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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Imagine a different way to look at investing in Real Estate

Everyone knows there are different ways to invest in real estate. Flipping, Leasing, Real Estate Funds and other types of real estate syndicates. I want to offer something totally different and it was an idea from one of my very wealthy clients.

In Ohio you can still get properties that have a great equity position and a large population of quality tenants. If your in California, Arizona, Oregon, or any other expensive market you probably cannot do what all types of real estate, simply because there is no equity and the real estate is expensive in those areas.

The Cleveland Ohio market is unique because of the affordability that allows investors to buy quality real estate. The key is location,location,location.

Purchasing real estate and rehabbing it at 50%-65% of it's value is a dream to most investors. Imagine carry a note at 10%-12% return on the payment and the buyer/tenant putting 10% down payment on the value of the home. That would leave you with a great down payment and a secured buyer/tenant paying the monthly rent/mortgage.

The Buyer/Tenant would still owe for the remaining equity on your note. The buyer/tenant would also be required to pay for all maintenance of the property, because after all they will be purchasing in in the future. You would still have a 20%-30% equity position in the property that you could redeem in the future (The remaining balance on the note).

We have professionals to service to handle all payments of the note and help sell the note after a 12 month period.

I have done this and it works great in this real estate market. There are buyers that need homes and the banks will not lend to them. They have great jobs and they have money in the bank.  I have had offers up to $70,000 down on real estate that people want and cannot get financing.  With the 10% down payment they are vested in the home.  That down payment is non-refundable and it helps qualify great tenants.

I have personally located real estate and areas this would work in. The prices of homes I am looking at are around $100,000. They are located in cities and areas that attract well paying professionals and their families. They also have great schools and amenities that families want.

Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere to get information on this new way to invest in real estate. It really makes passive income just that passive.  I also have a joint venture program that keeps me vested in each deal. I can manage everything form the purchase to the buyer/tenant, and get the note services through a licensed and bonded company that specializes in just that.  


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Monday, January 30, 2017

January, February prime months to purchase a home(Especially Investors)

Whether your looking to live in a home or invest in income real estate, now is the best time to buy. This article comes from by Marian Mcpherson that talks about some reasons why that is.

The article mentions the interest rates may go up and that homes are generally sold for less in the winter months. We all know that, but lets look at what we can do in the winter months to pad our income or get a great deal.

Anytime you have buyers who generally wait til spring to make a decision on buying a home, makes February a great month to buy a home.

Buyers who do buy real estate in the winter months are prime to sale or rent in the spring. Especially renting or carry a mortgage. Those buyers and tenants go year around looking for real estate to live in. If your home is in a quality area they are generally easier to work with and make great tenants/Buyers.

There are a few ways to Buying and Selling a real estate. Buying a home and selling it on a mortgage or lease to own/mortgage carry is the best way to be successful in real estate all year.

There are a lot of potential buyers, that have a lot of cash in the bank and great jobs that cannot always get a mortgage.  These potential buyers have been left behind in this real estate market by banks. They Need homes to live in and are willing to put good money down to do so.

I have had buyers want to put down as much as $70,000 on a rent to own/carry the mortgage real estate. It is a great way to create income in 3 different ways. 1. Net income from payment 2. Down payment $10K average 3. and the sale price of the note ($30k-50K). Add all that up and each property has a great chance to make investors an extreme amount of money.

Good news is we have all the services set up to get you the real estate and all that you need to professional to handle the details. We handle all the paperwork and note servicing of your real estate. We can market and sell your note after it is seasoned. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere.

We have a full team of professionals to handle all your real estate wants and needs.


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Northeast Ohio home sales up 7.8 percent in 2016.

I always like to follow the trends in housing sales almost on a weekly basis. This report is for 2016 and it comes from by Michelle Jarboe and she breaks down the counties and how they fared last year. The numbers are very strong.....

"In Cuyahoga County, home sales increased by 10.6 percent. Listing-service records show that 15,065 houses and condos changed hands in the county last year, up from 13,621 transactions during 2015."

This is the county we sell the most homes in and 10.6% is a healthy growth for 1 year. The population in the Cleveland metro is growing and there are more buyers. Northeast had a 17.4% population growth  The affordability is still very high and the real estate is exceptional. Below is a property we sold on a Golf Course for $304,900 this summer. The property was on the the second hole of a very nice country club golf course. It sold in 4 days

"Geauga County reported the region's highest year-end average sale price: $260,324" That is a nice healthy average price for this county. Geauga is also a great place to buy and we do buy some in this area.  

