Can I use the equity in my home as a down payment if I "trade property"?I am negotiating a "property trade" with a real estate agent. My payoff is estimated @ $68K, my appraisal is $80,500. The RE agent says the owner will "trade" for $5K difference to the seller of the property I am interested in. I need to finance the new property - can I use the equity in my home as a down payment? Please email me @ email@example.com if you have someone that can assist me with this question.September 11 2013 - Bastian00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.