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
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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
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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
Join us Wednesday September 5th 11:30am.
Lunch at the Note Investors Forum Meetup
Trust Basics For Notes & Real Property
What Every Note & Real Estate Investor Needs to Know
Why trusts should be utilized in the Note/Real Estate Arena.
We’ll drill down into what works & does not work.
Practical hands on application for a ROTH IRA
Today an IRA administrator questioned -requested an explanation on the sale of a partial. He said he had never seen this type of transaction before. Neither had his compliance officer.
They were confused and requested a simple explanation which follows.
All of the following statements are true:
- Partials can be difficult to understand.
- Partials can be simple.
- Partials may be a safer note investment than selling a full note.
- Partials are a conservative tool which is perfect for a ROTH IRA
- Partials are a great tool to grow ones’ ROTH IRA if one is selling the front payments and keeping the tail, in affect an annuity for the future.
- When one is selling a Partial, you are recouping your initial investment and the tail is effect “free” future cash flow.
“Bob” is buying 3 partials–funding the last purchase of 125 payments(blue) for $18,900.
My entity is keeping the remaining payments –gold(the tail).My entity is assigning all the payments to him as evidenced by an allonge which keeps this transaction SEC compliant.
This is a great deal for Bob, because I will always be in the deal protecting the remaining payments(gold).
After Bob receives his payments, the remaining payments will be reconveyed to my entity as evidenced by a Reconveyance of Agreement for Deed which references the Purchase and Sale Agreement.
In the event of an early payoff, default or if Bob opts to exercise the 60 month buy back provision the following chart –the Entitlement Schedule –Schedule B illustrates how that scenario will be administered.
The IRA Administrator has executed the following docs:
- Purchase Agreement
- Reconveyance of Agreement for Deed which will be recorded and is subject to the Purchase and Sale Agreement. This doc puts everyone on notice and guarantees the return of the note to me after Tom has been fully paid for his investment subject to the entitlement schedule
Bob will record the Assignment of Contract for Deed to protect himself and will have the original note and the allonge(transfers the note) which will be archived by the Servicier and distribute the 125 payments to Bob. In the event of an early payoff or if the purchaser wants to exercise his 60 month option for an early buyback, his administrator as a road map for future reference.
The IRA company rep understood this transaction when explained in plain English. Additionally he received the following Partial from our NoteHolder’s Handbook–Note Holders Handbook_Partials.
A partial is one of the safest ways to invest in notes.
The IRA Administrator thanked me for providing a “Great explanation!”