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Investor/Realtor Joins Us to Teach Free “How to Buy Portland Houses for Sale” Webinar

PRESS RELEASE

Portland, OR — veteran local investor/realtor joins investor/mentor to share their battle-proven strategies and tactics to beat competitive bids and tap into cheap, unlimited investment property financing to buy Portland houses for sale in free webinar October 3rd.

As both investors and primary home buyers in the market are already aware and the RMLS Market Action for August 2012 reports, housing inventories are shrinking. With the same demand directed at fewer properties, that means increased competition and frustration for retail and wholesale buyers.

Full-time investor John Sheldon continues to succeed in this changing environment, regularly completing real estate investment transactions that generate mid five-figure to six-figure payouts. But even he admits that the market has grown more difficult.

“When you’ve got investors and buyers bidding on the same Portland houses for sale in a low-inventory, low-value market, that means investors work harder for less profit,” Sheldon explains. “That’s why I wanted to find someone who really understands the Portland market and has a history of successfully winning in multiple-offer situations to present to my investor group How to Invest in Real Estate Portland.

“Tracey Branche has that experience. I’m excited to have her join me and share her tricks of the trade. Attendees to this free webinar are going to get a real leg up on the competition.”

Tracey Branche is a real estate broker with Oregon First and recipient of the Five Star Real Estate Agent award for 2011 & 2012. In addition to being a licensed realtor for over 10 years, she has been investing in real estate for 14 years and is currently on the board of the Portland chapter of the Real Estate Invesors Association.

In addition to Branche, Sheldon will also be sharing the results of a recent successful transaction of his. “I’m going to pull back the curtain on a deal I just completed,” reports Sheldon. “Attendees are going to learn how to use creative seller financing the way I did, to open the doors to all the cheap funding and arbitrage income they could ever want.”

“They’re also going to get an inside look at how they can actually quick-turn Portland houses for sale and still collect monthly paychecks from those properties for years after they’ve sold them.”

Webinar Details:

“How to Top Competitive Bids & Tap Infinite Funds”
Wednesday, October 3rd, 7pm – 8pm
Price: Free
Register for this and all upcoming free webinars at
http://HowToInvestPDX.com/signup

John Sheldon may be reached at the offices of How to Invest in Real Estate Portland by mail at 8925 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Suite E, Portland, OR 97225, by phone at (503)539-9094 or through the website.

Press Release – Portland Real Estate Investment Veteran Teaches “Marketing without Money”

PORTLAND, OR — local, veteran real estate investor/mentor teams up with international speaker/consultant for one-time only, free webinar on September 5th, to teach Portland real estate investment entrepreneurs how to find sellers before they list, without spending a dime.

Portland real estate investor John Sheldon has participated in the dramatic rise, precipitous fall, and slow recovery of the Portland real estate investment market since 2001.

Even though he has personally made money on nearly every one of over 200 transactions, he watched over the past four years as the metaphorical ground crumbled beneath the feet of hundreds of investors and in cases, devastated their financial lives.

He decided to do something about it.

In early 2012, Sheldon created How to Invest in Real Estate Portland, a free real estate investment group and joint venture partnering club. The group educates and empowers new and experienced Portland real estate investors to succeed in the new real estate market, with its fluctuating values, shifting economics, and rapidly changing marketing practices.

“I love to teach people to safely profit and to avoid problems,” states Sheldon. “That’s why it’s been so rewarding for me to hold these webinars. I’ve gotten tremendous feedback from members and mentoring partners. They’ve told me they’ve discovered new confidence and made or saved thousands because of advice I’ve shared.

“But one of the biggest problems I’ve heard,” continues Sheldon, “is the lack of funds to carry on effective marketing. I’ve regularly spent thousands of dollars per month in direct marketing, but not many investors have that capability.

“So, I went in search of the best local resource I could find to help investors find low or no-cost methods of marketing. I found exactly what I was looking for in Jerry Fletcher.”

Jerry Fletcher of Z-axis Marketing, Inc. is a business development expert. He founded his consulting and speaking agency in 1990 when he left his position as CEO of a successful Portland advertising agency.

A professional speaker for 17 years, Fletcher is also a Certified Professional Consultant and prolific author, with three books, seven audio programs and four video programs.

Fletcher has birthed high-tech companies in garages, counseled boards of directors and worked with successful companies in conference rooms and kitchens.

