San Antonio Real Estate Investor Releases New Book on Buying and Flipping Houses

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

Ever wonder what real estate investors do with the houses they buy? Danny Johnson, a San Antonio house flipper, is an oddity in that he shares both sides of his business, how he buys houses fast and what he does with them through his new book, Flipping Houses Exposed: 34 Weeks In the Life of a House Flipper.

Many people know about house flipping from all of the reality television shows that are all the rage at the moment, Danny tells me. He mentions that the shows rarely reveal where and how the investors are acquiring the houses they are flipping. Generally, it’s thought that the houses they buy are foreclosures that they buy at auction or after the auction. This is not always the case though. Many investors do buy foreclosures, but there is a huge percentage that don’t bother with them. If you thought foreclosures were the only source of these discounted properties, you might be surprised to know that many real estate investors have been buying deeply discounted houses for decades from people that, through circumstance, need or simply just want to sell their house fast.

This is how Danny Johnson and his wife, Melissa, have been buying their flip houses for over 10 years now. They focus on helping people sell their property quickly, without having to list the house with a Realtor. Danny says one of his favorite ways to reach these sellers is through his website His website talks about how Danny and Melissa are able to buy houses so fast and walks people through the simple process. Danny insists, “It’s really like any other sale of a house. The only difference is that we are your ready-made buyer that pays cash and buys the house without requiring repairs or inspections.”

When asked whether the majority of people that contact them to sell their house are facing foreclosure or are behind on their home payments, Danny replies in the negative. He went on to say that the majority of the sellers that contact him either have unearned equity, where they either inherited the house or were able to pay cash for it when they bought it, or they have a house that needs repairs that they either can’t afford, or just don’t care to make. It seems that most of the people that sell to him aren’t in a situation where they have to move quickly, they just prefer to and they are willing to sell at a discount in order to do so.

Danny doesn’t like to focus on foreclosures because he says there is just too much competition. He says that some investors also target people that are facing foreclosure but have not yet been foreclosed on. This is called pre-foreclosure investing. This is a situation that he doesn’t actively target either. The reason being that people facing foreclosure are usually in a really tough place and can be very emotional.

His website is not the only marketing he does to find deals. He uses ‘We Buy Houses’ signs that are posted on poles, direct mail letters and postcards to absentee owners, yellow page advertising, and other miscellaneous marketing. This was discovered quickly while reading through his new book.

This is where Danny is different from the vast majority of real estate investors. Not only does he have a website for buying houses, he has the new book and a blog,, where he shares all of the details of what he does to find the deals, what he does with the houses and the final numbers for the flips. The book is just like the reality television shows but with a more in-depth and personal approach. I was amazed by how much he was willing to share. Danny admits, “I’ve always been nervous that my competition would use what I share on the blog to out maneuver me. There have been cases where I didn’t have much competition with certain marketing and, all of a sudden, everyone seems to be doing it.”

When asked why he shares so much about what he and his wife do in the book and on the blog, he says it’s because it was just something he was drawn to. He felt inclined to help other people get into the business so that they could have a chance to experience the freedom that flipping houses has allowed him and his wife. “In the beginning”, he informs me, “it was also a way for the readers of the blog to keep me held accountable to crank back up my business after a long vacation. It’s grown way past that.” In the book, he actually talks about the analysis of every single one of the 495 leads he received from his marketing during 34 weeks of his real estate adventures. It can seem a little tedious after a while to read through all of them, but the information shared is considered to be very valuable by the people that have read the book.

There are other resources on the internet for learning how to flip houses, but Danny’s book and blog are unique in that he shares what he is actually doing to flip houses. Many of the other sites that I visited appeared to only share general information about how to go about flipping houses without any real world examples. It was interesting to be able to see the process of marketing and going through the 34 weeks that showed how everything actually fit together through the actual flips Danny was doing.

The Johnson’s still buy houses in San Antonio and it is still their main source of income. Danny intends to continue sharing his house flipping adventures on his blog. He jokes, “There is just so much drama with those reality flipping shows that is just not ‘real’. So much of it is manufactured for television. I like to think the book shows the facts and still presents the house flipping life in an adventurous and humorous way. There are a lot of crazy things that really happen to us. Real life is always more interesting that manufactured drama.”

