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Lend to Live

  • Advanced Risk Mitigation
    A deep-dive video with the authors about mitigating common lending risks.
  • Attorney Questionnaire
    A list of questions to use as an interview guide when trying to find a local attorney.
  • Processing Checklist
    What documents to ask for from your borrower, when to ask for it, and why it’s important.
  • Multiple Worksheets and Samples
    Sample property criteria worksheet, rates and terms sheet for borrowers, schedule of real estate owned, non-owner occupied letter, wire instructions & checklist, and more!
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Want to invest in real estate without the hassle? Learn how to create financial freedom and passive income in real estate as a private money lender. 

Actively investing in real estate can sometimes seem impossible. Not everyone can spend all hours of the day dashing off to talk to motivated sellers, managing fix-and-flips, or screening tenants for rental properties. Instead, you can choose a different path by “being the bank” for other active real estate investors—a strategy that works with any lifestyle, builds toward financial goals, and gives you time back in your day. 

What used to be a trade secret for corporate lenders is now available to the average person, and Lend to Live makes the private lending path actionable and accessible for everyone. With more than two decades of experience in the mortgage lending space and real estate investing, Alex Breshears and Beth Johnson show you how to invest in real estate from anywhere in the world—all you need is an internet connection and a cell phone. 

  • Why private money lending has become a popular alternative investment strategy to create passive income
  • How to establish baseline lending criteria to match your investment goals and risk tolerance
  • Steps to take to secure your investments using the C.P.R. private lending method
  • How to build a private lending virtual team to provide end-to-end support
  • Key pieces of information to collect and the process of underwriting a loan opportunity
  • The risks and rewards of private lending as a passive real estate investment
  • Precautions and key considerations to help reduce your risk exposure
  • Tactics, tools, and tips to ensure your loan is safe from origination to final payoff
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About the Authors

Alex Breshears owns two private lending companies and is a real estate investor of twenty years. Alongside private money lending, she is also a short-term rental owner, limited partner in syndications, and fund manager. She is passionate about financial education and independence for women, and she started an educational group called Private Lending Lessons that offers networking opportunities to a collection of investors. Alex is a member of the Education Committee for the American Association of Private Lenders and holds their Certified Fund Manager designation. She is a military spouse, a dog mom of five, and was a chemistry professor for ten years with a special focus on pharmacology.

Beth Johnson is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Flynn Family Lending—a private lending business based in Washington—and she has transacted on more than $100 million in private loans. A self-described “private money matchmaker,” Beth prides herself in offering passive income opportunities to investors while providing innovative lending products to active real estate investors across the state. She began her own real estate investing career in 2004 with flipping houses and wholesaling before eventually delving into private lending. She has since grown her own portfolio of buy-and-hold multifamily properties and currently owns forty units. In her spare time, you can find Beth enjoying time with her blended family of five, running, traveling, and playing poker.