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(photo: Styron Batchelor, third from left; Loan Officer Mark Bynum, third from right; Loan Officer Assistant Jeff Jones, second from right)
While no one has ever said buying a home is a simple process, wouldn’t it be nice to reach out and press the “easy” button when it comes time to qualify for your mortgage. If you’re an active member of the military - or a veteran - qualifying for a VA home loan might be the next best thing.
If you’re a person on the go and hate mowing grass and raking leaves, maintenance-free condo living might be for you. And if you’re buying a condo with an FHA or VA loan program because of their attractive low-down payment and flexible credit qualifications, you need to be aware that the condo you are considering must be in an approved development.
Can first time home buyers find mortgages without down payments? The answer is YES! There are loans available for first time home buyer loans with zero down. You may be able to get a mortgage for the price you are paying now in rent. The two types of loans that fit this description are USDA rural development loans and VA loans.
Two of the most popular mortgage loans for first-time buyers are the USDA Rural Development loan and the VA (Veterans) Home Loan. The main reason these two loans are so popular is because both loans allow you to purchase a home with very little or no money down (also known as a Zero Down or No Down Home Loan). Zero down home loans are most common among first-time homebuyers since they are typically young married couples or single professionals who are just starting out, and haven't yet saved enough financial resources to fund a down payment.