The 12 Step Private Money Process

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The 12 Step Private Money Process

Many people have been asking me on our social media, blog and in our member sites how I can get all my deals funded with private money and NEVER use any of my own cash or credit. The first thing I tell them is that they must know what the investment alternatives are in today’s…  Continue Reading

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6 MORE FREE, Offline Ways to Find Killer Deals

  In this competitive real estate investing market, I know no one is going to turn down some FREE methods to help them find deals, so I’m going to continue with my previous topic. I gave you 7 free, offline methods to help find deals and I’m now giving you 6 more… 6 MORE Free, Offline…  Continue Reading

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4 Simple Steps to Profits in Tax Sale Overages

Today I want to talk to you about a topic not many people are too familiar with – tax foreclosures and a little known niche in the real estate industry called “overages.” When a property is in foreclosure, it’s usually there for one of two different reasons: The homeowner is not paying their mortgage and…  Continue Reading

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The One Thing (Real Estate Lesson for Entrepreneurs)

The One Thing (Real Estate Lesson for Entrepreneurs)

The One Thing After coaching and consulting real estate entrepreneurs for nearly 10 years I’ve concluded that real estate investors need to do just ONE THING to be successful. Just One. Two Main QUESTIONS Without a doubt, the two main questions I get asked the most are 1) how do I find the deals? And…  Continue Reading

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Let Me Help You Become a Confident Investor

Let Me Help You Become a Confident Investor

As you might know, the accumulated third quarter ROI inside of Freeland Fund I is 6.39%/25.6% annualized.  One of the best parts of starting a new venture is when it works out EXACTLY like you planned and that’s what we have done with Freeland Ventures. I am so proud of this and now I want…  Continue Reading

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Taking a Leap of Faith

Taking a Leap of Faith

How to Fund Your Deals By now you know that my business is 100% automated – and I have no problem teaching my students the EXACT blueprint I use to be successful. Let’s walk through the process of how to get your deals funded by raising private money through our Freedom Funding program. Notes – This is…  Continue Reading

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Create Your Own Personal Bank to Fund All Your Real Estate Investments

Create Your Own Personal Bank to Fund All Your Real Estate Investments

10 Advantages of Self-Directed IRA’s in Real Estate Investing Did you know the US Social Security Administration defines financial security as those people who have $3,000 per month of recurring income at the age of 65? Unfortunately, only approximately 5% of Americans achieve this and are able to retire at the age of 65. We…  Continue Reading

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A New Opportunity is Knocking

A New Opportunity is Knocking

I wanted to take a minute to wrap-up on our 2015 PurpleStride 5k Run & Family-Friendly Walk. It happened this past Saturday, June 13. Strategic Real Estate was the presenting sponsor again this year and we were able to raise over $229,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, which is incredible. Thank you very much…  Continue Reading

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Are You Ready to Receive the Keys to the Ship?

Are You Ready to Receive the Keys to the Ship?

  Have you been using the 21 simple and FREE online methods to find great real estate investments I told you about last week? You should be! If you missed it you can download and listen to it here. If you have access to the internet, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be browsing those…  Continue Reading

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How to Find Off-Market Properties to Flip

How to Find Off-Market Properties to Flip

Want to get into the real estate investing game? Here’s what you need to know about how to find off-market properties to flip. Does it seem like every other investor out there has the magical ability to find off-market properties to flip? You can learn to do this, too. As a real estate investor you should…  Continue Reading

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Finding, Launching And Selling Rehabs, Rentals and Real Estate Investment Properties Using 21 FREE ONLINE Acquisition Resources and the Property Launch Formula

Finding, Launching And Selling Rehabs, Rentals and Real Estate Investment Properties Using 21 FREE ONLINE Acquisition Resources and the Property Launch Formula

Are you getting into your real estate investing career and feeling a little stuck on where to find great properties to invest in? Does it seem like there isn’t really anything available in your market? That isn’t true and you just aren’t looking in the right places or looking at ENOUGH prospects. As my brother…  Continue Reading

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Buying and Selling HUD Homes

Buying and Selling HUD Homes

  So you’ve signed up for our free HUD Homes webinar with myself and my buddy John Cochran, now what? Let’s get back to basics for a minute. You might be asking yourself “Josh, what exactly IS a HUD home?” A HUD home is a 1-to-4 unit residential property acquired by HUD (Housing and Urban…  Continue Reading

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Flip More – What You Should Know about Marketing a Real Estate Business

