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Need Help With Your Howell Down Payment? Consider These Unconventional Strategies

Dated: August 5 2022

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Having a large down payment can make it easier to buy a home. But if your savings account isn’t where you’d like it to be, that doesn’t mean you can’t come up with a solid down payment; you just might need to think outside of the box.

So what are some out-of-the-box strategies you might be able to use to get the down payment you need to buy your Howell dream home?

recent article from realtor.com outlined lesser-known strategies potential Howell homebuyers can leverage to come up with a down payment, including:

  • Tap into your IRA. If you’re a first-time Howell homebuyer, you can withdraw money from your IRA for a down payment, without having to pay the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty or restore the funds to your account. (Just keep in mind you will have to pay taxes on whatever you withdraw from your account.)
  • Explore assistance programs. Many cities, states, and nonprofit organizations offer down payment assistance programs to help certain types of people (for example, teachers, civil servants, or people below a certain income threshold) successfully purchase homes. Do your research to see if you qualify; if so, you may be able to get a solid portion of your down payment covered, which will make it easier to buy a Howell home.
  • Talk to your employer. Some companies have employee-assisted housing programs that offer employees low-interest (or even zero-interest!) loans to help them purchase a home. While this certainly isn’t a perk that every employer offers, if you think it may be something your company offers, talk to your supervisor or human resources department to see if you qualify.
  • Hopefully a couple of these out-of-the-box strategies might be able to help you with the down payment you need to buy your Howell dream home and as always, if you have any questions and would like to speak with a Howell Real Estate Agent contact Van today and I would love the opportunity to partner with you! 810-936-3251
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Van Braun

American Associates Realtors is a licensed Broker in the state of Michigan and is a leading authority on Fenton, Michigan Area Real Estate. After 37 year’s of Service our Love for the Communitie....

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