Frequently Asked Questions
General questions about our company, service, and properties we offer on this website:
- What does Owner Financing actually mean?
- What is the Owner Financing process?
- What if I have bad credit? Can I still get a home with owner financing?
- Is there a required down payment?
- What are the benefits of owner financing?
- What are the requirements of a owner financing arrangement?
What does Owner Financing actually mean?
Owner Financing is when a property buyer finances the purchase directly through the person or entity selling it. This often occurs when the prospective buyer cannot obtain funding through a conventional mortgage lender.
We help lots of folks like you to purchase the home of their dreams with our Fort Wayne owner financing program.
Fill out the form below to get started on your way to home ownership!
What is the Owner Financing process?
The owner financing process is actually pretty simple.
Once you’ve seen one of our fantastic properties, we’ll give you an application to fill out. Don’t worry – we help people with all kinds of credit and financial situations, and if you can afford the property, we can probably help you to own it.
We help you avoid bank qualifying and streamline the process to home ownership. You will need a certain amount of a down payment and household monthly income and we need to verify that you have the ability to make the monthly payments. We do this for your protection so we know you will be able to afford the home you want.
That’s the process!
First step – sign up to find great properties around Fort Wayne just by filling out the form.
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What if I have bad credit? Can I still get a home with Owner Financing?
Yes you can! Many people with bad credit can still buy a home without a bank.
Every situation is different, but we specialize in helping people who have been through tough circumstances (or just made mistakes in the past) to get started on the path to a great financial future and home ownership.
So fill out the form at the bottom of this page now and get your piece of the American dream!
What are the benefits of Owner Financing?
There are a lot of benefits of owner financing!
In the Fort Wayne area, lots of smart people are using owner financing as a way to get the home of their dreams without having to qualify for a bank loan. Plus you are saving thousands on closing cost or points that are standard with dealing with a traditional mortgage or lender.
In the past few years, banks have been very tight on their lending criteria.
So don’t wait! Get started now by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
Is there a required down payment?
Yes! It is normal for owner finance deals to require a higher down payment than traditional financing. Since most owner finance buyers usually have less than perfect credit, it’s the down payment that assures the seller that the buyer will complete their obligation to pay and not walk away from the deal. Serious buyers put up serious down payments. This gives the seller, who is gambling on collecting the payments, the confidence to move forward.
Down payments fall into the “significant” category when they reach 10-20% of the sales price. Anything less than 10% and the seller is forced to do more homework on the buyer; credit checks, background checks, rental history verification, etc.
The typical down payment for houses that need little to no repairs is about 10% of the sales price. A 15% down payment is very good, and 20% or more is very strong! The amount of down payment is up to the seller and the buyer to agree on. However, the seller is likely to take the applicant with the highest down payment if there are multiple offers on a certain home.
Some houses are in need of work, and we offer them with “work for equity” programs. These homes usually require a down payment, but we can take less if you can handle the repairs. We’ll give you down payment credit for your handyman skills!
What are the requirements of a Owner Financing arrangement?
We know that every person, family and situation is different.
We do our best to help you uncover creative solutions to help you own the home of your dreams.
Once you’ve had a chance to check out the house, you’ll fill out a application that will include detailed information on everyone living in the home.
We’ll conduct a credit check and verify the income(s) for everyone over 18 who is living in your household to confirm that you’ll be able to make your monthly payment.
We’ll speak with your references and previous landlords, because relationships matter to us more than just scores assigned by a computer.
We love helping great folks to reach their dreams, so don’t be afraid – fill out the form below to get started!