How to Invest in Paper With 12% Returns (Yes, It’s Possible!)

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Are you a wholesaler, rehabber, or landlord?

Are you tired of dealing with tenants, toilets, and termites?

Do you want to achieve financial freedom sooner AND more simply than you thought possible?

The 20 Best Books for Aspiring Real Estate Investors!

Here at BiggerPockets, we believe that self-education is one of the most critical parts of long-term success, in business and in life, of course. This list, compiled by the real estate experts at BiggerPockets, contains 20 of the best books to help you jumpstart your real estate career.

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Solution: Learn How to Invest in Real Estate Notes!

It’s a big, scary, potentially confusing investment idea, but Dave Van Horn wrote an entire book that simplifies notes, provides real-life anecdotes, and helps you achieve a strategic, step-by-step plan that WILL help you become financially free.

No, you don’t need a million dollars to start.

No, you don’t even need one hundred thousand dollars to start!

Real estate notes have an enormous range of price points. Dave helps you figure out how to find and purchase the right one for your needs!

That’s why we’re so excited to introduce to you our new book Real Estate Note Investing! It’s officially here!

Related: An Introduction to Investing in Notes: Why You Should “Be the Bank”

Dave Van Horn is the expert in notes. Since 2007, he has served as president and CEO of PPR Note Co., a holding company that manages several funds that buy, sell, and hold residential mortgages nationwide. He’s had more than 30 years of residential and commercial real estate experience as a licensed realtor, a real estate investor, and a fundraiser. Dave has raised over $100 million in notes and commercial real estate.

But, Dave’s biggest passion is to teach others how to share, build, and preserve wealth—which is why he’s BiggerPockets’ newest author!

So, What is a Note?

Truth is, you’ve probably already come across a note in your life. Any student loan, car loan, or mortgage is a type of note! Dave breaks down each type (and the pros and cons of each) throughout his book.

Dave teaches you how to go from being on the borrowing side of the business to the “right” side of the business — the side that makes money! With this book, you’ll learn how to become the investor that cashes the check rather than writing one!

Here are just a few of the things Dave covers inside this book:

  •       Make big profits investing in notes, even with no experience.
  •       Use notes to raise more money for your physical real estate deals.
  •       Recognize the different types of notes—and learn which ones to stay away from!
  •       Use note investing to pay for expenses or simply to provide additional cash flow.
  •       Raise money easily by understanding and appealing to private investors.
  •       Squeeze more profits out of the deals you’re already doing.
  •       Utilize creative offers and multiple financing strategies.
  •       Make strong returns without the pain of dealing with tenants.
  •       Become the bank and begin to use every form of leverage you have available!

And so much more!

Related: 4 Arguments for Investing in Real Estate AND Notes for Retirement

Special Launch-Only Offer When You Order on BiggerPockets!

If you want to become financially free faster and easier, then you want this book. And you want it now! Why?
Because when you buy on BiggerPockets, you’ll get a bunch of great bonuses that are only available for a limited time. 

When you order the Ultimate Package, here on BiggerPockets, you’ll get the physical book, shipped to your door, plus the digital book so you can start reading right now—PLUS the audiobook, so you can listen anytime, anywhere!

  • Bonus eBook: Note Investing Pitfalls to Avoid to Increase Your Profit  Learn about how a tremendous payout is possible with note investing—and the risks involved—in order to make the most profit!
  • Bonus video: How to Make Double-Digit Returns with Real Estate Notes  Do you know how to find notes? And how to achieve a 12%+ return with those notes? Watch this video interview with Brandon Turner to learn how!
  • Bonus audio interview: How to Avoid the Biggest Asset Protection Mistakes Investors Make  Learn from the best: Mary Hart Esq., an asset-protection lawyer with many years in the business, teaches you how to protect your assets on your next real estate purchase!

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Then buy it.

Then buy a copy for all your friends—because this book will change your financial future!

After you read the book, share you questions, comments, and insights below! 

About Author

Joshua Dorkin

Joshua Dorkin is a serial entrepreneur, investor, podcaster, publisher, educator, and co-author of How to Invest in Real Estate. He started BiggerPockets to help democratize the real estate investing landscape for himself and others, aiming to make it accessible for everyone, regardless of income or education. Today, BiggerPockets is the premier real estate investing website online with over one million members and reaching over 70 million people with the message of financial freedom through real estate investing. Joshua, along with his wife and three daughters, make their home in Denver, Colorado, and spend any time they can traveling, exploring, and adventuring. Read more about Joshua’s story in 5280 and


  1. Dave Van Horn

    After feeling like I’ve done it all over 30 years in the Real Estate business, on my search for that “Great” investment I don’t think there’s one I like more. Notes are versatile, are backed by collateral (without all the headaches of hard property), and can be extremely passive!

    Thanks for posting this Josh!

  2. micah hart

    Got book yesterday and already half way through it. Very good stories and advice. It’s like going to a REIA and getting in on a conversation with one of the ‘smartest guys in the room’ as he tells how he did it, the pitfalls, and how to apply to your own business. Well worth the cost (and the bonus content is great too!)

  3. jon dorsey

    First off I bought the book, Real Estate Note Investing, to learn more about buying performing and non-performing notes and different position strategies. After listening to Biggerpockets podcasts and blogs about the author and his new book on note investing, I went ahead and bought the whole package.

    I think the book is a good introduction to Notes and would fit under the popular theme of “Notes for Dummies”. The author has had a storied path through real estate and has a lot of insight and strategies to offer based on his experience.

    Big but, it was more of an autobiography and it barely scratches the surface of buying Notes. It didn’t live up to the hype and has left me steeply disappointed. I’ll continue to comb the forums for more directed insight.

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