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Overview Of Real Estate Notes

Mar 27, 2008
Real estate notes are frequently referred to as "real estate receivables" and are used when a piece of land or real estate is sold. These legal documents assign buyer rights and record details of the transaction. Common real estate notes include mortgage notes, land contracts, or a contract sell where the buyer makes cash payment directly to the seller.

In a nutshell, real estate notes are used as collateral and to document the promise to pay the note. Frequently used with mortgages, real estate notes aide in the financing of real property. They are almost always used when the seller offers seller carry back financing. This type of real estate transaction is used with the seller of the property carries a portion or the entire amount of the loan. Typically, sellers carry back between 10 and 40 percent of the note and the buyer retains the balance from traditional lending sources.

Real estate receivables are oftentimes used when individuals purchase stocks within a property. Instead of acquiring the entire property, many investors partner with others to afford the purchase. Investors purchase a certain amount of stocks and the money goes to fund a real estate investment trust. REIT's are companies that own a considerable amount of land or properties such as apartment or business complexes, shopping malls or retail strip malls.

Real estate notes can be sold for cash. Individuals can sell the entire note or a portion of it; however, while selling real estate notes can be a quick way to raise cash, it is not without risk. The seller will not receive full face value for the note because there are fees associated with the sale. In addition to these fees, the property owner may be required to obtain an appraisal or pay a title property fee.

In instances where seller carry back financing is offered, the seller can sell the real estate note to a private real estate investor. This type of real estate note can be sold in whole or part for a lump sum cash payment. This type of financing is becoming increasingly popular for both residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Commercial real estate notes are used for the sale of investment property. Commercial notes are written for office, retail and industrial establishments. They can also be used to secure funding for vacant land and are oftentimes used by real estate developers.

Buying and selling real estate notes is a multidisciplinary field. Considerable knowledge is required and those who chose to become involved would be wise to invest time educating their self about real estate and income tax laws, finance, sales and leasing, and property management.

One of the best places to locate information about real estate notes is the Internet. Caution should be taken when engaging with businesses who offer to purchase real estate notes. Take time to conduct due diligence and ensure the company has a solid reputation in this field. Unfortunately there are many shady characters doing business online and if you do not thoroughly investigate them, you could end up losing your entire investment or spend years with assets tied up in court.

Another great place to learn about real estate notes is by paying a visit to your local library. Most libraries offer books and other publications on real estate investing. Some even offer courses available on DVD and are loaned out for free.

Last, but not least, check the Classifieds or Real Estate section of your local newspaper. Many realtors and investors offer real estate investing courses for free or a nominal fee.

Real estate investing can be an exceptionally lucrative venture. For those who take the time to learn the trade, it can significantly increase their bank balance and financial portfolio.
About the Author
Simon Volkov is a private Real Estate Investor helping individuals who need to liquidate their real estate. Simon specializes in real estate notes and offers investment opportunities for serious investors. Learn more by visiting www.SimonVolkov.com.
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