I would say that it really has everything to do with where your Condo is located and the price it needs to sell. It is hard to dictate a swap without those two components. Additionally, the ratio to swap is considerably lower than selling. As of course banks & relocation etc would not consider a swap and honestly most do not even allow a sale of home contingency. Which at this time is a good portion of our market. I can tell you there is little to nothing under $200k in Cross Plains at current. If you feel you are upside down at the moment, which is certainly something many owners can relate to at this time, you may want to just sit tight. Even adding a few extra dollars to your payment each month can help. However, if you feel you are in danger of getting behind you may want to investigate selling. Ask a Realtor to come by and do a market analysis on your home or hire an appraiser so you have a good idea of what your condo might sell for.
The truth is you do have options! They just require a great deal of patience in this market.
Heather J.... more
Many states would require your husband to sign the mortgage on the new property. He wouldn't necessarily be on the title or the note but likely have to sign the mortgage. I suggest consulting with a real estate or divorce attorney as there could be many other legal issues involved.... more