Foreclosure University Announces New Transactional Funding For Real Estate Investors

Orem, UT (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

Foreclosure University announces new transactional funding for real estate investors. This is causing a major buzz and excitement in the real estate community because it gives investors another option when trying to fund their end of the deal in order to sell to an end buyer.

Transactional funding has become more and more popular among real estate investors as title companies decided to “stop” allowing transactions that were not independent of each other. “At one time, title companies would allow investors to use their end buyers money to fund the transaction with the seller. That’s not the case anymore. They want each transaction to stand on it’s own independently,” say Jarad at Foreclosure University.

Because of stricter title standards, this forced investors to get their own independent funding to fund the transaction with them and the seller.????Most investors went to transactional funding because it still accomplishes what they need at a low expense.

With transactional funding one of the many benefits is they don’t have to provide employment verification or worry about credit because it’s irrelevant. They can also leverage someone else which allows them to do multiple deals at one time. Transactional funding is only used for back to back closings and is not to be confused with other types of funding.

Jarad says, “Most of the deals we fund are short sales, reo’s, and wholesale deals and in all cases we have end buyers lined up ready to fund their part.”

Another big piece to doing deals is the actual proof of funds letters that banks are requiring. Jarad says they offer that as well to anyone who is needing a proof of funds letter.

Foreclosure University also created a video to help investors understand how the process works and what they can expect from transactional funding.

For those that would like more more information on transactional funding or proof of funds can visit

James Fredian and Michael Hobbs on Real Estate Investing 101 for The University of Notre Dame Club of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

Real Market Expert by James Fredian, in conjunction with The University of Notre Dame Club of Chicago, is hosting national investing and appraisal expert Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, RAA, to discuss how to invest in real estate in the current market and how to achieve superior long-term returns on February 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at The Sports Corner (952 West Addison Street). Parking is available at The Cubby Bear parking lot.

Jim Fredian 78 and Michael Hobbs ’93 will be presenting an educational seminar on Real Estate Investing 101 – How to Buy Investment Real Estate Property, getting started, getting traction and getting profits in the Chicago real estate market.

Jim has been an active real estate investor and real estate mentor for over 20 years. He’s worked with hundreds of buyers and guided many investors over his tenure in the real estate profession after leaving corporate America to pursue his passion. Through his years of investing experience, Jim has learned a number of important factors to insure the likelihood of success, including the importance of overcoming obstacles and building the right team. In Chicago, owing investment real estate usually means owning a 2-4 unit building (or possibly even a condo/townhouse), but no matter what it means to you, it can happen and it regularly does happen. Jim is prime example of superior results over a period time with patient real estate investment.

Hobbs will discuss the power of achievement spreadout over time. Often lost in the daily news of real estate buyers and real estate investors fixing and flipping properties, is the unglamorous but substantially more lucrative buy and hold strategy. By incorporating a well-rounded and disciplined approach, similar to the appraisal methodology, Hobbs will explain proper use of valuation approaches and how to gauge good investments from great investments. Additional topics to be covered will include how to determine which areas to invest in, cashflow analysis, controlling operations and maintenance costs, and the importance of selecting experienced and credentialed appraisal professionals who understand rehabbing and remodeling.

@properties is the No. 1 brokerage firm in the city of Chicago, the fastest growing brokerage firm on the North Shore and one of the top independent real estate companies in America. @properties’ success is the direct result of its talented, energetic and positive brokers and staff. Over the past 11 years, @properties has built a unique culture based on professionalism, integrity, teamwork, community and fun.

Michael Hobbs, SRA, RAA, LEED GA, is the President of PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy, located in Chicago, Illinois. He is a state-certified real estate appraiser in Illinois, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local, state and federal courts. Michael received the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute and he holds the RAA designation from the National Association of Realtors. Additionally, he has achieved LEED GA, an accreditation of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). He is a regularly published author and speaker on the topics of real estate, appraisal and valuation, and entrepreneurship. He is also a board member of The Entrepreneur Organization (EO) Chicago Chapter, a global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Currently, Michael is one of a select few designated real estate appraisers who are also LEED accredited in the United States.

