If you’ve been thinking about buying a house but have one to sell first and are just not sure of the steps involved to buy and sell at the same time, or even where to start, then this weekly series How to Buy and Sell at the Same Time Without Moving Twice or Having Two Mortgages is a must read for you.
Each week, you’ll get great tips, how to’s, and insider advice that will help you be successful in making sure you get the most out of your current home, so you can buy your next home and time it all so you don’t end up with two mortgages or moving twice.
And, it’s all delivered to you in order over five weeks so you know what to do when!
This series will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and calm any fears you may have about how to time things so you can go from your current home to your next with as little stress as possible.
I understand that buying and selling at the same time can feel overwhelming, but you can make it happen! This series should help prepare you.
My goal is to arm you with knowledge so you go confidently every step of the way, one small step at a time.
Here’s a quick breakdown of everything you’ll learn in this weekly guide over the next five weeks:
Week 1: Should I Stay or Should I Go? — The Clash said it best in their hit song, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and that might be what you are feeling now that you’ve been in your home for a while, but how to know what the best decision is—stay in your current house or move up to the next?
Your cozy home now feels cramped. Your hip neighborhood now feels noisy. Your job and commute have now changed. Your oldest kid starts school next year. Your youngest kid graduated from college.
Moving can be a hard decision, both financially and personally, so decide if and when you’re truly ready for it. This week will tell you what to consider so you can be sure moving soon is the right choice.
Week 2: What Move-Up Buyers Must Ask Themselves FIRST Before Thinking About Going Anywhere — If you’ve decided that you’re ready for your next home, the next most important step is to know what you need and want this time around and whether it’s possible within your budget. For this home purchase, you want to be methodical and purposeful, to make sure you’re making the right moves! Before you even start looking, going to open houses, or anything else, you must answer TWO very important questions FIRST.
Week 3: The Big Move-Up Buyer Question: How Do You Buy and Sell at the Same Time? – It’s both a logistical and financial dilemma! First, you’ve got to deal with keeping your current home show-ready for buyers; second, you’ve got to deal with financing this new home purchase. All of this has to happen all at the same time. If neither is done properly, then your move isn’t going to happen, or it will happen and be completely stressful. In this third article, I explain how to make this all happen, step by step while helping keep your stress levels as low as possible.
Week 4: Successful Strategies For You To Sell First, Then Buy – This article is for those buyers who need to sell their current home before buying their next home. Sometimes you can’t be approved to buy first, and you have only one option. Don’t worry! The specific strategies I outline in this article will show you how you can get the most out of your current home FIRST so that you can be sure and find that perfect next home, right when your current home goes under contract. It’s a balancing act for sure, but following these steps will make sure you do both seamlessly with your current home going under contract and closing first.
Week 5: Successful Strategies For You To Buy First, Then Sell— This article is for those buyers who plan to buy their new home first, and then sell their current home. This means that your lender must approve you to buy first, and you’re not required to sell your current home in order to finance your next one. I’ll cover everything you need to know to make sure you don’t end up with two homes at the same time (at least for too long). There is a lot of planning involved with this step, but with a little upfront work, it’s possible to buy your new home first, then sell and not have to hold on to two homes for long or at all!
Week 6: Successful Strategies When Buying New Construction or Building a Custom Home – This article is for those buyers who plan to buy a new construction home that is not yet built or still under construction, or who plan to build a completely custom home on a lot you buy or already own. Timing is a lot different in this situation, and there are financing considerations that can keep you in your current home as long as possible.
Stay tuned every week for the next step in the series. By following this process, you’ll be sure to have the best possible buying and selling experience. Feel free to email me with any questions or if you’re ready to get started.
I'm Leila Hays, and I'm on a mission to help you buy and sell at the same time without paying two mortgages or moving twice. If you're planning to make a move in the next year, it's not too early to plan. Click the link below to get started.
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