Florida Wholesale Land Deals Now Available Online through the Website LandCentury.com, the Owners Announced

(PRWEB) June 18, 2013

Florida wholesale land deals are now available online through the website http://www.landcentury.com, the business owners announced today. LandCentury.com is a new website offering the ability to invest and buy land in State of Florida. After years in recession, and with the real estate market brought to an all time low, the maxim to buy low and sell high is especially true for Florida Wholesale Land Deals.

LandCentury.com is experienced in the purchase, sales, and investing in Florida real estate. Offering everything a real estate investor would want to find in a website. From individual building lots in the commercial real estate sector, or multi acre properties, the website offers many areas across the entire state in which to find wholesale and bulk land real estate deals.

One of the best reasons to invest in the State of Florida land deals is that coast line real estate is often the most expensive property in an investors portfolio, especially true once it is developed. LandCentury.com has the experienced real estate investment and management team in Florida to help real estate investors both experienced and new to find the best bulk land deals or wholesale investment properties.

Not only does LandCentury.com provide investment properties and wholesale real estate, they will help with all facets of document processing to facilitate an easy real estate investment transaction. Everything from title search, seller’s disclosures, and offer to purchase, to deed forms, notice of recording, and closing forms. LandCentury.com is a one stop resource for bulk land buyers and sellers and real estate investors around the world.

LandCentury.com offers huge discounts on real estate investments, some deals are at 80% below fair market value for the land deal investment opportunity offered. LandCentury.com works in direct relationships with banks and liquidators to be able to offer land deal investors the best investment opportunity at prices the competition simply cannot match, while offering superior client services to investors no matter the size of the deal.

The team at LandCentury.com also offers individuals in the real estate sector money making opportunities and re-sell services that offer those individuals looking to diversify their real estate portfolio outside the box thinking in bulk or wholesale land deals in Florida.

For more information and to learn more on the entire gamut of services LandCentury.com has to offer, be sure to visit their website at http://landcentury.com.

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Rick Otton Melbourne Property Seminar To Show Why Owners Dont Need To Slash Prices To Sell

Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

The Herald Sun has this month reported a slowing of the Melbourne property market for the start of 2013. At a time when real estate agents are suggesting that sellers lower price expectations in order to meet the market, real estate expert Rick Otton is holding a free one day seminar to show them smarter alternatives.

There is no doubt that the Melbourne real estate market, like the rest of Australia, is facing challenges, but I dont believe that sellers need to drop their prices in order to achieve a positive outcome said Mr Otton. In fact I know they dont.

Mr Otton has been sharing his strategies for buying and selling real estate for decades. They are strategies that he has used to create an impressive property portfolio, and which formed the basis for his 2012 book How To Buy A House For A Dollar, which was named in the list of the Top 10 Most Popular Finance Titles for 2013, as voted by Money Magazine and Dymocks Book stores.

We are being fed statistics from different industry bodies, telling us about rises and falls in auction clearance rates, about where the best suburbs to buy are, and how home loans are now so affordable said Mr Otton. But all of that is immaterial if it is you who cant raise the required deposit for a home, or if it is your home that you cant sell for a good price.

The belief that the traditional way to buy and sell property is the only way to buy and sell property is the biggest hurdle that people need to overcome, believes Mr Otton.

In todays economic climate, it is those people who are willing to think creatively in their approach to buying and selling real estate who will shine explained Mr Otton.

During my Melbourne property investing seminar I will be looking at the faces of those present, and will be able to see exactly when the penny drops – when they experience the mindset shift that will allow them to realise the potential of the strategies Ill be sharing with them.

To book seats at Rick Ottons free Melbourne property investment seminar, visit HowToBuyAHouseForADollar.com

About Rick Otton

Rick Otton has spent decades making money by snapping up inexpensive real estate and putting it to work building wealth, and teaching others to do the same.

He is the founder and CEO of We Buy Houses, which operates in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand, and through this business he puts his strategies to work every day.

Mr Otton received his start in alternative real estate investment in 1991 in the US, and within a year acquired 76 properties. In subsequent years, he made a fortune using his low-risk, high-reward strategies to inexpensively acquire real estate. He continues to do so.

As well Mr Otton travels between his home in Australia, and the UK, sharing his wisdom and teaching others how to buy and sell real estate, free from the constraints imposed by traditional lenders.

In 2013 Rick is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of introducing his property option strategies to real estate investors in the United Kingdom – the first person to reveal these ground-breaking strategies. In 2008 he created the first of his Houses for a Pound strategies, upon which he grows as markets and laws evolve.

Mr Otton has been featured in a variety of television programs and magazines and in 2013 he published ‘How To Buy A House For A Dollar’ for the Australian market. This book has been named in the list of the Top 10 Most Popular Finance Titles for 2013, as voted by Money Magazine and Dymocks Book stores. A UK version is on the drawing board.

