How Down Payment Assistance Can Transform Black Homeownership
Homebuyer surveys report a big gap between perception and reality when it comes to down payments. And considering that saving for a down payment the number one challenge for new buyers, it’s probably time to brush up on your facts.
In fact, a new Fannie Mae consumer survey found little has changed in consumer knowledge from 2015 to 2018. Most buyers don’t know what’s required for a down payment and only 23% are aware of low down payment programs that could help them buy a home sooner.
What’s the median down payment?
What state has the highest median down payment?
How many states have homeownership programs?
What’s the minimum down payment required to qualify for a home loan?
What’s the average first-time homebuyer credit score?
Our friends at the Urban Institute developed a down payment quiz that promises to give you the right answer with helpful background if you miss a question…or two.
Ask your lender and real estate agent about low down payment programs and down payment assistance in your market. Shopping for a mortgage and doing your homework can pay off.
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