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Lease/Option Tips & Strategies

Lease/Options can be fun and profitable, but there are certain pitfalls. The following are some practical, legal and tax tips I have learned from doing many lease/options deals over the years. Protecting Your Option Lease/options are great, except when the seller decides not to live up to his end of the bargain. Sure, you can always sue […]

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A Review of the Carleton Sheets “No Down Payment” Course

“You can buy real estate with no down payment!” You’ve seen the infomercial a hundred times on television over the years. Me too, so I decided to pick up a copy of the Carleton Sheets “No Down Payment” program just to see what my competition offers. Generally, I don’t do reviews of other authors, since it […]

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Master Lease Option for Apartment Building Strategy

Why buy an apartment building when you can RENT one?  If you are buying an apartment building with the intent of improving and flipping it within a few years, the Master Lease Option for Apartment Building Strategy may be the way to go.  Instead of going under contract, raising the down payment through syndication, and […]

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Lease Option vs Contract for Deed

Many investors are generally familiar with the concepts lease option and contract for deed (aka “installment land contract”). Many investors confuse the two, and this article will help you understand the tax, legal, and practical issues between a lease option vs contract for deed. Lease Options First, let’s start with the lease option, which is really two […]

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Negotiating Seller Financing

Seller financing – it’s every investors’ dream. So how do you get a seller to agree to carry the payments?  And, more importantly, how do you get the seller to take a really small down payment? Please note, all of these techniques work in my home state of Colorado and will work in most states, […]

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Basics of Owner Financing

Let’s discuss how the basics of owner financing, which is different depending on whether the seller has existing financing on the property. Property Owned Free and Clear Let’s begin the discussion with a simple explanation of owner financing with a property that is owned free and clear of any mortgage liens, that is, there is no debt […]

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Owner Financing Dodd-Frank and the SAFE Act

Owner Financing, Dodd-Frank and the SAFE Act… If you are selling properties to owner-occupants and doing selling financing, you ought to be aware of some comprehensive new regulations that have been in effect for a few years, and a real zinger that went into effect on January 10, 2014. A few years ago, the “SAFE […]

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