For full details of Mr Otton’s Melbourne open-to-the-public one day seminar visit HowToBuyAHouseForADollar.com

IRA Financial Group Sees Strong Demand for Solo 401(k) Plan Amongst Small Business owners in Preparation for the Start of ObamaCare in January 2014

Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 18, 2013

IRA Financial Group, the leading provider of the self-directed solo 401(k) Plans has seen an increase number of small business owners having the opportunity to establish a Solo 401K Plan because of the emerging reliance on independent contractors. Due to the increased reliance on independent contractors to avoid hitting the 50-employee threshold, which would require them to pay for employees health insurance, starting next year, a number of small businesses are now able to adopt a Solo 401K plan because they have eliminated their full-time employees. Not all small business owners have been able to turn all their full-time employees to independent contractors, but a number of businesses have tried in order to not be subject to the ObamaCare costs, stated Maria Ritsi, a paralegal with the IRA Financial Group. The appeal of using outside non-employee workers is growing as many small businesses are trying to stay under the 50-employee threshold that would require them to pay for employees health insurance, beginning under the federal health-care law, or be subject to a penalty, stated Ms. Ritsi.

The Internal Revenue Service has started to crack down on small businesses to ensure their workers are properly classified. We have seen a number of clients that were close to the 50-employee threshold, turn their workforce into independent contractors in order to not be subject to the ObamaCare penalty, stated Adam Bergman, a tax attorney with the IRA Financial Group. Not all small business are able to turn to contractors to eliminate the reach of the federal health-care law, but we have seen an increasing number of small business owners try, stated Mr. Bergman.

We have strongly advised clients to be extremely conservative in re-classifying past employees as independent contractors as the Internal Revenue Service have spending significant resources in this area, stated Mr. Bergman. However, as business condition continue to be tough, companies are looking to remain competitive, especially with the increased costs assisted with ObamaCare, stated Ms Ritsi.

Small businesses that have been able to properly reclassify their employees as independent contractors have been eligible to adopt a Solo 401(k) Plan, which offers multiple benefits. IRA Financial Groups Solo 401(k) Plan was designed to offer investors with a diverse and wide array of investment opportunities for their retirement funds. Clients can purchase stocks, mutual funds, precious metals, real estate, and much more. In addition, the Solo 401K Plan account can be opened at any local bank and financial institution, including Fidelity, Scottrade, TD Ameitrade and more. However, the most popular feature of the Solo 401K Plan is that a self-employed individual or small business owner can defer up to $ 56,500 annually as well as borrow up to $ 50,000 and use the loan proceeds for any purpose without tax or penalty.

IRA Financial Group open architecture Solo 401(k) Plan was designed specifically to provide self-employed investors with the ability to make a wide variety of investments through a single retirement account.

The IRA Financial Group was founded by a group of top law firm tax and ERISA lawyers who have worked at some of the largest law firms in the United States, such as White & Case LLP, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, and Thelen LLP.

IRA Financial Group is the market’s leading checkbook control Self Directed Individual 401K provider. IRA Financial Group has helped thousands of clients take back control over their retirement funds while gaining the ability to invest in almost any type of investment, including real estate without custodian consent.

To learn more about the IRA Financial Group please visit our website at http://www.irafinancialgroup.com or call 800-472-0646.

San Diego Introduces Innovative FIGTREE PACE Program to Help Contractors and Commercial Property Owners Fund Solar, Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Upgrades

SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013

San Diego commercial property owners are gaining access to a unique financing option for money-saving renewable energy, energy efficiency and water conservation improvements this new year that can create positive cash flow from month one. Its available through an innovative Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program known as FIGTREE, now being offered by the City of San Diego.

Applications are being accepted to provide commercial property owners with 100% up-front, long-term financing for energy and water efficiency building upgrades and renewable energy systems that can reduce operating costs, improve property values and provide a valuable hedge against rising energy costs for decades to come, said FIGTREE CEO Mahesh Shah.

FIGTREE arranges financing (and mortgage lender consent) for property owners by aggregating and selling the projects as municipal bonds. FIGTREE now operating in 25 jurisdictions — was the first in California to successfully initiate this new mode of financing in multiple markets. No public monies are used to support these programs.

FIGTREE finances projects ranging from $ 5000 to those in the millions of dollars (all contingent upon qualified property values). The next bond issue is slated for the first quarter of this year.

The unique properties of PACE provide solar contractors, energy efficiency and water conservation professionals with a brand-new funding vehicle to help clients realize the benefits of energy improvements without adversely impacting their credit scores or their borrowing capacity, noted SunUp Energy’s President Rick Rothman.

FIGTREEs brand of PACE financing puts the benefits of cost-cutting energy and water upgrades (and the enticing tax credits and cash rebates for which they qualify) within reach of most any property owner, said Rothman.

Rothman says that with the rich new incentives for solar water heating that are now available, 2013 will be a banner year for apartment owners, the hotel-motel industry and healthcare providers, who can see full system payback in as few as four years. From then on,” Rothman added, “all those solar savings translate into pure solar profit.”

