Was this an accidental duplicate? This was asked by our just a few hours ago. Here is what I posted and the question that was posted.
markesheap, Other/Just Looking in Flint, MI
Are banks willing to do land contracts?
Asked a few hours ago by markesheap - Home Buying in Flint - 12 answers
Cathy Bureau answered:
It depends on what you mean by land contract, and many other factors.
Land is the riskiest investment. For a bank to consider a loan you have to either be purchasing to build or be a developer these days, and even developers are having a difficult time. If the lot is improved and within a subdivision you'll have much better luck.
My buddy Ron is right about "Land Contract or "Contract for Deed but being a lay person I don't know that is what you intended to mean. But , just for fun, I'll give you the definition via Wikipedia.
A 'land contract' (sometimes known as a â€œcontract for deedâ€ or an â€œinstallment sale agreementâ€) is a contract between a seller and buyer of real property in which the seller provides financing to buy the property for an agreed-upon purchase price and the buyer repays the loan in installments. Under a land contract, the seller retains the legal title to the property, while permitting the buyer to take possession of it for most purposes other than legal ownership. The sale price is typically paid in periodic installments, often with a balloon payment at the end to make the timelength of payments shorter than a corresponding fully amortized loan without a final balloon payment. When the full purchase price has been paid including any interest, the seller is obligated to convey legal title to the property to the buyer. An initial down payment from the buyer to the seller is usually also required by a land contract. The legal status of land contracts varies from region to region.
Since a land contract specifies the sale of a specific item of real estate between a seller and buyer, a land contract can be considered a special type of real estate contract. In the usual, more conventional real estate contracts, a seller does not provide a loan to the buyer; the contract either does not specify a loan or includes provisions for a loan from a different "third party" lender, usually a financial institution in practice. When third party lenders are involved, typically a lien called a mortgage or trust deed is placed on the property so that the value of the property is used as collateral until the loan is paid in full.
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