If you want to buy a home without putting any money down, you might have to get creative with your financing options. These are some of the options you can choose from.
Are there options to buy a home with 100% financing? Are there funding opportunities for these properties and rehab costs?
If you’re considering buying a house as your primary residence to live in, there are definitely options to get 100% financing or very close to it.
If you’re thinking about buying a house to flip or own as an investment property, it’s more difficult to get 100% financing. It’s possible, but not easy.
A hard money lender may loan you up to 65% or 75% of a home’s value after repair. This means you’d need to buy the home for significantly less than what it’s worth, then, have an appraisal done to show the hard money lender that it’s really worth more than what you paid.
For example, if the value of a house is $100,000 after repair but needs $25,000 worth of rehab, and the hard money lender is loaning you $65,000, you would have to be able to buy that house for $40,000. As you can see, it’s tough to buy a house at a priced that low with no money down. Additionally, hard money loans are much more expensive in terms of interest rate and fees.
If you have 20% to put down on a home, a lot of local banks will fund the purchase and the rehab cost since that 20% is a significant amount of skin in the game for you.
Finally, there is the option of finding a partner. If you can find a partner to provide the cash on the condition that you do the legwork, it could be a win-win.
Hopefully, that clears things up for you about 100% financing options for buying a home and some alternatives to it. If you have any questions about this topic or about Athens real estate in general, give us a call or send us an email. We’re here to help!