Non-performing Note investing is more secure, more unsurprising, and yields considerably higher profits than any other investment vehicle that I know. NPN's put the Note-holder in the number one position. You're ahead of speculators, you're ahead of the last in line fix and flippers, you're ahead of the "We buy Ugly Houses' guys. You're ahead of all of your Real Estate investing competition. Investments are secured by a 1st lien on the property, affording you numerous ways to exit safety and profitably, with returns on your capital investment typically ranging from 12-15% or higher. Brilliant investors are putting their capital into the paper to control, acquire and flip real estate. As a private lender owning mortgage notes (you are the bank), you can enjoy high, stable returns by investing in notes that are backed by the 'Right' property asset. You can get excellent returns without the hassles of managing any property. Some of these asset are perfect for cash flow income. Instead of owning a home and dealing with tenants. Once the Non-performing Note is turned into a Re-performing Note you can get monthly income without being the landlord. As you are now the 'bank' the homeowner makes payments to you, just as if it was a landlord/tenant relationship. But in this case the tenant is responsible for fixing their own leaky roof, toilet, mowing the lawn and paying the property taxes, not you. For this privilege the homeowner pays you a monthly income for the next 20 years. And all you did was buy the right Paper Asset, at the right price (usually for 25-50% of the homes current value). That's right we buy these asset for roughly 50% of the underlining asset current market value. Excited? I was too when I started looking at this business.