FAQ

With interest rates near historical lows there will probably never be a better time to sell your real estate note or promissory note.

You see, the market value of your note is inversely related to the general interest rate environment. This means that as interest rates fall, the market value of your note increases – and as interest rates rise, the market value of your note decreases.

If you believe that future interest rates are more likely to go up than down, now would be an excellent time to turn your note into cash.

Sell Your Note For Top Dollar

What are your note payment options? – Capital Connections offers a number of options regarding the sale of your note and each option can be customized to provide you with the amount of cash you need – when you need it.

Receive the highest note purchase price – Six steps towards turning your privately held note into the highest possible amount of cash.

What are the benefits of selling your note? – We know of nine good reasons why you may want to convert your long-term note investment into cash.

Whether you would like to discuss the possibility of selling your note or would simply like to have a question answered, we invite you to contact us by phone.

The Market Value Of A Private Note:

I. Every note is a unique investment and therefore has a unique market value.

II. There are a number of important factors that simultaneously determine the market value of a private note note. Those factors are:

- The type of property secured by the note.
- The value of the property secured by the note.
- The current balance of the note.
- The interest rate on the note.
- The size of the monthly payments.
- The number of payments made.
- The number of payments remaining.
- The Borrower’s credit history.
- Your experience receiving payments.
- The current level of interest rates.

III. Note holders can take pro-active steps to protect the market value of their investment.

IV. The market value of a private note will be less than the outstanding principal balance remaining on it.

V. When interest rates rise, the market value of a private note falls.

VI. When interest rates fall, the market value of a private note rises.

VII. The market value of a private note will increase over time as the owner builds equity in the property and establishes a timely record of making payments.

Selling A Private Note:

I. Almost every note can be sold, even notes where the payments are not being made on a timely basis.

II. There are a number of companies that purchase private notes. Together, we create a very active and competitive market.

III. Note holders have a number of different sale alternatives available to them; each can be designed to help meet a specific goal you would like to achieve.

IV. Providing as much information as possible about your note will help you receive the highest possible purchase price.

V. At Capital Connections, we typically pay for all of the expenses necessary to complete the purchase of a private note.

The value of the property must be established by completing a drive-by appraisal.

A policy of title insurance must be purchased on the note.

The outstanding balance of the note must be verified with the Borrower.

How We Work:

As mortgage investors, we carefully analyze all aspects of the property sale including:

  • The legal documentation
  • The physical property
  • The background and job status of the payors
  • The credit of the payors
  • The condition of the title

In most cases, we can commit to buying a mortgage in our first meeting with the mortgage seller. The final paperwork and closing quickly follow.

To facilitate a faster, smoother closing for the sale of your mortgage, we will typically need the following documentation:

  • Original mortgage
  • Original note
  • Closing statement from the property sale
  • Existing fire insurance policy
  • Pictures and maps
  • Existing title insurance policy, if available
  • Payor background
  • Pay history, if available

Most of this information will be in the mortgage owner’s files. We will obtain the additional items such as the credit report, appraisal, and new title insurance policy.