If you’ve been lamenting how tough it is to get your offer to buy a home accepted these days, think about how much more difficult it is for those who must buy a new home BEFORE selling their existing one. After all, it’s practically impossible to make a contingent offer — defined as one that would allow you to sell your existing home first.
It’s usually in this stressful environment that someone well-meaning; a friend, a co-worker, even a Realtor, will swoop in and advise our buyer to “Just get a bridge loan!,” as if there is a simple, ready-made solution for our otherwise complex problem.
So, let’s go under the bridge and learn about the waters that run the “buy before sell” dilemma. Let’s figure out if a bridge loan is the right fit for you, or if perhaps a HELOC, a cash-out refinance or some other mortgage product can help you reach the higher ground.
If you don’t ever wanna feel like you do right now, and you want to buy that great new place before you sell your current property, give me a like or subscribe on YouTube!
Give it away, give it away, give it away now,
SVP of Mortgage Lending
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