Archives for November 2008

Wraparounds with Underlying Liens

When people go to sell their home, the majority will still owe money on a loan from when they bought the property.  Since few sellers own a property free and clear, what to do with this underlying lien is an important consideration with owner financing. … [Read more...]

Real Deal #147 – Estate Note in Arizona

Welcome to Real Deals!  It’s always easier to learn from real life so here we share information from actual owner financed transactions. A seller-financed note is an asset. The seller can elect to hold the asset collecting payments, sell the note, or leave to heirs as part of their estate.  Many heirs would prefer cash now rather than payments over time.  A large number of notes are purchased through estate distribution similar to this Arizona note. … [Read more...]

What is a Payer Estoppel?

Prior to purchasing a seller financed note, the investor might ask for a payer estoppel.  This simple one page letter or document is sent to the person making payments on the note, mortgage, deed of trust, or real estate contract. The estoppel explains the investor is contemplating the purchase of the note, reassuring the payer that all terms and conditions will remain the same.  It then summarizes the information on the note including current balance, interest rate, terms of repayment, and … [Read more...]

Temporary Seller Financing

Who wants to wait for the monthly note payments to trickle in over the next 5, 15, or 30 years? It makes sense that more sellers would be willing to carry back owner financing for the buyer if they knew how to sell all or part of their note for cash shortly after closing. … [Read more...]

What’s Your Discount?

How do you answer a note seller when they ask, “How much will you pay for my note?” The simplest answer to “What’s Your Discount?” would be “It depends!”  But what you say next is very important. Here’s how we like to answer the seller’s first pricing question. “How much we pay really depends on your note. Each transaction is unique so we look to 5 key factors for pricing.  These include the type of property, down payment or equity, the buyer’s credit, how long the buyer has been paying … [Read more...]