Want a Lower Payment and a Lower Rate Below Market…A 2-1 Buydown May be the Trick!

Want a Lower Payment and a Lower Rate Below Market…A 2-1 Buydown May be the Trick!…(Read Below for More Info)

 

What is a 2-1 Buydown?

A Buydown temporarily reduces the mortgage payment for the borrower. This happens because the seller offers a credit that pays the difference between the full P&I payment and the reduced P&I payment. The seller only needs to provide the credit and the lender handles supplementing the payment. So, it’s a seller credit used in a different way!

Why would a seller want to give this credit to the buyer?

A Buydown is paid for by the seller instead of the traditional lowering of the sales price when a listing doesn’t sell.  This potentially attracts more buyers because they get a much lower rate and payment for the first 2 years.  It also provides a lower payment helps buyers ease into their new home given all the new expenses they may have.  It also allows them to refinance when rates drop.

This also allows the seller to maybe not have to lower the list price.  This keeps home values as high as possible!  Since this is also a cost to sell the property then the sellers potentially get a tax break by lowering any capital gains (of course sellers should always contact their tax advisor on this).

You can also have a situation where the list price is fine and the sellers don’t need to lower it or give a credit to the buyers.  So then the buyers can counter to increase the sales price to cover the buydown subsidy and then have the sellers give that buydown subsidy!  Sellers get the same net sales price and of course the buyers are getting a much lower payment on their first 2 years!  Of course to do this the property has to appraise for the higher purchase price.  The buyers have to have the extra couple thousand for the down payment because of the slightly higher purchase price in order for this scenario to work.

Basically this is the borrower “financing” their buydown with the higher purchase price in order to get the seller to give the credit to fund the buydown!

Here Is an Example for Educational Purposes Only:

Interest Rate is 6.50%       Loan Amount is $715,000

P&I at $715,000 with a rate of 6.50% is equal to $4519.29/month

If a Seller credits the buyer with a subsidy, this amount can be applied to the buydown and reduce the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year payment, depending on the subsidy amount.

Let’s say a seller agrees to supplement the payment difference for years one and two.

The first-year payment for the borrower would be a rate of 4.50%.  The second-year payment for the borrower would be a rate of 5.50%.  Years 3-30 would be the normal rate of 6.50%.

Year One@ 4.50% = $3622.80 – P&I/Month

Year Two@ 5.50% = $4059.69 – P&I/Month

  • Keep in mind that the borrower still has to qualify at the NOTE RATE and not the buydown rate so in this scenario the borrower qualifies at the note rate of 6.50%
  • In this scenario with the 1st year rate being 4.50% and the 2nd year rate at 5.50% then this means their average rate for the first 2 years is at 5.00% which is still 1.50% LOWER than the current market rate!!

Seller Subsidy:

The difference between the Normal Payment of $4519.29 and Yr. One of $3622.80 is $896.49/Month.

The difference between the Normal Payment of $4519.29 and Yr. Two of $4059.69 is $459.60/Month.

If the Seller offers a subsidy of $896.49 x 12 = $10,757.88 (for 1st year) plus $459.60 x 12 = $5515.20 (for 2nd year) they would offer the borrower a total subsidy of $16,273.08 which would pay for the payment difference the first two years.

This strategy helps a homebuyer ease into their house payment and frees up funds for other things that would have normally gone to a house payment. NOTE: Seller credit cannot exceed maximum seller contribution for program selected.

 

For More Info, please contact me.

Best Regards,

Rob McCarthy

Senior Mortgage Advisor

www.101Loan.com

408-377-4123 o  650-465-8957 c   408-608-1921 f

101 Loan – 6090 Hellyer Avenue #100, San Jose, CA 95138

CA DRE #01165697  NMLS #121019

Products/Services/Accolades:

  1. Residential Financing for Purchases and Refinances on 1 to 4 unit properties.
  2. Reverse Mortgage Financing to include Conforming, Jumbo, HELOC Jumbo’s.
  3. Commercial & SBA Financing to include Multifamily, Office, Retail and Light Industrial.
  4. Access to over 50 banks with over 200 “Five Star” Reviews on Yelp, Google, Facebook and Linkedin.

Note: Interest rates and loan programs quoted are subject to change without notice or until locked and approved by lender.

