Down Payment towards a house

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A down payment is the amount of money, including initial deposit, you put towards the purchase price of a home.
Many times, especially the first time time buyers comes up with the question of how much down payment. They will ask, can I buy a property with 5% down payment? The following scenarios will clear your doubts.
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  • For homes that cost up to $500,000, the minimum down payment is 5%
  • For homes that cost between $500,000 and $1,000,000, the minimum down payment is 5% of the first $500,000 plus 10% of the remaining balance
  • For homes that cost over $1,000,000, the minimum down payment is 20%

For down payments of less than 20%, home buyers are required to purchase mortgage default insurance.

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