Lowest Monthly Payment

We have taught the class on how to get the lowest monthly payment more than once. Here are the class recordings:

Class Outline

  • Cash Flow and Cash on Cash Return (with charts)
  • Calculating Cash Flow
  • Lowest Monthly Payment Checklist
  • Minimizing Monthly Payment with Your Lender
  • Strategies if You Own Other Property
  • Strategies When Searching for Homes
  • Strategies When Making Offers

  1. Class Watch "Strategies to Get the Lowest Monthly Payment When Buying Real Estate" Recording of Live Class
    Watch the recording of the live presentation of "Strategies to Get the Lowest Monthly Payment When Buying Real Estate" available on:

    https://RealEstateFinancialPlanner.com/lowest-monthly-payment/

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  2. Complete "First Meeting: Write Offer" checklist
  3. Class Watch "Making Strong Offers that Get Accepted" Recording of Live Class
  4. Discuss typical amount of Earnest Money with Real Estate Broker
    Discuss the typical amount of Earnest Money with your Real Estate Broker.

    In Northern Colorado, Earnest Money is typically about 1% of the purchase price of the property but is negotiated between Buyer and Seller.

    However, offering less Earnest Money than the Seller is requesting on the MLS listing is typically considered a weaker offer.

    If you're buying a property with little or no money down (especially less than what Earnest Money would be), discuss with your Real Estate Broker some possible strategies for trying to get an offer accepted in this situations. It may be harder to get your offer accepted in these situations so you may need to be more flexible in the homes you're looking at until we find a more flexible Seller.

    Mark this task done when complete.

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  5. Determine the source of your Earnest Money
    You will need Earnest Money at the time you make your offer. It can vary and is negotiated but it is typically about 1% of the purchase price of the property you're going to buy. Earnest Money typically does count towards your Down Payment.

    For a $300,000 property, that means you'll likely need about $3,000 for Earnest Money at the time you make your offer. Do you know where those funds are and are they readily accessible?

    Discuss this with your Real Estate Broker if you have additional questions or concerns.

    Mark this task done when complete.

    ASAPEarnest MoneyFinancingMaking OffersPre-Showings: Earnest MoneyUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 2

  6. Review "Seller's Property Disclosure"
    Read through the "Seller's Property Disclosure" for the property you're considering making an offer on or after you've made the offer if the Seller failed to provide ahead of time.

    Mark this task complete once you've read the "Seller's Property Disclosure".

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  7. Review "Square Footage Disclosure"
    Read through the "Square Footage Disclosure" to see if you have any questions about information in that disclosure.

    Mark this task complete once you've read the "Square Footage Disclosure".

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  8. IF FORT COLLINS: Review "Occupancy Limits Disclosure For Property Sale"
    Read through the "Occupancy Limits Disclosure For Property Sale" to see if you have any questions about information in that disclosure.

    Mark this task complete once you've read the "Occupancy Limits Disclosure For Property Sale".

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  9. Class Watch "Seller's Property Disclosure Case Studies" Recording of Live Class
  10. Ask Insurance Agent for a copy of the CLUE Report for the property
    Contact your Insurance Agent once you're under contract on the property and ask them to provide you a copy of the CLUE Report for the property. This gives you a history of the insurance claims made against the property.

    Mark this task complete once you've received a copy of the CLUE Report from your Insurance Agent.

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