Month: January 2014

Enter the Alpha Dog Facebook Page Contest!

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Alpha Dog Investments is having a dog picture posting contest throughout Feb. 2014.

Anyone who posts a picture of their dog and likes our Facebook page will be eligible for our free drawing for a $100 gift card from Home Depot.

Contest Rules

We are keeping this simple. Just follow these directions to be eligible for our free drawing.

1. Visit & Like – Visit and like our Facebook page anytime during February 2014. Our Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/alphadoginvestments.

2. Post Your Dog Pic – Post a picture of your dog and say something about the picture when you post it. Your post must be on or between Feb. 1-28, 2014. Please do not forget to say something about the picture you post. Pictures that are posted without you saying something are ineligible for the drawing.

3. Agreement & Permission – By posting a picture of your dog, you agree that your dog picture is your own picture and that you have the rights to use the picture. Posts of pictures of online dogs that are not your own dog are not eligible for the drawing. You further agree by posting a picture of your dog that you give Alpha Dog Investments permission to keep your dog picture on our Facebook page and also give permission for your dog picture to be posted on our website, alphadoginvestments.com.

4. Stay tuned on Facebook – We will post a video of us drawing the name of the winner by Monday March 3 and will contact you on Facebook. You must then provide your mailing address to us privately to receive your prize or come to our office in the Canton / Ball Ground area to pick up your gift card. If we cannot contact you on Facebook or if you don’t respond to our communication to you within 7 days, you will no longer be eligible to win the prize. In the case where the winner does not claim the prize, we will re-draw another name and begin the process over again. We will continue to draw names every 7 days until we find a winner who contacts us back within the 7 day time frame of being notified on Facebook.

5. Eligibility – In order to be eligible to win, you must follow the rules above.

Alpha Dog Investments Facebook Dogs

Alpha Dog Investments Facebook Dogs

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Atlanta Investment Properties

The Atlanta market continues to be a desirable location for out-of-state and foreign investors to buy real estate.

How do investors locate and purchase Atlanta real estate long distance? Here are several ways our company helps real estate investors find Atlanta investment real estate.

The Georgia and Atlanta Multiple Listing Service

Thousands of investment real estate properties are listed for sale on the open market in the MLS. While some internet websites propagate this information online, there is usually a time lag from when listings are updated until they hit the most popular websites.

The best way to access MLS listings of investment property is to have an agent either set up a customized search with automated emails or to give you access to a Brokerage website with a user name and password.

The investor who has access to newly listed investment real estate on the MLS is one step ahead of the crowd of buyers looking for good deals.

One more note about the MLS: there are two different MLS systems used by Realtors in the Atlanta area. Be sure to use an agent who is a member of, familiar with, and willing to set up searches for you on both systems.

Double Closings Transactions

Some real estate investors specialize in getting properties under contract for the sole purpose of selling a property the same day to another investor buyer. They make a small quick profit selling it to the second investor.

The first investor flipping the property in a simultaneous transaction can often provide a steady stream of investment properties for other investors looking for deals.

Assignment of Contract

Some of the best real estate deals come from investors who assign purchase contracts to other investors. These investors are called wholesalers although their deals may not actually be wholesale prices. But assignment of contract properties can often be purchased at a good discount.

Alpha Dog Investments Atlanta Real Estate

Our company can assist you in locating Atlanta investment real estate. Please contact us today to get started buying great deals in the Atlanta market.

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Why Buy Ugly Houses?

Maybe you have seen the advertisements for a company that buys ugly houses.

Do you ever ask why a real estate company would buy ugly houses?

Alpha Dog Investments buys houses in any condition, so we don’t call the houses we buy ugly. Every house has some value to us.

The types of houses we buy that may be considered ugly are categorized in different ways by our company.

Your house is valuable to us! We solve real estate problems and our company is interested in each of these houses.

Damaged ceiling, falling sheetrock.

Damaged ceiling from leaking roof.

The Fixer Upper House

This type of house may actually look nice cosmetically, but when you look closer, it needs some repairs before it is ready to be marketed to the typical buyer for full retail price. The fixer upper may need a lot of small items repaired. Maybe a handyman tried making some improvements here and there, but didn’t do a good job.

The Outdated House

The outdated house may be properly maintained, very clean, and looks great. The house may even have a new roof, new furnace, new hot water heater and new carpet.

But it has outdated features, such as old style kitchen cabinets, undesirable bathroom tile colors, old lighting fixtures, cheap looking contractor grade door knobs, etc. In order for this house to fetch the highest retail price on the open market to the typical buyer, it must be renovated with updated features.

Distressed House in Disrepair

This is a house with neglected maintenance.

It usually has not be maintained for years and may have structural problems, missing pipes, faulty electric lines, holes in walls, broken or boarded up windows, and other issues such as fire, flooding, or foundation damage.

Some may even believe this type of house should be demolished but our company can normally salvage this type of house and bring it back to life with a full renovation.

Why Buy Ugly Houses?

Why Buy Ugly Houses?

The Financially Distressed House

This house may be in great condition but the owners are distressed financially. This house may soon suffer from lack of maintenance.

The owners may not be able to keep up with the mortgage payments. It’s possible that the house will go into foreclosure unless the owners can avoid it with a lender approved short sale.

Our company helps financially distressed homeowners, with nice homes or homes in disrepair.

Investment Real Estate

Alpha Dog Investments buys all of the types of houses listed above. We are a real estate investment company and every house has some value to us.

Please contact us today for a free consultation about your real estate problem.

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How does 131% annualized return sound to you?

A Great Deal!

We recently helped one of our clients get a great deal on an investment property in North Metro Atlanta. It’s the kind of deal that we can get for you too. Let me explain the transaction and the numbers.

Buy, Repair, Rent, and Sell

Here are the details of the transaction.

We located a property for our client who secured a private money loan to finance part of the purchase. The deal required the investor to put some money down and pay for repairs to make the house rent ready.

We screened and placed a tenant in the property. The investor would have had monthly cash flow by keeping the property, but instead he decided to resell the property with the tenant in place to another investor for a quick profit.

The Numbers

Here are the numbers for this deal and how the investor secured an annualized ROI of 131% on his money.

The transaction required the investor to be out of pocket $27,900. When the house was resold with the tenant in place and all expenses paid at closing, the investor walked away with $6,226 profit in two months!

Here is the math:

$6,226 profit / $27,900 investment = 22% in only two months.

The investor reveived 11% on his money per month.

This is an annualized Return On Investment of 132%!

Get started investing in real estate.

Call us today if you would like to get started doing real estate transactions like the one described above. Although we cannot guarantee the rate of return you would get on any real estate transaction, we can explain the opportunities and risks involved when investing in today’s market. Call John Marion at 703-371-9548 or Sandra Watkins at 770-324-3680.

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