When you need to move quickly because of a career change or an unexpected life event, and you may need to leave your old home vacant as you put it on the market before you relocate to your new home. There are many problems with leaving your home vacant that you may not have thought of and these problems may be more trouble than they are worth.
1. Illegal Occupants and Looters
Unfortunately, an empty home can be an attractive opportunity for “squatters”. They can move right in and they can be very difficult to remove from your home. This can make selling your home even more of a hassle. Many homeowners have even needed to go to court in order to remove squatters from their home.
Also, looters see homes as a treasure trove as well. Even if you have taken all of your possessions, thieves can come and steal your lighting fixtures or your appliances. Since you still own the home, you may need to replace these items in order to sell your home.
2. Home Damage
You never know what can happen to your home while you are not in it. Vandals could attack your home or it could be susceptible to natural disasters such as falling trees or strong winds. If you still own the home, you are the one that needs to pay for the repairs before you are able to put it on the market for buyers.
3. Expenses of Multiple Properties
Having two homes can become very expensive for any family. If you are renting or have purchased another home while your home in on the market, you need to deal with the extra cost of a mortgage on top of the rent or additional mortgage that you are paying. That can be a huge dent in your budget. There are other fees and expenses that you need to deal with if you are managing two homes. If your home is part of a homeowners association, your HOA fees will be due. You will still need to pay for both home insurance policies.
4. The Stress of Your Home Not Selling
If you vacant home has been on the market for a long time and is not selling, this can just add to your stress of relocating. You have to observe the selling of your home from afar and you have to communicate with your realtor over the phone instead of face-to-face.
If You Don’t Want to Leave a Vacant Home, We Can Help!
Selling your home quickly for cash is a great way to ensure that you don’t need to deal with worrying about a vacant home. With Fast Sale Florida, we can get you a quote within 48 hours of you contacting us and we can buy your home within days of your acceptance of our offer. When you sell your home for cash, you never need to worry about closing costs or realtor fees or any other stress associated with selling your home!