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At Stanford Federal Credit Union, we offer purchase loan programs with as little as a 5% down payment (maximum loan amounts apply) depending on your individual financial needs. You’ll also want to consider additional funds needed for closing costs, as well as any lender reserve requirements. Example: If you’re purchasing a $700,000 home, you would need $35,000 for a 5% down payment.
Getting your funds together for a down payment is probably the biggest hurdle for many first-time home buyers. You may already be worth more than you realize. When calculating your available assets, be sure to consider ALL of the following sources:
What if it doesn’t add up to the right amount? Don’t give up hope. There are ways to make it work:
Gifts from immediate family members are also an acceptable source of down payment. We’ll ask you for the contact information of the gift giver, as well as the donor’s relationship to you. Prior to closing your loan, we’ll verify receipt and deposit of the gift funds.
If you’ll be withdrawing funds from a 401(K) or retirement account to fund your down payment, we’ll probably ask you to show evidence that you have the funds available by providing a recent statement. We may also need to verify whether or not repayment is required. If repayment is required, it’s not a problem. We’ll just consider that monthly payment when making your loan decision.