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“We should not only use the brains we have, but all that we can borrow.”
Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Home Builder Pro Calcs AppOne of the scariest things for new – and even experienced – investors is estimating the cost of repairs on a prospective investment property. If you’re off by even a little, it can cost you thousands in profits. If you’re off by a LOT, well, instead of walking away from the closing with a check for thousands, you might be bringing money to the table.

Finding a reliable contractor is a good first step. (Hint: go to your REIA meetings and network. Ask for recommendations. Interview several.) But the best way to know that you’ve got a good estimate is to become familiar with determining what repairs are needed and how much they cost.

So where do you start? One of the best apps I’ve seen to guide you through this process is the Home Builder Pro Calcs app. (At press time, this app costs $4.99 on the App Store and can be used on the iPhone and iPad.)  Read More→

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iPad Workshop with Don DeRosaIf you want to learn how to use the iPad to revolutionize your business, come join us at for Part 2 of the iPad Workshop with Don DeRosa on Wednesday, July 6th at 5 PM at our Atlanta REIA North Office located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr in Buford just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia or online via GoToWebinar.com. The workshop is only $10 for Gold Members, $20 for Silver Members and $30 for guests.

PLEASE NOTE: If you attended PART 1 of the iPad Workshop on June 22nd, you can attend this 2nd iPad Workshop at NO CHARGE by using coupon code “IPADPART1“. If you are an Atlanta REIA Member and missed the first workshop, you can pay to attend Part 2 of this iPad Workshop and watch a replay of Part 1and Part 2 on the Members Only Section of AtlantaREIA.com as they becomes available.

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iPad Workshop Part 2 with Don DeRosa
July 6, 2011 @ Atlanta REIA North Office
or Online at GoToWebinar.com

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How to do “Subject-To” Investing
with Mark Durham & Attorney Bob Witcher

Robert WitcherLast month, local real estate expert Don DeRosa introduced our group to “Subject-To” investing. Due to overwhelming demand from our members, this month at our Creative Financing Group meeting on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 PM at Champps at 7955 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (map), subgroup leader and real estate expert Mark Durham and local real estate attorney Robert “Bob” Witcher will discuss in further detail how you can buy houses “subject-to” without qualifying for a loan and with little or no money down. Attorney Witcher will discuss the forms and language you need to use to protect yourself as an investor as well as your seller.

  • If you don’t have good credit or a lot of cash to invest, but want to get in the real estate investing game, you can get started by buying houses without qualifying for a loan or having a lot of cash.
  • If you’re renting and want to own, or if you’re tired of your current home and want to move, you can buy a beautiful new home in an nice neighborhood and possibly pay less than you are paying in rent or on your current mortgage, without going to the bank for financing.

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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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Pete YoungsDon DerosaSubscribe to our Atlanta REIA Email Newsletter and receive Don DeRosa’s ebook entitled “Private Money – How to Get it Without Asking For It” as well as Pete Youngs’ ebook called “Fix It Up and Find a Fortune… A Step By Step Guide to Creating Wealth Through Real Estate”. You’ll get a download link in your email once you subscribe and verify your email address. And don’t forget, Don and Pete will be our keynote speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday, March 7th at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter.

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Pete YoungsDon DerosaPete Youngs and Don DeRosa were our special guests on this month’s Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast. Don and Pete talked about how new investors can get started investing in real estate with little money and no credit by wholesaling houses or wholesaling lease-options. Don and Pete also talked about what they will be teaching on March 7th at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting as well as their 5 Day Investor Bonanza Boot Camp on March 16th – 20th. Overall, Don and Pete had some great advice for investors. Thanks Don, Pete and all who participated! Watch the replay below. Read More→

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Webcast on Using the iPad with Don DeRosaDon DeRosa is this month’s special guest on the What’s Hot in Real Investing Webcast. Everyone has probably heard about the hot new iPad, but most think its just a toy. Well, this month, on January 18th at 7PM ET, Don is going to show us how he uses the iPad as an integral TOOL to run his real estate investing business and not just as a TOY. Log on in to see how the iPad and the right training can totally revolutionize your real estate investing business in 2011 and beyond! Register for the Webcast Now!

