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Real Estate Investing Is a Relationship Business (My Story)

I’m glad to have the opportunity to share my latest investment in hopes of inspiring anyone in need of a nudge or offering some valuable information.

I recently just closed on an under-performing and value-added commercial real estate opportunity – a self-storage property in Kern County, CA.

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New Lending Rules & the Need for “Creative” Financing

With falling profit margins for conventionally funded mortgages (partly due to allowable capped mortgage fees), fewer mortgage professionals may be willing to work on conventional loans.

It’s much easier for a buyer/borrower to qualify for creative seller financing as opposed to a traditional bank loan.

There may never be a better time for real estate investors to use creative financing strategies… Here’s why:

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3 Ways to Partner with Your IRA for Real Estate Investing

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably already aware of the significant tax advantages available when investing in real estate through a self-directed IRA, also known as the Real Estate IRA.

What you may not know is that your self-directed IRA can also partner with other funding sources to increase your investment power and produce higher returns….

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How to Get a Hard Money Loan: A Guide for Beginners

So, you just got that great bank-owned property under contract and now you need a loan to buy, fix, and flip. You went to three hard money lenders and they turned you down.

Why? Because you STINK at selling your deal. That’s right, you need to learn how to SELL your deal to a lender. Start by getting a binder from the office supply store with a set of tabs you can print on….

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A 5-Step Plan for $100,000 in Private Money for Real Estate

Private money is simply using debt and equity partners to form investment partnerships. It’s my #1 funding strategy. In fact, since 2004 I’ve raised $26.2 million in private money for real estate investments from individual investment partners.

I’ve leveraged that money (other people’s money) to $400,000 in broker and syndication fees, ownership interest in 740 units, 5-figure monthly cash flow, and 7-figure net worth. It works.

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Where Are the Private Lenders? Sitting Right Next to You…

Some people invest their money in a savings account or CD with a very low interest rate that barely covers inflation. Others have money in a 401k and realize the returns are small and the risk is large.

There’s an endless number of people who want to make a good return on their money–potential private investors for your deals. The question is…how do you find them?

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How to Build a Portfolio of Rentals Without a Bank

Building a portfolio of rentals is the single biggest wealth-creating opportunity of our lifetime. Real estate investors who rely on bank financing are struggling and failing because the large down payments required and underwriting criteria make it very difficult to buy investment real estate.

Those of us who have figured out a way to eliminate banks from our investing equation are succeeding massively…

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Lightning-Fast Funding, No Credit Needed – Use Hard Money

A hard money loan is a form of real estate financing that’s based on the value of the property to be purchased rather than the credit of the borrower. Hard money loans are most often used for house flipping or other investing strategies that require a quick turnaround.

It’s like another tool for your toolbox, and as you’ll see, the benefits of this unique financing strategy are worth learning about. Here’s how hard money loans can help…

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Get in the Game with Other People’s Money (OPM)

My last article, Private Lenders = Cash Flow + Infinite Returns, focused on buying and holding real estate using joint ventures. This article focuses on financing strategies to make short-term real estate ventures easy to finance.

When you use private lenders instead of hard money, you can pay a great rate of return, get in the game, and leave a lot more profit on the table for yourself.

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Private Lenders = Cash Flow Now + Infinite Returns

When a real estate investor works directly private lenders, you get the winning combination for cash flow. Both parties are critical to the overall success of the investment–and both parties benefit.

The private lender gets a strong return on his money with none of the work. The investor enjoys an infinite return because he used none of his own money in the deal.

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