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Don't Have Cheap Houses Nearby?

By Mitch Stephen / June 11, 2015 / Comments Off on Don't Have Cheap Houses Nearby?

Don’t Have Cheap Houses Where You Live? I hear this all the time from students and investors and it seems to hold them back.  Don’t let it! I know a lot of people that love the owner finance strategy, but live in areas where there is no such thing as “an affordable home.” People in…

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Fire Damaged Houses Potential

By Mitch Stephen / June 11, 2015 / Comments Off on Fire Damaged Houses Potential

My thoughts on Fire Damaged Houses: Question from a student — Hey Mitch, Another fire house (1/2 house burnt inside) came across my desk as a potential lead. I was curious if you always pull permits or try to complete work and sell the house prior to permits being pulled for these houses? I am tempted…

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Owner Finance Case Study Hoarder House

By Mitch Stephen / May 2, 2015 / Comments Off on Owner Finance Case Study Hoarder House

Owner Finance Case Study For The Week 143 W. Drexel, San Antonio, TX $24k Contract to buy $26k borrowed @ 8% int. only, 5yrs $175 P&I In 5 days we sold the property with absolutely NO work done; This was a “Hoarder House.” $65k Owner Finance Price $5k Cash Down $60k @ 10.5%, 360 mo…

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Private Lender Protects Buyer

By Mitch Stephen / March 29, 2015 / Comments Off on Private Lender Protects Buyer

Here’s a recent question I had on a webinar: Question about the guarantee to the buyer if you default on your payments? The OPM/private money lender has the 1st lien on the property so they have the property as collateral but what recourse does the homeowner have? What Happens to the Buyer/Occupant of a Wrap-Around…

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By Mitch Stephen / January 9, 2015 / Comments Off on PAINFUL FORECLOSURE PROCESS

Does Your state have a lengthy and expensive foreclosure process? If the foreclosure process is weighted in the occupant/owners favor there are most likely other choices. You may want to do a “Contract for Deed” (Sometimes called a “Land Contract). “Lease Options” work for other states but I don’t even like the name; option? I…

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