Please help me analyze this - Posted by Raphael

Posted by ray@lcorn on January 12, 2004 at 18:10:56:


This sounds great in theory, but I wonder what the seller thinks about it? Why would they do this? Do they just not want much cash? Why such a low first? I wouldn’t do it as a seller, but maybe that’s just me.

You didn’t give any details on the cash flow, but you might want to read this article…


Please help me analyze this - Posted by Raphael

Posted by Raphael on January 12, 2004 at 09:16:47:


Could someone help me analyze this deal.

I am interested in a property listed for $299K. I want to pay the full listing price. But this is how I want to pay for this property. I want to make this offer to seller. So tell me what you think about this offer, and the deal generally. Here goes:

I will offer seller the following deal:

  1. I’ll get a First Mortagage for $60K
    (payable to Seller at Closing)

  1. Seller to hold a Second Mortagage for the 239K balance
    5% interest on this 2nd Mortgage
    10 year term
    Interest only payments for those 10 years
    The full balance (239K) due after 10 years

The 5% interest payments equal $11,950. per year
So the monthly payment on this 2nd will be $995.83
This means I’d pay $119,500 on interest for the 10 years
In addition I’ll pay back the $239K at the end of 10yrs

So altogether the 2nd Mortagge will cost me…
$119,500. + 239K = $358,500,(if I pay it off in 10 yrs).

What do you experts think about this ? What am i missing ?

I hope to refinance the 2nd mortgage before the 10 year term is up. Thanks.