Once a contract is signed, the due diligence clock starts and an investor usually has a specified period of time before the down payment goes hard (non-refundable). An investor needs to work quickly to perform his due diligence to decide whether or not to proceed with the investment. The typical time frame for physical due […]…
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Are you thinking of investing in property? However you don’t have enough cash to do this. Here is a tip you may use as long as the property seller is willing to negotiate with you.
To be fair, not all sellers will be willing (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your very best guess is to locate a property that the owner has great interest in offering it, whether because of moving, a divorce settlement, or frustration with the folks renting the property.
Actually, if you maybe currently renting and thinking about using this technique perhaps your landlord would be glad to help you out! There are several variations that can be used depending on you and your seller. Do they need the market price or are they just desperate to get out from the monthly payments – maybe facing foreclosure?
The easiest method is to take over their mortgage obligations – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will have to be approved by the original lender to presume the mortgage. If you cannot get approved for an assumable mortgage you could as well try a ‘subject to’ assumption where you merely make repayments while the property stays in the seller’s name.
You take over the first mortgage and create a second mortgage on the remaining cost of the house with the seller. Offer a high, interest-only payment for a short time frame – two or three years. Instead of having the money stay in a bank they can be getting a high interest over 2 or 3 years with the remainder due in full at the end of the investment term.
When the term ceases you should be able to refinance the cost, or perhaps you can sell. Unless you struck a genuine bad market the value of the home should have risen in that time.
Most mortgage lenders merely need to make a great investment. While your local bank may still be scared there are lots of financial lenders that would want to make a deal. Financiers like property investing. The mortgage is mostly based on 60-70% of the value of the property, so as long as they understand they get their money back in the value of the estate if you default, they do not care what kind of revenue you make. Conclude the deal with a second mortgage done with the seller. In case you default they can still foreclose on the property and sell it, paying off the existing mortgage in the proceeds.
Now you can see the whole picture. It is better that seller and buyer may work together. If they can’t wait for a sale, you can still give them their asking price with a little overall flexibility on their part.