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Down Payment & Closing Costs

Homebuyers will need two types of funds to purchase their home⁠: a down payment and closing costs.

A down payment is money a buyer must invest up-front toward the home they are financing with a mortgage loan. Buyers typically put down anywhere from 3% – 20% of their home purchase price, depending on the terms of their loan. Closing costs are the amount of money needed to complete a home purchase. These costs can average between 5% – 8% of a home’s purchase price (in addition to down payment funds) and typically include title, recording, and inspection fees; property taxes, and other escrow funds. The following programs can assist homebuyers with their down payment and closing costs.

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