Most people have to take out a mortgage loan when they purchase a home. However, for others, it makes more sense to pay cash for a house.
If you can—that is, if you’re financially able to do it—it may make sense for you, too.
If you can pay all cash for a home, you can cut out a lot of big steps in the process (such as waiting for the lender to complete a mountain of paperwork).
Sellers often like all-cash offers, too. In some cases, sellers will accept an all-cash offer over a higher offer with lender financing.
Common Reasons Sellers Prefer Cash Offers
Appraisals aren’t required with a cash offer, and there’s no loan funding contingency. You don’t have to wait for a lender to get around to underwriting, checking (and re-checking) credit reports and financial documents, and conducting all kinds of behind-the-scenes work that can really drag out the process. (You can learn how long it takes to close on a home right here on our blog!)
Common Benefits to Buyers for Paying Cash for a Home
Naturally, if you pay for a home in one fell swoop, you won’t have a mortgage payment. You’ll own the home free-and-clear, which frees up your monthly income for other uses.
Another benefit: you’ll have a form of equity if you have a financial emergency. If the unthinkable happens, you have your home as a safety net.
Market fluctuations won’t bother you, and you won’t have any restrictions on you when you try to sell the home later, either.
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