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Why Providing Free Education to Real Estate Investors is a Priority for Ignite Funding

June 2nd marked the third year in a row that Ignite Funding visited and educated investors in the Bay Area of California. Dawn Pitts, Business Development Executive at Ignite Funding has been the presenter at these seminars since its inception. “I have enjoyed educating investors throughout the Southwest United States the last three years and I hope to continue our free education program for years to come,” stated Pitts. Ignite Funding holds over six seminars a year in which all types of investors come to learn about real estate investing, specifically Trust Deeds. Pitts explained that, “Most investors understand the basics of investing in real estate, but when it comes to Trust Deed investing they need a better understanding of the process. That’s where I come in! The reason why we don’t charge some enormous fee like those “real estate gurus” you hear about on TV is simple: investors deserve to learn about these types of investments for free so that their current portfolios stay diversified and mitigate their overall risk. “ By continuing to offer free educational seminars, Ignite Funding hopes to assist investors by offering them double-digit returns through Trust Deed real estate investments. To learn more about

Investors Look to Trust Deeds at the Las Vegas MoneyShow

Ignite Funding attended the Las Vegas MoneyShow last week and had the opportunity to educate attendees about Trust Deed investments. “This is our fourth year at the MoneyShow”, said Howard Robbins, Business Development Executive at Ignite Funding. “Coming from a background in the financial services world, I am well versed in the needs of diversifying   a client’s portfolio while searching for investments such as Trust Deeds that mitigate their portfolio’s risk levels”, added Robbins. This year’s MoneyShow had another great turnout with over 80 exhibitors and 500 attendees. Robbins stated that, “The exhibit hall had a good flow of traffic the entire event and it was nice seeing such a diverse group of exhibitors”. The Las Vegas MoneyShow continues to grow its alternative investment section with real estate investments, precious metal dealers, private cannabis companies, as well as energy and oil investments. Robbins believes that investors need the opportunity to learn about different investments outside of the stock market and that the information he presented to them about Trust Deed investing is something they should consider when deciding on new investments to add to their current portfolios. To learn more about Ignite Funding and the investments we offer, visit our

Pitfalls of Investing: Part 3 – Article from Private Lender Magazine

"Trust Deed Investing is generally considered a safe investments, but there are risks - just as there are for any investment. In this three-part series, we are tackling some of those risks. In the first post we addressed conflict of interest. In the second part we'll looked at loan-to-own underwriting. We'll conclude the series with the third pitfall: lack of diversification." Click here to download and view the rest of the article from Private Lender Magazine.

Pitfalls of Investing: Part 2 – Article from Private Lender Magazine

"Trust Deed Investing is generally considered a safe investments, but there are risks - just as there are for any investment. In this three-part series, we are tackling some of those risks. In the first post we addressed conflict of interest. In this, the second part we'll look at loan-to-own underwriting. We'll conclude the series with the third pitfall: lack of diversification." Click here to download and view the rest of the article from Private Lender Magazine.

Pitfalls of Investing: Part 1 – Article from Private Lender Magazine

"Trust Deed Investing is generally considered a safe investment, but there are risks - just as there are for any investment. In this three-part series, we are tackling some of those risks. In this issue we address conflict of interest. In the second part we'll look at loan-to-own underwriting. We'll conclude the series with the third pitfall: lack of diversification." Click here to download and view the rest of the article from Private Lender Magazine.

Woman To Watch: Carrie Cook

Place in the Industry When Carrie Cook says success in real estate is earned – she knows what she’s talking about. “I do not have an Ivy League education. In fact, I didn’t go to college until 10 years after I graduated high school,” she explained. The mentor who suggested she do so was, at the time, the head of the Democrat Party in Nevada and running government relations for a Fortune 500 company. “I thought to myself, ‘she’s pushing this for a reason,’” she recalled. Her degree from the somewhat unconventional University of Phoenix taught her to work in a group setting. “It takes a group of individuals to accomplish what I’m accomplishing [in real estate], period,” she said. “This is the result of a teamwork environment.” “This” is a small word to describe the extremely big things Cook is doing these days. She is the CEO of Preferred Trust Company, a self-directed IRA custodian, and the president of Ignite Funding, a company which provides turnkey real estate investment opportunities in the Southwest in an unusual and highly collateralized format. “We’re very unique,” she said. “When you invest with us, your name is put on the deed of trust

Modern Living with kathy ireland® – Exclusive feature on Ignite Funding, Premiering June 26th

Tune in to Bloomberg International on Sunday, June 26, 2016. See market-by-market listings below. (LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2016) — Modern Living with kathy ireland® announces an exclusive feature story about Ignite Funding, a company offering Americans crowd-funded investments secured through collateralized real estate. Kathy Ireland interviewed Ignite Funding’s President, Carrie Cook, to learn more about their services and solutions. Cook commented on why so many investors steer clear of the real estate market during the segment. She said, “I would love to know the answer to that. Why would they? Real estate is a part, and should be a part, of everyone’s portfolio. It’s not just stocks and bonds and mutual funds. Real estate is very, very important.” She continued by speaking on what her company is doing to mitigate the risks of investing in real estate. She said, “Mitigating the risk is making sure that you are underwriting and the valuation of those assets are done diligently and efficiently and that you walk all of the properties. Also, making sure that you do not lend 100% to anybody. Who would do that? So lending 75% of what the value of that property is mitigates the risk for an

Ignite Funding Explains How They Mitigate Real Estate Investments for Investors on Modern Living with kathy ireland®

Tune into Bloomberg International on Sunday May 15, 2016. See market-by-market listings below. (LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2016) — Modern Living with kathy ireland® announces an exclusive feature story about Ignite Funding, a company offering Americans crowd-funded investments secured through collateralized real estate. Kathy Ireland interviewed Ignite Funding’s President, Carrie Cook, to learn more about their services and solutions. Ms Cook commented on why so many investors steer clear of the real estate market during the segment. She said, “I would love to know the answer to that. Why would they? Real estate is a part, and should be a part, of everyone’s portfolio. It’s not just stocks and bonds and mutual funds. Real estate is very, very important.” She continued by speaking on what her company is doing to mitigate the risks of investing in real estate. She said, “Mitigating the risk is making sure that you are underwriting and the valuation of those assets are done diligently and efficiently and that you walk all of the properties. Also, making sure that you do not lend 100% to anybody. Who would do that? So lending 75% of what the value of that property is, mitigates the risk for an investor

Ignite Funding Announces Proven Investment Advisor Platform

Ignite Funding (Ignite), providing a turn-key alternative investment solution allowing investors earned income on collateralized first trust deeds, proudly unveils their Investment Advisor Program. Designed to unlock the world of alternative investments for clients entrusting their financial portfolio to an advisor. The program provides advisors, RIAs, financial planners and/or family offices to integrate short-term trust deed investing into their clients' portfolios seamlessly. Ignite's unique open-architecture platform gives investors or their appointed advisor flexibility and independence to choose where and how their investment capital is used among acquisition, development or construction loans for commercial homebuilders. Integrating first trust deeds provides diversification, enabling advisors the ability to be a catalyst for turn-key real estate investments and double digit results. "The partnerships between Ignite and Financial Advisors is a win-win," said Carrie Cook, President of Ignite Funding. "Ignite gains client relationships which allows us to offer more trust deed investments, the advisor gets to offer a greater selection of investments for their clients and gets to participate in the growth. These relationships are opening up a whole-new world of alternative investments that is not reliant on the stock market by integrating their trusted advisor."  Ignite Funding clients and their advisors receive online access to

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