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Become a Private Lender: Invest in Real Estate without Flipping or Renting

Private Loans: Invest in Real Estate without Flipping or Renting

Do you know about private loans?

And did you know you can invest in real estate without resorting to fixing and flipping or fixing and renting?

It’s true. Everyone can put their money to work, even if they don’t want to put their muscles to work. If you want, you can skip the hammers, ladders, and paint. There’s no need to groan over dust-covered floors, clothes, and, well, everything. And forget about stressing over contractors and delayed projects. Because you can invest in real estate without ever stepping foot inside a property.

How is this possible? Well, it’s actually pretty easy.

Rather than rolling up your sleeves and searching, buying, fixing, and selling or renting properties, you can become a private lender.

What does being a private lender mean?

Simply put, you become a bank for fix and flippers or rental owners. And you get to charge them interest for using your money.

Interest rates vary in private lending, but one thing is for sure: you’ll earn A LOT more interest in real estate than in your bank account.

Now, there are a couple of ways to become a private lender.

#1: A Helping Hand

So, the easiest way to get started is through companies like our sister company, The Note Shop. Through our licensed company, we connect private lenders with real estate investors.

And when you use a company like ours, you don’t need to:

  • Search for real estate investors who need funding.
  • Interview them and review their portfolio to determine how much you can trust them with your money.
  • Analyze properties to make sure they’re worth the investment.
  • Prepare loan documents, like deeds of trust and mortgages.
  • Handle escrow draws.
  • Oversee the life of the loan, including all payments, extensions, and modifications.

Yes, you can skip ALL of that and let our team do the work for you. That means we handle the entire list above.

Not you.

#2: DIY

Or, if you’re experienced and confident in private lending, you can work directly with real estate investors. This is best known in the business as OPM (Other People’s Money).

OPM puts you directly in the driver’s seat. Because you get to decide how big of a risk you’d like to take with your money, and that risk is based on trust.

Like, do you trust them to:

  • Pay you back?
  • Buy, fix, and flip a property within your agreed upon timeline?
  • Sell or rent a property for what they claim it’s worth after they repair it?

In addition to trust, you also need to tackle the entire to-do list we mentioned above. This is completely doable! But, again, it comes down to how much risk and work you want to take on.

So, there you have it! You can invest in real estate without ever picking up a hammer.

And, believe us when we say, private lending is easy, lucrative, and EASY!

Ready to talk about investing your money in real estate without breaking a sweat? Great! Because our team is always here to chat.

Happy investing!

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How Your Credit Score is Robbing You

Credit Score 101: How Your Credit Score is Robbing You

In this session of Credit Score 101, we’d like to introduce you to Sally Payday and Joe Robber.

Sally Payday is a wonderful guest. When she shows up on your front doorstep, she brings a smile, hug, and a bag of cash with her.

Joe Robber, on the other hand, doesn’t knock. He strolls right inside and steals money out of your wallet. Then takes it and runs!

So, who can you expect a visit from? Sally? Or Joe?

Well, it all depends on what credit score Mr. FICO gives you.

Mr. FICO can be a tough cookie, especially if you:

  • Forget to pay your bills
  • Overuse your credit cards
  • Or don’t use enough credit…meaning, you don’t have enough or any

Believe it or not, having debt can be a good thing. Because when you don’t have any, Mr. FICO doesn’t know you exist. Therefore, he can’t give you a credit score—or he can only give you a low one.

And if you have a low score, then, unfortunately, you can expect a visit from Joe Robber. Because a low score means you pay higher interest rates on your house, car, and other loans.

And if you’re paying higher rates, then Joe gets to take more of your money.

Which makes him a very happy man.

He loves stealing all the cash you could be using to save up for a dream vacation, a healthier lifestyle, or a more comfortable retirement.

Meanwhile, Sally Payday takes a different approach.

She doesn’t like to take money. She likes to make sure it stays in your bank account. But she can only visit people who have good credit scores. Because a good credit score means you pay cheaper rates.

And cheaper rates mean lower bills. Which means you can pay for your trip, gym membership, retirement, or anything else that would make your life better.

Sally Payday and Joe Robber are not one-time visitors. They show up on your doorstep every month.

And every month, Sally brings cash, and Joe steals it.

Which one would you rather welcome into your life?

Because it’s really your choice.