Making a Strong Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

This is something I shared with another client making offers.  Just some advice to share with you?

With listing inventory this low in the bay area, you should ask your agent/Realtor what they think the property/listing will sell for vs what its worth.  Many agents list property below market to get multiple offers and higher prices.  Rarely do we run numbers based on list price, we tend to go a good $100k over the value to give a more realistic payment breakdown and sometimes that may still be too low.

For each offer you plan on making, asking your agent what they think the true value of the home is (also known as a CMA) and then how many offers will be made, is crucial to a successful offer in today’s real estate market.  Once you determine the true value, then add 1% to 2% for each offer.  Again, this may not result in the winning offer but it will get you close or at least afford the opportunity where the listing agent counters your offer, meaning your still in the running vs dead last on the offer.

For more info, contact us, your Real Estate agent and be sure to read the article below to see what’s happens when your not successful in ratifying the purchase contract.

See below:

https://101loan.com/blog/chasing-the-2021-housing-market/

Any questions, please contact me.  Thanks.

Best Regards,

Rob McCarthy

Senior Mortgage Advisor

www.101Loan.com

408-377-4123 o  650-465-8957 c   408-608-1921 f

101 Loan – 6090 Hellyer Avenue #100, San Jose, CA 95138

CA DRE #01165697  NMLS #121019

Products/Services/Accolades:

  1. Residential Financing for Purchases and Refinances on 1 to 4 unit properties.
  2. Reverse Mortgage Financing to include Conforming, Jumbo, HELOC Jumbo’s.
  3. Commercial & SBA Financing to include Multifamily, Office, Retail and Light Industrial.
  4. Access to over 50 banks with over 200 “Five Star” Reviews on Yelp, Google, Facebook and Linkedin.

Cash Out Refi’s Might Go Away?

 First and Foremost…
I just read an interesting report on how lenders may eliminate cash out refinances on conforming and jumbo loans. We have seen the “add” for cash-out refinances get super expensive lately.  It appears the Federal Reserve doesn’t want borrowers pulling equity out of their homes.  They feel home values may go down due to the negative impact of Shelter in Place and Covid-19.
For more info, see quote and link below:
 
“Many lenders have eliminated or restricted cash-out refinances, financing for investment properties and some for second homes as well,” Cohn says. “Jumbo lenders have also tightened their guidelines.”
 
https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/6-things-to-know-about-refinancing-right-now/ 
 
Next…
A listing agent in the east bay recently posted a great Yelp review on the service we provided her. I just love when we can help Realtors and their clients successfully & smoothly close on purchases. 
To view the review, click here: https://www.yelp.com/biz/101-loan-mortgage-san-jose-2  (See Testimonial from Bette dtd. 4/28/2020)
If you’d like the same care, please contact me.
 
Best Regards,
Rob McCarthy
Senior Mortgage Advisor
www.101Loan.com
408-377-4123 o 650-465-8957 c 408-608-1921 f
101 Loan – 6020 Hellyer Ave #150, San Jose, CA 95138
CA DRE #01165697 NMLS #121019
Products/Services/Accolades:
1. Residential Financing for Purchases and Refinances on 1 to 4 unit properties.
2. Reverse Mortgage Financing to include Conforming, Jumbo, HELOC Jumbo’s.
3. Commercial & SBA Financing to include Multifamily, Office, Retail and Light Industrial.
4. Access to over 50 banks with over 200 “Five Star” Reviews on Yelp, Google, Facebook and Linkedin.

Market Update and What Should Retired Homeowners Due in a Declining Stock Market…

As for Mortgage Rates and the Stock Market…The dust has not settled.  Analysts say this week or next may be similar to the last few weeks with volatility in the market. For now, only loans of $510k or less are low in rate. Loans above $510k are expensive, “rate wise” when looking at refi options. Purchase loans are still low in rate as banks subsidize them. In regards to market volatility for this week, please see the following at https://seekingalpha.com/article/4335928-markets-are-setting-up-for-another-move-down-technically-speaking-for-week-of-3-30minus-4-3.

In Addition…Wells Fargo has announced they will only do jumbo loans for clients with $250k deposited with them and will not be doing conforming loans or government type loans (such as FHA and VA) going forward. We are glad we have access to more than one jumbo lender and access to everything else! Being a broker in this type of market does have its perks with access to multiple lenders, many of which are portfolio lenders and lenders that sell to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, giving our clients more loan options!

