Here is the property -
Here is the property info -
- The property was purchased for $675,332.32 in September 2004 directly from the builder.
- The original mortgage at time of purchase was for $440,000 using an ARM with K Hovnanian American Mortgage.
- A Lis Pendens was filed against the property in December 2006.
- After an apparent divorce one of the owners was deeded the property in July 2007.
- On the same day as the new deed a new mortgage was taken for $500,000 using a balloon payment with Nationstar Mortgage.
- A private mortgage with a 2-year term (which looks to be interest free) with an apparent family member was also taken in July 2007.
- The property is currently for sale with a realtor for $625,000.
Lets take a look at what we know. The owners put a hefty down payment of almost 35% - or $235,332. That is a very significant investment - bubble or not. Most likely this was someone moving up not a new buyer. Non-payment of loan happened early but things appeared to have been resolved and ownership resumed along a steady course.
Until the deed was changed along, apparently along with the home owners marital status during home ownership. The owner then went from a $440,000 mortgage to a $570,000 mortgage. Not easy during good times with two owners, much harder in bad times with one owner. Especially difficult when $70,000 must be paid back within two years.
Now the property is up for sale. If the property sells for full asking price and the realtor takes the standard commission the owner will net $587,500. With outstanding mortgages there will be a small cushion of approximately $17,500. But since the owner put a significant amount down on the original purchase they will have lost $87,832 during the four years of ownership.
Actually, this homeowner looks like a lot was lost during the home-ownership period - a marriage, their credit rating, along with the $87,832. Not a lucky house.