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Are you contemplating investing in property? However you do not have enough cash to do so. Here is a tip you can 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 better wager is to find a property that the owner has great desire for selling, whether because of moving, divorce, or they are frustrated with tenants.
Actually, if you maybe currently renting and thinking about using this strategy perhaps the owner would be happy to assist you! There are several variations that can be used depending upon you and your owner. Do they desire the market price or are they just eager to get out of the monthly payments – maybe facing foreclosure?
The easiest method is to consider taking over their mortgage obligations – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will need to be approved by the first lender to presume 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 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 period – 2 or three years. Instead of having the money sit down 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 investment term.
When the term ceases you ought to be able to refinance the cost, or you could sell. Unless you struck a genuine bad market the value of the home should have risen by then.
Most mortgage lenders merely want to make a great investment. While your local bank may still be scared there are lots of financial lenders that would want to make a deal. Financiers prefare property investing. 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 property if you default, they don’t care what kind of money you make. Conclude the deal with a second mortgage done 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 entire picture. It is better that seller and buyer can work hand in hand. If they can’t wait for a sale, you could still give them their initial price with a little versatility on their part.