Known also as “The Networking Ninja”, he has helped business people from companies small and large across America to discover new ways to build trust and mutually profitable business relationships.

Together in this one-time, free event, Sheldon and Fletcher will explore and reveal concepts of zero-cost marketing that will empower real estate entrepreneurs to:

  • Get to home owners before they list
  • Stay top of mind with neighborhood authorities
  • Make sure everyone they know is working to bring them profitable properties

“Real estate investing injects new cash and life into local communities, helps sellers, and keeps Portland great,” emphasizes Sheldon. “This live webinar event will remove the biggest obstacle many investors face today. We invite any Portland real estate investment entrepreneur facing these issues to attend.”

Webinar Details:
“Marketing without Money for Portland Real Estate Investors”
Wednesday, September 5th, 7pm – 8pm
Register for this and all upcoming free webinars at
http://HowToInvestPDX.com/signup

Real Estate Investment Group Portland – Local Economy Shows Strength – Press Release

PORTLAND, OREGON — While the national housing market remains depressed, a real estate investment group Portland takes advantage as local house prices for June 2012 have remained at 2005 levels.

The semi annual housing report as prepared by the Fed Branch of San Francisco shows that much of Vancouver and southwest Washington maintain elevated foreclosure risks as compared to Oregon, where property pricing is starting to stabilize with sales price increases in property values.

The report matches real estate investor experience. “Portland housing prices are steadily improving as demand for rental property continues increasing,” notes local real estate investing veteran John Sheldon, owner of How to Invest in Real Estate Portland, a successful, locally-focused real estate investing group.

Rental properties are not remaining on the market long, and this demand is causing an increase in both rental rates and property sale prices. While the country has seen a rise in foreclosures, lender moratoriums may have provided homeowners with some relief as foreclosure proceedings are slowing down in Portland.

Real estate has long been regarded as the most secure investment to stand the test of time. National and international investors are selecting Portland, Oregon to buy real estate as they seek to secure their portfolios. Personal financial development gurus including Robert Kiyosaki and Tony Robbins advocate that real estate investing is an undeniable priority in order to offer financial balance to any portfolio. Sheldon adds, “This is the best time to seize the opportunities offered by the real estate market. It is crucial to realize that assets such as stocks, real estate, businesses and commodities function separately. When your stocks crash your other assets maintain strength; people will always need oil, food and housing.”

For a real estate investment group Portland, Oregon’s housing inventory still offers significant discounts. Investors continue to find valuable gems and bargains that are quickly converted into stable and passive rental income sources. Investors looking for instruction, training, assistance and mentorship locally may find benefit in the interactive support offered by a Portland real estate investing group.

How to Invest in Real Estate Portland offers real estate instruction and training through free webinars and one-and-one and small group mentoring. The group can be reached at (503)539-9094. Experienced and aspiring property investors in Portland can visit John Sheldon’s free training and partnering site at http://howtoinvestinrealestateportland.com.

Real Estate Investment Group Portland – Local Economy Shows Strength – Press Release

Real Estate Investment Group- Portland’s Four P’s-Press Release

While foreclosures may still be on the rise, savvy investors are joining forces with a local real estate investment group. Portland, Oregon’s increased demand for rental properties is proving to be a stable source of passive residual income with consistent gains for experienced real estate investors. Portland is attracting vigilant investors who are ready to capitalize on the current foreclosure market, as forecasts indicate that HARP 2.0 may soon trigger a decrease in foreclosures.

Obama’s recent announcement of the revised HARP 2.0 (Home Affordable Refinance Program), provides Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan holders the ability to refinance regardless of the property value or the homeowners’ credit scores. This is expected to help 5 million homeowners and properties nationwide. Investors are preparing to buy foreclosures now, while inventory continues to offer significant discounts.

People looking to secure their financial futures are joining forces with a professional real estate investment group. Portland investors are wisely leveraging this group’s experience and networking connections. As the current foreclosure market continues to offer deeply discounted gems, many advise that now is the perfect time to invest. The soaring increase in rental demand and sharp decrease in time remaining on the market practically ensures immediate residual income for stable long term gains. For this reason property investment veterans are calling Portland the “Passive Property Portfolio Pearl”.

