Why set the bar so low, "get an idea of what the minimum expected down payment" Did you get your solid employment history going to work every day asking, "how little can i get done today and still get promoted?" I doubt it, you went in and said, I will work harder, smarter and do it with a smile on my face, joy in my heart and everyone will want to promote me and work with me and want me on their team! I suggest you approach home ownership the same way. Give it your all, save, save, save some more! I am a fan of financially responsible homeownership. (oh by the way, i had to learn this the hard way, that's what i don't want for others!!) What does that look like. It looks like 20% down, yes it is true! OH, also this can be done in less than 24 months if you are currently earning $45K a year or more...i promise, i am living proof of this. HOW you ask...well please read many, all, most of my blogs i write. This topics is so close to my heart there is little that comes in the way of my desire to help others understand.
Here is a blog i wrote about those who think 3.5% down is enough...UGH
Here is a blog about how to get 20% in less than 24 months!!
Enjoy! Best of luck to you. PS, you don't need luck with you good credit and good job, you just need patience!