I Have A Question For You

I Have A Question For You

As a national instructor/trainer, one has a tendency to create certain phrases and use them over and over again because they are easy to understand and get right to the point. One of my many phrases is, “every note for sale is a deal for someone, you just...

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REI Ink Magazine – The Key To Turn Key Notes

REI Ink Magazine – The Key To Turn Key Notes

Turn-key notes could be a valuable addition to your investment portfolio.It’s hard to dispute this quote from Robert Kiyosaki: “To obtain financial freedom, one must be either a business owner, an investor orboth, generating passive income, particularly on...

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Re-performing Note Opportunities

Re-performing Note Opportunities

If you have been following this blog or my Kevin Shortle Show Podcast, you are familiar with Goldman Sachs aggressive purchases of distressed notes. This quick update will show you why re-performing notes are going to be a great investment...

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Industry Update

Industry Update

In this quick video, I will give you the latest on foreclosure and delinquency rates, home pricing trends and mortgage fraud stats.

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10 cities at risk?

10 cities at risk?

A recent article (here) in Fox Business listed 10 cities that are in danger of a housing crash this year. The article caught my eye as I have addressed some of these potential issues that could impact housing in just the past few months. The article references an...

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10 cities at risk?

When are you creating another blog entry?

Yes, I have been way behind in creating new blog entries but that doesn't mean that I have stopped writing. In fact, I am trying to finish my new book by the end of the month. My last book was in early 2000 and the process of putting a book together has changed quite...

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10 cities at risk?

Cheaper to rent than own?

According to the latest Census Bureau’s estimates (as reported by CNBC), it is now cheaper to rent than own in every state. The reasons for this are the usual suspects: maintenance, property taxes, repairs and insurance. The monthly costs...

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10 cities at risk?

Underwater Mortgages an Opportunity?

You may have missed this December 25th2018 article in the Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-hedge-fund-makes-billions-off-americans-underwater-mortgages-11545742800. The article covers a hedge fund that purchased over $8 Billion of...

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10 cities at risk?

Property Flipping Down to 3.5 Year Low

According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a total of 45,901 single family homes and condos were flipped in the 3rdquarter of 2018. Those numbers indicate that flipping was down 12% from a year ago and a 3.5 year low. According to the chart below, the downward...

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10 cities at risk?

New Delinquent Mortgage Numbers

Black Knight Inc, release their first look for their upcoming October report. 30 day delinquencies were down as expected and 90 day delinquencies were up, largely due to hurricane related reasons.Non-performing loan investors should take a closer look at...

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10 cities at risk?

Time to start thinking about winterizing homes

According to a news release on November 8th, The Appraisal Institute says that now is the time to winterize homes and why not do it with improvements that can benefit the quality, comfort and value of your property. Well that certainly makes a lot of sense...

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10 cities at risk?

Do we need more housing or more affordable housing?

There are many good slides from Lawrence Yun's talk at the Residential Real Estate Economic Issues and Trends Forum at the Realtors® Conference & Expo in Boston, MA, on November 2, 2018 and I look forward to studying all of them.This forecast slide...

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New Foreclosure Data

New Foreclosure Data

Black Knight Financial Services Mortgage Monitor always contains great insightful information. Take a look at this foreclosure inventory chart. It shows that the foreclosure inventory was at its lowest point since mid-2006. It also shows how big of a mess...

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Hiring the right people to renovate

Hiring the right people to renovate

Unlike most traditional real estate investors, note investors buy nationally but with a tendency to focus on midwest , southeast and northeast.This means that if they are purchasing non-performing notes and end up acquiring a property, they will have to...

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10 cities at risk?

Combining the best of RE with the best of RE Notes

While attending a real estate investment expo, I took some time to get some thoughts recorded. This short video is about why adding selling with seller financing can enhance profits, eliminate many management hassles and enable one to build up a passive...

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There is a deeper and darker side to this NACA issue

There is a deeper and darker side to this NACA issue

Many educators and investors in the real estate-backed note industry are talking about NACA and their $0 down, $0 closing costs, $0 fee, no income limit and no need for perfect credit loans and rightfully so, but there is a much deeper issue here and it...

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Why is Goldman Sachs a Top Non-performing Loan Buyer?

Why is Goldman Sachs a Top Non-performing Loan Buyer?

Fannie Mae just announced that Goldman Sachs subsidiary, MTGLQ Investors, just purchased another $1.88 Billion in non-performing real estate backed notes. They purchased all 5 pools of Fannie's 14th sale.Thats 10,300 NPL's in one sale.Why have they become...

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Completely Update Hardest Hit Funds Spreadsheet

Completely Update Hardest Hit Funds Spreadsheet

After writing blog about this a week or so ago, I decided it was a good time to completely update my spreadsheet. I uncovered a few surprises such as :Indiana reopened their mortgage assistance programNevada is paying up to $100,000 in principal...

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Working with Passive Investors is our Specialty

Working with Passive Investors is our Specialty

In today’s business environment we find that busy executives, physicians, dentists and entrepreneurs are looking for a passive investment that offers a strong return with a high degree of security. The problem is that an investment asset such as that is...

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Thoughts on Master Mind Groups

Thoughts on Master Mind Groups

In the past several years there has been a growing trend in mastermind groups. Several training companies offer these groups. Prices to become a member of these groups range from free to tens of thousands a dollars a year. Are they worth it?Well...

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Another Non Performing Loan Sale

Another Non Performing Loan Sale

I mentioned in my last podcast (Interview with Bob Estler) that the note industry seems to be mixed as to whether the non-performing note inventory is gone or still plentiful. The numbers indicate that there is still a massive inventory and new...

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Lots of changes to Hardest Hit Funds Last Month

Lots of changes to Hardest Hit Funds Last Month

Hardest Hit Funds is a treasury Department funded program which is run at a state level. The program has evolved over time to now include: foreclosure prevention (by paying off the arrearage account), principle reduction, monthly mortgage payment...

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Aren’t you with Noteschool?

Aren’t you with Noteschool?

I have been asked numerous times, “aren’t you with NoteSchool”? It hasn’t been addressed anywhere, so I decided to clarify it here: I am no longer an independent contractor with NoteSchool. I wish them well.I have been an independent contractor developing...

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