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1031 exchanges: Attorney, Kelly A Bradley from www.ipx1031.com: how 1031′s can lower our capital gain taxes as investors.

Short sale proposals and how to do lease options: REICNY member, Donavan Pieterse, of Easy To Own Homes Inc.

Premier, free business counseling and advice service:  Joe Anderson of SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives – part of Small Business Administration). Interested in talking to someone for free consultation? Call 315-471-9393 ext 245 Ask for Gina.

City’s perspective in creating the Rental Registry: Jim Blakeman, Dept. Code Enforcement in the City of Syracuse, 315-448-8745jblakeman@ci.syracuse.ny.us

Best choice for flooring, wholesale prices for landlords and contractors: Keith Green from ProSource 315-431-0709

Sites where OCREIC is listed:

Central New York Landlords Association - "Our organization was founded in 1996 as the Inter-Cities Landlord Association of Syracuse, New York. Our name was changed to "Central New York Landlords Association" in May 2002.  Our Association is strictly not-for-profit and no one receives wages for work in the Association. Our purpose is to present issues of interest to property owners who rent apartments or houses in the Central New York area. We provide a forum for the exchange of information, government regulations, helpful hints and survival information for landlords.

Creative Real Estate Online - "the leading-edge site for innovative real estate investing, no money down and no down payment real estate investments and creative real estate techniques."

MrLandlord.com- "the #1 website where rental owners ask landlording questions and get answers and tips from other landlords."

RealEstateLink.net - Many resources for knowledge, relationships (such as lenders, clubs, seminars, classifieds) and intensive training.

DealmakersCafe.com -  "We are fulltime real estate investors that enjoy sharing our strategies and techniques. You can ask experienced real estate investors the best way to get started and what to avoid."  This site has a lot in it, worth visiting if only for the free forms. 

The U.S. Land Company - "...your source for FREE LEADS."  This site has a "wholesale form," informative how-to articles, and a neat discussion board for RE investors.

Real Estate Promo.com - "Real Estate Entrepreneurs - Access the FREE Ultimate Step-by-Step Real Estate Business Success Guide to Starting, Growing and Expanding Your Own Real Estate Business." 

Lease 2 Purchase . com - "The FREE information source for buying, selling or investing in real estate with the revolutionary lease purchase (lease option) contract."

REi Tool Belt - Quite a variety of tools - web-based and otherwise - for the real estate investor.  Well-built site.  
 
More investor ideas:

Robert Allen - Author of Multiple Streams of Income, a book I highly recommend!  More from Bob Allen:

Free telecoaching with your order of a free copy of the new book The One Minute Millionaire

Learn how to make money with Real Estate 

John T. Reed - tons of useful information as well as well thought-out opinions.  This site includes "real estate guru ratings" and "suggestions for beginning investors."

REI Depot - Resources for real estate investors

1031 University - "On-line since 1995 and STILL the Web's only complete information resource for I.R.S. Section 1031 Exchanges." Sign up here for their twice-monthly newsletter.

National Real Estate Investors Association - "The National REIA works with local investor groups to share resources and exchange information."

Online tools:

Free credit reports: www.Annual-CreditReport.com  This site will provide Congressionally mandated free credit reports - one per year from each of the three national credit bureaus - and will offer extensive tools to help you monitor your credit files and guard against identification theft.  Eligibility for the free reports will be phased in over the coming 10 months (November 2004 to September 2005) from the Western region to the East Coast (New York to be among the last).  

The above taken freely from this article by Kenneth R. Harney.  See his page on the Washington Post website for a list of great articles.

Mortgage calculatorJava-based mortgage calculator, complete with slide bars, graphs and tables, all of which change instantly as you monkey around with it. 

LANDLORD FINANCIAL CALCULATORS Can't say enough good things about all the great stuff that you'll find on theLandlord.com site!

More real estate tools"Buying a home? Selling a Home? Don't Be Afraid! Domania provides everything you'll need during the process."

Order your FICO score and see how lenders see you - "myFICO is the source for your FICO score — and tips on improving it. It's a great way to manage your credit health and improve your financial options."   All three credit scores and reports from TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax:  $38.85  

Legal and taxes:

New York State Tenant's Rights Guide "This booklet is designed as a guide to highlight some of the principal rights of residential tenants in this state." Know what your tenants can expect of you!

LegalWiz.com- "The #1 Legal Resource for Real Estate Investors & Small Business Entrepreneurs

FindLaw.com - Directory for all things legal.

Internet for Lawyers - "Internet For Lawyers can teach you how to get the most out of the Internet for your law practice." 

Nolo: Law for all - "30 years of putting the law into plain English"  This highly respected organization has been helping ordinary people understand and deal with the law for over three decades. Read the site - it's an eye-opener.  Top-notch products and lots of freebees. 

Property listings:

Harmon Homes - You can pick up their booklet at area grocery and convenience stores for free, but online searching is handy.  Many properties are listed through ForclosureFreeSearch, which offers a 7-day free trial.  But read the fine print carefully; you could end up getting your credit card charged $23.80/month if you forget to cancel.

The Real Estate Library - All sorts of information about foreclosures.

First Preston - Foreclosure manager for HUD properties.

