Whether you are considering the purchase of your first home or trading up to the home your family frequently fantasizes about, there are three crucial questions you must know the answer to:
What is the minimum down paymentrequired to purchase a home?
What is the minimum FICO scorerequired to qualify for a mortgage?
What is the maximum Back-End DTI Ratio allowed?A survey conducted by Fannie Mae revealed startling information: most Americans don’t know the answer to these three crucially important questions. Here is a graphic showing the results of the survey:The percentages are quite disturbing but can explain why so many people believe they are not eligible to purchase a home whether it is a first home or a trade-up home. Here are the actually requirements as per Fannie Mae:
Bottom LineIf you are considering purchasing a home, make sure you are aware of all your options before moving forward.