How to Buy and Sell a House With an Arizona Bridge Loan

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When you are needing to move, buying a new home while selling your
existing home can be a stressful and complicated process.  A Short term Arizona bridge loan can be a valuable took
to ensure you are able to buy the home you want and sell yours more easily.
 When you buy your
first home, you probably don’t think too much about the timing other than
issues like no one wants to move in the summer or when your lease is up at your
current rental. However, once you are looking to upgrade from your starter home
to something larger, timing become essential. Most buyers need to use funds
from their current home to fund the down payment on their new home. In an ideal
world, you would be able to close on your home in the morning and close on your
new home the afternoon of the same day. This sounds ideal but it rarely
happens. Due to market conditions and the stress of showing a home, trying to
sell and buy at the same time can seem almost impossible.You may find
yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place. Although you can qualify for
both home loans, you can’t produce a down payment for the new home without
selling your existing home. Your home may not be getting any offers because a lived
in home does not show as well as a vacant or staged home, but you need
somewhere to live until you can purchase a new home. An Arizona Bridge loan is a specialized type of short term loan that can
help.
Arizona Bridge loans are short term loans meant
to help bridge the gap between selling your home and buying a new property. A
bridge loan is a short term loan that you can get in addition to a home
mortgage to cover the down payment. You will make payments on the bridge loan
until you sell your first property and can pay the loan back in full. The
bridge loan is contingent on the equity in the home that you are selling. An Arizona Bridge Loan has low debt to income
ratios and no set amount of paperwork for closing. Rather than being based on a
FICO score or income number, bridge
loans
are based on what makes sense for each financial situation.

Benefits of  An Arizona Bridge Loan

Bridge loans have several benefits for the borrower. Namely, they allow them to put their existing home on the market without being inconvenienced with appointments for showings. Because the owners have already purchased and moved into their new home the home on the market can be de-cluttered and staged for optimum showing. Staged homes sell more quickly and for higher dollar amounts that homes that are lived in during showings. If getting top dollar for your home is your goal, a bridge loan may help you move into your new home so that your existing home
shows at its best.
 
Another benefit of a bridge loan is that many do not
require payments for a couple months. Some mortgage brokers can get deals where
you won’t make payments on a bridge loan for up to four months. If you are able
to sell your home during that time you won’t ever have to make a monthly
payment on the bridge loan as you can use the cash you get from selling your
home to pay it off.

If a an Arizona bridge loan sounds like a good option for you, find a mortgage broker in Arizona to get started on the application process. 

Bridge loans can help you find and buy “the one” before your home sells. You can always make a contingency offer, meaning that you will purchase the home when yours sells. However, if you are in a multiple offer situation or a seller’s market, having a contingency offer accepted can be tricky. A bridge loan gives you the cash you need to buy the home before your home sells.



Call our office today to learn more about how bridge loans can help make your dreams come true!

 

Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO

Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444 

Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177 dennis@level4funding.comwww.Level4Funding.com
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23335 N 18th Drive Suite 120 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027

111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701    




 
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About the author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.
Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 38 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 4 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 32 years.

 

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