September 7th, 2021 6:32 PM by Daniel Poulos
You Need 25% Down to Finance a Condo.
Many major lenders restrict condo financing BUT…
Although FHA financing is generally not
available, conventional loans with as little as 1-3% down can be used to purchase most condos as a primary
The condo association must carry adequate
insurance for replacement value, have no major pending litigation against the
association and have collect reserves of 10% of gross revenue in their yearly
budget. Other less likely restrictions
may also apply.
You Need a 660 Credit Score for Mortgages
with Less than 20% Down
It’s not unusual for many lenders to set higher
credit score requirements BUT…
Conventional financing is available with 5% down
with a 620 credit score
FHA financing with 3.5% is available with a 580 score
You Need to Wait 4-7 Years after a
Bankruptcy, Short Sale or Foreclosure
Conventional and FHA loans require those waiting
Non-Prime loans require no waiting period with 20% down
down the waiting period is only 12
Rates are higher but it’s a perfect loan to buy
now before prices go higher and refinance later
The lesson to be learned is "Do not take NO for an answer" before speaking with Danny Poulos and the Elite Lending Team at Milestone Mortgage!
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