Everyone can have a good credit score. Even if you don’t have one now, it’s within your reach. You don’t need to keep letting Joe in the house. And Sally’s just standing there on the sidewalk, ready to present you with a bag of cash.

Want to find out how you can raise your score? Check out some of our other videos on our Youtube channel.

You can also join our live series How to Invest in Real Estate. Every Thursday at 11 AM MST, real estate expert, Mike Bonn answers all of your questions and shares expert tips on improving your credit score, investing in real estate, and building a comfortable retirement.

Happy investing!

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How to Find Cash Flowing Properties

Next Money Chat: How to Find Cash Flowing Properties

During our next Money Chat, lending expert Mike Bonn will discuss how to find cash flowing properties.

Because it’s important to understand how to invest in good, money-making properties before putting your hard earned cash into real estate deals.

Don’t miss your chance to join other like-minded real estate investors and ask all of your questions to a lending expert.

How to Find Cash Flowing Properties

Want to join Mike’s Money Chat? Then register for FREE here.

Mike will answer common questions like:

  • How do I find properties in my area? 
  • How do I evaluate a property to make sure it’s a good investment? 
  • What resources can I use to help me out with this process?

By the end of the Money Chat, you should have a much better grasp of how to find and value your real estate investments, including fix and flips and rentals.

Mark your calendar!

When: Thursday, September 23rd, 11 AM MST

Where: Virtual nationwide.

Register for FREE at https://my.demio.com/ref/lw8s3Krd8n4vKXqo

Mike and the rest of the Cash Flow Mortgage Company/Hard Money Mike team looks forward to seeing you on Thursday.

If you have any questions about our weekly Money Chats, then our team is here to answer them any time.

Happy investing!

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How to Find and Value Properties

Don’t Miss Out! How to Find and Value Properties

Do you know how to find and value properties? If not, here’s your second chance to participate in this week’s Money Chat with Mike Bonn.

Mike will be hosting a second Money Chat tomorrow, Thursday, September 16th at 11 a.m. MST. During the chat, Mike will answer all of your questions on how to find and value a property.

Because it’s important to understand how to invest in good, cash flowing properties before putting your hard earned money into real estate deals.

So don’t miss out! This is your second chance to join other like-minded real estate investors and ask all of your questions to a lending expert.

How to Find and Value Properties

If you’d like to join Mike’s Money Chat tomorrow, then you can register for FREE here.

During the virtual call, Mike will answer common questions like:

  • How do I find properties in my area? 
  • How do I evaluate a property to make sure it’s a good investment? 
  • What resources can I use to help me out with this process?

By the end of the Money Chat, you should have a much better grasp of how to find and value your real estate investments, including fix and flips and rentals.

Can’t make it to tomorrow’s chat? No problem. Let us know and we’ll set up more Money Chats on how to find and value a property. Or you can reach out to our team and schedule a time for a one-on-one call. That way you have an opportunity to ask all of your questions on how to find and value properties.

But, if you’d like to tune in LIVE tomorrow to listen and participate with other real estate investors, then here’s your chance.

When?

Tomorrow at 11 AM MST

Where?

Virtual nationwide.

Register for free at https://my.demio.com/ref/lw8s3Krd8n4vKXqo

Mike and the rest of the Cash Flow Mortgage Company/Hard Money Mike team looks forward to seeing you tomorrow!

If you have any questions about our weekly Money Chats, then our team is here to answer them any time.

Happy investing!

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How to find and value a property

Next Money Chat: How to Find and Value Properties

During our next Money Chat, lending expert Mike Bonn will discuss how to find and value a property.

Because it’s important to understand how to invest in good, cash flowing properties before putting your hard earned money into real estate deals.

Don’t miss your chance to join other like-minded real estate investors and ask all of your questions to a lending expert.

How to Find and Value a Property

Want to join Mike’s Money Chat? Then register for FREE here.

Mike will answer common questions like:

  • How do I find properties in my area? 
  • How do I evaluate a property to make sure it’s a good investment? 
  • What resources can I use to help me out with this process?

By the end of the Money Chat, you should have a much better grasp of how to find and value your real estate investments, including fix and flips and rentals.

Can’t make it? No problem. We’re running a second Money Chat next week to make sure you have an opportunity to listen, learn, and ask all of your questions on how to find and value property. And if you miss next week’s chat, no sweat. We’ll be hosting many more in the future.

