From Navy Aircraft Carrier to Successful Rehabber with Beka Shea – Podcast #115

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My guest today is successful rehabber, Beka Shea. Beka is a wife and the mother of 3 daughters. She is an engineer by trade. Beka also spent 4 years in the Navy.  Part of that time was spent on an aircraft carrier so she has an interesting story to tell. If you’re wondering how to […]

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Are you thinking of investing in property? However, you don’t have enough money to accomplish this. Here is a tip you are able to 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 gamble is to find a property that the owner has great interest in offering it, whether because they are moving, a divorce settlement, or they are frustrated with tenants.

Actually, if you are currently renting and thinking of using this technique perhaps your landlord would be happy to help you out! There are several variations that can be used depending upon you and your vendor. Do they need the market price or are they just desperate to get out from the monthly payments – maybe facing foreclosure?

The easiest way is to take over their mortgage payments – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will need to be approved by the first lender to assume the mortgage. If you can’t get approved for an assumable mortgage you may as well try a ‘subject to’ assumption where you merely make repayments while the property remains in the seller’s name.

You take over the first mortgage and get a second mortgage on the remaining cost of the house with the seller. Offer a high, interest-only payment for a short time frame – 2 or 3 years. Instead of having the money stay in a bank they could be getting a high interest over two or three years with the remainder due in full at the end of the term.

When the term draws to a close you ought to be able to refinance the cost, or you could sell. Unless you hit a genuine bad market the value of the house should have risen by then.

A lot of mortgage lenders merely need to make a good investment. While your local bank may still be lacking confidence there are lots of financial lenders that would wish to make a deal. Financiers like real estate. The mortgage is usually 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 don’t care what kind of money you make. Complete the deal with a 2nd mortgage created 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 complete picture. It is better that seller and buyer may work hand in hand. In the event they can’t wait for a sale, you may still give them their initial price with a little overall flexibility on their part.

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