Author: Bill Bymel

Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Join us for a riveting journey with real estate titan Bill Erbey, founder of Ocwen Financial Corporation, as we explore the pivotal moments and innovative strategies that have shaped his illustrious career and defined an industry. When financial chaos looms, Bill Erbey stands as a beacon of innovation in the stormy seas of real estate. In the throes of economic upheaval, from the tumultuous savings and loan crisis to the 2008 meltdown, Bill has revolutionized how we approach non-performing loans with the advent of compassionate loan modification programs. Witness firsthand how Bill’s groundbreaking strategies for non-performing…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify As we kick off another vibrant year, join me in reflecting on the fascinating intersection of global events and the world of real estate. Sipping hot cocoa while gazing out over the snowy expanse of Hokkaido, my family and I embraced a Christmas like no other, igniting a warmth that transcended the chill of the Japanese winter. These moments, savored during our 16-day sojourn across Asia, are the treasures I’m excited to share with you, not just as travel tales, but as a testament to the intangible wealth family experiences bring. As we journeyed from the…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify This REAL TidBits Series episode on 1031 Exchange is all about amplifying your investment gains through strategic tax maneuvering and deferring capital gains. In other words – growing your real estate portfolio and wealth, sans the tax bite! If you haven’t listened to episode 82 with seasoned 1031 specialist, Dave Foster, it was all about this little-known yet mighty section of the U.S. tax code that savvy investors leverage to defer capital gains taxes. In this TidBits episode we’re getting into the nuts and bolts of the 1031 Exchange, unraveling this complex tax strategy, guiding you…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Unlock the secrets of savvy real estate investment with the guidance of my guest, Dave Foster, the 1031 exchange maestro, who joins us for an unmissable exploration into the power of strategic tax deferment. Dave demystifies the 1031 exchange in a riveting conversation that spans from personal transformation to professional mastery. He’s a beacon of wisdom, sharing his journey from a fast-paced high profile career to a life rich with time and family, a pivot which introduced him to the world of real estate and the tax-saving powerhouse of the 1031 exchange. Our discussion…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify After dinner in London, where the clink of glasses echoed tales of ambition and adventure, we continued the intriguing conversation with John Morris, in our latest episode of the Real Estate Lowdown. John Morris serves as President of First Financial Network (FFN), established in 1989 as the first dedicated loan sale advisory firm in the U.S. and internationally. This former rancher and professional rodeo cowboy now spends his days co-leading loan sales like a $500MM performing loan portfolio sale in Germany on behalf of the FDIC for the failed Silicon Valley Bank. In this…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Happy Holidays! This episode of the Real Estate Lowdown is a special replay of our First Lien Capital year end Win-Win Webinar on December 13, 2023 with my guest, Kamil Homsi. We delve into an engaging discourse on our compelling vision for 2024 – focusing on the interplay between the geopolitical landscape and the commercial real estate industry. We share our strategic insights, navigating the intricate web of global dynamics, offering a nuanced perspective on how political shifts and global affairs directly influence commercial real estate. We dissect the geopolitical currents shaping economies and markets,…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Danette Baldacci, managing attorney and legal maestro of IDEA Law Group, steps into the spotlight on the Real Estate Lowdown, offering a treasure trove of insights. With over two decades of experience, Danette offers a wealth of knowledge on creditor’s rights and the nuances of comprehensive default services in the dynamic landscape of real estate law. She shares her unconventional journey from high school English teacher to a distinguished career in law, reflecting on her passion for business and education while uncovering the path that led her to specialize in creditors’ rights. Danette discusses her…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Meet Bliss Morris, a Housing Wire Woman of Influence and sought-after leader and advisor in the mortgage loan sale industry who was instrumental in shaping this market. Bliss generously shares her insights into the creation and evolution of the loan sale market in the US during the banking crisis in the 80s, and paints a vivid picture of the inception years when the FDIC began selling loans under $25,000. The intriguing part – achieving all these groundbreaking accomplishments without the luxuries of today’s technology. Bliss Morris, Founder and CEO of First Financial Network, Inc. (FFN),…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Join me for this atypical yet captivating episode that transcends the usual real estate discussions with my wonderful guest, Craig Hacche, a distinguished technology veteran and advocate for personal development and philanthropy. Besides being a really genuine human being, Craig is an investor with a strong mission to invest with integrity and purpose, and Co-Founder of AnswerAfrica.org, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit humanitarian organization founded in 2006 alongside his wife, the late Dr. Makena Marangu, a Kenyan by birth, with the tireless commitment to provide Africa with critical health interventions and dedicated to the eradication of Malaria. …

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Welcome to the Real Estate Lowdown! In this episode, I’m thrilled to be joined by DJ Olojo, Managing Director of ASO Custom Homes, a fellow real estate investor and podcast host of The Foreclosure Fix Podcast, who is on a mission to guide a million homeowners through foreclosure successfully. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, DJ specializes in the Atlanta, Georgia area, focusing on buying foreclosure properties, fix-and-flip projects, and rental properties. DJ shares invaluable insights from his extensive work with homeowners facing foreclosure. Whether it’s through his upcoming book, The Foreclosure Fix,…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of Real Estate Lowdown, I’m sitting down with Cliff Ponte to talk about innovative strategies in challenging markets, growing in unexpected places and living our legacy. Cliff, Broker & Operating Principal of Keller Williams in South Watuppa, MA, as well as Director at the National REO Brokers Association (NRBA), shares his journey and his success in working with various groups to help liquidate their REOs and repair properties across the country. As a Master Broker operating across all 50 states, Cliff aids small to medium-sized family offices and hedge funds in…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Predictive analysis modeling is an indispensable tool for investing in real estate and mortgages. Mastering predictive analysis modeling comes with experience and of course is crucial to the success of your real estate purchases. Understanding its significance lies in its ability to forecast future outcomes based on historical data and patterns. In this context, it’s crucial to leverage predictive modeling to assess the risk associated with non-performing loans. By scrutinizing various factors such as borrower credit history, property value trends, economic indicators, and local market conditions, you can build models that predict the likelihood of…

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