A wrap around mortgage is another type of owner financing that is ideal when you have an underlying mortgage along with some equity. The seller simply creates a brand new mortgage and it just “wraps around” the existing mortgage.

For example:

  • Current Home Value: $250,000

  • Current Mortgage Balance $200,000

The seller could sell the home for $250,000, receive a down payment from the buyer for $20,000, and create a new mortgage in the amount of $230,000. The $230,000 mortgage would “wrap-around” the existing $200,000 mortgage.  The buyer would make payments directly to the seller for their newly-created $230,000 mortgage.  The seller would continue to make payments on the existing $200,000 mortgage.

This is another great method of selling a home in a market where a seller does not want to lose their hard-earned equity, and where it has proven to be difficult to find buyers who can get conventional financing.

Some of the advantages of a wrap around mortgage are…

  • Higher asking price

  • Little to no closing costs

  • Typically no realtor commissions

  • Can improve the sellers credit

  • Faster home sale

  • Market to a larger pool of buyers

The main disadvantage to a wrap around mortgage is: if the buyer stops making payments, the seller will get the house back by either a foreclosure or a deed-in-lieu.

Markette Properties buys homes using this method, or will assist you in a transaction with a buyer.

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