How much is a down payment on a house?

How much is a down payment on a house? Updated for 2018

How much is a down payment on a house? I thought I’d clear up any confusion regarding down payment requirements. I was teaching a mortgage financing class last Wednesday, and one of the class participants mentioned how she was surprised to discover she doesn’t need 20% down to buy a house. To be honest, the […]

Mortgage Insurance MI

Mortgage Insurance – Who needs it?

Who needs Mortgage Insurance? If you’re buying a house with less than 20% down payment, the answer is YOU. Mortgage Insurance is often abbreviated in the industry as “MI”. Some conforming home loans with less than 20% down do offer “No MI” or Lender-Paid MI. That option can be advantageous if you only plan to be […]

Low Down Payment Mortgage Options - FHA Loan vs Conventional Loan

Low Down Payment and First Time Home Buyer Programs 2018 Edition

100% FHA! Conventional 1% down mortgage + 2% down payment assistance! What are Low Down Payment, First Time Home Buyer Programs 2018? First Time Home Buyer Programs 2018 Edition What are the low down payment mortgage and first time home buyer programs available in 2018? VA still offers 100%, zero-down financing. But what if you’re not […]

FHA Loan Limits 2018

FHA Loan Limits MN 2018 – Updated!

FHA Loan Limits MN FHA loan limits are one of the FHA Loan Requirements. Related: Low Down Payment Mortgage Options – Conventional vs. FHA 2018 showed an increase in the Twin Cities Metro area for Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Triplexes, and Fourplexes. Median Home Sales Prices have increased in 2018 for Minneapolis and Saint Paul […]

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FHA 100% – 0 Down Payment!

FHA 100% If our 1% down payment + 2% lender contribution Conventional financing doesn’t work for you, it’s worth exploring our FHA 0% down option. No down payment required! FHA 100% program details – unlike other first time home buyer programs: You do NOT have to be a First Time Home Buyer – this program […]

FHA lowering Mortgage Insurance January 2017

Is FHA lowering Mortgage Insurance? (Update)

FHA lowering Mortgage Insurance – Not Anymore… UPDATE! HUD previously announced on January 9th, they would lower FHA Mortgage Insurance. Information below for reference. Shortly after the new President was sworn in on January 20th, the Trump administration halted the MI reduction. Mortgage Insurance will retain their previous premiums per the January 20th, Mortgagee Letter. FHA […]

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Conventional, FHA, VA or USDA?

It can be difficult to navigate the myriad of home loan options available today. Especially when different Mortgage Companies offer different mortgage programs. We just added a ‘How Much House Can I Afford Worksheet’ to our guide to help home buyers explore their home financing options. They can compare their personal budget versus Conventional, FHA, VA […]