Many real estate investors eventually graduate to note investing after years of investing in other real estate niches. Most investors end up here because they are looking for an alternative investment strategy that compliments their existing skill set but doesn’t require a considerable time involvement like most other real estate investing strategies.
Investing in private mortgage notes is a great way to diversify your holdings and generate additional passive income. After you have found a note you would like to purchase the next step is to determine how much you should pay. At the end of the day the actual purchase price is a personal decision unique to each investor. In today’s post we’ll take a look at a few factors you’ll want to consider for valuing a note so you can build the right purchase formula that works for you.
How To Value A Real Estate Note For Chicago
While note all of these factors will influence the value of every note, it’s important to see how a note can be valued. Probably the best strategy is to get in touch with us and we can help you understand how we value the notes we sell. Reach out to our team by clicking here or by calling 630-387-6861.
- You can value a note by the amount owed on the note, including both the principal and interest owning.
- You can value a note by whether or not it’s a performing or non-performing note (although the definition of performing versus non-performing varies, in general you’ll find that a non-performing note is one where the person who is supposed to be paying the underlying mortgage is not paying it back. It’s important to note that non-performing notes still have a value!)
- You can value a note by what position that note has in a line-up of mortgages on the property (such as a first position or a second position).
- You can value a note by how much equity is in a note (notes may be equity, partial equity, or no equity).
As you can see, there are many factors that can go into how to value a real estate note for IL note buyers and sellers. In some ways, even the economy and the location of the property will play a factor in the value of the note, since houses in some areas might be priced lower than houses in other areas.
If you’re thinking about investing in notes, you also need to remember this: the value of a note is not just the specific price of how much the note costs to invest in, but rather how much value you’ll get out of the note once you’ve invested in it.
Example: Consider two investments – a portfolio of performing notes or, for the same price, a rental property. Different investors may have different opinions on which one is valued higher even if they could be bought for the same price… but the portfolio of performing notes will generally produce cash flow little or no work while the rental property may require a lot of work to maintain. (Note: this is a simplification for illustration purposes only; of course there are other factors at work here!)