Selling Mortgage Notes? Find the Right Note Buyer!

Note Investors fall into one of four groups, but which one is right for you? Safe to say it's not "The Posers!" Here's a look at each group including tips for finding and selecting the best note buyer. … [Read more...]

Should You Really Sell Your Mortgage Note?

With all the talk about buying and selling notes, does anyone actually take a pause to see IF they should sell their private mortgage note? Course the usual short answer is, “Well, depends on how much I can get for it.” – In reality, you might want to delve a bit deeper. Ask yourself the following five questions when deciding to sell. Did you want to carry back the note in the first place? Many people never wanted to become note holders to begin with. They may have taken back the note to … [Read more...]

Why In The World Do Sellers Offer Owner Financing?

Why would anyone who owns a piece of real estate outright ever consider taking on the role traditionally held by banks and agree to sell their property in exchange for a mortgage note payable to them over time? Why accept a promissory note instead of cash? Why in the world would sellers offer to owner finance? Owner Financing = Higher Interest Rate Potential One key benefit to a seller who opts to finance for the buyer is the potential for getting paid a much higher yield on their equity … [Read more...]

Should I Carry Back An Owner Financed Note?

If you are selling real estate, especially in this market, you might be approached by someone asking if you are willing to “Owner Finance” or consider a "Seller Carry-Back" note. Here are a few guidelines to consider... How Do You Make Money When Owner Financing? The whole concept behind seller financing is that you are acting like the bank. While that carries risk of receiving payment, you can also get a great return on your money. I tend to recommend that if you are going to carry back … [Read more...]

5 Owner Financing Tips for Sellers

It’s a tough time to sell a house. In an effort to sell fast and stand out from the crowd, sellers are turning to the owner financed installment sale. By accepting payments over time from the buyer, the seller provides an alternative to bank financing. This attracts more buyers and helps the owner get attention in a market flooded by oversupply from foreclosures. Of course sellers don’t want to jump from the frying pan into the fire by trading a house that won’t sell for a buyer that won’t … [Read more...]

Questions on Selling Mortgage Notes

Owner financing is on the rise with more sellers agreeing to accept payments from buyers. There are many reasons people agree to a carry-back real estate notes including: Quick sale of the property Monthly income from the note No hassles of bank financing More qualified buyers Property that is hard to sell or finance Rather than waiting 20-30 years for payments, many sellers opt to sell future payments to a Note Buyer. Here are the seven most common questions we receive on … [Read more...]

Owner Financing Made Easy For Sellers and Home Buyers

There is a new site connecting sellers and buyers that want to use owner financing. Note Investor caught up with Fernando Sanchez, founder, and asked him to share his vision.  He explains how his site can help homeowners that want to offer seller financing and take back a real estate note. … [Read more...]

Dodd-Frank Hijacks Owner Financing

Private property owners have been swept into the regulations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act which was signed into law in July 2010. Owner financing will be regulated in Title XIV Section 1401(2) (E) Mortgage Loan Origination Standards. The law restricts private property owners who want to sell their own property using owner financing (installment sale). These are some of the consequences. Homeowners die before … [Read more...]

Why Sell My Mortgage Note?

Owner financing seemed like a good idea at the time. Let the buyer make payments and get the property sold. After all the seller carry back is known for attracting purchasers and providing quick closings, without the hassles or fees of a conventional bank loan. But circumstances change and many sellers would prefer a lump sum of cash today rather than monthly payments that trickle in over the next 10, 20, or 30 years. If you are receiving payments on a mortgage, trust deed, or contract … [Read more...]

Note Buyers Love Payment Histories

Buying and selling mortgage notes is all about receiving those monthly payments. Keeping accurate records will show how much the buyer still owes along with their payment habits.  Plus, it improves the value of the note to investors.  … [Read more...]