Boy I need help - 10-year mortgage
So I have a big dilemma and I need some expert advice. I will try to make a long story short:
So I purchased a 2br/1 bath that was completely renovated for $99k (no downpayment or PMI, I used Old National Bank Professional Mortgage Program). I had to make a quick decision because the owners had 6 offers within 24 hours. So two weeks after closing, I was informed that the house next door was for sell. This house was a 3 bedroom/2bath (3 bedrooms/bath on first floor and 1 bathroom in basement). I was able to purchase this property as well which I renovated (3br/3bath now) and made my primary residence.
However, the first house 2br/1bath is on a 10 year mortgage (roughly $1200/month including escrow). I’m currently getting $900/month for rent. So definitely negative cash flow. Initially, my plan was not to make it a rental property. The payments are not hurting me but I’ve heard so many negative opinions regarding negative cash flow and not using your own money for investment property (let your tenants pay the mortgage).
My question is should I refinance, sell property to fiancé (wife in November) with 30-yr mortgage, sell outright or continue to make payments for 10-year mortgage? Due to the renovation on my primary residence now, my credit score is not the greatest. I used credit cards 0% APR for 18 months to fianance renovations. So it impacted my credit utilization significantly.
Maybe there’s another solution I’m missing.....thanks in advance.
P.S I purchased 2nd home (primary residence for $80k and I’m sure it will appraise for $130-140k. I owe $69k on mortgage. I owe $88k on 1st home and I’m sure value is roughly $110k now.