So, mark your calendar!

When?

Tuesday, September 14th, 6 PM MST

OR

Thursday, September 16th, 11 AM MST

Where?

Virtual nationwide.

Register for free at https://my.demio.com/ref/lw8s3Krd8n4vKXqo

Mike and the rest of the Cash Flow Mortgage Company/Hard Money Mike team looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday or Thursday. Or both!

If you have any questions about our weekly Money Chats, then our team is here to answer them any time.

Happy investing!

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How to Find and Value Property

Second Chance Money Chat: How to Find and Value Properties

Do you know how to find and value properties? If not, here’s your second chance to participate in this week’s Money Chat with Mike Bonn.

Mike will be hosting a second Money Chat tomorrow, Thursday, September 9th at 11 a.m. MST. During the chat, Mike will answer all of your questions on how to find and value a property.

Because it’s important to understand how to invest in good, cash flowing properties before putting your hard earned money into real estate deals.

So don’t miss out! This is your second chance to join other like-minded real estate investors and ask all of your questions to a lending expert.

How to find and value a property

If you’d like to join Mike’s Money Chat tomorrow, then you can register for FREE here.

During the virtual call, Mike will answer common questions like:

  • How do I find properties in my area? 
  • How do I evaluate a property to make sure it’s a good investment? 
  • What resources can I use to help me out with this process?

By the end of the Money Chat, you should have a much better grasp of how to find and value your real estate investments, including fix and flips and rentals.

Can’t make it to tomorrow’s chat? No problem. Let us know and we’ll set up more Money Chats on how to find and value a property. Or you can reach out to our team and schedule a time for a one-on-one call. That way you have an opportunity to ask all of your questions on how to find and value properties.

But, if you’d like to tune in LIVE tomorrow to listen and participate with other real estate investors, then here’s your chance.

When?

Tomorrow at 11 AM MST

Where?

Virtual nationwide.

Register for free at https://my.demio.com/ref/lw8s3Krd8n4vKXqo

Mike and the rest of the Cash Flow Mortgage Company/Hard Money Mike team looks forward to seeing you tomorrow!

If you have any questions about our weekly Money Chats, then our team is here to answer them any time.

Happy investing!

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How to Find and Value Property

New Money Chat: How to Find and Value Properties

During our next Money Chat, lending expert Mike Bonn will discuss how to find and value a property.

Because it’s important to understand how to invest in good, cash flowing properties before putting your hard earned money into real estate deals.

Don’t miss your chance to join other like-minded real estate investors and ask all of your questions to a lending expert.

How to Find and Value a Property

Want to join Mike’s Money Chat? Then register for FREE here.

Mike will answer common questions like:

  • How do I find properties in my area? 
  • How do I evaluate a property to make sure it’s a good investment? 
  • What resources can I use to help me out with this process?

By the end of the Money Chat, you should have a much better grasp of how to find and value your real estate investments, including fix and flips and rentals.

Can’t make it? No problem. We’re running a second Money Chat next week to make sure you have an opportunity to listen, learn, and ask all of your questions on how to find and value property. And if you miss next week’s chat, no sweat. We’ll be hosting many more in the future.

So, mark your calendar!

When?

Tuesday, September 7th, 6 PM MST

OR

Thursday, September 9th, 11 AM MST

Where?

Virtual nationwide.

Register for free at https://my.demio.com/ref/lw8s3Krd8n4vKXqo

Mike and the rest of the Cash Flow Mortgage Company/Hard Money Mike team looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday or Thursday. Or both!

If you have any questions about our weekly Money Chats, then our team is here to answer them any time.

Happy investing!

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Realtor 100 Program

Introducing the Realtor 100 Program!

As a realtor, you probably see a lot—like, A LOT–of properties cross your desk every week. And out of those properties, you’ve probably seen your fair share of sweet real estate deals.

Well, have you ever considered purchasing one of those value-add properties for yourself so you can flip it or keep it as a rental?

If so, we can help you stop listing and start buying with our Realtor 100 Program.

This real estate agent-only program is designed to help you make more money by boosting your cash flow and keeping your clients happy. It’s a win-win situation. You get to make more than your usual commission, AND you get to rescue clients who need to sell their home fast.

The Realtor 100 Program offers:

  • 100% financing
  • Fast closings
  • Fewer hiccups because you’ll buy properties as-is. That means you won’t need to worry about appraisals, lender inspections, funding conditions, slow underwriting and other issues that cause the entire process to grind to a halt.