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Atlanta REIA News for Jan 10th, 2011

Posted on January 10, 2011 by

What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA
This Week and Next…

We Have a Lot Going on This Week & Next for the Active Investor… Workshops, Meetings, Webcasts & More!

Mon, Jan 10th: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Replay is Online!

This is our very first Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session that we recorded live at our January 3, 2011 New Year Atlanta REIA Meeting. This is a new 30 minute session at our Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting that starts at 6:00 PM on the 1st Monday of the month and is hosted by Joe Thompson. Join us at our next Atlanta REIA Meeting on Feb 7th at W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter and you too can take part in the Speed Marketing Session. Thanks Joe and Alan for making this possible. Watch Now!

Tue, Jan 11 @ NOON: Pre-Workshop Call with Ron LeGrand

If you already registered for Ron LeGrand’s Fast Track to Wealth Seminar on Jan 15th, you are invited to the Pre-Event Call at 12:00 PM Noon on January 11th to prepare you for the upcoming training event. You must register for the workshop to get the call in number and password. This is a VERY IMPORTANT CALL and may result in getting you a deal. We will talk about hot to collect leads and what to expect. Ron will be calling many of these leads at the training event. If you haven’t signed up, Register Now so you can be on this important call.

Tue, Jan 11 @ 7:00 PM: The Real Estate Junkie Webcast (New!)

On the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM ET, Kimberlee Frank is going to teach you real world investing strategies and techniques that work in today’s troubled economy and real estate market. Register for the Webcast Now!

Thu, Jan 13 @ 1:30 PM: Haves & Wants Meeting

The Haves and Wants Meeting, run by Joe Thompson, is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session held at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs (Map) at the “Prado”. They meet EVERY Thursday (except major holidays) from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM.

Thu, Jan 13 @ 6:30 PM: Atlanta REIA South Meeting

The Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, run by Reggie Jackson, is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, GA (Map). Please show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Atlanta REIA Members may attend at no charge. Guests may attend for $5.00.

Thu, Jan 13 @ 9:00 PM: Late Nite Networking South

Immediately after the Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, we will reconvene at the Stockbridge Taco Mac (Map) for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network, learn and have fun with us!

Sat, Jan 15 @ 8:00 AM: Ron LeGrand’s Fast Track to Wealth

Ron LeGrandWould you like to spend a day with a real estate investing legend? This is your personal invitation to join Ron LeGrand at his Fast Track to Wealth Seminar on January 15th starting at 8AM (Registration starts at 7AM) at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel located at 2450 Galleria Parkway SE in Atlanta, GA. Click here for more information or to register online.

Mon, Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM: Movers & Shakers with Dyches Boddiford

Movers and Shakers is a new educational and networking subgroup led by Gordon Catts for intermediate and advanced investors rather than new investors. The group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month 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. Dyches Boddiford will be giving his “State of the Real Estate Market Address” and tell us what is in store for active real estate investors in 2011 so don’t miss out!

Tue, Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM: What’s Hot in REI Webcast with Don Derosa

Don Derosa is this month’s special guest on the What’s Hot in Real Investing Webcast. Everyone has probably heard about the hot new iPad. This month, Don is going to show us how he uses the iPad as an integral TOOL to run his real estate investing business and not just as a TOY. Register for the Webcast Now!

Tue, Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM: Atlanta REIA North

Atlanta REIA North meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA (Map) in North Gwinnett County just a few miles from the Mall of GA. Special guests and topics to be announced soon. Atlanta REIA Members may attend at no charge. Guests may attend for $5.00.

Tue, Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM: Late Nite Networking North

Immediately after the Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting, we will reconvene at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac (Map) for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network, learn and have fun with us!

Thu, Jan 20 @ 1:30 PM: Haves & Wants Meeting

The Haves and Wants Meeting, run by Joe Thompson, is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session held at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs (Map) at the “Prado”. They meet EVERY Thursday (except major holidays) from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM.

