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Catherine McFarlandConquer your fears and take the guesswork out of buying houses “as-is”. Long time successful real estate investor, code enforcement and zoning officer, Catherine McFarland, will put your fears to rest.

More and more these days houses are being sold as is. Sellers and banks are not accepting contracts with the old protection contract clause of “subject to inspection” or “subject to approval of partner”. These days contract contingencies are rarely being accepted.

To get in the game, you have to be able to make a decision and commit to it. Do you really want to buy the house? And are you so confident that you can comfortably put your earnest money on the line?

Catherine will show you how you can quickly assess damages and repairs to a house and determine the estimated repair costs. She will address your valid concerns:

  • What is wrong with this property?
  • Am I losing all my rights?
  • The awful truth about the seller’s property disclosure statement.
  • Should I get a home inspection by a certified inspector? Pros and cons.
  • Don’t let your investment go down the toilet because you missed repairs.

If you are serious about real estate investing, you have to hear this. Presented by Catherine E. McFarland, Longtime Successful Investor & Certified Housing Inspector, Certified Inspector Southern Building Code Congress, International Property Maintenance Inspector, Housing Inspector, Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement.

Come join us at the Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, April 25th from 6:30 to 9 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA (map).

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“Getting Rich in Today’s Market with Bank-Owned Foreclosures and Rent-Smart Lease Options”

Andy HellerThere are literally hundreds of wealth-building strategies available for real estate investors.  Some are more lucrative than others, and many are too much work for the return on investment.  At our next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on April 4th, 2011, local Atlanta and national real estate expert, Andy Heller, will show you why of the hundreds of wealth-building formulas,  Fortune Magazine recommended Andy’s “Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High” strategy among the top five recommended strategies for real estate investors.

Andy and his story will inspire and connect with you, as it is a “regular guy” get rich story.  Like so many of us, Andy started investing part time, pulling aside a few hours each week for his hobby.  The lack of success of Andy and his partner Scott’s “buy and flip” plans led them literally by accident to a goldmine called buy low, rent smart, sell high. Read More→

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Bill & Kim CookI don’t know if you’ve noticed or not yet, but Bill Cook, real estate expert and leader of the North GaREIA, has been allowing us to publish his weekly articles on AtlantaREIA.com.  Bill writes on a wide variety of topics such as finding motivated sellers, buying properties at auction, lowering your property taxes, and more… Click here for a Full List of Bill’s Articles.

Not only is Bill buying and selling foreclosures, writing articles and running his REIA group, but he and Kim will be speaking at our Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, March 28, 2011, from 6:30 to 9 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA (map). Bill and Kim will be speaking about…

How to Make Money at Foreclosure Auctions!

These days, with so many BIG-PROFIT deals popping up at each month’s foreclosure auction, lots of real estate investors – both new and experienced alike – are asking how to successfully buy at the foreclosure auction. Now is your chance to learn from a couple who buys at the courthouse steps every month! Read More→

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Thursday, March 24th, 11:30 AM @ 5 Seasons Brewing in Sandy Springs

Atlanta REIA Commercial Real Estate GroupThe Cash Cow Commercial Real Estate Group is a new educational and networking subgroup led by Steve Brown for new, intermediate and advanced investors with a serious interest in purchasing commercial real estate. The group meets on Thursday, March 24th at 11:30 AM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map).

Steve BrownSteve is having two great guests at this month’s meeting… SBA/USDA Lender, Melanie Brown, and Commercial Broker, Tom Hogan. Melanie is going to talk about SBA & USDA loans available for commercial properties. Tom is also going to talk about some different loan programs available for commercial properties as well as some apartment building that are currently on the market. Steve is also going to talk about how to make the transition from single family homebuyer to becoming a commercial real estate investor. He will also talk about how to option commercial properties for huge profits. Read More→

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Eric NicollAt our next Atlanta REIA Movers and Shakers Lunch Meeting on Monday, March 21st at 11:00 AM at 5 Seasons Brewing in Alpharetta, we’ll be talking all about taxes!  2010 was a year of change with respect to tax law with a couple major iterations of new law and then an end of year “back-up” that left a great deal of the “old” law still in place.  This has caused a great deal of discussion and confusion.   Our special guest speaker on Monday will be Eric Nicoll, CPA, who will discuss all the changes thoroughly to show WHAT has changed and WHEN it will take effect.

Additionally, Eric likes to work with investors towards a mind-set of building wealth.  We will touch on several subjects with the intention of becoming aware of the issues:  Timing of Income Strategies; Character of Income Strategies; the effect of Social Security Taxes; Benefits of Long-Term Capital Rates; Installment Sales; Tax-Deferred Sales; Other Tax-deferred strategies. Tax season is upon us, so this is an informational and networking meeting you don’t want to miss!

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Buying REO Properties at Auction
What to Expect & How to Buy

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingSo many properties have been foreclosed on and repossessed by the banks which are using “ballroom auctions” to liquidate the extreme excess of properties they have in inventory right now. Many times these REO’s sell for 40-50-60 cents on the dollar! There are some incredible deals to be had at these auctions, but you MUST know what you are doing to play in this game. The deals are plentiful if you know what to look for and what to avoid.

Leslie MathisCome join us on Thursday, March 10that 6:30 PM at the Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, GA (Map) where Leslie Mathis will take you step-by-step through what you can expect, and more importantly, what you need to know, to successfully buy REO Properties at these ballroom auctions. She will even cover a couple of strategies that will allow you to make quick cash without long-term ownership, simply by putting these properties under contract, then finding investor-buyers for them. Get paid thousands of dollars in just 30 to 45 days!

