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Down Payment Requirements For South Florida

Authored by Guest Contributor James Venney.

Imagine, it’s just days before your closing and you get a call from your lender who you thought was taking care of your mortgage….”we are sorry to inform you that you will need to make an additional 10% down payment in order to complete your purchase”.  Unfortunately hundreds of potential buyers are getting this call every week in South Florida because they have chosen a lender that is not up to speed on loan to value restrictions in our area.

If you are buying in Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Weston or anywhere in the Tri-County area the down payment requirmenets for South Florida sometimes differ from other parts of the country.  Of course there are certain exceptions to every rule but know what those exceptions are and when they are applicable is not something that every lender has taken the time to explore.

Below is a break down loan type,  occupancy type and property type.

Conventional Non-conforming Financing – “Jumbo Loans”

Single family homes ~Primary residence – require a 20% down payment to a loan amount of $1 million, a 25% down payment to a loan amount of $1.5 million and 30% payment beyond $1.5 million.  Financing up to 100% of the purchase price is available with deposit relationships and/or pledge assets. 

Second homes ~ require a 25% down payment to a loan amount of $1million, 30% to a loan amount of $1.5 million or more.  Financing up to 100% of the purchase price is available with deposit relationships and/or pledge assets.

Condominiums ~ Primary residence – require a 20% down payment to a loan amount of $1 million, a 25% down payment to a loan amount of $1.5 million and 30% payment beyond $1.5 million.  Financing up to 100% of the purchase price is available with deposit relationships and/or pledge assets.

Second homes ~ require a 25% down payment to a loan amount of $1million, 30% to a loan amount of $1.5 million or more.  Financing up to 100% of the purchase price is available with deposit relationships and/or pledge assets.

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