Well, we have run into a sticking point in the real estate business because of our income and the fact that our W-2s come from our corporation. No bank would touch us. No lender would talk to us.well, they talked but said they couldn’t help. If we had a traditional job making a lot less money for some other company, we would qualify for a loan with no problem. Even our bank that we have all of our business and personal accounts with doesn’t want to touch us. Not even for a HELOC. How is that for customer service??
At the end of the 10 years, you sell the building for ,000,000. That may not seem like a great deal to some, but if you’ve already recovered your 0,000 in cash flow and paid down your mortgage by 0,000, you’re walking away from the closing with a check for 0,000 plus the 0,000 you already got back. My simple math may be wrong, but you more than doubled your money.
If you sit and think for a second, there is absolutely no reason why would should buy from a realtor when you can find the same home for less. This again, helps give the buyer instant equity and avoids 10’s of thousands of dollar in interest.
Third, you are building equity without doing a thing! Your tenant is essentially paying off your mortgage and every cent he/she puts towards the principle is equity which you can later tap into. Every month, you are building more and more equity so you don’t have to have positive cash flow to benefit from this.
Interview to build a real estate investing team – After searching on line and finding out who is buying and selling a lot of property, make a list and interview them. Find out who their support staff is. Does this buyer and seller work specifically with rehab crews? How about management companies? Closing Attorneys or Escrow Agents? You should interview 3 of each of these or more. Be brutally honest. If you can tap the wisdom of a team, the process of owning property outside your area can be easy. Make sure the management companies are willing to work with the real estate invesment contractors, the sellers of your property, and so on. Ask about the reputations of each to the others.
C. Recording of the speakers at meetings. So while I know you are going to attend every meeting, you might miss something and having the ability to go back and replay a part or all of a meeting is very beneficial.
Taking advantage of Markets – First, real estate investors in markets that had a large run up in prices in many cases are hurting now that the appreciation is gone. The savvy investors from these markets are looking outside and they are looking for positive cash flow. Many markets in the interior of the US, especially the South, are not only growing markets but have had depressed prices for quite some time. This is a better angle to look at then for example a rust belt city in the Midwest with a declining population and factories closing up. Look where the economic growth is and the prices have been low. Example: Memphis, Dallas, Little Rock, Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, and others.