I was an avid Monopoly player from an early age. By 8 years old I was acquiring commercial and residential properties on the board, consistently out-developing my two older brothers. I also ran a popular lake-front lemonade stand across from our house. Entrepreneurship has been a part of my life for decades, building several successful businesses, including a law firm, a real estate brokerage, and a residential development company. Combining in traditional education in real estate, law, consumer law, and finance through decades of formal education and the infamous school of hard knocks, I enjoy bringing a practical, in-the-trenches approach to real estate investing to my clients and partners.
"Words cannot express how grateful I am to Peggy Palms and her staff for helping me through a difficult situation. I got caught in the housing crash after buying investment real estate with some partners. When things went bust, Peggy unwound the big mess for me with the bank, got my partners out of the deal, and saved me from a foreclosure on my credit. I was continually impressed with Peggy's tenacity and ability to stay focused on the solution after many months of roadblocks and legal challenges. She is ABSOLUTELY amazing."
Don C, Bald Guy Coffee, Blowing Rock NC
Enjoying life as an attorney, real estate mentor, author, REALTOR®, and investor, I’ve recently relocated to the serene cornfields of Iowa. No kidding, I love it here. In my 30+ years of practice as a certified mediator, debt relief attorney, and real estate investment consultant, I’ve helped thousands of families through financial crisis and helped others to build wealth through real estate investing. My real estate brokerage, Venus Properties, specializes in creative seller-financed sales, bank owned properties, investor properties, and secured mortgage notes. This creates a steady flow of opportunities for investors who are in a position to purchase turnkey rental properties, land contracts, or promissory notes.
I’m an active licensed member of the Iowa State Bar, the Iowa Real Estate Commission and the National Association of REALTORS®. I'm also licensed by the North Carolina State Bar and the State Bar of Texas (inactive). I've been certified in Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), the only distressed property certification for real estate professionals recognized and endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, and certified as a Short Sale Broker through Advanced Mortgage Education Inc.
Don't try to reinvent the wheel. No need to go it alone when you just need some good real-world advice on real estate investing from someone who has been there, done that, and understands what to do. The call is free with zero obligation and you'll be amazed at how great the opportunities are.
"I had honestly given up any hope of working things out with my mortgage company. For over a year I tried to find a way to avoid foreclosure, but the bank kept changing their agreements and otherwise refusing to work with me. I could not even find a Realtor able to help. Purely by accident, my father met Peggy and she offered to help. Peggy Palms and her team worked hard for many months to get my house closed on a short sale. She managed to avoid a foreclosure and get me a huge cash settlement from the bank. I am thrilled with the way things worked out!"
Glenda B. West Baden Springs, Indiana
My decades of experience in debt, bankruptcy, and foreclosure law give me the tools needed to design creative win-win solutions suited to each buyer and seller. I love counseling fellow attorneys, REALTORS® and real estate investors at all experience levels in the latest acquisition and creative financing techniques. I constantly research new wealth management strategies for my real estate investor clients and have formed alliances with top nationwide experts in retirement planning, tax planning, and asset protection. You might enjoy taking a look at my popular book, The Bankruptcy Solution: How to Eliminate Debt and Rebuild Your Life, available online and in bookstores nationwide.
"The best way to describe Peggy and her team is as a Godsend. My wife and I had to leave the Watauga community for Florida and were unable to sell our home with another Realtor. The housing market went down, and I had to take a large pay cut due to the economy. Someone recommended Peggy to us. She went beyond any Realtor I have ever met. During this time, I found out I had cancer. It was such an emotional hardship with everything else. When I advised Peggy of my condition, she told me not to worry about the house because she would take care of it, and she did."
Chuck & Karen E.Tampa Florida
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