Contract For Deed vs Rent To Own

First lets look at the difference.

Minnesota Rent to own homes are simply renting the home till you buy the home at a future date. You set a price you are purchasing the house for and a day you will buy it buy. You have the option of not purchasing the home if you do not want to so that is a benefit to some people but remember you wont get your down payment back or any of the payments you have made to the owner/seller.

For tax purposes you can’t write off the rent to own homes interest on your personal taxes as of yet?

Rent to own works on all types of properties. Condo-town homes-house-home-Hobby farms- lake homes-farm-New construction-single Family Real Estate-MN lake shore-Water Front Properties.

One important issue you will want to look into if you own a condo or town homes you will want to check your by-laws to make sure you can do this. If you don’t understand the big thick book / by laws you should seek legal help. Preferably a law firm that works with real estate contracts.

Buying a home contract for deed can be a great way to buy a home with out getting a mortgage- Qualifying is usually simple sometimes owners may want a credit report or pay stubs to see you have a job and can afford the home.

Don’t fall into these Gimmicks from sites stating sellers don’t check anything and no credit check or a few thousand dollars down to do a land contract. It is a way for you to call them. Remember they are in sales people and want you to call them.

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It costs sellers thousands of dollars to sell a home with owner financing in Minnesota and Wisconsin and I am sure in other states as well. So think about it why would a seller pay thousands in closing costs to realtors- the Government –the title company so you can put a little bit of money down it doesn’t happen.

You can do it with rent to own homes because you are not using a title company you are just writing and signing a lease or rental contract.

Does not need to be recorded. In Minnesota you must record the MN land contract-contract for deed with 60 days of executing the deed. You will want to record this document at the county of the home.

We recommend all sellers have a Real Estate professional who works with contract for deeds to draft your purchase Agreement. They will know what to do for buyers qualifying to buy the house-home-condo Ect.

If you prefer a law office that is good also. Somebody who knows contracts is the key. Don’t just hire any lawyer or realtor. Look at it this way. If you go to a doctor for your foot you wont want to go to an eye/nose doctor to get your foot looked at same with real estate. Realtors –lawyers have different specialties than others. Some are do it all but not sure if I would go that route unless they have sold contract for deed homes in the past.

When buying a home with Owner financing/contract for deed you will want to know the person you hire does actually write contract for deeds and has done them in the past. You wont want a newbie for this. There is a lot to know remember they are basically drafting your future mortgage.

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If you have any questions on contract for deed homes for sale in Minnesota or Wisconsin feel free to click the contact button on our site.

For quickest way to buy or sell a home with owner financing is to email us.

We try to respond to all phone calls as quickly as possible but sometimes we are out showing homes-drafting purchase agreements dealing with the closing part of the sale.

Questions you may have.

1. Can I buy a home with bad credit. >YES

2. I had a foreclosure-> YES

3. Short Sale >YES

4. I am self employed no Problem > YES

5. Things you will need to buy a home contract for deed in Minnesota is usually 10% down of the sale price of the house you are seeking is key sometimes the sellers may want more but if you have 10% to put down of the sale price for the contract we will find you a home.

6. VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH A REALTOR WE CAN NOT SEND YOU HOMES.

OR SHOW YOU HOMES OR DISCUSS ANYTHING PERTAINING TO REAL ESTATE. YOU WILL NEED TO CALL YOUR REAL ESTATE BROKER-REALTOR FOR ADVICE.

7. IF YOU ARE A REALTOR AND WANT TO REFER YOUR CLIENT PLEASE SEND US A EMAIL. THANK YOU.

Sometimes we can get you a mortgage and go that route if enough time has past on your credit situation.

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IS CONTRACT FOR DEED THE RIGHT OPTION FOR ME?

If you want to own a home verses renting or rent to own-leasing then cd is the best option.

