Monday, October 16, 2023 / by Richard Eimers
Study: What’s more stressful than buying a new home? A divorce or finding a new job. But events such as weddings, car buying or finding a college are not.
SEATTLE – Nearly two-thirds of recent U.S. homebuyers (59%) think purchasing a house is more stressful than dating, according to a report from Qualtrics commissioned by Redfin covering May-June, 2023.
“Getting ghosted by your date is stressful, but purchasing a home in today’s market comes with its own unique set of anxieties,” says Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “Buyers are increasingly ghosting sellers as housing costs climb, and high mortgage rates are prompting many homeowners to stay put instead of selling – meaning house hunters have a record low number of homes to swipe right on.”
Of the life events respondents had to choose from, respondents found only two more nerve-wracking than buying a home: 57% said divorce and 56% said finding a new job.
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Monday, September 11, 2023 / by Richard Eimers
How to Buy a House While Selling Your Own
Some real estate markets are very competitive. If you’re looking to buy a house while selling your own and need the proceeds from the sale of your existing property to make a down payment, you may be frustrated with the choices you’re faced with.
Sellers in hot markets benefit from multiple offers and low, quick-moving inventory. These hurdles are problematic for buyers, but especially those on a tight timetable before their current home is scheduled to close. If you’re confident your home will sell very quickly, you may prefer to buy your new home before selling the old one. But how will you raise enough cash for the down payment? Although challenging, here are six options for buyers looking to buy a new home before selling the old house.
Buying a new house before selling the old one
Selling before buying is the way most people buy a home as the proceeds from the sale of a current home is usually required tL ...