The amount you have available for a down payment will affect what types of loans for which you can qualify. Down payments typically range from 0 to 20 percent of the sales price for the property. Of course the more money you put down typically the lower your payment will be so it never hurts to have as much money saved up as possible when entering into a real estate sales contract. However, you may qualify to buy a home with a low or no down payment option. Often times finding the right loan program is all about down payment.
*Down payment and terms shown are for informational purposes only and are not intended as an advertisement or commitment to lend. Not all borrowers will qualify.
WARNING: We document everything these days. Take extra care to document the sources for any monies to be used for the down payment or closing costs.[/col][/row]
When we start talking appraisals it can get confusing. As lenders, we learn what’s important for getting the loan closed. Realtors put their market analysis hat on when they think about them. Neither is correct. Look at it this way, an appraiser is in a profession in and of it’s self. Appraisers are licensed and trained to look at property values in a pretty specific way. On top of that the different loan programs all have different “rules” the appraiser must follow. Then at the end of the day its not a specific formula but a matter of opinion. That’s why we always tell people we could order 5 appraisals on a property and we would get 5 different sets of results. During this event we are going to go over many of the things the appraisers look at, how they analyze the property, and some of the different variables that come into play across different loan programs. If you are looking for a deeper understanding of how appraisers think this is a must attend event.
Here is a list of some of the things we will cover during the event:Visit Jeremy's Blog