how much is expected down to purchase a house?

Asked by Wentz701, Fargo, ND Fri Jul 6, 2012

We live in nd and trying to figure out a ballpark for a down payment on a house....

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Wentz701, Home Buyer, Fargo, ND
Fri Jul 6, 2012
we have been pre-approved for 150000. And we are first time home buyers. What about about a modular? Good or bad idea?
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Darrell D. D…, Agent, Schertz, TX
Fri Jul 6, 2012
That question is difficult because the down payment requirement depends on loan type....typically, you can expect 3.5% for an FHA loan, 5% for a conventional loan, 0% for a VA loan, 0% for any USDA eligible homes with a USDA loan, $100 for an eligible HUD foreclosed property.....

You can see the variances. I recommend you find a local lender to discuss your financial situation and obtain a pre-approval. If you qualify for an FHA loan, you should be good to go to locate a real estate agent and start discussing homes in your price range. An FHA approval is probably where you want to start unless you are eligible for a VA loan. The other loans I discussed (HUD $100 down program & USDA) are possible, but if you just focus on these, you may never find what you need or want.

Hope this helps.

Darrell D. Drouillard
Home Team of America
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San Antonio, Texas 78248
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