I bird dog real estate deals everyday.  I find the hard to find deals and give them to you.

Northeast Ohio remains a strong place to buy real estate and the prices are growing. The key is getting the property in the right location,  As the old saying goes Location,Location, Location. 

We have all the services you need to fins a home or income property in Cleveland Metro area.  Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere. to purchase quality real estate in quality areas. Watch the video below to hear about all our services. 

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

This weeks Investment Real Estate Videos 1/28/17

Looking for some real estate? I am too, let me be your Realtor. I have many services that you can tap into that are professional and dependable. We work hard for are clients to make sure there real estate transactions go smoothly.

The first video is the property that will be finished next week in Broadview Heights.  As you will see in this video the property has a kitchen that will look stunning when it is all done. The counter tops will be granite and there will also be a back splash to complete the area. The home also has a brand new 1st floor laundry room and all new interior and exterior paint. It will also have a new electrical box installed. We also get a great deals on these appliances with our buying power. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere

The second video is a basement and bathroom being installed. This really makes you home worth more money and it becomes very convenient in today's real estate market. This property is also located in a great area that will demand $1300-$1400 a month in Rent!

The last video is a promo to the real estate services we offer and the difference that can make in a real estate transaction. Having the professionals that have sold over 1000 properties and rehabbed 100's can make all the difference in your quality of living and or investing. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty  


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Unlimited Real Estate News for Buyers and Investors 1/27/17


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Income Real Estate in Arizona


This is a 3 Bedroom 2 bath home in Mesa Arizona.  Located near all the amenities you could want.  Very high demand area and lots of quality tenants. We have property management already set up if you need it.  This home was built in 2002.  This is a low maintenance home. 


Solid income property lets go over the approx numbers



Minor Update

___________$   2,000




$1300 a month


           $   101


            $    97


            $  104

Insurance_______$     60


Net proceeds_____$  938 a month


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We have kitchen packages for $19,999 that include the following. All new Cabinets-Granite counter tops-Sink-Facet-back splash-new plugs and switches-under counter LED lighting and new kitchen flooring. We can usually have your new kitchen finished in 2 weeks.


We pull all the permits in your city and get the work done by professionals. Need a New look for your kitchen and you do not want to break the bank?  Call Brett 216-703-5740 I have done 100's of kitchens just like yours. 

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How do you look at Fixer upper real estate cost



First and foremost you need to know the approximate price the home is worth after it is rehabbed. This goes for if you making it your home or investment  Then you need to get a contractor to give you a good Idea of what the rehab will approximately cost. Then you will know what you can pay for a fixer upper with the rehab and approximate value of the home.


For example I looked at a home that was worth $350,000-$400,000 that a couple had purchased for $200,000 a few years back.  They ask me what it would cost to buy another home that was bigger and had some amenities more on the modern side.  Homes in that and surrounding areas were $500,000-$600,000 and did not reflect their taste. I brought in a contractor and a architect to see how much it would cost to put addition onto the home to add the amenities that they wanted in their home. They already live in an excellent area.


After we did the prints and got a quote from the contractor, the home they were living in was the best choice. I would make far more commission selling their home and helping them purchase another home, but that is not my goal, happy clients are.  Doing the rehab will save this couple almost $150,000-$200,000 dollars and help them secure a valuable asset they can sale when they are ready. Staying were they currently live was their best option. t    

Need a Realtor that can get your all the services you need to have when looking a fixer uppers? Need to have a team of professionals that understand your needs and will assist you with them? 


My clients get the benefit of knowing what it will cost to rehab their home or fixer upper they are looking to buy. I have personally have done my own homes and clients for 17 years and counting.  Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 West USA Realty


Building a New way to do Income Real Estate

Over the 32 years I have been buying and selling real estate, there have been many different real estate strategies that I have used. Some of them worked very well..


For example I had 4 properties that I leased optioned during 2004-2005 that I made money on, but the buyer of the option made $40,000-$50,000. The prices on the homes had went up that much during that time. Of course when the option on the home came due the buyer of he option closed the deal and made a lot of money. I also made a nice profit and had a lot of leverage to close the deal.


Having done 100's of flips in two states Arizona and Ohio that has also made me and my clients good money. The key in flipping real estate is getting the equity position. I am currently getting one property through escrow and sold for a client. I met the buyers there yesterday with their parents. 2 hours there and they love the property. That is another way to make money in real estate.


