Monday, May 29, 2017

Obtaining financing while owning a home can be tricky

Obtaining financing while owning a home can be tricky; however, there are some options to consider before simply letting home buyers walk. Buyers have several options when balancing the sale and purchase of a home and understanding those options might help you seal the deal.
Open a Home Equity Line
Tapping the equity in a currently owned home can be a fast and inexpensive way to gather the funds needed for a new purchase.
HELOC benefits can include:
  • Interest only payments for the amount borrowed.
  • Competitive HELOC rates with good credit.
  • Nominal fee (sometimes free) to open the line.
  • Typically no penalty for closing a line early when the property is sold.
Buyers will need to qualify for a new mortgage with the total debt of the existing mortgages and proposed mortgage payment.
Borrowing from a 401K
Borrowing a down payment from a 401k can be a great way to obtain financing; however, while it’s acceptable to make mention of a 401k loan, its best to suggest speaking with a financial expert and HR representative about the advantages and disadvantages of self-financed down payments.
Apply for a Bridge Loan
Bridge loans bridge the gap between the current home and the purchase of a new home. The loan allows home buyers to tap equity for use as a down payment.
Some bridge loan facts:
  • The cost for a bridge financing is more expensive than a line of credit.
  • Applicants must qualify for both mortgages.
  • Payments may not be required for several months; however, interest will continue to accrue.
Lending guidelines will vary from lender to lender and it’s best to point our clients in the direction of a knowledgeable mortgage professional who can determine the most appropriate financial option.

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