The August 7th Note Investors Forum Meetup focus on:
TOPICS: Several New Case Studies
Where Does a New Note Investor Begin
Bring your questions, This will be an interactive meeting.
The August 7th Note Investors Forum Meetup focus on:
TOPICS: Several New Case Studies
Where Does a New Note Investor Begin
Bring your questions, This will be an interactive meeting.
House prices are rising.
There is a shortage of housing.
There is a shortage of rentals.
There is a shortage of well priced notes & REO’s.
“Prices are growing more quickly in some places than in others, and in MSAs where recovery has been most robust (and even in surrounding metros), price growth is probably not the best metric to use for rental investors seeking a new property to buy and hold.
So………….which MSAs have the best rate of return on rental investments?
The following article was from CNBC.
They were blamed for the biggest financial disaster in a century. Subprime mortgages – home loans to borrowers with sketchy credit who put little to no skin in the game. Following the epic housing crash, they disappeared, due to strong, new regulation, and zero demand from investors who were badly burned. Barely a decade later, they’re coming back with a new name — nonprime — and, so far, some new standards.
California-based Carrington Mortgage Services, a midsized lender, just announced an expansion into the space, offering loans to borrowers, “with less-than-perfect credit.” Carrington will originate and service the loans, but it will also securitize them for sale to investors.
“We believe there is actually a market today in the secondary market for people who want to buy nonprime loans that have been properly underwritten,” said Rick Sharga, executive vice president of Carrington Mortgage Holdings. “We’re not going back to the bad old days of ninja lending, when people with no jobs, no income, and no assets were getting loans.”
Sharga said Carrington will manually underwrite each loan, assessing the individual risks. But it will allow its borrowers to have FICO credit scores as low as 500. The current average for agency-backed mortgages is in the mid-700s. Borrowers can take out loans of up to $1.5 million on single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums. They can also do cash-out refinances, where borrowers tap extra equity in their homes, up to $500,000. Recent credit events, like a foreclosure, bankruptcy or a history of late payments are acceptable.
All loans, however, will not be the same for all borrowers. If a borrower is higher risk, a higher down payment will be required, and the interest rate will likely be higher.
“What we’re talking about is underwriting that goes back to common sense sort of practices. If you have risk, you offset risk somewhere else,” added Sharga, while touting, “We probably are going to have the widest range of products for people with challenging credit in the marketplace.”
Carrington is not alone in the space. Angel Oak began offering and securitizing nonprime mortgages two years ago and has done six nonprime securitizations so far. It recently finalized its biggest securitization yet — $329 million, comprising 905 mortgages with an average amount of about $363,000. Just more than 80 percent of the loans are nonprime.
Investors in Angel Oak’s nonprime securitizations are, “a who’s who of Wall Street,” according to company representatives, citing hedge funds and insurance companies. Angel Oak’s securitizations now total $1.3 billion in mortgage debt.
Angel Oak, along with Caliber Home Loans, have been the main players in the space, securitizing relatively few loans. That is clearly about to change in a big way, as demand is rising.
As a real estate note professional, the buyer of performing and non-performing notes & REO, the following article confirms/addresses what has been shared from many venues.
The nation has a staggering shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income (ELI) renter households, reports MFE sister brand Affordable Housing Finance. Deputy editor Donna Kimura examines a new study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, which finds that for every 100 of the lowest-income renters, or those earning 30% of their area median income, there are just 35 homes affordable and available to them.
“This leaves over 8 million of the lowest-income people [spending] more than half of their limited income on rent each month, leaving very little for healthy food, for savings, or to cover an unexpected financial emergency,” says Diane Yentel, NLIHC president and CEO. “The report highlights the urgent need for an increased national investment in more homes affordable to the lowest-income people.”
Yental also noted that federal housing programs serve about 5 million low-income households, but the needs of many more families go unmet. Only one out of every four eligible families receives the help they need. As a result of the housing shortage, low-income unassisted households are often severely cost burdened and pay more than half of their limited income on rent.
