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Many of the articles and posts below about mortgage notes and other promissory notes have been published in the periodicals of various county bar associations, realtor groups, and builder/developer organizations throughout the U.S. Seascape Capital serves as real estate note buyers (private mortgage buyers) and occasionally as a real estate note broker in the purchase of nearly any type of promissory note.

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The Price of Ignorance

Hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil. Should that be the new slogan of the U.S. general public, as we allow our politicians to rip apart the economy of our country? While we know that most politicians ignore reality, history, and basic math, the American public seems to do much of the

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A Lousy Real Estate Investment

Will some people never learn?  Everyone should recall the collapse of the mortgage-backed securities market, as real estate prices plunged just a few short years ago.  Belatedly, investors found out that declining home values mixed with homeowners who could never truly afford to buy a house made for lousy investments.  The investors were left holding

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Opening the Dam – Mortgage Note

They’re back!  Late night infomercials are once again seeking the gullible to talk about how easy it is to make money in real estate with little risk.  The newspaper headlines help them, with announcements of skyrocketing housing prices and values reaching their peak in cities like Denver and Dallas.  Savvy investors and mortgage note buyers

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Guessing Housing’s Next Steps – Buy Mortgage Notes

Using the word “guessing” is not something that you see among writers and commentators these days.  Most of them, using data confirming their theory and ignoring all other facts, state with conviction what will happen next with the general economy, the housing market, or most anything else.  After all, the general public doesn’t want wishy-washy

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What is a Business Note

A business note is similar to a real estate note except that the collateral is mostly an actual business rather than real estate.  Uh huh, so tell me again what is a business note?  Okay, let’s try an example where Shelly Seller decides to sell her printing business to Bobby Buyer.  Shelly leases the property

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What Is A Mortgage Note

Mortgage Note Basics If you have a mortgage, you also have a mortgage note. At Seascape Capital, we understand that the real estate financing process can be confusing and complicated, but we strive to walk you through the process so that you have a more enjoyable and beneficial experience. One of the most common questions

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Fake Recovery Means Little Reform — Mortgage Notes

Over the past several years, the U.S. has emerged from the depths of a recession to a full-fledged fake recovery.  On the housing side, real estate investors, buyers of mortgage notes, and Wall Street have seen the good ‘ol days return as home prices zoom once again.  In earlier articles in this space, I’ve discussed

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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

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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

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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

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