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Are you contemplating investing in property? However, you do not have enough cash to do so. In this article is a tip you are able to use as long as the person selling the property is willing to negotiate along.
To be fair, not every seller will be interested (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your best gamble is to locate a property that the owner has great interest in offering it, whether because they are moving, divorce, or frustration with the folks renting the property.
Actually, if you are currently renting and thinking of using this strategy perhaps the owner would be glad to assist you! There are a few variations that can be used depending on you and your vendor. Do they want the market price or are they just eager to get out of the monthly payments – perhaps facing foreclosure?
The simplest method is to consider taking over their mortgage repayments – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will have to be approved by the initial lender to assume the mortgage. If you cannot get approved for an assumable mortgage you may also try a ‘subject to’ assumption where you merely make obligations while the property stays in the seller’s name.
You take over the original mortgage and create a 2nd mortgage on the remaining cost of the house with the seller. Offer a high, interest-only payment for a short time period – two or 3 years. Instead of having the money sit down 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 ends you should be able to refinance the cost, or else you could sell. Unless you strike a genuine bad market the value of the property should have risen by then.
Most mortgage lenders merely want to make a great investment. While your local bank could still shy away there are lots of financial lenders that would like to make a deal. Financiers prefare property investing. The mortgage is mostly around 60-70% of the value of the property, so as long as they know they get their money back in the value of the land if you default, they don’t care what sort of money you make. Conclude the deal with a 2nd mortgage done with the seller. If you default they can eventually foreclose on the property and sell it, settling the existing mortgage with the proceeds.
Now you can see the complete picture. It is good that seller and buyer can work together. In the event they can’t wait for a sale, you could still give them their initial price with a little versatility on their part.