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Purchase a home with a 3% downpayment

Freddie Mac's New 3% Down Program | Keeping Current Matters

Today, Freddie Mac is scheduled to start buying mortgages with down payments of only three percent – the first time down payments have been this low on Freddie Mac loans in nearly five years. The program is called Freddie Mac Home Possible AdvantageSM.

In a recent Executive Perspectives, Dave Lowman EVP, Single-Family Business Freddie Mac, explained the potential impact this program will have on the housing market:

“There’s a new reason Realtors and lenders may expect more qualified borrowers at the closing table during this spring’s home buying season. In addition to low mortgage rates and rising job growth, the down payment hurdle is starting to shrink for creditworthy borrowers, including first-time homebuyers.” 

And the mortgage industry agrees with Mr. Lowman. In a recent survey of mortgage originators by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), it was revealed that most loan officers believe the move to a lower down payment will increase access to mortgage credit. Here are that survey’s findings:

Down Payment Survey | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

Many potential buyers are “ready and willing” to buy a home but have been afraid they may not be “able” because of a lack of adequate savings for a down payment. Check with a local real estate or mortgage professional to understand what the new rules may mean to you.

About Ingrid Pasco

Ingrid is a results oriented Realtor offering her clients the best experience buying or selling a home. She always work in the best of their interests with a personal approach, respecting their goals, challenges and time frame desired for their home sale, home purchase, investment or relocation for a complete satisfaction. As a CDPE (short sale expert) and Global Property Specialist, Ingrid offers home sellers the highest marketing exposure by widely advertising their property from the smallest neighborhood perimeter to foreign countries in 20 languages. Her clients benefit from her outstanding real estate expertise and effective home value analysis to locate, negotiate, purchase a home at the right price or to sell one for the highest price in a timely manner. You will find that Ingrid is a valuable Realtor and partner engaged to your side to provide you outstanding services and results. Read her clients testimonials on her website or blog.

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