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2018 Tax Reform Bill Changes

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How the New Tax Law Affects Real Estate Investors

-Live Webinar with-
Real Estate Tax Attorney John Hyre

Atty. John Hyre


New Tax Law Changes to Put Tens of Thousands of Dollars in the Pockets of Savvy Investors!
On January 4, John Hyre, one of the most favored speaker/trainers we’ve ever had at UpstateCREIA will be hosting a live webinar explaining what affects the new tax reform law...just passed by congress and set to take affect January 1, 20-18,  will have on Real Estate Investors.

John Hyre, an IRA lawyer, specialist in entity structuring and real estate investor law, as well as a CPA, has read the ENTIRE law…hundreds of pages and the implications for us as investors are STAGGERING…and in our favor in a big way.

We do not have much time to plan – most of the changes take effect January 1, 2018 – that’s a few days from now.  You will need to be nimble, fast and informed. You can not wait until tax time to implement…much of what you need to do will require action right away…if you want to take full advantage of the new laws.
This detailed & timely webinar will take place on Thursday, January 4th from 8 pm to 10 pm EST.  There will be a follow up Q&A session Monday, January 8th from 7 pm EST to 9 pm EST.   

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Real Estate Seminars in Greenville SC

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We had a great and unique Upstate CREIA meeting Sept 18 with George Antone,
best selling author of The Bankers Code, The Wealthy Code and the new Debt
Millionaire. He has a different way of looking at RE deals, debt,
structuring deals, RE math, etc. He intrigued the Advanced/Experience
investors as well as the newbies. You just have to hear him. I’ve heard
comments that people left that meeting “more charged up and excited” about
deal structuring than they ever have. 

We have over 50 people signed up for his 2 day workshop Oct 21-22 already.
This seminar/workshop will also be unique in the way it is set up. George
encourages group interaction, group problem solving, group dynamics. The
room will be set up in round tables of 10 each. You will work thru deal
structuring together. He emphasizes the importance of couples and/or
business partners come together, so you can be stronger together later, if
possible. You need to read The Wealthy Code before the seminar. Bring
business cards —-you never know who you will meet that you may do deals
with in the future.

Seminar will be at Embassy Suites, 9am-7pm both Sat and Sun. Doors open
8:15 for coffee and networking. Lunch is included both days.

It is important to sign up EARLY, because of this room set up. We need to
make sure we have enough round tables for you all to fit in the room. Go
today and sign up to reserve your seat for this unique opportunity to learn
something you’ve probably never thought of.

Karla Kuhn
Dir of Educ, UCREIA

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2 Day Work Shop on Advanced Deal Structuring W/ George Antone

Lesson 2:
As you know, master financier and mega private money lender George Antone will be back in Greenville teaching some very exciting strategies on higher-margin, lower-risk investing strategies to guide us to our desired result.
Here’s another lesson he’ll be expanding on when he comes:
How Much Should You ‘Give Up’ in exchange for someone who puts up the down payment on a deal?
ANSWER: The best formula is not to use debt for the down-payment at all, as your returns drastically and exponentially go up and your risk exponentially drops.
BUT…If you do or you must:
Step 1: Calculate your cash-on-cash return for the down payment amount
Step 2: For Equity financing, give up 50% or less
Step 3: For debt financing, borrow money at a lower rate (preferbally 50% or less) than the cash-on-cash return.
Many investors make the critical mistake of not calculating the effect the down payment has on a deal. It can be staggering, and it can make or break you.
Problem is, you may not feel the affects of it until a few years down the road, when you’r scratching your head trying to figure out what went wrong.
Don’t follow in the footsteps that many investors unknowingly make because they don’t run these numbers.  Be precise and KNOW EXACTLY what the best rout for structuring the money in a deal.
George Antone will be here in Greenville, SC  on October 21 & 22 for 2 full days of training. Read more at;
See you there!
Norm Reid
Investor & President, UpstateCREIA
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2 Day Workshop on Advanced Deal-Structuring With George Antone