Flip More – What You Should Know about Marketing a Real Estate Business

Take a look at some essentials of marketing a real estate business. You might be surprised by what you learn. You’ve probably been slaving away at your real estate investment business for years, and don’t think you could possibly learn anything new, right? Well, maybe. Take a minute to check out these points raised by…  Continue Reading

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Notes, Mortgages, Operating Agreements, and Corporate Structure Q & A – Here’s What You Should Know

Notes, Mortgages, Operating Agreements, and Corporate Structure Q & A – Here’s What You Should Know

Want a fast tutorial on the basics of running a real estate investment company? Learn what the experts are saying. There’s no time like the present to find out how the nation’s top real estate investment companies are being run. What’s the secret to their success? Leading professional investors and transactional real estate attorneys discuss…  Continue Reading

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Ask the Real Estate Trainers:  Aren’t Short Sales a Paperwork Nightmare?  – Strategic Real Estate Coach

Ask the Real Estate Trainers: Aren’t Short Sales a Paperwork Nightmare? – Strategic Real Estate Coach

Real estate trainers at SREC share the secret for escaping a prison of paperwork, freeing you for wild success in short sales. By now, you’ve gathered that some of the most valuable information you’ll get from the real estate trainers at Strategic Real Estate Coach is about who you need to get on your team….  Continue Reading

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Real Estate Investing – Real Estate Mortgage

Real Estate Investing – Real Estate Mortgage

Like most people, you may think you understand what a mortgage is but do you really understand how a mortgage works? A mortgage, aka a deed of trust, is simply the recording instrument used to prove that you borrowed money. When this happens, there is a transfer of an interest in the property and while…  Continue Reading

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Real Estate Coaching – Note for Private Lending

Real Estate Coaching – Note for Private Lending

What is a real estate note for private lending? When you start working in real estate, it can be overwhelming to hear lingo, terms, and be given paperwork that seems like a foreign language. From talk of capital gains, ROI, principals, and promissory notes, it is important that you understand what each term means. It…  Continue Reading

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Real Estate Investors Love 40k Flips Part II

Here are some more great examples of many investors, students and clients using our programs to succeed and secure their financial futures! “40K is not out of the question. I live in Ca….and, regardless of what people might say, there are deals to be found everywhere. I just flipped a house, 90days, for close to…  Continue Reading

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2014: A Difficult Year to Get a Mortgage?

2014: A Difficult Year to Get a Mortgage?

In the past, mortgages have been relatively easy to obtain, but it ended up causing financial ruin for many people. Chances are these homeowners didn’t plan to default and lose their homes but it happened. Some situations were just naivety on the part of the buyer who thought if they were approved, they could afford…  Continue Reading

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How to Raise Capital for your Real Estate Investing

How to Raise Capital for your Real Estate Investing

Raising money is not a matter of marketing but rather about knowledge and competition. There is a legal side to the real estate investing market yet that is not something that should scare you away from these profitable transactions. You don’t need a law or finance degree to achieve success with real estate transactions if…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach at Ridge Road Cashing Out

Strategic Real Estate Coach at Ridge Road Cashing Out

There is a myth circling around the real estate markets that rental properties are the last option when a house won’t sell.  The idea that a rental property barely pays the bills, is a huge hassle, and will drain your resources is not always true.  In fact, the opposite can be true. When you correctly…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach on Rent To Own

Strategic Real Estate Coach on Rent To Own

Sell Cash Flow Properties on Rent to Own Real estate investing can make large profits but there is always the scary possibility the property you bought, rehabbed, and now have money tied into, just won’t sell.  That risk alone keeps many people from investing in real estate but it shouldn’t. There is a smart way…  Continue Reading

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How To Sell A House In 90 Minutes – Bailey Road Property Launch

How To Sell A House In 90 Minutes – Bailey Road Property Launch

It’s time for a property launch! We just finished rehabbing this house on Bailey Road in Cuyahoga Falls and it’s ready for its new owner. In this video, I walk you through the process that we’re going to use to sell this house overnight – in one day – during a massive property launch. We…  Continue Reading

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5 Groups Of Homebuyers Flooding The Housing Market

1. Traditional, entry level buyers – They have been waiting out the housing market downturn from 7 years ago. For this group, if they can provide the proper documentation, they can get a mortgage. 2. & 3. Move up and move down buyers – These buyers had a mortgage a long time ago, and now…  Continue Reading

