Posted by DougO(NM) on January 18, 2001 at 23:46:25:
I realize I didn?t explain that too well, but then I didn?t want to get into a long explanation. I did not mean to imply that we should start a lending company, per se. My comment ?it can be done if you think about it? was made to solicit inquiries from those that really want to know what I am talking about. The idea is to make the park manager happy. First of all, I don?t know how in the world a park manger, or owner for that matter, (I am both) can make a rule against seller financing and require only institutional financing. Anyway, these folks are. So Party A wants to sell the home You (your company) are in the business of buying and selling MH?s, not the exclusive finance them. So?. Your company buys the home from party A and sells it to party B, and if it has to it finances the purchase. It is NOT making a purchase money loan, it IS selling the home using a Retail Installment Sale Agreement. There is no requirement to be licensed as a “lender”(at least in my state) for a vender to sell their product on terms. This is not to say that a dealers license may be required to sell the HOME in the first place.(It is in my state and I am a licensed dealer) Anyway, now it?s not Party A ?owner financing? it?s ?First Amalgamated Inc.? or whatever as the lien holder on the title. Party A sold home, you (company) bought , sold and financed home to Party B, you made your profit and park manger is happy cause a ?Corporate Lender? is involved. I do this everyday. It works for me. I researched it, my attorney reviewed it, revised it, and, blessed it. ; )The park manager doesnt really need to know EVERY little detail, as long as their criteria is met and you don’t lie, everyone gets what they want.
Thanks for your input