Lesson 1 From George:
The “Big Picture of Investing”

Every deal you do fits into one of 3 columns;
1. Appreication
2. Cashflow
3. Cash Influx
Every time you do a deal figure out which column it belongs in.
===>The Appreciation column is for building your equity that eventually gets moved into the cash flow column. This column is where most of your real wealth comes from.
===>The Cash Flow column is where your passive incomes from.
===>The Cash Flux column might be deals or transactions with one-time income. Deals where you get paid only once…like Flips or wholesaling.
To many investors are stuck in the Influx column, which is basically a job, and not enough investors have the right balance of deals.
Use Cash flow deals to pay expenses, use influx deals and excess cash from cash flow deals to acquire more cash flow assets. Harvest equity from appreciation deals to generate more flow from your cash flow deals…
Here’s the bottom line folks…
To many investors are broke and tired, or stuck on a plateau and many are simply Not living the dream they set out for.
A big part of this is caused by a lack of understanding on how true wealth is derived. And with Real Estate investing, true wealth comes from properly structuring deals and having them flow through these columns to strategically create the wealth you desire.
On October 21 & 22, George Antone will be back in Greenville, SC for a 2 day seminar on How to Structure Deals and How to Structure Your Investing Business so Your Generating Wealth Using the Same Formulas as the top 1% of investors in the country.
We had over 50 people sign up the night George spoke to our general meeting earlier this month…Don’t miss out on what your fellow investors will be learning during this 2 day event.
See to register.
Hope to see you there.
Norm Reid
Investor & President, UpstateCREIA
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Debt on Income Properties

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For those of you who are a lot more interested in long-term wealth and income than in quick cash from flips, it might be good to consider these facts that most investors overlook…

If you are currently or considering buying income properties with:
-Private Money
-Hard Money
-Conventional Financing
-IRA funds
-Or any other source of funds other than your own….


1. What’s the maximum % of the value of the property you should carry ‘debt’ on?
2. If you do take on this kind of ‘debt’ for deals what sort of payment-reserves should you have in place before taking on debt?
3. Should you ever use debt for a down payment?
4. Should you unload debt-ridden property in a down-turn?
5. What problems might you encounter when using 100% financing?
6. When are deals with higher interest rate debt, often better long term?
7. How & when does inflation and appreciation factor in on properties with debt?
9. Are there Pros & Cons to debt-free investing?

Our speaker Monday night, for the September 18 General Meeting is George Antone. George has worked out the ways in which you can most safely, most effectively use private money, hard money, partner money, and even conventional money to juice your returns and wealth.

He’s the bestselling author of The Wealthy Code and the “Bankers Code”, and he’s kind of a “financing genius”.
George will go into great detail about deal structuring and how to approach deal analysis…especially when any sort of debt is involved.
Join us this coming Monday at the Embassy Suites.
Non-members welcome to attend!
Doors open at 6, meeting starts at 7pm.
See you then!
Norm Reid
President, UpstateCREIA
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What if the numbers you use in your investing formula calculations
weren’t the best numbers to use as the deciding factor in your deals?

We all use, Price, ARV, rehab costs, expenses, income then maybe use
that to determine NOI, ROI, maybe we factor in interest on the money,
maybe we extrapolate cape rate or cash-on-cash return to determine the
best deals.

But what would happen if we took this same deal and showed the facts
and numbers to Warren Buffett, or some other high-finance investor?

They wouldn’t use any of those numbers I just mentioned to base their
investment decision on…They would extrapolate an entirely different
number out of this cocktail of figures. A number that is almost never
talked about in “run-of-the-mill” investing circles we’re all used to.
And that’s probably because most of don’t invest on the level of
Warren Buffett or the Wall Street Hedge fund guys. In fact, I’d wager
that most real estate investors here have never even heard of this

On Monday night, UpstateCREIA will host Best Selling Author and
high-volume investor, George Antone, who over the course of the
evening, will detail the science behind all of these numbers and
reveal the importance of this entirely new number that is a much
better gauge to use in our deal analysis. One that will prove itself
to bring more profitability, security and steady returns than the way
you’re probably used to right now.

