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Bridge Financing

Transitioning from your old home to your new home can be challenging. 

We have solutions to bridge the gap.

What is Bridge Financing?

Transitioning from your old home to your new home can be challenging. Bridge financing is a short-term loan designed to bridge the gap between buying a new home and selling your current one. This type of financing provides homeowners with the necessary funds to purchase a new property without having to wait for their existing home to sell. Bridge loans are typically secured by the homeowner’s current property, making it easier to manage the transition smoothly and without financial strain. By leveraging bridge financing, homeowners can seize opportunities in competitive real estate markets while ensuring they have a secure plan in place.

How It Works

Bridge financing works by offering homeowners a temporary loan that covers the down payment and closing costs of a new home before their current property is sold. Typically, this loan is secured against the existing home, providing lenders with collateral to minimize risk. The loan is repaid once the homeowner’s current property is sold, either through the sale proceeds or through refinancing. This allows homeowners to move forward with purchasing their new home without the pressure of having to align both transactions perfectly. Bridge loans often have a term of six months to a year, providing ample time to finalize the sale of the existing home.

Benefits of Bridge Financing

Bridge financing offers several benefits that can simplify the process of moving from one home to another. Firstly, it allows homeowners to act quickly in purchasing a new home without having to wait for their current property to sell, which is crucial in fast-moving real estate markets. Secondly, it provides financial flexibility, reducing the stress associated with coordinating closing dates and moving schedules. Lastly, bridge loans can help homeowners avoid the inconvenience and costs of temporary housing, as they can move directly into their new home once it is purchased.

Eligibility Criteria for Bridge Financing

Understanding the eligibility criteria for bridge financing is essential to determine if it’s the right solution for your home transition needs. Lenders typically require that borrowers have a significant amount of equity in their current home, as this will serve as collateral for the loan.

A good credit score and a stable income are also important factors that lenders consider to assess the borrower’s ability to repay the loan. Additionally, having a concrete plan for selling the existing property can strengthen your application, as it demonstrates a clear exit strategy for repaying the bridge loan.

Ensuring you meet these criteria can help streamline the approval process and secure the funds needed for your new home purchase.

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