Subject to deals are unique (and potentially confusing). Here’s a subject to example deal – what the process should look like from beginning to end.
Why the Seller Wants a Subject To
A subject to starts with a seller who has a problem. Either they can’t make payments on their property, or they need to move ASAP (got a new job across the country, etc). They can’t sell the property as fast as they need to; or maybe they could sell, but paying 6% realtor fees and 2% closing would leave them upside down.
The seller would rather have someone else take over the property and make the loan’s payments. This saves the seller’s credit and helps them avoid foreclosure.
A subject to helps a seller get out of a messy situation.
Closing the Sale
Once you find a seller, you’ll need to set up your terms. You’ll go through a typical closing, so you can get a title report and check for any existing liens.
You’re responsible for any liens on the property. They may have a first, second, or judgment lien that would become your responsibility. You don’t want to get stuck with a property whose value is way undermarket.
Payment Example for Subject Tos
After closing, you’ll need to set up the payment system to the seller’s mortgage company. Many people use a third-party escrow company. They make the payments to the escrow company, and that company makes the actual payments to the mortgage lender.
A seller’s credit is on the line when they agree to a subject to deal. If you offer to use a third-party company to make the payments, that could give the seller the reassurance they need to go through with a deal.
The escrow company may cost five to twenty-five dollars per month, but it’s a small price to get in on an existing loan with 2.5% – 3% interest.
Read the full article here.
Watch the video here: