When a seller allows a buyer to make payments over time for the purchase of property, it is known as owner financing or seller financing. This private financing by the seller can take the place of a bank loan or be in addition to a conventional mortgage. The payment amount, interest rate, and other terms are agreed upon between the buyer and seller. The amount financed by the seller will Continue Reading about What is Seller Financing?
Why would a seller allow a buyer to make payments over time for the purchase of property? Wouldn't the seller rather get paid now and require the buyer to obtain a bank loan? Here are 5 reasons property owners offer seller financing: 1. Reduced Marketing Times What is the first thing a real estate agent does when property is not moving and has been on the market for 60 to 90 days? They Continue Reading about 5 Reasons Owners Offer Seller Financing
Would you rather have $97,000 to sell your $100,000 note or only $80,000? The difference in usually comes down to the big three. Here’s the three biggest mistakes note sellers make and how to avoid flushing money down the drain. Mistake #1 – Failing to Check Credit The payer’s credit report lets you know how timely they have paid bills in the past. This is a good indicator of how they will pay on Continue Reading about Avoid Three Seller Financing Mistakes
Many sellers accept owner financing without any idea of how much the buyer can actually afford to pay. The last thing a seller wants is to stress over receiving monthly payments or worse, getting the property back through foreclosure. 3 Ways to Calculate Payment Affordability Before Accepting Seller Financing The amount a buyer can afford to spend on a house depends on their income, overall debt, Continue Reading about Seller Financing – How Much Can The Buyer Afford?
When a property isn’t selling most real estate agents are quick to suggest a reduction to the sales price. It is common to see the tag line “Price Reduced” added to for sale signs, listings and ads. Rather than just reducing price... consider offering owner financing to sell a property quickly! In today’s real estate market obtaining a mortgage can be a large stumbling block to home ownership. Continue Reading about Sell Property Fast With Owner Financing
It’s a tough time to sell a house. Hoping to stand out from the crowd, sellers are advertising "Owner Will Finance!" Accepting payments over time provides buyers an alternative to bank financing. Of course sellers don’t want to trade a house that won’t sell for a buyer that won’t pay. Before you agree to "Be the Bank" read these 7 Tips For Safe Seller Financing! Continue Reading about Safe Seller Financing Tips