When buying an investment house in $45-$70k range, is seller financing available? We have a large down payment.

Asked by Charlotte Michalek, Los Angeles, CA Mon Nov 19, 2012

We would like to communicate with a realtor who has experience in this area about where to buy for best rental opportunities.

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Matthew D'Er…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Nov 19, 2012
1. Owner financing is available but the seller will raise the price of the home by 10 to 20% becuase they are preying on what they see as desparate people. If you go this route you're giving up any profit or "appreciation" you'd be making for the first year or two depending if the market keeps going up like it has been.
2. The other problem with condos/townhomes is the possibility of litigation/law suits between HOA and Bulder which is a real problem here because eveyone is lawsuit happy.
3. We manage just over 350 properties for our investors so I have a lot of experience with what you're concerned about so please call me and I can share more over the phone.
4. HOA fees can be out of site high which reduces the profit you would make so buying a single family home is the better investment if you can come up with a little more money???
5. We charge 8% for Property Magagement Services if you want it. My advice is free if you manage it your self. Thanks, Matt

Matthew D’Ercole
Prominent Realty Group, LLC
Buyer / Seller / Property Management
Cell - 702.501.0973
"A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves".
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Wendi Willia…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Nov 19, 2012
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Myra Gouger, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Nov 19, 2012
I don't think too many investment homes are available in that price range any more. They did exist once back in 2009, but if you find a home in that price nowadays, it is usually trashed and you have to build it from the inside out.

As regards the financing, almost all of our buyers in all price ranges pay cash for homes in Las Vegas. Most of the time a bank won't loan money for a mortgage with lower than $65,000 as the mortgage amount. If you can find a bank to loan below this sum, then you might have to pay very high interest rates. So, to answer your question: if it is available, yes. If you can get it, No. Find a more expensive property so that you can get a mortgage and not have to pay thousands to fix up the property.
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Michael Diaz, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Las Vegas, NV
Wed Nov 21, 2012
I am a mortgage guy in the area. If you cant find seller financing Ican do investment properties with as little as 20% down. If income is an issue we can do loans based off of assets and possibly bank statements. I fyou need something just reach out to me.
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I started working with someone who works with our realtor, but may I ask you this: We had a foreclosure 2.5 years ago on a defective investment condo. Our credit has recovered and we have income. Can you work with that scenario? Thank you.
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Suzie Marqua…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Nov 19, 2012
I have not seen much seller financing in the current market. It is probably out there but not common. I can set up a search for you to see what is available. Just send your criteria and we can take a look. If you are looking in that price range you are need to be prepared to do repairs. I am always available to answer your questions.
Thank You
Suzie Marquardt
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Jeff Wallenf…, , Las Vegas, NV
Mon Nov 19, 2012
It's very rare and you should not count on doing this. Only a few hundred homes a year sell in Vegas with seller financing. That's in all price ranges. You'll find that in your price range, there are a lot of short sales and foreclosures -- and those sellers are not able to do seller financing.
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