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Questions! Questions! Questions! There Are So Many Questions On Why Your 401k Is A Retirement Income Loser!

by Jeff Brown August 26, 2014
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In last week’s post I spoke about why your employer sponsored 401k is a loser. Since its inception over 30 years ago, it simply hasn’t produced the promised results. The only real empirically demonstrable fact you need to know about ‘em is that the average American turning 65 has $100,000 or less in their 401k […]

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Turbo Charging Your Real Estate Acquisitions With Discounted Notes

by Jeff Brown June 17, 2014
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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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How Mortgage Servicing Compares To Property Management

by Dave Van Horn May 22, 2014
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Since many people consider me this note guy, I’m often told that I must like investing in notes more than in real estate. And to be quite honest, nothing could be further from the truth. I still love investing in real estate; it’s just different than investing in notes. They’re different investment vehicles. Related: Real […]

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

by Jeff Brown March 4, 2014
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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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Bidding on Notes: How to Buy Right for YOUR Business Model

by Dave Van Horn November 6, 2013
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“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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Non-Performing Note Investing: How to Prevent 2nd Mortgage Notes from Becoming Wiped

by Dave Van Horn August 7, 2013
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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
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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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Real Estate Land Contracts: FAQs

by Clay Huber July 12, 2013
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Last week I wrote an article on the real estate investment strategy that my company focuses on: land contracts. This is a form of owner financing and to avoid repetitiveness, I won’t be going into the details of “what” it is and “how” it works. For that information, please check out my previous article here: […]

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Marketing for Notes: Is There a Better Way?

by Dave Van Horn June 19, 2013
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When it comes to investing in notes there’s typically only two ways to go about it: you either find them or you create them.  Sure, with a background in real estate investing, you could create rehab loans for fellow contractors just like the hard money or private lender does. Now the biggest challenge with notes […]

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Dealing with Unethical Clients: A Story of Deceit in Real Estate Note Buying

by Alan Noblitt May 21, 2013
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A few weeks ago, I painfully lost a deal on a real estate note in Texas.  The client note holder (Mr. B) and I had agreed upon a price, my company had reviewed the documents, and an appraisal and title commitment had been ordered.  Then, the buyer of the property missed a payment, which dramatically […]

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The Secret to Always Having Money to Loan (It’s Not Sexy, But it Works!)

by Lee Carney April 28, 2013
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In a word…PERSISTENCE! As spoken by our 30th American President, Calvin Coolidge, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence…” This is an insightful, but long quote, so I encourage you to look up the complete quote.  I am not a ‘RA RA, fill you with a great deal of fan fair’ kind of […]

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Why Do You Invest? The Heart of the Real Estate Deal

by Alan Noblitt April 19, 2013
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Making money in business is the primary goal whether you are a real estate investor, a note buyer, a realtor, or in any other related field.  After all, we all need funds to put food on the table, keep a roof over our heads, and buy all of the goodies that our lifestyles desire.  An […]

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The Longest Note Purchase Imaginable

by Alan Noblitt March 28, 2013
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Oh, about a month.  That is the answer that I give to clients wanting to sell their real estate note and who ask me about the length of the process.  From the time that they send to me copies of the complete set of documents to the time that they receive their money is typically […]

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Flipping Notes for Quick Profits – Three Ways to Recapitalize on Your Notes

by Dave Van Horn March 26, 2013
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Most note investors probably start out like I did, just looking for a more passive way to invest in real estate and to be able to cash flow with as little hassle as possible. The initial goal is to just build up a nice portfolio of re-performing notes, whether you originated them, purchased them performing, […]

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Nine Exit Strategies When Dealing With Defaulted Notes

by Dave Van Horn March 19, 2013
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After you buy a defaulted note, you could always contact the borrower and act like a traditional bank, but if you do, expect the conversation to go adversarial rather quickly. What do you expect when you tell someone, “If you don’t pay up, we’ll just Foreclose and you’ll have to get out…”? Yes – but […]

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