirement with more money than they ever made on the job. I’m here to tell you that is a fallacy, at least in my experience. Don’t get me wrong, the lower the income the longer it takes and the lower […]

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First Impressions of a Real Estate Syndicator…

by Ben Leybovich February 4, 2014
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Well – I’ve put the pedal to the metal as it relates to the process of syndication, and I’d like to share with you some of my first impressions. I apologize in advance to those of you who are used to my articles being on the longer side – this will be rather to the […]

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8 Ways to Spot a Sloppy Seller When Buying an Investment Property

by Ken Horst December 11, 2013
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There are a lot of investment properties out there for sale. Many of them are owned by savvy sellers, shrewd in the ways of property sales. There’s a certain percentage, though, that are owned by people who quite plainly have no idea what they’re doing. You can often spot a sloppy seller in a few […]

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K.I.S.S Guide: Multifamily Investments

by Ankit Duggal November 12, 2013
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The commercial real estate market is an estimated $4 trillion market in the United States alone composed of various asset classes: multifamily, office, hotel, industrial and retail.  Each asset class requires a different set of skills, conceptual framework and analysis tools to become a success. Becoming an expert in any one asset class is a […]

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Bidding on Notes: How to Buy Right for YOUR Business Model

by Dave Van Horn November 6, 2013

“How much” to bid on notes is probably one of the most commonly asked questions, especially coming from newer note investors. There are three main questions, in reference to buying nonperforming notes, which really come to mind: 1.) How much to pay for a note, or pool of notes?  2.) How long will it take? […]

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Investing in Real Estate Without Banks Using a Master Lease Option

by Douglas Dowell September 27, 2013
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“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”   – Albert Einstein One of the perceived barriers to entry into the commercial real estate arena is the lack of capital. One really interesting tool to negotiate this barrier is the master lease option (MLO). While I am not advocating this as a zero […]

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4 Ways to Think Like an Entrepreneur in Your Next Real Estate Venture

by Kyle Zaylor September 16, 2013
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Any way you approach the real estate game — there’s an entrepreneurial angle to it.  Whether you’re a seasoned real estate developer with years and years of experience or you’re taking on your very first project, we’re all entrepreneurs here. Why is that? Simple: we take something that needs improvement (a vacant parcel of land, […]

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Don’t Assume Commercial Investing is Out of Your Reach

by Ken Corsini August 29, 2013
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I am in the business of buying, fixing, leasing and selling single family detached residential properties. I’ve been doing this for 8 years now and have the model down to a science. Many investors that we work with ask me if I would sell multi-family or commercial properties, and my standard response is that we […]

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Non-Performing Note Investing: How to Prevent 2nd Mortgage Notes from Becoming Wiped

by Dave Van Horn August 7, 2013

When my partners and I first started investing in non-performing notes, one of our biggest fears was what we call in the note industry, getting “wiped” on a note.  Keep in mind at the time we were just venturing into delinquent second mortgages, a category of notes that many find risky for just that very […]

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P2P Lending: Peer-to-Peer Lending and Investing in Unsecured Notes

by Dave Van Horn August 1, 2013

In 2005, I was first introduced to the world of unsecured notes and mortgages. At the time there probably wasn’t anything on my investing options radar that had to do with utilizing “Unsecured Notes” as an investment vehicle.  You see, I had just been introduced to the world of investing in delinquent mortgages, primarily second […]

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