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Are you thinking of investing in real estate? However you don’t have enough money to accomplish this. Here is a tip you may 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 they are frustrated with the folks renting the property.
Actually, if you are currently renting and thinking about using this technique perhaps your landlord would be happy to assist you! There are some variations that could be used depending upon you and your seller. Do they desire the market price or are they just eager to get out of the monthly payments – perhaps facing foreclosure?
The simplest way is to take over their mortgage repayments – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will need to be approved by the first lender to assume the mortgage. If you cannot get approved for an assumable mortgage you could as well try a ‘subject to’ assumption where you merely make payments 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 property with the seller. Offer a high, interest-only payment for a short time period – 2 or 3 years. Instead of having the money sit in a bank they can 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 draws to a close you should be able to refinance the cost, or perhaps you could sell. Unless you strike a real bad market the value of the property should have risen by then.
Most mortgage lenders merely want to make a great investment. While your local bank may still shy away there are a lot 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 estate if you default, they do not care what sort of income you make. Conclude the deal with a second mortgage done with the seller. If you default they could still foreclose on the property and sell it, paying off the existing mortgage with the proceeds.
Now you can observe the complete picture. It is better that seller and buyer can work hand in hand. In the event they can’t wait for a sale, you could still give them their initial price with a little versatility on their part.