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brnmgr1127, Renter in Lake Wylie, SC

If we are planning on relocating asap to NC, based on our own home selling in MA, can we apply for a primary residence mortgage in NC?

Asked by brnmgr1127, Lake Wylie, SC Tue Feb 26, 2013

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Robin Faison’s answer
Hello Brnmgr1127,

So the answer is resoundingly "YES", there are ways to buy a house in another state when you own a primary residence somewhere else. You will still find that paying cash and closing with in 2 weeks will yield you a better price and make your offer more competitive than others on a desirable property. The banks are listing their inventory that they have been holding, so you can find some "good deals".

There is no shortage of good mortgage originators here in Charlotte metro. You will need a pre-approval letter to bid on a house in most cases any way. If your loan is contingent on your house selling in MA, then your house needs to be on the market. I would be happy to recommend a realtor in your area if you do not have one.

Wishing you a great move,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
I would say yes, But of course your credit score, financial situation has a huge part of this also. I have a great Lender that can assist you when your ready. She will let you know the good , bad and the ugly. Your Debt to income ratio will play a huge part of the equation as well. If you would like to drop me an email at rosec@lakenormanrealty.com I will provide you with detail information to help speed up the process. I look forward to working with you..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 25, 2013
Yes you can apply. Depending on your credit and income, the lender will give you a "pre-appoval" letter and it will show the details of the conditions (also called Stipulations, or "Stips"), to get approved for the loan. So, if you qualify but must sell your home and use the proceeds for the downpayment, then the approval will say so.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 25, 2013
Good afternoon, BrnMgr11127:
Other clients who have relocated to the Greater Charlotte NC area (which includes Lake Wylie, York and Lancaster Counties in SC), were able to get a conditional pre-qualification letter that confirmed that IF/when their house sold, they could go through the loan process and as long as everything they originally disclosed was still accurate, they could get a loan.

Another typical condition is that the borrower has to have a steady income source or, if they are going to be working here, they need to provide an accepted employment offer with a start date that is earlier than the date of closing. Just before closing, the lender will verify with your new HR dept that the you are actually working here. You would not want to actually make application for the loan unless you were comfortable that you could qualify for two loans and that you would go through with the closing even if your MA home did not sell, and then only after you had a specific property selected and under contract. Doing it this way, you would probably need a 20% down payment.

If you wait until your MA home is under contract, you should be able to qualify for a loan with 3.5% or 5% down as a personal residence - as long as you meet the basic criteria in the below Trulia Real Estate Blog..

Generally, the best thing to do is to monitor the market to see what homes are available that you like and that are in your price range, then list your home in MA and when you know it is going under contract, come down and see inside your favorite homes here. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
In order to qualify as your primary residence, your lender will want to see proof that you are really moving here and that you will have a job here that will bring enough income to qualify for your mortgage. You will use the Contingent Sale Addendum as a part of your contract so that should your house in MA not close, you will be able to terminate the contract and get your earnest money back. You still will have to pay all of your expenses (loan application, survey, appraisal, inspections, attorney's fees) but, as long as you terminate within 3 days of your (NC) settlement date, at least you will not lose your earnest money deposit too.

Best success with your move!
Kathleen Turner, ABR, CRS, ePro
Keller Williams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Yes, there should be no problem in applying for a mortage for a primary home her in the Carolina's. Most lenders will make it conditional of you selling your home in MA. Depending on your debt to income ratio there may be a problem they can provide that will work. I have a number of local lenders that I can put you in touch with. Many of the lenders I work with have underwriting access locally and that makes all the difference in the world these days. If you would like to contact me directly about this , I can be reached at 704-607-7514. Also visit our website at http://www.carolina-real-estate.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
You may apply for a loan at anytime in the process. If the lender approves you, he may do so "conditionally" and not really as a full blown approval. This means that the lender may state that you are approved for a loan based upon the sale of your current home (and a realistic predetermined projected sale price).

It is very difficult in this current economy to get a seller to allow you to buy a home based upon your projected sale in another state. New home builders may work with you to do so but will expect a reasonable deposit before you can secure one of their homes.

If you are moving to the Piedmont Region of the Carolinas, whether in the Charlotte Region or the adjoining area, including the northern portions of South Carolina, I would love to assist you. I have a list of lenders I work with here who can answer your questions and give you the best strategies for being positioned to make the move.

Let me know if you would like to receive a "Welcome to the Carolinas!" package from me with some great local maps and directions.

Blessings upon you...
Jan Teel
TEEL Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013

Yes you can. The first step would be to talk to a mortgage broker and get pre-approved or pre-qualified. Feel free to email or call me. Where from MA are you from, I grew up in MA.

Donna Wattinne
Giving Tree Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
I'd talk with a loan officer . i'd be glad to give you some numbers. 704-392-0559
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
I would talk with a lender, and pre-qualify . I'd be glad to give you some numbers of loan officers. 704-392-0559
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
There's a lot of variable that a lender would need to have answers to before they could answer your question accurately.

If you're moving to the Chapel Hill/ Durham/Raleigh area let me know through my profile here on Trulia and I'll supply you with a few excellent local lenders whom you could speak with.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Absolutely! I would recommend getting prequalified for a mortgage for your new home so that you can look with the confidence of knowing that when you see that perfect home - you can say, "I'll take it" and know that you can!

I would love to help you with your application. I have also provided you a link so that you can apply on line if you like! It's easy!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
What area of NC are you looking to move to? There are certain conditions such as having income and/or a possible job in NC. I would be happy to connect you with a lender. Please give me a call at 704-451-3895.

Debbie Arriero, ABR, CRS,
Arriero Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Absolutely! You may write an offer on a home that is contingent upon your home selling. As far as the lending aspect goes, I have a great lender I'd recommend you could talk to here that would be able to tell you how this scenario would work best for you.

Please email or call me for specific questions or if you'd like help with your relocation, I'd love to help with your move!


John Siddons
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Yes you can, I have several lenders I work with if you would like to speak with one. I also have great charlotte relocation packages that I can send to you. Simply email me your mailing address. My email address is charlottehomepro@gmail.com
Web Reference: http://Www.jonnyagent.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Sure you can. As soon as you get a non-contingent offer on your house you can then write an offer as non-contingent on a property here. Start speaking with a local lender to get a preapproval and find a Realtor to start getting listings from. Good luck.
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