Is seller financing worth the premium?

REThink Real Estate

Q: My wife and I have recently entered into a contract to buy a beach house in Charleston, S.C. This is an owner-financing deal where the house has no liens. We are paying $785,000 for the house, with 10 percent down. I think we are paying 10 percent too much, as the market is still dropping in the Isle of Palms.

Do you see a bottom in pricing for this type of investment? We do plan on renting it out as much as possible. Anything in particular we should look out for? –Roger

A: I know human nature is not to want to be predictable or fall into a clich