Nearly 75% of First-Time Buyers are Putting Less Than 20% Down!

Updated: Jul 30, 2021


Nearly 75% of First-Time Buyers are Putting Less Than 20% Down!


Many potential Buyers think that in order to buy a home, you need to have 20 percent of the purchase price saved to cover a down payment. But in 2021, the majority of Buyers are successfully closing on their homes with less.


According to the most recent REALTORS® Confidence Survey, in January 2021, nearly 75 percent of first-time Buyers (74 percent) put down less than 20 percent when buying their home. And it is not just first-time Buyers that are putting down less cash up front; more than half of all Buyers (52 percent) successfully purchased a home with a down payment of less than 20 percent.


The Takeaway:

So, what does that mean for you? In today’s market, the majority of Buyers are purchasing homes with less than 20 percent down. If you have been holding off on buying a home because you thought you didn’t have enough saved, now could be a great time to reevaluate your finances—and see if buying a home with a lower down payment is the right move for you.




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