Archive for October, 2012

How To Creatively Fund Your Deals

Posted on October 31, 2012 by

When it’s time to buy an investment property, most would-be real estate investors think that it’s as simple as going to a bank, filling out some paperwork and getting a mortgage.   While that may have been true back in 2004 and 2005, that’s not how it’s done today.  In fact, if you need purchase-money funds, good luck getting them from a bank!

So how and where do you get the money you need to fund a real estate investing deal?  Easy answer – the money is all around you!  Do you think anyone likes keeping their money in the bank, where they’re only earning around 1% interest?  Think about it: Inflation is at 4%; this means that someone with money in the bank is actually going backward 3% each year!

The big question is: What would make someone want to loan you the money to do a deal?  First, the lender needs to make a much better return than he can make at a bank.  Second, his loan must be safe, and by safe, I mean that it’s secured by a whole bunch of collateral! Read More→


Chris Bowser

Posted on October 30, 2012 by

Chris BowserOver the past 10 years Chris Bowser has been making money online. He has bought and sold tens of thousands of products over the internet. Starting 10 years ago selling products on eBay as a hobby, Chris has teamed up with his brother Adam, together they have developed a hand’s off system for making money on the Internet. Just 10 years ago, Chris and Adam had no eBay or Internet experience whatsoever. They were introduced to the internet business and started buying and reselling products all over the world.

Before you knew it Chris was selling 30 to 40 products a week bringing in $2,500 per week working part time. From there by utilizing his internet expertise, he expanded to buying and selling products all across the country for resale on eBay. In just 3 ½ years he created a monthly positive cash flow that he had never dreamed possible. Over the last 10 years Chris and his company has sold millions of dollars of products over the internet. Read More→


Andrew Cordle

Posted on October 29, 2012 by

Andrew CordleAndrew Cordle, the founder of Financial Momentum began in Real Estate just over ten years ago. His first rehab was the spark that ignited Andrew’s passion for flipping. The transaction took 90 days from start to finish, then he received a check for just under $32,000. Andrew was hooked. One house became two, two projects became three, three rehabs became four, and before he knew it, Andrew was buying, rehabbing and selling close to five beautiful homes each month. His average profit was around $55,000 per home, and his record profit was just over $272,000 on ONE house!! During this time, Andrew was offered a Nationwide Reality TV show in 2006. His multi-million dollar company had grown to over 30 full time employees. Read More→


Albert Lowry

Posted on October 29, 2012 by

Dr. Albert LowryEpitomizing the saga of “rags to riches”, Dr. Albert Lowry has risen to become America’s premiere authority on real estate investing. Starting with no money, a desire to succeed, and a great amount of common sense, he pursued his dream. Within a very short time, he mastered the real estate market and began creating concepts and techniques that are the backbone of the “Lowry Formula”.

Al spent his childhood in orphanages and foster homes. Working in a variety of jobs from sheet metal laborer to butcher, Dr. Lowry realized how much he wanted financial independence.

He obtained his real estate license and began to sell property. He soon came to realize that the properties could be purchased with no money down. He bought duplexes and triples and did the routine maintenance himself.

Dr. Lowry bought more property and expanded his method to include leveraging, rehabilitating and exchanging his investments. Read More→


Chris Johnson

Posted on October 29, 2012 by

Chris JohnsonChris Johnson is known as America’s Top Educator teaching people how to find and obtain the Grant Funding they need to buy & fix up Real Estate, start or expand a Business or get a college or university Education!  His knowledge and expertise regularly has him sharing the stage with well known financial and investment experts such as Sir Richard Branson, Donald Trump, Suze Orman, Tony Robbins and Robert Kiyosaki with thousands of people in attendance.

The U.S. Government is the largest “Money Vault” on the planet. When Chris is asked… What does he mean by this? He responds… “Well just that. There is literally Billions of Dollars in what I call FREE MONEY in the form of Government Grants, Loans and Subsidies available in three main categories; Real Estate, Business and Education. The reason I say “Money Vault” is that even if people know it is there, (which most people don’t), they really have no idea how to get it. In other words, they don’t have the “Magic Key” to unlock this vault.”

Chris teaches everyday American’s the key to unlock this “money vault” so people can receive the Grant funding they need to finance Real Estate deals, start or improve a Business or send their kids to the top colleges and universities around the country all paid for by the Government. Read More→


Robyn ThompsonI like to sit down to dinner with my close friends whenever I get a chance and when I was down in Tampa the weekend before last, I got to catch up with one of my close friends and mentors, Robyn Thompson.

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Robyn, she is an amazing woman!

In our real estate circles she is called “The Queen of Rehab”.

