Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Using Lease Options to Profit from Rental Properties

YOU CAN MAKE GOOD REAL ESTATE INCOME using a LEASE OPTION on rental properties you own. Here's how you might do it.

Rent the property to a tenant at the going rent in the area with an option to your renter to buy the property at a stated price in a given time period. Thus, you might rent a Single-Family Home (SFH) to a tenant for $1,500 per month with a Lease Option to buy the house for $125,000 at any time for the next 5 years, or 60 months. 

As part of your Lease Option you will have the tenant pay the first month’s rent, plus a Security Deposit of 3 months’ rent before moving in. This will give you a total of $6.000 (= 4 X $1,500). In some cases you’ll be able to buy the SFH at foreclosure for just a few hundred dollars. So your security deposit will more than pay your down payment on the house, plus give you some working capital.

TO EARN BIG MONEY WITH LEASE OPTIONS it’s usually best to have:
  • A string of SFH--say 10 or more--to ensure a steady monthly income and a phased buying schedule over several years so you can look ahead to blocks of cash coming into your bank.
  • A concentration of your SFH in an area that is easy for you, or one of your agents, to get around. This makes your whole operation easier to run and much more profitable.
  • A focus on the financial aspects of your business. You get the needed down payment on each lease option deal so you have a large enough money reward from every SFH you buy.
YOU CAN USE A LEASE OPTION FOR A MULTIFAMILY apartment building, but your market--that is, the number of people looking for Multi-Family Apartment House deals--is much smaller. So:
  • If you’re looking for a fast start with a large market, go SFH.
  • If you’re looking for a low-cost start, go to SFH now.
  • If you’re looking for easy financing your lease option, go SFH.
  • If you’re looking for a no-credit-check start, go SFH.
  • If you’re looking for quick cash-in-hand deals, go SFH.
TO GET STARTED IN SFH LEASE OPTIONS, contact your local County Clerk by phone. Ask “Who handles SFH foreclosures in this area?” Get the phone number and immediately contact that group. Ask for their free list. Figure which ones you can lease option and start building your wealth!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Twenty-three Ways to Find Foreclosure Real Estate

IF YOU ATTEND A "GET RICH IN REAL ESTATE" SEMINAR TODAY, chances are good it will focus on:
  • foreclosures and preforeclosures
  • "probate properties"
  • "repo homes"
  • ugly houses"
  • flipping
  • wholesaling
THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE FORECLOSURE PROPERTIES IS ON THE RISE and the popularity of buying foreclosure real estate remains high.  
THE FOCUS IN FORECLOSURES is on getting early, “inside track” information on properties available for purchase. Oftentimes, this requires sifting through public records called  “lis pendings” at county government offices. 
WHY SPEND WEEKS PORING OVER PUBLIC RECORDS at county offices when the sources below do much of the hard work for you?

BELOW YOU'LL FIND 23 SOURCES* FOR inexpensive foreclosure real estate. Most provide searchable foreclosure and preforeclosure listings by state, as well as auctions, short sales, and foreclosure how-to information. 


WHEN YOU LOCATE THE BEST cheap foreclosure properties, you can grab and flip them for a profit before anyone else gets their hands on them. To make even higher profits, buyers and flippers may spruce up or renovate the properties before selling.

MANY FORECLOSURES ARE BANK-OWNED HOMES—residential houses that have been taken over by the bank after completing the foreclosure process. Lenders take over foreclosures to try to recoup unpaid loan money.

PREPARE AN INSPECTION CHECKLIST PRIOR TO VISITING THE PROPERTIES that interest you. Pay special attention to structures like the foundation and roof when determining each home's condition and value. Popular Mechanics provides a DIY Home Inspector Checklist at http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/improvement/interior/4271761.

FORECLOSURE RULES VARY from one state to another. For example, states can choose to allow either judicial or non-judicial foreclosure actions. Judicial foreclosures usually take longer than non-judicial foreclosures. A state-by-state listing can be found at www.edwardringwald.com/pdf/JudicialAndNonJudicialStates.pdf.


HUD Home Store
451 7th Street S.W.,
Washington, DC 20410,
(202) 708-1112

Nationwide foreclosure listings, including HUD Dollar Homes, single-family homes that are acquired by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) as a result of foreclosure.

Fannie Mae Home Path
3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-2892
1 (800) 732-6643

"HomePath.com is the Official foreclosure website owned by Fannie Mae ... You can search thousands of move-in ready foreclosed properties, access handy tools and resources, and get help with the buying process."

Bank of America Foreclosure
100 Tryon St.
Charlotte NC 2825

"Browse foreclosure listings at the Bank of America Real Estate Center and find a property that may suit your budget and lifestyle. Bank of America also offers loans special to foreclosures in addition to mortgages for traditional properties."

