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

Rick Otton Releases Special Profits Pack Offer in Lead Up to UK Zero-Debt Property Cashflow Conference

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) February 07, 2013

As part of his personal mission to transform the face of property investment around the world, Australian real estate strategist Rick Otton aims to make his strategies as accessible to the public as possible. He has now released at no charge to the public a special Power Property Profits Pack normally valued at ?335.

The pack includes a: How to buy a house without a bank DVD, Coaching in the trenches CD, Four ways to buy property at a discount Cheat Sheet and a Report Set revealing various Rick Otton secrets in the property investment game.

Im delighted to share this exclusive pack of information with UK home buyers and property investors as a way of driving home the message that anyone can buy property without being limited by cash, credit or experience, Mr Otton said.

The tips, strategies and techniques Ive outlined in this pack are unconventional, but they have been successfully used by many of my property investing students to create an income stream from day one.

Success stories

The internationally renowned businessman and creator of How to Buy a House for a Pound has long been sharing his strategies with property investors in the UK.

Some of his innovative investment strategies include buying properties without deposits or bank financing, earning passive income from multiple properties, and facilitating rent-to-buy transactions between buyers and sellers.

They are being used by property investors in the U.K., Australia, the U.S. and New Zealand.

One UK student, Lyndsay Naylor, is just one. I was able to sell my house to a tenant-buyer and made ?343 cash flow per month with a back end profit of ?57,995, he said.

Mr Otton says his strategies work for men and women, whatever their age, race, or economic circumstances. He strategies are innovative and designed to create different types of income streams.

Rachel Baws, Mr Otton explains, is another great example, telling him, I sold my 3 bedroom house in London and I received ?30,000 upfront, ?1,187 per month and ?67,000 back end profit”.

This is exactly what I train my students to do, and anyone can learn these common-sense strategies said Mr Otton.

You can start making money on investment properties in three easy steps. And the techniques are all detailed in the complimentary Profits Pack I am offering for a limited period, Mr Otton said.

For information about the Power Property Profits Pack visit

Mr Otton will be revealing more of his strategies at his Zero-Debt Property Cashflow Conference in the UK this year.

For more details on the conference (being held 19-21 April 2013) visit

About Rick Otton

Rick Otton has spent decades making money by snapping up inexpensive real estate and putting it to work building wealth.

He is the founder and CEO of We Buy Houses, which operates in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand putting his strategies to work every day.

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

Now, Otton shares the wealth by sharing the wisdom, teaching others how to buy and sell real estate without cutting banks and other middlemen in on the deal.

In 2008 Rick revealed his strategies in the United Kingdom and became the creator of Houses for a Pound. Otton has been featured in a variety of television programs and magazines.

Details of Mr Ottons UK Zero-Debt Property Cashflow Conference are at

Tango Marketing Releases December 2012 Newsletters for Sage 500 ERP, Sage HRMS, Sage 100 Contractor, and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate

Edmonds, WA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012

Tango Marketing, LLC today announced the immediate availability of four new issues of its popular Sage product newsletters for Sage 500 ERP, Sage HRMS, Sage 100 Contractor, and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate. STAR-INFO Newsletters are specialized turnkey marketing communications tools allowing Sage Authorized Partners to effectively and efficiently communicate with clients, prospects, and alliance partners. The newsletters are filled with timely product information, news, and tips.

Topics for this round of newsletters include:

Sage 500 ERP

The Benefits Of Upgrading

SQL-Based Payroll For Sage 500 ERP

1099 Form Reporting Tips

Headline News


Key Issues For Human Resources

Sage HRMS Product News

New Career Enhancement Training Offers On-Demand Training

For Your Information

Sage 100 Contractor

Industry-Specific Estimating

Year-End Processing Tips

Headline News

Sage 300 Construction and Read Estate

Sage 300 Construction And Real Estate 2013 Release

Upcoming Trade Shows

For Your Information

Tango produces the STAR-INFO Newsletter for seven different Sage products, in both printed and e-mail formats. The STAR-INFO Newsletters are part of the Sage Preferred Vendor Program making them eligible for up to 60 percent co-op reimbursement. Every STAR-INFO Newsletter is published in full color in both printed and e-mail versions. Each issue is filled with product reviews, news, and tips, and is personalized for each business partner, including company logo and contact information. The STAR-INFO Newsletters provide an easy and effective way for Sage partners to communicate with their clients, prospects, and alliance partners.

