Frederic Sealey Sharing Real Estate Mortgage: LA Homeowner’s Winning Strategy?

Almost all the homeowners and share brokers know the important of 20% of the down payment for their real estate purchase which means borrowing less and avoiding insurance as well which can reach almost hundreds of dollars every month. With the increased number of real estate projects in LA, borrowers have started to include co-borrowers, that’s what Frederic Sealey said.

There has been increased availability of equity sharing events and programs across LA which can be funded publicly or privately. This has led to the co-borrowing option more popular among interested customers. With rising median housing price in the area means more co-borrowing options in the list. During the second quarter of 2017, median home pricing grew at a much faster rate than the weekly average wages in LA. The report was shared by U.S Home Affordability Index Q2 2017 made by ATTOM Data Solutions and further analyzed by Frederic Sealey Consulting, experts in commercial real estate development.

In LA, the median housing sale price has reached up to $569,000 which is almost up from the pricing of $550,000 at the beginning of the year. The pricing translates into 20% of the down payment which is approximately $110,000 almost not reachable for cash-strapped customers.

The question arises how does the home co-borrowing work? For this let’s assume that buyer chose to purchase the single family residential home for $700,000. The buyer will ask friend or family member who will become a co-borrower to put up to 20% of the down payment in return of the twenty perfect of the house ownership. This co-borrower has the additional benefit of writing off their 20% of property taxes, mortgage, repairs and insurance-related fees. In some of the deals, the co-borrowers can also receive the rent from the owners till the repayment of the loan duration as per the square feet percentage invested by the co-borrower.

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Whenever the property gets sold, the profit and loss are divided on a simple formula of 80% to the main owner and 20% to the co-borrower who give the down payment. At present, the unconventional lending schemes such as co-borrowing make up to the relatively small fraction of LA’s residential area for lending as confirmed by Los Angeles based real estate broker from Arbor Financial Group. The real estate broker who is familiar with the shared home equity expects that the concept of co-borrowing will gain popularity as LA’s real estate sector will become a suitable option to seek the financial stability.

According to Frederic, Sealey people have started to identify that investing in real estate industry and owning a residence of the rental home is a great way to build wealth. Keeping with the same opinion, Lane said LA people have realized that the real estate sector always function in cycles and come back to start with time. During the second quarter of 2017, almost 22.8% of mortgage sale applications in America saw the involvement of co-borrowers.

The report by ATTOM Data Solution shows that the application purchase is up from 21.3% as compared to the previous quarter and almost 20.5 % compared to the last year. As per the real estate observation, these unconventional scenarios come to picture when people decide to buy the investment homes to flip and fix or hold and buy the rental properties. The financing occurs through the regional real estate portfolio lenders using the private funds and not from the traditional banks.

Since 2011, flipping houses was a constant frenzy activity in certain regions of Southern California it’s now down to 20% to mere 11000 flips last year and no latest update available on the same for this year. The reason behind it is that people who decide to buy a house with the intention of selling and remodeling for the profit sense. As a result, the customers are searching for the inland for the real estate projects or who are seeking the creative ways of investing into homes such as co-borrowing. The co-borrowing method is a powerful strategy for clients as they can partner with any trusted sources with credit, funds and good financial backgrounds to bring out the great deal.

These unconventional buying methods are great conduits to have people get the real estate investing that could not have been possible using the traditional programs offered by the banks. The co-borrowing option can be funded both by private or public lenders and there are some major differences between the both. MCC, the Mortgage Credit Certificates is a way of government home equity sharing which means loan borrowers get exclusive aid by local government and can also receive the assistance with the down payment and low-interest rates with an ability to use the portion of the loan as the tax credit. According to various industry experts like Frederic Sealey, the government offers high credit rates and can pass lesser mortgage rates to the buyers.

These are few of attractive advantages but at the same time, these benefits can make it more difficult to gather the complete equity in the residential real estate properties with time and growing values. If the MCC owner sells his house in the first nine years after buying it,  the state government is entitled to up to 50% of the appreciation received by the property or up to 6% of the loan amount or whichever comes less.

There are many Loan Programs which are the municipal backed plan that often is of the same level of the private companies with the customers seeking help with the down payment in return of the share of the home equity which is not more than 30%.

Unlike most of the co-borrowers loans, the first time qualified buyers can receive a deferred payment loan up to $375,000 than making no monthly payments for more than 3 decades. However, the total amount borrowed pays the share of home equity should be paid after 30 years or whenever the house is sold. LA government has Low Income Purchase Assistance Program for the buyer with first-time income eligibility who can receive the down payment up to $90,000 with no interest or instead require the monthly payments.

During the mid-year term, LA City Council plans to bring back the similar type of loan program for the beginning with middle-income segment whose earnings are $130,000 or below in a family. The program will allow the house owners to let go the interest as well as the monthly payments and will provide the city some percentage of shared home’s equity as it gets appreciated with time and value.