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Get your MONEY up to 60 days faster!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about selling a house you own? Call the local real estate agent right?!

Everyone has a “friend” jumping at the bit to try to over value and ultimately over ask on the market for a property. They all say they have your best interests in mind, but when we get down to it they want a bigger commission check and are willing to string out the selling process as long as the owner is on board with playing the game as long as it takes to squeeze out a few extra commission dollars.

If buying lottery tickets or hitting the slots is your thing and are willing to gamble with inspections and costly appraisals and repairs before you can sell then maybe listing with an agent traditionally is the logical decision for you.

BUT IF YOU WANT CERTAINTY….. KEEP READING

Selling to a trusted local real estate investment company that ensures a quick seem less CASH closing in days or weeks rather than months or years than this is for you!

https://www.missourihousebuyers.com/ For one example! They are a St. Louis Missouri based real estate investment company that has been buying investment property for Cash on these quick timelines for years.

They, along with many other trusted Real estate investment companies know that todays world is fast changing and are here to be an immediate solution for homeowners looking to sell a property.

Selling a home for cash means what …..?

Close and get YOUR MONEY in 7 days not 7 months.

Selling to a Cash home buyer is the absolute simplest and fastest way to sell a property bar none! Listing and selling on the market traditionally has an average DOM ( Days on Market) of 45-60 day closings even if an offer is accepted the first day it goes live on the market! Think about that! Even if you accept an offer day 1 there are several inspections to be done ( depending on loan types from the bank) and bank appraisals that have to happen in order for a lender to say “ok this is ok” to an offer you are more than ok with accepting. Imagine a world where you show your property one time to a cash buyer who is excited at what work is ahead on the property rather than beating you up with inspections and contingencies like most offers backed by a lender you’ll never meet.

How do I work with a local Real Estate Investment company?

You call the investment company, they look into the property 1 time, both parties agree on a price and you pick what day you want to pick up your check from the title company. Or have it wired right to you and never leave your house! Real estate Investment companies usually cover all the “random” fees that just take away from your final take home amount. Cash buyers want you (the homeowner) to know how much money to the penny to expect! Reducing stress along the way!

If you have ever listed a property before that you have lived in and had to leave for every single showing you know how redundant and annoying this process can feel. YUCK! Show it once, negotiate once, accept one offer and save months or even years worth of stress from your life! Selling to a cash buying real estate investment company is POWERFUL!

REPAIRS? FORGET ABOUT IT!

Along with the traditional mindset of calling the trusted local Real estate agent, most homeowners believe they are up against the all mighty “to do list” with repairs on their property before trying to sell it. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Real estate investment companies know exactly what repairs are needed and aren’t needed in order to rehab any property. Trust the experts who want to help rehab that 1960’s kitchen rather than a local hardware store contractor that needs to maximize this job to make the most money on rehabbing that same kitchen. Rethink this before thinking about selling! Call a local real estate investment company to come out and do a repair budget on your home before you ever call an agent if you are unsure. You owe it to yourself and your home to know all the options out there!

Should you call a cash buyer? Or should you call that family friend who thinks they can hustle their way to a bigger commission check at your expense? The decision is yours and that is ok! Real estate investment companies are here and ready to help reduce the stress of unsure sales, back and forth negotiations, all the red tape between you and your desired result.

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Property Tax Sales

“It’s 2 weeks before Sherriff’s sale (Tax sale) and I don’t’ have time to save my house, I fear I might lose it at auction do I have any options”?

Is it even possible to sell my house in 2 weeks and avoid the tax auction? YES

Will I lose ownership of my property if it sells at tax auction?

NO not for another 12 months but you need to start thinking about options. 

What are the options?

Let’s start with how property taxes work in Missouri.  Every year if you own any property there are real estate taxes owed to the county the property is in.  No matter if you have a mortgage or the property or it is owned out right.  Property taxes are still due every year even if it is inherited, held up in probate after someone passes or any other number of reasons properties get behind on taxes.

Consult your local counties tax assessor office for exact amounts owed if you are concerned your property is behind on property taxes. 

Find this by Googling (your county + property tax assessor ) and find your local county website to contact.

Let’s start with a property that is 1 year behind on property taxes.  Not too much changes other than the interest and fees that start being added to the outstanding balance which in the end just costs you (the owner more money out of pocket).

Properties that are 2 years behind in taxes are at an increased risk of slipping to the dreaded 3 year behind status and will be on up for auction for the backed taxes. When a property is 2 years behind on taxes with no payments been made the interest and fees on the first year start to compound more.  (They get you however they can)!

The properties that slip to the maximum of being 3 years behind before going to tax auction can be a scary time for the owner.  There are options though!  

Contact your local counties tax assessor (find them on google mentioned above) and let them know you want to set up a payment schedule directly with them in order to avoid going to tax auction.  No one wants to lose a property at auction because they don’t’ know a simple phone call could work out ways to keep it!

Sometimes it makes more sense for a homeowner to start reaching out to different investment companies or real estate agents to try and see if selling the property the way it sits makes the most sense. In a lot of cases it does!

“Do I have to catch up the taxes in order to sell my property”? 

NO IT DOES NOT NEED TO CAUGHT UP.

Investment companies buy properties every day that are behind on taxes.  The way it works is that the delinquent tax amount is subtracted from the overall purchase price (sell price) of the property.  No money is needed from the owner!

A lot of investment companies can include every single dollar for the entire house selling process (closing costs, title fees , recording fees etc.) in the purchase price of the property.