Branding, Your Reputation and Success Go Hand in Hand – Podcast #131

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  When it comes to branding, your reputation and success go hand in hand. You will never be successful if you don’t manage your reputation like your life depends on it (because it kind of does), your business is going to experience serious consequences. These things are intricately woven together. It’s often the simplest of […]

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Are you contemplating investing in property? But you do not have enough money to do 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 interested (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your best wager is to locate a property that the owner has great desire for selling, whether because of moving, divorce, or frustration with the people renting the place.

Actually, if you are currently renting and thinking about using this technique perhaps the owner would be glad to help you out! There are a few variations that may be used depending upon you and your seller. Do they want the market price or are they just desperate to get out from the monthly payments – maybe facing foreclosure?

The easiest method is to consider taking over their mortgage repayments – 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 as well try a ‘subject to’ assumption where you merely make repayments 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 property with the seller. Offer a high, interest-only payment for a short time frame – two or three years. Rather than having the money sit in a bank they could be getting a high interest over 2 or 3 years with the rest due in full at the end of the term.

When the term ends you should be able to refinance the cost, or perhaps you can sell. Unless you strike an actual bad market the value of the property should have risen in that time.

Most mortgage lenders merely want to make a great investment. While your local bank may still be scared there are plenty of financial lenders that would wish to make a deal. Financiers like property investing. The mortgage is mostly 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 land if you default, they don’t care what sort of income you make. Conclude the deal with a second mortgage done with the seller. If you default they could eventually foreclose on the property and sell it, settling the existing mortgage with the proceeds.

Now you can observe the whole picture. It is better that seller and buyer can work together. In the event they can’t wait for a sale, you can still give them their asking price with a little overall flexibility on their part.

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