You can download Dannys new book for free on Amazon.

Danny Buys Houses, 2400 McCullough 15723, San Antonio, TX 78212 – 210.386.1069

Nice Properties Forms Russian Brand Management Team to Handle Recent Surge of Russian Property Investors Buying Luxury Real Estate on the French Riviera

Nice, France (PRWEB UK) 14 June 2013

Nice Properties Real Estate Group has created a new team specialized in handling their Russian transactions and Russian brand marketing as a response to the surge in their Russian clientele looking for sea view apartments and luxury villas on the French Riviera.

The creation of this new team comes as Nice Properties recently opened their sixth new agency on the French Riviera and have experienced a serious demand for mid-ranged to luxury properties with the most common request being properties in the 2-5 million euro range.

Team members include Nina Matrevelli, Nice Properties Senior Broker for the Massena agency, Anastasia Yagodkina, Russian Communications & Marketing who holds two Masters degrees in Marketing from Russia and France respectively, Frederic Markarian SEO Consultant and Michael Fusaro, Commercial Director for Nice Properties.

Technical sales support, Russian language website, print advertising, web marketing, blog and magazine articles, promotional events and exclusive partnerships as well as social media campaigns and consulting services are some of the items on the new marketing plan for this niche clientele.

Commercial director Michael Fusaro explains the reason behind the creation of the Russian brand team, “We wanted to make sure that the Nice Properties brand and platform is cohesive for all our clientele and their needs. That is the most important for us. The team will enable us to move forward in our international marketing strategies and allow us the capability to participate in more international promotional events.”

Fusaro further states, “The reality is that there are more Russians buying luxury real estate, and we need to be sure that we can appropriately fulfill their needs and requests.”

About Nice Properties Real Estate Group

Nice Properties is the French Rivieras leading real estate group specializing in the sale of luxury villas, vacation homes, apartments, commercial real estate and new build programs. They have the most effective professional multi-lingual network of real estate professionals with five offices along the Cote dAzur from Cannes to Beaulieau, providing an efficient and seamless platform for the best real estate opportunities and investments on the French Riviera. To find out more information about the best properties for sale or for seasonal rental on the French Riviera, please visit our website

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California First Time Home Buyers Now Have a New Book To Help Simplify Home Buying

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 Best-selling Author Shashank Shekhar, recently announced the pre-launch of his new book First Time Home Buying 101. The book will cover all aspects of home buying including financing and will act as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to buy their first home in California. The book will be available to the public this spring.

In my experience as a Mortgage Lender, I get questions on a wide range of topics from first time home buyers. I wanted to write a book that covers all aspects of home buying so that potential home buyers could better equip themselves. Though there are many books in the market place on home buying, most are dated and lack the balance of information on the mechanics of home buying and financing. This book combines all aspects of the home buying process including financing and is a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to buy a home, said Shashank Shekhar, CEO of Arcus Lending.

If you are looking for your first home, this book is a must read. It provides insightful tips and advice that will empower you as you take this major life step. Reading First Time Home Buying 101 should be on the to-do list of every new homebuyer, said Daniel Milstein, CEO – Gold Star Mortgage Financial, Best Selling Author of 2 books.

Speaking on the occasion, Carole Rodoni, President, Bamboo Consulting, National Economist and Real Estate Speaker, said, “Finally a book about being a first time home buyer that actually gives them the information they need and not just a sales pitch. “

To get on the pre-launch wait list click here. The book will be available at a promotional price of $ 9.97 for a limited time only.

Shashank who was named “top 40 under 40 mortgage professional” two years in a row, is also the author of Best-selling book, OutFront. He is frequently quoted in the media on the subject of mortgage lending.

He is currently the CEO of Arcus Lending, a Mortgage Broker based in San Jose California.

Arcus Lending offers home loans in the states of California and Washington. The company plans to expand its operations on the East Coast this summer by offering home loans to residents of those states.

About Arcus Lending:

Arcus Lending (NMLS 3446) is a mortgage lender offering home purchase and refinance loans in the states of California and Washington. More information about Arcus Lending can be found by calling at 855.644.5626, by emailing at info(at)arcuslending(dot)com or by vising their website.

