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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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 following article appeared in the Economy & Markets Newsletter by Harry Dent. The key ahha phrase, “In the next crash, rentals will tend to hold up. Housing prices will fall. Use your equity and cash flow from owned rentals to buy the far cheaper foreclosures (often by just taking over the payments at a discount) then rent them out for even more profits……”
Other Key points, “Rent the House You Live in… Buy One Far Away to Rent Out…”
There was another interesting article in MarketWatch. “Pick your poison: Here are the best neighborhoods for real estate investing if you want income or if you want growth”… CLICK HERE for the article.
I am passing this information along, not a a pessimist but, rather a realist in that history does repeat itself. The Feds have been kicking the can down the road for a long time.
How does this relate to notes? Capstone Capital USA is a value buyer of real estate assets verses a spectulative buyer. As such we only buy assets with a 35%-40% equity cushion — with a strong Payment history and seasoning on performing notes. With proper and detailed due diligence, notes are & will be a safe haven. Safety and security is everything. The following article from the Economic Collapse clearly articulates what is in front of our economy…………………
America’s long-term “balance sheet numbers” just continue to get progressively worse. Unfortunately, since the stock market has been soaring and the GDP numbers look okay, most Americans assume that the U.S. economy is doing just fine. But the stock market was soaring and the GDP numbers looked okay just prior to the great financial crisis of 2008 as well, and we saw how that turned out. The truth is that GDP is not the best measure for the health of the economy. Judging the U.S. economy by GDP is basically like measuring the financial health of an individual by how much money he or she spends, and I will attempt to illustrate that in this article. To read more CLICK HERE.
Over the past few months, Mick Mulvaney has provided smaller indications about how much differently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will function under his leadership than it did under the bureau’s former director, Richard Cordray.
But Monday, Mulvaney fully revealed his plan to dramatically alter how the CFPB operates.
The CFPB on Monday released a new strategic plan, in which Mulvaney lays out how the CFPB will now operate and established new goals for the bureau.
“If there is one way to summarize the strategic changes occurring at the bureau, it is this: we have committed to fulfill the bureau’s statutory responsibilities, but go no further,” Mulvaney said in a statement. “By hewing to the statute, this strategic plan provides the bureau a ready roadmap, a touchstone with a fixed meaning that should serve as a bulwark against the misuse of our unparalleled powers.”
According to the CFPB, the plan “draws directly” from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and “refocuses the bureau’s mission on regulating consumer financial products or services under existing federal consumer financial laws, enforcing those laws judiciously, and educating and empowering consumers to make better informed financial decisions.”
Included among the changes is that the CFPB will now focus on “equally protecting the legal rights of all, including those regulated by the bureau,” a tactic Mulvaney previously revealed in a memo to the CFPB’s employees.
Also, it appears that the only new rulemaking the CFPB will engage in will be to “address unwarranted regulatory burdens and to implement federal consumer financial law and will operate more efficiently, effectively, and transparently.”
As Mulvaney previously stated, the CFPB will no longer be “pushing the envelope” when it comes to new rules, regulations, or enforcement.
“Indeed, this should be an ironclad promise for any federal agency; pushing the envelope in pursuit of other objectives ignores the will of the American people, as established in law by their representatives in Congress and the White House,” Mulvaney says in the strategic plan. “Pushing the envelope also risks trampling upon the liberties of our citizens, or interfering with the sovereignty or autonomy of the states or Indian tribes. I have resolved that this will not happen at the bureau.”
In pursuit of this goal, the CFPB establishes a new mission that is much different from what it was previously.
Under Cordray, the CFPB’s mission (as taken from the CFPB’s previous strategic plan) was the following: “The CFPB is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.”
The CFPB’s new mission, as laid out by the new strategic plan is this: “To regulate the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer financial laws and to educate and empower consumers to make better informed financial decisions.”
According to the new plan, the CFPB will accomplish its new mission by: seeking the counsel of others and making decisions after carefully considering the evidence, equally protecting the legal rights of all, confidently doing what is right, and acting with humility and moderation.
The new strategic plan also lays out new goals for the CFPB.
Previously, the CFPB had four goals:
- Prevent financial harm to consumers while promoting good practices that benefit them
- Empower consumers to live better financial lives
- Inform the public, policy makers, and the CFPB’s own policymaking with data-driven analysis of consumer finance markets and consumer behavior
- Advance the CFPB’s performance by maximizing resource productivity and enhancing impact
Under Mulvaney, the CFPB’s new goals are:
- Ensure that all consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services
- Implement and enforce the law consistently to ensure that markets for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and competitive
- Foster operational excellence through efficient and effective processes, governance, and security of resources and information
Part of that first goal will be to “regularly identify and address outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations in order to reduce unwarranted regulatory burdens,” according to the plan.
Under the second goal, the CFPB lays out two objectives that are designed to help meet the goal, including protecting consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices and from discrimination.
To meet that objective, the CFPB will “enhance compliance with federal laws intended to ensure the fair, equitable and nondiscriminatory access to credit for both individuals and companies and promote fair lending compliance and education,” and “strengthen prevention and response to elder financial exploitation.”
Additionally, under the “implement and enforce the law consistently to ensure that markets for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and competitive” goal, the CFPB will “enforce federal consumer financial law consistently, without regard to the status of a person as a depository institution, in order to promote fair competition.”
Included in the strategies to achieve that objective is focusing supervision and enforcement resources on “institutions and their product lines that pose the greatest risk to consumers based on the nature of the product, field and market intelligence, and the size of the institution and product line.”
The third goal deals mainly with the CFPB’s internal operations, including safeguarding the CFPB’s data, maintaining a “talented, diverse, inclusive and engaged workforce,” and working to manage risk and promote accountability at the bureau.
To read the CFPB’s new strategic plan in full, click here.