Zillow Foreclosure Center
Russell Investment Center
1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31,
Seattle, WA 98101

"Get access to pre-foreclosures, foreclosure auctions and bank-owned properties in your area. Find home values and listings."

Renwood RealtyTrac LLC
One Venture Plaza, Suite 300
Irvine CA 92618

Provides 1.2 million foreclosure property listings and 4.2 million for sale and recently sold homes nationwide.

"Your source for bank foreclosed listings ... current neighborhood information, and additional research to aid you in your home buying process.

1095 Broken Sound Pkwy. NW, Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Billing issues: 1-800-535-6945
Customer service: 561-981-5337

Nearly 3 million listings. "Save 30 – 40% on bank-owned homes ... Foreclosure.com is the first to list the newest and best foreclosure properties, which are available for drastically-reduced wholesale prices."

12667 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583

Band Foreclosures Sale
1800 Sans Souci Blvd, 136
North Miami, FL 33181

Tahoe Wheaton, Inc.
4112 Crestline Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Toll Free: (800) 310-7730
Direct:(916) 860-1111
Fax: (916) 860-1123
Email: ryan@foreclosures.com

"The Only Foreclosure Site Built by Foreclosure Investors, for Foreclosure Home Investors ... We are the web's oldest, most reliable and accurate source of foreclosure properties available to real estate investors."

National Foreclosures.com

"A leading Bank REO Asset Management & Marketing company providing up to date information on: Nationwide Pre-Foreclosure, Foreclosure & Bank REO Property Listings, Bank REO Auctions & Short Sale Listings." 

Yahoo! Foreclosures

Easy-to-search, free foreclosure listings. 

Government Repo Homes

Lists over 100,000 bank-owned foreclosure and "repo" homes that have have been repossessed by the bank after they are foreclosed.

Bank Foreclosures

"Updated lists of bank- and government-owned foreclosure properties - Step-by-step foreclosure process."

MSN Real Estate

"MSN Real Estate provides foreclosure listings, tips and advice on buying foreclosed properties and, for troubled homeowners, how to avoid foreclosure. Local Foreclosure Properties, Listings & Help."

MLS Foreclosures

MLS foreclosure listings.

Foreclosure Data Online
98-19 32 Ave
East Elmhurst NY 11369
Fax: 718 732 2676
Billing inquiries only: 1-888-596-9279

"Fresh" nationwide lists of over 2 million foreclosed homes, directly from banks, with pictures, details and maps.

Foreclosure Databank
19731 NE 10th place
Miami FL 33179
Billing inquiries only: 1-888-596-9279
Email: support@ccbill.com

Lists 1.5 million bank-owned, foreclosed and preforeclosed homes for sale. Neighborhood and school profiles. Free eBook about foreclosure investment.

5951 Encina Rd. Suite 208
Goleta, CA 93117
(800) 473-1783 
Website: www.realtystore.com 

Lists foreclosures, short sales, auction sales and HUD homes. "Save up to 50% on great real estate bargains."

65 Old Solomons Island Rd
Suite 208
Annapolis MD 21401
800-880-8584 and 877-888-1673
Website: www.ushud.com

"Free Foreclosure Listings right at your fingertips ... We have compiled all of the foreclosures on the market in an easy to search database. Save time and money using USHUD.com to start your search, find a foreclosure, get in contact with a licensed real estate agent and mortgage lender that can help you purchase your next property.


"The #1 discount marketplace for Foreclosure Real Estate. We help you find foreclosure deals nationwide. Save up to 50% on massively discounted homes."

Billing issues: 1 888 596 9279
Fax: 718 732 2676

Over 100,000 nationwide listings of foreclosures, preforeclosures, bank foreclosures and government foreclosures. Updated daily.

(855) 882-1314
Email: customercare@hubzu.com
Website: www.hubzu.com

Provide large nationwide foreclosure listings.

National Association of Realtors
430 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-4087

"Realtor.com® provides foreclosure listings for short sales and bank-owned homes that you can view right from your computer. Simply enter a location in our search bar. Realtor.com® does the rest by returning the foreclosed condos, townhomes, and single-family homes that match your criteria." 

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of Money Watch Bulletin, published by International Wealth Success Inc.

