Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Mason McDuffie
3320 Grand Ave. Oakland CA 94610 (510) 834-2010, (510) 418-9443, Ernest@GoErnest.com.
Real estate service in regular sales (equity), foreclosure (REO, Real Estate Owned), short sales, probates, trusts, conservatorships, single family residences, luxury homes, condos, and multi-units. Also, skilled with 203K loans, divorces, flips, and BPOs (Broker Price Opinion). Service in small commercial real estate.
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This Week's Real Estate Story
"The Loan Pecking Order"
Buyers usually ask what type of payment the seller is most likely to accept. You know, cash or financed. Another way to ask is, "how strong a buyer am I?"
Here is the run down:
- Cash. Cash is king. What is the shortest distance between two points? Cash.
- Hard Money Loan. Buyers think this is cash. But see the "loan" part? It's still a loan.
- 20% down, conventional. This one, #4 and #5, also come in FHA forms. Anything that is FHA knocks the loan down a notch or two.
- 10% down, conventional
- 5% down, conventional
- 3.5% down FHA
- 0% down VA
- 0% down. Yes, there are some loans that come with nothing down. The buyer may have to pay for closing costs.
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