Why do I need the Forms Library?
The easy answer is you don’t need the Forms Library. However, chances are you will need to spend thousands of dollars and countless hours developing your own Forms Library. What is the cost of your time and money? Again, the way to success in the note industry is to spend your time sourcing notes and making them profitable RATHER THAN burdening yourself with back office admin work.
This Forms Library will allow you to focus on what really matters.
What is meant by a mortgage note?
A note, in general, is short for “promissory note.” In real estate, it’s essentially an IOU in which a borrower promises to repay the loan amount under certain terms to a lender. Usually it’s monthly payments of principal and interest over 30 years. It’s signed in blue ink by the people who agree to pay the debt and is sent to the lender.
How is that different from a mortgage?
A mortgage is what ties that note to a property that someone is purchasing. It gives the lender the right to take the property if the borrower fails to keep up with payments under the terms of the note. The mortgage is signed by the owners of the property being mortgaged, usually the same as the signers of the note.
Both documents are signed simultaneously at settlement when you purchase a home or take out a second mortgage. Because the note is held by the lender, the lender is able to sell it to other interested parties. Banks often do this when the note becomes distressed because it’s easier for them to sell the note than to foreclose on the property.
What is a distressed note?
A distressed note is essentially a mortgage note that is in default. Typically, this means that the note is more than 90 days past due, so the borrowers had some circumstance that they've gone through and for whatever reason are unable to pay.
This is where 2nd Chance Funding comes in. We purchase these notes and then reach out to borrowers, hoping to get them reinstated and current on their payments. We make high returns when that happens.
Why does the distressed note industry exist?
If the idea of note investing is new to you, you are not alone. The US mortgage note investing community is a small, tight-knit group of pioneers, solving the problems created by the housing bubble burst of the late 2000s and making huge investment returns in the process.
There are billions of dollars of distressed mortgage notes across the US. We find ourselves in that position because in the 2000s, a lot of mortgage companies were creating mortgage loans that they shouldn’t have. They were giving borrowers more money than those borrowers could afford to repay. With creative financing, such as ARM loan transactions, people started falling behind on their mortgages as interest rates began to creep up. Couple that with the economic crisis of 2007-2008 when a lot of people lost their jobs, or had to settle for part time work, and the situation became hopeless for them.