Financing a la Merchant? - Posted by Bob
Posted by Bob on March 29, 2005 at 15:07:24:
This is a very intriguing business model. Yields lower than Lonnie deals, and looks more cash intensive. Would you rather invest $3k at 50% or $9k at 21%? Depends on where you are in your financial life. Less legal liability: no suits for personal injury or habitability. Is there significantly more deal volume this way compared to Lonnie dealing? The appearance of large discount, or lack thereof, is important even to motivated sellers. As you’re dealing in paper, very suitable for IRAs. Here’s an except from a post by John Merchant:
"So these days I just tell all sellers and MHP mgrs that when they do get a great potential buyer, but that buyer needs buying money, call me and I’ll look into loaning the buyer his purchase price.
Last one I did had these facts:
Seller sold for $18,000, $2500 cash down payment and note for $15,500, 12%, $250 M Pmt.
I did a partial purchase of that note, and bought $11,000 of that note (and the first pmts on it) for $9,000 cash, for a yield to me of much better than 12%. (get out your fin. calc. and see if you can figure what my yield is)
The seller still owns the back end or “tail” of the note, so is still involved with me on the MH…and if/when my buyer walks, will have to help me re-sell it so as to get her part of that note.
VERY nice feature of just doing the financing like this is I"M not paying any lot rent to the MHP…and believe me the sellers are extremely motivated to help me, and discount the buyer’s notes so as to get out from under that lot rent themselves."