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  • #41280
    southflorida
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    I have a question that may not be specific to a NACA purchase but to any house purchase. How does a seller contribution work? Does the seller actually have to have the funds in Cash (their bank account)? or, would the Lender just deduct it from their payout (The amount the house sold)?

    #41289
    rayofhope
    Member

    very good question! I’m curious about that as well!

    #41290
    southflorida
    Member

    It would be nice to know because that can make a big difference when asking a seller for contribution for the interest buy-down

    #41332
    TTrumble
    Member

    Hello all,

    Very simply, the contribution comes out of the seller’s net proceeds from the sale of the property.

    Tim Trumble
    Online Operations, NACA
    ttrumble@naca.com

    #41334
    southflorida
    Member

    thank you Tim for the clarification to this one as well, now a question that would be more an opinion, what do you think it’s better? to make an offer for full amount with seller contribution? or make an offer for what the seller would actually get and after agreeing on a price tell them that the price can be raised for whatever contribution we want?

    #41342
    TTrumble
    Member

    Hello southflorida,

    The FAR better option is make an offer for full amount with seller contribution. There are actually some tax advantages to the seller for the contribution in most cases.

    Additionally, you may well get yourself into trouble the other way around, especially when the seller contribution is used for interest rate buy down. Your Home Buyer’s Workbook specifically states that the seller’s contribution may not be funded by increasing the sales price.

    Tim Trumble
    Online Operations, NACA
    ttrumble@naca.com

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