While we cannot know for sure what the future of the real estate market will bring with regards to HARP 2.0 impacting foreclosure inventory in the near future. We can agree that neither a crystal ball nor tarot cards are needed to predict that this current market will create financial stability and fortunes for savvy investors.

Experienced investors and realtors agree that the current foreclosure inventory and interest rates make this market the best vehicle for property investing. Those looking for guidance, instruction and training can participate in seminars conducted by a local real estate investment group. Portland’s professional team of real estate trainers and instructors can be reached at (503)539-9094 or online by visiting www.howtoinvestinrealestateportland.com

Real Estate Investment Group Portland – Wednesday Update 02/22/2012

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This edition will show why investors should rely on the services of a professional real estate investment group, Portland‘s inventory of foreclosures and the current pricing trends. We will also see the impact that local  real estate has on  local schools, and to finish up we will learn about valuable self improvement tips and Oregon’s plans for a natural park.

 Real Estate Investment Companies : Doorway for Asset

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 Joining a Real Estate Investment Club – Real Estate Investing

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If you are interested in becoming involved with real estate investment, joining a real estate investment club can be a great first step. Although you will likely be expected to pay membership fees and may have to pay additional

Real Estate Investing Training Video – What NOT to Do on a Fix and Flip

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Tanking home prices mean Portland schools Oregon Live

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Portland school leaders say they never expected home values would decline 9 percent in one year, in turn decreasing property tax payments to save teaching jobs by 13 percent from what they had counted on.

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 Examine your options by contacting a professional real estate investment group, Portland‘s real estate opportunities are available to everyone. To learn more call(503)539-9094 or visit www.howtoinvestinrealestateportland.com

Deal Analysis: Profit Lessons from a Traffic Light

Deal Analysis: Profit Lessons from a Traffic Light

Deal Analysis Can Protect Profits

The biggest mistake I see novice investors make in Portland is that they do not do proper deal analysis, including profit planning and exit strategy assessment. That’s jargon for saying they take deals where there’s not enough money, or there’s no safety net in case their one way of getting out of the property goes sideways.

In my free video “Seven Biggest Mistakes in Portland Real Estate Investing” I go over a number of the different exit strategies.  I’m not going to add substantially to that now, but here is a quick list of property and exit strategies:

  • Property Strategies
    • Do nothing (sell “as is”)
    • Quick cosmetic improvements (“rehab”)
    • Major cosmetic and material improvements (“remodel”)
    • Reconfigure for additional bedrooms, bathrooms, or units to increase sale value or NOI (“net operating income”)
    • Raze improvements to the ground
    • Raze and rebuild on existing foundation (still considered in most jurisdictions to be a remodel)
    • Raze and rebuild entirely new
    • Subdivide lot into two or more legal lots
  • Exit Strategies (for land or land/improvements combination)
    • Sell retail through realtor
    • Sell retail FSBO (“For sale by owner”)
    • Sell wholetail (discount from retail value)
    • Sell wholesale (deep discount to allow for rehab or remodel costs and resale)
    • Sell on contract
    • Lease option (“Rent to own”)
    • Rent/lease

You can mix and match property and exit strategies to come up with an almost endless variety of ways to get out of a deal profitably. We consider dozens of scenarios in our weekly webinars.

What we’ll focus on here and now is a simple way to make sure you’re paying attention to effective deal analysis. It’s called the traffic light strategy.

I did not invent this, but I have used a version of it in my own investing for years. It’s a pretty simple system and it works just like a traffic light:

GREEN – You have at least THREE exit strategies that will all pay you your minimum five-figure paycheck. (By the way, YOUR minimum five-figure paycheck could be anywhere from $10,000 to $99,000. I personally recommend that my students and partners NOT use $10K as their figure.) GO! GO! GO!

YELLOW – You have TWO exit strategies that will pay your minimum paycheck. Proceed with caution.

RED – You have ONE exit strategy that will pay your minimum paycheck. DO NOT PROCEED.

If you keep this simple formula in mind, it will be very difficult for you to lose money on a deal. If you combine this with the other strategies you’ll learn on this site, in your emails, and in our membership club, you’ll be practically bulletproof. Won’t that be nice for a good night’s sleep? Do your proper deal analysis, make sure you’ve got multiple exit strategies take action, and prosper.

Deal Analysis: Profit Lessons from a Traffic Light