Down Payment for a home. Credit scores to purchase a home.
This is the amount you pay upfront toward your home purchase. Typically, the recommended amount is 20% of your purchase price. Under certain loan programs, a down payment amount may be as low as 3.5%. If you have served in the military, you may even be eligible for a down payment of 0%. The down payment you make will determine how much your monthly payment will be. You should take into consideration your financial situation and your financial plan, to figure out a down payment that best suits your circumstances. Check out our Mortgage Guide for the lowdown on down payments.
Your credit score is calculated by one of the three credit bureau services: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. This score is one of the main things that lenders assess in order to determine what loan options, mortgage rates and mortgage terms they can offer you. A higher credit score is favored by lenders, because it suggests that a borrower is less likely to default on the mortgage. It is always a good idea to monitor your credit report and to ensure that it is in good standing. To find out what a good credit score is, and to learn how credit scores are calculated, check out our Mortgage Guide.
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