The severe shortage of rental homes affordable and available to the lowest-income households predates the Great Recession but has worsened in recent years, according to the study. In 2007, 40 affordable and available rental homes existed for every 100 ELI renter households and 67 existed for every 100 renter households with incomes at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI). A small surplus of affordable and available rental homes existed at 80% and 100% of the AMI in 2007. Since then, the supply of affordable and available rental homes (relative to demand) has declined even at these higher-income levels. Renter households at 100% of the AMI, however, still enjoy a surplus nationally and in most markets.
We discussed how my successful real estate career kept me so busy it crowded out spending time with my family. As a successful Phoenix REO agent between 2008 and 2014, the REO business dominated my life even more as demonstrated in 2010 when I closed 296 houses. By 2012, I realized the industry was changing. The inventory of houses was declining, which meant my potential to make money was declining.
Changing from being a prolific REO agent to note investing gradually changed my life for the better. I can now enjoy my Grandson and not be worried about being constantly accountable to the asset managers.
I went from being a business owner to a portfolio owner. Plus, I can do deals from anywhere. I’m loving every minute of time I get to spend hiking in the mountains around Phoenix –many times with my daughter and grandson.
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This interview focuses on a Partial Note sale completed in September, 2017. My IRA bought the note, then recouped almost all it’s original investment by selling the first 125 payments as a partial to a passive investor, but kept the next 154 payments. This property is near Detroit and my passive investor lives in Hawaii. I completed this deal from my Phoenix office
Best of all, The ROTH IRA’s profit is 100% tax-free!
MEETING TOPIC: We’ll walk thru the process of taking a non-performing note to an REO and give examples of how the workout is completed. Basically from purchase to the multiple options to maximize significant returns. We’ll show the passive approach and the more aggressive velocity approach for much higher ROI.
If you have an interest in significantly higher returns than Performing notes, you will want to attend Tuesday April 3rd 11:30am – 1:30pm!!
Look Forward to Seeing You!!!
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A troublesome signal just appeared in the housing market and could put taxpayers at risk.
Federal Housing Administration mortgage delinquencies jumped in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2006, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. The FHA insures low down-payment loans and is a favorite among first-time homebuyers.
The seasonally adjusted FHA delinquency rate increased to 9.02 percent in the fourth quarter from 8.3 percent in the third quarter, MBA data show. The jump, which followed the lowest delinquency rate since 1997, was driven by loans made since 2014 and early-stage delinquencies, those just 30 days past due.
It’s too soon to know if it is a blip or a trend, but the jolt is clearly a warning.
“We had been experiencing great credit quality for so long, and to suddenly see this quarter-over-quarter reversal was a surprise, and we’re looking closely at it,” MBA CEO David Stevens said.
Now, the Trump administration will have to weigh the risks to the FHA portfolio against the weakening affordability in the housing market overall. Young, first-time buyers have largely been sidelined in the housing recovery, burdened by higher costs, tight credit and high levels of student debt. Home ownership is sitting at the lowest rate in 50 years.
“When we see a blip like this, we get concerned about whether that it is a trend,” Stevens said. “And getting these premiums priced appropriately to provide access to home ownership — but also to protect the taxpayer — is that really important balance that the incoming secretary is going to have to focus on with his team to make sure we don’t put the taxpayer at risk or the program at risk — and that’s the challenge.”
Barely a few hours after the inauguration, the Trump administration froze a move by the outgoing Obama administration that would have saved some lower-income borrowers money. It was a cut in the annual mortgage insurance premium on government-insured FHA loans.
The outgoing secretary of Housing and Urban Development announced plans to trim the cost just weeks before President Donald Trump took his oath. The move would have saved the average borrower about $500 a year and could have helped thousands more first-time and lower-income buyers purchase homes. The sudden freeze drew sharp criticism from Realtors and homebuilders who claimed it was overly cautious and burdensome.
The Trump administration defended the freeze in the FHA premium cut, saying only that, “more analysis and research are deemed necessary to assess future adjustments.” That came in a letter signed by General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Genger Charles. HUD Secretary nominee Ben Carson, who has still not been confirmed, addressed the last-minute move by the outgoing administration in his confirmation hearings.