Income real estate is also another way to do that. Leasing real estate and making great cash flow is every investors dream. The issue is the location of the income real estate and who is managing it. I talked to a client yesterday that I do business with that really appreciated how I manged his real estate.


Lastly you can become a bank with your homes and sell them on notes. This is my new approach that is very similar to my lease options. This way of doing real estate requires properties that you can get that have a very nice equity positions. If your in an expensive market like California probably will not work. I have the real estate that is does work in and the returns are very strong.


The new way of doing investment real estate, is a program I was introduced to by a very wealthy client. My earnings will be based on my clients net proceeds are on the real estate and I manage the properties for them. I will also be managing the portfolio's to keep the assets moving in the direction my clients want. There are three ways that my new system works for you.


If your looking for a fresh new way to make money and have a Realtor that has been in the business for 32 years call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty


Spring is coming and major housing shortage with it.



We have focused on winter long enough according to a home buyer I talked to yesterday at my open house. There were a lot of buyers coming through this home during the open house (approx 30-40 people).  They were all talking about the spring and they needed a home before then. One couple chatted with me for 30 min on buying a home before spring.


Housing inventory is low and the nicer places that people can afford is even lower. If your a home buyer or a real estate investor now is a great time to buy a home. As I mention every time you need to also purchase in the areas that are attracting a lot of buyers.


The northern Ohio market housing prices allow you to buy at less money and get super returns. You can also buy income property and have options on how you want to make that income. Rents in the areas we look at are $1000 and up. The cities also have a very low vacancy rate and a lot of quality tenants that want homes. The key is buying in the right locations that generate consistent returns.


In Arizona you can buy great income property that  also has quality tenants and the vacancy rate is low in the cities and areas we purchase in. The properties that we have purchased there are 100% full.


With Spring coming look at buying real estate now and be ready for the rush. We have all the real estate services at your fingertips.  Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty

This Weeks Investment Real Estate Videos

This week was an extremely busy one and real estate is on the move again. With he Presidential party over it's tome to get back to business.


The first property video is our home in Broadview Heights. This property is almost finished, some cabinets did not come in on time and that is the hold up.  That will all be corrected next week and all the final touches will be done. We hope the Granite comes in next week that is all that would hold this property up. Great remodeled home and should sale quickly. This is going to be a very nice property.


The second video is a home that will either be leased or owner carry. The home will have around $45,000 equity in the home after we finish and it will lease for $1300 a month. It is in a very sought after area that families want.  There are no homes that are for lease anywhere in this area.  Finding the right real estate that had a ton of buyers and quality tenants makes a great home.  This home has this and some more.


The next video is for those buyers that want to buy a bank foreclosed home and rehab it on budget. When you are looking at these types of properties you need someone who can assist you in all the services you need. I am a Realtor that has many different real estate services that can assist you. Call me 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere


The last video is for listing your property and selling it through me.  I have sold 100's of properties just like yours. My listing plans get your property the maximum exposure it needs to sell. I save you time and money while doing it. Let me list your home and sell it at top price.






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Our company have installed over 70 new bathrooms in homes. We pull all the permits deal with the city inspections. We have a professional staff that creates works of art and basic bathrooms. Having an extra bathroom in your home can make all the difference.


If you have a finished basement that needs a bathroom or any other part of you home we can do that.


We have prices on full bathrooms that fit all types of budgets.


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Nice area Income Property-Owner Carry


This is a nice open Ranch Floor plan that is located in a very nice area. The home is a 3 Bed 2 1/2 Bath Home it is over 1700 sf.  This is a excellent property to purchase and owner carry.  Lets go over the approx numbers. The maintenance of the property would be the buyers/Tenants.



Rehab_____________$ 7,000-$10,000



Sale on Owner carry at $170,000 (based on comps in the area)


We would require $15,000 down on the purchase and the payment would be $1400-$1500 a month.


Owner Carry payment_________$1450

Taxes______________________$   292

Insurance___________________$    60


Net Monthly income__________$1148 a month


So here is the approx profit.


$13,776 a year net income and $50,000 profit on the owner carry mortgage, you will also get a $15,000 down payment from the $50,000 equity. This is a great way to get a very good buyer/tenant in your home and have no maintenance with the buyer/tenant be responsible for that.


The is a new way that will of buying and selling income real estate. You basically become the bank, and we have a note servicing company that will can take the payments for you if you need that. You just get your income monthly.


Call Brett for all the info 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere








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