New Focus Group Starting

Upstate CREIA announces a brand new Focus Group, that will be meeting 2 times per month!
The group will officiall be called, D.O.A….Deals Offers & Analysis.

D.O.A will be a hands-on Focus Group that will help you get moving in your Real Estate Business by learning how to do what local successful investors do.

The group will be lead by long time investors and UCREIA board members, Bill Clark & Dave Smythe.

Read More About the Group and See When and Where they Meet

 Industry NEWS


Where Did All the HUD Properties Go?
If you’ve been trying to buy HUD foreclosures lately, you might have noticed a drastic decline in HUD listings. Apparently HUD has gotten in the NOTE business. Read More

Don’t Know What a ‘Note’ is & How to Invest in one?
There’s a lot of activity by investors buying & selling notes these days, and not just local investors…the ‘big boys’ are getting in the game. Read More


Courthouse Retrieval System (CRS)

Housing, Sales & Property Data to Assist in Properly Evaluating Properties

Regional Director of CRS came to Greenville for our August General Meeting detailing the power that the CRS data software has in accessing housing and court house records. Many investors, realtors and others in the field already use CRS, which is a monthly fee-for-service vendor.

It is an invaluable tool for an investor.  It can generate mailing list and labels,   show mortgage amounts,  shows maps, neighborhood comps,  and many other features.

UpstateCREIA members Bill Clark & Dave Smythe, both avid users of CRS Data  also personally demonstrated how they use and apply CRS to their investing business of buying and selling houses.

Want a free trial? Go Here

Want a special UCREIA Member 50% discount? $75 p/m.  (must be a dues paying UpstateCREIA member to get discount. Not a member? it’s worth joining as a member just to get the discount.)

Greenville County Housing Authority- Section 8 Landlord programs

Greenville County Housing Authority officials detailed the Section 8 landlord programs, tenant classes and ownership programs at the June General Meeting.
The HA has made improvements over time and made the system easier to navigate. Direct deposit rent each 5th of the month makes it easier and faster than snail mail. Cindi Herrera, Director, will provide landlord packages, rent rates per BR, landlord and tenant responsibilities, and answer your questions. I have recently rented 2 small houses to Section 8 tenants and it’s going well.

pdf-dloadHow to Be a Section 8 Landlord and Profit From Tenant Vouchers


Learn About The New Dodd / Frank Federal Regulations on Seller Financing:

Seller Financing Law Took Full Effect on Jan 14, 1014.
Page dedicated to various articles, discussions and interviews on this topic.

Click Here for Dodd/Frank “Home Page”


UCREIA Home Depot Cash Rebate Program-Enroll FREE Now!

Learn How to Earn Cash Back from The Home Depot…

As a member of UCREIA you are eligible for The Home Depot National Rewards Program.

All that is required is to fill out one simple form on the UpstateCREIA website and a Home Depot Rep. will call you to complete the registration.

Why should you join? Home Depot will send you a check equal to 2% of what you spend at Home Depot.  Don’t miss this opportunity to cash-in!

Read More and Enroll FREE Here

Keep up on the Latest UCREIA Happenings on Our Blog

Watch our blog posts for announcements, industry news, messages from the president and more.

There are always things going on in the background at Upstate CREIA, and one way to stay informed of these things is to check out our blog posts.

- If you missed the Presidents pre-meeting message, you can read the transcript here…
- If you want to see relevant industry news, we re-post about an news-article a week…
- Miss announcements that came across the Yahoo! Groups list serve? See them here
- Want to know the latest on upcoming events? Check for blog posts or see our Calendar
-Want to know about the latest Volunteer Opportunities?

Want to Be a Real Estate Investor?… Connect With the Largest Group of Active Investors in the Upstate!

Welcome to Upstate Carolina Real Estate Investors Association (Upstate CREIA). We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving real estate investors by providing education and networking opportunities. Join us on the 3rd Monday of every month for one or more topics that are relevant to real estate investing and for an opportunity to network with other investors and vendors.

If you have interest in buying rentals, rehabbing houses, flipping property or just investing for passive profits, we’re the single source in the Upstate SC area where you can come learn, meet other investors and enhance your journey as an investor, regardless of what level investor you currently are or wish to become.

Take some time to dig around our website. Lots of good stuff here. Then be sure to take some time out to come visit one of our monthly meetings. We’d love to have you!

Monthly Meetings
When: On the 3rd Monday of the month
Meeting time: 6pm Coffee & Networking – 7pm Meeting Starts
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville SC Driving Directions
Hotel Phone: (864) 676-9090
Cost: FREE for Members and $15 for Guests

Upstate CREIA, Inc. (Carolina Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization with volunteer leadership and therefore does not give legal, tax or financial advice.  Membership is at the sole discretion of the Upstate CREIA Board of Directors.

Upstate CREIA cannot investigate all members and speakers, so each person must do their own due diligence before conducting any business with anyone whether a guest or a member. Upstate CREIA directs you to your own professionals for legal, accounting, tax, and financial advice. Upstate CREIA’s purpose is to stimulate ideas leading you to further investigation. We cannot endorse or investigate anyone’s integrity, teachings, or motives.