Can you buy your dream home with a low down payment?

A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less.

The trend continued among all buyers with a mortgage, as 73% made a down payment of less than 20%.

An article by Chase points to a new wave of millennial homebuyers:

“We teamed up with Google to help us better understand what customers are searching for and how the home buying landscape is evolving. We found that millennials and first-time homebuyers are making a big splash in the market, and affordability remains top of mind.”

Among millennials who purchased homes, David Norris, Loan Depot’s Head of Retail Lending, said:

“It’s clear from the survey results that Millennials have a lot of anxiety built up about the home buying process.

There is good news, however, as there’s more flexibility than most Millennials think regarding how to qualify for a loan and what’s needed for a down payment.”

BOTTOM LINE

If you are one of the many millennials who is debating a home purchase this year, now is the right time to understand your options and get on the path to homeownership, beginning with a preapproval. Complete the GET IN TOUCH form on this page and a Real Estate Advisor | REALTOR® from Martin Real Estate Advisors, a United Real Estate Company, will get in touch with you.

Content credit to Ray Martin & Keeping Current Matters.

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