Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HUD beauties

 It's been a long time.  I've been working on a HUD home that my money man wouldn't pick up.  ARV  $129,000  repairs 10k list $28,000.  SOOOO, my son bought it.  We just couldn't let it go.  AND it's local.  Wells Fargo is doing the financing.  So far it's been a real adventure with Wells Fargo, to this very minute, they are a month late in closing with two extensions.  My son signed papers a week ago and WF is still trying to source the payment of the first extension fee.  MORONS!! 

The house started at $99k.  We had it under contract 3 times at 3 different prices.  When it came out at $28k, we had to jump.  So many little tangents to this story. 

I just got a message this very second that it might have funded.  wow.    So, I'm off to call title.  if it funded, I gotta go break in to a house and paint it :).   Before and after pics are coming.

Friday, September 2, 2011

not in a good place

Wow, almost a year since I posted.

Quite a lot has been happening in the personal life. Coupled with some deals that have either not gone through or not picked up by my partner. (Gets expensive after you hire the inspector dude and the appraiser dude.) For me anyway, I don't have a lot of capital. (yet) AND, I haven't been in a good place mentally (emotionally). Facebook just seemed like the place to connect instantly to my peeps and the Blog has been ignored.

I can't even go into's embarrassing. I'm finding that i am making excuses for things i wasn't successful at. And after it was typed, and re-typed, I deleted it all cause it looked like a freakin' pity party. Screw that!!

I would rather people respect me than feel sorry for me. I try to live by the golden rule.

I think everyone would like to be aknowledged when they post a comment or take the time to read, understand, relate to and reach out to someone. I have found that some are not so genuine and are more interested in telling stories than engaging in conversation or entertaining different views. Those people might just be trying to keep score on how many comments they can gather on their story. They may have wanted to be a reporter or a writer and facebook or a blog is how they have satisfied that. I can only guess. Shame on me for expecting more.

I'm going through some big stuff. I am committed to getting my lifeonaire mindset in order. Making a new vision board (almost everything on my old one has come to be) I think I'm just pissed, frustrated and disappointed because I want to be and should be, excited, happy, and hopeful. I just have to be patient, work it out, work it through, and move forward. still looks like a dang pity party. HA! I promise to be better :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

quick check in

I've been working on my "roots". Re evaluating goals, feelings and relationships. Studying my mls systems and trying to shine a little brighter.

Headed to my REIA meeting tomorrow to make connections and start to wholesale for some cashflow to pay for coaching and bootcampin'.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Market/ New MLS

I've been poking around my local market with limited MLS access. I actually have found some stuff! I didn't think there was an opportunity here, Who knew? It would be a dream to be able to work locally.

I needed local MLS access, and to make a long story short, I 'walked my talk' and gots me some! It took about 5 agents or 5 tries, but I don't give up. I used the exact strategy that I have talked about before, even down to the starbucks gift card and the sharpie! My agent is very nice and she "gets" what I am trying to do. I now have 2 new areas MLS. This makes a total of 4!

I will still use my other agent in other areas and for other things. She is super fantastic and works WAY to hard for her money! But she loves what she does.

So, I have my MLS and my keys. I want 3 by bootcamp! That's like one per week.

Gotta get to it!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Yep, it closed.

So, it closed.
It took forevvvveeerr!
I plan on disecting it to post the problems here so that we all may learn.

I'm looking at a couple of others that are being reviewed by my partner. They are marginal. If I had my buyers list I could wholesale the big one....They want their gigantic deposit today so, I will have to hustle.

The smaller one is a couple miles from me and would be ideal! I'm thinkin' a week maybe two, then back on the market. I really, really, really want this one.

Gotta run, trying to obtain new mls access. This week will be very productive!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

this close [ ]

We are almost closed. The appraisal fight was WON!!! I have some badass peoples watchin my back! No one gave up. I am so proud. And lucky. Get yourselves an appraiser friend!! So they can help you fight the B/S appraisals that come up - and they will come up! Unless you are lucky enough to deal with only cash. or conventional buyers that can come in with more cash.

I have learned a lot. I have been researching past deals that got away, I probably always will follow them just to see how far out of line I was. I just found out that I missed a (LOCAL) deal by $250 !!!!! I was told that I was close, but I wouldn't budge.

I always thought that I would look more serious if I gave my highest and best up front, no screwin' around, I already researched it and THIS is my offer..........WELL, that isn't working out so great for me . Now, I'm going to leave a little wiggle room. So, when the listing agent says "you are close", I will be bumpin' it up at least $250 smackers ;)

updates to follow.......Hot lead, I'm out the door!

Monday, August 2, 2010

No close-ay.....yet

Ok, So yeah. No close - ay! No extension addendum. Buyers are unavailable on Honeymoon. I'm running out of nice. I really don't want to be the story they always tell about the witch that contacted them on their honeymoon. I'm trying to find the positive in all this.......I can't see it yet.

I had the yard done over again and I have the stagers on standby to re-stage in case I have to put it back on the market. Folks have been calling about it. I think I will have the agent contact them and place it in "pending bring backup" status. So, I'm ready with contingency plan A.

Meanwhile, I've been shopping for biguns and I think I have found a couple. Pretty exciting stuff! Offers ready to go......put me in coach!

The gray house in the previous post, didn't make sense. On to the next.

I'm thinking about what I want to comit to for Steph's challenge. I'll have it by the end of the day.

My Grama is 90 this week.....big big party......busy week.

Have a killer week!!.