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    Creative Options and 0% Financing – Part 1

    March 14th, 2016

    creativerealestateinvestingOptions are an excellent way to obtain zero rate financing because they control an asset without any payment or interest other than the amount paid for the Option.  It’s sometimes possible to get an Option without any payment at all.  Aren’t listings, contingent contracts and non-recourse loans a form of Option, since the buyer can walk away without liability? Read the rest of this entry “

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    You Do NOT Need To Buy Real Estate To Get the Advantages

    February 12th, 2016

    potentialinvestorEverything has a price. When we seek to avoid leverage without risky debt, won’t we have to give up something in return? When we want to capture property appreciation without actually owning it, how can we also control its use and upkeep? When we don’t hold title to property, won’t we lose our tax benefits? Read on pilgrim. You’re going to like this …

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    6 Negotiable Benefits People Will Trade Off

    November 27th, 2015

    real estate investing negotiationsWhen buying real estate, you do not need to get bank financing or offer all cash.  Sellers are very often open to seller financing.  To get them to say yes, you will need to determine what their true needs are and what they are willing to trade to get what they need.

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    Investing Using Creative Options & Leases

    February 18th, 2014

    option_to_buy_realestate_In the final analysis, investment boils down to sacrificing income and assets today in order to enjoy them at a point in the future.

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    Investors Can Use Options On Properties For Sale In MLS

    December 10th, 2013
    option_to_buy_realestate_When a property is listed many investors often wait until the listing expires before they talk to the seller.  I plan on showing you an example of how you can solve a seller’s real estate problem, stop a foreclosure, leave the listing in place, and still make a nice profit….all by using an option.

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    Play Dumb During Real Estate Investing Negotiations

    November 5th, 2013

    Play Dumb During real estate NegotiationsPLAY DUMB!  No matter how the other guy explains what he wants out of the deal, just don’t catch on.  A real exercise in ego suppression – and one of the most valuable of all skills – is to be able to drop 60 points off your I.Q. and just say ‘I don’t get it.’  ‘How could that be?’   ‘Why are you charging me all that money when you said you only wanted $100,000.?’  ‘Explain it to me again.’

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    Negotiating Zero Interest Financing

    October 2nd, 2013

    zero financing for real estate investmentsWhere does it say that a lender is entitled to interest payments? Brokers are quick to point out that the internal revenue code will impute interest to transactions where no interest is specified.  This has nothing to do with the fact that nobody is required to charge interest on a loan.  As a matter of fact, the vast majority of money in America is loaned out at zero interest!

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    Investors Don’t Look For Properties, Prospect For Sellers

    June 14th, 2013

    lookingforsellersFinding I.D.E.A.L.  properties is a numbers game.  Many people step up to the plate expecting to hit a home run in the investment game their first time at bat.  They quickly become discouraged and either settle for marginal properties which give them little joy and/or profit at the cost of much time, expense and pain; or they just quit and try something else.  PATIENCE is your most valuable personal attribute if you can cultivate it.

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    Real Estate Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are “Tellers”

    May 15th, 2013

    real esate buyers sellers liarsThere has to be a note of cynicism or pessimism in every deal – if for no other reason than to make the negotiator prepare more thoroughly.  Remember, you’re best results will be obtained in a noncompetitive environment.  To the extent that a deal seems impossible, your competitors will abandon attempts to make it, thus leaving the field to you.  On the other hand, it’s crucial that you not waste time on a deal that’s going nowhere.

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    Investor-Rehab Financing

    May 29th, 2012

    How to finance an investment property with no money down

    OK… So you found the perfect property that you want to invest in…. Now, how do you buy it with no or very little money down…STOP

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