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January 06, 2012
Promissory notes are needed to document details about financial transactions. They are used to provide lenders with legal records that can be used as evidence in court if borrowers default on loan terms.
Promissory notes are used with most kinds of loans, including personal, business, auto, and real estate. They can be used by family members, friends, business partners, mortgage lenders, auto financing companies, credit card companies, or any other person or entity that extends credit.
People can create their own document by making use of preformatted promissory note templates or using online services such as those offered at LegalZoom. Of course, it's always a good idea to have a lawyer review forms to make certain they are legally binding in the event of loan default.
September 20, 2011
Asset management is essential for business owners and real estate investors. This system is used to maintain record of owned assets and is necessary for tax reporting, obtaining financing, and deciding when to buy and sell properties.
Investors utilize asset management software to determine return on investment for multiple properties. Reports provide cash flow forecasting, performance analysis, and benchmarking, along with monitoring risks and exposures for each property held.
Real estate investing is filled with potential landmines; especially in today's market. Investors need to take advantage of every tool available to help them assess risks and maintain positive cash flow with investment properties.
June 05, 2010
Buy to let home insurance is an essential element for real estate investors with rental properties. Buy to let insurance is often referred to as landlord insurance because it offers additional protection to property owners not typically covered in homeowner's policies.
Buy to let home insurance is necessary to protect cash flow in the event of catastrophic damage which results in lost income. Depending on the type of landlord insurance policy, provisions can be included to cover the costs of legal fees associated with property damage caused by tenants or pursuit of unpaid rent.
March 05, 2010
Cash notes for sale are a type of investment product consisting of legal contacts for land, property, business assets and financial notes. Cash notes are secured by real property or legal tender that can later be sold for profit.
A variety of cash notes for sale exit. The most common include: real estate notes and land contracts, seller carry back trust deeds, structured settlements and annuities. Investing in cash flow notes can be profitable for investors that engage in due diligence and understand the process involved.
December 04, 2009
Annuities are financial contracts made with an insurance company. Policy holders agree to contribute either a lump sum payment or series of payments in exchange for periodic payments to be returned immediately or at a later date. In essence, annuities are similar to a savings account. Funds are contributed, interest in accrued and annuity payouts are distributed according to terms outlined when the account is established.
One benefit of establishing annuities is they allow Annuitants to obtain tax-deferred growth of earnings. Most annuity agreements allow Annuitants to establish beneficiaries to receive future payments if the Annuitant dies before the policy expires. Annuities can also be established to pay only the Annuitant or divide funds amongst dependents.
November 27, 2009
In order to purchase structured settlements in the U.S., investors and annuity brokers are required to adhere to state and federal regulations. Structured settlements are established to provide long-term income to individuals who have been injured due to the neglect of another. Injury settlements are often arranged for victims of automobile accidents, medical malpractice or workman's compensation injuries.
Approximately 75-percent of U.S. states prohibit the purchase of structured settlements. States allowing the sale of annuity payments require Annuitants to obtain court authorization. Since annuities are primarily used to provide funds for ongoing healthcare expenses or replace income lost for injuries resulting in disability, courts are reluctant to allow Annuitants to sell forthcoming payments.
November 10, 2009
A mortgage note is used when individuals purchase real estate by obtaining a loan through a lender. Mortgage notes contain information regarding the real estate transaction such as principal sum, interest rate, length of the note, monthly payment amount, prepayment penalties and stipulations of how the property is to be used; e.g.; primary residence or rental property.
A mortgage note can be sold to mortgage buyers in exchange for a lump sum cash payment. Multiple reasons exist to sell mortgage notes. The most common is to obtain quick cash to get out of debt, college tuition, or use funds for real estate or financial investments.
May 10, 2009
Realty consists of all types of real estate including homes, apartments, condos, commercial buildings, retail space and raw land. Real estate investors can choose to focus on one particular niche or develop a diverse portfolio consisting of several types of investment properties.
Realty is a complex game. Successful investors need to become educated about all facets of this multi-dimension business. While real estate investors do not need to have a Masters Degree in all areas, they would be wise to obtain a basic education and form a team of expert consultants.
April 22, 2009
Cash flow is the after tax net profit of a business. As the saying goes, cash is king. For a real estate investor, cash flow can make their property investment career a success or a failure.
Negative cash flow means there are more expenses going out than money coming in on investments. If the negative cash flow continues for too long and causes an investor to use all their savings, their business can end in bankruptcy.
March 28, 2008
Structured settlements have been utilized in the United States as an alternative to lump sum cash payments for more than 30 years. Essentially, structured settlements are a financial arrangement used to compensate individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of another person or organization.
Oftentimes, structured settlements are used when an individual is awarded a large sum of money. Instead of paying one large payment, smaller payments are made over a period of time. These payments may be issued monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.