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What Is a Bridge Loan?

A bridge loan is a short-term loan used to fund a new property. It allows you to borrow money against your current home's equity and use it for the down payment on your new home. A bridge loan is an excellent option for homebuyers who want to purchase a new home without the pressure of immediately selling their current one.


Why Get a Mortgage Bridge Loan With Midland States Bank?

At Midland States Bank, we know how overwhelming it can be to try to sell your current home before moving into your new one. Let us help you ease some of that stress with a bridge loan. When you get a bridge loan from us, you'll benefit from:

  • Digital convenience: You can easily apply online in just minutes.
  • Competitive rates: We provide bridge loans at competitive rates.
  • Full-service approach: Our experts are here to help at every step of the loan process.
  • World-class customer service: We go above and beyond to help you achieve your homebuying goals.
  • Loan expertise: You can count on a smooth loan process, thanks to our breadth of industry experience.


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Bridge Loan Benefits


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Taking out a bridge loan gives you extra time to sell your current home. You can move right into your new house without a time gap between closings, eliminating the need to rent or store your belongings temporarily.

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A bridge loan allows you to act fast so you can take advantage of real estate bargains and unique opportunities. You can also make an offer without a sales contingency, which can give you an edge in a seller's market.

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You can pay off your bridge loan by making fixed monthly payments, interest-only monthly payments or no payments until your old home is sold.

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Bridge Loan FAQs

The main difference is that a bridge loan is short term, while a conventional loan is long term. Bridge loans are typically repaid in a very short timeframe. Most conventional loans have repayment terms of 10 to 30 years.

Generally speaking, if you live in Illinois or Missouri and have good credit, you may qualify for a bridge loan. Specific qualifications vary between lenders. Most lenders evaluate your credit, income and current home to determine whether you qualify.

The time it takes to get a bridge loan varies depending on your lender and property. In many cases, the process is quick. You can often get approval and funding within just a few weeks.

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Who Is Midland States Bank?

Midland States Bank is a trusted financial services company. We make it quick and easy for you to secure a reliable bridge loan. Our team of experienced mortgage specialists takes heart in helping you find the right options for your needs.

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Ready to start the mortgage process? Contact one of our bridge loan mortgage experts today to learn more about your options or get prequalified to see an estimate of what you can afford.

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Estimated monthly payment for a conventional $180,000 15-year term fixed-rate mortgage with a 20% down payment at 6.692% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) would be $1,568. Estimated monthly payment for a conventional $180,000 30-year term fixed-rate mortgage with a 20% down payment at 7.246% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) would be $1,213. Payments do not include amounts for taxes, homeowner's insurance, and flood insurance (if required) and the actual payment will be greater. If the down payment is less than 20%, mortgage insurance may also be required and could increase the monthly payment and APR. Payment examples are for illustrative purposes only and are subject to change.