It is not a hard and fast rule to pay the down payments in cash. If services can be traded, so can be valuable items, such as musical instruments, furniture, paintings, and even pets! Rare species of animals prove to be a perfect down payment. Some investors have even traded their precious emeralds, rubies, and other gems!
Lastly in my opinion, this is by far THE SAFEST real estate invesment you can possibly make. If the real estate market collapsed today, your tenant must still pay the appreciated price that you two agreed on if they wish to purchase the house. If they back out, you can keep their down payment and the extra rent payment (for the option to purchase the home). In addition, the collapse of the market will create a renters market where people will be better off renting a home for some time instead of buying one. Your house can now change from a rent to own property to a rent only property for the duration of this time. Finally, it is likely that since your original tenants intended on purchasing the home, they will have likely kept it in a good condition and may have improved the property.
Well, we have run into a sticking point in the real estate business because of our income and the fact that our W-2s come from our corporation. No bank would touch us. No lender would talk to us.well, they talked but said they couldn’t help. If we had a traditional job making a lot less money for some other company, we would qualify for a loan with no problem. Even our bank that we have all of our business and personal accounts with doesn’t want to touch us. Not even for a HELOC. How is that for customer service??
Using an investment-locator company will provide you with the benefit of having experts on your side. They can check out hundreds of properties and choose the best ones. “We do the appraisals, get opinions; you get a couple inches of research to review,” says Rice.
And unless you are in Texas where Lease Options are against the law, you could probably do a Lease Option and structure it in such a way that when the market comes back up they could purchase the house that they are renting from you at a later date.
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 in advance, and you can make a wise buying decision.
Below are some of the tips on how to effectively join an investing group. This would be moderately challenging but if followed effectively, one will get through.