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Old 11-29-2010, 04:35 PM
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Hello All,

I am looking into buying a property at Trustee/Foreclosure Sale, to do that I would have to pay all cash for the property, no financing is available.

I would then like to get a loan on the property to free up some of my cash. In order to make that happen, I assume I would be doing a cash out re-fi?

How quickly would I be able to get a loan on the property after paying cash? I have good credit, can doc income, LTV would be < 80%, etc. etc.

Thank you!
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:26 PM
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Many investors/banks will use the original purchase price or the appraised value (whichever is less) as a basis for the refinance. So, if you buy a home valued at 200K for 100K, 100K will be considered the value for the refinance. In other words, don't expect to tap into your equity right away.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:47 AM
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Default I actually did that in the past, not sure it is so easy any more...

...a dozen or so years ago I bought run down house in a nice area that way. The turn around, or period I had my cash tied up, was a little over 90 days AFTER I was able get the title clear. Depending on the circumstances of the auction / trustee sale the title might be clouded for quite some time.

For these reasons I woukd be very cautious. Further, the tolerance of lenders to do cash out refi, even at only 80% or less of purchase price, will STILL be driven by an appraisal, which, in areas with many foreclosures, (like most of Nevada)could still come in too low for you to recoup even 80% or your cash.

If your dough is currently sitting in some under 2% savings account the purchase MIGHT be ok, but if it earning good dividends elsewhere and you are buying the house as an investment this might not work out all that well...
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