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June 11, 2019

If you are looking to build long term wealth with real estate, it is really important for you to understand basic Time Value of Money (TVM) principles.

For example: You receive two offers from other investors on a house you just put under contract to buy with a quick cl...

May 29, 2019

Al Garcia joined CFRI 18 months ago. He has been a real estate broker for a long time, but this was the first time he did a deal like this one. Al hires virtual assistants to find and call on out of state owners. As a result he spoke with an owner in Arizona who had a...

May 29, 2019

Earl Green joined CFRI about two years ago. He knew he was interested in investing in notes, did some reading on the subject, then attended a CFRI class on Notes taught by Liz Brumer-Smith. Earl partnered with fellow CFRI member Shawn Lee for this non-performing note d...

April 14, 2019

Lorraine Castro is a real estate broker and CFRI’s Membership Director. She and her husband Richard bought a 3 bedroom 3 bath 2,378 sq ft house with 2 car garage at 785 Silhouette Ct, Longwood back in 2005 as a rental property.

It was listed at $215,000 and they paid $2...

November 1, 2017

Darlene Nunez joined CFRI one year ago in Oct  2016. She attends many classes and meetings. In December she set up a home equity line of credit (HELOC) at the suggestion of other CFRI Members so she would be ready to buy something quickly if it came along.

In March 2017...

October 1, 2017

Denny and Dessiree Troncoso found this 20-unit apartment for sale on the local MLS in May 2016. The seller was a custom home builder and his son had been managing the property for him. The seller originally had the property priced at $1,200,000 and rejected five offers...

March 17, 2017

Clay Wooten has been a member of CFRI on and off for the past 11 years. Clay wanted to share the deal below that anybody could have done. He has done many deals, but felt there were some good lessons in this one.

In 2015 Clay bought a lot in Winter Park from a Realtor a...

February 1, 2017

Robert Woods & Tonio Bianca have been CFRI members for just over a year. Given the state of low inventory on new construction in September of 2015, they looked for vacant lots to build on in Orlando. They purchased a vacant lot on   S. Fern Creek Ave. which was listed...

February 1, 2017

Alexa Michna has been a CFRI member for 18 months. In July 2016 she called the number on a bandit sign on the side of the road advertising a $55K, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1,100 sq ft house for sale in Eustis, FL.

Another CFRI member was wholesaling the property. The house...

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