Can I Afford a 2 Family Home with 5% down payment in Asbury Park NJ. 

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Can I Afford a 2 Family Home with 5% down payment in Asbury Park NJ. 

The very first question that you should ask yourself when investing in real estate is: “Can I afford this House?” Though the concept is straightforward, there are a lot of factors that are going to affect your choice. It is best to stay prepared and get some background research done so that you have a head start on what range of houses you should be looking into. Aside from rough calculations and estimations, online calculators are also a great tool in finding how much of a house you can afford.

Basic Points to Ponder

The first thing that you will need to look out for when buying a home is getting qualified for a mortgage loan. Getting a mortgage loan approved depends upon several factors, including:

  • Your monthly income
  • Your credit score
  • The down payment you put in
  • Any existing debt on your account etc.

Aside from these basic factors, the current situation of the housing market also has a large impact on your mortgage loan. These include the mortgage term you select, the current interest rate of the market and any mortgage insurance you opt for if your down payment is less than 20%.  This basic information can be entered in a mortgage affordability calculator online which will provide you an approximate figure of how much the house is going to cost you and what amount will you have to pay for it each month. Based on these numbers you can figure out which houses to look for and how much loan can you afford within your current income.

Get in Touch with a Bank

While using an online affordability calculator can provide you with approximate numbers only, consulting a bank will provide you an exact figure of how much you need to invest for the house that you are looking for. The mortgage pre-approval process is therefore a more helpful and viable choice. It saves you from any unexpected surprises down the road and helps you find a home that you not only like but also are able to afford in the long run. 

Make a Practical Choice

Remember that the pre approval amount and any other calculations that you make provide you with a maximum amount that you should not exceed when buying a home. However, it is always a good idea to think proactively and make an informed choice that does not max out on your current credit possibilities. Instead of burdening yourself with a down payment and monthly installments that barely leave you room for savings, you can look for houses that stay within your budget and also give you the opportunity of saving up for the future. For a preapproval or to review your monthly payments go to .

Get an CRA loan if you want to be a landlord.

CRA Programs offers you to buy multi-unit property up to 2 units by making 5 % down payment or 3-4 unit with 10% down payment. Your selected property should be multi-unit, it should be a duplex, triplex or fourplex. You should make one unit as your residence putting the other units on rent. The rent taken from the other units will compensate partially or fully the mortgage payment. This arrangement can make you a landlord with lower risk while providing you potential benefits.

Advantages of Choosing a More Affordable Home 

If your mortgage payments are lower, you can also pay up your loan faster which saves you thousands of dollars’ worth of interest. Furthermore, you can also use the extra cash to add up on amenities and upgrades to remodel your home! 

Choosing a more affordable home also provides you with peace of mind and financial stability later on, especially if the rates increase in the future or any other unfortunate circumstances arise. This way, you will be able to keep up with the payments in case of any financial upheaval and the risk of losing your home altogether decreases substantially. A little planning today goes a long way in securing your finances and your home in the future! Therefore, the next time you start thinking whether or not you can afford buying a particular house, make sure you consider all these factors before making a final decision. Good luck and happy house hunting!  

The first thing that you will need to do when buying a home is getting qualified for a mortgage loan.


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Can I Afford a 2 family home with 5% down payment in Asbury Park NJ was posted Tony Busanich a loan officer with TD Bank, a portfolio lender from Maine to Florida. You can trust TD Bank to deliver a superior mortgage experience. Whether you’re purchasing or refinancing, we provide straightforward, easy-to-understand products and advice, allowing you to make smart borrowing decisions that meet your needs today and tomorrow. My web site at includes mortgage rates updated every morning. You can run different scenario that  include monthly payments, different programs and closing cost. Please contact me at 732-306-2231 or by email at and on my web site at   

Comments (7)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tony, great post to get out for those buyers with a small down payment, yet have the desire to purchase a home.

Feb 25, 2022 08:46 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We are seeing first-time homebuyers who are putting 5% down and qualifying for a mortgage. Are you noticing the same?

Feb 25, 2022 09:17 AM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ

Thank you Joan Cox for sharing. wish you all the best. 

Feb 25, 2022 09:29 AM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ

Thank you Larry & Sheila, for sharing and review my post. Wish you all the best. 

Feb 25, 2022 09:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Tony and great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!

Feb 25, 2022 09:55 AM
Tony Busanich

Thank Will for sharing. Have a great weekend. 

Feb 25, 2022 11:35 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Lots of information about buying homes. Not sure they could get 5% down if they are renting it...

Feb 25, 2022 10:23 AM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ

Thank you Eric for sharing. The program is not for investor, it's to help first time home buyer get there first home with a low down payment. 

Feb 25, 2022 11:38 AM