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Zero-down payment mortgages are back

Zero-down payment mortgages are back

They were all the rage — then the scourge — of the housing boom and bust. Now they’re back, big time: Home mortgages that require tiny or zero-down payments from buyers. Several major lenders...

Zero-down payment mortgages are back
Ken Harney

Insurance for your down payment coming soon

When you put down thousands of dollars to purchase a home, you’re taking a potentially serious financial risk: You could lose some or all of that money if the value of the house declines...

Insurance for your down payment coming soon
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Private lenders offer 5% down payments to unseat FHA

Mortgage lenders are throwing cash-poor homebuyers a bone in the form of new loans that require down payments of only 5...

Private lenders offer 5% down payments to unseat FHA
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30 percent down payment minimums? Don’t rule it out

Federal agencies haven’t been functioning much this month, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could...

30 percent down payment minimums? Don’t rule it out
NJ homebuyers face hefty down payments

NJ homebuyers face hefty down payments

Prospective homebuyers in New Jersey are facing the highest down payment rate in the country and are being asked to put down an average 13.71 percent of the total purchase price, according to a...

NJ homebuyers face hefty down payments

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