More and more people are getting into the market for a new home, but finding a qualifying mortgage product inside their budget can be a challenge. What do you do when you need housing but you’ve not saved enough for a big down payment? 

In today’s BobMortgage Zone broadcast, our most-trusted mortgage expert, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) shares his insight about the new 3 percent down HomeOne Mortgage. Who can qualify? Are there income limits? Find out more from the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk:

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The first hurdle that a homebuyer must surmount is the down payment on their mortgage. A tidy some with all of those zeroes, due closing, can be really intimidating for first-time buyers. Where can you get all that cash to secure the home of your dreams? Our most-trusted mortgage adviser, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), tells us in today’s BobMortgage Zone

Spoiler alert! You can use cash as a gift toward your down payment at closing. But who is allowed to give you the money? Find out from the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender — Wallick & Volk — right now!

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Lombardy lane ArlingtonDid your parents help you buy your first house? I know that down payment money is not supposed to be “borrowed,” but it can be a cash gift.

Of course, with a Fannie Mae loan, you can put down as little as 3 percent for a down payment, but there are strict limits on the prices of properties.  I think this cute $165,000 1950s ranch in Westwood, Arlington would work. The giant mortgage service company that is publicly traded but also quasi owned by the Federal government went on a quest to find out what kind of assistance young adults get from their parents, and how that assistance impacts their likelihood of buying a home.

We are all bemoaning the drop in homeownership among young adults: since the Real Estate bust, homeownership rates of households headed by 25- to 34-year-olds has fallen by nearly 10 percent, to 36.9 percent in 2014, when it was almost 46 percent in 2006.Lombardy lane Arlington.jpg kitchen

Of course, 2006 was the era of easy peasy money, no income documentation loans, etc. It clearly helped young home buyers.

So do kids buy more real estate if mom and dad make it easier to get a loan because they help with the down payment?

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