4 Simple Ways to Automate Your Profit System

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4 Simple Ways to Automate Your Profit System

  Recently, I took a survey from some of our students to see what their top challenges are when it comes to real estate investing. For the beginners, we found out that finding great deals is their number one challenge, closely followed by getting the funding. For the more intermediate to advanced students we surveyed,…  Continue Reading

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What do Josh & Cleveland Whiskey Have in Common? [Private Equity Case Study]

What do Josh & Cleveland Whiskey Have in Common? [Private Equity Case Study]

506(c) SEC General Solicitation For those of you that are local Clevelanders like myself, maybe you caught the article in the Plain Dealer this weekend regarding Cleveland Whiskey launching a new website as a portal for accredited investors. More and more companies are doing this. It is EXACTLY how I’ve been raising money for the…  Continue Reading

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8 Key Ways Pros Market to Private Lenders to Fund Real Estate Investments

8 Key Ways Pros Market to Private Lenders to Fund Real Estate Investments

Here are 8 powerful marketing tools for recruiting private money to fund real estate investments. If you’ve been flipping houses for any length of time you’ve probably learned that borrowing money from private lenders is the best way to fund real estate investments. But the big questions are how do you find these lenders? Then,…  Continue Reading

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ALL The Funding You’ll Ever Need

ALL The Funding You’ll Ever Need

Hey, Josh here… And I have some super exciting news to share with you… that can make doing profitable deals easier than ever before. A few weeks ago, I sent out a survey… asking what your biggest frustrations in real estate were. What aspect of this business are you struggling with? What is keeping you…  Continue Reading

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I Want To Fund YOUR Deals

I Want To Fund YOUR Deals

Hey, Josh here… And I have some super exciting news to share with you… that can make doing profitable deals easier than ever before. A few weeks ago, I sent out a survey… asking what your biggest frustrations in real estate were. What aspect of this business are you struggling with? What is keeping you…  Continue Reading

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Morality an Issue for Defaulting Boomers

For the aging baby boomer population, the decision to strategically default on their homes is one that is steeped in morality. As baby boomers face retirement, those who are struggling with their mortgages are pondering a difficult decision – whether to walk away from their homes before their financial reserves are completely depleted. According to a…  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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Appeal of Rentals on the Rise, Despite Rising Rent Rates

The price of a good rental is on the rise, but that’s not enough of a deterrent to keep anyone from renting. In a recent survey of property managers conducted by the credit bureau TransUnion, almost half of them reported an increase in rent prices over the past year. It’s also becoming easier to find…  Continue Reading

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Average Fixed Rates Continue to Drop

A couple of days ago, Freddie Mac released a survey that showed the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.67%, a record low for the 6th consecutive week. This is down from nearly 4.5% one year ago. The 15-year fixed rate is down also, falling below 3%, while one year ago it was well over 3.5%….  Continue Reading

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Pending Expiration Fuels Strategic Defaults

Pending Expiration Fuels Strategic Defaults

The current Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is set to expire on December 31 of this year. While there is a bill in the House that would extend it to 2015, homeowners are getting twitchy. So much so, in fact, that according to YouWalkAway.com, a foreclosure prevention agency, conducted a survey of borrowers and…  Continue Reading

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Housing Prices Expected To Rise by 2013

Housing Prices Expected To Rise by 2013

According to the recent Real Estate Consensus Forecast conducted by the Urban Land Institute, home prices are expected to increase in 2013, with housing starts nearly doubling by 2014. Housing prices are expected to stabilize his year, and then increase by 2% next year, followed by 3.5% in 2014. The rate of unemployment is expected…  Continue Reading

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No Surprise Here: House Hunting Goes Mobile

No Surprise Here: House Hunting Goes Mobile

This article underscores the importance that mobile technology is having on the housing market and buyers and sellers alike. A whopping 68% of house hunters are using their mobile devices (smart phones or tablets) to search for home, and then contact a real estate professional to close in on the deal. In this survey, conducted…  Continue Reading

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Housing Comes Out of Hibernation

Housing Comes Out of Hibernation

Spring is officially here, and that signals an awakening of all sorts, including the housing market. The numbers indicate an upswing not just due to the season, but compared to the slump of the previous few years. Housing starts are up 19% over the past year. Not only that, but they are up 34% in…  Continue Reading

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Short Sales Making a Comeback With Investors

Short Sales Making a Comeback With Investors

This is good news for real estate investors, but honestly, something we at SREC never stopped doing, even when things got really tough. Short sales are once again are becoming popular with investors. According to a recent survey by HousingPulse, the percentage of investors pursuing short sales rose by nearly 3.5% in a six-month period….  Continue Reading

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Your #1 Concern From Last Week’s Survey

Your #1 Concern From Last Week’s Survey

Thanks a bunch for filling out the survey I sent out last week. It helps us plan out our trainings, webinars and events for 2012. The top 2 investing niche’s that you were most interested in were…… 61.5% of investors who responded say wholesaling is their favorite niche 37.0% say lease options were their favorite…  Continue Reading

