How Much Will You Have To Put Down To Buy A Home?

Mortgage and Lending with Berkshire Lending, LLC

small-brett-pic4One of the most common questions I get is “How much will I have to put down?”

Here are your minimum down payment options on the loan products currently available in the market place.

Loan Programs…

VA loan: No down payment necessary. No monthly MI. This is the best loan going if you can qualify for it.

USDA: No down payment necessary. Low monthly MI. Mainly for rural areas or outlying suburbs. Has geographic and income restrictions.

FHA: The minimum down payment is 3.5%. Great rates, has up front and monthly mortgage insurance.

Conventional: You will need 5% down for Conventional loans.

The bottom line:

1) If you have less than 5% to put down VA and USDA are best if you qualify for them. Otherwise FHA is a wonderful loan program – very friendly to the borrower.

2) If you have 5% or more to put down you can get a Conventional loan, and you will have multiple loan choices.

That’s it for today!

Have a good day! …and thanks for reading.


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