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About Wendy Patton

Creative seller financing is a way to buy and invest in real estate without using traditional bank financing. Wendy Patton's focus is on lease options, subject tos, and land contracts (contract for deed). Review her expert articles to discover more about creative seller financing.   Sign up to receive her valuable lease option education at no cost to you.

How Wendy Got Started in Real Estate Investing

At the age of 21, Wendy started investing in real estate. Like most young adults she was single, broke, thinking "corporate America" was her only future. She graduated from college, was hired for that corporate America "dream job", but was $20,000 in debt. She found real estate investing and realized that Corporate America wasn't the golden path to what she wanted.

When Wendy began investing in real estate, she didn't fully understand her financing options, so she started purchasing real estate investment properties on her credit cards.

Now let's invite Wendy to share the rest of her real estate investing story:

"At that time I didn't know of any better way to invest. I did not have the assistance or availability of coaches and instructors. I wish I knew then, what I know now about investing in real estate and creative seller financing.

By the time I was in my early twenties, I had more than $200,000 on my credit cards! I then got married, had twins and found myself to be a single mother, all within a short time span.   Over the next few years I accumulated more properties while working full-time in the corporate world.  Imagine how happy my young twins were to be able to view hundreds of real estate properties with me :-)

I needed to make a living, and make it fast to pay off the credit card debt I had accumulated. I came to specialize in creative seller financing techniques like:  lease options, subject tos, land contracts and seller financing.   So why these techniques?

Because like many of you, I didn't have the money or the credit I needed to buy in a conventional way.  Now, with the lending industry the way that it is, most real estate investors can't buy properties without being creative.  These techniques are crucial for today's real estate investor.

I enjoy teaching and sharing with audiences all over the US, and recently in the UK, and have taught tens of thousands on how to invest in real estate with little or no money out of their pocket. Real estate investing is my passion, and I love helping others to achieve financial freedom through property."

Wendy has been in HGTV "My House is Worth What?", and is the author of 4 books in the US and 1 in the UK (www.Lease Options Made Simple.co.uk) on creative seller financing.