In a perfect world, buying and selling simultaneously would go just according to schedule. The reality is it doesn't always pan out as nice and timely as you would like. Thankfully, there are a few tricks and strategies we can utilize to smooth out any wrinkles in the plan. These are a few tried and true strategies we've used.
1) Leasebacks - Leasebacks allow you to sell your home and then rent it back temporarily from the new owner. It buys you time to find and close on your dream home without rushing or having to move twice.
2) Bridge loans - This type of loan acts as a temporary financing solution, bridging the financial gap between selling your current home and purchasing a new one. They often involve two phases. We recommend reaching out to a local lender to best strategize your options.
Phase 1 - You may not have to make monthly payments on your new home, but interest accrues.
Phase 2 - Once your current home sells, you use the proceeds to pay off the bridge loan, including accrued interest.
Keep in mind a bridge loan can free you from the contingency of selling your current home before buying a new one. Translation? You get a competitive edge in a hot real estate market where homes are snatched up quickly.
If you’re planning to buy and sell at the same time, here are a few more tips:
• We will sync your closing dates as best as we can.
• Have a backup plan for where you’ll go if the timing doesn't perfectly align. Investigate the strategies mentioned above.
• Communicate with us whenever you have a question or concern. No question or concern is off-limits.
• Try not to let all the details get the best of you. Remember, this is temporary, and oh-so-soon, you’ll be settled into your new home.
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