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Seller Financing, What is it and More Listener Questions - March 12, 2009

This week we answer 6 more questions from loyal listeners. Mortgages Made Simple logo

1. There are 3 phases of development, undeveloped, pre-construction and developed. What type of financing is available for the purchase of raw land. If there's financing available, what do lenders look at?
2. There's so many ways to fund real estate today using creative thinking, one that I can think of is seller financing. What is it?
3. You have spoken before about using the equity out of one's property to add value. Why is it that one can't take out more than 80% loan to value when doing a cash out refinance? The money is going right back into the property to increase it's value potential.
4. When does one pay PMI,(Private Mortgage Insurance)? Is it bad or good for the borrower ? Once you have it, can it be removed?
5. In your previous episode of "Mortgage Made Simple",you mentioned the wrong ways to use equity such as purchasing an RV, ,jet skis, boats, cars, etc. These are clearly a depreciating asset. Now, if I decided to use the equity from my property to purchase an appreciating asset, such as investing in real estate. Would this be a good idea?
6. If I ever got into the wrong loan product. Would I be able to refinance?

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