How I funded my latest rental purchase . . .

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Over the past few weeks a few of you have emailed me regarding raising private capital.  To address these questions, I thought I would write about how I raised capital for my latest rental purchase.   As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am at a point in my investing career where banks do not easily lend to me.  As a result, I’ve had to get “creative” in order to continue to grow my rental business.

If you want to know what lasagna has to do with raising private capital, then check out my latest post over at BiggerPockets.  

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  1. This is a great article and thank you for sharing it with us here on your website. My wife and I are looking to purchase a rental property this summer using private money. Up until now, all of our real estate deals have been done from our own money resources. We now have some individuals interested in working with us, and we are very excited about the opportunity. If you have any additional advice, notes, or information regarding trust deed investing, creating notes, and raising priviate capital that you do not mind sharing, I would greatly appreciate it, as the internet is so dense with good and bad information, it can get difficult to sift through. Again thanks for this article.

  2. Arthur –
    As I said over on BP, this is a great article and we’re very happy to have you as a new contributor to the blog. With more articles like this, you’re bound to build a very nice following!

    • Arthur says:


      Thanks again for the opportunity! I look forward to working with you more closely.



  3. Sophia says:

    Great article Arthur, and thanks for making me see the possibility of indirect marketing. I have always tried not to mention my interest in real estate investment among family and friends for fear of anybody feeling I am trying to get them to join/fund my deals. Maybe I shouldn’t be too conservative after all! Of course, I am just starting out, hopefully when I have true success to show under my belt, I will be able to leverage the close circle of friends and family.

    • Arthur says:

      Hello Sophia,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      There is a fine line between sharing about your successes and bragging. I try to share stories and highlight the aspects of the business that would be most interesting to the people listening. For example, if the people around the table have a little excess cash, I might choose to share about how my wife and I are providing nice returns for our private investors. I think the real key here is to open yourself to opportunities as they present themselves. People will knock you and think you are crazy, but just remember that comes with the territory – raising money and building a business is not supposed to be easy ;)
      Stick around the blog and let me know if you have any thoughts or questions.
      All the best,


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