RSVP: The seminar is free but the venue would like to know how many people will attend. You are welcome and you may bring guests with you. To RSVP please send an email to info(at)ndchicago(dot)org with the names of those attending.

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Acclaimed YA Author Robin Wasserman Brings New Teenage Perspective to Southern New Hampshire University Faculty

(PRWEB) December 18, 2012

Novelist Robin Wassermanwho has just been named to the faculty of Southern New Hampshire Universitys MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction programwas one of those children very clear about her goals in life. Hers were getting a dog, having better hair, and being a writer who lived in New York and ate pasta for dinner every night.

????I never got the golden retriever, she admitted, but the rest of it came true even the part about pasta, at least most nights.

????Whats a little surprising, perhaps, is that as still a very young woman she has established herself as one of Americas leading young adult authors. Thats thanks in no small part to talent and grit, but also to a real affinity for the tastes and concerns of teenagersnot to mention a good sense of timing.

????Its not what she expected while growing up in suburban Philadelphia in the 1980s and 90s. Young adult writer wasnt really out there as a job description then, she said. There were childrens books, and there was the grown-up stuff, and that was it, except for science fiction, which I read a lot of, and maybe one shelf of cheesy paperbacks for teenagers. And as much as I loved those, its not the kind of writer I imagined Id grow up to be.

????It might have been the science fiction that made her a history of science major at Harvard. Then she worked several years as a childrens book editor at Scholastic Publishing. Im a firm believer that as adults everyone ends up frozen at a certain mental age, and my own is around 15, she said. So at Scholastic I found myself wishing that we could put out some books for teenagers, and I kept pestering them to do that. Unfortunately, this was a time when common wisdom suggested teenagers would never buy teen-branded books.

????Finally she quit Scholastic to earn a Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angelesjust as that wisdom was upended and the YA market began to explode. Suddenly bookstores were staking out multiple shelves for books about teenagers, and Wasserman, with the help of Scholastic and several other publishers, set about filling them.

????She is the author of 15 books for children and young adults. These include the Cold Awakening Trilogy (Simon & Schuster/Pulse), the Chasing Yesterday Trilogy (Scholastic), Hacking Harvard (Simon & Schuster/Pulse), and the Seven Deadly Sins series (Simon & Schuster/Pulse), which has since been adapted into a popular television miniseries.

????Her latest novel, The Book of Blood and Shadow (Random House/Knopf), received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, was an Indie Next pick and Amazon Best Book of the Month, and is featured on several best of 2012 lists. Here’s something refreshing, said Kirkus Reviews. A religious-historical thriller with a nifty Mobius strip of a plotthink Nancy Werlin channeling Dan Brownserving up shivery suspense, sans fangs or fur.

????Meanwhile Wassermans essays and short fiction have appeared in the anthologies Under the Moons of Mars, A Friday Night Lights Companion, and Oz Reimagined, as well as The New York Times.

????She lived in New York while she worked for Scholastic and is back there again, living that childhood dream. And this opportunity to teach at SNHU demonstrates that her timing is still sharp.

????Rather than just writing by instinct and not really thinking much about what Im doing, this will force me to stop and consider the various aspects of my craft, which I hope will make me a better writer in the long run, she said. At this point in my career, Im always searching for new ways to push my writing to the next level.

????????Shes also excited to join such a diverse community of writers. As part of that community, Ill be able to represent a very exciting part of the marketplace and introduce our students to the infinite possibilities of YA fiction, she said. Sometimes we erect such a divide between YA and adult fiction. What appeals to me most about this program is its determination to mix everything and everyone together. Im looking forward to throwing my flavor into the pot.

????Diane Les Becquets, director of the SNHU MFA program, has published several YA novels herself, and is delighted to have more of this special flavor available. Our program will continue its strong focus on adult literary fiction and nonfiction, especially memoir and environmental writing, she said. But given todays healthy trend in YA, we want to support that track as well. And in terms of both her warm personality and her roll call of fine books, Robin is just a perfect fit for us.????

