How much money do I need for a downpayment to buy a home? 20%? 5%? 3%?

Real Estate Agent with Cornerstone Realty and Rentals, Inc.

Hello Everyone! First off, let me say thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. It really means a lot to me especially since I know how busy most of you are. But today I wanted to post a video on a frequently asked question I get, which is, "How much money do I need for a Downpayment in order to purchase a home. Most people are under the impression that the only way to get a mortgage is if you put 20% down, which is not the case. This misconception causes many qualified buyers to not realize their actual buying potential. The example I use in my video is a 2BR/2BA Condo in Schaumburg with a 1 car garage that is listed at $125,000. Now 20% down on that would be $25,000, which is a lot of money for anyone and can cause potential qualified buyers to think that they are not qualified. But do not worry qualified buyers becuase there are other options available for you, check out the video to find out more:


I hope this video helps, and if you have any questions regarding home buying or mortgage loans please contact me at anytime. You can reach me via our website at or on my phone at 847-496-0081. Thanks for watching and have a great day!



Kind Regards,
Peter Lee
Broker/Property Manager


Comments (2)

Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area


Thanks for the great information on loan types and downpayment options. Good job on the video.

Apr 09, 2014 02:36 AM
IRMA Beltran
Century 21 M & M and Associates-Turlock homes Real Estate - Turlock, CA
Your Real Estate Agent 4 Life Always there 4 You!

Great information for all buyers. Thank you for sharing

Have a Blessed day

Apr 09, 2014 09:12 AM