Tag: closing costs
There are always things that you wish you had done differently. As they say, ” hindsight is 20/20/ But, when it comes to making one of the biggest purchases in your life, as a home buyer, you are better off learning as much as you can from the experiences of others. Read on to see things other home owners wish they knew before purchasing their homes.
New homebuyers are usually familiar with the idea of saving for a downpayment. However, many are surprised by fees charged at the end of the transaction. These fees are known in the real estate industry as “closing costs.”
Mortgage lenders allow financial gifts to first time home buyers that can be used towards the down payment on a home. These gift funds are a valuable tool for first time home buyers and may be used for conventional loans, FHA, USDA type loans, and even VA. However, they are most commonly seen paired with conventional and FHA type loans. In fact, many first time home buyers are happy to learn that FHA gift funds can reduce their required cash to zero!