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Are you thinking of investing in real estate? However you don’t have enough cash to do so. Here is a tip you can use as long as the person selling the property is willing to negotiate with you.
To be fair, not all sellers will be willing (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your better gamble is to find a land that the owner has great interest in selling, whether because of moving, divorce, or frustration with tenants.
Actually, if you maybe currently renting and thinking of using this approach perhaps the owner would be happy to help you out! There are a few variations that could be used depending on you and your owner. Do they need the market price or are they just eager to get out from the monthly payments – maybe facing foreclosure?
The simplest method is to take over their mortgage obligations – 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 could also try a ‘subject to’ assumption where you merely make obligations while the property stays 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 period – 2 or three years. Instead of having the money sit down in a bank they can be collecting a high interest over two or three years with the rest due in full at the end of the term.
When the term ceases you need to be able to refinance the cost, or you can sell. Unless you struck an actual bad market the value of the house should have risen in that time.
Most mortgage lenders merely want to make a great investment. While your local bank could still be lacking confidence there are a lot of financial lenders that would wish to make a deal. Financiers prefare property investing. The mortgage is mostly based on 60-70% of the value of the land, so as long as they understand they get their money back in the value of the land if you default, they do not care what kind of revenue you make. Complete the deal with a second mortgage created with the seller. In case you default they could eventually foreclose on the property and sell it, settling the existing mortgage in the proceeds.
Now you can observe the whole picture. It is good that seller and buyer can work hand in hand. If they can’t wait for a sale, you could still give them their asking price with a little overall flexibility on their part.