*Links are provided for the information and convenience of readers. Author and publisher are not affiliated with listings. No endorsements are made or implied.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Finding Success In ‘‘PAPER " Real Estate: Options

REAL ESTATE IS A GREAT HOME BUSINESS. Some of my real estate entrepreneurs are so close to their business that they live on the property that gives them their income! Could you ask for any closer ties? (These wealth builders live in one of the apartments of their multifamily income buildings.) 
Choose How You Want to Prosper in Real Estate

You can earn money in home-based real estate in two general ways. 
1. Invest small sums in “paper” real estate—that is, options that allow you to control large pieces of real estate for a tiny amount of money. Your income comes from the difference between the cost of the property and the selling price you can get for it. 
2. Buy, and own, income property of a type you feel comfortable with—such as residential (apartment houses), commercial (stores), industrial (factories), etc. Your income is derived from the rents you are paid, after you deduct the operating expenses. 
Let's take a look at each type of real estate and see how you can earn money from it. And—if you'd like—you can run both types of businesses from your home and earn an excellent income. 
How Options Can Help You Build Your Fortune

An option is a written agreement you have with the seller of a property to buy it at a stated price within a named time period—which could be thirty, sixty, or ninety days or more. If you do not buy the property within the option period (i.e., thirty, sixty, ninety days) you lose your option amount. But this amount is so small compared to the value of the property you control, and the profit you might make on its sale, that people shrug it off. For example: 
You find a multi-family building priced at $200,000. An option to buy it costs $100 with a sixty-daytime period. You believe you can resell this property for $250,000 in less than sixty days. With a bit of advertising and a few phone calls you are able to sell the apartment house for $248,000. So your profit after expenses (including your option cost of $100) and closing costs of $11,000 is $248,000 - $11,000 - $200,100 = $36,900. Thus, for an investment of $100, you earned a profit of $36,900. And even if your option cost you $1,000 (which it probably would not), you'd still have a nice profit for a few days' work. Further, if you were unable to sell the property in sixty days, you would lose only $100 in the first instance, or $1,000 in the second instance. 
All of your dealings with an option can be done from home—except for visiting the property you want to buy. 
Never take an option on real estate without seeing it with your own eyes! You might—if you wish—have a trusted partner or relative check a property for you. But—if you can—you're much better off checking it out yourself. 
Some options can cost as little as $1. Such options are on property that is not in great demand. So while your option costs you little, the chance of selling the real estate will be smaller (usually) than for properties whose option costs more. (We've even heard of options that cost nothing—-just your signature on a piece of paper—but the real estate sold fairly fast.) 
To help you understand options better, you should read the Example of a Typical Real Estate Option shown at the bottom of this post. 
The option shown is a general example of one that might be used for your deals. Since every transaction is different, your proposed option should be tailored to your specific deal; don't use this option without the guidance of a competent real estate attorney, who will prepare your option for you. 
What will be your game plan for making money from home in real estate options?
Here's your ten-step game plan: 
1. Decide what type of property you want to work with—that is, option and then resell either the property or the option itself. 
2. Look for such properties in your area by regularly scanning the ads in your Sunday newspapers, and in any other local real estate publications you can find. 
3. Contact sellers of suitable properties when you find one advertised. It is best to deal directly with a seller, instead of going through a real estate broker who might not approve of your offering an option on a property. 
4. Get full data on the property from the seller. This will be supplied free of charge to you and will include the asking price, amount of down payment, income, expenses, real estate taxes, utility costs (water, sewer, etc.), and other important financial data on the property. 
5. Explore the sales possibilities of the property. Is such property in strong demand in your area? Can you raise the asking price to a level where you can make a profit on this property? A real estate broker can help you answer these questions. (Note: A real estate broker may discourage your buying a property with an option, but the same broker will be happy to work with you on the sale of an optioned property. Why? Because he or she earns a commission on the sale!) 
6. Offer the seller an option to buy the property if the numbers (your cost, potential selling price, and demand) appear to be satisfactory. 
7. Try to pay the least amount for the option and get the longest time—more than thirty days and at least ninety days, if possible—for the option. 
8. Put the property on the market quickly—the same day you and the seller sign the option. Use every means you can to get the property in front of its potential market. 
You want to sell as quickly as possible, even though a quick sale may produce a slightly lower price for the property. 
9. Get competent legal advice every step of the way. Why? Because real estate today has many potential problem areas. Only with an experienced real estate attorney at your side can you avoid the traps that might exist. 
10. Go on to your next option deal. Only by moving ahead can you build a big income from your home in the options field. You can—if you wish—pause and enjoy your profit from your first deal. But the best way to earn a large income in this field is to continue deal after deal! You can earn big money in “paper” real estate from home. Just follow the ten steps outlined above to see what you can achieve without having an office, a large payroll, expensive machines, or any other problem-makers! 
A Real·Life Option Success from Home

To show you how you might make big money in options, here's a real-life story from one of our IWS newsletter readers: 
"1 took an option on thirty-three single-family homes for 120 days for zero dollars—no money changed hands. The option cost of these homes at the end of the 120 days would be $796,000. If I could not come up with this much I would lose the houses. But by using creative advertising and sales methods I was able to sell fifteen of the houses for $748,000; my cost for these 15 houses was $392,000. So my profit, before ad expenses, was $748,000 - $392,000 = $356,000.1 had the buyer pay the closing costs. The other eighteen houses sold for $565,000. My cost for these was $404,000; my profit before expenses was $161,000. So my total profit before minor expenses was $517,000. That's not bad for just about four months' work! Even if my expenses ran several thousand dollars (which they didn't), I'd still have a nice year's income.” The way this wealth builder accomplished this real-life deal working from his own home (he showed me all the paperwork) was by: 
  • Knowing the area these homes are located in.He carefully studied values and sales in this location for a long time.

