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Are you thinking of investing in property? But you don’t have enough money to do this. Right here is a tip you may use as long as the property seller is willing to negotiate along.
To be fair, not all sellers will be willing (or even understand) the concept outlined. Your best wager is to find a property that the owner has great desire for offering it, whether because they are moving, a divorce settlement, or frustration with tenants.
Actually, if you are currently renting and thinking of using this strategy perhaps the owner would be glad to assist you! There are several variations that may 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 easiest method is to consider taking over their mortgage obligations – called ‘assuming’ the mortgage. You will need to be approved by the initial 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 repayments while the property stays in the seller’s name.
You take over the first mortgage and make a 2nd mortgage on the remaining cost of the property with the seller. Offer a high, interest-only payment for a short time period – two or 3 years. Rather than having the money stay in a bank they can be collecting a high interest over two or three years with the remainder due in full at the end of the investment term.
When the term ends you should be able to refinance the cost, or else you can sell. Unless you hit an actual bad market the value of the property should have risen in that time.
A lot of mortgage lenders merely need to make a great investment. While your local bank could still shy away there are lots of financial lenders that would like to make a deal. Financiers like real estate. The mortgage is usually around 60-70% of the value of the land, so as long as they know they get their money back in the value of the land if you default, they do not care what kind of income you make. Conclude the deal with a second mortgage done with the seller. In case you default they can still foreclose on the property and sell it, paying down the existing mortgage in the proceeds.
Now you can see 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.