Did you know there is a township in Michigan called California? Yes, it is true. I have been there. It is a small township of approximately 900 residents near the State line of Indiana and Michigan. It has a small town as part of it called ‘Ray’ which sits on both sides of the State line. Mostly a farming community, California was incorporated in 1846. There is not much to see there when you drive through the small township, but the sign below did catch my attention.
Soon Spring will be upon us in Southwest Michigan, so I thought I would take a moment to share some of my own photos on the favorite flowers I look forward to in the Spring:
I am making my Kindle format eBook: Land Contract Homes for Investors available for free download on Amazon for one more day. Today (March 10, 2013) you can click on the image of this book, and go to Amazon to download your free copy of this book today. This book covers the subject of Land Contract Homes from an investor perspective, and gives insight into how to make such an investment successful.
It is the companion book to the first book entitled: Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream which was released just before this one in December 2012. This first book covers the subject for both the buyer and seller, and make the subject understandable and offers a basic outline of a Land Contracts use and application.
If you choose to download your free copy of Land Contract Homes for Investors, I would ask that you also click on the ‘Like’ button near the book down load area to share this with others. Additionally, when you are done reading it if you will come back to this link and write an positive review that will help share this valuable information with others, I would greatly appreciate it.
Land Contracts have long been in use in our country as a form of seller financing, however, the potential to the investor has not been fully realized. This book seeks to open some doors of understanding on the potential of utilizing land contracts as a means to further ones investment portfolio, and at the same time help others enjoy the opportunities of home ownership. It is a book that not only discusses the investment potential in an easy to read format, it also discusses the details of the components of the contracts themselves, as well as how to screen a potential buyer, market and sell the homes.
In December of 2012, I published two books on the subject of Land Contract homes. They are both available in the Kindle eBook format on Amazon. The first book is entitled: Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream. It covers the basic subject for both buyers and sellers, and help one understand the fundamentals of how they work, how to structure them and where best to find them. The second book is entitled: Land Contract Homes for Investors. This book covers the subject from an investor point of view, and how to provide Land Contract Homes as a form of seller financing, and make it a great investment opportunity while doing so. Both books are regularly available for just $2.99 each.
As a special promotion, I am making my book: Land Contract Homes for Investors available for free today on Amazon. You can click on the link on the book title here, or on the image of the book to download you copy free today (March 9th, 2013) and avail yourself of this information to get you started as an investor. I ask in return that when you go to the link, you take a moment and click on the ‘Like’ button to encourage others to also look into my books in the future. Additionally, if you could author a positive review of your own for my book, I would greatly appreciate it. You can do this on this link as well.
Land Contract homes have long been in use, and understanding their benefit to investors is a information that I always wanted to share. There is tremendous potential in this form of seller financing, and this book: Land Contract Homes for Investors explores this potential. It covers the different scenarios, and even addresses capital gains, finding properties, screening buyers, and structuring the land contract so everyone wins.
I was visiting the small community of Montgomery, Michigan last week to photograph a house for a bank, and came across this sign. Montgomery is a small community not far from the Indiana State line in Hillsdale County. According to the 2010 census, the little community has a population of 342.
The area was first settled around 1870 by several farmers: Joshua Dobbs, Israel Sheppard, Enoch Teachout and George Hewitt. When they went to the Hillsdale County Registry to register the town in 1871, then county clerk William R. Montgomery said he would perform the task for nothing if they named the town after him, which they agreed to. It was eventually incorporated as a village in 1906. Th community also apparently goes by the name of ‘Frogeye’ and host an annual festival by the same name.
Would You Like to Stop Renting? Read this New eBook and Become a Home Owner!
I recently released my newest eBook entitled ‘Going Home…Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy Steps‘ which is available now on Amazon as an eBook in the Kindle format. The book is about making that transition from being a renter to being a homeowner. I originally wrote this entire manuscript in 2007, and never published it. I recently decided to re-visit this project, and update the material in it and make it available.
‘Going Home…Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy Steps’ seeks to take the mystery out of the home buying process for first time home buyers. It explains how credit is reported, and how one can gain access to their own credit report as well as explains what are the important things to know about such reports. It also offers insight into how to fix ones credit history, and improve their situation, even if they have previously been denied credit.
The book not only addresses credit repair, but it also explains how the process of home buying works. It takes a novice to the subject, and makes them knowledgeable with a basic understanding of how to get where one wants to go. Home ownership is no longer a mystery, or an impossible dream. One can also learn how and where to find the right professionals to work with in the home buying process.
‘Going Home…Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy Steps‘ is more than just a guide book, it is a road map of the journey ones makes in the home buying process. It explains the potential difficulties one might encounter, as well as offers an
objective comparison of renting versus home ownership. One can compare the two, and make their own determination by reading the book if it is the right decision for them. The book also covers what happens at closing, and delves into the responsibilities of home ownership, and what are the important things to do once one becomes a home owner as well.
So if you have ever wanted to stop renting, and become a home owner, this is the book to start your journey.
Last week when I was traveling to go look at some houses in Three Rivers, Michigan I drove into a winter storm front. The ‘Lake Effect’ snow was starting to come down, and the visibility was becoming more difficult. On one of the roads I was driving on, the traffic slowed down and there was a Amish buggy in one lane. Fortunately I had my camera next to me, and was able to snap this photo. The contrast between the lights on the buggy, and the winter weather was kind of aesthetic in its own peculiar way.
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My newest eBook is called: The Art of Sales Management: Lessons Learned on the Fly. It was published earlier this month through my own publishing company called: If, And or But Publishing. The book is about my years as a sales manager, and the lessons I learned along the way. It was a project that I had started fifteen years ago, and never took time to compile it until I decided to do so in the last few months.
I am making available for free on Amazon today, and tomorrow February 24th & 25th, 2013. You can click on the image below and download your copy today.
Last September I took a vacation to North Carolina, and took a drive through the Smoky Mountain National Park on my way home with my wife. When we began our journey on the Blue Ridge parkway, it was slightly rainy. As the day progressed, we left the Blue Ridge and took the route through the Smoky Mountains. When we reached the parking area where there is a sight seeing point on the State line of North Carolina and Tennessee, the fog was all around us. This made for an interesting setting, and I had this photo taken of me on this journey. I hope you enjoy it.
If you live in Battle Creek, you have probably heard about the Bombers baseball team that plays on the north side of Battle Creek. They also have a mascot, and it is Moe. ‘Moe Skeeter’ is the mascot with an attitude. A few years ago I shot some video of Moe in action, and posted it on Youtube. I even heard from Moe himself, and he liked it! Baseball season is still a few months away, but there is no reason not to get excited if Moe is around. See you at the Bombers games this year!