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Seal The Deal With Curb Appeal

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

Curb AppealCurb appeal is one of the most important aspects of any real estate transaction. For me, it is the curb appeal that defines everything about my deal. How much will I offer? How much will it take to rehab the property? How does it compare to the surrounding living conditions? Simply stated, if the curb appeal is not very good, I know that I can buy the property for a discounted price. And that’s what my business is all about. Buying distressed homes and then raising the curb appeal through repairs to the property that not only raise curb appeal, but also the value too. Here are several ways that I use to bring up the value of houses to maximize my profit at resale. Read More→

Pete Youngs

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

Pete YoungsPete Youngs  is a successful real estate investor, business owner, author, and lecturer dedicated to helping others to achieve their goals as investors and real estate entrepreneurs. Pete’s specialty is teaching people how to rehab properties for a fraction of the normal estimated cost. His knowledge and ability to get the highest quality results for the lowest possible price earned his companies many prestigious renovation contracts such as the living quarters for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games, Courtyard By Marriott Hotels, two different contracts within international communications giant MCI, Publix Distribution Center and hundreds of single and multi-family homes nationwide. Read More→

We had our first Evening with an Expert Webcast on September 22nd, 2010 with our special guest and my good friend and real estate attorney, John Maurer. On our webcast, John talked about the Safe Act (the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act) and how it affects real estate investors wanting to negotiate short sales as well as offering owner financing to their buyers. He talked about the good news and the bad news you need to know. He also talked about doing “dry funded” back-to-back closings, flipping and took many live questions from our audience. Be sure to listen to the replay below so you don’t miss a thing. Read More→

Tonight’s FREE Webcast: Tuesday, September, 28, 2010 at 7PM ET on GoToWebinar.com (Register Now!) with Stefan Kasian and Special Guest.

Tonight’s Topic: “Group Restructures Your Mortgages Below Today’s Values… And You Still Keep The House!” That is great news! Tonight’s webcast at 7PM ET will feature the principals of an incredible mastermind. They are based in California and claim over 100 successful cases (and growing). In this informative call, they will explain step-by-step how you can get better-than-short-sale results with your home or investment properties and still keep the house!

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Safe ActCongress has reacted to the financial meltdown in the housing sector in a number of interesting ways. Very few of them, I feel, are likely to actually deal with the root issues of why the bubble grew so much in the first place. In 2008, the US Congress passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (Also called SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act or simply the SAFE Act).  The main purpose of the act was to restrict the ability to make mortgages to those that are licensed by the state. Georgia incorporated the SAFE act into law in 2010 with an update to the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act (Called GRMA) that can be found in O.C.G.A. 7-1-1000 and following to about 7-1-1018. The changes to the law have significant impact on investors who buy real property in Georgia and sell it using owner financing.

The first and easiest thing to note is that there are no changes when the purchaser is an investor. The law does not attempt to restrict buyers who are also investors. If you are an investor-to-investor seller of property, you need read no further and be glad that this is the case. Read More→

Hey everyone! I am excited to announce that we are launching our new Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast TONIGHT, September 22nd, 2010 at 7PM ET via GoToWebinar.com with our special guest and my good friend and real estate attorney, John Maurer. John brings to the table twelve years of real estate experience with a specialty in investor services. John has handled all aspects of real estate transactions from conventional loans to hard money deals. He has done short sales, back to back closings, wrap mortgages, owner financing and dealt with non-closing real estate litigation including foreclosures, evictions and the creation of various contracts including rental contracts and lease purchases.

On our webcast, John will be hitting some of the highlights of the new investor market landscape. He will answer questions about the SAFE Act and how it relates to both Short Sales and Owner Financing. He will discuss back-to-back transactions, both general and as part of a short sale. He will discuss issues regarding financing and seasoning.

Don’t miss your chance to get your questions answered by John Maurer LIVE on our first ever, Evening with an Expert Webcast! Register for the Webcast Now!

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Hey everyone! I am excited to announce that we are launching our new Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast on September 22nd, 2010 at 7PM ET via GoToWebinar.com with our special guest and my good friend and real estate attorney, John Maurer. John brings to the table twelve years of real estate experience with a specialty in investor services. John has handled all aspects of real estate transactions from conventional loans to hard money deals. He has done short sales, back to back closings, wrap mortgages, owner financing and dealt with non-closing real estate litigation including foreclosures, evictions and the creation of various contracts including rental contracts and lease purchases.

