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2015 spring market outlook is rosy

The mortgage industry recently made a change to their minimum down payment for conventional loans from 5 percent to 3 percent. This would allow a borrower with good credit to buy a $200,000 home with a down payment of $6,000 instead of $10,000. Currently FHA offers a minimum down payment of 3.5 percent, but their closing costs and monthly mortgage insurance is a lot higher than what they would be for a conventional loan with 3 percent down. FHA allows for lower credit scores where conventional loans usually do not. What the industry has discovered is that borrowers with good …

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