Here’s my skinny. Looking for help with how to make my money go the furthest.
I own a Home with a 26 1/2 years mortage & $138000 left @ 6 3/4%
Avg sales in our market (Orlando, FL) for our house is now $275000
Moving to Hawaii to live and work (will rent while there)
Need to put the money we will get from proceeds of primary residence somewhere so as not to have to pay capital gains.
Looking to get one sfh to call primary residence in Orlando area and use as a short term rental once we move to Hawaii (is this illeagal or unethical to get loan and get house as primary residence when getting loan but use as short term rental? We will live in it for a few months before moving) What are best financing options here? Interest only as we are not looking to keep it forever and just really want it to pay for itself in renting as we want the increase in equity down the road? Financing with traditional? If so, how much down should we pay?
The second part of this equation is we’d like to purchase a few more properties as rentals as well. Once we sell our primary residence, I guess the big question is how can we make our $150000 or so in cash go furthest. Not looking for income or positive cash flow really as the primary goal will be to sell the properties down the road and take out the increased equity. How much cash should we keep in reserves for making payments if the house/condo/etc doesn’t rent, repairs, exp. etc?
In regards to 100% financing, does that mean we would get a loan for 100% of the homes value? If so, I assume we would have to pay mortage insurance. Is this the same with interest only mortages?
I realize the responses could (and possibly have) fill a book, but I’'m just looking for some ideas before we go forward from people that have done these type of deals before.
Thanks for your advice ahead of time.