Cash or Credit? Financing Profiles for REO Sales in the Las Vegas Valley February 2010
By Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer
(Savvy Home Pix)
Cash or Credit for Your REO Purchase? Cash is the obvious dominator with overall Las Vegas Area REO Purchases. Cash not only dominates but CRUSHES financed purchases under $75000. The primary reason is the stuff priced under $75000 is unhabitable and ineligible for financing or is condo ineligible for financing. Asset managers for REO also may choose cash offers that may be lower than financed simply because financed offers have exceeded their appraised price on the property or because there are less contingencies and they can close quicker (which takes the asset - or liability - off of their books quicker.) Condo financing is currently a challenge in the Las Vegas Area. Lenders want to see low investor concentration, low HOA deliquencies and no construction defect or other litigat...