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Are you thinking of investing in property? But you don’t have enough cash to accomplish this. In this article is a tip you may use as long as the property seller is willing to negotiate along.
To be fair, not every seller will be willing (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your very best guess is to find a property that the owner has great desire for selling, whether because they are moving, divorce, or frustration with the people renting the place.
Actually, if you are currently renting and thinking about using this technique perhaps your landlord would be glad to help you out! There are a few variations that could be used depending on you and your vendor. Do they need the market price or are they just desperate to get out from the monthly payments – perhaps facing foreclosure?
The easiest way is to consider taking over their mortgage obligations – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will have to be approved by the original lender to assume the mortgage. If you can’t get approved for an assumable mortgage you could 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 make 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 three years. Rather than having the money sit in a bank they could be collecting a high interest over two or three years with the remainder due in full at the end of the term.
When the term ends you ought to be able to refinance the cost, or else you can sell. Unless you hit a genuine bad market the value of the property should have risen in that time.
A lot of mortgage lenders merely need to make a good investment. While your local bank may still be scared there are a lot of financial lenders that would wish to make a deal. Financiers like real estate. The mortgage is usually 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 estate if you default, they don’t care what kind of money you make. Conclude the deal with a second mortgage created with the seller. If you default they could eventually foreclose on the property and sell it, paying down the existing mortgage in the proceeds.
Now you can see the whole picture. It is better that seller and buyer may work hand in hand. In the event they can’t wait for a sale, you can still give them their asking price with a little versatility on their part.