If you have outgrown your current home and want to move to a different home, you will encounter a challenge many people face. This challenge is buying a house and selling one at the same time. If you want to be able to sell your house and move directly into a new one, you should realize that this may be very hard to do; however, here are some tips to consider as you plan to buy and sell a single family home at the same time.
It's almost impossible to time this perfectly.
The first thing to realize is that most people who are buying and selling all at once do not work out the timing perfectly. In other words, it is very unlikely that the day you have to move out of your house will be the same day you take possession of the house you are buying. This is just highly unlikely, and you should not expect this to happen. If you plan it right and sell and buy at just the right times, you might come close though.
Many people will sell first and then buy.
A good way to handle this type of move is by focusing more on selling your current home before buying a different one. In fact, most people need to sell their homes before they can buy other homes. For example, a person might need the cash from the sale of his or her home to use as the down payment for the next home. Another person might need to sell first simply because the lender will not give the person a loan until the house is sold. If you can sell first, you could then begin looking for a house to purchase.
If you do this, you could always ask the buyer of your home if they would be willing to let you stay living in your home until you close on a new house.
Buying a house first makes this easier in some ways.
You should also realize that if you want the easiest solution for this problem, you should plan on buying a house before selling yours. Before you do this, you will want to make sure you are financially able to do this. Do you have the money you need for a down payment? Will you be able to get a second loan for a house? These are all good things to evaluate before you buy a house first. If you can do this, you will be able to move into the new house whenever you would like, after closing on it, and then you could focus on selling your first home.
Buying a house and selling one at the same time is challenging in most cases. If you need assistance with this, hire an agent at a local real estate agency for help.