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Can’t afford a down payment? Don’t worry, banks and startups have a plan

Can’t afford a down payment? Don’t worry, banks and startups have a plan

As renters struggle to set aside money each month, companies are coming up with others ways for them secure...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Zero-down payment mortgages? Credit unions say yes

Who says lenders need to charge you a cash down payment when you take out a mortgage in this...

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...

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