Apollo Financial Group’s Investor Education Provides Alternative to Fierce Bidding Wars

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Wall Street based Apollo Financial Group’s new education series has been arming investors with the tools they need to get ahead of the pack as the housing rebound forces record breaking bidding wars.

Wall Street based Apollo Financial Group’s education series has been arming investors with the tools they need to get ahead of the pack as the housing rebound forces record breaking bidding wars.

Through a series of recent conferences from New York to Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale Apollo’s Senior Partner Ricky Brava and C.E.O. Dean Anastos have been educating investors on an alternative form of real estate investment and how to lower risk.

Recent statistics from the National Association of Realtors puts U.S. home prices rising at about 10% per year. At the same time many cities are seeing a dramatic dip in the inventory of publicly available homes for sale. The end result has been reports of bitter bidding wars over these properties, with many making offers month after month without any being accepted. From an investment stand point and especially due to the current combination of market dynamics this means massive lost opportunity costs as capital is failed to be put to work.

Realtors in South Florida say it is no longer a matter of whether there will be a multiple bid situation when they put a new home listing up on the web; only a matter of how many offers they will receive and how fast. In fact, the current rush to buy real estate has coined a new term “flash sales”, which describes properties that sell within just hours of becoming available.

According to RealtorMag, real estate investors in Southern California have reported as many 85 simultaneous competing offers from cash buyers. However, it is a pair of Massachusetts condos that appear to hold the new record with brokers halting bidding after receiving 250 offers. The twin units sold for $400,000 over the asking price.

Unfortunately it doesn’t matter how good things are or how bright the future outlook is for the U.S. housing market if investors can’t get in.

Apollo Financial Group has been proposing an alternative that eliminates the competition, secures deeper discounts and allows investors to put capital to work faster for attractive yields.

Specialists in distressed debt, Apollo Financial Group has quickly gained massive visibility as leading experts in note buying, and buying non-performing mortgage notes in particular.

By buying distressed debt in the form of non-performing notes from banks investors are able to avoid the crowds of amateurs bidding on MLS properties and publicly available REOs and short sales. By taking out this distressed debt earlier it also provides more flexibility for note holders and allows them to be transferred before additional marketing, holding and legal costs are added; providing deeper discounts.

Ultimately this delivers investors with a secured note, regular passive income, above average yields and the potential for sizable capital gains in the short term.
Apollo’s Ricky Brava says the firm has “developed relationships with a few larger institutions for access to distressed debt bank portfolios. Using our proprietary model we are able to cherry pick out of this pool of default loans to achieve superior returns”.


CNN Money April 5, 2013; http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/04/real_estate/bidding-wars/index.html

Realtor Magazine April 5, 2013; http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/04/05/get-ready-for-big-bidding-wars-spring

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