At the end of the 10 years, you sell the building for, 000,000. That may not seem like a great deal to some, but if you’ve already recovered your 0,000 in cash flow and paid down your mortgage by 0,000, you’re walking away from the closing with a check for 0,000 plus the 0,000 you already got back. My simple math may be wrong, but you more than doubled your money.
Fortunately, we have found someone through our local real estate investment club that knows who we are and knows we are a very good financial risk. He is willing to finance this home for us so we can record a loan and get some “traditional seasoning” on a mortgage. The “signing party” will be the standard mortgage and promissory note – checks transferred. Mortgage filed in the city-county building, then it is off to lunch. Then more searching for the next housing deal. But, with some big lessons learned.
Next, you must speak with your chosen lender for an estimate of the cost involved in procuring the loan. As per law, the home loan lender needs to provide you the estimation statement within 3 days of having received your loan application. You must also ask your lender, which type you have been selected for. Don’t forget to ask him/her about interest rates, terms of the loans, and other specific information, ex: higher repayment penalties, etc, as these can spell trouble later on.
Then if there is not immediate interest, they will hold a few open houses where stranger after stranger walk through your home with no guarantee of an offer or one that you’d consider. You might then lower your price incrementally week after week until you finally sell at market value (the market — buyers — are telling you what it’s worth via their purchase offers).
While today’s low prices and low interest rates create attractive opportunities for real estate investors with capital, there’s no doubt that if you’re selling your house today you have some tough choices. You may not be in a position to sell the traditional way through your local realtor or broker.
The seller asks for more money in exchange for flexing the terms. A Florida estate seller agreed to extend the payment schedule by 1o years in return of a higher sales price of, 000.
Our third challenge, make sure you have a clear plan for making money with your subject-to acquisition. This is an area that many new investors fail to plan. Are you going to rent out the property to cover the mortgage payments while you gain equity? Are you going to sell the property through a lease to own option? Are you planning to list the property for sale, and just wait for the right buyer, while you make the monthly payments out of pocket? While all of these are potential ways will make a profit, unless you’ve planned your profit-making, you may overpay for a property, resulting in a loss. Plan your money-making strategy, and you can make a wise buying decision.