Savvy Investors Take Advantage of Bulk Foreclosure Properties

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Cherry Pick Reo's

We frequently tell people that "now" is the time to invest in real estate. We are all aware of the current foreclosure crisis and depressed real estate market. So why is now the time to invest? In order to really understand why now is the right time, it's important to first understand why the real estate plunge happened in the first place.

I recently listened to a webinar offered by Pensco Trust titled "How you can benefit from the mortgage meltdown with retirement funds." By the way, Pensco archives each webinar and you can download and listen for free. It was very interesting and here are the reasons mentioned about why the current real estate market downturn:

  • Interest rates were very low in 2001 to 2005
  • Many renters were able to become owners, borrowing 100% of property value
  • With so many buyers, prices went up and up and up
  • Interest rates went up in 2005 to 2007
  • Monthly payments went up (74% of recent loans are adjustable)
  • With fewer buyers, prices went down - peak was Spring 2006
  • Many owners owe more than the property is now worth
  • They cannot keep up the payments but cannot sell and cannot refinance
  • Most lose their homes in foreclosure and return to being renters
  • Banks began selling most home loans to secondary market
  • They got all their money back and kept the nice fat fees
  • It was not really their money that they were lending
  • They waived all the usual rules of prudent lending
  • Now they have many bad loans on their books
  • Banks have taken back many properties they don't want

As a result of understanding these combined events, savvy investors see a huge opportunity to cash in not on appreciation but rather cash flow. Here is the formula:

Low Price + High Rent = Positive Cash Flow

Savvy investors understand that the key to successful investing in today's market is to invest first for cash flow and second for appreciation. In other words, buy to cash flow now and be patient while you wait for appreciation. If it takes 1 year, 5 years or 20 years, at least you are cash flowing in the meantime. Then, when the pendulum swings the other way (which it always does), appreciation will be there for the taking. So the question now is; will you be a savvy investor and buy your foreclosed properties at $9,000 per door?

 

Buy Your Bulk Foreclosure Properties Today!

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