“I, too, was surprised to see something of this nature done on the way out the door. Certainly, if confirmed, I’m going to work with the FHA administrator and other experts to really examine that policy,” Carson said in response to a question from Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa.
FHA delinquencies are still relatively low overall, and the cause of the spike is impossible to know for sure without more data. It could be an outlier, or it could be the result of lenders lowering FICO credit scores for recent borrowers. While FHA’s minimum credit score is 580, lenders put their own overlays, or safeguards, on loans following the epic housing crash fueled by subprime lending. Average credit scores for new FHA loans were around 700 in 2010-2011. They have since fallen to around 675 in 2016.
“As we’ve seen the economy improve and home values rise and workforce job numbers continue to improve, some lenders have been more comfortable taking off some of those overlays, not going down to the lows that FHA allows, but it has brought credit scores down,” said Stevens, who supported the Trump administration’s freeze on the mortgage insurance premium cut. “FHA had just gotten back in the black, and we were concerned about unforeseen circumstances that could occur, so it doesn’t surprise me that the Trump administration decided to act and at least slow down any look at reductions in [mortgage insurance premiums] until they really understand the portfolio.”
The FHA insures loans and does not lend money. It requires just 3.5 percent for down payment, plus an upfront and annual premium. During the housing crash, it was the only low-down-payment loan available and is credited with saving overall home sales and assisting struggling borrowers to refinance into lower monthly payments. That, however, came at a price. The FHA’s insurance reserves fell below the statutory mandate in 2013 and needed a $1.7 billion infusion from the U.S. Treasury.
With the reserves recovered and the FHA on far stronger footing, outgoing HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the premium cut on Jan. 9, claiming the FHA could handle any additional risk.
“After four straight years of growth and with sufficient reserves on hand to meet future claims, it’s time for FHA to pass along some modest savings to working families,” Castro said. “This is a fiscally responsible measure to price our mortgage insurance in a way that protects our insurance fund while preserving the dream of homeownership for credit-qualified borrowers.”
There were, however, signs as recently as last fall that FHA loans were beginning to fail at a higher rate. In October, ATTOM Data Solutions, a foreclosure sales and analytics company, reported the biggest jump in foreclosure activity since 2007, with FHA loans behind the surge.
“While some states are still slogging through the remnants of the last housing crisis, the foreclosure activity increases in states such as Arizona, Colorado and Georgia are more heavily tied to loans originated since 2009 — after most of the risky lending fueling the last housing boom had stopped,” said Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at Attom Data Solutions.
Goldman Sachs forgave more than $73.5 million in mortgage debt in the last few months, as the financial giant works to meet a $1.8 billion consumer relief obligation that’s part of the company’s $5 billion settlement reached in April 2016 over toxic mortgage bonds.
The latest update comes courtesy of Eric Green, who serves as independent monitor of the settlement.
A new report from Green’s office shows that since Nov. 15, 2017, Goldman Sachs forgave a total of $73,508,818 in principal on 806 first-lien mortgages, for an average principal forgiveness of $91,202 per borrower.
According to Green’s report, the relief in the most recent period was spread across 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, with 35% of the credit coming from the settling states of New York, Illinois, and California.
Additionally, approximately 12% of the credit located in Hardest Hit Areas, or census tracts identified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as containing large concentrations of distressed properties and foreclosure activities.
The consumer relief requirements are part of the Goldman Sachs’ settlement with the Department of Justice; the New York, California and Illinois Attorneys General; the National Credit Union Administration, acting as conservator for several failed credit unions; and the Federal Home Loan Banks of Chicago and Seattle.
In addition to being required to pay a $2.385 billion civil monetary penalty to the federal government, Goldman Sachs is also required to provide $875 million in cash payments to resolve claims by other federal entities and state claims and provide $1.8 billion in consumer relief.
According to Green’s report, Goldman Sachs is now past the halfway point in its consumer relief obligation thanks to this most recent mortgage forgiveness.