About Tango Marketing, LLC

Tango Marketing specializes in providing targeted, tailored, turnkey marketing programs to software and technology companies. Using proven techniques, market research, industry expertise, and creative genius, Tango designs and executes highly effective marketing programs to help software and technology companies, channel partners, developers, and consulting firms to place their name topmost in the minds of prospects and customers. Tangos solutions include: web development and search engine optimization (SEO), press releases, case studies/success stories, corporate and product brochures, newsletters, email marketing, and direct mail/postcard marketing. For more information call (425) 673-5300 or visit

The National Crime Prevention Council Releases New Mortgage Fraud PSAs

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 28, 2012

The recent economic downfall led to foreclosed homes and dismal mortgage situations for homeowners across the country. According to the FBIs most recent Mortgage Fraud Report, more than $ 10 billion in loans originated with fraudulent application data in 2010.

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, has recently produced new radio public service announcements (PSAs) to warn individuals about mortgage fraud and how to avoid falling victim.

The PSAs encourage listeners to consult NCPCs website for resources including free legitimate housing counselors who can help protect citizens from con artists trying to steal their homes.

The new PSAs are available on NCPCs website, along with additional resources on mortgage fraud, such as podcasts and webinars, for prospective home buyers, current home owners and victims of mortgage fraud. Also on the website is information regarding NCPCs upcoming Mortgage Fraud Virtual Conference, which will take place spring 2013. The conference is designed to teach about mortgage fraud, preventative measures for avoiding it and what resources are available to its victims. Additionally, the conference will provide information for service providers and fraud counselors to teach them how to most effectively help those who come to them for help.????

In upcoming months, NCPC will continue to add to its resource portfolio with a new public education toolkit and online videos about mortgage fraud awareness and prevention, both of which will be hosted on the website.

About the National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For more than 30 years, our symbol of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog?, has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters mostyou, your family, and your community. Law enforcement agencies nationwide rely on our expertise to make an impact on personal safety and crime every day. For more information on how NCPC can be a public safety expert for you or how to Take A Bite Out of Crime?, visit

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iMoney Releases Infographic on Credit Card Usage Among Malaysians

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PRWEB) October 23, 2012

iMoney, a Malaysian online financing specialist, conducted a study on credit card usage among Malaysians and reported how many have credit cards and the many variables affecting credit card usage. They have documented their surprising finding into a compelling personal finance infographic.

This infographic, The Surprising Truth About Credit Card Spending in Malaysia takes into account factors including the number of credit cards circulated, the number of cards per user and the number of Malaysians who have credit cards. The infographic has attracted the interest of many financial organizations which lead to the public release of the results of the research.

Malaysias population is at 28.6M and the number of credit cards in circulation has reached 8.21 million. 1 in 3.48 Malaysians have a credit card, and the number of credit cards has gone up from 1 to 4 credit cards for each borrower. The study showed a fluctuation in the number since 2006 until 2010. Only in 2009 did the curve fell to approximately 2 credit cards per borrower. This shows that many Malaysians do not rely on one credit card provider. Due to the number of credit cards per borrower, statistical data also showed that the average current balance per credit card has increased over the years, increasing from RM1,864.33 in 2005 to RM3,499.29 in 2011.

iMoney also studied the kind of categories Malaysians spend on with their credit cards. 7.2% are spent on Fuel, 30.2% comprises retail purchases which include shopping in malls and huge shops, 21.2% are used for professional and commercial services, 4.7% are used for utilities like water and electricity bills etc., and 36.7% for all other purchases made through the credit card. The various percentages showed how they spend their cards which means that retail purchases contribute significantly to the balance on Malaysian credit cards.

In addition, comparisons were made of domestic spending and international spending on the average monthly spend per card. In a breakdown of monthly spending of RM922.8, 827.5 is spent domestically and only 95.3 RM is spent in other countries.

Although Malaysia is ranked the 2nd worst debt payer in Asia Pacific, they are strangely also among the top 10 savers in Asia Pacific. This could mean that Malaysians save up a lot and are stringent in expenses, but when faced with debt they do not pay right away.

Ching Lee, founder of iMoney said that Malaysians are very cautious with their credit cards, only utilizing 24% of their credit card limit. Over the years the credit card limit use has also fluctuated but in a constant curve. On the other hand, the percentage of overdue balances are also trending downwards which was at 15% at 2005 and went down to 9% in 2011. This was an impressive number shown by credit card users in Malaysia.

In the household sector, the debts in terms of credit card use are relatively low compared to purchases of properties, vehicles, securities and other forms of expenses. The main causes of bankruptcy did not include credit card debt but instead involved hire purchase/car loans, personal loans and housing loans. In terms of credit card expenditures, even though Malaysians pay late, they still pay and dont have a lot of delinquencies compared to large countries.

Ching Lee is a CFA charterholder and is a former investment consultant and wealth advisor. He is the founder of iMoney and a trusted authority on personal finance and investments.

About iMoney:

iMoney is an institution that provides a comparative list of banking and financial services for Malaysians who have financial issues. is your perfect partner in spending your money the right way.

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