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Capital Markets Today

Oct 24, 2017

Seller financing can be a useful tool in a tight credit market. It allows sellers to move a home faster and get a sizable return on the investment. And buyers may benefit from less stringent qualifying and down payment requirements, more flexible rates, and better loan terms on a home that otherwise might be out of reach. Sellers willing to take on the role of financier represent only a small fraction of all sellers -- typically less than 10%. That's because the deal is not without legal, financial, and logistical hurdles. But by taking the right precautions and getting professional help, sellers can reduce the inherent risks. Joining the podcast to discuss seller financing is Jeff Watson of the Watson Law Firm.  Jeff is an attorney who has had an active trial and hearing practice for more than 26 years.  As a trial lawyer, he has a unique perspective on real estate investing, wealth building and asset protection.  He has tried over 20 civil jury trials and has handled thousands of contested hearings.  Jeff has changed the law in Ohio 5 times via litigation or legislation.  Jeff is also general counsel to the National Real Estate Investors Association.