siewlinParticipant@siewlinJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 19
i have been reading lots of property books and i came across this RICK OTTON investor who purchased property with a dollar !!! does anyone has tried his method or have attended his bootcamp ??? it's effective and can it be applied in australia market ??? please adviceGrantMckMember@grantmckJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 36
Received the book today, looks to be a great marketing tool with get this for free and that for free. I am always cautious and look for the motive from all marketing approaches, in saying this I will look into investing my next $100 into buying my next 100 properties, hopefully after reading furthermore in the book I can learn how to do so. I am sure there will be some tried and proven examples from the past, if legally they are possible today may be a question, but as I said, I need to read the book. Keep your mind open to new concepts but move forward with caution.
Cheers Grantwilko1Participant@wilko1Join Date: 2010Post Count: 510
For $2 you could buy a cheese burger at your local Maccas. Reckon that's your best bet hereTony FlemingParticipant@the-dark-knightJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 396
Normally if it sounds to good to be true it is. I'm sure it can be done otherwise you wouldn't be able to advertise it for so long without be called out which hasn't happened yet, but from what I've heard its more about trading property without ever owning it so your name is never on the contract you just kind of flip it back onto the market with the dollar as your holding depoist. I could be wrong but once you've read the book let us know would be good to hear the strategy.Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069siewlin wrote:i have been reading lots of property books and i came across this RICK OTTON investor who purchased property with a dollar !!! does anyone has tried his method or have attended his bootcamp ??? it's effective and can it be applied in australia market ??? please advice
Rick Otton's strategy is vendor financing – you can read up about it on this site and others.
Jamierhino101Participant@rhino101Join Date: 2008Post Count: 31
I am just about finished this book. I own and have read dozens and dozens of real estate/ investment/ money books and I found this to be one of the most frustrating. The first 2/3 of the book were spent on vague generalisations, with every chapter telling me about how this book was going to teach me the 'how to's' of his strategy, without ever actually doing it!…………..I shouldn't say "never" – eventually, near the back section of the book it did get into specifics, but there seemed to be a number of ananswered questions apparent for anyone who has a reasonable degree of real estate knowledge and experience.
Like a number of other strategies that can be used, I have no doubt this will work – if you have the right mindset, apply yourself to the max and ensure you do thorough research and get proffessional legal and accounting advice throughout. With so many strategies out there, it really is horses for courses. Personally i may use some aspects of this strategy to enhance my portfolio, but there are plenty of other options that are not quite so complicated, with great returns.Richard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,018
The concept refers to taking a Call Option against the property and can certainly be done subject to finding the right property / vendor.
I have done a number of Options and all have been successful however in most cases you need to spend money developing or renovating the property so for this you will need additional funds.
As i say you need to be aware of what it involves and then make a decision whether it is for you.
Certainly not a get quick rich scheme.
Yours in FinanceTamara43Participant@tamara43Join Date: 2012Post Count: 57
Richard, there's a little strategy called a HANDYMAN SPECIAL which allows your incoming buyer to use Sweat Equity to purchase the property in lieu of the renovations required. I wouldn't waste my time or money on renovating. I just don't have either. I'm a mum with 2 special needs kids so I'm limited on both of these. So in most cases No you don't need to spend money on renovating or developing to do real estate creatively.craigrachowParticipant@craigrachowJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 6
sure you could buy a house for a dollar…… your ongoing costs will probably be aweful thoughhemi3000Member@hemi3000Join Date: 2012Post Count: 15
Vendor Finance and Options all the way. There is no such thing as can't only try. This strategy has been around for years. The name of the game is how much FEAR don't you have and how much DETERMINATION have you got?Jacqui MiddletonParticipant@jacmJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 2,539
Why not just buy property with 100% finance which has sufficient yield to pay for itself. That way you get to keep the property as well. Having your cake and eating it too, so to speak.Josh AthertonMember@josh-athertonJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 269
The figure used is arbitory, its all a part of the negotiation with the vendor. Somehow you will need to flip the property without settling on it (within a pre-negotiated timeframe usually). It can be done with land, houses, units etc.
I use $2000 – $10,000 deposits for development sites, get the DA through (ranging from $3000 – $15,000) and then on sell to other developers under an option period. This is obviously not a strategy to build a portfolio but builds capital.
Your success is going to be based on the time you have to research and then action, also your ability to research the right deals. Its not the best move for a novice investor but can be done.BoughtWithEquityParticipant@boughtwithequityJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 68
Sure you can buy a house for a dollar……Detroit has plenty of them and wholesalers there buy them and flip them back out for fat profits. Real estate is fun and there are tons of profitable strategies but P.T. Barnum once said "a sucker is born every minute" or words to that effect. There is much to be learned just from reading through this forum. Happy investing!JamesMonaghanMember@jamesmonaghanJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 2
I've bought dozens of properties for $1 using Rick Otton's stratergies. I think the book is a good read. I liked it because it talks about transacting real estate without needing a deposit, don't need a bank loan, no stamp duty. It has allowed me to move forward with property, not sure if there are other ways I could have learnt as much and gained experience. That's just me.Reno101Participant@reno101Join Date: 2013Post Count: 26
I agree with Josh , property deals can be done using very little money within a specified timeframe using an option ,but as a novice trying to enter this agreement you could come unstuck because of not knowing how this process works .Read more books on the subject and if still keen I suggest you find a mentor / coach to walk you through this process as it does pay well once you know the strategies , I enjoy doing renovations ( buy , Reno , flip em ) I got some coaching a few years ago about options and applied it to my next renovation project as an option , end result $70,000 in 7 weeks , if I was a novice this would not have been achievable , my full story is on their website ( Massland $70.000 in 7 weeks renovation option ) I hope this helps you in some way deciding what to do , but give it some time and thought , because that's what an option is time with creative thinking . Greg
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