Real Estate Information

Luxury Real Estate Information

Rancho Palos Verdes, California Homes
Palos Verdes, California Homes
South Bay, California Homes
Luxury Mexican Beachfront Homes

Featured Properties

Oceanfront Estate Near Trump National

Related Information

Loan Information
Real Estate Information
Mortgage Refinance Information

Investment Real Estate Secret: Buy a House Today, With No Money Down

If you've read my article "Purchasing Property With No Money Down. . ." today's article may seem a bit conflicting. Bear with me, though, and you'll see that it is not. In Purchasing Property With No Money Down. . ., I explain how buying up property at inflated values at a break-neck pace is no way to be successful in real estate. I explain how this is a form of investment real estate finance that is possible but not advisable. In this piece, I'd like to express that buying property with no money out of your pocket can actually happen and can be a great technique, if it's done properly.

Let's suppose you find a house that you're interested in purchasing as investment real estate. The owner, who also uses the real estate as investment property wants to get out quickly. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get the house with no money down. Note, look for ads that say seller financing or motivated seller to find these types of deals.

In lieu of conventional bank financing, you may offer the seller his exact sales price, if he agrees to finance the sale for you. Before going this route, ask him if he's willing to take a considerable amount less than his asking price; if he's motivated, he'll likely say yes, assuming he's going to get a bank check. Now, you come in with much more money, but you ask him to finance the loan.

Here's where salesmanship is critical. Offer him a deal that he can't pass. If he's selling for $100,000 but was willing to take $88,000, you'll give him his entire asking price of $100,000 with very special terms. Although you amortize the loan over 30 years, you promise him that you'll pay him off in three years or less. Meanwhile, you'll pay him interest only payments on the note at 8 or 9 percent. Explain to him how he'll make all of this money on top of the $100,000, because you're not paying down the note with your monthly installments. Because you're giving him such a great deal, you will not pay him anything as a down payment.

Now, you may be thinking this doesn't look like a good deal for you. Here's how you make it a terrific deal. The second you close the deal with the seller, you stick a for sale sign in the yard, announcing that the "Owner will finance." Now, you sell the house for $110,000. You take a $5,000 down payment, and you take interest-only payments on $105,000 at 8 or 9 percent interest. You are making more than you have to pay the seller, plus you have the $5,000 in your pocket. This is truly a sweet, No Money Down investment real estate deal.

NOTE: if the seller insists on a down payment, you offer him the $5,000 you plan to collect from your buyer. Be sure to get him to allow you to defer the down payment for three months. This gives you time to sell, collect the 5k and pass it along to him. This isn't as sweet as pocketing the $5,000 yourself, but it's still a no money down deal.

Mark Barnes is the author of the new novel, The League, a shocking, sports-related conspiracy. Learn more about his suspense thriller at He is also an investment real estate and home loan finance expert. Get his free mortgage finance course at

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at

Seeking Alpha

Real Estate Outperforms Amid Broader Selloff
Seeking Alpha
Amid rising trade and political tensions, US equities dipped nearly 6% this week, the worst weekly performance in two years. REITs fell 5% while homebuilders declined 3%. A flurry of headlines reignited volatility this week including a Fed rate hike ...

Hot Property: Real estate reboot
Los Angeles Times
Not every housing ambition works out as planned. This week's collection includes an Oscar winner who has relisted his Hollywood Hills West compound as two separate properties and a writer-actor who decided against building his dream house in Malibu ...

Naples Daily News

Real estate briefs
Naples Daily News
The show has guests who specialize in relevant topics in the real estate industry. All Shows can also been seen on the website under icon online education. Two model homes at Naples Reserve were honored with 2018 Parade of ...

and more »

Las Cruces Sun-News

Selling or leasing real estate without a license is a felony
Las Cruces Sun-News
If you're thinking of helping a friend, neighbor or relative buy, sell or rent a home, apartment or commercial property, you'd better think again. Conducting such activities without the benefit of a real estate license is against the law. In 2008, the ...


How To Win A Real Estate Bidding War: Advice From The Pros
Listen to Paul, Habibi, Continuing Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Have a plan in place where you know you what your number is before you even make your offer. Buying a personal residence that others want ...

Lincoln Journal Star

No stopping the local real estate market
Lincoln Journal Star
It seems you can throw just about any obstacle in the way of the Lincoln real estate market these days, and it will just get swatted aside. Soaring prices? No problem. Rising mortgage rates? Not an issue. Lack of homes for sale? Next obstacle, please ...

and more »

Real Estate Newsmakers
JoAnn Drabble, broker associate of Re/Max Welcome Home, qualified for the Re/Max Chairman's Club Award for 2017 and ranked No. 9 of the Top 25 Individuals for all of Re/Max New England for 2017. Drabble was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement ...

and more »

Real Estate Transfers
The Keene Sentinel
Here is a list of 34 transfers recorded in Cheshire, Hillsborough and Sullivan counties during the period ending March 9, 2018. Listed below is the date of the deed and the purchase price, based on real estate transfer tax paid. This list does not ...


Real Estate Pros Share Their Favorite Resource For Market Trends
This is especially important for real estate professionals, who must contend with rapidly changing price points, demographics and client preferences. Sharing the latest, most up-to-date listings and statistics with your clients will inspire trust and ...

Real estate leaders gear up for radical meeting in the desert
On Monday a set of curious, smart and influential real estate people from around the country will ditch their office for the desert and the chance to make history at Disconnect in Palm Springs. Together almost 200 attendees reflect the diverse and ...

Google News

home | site map