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How Does Seller Financing Work?

How Does Seller Financing Work in Colorado Real Estate Deals? Q:  I’ve listed my home for sale. A potential buyer is interested, but can’t qualify for a loan. Is there some way to facilitate the sale without an outside lender being involved? A:  Yes – if the seller acts as the lender. This article will describe seller … Continue Reading

Dodd-Frank, Consumer Financial Protection & Owner Financing

What do Dodd-Frank and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations Mean for Owner Financing in Colorado? The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) introduced a host of new regulations designed to protect consumers and avoid another housing collapse. Key components of Dodd-Frank were designed to create greater certainty that borrowers can repay their … Continue Reading

Tax Benefits of Seller-Carry Financing

In today’s slower real estate market, lenders are more cautious about making loans and sellers are more inclined to agree to carry financing to sell their properties more quickly. When a seller carry’s financing, the seller bears risk that the buyer might default on the promise to pay back the loan. But if a buyer … Continue Reading

Occupancy Agreements and Seller Carry

Why is it so risky for Sellers to allow a buyer to rent the subject property prior to closing? What are the general risks for listing brokers when sellers carry financing in residential transactions? QUESTION #1 Why is it so risky for Sellers to allow a buyer to rent the subject property prior to closing? … Continue Reading

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