  • Offering his buyers good value for the price they paid,making it a win-win sale for the buyers and the seller—plus the issuer of the option.

  • Arranging the financing so the buyers could get mortgages that were affordable and allowed them to earn money from the homes they bought.

  • Holding to his asking price even though the buyers tried to “knock him down” in price to get a better deal. 


Below is an example of an option to purchase real estate written by a homebased wealth builder. Note: Any proposed option MUST be written by a qualified real estate attorney. Each option must be tailored to fit the parameters of the specific property and proposed transaction. Don't use this example as-is for any actual real estate transaction.

I hereby offer to buy the real estate located at [Address] and described in the attached copies of deed and title, within the next [Number] days, ending on [Date] In the event I do not purchase the above-described real estate within the next [Number] days, this purchase option will expire and any and all rights I have in this Purchase Option will become null and void, and the earnest money of [$ Amount] will be kept by the seller with no possible recourse by myself. 
Signed—Optionee (You)
Signed—Optionor (Seller)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Make More Real Estate Money: Join These Linkedin Groups

Here are 60+ Real Estate Groups You Can Join on LinkedIn to Learn and Earn More in Real Estate

LinkedIn (linked.com) claims to be "the world's largest professional network." Three hundred million have joined, and millions of them are buying, selling, investing, or otherwise dealing in, real estate. Why not join them? It won't cost you anything.

IT NEVER HURTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT REAL ESTATE. Take a look at the 60+ LinkedIn real estate groups below. Most of us could learn something new about real estate from each of them.

THE GROUPS ARE FREE TO JOIN. Free membership in a LinkedIn real estate group gives you access to:
  • social media networking for real estate
  • connecting to peers, members, businesses, services, lenders,
    brokers, builders, owners, mentors ...
  • leads to discovering new real estate deals
  • online discussions--valuable news, tips, techniques, etc.
  • useful resources--how-to's, reports, reviews, articles, cheat sheets, books
  • employment information
THE SOCIAL BENEFITS OF JOINING LINKEDIN GROUPS go beyond what you can find on LinkedIn alone. From your LinkedIn account, you can continue to grow your new real estate network connections. Just link your LinkedIn account to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or other social media accounts. On each of these platforms, you'll find additional groups of like-minded real estate people and groups you can join. This way you can multiply your valuable real estate connections broadly and rapidly. (It's up to you to decide whether to use a business account or personal account.)

CHECK OUT EACH GROUP AND SEE IF IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU. Click on the group's name to visit their web pages on LinkedIn.

To Join a group on LinkedIn, click the yellow "Join" button on the group's page. Your request will be reviewed by the group manager and you'll be notified of your membership, usually in 24 hours of less.

Meanwhile you can read about the group and many other things right on it's LinkedIn page. Below, you'll see how active each group is (# of discussion) and how many members they have (# of members).

If you have questions, contact the group from their LinkedIn page. For general questions about real estate, email admin@iwsmoney.com or visit International Wealth Success.

The author and publisher are not affiliated with LinkedIn.



The Real Estate Networking Group 

Global networking group on LinkedIn for those dealing with commercial or residential real estate. Including acquisitions, distressed notes, REO, construction, design, green development, asset management, architecture, jobs, mortgage brokerage, finance/banking, workouts, mezzanine, syndications, fund management, law, etc. Due to our large size we're a great resource, so if you're working with real estate feel free to join us! 
Very Active 4,198 discussions this month 
422,908 members

Commercial Real Estate Investment, Development, & Property Management

[Subgroup of The Real Estate Networking Group]

A commercial real estate group, for those structuring or negotiating developments, investments, workouts, note purchases, etc. For apartment or condo projects, hotel, resort, self storage, office/industrial, homebuilding, mobile home parks, etc.
10 discussions this month
93,882 members

Distressed Real Estate Investment

[Subgroup of The Real Estate Networking Group]

For those acquiring or restructuring distressed commercial or residential real estate, or notes. Including workout bankers, brokers, investors, lenders, receivers, debt/REO purchasers, bankruptcy attorneys, buyers and sellers of troubled mortgages, property, FDIC pools, loans from banks, etc.
Very Active 893 discussions this month
99,547 members

