To begin, it is very important that you utilize your knowledge and expertise on the matter of purchasing property investment. What are you knowledgeable about? Single family homes? Vacation homes? Multi-family buildings? Commercial properties? It is best to focus on the one you are most familiar with to ensure higher returns. It is important that you know all the rules and regulations concerning a particular property type so you lessen the risk factors.
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 touch choices. You may not be in a position to sell the traditional way through your local realtor or broker.
Motivated sellers are what you want to find. Someone with a need to sell not just a desire. We’re not talking about someone who is desperate to take advantage of here but a flexible seller who is willing to listen and negotiate with you. look for the sale signs or newspaper adds with things like “owner take back” or ” low down”, so you know these people are willing to do some creative financing with you. Also “no qualifying” means the financing is assumable and you won’t have to qualify for the existing mortgage. “Owner take back” means the owner will take back a part of the down payment as an extra mortgage instead of cash. FHA mortgages may be assumable and the cost is only a small fee with no additional points added.
Lease purchase agreement or lease option is basically a contract done for a piece of land or property. This contract is done between the buyer and seller for a fixed period of time, after which buyer may gain full rights and ownership of the property. Buyers also have the option to not buy the property and forfeit down payment.
Second, know what your options are. You do not necessarily have to sell the property investment right after you purchase it. One good thing to do with it is to wait until the value of the real estate increases – and that is when you sell the property. At times, it is worth biding your time while you patiently wait for the industry to boom to make better profits. This is also a two-fold winning situation since as you wait the value of the property goes up higher and higher and you can even make some decent income out of renting it while waiting for its value to rise.
Fortunately, we have found someone through our local real estate invesment 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.
You’re strategic. Smart real estate investors always have a strategy in place long before they begin big projects. A smart strategy is the key to any investment and will keep you one step ahead of the competition.
Well, it’s not that strict. When I say a formula I am more talking about the information that you need to get across to the investor. But i have found this specific template pretty successful in the past.