PACE funds can be used for materials and labor costs of permanently-installed improvements that reduce a buildings use of grid-supplied energy or water. Solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar water heating; wind and geothermal; cool roofs; heating and air conditioning (HVAC); energy-efficient lighting; windows, door and elevator upgrades; boilers and chillers; water treatment and conservation improvements, fixtures, xeriscaping and electric vehicle charging stations are some of the projects eligible for financing under the program. Financing obligations for PACE improvements can be transferred to new owners if a property is sold.

PACE funding requires no minimum FICO score for property owners and no money down. Financing is based strictly on property values usually 10% of an assessed propertys value; sometimes more something that bodes well for property owners in San Diego, where real estate prices are on the rise.

FIGTREE PACE also provides for attractive off balance sheet financing for property owners that can be amortized for periods of up to 20 years as a voluntary line item on their property tax bills.

PACE is a municipal economic development tool that improves property values and puts contractors back to work while helping the City of San Diego meet its AB 32 emissions reduction goals, noted San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria. PACE improves the integrity of local building stock, creates a more sustainable San Diego and — with the savings todays energy efficiency, water efficiency and solar technologies provide — reinforces that good economic and environmental practices are not mutually exclusive. The entire region benefits, Gloria added.

FIGTREE financing is available via an assessment district established by the California Enterprise Development Authority, a joint powers authority who works in partnership with cities and counties across the state. FIGTREEs PACE program is endorsed by the California Building Industry Association, California Business Properties Association, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Region Builders, Inc. and municipal sustainability and economic development professionals throughout California.

ABOUT FIGTREE PACE: FIGTREE is a full-service, San Diego-based clean energy finance company providing breakthrough, 100% up-front off balance sheet PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing to help commercial and residential property owners improve their properties and realize the money-saving benefits of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation upgrades with no money down. FIGTREE helps cities and counties create jobs, spur economic development and meet their AB 32 goals utilizing no public monies. FIGTREE is the first company in California to successfully raise private capital for commercial PACE projects via a multi-jurisdictional bond issue. Learn more by calling 1-877-577-7373 or visit us at http://www.figtreecompany.com.

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Apress author Chris Lauer gives advice to home owners in financial crisis in his new book, “Underwater: Options When Your Mortgage Is Upside Down.”

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2012

A whopping 28.6 percent of homeowners with mortgages owe more on their loans than their homes could sell for, according to quarterly data recently released by Zillow, a real estate website. Over the years, since the housing bubble burst, there have been a number predictions and initiatives made by real estate pundits and politicians but none that have really helped to sort out the crisis for such homeowners.

“UNDERWATER: Options When Your Mortgage Is Upside Down” by Chris Lauer, a veteran financial journalist finally outlines the different options available to home owners in distress: when foreclosure is a good idea, how to best protect the equity you’ve built up, what the financial repercussions of going into foreclosure are, how other homeowners have been able to turn their mortgages around and rise up from dire circumstances, and how to take advantage of government programs designed to keep you happily housed.

At the same time, this optimism can be difficult to see from underwater. Those who suffer from negative equity need help from people who have worked inside the real estate market long enough to understand its ebb and flow. This book is filled with the advice of experts who know about underwater mortgages from the inside out.

The stories, tips, and advice in this book come from those who have seen enough real estate transactions to know the score. They were there on the front lines when the real estate bubble burst five years ago and they returned with experiences and knowledge that can be vital to underwater homeowners seeking relief from in tough times.

Chris Lauer takes a straight forward approach to the facts, ideas, and advice that can help any underwater homeownerespecially those facing foreclosuremake smart decisions for a better future.

About the Author:

Chris Lauer is a journalist and editor with more than 20 years of experience covering business, news, music, and art. He is also the author of Southwest Airlines (Corporations That Changed the World), Breaking Free: How to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business, and The Management Gurus: Lessons from the Best Management Books of All Time. He is also the owner and editor in chief of Lauer Editorial Services (http://www.laueredit.com) where he writes and edits for a variety of businesses and publishers. After graduating with an English Journalism degree from the University of Delaware, where he was a features editor for The Review, he worked as a writer and editor for the SF Weekly in San Francisco. He was also the owner and publisher of Edge City and Anthem Monthly, two local arts and entertainment magazines in Northern California. After that, he worked for the NBC affiliate in Eureka, Calif., KIEM, as a TV news reporter, videographer, and assignment editor. In 2006, Lauer founded Lauer Editorial Services.

About Apress Media

With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit http://www.apress.com.


To arrange for a review copy of UNDERWATER or to schedule an interview with LAUER, please contact:

Stephanie Carino | Public Relations | (212) 620-8062 | stephaniecarino (at) apress (dot) com


Options When Your Mortgage is Upside Down By Lauer was published by Apress on December 17, 2012

Print Price: $ 29.99; eBook Price: $ 20.99 | 300 pages | ISBN: 978-1-4302-4470-7

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