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the past 6 years I’ve
been in real estate, I’ve done a lot of owner financing and lease
for owners and buyers. But until this last summer I had
never had a
where a property was given back on a lease option or a home owner had
foreclose on a buyer.
there was a difference
with the buyers and sellers of these properties versus the ones that
pre-foreclosure with the banks. The sellers (who also were the bank on
sales) were willing to listen to the buyers and their situations and if
could help they did. A loan modification took only one day and wasn’t
false promises and the seller did exactly what they said they were
going to do
and so did the buyer.
In one case the sales
price didn’t change, but the amount they were
month did, the seller lowered the amount they were paying
length of the loan 10 years and lowered the interest rate for the buyer
The seller was happy, they didn’t have to foreclose, and the buyer was
they were keeping their home, it truly was a win-win!
what happens when the
seller does have to foreclose? I had this happen this last
had lost their business and was filing for bankruptcy. The buyer called
seller, the seller answered the phone, and guess what, they talked it
buyer was willing to move out as long as they promised not to put the
foreclosure on their credit since they had been paying up to that
deed in lieu of foreclosure.)
buyer was out in 30 days
with their credit in tact. The seller had two years worth
$48,000 and the property had only lost $23,000 in equity during that
they got a $10,000 down payment when the person bought it. From first
call to being back on the market was a total of 13 days! Net loss to
was a big zero, because they acted quickly and worked with the buyer
win-win for everyone.
what if the seller had
to take a loss? Let us say the property value went down more than the
paid to them had been? What then? Would they have taken
longer to make
decision? Would they have called their congressman for bailout money?
should the banks get bailout money, while the government talks about
owner financing? These owners weren't predatory, they were just trying to
money like the banks were, the only difference was they didn’t have red
and stupidity on their side when things started to go south on the
They didn’t tell the buyer that they couldn’t help them until they were
on their payments, they didn’t say sorry can’t help you now your credit
the government should
learn from the private sector and stay out of business and let business
care of itself as the private home owners have.
Todd Clark - Broker / Sales Coach
Palazzo Realty Group
I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.
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