If you are on the market for a new home, you may want to look into buying a home with no money down, otherwise known as 100% financing.
The benefit of buying a home with no money down is that you will be able to use the money you normally would use for a down payment for other things, such as closing costs, or putting it toward new furniture. One of the requirements for buying a home with no money down is having excellent credit, or, at the very least, next to excellent credit.
Keep in mind, when borrowing up to 100% of the value of a home, the lender may charge you a bit more by bumping up the interest rate. The lender does this because when they approve a loan for 100% as opposed to 95%, they are taking on more of a risk. Therefore, they slightly raise the rate.
Remember, borrowing up to 100% can be very convenient if you simply don't have the money for the down payment, and we all know, we pay for convenience. Because of the slightly higher interest rate you may run into in this situation, you may want to consider shopping around for the best rate and product to fit your needs and budget.
The mortgage industry is a highly competitive one, and there are many mortgage companies out there across the United States that offer programs with the option to purchase a home with no money down. If you are not interested in doing the shopping around yourself, or simply just don't have the time, you may want to consider hiring a broker to do it for you.
Brokers have access to hundreds of lenders across the United States, making it easier to shop a few mortgage companies for you. It really wouldn't hurt to allow one of these brokers to assess your situation than let them speak with a few lenders to see what kind of deal they come back to you with. Once they have done this, you can base your consideration on the best rate and program they can get you for buying your home with no money down.
Keep in mind, mortgage brokers and lenders work on commission, so finding you a mortgage product and getting it to the table is just as important to them as it is to you. Best of luck.