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FSBO - For Sale By Owner - Asked to Carry a Note - 07/29/09 07:24 PM
This is a typical scenario for FSBO’s and if they’re willing to be flexible, they can often create a winning transaction in today’s market: Hi, Dawn: Thank you for the wealth of information in your website. I’ve learned a lot, but I still have so many questions. I’ve been trying to sell my rental property in California for a few months now. It has 2 houses in 1 property, about 2/3 ac, in a good neighborhood, built around 1940s, great rental income ($1,775/month), etc. I have it listed at Craigslist for $299,000 and I have an FSBO sign in front. (0 comments)
Best Financing - Small Down Payment - for Canadians Looking to Buy U.S. Real Estate - 07/19/09 02:56 PM
Seller financing strategies work especially well for non-U.S. residents wanting to buy property here. I recently received this email: “Hello, We’re Canadians interested to purchase residential and/or commercial properties in the US (Florida - Kissimme/Orlando/Ft. Lauderdale or Boston areas) with the least down payment. We’re looking for the best financing option. We’re based in Toronto. We’d appreciate it very much if you can help us on this. Thanks very much. May” Dear May, There are many ways to put a deal together without conventional financing, however, you must understand that you will have to stick with properties that are NOT (0 comments)
When You Can’t Sell Your Note, Do a Little Rain Dance - Published in the Temple City Tribune - 07/16/09 03:42 PM
As a note broker, I’ve had my share of notes that I simply couldn’t do anything with. Here’s one I was presented with recently: A delinquent seller carry back note secured by commercial property in West Palm Beach, Florida. The original deal looked like this: Purchase price: $510,000 Down payment: $76,500 1st TD: $433,500 Interest rate: 7.5% I/O monthly payment: $2,709.38 Due in: 60 The seller/note holder had received payments like clockwork for 2.5 years, and then, the tenant of the 3,000 sqft warehouse started defaulting on his lease. In the interim, the property buyer/owner had lost her job, so she (0 comments)
Seller Financing on Steroids & the Seller Financing Decision Making Guide - 07/08/09 07:22 PM
I’ve been working on developing an ezine (’Seller Financing on Steroids’) as well as a simple decision making guide for people to use. I finally got the first draft up, and I’d really appreciate any feedback, especially on how I can improve the Decision Making Guide. The reason I started developing it was because I was spending a lot of time communicating with people by phone or email. I finally realized that most of them would have 75% of their questions answered before they ever got to me if they just had a simple tool to help them filter out all (1 comments)
Simultaneous Clothes - the Simultaneous Note Sale for Real Estate Investors - Published in the Pasadena Independent - 07/04/09 01:27 AM
It’s hard to keep covered against the chill winds of the market sometimes. Perhaps it’s possible to get a nice, thick sheepskin warming the front half of your body, but investors, builders and developers are increasingly finding their backsides completely exposed to the elements . . . brrrr! If you’re a real estate investor, investing in shorts sales and REO’s, how can you keep clothes on both sides of your body simultaneously? Is there a way around the seasoning issues that hang these deals up? What in the heck am I talking about? Here’s a typical scenario: Investor buys REO bank (3 comments)
Note Queen Capital buys seller financed notes across the country, showing sellers how to get cash even when they carry. Owner Financing gets sellers top dollar for their property. We make sure they get top dollar for their paper.
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