You Really DO NOT Need A Big Downpayment

You Really DO NOT Need A Big Downpayment

Well, I Closed several transactions within the past 30 days, and you might be surprised to learn that the down payments of these purchases ranged from just 3.5% down (FHA loan) up to 20%+ (conventional loan). Although some lending requirements have changed over the past few years, there are still lots of options for you if you don’t want to make a large down payment. Here are a few:

1.) FHA : most of my clients over the past year have purchased their homes using an FHA-insured loan. These loans feature a 3.5% down payment. So, that’s just $3,500 on a $100K purchase, for example.

2.) VA and USDA : Both offer zero down payment programs. Of course, you and/or the property you’re purchasing must qualify for the terms of these programs, but they’re a great fit for some borrowers.

3.) Conventional : these mortgage loan programs still offer loans with as low as 5% down payment, and they’re common in today’s market.

The above are the most commonly-used programs, but there are others. What's the key? Engage a solid mortgage loan officer to help you evaluate your options and walk you through the process. I work with some amazing pros that get the job done for my clients every day. Give me a shout and I’ll connect you with them.

If home ownership this year is your goal, contact me. We will create a solid plan to move you from Point A to Point B – it’s what I love doing! 

Have an awesome day, everyone!


As a REALTOR with JP and Associates, John Brooks is passionate about helping his clients navigate the current real estate market to their Point B destination with the least amount of disruption possible.  Access his expertise by emailing [email protected] or hit his website, www.johnbrooks-realtor.com.  His mobile is 972-693-5658 if you'd like to call or text.


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