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Here’s why 2012 Real Estate Investing Is Different

Here’s why 2012 Real Estate Investing Is Different

We’re smack dab in the middle of the biggest market shift we’ll ever see in our lifetime. It creates challenges sure. But it also creates new profitable opportunities. After reading up on the news about how no one can get bank loans and reading your survey responses last week, I decided to show you EXACTLY how…  Continue Reading

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The Economy Needs More Buyers and Borrowers

2011 was a bad year for home prices. As a matter of fact, it was the worst ever. As a real estate investor looking for bargain properties that can be scooped up, fixed, and either sold or rented – that has to music to your ears. There’s only one problem: Mortgage bankers have gotten a…  Continue Reading

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12 Life Lessons

12 Life Lessons

Yesterday, on my “Life Lessons” webinar, I took a totally different angle. I didn’t teach a “SYSTEM” for making money. Instead I focused on the “Life Lessons” I’ve learned while forced to be away from my businesses. These are the concepts that make a business worth working at and fighting for. When you aren’t allowed…  Continue Reading

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Life Lessons Learned from Cancer

Life Lessons Learned from Cancer

Hey, I’ll be starting up the “Life Lessons” webinar in a few hours. Wanted to make sure you jumped on the call with me. Register here 2pm:   https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/981473490 9pm:   https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/484867226 On the Strategy Session webinar I will: 1)      Tell you a little more about my fight with pancreatic cancer and the life lessons I learned…  Continue Reading

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You And I : Strategy Session This Thursday

You And I : Strategy Session This Thursday

Hey, I’m starting up my day and I have a lot to get done so I’ll keep this pretty short. I’m doing a Live Strategy Session webinar this Thursday at 2pm and again at 9pm. Register Here Thursday February 2nd 2PM EST : https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/981473490 Thursday February 2nd 9PM EST : https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/484867226 Over the past few…  Continue Reading

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Business Systems Webinar Replay

Business Systems Webinar Replay

Last night’s webinar was one of the best we’ve done in a long time. Check out some of the comments : “I was fortunate to be able to listen to the entire webinar today presented by Josh Cantwell and was almost mesmerized by his business module systems, i.e. Yellow Jacket Properties, Sharp Concepts Realty, DAG…  Continue Reading

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Closing Costs on the Rise

Closing Costs on the Rise

Origination fees. Title fees. Appraisals. Title insurance. Survey charges. Even postage. All these fees add up to the total cost of homeownership for the potential buyer. While we know those additional costs are there, did you know they are on the rise? On average, the origination fees (underwriting, processing) from lenders have increased over 10%…  Continue Reading

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Sign of the Times? Strategic Default More “Acceptable”

Sign of the Times? Strategic Default More “Acceptable”

It’s really a sign of the times – we’re so embedded in this housing crisis, and it’s becoming such a part of our culture that it’s actually losing some of its stigma. Get this – 36% of Americans now view strategic default – simply walking away from a mortgage – is acceptable, at least under…  Continue Reading

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Housing Pattern Changes in the Last Decade

Housing Pattern Changes in the Last Decade

I think we’ve all seen how housing patterns have been changing over the years, but now we know just how much. The latest American Housing survey was just released by the Census Bureau and Department of Housing & Urban Development. Published every two years, the exhaustive analysis examines just about every aspect of American home…  Continue Reading

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The long and short of short-selling homes

By Sean Sposito/The Star-Ledger February 17, 2010, 6:00AM ED MURRAY/THE STAR-LEDGER Goldie Sommer, a real estate attorney who has overseen more than 250 short-sale deals in the past two years, does research at her office in Fairfield. Record high unemployment has put some borrowers in jeopardy of losing their homes. They are considering refinancing, home…  Continue Reading

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U.S.New-Home Sales “Unexpectedly” Fell to Record Low

U.S.New-Home Sales “Unexpectedly” Fell to Record Low

Editor’s Note: Why is everything “unexpected”??? By Bob Willis Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — Sales of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in January to the lowest level on record, a sign that an extension of a government tax credit may not be enough to rekindle demand. Purchases declined 11 percent to an annual pace…  Continue Reading

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Home sellers frustrated as short-sale deals collapse

Home sellers frustrated as short-sale deals collapse

8/5/2009 2:17 PM By Stephanie Armour, USA TODAY http://m.usatoday.com/home/614019/full/;jsessionid=FF66A4C5571B70CBBCE6F823B6D8FCD9.wap1 Home sellers frustrated as short-sale deals collapse Scores of homeowners who thought they’d cut a deal with their banks to sell their houses for less than their unpaid mortgages are seeing those agreements fall apart months later, contributing to the mounting foreclosures that threaten the housing…  Continue Reading

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Fannie, Freddie, and Indy

Fannie, Freddie, and Indy

By: Josh Cantwell Hey guys, you’ve got to check out the latest article that I wrote regarding Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Indy Mac. There’s some crazy stuff going on that we all need to be aware of. Here’s a sneak peek, but click the link at the bottom to read the entire article in…  Continue Reading

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