Real Estate Connect 

The purpose of this group is to promote greater networking within the Real Estate industry. Our hopes are that you can use this group as a tool to expand and grow your sphere of contacts.
Very Active 497 discussions this month
67,246 members

Residential Real Estate Finance & Investor

[Subgroup of The Real Estate Networking Group]

A residential real estate group, for investors, sellers, buyers, realtors and other agents, anyone working on forclosures, short sales, REO property, note purchases, etc. For condominium, single-family and multifamily properties (including condo projects), land, lofts, townhomes, etc.
Very Active 586 discussions this month
64,517 members

Real Estate Investor 

According to REI Group members, Real Estate Investor Group is the most interactive Real Estate Investment centric community on LinkedIn. Expect to connect with real estate investment professionals who specialize in both the commercial and residential real estate sector.

Join the Real Estate Investor community family:
• Hard Money Loans, Private Money, Bridge Loans
• Commercial Real Estate & Multifamily Investment
• Commercial & Residential Property Listings
• Hotel & Hospitality Investment Group
• Landlords & Property Managers
• Real Estate Brokers & Agents
• Rehab & Renovation Projects
• Real Estate Funding Sources
• Texas Real Estate Investors
• Wholesaling Real Estate 
Very Active 1,636 discussions this month
54,489 members

Luxury Real Estate Network

This group if for those involved or interested in Luxury Real Estate. For those that appreciate the best in life and that to live in luxury is a great way to live.
Luxury property, developments, estates, villa, mansion, condo, island, castle, home, apartment, timeshare, fractional, winery, ranch, land, village, city, town.
Investment property, rental, seasonal, lifestyle, skiing, golf, sailing, snorkeling, boating, scuba..
Investor, Seller, Buyer, Broker, Agent, Realtor, Estate Agent...
International. US, New York, California, Florida, Colorado, Washington, UK, London, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Rio, Greece, Athens, UAE, Dubai, Europe, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Argentina, Mexico,
Very Active 459 discussions this month
51,254 members 

Real Estate Investment Group 

The Real Estate Investment Group are individuals interested in investing in real estate directly, either through properties or options. As a result, they like to be responsible for the equity or value of their real estate assets.
Very Active 567 discussions this month
40,755 members

Real Estate Investment Guild: Investors, Capital Raising, Fund Formation & Fund Administration 

The Real Estate Investment Guild is a 40,000 member association of investment professionals and investors. Connect here to learn about real estate investor demands, trends, capital raising, real estate fund administration and real estate fund formation, and real estate investor databases.
Very Active 336 discussions this month
39,579 members

Real Estate Open Networkers - www.REMCamp.com 

Real Estate Open Networkers - REMCamp.com is a networking group for anyone involved in the real estate industry in the United States and Globally. The group is for Real Estate Professionals, Mortgage Bankers, Realtors, Investors, Agents, Builders and anyone interested in networking in the real estate industry.
Very Active 123 discussions this month
34,690 members

Global Capital Sources for Conventional & Alternative REAL ESTATE Funding 

Forum to network with Global or US-based commercial and residential REAL ESTATE development companies and investors seeking conventional and alternative funding sources for real estate development projects including, however, not limited to:

Venture Capital (VC)
Private Equity (PE)
Offshore Funding
Private Capital
Humanitarian Funding
Credit Enhancements
Structured Investment Vehicles
Sovereign Wealth Funds
Private Placement Programs
Collateral Enhancement Funding including Medium Term Notes, Stand-by Letters of Credit, Bank Guarantees, Bonds, CDs, Life Insurance Wraps, CMOs, MBSs
Trade Platforms with proven Traders from the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and South America markets
Investment Banks
Hedge Funds
Credit Facilities
Ultra High NetWorth Individuals
Institutional Investors
Asset Management Groups
Lines of Credits
Hard-Money Solutions
Gap Funding
Mezzanine Funding
Joint Venture Partnerships
Pension Funds
Top 100 of the World's Largest Banking Partners
Any Other Conventional or Alternative Real Estate Funding Program Opportunities

This forum of global or US-based commercial and residential development companies or investors may include a myraid of real estate projects for acquisition, development and construction of Commercial, Mixed-Use, Condominiums, Multi-family, Fractionals, 3 to 6 Star-rated Hotels, Casinos, Hospitality & Resort Living, Oil & Gas, Mining of Precious Metals & Coal, Alternative Energy (Wind Energy, Solar, Bio-Fuels), Master-Planned Communities, Medical Buildings and Offices, Residential Developments, Manufacturing Facilities, Industrial Parks, Warehouses & Distribution Centers, Senior Living, Humanitarian-based projects (Hospitals, Infrastructure, Social Services, Affordable Housing, Dams, Bridges etc.), Green/LEED certified projects or any other RE project opportunities.
Very Active 1,273 discussions this month
38,324 members