After applying credit calculations and multipliers allowed by the settlement agreements, Goldman Sachs claimed credit of $97,241,433 toward its $1.8 billion in consumer relief obligation.
That brings the total amount of credit claimed and conditionally validated to date to $918,142,212, or just over 50% of the total consumer relief obligation.
Goldman Sachs is required to provide the full consumer relief portion of the settlement by the end of January 2021.
Our special guest will be Charles Parker of AZ Credit Medix.
Charles will discuss how to build business credit so a business owner
can operate their business with credit lines without personal indemnification.
Additionally we discuss the broad basics of seller financing your
Phoenix investment properties with a case study.
Look forward to seeing everyone
Tuesday March 6th 11:30am – 1:30pm!!
I receive Harvey MacKay’s inspirational emails from his weekly column. This particular email caught my attention.
I’m back with another installment of street smarts, those skills that go beyond what is taught in school – the lessons we learn by experience and practice. Never underestimate the value and importance of “extracurricular” education.
First idea: Don’t be afraid to make a decision. Be afraid NOT to make a decision. Good judgment is a critically important skill for any person to have, but especially for those in leadership positions. Good judgment is such an important attribute that it is often listed first by employers as required qualities of job applicants.
In business, the success or failure of the organization hinges on judgments made at all levels. Good judgment is the ability to make the best decision possible based on the information you have, without being swayed by others or predetermined ideas.
What kind of a decision-maker are you? Take a few minutes to contemplate the question, because once you become aware of how you make (or don’t make) decisions, you will be more apt to make wiser choices in the future.
Next idea: Never make a decision until you have to. Always bargain for more time to postpone doom. Things can change over time.
For example, there once was a king who was trying to find someone who could teach his horse to fly. As the king was conducting court one day, two guards dragged in a beggar who had just stolen a loaf of bread.
The king said, “Take him away and chop his head off!” As he was being dragged away, he said, “But my king, my king, I can teach your horse to fly. Just give me two years.”
“Granted,” the king said.
As the beggar is being carted out, a guard quizzically asks him, “Why did you promise that?”
“Look … In two years, I may be dead. The king may be dead. Or who knows, maybe I can teach the horse to fly!”
Next idea: Practice the rule of ten thousand. This rule helps determine whether something can’t be done or whether someone doesn’t care enough to get it done.
The Rule of Ten Thousand says, “If I give you an extra $10,000 to get to work by 8 a.m. every work day for six months straight, can you do it?” Watch how fast the obstacles disappear, contingencies are set up, departure time from home is earlier and so on.
You don’t necessarily give people $10,000, but it’s a good way to see if something is possible.
Next idea: Always put the pressure on yourself and tell everyone what your goals are. I do this with all kinds of projects. It’s great motivation.
Next idea: You can take any amount of pain, as long as you know it will end. For example, I was running the Twin Cities Marathon several years back and a woman stopped me with two miles to go and said she wasn’t sure she could finish. She said, “Mr. Mackay, motivate me!” I gave her this lesson on pain as we ran side-by-side.
Next idea: It’s not the people you fire who make your life miserable … it’s the people you don’t fire who make your life miserable. And whenever I say that I get more amens than a Billy Graham sermon.
Next idea: Maximize your education dollars. When your company sends its people to conferences, make sure you get maximum value. At our company, we insist that our people come back from conferences and teach the rest of the staff what they learned. This way we get a terrific return on our investment.
Next idea: Never give an ultimatum unless you mean it. A close friend shared this story of a high stakes negotiation. He’s living in Minnesota and wanted desperately to buy one of his competitors in Los Angeles. He had information that whatever his bid was, the owners had a local businessman who would bid for the business as a wedge to get the price up.
There was a summit conference call with the six owners plus my friend to negotiate and finalize a price. Then came the knockout blow. My friend bid 15-20% more for the company than his previous proposal, but his new offer was on the table during the call only. They either accept it or they don’t. The offer was so good the owners decided to take it. They weren’t going to chance it on their friend matching it.
Mackay’s Moral: Use your street smarts to outsmart your competition.