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How to Put Less Money Down on Your Real Estate Deals

How to Put Less Money Down on Your Real Estate Deals

When you put less money down on your real estate deals, you keep more money in your pocket.

Now, if you’re a real estate investor, then chances are you put a lot of focus on positive cash flow.

But what does cash flow really mean?

Well, all investors have a different perspective, but most fall into 3 popular categories:
  1. Putting less money down.
  2. Making monthly income.
  3. Gaining leverage with cash-out refinancing.
All of these cash flow strategies share 2 common similarities:

Today, let’s dig deeper into the first cash flow strategy: putting less money down.

Investors who take this approach like to focus on leverage. Limiting the amount of money in each real estate deal leads to higher leverage. Higher leverage means you keep more money in your bank account. But it also means you lower your MONTHLY cash flow.

But that’s okay. It’s not always about monthly income.

It’s also about equity.

Investors who use this strategy aim to limit their initial outflow so they can keep more money in their pocket, and possibly buy more value-add properties with the same money.

What do we mean by that? Well, let’s take a look at a sample:

Let’s say Jane and John each have $50,000 to invest.

Jane decides to buy her property at the full retail value of $250,000 with a 20% down payment.

20% / $250,000 = $50,000

That’s Jane’s entire savings. So, she can only afford to buy the one property and must save up to buy another.

John, on the other hand, decides to use the BRRRR strategy to invest his $50,0000. Because he wants to limit the amount of money he puts down at closing.

So, John finds a wholesale property (aka, a discounted property) for $225,000 that has an ARV of $300,000. He puts $25,000 in for renovations, which leaves him with $25,000 in his bank account. Plus $50,000 of equity. He can use that money to do, well, whatever. That includes buying more value-add properties. We’re talking 2-4 additional houses.

So, while Jane used all of her $50,000 to buy ONE property, John used his $50,000 to buy multiple properties. Or simply live more comfortably.

Does this sound like your kind of cash flow strategy?

If not, no worries. There are still plenty of strategies to take, and our team is here to help you discover which one works best for you. We’re excited to set you on a path that makes you the kind of money you need…to live the life you want.

Happy investing!

How to Buy a Property with ZERO Money Down

How to Buy a Property with ZERO Money Down

Did you know you can buy a real estate property with zero money down?

It’s true! Just check out these 4 key steps:

If you want to buy a property and put less money (or no money) down, then check out these 4 steps.

Buy discounted properties.

You might be able to find discounted properties on the MLS. Maybe. But you’ll probably have more luck finding them via a wholesaler. Especially when it comes to value-add properties (i.e. fix and flips and rentals).

Set up your loan properly.

This is an important 2-Step Process. The trick is to purchase with a hard money loan, and then quickly refinance with a long-term loan. That way you can get the highest loan amount possible. It all starts with discovering what you qualify for on the long-term side. Once you know what that loan looks like, you can match that number to your hard money loan.

Use rate and term, NOT cash out.

Okay, deep breath.

We’re not going to get into the nitty gritty of these mortgage terms, but we are going to highlight the significant differences.

Setting your loan up as a cash out can be very tempting. You get money at closing. What’s better than that, right?

Well, did you know when you set up your loan as a cash out, you:

  • Pay higher costs
  • Take a lot longer to refinance out of your expensive hard money loan
  • Qualify for lower loan amounts

With a rate and term, all of that changes. You:

  • Spend far less cash up front
  • Refinance out of pricey hard money loans a lot faster (like, we’re talking months faster than a cash out)
  • Enjoy lower rates

Better yet, your cash flow will multiply because you get to do more with your money when you pay less for your loans. This is actually a simple process to set up if you work with someone who can help you with both your hard money and long-term loans.

Put zero money down by finding the right lender

To seal the deal, find a lender who can handle these kinds of loans.

Unlike most other lenders, our team has the expertise, knowledge, and ability to handle everything from hard money to conventional loans. Plus, we treat you like a teammate, not a number.

With our help, you can start buying your properties with no money down today. Let’s chat!

Happy investing.