Residential Real Estate Referral Group 

This group was founded so REALTORS from all parts of the country could have a way to find legitimate agents in corresponding cities to refer their clients. You MUST BE AN ACTIVE REALTOR practicing REAL ESTATE.
 2 discussions this month
25,146 members

Alternative Investments: Private Equity, Hard Assets, Hedge Funds, Commodities, Timber, Real Estate 

The Alternative Investment Group provides best practices, videos, audio interviews, and training on alternative ...
Very Active 544 discussions this month
28,062 members

Alternative Investments: Private Equity, Hard Assets, Hedge Funds, Commodities, Timber, Real Estate 

The Alternative Investment Group provides best practices, videos, audio interviews, and training on alternative investments.

Free Gift: Download an audio interview on succeeding in this industry: http://FinanceTraining.com/MP3
You can get our free report on family offices at http://FamilyOfficeReport.com
Our free private equity book can be downloaded at http://PrivateEquity.com/Book
And our hedge fund book can be downloaded at http://HedgeFundsbook.com

Our team has created some of the leading training programs on private equity and hedge funds, as well as financial analysis, investment banking, and financial modeling.

Very Active 543 discussions this month
29,020 members

The Commercial Real Estate Network 

A group for commercial real estate professionals and service providers, including anyone with interest in commercial real estate.
Very Active 126 discussions this month
19,925 members

Overseas Property Investment Network for International Real Estate 

For buyers, sellers, agents, developers to Discuss real estate in Australia NZ China Singapore Thailand India Malaysia Vietnam Cambodia Indonesia Germany Spain France UK Portugal Turkey Cyprus Bulgaria Italy Croatia Russia USA Canada Mexico Brazil Caribbean Dubai Morocco Ireland Asia America Europe
Very Active 390 discussions this month
18,808 members

Real Estate Owned / REO Professionals 

This group provides a platform for all RE and Financial professionals sharing expertise on REO assets and every aspect of the lifecycle of bank owned properties. We welcome anyone with an interest in the field, managers, agents, brokers, field servicers, attorneys and all parties involved
Very Active 50 discussions this month
25,345 members

Commercial Real Estate Finance Investor


The commercial real estate finance group, for CMBS/CDO/ABS/TARP/TALF, debt capital markets, securization, loan syndications, note sales, property acquisitions, law, etc., including lenders, bankers, mezz/jv equity, fund managers, mortgage brokers, etc. For office, industrial, apartment, retail, etc.
Very Active 729 discussions this month
24,675 members

Facebook for Real Estate 

Members OnlyFacebook For Real Estate
Very Active 52 discussions this month
20,002 members

Real Estate Extreme 

 This group serves to connect real estate professionals and students nationally. This group page can be used to find jobs, people, and even real property itself. Resources and links will be posted.
 3 discussions today
19,956 members

Lone Oak Fund Real Estate Business Forum

This Real Estate Forum includes all valued and under-valued real estate assets. It is a professional, sophisticated group that includes property investors, private debt, equity, hedge funds, securitization, acquisitions, mortgage brokerages, REOs, restructuring, investment banking, as well as value-added real estate transactions. The Forum is proud of all the professionals in the group and how the institutional banks, commercial banks, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, all the GSEs, CPAs, financial advisors, estate planners, pension funds, and money managers all complement each other in today’s Real Estate market.
Very Active 113 discussions this month
19,911 members

The Real Estate Investing Group 

This group is a platform to discuss real estate investing in all of its forms. Its also a place to share opportunities with new people.
Very Active684 discussions this month
16,574 members

Distressed Real Estate & Debt

This group was created to give commercial real estate and finance professionals a place to network, discuss ideas and cutting edge practices as they relate to distressed commercial real estate assets and real estate debt. The group shall have a primary focus on the valuation, sale or purchase of distressed real estate or debt. A secondary focus will be on rehabilitation strategies and disposition of highly distressed assets & commercial REO. Whether commercial real estate or debt is your nemesis or your opportunity, this group should be a valuable resource.

Group discussions shall include all commercial product types: Retail (single and multi-tenant), Industrial (single and multi-tenant), Office (single and multi-tenant), Multi-Residential (apartments), Hotel, Mixed Use & Specialty (i.e. golf courses, amusement parks, churches etc.).

