Archive for March, 2012

On March 29, 2012, Jim Hitt, the CEO of American IRA, was our special guest for a Part 2 of a 2 part webcast series on “How to Invest in Real Estate with Your IRA” Part 1 of the Webcast focused on basic to intermediate strategies for using your IRA to invest in real estate. Part 2 of the Webcast focused on intermediate, advanced, and creative strategies for investing in real estate with your IRA and gave more examples of how to structure deals inside your IRA. Jim Hitt, says “If you are curious about Real Estate IRAs and are looking to learn more about this investment...
Sat, April 7th @ 9 AM in Atlanta, GA Atlanta REIA & Robert Shemin Present a Full-Day Wealth Training Event “7 Keys to Making a Fortune In Real Estate” Only $20 for Gold Members, $30 for Silver Members and $40 for Guests. Special price good for 2 people.Get Robert’s Book Too! You and your team have the rare opportunity to spend an entire day with one of the world’s most expensive and successful wealth and investing coaches, Robert Shemin. Robert, who is a CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and NPR wealth and real estate expert and author of 16 Best Selling books, has agreed to show...
This week we have our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday with Robert Shemin which is preceded by the “Meeting Before the Meeting” John Mangham and followed by the “Meeting After the Meeting” at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter. Tuesday is the Creative Deal Structuring Group hosted by Russ Hiner with special guest “Cash Flow” Tom Boyer. Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting with approximately 40 serious investors that have and want deals. Mon, April 2nd @ 3:00 PM – Total Wine & More Atlanta The “Meeting-Before-the-Meeting” with John...
Are you tired of short sales? We’ve been hearing more and more from our members and guests that they are burnt out on foreclosures and short sales due to all the time and frustration it takes dealing with the banks. If you’re a little tired of Short Sales… You NEED to watch the replay of the special training webcast we had on March 27, 2012 with Atlanta REIA sub-group Leader and expert investor Bob Massey and Regis Sauger. On this webcast, Bob and Regis talk about several hot, new, cutting-edge alternatives to short sales. Bob and Regis share an incredible, new strategy for...
On March 28, 2012, Bestselling author, wealth expert, financial commentator and multi-millionaire real estate investor, Robert Shemin, joined us for a very special Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast. The purpose of this webcast was to introduce Robert to our members, friends and followers and give them details about our two upcoming events with him. Here are a few of the topics we discussed… Robert’s background The future of the real estate market The Atlanta real estate market Investing in Atlanta Best ways to get started in real estate investing Favorite ways to fund...
WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Cartersville Georgia (map), Exit 288 off I-75 COST: Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE with valid membership card MEETING TOPIC: How to Use Pete Fortunato’s 8 Transactional Benefits to Structure a Deal! GUEST SPEAKERS: Pete Fortunato and Dyches Boddiford “Pete Fortunato and Dyches Boddiford are our two favorite real estate investing teachers on earth. They have been our teachers since the late 1990’s. No one else has the know-how or experience to construct creative win-win deals like Pete and Dyches!...
Mon, April 2nd @ 3:00 PM – Total Wine & More Atlanta The “Meeting-Before-the-Meeting” with John Mangham on 1031 Exchanges (with FREE WINE TASTING!) Please join us as we host the “1031 Guy”, John Mangham at our “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on April 2nd at 3:00 PM in a private meeting room at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map), just across down the street from where we meet for the Main Atlanta Meeting. John is a CPA and a real estate broker but most importantly he’s been an active investor for over 3 decades....
Every month there are over 10,000 Pre-Foreclosure Ads posted in the “Legal Organs” for the 13 Metro Atlanta Counties. The “Shadow Inventory” is estimated to be over two million properties nationwide with Georgia in the top five. Bankruptcies are at record proportions with record breaking filings in the Greater Atlanta region. There are homes in all price ranges sitting vacant. They are not for sale, they are in limbo. The average mortgage delinquency is over 20 months and not expected to get better any time soon. In other words, there are lots of motivated sellers as...

Peter Fortunato

Posted on March 29, 2012 by
Peter Fortunato is from Boston and now lives in Tampa, Florida. He’s been investing in real estate since 1964 and is known for having one of the most creative deal structuring minds in the business. Peter, through his courses and advice, has helped thousands of investors reach their full investing potential. Peter is a libertarian and a capitalist. He believes that transactions which you can be proud of result from carefully conceived goals and plans followed by purposeful actions and scrupulous documentation. Upon graduating from high school in 1965, Peter went right into the real estate...
One of the best real estate investing teachers in the country is Pete Fortunato.  What makes him so special?  Pete knows how to creatively structure deals in ways that make impossible deals possible. Before Pete became one of our primary teachers in 1999, Kim and I did all of our deals the same old way.  We’d find a house, apply for a mortgage, close with an attorney and then either sell or rent the property.  Bottom line: If we couldn’t get a mortgage, we couldn’t do the deal.  We felt like we were buying a Model T Ford from Henry Ford.  Mr. Ford used to tell his customers, “The Model T...