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Are you contemplating investing in real estate? But you don’t have enough cash to do this. Right 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 interested (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your very best guess 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 the people renting the place.
Actually, if you are currently renting and thinking about using this approach perhaps your landlord would be glad to assist you! There are a few variations that may be used depending upon you and your seller. Do they need the market price or are they just eager to get out of the monthly payments – maybe facing foreclosure?
The easiest way is to take over their mortgage obligations – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will have to be approved by the first lender to presume the mortgage. If you cannot get approved for an assumable mortgage you may as well 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 make a second mortgage on the remaining cost of the house with the seller. Offer a high, interest-only payment for a short time frame – two or 3 years. Rather than having the money stay in a bank they can be collecting a high interest over 2 or 3 years with the rest due in full at the end of the investment term.
When the term ceases you need to be able to refinance the cost, or perhaps you could sell. Unless you struck an actual bad market the value of the house should have risen in that time.
Most mortgage lenders merely need to make a good investment. While your local bank could still be lacking confidence there are lots of financial lenders that would want to make a deal. Financiers like property investing. The mortgage is usually based on 60-70% of the value of the property, so as long as they know they get their money back in the value of the property if you default, they do not care what sort of income you make. Complete the deal with a second mortgage created with the seller. If you default they can still foreclose on the property and sell it, settling the existing mortgage in the proceeds.
Now you can see the entire picture. It is good that seller and buyer may work together. In the event they can’t wait for a sale, you could still give them their asking price with a little versatility on their part.