Buying A House Selling Your House
by Mandi from Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Regarding Buying A House Selling Your House: I have a question about buying a house and especially about selling one. I recently got married to a man who already owns a house. The house doesn't really feel like mine though.
For a variety of other reasons like space requirements and so on we are thinking about selling the current house and buying another one.
How do current mortgage markets and housing markets affect a decision like mine? On the one hand, I would expect that we would be able to buy a house for cheaper than it would normally go for as houses are on sale.
On the other hand, our existing house would probably sell for less than we bought it for and we would take a loss. I think we would also have to pay down our old mortgage and get a new home loan for the new house, and I am worried about the availability of credit.
All of the uncertainty has really gotten me stressed out about this. I'd love to buy a new house with my husband but I don't know if now is the time. Any advice you can give me would be very much appreciated!
Kate Answers: Buying A House Selling Your House
Dear Mandi, I think you describe the dilemma being experienced by many homeowners and home buyers in the current mortgage market and housing market.
In addition to the links you see below which point to articles regarding selling your house, buying a house and improving credit, here is a letter addressed to another reader like you with 7 Tips For Highest Property Appraisals
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