Beware of Taking Loans for Homes for Sale
What’s the most perplexing and frustrating situation that a new (and sometimes, even experienced) real estate investor finds himself in? Undoubtedly, it’s getting the deals funded. Very often, it happens that when a real estate investor wishes to close a great deal but has difficulty getting the money to do it, he might inevitably resort to taking a loan. But sometimes, that could get an investor into big trouble!
Options to remember before accepting a loan
- Originating loans involves certain fees and costs. Make sure that the fees are not too excessive and calculate the fees once again to ensure accuracy.
- When the investor borrows a loan with less-than-perfect credit, he needs to pay a slightly higher rate of interest, but it should always be ensured that the interest rate is not too exorbitant. The investor needs to have a thorough knowledge of the current interest rates. In case the lender demands more than six percent above prime for a first mortgage loan, he should look for better options!
- Watch out for prepayment penalties! The investor could lose a significant chunk of his profit through prepayment penalties when purchasing a home. They could be a real hassle if he wants to refinance in a year or two or if he sells the property.
- Don’t take loans that cover insurance policies like life or medical insurance.
- Be careful if the contract involves a binding mandatory arbitration clause. If the investor agrees to a binding arbitration clause, it means that he loses all his rights to sue for any reason if a dispute arises.
- Be extremely vigilant and cautious if the lender wants any upfront fees or soliciting applications. It means he is a fake trying to fool others!
- The investor must have a comprehensive, thorough knowledge of all aspects of borrowing a loan. He should be familiar with all terms and procedures related to product mortgage loans as well as payments.
Sometimes, it so happens that an investor purchasing a home for sale gets the deal done with disagreeable loan terms. In crucial cases, the investor would even be prepared to pay a higher rate of interest as he well knows that his real estate property will generate enough money to cover the debt. In short, before taking a loan, it is important that the investor precisely understands the terms of the loan and makes a prudent decision that will guarantee his success.