MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Location: file:///C:/965912A4/Sept9_05_Dashboard.htm Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" How Investors Can Profit When the Real Estate Bubble Bursts

= How Investors Can Profit When the Real Estate Bubble Bursts

The signs are there. Late last month, Federal Reserve chai= rman Alan Greenspan predicted "the housing boom will eventually simmer do= wn." Existing home sales slipped 2.6% in July. And homeowners throughout the country - many of whom have recently bought at record-high prices - are nervously waiting for the ball to drop.

    But one real estate investment company is actually looking forward to the day the bubble bursts because it will open the doo= rs to an enormous number of distressed properties that can be bought at big discounts. In fact, Gladstone Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.gladstoneprofits.com) said today, individuals who act as priv= ate lenders to the company will still earn a guaranteed, tax- deferred 10% re= turn on that capital even when the housing market starts its inevitable declin= e.

    It may sound too good to be true, but Gladstone's mat= h checks out. Using funds borrowed from individual lenders around the country, Gladstone buys homes in Virginia at 50% to 70% of their valu= e, typically from sellers on the brink of foreclosure. The company then sell= s at a profit, paying the private lender back at an interest rate of 10% yearl= y. Risk is mitigated by the homes' value and low purchase prices: Even if a = deal goes sour - which has yet to happen - most homes the company works with are in good condition and in desirable areas. The lend= er could foreclose, quickly resell the home under market value, and still see healthy profits.

    It's a win-win-win situation, said Gladstone president Alan Brymer. The private lender enjoys a 10% return on investment with no work and virtually no risk; the homeowner typically me= ets outstanding mortgage obligations and walks away with cash in his pocket within two weeks; and Gladst= one adds to its bottom line.

    But not every lender interested in working with <= st1:City w:st=3D"on">Gladstone can d= o so. Although investments can be as low as $10,000, the company only works with people with enough liquidity to wire funds to a title company within a few days. In exchange, the lender receives a promissory note and trust deed, turning the property itself into collateral. But being involved in Gladstone's current expansion is a first-come, first-serve opportunity: When requesting capital, <= st1:place w:st=3D"on">Gladstone calls the private lenders o= n its list in the order that they first met them.

    And those opportunities will soon increase: Gladstone has j= ust implemented a new strategy of partnering with other real estate investors, creating a need for additional capital.

    "We don't count on appreciation to make a profit," explained Brymer. "So a re= al estate downturn won't affect us, or those who lend us money. We're gearin= g up for a period of enormous growth, and we're looking for people who want a = safe alternative to gambling in the stock market without the hassle of buying, fixing up, and selling homes on their own."

    Those interested in working with Gladstone can learn more and download= the company's business plan at http://www.gladstoneprofits.com. Gladstone also offers a finder's fee = of $1,000 to anyone who refers the company to a lender or seller, payable at completion of the transaction. Contact: Steve Green Gladstone Enterprises, Inc. 540-903-6207 steve@gladstoneprofits.com http://www.gladstoneprofits.= com

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    SOURCE Gladstone Enterprises, Inc. Steve Green, Gladstone Enterprises, Inc., +1-540-903-6207, steve@gladstoneprofits.com http://www.prnewswire.com

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Fri Sep 09 04:43:16 PDT 2005