How to make money from real estate with no equity

How to make money from real estate with no equity

As a real estate entrepreneur, you will often encounter problems with properties without equity. It is this way because; you will be buying property from homeowners who are selling foreclosed property. This is the reason why most real estate investors do not buy properties without equity. The only way to deal with this is to convince the lending bank to take less than the amount owed.

Making profits from property without capital;
Some ways to make money from real estate with no equity are discussed below.

Deal with Homeowners Directly: Until a court orders a foreclosure, banks do not own the home. You must contact the homeowners directly to purchase the property, then purchase the mortgage from the bank to transfer ownership of the property to you.

After contacting the homeowner, have them sign a release information form that will allow the bank to talk to you about the homeowner’s mortgage.

Now you have to convince the bank to give up the mortgage. Once you prove that the property is in poor condition and in need of major repairs, and the owner is unable to repay the mortgage loan, the bank will likely agree to reduce the amount. You may have to negotiate a little, but most banks don’t want real estate in their hands, they just need some way to get their money back.

Once you have purchased the property, you can sell it for a higher amount. The bank is relieved to get the property off their hands and get some of the loan back, you’ve won and the home buyers will likely have some of it.

Why homeowners will want to sell to you.
A property without equity is a liability for the homeowner, especially if they are doing a distressed sale. The options available to him are limited; paying off the mortgage is difficult, renting out the property means spending money on maintenance and repairs, foreclosure means bad credit, and a short sale can result in a huge tax penalty.

If you make a reasonable offer to the homeowner, chances are it will be accepted. Since what you pay will bring her more money than what the above options could get, he/she will accept your terms. You will then draw up a contract of sale and discuss it with the bank.

With a little creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, you can turn a no-equity property into a money-making proposition. So the next time you come across a property with no equity, don’t walk away from it. This could be your chance to make significant profits.

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