Sell Mortgage Notes

By: Steve Valentino

There is a lot of money to be made in real estate, even for people who do not own any property. This is possible if they decide to buy and sell mortgage notes. Real estate notes, commonly known as mortgage notes, are basically contracts that promise to pay the amount that is secured by any real estate property.

What are the steps involved in selling the mortgage note? First, after note sellers receive an initial quote, they advise the broker or the buyer on the cash option that they have chosen.

In note transactions, the phrase 'simultaneous closing' is often used to describe transactions that take place when the seller is carrying back a note as payment for his property. The intention behind selling the note is to exchange it for cash. Thus, 'simultaneous closing' means that there are two separate closing transactions taking place at the same time, during an escrow closing.

Why do people try to sell a mortgage note? Mainly because people have sudden exigencies or requirements that call for ready cash. Alternately, there are other incidents like the depreciating values of real estate, insurance liabilities, or vandalism that force people to sell mortgage notes. There are also instances where a low interest rate might mean that the mortgage is worth more today than it would be in the future. Then there is the belief that with a nationwide recession, people with ready cash who are quick to act have more prospects than the ones who like to wait and watch.

In the recent years, owner financing has emerged as an established and accepted practice in real estate. The emergence of the private mortgage industry in the US has boosted owner financing as a better and more attractive option that it ever had been in the past.

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