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2009-03-06 18:23:43

FINALLY, Someone Wants Somebody to Buy Something!


Straight from the horse’s mouth, “Fannie Mae is committed to providing financing opportunities for high-credit quality, bona fide investorsinvestors play a key role in the housing recovery and Fannie Mae’s continued support for investor borrowers is consistent with its mission to provide stability, liquidity, and affordability to the nation’s housing system.

Beginning March 1, 2009, investors can once again own and finance up to 10 individual properties and get Fannie Mae backed loans. The limit had been previously reduced to 4. This meant that an investor with 5 properties, great credit, and documented income could not finance an investment property without bringing in a partner or resorting to creative financing methods.
This is great news for investors and real estate professionals with investor clients and prospects.
According to a NAR study, real estate investors account for 22% of all real estate transactions, and 75% of their purchases are single family homes, condos, and townhouses.
You'll certainly notice an increase in activity from investors who had been halted by the 4 property limit. In previous months, foreclosures have been getting snapped up quickly due to low prices, but have been closing at a less than optimal rate because investors unable to pay cash have been halted by the existing 4-property.
In lieu of the emerging opportunity to market to investors, RealTown members are invited to a  30 minute webinar on "How to Market to Real Estate Investors.
The webinar will be presented by RealTown Approved Vendor on March 18th at 11 AM Pacific Time. The program will focus on why real estate investors are important in the current markets and how to be successful with them. Click HERE to register.
"This webinar is designed to help real estate professionals attract business with investor clients," said RealTown Publisher John Reilly. "Investors are becoming very active in the current markets and agents who are not targeting them may be missing out."
The presentation includes the following:
* "Why are Investors Important" - This segment illustrates the size and buyer behavior of the real estate investor market based on recent studies and NAR data
* "How can I be Successful with Real Estate Investors" - This segment discusses investors' pain points, and how agents can create opportunities by helping to solve these pain points.
The webinar is free for RealTown members, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. You can register by clicking here.
Niman Singh is Director of Community Relations for, the makers of free property management software and tax-saving web tools for real estate investors. He has a passion for real estate investing, and a background in accounting, finance, and taxation. You can learn more about accelerated depreciation by going to
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