Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Transaction #4 of 52 in 2011: Success! Contract Buyers Refinance with the Bank

All too often, people who "rent to own" or "lease option" or "buy with owner financing" never complete the transaction- they never own the house.

At Clear Day, our goal is for every person who inters into a "creative financing" purchase with us to complete the purchase so they can enjoy the benefits of ownership that they desire. With Clear Day, the buyer has all of the control- it is up to them to complete the purchase, yet at the same time we are willing to do what it takes to help them complete the purchase, if it is reasonable and legal and a win-win solution.

A Couple Purchases a House FIVE Years Sooner than Planned!
So transaction #4 (yes, this is out of order!) revolved around a couple that purchased a house from us in July of 2010. She had mid-500's credit scores and he had NO credit score! They had been through bankruptcy and he never applied for new credit.

The couple and Clear Day met with a credit repair specialist and he gave us the opinion that they were only six months from having the needed credit to get bank financing. They were stunned! They had been told that it took seven years to qualify for a bank loan and here they were looking at year three and qualifying.

We moved ahead with the sale and they purchased it for about $2,000 more than it later appraised for. The couple immediately started to repair their credit.

Eighth Short Months Later
It did not take six months, it took eight months to get a bank loan. That is still almost 4 1/2 years sooner than they anticipated. The refinancing lowered their interest rate significantly and their monthly payment went down almost $200 per month.

There was one challenge when they refinanced: Their credit scores were about 20 points to low because their debt was about $500 too high. The credit repair coach / mortgage broker said it would take another 1-2 years to get their credit up if they just made monthly payments. Solution? Clear Day lent them another $500 that they used to pay their credit card. Result: Their credit scores went up and they qualified for the loan.

They are happy in their new home. They are happy to have a low-interest, fixed-rate 30-year loan. They are happy with Clear Day to make their purchase and refinance happen.

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