In Closing…with market devaluations, many of your retired clients may be feeling the pain or fear of seeing their portfolio or monthly income from those assets go lower. As a solution, we have access to Reverse Mortgage Financing that can help them Age in Place and eliminate stress and anxiety with the changing times. For more info, please contact me.  Any questions, please contact us.

With the Downturn of the Stock Market, We Have a Solution for you!

With a significant decline in the stock market, Retirees may have depleted a great deal of their reserves.  If over the age of 62 and a Home Owner, why not consider a Reverse Mortgage?  This may free up cash, pay off bills, cover future expenditures and provide those reserves that make us all sleep better at night!

Learn More about our Conforming or Jumbo Reverse Mortgage, both available with HELOC’s that provide:

  • No Monthly Mortgage Payments
  • Payment Free Equity Line of Credit
  • Cash-out with No Monthly Payments
  • Cash to Reinvest to Replenish Losses from Dow Dropping

For more info, please complete the following:

  1. What are your full name(s)?
  2. List your mobile number and property address?
  3. What is your birth-date (month and year only)?
  4. Please provide your homes estimated value and current mortgage balance?
  5. If you have a line of credit or fixed 2nd, what is the balance?
  6. What is your monthly income?
  7. Do you have any debts you would like paid off?
  8. Would you like cash out to invest or save?
  9. How would you describe your credit?

Note:  No credit report will be run and information will remain confidential.

If you have any questions or if you’d like to discuss the above, please contact me.  Thanks.

BTW…For more info, go here: https://101loan.com/reverse-mortgage-start/

All the Best, 

Rob McCarthy

Senior Mortgage Advisor

www.101Loan.com

408-377-4123 o  650-465-8957 c   408-608-1921 f

101 Loan – 6020 Hellyer Ave #150, San Jose, CA 95138

CA DRE #01165697  NMLS #121019

Products/Services/Accolades:

  1. Residential Financing for Purchases and Refinances on 1 to 4 unit properties.
  2. Reverse Mortgage Financing to include Conforming, Jumbo, HELOC Jumbo’s.
  3. Commercial & SBA Financing to include Multifamily, Office, Retail and Light Industrial.
  4. Access to over 50 banks with over 200 “Five Star” Reviews on Yelp, Google, Facebook and Linkedin.

3 Top Programs to Consider when Getting a Mortgage…

Many of my clients have been asking why we are recommending hybrids (5/1, 7/1 and 10/1) over fixed rate mortgages (30 year & 15 year fixed loans).

We don’t recommend locking into long term fixed loans when rates are high.  Instead we recommend locking into shorter term fixed loans that still provide stable payments, but allow enough time for the next refi boom to occur when rates go lower. The technical name for this period is the recessionary period which seems to occur every 10 to 12 years (but only 5 to 6 years from now).  This is when interest rates are the lowest and the right time to lock in the a long term fixed rate or based on how long you intend to keep the property.  For more info, go to:

https://101loan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/home_financing_secure_2020.pdf   (Page 10)

If you like to review your options, please contact us at:

Rob McCarthy

Senior Mortgage Advisor

www.101Loan.com

rob@101loan.com

408-377-4123 o  650-465-8957 c

101 Loan – 6020 Hellyer Ave #150, San Jose, CA 95138

CA DRE #01165697  NMLS #121019

Products/Services/Accolades:

  1. Residential Financing for Purchases and Refinances on 1 to 4 unit properties.
  2. Reverse Mortgage Financing to include Conforming and Jumbo.
  3. Commercial & SBA Financing to include Multifamily, Office, Retail and Light Industrial.
  4. Most 1st Time Buyer Programs including FHA, VA and USDA programs.

What We Do is Different!

Some lenders provide great rates but lack service. Some lenders provide great service but lack good rates. At 101 Loan, we provide both but when it comes to making an offer on your behalf, we go the extra mile to ensure your offer is the strongest possible in the eyes of the seller. This includes the following and something most banks, brokers or credit unions don’t offer: Read more

Real Estate Education..

In the last few months, we have been writing and teaching quite a few seminars at local libraries and local companies on the following topics: Read more