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7 Things Renters Don’t Pay For

7 Things Renters Don’t Pay For

Whether you’re just getting into the lease option (rent to own) business, are considering it or are a seasoned veteran at this type of property transaction, then you’re going to want to pay attention to this list. It’s seven things that renters do not have to pay for. This is the type of information that’s…  Continue Reading

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Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae Joining Forces

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are teaming up to form a new company that will focus on securitizing home loans. This is part of an effort to reduce the role that the government plays in the overall mortgage market. Together, Freddie and Fannie finance 2/3 of all new home loans in the US. According to…  Continue Reading

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Housing Recovery Moving Along, Thanks To These Factors

Pretty much everyone is in agreement that the housing market is gaining momentum. Not at the ridiculous pace of the pre-bubble days, but a more steady, sustainable growth. However, there are still bumps in the road to recovery, but overall, signs of sustainable growth can be found in the market. According to the Mortgage Banker’s…  Continue Reading

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Help Homeowners Avoid The Loan Modification Trap [InfoGraphic]

  Most loan modification programs focus on making payments affordable for the short term instead of reducing the borrower’s principal to eliminate the burden of negative equity (when what is owed on the house is more than its value). What is a Loan Modification? According to HUD, a loan modification “is a permanent change in…  Continue Reading

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Fannie Mae To Directly Approve Short Sales

Fannie Mae To Directly Approve Short Sales

Having successfully completed over 58,000 short sales in 2012, Fannie Mae announced that they are taking additional steps to speed up the short sale process and help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure.  They will do this through their newly introduced HomePath for Short Sales tool, which is designed to help overcome common short sale challenges. Available…  Continue Reading

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2012 Home Sales Best Since 2007

The pace of home sales in December of last year beat the previous year by nearly 13%, according to the National Association of Realtors. That meant sales for the whole of 2012 were up nearly 10% over 2011, the best since 2007. The two factors having the biggest impact on the sales increases are continues…  Continue Reading

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Expansion of the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act Helps Housing Market

Expansion of the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act Helps Housing Market

We’ve been seeing a slow turnaround of the housing market over the past year and expect it to continue this year, but there were a few tense moments there when the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act was about to expire. That Bush-era Act protected homeowners from paying taxes on the unpaid portion of their debt. If…  Continue Reading

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Is Another Housing Boom On The Way?

Is Another Housing Boom On The Way?

Mortgage rates are still at rock-bottom levels, and will stay there for the foreseeable future. The total number of foreclosures are down. Home prices and the number of new home sales are up. Is this glimmer of recovery in the housing market a signal of a larger housing boom about to happen? Barclays Capital is…  Continue Reading

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The Potential Impact Of The Fiscal Cliff On Real Estate

    With the end of 2012 approaching, negotiations regarding the so-called “fiscal cliff” have intensified in Washington. The fiscal cliff represents a series of spending cuts and closed tax loopholes that would save the government a significant amount of money each year, dramatically reducing the deficit over time and promoting a balanced budget for…  Continue Reading

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Home Sales Rose 2% in October

October brought more encouraging news to the housing market, as the pace of home sales rose by over 2%, up 11% from last year. This despite the destruction from Hurricane Sandy. The actual number, 4.79 million, was higher than predicted. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors commented that, “the market is…  Continue Reading

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Home Ownership Possible After Foreclosure or Short Sale

 There’s a new term in real estate to know – boomerang buyers. This is the term the Wall Street Journal has coined for people who have gone through a foreclosure or a short sale and are ready to be a homeowner again. They have come through the rough patch and are back in the market….  Continue Reading

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Make Compelling Offers To Your Private Lenders

Make Compelling Offers To Your Private Lenders

This is the first in a series of videos I made to walk you through the process of finding private lenders. In this video I walk you through the documents used to raise capital for a property I just acquired, and I take you to the house itself. We go through the note and the…  Continue Reading

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What Do Mortgage Lenders Look For In A Borrower?

