During Seller Finance

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During Seller Finance is there and documents that would need to be changed to my name? Like insurance or the name on paper with the property management company? Hope my question was transparent. Thanks

@Deangelo Mack

With seller financing, you’re buying the property. Everything gets put in your name.

Only difference is that the prior seller carries the note instead of a lender.

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Thank you guys for clearing that up for me

Is everything changed to your name through the deed/title, or is there separate paper work that must be completed

@Deangelo Mack   That all depends on how you're buying it.  Are they selling you the property in exchange for a 1st position lien on the property?  If so, then yes, the deed/title, insurance and all bills go into your name.  

If he is selling it to you as a lease option, then no.  It would stay in his name until you've exercised the option to buy at the end of your agreement.

Michael Ablan, Real Estate Agent in NY (#10401289490)

I would have a conversation with your insurance agent on how to structure the policy. Some companies have different underwriting guidelines and will do things differently. Will the home be titled in your name and the seller is essentially playing the lender and holding the note? In that scenario you most likely will need to purchase a homeowners/landlord (depending on use) policy in your name then list the seller. This is broad advice though...my suggestion again is to speak with your agent about the specifics of the deal so they can guide you. 

If you're sub leasing then the original owner would retain ownership (If I'm understanding you correctly).

Michael Ablan, Real Estate Agent in NY (#10401289490)

If I'm subletting a property everything is still In the original owners name besides the title correct

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