Ep. 106 Larry Goins: Finding Ways to Make Money in a Rapidly Rising Market

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ways to make money in a rising marketReal estate investors have heard the news, they’ve seen the figures: by all accounts, real estate markets are tightening up.

In all the major asset classes, investors are reporting rapidly rising markets, which translates to increased competition for deals. Some investors are starting to wonder how far until they hit the ceiling and would-be investors are wondering how to make money in real estate if opportunity isn’t knocking.

Larry Goins stopped waiting for opportunity to come knocking a long time ago.

As a 30-year veteran of real estate investing, Larry has tried his hand at just about every asset class. Over the years, he has learned that opportunity may not always present itself, but it is always there waiting.

Larry has become a master of finding ways to make money in real estate through his many years of investing experience and he is helping others find the same.

Based out of South Carolina, Larry currently wholesales, buy-and-holds properties and offers seller financing in 12 different states, including Florida. In addition to his active investing lifestyle, Larry provides a remarkable resource for investors to learn the ins-and-outs of real estate investing. Through numerous books, seminars and his radio show, Larry gives investors the tools they need so that they can make money in a rapidly rising market.

Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

  • Seller Financing under Dodd Frank
    • Dodd Frank affects seller financing for consumers only – read Larry’s report here (past Invest Florida Episode on Dodd-Frank Seller Financing)
    • Residential Mortgage Loan Officers specialized in seller financing should review loan applications – view Larry’s RMLO Directory
  • Marketing & Finding Deals
    • HUD houses - HUDHomestore.com
    • Secondary markets
    • Craigslist
    • Direct-mailing
    • Agent/Broker networking
  • Resources & Links

To find out more about working with Larry on future deals or for other investment questions, visit larrygoins.com or call his office at (877) LARRYGO (527-7946)

Ep. 81 David Campbell: Buying Notes Can Be a Great Way to Invest in Real Estate

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david-campbell-blog-photo-200x300Normally, our episodes focus on making strong, equitable real estate investments but as investors feel the restraints of a tightening lending market, they are looking for alternative financing options. Mortgage notes represent a secure and a stable income market. Buying and selling mortgage papers can yield sizable returns that can supplement an investor’s income-base.

David Campbell is a jack-of-all-trades in real estate investing. He is an experienced real estate investor and developer, he handles property management, and he buys and sells mortgage notes and offers private financing options. David, who made the transition from high school band director to real estate investor in 2001, began buying and selling mortgage papers in 2012 and has manged an increasingly profitable debt portfolio since. This episode, David discusses his multi-transitional career in real estate and how buying mortgage notes can be a great way to invest in real estate.

  • Market demands alternative financing options
  • Private lenders + Seller financing
    • Self-Directed IRAs – about 60% of alt. lending market
    • Used for non tax-efficient assets like mortgage notes
  • A significant mortgage/debt portfolio can be stable and lucrative income-base
    1. Happy to make $ on deal by end term?
    2. Deal still profitable w/ out loan payment?
    3. Predatory loan claims risks?
  • Mortgage notes and Dodd-Frank
    • Work with Registered Loan Mortgage Originator – creates ‘Qualified Mortgage’ papers
    • Loan can be guaranteed against inconsistencies with Dodd-Frank regulations
  • Ensure notes are good before buying
    • Borrowers – debt-to income ratio 45% or lower; no higher than 6.5% above average prime offer rate; 15 + 30 year terms (9.5% rates)

David’s website www.hasslefreecashflowinvesting.com is loaded with materials and resources for real estate investing, development and financing. Visitors can find out more about David’s enterprises as well as check out his blog for even more information! For other inquiries, David can be reached directly by email: david@hasslefreecashflowinvesting.com

Ep. 49 Kevin Jursinski, Esq: Update on Dodd Frank Seller Financing Laws and Real Estate Lending on Single Family Properties

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Kevin-F.-Jursinski-B.C.SSince the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law in 2010, the immense and labyrinthine series of stringent financial regulations has been a foreboding presence in real estate lending, especially in Florida. Instituted in response to the Great Recession, Dodd-Frank has posed a formidable threat to investors. With over 2000 pages of new rules and financial regulations, investors are unsure exactly what is exempt from Dodd-Frank stipulations.

Kevin Jursinski, B.C.S is FL Bar Board certified in real estate and construction law as well as business litigation. With over over 30 years of practice in Florida real estate law as well as personal experience in the Florida investment market, Kevin has the knowledge and insight to summarize the bill and define its role in real estate lending. Kevin also discusses how Dodd-Frank related litigation might be approached in court.

  • Dodd-Frank Act (2010)
    • Dense and punitive set of rules outlining financial regulation
  • Seller-Financing & 3rd Party-Financing Affected
  • Gray Areas Explained
    • Dodd-Frank does not apply to non-consumers (Investors) of residential property
    • Commercial properties do not apply
    • Dodd-Frank only affects primary residences (vacation homes exempt)
    • Purchase-money financing only affected by Dodd-Frank in owner-occupied sales
    • Residential home-builders are precluded under Dodd-Frank from becoming contractors of seller finanacing
    • Dodd-Frank does not apply retroactively – previous owner-occupied financing not affected
    • Dodd-Frank applies to origination of loan intent
  • Recent Dodd-Frank Changes
    • Owner-occupied residence lending/financing
      • 1-Sale exceptions – Sell one property per year w/ Dodd-Frank guidelines
      • 3-Sale exceptions – Sell up to three properties per year w/ Dodd-Frank guidelines
  • Government Oversight

To keep updated on changes to Dodd-Frank and its impact on real estate lending visit Kevin’s website, www.kfjlaw.com

Kevin’s article on  Update-as-to-the-Dodd-Frank-Act-Seller-Financing-Restrictions

Dodd Frank Seller Financing Rule Update