Coming Soon: 3-Percent-Down Mortgages

The new program is aimed at first-time buyers

December 9, 2014

In a few days – Dec. 13, to be exact – first-time buyers can get a mortgage with just 3 percent down from lenders, and guaranteed by Fannie Mae, The Washington Post reports.


Freddie Mac will offer a similar option on March 23. In an effort to bring more first-time buyers into the market, the low down payment mortgages are aimed at borrowers who have not owned a primary residence within the past three years.


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