So you’ve finally made up your mind on that dream house of yours and figured that going through vendor finance would be the wise choice for you and your finances. However, choosing a credible vendor finance specialist can make the difference between fulfilling your dream or going through a nightmare. Check on the reputation and feedback from successful clients before entrusting your hard earned cash into their hands. Here are a couple of things to check on and look out for if you’re out in the market for vendor finance options when getting a house or your first home.
Check if it’s legal. There are vendor finance providers that claim to “buy” the property and in turn offer it to you with financed mortgage and easy repayments wherein often the case is the vendor would arrange for a sale and have the mortgage shouldered and have the property offered through a sort of rent to own style arrangement. The difference with rent to own properties and direct vendor finance is the mortgage. With a vendor financed property, a completely financed property would no longer need you to secure a bank loan for mortgage and instead, the repayments would serve as the payment that would go toward mortgage in the even it still has unpaid balance. Your payments would be added toward equity of the property as well.
Now another thing to look at is how long the term should run and any lieu way in the event you get behind on payments. There are vendor finance providers that claim to provide some grace period for tenants who fall behind on repayments but turns out repossessing the property after a few weeks late on repayments. It’s true that when you’re within a vendor financed deal, the deed of the property stays with the seller’s name until such time that you’re able to fully purchase the property. It would be important for a buyer to understand the terms clearly and made sure that everything is written down on paper before closing the deal, otherwise you might end up losing your investment and being plunged in debt.
Next thing you might need to check up on is the history of the property that you’ll be moving into. If the property has had several tenants that got thrown out due to default or if the seller has had several takers for the property that may be a cause for concern and further review unto the seller’s reputation. A lot of scam vendor finance providers claim to provide housing and easy rent to own deals and end up “stealing the money from buyers and throwing them out with a ton of arrears on payments. If it’s a vendor finance deal, it would be important to note that having a fixed interest and repayment schedule should hold true otherwise consider looking for another provider.
Finally, make sure the repayments would match your budget versus the size and style of the house you’re looking at. If the deal seems over priced then you have the option to negotiate for better terms or look for another seller with better deals. It would be important to never compromise towards what you’re looking for especially for housing as your family’s future depends on a place of your own. Choose a credible vendor finance specialist to ensure a smooth transaction, and a good deal on your future home..