You have a couple options. Hopefully you have a good agent because you need to get yours under contract soon. You can talk with a lender to see if you can qualify for another loan to buy the new house before you sell the old one. You will have two mortgage payments until you do. You can also make a contingent offer on the new house which means you have to sell the old one before you can buy the new one and the seller will wait for you to do it. Most sellers won't accept that unless you include a kick out clause and this is where a good agent can help. The seller will insist your old house be listed for sale with a Realtor to give it the best chance of selling.
Talk to your Realtor - we know how to do these things.... more
Home inspection pricing is varied by the size of the home. The larger the home the more it costs. I just bought a home in Brookfield, and it cost me $425 for a 2300 sq ft home. Some may vary. Appraisal prices are set by the mortgage company and can vary from $350 - $450.
Do your research on the home inspector and do it quickly as you only have a week or two to complete the inspection according to your offer.... more
Another reason why it's so important to have a realtor whether as a buyer or seller! Your realtor is experienced with working regularly with inspectors, and most inspectors, like any other business, need to provide the best service to get referrals! Your agent will also be able to explain the reports, help you negotiate any unexpected issues that arise on a report, and make suggestions for further inspections if necessary. The seller is paying for your realtor, so make as much use of the opportunity! Many people feel they don't want the pressure of a realtor, and so try and do everything on their own until ready to make an offer. I suggest that you interview more agents and find someone willing to work at your speed, and develop a relationship so you feel you can trust their opinion.... more