Trying to buy and sell a home at the same time can be tough. Sometimes these buyers and sellers are referred to as being in a sandwich because they are in the middle. The reason this can be difficult is because there is no guarantee that your new home will close at the same time as your old home.

Selling and buying a home at the same time is possible but you will need help. Here are a few tips on how to get into your home while closing on your own home:

1. Hire a real estate professional. This is almost an impossible task without having a seasoned professional by your side. There are lots of details that go into selling and buying and an experienced real estate professional will know just what to do to get you to both closing tables.

2. Sell first, and then buy. This is probably the easiest and safest plan. List your home for sale and secure a buyer. You can either close on your home before purchasing another one, or ask the buyer for a contingency to allow you time to find a new home before closing on the previous one. There are many advantages to selling first, it allows you to know how much you can spend on a new home, and you don’t have to worry about temporary financing.

3. Try to schedule the closing date on the purchase of your new home on the same day, but after the closing on the home you are selling. This way, you can stay in your present home until you move into your new one.

Bottom line, when it comes to selling and buying a home use the expertise of your real estate professional. Your plans may change depending on your circumstances and your local market.

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When buying a home the last thing you do before you sign on the dotted line is go to the house and do a final walkthrough. This is different than the home inspection and done just prior to the final closing of the sale.

The purpose of this walkthrough is to make sure the house will be delivered as agreed in your contract. You want to make sure the seller is leaving the house in working order and no problems with the house have occurred since the last time you where there.

Here’s a quick checklist that will help you make the most of your final walkthrough:

-Bring your purchase contract with you and verify that all items agreed to in the contract have been taken care of

-Make sure the home and the exterior are free of personal belongings

-The home and exterior should also be free of trash

-Test all the appliances

- Confirm all the light fixtures are working

- Turn on ceiling fans as well as exhaust fans in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry area.

-Check to make sure that the garage door remotes are in working order

- Go through the house and turn on every faucet and flush all the toilets

- Run the garbage disposal and trash compactor

- Open and close all the windows and doors to make sure they are opening and latching properly

- Look for any damage on the ceilings, floors, and walls such as new scratches, cracks, or other issues

- Finally, account for all keys to the property

This is an important step to take and could save you lot of headaches. This allows you to be able to resolve any problems before you close on the house.

Cash Buyers, rehabbers, Investors – Property in need of significant re-hab. This is a short-sale, subject to Bank Approval. This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom house in the Witchcraft Heights Neighborhood of Salem can be a great project for any contractor. The living room has a wood burning fireplace. With proper repair, the family room in the back of the house can become great expanded living area. This house is on a corner lot with 7000 sq. ft. for the yard. The house is being sold as-is, where-is.

This is a Split Entry style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.16 Acres, and is currently available for $250,000.

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