Patrick Rice, or IRA Resource Associates, says, “The most common question I hear is, I’ve found a really neat time share and i want to buy it with my IRA, can I do that?’ Yes, you can.” The important thing to know is that you cannot buy real estate for your own personal use.
Prepare to spend. Land does not come cheap. Prime property can run up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and competition can get very stiff. You need to make your bid competitive, but make sure that you don’t short-sell yourself in the process. Negotiate a very competitive price that you and the seller are happy with.
Depending on where you look for foreclosures, some homes have sold for 10,000 or more. This is staggering to think the original value of the house was around 90,000 or more. This was a real estate invesment.
What is wholesaling real estate? This is the where you do not own a property you just have contractual rights to the property for a period agreed upon by you, as the wholesale; and the seller. You then find an end buyer to agree to the terms and pay you fee for bringing the deal together. It is that simple. Here is a quick step by step depiction of how it should all come together.
A second major challenge, dealing with insurance. Insurance is not a simple “get a policy” issue on a subject-to deal. Since you are not the owner of record on the mortgage, if you drop the previous owner’s policy the lender will be notified and will check why the policy has been dropped. If they discover the change of ownership, they may request full payment of the mortgage using their “Due On Sale” power. Definitely not part of our plan in a subject-to deal. You may need to carry two policies, but explore your possibilities.
You’re the broker, and it’s a win-win for everyone involved. Desperate sellers have a buyer for their home and investors save time, money and hassle finding deals on their own. You’re literally handing investors deals.
You will have more debt service. This is the natural course of 100% financing for an income property. The result could be a large loan payment that will eat away at your cash flow like a gorilla and require you to feed the property. That is, you could wind up digging into your pocket every month to make up the difference between cash you receive and cash you pay out.
REI is something that gives you delayed returns. You have to be patient enough to wait in order your property gets appreciated enough, and that can give you amazing yields. It is one investment that can even take a decade or more to give you high returns. In fact if you want to go for some fast returns, try thinking of investing in something else, such as information technology business, BPO etc.