Down Payment

Grants & Down Payment Assistance Programs
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A 2017 Zillow survey of 10,000 American adults found that two-in-three people who were then renting identified saving for a down payment as their biggest obstacle to homeownership. If you want to become a homeowner, but you don’t have enough cash for a down payment,…

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Mortgage Insurance
What is mortgage insurance and how does it work?
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Mortgage insurance lowers the risk to the lender of making a loan to you, so you can qualify for a loan that you might not otherwise be able to get.  Typically, borrowers making a down payment of less than 20 percent of the purchase price…

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3 Keys to Buying a Home
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Mortgage guidelines for first-time homebuyers have changed over recent years. In order to ensure loan approval, you need to have everything in order before your application. Credit Credit is very important for the first-time homebuyer. An FHA loan allows a lower credit score, sometimes as…

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Understanding Your Finances
Understanding Your Finances
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One of the first steps in the homebuying process is fully understanding your finances. It’s important and necessary to help you determine how much you can afford.  Start by asking yourself the following questions and gather all your supporting documentation: What is your annual gross…

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