Can I pay cash, or is it mandatory for me to take out a mortgage and pay the bank in order to buy a home?

Asked by JC. Mitchell & Family, New York, NY Fri Feb 8, 2013

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Christopher…, Agent, Camp Hill, PA
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Everybody with the exception of a lender loves a cash deal. Hope this helps. Best of luck to you.
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Eric Feifer, Agent, Forty Fort, PA
Sat Jun 15, 2013
You can buy a home with cash. A seller would prefer this since there is little to no risk of the financing not working out. At the closing you would most likely be required to bring a cashier's or certified check. I'm not aware of any title company or attorney that would be willing to accept a suitcase filled with cash for the purchase.
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SharonJ, Agent, Alpha, NJ
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Cash is king. If you have cash, you will have more negotiating power with the seller than someone who will have to get a mortgage. This also means a quicker closing.
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Mary Phelps, Agent, Allentown, PA
Wed Mar 6, 2013
Banks actually prefer cash over financing.
It is much faster for them to close the deal.
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Nathan Guttm…, Agent, Allentown, PA
Fri Feb 8, 2013
JC, I think we spoke before about rentals, right? You can absolutely pay cash for anything you want to buy. Call me and we can discuss. If you are in the middle of this snow storm, please be safe!

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Mandee G. Re…, Agent, Lehigh Valley, PA
Fri Feb 8, 2013
If you have the full sum for the purchase, you can pay cash. Some sellers and agents prefer that for multiple reasons. For one, you can typically close sooner on a property if you pay cash. Also, when you finance, the bank sends out an appraiser, which opens up potential for the deal to fall apart.
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Heather Mori…, Agent, Allentown, PA
Fri Feb 8, 2013
Yes you can pay cash not a problem :)
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Autumn Bragg, Agent, Bethlehem, PA
Fri Feb 8, 2013
Yes, you can pay cash for a home.
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Fri Feb 8, 2013
No one can force you to do either:
Cash is always important, in any transaction.
Sometimes, Builders or Sellers will try to "channel" you toward a particular Lender; but they cannot require that.
You may see "suggestions" on some listings, for a Lender, a Down Payment or Interest Rate.
You are still in America!
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After speaking to several agents I was beginning to doubt that this was America. As if paying cash was against the law. Thanks for the clarification.
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