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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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Creating an Entourage of Experts Part 1

Creating an Entourage of Experts Part 1

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor, we must be able to create multiple streams of income for ourselves. In past articles I have gone through many strategies of creating a network and database in order to create an flow of deals  coming to us on a regular basis.  But that is not enough… it is never enough!

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Becoming a Successful Full Time Real Estate Investor

Becoming a Successful Full Time Real Estate Investor

This is  a continuation of "Becoming a successful Full Time Real Estate Investor."

Becoming a full time real estate investor means creating opportunities for ourselves on a regular basis to build massive and passive income for ourselves, just like a regular business would.We need to set it up so we can get paid on a regular basis.

We need to do things differently than what amateur “conventional” minded real estate investors do. From my experience, the average real estate investor uses his/her own money for every stage of a property purchase. They continue to put money into a property that is being used for the typical uses such as flipping that property or holding that property for appreciation. Both these “strategies” end up buying us a job in becoming a landlord or a renovator, and both take way too much time!

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Three Tips for Millionaire Networking

Three Tips for Millionaire Networking

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor we must do all we can in order to drive business towards us. This goes far beyond waiting for a realtor to bring us a list of properties that are deemed "good deals" in their mind. As an entrepreneur, we must be making massive and passive income in order to create a  successful  full time real estate investing business.

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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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Turning a Tenant Into a Buyer

Turning a Tenant Into a Buyer

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor, we must create various forms of deals to be able to build massive and passive income for ourselves. The way we do this is a continuous stream of income that is produced by short-term holds; creating deals without using any of our own money or incurring any liability, as well as building our portfolio with long-term holds. The latter does not always mean being a landlord. There are many other ways of creating long term holds with monthly income and a very nice backend return.

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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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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
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