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Thu Sep 22, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
The biggest question here isn't so much "Can/Should I buy without a down payment?" but "Do I have the ability to build up savings so I can actually afford to own a home?"

You need to be looking well beyond the monthly mortgage payment and also factor in the cost of routine maintenance and those lovely, often expensive surprise repairs.

If you don't have savings now, are you going to be able to build that up after buying a house?
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Thu Aug 8, 2013
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Question from May 2009. Trulia, please bold the date or better yet, put it in red.
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Sun May 23, 2010
Elias Borjas answered:
Hello in order to get financing for a co-op or condo speak to a mortgage broker or banker. You can also speak to a real estate agent or broker that can refer you to one.
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