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Opportunities in Bankruptcy

(finding deals from the records, not declaring bankruptcy yourself!) Attorney Peter Hatem will give us the inside scoop on how to find opportunities in Bankruptcy.  You will ·    Understand the different types of bankruptcy and where the opportunities are ·    Learn about “property of the estate” ·    Hear information on Schedules A and D – and why they…

Commercial Investing

Movin’ on Up Wondering whether to take the plunge? What kind of commercial property should you consider? If you do, should you hold or flip? Almost everyone I speak to who has been investing for a while says they want to move into commercial investing.  It’s what we want to do when we grow up. …

Know your Sh*t

Septic Systems:    Ok, it’s a little crass, but it got your attention, didn’t it?  As investors, we frequently deal with septic issues, both before and after we buy a property.  Sometimes they are planned for, and sometimes they are a “Surprise!” When you are armed with knowledge, then planning for a “Surprise” is just…

Don’t get caught with your short sales down!

·         How much below list should you offer on a short sale? ·         Trying to flip a short sale and everyone says you can’t? ·         How can you get a rehab loan on a short sale with a 120% deed restriction? One of the most talked-about subjects among any group of investors is short sales: …

Roundtable Discussions

How many times have you wished you had time to ask those particular questions that seem to have multiple correct answers?  Do you need more time to talk to the people who are knowledgeable about what you need to know?  Are they always busy and have a line of people waiting to talk to them?…

Clear as Mud

Finding black and white in those grey areas I’m sure I’m mixing my metaphors, but I think you will get the picture. There are so many grey areas in real estate investing and real estate law, that even the most seasoned investors can make mistakes.  Your brother-in-law says one thing, your real estate agent says…

The City of Worcester has money to give away

They want to help you redevelop real estate, who knew?   Doing business in Worcester and want to expand into additional opportunities? Considering Worcester as a location to invest? Think there is lots of opportunity in the city? You’re right!   Paul Morano is the Director of Business Assistance with the Executive Office of Economic…

Estimating your Rehab in 20 minutes

Part I:  Exterior and Mechanical Does a property go under contract to someone else while you’re still pulling your rehab estimate together?   If you’re not a contractor, with Home Depot’s database in your head, how do you estimate your rehab budget on a redevelopment project? Do you spend days waiting for your contractor to…