4 Benefits of Making a Cash Offer on a Home

Posted by Justin Havre on Monday, December 9th, 2019 at 9:33am.

4 Reasons You Should Buy a Home With CashWhen purchasing a new Chaparral home, there are two main ways to pay for it: use a home loan or pay in cash. Mortgages are more popular than paying in cash because they make homeownership more accessible to a larger number of people. However, paying in cash brings a lot of advantages over buyers who use a mortgage. If a buyer has the ability to pay in cash, they should seriously consider doing so. Here are some of the best reasons to buy a home with cash instead of a home loan if the option is available.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Sellers Like Cash Offers

If given a choice between a standard offer with a standard loan or an offer with cash, sellers are more often going to take the cash offer. Sellers like cash offers because they remove the middleman from the deal; there’s no need for a lender to get involved because the buyer has the cash up front. While even a pre-approved buyer can have their loan approval revoked, the chances of something comparable happening to a cash offer are very low. Cash offers are nearly always a safe bet for a seller to accept, so buyers who make cash offers are more likely to have their offer accepted over others.

Buyers Don’t Need a Mortgage

One of the biggest advantages to paying in cash is there is no mortgage required. The buyer doesn’t have to get pre-approved for anything, and they don’t even need to undergo a credit check. Not needing to worry about a mortgage takes a lot of weight off the buyer’s shoulders and lets them focus on other things, such as selling their current home or packing to move. The buyer also doesn’t have to spend days waiting for pre-approval before they start looking for a home. And, arguably the most important, buyers who pay in cash will never have to pay interest on their home.

Buyers Gain Full Equity Immediately

Normally, homeowners gain equity in their home slowly over time by repaying their mortgage. There are also other ways to gain equity, such as increasing the amount of money in the down payment, but making mortgage payments is the easiest. When a buyer purchases a home with cash, they gain full equity immediately. If they want to, this gives the homeowner a lot of leeway to take out home equity loans to do home improvement projects, pay for college courses, and so on.

Buying With Cash Speeds Up the Buying Process

When buying a new home, neither the buyer nor the seller may want to wait around for real estate lenders to finalize documents. When a buyer chooses to use cash instead of a mortgage, the buyer and seller can move onward to the closing process much faster than they would be able to otherwise. Additionally, using cash to buy a home also means the closing costs will be less expensive than they would be if using a mortgage because fewer things are necessary to complete. If a buyer wants to get through the buying process as quickly as possible, it can be a good idea to pay in cash.

Buying a home with cash offers a lot more advantages than using a mortgage. While this isn’t accessible for everyone, all buyers who have the means to pay in cash should seriously consider doing so instead of getting a mortgage. 

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

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