Archive for March, 2012

Jim HittOn March 29, 2012, Jim Hitt, the CEO of American IRA, was our special guest for a Part 2 of a 2 part webcast series on “How to Invest in Real Estate with Your IRA” Part 1 of the Webcast focused on basic to intermediate strategies for using your IRA to invest in real estate. Part 2 of the Webcast focused on intermediate, advanced, and creative strategies for investing in real estate with your IRA and gave more examples of how to structure deals inside your IRA.

Jim Hitt, says “If you are curious about Real Estate IRAs and are looking to learn more about this investment options such as real estate, and other non-traditional assets like LLCs, trust deeds, mortgages, and businesses, this is the perfect webinar for you. I will provide the must knows of investing with self-directed Real Estate IRAs providing you with solid and useful information to help you make your decision about whether self-directed Real Estate IRAs are a good fit for your investment plan.” Read More→

Sat, April 7th @ 9 AM in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta REIA & Robert Shemin
Present a Full-Day Wealth Training Event
“7 Keys to Making a Fortune
In Real Estate”

Only $20 for Gold Members, $30 for Silver Members and $40 for Guests.
Special price good for 2 people.Get Robert’s Book Too!

Robert SheminYou and your team have the rare opportunity to spend an entire day with one of the world’s most expensive and successful wealth and investing coaches, Robert Shemin. Robert, who is a CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and NPR wealth and real estate expert and author of 16 Best Selling books, has agreed to show you what will make you a fortune in today’s market. Many successful people including investors, business owners, politicians, rock stars and entrepreneurs have spent tens of thousands of dollars for a few hours of Robert Shemin’s quantum wealth creation strategies. 

How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?On Saturday, April 7th, 2012 you and a guest will get a chance to spend an entire day with Robert for only pennies per hour! That’s right, Robert will also be teaching a Full-Day Wealth Training Workshop on “7 Keys to Making a Fortune in Real Estate” for only $20 for Gold Members, $30 for Silver Members and $40 for guests. Not only is this price good for two people, but it gets even better… BONUS: The first 20 people to register for this Wealth Training Workshop will receive a FREE hard copy of Robert’s best-selling book “How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?” The next 20 people who register will receive a FREE paperback copy of the same book. Register Now to reserve your FREE Book and your seat (only one book per couple please).

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What's Happening at Atlanta REIAThis week we have our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday with Robert Shemin which is preceded by the “Meeting Before the Meeting” John Mangham and followed by the “Meeting After the Meeting” at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter. Tuesday is the Creative Deal Structuring Group hosted by Russ Hiner with special guest “Cash Flow” Tom Boyer. Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting with approximately 40 serious investors that have and want deals. Read More→

Bob MasseyAre you tired of short sales? We’ve been hearing more and more from our members and guests that they are burnt out on foreclosures and short sales due to all the time and frustration it takes dealing with the banks. If you’re a little tired of Short Sales… You NEED to watch the replay of the special training webcast we had on March 27, 2012 with Atlanta REIA sub-group Leader and expert investor Bob Massey and Regis Sauger. On this webcast, Bob and Regis talk about several hot, new, cutting-edge alternatives to short sales.

Regis SaugerBob and Regis share an incredible, new strategy for getting pretty houses at 65% of current market value without doing a short sale. Homeowners can now sell their underwater property, debt-free, with no short sale, no foreclosure, no deficiency and no deed-in-lieu! They also talked about how upside down homeowners can refinance their house at 90% of the current fair market value with no penalties or credit reporting issues. Read More→

Robert SheminOn March 28, 2012, Bestselling author, wealth expert, financial commentator and multi-millionaire real estate investor, Robert Shemin, joined us for a very special Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast. The purpose of this webcast was to introduce Robert to our members, friends and followers and give them details about our two upcoming events with him. Here are a few of the topics we discussed… Read More→

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Cartersville Georgia (map), Exit 288 off I-75

COST: Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE with valid membership card

MEETING TOPIC: How to Use Pete Fortunato’s 8 Transactional Benefits to Structure a Deal!

