No down payment? “No problem” say many mortgage companies. In fact, a recent survey showed that over 35% of loans are “No Down” loans. The VA use to be one of the few ways people could buy a home for no down payment. It also wasn’t long ago when most people assumed that a twenty percent down payment was necessary to purchase a home. I can recall many times when people felt they would “never” have enough of a down payment to buy a home. Today’s world of financing is much different than yesterdays. A recent study by the National Association of Realtors mentioned that the average buyer made a TWO percent down payment. Zero down loans are very common in today’s market for many reasons. First time buyers might have a good credit and a good new job but not a ton of cash in the bank. Most agree that it is better to purchase a home instead of “throwing away” money on rent every month. Others choose to finance as much home as they can and use their hard earned money for other things. Things such as investments, college, home improvements, investment properties etc. etc. Of course, it is hard to pin point a right or wrong answer when deciding on what kind of loan to use for your next purchase. As always, it is best to rely on the help or guidance of people in the real estate or mortgage business. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to discuss some of your options and to point you in the right direction.. Remember to “Just Call Nick!”
Nick Bastian is a 24 year veteran of the real estate industry and enjoys his career very much. Nick is always available to "talk shop" with anyone that may have real estate related questions. "Just Call Nick" at 602-803-NICK (6425) - he's glad to help.
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