Your Down Payment

Many buyers qualify for a mortgage loan, but they can't afford a large down payment. We have a few ideas

Cut expenses and save. Turn your budget inside out to find extra money to save for your down payment. There are bank programs in which some of your paycheck is automatically transferred into savings every pay period. Some effective approaches to save additional funds include moving into a residence that is less expensive, and staying local for your family vacation this year.

Sell things you do not really need and get a part-time job. Try to find a second job. This can be exhausting, but the temporary trial can provide your down payment money. Additionally, you can make a comprehensive list of things you may be able to sell. Unworn gold jewelry can be sold at local jewelry stores. Multiple small things could add up to a nice sum at a garage or tag sale. Also, you might want to consider selling any investments you hold.

Borrow from retirement funds. Explore the details of your particular plan. It is possible to borrow money from a 401(k) for you down payment or withdraw from an Individual Retirement Account. Be sure to learn about the tax consequences, your obligation for repayment, and possible early withdrawal penalties.

Ask for a generous gift from your family. First-time homebuyers are often fortunate enough to get down payment help from gracious parents and other family members who are prepared to help get them in their first home. Your family members may be eager to help you reach the milestone of buying your own home.

Research housing finance agencies. Special loan programs are given to homebuyers in specific circumstances, such as low income purchasers or buyers looking to remodel homes in a particular part of town, among others. With the help of this type of agency, you probably will get a below market interest rate, down payment help and other perks. These types of agencies may assist eligible buyers with a reduced rate of interest, get you your down payment, and offer other benefits. The principal mission of not-for-profit housing finance agencies is build up the purchase of homes in targeted areas.

Research no-down and low-down mortgages.

  • FHA loans

    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), a part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), plays a vital role in aiding low to moderate-income individuals get mortgages. Part of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD), FHA (Federal Housing Administration) assists homebuyers who wish to qualify for mortgages. FHA assists first-time buyers and others who would not be able to qualify for a traditional mortgage by themselves, by offering mortgage insurance to lenders. Interest rates with an FHA mortgage are typically the market interest rate, while the down payment amounts with an FHA loan are below those of conventional loans. Closing costs can be covered by the mortgage, while your down payment might be as low as 3 percent of the total.

  • VA mortgage loans

    With a guarantee from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a VA loan assists service people and veterans. This special loan does not require a down payment, has mimimal closing costs, and provides the benefit of a competitive rate of interest. While the loans don't originate from the VA, the department certifies applicants by issuing eligibility certificates.

  • Piggy-back loans

    A piggy-back loan is a second mortgage that you close along with the first. Usually the piggyback loan takes care of 10 percent of the home's price, while the first mortgage finances 80 percent. Instead of the traditional 20 percent down payment, the homebuyer just has to cover the remaining 10 percent.

  • Carry-Back loans

    In a "carry back" mortgage, the seller agrees to lend you part of his own equity to help you get your down payment money. You would finance the majority of the purchase price with a traditional lending institution and finance the remaining amount with the seller. Usually you will pay a somewhat higher rate with the loan financed by the seller.

No matter how you gather your down payment, the thrill of owning your own home will be just as sweet!

Need to talk about down payment options? Give us a call: (434) 975-5626.