In the past 14 years she has bought, fixed and sold 320+ homes with price ranges as low as $8,000 to as high as $3,500,000. She has spent as much as $2,100,000 in labor and materials in one year to renovate properties with more than 22 contractors working full time to take the ugly homes she bought and turn them into little castles at lightning speed. She went from a waitress getting by day to day to a Multi-Millionaire in a very short time.

The bottom line, she is a great inspirational case study and someone you should definitely get to know.

So, during dinner she told me that she built a new audio program called “The Wealth Blueprint To A Millionaire Mindset” and offered it to her students for only $2! Read More→

Mon, Nov 5th at 5:30 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
with David Tilney on Property Management
at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia on November 5th

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $10 or Pay $20 at the Door.

David TilneyWe are excited to announce Property Management Expert, David Tilney, will be our guest speaker at Atlanta REIA on November 5th at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel located at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, GA. David has been involved in the real estate business since 1978 and property management since 1981. He has invested in rentals, notes, foreclosures, tax sales, IRS liens and leasehold interests. David has become the “go to” guy for management of single family homes and loves being a landlord. He looks forward to hearing from his tenants, but often feels like the Maytag repairman who rarely gets a call.

As a landlord or a potential landlord, do you have questions on any of the following issues?

  • Security deposits
  • Property showings
  • Rent collection and late fees
  • Lease vs. month-to-month
  • Property inspections
  • Fair Housing
  • Re-keying locks
  • “Make-ready’s” and capital improvements
  • Pets
  • Applicant screening & background checks
  • Rent increases
  • Evictions
  • Tenant property damage

If you answered “Yes” to any of these issues, be sure to attend the Atlanta REIA Meeting on November 5th and be part of the discussion! David will answer questions, brainstorm problems and force you to think about your rental business in new ways. He will share ideas about how to increase income, decrease expenses and generate more free time.

Here’s what a few local real estate experts have to say about David Tilney…

“If you are going to be successful in real estate investing, you need to have good landlording skills. David Tilney has the best landlording system around and is well worth learning, if you are a serious investor.” – Dyches Boddiford

David is a wonderful teacher… a real been-there-and-done-that landlording guy. He teaches like no one else. His ideas are unique. David will help you become a better, smarter, more successful landlord.” – Bill Cook

This Month’s Mini-Session Topics & Speakers

Dustin Griffin“What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA” is a mini-session hosted by Atlanta REIA Executive Director, Dustin Griffin, to update our members and guests on many of the exciting new things that are going on at Atlanta REIA in the upcoming weeks and months such as upcoming workshops, webcasts, special events, members benefits and more!

Don DeRosa“There’s an App for That” is a fun new mini-session dedicated to updating you on some of the latest and greatest applications or “apps” for your iPad, iphone or Droid smartphones and tablets for both business and personal use. We want to help you become a high-tech, mobile real estate entrepreneur and this month, Don DeRosa is going to help you do just that!

Joe Thompson“Have’s & Wants Speed Marketing” is 30 minute marketing session hosted by Joe Thompson that is held to help facilitate deals by giving our members the opportunity to quickly market things they HAVE and no longer want and to find things they WANT but don’t yet have. Be sure to get to the meeting early and get on the speed marketing list if you want to participate.

Mon, Nov 5th @ 3:00 PM – Total Wine & More Atlanta
Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group
with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaPlease join us for the “Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group” (Rockstars) hosted by Don DeRosa at our “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on Monday, November 5th at 3:00 PM at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map). The Mobile Real Estate Rockstar Group is an educational and networking group for investors who want to leverage mobile technology to become more competitive, profitable investors. You’ll learn how to use the latest apps, tips and techniques to use the information they need, right now, at their fingertips, from anywhere. At 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!

Late Night Networking at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter

Tilted KiltAfter the conclusion of the Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter located at 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. The Tilted Kilt will be offering half price appetizers as well as food and drink specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

*Meeting Agenda
3:00 pm: Meeting Before the Meeting at Total Wines & More
5:00 pm: Vendor & Event Setup
5:30 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking
6:00 pm: Announcements & Mini-Topics
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: Private Lending with David Tilney
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter!

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Participating Vendors & Sponsors

Each and every month, for the duration of our meeting, we have a Vendor Trade Show in which you can come out and meet many of our participating business members who help sponsor our meeting. Thanks again sponsors!

Networth Realty of Atlanta, LLCNetworth Realty of Atlanta, LLC – A licensed, full-service residential wholesale brokerage that specializes in finding quality wholesale properties and making them available to you. Read More>>

Advanta IRA AdministrationAdvanta IRA Administration – With the help of your local Advanta IRA staff, use your IRA to invest in assets you know, understand and control, such as real estate, notes & mortgages, private placements, and much more!