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Pete YoungsDon DerosaCome to the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on March 7th at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter for a SNEAK PREVIEW to find out how the iPad gives you a HUGE competitive advantage and all the confidence you need in your real estate investing business.

Don DeRosa & Pete Youngs on Using the iPad for Real Estate InvestingSee Don DeRosa and Pete Youngs show you how the iPad will totally change the way you do business…saving you countless hours of time, and giving you access to everything you need to run your real estate investing business, wherever you are.

With the simple iPad apps at your fingertips, see how you’ll get a lead, follow up immediately, evaluate the deal and decide whether to go on the appointment. Before your competition has booted up a laptop, found a Wifi Hot Spot, logged in to email and called the seller.  Now that’s competitive advantage. Read More→

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Bill & Kim CookThese days, with so many BIG-PROFIT deals popping up at each month’s foreclosure auction, lots of real estate investors – both new and experienced alike – are asking how to successfully buy at the foreclosure auction.

Here are the main topics Bill and Kim Cook will cover at March’s Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, March 28, 2011, from 6:30 to 9 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA (map).

If you want answers to your questions like:

  • How does the foreclosure process work in Georgia?
  • How do you make sense out of the foreclosure ads in the legal section of the newspaper?
  • What do you do when you’re out looking at foreclosure property?  What do you say to a homeowner?
  • How do you prepare for the monthly foreclosure auction?
  • How do you finance your foreclosure deals?
  • What are the biggest mistakes made – by both new and experienced investors – at the foreclosure auction?
  • If you are the high bidder, what do you do next?

Bill and Kim will show you some of their foreclosure deals that went right AND went wrong!  We’re talkin’ pictures, documents and numbers…you know, real-world stuff! Read More→

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Buying REO Properties at Auction
What to Expect & How to Buy

So many properties have been foreclosed on and repossessed by the banks which are using “ballroom auctions” to liquidate the extreme excess of properties they have in inventory right now.  Many times these REO’s sell for 40-50-60 cents on the dollar!  There are some incredible deals to be had at these auctions, but you MUST know what you are doing to play in this game.  The deals are plentiful if you know what to look for and what to avoid.

Atlanta REIA West MeetingCome join us on Monday, February 28th at 6:30 PM as we kick off our very first Atlanta REIA West Meeting at the Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA, where Leslie Mathis will take you step-by-step through what you can expect, and more importantly, what you need to know, to successfully buy REO Properties at these ballroom auctions.  She will even cover a couple of strategies that will allow you to make quick cash without long-term ownership, simply by putting these properties under contract, then finding investor-buyers for them.  Get paid thousands of dollars in just 30 to 45 days!

Atlanta REIA West wants to hear from you—your input is needed!  Come network, learn, and mastermind with us as we kick off this exciting new group.  This will be your opportunity to let us know what’s important to you, what you want to see and hear, meeting topics, etc. at future Atlanta REIA West Meetings.  This is your group, so let us know what you want it to be.  Come be a part of custom-building this group to your desires! Whether you are brand new to real estate or a seasoned investor, you will find this evening to be both very informative and entertaining.  Atlanta REIA Members can attend this meeting for FREE. Other REIA members and guests only pay $5.00. See you there! Read More→

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Scott ScheelI am very excited to announce that my good friend, Scott Scheel, is going to be our guest speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on February 7, 2011 at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter located at 111 Perimeter Center West in Atlanta across the street from Perimeter Mall. Many of you have heard me say that I met Scott about 10 years ago at my first Ron LeGrand “Ugly House” boot camp where Scott and I were both attending as students. Since then we became very good friends and Scott has gone on to become a very successful commercial real estate investor and has trained thousands of other investors across the country to do the same. Read More→

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Update: This Mastermind Group has reached capacity and is now a closed group. You may contact Russ or Beth to put your name on the waiting list in case any new spots open up.

Atlanta REIA Mastermind GroupRuss Hiner and Beth Fasnacht are teaming up with the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance to form a brand new Real Estate Investor Master Mind Group on January 31st, 2011. They will be meeting held at 8AM at La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe located at 1165 Perimeter Center W (map) in Sandy Springs.  Come join us and help shape the future of this new group!

Mastermind Mission: Support the Business Owner/Operator in a positive, uplifting, and trusting environment for the mutual benefit of the organization.

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Movers & Shakers Monthly Lunch MeetingMovers and Shakers is an brand new Atlanta REIA educational and networking group led by Gordon Catts that is designed to meet the interests  and needs of intermediate and advanced investors. Our first meeting is on Monday, January 17th at 11:00 AM at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 3655 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (map). The doors open at 11:00 AM and the program officially starts at 11:30 AM. Atlanta REIA members can attend at no charge and non-members for $5.00. This meeting will take place each month at the same location on the 3rd Monday of each month, so update your calendar and be sure to attend!

Dyches BoddifordOur special guest at this month’s Movers & Shakers Meeting will be Dyches Boddiford, a 30 Year veteran of the Atlanta Real Estate Market. Dyches will will be sharing his thoughts on:

  • What will the real estate market be like in 2011?
  • What should you do to hedge your position to take advantage of opportunities and avoid the pitfalls?
  • What are the market trends and why?
  • How will you adjust your business plan for these changes in the market?

Come hear Dyches discuss his take on these topics based on his 30 years of experience investing in the Atlanta real estate market. Bring your questions for discussion as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Movers and Shakers Monthly Lunch Meeting

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