One Way to Deal with Fear as an Investor – Fight Back

By on July 20, 2011

If you turn on the news this week, it’s a scary scene. The president and Congress are battling out whether to raise the debt ceiling or not.

It’s true; we’re living in a scary time. And as Las Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn says, businesses are scared to invest. Especially with moves like the one that’s been overshadowed by this debt ceiling debate. As I posted earlier this week, the Fed is attempting to eliminate “seller-based financing.”

See the original report from The Paper Journal.

How We Can Squelch the Fear

We have a tiny window to be heard and you need to make sure your voice is heard before the Federal Reserve knocks out a key way we investors can keep on making money – and helping people remain homeowners.

Some of the key points:

  • The Fed wants to enact a rule that “prohibits property sellers from taking back a mortgage unless the buyer can qualify for conventional financing.”
  • The proposed act empowers buyers to “cancel the sale” within three years if they aren’t “properly qualified” for a mortgage by the seller.
  • The proposal means that you’ll be required to collect all sorts of financial information on your prospective buyers. That means you’ll have to keep up with more regulations and will likely drive investors out of the business.

Fight Back by Friday

Let’s take hold of the fear and fight back. Be sure to submit your comments (scroll to the bottom of the page) by Friday, July 22nd. And here’s a link to some prepared responses for you to use in crafting your comments.

How do you feel about this issue? Fearful? Angered? Share your sentiments in the comments below.

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About Susan Lassiter-Lyons

Susan is the author of Mortgage Secrets for Real Estate Investors and founder of the award-winning real estate blog, TheInvestorInsights.com. A real estate investor since 1994, Susan has raised $26.2 million in private money and participated in more than 600 transactions as an investor, broker, lender, syndicator and advisor. Susan is a dedicated trainer and her training, seminars and coaching programs have transformed the lives and businesses of thousands of real estate investors worldwide.

One Comment

  1. Danny Johnson

    July 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Good ol’ government. Let’s limit the ability for people to sell their houses even more. Just plain STUPID!

    The government has a good track record with decision though… oh, wait a minute…

    Thanks for the post. We need more people fighting this.

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