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Is a Bigger Down Payment Always Better?

In the homebuying process, if you find yourself in the enviable position of having more cash than needed for a minimum down payment, it may be difficult to know just how much you should put down. A larger down payment can bring plenty of benefits, but is it always best to contribute the biggest down payment possible?  First, remember that every loan program has its own down payment requirements. FHA loans for example require a minimum of 3.5% while jumbo loans will require at least 10%. To get a conventional loan without PMI you’ll need 20%. USDA and VA, by contrast, do not requi...

September 25th, 2019 | Purchasing a Home, Preapproval, Mortgage Advice, Is a Bigger Down Payment Always Better?

Shannon Smith-Wood
Colonial Mortgage Group

3261 Old Washington Rd, Suite 1011, Waldorf, Maryland 20602
Phone: 410-798-6611 | Fax: 410-798-6618
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By refinancing your existing loan, the total finance charges may be higher over the life of the new loan.