GUEST SPEAKERS: Pete Fortunato and Dyches Boddiford

Peter Fortunato and Dyches Boddiford“Pete Fortunato and Dyches Boddiford are our two favorite real estate investing teachers on earth. They have been our teachers since the late 1990’s. No one else has the know-how or experience to construct creative win-win deals like Pete and Dyches! At our first Pete seminar in 1999, he flashed a diagram of a house up on the screen. The reason this house was different was that each room represented one of the eight transactional benefits of a real estate investing deal. The eight benefits are: Growth, Income, Amortization, Profits, Management, Security, Tax Benefits and Use. Hope to see you there!” Bill & Kim Cook

Mon, April 2nd @ 3:00 PM – Total Wine & More Atlanta
The “Meeting-Before-the-Meeting”
with John Mangham on 1031 Exchanges
(with FREE WINE TASTING!)

John ManghamPlease join us as we host the “1031 Guy”, John Mangham at our “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on April 2nd at 3:00 PM in a private meeting room at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map), just across down the street from where we meet for the Main Atlanta Meeting. John is a CPA and a real estate broker but most importantly he’s been an active investor for over 3 decades. During the past 3 years, John and his partners have bought over 120 houses!

On Monday, John will take us through Essential Elements of a 1031 Exchange transaction and walk through the steps of a successful exchange transaction. In addition, John will help you evaluate what kind of investor you are and provide suggestions to maximize your investing efforts. 1031 topics include: Financial Benefit of an Exchange, Balancing an Exchange, Opportunities with Like Kind Property, Timing in an Exchange, and Your Role in a Successful Exchange. He’ll also share several scenarios to illustrate how to structure your own deals for maximum tax deferral!

Total Wine & MoreAt 5:00 PM, Total Wine & More will be offering a complimentary wine tasting to all those who attend our meeting and wish to participate. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting or the wine tasting for Atlanta REIA Members and guests. Thanks Total Wine & More!

Mon, April 2nd @ 5:30 PM – Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting with
Robert Shemin & Other Special Guests
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge
Guests Can RSVP Online for $10 or pay $20 at the Door

Robert SheminHave you ever gone to a class reunion where the “least likely to succeed” showed up in the fanciest car, wearing the most expensive suit, flashing the latest Rolex, and wondered, “How come that idiot’s rich and I’m not?” Bestselling author, wealth expert, and multimillionaire real estate investor, Robert Shemin, became that “Rich Idiot”. Robert is an active investor who has been involved in more than 1,000 deals. He became a millionaire by investing in real estate by the age of 32. He has a law degree and an MBA from Emory University.

On Monday, April 2nd, Robert is going to teach our members and guests how they too can become “Rich Idiots” by turning their thinking upside down, unlearning the things that keep them from making money, and instituting a three-part, wealth building plan based on buying real estate, investing in stocks and bonds, and starting a business. Robert is going to show you what will make you a fortune in today’s market If you really want to make more money in your real estate business than you ever have before, don’t miss this value-packed meeting.

Come hear Robert speak and he will cover:

  • What Makes a Successful investor!
  • The 7 Best Ways to find a Motivated Seller in Today’s Market.
  • How to Analyze Any Deal in 20 Minutes or Less.
  • Discover How to Analyze Which is the Best Profit Process for You!
  • Learn the 3 Best Ways TO Get Money in Today’s Market.
  • How to Locate and obtain Multiple Sources of Money.
  • How to Vertically Integrate Your Profits.
Living the Significant Life: 12 Principles for Making a Difference

TWO FREE BONUSES FOR ATTENDING:

As a special bonus gift, Robert has generously agreed to give everyone attending Atlanta REIA’s Main Meeting on Monday, April 2nd a digital copy of his book “The Little Book of Questions” as well as his brand new book entitled “Living the Significant Life: 12 Principles for Making a Difference”. Thanks Robert!!!

How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?Robert will also be teaching a Full-Day “7 Keys to Making a Fortune in Real Estate!” Wealth Training Workshop on Saturday, April 7th. The first 20 people to register for this Wealth Training Workshop will receive a hard copy of his Wall Street Journal Best-Selling book “How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?” The next 20 people who register will receive a paperback copy of the same book. The early registration price is $10 for Gold Members, $20 for Silver Members and $30 for guests. This price is good for 2 people. Register now while seats and supplies last! Read More→

Hidden Profits in Real Estate ResearchEvery month there are over 10,000 Pre-Foreclosure Ads posted in the “Legal Organs” for the 13 Metro Atlanta Counties. The “Shadow Inventory” is estimated to be over two million properties nationwide with Georgia in the top five. Bankruptcies are at record proportions with record breaking filings in the Greater Atlanta region. There are homes in all price ranges sitting vacant. They are not for sale, they are in limbo. The average mortgage delinquency is over 20 months and not expected to get better any time soon. In other words, there are lots of motivated sellers as well as motivated lenders. Learn how to find the hidden jewels that most investors pass by not even knowing that they exist.