On our webcast, John will be hitting some of the highlights of the new investor market landscape. He will answer questions about the SAFE Act and how it relates to both Short Sales and Owner Financing. He will discuss back-to-back transactions, both general and as part of a short sale. He will discuss issues regarding financing and seasoning. Don’t miss your change to get your questions answered by John Maurer on our first ever, Evening with an Expert Webcast! Register for the Webcast Now!

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John Maurer, Real Estate Attorney

Posted on September 22, 2010 by

John Maurer, Attorney at LawJohn Maurer was born in Nashville Tennessee and attended undergraduate college at the University of Knoxville, Tennessee. He came to Georgia in 1992 to study law at Emory University and graduated in 1996 with his J.D. Upon passing the Bar, he practiced litigation and was admitted to practice in all Georgia Courts including the Federal Northern and Middle District Courts of Georgia. In 1998 he began his work in residential real estate. In 2004 he left the firm of Stevens, Maurer and Cooper to open his own firm where he felt he could give more personalized service to his clients.

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Atlanta REIA North Monthly MeetingAtlanta REIA North meets TONIGHT at 6:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia. At last month’s meeting we talked about how to crank up your leads online using Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing. In fact, we just kicked off our 90 Day Extreme Internet Marketing Workshop – The SEO/SEM Edition last night in case you missed it.

This month at our Atlanta REIA North Meeting, we’re going to talk about using offline guerrilla marketing techniques to generate all the buyer and seller leads we  can handle in addition to online marketing techniques. We will also be doing a marketing segment, so bring in your haves, wants, needs, flyers and any deals you wish to market and share with our group in person or online. We will also be doing a networking segment during the meeting so don’t forget your business cards.

Also, immediately after the Atlanta REIA North Meeting, we will break and reconvene at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network and have fun with us!

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Extreme Makeover - SEO/SEM EditionOn our 1st Atlanta REIA Business Opportunity Webcast (Register for Monthly Webcast) on September 16th, 2010, Dustin Griffin explained why only the top 5% of all real estate investors out there get 90% of all the leads generated online while the other 95% of investors compete over the remaining 10% of those leads. Dustin also showed viewers how to post an article or advertisement online and have it appear #1 on Google in a matter of seconds or minutes at most. He also showed us how to totally dominate the first page of Google and other major search engines locally quicker than we ever thought possible using simple, easy-to-implement Guerrilla Internet Marketing techniques! Read More→

Extreme Makeover - SEO/SEM EditionAre you getting your fair share of leads from the Internet? Do you get at least 1 lead per day from your website? How about 2, 5, 10 or more?

If you were to go to Google, Yahoo or Bing right now and type in your company name, could you easily find your site on the first page?

Or what if you typed in a few common search phrases about your company, what you do, etc… can you still find your site on the first page of the search engine results?

If not, you’re not alone. It’s been said that the top 5 percent of all real estate investors get 90% of all the leads generated online from search engine searches. This means that the other 95% of investors fight for the remaining 10% of the online leads.

So why are the top 5% of these investors getting the vast share of the online leads? What do they know that you don’t?

Learn their secrets TONIGHT on Atlanta REIA’s Webcast at 7PM ET on Guerrilla Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) so you too can share their success faster than you ever thought possible for very little or no money… emphasis on no money!

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Have you noticed the new wave of foreclosures coming your way? There are more and more houses going to foreclosure and it is the next wave that you are starting to see and it is just the beginning. There is a right way and a wrong way to do a Short Sale. This webinar will tell you what to look for when doing a short sale.

Many sellers don’t know what can happen if their house goes to foreclosure. They believe it is all over with and they can start have a fresh start. That is not true!!! That is what the banks want all the sellers to believe.

Kimberlee Frank of Foreclosures Gone WildTonight at 7PM ET, join Kimberlee Frank on the Foreclosures Gone Wild Webinar as she tells you how long the banks have to go after a seller for a deficiency judgment long after a foreclosure is complete. She is also going to spill her guts on some of the banks that are now changing their guidelines. She is also going to tell you about buying and selling a house with a buyer using FHA Financing. The fact that FHA has removed the 90 day Flip requirement is filled with a bunch of holes.

Join us for a webinar on TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 PM ET

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