Real Estate Investing - Learn How to Make Money in Real Estate Without Cash

It is a widely held belief that if someone wants to invest in real estate market, he must be loaded with cash. The idea is not entirely true. If you don't have enough money you can still invest in real estate. The notion seems unbelievable at first glance but it's true. Real estate investing with no money to put down is a viable option.

In order to invest in real state without down money, you must be creative in your approach and devise various methods for utilizing other people's money to finance your transactions. Some of those innovative methods are listed below:

Use Double escrow

If you have a finance background, you must have heard of the escrow account. There is such a term as double escrow. Double escrow means buying and selling property at almost the same time. The money received from sale is utilized to pay the purchase price of the property. The sale price is a bit higher then the purchase price which is your profit. In a double escrow, profit is realizable only after both part of the transaction are simultaneously completed. Before going into this kind of transaction you must first secure both ends of the deal or you might end up in a jam.

Use seller's financing

Usually a property owner already has one or other lending facility. What you have to do is convince him that you are going to take over his mortgage for a specified period of time until you can find a suitable buyer for the property. When the property is sold, the sale proceeds of the property can be used to pay off the mortgage. The difference amount is your profit.

Mortgage Take Over

There is a paragraph in virtually all loan agreements which is called "due-on-sale" clause. This clause stipulates that when the title of a property is transferred, the lender has the right to demand full settlement of his loan. According to this clause it is the lender's prerogative whether or not to demand full settlement of loan. If you take over a mortgaged property and make timely payments there is every chance that the lender will not exercise his right of "due-on sale". This way you can buy properties without having to go through a credit check. The properties can later be sold to prospective buyers.

You might be discouraged in the beginning when you go and try out any of the above mentioned options. But there are great opportunities of making money in the real estate market without down money. The key is to build a workable real estate investing strategy and not get discouraged by early failures.

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