downpayment Archive

81 Percent of First-time Homebuyers Made a Downpayment of Less than 20 Percent

More first-time homebuyers avail of a low downpayment loan compared to all homebuyers, according to the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] Among first-time homebuyers...

The Sources of Downpayments Among Different Buyer Types

Since 1997, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has collected data on the sources of buyers’ downpayment for when they purchase a home. This year, 88 percent of all buyers financed their home and 98 percent of buyers...
December 6, 2016

Student Loan Debt Hampering Home Buying: A Regional Perspective

The 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey is the second year we have collected data on the difficulty of saving for a down payment to buy a home and whether student loans were an impediment. In years...
November 29, 2016

Helping Family with A Downpayment For Their Dream Home

Consumers across income and education brackets would greatly benefit from increased awareness and financial understanding on downpayment requirements needed to obtain a mortgage. In NAR’s September Housing Opportunities and Market experience (HOME) report, a quarterly index measuring consumer sentiment...
September 27, 2016

Private Mortgage Insurance

 Buying a home with a down payment of less than 20 percent can be expensive, but it just got cheaper for some home buyers. Many private mortgage insurers have dropped the rates they charge high quality borrower. Combined with...