Be sure to join us Monday Night, September 18, at the  Embassy Suites
on Verdae, Doors open at 6, meeting starts at 7.

See you there.

Norm Reid
President, UpstateCREIA

P.S. Bring a pad to take some notes, you’ll need it!

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George Antone  “Wealth Code”

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George Antone  “Wealth Code”

Most investors pick investments and investment financing structures totally wrong, which is why many investors end up accepting lower passive income and higher risk deals…unbeknownst to them.

Anyone who follows proven investing strategies can make money in real estate.  However, the top-teir investors look at passive income deals completely differently than most investors.

If you would like to learn how to quit using factors like interest rates and ROIs to determine your most profitable and safest ‘spread’ for your passive investments, please join UpstateCREIA as we welcome best-selling author of “The Bankers Code” and “The Wealth Code” books. George Antone.

George is a well known high level investor-strategist who understands the science of deal structuring like no one you’ve ever seen.

Unless you’ve read his books, I guarantee you haven’t heard the science behind deal structuring like this.

Plan to attend UpstateCREIA’s general meeting on Monday September 18 for a very eye-opening meeting.

Embassy Suites Hotel on Verdae, Doors open at 6, meeting starts at 7.

See you then!

Norm Reid

President, UpstateCREIA

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This exciting weekend with Dyches Boddiford is almost here. If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to do so by Friday before 5pm. Otherwise, it is $50 more per person at the door. We have 44 people signed up as of this moment. 

You won’t find a better speaker on many subjects, including Trusts. He will talk about the importance of using trusts in both your RE business and your personal life, as asset protection, and estate planning. This level of protection may very well help you in the case of a lawsuit. 

Sign up right away at 

See you on Saturday.

Karla Kuhn
Dir of Educ, UCREIA

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Should You Be Using Land Trusts? 

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Should You Be Using Land Trusts? 

How about Personal Property Trusts?  If so, when and how?  Is the Land Trust the be-all and end-all entity for asset protection?  When does the Land Trust file an Income Tax Return?  This class will guide you through the practical, legal and tax aspects of Land Trusts and other kinds of trusts—what they really do for you and what they will not do.  For some this may well be a reality check!  You need this class! Read More an register for this event at:


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DYCHES BODDIFORD, nationally recognized authority in real estate trusts and a true real estate investing expert, is teaching in Greenville this weekend!

Dyches shared some GREAT information at our monthly meeting last night.  I took a number of notes regarding insurance, title policies and deeds as they relate to trusts.  He is a wealth of information and I learn new strategies to implement in my business every time I attend his presentations. 
Don’t miss this opportunity to attend TWO jam-packed days of information making you an informed investor on how to bulletproof your assets!  There are VERY FEW people in the country that are truly experts in utilizing trusts in real estate investing.  We are extremely fortunate that one of those individuals, Dyches Boddiford, is putting on a workshop this month in Greenville that goes in-depth into this topic. 
If you’re truly serious about creating wealth utilizing real estate, you NEED the information that Dyches will present in this unique workshop.  You can create enormous wealth with real estate investing – doesn’t it make sense to protect that wealth?  To do this, you need to know the concepts and methods to effectively control real estate utilizing trusts.  Dyches’ workshop will go into detail on how to utilize trusts to the maximum advantage for you, your family and your heirs. 
We have the unique opportunity to host Dyches to teach in our town.  I encourage you to attend his all-day Saturday and Sundayworkshop this weekend, August 26 & 27.   This is a no-brainer event to attend if you want to learn from one of the most knowledgeable real estate wealth-building experts in the country.
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