No Money Down and other ‘Creative’ Real Estate
For many years, investors have seen the traditional
real estate investment methods described in Part 1
of this article as a lot less than desirable!
They began looking at the prices of houses and
finding methods of bringing the price more in line
with making more money in a faster way.
These savvy investors developed ways to get loans
on properties that allowed them to pull money out
whenever they buy a real estate investment (cash
back at closing) and lower their payments to build up
their cash flow (‘creative’ investing).
They even developed methods of determining a
Sellers motivation for selling – and bought the
property at a discount price.
These creative investors also saw that some Sellers
were not able (for whatever reason) to sell the
property at a discount price, however, they still
needed to get rid of the property, as they didnt
know how to manage it as a landlord, or make
money from it – not that it couldnt be done, they
simply lacked the knowledge of how to do it.
The Seller just never learned how to profit from a
real estate investment.
These investors understood how to make money
from such properties, and did.
They bought the property on discount terms, and
made money from the spread by selling it at retail
price and/or terms (certainly one of my favorite
methods of real estate investing). New Atlanta Homes
Buy Every Real Estate Investment via Discount Price
or Discount Terms.
Several years ago (actually, it really took off in the
1980s), Real Estate Investment Experts began
seeing the potential for making money in bringing
this treasured knowledge to the public in the form of
home-study courses, seminars and Boot Camps.
They found that it wouldn’t create competition for
themselves, as many people, even though they
purchase real estate courses and attend seminars
and Boot Camps, will not actually take the
information and utilize it to make the hundreds and
even thousands of dollars possible for anyone
serious about Real Estate Investing.
These Real Estate Investment Experts (being
dubbed ‘guru’) found that this side of the business
was lucrative often making more income from
teaching about real estate investing than the actual
real estate investments themselves.
It is important to understand that these real estate
investment gurus learned early that they can only
teach others what to do, not be responsible for the
other persons success.
Providing the information to those that choose not
to use it is very similar to the old adage “You can
lead a horse to water, but you cant make it drink”.
Yes, these real estate investment gurus got wealthy
from selling this information, but their theories,
principles and techniques taught thousands of
others (those that take action on what they learn)
how to realize their dreams utilizing their tried and