 

Bennefits of contract for deed buyers

  • Tax bennefits write off the cd interest on your tax returns.
  • Make the house your own painting-adding a fence ect-pets ok
  • Build equity verses paying off some elses mortgage.
  • Save $1000 on closing costs- NO origination fees-lender fees.
  • NO BANK Qualifying
Contract for deed is a great alternative financing program. If you cant get a mortgage why would you want to keep renting if you have money to put down on a home. Alot of people with good credit are also buying homes on a cd due to FHA mortgage insurance. The Mortgage insurance payment on a $200,000 can be $250 amonth that is alot of money for 30 years. Alot of buyers refinance into a conventional mortgage towards the end of the 5th year of the contract. The rental market is really expensive right now it costs more to rent a home in the twin cities metro area's than it costs to buy one. That is something to think about.

Sellers cd advantages 

Cash flow-steady stream of income. Sellers can make a better return on thier money verses the bank account-charge a higher rate than a mortgage. Easy to cancel the land contract- In Minnesota the law states the seller can "rescind-cancel" the contract in 60 days. Experience does matter and remember it doesn't cost you anything to use mnlakeplace.com when you purchase your dream lake home or Lake Property. We have lake homes contract for deed.

***Remember there is alot to know when buying or selling a Property with contract for deed terms. We can take the stress out of researching properties for you.***



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MINNESOTA SELLER FINANCING

BELOW YOU WILL FIND CD TIPS TO MAKE DRAFTING A PURCHASE AGREEMENT ALOT EASIER.


  • When buying or selling a property contract for deed we recommend using BoardWalk Premier Realty INC
  • Always use a title company when buying a cd house or selling. The reason is the title company or law office can provide both parties with a title search and if the buyer chooses the buyer may purchase title insurance we recommend the buyer purchase this insurance to protect themselves against and liens-assessments ect.
  • Some people think contract for deeds are just for people with bad credit that is not the case. A lot of people buy c4d properties with good credit they don’t want to leverage all their credit or self employed or relocation haven’t been at a job long enough to get a mortgage. Another reason is FHA mortgage insurance is really expensive they keep raising the fees so now buyers are choosing owner financing and refinancing in to a conventional loan or selling the house in a few years.
  • MN homes contract for deed can be the perfect solution for buyers looking to have a home but cannot get financing.
  • Contract for deeds is NOT the same as rent to own-leasing-carry back mortgage. Totally different.
  • Buyers will want to know if they can sell the cd with out refinancing it. Letting another buyer assume the contract is a great item to have for the buyer. That is something we put in all our land contracts
  • Buyers will want home owners insurance-decide if they want to escrow taxes or pay seller directly.
  • Always get a home inspection.
 

CREDIT TO HELP REFINANCE CD HOME EASIER

Make sure buyers open 2-3 accounts and pay on time monthly. Do not go over 25% of the credit limit. Banks will want 1-2 years of payments on time. If you cannot get a credit card there are cards you can put money down and they will give you a card and you can pay on it. The main thing is to get credit and someone reporting to your credit bureau.

  • Sellers have the right to cancel a MN contract for deed 60 days after default seek legal advice on that. Buyer may sign back the contract with a quit claim deed. Seek legal advice on that also.
Homestead sometimes when you buy a home it is non home stead the buyer can call the county or city the property is in and see what the taxes would be once it is homestead. Record the contract for deed it is the law in MN but if you close at a title company or law office they will do it for you.  

BUYING A HOME CONTRACT FOR DEED USING BOARDWALK PREMIER REALTY INC 

We work with installment contracts-purchase money mortgages daily. There is a lot to know when drafting the purchase agreement and land contract.

  • Remember with RENT TO OWN if you DO NOT exercise your option to buy the property you will loose out on down payment-and any payments you have made to the owner. Make sure you DO NOT Make any repairs to the house until you refinance it because if you don’t buy it you loose out on all of the repairs you put into the house.
The buyer has the right to occupy claim homestead status. Most of the time the buyer gets possession at closing unless stated in purchase agreement. If the buyer defaults on the contract for deed the seller may cancel the contract to reclaim the property. In Minnesota the seller with have to serve buyer a cancelation from a third party and proceed at court.

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Selling a home in todays real estate market.

2014 Market Update, year-over-year median home prices have been on the rise for two straight years in the 13-county metro area.  

SELLERS

Inventory remains near a 10-year low, and year-over-year double digit price increases are almost becoming standard. These are two sure signs of a sellers’ market and if they both continue, smart sellers will be able to entice buyers for their properties at a fair price quite