It can be done. You just need to have an experience agent and loan officer to explain all available options. Base on their advices, pick the best option that fits your situation.
The first step would be to get your condo listed. In this market, it should sell quickly if it's correctly priced and marketed. While your home is being shown, you can be looking for your new house. When offers come in, you can request (counter with) a 45 or more day escrow - whatever it will take to get escrow to close on the new house.
If you don't have an offer on your condo yet, and you find your next home, you can make contingent offers but, as noted below, they won't be viewed favorably by sellers, especially in this sellers' market. That does work in your favor when considering the scenario I mentioned for selling your condo.
If you've got an offer on your condo, that makes your offer on a new home stronger but not as strong as someone else's without a contingency. There's still the possibility that your condo buyer could cause you to fall out of escrow which would have the domino effect of making you fall out of escrow on your new home.
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As you now know you can list your property and make an offer on new home contingent on the sale of your Condo - that's the "textbook answer".
However, I would highly advise you find a professional RealtorÂ® to work with to accomplish this.
I'm not familiar with the Long Beach area; however, the majority of my SF Bay Area housing market is experiencing a brutally strong Seller's market that has little time for haggling over price (or buyers with contingent offers when properties are getting 36 offers and 100% cash). I do not see this market significantly waning until Q413 after more Sellers are influenced to list their property along with a slow increase in mortgage rates over the same time frame.
To be clear, if your local market is experiencing the same market dynamic it will be easy to sell; however, what I would be concerned with is the purchase of your new destination home if it's in a strong Sellersâ€™ market. Realistically, this may be longer than a "couple of weekends" task.
So before you start you journey I would recommend:
1) Find a professional RealtorÂ®:
Simply put, your RealtorÂ® will be able to answer initial key questions and guide you through the process based on what is occurring in your local market AND the one you are looking to transfer to. You can check to make sure an Agent is a RealtorÂ® by going here: http://www.realtor.org/rofindrealtor.nsf/pages/FS_FREALTOR?O
2) Obtain a "True Pre-Approval":
You MAY need to improve your credit score, increase cash reserves, etc.
"Retail Banks vs. Mortgage Broker/Bankers"
Your first step is to get pre-qualified by a mortgage banker. We can eliminate the mortgage payment from your current condo once you put it on the market. Inventory is really tight so if your condo is priced right it should move quickly.
Castle & Cooke Mortgage is a direct lender. We have the ability to close quickly. I'm available on my cell (949)212-4578 if you wish to discuss your scenarios.
Castle & Cooke Mortgage
The current market is moving too fast right now, sellers are receiving multiple offers quickly, and then choosing the best offer they get.
I recommend selling your condo, and asking your buyer for up to 30 days to rent it back before moving. That way, you will be "non-contingent," but hopefully avoid having to move twice. If you price your condo right, you should have several offers quickly.
Contact me if you would like some help.