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Housing Shortage: Nowhere to Go

Updated: May 12, 2021

🤔 "I'm thinking of selling my house, but I don't know where we'd go..." Is this you? In the current market and housing shortage, maybe you'd like to sell, but you aren't sure where you'd go if you haven't finalized your "next home" plans. 🤷‍♂️ This is a genuine concern for many would-be sellers.

But you do have options - such as a lease-back, or possibly extending the closing date. Talk with your realtor about your obstacles when it comes to selling and moving. He or she can help you come up with several solutions 📝to those problems, and you'll be well on your way to the next home you want or need. 🏡

With a lease back option, you can lease the house back from the buyer after closing for an agreed upon time. This gives you extra time to find a home, or to finalize things with a new home under contract. You can also ask that the closing date be extended to better suit your timeline.

Some realtors have relationships with rental companies and can help find you a place to stay for a long or short term need.

It can't hurt, and almost always helps, to simply have a conversation with your chosen realtor about the best way to overcome these obstacles. If you've got home selling questions and you're in the Asheville NC or WNC area, I'd be happy to talk with you and get you on the right path.

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