Postal Credit Union Makes Car Buying Easy

Woodbury MN (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

Postal Credit Union (PCU) in Minnesota is pleased to announce they have partnered with CRIF Lending Solutions to provide members with immediate decisioning on their loan requests. PCU is known for great vehicle loan rates and the ability to apply online 24/7. This partnership with CRIF will enable the majority of members who apply for a loan to receive a decision on their request in as little as 60 seconds.

PCU selected CRIF Action because of its ability to help organizations streamline and grow their lending and account opening processes. CRIF ACTion offers users end-to-end, automated processing of loans and accounts, while also connecting with a wide variety of core, document, appraisal, electronic signature and other essential lending systems.

We selected ACTion largely based on its flexibility and powerful rules, said Brian Sherrick, President and CEO of Postal Credit Union. The system will be key in helping us streamline our lending process for faster turn times in delivering an outstanding member experience.

In addition to 24/7 lending and automated loan decisions, PCU also offers Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) Advantage at a very affordable price and an extensive online Auto Resource Center to help consumers make an informed purchasing decision.

GAP Advantage

Vehicle values decline rapidly and for that reason, in the event of an accident, insurance settlements may not cover the entire loan balance. Through its partnership with Allied Solutions, PCU is pleased to be able to offer GAP Advantage to alleviate that potential loss. GAP Advantage is designed to eliminate unpaid auto loan balances in the event a vehicle is stolen or damaged beyond repair (totaled). GAP Advantage supplements primary auto insurance coverage.

PCUs Online Resource Center

Whether a member is buying, selling or trading-in, it’s important to do research. PCUs Auto Resource Center provides links to two respected sources, NADA and Edmunds, to find pricing information on new and used cars, side-by-side price comparisons, tips for buying and selling, current manufacturer incentives, customer reviews and more. In addition, PCU has also created a number of videos designed to help members as they consider Buying A Car.

There also find a host of other vehicle resources and links:

Annual Credit Report – Obtain a free copy of your credit report from the major credit reporting agencies.

Loan calculator Figure out how long it will take to pay off a vehicle in addition to determining how much a monthly payment will be and more.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Learn about vehicle safety, recalls and more.

Consumer Reports Review vehicle pricing, ratings, road tests and safety information for new and used vehicles. Learn which vehicles are the most and least fuel efficient. Check the miles per gallon usage for vehicles, their EPA pollution scores and more.

Carfax For a nominal fee individuals can check the history of used automobiles when they search by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Visit for an informative video on buying a vehicle.

About PCU

Founded in 1926, Postal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that specializes in providing excellent member service, great rates and convenience. PCU offers a complete range of services, including 24/7 loan approval, mortgages, online banking, online deposits, checking, business services, investment services and more. PCU is proud to serve Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties, with office locations in Eagan, Hugo, North St. Paul, West St. Paul and Woodbury. For more information, contact PCU at 651-770-7000, 800-247-0857 or visit

About CRIF Lending Solutions

By bringing together the automated lending technology and services of Aimbridge, APPRO, Cypress, FLS, Magnum and Teres, CRIF Lending Solutions provides loan and account origination, business process outsourcing, credit decisioning, data access and analytics solutions to over 650 of the U.S.s most successful financial institutions including banks, credit unions, finance companies, retailers and credit card processors. CRIF Lending Solutions is organized into four dedicated divisions: CRIF ACTion includes APPRO, Cypress and Teres products; CRIF Select includes Aimbridge and FLS services; CRIF Synergy features Magnum products; and CRIF Achieve offers cost-effective, analytic decision management solutions. With over $ 106 million dollars in equity, CRIF Lending Solutions is a part of CRIF, a global company specializing in the development and management of decision support systems worldwide. For more information, visit

About Allied Solutions

Allied Solutions, LLC is one of the largest providers of insurance, lending, and marketing products to financial institutions in the US. Allied Solutions uses technology based products and services customized to meet the needs of 4,000 clients along with a portfolio of innovative products and services from a wide variety of providers and maintains more than 20 regional offices and service centers around the country. Allied Solutions is a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, Inc.