Better yet, you can choose to close each investment deal in your own name, or a company name. And don’t worry about finding a business partner. That isn’t required to get the ball rolling on these kind of deals.

So, what are you waiting for? A new, innovative strategy to make more than your usual real estate agent commission is right at your fingertips! You just have to reach up and take hold of it.

Ready to get going today? Great! Our team is here and ready walk you through the Realtor 100 Program. Because we’re all eager to set you on a path that helps you make the kind of money you need…to live the life you want.

And, as always, remember that cash flow makes life flow.

Happy investing!

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How to Buy a Rental Property: 5 Ways To Fund Your Real Estate Deal

Do you want to know how to buy a rental property? Then check out these 5 ways to fund your real estate deal.

If you’re interested in generating positive cash flow with a rental property, then it’s important you know how to actually BUY a rental property. Like, where does the money come from? Because most real estate investors don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars sitting around.

Most will need a real estate loan.

So, let’s take a quick look at the various types of real estate lenders you can rely on to fund your rental properties. Just like fix and flips and other value-add properties, you have 5 different options, and each of these options have various pros and cons.

Hard Money.

Hard money is a great option when you need to close a deal fast. We’re talking days instead of weeks or months. Plus, most hard money lenders offer 100% financing.

The downside is hard money can be expensive. Rates tend to be higher than other lenders. But this type of loan is intended to be short-term. If used correctly, you only pay these high rates for 6 months or less.

Non-Traditional Loans

Another option to buy a rental property is using a non-traditional loan. These are excellent for those who don’t have—or don’t want to use their tax returns. Unfortunately, they also come with high rates, so they’re more expensive than some of your other real estate funding options.

Banks

Banks are useful for those who can make the cut. They offer lower rates and allow you to keep your real estate loan in your LLC or business name.

But banks also have the strictest requirements, and if you don’t meet those requirements, you’ll get rejected. Worse, they require 3-5 year terms, so you can’t get in and out of them as fast as hard money and other loan options.

Traditional Loans

Traditional loans are one of your cheaper options because they offer the best rates. But be careful, because these types of loans have stricter requirements. And, unlike banks, you can’t put the loan in your LLC or business name. You have to keep it in your personal name.

OPM (Other People’s Money)

Compared to all the other real estate lenders, OPM offers the lowest cost and highest flexibility. You only pay interest, so there are no points or other random fees. Better yet, you and your lender can set the terms together.

The only downside to OPM is finding those who are willing to lend their money to you. But that’s where gaining experience and knowledge in real estate investing helps. The more you know, the more you can prove you’re worth the investment.

So, there you go. If you’re interested in buying a rental property, one of these 5 options can help you actually BUY it. Which one is the best? Well, there’s no right answer to that, because every real estate investor has a different path. What works for you might not work for someone else.

Ready to find out what YOUR path is? Great! Our team is here to help. We’re excited to set you on a path that helps you make the kind of money you need…to live the life you want.

Happy investing!

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Financial Independence

What is the answer to your financial independence? Well, the answer is easy. You need positive cash flow!

When you have solid, consistent money flowing into your life every month, then you can live the life YOU want.

What does generating positive cash flow every month mean to you? Well, it might mean:

  • Taking an annual skiing trip to the Alps.
  • Sitting in a cozy coffee shop and writing a book.
  • Buying a bigger house for you and your family.
  • Quitting your day job so you can invest full-time…and bring even MORE money into your life!

Or maybe you simply want to live more comfortably, without stressing about bills and groceries and all the other expenses that keep you awake at night.

You see, when you have good cash flow appearing in your bank account every month, life’s just better. It’s as simple as that. You’re no longer tied to fear, anxiety, stress, an unwanted job, or unfulfilled dreams. You can take control and be free of the rat race forever.

Want to discover how you can bring more cash flow into your life and gain financial independence? Well, good, because our team is here to help you learn about your options. Because there are many when it comes to producing sustainable, reliable cash flow. These include:

  • Investing in real estate. AKA, fix and flips, rentals, and other value-add properties
  • Improving your credit score
  • Getting out of an expensive loan and into a more affordable one.

Ready to chat? Great! Our team is here and ready to help you achieve financial independence.

Happy investing!

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