Assuming you already know what mortgage notes are and why many real estate investors are now buying notes as an alternative to brick-and-mortar real estate, this post will show you just HOW to do it. Continue reading “How to buy mortgage notes [Finding, qualifying, funding]”
Note buying 101- The basics
Buying real estate notes can, potentially, yield much higher returns for you, coupled with far lower risk, than many other investments available today.
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Direct Mail vs Internet as a means of marketing for notes
I’ve had a number of questions re my comments on direct mail vs. the web as a means of reaching note holders. Did I mean to say that the internet is LESS important than direct mail? Absolutely not. A combination of both mediums is the most effective approach, depending on which market you’re going after. Why is this? Well, when you consider: Continue reading “Direct Mail vs Internet as a means of marketing for notes”
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Using passive direct mail to find notes for sale
Passive direct mail to a purchased leads list is THE most cost effective, time-efficient way to find and nail down seller-financed note deals…. and notes secured by lower-tier properties, i.e. manufactured homes, represent huge, often overlooked opportunities.
There is actually a ton of opportunity today in purchasing (or Continue reading “Using passive direct mail to find notes for sale”
Video: Investing in Real Estate Notes: 5 Minute Guide
Hi, I’m Tim Fitzgerald, President of NoteInvestors.com. We’re the longest-running educational note-related website in existence, 23 years and counting now.
I believe you’re here because you want to learn about note investing, and I’m going to give you a crash course in exactly what it is and what’s involved in under 5 minutes– so, here we go! Continue reading “Video: Investing in Real Estate Notes: 5 Minute Guide”
Mailbag: How much money can I make as a note broker?
>>> QUESTION: HI Tim, How much money can I make as a note broker? What is the average discount or buy rate on a note? And, what is the best way to find notes for sale?
>>> MY ANSWER: Assuming a 1st position seller-financed note in the current market, 80-90% Loan to value, depending on borrower credit, seasoning, terms, etc., we’re seeing broker fees falling anywhere between $2,000 at a minimum to $10,000 on the high side, with an average investor buy range of somewhere between 0.70 and 0.80 cents on the dollar. Continue reading “Mailbag: How much money can I make as a note broker?”
How to Buy Mortgage Notes [Finding, Qualifying, Funding]
Assuming you already know what mortgage notes are and why many real estate investors are now buying notes as an alternative to brick-and-mortar real estate, this post will show you just HOW to do it.
(Again, I caution you, if you are new to this, I would strongly suggest you broker a few real estate notes first so that you become familiar with the entire process by working directly with professional note buyers.)
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Commercial Real Estate Notes
Note brokers who are unfamiliar with commercial real estate notes are missing a great profit opportunity. It’s easy to assess a note on a home, but if someone calls you with a commercial note, you may not know how to price it, whom to sell it to and what kind of documents are required. Continue reading “Commercial Real Estate Notes”
Commission in Discounted Note Business
This post will show you how to figure commissions using a financial calculator when buying and selling discounted notes.
Sally Seller needs cash to buy a new Jaguar to impress a potential boyfriend. Her only asset is a $100,000 note she took back when she sold her home 5 years ago. You want to broker the note to an investor. The Jaguar costs $80,000. Can you help Sally and still make a commission? We must first calculate the value of the note she is selling, then make her a purchase offer, and then calculate the price the investor will pay for the note. In each case, we need to know the yield or interest rate at which we can buy and then sell the note. You think you can buy Sally’s note for a 10.5% yield and sell it to an investor to yield them 9%. Continue reading “Commission in Discounted Note Business”