What is a Land Contract?

A Land Contract is a type of owner financing that allows the buyer to make payments to the seller for a home or land purchase. The buyer gets to use the property but the seller hangs onto official title until paid in full. The contract comes under several names including Real Estate Contract, Contract for Deed, Installment Sale, and Land Contract. It is an alternative way to document the seller financing arrangement from the more common Note and Mortgage or Note and Deed of Trust. One … [Read more...]