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Down Payment Hurdles May Be Easier to Clear Than You Thought

July 7th, 2015 7:06 AM by Jackie A. Graves

Lack of funds for a down payment is the reason many people give for not buying a home. But contrary to what some believe, the down payment doesn't need to be 20% or more of the purchase price. And for eligible homebuyers, financial help with the down payment is available.

Doing some research could really pay off. Where to start?

  • Your lender or real estate professional

  • One of the 13 Freddie Mac Borrower Help Centers across the country or the national call-in Borrower Help Network, all of which offer free counseling on buying and keeping a home

  • A homebuying class or workshop offered by a not-for-profit housing organization

  • The My Home by Freddie MacSM web site, where you'll find a wealth of information, resources, and tools


Read a new "Executive Perspectives" from VP of Single-Family Affordable Lending & Access to Credit Danny Gardner to learn more about down payments and down payment assistance programs.


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Posted by Jackie A. Graves on July 7th, 2015 7:06 AM


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