Angel Oak FundingAngel Oak Funding – A direct hard money lender headquartered in Atlanta. We provide renovation/construction loans for investors and or builders to purchase and renovate residential properties. Read More

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry.
Read More>>

Solutions Realty NetworkSolutions Realty Network – Providing expert property management and investment services since 2003. You invest and we take care of the rest! We’re the solution to all your real estate needs. Read More>>

Halperin Lyman, LLCHalperin Lyman, LLC – A transactional real property law firm devoted to providing the full spectrum of non-litigation related real estate legal and consulting services to its clientele. Read More>>

Lima One Capital, LLCLima One Capital, LLC – A fully capitalized, direct lender for residential real estate investors and homebuilders. We are fully capitalized and our team prides itself on closing loans quickly for our clients. Read More>>

The Small Business AdvisorThe Small Business Advisor – A full service small business consulting firm specializing in QuickBooks with a wide variety of specialized services, trainings and products for small businesses. Read More>>

Atlanta Carpet ServicesAtlanta Carpet Services, Inc. – Providing carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile, ACS is dedicated to every aspect of your floor covering needs from initial consultation to the sale and follow-up services. Read More>>

Fuller Center for Housing of Greater AtlantaFuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta – A faith-driven, Christ-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to providing adequate shelter for people in need in the Greater Atlanta area. Read More>>

Craftbuilt, Inc.

Scott Bowen’s Specialized Services

C. Brown Property Management

Happy Homeowners Club, LLC

Pete’s Friendly Home Inspections

Also, special thanks to all of our volunteers that help make our meetings and networking events possible!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!

David Tilney

Posted on October 23, 2012 by

David TilneyDavid Tilney has been involved in the real estate business since 1978. He first “failed” into managing houses in 1981 while acting as a buyer’s broker. He has invested in rentals, notes, foreclosures, tax sales, IRS liens and leasehold interests. David has become the “go to” guy for management of single family homes and loves being a landlord. He looks forward to hearing from his tenants, but often feels like the Maytag repairman who rarely gets a call. David and Mary, his wife of 39 years, winter in Naples FL and summer in Colorado Springs. They manage their own portfolio of rental houses with no employees. David believes that real estate is not a get rich quick business, but a business that can sustain both you and your heirs if you work hard and take calculated risks. Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have another awesome lineup of meetings and webcasts for real estate investors this week at Atlanta REIA. Tuesday is an Evening With a Real Estate Expert Webcast with Mike Warren. Also, the Note Buyers Group with Tom Boyer meets on Tuesday Evening. Wednesday is a Training Opportunity Webcast with Robyn Thompson on “How to Run Your Real Estate Investing Business Like a Business and Not a Hobby” with Robyn Thompson. Thursday is a Webcast on “99 Ways to Beat the IRS” with Patrick James. Thursday is also the Cash Cows Commercial Group Meeting which is on “Death and Taxes” as well as the Haves & Wants Meeting with Joe Thompson. For those of you that registered for Robyn Thompson’s Millionaire Mastermind Convention, it starts on Thursday as well. Read More→


Larry HarboltOn October 8, 2012, we did a webinar with Larry Harbolt on “Seller Financing Made Easy”. Larry is a long time real estate investor and trainer who specializes in using Seller Financing and Creative Deal Structuring to purchase real estate so that he does not need to use his own cash or credit. On this webcast, Larry is going to teach you how you can too! Larry is also going to tell us about his upcoming 4 day training event in Orlando, FL in November. Read More→


Robyn ThompsonOn October 8, 2012, we did another webcast with The Queen of Rehab, Robyn Thompson on her “Wealth Building Plan for Real Estate Investors”. In the past, Robyn has made several appearances at Atlanta REIA and did a few webinars with us on “Fixing and Flipping Properties” (Rehabbing) as well as on “How to Run Your Business Like a Business and Not a Hobby”. But on this webinar, Robyn talked about her long term strategies for accumulating wealth beyond the short term cash she receives from renovating and flipping houses. She also talked about her upcoming 4 day Millionaire Mastermind Convention in Tampa and gave away free tickets. Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have another exciting week of meetings and webcasts for real estate investors at Atlanta REIA. Tuesday (before the Presidential Debate) we have a webcast with Patrick James on “99 Ways to Beat the IRS”. Tuesday evening we also have the Gwinnett County Subgroup. Wednesday is the Atlanta REIA North with Gordon Catts on Courthouse Research. Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting with Joe Thompson and an Evening with a Real Estate Expert Mike Warren on Investing in Liens and Judgements. Read More→