CREATIVE FINANCING: HOW CAN YOU GET INTO YOUR NEW HOME WITH LESS MONEY DOWN?

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It was a year of firsts: In 2015, Kristian and Michele Klein welcomed their first child, a daughter, and bought their first home — a freshly renovated four-bedroom Cape Cod in Glen Head, N.Y.

But instead of making a traditional down payment of 20 percent — the magic amount often needed to avoid the added cost of mortgage insurance — they put down just 10 percent, still a significant sum, on their $685,000 house. Yet they managed to circumvent the insurance, saving more than $250 a month.

How did they do it? They took out one loan equal to 80 percent of the purchase price, and another loan for 10 percent — something that has traditionally been called a piggyback loan or a second mortgage.

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Keith Kaplan

CalBRE #01933707
Sothebys International Realty
9255 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA   90069

keith.kaplan@sothebyshomes.com

310-646-7791

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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