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How to Use a Self Directed IRA for Real Estate Investment

Many real estate investors are learning how to use a Self Directed Individual Retirement Account for acquisition of investment property and it is proving to be a sound strategy for a number of reasons.
One of the primary motives coming out of the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes is simply control. Large numbers of investors are simply committed to taking control of their own retirement future by setting up a Self-Directed IRA plan. The other motive is simply return’s, when an investor is getting 10% Cash on Cash Return on residential income properties, it is a …

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Atlanta Investment Property Market

Atlanta Investment Property
For over ten years, the state of Georgia excelled in many areas, including housing. The state was heralded as a top-growing U.S. region.  Then it happened; the real estate market took a severe nose-dive. Cities and states throughout the nation suffered at the hands of a brutal economic crisis, and The Peach State was not spared.
Almost one is three houses in Georgia were underwater. Homeowners owed more on their loans than their properties were worth.  Job losses, budget cuts, layoffs and setbacks crippled enclaves throughout the area. And …

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Foreign National Investment Properties

Foreign Real Estate Investor Trends in the United States
The National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) recently revealed statistics showing that foreign investors in the United States have increased to 24 percent since 2011. Over half of international investors hailed from India, China, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico. Over 55 percent of foreign buyers came from these five countries.
Where were these buyers purchasing properties?  Primarily in the states of New York, California, Texas, Florida and Arizona. The majority of sales, approximately 60 percent, were concentrated in these five states. And 62 …

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Commercial Non Performing Note Buyers

The Buyers Utopia network of investors is actively seeking opportunities to purchase pools of performing, sub-performing and non-performing commercial loans. The size of the loan pools we are looking to purchase must have outstanding principal balance of between $1 million to $400 million and primarily be commercial loans. If you are a regional bank asset manger, insurance company or specialty finance company executive and would like to get debt of your books in a discrete manner we can assist.
Loans can be purchased in all 50 states.  We are interested in purchasing performing, …

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REO Insurance Protects Lenders

Real Estate Owned (“REO”) Insurance
REO insurance, also known as real estate owned insurance, protects lenders who are responsible for managing a number of properties.   It is in the best interest of lenders to be fully insured, thus protected, with a real estate owned coverage plan to ultimately avoid liability, which can cripple a small business, especially in turbulent real estate times.
Real estate owned insurance by its very nature is designed to provide lenders with a full risk prevention type plan. Comprehensive insurance plans can shield against physical damages that …

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Real Estate Cycles

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Uncover Appreciating Real Estate Markets
You have to be able to understand U.S Home Real Estate Cycles in order to decide where and when to get into your real estate investments. All real estate markets are not created equal. Many local markets are struggling with recovery while others are seeing strong demand and appreciation. Pick the winners and losers Learn More!
Focus on U.S. Income Property
If one’s focus in on appreciation …

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Tulsa Investment Property

In Oklahoma, employment opportunities within the agricultural, natural gas, and oil sectors are contributing to a housing market turnaround. Many experts predict a total recovery is in the wings, even as many parts of the United States still struggle through one of the worst economic downturns the nation has ever experienced. Attractive mortgage rates, strong homes sales, and the low rate of foreclosures in areas like the large metropolis of Oklahoma City are driving homebuyers to the state.
Many cities within The Sooner State are reporting positive market statistics. Though housing …

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How to Predict Best Real Estate Investment Markets

It’s no secret that the housing market is still struggling in the US.  Everyday you hear attempts to call market bottoms and that now is the best time ever to buy real estate.  On some level the media treats this housing crisis like something that has never happened before, which is simply not true.
If you look back on a 35 year inflation adjusted housing appreciation chart for the entire US, you’ll see that once again, history has repeated itself. True, this time the housing market experienced a longer and higher …

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Du Page County Apartment Building Loans

Du Page County real estate investors can now take advantage of apartment building loans in the $750,000 – $5,000,000 range.  These “small balance” properties and their owners are able to take advantage of Wall street CMBS loans previously only available to properties and syndications in the $10,000,000 + range.  The small balance multi family program specifically supports apartment building owners and buyers looking for cost effective institutional quality commercial loans.
The Du Page county investment loan program offers non-recourse financing, limited documentation, waived lender origination fees, fully assumable loans, 30-year fully …

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Chicago Apartment Building Loans

The thaw in bank lending for Chicago apartment buildings appears to have quickened a bit especially for multi family properties in the $750,000 – $5,000,000 range.  These “small balance” properties and their owners are able to take advantage of Wall street CMBS loans previously only available to properties and syndications in the $10,000,000 + range.  The small balance multi family program specifically supports apartment building owners and buyers looking for cost effective institutional quality commercial loans. The program offers non-recourse financing, limited documentation, waived lender origination fees, fully assumable loans, 30-year fully …