The Low Down Payment Mortgage Trap

Low Down Payment Mortgage Loans such as FHA, USDA, VA or any type of loan where you can make a down payment of 5% or less is basically a trap. It’s a trap that leaves the borrower “under-water”, even in a good market.

AEI – How Government Policies Brought Down The Housing Market

Since 2006, housing prices have fallen 30 to 40 percent in most areas; millions now owe more on their mortgages than their houses are worth, and millions more have only slivers of equity. The average homeowner today has 7 percent equity in his or her home, versus 45 percent as recently as 1990.

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