Deals posted in group discussion should be distressed commercial real estate only (distressed~60% or less of Dec 2006 value).
Very Active 136 discussions this month
13,793 members

European Real Estate Finance & Investment

[Subgroup of The Real Estate Networking Group]

For those in real estate in Europe. Including acquisitions, development, CMBS, CDO, syndication, investing, distressed deals, mortgage brokerage, lending/banking, mezzanine, JV equity, fund management. For office, retail, multifamily, land, condo, mobile home parks, industrial, storage, etc.
Very Active 106 discussions this month
11,663 members

Green Real Estate

[Subgroup of The Real Estate Networking Group]

For those interested in environmentally-friendly sustainable/green building, such as LEED certified designs, solar, wind, and other renewable energy technology. Open to those in real estate, development, investment, architecture, design, planning, construction, technology, energy, finance, law, etc.
Very Active 70 discussions this month
14,047 members

New York Real Estate Finance & Investment

[Subgroup of The Real Estate Networking Group]

For those in commercial or residential real estate in New York. Including those in distressed acquisitions or dispositions, development, investment, CMBS, CDO, syndication, mortgage brokerage, lending/banking, workouts, mezzanine, JV equity, fund management, etc.
Very Active 123 discussions this month
9,930 members

Estate Investor Education

A group for real estate investors.
Very Active 125 discussions this month
11,136 members

Real Estate Funding Sources


A resource for the Real Estate Investor community to learn more about and network with Commercial Mortgage Lenders, Hard Money Loan Originators, Mortgage Brokers, Mortgage Bankers, Commercial Lenders, Hard Money Lenders, Fund Managers, Hedge Funds, Bridge Lenders, Private Money Investors, Venture Capitalists, and other creative financing professionals in the space.
Very Active 195 discussions this month
10,987 members

Wholesalers Network (Real Estate) 

Wholesale deals and opportunities for exposure and networking with real estate Wholesalers, Banks, Title Companies, Lenders ...
Very Active 233 discussions this month
10,817 members

Real Estate Global Network 

Our virtual community we are trying to build, reflects the joint effort of all the Real Estate related industry workers, such as:
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Agents.
Loan Officers, Lenders and Mortgage Companies.
Home Stagers, Architects, Designers and Builder-Contractors
Appraisers, Notaries, Insurance Broker or Agents
Virtual Assistants and Real Estate Trainers

We are all in the same industry, and we can mutually benefit from cross referrals, shared expertise, and increased web traffic.
Very Active 102 discussions this month
6,988 members

Commercial Real Estate Financing Group (CRE Finance) 

For real estate professionals, developers, owners, brokers in the business of commercial real estate finance & investment field.
Active 20 discussions this month
6,793 members 

International Real Estate Sales and Marketing 

To promote cooperation among all groups in the promotion and sales of International Real Estate with a focus on Vacation/Resort Properties, Second Homes and Retirement Homes.
Very Active 116 discussions this month
7,318 members

International Real Estate Investor Society 

Society for international real estate investors to network US China Europe Latin America Asia Middle East Brazil India ...
Very Active 88 discussions this month
5,985 members 

Bisnow Commercial Real Estate 

Commercial Real Estate News & Networking Event Discounts
Very Active84 discussions this month
6,803 members

Technology for Commercial Real Estate 

A resource for commercial real estate professionals to share ideas and strategies for using technology.
Active 31 discussions this month
5,754 members

Real Estate Investing Entrepreneurs 

This is for entrepreneurs who would like to invest in real estate and be part of a real estate group.
Very Active 84 discussions this month
6,500 members

Foreign investors international seeking real estate

This group is the world leading club for investors from all over the world. foreign Investors are seeking to invest in real-estate in the U.S.A ,the U.K.,Europe, Eastern Europe, India, and China. . The club and owners of capital has become the most exclusive group for real-estate
Particularly due to the raising number of millionaires , the group is witnessing an upsurge in international investors and private investors who are purchasing properties and investing in overseas projects.
Capital owners in the world's top tenth percentile and investors seeking real estate and business opportunities.They are looking to purchase from developers, realtors,brokers, brokerage companies and private clients,particularly in the U.S.A bulk packjes at bank ownd. Buying Distressed Assets, Foreclosed&wholesales,,REO'S-BPO'S,NPN,short sales,commercial Properties,multi- family,mixed used, residential.opportunities with high coc returnes , luxury homes, Lots, Hotels/Hospitality. Take note! In China, India, and Eastern Europe, investors are very interested in mega projects with government approved projects as well as hi-tech centers, business centers, and vast areas comprising thousands of meters for residential building,we have access to lending institutions and investment funds , private equity. Finiancing & Capital Sources ,institutional investers,investment bankers, hedge funds. If you have a project or you are in possession of any type of real-estate for investment .we would be very happy if you were to join our network .
Very Active 164 discussions this month
6,266 members

Real Estate Lead Generation Secrets 

Real estate lead generation secrets is dedicated to providing realtors, real estate agents, real estate investors and mortgage professionals with the best tips, tricks & secrets of generating more leads for your business! We'll be sharing all our best lead generation strategies including online, offline, email marketing and so much more.

