All posts by Alan Noblitt

Commercial Note Buyer — Extend and Pretend Again

We’re bubbling over yet again!  On the surface, the economy looks reasonably strong with home prices and the stock market soaring, retail sales climbing, and unemployment slowly declining.  You and I, as people who like to peek under the media veil, know that the foundation underlying the economy could hardly be weaker.  Government spending of money that it doesn’t have is supporting a huge swath of the economy (e.g.  90% of the housing market).  We don’t know when this superficial recovery will be snuffed out and reality will return, but there is no question that it will happen.  As one Read More

Note Buyers and Investors – Recognizing the Peak of the Housing Market

Hardly anyone was surprised by the news earlier this week that property values had climbed 6.8% from December 2011 to December 2012, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index.  Phoenix led the group — where 19 out of 20 cities saw value increases – by gaining 23% over that 12-month period.  Note buyers, real estate investors, and formerly underwater homeowners have rejoiced over the trend.  The media and economists see nothing but sunny skies ahead for housing and believe that real estate will help pull the economy to greater heights.  Some of the more skeptical investors and note buyers may wonder how Read More

Take the Stress Out Of Selling a Mortgage Note

Life changes, often exciting and sometimes challenging, at times can be overwhelming. This is especially true when it comes to financing them. If you have made the decision to or are considering selling a mortgage note, it may feel like it falls under that umbrella of overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. The very first step for ensuring a stress free mortgage note sale experience is choosing a trusted and reputable note buyer.  A seasoned note buyer can answer your specific questions, assist you to determine the best course of action when selling all of a real estate note or a partial note sale, Read More

Mortgage Buyer – Three Big Reasons Why the Boom Will Not Last

Another day, another barrage of news headlines about the wonderful housing market.  Home values soared nearly 20% in some markets during 2012 compared to the prior year, inventory is low, foreclosures are down, and flippers are crawling all over each other to outbid competitors on nearly any kind of house.  For real estate investors, any mortgage  buyer, or people wanting a new home to live in, the future does indeed look bright.  Even I believe it more than likely that the next 12-24 months will sparkle for real estate, and my own mortgage buyer business has hit a higher gear as Read More

Planning in the New Year – Is It The Right Time To Sell A Mortgage Note?

It wasn’t long ago that we celebrated the coming of new year –  we watched the ball fall, made some resolutions and some noise, and toasted to 2013. Starting fresh is what the new year is all about. While we do reflect on the past, for example how we capped off 2012 with a tumultuous presidential election and concerns about the fiscal cliff, the new year is really more about planning for the future. As we look ahead and consider changes to come, it’s a good time to review finances and consider the best use for our investments. The decision Read More