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Mark Your Calendars: Private Money Lending Session with Alan Cowgill

25 Aug

Click image for Alan Cowgill Website

Our members tell us their number 1 roadblock to investing in real estate is a lack of funds. So, we’re bringing in private money guru Alan Cowgill September 8th at 7:30 pm.

Since 1995, Alan has bought and sold over 200 investment properties using Private Lenders, not banks; to fund his real estate purchases. By doing this, he has created his own private bank of $2,000,000 in funds. Alan looks for “Win – Win” situations, where the seller, the lender, and the eventual homeowner can all “Win”. He is not a Realtor,but a Private Investor.

Some of what Alan will be sharing with REIA of Oakland members:

  • The basics of raising private money
  • How to attract potential private investors to a luncheon
  • How to host a luncheon for the highest success
  • Who to target as prospects and where to find them
  • Pitching prospects one-on-on
  • How to establish credibility with prospective private lenders
  • When & how to legally accept private funds
  • What legal documents need to be used
  • How to avoid getting in legal trouble

Alan Cowgill is the owner of Colby Properties, LLC.and President of Integrity Home Buyers, Inc. He’s been a Real Estate Investor for over 30 years, investing in single family and small multi-family properties in Springfield, Ohio. He’s been a national speaker for over 15 years.

For details about the event please visit our website

Full Disclosure E. Alan Cowgill & Integrity Home Buyers, Inc. were the subject of an Ohio Division of Securities Cease and Desist Order/Consent Agreement in April of 2007, for not properly disclosing company financial information and representing their investments as “guaranteed, low risk and safe & secure”. According to Mr. Cowgill, he voluntarily contacted the department to be sure he was in compliance. The order can be confirmed  HERE:


A Little Bit More About…REIA of Oakland

4 Jul

Happy 4th of July All!

Just thought it would be a great idea to tell you all about what we do and who we serve. REIA of Oakland services investors who own real estate in all of lower Michigan, and even some that own property in other states!  Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Livingston counties are the main focus of most of our members, but you are welcome to join no matter where you invest, as long as it’s real estate related.

 Many of our members are just thinking about getting into real estate investing and have joined REIA of Oakland to learn as much as they can BEFORE making mistakes.  Joining REIA of Oakland is a great way to learn the ropes and get sound advise when you are beginning your real estate investment career.