What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA – Week of April 23, 2012Posted on April 24, 2012 by
We have another great week of meetings, webcasts and workshops for our Atlanta REIA Members and Guests. Monday is Atlanta REIA West in Marietta with LaGaylia Appleby. Tuesday is the Note Buyers Group with Tom Boyer as well as the start of a new Prosperity Webcast Series with Dr. Stefan Kasian. Wednesday is the Beginning Investors Group with Dorsie Boddiford. The Cash Cows Commercial Group is on Thursday with Steve Brown on investing in Strip Shopping Centers followed by Haves & Wants with Joe Thompson. Saturday is the Courthouse 101 Workshop with Gordon Catts.
Fight For Your Right to Lower Your Property Taxes!
with LaGaylia Appleby
We’ve all heard “You can’t fight City Hall”. Well, this isn’t exactly all true. Please join us Monday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA (map), where we are pleased to host our very special guest speaker, LaGaylia Appleby of Real Estate Works 4 U! LaGaylia works diligently to lower property taxes for both homeowners and real estate investors across Atlanta. She’s got many tips and techniques to share with us on how we can go about lowering our property taxes legally, ethically, and honestly. By working within the laws and guidelines of our government agencies, she’s been able to save me (Leslie Mathis) well over $1,000 on just two properties! What will you do with the money you save by joining us at Atlanta REIA West and lowering your property taxes? Read More→
Hosted by Tom Boyer
The Note Buyers Group an Atlanta REIA educational and networking subgroup led by Tom Boyer that is designed to teach real estate investors how to buy and sell the mortgage notes that secure a property rather than buying the property itself. The group’s goal is to transact deals within the group and increase our professionalism through education in a changing credit market. The agenda for this month’s meeting is (1) Haves/Wants, (2) Notes for Sale – Bring yours for analysis, (3) Smaller investment amount opportunities and (4) Strategies using seller financing to buy/sell properties, and (4) Legislation update as appropriate.
The Note Buyers Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Olive Garden located at 2467 Cobb Parkway SE in Smyrna about 1/2 mile from I-285. If you are a new investor, this is a great opportunity to pick up pointers on what to do and what not to do when investing in notes. Atlanta REIA Members can attend at no charge. Read more >>
“How to Get Negatives Deleted Off Your Credit Report” with Dr. Stefan Kasian
On our first installment of the new Insider Secrets to Upgrade Your Prosperity Webcast Series, hosted by Dr. Stefan Kasian, on Tuesday, April 24th at 7 PM ET, he and a credit repair expert will discuss how to get negatives deleted off your credit report.
You will never reach your full prosperity and investment potential if you have any credit issues. And you won’t cash a big fat check from your buyer unless (s)he has decent enough credit to get a loan.
You may think you know all there is to fixing your credit, but think again. You might do all the right things to try to fix your credit, but even if you miss 1% of the final steps, one subtle thing you miss and you will get ZERO or poor results.
This is a unique step-by-step webcast with a consultant to got fed up with all the misinformation from the credit bureaus, all the hype from other companies, and figured out a powerful formula that you can put to use immediately to start removing stuff from your credit bureaus.
He will show you, in webinar format, plain and simple before and after examples of his own, his wife’s and his clients’ credit reports, and you will be amazed and the negatives that slip away, thanks to his bulletproof tactics.
Getting Up in Running in Real Estate Investing
with Dorsie Boddiford
Event is Overbooked! Show Up Early to Get a Seat!
23 year old Georgia Tech grad, Dorsie Boddiford, will be our main speaker at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on April 25th at 6:30 PM. Dorsie started investing in real estate back in June 2011. She bought her first property in August 2011. A couple of days ago in on foreclosure Tuesday in April, she bought her 8th property! Dorsie is going share her story of how she got started and how she has been able to accomplish so much in such a very short time. She will be sharing her insights, fears, and feelings in those first days and months. Dorsie will also be analyzing some of those deals for you and taking questions from our audience. This will be an event you DO NOT want to MISS! RSVP Now!
BIG, the Beginning Investors Group, meets on Wednesday, April 25th, at Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe at 5920 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm with networking and at 7pm we start with a short presentation by the group’s founder and leader Alan McDonald. If you plan on attending April’s BIG meeting, please RSVP by clicking the button below since the meeting will be jammed packed.
with Steve Brown on “Strip Shopping Centers”
Steve Brown wants to take you on a Money Making Journey in the Commercial Real Estate each month at the Cash Cows Commercial Group meeting. On Thursday, April 26th 11:30 AM, Steve will be talking about how you can profit from existing Strip Shopping Centers and in today’s market. He says “It’s so easy, even a caveman can do it!” He will dicsuss finding tenants $250- $500, finding abandon or semi-abandoned centers $3,000- $5,000, converting tenants to a self-owned facility and owning 15% without cash or credit. If you yearn to learn, come learn to earn!
Hosted by Joe Thompson
Haves and Wants is a weekly investor’s networking, brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held every Thursday at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group is all about doing deals and making money right now. If you are a real estate player or want to be, this is one meeting you don’t want to miss! Come out and eat, drink, network and do some deals with us!
with Gordon Catts
Early Registration Expires Wednesday at MIDNIGHT!
Every 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 Gordon Catt’s upcoming Courthouse 101 Workshop on April 28th, 2012 at the Whitehall Tavern located at 2391 Peachtree Rd NE in Atlanta, GA (map), he 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: Read More >>