Yikes!  My Marketing isn’t Working!

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My marketing isn’t working is a statement that I hear just about every week. When I start to ask people about their branding, I always get the same surprised look. Then that person usually says something like, “I’ll worry about branding when my marketing is on track”. I have to tell you, that’s not how […]

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Are you thinking of investing in property? However, you do not have enough cash to do so. Right here is a tip you may use as long as the property seller is willing to negotiate with you.

To be fair, not every seller will be willing (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your very best wager is to find a land that the owner has great desire for offering it, whether because of moving, a divorce settlement, or they are frustrated with tenants.

Actually, if you maybe currently renting and thinking of using this approach perhaps the owner would be glad to help you out! There are a few variations that can be used depending on you and your owner. Do they want 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 need to be approved by the original lender to presume the mortgage. If you can’t get approved for an assumable mortgage you may also 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 2nd mortgage on the remaining cost of the property with the seller. Offer a high, interest-only payment for a short time period – 2 or 3 years. Rather than having the money sit down in a bank they can be collecting a high interest over 2 or 3 years with the remainder due in full at the end of the investment term.

When the term ends you should be able to refinance the cost, or else you could sell. Unless you hit a genuine bad market the value of the house should have risen in that time.

Most mortgage lenders merely want to make a good investment. While your local bank may still shy away there are a lot of financial lenders that would want to make a deal. Financiers like real estate. The mortgage is mostly around 60-70% of the value of the land, so as long as they know they get their money back in the value of the estate if you default, they don’t care what sort of money you make. Complete the deal with a 2nd mortgage done with the seller. In case you default they could still foreclose on the property and sell it, paying off the existing mortgage with the proceeds.

Now you can see the whole picture. It is good that seller and buyer may work together. If they can’t wait for a sale, you may still give them their asking price with a little versatility on their part.

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