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You might have heard about the Cap Table or the convertible note. For startups who are unfamiliar, a Cap Table is simply a note secured by an asset such as a property, house, etc. The note is considered “convertible” when one party (the borrower) can convert the note into cash by paying a specified amount of money, known as “cap.” The “cap” then becomes the asset. With a traditional note, the buyer can foreclose the property, after which the seller must pay you, the owner, the remaining amount of the loan plus interest and fees.
This process of “selling” the loan and making you pay for it is referred to as conversion. This process occurs because the original note was originally secured by some asset, such as a house, piece of property, etc. The value of the asset is often tied to the price of that asset. Therefore, if the price of the asset drops (down) in value, so does the equity in the home.
This situation can create a bidding war among potential buyers. However, with a cap table, there is a different process. With this type of note, there is no asset to use as collateral. Thus, you don’t have to worry about being forced to sell your house. The lender instead will provide you with notes that have already been converted from traditional notes into cap stocks.
The price of these stocks will vary. However, cap tables will often be under six percent. When you get into a cap table, you will be charged a fee equal to the full face value of the note, which is usually around three hundred dollars. However, if you find the note is priced too high, your lender may approve a refinance. You will be able to refinance the mortgage note in order to lower your monthly payments and keep from having to sell your home.
startups should consider how much you are willing to pay for a cap stock. If startups are willing to go above six percent, then the note will probably cost you less than a traditional note. However, you will lose out on the premium that comes along with owning the cap stock. The cap stock does not come with a written agreement between the buyer and seller. As such, there is no way for the buyer to protect himself or herself from defaulting on the loan.
After you find the cap stock that is the lowest priced, you can start looking at buying mortgage notes. You will still need to take into account the lender’s current rate of interest. It is also a good idea to check the cap stock to make sure you won’t miss out on any opportunity to buy more of them. As stated before, the cap stock will fluctuate, just like the note.
After you get your cap on your notes, you will want to compare them to other mortgage notes that are currently available. The most common type of note is a balloon note, which is fixed interest with a set tenure. Another popular type of note is a senior note, which is a variety of mortgage note that has a senior date within which it must be paid off. If you buy the right cap note, you may have a very useful asset.
Before startups buy the note, though, you should look at whether it is really worth the trouble. Remember, this is something that you are going to be paying off over a long time, so if it is not going to be worth the hassle of paying it off in full, then it probably isn’t worth it. Take a look at the income to cost ratio. If the income doesn’t support the payments, then you will likely only get a profit. Also, look at the costs, such as any closing costs that would be incurred to close the deal.