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Lower Your Risk Using Loan To Value

Caleb Preston on Thu, Feb 15, 2018
Are you familiar with the term "skin in the game"?  It is a phrase used when someone has something to lose. In the lending world, equity is the borrower's "skin in the game".  Borrowers establish equity through a down payment or by paying down their loan balance over time. Buyers can also create ...

Topics: Loan to Value, Loan Underwriting Best Practices

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Closed Trust Deed Investment: SFR in St. Helena Island, South Carolina

McKinley Mortgage Team on Tue, Feb 13, 2018
Part of being a successful trust deed investor is knowing which notes to purchase and which notes to pass on. We have seen trust deed investments that vary from exceptional quality to high risk. Our job is to sift through all the investment opportunities available and present our investors with low ...

Topics: Closed Trust Deed Investment

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Trust Deed Investments •Origination vs. Acquisition

Stacy Prewitt on Tue, Feb 6, 2018
When we talk about trust deed investments, we are referring to two types: Originations and Acquisitions. Originations are brand new loans. They are created when an investor lends money to a borrower to purchase, refinance, or pull cash out of a free and clear property. These originations usually ...

Topics: New to Trust Deed Investing, hard money loans, seller financing

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February 2018 • View From The Top• Part 2 International Investing

McKinley Mortgage Team on Fri, Feb 2, 2018
February 2018 •View From the top Here is part two of our three-part series. This series will take a look at the areas required for success when investing internationally in first position, private mortgages. In part two we will look at the Market when investing internationally. For more about the ...

Topics: Alternative Income Investing, Note Investors, retirement, International Investing

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Is Your Real Estate Note on the Verge of Default?

Stacy Prewitt on Thu, Jan 25, 2018
Life can take unexpected turns. One day, your portfolio of real estate notes is performing well, the next day several notes are on the verge of default. What can you do to mitigate your risk and get these mortgage notes back on track? It is never the note holders or payors intention to default on ...

Topics: Sell Your Note, real estate notes, selling your note

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New Tax Laws

Stacy Prewitt on Tue, Jan 23, 2018
The new federal tax law took away some benefits of home ownership but gave real estate investors a gift they might not be aware of yet. Owners of investment property— from mom and pop landlords to big-time real estate moguls — could get a federal tax deduction of up to 20 percent of their net ...

Topics: McKinley Mortgage, Alternative Income Investing, real estate investing, taxes, Note Investors

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Success Stories for Investors, Borrowers, and Note Sellers

Stacy Prewitt on Thu, Jan 18, 2018
McKinley Mortgage has funded nearly 3,500 hard money and note sale leads since 1989. We have seen notes from all corners of the nation and variety of quality. Still, even after 29 years in the industry, we are learning new ways to meet our clients' private money needs. Here are a few of our recent ...

Topics: New to Trust Deed Investing, Intermediate Trust Deed Investing, McKinley Mortgage, Borrowing Private Money, Closed Trust Deed Investment, Sell Your Note, Note Investors

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3 World-Class Services Offered by McKinley Mortgage

Stacy Prewitt on Tue, Jan 16, 2018
McKinley Mortgage offers three world class services in the private lending industry: 1) we offer cash for real estate notes (also called private mortgages, seller financing, and trust deeds), 2) we lend hard money loans on qualifying properties, and 3) we match private trust deed investors with ...

Topics: McKinley Mortgage, Alternative Income Investing, hard money loans, selling your note

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Financial Planning Checklist for 2018

Stacy Prewitt on Thu, Jan 11, 2018
It's that time of the year again, when we look back on our financial choices, gains and losses, and align them with new and ongoing goals in the new year.  If you're not sure what changes or adjustments you can make to improve your overall financial goals, here's a helpful checklist to kick start ...

Topics: investing, Financial Planning, Note Investors

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January 2018 • View From The Top

McKinley Mortgage Team on Tue, Jan 9, 2018
January 2018 •View From the top This three-part series looks at the areas required for success when investing internationally in first position, private mortgages. We’ll be covering Mechanics, the Market and the Money.

Topics: Alternative Income Investing, Note Investors, retirement, International Investing

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