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Seller Financed Houses (DUEÑO A DUEÑO) in North Texas

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I am one of the very few DFW Realtors who specialize in seller-financed transactions. Let’s work together!

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Save time:

  • Avoid pursuing strategies that will not work
  • Avoid wasting weeks and month on FRUITLESS SEARCHES online

Save money:

  • Avoid seller financing SCAMS that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars
  • Avoid OVERPAYING for run-down properties or homes with lots of structural problems
  • VERIFY that the seller can legally sell the property to you
  • Work with REPUTABLE INVESTORS who will not jeopardize your home by running away with the money, leaving you facing foreclosure

Get professional advice:

  • Avoid tricky seller financing CONTRACTS that could leave you empty-handed!
  • Get referrals to lawyers who could help you fight any LEGAL ISSUES
  • Get coaching on how to refinance your seller-financed loan into a traditional loan

How much does my assistance cost?

In most rent-to-own situations, I GET PAID BY THE SELLER. That is ZERO out of pocket for you.


WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL REALTOR TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM FINANCIALLY AND LEGALLY QUESTIONABLE DEALS


Tired of renting but can’t buy because of poor credit or no credit history?

Seller-financed home purchase (aka owner-financed purchase) may be a solution for your situation. Instead of good credit and lots of mortgage-related paperwork, they usually require a large down payment (typically 20% or more) and very little paperwork.

How much is 20%-25% cash to close? On a typical house of $250,000 this would translate to about $50,000 to $62,500 in cash to close. This will pay for your down payment, closing costs, and pre-paids such as insurance and taxes).

(note that if you used a conventional mortgage with 5% down payment, your cash to close on the same house would be approximately $20,000, not including the cash needed to outbid other shoppers on the market)


DO NOT HAVE A 20%-25% CASH TO CLOSE? TRY RENT-TO-OWN PROGRAMS, INSTEAD!


Seller financing is a great solution for HIGH-INCOME, uncertain credit families who are

  • self-employed and take maximum business deductions
  • change jobs often or have recently changed their income strategy (going from W2 to 1099, for example)
  • have credit scores below 550 or have no credit history at all
  • had a negative life event (bankruptcy, divorce, etc) and are still recovering their credit
  • have income that is difficult to document in a way that would satisfy lender requirements.
  • do not have an SSN or do not have an immigration status that allows them to obtain a traditional mortgage

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

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You will start by finding out how much an investor would agree to loan to you using seller financing. Very often, your maximum loan amount depends on your maximum cash-to-close funds available.

Once your seller-financed loan amount is estimated, you will work with an investor to purchase any house of your choice within your agreed-upon price range. You agree to make a large down payment upfront and the rest of the cost of the house will be paid in small monthly increments over a period of many years.

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The typical elements of seller financed transactions are:

  • You work with an investor rather than a mortgage lender
  • The investor buys the property that he plans to sell to you using seller financing
  • You agree on CASH TO CLOSE amount needed (typically it is around 20%-25% of the cost of the house, although 15%-20% cash to close deals can sometimes be found)
  • You agree to buy a house with some CONVENIENCE UPCHARGE usually between 5% and 15% of the cost of the house
  • You agree to pay a high INTEREST RATE (usually between 8% and 11% annually) until you are able to refinance your seller-financed mortgage into a traditional mortgage
  • The investor agrees to sell the house with minimum income verification and without regard to past credit problems or immigration status
  • You work with an investor rather than a mortgage lender
  • The investor buys the property that he plans to sell to you using seller financing
  • You agree on CASH TO CLOSE amount needed (typically it is around 20%-25% of the cost of the house, although 15%-20% cash to close deals can sometimes be found)
  • You agree to buy a house with some CONVENIENCE UPCHARGE usually between 5% and 15% of the cost of the house
  • You agree to pay a high INTEREST RATE (usually between 8% and 11% annually)
  • The investor agrees to sell the house with minimum income verification and without regard to past credit problems or immigration status

DO NOT HAVE A 20%-25% CASH TO CLOSE? TRY RENT-TO-OWN PROGRAMS, INSTEAD!


Should you buy a house through a seller-financed loan?

You should assess your financial situation very carefully to decide which type of financing (through a traditional mortgage lender or through seller financing) can be more beneficial.

When NOT use seller financing

If you do not have sufficient cash to close ($40,000-$80,000)

If your Experian credit score is 550+. In that case, try applying for rent-to-own or for a traditional mortgage, instead


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