The good news today is that with the tougher mortgage market, the amount you can get for rent has increased significantly. Renters find that they are competing with each other to rent out your home as their is a shortage of quality rentals available today. Many home sellers in this position are finding that they can more than cover the expenses for retaining the home with these increased rents.
The goal, of course, is to rent the old home out long enough to allow the real estate market to recover in terms of values. Hopefully within a few years the value of your rental home will rise sufficiently to sell it for enough to pay off the mortgage. The key to accomplishing this is to see if you will qualify for a new mortgage if you have rented out your current home.
Lenders have specific guidelines to follow for those Afton home sellers who have made the decision to rent out their house to buy another. Depending on the equity that you have in your home, a mortgage lender may or may not consider the rental income you receive when they qualify you for the new mortgage. The only way to know this is to call a lender to get preapproved.
Once we meet to discuss the value of your old home it is critical that you go through the process of getting prequalified for a home loan. Your mortgage lender can help you decide which of the options are best whether selling or renting out your current home. The process of preapproval is generally free and contains no loan obligation. A good mortgage banker will be able to analyze all of the options available to you such as MN FHA loans, Conventional, VA, or other types of mortgage loans.
If you are looking for a true small town atmosphere in the Twin Cities area, you'll find your home in Afton, MN. With a population just under 3,000, you'll love the quaint main street in downtown Afton. This small town receives a fair amount of day-trip visitors year round due to being home of Afton State Park as well as Afton Alps, the largest ski area in the metro. Conveniently located in Washington County, Afton is a 20-25 minute commute from downtown St. Paul. If you're looking to buy or sell in Afton, MN, please give me a call.
If you want to talk about renting out your current home, please email me for more information.
Sales Executive, Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
14451 Founders Lane
Apple Valley, MN 55124
With a focus on Apple Valley real estate and surrounding communities.