“Buying a Home without Selling Your Current Residence”

“Buying a Home without Selling Your Current Residence”



Good evening Joe. This is Sarah and Jason. We are interested in selling our house again (hopefully the third time is a charm!) and we are wondering how much we are qualified for and if we can possibly hold 2 mortgages for a few months. We found a bank owned house in Tolland and love it!! Do we need to sell our house first though? We would just like to talk with you and see what our options are. Thank you very much Joe and we look forward to hearing from you.



When I am asked if someone must sell their current home first, there are many questions that need to be answered. The most crucial is, can they handle carrying two mortgages at the same time and if so, then for how long?


From the lender side the question becomes, will the client qualify for the new purchase plus carry the debt of the current mortgage? Also, will the client be comfortable carrying that kind of debt and will the debt ratio work?


Lots of questions have to be answered and I am always delighted to work through them with my clients.



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Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869

Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #2709

110 Main St.

Manchester, Ct. 06042

Office: 860 647-7701 x116

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Comment balloon 2 commentsJoe Petrowsky • June 18 2019 12:31PM


There are definitely things to take into consideration when answering this question.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) about 1 year ago

Good morning, Joe Petrowsky that's a critical question and your answer will make of break the deal.... and that's good guidance....those who don't receive good guidance are riding for a fall!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 1 year ago