Buying investment property in Oregon doesn’t have to be risky

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

 One of the biggest concerns for a first time investor is that they will lose their shirt in a bad investment property. The key to protecting yourself is to have an exit strategy and let other people pay for it!

I know that sounds crazy, but I have buyers that don't have the credit to buy property and want to buy on a lease option or owner financing. Sometimes, these buyers have a rather large down payment and if you use their down payment as your down payment then you can get a property at 80% LVR without using any of your own money. If the buyer, for some reason, backs out of the property and you have to foreclose, how bad would that be to have to made a 20% profit on a home that you didn't spend any money on?

Another advantage is because they are buying the property from you on a lease option or owner financing, you are also making a positive cash flow per month for the right to buy the property from you.

If you are an Oregon investor and are looking to buy properties that are in foreclosure, probate, or other distressed quick sale situation, and want to make a profit buying this property with your name and someone else's money, then please contact me and you can come to one of our Empowered Investors meetings and talk to others that this is working for.



Todd Clark - Broker / Sales Coach
Palazzo Realty Group
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739




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Keller Williams Realty
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Vickie Nagy
Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932 - San Ramon, CA
Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton
Todd, as always you show why you are a GREAT Realtor. Looking carefully for cash flow shows the signs of a great buyers rep.
Mar 05, 2008 12:12 AM #1
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Todd, This makes so much good sense. I am forwarding a link to this post to my partner who handles the finance end of our business.
Mar 05, 2008 08:54 AM #2
Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494

Vickie - Thanks for those kind words, I do try to make every thing I do a win-win for everyone involved or I won't do it!

Judy - I would love to hear what they have to say on it, as I am always looking for input!

Mar 05, 2008 09:29 AM #3
JL Boney, III
Russell and Jeffcoat - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate
Great advice Todd, Keep up the good work and have a great day.
Mar 05, 2008 04:46 PM #4
Gary Miljour
Starboard Financial - Tempe, AZ
Mortgage Lending for Arizona and California


As always great advice,  Also, to add, sometime making that first leap of faith of buying your 1st investment property is important is can be scary.  It was hard for me the 1st time, after that is much easier.



Mar 07, 2008 09:55 AM #5
Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494

JL - Thanks, hope you get to use with one of your clients one day.

Gary - Heck, it was hard for me to put that $5000 down on my first home, the investment property was even harder and then it was weird, I realized these people paid me money to let them live there and paid my mortgage? Was I missing something...Nope, it was a great world that day!


Mar 09, 2008 04:20 PM #6
Steven W. Monk
Exeter 1031 Exchange Services - Fresno, CA
V. P., 1031 Exchange Expert

Hi Todd,  Interesting, what is funny to me is I have alot of investors selling here in CA and buying in Oregon who don't know the market at all.


Mar 27, 2008 12:10 PM #7
Charles Parrish
Auction Brokers & Investors United - Baltimore, MD

I don't get it!!  How is the investor benefiting from your system.  I may be a little slow, but if you are doing a lease option using someone eleses monay, who benefits.  What happens if the seller owes more that the value of the property, what happens it the seller can not be found when it is time to settle?


Nov 10, 2008 05:32 PM #8
Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494

Steve - I'm so sorry to hear that, if you don't know the market, your risk goes on ten fold! If they need help, don't hesitate on sending them by way.

Charles - The title is put in to a trust, so even if the seller skips town the executer to the trust can close it. There is a memorandum put on title, so no new liens can be put on the property and the escrow company I use pays all underlying mortgages, taxes and insurance before giving the present owner any money.

Apr 06, 2009 04:31 AM #9
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