Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Common Questions Asked - Answered!
Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions with Jacqueline McAndrew, Century 21 Solid Gold, Ocean County and Monmouth County MLS. Specializing in the Jersey Shore.
Buying or Selling a home should’nt be hard. The Most Common Questions Asked by Home Buyers—Answered!
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That depends, of course—on your income and other financial obligations; plug them into a Home Affordability Calculator (see below) for a ballpark figure, and do it before you start shopping. If you see houses you love outside your price range, it opens you up to disappointment. Meet with a lender to get pre-approved for a home loan.
Yes, you can—but it’s the real estate equivalent of walking a tightrope. On the one hand, if you buy a home before you sell the one you’re in, you’re overextended financially; if you sell before you buy, you might need to rent awhile before finding a new place. But there are ways to do both at once, and one option is to instate a “sale contingency” in your contract. This means you only agree to buy a home if you can sell the one you’re in. The only downside is if your seller doesn’t agree (which is possible if they want the timing set in stone).