At my upcoming Courthouse 101 Workshop on April 28th, 2012 at the Whitehall Tavern located at 2391 Peachtree Rd NE in Atlanta, GA (map), I will teach you the insider secrets of locating property, lenders and other investors, as well as how to research ownership and mortgage information, sale prices, liens and judgments, etc. You’ll also learn how to:

  • Find property owners of vacant properties
  • Locate legal descriptions of properties
  • Find out sales prices before making an offer
  • Find out about Private Lenders
  • See what liens and judgments are outstanding against
  • Properties before making an offer
  • Find out what else the seller/buyer owns
  • How to find property owners with problems (situations)
  • Pre-foreclosure leads
  • Foreclosures
  • Delinquent property taxes
  • Bankruptcy situations
  • How to find a continuing source of active real estate
  • Investors
  • How to locate a source of cash buyers
  • Learn which lenders have REO’s
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Peter Fortunato

Posted on March 29, 2012 by

Peter FortunatoPeter Fortunato is from Boston and now lives in Tampa, Florida. He’s been investing in real estate since 1964 and is known for having one of the most creative deal structuring minds in the business. Peter, through his courses and advice, has helped thousands of investors reach their full investing potential.

Peter is a libertarian and a capitalist. He believes that transactions which you can be proud of result from carefully conceived goals and plans followed by purposeful actions and scrupulous documentation.

Upon graduating from high school in 1965, Peter went right into the real estate business. His motivation was his desire to be self-employed.  Pete says “Everyone who knew me believed that I was unemployable. They were right. I still am!” Read More→

Pete FortunatoOne of the best real estate investing teachers in the country is Pete Fortunato.  What makes him so special?  Pete knows how to creatively structure deals in ways that make impossible deals possible.

Before Pete became one of our primary teachers in 1999, Kim and I did all of our deals the same old way.  We’d find a house, apply for a mortgage, close with an attorney and then either sell or rent the property.  Bottom line: If we couldn’t get a mortgage, we couldn’t do the deal.  We felt like we were buying a Model T Ford from Henry Ford.  Mr. Ford used to tell his customers, “The Model T comes in whatever color you want – as long as you want black.”

One of our biggest real estate investing ah-hah moments happened at our first Pete seminar.  He flashed a diagram of a house up on the screen.  The thing making this house different was that each room represented one of the eight transactional benefits of a real estate investing deal.  The eight benefits are: Growth, Income, Amortization, Profits, Management, Security, Tax Benefits and Use. Read More→

John Mangham

Posted on March 27, 2012 by

John ManghamJohn Mangham, aka “1031 Guy”, is a CPA and a real estate broker but most importantly, he’s been an active investor for over 3 decades. During the past 3 years, John and his partners have bought over 120 houses! He is the Southeast Regional Manager of Starker Services, the oldest and largest independent 1031 exchange company. Collectively saving clients over 100 million dollars of capital gains taxes since 1988, they help to keep tax dollars at work in your local real estate! John will help you evaluate what kind of investor you are and provide suggestions to maximize your investing efforts.

What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing Webcast
with Bob Massey on Short Sale Alternatives

Bob MasseyWe’ve been hearing more and more from our members and guests that they are burnt out on foreclosures and short sales due to all the time and frustration it takes dealing with the banks. If you’re a little tired of Short Sales… You NEED to be on the special training webcast we’re having TONIGHT, Tuesday, March 27th at 7PM ET with Atlanta REIA sub-group Leader and expert investor Bob Massey.

It’s the What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing Webcast and Bob is going to tell us about some HOT, NEW, SHORT SALE ALTERNATIVES!

Bob has discovered an incredible strategy for getting pretty houses (no more spending months rehabbing junkers or flipping them for $5k profits), at 65% of current market value. All this with NO SHORT SALE, no foreclosure, no deficiency, no deed-in-lieu, etc. Wow, this does sound HOT!

Bob says “This strategy gives us the biggest opportunity I have ever seen in Real Estate Investment. Not only do we have a chance to make HUGE profits, we also finally have a way to help underwater homeowners fight back against the banks. You’re going to get an education that will drive you crazy after you hear what the banks have been doing.” Join us on the webcast to learn more!

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