Here’s a Legitimate Way to Get up to $5K in Free Cash When You Buy a House

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Are you thinking of buying a home? Maybe it’s time to stop renting and start owning — or you’re ready to trade in your current home for a bigger, better one in another location.

If you’re ready to pursue the American dream of homeownership, there’s one important and surprising step you might want to take first — something you may not have thought of.

You can actually get cash back on your home purchase — as much as $5,000.

Unbelievable, huh? Normally when you think “cash back,” you think about getting a little bit of money back on your debit-card purchases or for certain items at the grocery store.

Let’s think bigger — a lot bigger. We’ve found a rewards site called Cash Direct Club, and it’ll pay you some serious cash for major purchases.

How to Get Paid Within 30 Days of Closing

At first glance, Cash Direct Club appears to be similar to other cash-back sites. Namely, it allows you to get paid when you shop at more than 200 major online retailers.

Look closer, though, and you’ll see a big difference.

You can earn up to $5,000 if you buy a home through one of 20,000 top real estate agents across the U.S. in the club’s network.

Trust us: It’s important to have a real estate agent you’re comfortable with, and that’s why this company has gone to great lengths to build a huge network of agents. It earns a commission for referring you — and shares it with you.

When you purchase a home, we then pass along part of those earnings to you as cash back,” the company says. “It’s that simple!”

Here’s how to earn that $5,000 rebate when you buy a home:

  1. Fill out a quick and simple form on Cash Direct Club’s website
  2. Get matched with a real estate agent in your area. 
  3. Buy a house, and get paid within 30 days of closing.

You’ll Find More Ways to Get Paid, Too

If you want to buy a home, this looks like the best deal for you.

Beyond that, you can keep earning by shopping (and saving) with Cash Direct Club. You’ll immediately earn $3 when you install its web browser button and another $3 if you download the app. You can also shop online directly through Cash Direct Club’s website, by clicking on the retailers listed there.

And you’ll get a $20 bonus when you make your first purchase.

Here’s what else it offers:

  • Earn up to double cash back at many retailers when you spend at least $125 on a single purchase.
  • Earn $100 cash back if you get a personal loan through the site. (Its partner lender offers loans of $1,000 to $50,000 for terms of three or five years.)
  • Earn up to $10 when you refer a friend — $5 when they make their first purchase, and another $5 when they make a purchase of over $125.

Now get house-hunting!

Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He likes cash just as much as you do.