????Since the SNHU program is low-residency, Wasserman will continue living in New York, keep pasta on the shopping list, and lend rich literary voice to her inner fifteen-year-old.

????That leaves the golden retriever.

????????Well, maybe someday.

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American Sentinel University Profiles Seven Reasons to Pursue a GIS Masters Degree

AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

As more dollars are earmarked for geographic information systems (GIS) technology in corporate and government landscapes, the demand is greater than ever for highly educated technologists who can apply geospatial concepts and insights to strategic development and decision making.

2012 has been the year of GIS and has been fueled by the current trend in location-based services. GIS has become the framework for analysis and decision making in most industries and economic sectors. Many companies are incorporating location-based data into their strategic planning, business decision making and competitive position, says Dr. Stephen McElroy, GIS program chair at American Sentinel University.

Dr. McElroy says now is an excellent time for GIS technology professionals to make themselves more marketable and shares seven reasons why now is a great time to earn an online GIS masters degree to help maximize professional impact in almost any industry.

1. GIS Saves Lives. Within the past two years, GIS technology helped survivors in more than two-dozen natural disasters, including the Japan tsunami, Joplin tornadoes and most recently, Hurricane Sandy. The world is increasingly at risk every year from the number of natural disasters and needs highly educated GIS professionals.

2. Existing Positions Now Require GIS. As companies begin to understand that location-based data is the key to better decision making, many organizations are adding basic GIS duties, such as mapping demographic information, to existing positions.

For example, a district manager in a fast food chain must now create theoretical customer models using GIS for purchasing real estate. Six years ago, a GIS technician would have executed this job, but now the average businessman or woman understands the software. However, these same companies still hire well-educated, highly experienced GIS professionals to build programs or educate these district managers. In other words, theres greater opportunity for top-level GIS pros.

3. Foreign Governments. As smaller governments are just beginning to use GIS technology, the consulting opportunities for high-level GIS personnel are only just beginning in the international market.

4. Google. Google has changed the world since its inception and its been one of the greatest GIS technology contributors since 2004. In October 2011, Google Earth announced one billion downloads. PC World also named Google Maps the most reliable and easy to use map on the Internet. The tech firm has also invested in smaller GIS companies, like Navagis, to build future GIS infrastructure. Simply put, Google makes smart business decisions and theyre investing a lot into GIS.

5. Military Technology. The government spends more on new military technology than most states earn annually. Each year, the technology is enhanced with more superior GIS equipment than the year before. Unfortunately, most of the new technology is classified. But, we do know the military works with only the top minds to perfect the next big thing.

6. Health Care is Bound by Geography. Disease surveillance can highlight important information that hospitals can use to anticipate volumes and demands for resources and outreach, says Kathy Wright, DNP, APRN, C-PNP, an American Sentinel University assistant professor of nursing. GIS can also be of vital importance to strategic planning, regulatory compliance, financial forecasting, business development and risk management for hospitals.

7. GIS is Crucial to Almost Every Industry. Every second of the day, different types of data are being generated in different ways, within different systems, communities and organizations in different locations all around the world. Traditional businesses, not-for-profits and local and federal government organizations have identified that this complex flow of data is the next frontier of business performance, market competitiveness and innovative, informed decision making in nearly everything we choose to do. While the data types may vary in their core content, their source and their meaning, one key factor applies to all types of data and is proving to be the critical factor in allowing this data to be truly valuable location.

Dr. McElroy points out that for professionals to use location-based information in assessing real-world problems and providing solutions, they must have an advanced level of higher education that includes knowledge and skills in areas such as spatial analysis, remote sensing, applied geography, cartography and computer science skills that can only be acquired from a GIS masters program.

Learn more about American Sentinel Universitys GIS masters degree program at

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited associate, bachelor’s and master’s online degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors, including information technology, computer science, GIS masters programs, online GIS certificates, computer information systems and business intelligence degrees. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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