Friday, December 01, 2006

Quick Results from Easy Financing of Real Estate

People often say to me, "Ty, if financing real estate is so easy, why don't you give us a few real-life examples of how it works?" Here, to answer that question, is a recent letter received from a successful user of easy real estate finance:

"I read your book 'How to Make Millions in Real Estate in Three Years Starting with No Cash' two years ago, and I started using your methods immediately. My first two deals weren't so hot (I was too eager to close and didn't do enough up-front due- diligence), but I'll make money on them all the same. These were two small commercial strips in Chicago, IL. I bought them with basically no money down (for one property the seller held paper; the other was financed through the SBA [Small Business Administration]).

"It was on my third try that I really hit a home run. This was an industrial center we acquired with a construction loan. I renovated it, and leased it up within 8 months (a year ahead of schedule). For this deal I raised most of the equity from friends and family, after negotiating the bank down to a 10% equity requirement.

"So here's where I am, barely two years after reading your book: Total cost of three properties = $4,670,000; current value, based on rent roll = $6,730,000. That's about $7-million in property value bought with only $150,000 of my own money--ALL of which I borrowed with 2nd and 3rd mortgages on my house. After paying ALL monthly mortgages AND expenses, I'm clearing about $20,000 per month. Thank you warmly for your encouragement and advice in your books, newsletter and telephone calls." By Letter from IL.

This reader built an income of some $240,000 per year for himself in just two years time! And much of his income will be sheltered by the legal and legitimate depreciation of his properties.

This is a good example of what well-planned real estate financing (borrowing) can easily do for you. Also, his equity (what he owns of these properties) is: $6,730,000 - $4,670,000 = $2,060,000. So this ambitious reader converted some $150,000 of borrowed money into more than $2-million in property value in just two years. He "grew" his borrowed money by nearly $1-miilion per year, when you factor in his $150,000 investment of borrowed money!

We call the financing this reader used "Zero Cash Financing." Why? Because NO MONEY COMES OUT OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT OR YOUR TROUSER POCKET OR PURSE! By carefully figuring your costs, including the loans you take to buy an income property, you can get a Positive Cash Flow (PCF) from each property every month! In fact, you MUST have a PCF from EVERY income property. If you can't get a PCF, don't buy the property.

And if you have trouble "working the numbers" of an income property, I'll be happy to do it for you free of charge if you're a subscriber to one of my two newsletters, International Wealth Success Newsletter and Money Watch Bulletin. You'll quickly learn if a PCF is possible from an income property you select!

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We have many other letters and examples showing how readers of our books, courses and newsletters are earning large incomes using easy real estate finance. All of these letters are available for viewing at our main office in New York. Look for more letters detailing actual cases in future posts on this blog.