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We are creating a investment syndication for buying and working out non-performing mortgages in an LLC entity.

Each member will require a capital account for their investment dollars and be able to receive pro-rata shares of profits, return of capital and losses (if any).

Will the Investor Books software support the bookkeeping for the syndication?




Absolutely Joseph!

Anything you can imagine doing as a real estate investor, can be handled properly in Investor Books PRO System.

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Question from Kyle:

Hi Mike,

Love the software still and have a unique question.
I just purchased 3 properties from the same seller and we did it all on one HUD. I know I need to enter the HUD exactly as I received it, but the question is I need to separate the properties because we are going to be selling them separately and splitting the profit on each one.
Should I just enter the HUD as it is, then make separate accounts for each properties so they show up separately for when we sell them and have to enter a selling HUD?
Obviously the HUD we used to purchase the 3 properties will have a big balance on it even after we sell 1 property. It seems it may be tricky to balance this all out.
Hope I confused you with this. Thanks.
Kind Regards,

Kyle J. Weimer

Answer from Mike Butler:
Great Question Kyle!  Long time, no talk…
check out this 9 minute How To Video Helper I made just for you wild man and because of you, now everyone gets to see how to do this the simple way.

Question from Stephen:   (mike’s reply in blue)

Hi Mike, I am putting together some cheat sheets to use when entering HUD1’s. I would like to forward them to you when finished for your opinion.

One thing I finally grasped is that you don’t enter a hud1 the same way, it depends on whether you are bringing a check to settlement or taking money home from settlement.

 If you are bringing a check the the mortgage is a negative, but if you are bringing home money the mortgage is a positive. And all other items are reversed whether it’s a check or a deposit. Is that correct?

i am clueless on negative and positive, however, Please think about what you will be doing as an investor, let’s keep it “brain-dead simple” makes it harder to screw up….

it does NOT matter if you are buying, selling, or trading…
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Hi Mike,

Love IBP!! (Investor Books Pro System)


I’ve been doing some co-wholesaleing deals where as I receive a 30% check of our NET wholesale fee.

How would you prefer to enter that into IBP beings that I don’t have any closing statements or anything?

Which label/class would you put on it so it records it as profit correctly?

Thank you sir.


Kyle Weimer


Great Question Kyle along with having a good problem. Many investors would love to have your kind of problems. Congratulations.

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Another question Mike.

I bought an REO last Aug. from the bank with a hard money loan.

I tried to go in and enter all my receipts this year and show the purchase process and all that for this years taxes, as I sold it this year in April.

I got it all fouled up as how to show the purchase with my Hard money Lender funding the Cash purchase from the bank.

Then I fouled it up even more trying to zero out the loan after a Sold it.

I don’t know if I’m over thinking the whole process of making a Cash Purchase from the bank with a Loan from my private lender.

I use 12% interest only loans for 6 months.

I’ve watched all the videos with my wife repeatedly and I’m just fouling it up.

Please help! thanks,


Answer from Mike:

Another question Mike.  OK

I bought an REO last Aug. from the bank with a hard money loan.

so far, so good, but let’s step a moment and take a look at the big picture.

1. S-L-O-W Down and carefully review the Accounting Basics using the “Post Office Box Concept” to understand the basic fundamentals of Mike’s Accounting 101

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