Posted by Stephen Simpson on January 14, 2000 at 22:39:56:
Great post from Jim on the lease options. Also look for owner finance deals. Im in the middle of one now. The seller of the 6 unit property wants 210,000 (appraised value)(50,000 down and he will finance the rest at 8%) well im certainly not going to give him 50K and his asking price. So im offering 180,000 and am going to finance 190,000. (10,000 here to pay my closing costs and Ill get around 5k back at closing)I have structured the deal so the bank will loan 60% (on a 20 year note)(you wont have much trouble getting a 60% loan at the bank) and the seller will take a second for the other 40% (5 year balloon, 8% interest, 20 year amortization. The seller told me (if you can beleive that a person would do this)that he has people call him and say they are students of no down payment courses and want to make a deal “he hangs up on them” but he sure likes me, and has to give me 10k at closing. Its all the way you present yourself. Now this deal is not done but I do have several that have gone down just like this. By the way I will make $700 a month on the project positive and make 20K equity. Great deals to you. Just another way of doing it.