Turn your offer into all cash - at no additional cost
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the program cost?
The program has no hidden costs or added fees. HomeLight Cash Offer costs the same as a traditional mortgage, so long as you use HomeLight Home Loans as your lender, and our mortgage rates are typically in-line with what you would see from other local lenders.
How long does the HomeLight Cash Offer process take?
It depends on how quickly you are able to provide the requested documentation for your upfront underwrite. We can complete the underwriting in a few days after we have the loan application and all supporting documents. Once you’re fully cash approved, we can close on your home in as few as 10 days after offer acceptance. The refinance of your short-term cash loan into a long-term mortgage takes 20-30 days on average.
Does HomeLight still require an appraisal?
Yes. In most cases, an appraisal is required. The appraisal occurs after your short-term cash loan closes, but before the refinance of the short-term cash loan into a long-term mortgage. This is to protect you from appraisal gap risk while removing the appraisal contingency on your offer.
How does the short-term cash loan work?
HomeLight provides you with a short-term Cash Loan at the same interest rate as your mortgage, which you combine with your own down payment to purchase your home. You will receive loan disclosures for both your
short-term cash loan and your mortgage once you’re under contract with the seller.
How do I know if I’m a good fit for the program?
HomeLight Cash Offer is a great fit for a variety of buyers — we’re able to approve up to $2.5 million in loan value. However, we’re currently unable to work with clients who require a VA or USDA loan.