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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 person selling the property is willing to negotiate with you.
To be fair, not all sellers will be interested (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your better guess is to locate a property that the owner has great interest in offering it, whether because they are moving, a divorce settlement, or frustration with tenants.
Actually, if you are currently renting and considering using this strategy perhaps your landlord would be glad to help you out! There are some variations that could be used depending upon you and your seller. Do they want the market price or are they just desperate to get out from the monthly payments – maybe facing foreclosure?
The simplest method is to take over their mortgage payments – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will have to be approved by the original lender to assume the mortgage. If you cannot get approved for an assumable mortgage you may as well try a ‘subject to’ assumption where you merely make payments while the property remains in the seller’s name.
You take over the original mortgage and make a 2nd 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 sit in a bank they can be getting a high interest over 2 or 3 years with the rest due in full at the end of the investment term.
When the term draws to a close you need to be able to refinance the cost, or perhaps you can sell. Unless you struck a real 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 could still be scared there are lots of financial lenders that would wish to make a deal. Financiers like real estate. The mortgage is mostly around 60-70% of the value of the property, so as long as they understand they get their money back in the value of the property if you default, they don’t care what kind of revenue you make. Conclude the deal with a 2nd mortgage done with the seller. In case you default they can eventually foreclose on the property and sell it, paying off the existing mortgage with the proceeds.
Now you can see the complete picture. It is better that seller and buyer can work together. In the event that they can’t wait for a sale, you may still give them their initial price with a little overall flexibility on their part.