Tue, Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM: Live Webcast with Dyches Boddiford

On this special webcast, local real estate investor, expert and trainer Dyches Boddiford will be giving his “State of the Real Estate Market Address” and tell us what is in store for active real estate investors in 2011. This is a rare opportunity you don’t want to miss… Register for the Webcast Now!

Sat, Jan 22 @ 9:30 AM: Hidden Profits in Real Estate Research

At this workshop, Gordon Catts will teach you insider secrets of locating property, lenders & other investors, as well as how to research ownership & mortgage information, sale prices, liens & judgments, etc. The Workshop will be on Saturday, Jan 22 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA (Map). Click here for more information.

Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Status Ends January 31st!

Our Charter Membership Drive, which began on October 4th, will end on January 31st, 2011. This does not mean that you can’t still become an Atlanta REIA Member, it just means that you will not forever be classified as a “Charter” or “Founding Member” of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance. Join Atlanta REIA Now for a little as $100/year! Again we thank you for your support!

W Hotel Atlanta PerimeterIMPORTANT NOTICE: Atlanta REIA will be moving to an upscale new venue at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter located at 111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, GA (map) just across the street from Perimeter Mall. Members and guests can arrive early at 5:00 PM and mingle in the hotel lobby and lounge. We will begin setting up the meeting room at 5:30PM and getting ready for the Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session which will begin at 6:00 PM sharp. Free parking is available for members and guests in the parking lot conveniently located behind the hotel.

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Don DeRosa

Posted on January 10, 2011 by

Don DeRosaDon DeRosa is a real estate investor, author, teacher, coach and national speaker.  He is past president of Georgia Real Estate Investors Association. Don is also an an active Charter Business Member of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA).  Don has trained thousands of new and experienced investors to build wealth in real estate using the same techniques that helped him build his fortune, particularly buying with owner financing, using private money, creatively structuring deals and selling quickly in any market. Read More→

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Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, what a great New Year Meeting and VIP Party we had on Monday. It was definitely our BIGGEST & BEST meeting yet!

Our first Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session was a huge success! Guests and members alike really enjoyed taking the stage and telling our group all about their deals for sales, their businesses and any other haves and wants they had. Thank you Joe Thompson for hosting the session and all of those of you who participated. We will be posting the video of the Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session on the website later this week.

We were also blessed to have real investing master, Ron LeGrand, spend nearly 2 1/2 hours teaching us “The 7 Top Requirements For You To Prosper As A Real Estate Investor”, answering questions from the audience and networking with members and guest during the New Year VIP Party. Ron gave away some really great bonus training material for all those who attended and especially to those who signed up for his Fast Track to Wealth Training that takes place in Atlanta on January 15th. If you have not signed up for the Fast Track training, register here now!

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Atlanta REIA Main MeetingWow, our November 1st Atlanta REIA Meeting was our biggest and best yet! A lot of new friends and old ones turned out last night to hear Dyches Boddiford speak on creative financing techniques for many your potential real estate investment deals. Including Dyches, there were five Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA) past Presidents in attendance including Debby Henning, Steve Jordan, Jeff Nix and Don Derosa. If Gordan Catts had been in attendance, there would have been six! Atlanta REIA truly appreciates all of the support that GaREIA leaders and members, past and present, have been showing our new REIA group. Thank you everyone who attended our November Atlanta REIA Main Meeting and became Atlanta REIA Charter Members!

I must admit, hearing Dyches speak last night was like drinking water from a fire hose. Though what he teaches is more advanced and caters more to seasoned investors, he offered exactly what our group needed to hear in our troubled economic times. Simple investing and financing techniques for the  new investor and much more creative, outside-of-the-box, investing and financing strategies for the seasoned investor that are capable of generating large sums of equity and cash flow today and in the near future. Not only did I learn a few new things from Dyches, but he also reminded me of a few techniques that I had long forgotten that are totally applicable to today’s economy and real estate market. Read More→

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