In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.”
Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment”
Buyers overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a home loan. According to the First Quarter 2017 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) from Down Payment Resource, saving for a down payment was the barrier that kept 70% of renters from buying.Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource had this to say,
“There are many mortgage-ready renters today, but they don’t know it. Often, homebuyers remain sidelined for years due to the down payment.”
Many believe that they need at least 20% down to buy their dream home, but programs are available that allow buyers put down as little as 3%. Many renters may actually be able to enter the housing market sooner than they ever imagined with new programs that have emerged allowing less cash out of pocket.
Myth #2: “I Need a 780 FICO® Score or Higher to Buy”
The survey revealed that 59% of Americans either don’t know (54%) or are misinformed (5%) about what FICO® score is necessary to qualify.Many Americans believe a ‘good’ credit score is 780 or higher.To help debunk this myth, let’s take a look at Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report, which focuses on recently closed (approved) loans.As you can see in the chart above, 53.2% of approved mortgages had a credit score of 600-749.
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"We had our house on the market for one year with two different realtors. Unfortunately, we did not sell our house in that year and the realtors we used were less than ideal to work with. They were the reason our house did not sell and they made empty promises without any follow through. We spent hours trying to get them to do the job we thought a realtor should be doing, basically working to get our house sold. We were at our wits end with what to do considering our house value had gone down significantly in that year. We came across Tom when we were advised to do a short-sale on our house. Tom was skilled in short-sales but we were still hesitant about any realtor because of our previous experiences.
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