There’s been a lot of coverage in the news lately about low interest rates on home loans, and this is causing more and more people to either try and refinance or get approval to move forward with a new home purchase. Even though mortgage rates are low and deals plentiful, it’s still not easy to…  Continue Reading

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New Freddie Mac Short Sale Guidelines Announced

As of Nov. 1, the new short sale guidelines announced by Freddie Mac went into effect. These guidelines now ensure that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have the same rules regarding short sales. There are three main things to be aware of in these guidelines that are designed to speed up the traditionally long, slow…  Continue Reading

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Housing Bargains Getting Harder To Find

Thanks to a meeting of several factors, the rock-bottom housing bargains we’ve gotten used to are slowly fading. A combination of slowing new foreclosures, falling mortgage rates and rising home prices has lead to an overall increase in new and existing home prices. There is also a shortage of home inventory. Across the US, new…  Continue Reading

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Housing Prices on the Rise

“The residential real estate market benefited from low interest rates, reduced mortgage defaults and a tighter supply of available homes.” The price of houses continued the slow climb upward in August, according to the much anticipated Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Price Indices report. Single-family homes rose in 19 of 20 major cities during the summer (June,…  Continue Reading

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BofA Sued By US Over Mortgage Fraud

BofA Sued By US Over Mortgage Fraud

This one is hot off the presses, and we’ll be learning more as the days come. On Wednesday it was announced that, in a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit, the US is accusing Bank of America of “selling thousands of toxic home loans to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae that went into default and caused more…  Continue Reading

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Home Prices Hit 5 Year High

Although the inventory of new homes on the market remained at near record lows last month, home prices rose to their highest level in five years. The current inventory would take 4.5 months to clear, mirroring July’s data. The median price of a home rose by over 11% to $256,000, a point not seen since…  Continue Reading

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Short Sales On The Rise Again

Short Sales On The Rise Again

Great news for real estate investors who focus on short sales – they are on the rise again. Banks are turning to short sales more and more so they can get around the long process of seizing, maintaining and then trying to sell homes through foreclosure. The pace of new foreclosures has slowed slightly, but…  Continue Reading

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County Prosecutor Sues Freddie Mac

 In northeast Ohio, the office of Cuyahoga county (which contains Cleveland) prosecutor Bill Mason is suing Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Finance Agency for $1.1 million in unpaid real estate transfer taxes. This is one of eight identical suits filed across the country. Mason claims in court documents that, “Freddie Mac’s failure to pay the…  Continue Reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Buying & Selling HUD Homes

Buying HUD properties is a simple, fast way to make consistent profits – quickly putting thousands of dollars in your pocket over and over again. Before we find out some of the tips to working with HUD properties, let’s define what a HUD property is. A HUD property is one that used to have an…  Continue Reading

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Government Considers Eminent Domain for Foreclosures

There is another great housing foreclosure debate raging in governments – this time over the issue of eminent domain. Some local governments are throwing around the idea of condemning mortgages through eminent domain. It would work like this – a town or county “would seek court approval to pay a ‘fair market’ value to a…  Continue Reading

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Mortgage Rates Rise For First Time in 3 Months

While mortgage closing costs are on the decline, actual mortgage rates are on the increase. For the first time in over three months, the rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose to 3.55%, up from last week’s 3.49%. These are the lowest rates since the 1950’s, when long-term mortgages were first introduced. These historic low…  Continue Reading

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Mortgage Closing Costs Vary By State

Mortgage closing costs can vary widely by state, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com. The average closing costs on a mortgage fell by 7% to $3,754, with New York being the most expensive with a cost of nearly $5,500. On the other extreme is Missouri at $3,000. Interestingly, Ohio ranks #11 on the list, with…  Continue Reading

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Foreclosure Errors Cost Banks $125,000… or $15,000… or…

Late last year, banking regulators set out to put a price on foreclosure errors for victimized homeowners. It’s going to cost banks $125,000. Or maybe $15,000. Or perhaps just $500. Pretty clear, huh? How is the actual amount determined? The regulators finally released their “framework” of possible outcomes from 13 different mortgage servicing “errors.” Each of…  Continue Reading

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Former Goldman Exec Starts Foreclosure Fund

Former Goldman Exec Starts Foreclosure Fund

Donald Mullen, former executive at Goldman Sachs is attempting to raise $500 million for a fund to buy foreclosures. The goal is to rent the homes. Mullen is one of the brains behind the subprime mortgage trade. He began marketing his Fundamental REO Access cause about a month ago, in some cases to some current…  Continue Reading

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Knowing These Tips Will Boost HUD Profits

Knowing These Tips Will Boost HUD Profits

Investing in HUD houses is a great way to put steady profits in your pocket very quickly. Whether you’re looking for the quick nickel or the slow dime, HUD homes can be purchased for pennies on the dollar (and in some cases, the change in your pockets), leaving a huge margin for profit. HUD homes…  Continue Reading

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