3 Things You Need to Know About an Arizona Bridge Mortgage

If you are trying to sell your home while simultaneously buying a new one, an Arizona bridge mortgage might be an option that you need to look into. A bridge mortgage is a short term loan that can help you purchase a new home while yours is still on the market. 

Selling a home while you still live there can be stressful. Many homeowners feel they do not have the option to buy a new home before they sell theirs because they are relying on the sale of their home to finance the down payment on a new home. If you find yourself in this situation you may want to evaluate the risks and benefits of an Arizona bridge mortgage.

A bridge mortgage, or bridge loan, is a short term loan that is designed to bridge the gap between an expense (like a new down payment) and expected income from the sale of your home. Bridge loans are quickly gaining popularity among borrowers because they are low risk and high reward. With an Arizona bridge mortgage you can borrow the down payment on a new home using the equity in the home you currently own. It is similar to a home equity loan but it can be taken out on a home that is actively on the market.

One of the key advantages of an Arizona bridge mortgage is that it allows you to move while your home is still on the market. This is ideal for families with kids whose homes may not show well, or can also be ideal if you need to move quickly for work. Once your home sells you use the proceeds to pay off your bridge loan.

What You Need to Know If You are Considering an Arizona Bridge Mortgage

If you are thinking about getting a bridge loan, there are a few things you need to know so that you can make an informed decisions. 
1. A bridge loan has higher interest rates. Short term financing like bridge loans are high risk loans for lenders, meaning you will pay more for them. However, many lenders offer grace periods of up to three months. If you can sell your home and pay off your loan in that amount of time you won’t end up paying any interest. 
2. You have to have good credit. Not to get a bridge loan per say, but you will need to be able to qualify for both mortgages since you will own both homes, at least for a short time. 
3. There are fees. All in all, a bridge mortgage will end up costing about $2,000 for appraisals, lender fees, and closing costs. Keep this in mind when you are budgeting so you aren’t caught off guard. 

Once you have evaluated the risks and benefits of an Arizona bridge mortgage, find an Arizona private lender to get the loan process started today.

Call our qualified staff at Level 4 Funding to get your bridge mortgage approved today! 

Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO

Level 4 Funding LLC
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About the author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.

Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 38 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 4 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 32 years.