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Now, You Can Buy Before You Sell

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A calmer, more certain alternative to real estate.
Avoid the stress, risk, and hassle of buying and selling at the same time.
HomeLight will buy your current home giving you the freedom
to buy your new home.

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How HomeLight Trade-In works

Get HomeLight's purchase price

HomeLight will work with The JW Team to make a competitive cash offer on your current home. That's the price HomeLight will pay you for your home as soon as you're ready to move into your new home.

Make a strong offer on your new home

When you’ve found the home of your dreams, you can make an offer knowing HomeLight will buy your current house. This means you’re more likely to close and can do so on your own timeline.

Move in on your schedule

You control when you move. Once your offer is accepted, everything comes together in days. You won’t have to race against the clock, move into a temporary residence, or carry two mortgages. HomeLight buys your current home at the HomeLight Purchase Price and you get the cash to close on your dream home whenever you’re ready.

Get full market value when we sell your home

The JW Team goes to work and lists your current home for sale. If your home sells for more than the HomeLight Purchase Price you get the additional cash minus selling costs and program fees.

Curious how much we'll offer for your home?

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Don’t take our word for it, take theirs.

The fact that we're both teachers on teacher incomes, and we were able to use the HomeLight Trade-In program to live in the house of our dreams is pretty incredible.Jason CastroHomeLight Trade-In Client

Why HomeLight?

HomeLight and The JW Team is changing the way we transact real estate.

HomeLight’s mission is to empower people to make smarter decisions during one of life’s most important moments: buying or selling a home.

They build data-driven and innovative products that give more control to buyers and sellers while reducing risk and uncertainty.

HomeLight has helped over 800,000 clients and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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FAQs

How do I get started with HomeLight Trade-In?

Apply here. You’ll work with The JW Team to fill out your HomeLight Trade-In application and a HomeLight representative will be in touch to discuss your home buying goals.

You can also get a head start on the home buying process by completing your mortgage application on HomeLight Home Loans.

What does it cost to use HomeLight Trade-In?

HomeLight charges a fee to purchase, own, and sell your current home. The fee is dependent on your market, the lender you use, and the number of days HomeLight owns your home. All fees are calculated off of the final selling price of your current home. Additional costs may apply based on local tax laws.

Additional costs may apply based on local tax laws.

California and Colorado fee schedule:

First 60 days HomeLight owns the home Every 30 days thereafter
When using HomeLight Home Loans 1.5% 0.5%, prorated by day
When using another lender 3.5% 0.5%, prorated by day


Texas fee schedule:

First 60 days HomeLight owns the home Every 30 days thereafter
When using HomeLight Home Loans 2.0% 1.0%, prorated by day
When using another lender 4.0% 1.0%, prorated by day

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How is my home sold with HomeLight Trade-In?

The JW Team and HomeLight work together throughout the listing and sale process. Our goal is for you to get into the home of your dreams while receiving full market value for your current home. If your home sells for more than the price we paid for it, we’ll give you the additional cash minus selling costs and program fees.

Can I still work with The JW Team?

Yes! HomeLight is proud to work with The JW Team and they’ll give you top notch council and guidance throughout the process.

Is HomeLight Trade-In available for my house?

HomeLight Trade-In is currently available in California, Colorado and Texas but things like where you’re located, the size, and condition of your will determine eligibility. Enter your information here to be notified when HomeLight Trade-In launches in your area.