How Do I Set Up Owner Financing?

Here’s how to set up a seller-financing deal:

  • Get a professional to help you.
  • Write a promissory note.
  • Use your home as collateral.
  • Accept a down payment.
  • Figure out how much interest to charge.
  • Structure the loan with a balloon payment.
  • Bottom Line.

How do you do owner financing?

Owner financing happens when a home buyer finances the purchase directly through the seller – instead of through a conventional mortgage lender or bank. With owner financing (also called seller financing), the seller doesn’t hand over any money to the buyer as a mortgage lender would.

Are there closing costs with owner financing?

Advantages of buying an owner-financed home

In a seller-financed transaction there are no closing costs such as loan origination fees, discount points and mortgage insurance premiums. Because you won’t have to wait for bank approvals, closing can happen much quicker than with traditional financing.

Who pays property taxes on owner financing?

With seller-financing, often the insurance and tax payments are paid directly to the owner, who is expected to make the annual payment personally. If, for some reason these payments aren’t made, both parties can be put at risk of either a tax foreclosure, or a cancellation of the home owner’s insurance.

Who holds title in seller financing?

You, the buyer, sign both a promissory note (promising to repay the loan) and either a mortgage or a deed of trust (allowing the seller to foreclose if you fail to pay). In return, the seller signs a deed transferring title to you. Because you hold the title, you can sell the house or refinance.