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3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To…DO YOU?

3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To…DO YOU?

Whether you are considering the purchase of your first home or trading up to the home your family frequently fantasizes about, there are three crucial questions you must know the answer to:

  1. What is the minimum down payment required to purchase a home?

  2. What is the minimum FICO score required to qualify for a mortgage?

  3. What is the maximum Back-End DTI Ratio allowed?

A survey conducted by Fannie Mae revealed startling information: most Americans don’t know the answer to these three crucially important questions. Here is a graphic showing the results of the survey:

3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To. DO YOU? | Keeping Current Matters

The percentages are quite disturbing but can explain why so many people believe they are not eligible to purchase a home whether it is a first home or a trade-up home. Here are the actually requirements as per Fannie Mae:

3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To. DO YOU? | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

If you are considering purchasing a home, make sure you are aware of all your options before moving forward.


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  1. Tyler Chase
    Tyler Chase says:

    These may be the requirements for Fannie Mae mortgages but not for all mortgages. Some don’t require any down payment at all.

    While it is a good idea to know these answers for the particular lender from whom you want to borrow, you can’t use one company’s requirements and claim that they are they same across the board.

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