Are you paying rent for an apartment or home that doesn’t feel like your own? Buying your first home can be intimidating, but it may be easier than you think! If you are interested in buying Yakima real estate, we are here to help! Coming up with the down payment can be the difficult part, but luckily there more options out there, all you have to do is look. Take the first step towards making your dream a reality.
We know that making monthly mortgage payments isn't the hardest part, considering you probably have some experience with paying rent. Coming up with the funds for a down payment can be the intimidating part. There are multiple low-down-payment programs available, there are even zero-down payments options available. Be sure to ask your real estate agent for more information, along with lending institutions and banks to find the best options available for you. Make some phone calls and do a little internet research and it could make the difference when it comes to financing your first home.
Home sellers may be able to work with you. Sometimes, if you can commit to a higher interest rate or even a higher asking price then the seller won’t require a down payment. You can take advantage of the assets you already own and ask your lender if you can secure a loan against them. There are pros and cons to this option, but it might work for you.
While you continue to explore your options, make sure that you keep saving money towards a down payment, even if it’s only a small amount. Everything helps contribute to your goal, and can even help convince lending institutions if you have a record of responsible savings.