Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer:
My husband and I are considering purchasing a TIC unit in the Marina. The owners currently have fractional loans through the Bank of Marin. If we did purchase, would we be locked in to their loan rate/term or could we negotiate? Could we work with lenders other than Bank of Marin? We have excellent credit and could put down 50%+ so we’re
hoping we could get a good rate.
Many thanks for any comments!
Our follow up email:
My first question, if you can put 50% down, why not just look for a condo? How many units in the building? Which real estate agent are you working with? The final, are you okay with me posting your question to the site to get multiple answers?
Thanks for reading theFrontSteps and thanks so much for you email.
I’m not a fan of TICs, but I’m willing to hear you out.
Thanks! Yes, fine to post it if the focus of the answers will be on
financing and not whether or not to buy a TIC – we already know the
We are currently in a condo and are considering condos as well but this unit’s price is much lower than comparable condos (we’ve been looking casually in the Marina for over a year now) the location is perfect (on bedrock, quiet part of the Marina). We’ve researched TICs and are willing to take the risk if we can get a good financing package. So our question isn’t whether or not to buy a TIC, it’s whether or not we have to work with the current lender (Bank of Marin) and also what typical financing for TICs looks like (the current owners have a fixed rate for 10 years and then a balloon payment).
You’re welcome. Anyone care to elaborate?