Very Active 58 discussions this month
6,115 members

International Real Estate Investors Group 

This is an international Real Estate Investors Group integrated for all real estate professional around the world: INVESTORS, BANKERS, LAND OWNER, CONSTRUCTOR, BROKERS and DEVELOPERS. In Today’s Marker a Land Owner in Costa Rica use a developer in USA, Constructor in Mexico and a Financial in Dubai.
Active 24 discussions this month
5,000 members

China Real Estate

A network for all individuals involved in various aspects of the Chinese real estate industry to get in touch and share ...
Active 22 discussions this month
4,897 members

World Global Real Estate & Construction Network 

World Global Real Estate & Construction Network shares the top news, discussions on real estate & construction ...
Active 40 discussions this month
5,213 members

BIGDEAL - The Real Estate Investment Deal Board

This group is for posting United States real estate investment deals only. This board is for posting investment properties for sale, locating equity partners, etc.
Very Active67 discussions this month
5,175 members

Real Estate Investment In Australia
Investing in Property/Real Estate in Australia. Are You: Buying Property, Finance, Expat & Overseas, First Home Buyers, Investment ...
Very Active94 discussions this month
4,762 members

Acquisition, Development, and Construction Funding for Residential Real Estate

[Subgroup of Global Capital Sources for Conventional & Alternative REAL...]

This Subgroup brings together direct residential real estate development funding sources who capitalize the acquisition, development, and construction of real estate developers, builders and/or investors for single-family residential subdivisions and "for sale or for lease" multifamily housing (condominiums, townhomes, and apartments) projects.
Very Active142 discussions this month
4,608 members

Bulk Real Estate Investments

This is an investment real estate networking site. We welcome builders, developers, investors, investment clubs/groups, real...
Active 37 discussions this month
3,930 members

Real Estate Investing For Beginners 

Real Estate Investing For Beginners is a linkedin.com group that shares knowledge about real estate investing in the USA.
Very Active 202 discussions this month
4,575 members

Investing In Real Estate

Created for investors, real estate investors, builders, buyers, sellers and anyone connected to real estate.
Very Active 456 discussions this month
4,438 me

Commercial Real Estate Finance Professionals 

A network for current and former professionals working in commercial real estate finance all across the world.
Active 39 discussions this month
4,418 members


The purpose of this group is to bring people in the real estate industry together. Whether you are an investor, appraiser...
Active 45 discussions this month
4,364 members


Chance to network with fellow professionals in Canada's mortgage and real estate industries.
Very Active 118 discussions this month
4,088 members

All About Real Estate 

We are here to discuss every aspect about real estate from buying, selling, investing, lending, real estate photography, ...
Very Active 111 discussions this month
3,909 members

 Estate Investment International

This group got its start in Japan and focuses on real estate investment and related topics internationally.
Active 22 discussions this month
3,746 members

International Real Estate Idea and Referral Exchange 

Members OnlyThe largest group of RE/MAX (REMAX) Realtors, Team Leaders, Brokers and Executives: exchanging ideas, tips, networking ...
 5 discussions this month
5,169 members

Distressed Real Estate Investor's Association 

The Distressed Real Estate Investor's Association is for all levels of real estate investors that are interested in ...
Very Active 131 discussions this month
3,647 members


REAL ESTATE SUCCESS is a group that was created for one reason: To help you sell real estate.
Very Active 123 discussions this month
3,434 members

The Global Network for Real Estate 

The Global Network for Real Estate ...
Very Active 82 discussions this week
3,282 members 

Industrial Real Estate Forum 

Forum for professionals engaged in the investment, development, and management of industrial real estate.
Active 31 discussions this month
3,160 members

Social Media for Real Estate 

A group dedicated to bringing together real estate professionals who believe in the power of social media as a tool to ...
Active 43 discussions this month
2,667 members

The Real Estate Finance Website 

The Real Estate Finance Website is a site for anyone in real estate. Get the funding you need for your next purchase right...
Very Active 63 discussions this month
2,991 members

Raising Private Funds for Commercial Real Estate Investment 

Members OnlyWhether you invest in real estate or are seeking funds from others so you can invest in real estate, this group can assist...
Very Active 234 discussions this month
2,869 members

Real Estate Business magazine 

Real Estate Business is a leading news portal, monthly magazine and weekly broadcast for real estate professionals in ...
 545 discussions
2,850 members

REN - Real Estate Network 

The Real Estate Network
 2 discussions today
2,775 members