It’s great if you actually have 20 percent to put down on your first home, but this kind of down payment isn’t necessary by all means. Still, many prospective homebuyers believe that 20 percent down is the norm, and that could be holding them back from buying their first home.
The recent surge in mortgage rates is hindering the plans of first time home buyers to purchase this spring. According to a report recently released by the realtor.com, the increase in mortgage rates in the last two months of 2016 have
Existing-home sales increased 3.8 percent to a 10-year high in 20161, but affordability pressures, student debt and possible confusion about down payment requirements prevented many aspiring homeowners from reaching the market, according to recent consumer insight from the National Association of Realtors®.