Are owner financing interest rates negotiable?

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject: Are owner financing interest rates negotiable?
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How do I know how much interest to charge for holding a 50% mortgage for my buyer for 10 years?
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:06 pm    Post subject:
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Hi mgoravit,

Welcome to MortgageFit Forums.

Owner financing rates are negotiable. You can ask an agent to check the current rate on institutional first or second loans with different mortgage brokers and lenders.

In owner financing you do not charge loan fees. The interest rates on owner financing are also influenced by Treasury bill and certificate of deposit rates.

This thing is for sure that you are not going to agree to a rate lower than from the one that you can earn through any other investments. You can refer owner financing section of this site for more detail on the topic.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:13 pm    Post subject:
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Hi mgoravit,

You can find the applicable fund rates directly form the IRS although it is unlikely that you charge such a low interst. Atleast you can get a reference.


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 7:10 pm    Post subject:
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Does this w/ bad credit I could still quaily for owner finance?
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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: RE:
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Hi Sally,

It is possible to qualify for owner financing even if the borrower has bad credit. Compared to the banks or mortgage companies which go for a thorough check up of a borrower's credit history, a seller financing the purchase tries to find out the buyer's ability of paying off the loan. The seller is lenient in comparison to the bank or private lenders.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: RE:
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Hi,

You will get more information here on owner financing. I hope that it is going to help.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: What happens if the seller becomes bankrupt?
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I am planning to buy a lot and the seller wants to finance the lot loan with me for 18 mos for 80%, I will pay the 20%. What if he gets bankrupt and cannot pay the mortgage of the lot and I keep on paying my own part to him.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: RE: seller files bankrupty
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Welcome Gigi.

It can be quite a tough situation if the seller files bankruptcy and stops paying for the mortgage he has taken. Once you complete paying the lot loan, you will be the sole owner of the lot. So, chances are that the mortgage company may come after you for the payment. But why do you think the seller will be bankruptcy?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: selling land--financing buyer
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I am selling some acreage. My buyer has offered to pay 50% of the cost down, and wants me to finance the rest over 12 months. How do I arrive at an appropriate interest rate?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Melinda!

It will be better if you can involve a real estate attorney dealing with owner financing. The lawyer will help you to decide a reasonable interest rate which the buyer will be able to pay and you will also be having some profits.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:34 am    Post subject: is this a good deal?
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i am the seller, my prospective buyers are unmarried,she with a 743 and the him with zero credit and self employed. Agreed Sale price of the house 170K,(house was listed at 185k) they have offered a down payment of 9500, with a 5 year payoff , interest rate of only 5.5%. House might appraise in todays market at 140K according to my broker, what is your opinion?
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject:
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I think your interest rate is low. They will not have the ability to get a rate less than 6.5% with the scenario you just proposed. Plus they will not have PMI with you or closing costs.

Raising the interest rate will help buffer yourself by collecting extra money from them along the way in the event that they cannot finish making the payments.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: prospective homeowner
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I am considering owner financing a small house at $59,000. the terms are 3,000 down and 550 a month. this does not include insurance or escrow. that means my interest rate is near 10 percent. should i ask my financer for a lower interest rate since national averages are much lower or should i negotiate for a lower selling price? which would prove more beneficial to me in the long run?
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject:
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cam, what your qualifications are will make the most difference in what rate you'll pay. if you qualify for a typical bank- or mortgage-company loan, then you'll pay substantially less interest. you can certainly negotiate your rate, though it would seem that the property you're interested in has an owner whose mind is already made up.

check around to see if you can obtain financing from an institution. you'll then have more bargaining power.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Interest
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If I purchase thru owner financing who claims the interest and the taxes at the end of the year? Also is this the same as a "LAND CONTRACT"? Who claims interest and taxes with a land contract? thanks
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