• Lesson 9 Which State Has the Best Land Trust Law? Part 2

    Which State Has the Best Land Trust Law? Our last lesson was shocking! We learned that not all Trust law is created equal. Some states have Land Trust Statutes and some do not. But, most states allow the creation of a Land Trust under their Trust and Probate laws regardless of whether they have a

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  • Finding Home Buyers

    FINDING HOME BUYERS by Mitch Stephen One of the most popular questions in the business is, “How do you find your buyers?” This is a very legitimate question. If a professional house buyer can’t find their end buyers/end users in a timely fashion, it can severely erode the bottom line profit. In the worst case

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  • The Art of Failing Forward to Financial Freedom

    For the longest time I thought financial freedom was only for the wealthy. And then I read this sentence somewhere and everything changed for me: “Financial freedom happens when your wants and needs are exceeded by your passive income.”The minute I read that statement it spoke to me. It said that there is a defining...

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  • Land Trust Lesson 6 – The Director

    In the last lesson I discussed the many ways that the Beneficial Interest of a Land Trust (a personal property interest) can be held. Many real estate investors choose to make their Limited Liability Company the Beneficiary of their Land Trust. Since the liability on the property held inside a Land Trust flows through to...

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  • Lesson 5 Beneficiary of your Land Trust

    In the last lesson you learned all about Trustees and their role in the Land Trust structure. You also learned that picking the proper Trustee is VERY important and can help you structure a Trust that is hard to find, hard to serve and hard to sue. Our goal is not to avoid our just

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  • Lesson 3 Land Trusts: The Deed in Trust

    As a real estate investor you are accustom to seeing Deeds come and go during a transaction. Warranty Deeds and Quit Claim Deeds are often used to convey title from the person we are buying property from to ourselves (or our entities). In this lesson you will learn what the difference is between the deeds

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  • WHOLESALERS: Deal Must Fit the Formula

    There is little limit on what the wholesaler can make, BUT, the deal has to fit the formula for the buyer of the wholesale deal. REMEMBER: We savvy investors don’t worry about how much our birddogs (wholesalers) are getting paid. Our only concern, as the buyer, is that the deal fits your formula. If the

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  • Dodd-Frank and Consumer Protection

    Dodd-Frank – Snodd-Tank… Hire an RMLO on a deal by deal basis and get on with it! If the RMLO can’texplain how he’s going to keep you compliant, fire him and get a new one!I used to not have closing costs. Now I do. Guess how much it costs? Guess who gets to pay for

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  • Use an LLC as Beneficiary of Your Land Trust

    There are lots of ways to hold the Beneficial Interest in a Land Trust (i.e. individually, through another entity or via the Trustee of another trust). This lesson will concentrate on using a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to hold the Beneficial Interest in a Land Trust and the many benefits of this strategy.

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  • LinkedIn – You Gain More By Being Helpful

    LinkedIn isn’t a numbers game the way some people use Facebook and Twitter. You don’t want to randomly send out requests for people to connect with you to build up a meaningless network. Before sending out any message, put some thought into why connecting with a specific person will benefit both of you. Then...

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