Archive for January, 2010

The End of a good thing

January 12, 2010

Today an investment fund that I manage is scheduled to recieve the last payment on an owner financed house that was sold a couple of years ago.    The deal was a good short term deal and it paid for the most part like clockwork!   I hate to see it go, but alas the end is the end or so it seems.

The house was an older manufactured home that was purchased for $7,000 and was sold  for $15,000 with a 9.24% interest rate.   The return on investment is what will be missed the most.   A whopping 43% per year!!   That is 43% with no leverage (debt to make payments on).   If only we could create a hundred of these!   Whoa!   Just imagine the return that can be generated by doing volume  in these types of investments.     Ok now I know you are saying yea yea yea but that does not exist!   Have you ever seen a Manufactured Home community (MHC) with 75 to 200 spaces?   With a MHC you could reasonable do the kind of volume that will allow you to retire very quickly!!!   With just a meager return on the land involved in the MHC you  get an opportunity to earn 40%+ annual returns on the homes that will occupy those lots.   Do you know what the downside is?   If not call me at 512-689-6742 and I will share it with you.


Are you thinking long term about appreciation?

January 9, 2010

check out the blog post by the bawldguy!

He is laying out the conservative analysis of a 5 year, no appreciation, property performance.   In other words what would our situation look like if you bought a property that did not appreciate but all the returns you received were modest (small) cashflow and debt reduction.   He then stretched it out a little further and discussed what your situation would look like if you paid off this property in a short 16 years.   Go take a read of his analysis it is good.   Call me at 512-689-6742 if you want to discuss how to make this situation your worse case scenario in a real estate  investment.

Society of Exchange Counselors

January 8, 2010

do you know who the society of exhange counselors are? If not please call me as these are the people who put the C in Creative Real Estate. Check out he latest updates at their website

Do you need a solution to a real estate problem call me at 512-689-6742 and lets discuss how I can help you apply some of the creative concepts that make the society of exchange counselors to Doctors of Creative Real Estate.

Planning for 2010

January 7, 2010

Many people work on thier goals for the new year around this time so I thought it would be great to share some of the tools that I use to help my cleints, friends, and family go to the next level in thier goals/planning

I have added a few files to my media liabrary that are adobe pdf files that you can use to help you create a summary of your purpose. By knowing what your true purpose is allows you to create a vision and from there you can develope goals and plans to reach those goals that support your vision and purpose. If you dont know your purpose then you dont know if reaching your goals will provide you with the fulfillment that you desire. Check out the media library for the pdf’s called Purpose and vision and how they work together, but more importantly why they are the foundation to any goal setting program. If you have any questions on how these are implemented dont hesitate to call me at 512-689-6742. Do you want to know why these are integral to a real estate investor? Call me or email me!

Freddie Mac sees rates headed to 6 percent by end of 2010 – CNBC

January 6, 2010

Freddie Mac sees rates headed to 6 percent by end of 2010 – CNBC.
How are higher interest rates going to effect your investment? How will they effect other investors who are in trouble? What opportunities are you going to see if interest rates go up and up and away? Do you have any idea how many properties have financing that is going to blow up those investments? Are you in a situation that if rates go up you will blow up?

Do you have a strategy to deal with higher rates in your investment life and the life of those around you? If not please call me at 512-689-6742 and we can discuss how you can position yourself to survive, thrive, and capitalize on this environment!

Borrowing Off Your House Is Now a Thing of the Past – CNBC

January 5, 2010

Borrowing Off Your House Is Now a Thing of the Past – CNBC.

here we go tighter and tigher financing options. What will you do as a real estate investor? What are your options to get any reasonable financing? Ask someone who has refinanced 3 buildings in the middle of this financial meltdown for thier own portfolio. Dont know who that is? Its me. Call me at 512-689-6742 to see what I had to do to get a good loan on some of my property and how you can too.

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