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#67197 - 08/13/05 09:15 AM Zero coupon bonds to buy RE
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Has anyone ever used this approach or any bonds at all?

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#67198 - 08/13/05 10:33 AM Re: Zero coupon bonds to buy RE
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Since zero coupon bonds typically sell at a huge discount from the face value how would that be used in buying real estate???
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#67199 - 08/13/05 01:11 PM Re: Zero coupon bonds to buy RE
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A book that I've read mentioned something to the effect of offering the zero bond to a seller as part of a down payment or as collateral aginst the seller carrying holding financing.

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#67200 - 08/14/05 11:58 AM Re: Zero coupon bonds to buy RE
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Originally posted by drobin:
A book that I've read mentioned something to the effect of offering the zero bond to a seller as part of a down payment or as collateral aginst the seller carrying holding financing.
Once again, zero coupon bonds (commonly called "zeros) sell at a huge discount from their face value because interest in only payable when you cash in the bond after it matures.

For instance a $1,000 face value zero that yields 6.15% at maturity in 20 years sells for around 290 bucks right now and is worth about 290 until the 20 years passes.

If you're selling a house for say $100,000 you need to ask yourself how excited you would be if someone offered you a handful of zeros worth $100,000 20 years from now but about 29K right now???

No sale from me.
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#67201 - 08/17/05 05:33 AM Re: Zero coupon bonds to buy RE
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James, thanks for the response. I have the basic understanding of the "zero" instrument. Would the possibility exsist for someone to accept a zero five years from maturity. Quite frankly I would not wait twenty years myself.

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#67202 - 08/17/05 05:36 AM Re: Zero coupon bonds to buy RE
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I have have recently learned that an associate of mine actually purchased some zeros years ago to partially fund his grandchilds college tuition.

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