Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How Much Down Payment Do I Need?

Here are the required down payments for various types of loans.

For conventional (non-government) loans:
  • 5% down for a primary residence (3% is allowed, but the rates are higher and the mortgage insurance is higher)
  • 10% down for second homes 
  • 20% down for investment properties
For FHA loans (primary residences only):
  • 3.5% down - can be a gift from a relative of the borrower
  • $100 down if the property is a HUD home and the offer is for the full price 
For CHFA loans (primary residences only):
  • $1,000 minimum investment by the borrower - can be a gift from a relative of the borrower
VA loans (primary residences only):
  • 0% down

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