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2019-11-18 08:08:03
Myths Holding Back Home Buyers in Tooele County Utah
Buying a HouseThis post is all about unmasking some of the myths holding back home buyers in Tooele County Utah.
Actually these misunderstandings are not found only in folks hoping to buy a house in Tooele, they are items that effect housing sales all over the country.

In fact, this article sent to me by Keeping Current Matters contains data that references all parts of the country.

Read about the 2 myths outlined in the KCM post; IE: 

  1. Down Payment
  2. FICO Score
Next I will link up to an article written by Lori Zinn @ REALTOR.COM that might be helpful. Lori discusses 9 additional items that could be holding home buyers back.

These tips about home buying myths should clear the way for you to begin searching for that Tooele County property that best suits the needs of your family.


2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers | MyKCM

In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also reveals,

 “Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles faced by first-time home buyers. Dispelling the 20 percent down payment myth could open the path to homeownership for many more.”

 Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment”

Buyers often overestimate how much they need to qualify for a home loan. According to the same article:

“Americans still overestimate the qualifications needed to get a mortgage, resulting in qualified potential buyers not even considering homeownership. Indeed, the Urban Institute report revealed that 16 percent of consumers believed that the minimum down payment required by lenders is 20 percent or more, and another 40 percent didn’t know at all.”

While many potential buyers still think they need to put at least 20% down for the home of their dreams, they often don’t realize how many assistance programs are available with as little as 3% down. With a little research, many renters may actually be able to enter the housing market sooner than they ever imagined.

Myth #2: “I Need a 780 FICO® Score or Higher”

In addition to down payments, buyers are also often confused about the FICO® score it takes to qualify for a mortgage, believing a ‘good’ credit score is 780 or higher.

To debunk this myth, let’s take a look at Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report, which focuses on recently closed (approved) loans.2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers | MyKCMAs indicated in the chart above, 50.23% of approved mortgages had a credit score of 500-749.

Bottom Line

Whether buying your first home or moving up to your dream home, knowing your options will make the mortgage process easier. Believe it or not – your dream home may already be within your reach.

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