The Dual Nature of Contract for Deed Transactions

Chad Banken
Chad Banken
Published on December 1, 2023

Understanding the mechanics of a contract for deed is crucial for potential homebuyers. Unlike traditional home purchases, a contract for deed encompasses two separate transactions: the initial purchase of the property by the seller and then its sale to the buyer.

The First Transaction: Property Acquisition A contract for deed is often defined as ‘seller financing.’ For a company like A Good Deed to offer a home under a contract for deed, the first step is acquiring the property. This purchase is made with the intention of immediately selling it to a buyer who is interested but unable to secure traditional mortgage financing.

The Buyer’s Perspective From the buyer’s standpoint, the contract for deed is a straightforward transaction where they agree to purchase the home directly from A Good Deed. However, the reality is that A Good Deed first purchases the property from the current owner, ensuring that it can provide the buyer with the home they desire.

Immediate Resale Under Contract for Deed Once A Good Deed owns the property, it is immediately sold to the buyer under a contract for deed. This process allows for a seamless transition, providing an opportunity for homeownership to those who might not qualify for conventional mortgage routes.

Advantages of This Approach This two-step transactional approach offers several benefits:

  • Flexibility: It allows buyers who are unable to obtain mortgage financing to purchase a home.
  • Simplicity: The process is streamlined from the buyer’s perspective, as they deal directly with A Good Deed.
  • Speed: The immediate resale aspect facilitates quicker homeownership for the buyer.

The dual nature of contract for deed transactions is a unique aspect of seller financing that offers flexibility and opportunities for homebuyers. If you’re exploring the possibility of buying a home through a contract for deed and want to learn more about this process, contact A Good Deed. We’re here to guide you through each step of your home-buying journey.

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