Can you sell your house after a cash-out refinance? How does it work? What are the pros and cons?

Of course you can. Anything that has a value that somebody has a need for, you can sell and make money on it. The same goes for a house. If you get a cash out refinance, you can still sell it. The only thing that you will need to do is to pay out the mortgage balance by the time of the sale, and the rest of the amount of money will be paid to you.

How it works

At the time of closing, the buyer will pay you the agreed amount as the purchase price, and the title company that will be handling the closing and recording the deed, will divide the amount of money and send the balance of the loan that you took out with the cash out refi to the lender, and the rest of the money will go straight to you via check or wire transfer, etc. very simple.

What are the pros and cons?

It depends if you want to get some money now; that’s why you want to sell now, or if you would rather wait till your property gains more value, and then sell your house for a higher return.


In a cash-out refinance, you get money in hand for renovation purposes

The renovation adds value to your house multiple times. It will give immense value while paying taxes and mortgages with the lowest possible interest rates.

Free up extra cash

The most obvious benefit of selling your house after a cash-out refinance is that it will allow you to access extra cash that can be used for useful objectives, such as investing or home repairs. In other words, you are now in the position to sell your home and use the money to invest in another property. However, not everyone is in a position to buy another property. Such a situation can easily lead to the fact that you’ll end up selling your home at a much lower price than it’s worth, and therefore, again, you will not have made a wise decision by selling your home!

Pay off your mortgage faster

If you sell your home for cash and use the proceeds to pay off the balance of your loan, you will be able to get rid of your mortgage debt much faster than if you simply continued making monthly payments. Over the course of the loan, you might save a lot of money on interest fees by doing this.


On the other hand, with cash out, unexpected mortgage debt, tax indications, and increased debt loans can be seen as cons.

You may not make a profit

If you sell your property soon after a cash-out refinance, you may not make a profit if the remaining balance of your loan is large and/or you have high interest charges. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider all of the costs associated with selling your home before making a decision.

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