|Real Estate Information|
Buying a Home with Zero Down Payment in Irvine, CA
Years ago, the only person that could buy a home in Irvine with zero down payment using a new purchase money loan were Veterans of War (called a VA loan). In the past several years, there has been an explosion of new loan programs designed to fit most any buyers circumstances. Today, most anyone can buy a home with zero down payment if they have sufficient income and decent credit.
There are three factors that determine if you have sufficient income to purchase a home with zero down payment, and they are: Purchase price of the home, Interest rates, and debt to income ratio that the mortgage program requires. These three factors are interrelated as described below.
The debt to income ratio is the monthly mortgage payment of the zero down loan, divided by your monthly gross income (not your net take home income). This ratio can vary from 35% to 50% dependent upon the loan program, and your credit score. The monthly mortgage payment is determined by the purchase price, current interest rates, and the type of mortgage program, such as 15 versus 30 years, fixed versus adjustable interest rate, etc. There is another ratio that mortgage lenders look at which is the total debt to income ratio which is too complicated to discuss here. This ratio also analysis other debts that you may have such as car payments, credit card payments, etc.
You're your credit rating is reported by three different reporting agencies called Experian (formerly TRW), EquiFAx, and TransUnion. Your rating is boiled down to a single number, called your FICO score. An excellent FICO score would be about 800 and higher, and good score is about 700 to 800, an average rating is about 600 to 700, and a poor FICO score is below 600. Some mortgage lenders even have some zero down loan programs for borrowers with poor credit ratings at somewhat higher interest payments and lower debt to income ratios.
We are sometimes asked if you can buy a home with no money at all. The answer is no under most circumstances. Even thought the down payment is zero, there are sill some closing costs. Closing costs are typically comprised of loan origination fees, loan processing fees, possibly loan points, Appraisal fee, ALTA title policy, and escrow fee. But there are other options. We can sometimes negotiate with the seller of the home to pay for a large part of your closing costs. Our best result to date, is we helped a buyer purchase a Condo in Irvine and their total out of pocket cash expense was $795! The buyer was a single woman, who was a first time buyer, using a zero down loan that we found for her, and her credit was average. We were able to convince the seller into paying for all of her closing costs except for $795. That home owner now has over $50,000 equity in her home which she can keep tax free if she were to sell that home today!
If you would like to learn more about buying a home in Irvine with Zero down or low down payment, contact Vincent Bindi at 949-388-3396.
Mr. Bindi is a Real Estate Broker with Keller-Williams Realty and has been selling real estate since 1989. Mr. Bindi has sold over 800 homes in his career and specializes in working with home buyers throughout South Orange County, including the cities of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Dana Point, San Clemente and surrounding communities. He holds California Broker License, and has previously held a General Contractors license and manufactured Home dealers license, and has a Bachelors of Science degree from University of Missouri and a Masters of Science degree from Purdue. Mr. Bindi is available for questions or consultation regarding home sales in south Orange County. Or visit his website to search the Orange County MLS.
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
10 Top Considerations For Those Buying Property Abroad
Are you one of a growing number of people considering buying a second home in the sun, an idyllic home from home abroad or a lucrative investment property overseas? If so you're not alone! Statistics show that globally we're all on the move with a recent survey by YouGov revealing that 55% of adult Britons were "seriously considering settling in another country" and the British Centre for Future Studies predicting that by 2020 one tenth of the current British population will be living or working abroad!Add to this the fact that there was a 250% increase between 2000 and 2004 in the number of Britons buying property abroad solely for investment purposes, that over one and a quarter million Brits own second homes in Spain and France already and that the Office for National Statistics in the UK recently revealed that 200,000 Britons go overseas yearly with the intention of remaining for at least twelve months, and you can see that the passion for buying that dream home abroad is universal.But what's fuelling this ever growing interest in the overseas property market?Well, despite reports to the contrary the UK housing market is seemingly ever on the up and those Britons who're acquiring massive levels of equity through their residential property are considering selling up, buying abroad and establishing a pension fund simply on the back of what they have left over from their house sale.
Making it affordable: Nine tips for first time home buyers
It seems that everyone loves a good real estate story. The media is filled with reports about soaring property values and home owners of modest means becoming instant millionaires when they sell.
Home Staging Strategies
Who are you preparing your home to sell to?You, as a home seller, have two initial choices.1.
Basic Tips for First Time Home Buyers
Choosing a first home can be a daunting task, but following a few key steps makes it a lot less confusing.An essential part of the process for every home buyer is to simply do the math.
