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What is a Private Note?

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What is a Private Note?

What is a Private Note?

You have a variety of options when it comes to making money for retirement.

The most obvious and popular ways are retirement saving accounts and the stock market. But retirement saving accounts can be questionable, and the stock market constantly fluctuates up and down.

But, fear not. Did you know there’s another, more secure way to save up for your future?

We’re talking about investing in private notes. They’re an easy, lucrative method to boosting your cash flow…and your retirement funds.

What is a Private Note?

You see, when people think about investing in real estate, they assume they have to fix and flip or rent properties. But private notes allow you to make money in real estate without ever picking up a hammer.

Basically, you become a bank for a fix and flipper or a rental owner.

But what is a private note?

Well, in a nutshell, it’s an IOU.

Essentially, a private note is an agreement between you and your borrower, and it outlines things like:

  • How much money you’ll lend.
  • The amount of interest you’ll charge.
  • The length of time you’ll let your borrower use your money.
  • And the date you expect them to pay you back in full.

And if you’re thinking, “Well, what if they can’t pay me back?”, then don’t worry.  Your money is secured by the property. So, as long as you do your homework and make sure it’s a worthwhile investment, then your money is safe and sound.

Now, how do you actually create a private note?

Well, the easiest way is to work with a company like ours. In addition to creating a secure private note on your behalf, we help with all the other steps to private lending. Those include:

  • Finding real estate investors who need funding.
  • Interviewing them and reviewing their portfolio to determine how much you can trust them with your money.
  • Analyzing properties to make sure they’re worth the investment.
  • Handling escrow draws.
  • And overseeing the life of the loan, including all payments, extensions, and modifications.

Of course, if you’d rather handle all of those steps by yourself, then you can simply hire an attorney to create your private note.

Bottom line, private notes are an excellent way to prepare for retirement, especially if you want to invest in real estate without breaking a sweat.

Ready to talk about investing your money in private notes and securing your future? Great! Our team is always here to chat.

Happy investing!

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How to Retire: Retirement Scares Me

How to Retire: Retirement Scares Me

Retirement is just around the corner. It’s tiptoeing closer and closer…But, you’re not ready.

And that TERRIFIES you.

Because the stock market is constantly up and down, banks aren’t paying much if anything, and retirement accounts like PERA are questionable.

So, what can you do to prepare for retirement? Because whether you like it or not, it’s creeping towards you.

Well, one of the best and most secure strategies is private lending.

How to Retire: Retirement Scares Me

There are thousands of fix and flippers, landlords, and other real estate investors who can’t get a traditional loan through a bank. So, they turn to private lenders.

Someone like you. Someone who has a chunk of money they’d like to safely invest so they can boost their income…and their retirement savings.

So, how exactly do you make money in private lending? Well, it’s pretty easy, actually.

Step 1

Find a trustworthy real estate investor who needs cash to buy a fixer upper.

Step 2

Create a private note that includes the interest rate for your loan. Rates vary in private lending, so it’s your decision on how much you charge.  And how much you charge depends on how much you trust your borrower.

Step 3

Collect interest payments and boost your retirement savings.

That’s the basic gist. And if you’d rather have someone else find trustworthy real estate investors, create your note, and oversee the life of the loan, then you can use a licensed and experienced company like ours to help you handle it.

Here’s the thing. Since the beginning of time, people have needed money. And they’ve always needed to borrow it from someone. Why not you?

Don’t let retirement scare you. Take control now and start investing your money in a way that will help you face retirement…and face it with confidence.

Ready to talk about investing your money in real estate? Great! Our team is always here to chat.

Happy investing!

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