Can I Buy a Home if I Haven't Sold My Current One
If you’re like many people, you’re ready to buy a new home in Aspen – but if you still own your current home and you’re not looking to take on a second mortgage, you might want to sell your other home first.
However, you can buy a home if you haven’t sold your current home. Here’s what you need to know.

Can I Buy a Home if I Haven’t Sold My Current One?

It’s a tough decision – one that’s between you and your real estate agent – but it is possible to buy a home if you haven’t sold the one you currently own.

  • If you buy a home before you sell the one you currently own, you risk being financially overextended.
  • You’ll need a contingency in your purchase contract – the one for your next home – that says you won’t be able to buy unless you sell your current home.
  • You might end up paying two mortgage payments or becoming an unintended landlord (meaning you have to rent out the home you currently own to cover your mortgage payments so you can pay for the new home).

Talk to Your Real Estate Agent

Your best bet is to talk to your real estate agent about your options. He or she will most likely tell you about the contingency that says you need to sell your current home first – but if you’re willing and able to take on the financial burden of possibly paying two mortgages, you may not need the contingency in your purchase contract.
Related: What to know about real estate contingencies

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