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Advertising Tips: Using Cash As Bait

Advertising Tips: Using Cash As Bait

As a full time Canadian real estate investor, we must realize that we can’t rely on other people like realtors to get us the majority of our deals. If we stick to the MLS in order to build our portfolio in a "conventional" manner, we may either run out of money or become too much of a risk, based on our debt load, to be financed.

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Top Ten Marketing Tips For Real Estate Investors

Top Ten Marketing Tips For Real Estate Investors

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor, we need to create massive and passive income for ourselves. We cannot only rely on a realtor to help build our portfolio, otherwise we could become broke  or our portfolio could grow very slowly. We must however rely on our marketing skills to create many, many deals for us.

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How To Get Rid Of Bad Tenants Part 2

How To Get Rid Of Bad Tenants Part 2

In the last article I spoke about the conventional way of how most landlords take care of tenant defaults or other reasons for eviction. Continue reading How To Get Rid Of Bad Tenants Part 2

How To Get Rid of Bad Tenants Part 1

How To Get Rid of Bad Tenants Part 1

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor, we must do our best to create massive and passive income. This includes driving more and more deals to us from as many sources as possible.

Keep your losses minimal

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor or landlord, we must keep our loses to a minimum. We have only a limited amount of time during each day, and we want to keep our time to work on things that make us money, and staying away from things that create losses and lots of stress for us.

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Automate Your Rent Collection

Automate Your Rent Collection

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor or landlord, you only have enough time in the day, and that time should be spend creating massive and passive income for yourself by acquiring more property and/or making more deals. So having to go and collect rent cheques every month, depending on the amount of your portfolio, can be quite time-consuming. Continue reading Automate Your Rent Collection

Cutting The Cost of Repairs

Cutting The Cost of Repairs

Stay Out of the Repair Business

One of the worst things that a full-time Canadian real estate investor despises is getting calls from tenants for some small insignificant thing  in your unit that needs fixing.

There are ways to be able to alleviate this  and have the tenant want to be responsible for small insignificant repairs and never bother you with them, thus keeping your maintenance to zero. Is this possible?

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How To Pick The Best Tenants

How To Pick The Best Tenants

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor or landlord, we only have enough time in the day to do certain things, and one of them should not be responding to a continuous barrage of tenant problems. We need to utilize our time in creating more massive and passive income for ourselves.

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Mortgage Jargon – Part 2

Mortgage Jargon – Part 2

If you missed the previous article – Mortgage Jargon – Part 1

We will continue in our series on mortgage jargon. Many of these references should or will soon become apart of your language in real estate investing.

Total debt/service ratio

This ratio is calculated by your mortgage broker. This is a standard by most lenders which states that no more than 40% of your gross income can be utilized to service your property. Your total debts are principle interest, property taxes, heating, 1/2 condo fees, plus all other monthly obligations, such as credit cards, leases, loans, lines of credit, etc.

Switch

This term applies to changing lenders at the end of a term. When a mortgage is at the end of it's term, or coming to the end of it's term, another lender may pay the costs of switching over to their company. This means that if there is a mortgage penalty, the other lender may pay that penalty for you to break your mortgage and move the mortgage to them. They may also offer you a reduced rate to come to them from a competitor.

Cap rate

A cap rate is a calculation that is used mostly in the commercial side of real estate. The the fair market value is divided into net operating income (rent minus expenses, not including mortgage). Capitalization rate is essentially a percentage calculation that is better when higher. The higher the result, the better rate of return.

Closed Mortgage

A closed mortgage is closed for the term, usually 5 years, but it can be anywhere from 1-5 years. It cannot be paid out unless there is a penalty involved which can be discharged at a cost of either three months interest, or an interest rate differential.

Interest Rate Differential

The IDR is a penalty for an early pre-payment of all or part of the mortgage outside the normal payment terms, or even pre-payment terms. This is calculated as the difference between the existing rate and the rate for the term remaining, multiplied by the principle outstanding and the balance of the term. For example, if the mortgage balance is $100,000 at 9% with 24 months remaining and the current 2-year rate is 6.5%, the different between 6.5% and 9% is 2.5%. The interest rate differential is $100,000 outstanding mortgage, times 2-years times 2.5% will equal $5,000 dollars.

