Monthly Archives: May 2021

Bill would allow teachers and first responders to access a mortgage with no down payment

MPs introduced a bill that would give teachers and first responders a no-down mortgage option. (iStock) Members of the House of Representatives recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would empower teachers and first responders – including law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics – access to a mortgage without …

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Do VA loans require a down payment?

One of the main advantages of the VA loan is that borrowers are not required to make a down payment. If you have money, however, saving money has major benefits. Under the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits program, borrowers eligible for VA-guaranteed mortgages – which include most active-duty military and …

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Reston Home Insider: Busting Common Down Payment Myths

Tell a well-meaning friend or relative that you’re buying a house and be prepared for a ton of advice. Some of these may be good, but the old idea that it takes 20% down payment to buy a house just isn’t true. Susan Ciapparelli, Senior Lending Officer at American Security …

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Buying a business: beyond the down payment

While liquidity of 20 to 30 percent of the price is common, lenders can be flexible and there are options to access any additional financing needed. When you buy a business, the size of your down payment matters because it impacts your finances for years to come. While there is …

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