Due Diligence is key to successful and safe note investing. In this video Dave Franecki shares the 6 Key Factors of Note Due Diligence
When it comes to Note Seasoning…
Note seasoning and verifiable payments make up the two most important factors of Due Diligence. As such, I’ve created this video to help walk you through the ins and outs of good NOTE SEASONING so that you can really capitalize on good investments, and make sure your notes retain maximum value.
Note investing without the right amount of note seasoning is just a recipe for disaster!
It’s our job to make sure that as a buyer, AND as a seller, that you have the right tools for the job. That’s why we’ve dedicated an entire youtube channel just for you!
Note seasoning is simply – how long the buyer has been paying on the note. What does their payment history look like? Is it steady and consistent? Do they have repeated late payments? Is there missing documentation to prove the payments have been made on time? Taking all of these into account will make for a much stronger note buying and selling experience – and will maximize the value of your note! As part of the due diligence on both ends, it’s important as a buyer AND a seller that you know this information.
Are you looking for help with note seasoning? Let us help! Head on over to or contact page and let’s get in touch! I’d love to help speak to you about how we can make your note buying or selling experience a success! CLICK HERE.
SO LET’S GET STARTED. Click the video above for more info on the importance of note seasoning. Note investing doesn’t have to be hard – with the right tools for the job, and the right people on your side, you can ensure that your cake will be baked to perfection! Talk more soon!
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Dave Franecki EXPERTISE:
Mortgages and creative financing,
building and development
Generating passive income for long term wealth
Real estate deal-making
high volume REO agent
With over 30 years in the industry – let me help walk you through the oftentimes confusing world of note selling.
Selling your mortgage note is not all about or just about price. It is also about working wit a buyer who will follow through and actually close at the agreed price. If you have a note to sell and you are not sure who to call, who to trust or what to look for yo will want to watch this short 9 minute video
What’s My Note Worth?
A question all note sellers have and have a right to know.
Timing Your Mortgage Note Sale is everything.
So, when is the correct time to sell your mortgage note?
The following utube video with my friends Walter Wofford and Jim Ingersoll is so to the point as to the value of trusts in any form of a real estate transaction.
They discuss the ultra importance of transactional privacy and how that helps with asset protection.Under what circumstances would you want the general public to know the properties you own?
Trusts provide privacy and effectively separate all of your investment assets. They are not hard to use and provide tremendous privacy in your deals as a trustee is used to hold title and the trust agreement is not recorded at the courthouse.
Under what circumstances would you not like the public to know that you own a property?
What are the benefits of using trusts?
1. Privacy – Keep your name and LLC out of public records
2. Liens and judgments
3. Probate benefits
4. Sell the entity, not the property
5. Personal property trusts for IRAs, cars, boats, etc
Today I cam across this article title,” The Three Ds of Doom: Debt, Default, Depression”. Without sounding negative, it certainly makes one think about the current economy. Everything appears to be booming, at least here in the greater Phoenix Metroplex. But………..what is under the covers. What goes up always comes down. It is a fact of life. Now apply this to the niche business. It is the paper side of real estate.
In the very near future, Capstone will be launching a Utube note training series on buying Notes. One of the topics as part of the due diligence series will be a deep dive into Investment to Value and Loan to Value. In other words, what is the note buyers safety net in the event of a downturn. How to minimize the pain in your portfolio. The only way I know is to have an EQUITY SPREAD. For instance, if a note has a $100,000 unpaid loan balance (aka UPB), what is your risk tolerance. What safety net do you require? The Capstone safety net is an Investment to Value (ITV) not exceeding 65% and a Loan to Value not exceeding 70%. Some say this is too big a filter. I guess time will tell. Anyway–moving on to the article.
The Three Ds of Doom: Debt, Default, Depression
July 17, 2019
“Borrowing our way out of debt” generates the three Ds of Doom: debt leads to default which ushers in Depression.
Let’s start by defining Economic Depression: a Depression is a Recession that isn’t fixed by conventional fiscal and monetary stimulus. In other words, when a recession drags on despite massive fiscal and monetary stimulus being thrown into the economy, then the stimulus-resistant stagnation is called a Depression. Read more
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 Next Note Investors Forum Meeting will be
Wednesday, August 7th 11:30am-1:30pm
La Famiglia Restaurant, SE corner of Dobson & Guadalupe, Mesa
S&P/Case-Shiller released the monthly Home Price Indices for March (“March” is a 3 month average of January, February and March prices).
This release includes prices for 20 individual cities, two composite indices (for 10 cities and 20 cities) and the monthly National index.
Note: Case-Shiller reports Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA), I use the SA data for the graphs.
From S&P: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index Shows Annual Home Price Gains Continue to Weaken
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 3.7% annual gain in March, down from 3.9% in the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 2.3%, down from 2.5% in the previous month. The 20-City Composite posted a 2.7% year-over-year gain, down from 3.0% in the previous month.
Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tampa reported the highest year-over-year gains among the 20 cities. In March, Las Vegas led the way with an 8.2% year-over-year price increase, followed by Phoenix with a 6.1% increase, and Tampa with a 5.3% increase. Four of the 20 cities reported greater price increases in the year ending March 2019 versus the year ending February 2019.
(NOTE: The Phoenix Market did a complete u-turn NORTH. 45% of all inventory was sold in April. What was a down turn, is now back on track. The Phoenix area is growing by 86,000 people every year. Maricopa County is the fasted growing county in country. CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL REIA STATS
IL IN MI OH TN
BPO Range: $33,000 – $70,000
UPB RANGE: $17,785 – $34,860
PURCHASE PRICE RANGE: $19,000 – $26,200
PRICING RANGE: 76% to 90% of UPB
Re-Performing Loans & Seasoned Performing Loans
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CASE STUDY 3
This post is a 3rd in a series of 4 regarding how a perfectly good performing note goes south due to life event situation.
This particular note was in the small town of Marshall, IN. The note -Contract for Deed- was originated in 2009. The payors significant other passed in 2010. My IRA purchased the note in 2015. The note was scheduled to mature in June, 2019. I was unaware of the loss of the male payor. The payment history evolved into a rolling 120 days, meaning after 4 months the payor paid the balance or part of the balance to stay out of the forfeiture procedure. However this payment history caught up with the payor in that there was a $5,000 unpaid balance balloon that went beyond the due date of the note.
Fast forward to February, 2019, I was tired of constantly contacting the payor. I did not want to go thru the forfeiture process as to take back the house –due to condition, was not a viable option. Plus 9 months and $3,000 in attorney fees were not viable. In prior conversations, it was discovered she was the caregiver of her mother and was not working. He current husband was not working. After multiple conversations, she realized she needed help. Her Dad was brought into the conversation. He agreed to help her out. They agreed to bring the payments current. In exchange to removing the deceased payors name from the CFD, they agreed to a loan modification which extended the term 12 months, and stay current. If they ran late past 15 days, the newly executed Quit Claim deed would be recorded and my IRA would own the house.
It was a win-win. The payor benefited by having the deceased partner removed from any claim of ownership, the loan was brought current, I avoided the possibility of a 9 month forefeiture procedure and the payor will own her house free and clear in 12 months with the extension of the balloon due date.
Even though the remaining balance was small, the solution was perfect for all.
I have learned, if one works with the payor and developes a dialog, future unfortunate events can be worked out much easier. But, it is all about how can the payor feels and appreciates that they are being helped so they will be open to a solution which also benefits the note holder in the event needed.
This case study was presented at the May 1 Note Investors Forum Meetup