HUD website for buyers - Tons of information that any buyer of homes should look over.

Rehab loan insurance (203k) - "The Section 203(k) program is the Department's primary program for the rehabilitation and repair of single family properties."

VA Homes - Currently available VA homes.

Fannie Mae - FNMA properties, "providing financial products and services that make it possible for low-, moderate- and middle-income families to buy homes of their own."

Realtor.com - "The world's largest database of homes for sale."

CNY Homes - "The Syracuse and Central New York real estate source."

CNY Realtor.com - Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors

Bid4Assets - "Bid4Assets is a full-service asset disposition and advisory services company. Assets for auction include computer equipment, telecom equipment, government seized assets, government surplus, real estate, bankruptcy assets and more."

Ocwen Financial Corporation - Bank real estate owned (REO's) 
"Ocwen Financial Corporation currently services more than $15 Billion of management intensive single-family residential loans and has the proven ability to enhance the performance of mortgage loans and asset-backed mortgage securities."

Bank of America - REO's in New York  - Lots of other links, too. 

Property Fix-up:

Ideas for your property fix-up - Your webmaster, who started out as a total rehab newbie, posts rehab info and ideas every once in a long while.

Building Preservation Works, LLC - Historic and recycled building materials in Central New York (Homer, just north of Cortland).  Alphonse Pieper will buy old materials from you and has an amazing storehouse of parts for the older home (or the one you want to look old). 

The Enterprise Foundation - Written for non-profit organizations, contains lots of information on rehabbing houses:  "Here is the complete soup to nuts on acquiring, rehabilitating, and reselling single family housing stock as part of your neighborhood revitalization strategy.

Syracuse Contractors, Remodelers and Builders - List of links.

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Funding sources:

Peter Bostwick of Blackthorne Funding, LLC, has a variety of funding sources his mortgage company can help you with.  Phone 315-426-1601 or email info@blackthornefunding.com

Oswego County National Bank offers a one-time line of credit for real estate investors of prime plus 1%, based on assessed value.  

Mortgage specialist Linda Van Marter of The Funding Source can be reached at: 
The Funding Source 
3200 Burnet Avenue 
Syracuse, NY  13206 
(315) 434-9292 (office) 
(315) 415-2520 (cell) 

The Community Preservation Corporation - "CPC is a private mortgage lender specializing in financing low-, moderate- and middle-income housing throughout New York and New Jersey. We lend for large and small apartment buildings, occupied or vacant, and for new construction developments."

The Paper Source - "We are your resource if you want to learn more about discounted mortgage notes, investment paper or other debt instruments and income streams.  We also cover real estate, options, diversified cash flows, commercial paper, financial receivables, discounted paper, and other cash flows."

The Cash Flow Dollar Store 
(Articles here cost $1 each) 
"Download Contracts, Forms, Advice Instantly! 
New Additions October 11, 2002 
From marketing & finding notes and cash flows to buying and selling to 
closing the deal, from real estate notes to commercial business notes, from 
mobile home notes to tax liens and more, this is your resource for the cash 
flow / note investor and note broker. THE ARTICLE LINKS WILL BE E-MAILED TO YOU IMMEDIATELY UPON PLACEMENT OF YOUR ORDER."

The Paper Source Notes Lounge 
"Welcome to the Notes Lounge, the original and most active forum on the Internet devoted to cash flows. Here you can exchange ideas, ask questions, help others with your expertise, buy and sell notes, find financing, even get the truth about seminars and "gurus." In short, you can post and read anything and everything related to notes and cash flows. There's more education in the Notes Lounge than in any 10 seminars, and it's all free!"

Noteworthy - "This is an information rich site. It is the place to learn about the discounted cash flow industry. We are the professionals who buy and broker cash flows from private individuals and then sell or broker them to large institutions, private investors and pension funds."

Mortgage Interest Rates - "Resources for loan shoppers"

Eye View Property - "Timothy Mulkey is an expert in private real estate financing. He has counseled individuals and companies in structuring private paper transactions and turning private paper assets into cash."

People locators:

Switchboard.com  - Electronic yellow pages - find people, find businesses, really fast.

Search Systems  - Public record locator. "Now over 6108 Free Searchable Public Record Databases!"

PeopleSearch.com - Background checks, search for people - mostly fee based.

Anywho.com reverse lookup - Find out someone's address using their phone number.  Click on the street name that comes up and get a listing of all their neighbors on that street.

Miscellaneous:

City of Syracuse Tax Collection and Real Property Assessment - Search properties by owner's name, property street address, or property information. 

Tenants' Rights A handbook for tenants living in the city of Syracuse, this is well worth reading as anything that is a tenant's right is YOUR responsibility.  Provided by the City of Syracuse.  The link is to a .pdf file - you need to have Adobe Readerinstalled to open it.  Or you can view it as an html (web-based) file by clicking HERE.

A Guide to Tenant - Landlord Relations  And excellent guide, similar to the above, but in a somewhat different format.

WeBuyHousesSigns.com is your factory direct outlet for all your real estate investing needs. We offer you not only custom sign services, we also offer you simply the lowest cost, highest quality signs without the overwhelming volumes required by common screenprinting companies.

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