Buying a house can be a tedious and lengthy process. If the owner is willing to accept an all-cash offer for the house, however, you can save some time (and, possibly, money) by cutting out the loan officer and bank.
An all-cash offer can be made if you have the funds to pay for the house outright, thereby eliminating the need for financing. This also eliminates several steps in the sale process, which can be beneficial to both you as the buyer and the seller of the property.
Why make a cash offer?
There are several benefits to making a cash offer on a house. These include:
- Eliminating the lender. This means that there are no contingencies to worry about. The sale is short and direct.
- A quicker sale. There’s no need to secure financing, so the sale can happen quickly.
- Closing the sale is easier. The price is agreed upon between you (the buyer) and the seller. Closing moves faster because you do not have to use the services of a loan officer.
The seller benefits from a cash sale because they don’t have to pay the middleman and they walk away with a cash payout. Plus, the buyer may be able to make a bigger down payment since they are paying out of their own pocket for the house.
When you purchase a house for cash, you are taking the house “as is.” This is with the understanding that there may be repairs that need to be done and upgrades that should be made. Before you finalize your purchase, you might want to have the paperwork looked at by a reliable source who can help you spot any potential issues that need to be addressed.