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I often get asked, "Mike, where are the best places in the country RIGHT NOW for real estate investing?". I always respond my saying that good investors can be successful anywhere, but I've recently discovered some amazing localized opportunities I want to share with you. One of the best places t...
07/06/2009
I keep hearing from investors that they are completely fed up with Short Sales. They know there is a lot of potential in these deals, but just cannot seem to get them to work. It doesn't have to be like that! Here are six of the main reasons I am seeing REALTORS® and investors avoid Short Sales: ...
07/06/2009
One of the most common questions I hear is "Should I buy real estate in this down market?" The simple answer is YES! The current market conditions are allowing for low prices, and low interest rates. Check out this video I just made that answers this question: Remember, even with low prices, and ...
06/30/2009
Getting Seller Financing from banks is AMAZING! Last week, Kris Harris and I had another phone call with a bank. We are negotiating with this bank on an a cash flowing income property in Chicago. We are working on making this a win-win deal for us AND the bank. After the recent phone call, I sent...
06/25/2009
Did you read the title correctly? I said, “We are getting seller financing from banks!” Most of the nation is crying, whining and complaining about how hard it is get financing at banks. Perhaps they should be asking for a different type of financing from banks………SELLER FINANCING! I just got back...
07/17/2008
I just finished a 2-day “Highest and Best Use” camp and had a wonderful time.  One of my students told me about a old beat-up home that they owned on a big lot in a prominent area.  They excitedly announced that they were selling the property to someone else for about a $350,000 profit! This old ...
07/17/2008
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by MIKE WATSON on JULY 8, 2008 I had such a wonderful Fourth of July last week.  This time of year brings out such gratitude in me for all of the blessings that we have in this wonderful country.  I went with my family to a parade the morning of July 4th.  As six Air Force jets screamed over our...
07/08/2008
by MIKE WATSON on JULY 1, 2008 In 2003, FHA instituted a 90-day waiting period for resale on homes purchased by investors.  This meant that when a home was purchased it had to be owned by the current owner for 90 days or more before a buyer could come in and use an FHA or VA loan to buy it.  Thi...
07/08/2008
by MIKE WATSON on JUNE 30, 2008 I wanted to remind everyone about my free Q&A Training Call tomorrow. Todays market has left a lot of you with some tough questions, and I want to answer those questions. I thought that this would be a good medium for answering a lot of questions. When I say ANY r...
07/08/2008
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by MIKE WATSON on JUNE 27, 2008 Most profitable investors are doing two key things that others are not doing right now. The first skill is being able to provide seller-financed mortgages to buyers and obtain seller-financed mortgages from sellers as a buyer. Just because banks don’t want to give...
07/08/2008
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