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Debbie, Home Buyer in 33012

We have out grown the house we are in, but sill owe on it. How can we purchase a larger home with a current mortgage?

Asked by Debbie, 33012 Wed Oct 5, 2011

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you have several options here, it all depends on you financial situation.

As mentioned in the answers below, you can shop for your new home and make a contingency on the contract making the closing of your new home dependent on the sale of your current home; you might also consider, renting out your current home

Depending on your credit / income you might qualify for another mortage all together in wich case you could rent the first property and wait for market conditions to be in your favor before deciding to sell.

I would love to discuss further options with you, feel free to call me with any questions you might have

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If you are under water, you may be able to move out of your house and rent for a year so you can use the rental income to offset your next home mortgage. Otherwise, I believe the current lending guidelines will require you to qualify assuming zero rental income.

Good luck!

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Hi Debbie,
Although you still have a mortgage on your current home, hopefully you have equity. You can list your current home for sale and purchase a larger home contingent on the sale of your existing home. You can pre-qualify for the new mortgage contingent upon the sale. Contact a local realtor who will run the numbers for you.
Good luck,
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