High Ratio Mortgage

A mortgage that is greater than 80% loan to value(LTV). What is loan to value?  It is the ratio of loan compared to the value of the property. For instance: if the mortgage was a 70% loan to value on a $100,000 property, the value of the loan would be $70,000.

Equity

Equity is the difference between the value of what you can sell your property for (or fair market value), compared to what is owed against it. So the more equity in a property for a real estate investor, the better.

We will continue in our mortgage jargon series in a following article.

World Wealth Builders offers many unique, practical, "out of the box" real estate investor trainings which offers the student hands on, in the trenches style instruction to facilitate both a different mindset as well as a successful and lucrative real estate investment business. To find out more, please go to www.worldwealthbuilders.com

To read the next article – Mortgage Jargon – Part 3

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Detecting Mortgage Fraud – Part 3

Detecting Mortgage Fraud – Part 3

If you missed the previous article – Detecting Mortgage Fraud – Part 2

As a Canadian real estate investor, we will be involved in many deals throughout our careers. It will be just a matter of time before you become aware of  some kind of fraudulent deal. These articles are to make you aware of them so you can run from anything that smells like a fraud or a scam.

Foreclosure rescue scam

A foreclosure rescue scam often begins with a person, "the rescuer",  who promises to pay off the troubled homeowner's delinquent mortgage. They allow the homeowner to then stay in the property and rent it with the option to purchase the property back at a time when their financial situation changes.

As part of the "rescue," the homeowner will be required to give up title to the property to a new buyer who is perhaps an investor coming in to buy this rent to own property, but is  in cahoots with the initial rescuer.

The proceeds of the sale pays off the delinquent mortgage but the new investor also takes out all the equity in the house and is never to be seen again.  The original homeowner is now only a renter in the property they no longer own and are unaware that the investor is not making any payments. When the investor defaults on the mortgage, the original homeowner is ultimately evicted from the property. In the end they have lost both the house and all the equity in it.

Cash back at closing

Another type of  fraud to be aware of is done cash back at closing. A scam artist/seller can ask  much more than the property is worth in order to utilize a cash-back at closing which can be given back to the purchaser.  Most often the  "rebate" (perhaps for repairs) will not be disclosed to the lender. As a result, the borrower gets over-financed for the property, the buyer pockets the difference between the actual purchase price and the amount that the loan is for. This can be split with the scam artist/seller, the realtor, the appraiser, etc. who are all in on the scheme.

Identity fraud

This can happen on both the selling and purchasing end. A "seller" may be a renter who has assumed the owner’s identity and fraudulently sells the property  under the existing owner’s name.  The buyer purchases the property through what seems like a normal purchase. At that point, the real owner  is apt to sustain a substantial loss trying to prove that identity theft has occurred.

In purchasing a fraudulent buyer may have stolen or acquired counterfeit identification and financial documents such as job letters, tax forms, RRSP slips and pay stubs. (There are criminal groups that use  stolen and counterfeit information to compile fraudulent identities and financial profiles and to obtain mortgages illegally.)

World Wealth Builders offers many unique, practical, "out of the box" real estate investor trainings which offers the student hands on, in the trenches style instruction to facilitate both a different mindset as well as a successful and lucrative real estate investment business. To find out more, please go to www.worldwealthbuilders.com

For the next article in the series – Detecting Mortgage Fraud – Part 3

www.WorldWealthBuilders.com/live

P.S. Take Action now to attend the eye-opening seminar and walk away with confidence, knowledge, and specific "action ideas" that can help you achieve your dreams and leave the rat race behind.

We have been training Canadian Real Estate Investors since 1993

 

Your success is our business!
Navtaj Chandhoke
Website: www.WorldWealthBuilders.com/live.html | www.preigCanada.com/membership
Newsletter: Subscribe  REI Club Membership | Apprenticeship | LIVE Training
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How To Put Your Tenants To Work For You

How To Put Your Tenants To Work For You

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor, we have a limited amount of time each day to oversee our portfolio of rental properties. Even having one or two can be time consuming, right? Some of us have a property manager but even still, we have a responsibility to our properties and to our tenants.

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