Posted by JohnBoy on February 09, 2002 at 12:39:59:
To avoid from the lender finding out that you sold on contract you would just not allow the contract to be recorded. Some states may require contracts to be recorded in which case you would have no way of hiding it from the lender if they were to ever check title on the property. But as long as the payments are always made on time and kept current then it is highly unlikely the lender would ever call the loan due over this. Contract for Deeds are so common in my State and they have been for years. I’ve never heard of a lender calling the loan because the property was sold on contract. In fact it’s so common in my State that many lenders here will let the seller borrow against the property after it’s been sold on contract up to the amount the buyer owes on the contract.