A Common Mortgage Misconception

Mortgage Misconception

The availability of mortgage credit is not at the same level that it was during the boom in housing (2005), and that’s good news. However, the constant headlines which talk about “tight credit” are causing some potential home buyers to doubt their ability to purchase. We want to rectify the misconception of what is required for a down payment in order to purchase a home in today’s market.
Freddie Mac recently discussed the confusion many first-time homebuyers have about the down payment they need in order to buy:

“Did you know that the average down payment among first–time homebuyers is 6% and it’s 13–14% for repeat buyers…It’s possible to put down even less.
Many potential homebuyers think that only the FHA helps make mortgage loans with low down payments. Not true.
Freddie Mac’s Home Possible mortgage products let qualified homebuyers put down as little as 3%.”

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