Grab Quick Profits As Real Estate Prices Soar
Real estate values rise and fall in cycles. Currentlyhome prices are nearing a top in many areas.
European Second Home Prices Wilt in Drought
Spain and Portugal have suffered one of their worst droughts on record this summer, with consequences from empty swimming pools for the tourist to economic disaster for farmers losing their crops and livestock.Roger Munns, Managing Director of Tribune Properties, predicts that property prices in the two European countries could drop as much as fifteen per cent in some areas as more owners decide to put their villas and apartments on the market.
Where is Florida Investment Property
Florida Investment Property - Why Investing is a Wise DecisionThere are many reasons to purchase investment property in Florida, the foremost being value appreciation. Property values generally rise while debt decreases; making real estate purchases a good investment.
Relocation Humor: Why I Bought A House
The Rental Experience in South FloridaReaders: This is based on a true experience -- only slightly exaggerated -- part of my life of adventure.If I had read my own book, Making the Big Move, and followed my own advice, none of this would have happened! A word to the wise .
Real Estate Investing Deals That SkyRocket Your Net Worth 10-Fold
Consider these parameters for a real estate deal:Property Value: $250,000 Purchase Price: $160,000 Repairs: $2,500If you analyze the numbers, you see that the equity available in this deal is $87,500 (Property Value minus Purchase Price minus Repairs).So here's a hypothetical question for you: Assuming that the information above is accurate, and the property is located in an area that you view as acceptable and/or favorable, then:If I offered to give you this deal in exchange for $10,000 in cash, would you do it?Remember - this is hypothetical.
Buying Foreclosures - Knowing Why Helps You Buy
One big potential deal-killer in buying foreclosures is the homeowner. If the homeowner does not trust you, buying their home (even at a foreclosure auction) can become a greater challenge.
Dont Buy Ugly Houses!
Ugly houses can be great investments, but we don't buy them. We understand that there are lots of valid ways to make money investing in real estate.
Important Facts For Home Buyers
If you are considering buying a home or have spent many years saving in preparation of buying a home, the questions and process involved in buying a home can be extremely stressful. As exciting as it is to begin looking for your new home, there are many unexpected costs and details to be considered before contacting a real estate agent.
How To Create A House Buying Wish List For Your Dream Home
Buying a house is one of the most exciting things you will ever do. But there are LOTS of little details involved - details which can be very costly if they are overlooked.
Build Your Retirement By Investing In Real Estate
Most people buy one or two properties. One is their primary residence and sometimes they have a vacation home.
Cutting Edge Real Estate: Is There Anything New? Part 1
The world of real estate has pretty much stayed the same for decades. It's no different today than it was 50 years ago.
How to Attract Clients in Residential Real Estate
Doesn't it seem like everyone you know has a friend, relative, or acquaintance that is a realtor? How could anyone, especially someone new to the industry, possibly achieve success when faced with this much competition?The answer begins to appear when you consider the following questions:How many licensed real estate agents have the talents required for success in sales?How many have been trained in effective selling techniques?How many know how to prospect effectively?How many know which questions to ask to determine the factors that are most important to each prospect's buying decision?How many take their profession seriously and are willing to put in the effort and hours that are required to build a successful business?How many of them regularly sell multiple houses per month?The 80/20 rule definitely applies to residential real estate. In fact, some statistics suggest the ratio is more like 90/10 (where 90% of home sales are made by just 10% of realtors), with the vast majority of home sales by the top 1%!So, how can a novice realtor attract clients? By building his or her credibility and relationships.
Buying Your First Investment Property
"Begin With The End In Mind"I first heard the phrase "Begin with the end in mind" in a Steven Covey book called "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". This expression makes a lot of sense because the fact is, you can't get where you're going, unless you know where you want to go.
Negative Gearing - It's Not to Your Benefit!
The concept of negative gearing has been originally developed to encourage real estate investment in Australia by allowing any income losses from property investment to be deductible from other income as a tax benefit. This means that the taxable income of the owner will be reduced after the deduction and therefore the total tax payable is also reduced.
Negotiating A Short Sale - The High Road to Huge Foreclosure Profits
Buying foreclosures can be extremely profitable for real estate investors. However, most of these homeowners are mortgaged to the hilt.
Do You Have the Correct Home Buyer Mindset to be Buying a Home?
By learning what you need to know and preparing how to purchase a home ahead of time, you will be less likely to become so enamored with a particular property that you fall into the traps and the pitfalls that are so often the result of IDM, or Irrational Decision Making.Do not allow your emotions to come before sound and rational reasoning when making the decision to purchase a home.
home | site map | Blog |
Exchange Links Here | Links page |