Down Payment

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Down Payment, from most recent to least.

Buyers Week: How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a House?

Buyers Week: How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a House?

UrbanTurf Staff | March 14th 2017

To kick off Buyers Week, UrbanTurf provides a brief outline of some of the up-front costs associated with buying a home. ... read »

DC Will Launch Improvements to First-Time Homebuyer Programs in 2017

DC Will Launch Improvements to First-Time Homebuyer Programs in 2017

Nena Perry-Brown | December 13th 2016

Yesterday, Mayor Bowser announced several changes to DC's homebuyer programs which intend to make first-time purchases simpler and more affordable. ... read »

Downpayment Assistance for Higher Income Buyers: A Follow-Up Q&A

Downpayment Assistance for Higher Income Buyers: A Follow-Up Q&A

Shilpi Paul | July 22nd 2013 | 4 Comments

Last week, UrbanTurf wrote about a new program from DC's Housing Finance Agency that targets higher income home buyers. A few of our commenters had... read »

New DC Program Offers Down Payment Assistance To Higher Income Buyers

New DC Program Offers Down Payment Assistance To Higher Income Buyers

Shilpi Paul | July 17th 2013 | 38 Comments

A new city program seeks to help potential homeowners who have good salaries and the intention to stay in DC, but not enough savings to put down a... read »

CityLIFT Program Offers Down Payment Grants To Prospective Homeowners

CityLIFT Program Offers Down Payment Grants To Prospective Homeowners

Shilpi Paul | October 3rd 2012

New homeowners in DC and Prince George's County may be eligible for a $20,000 grant to help with their down payment. This weekend at the Convention... read »

A Wedding Registry for Home Buyers

A Wedding Registry for Home Buyers

UrbanTurf Staff | August 12th 2011 | 2 Comments

TIME this week reported on a little-known gem of a program from HUD that allows newlyweds to put cash wedding gifts from their friends and family... read »

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: What Are the Best Methods to Save for a Down Payment?

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: What Are the Best Methods to Save for a Down Payment?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 8th 2011 | 19 Comments

In this installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a reader who is starting to set aside money for a down payment on a home inquires if UrbanTurf readers... read »

NASA’s 100% Financing Not Just For Rocket Scientists

NASA’s 100% Financing Not Just For Rocket Scientists

Mark Wellborn | May 17th 2011

In April, the NASA Federal Credit Union announced a promotion that offers borrowers 100 percent financing for primary home purchases up to $650,000... read »

20 Percent Down Payments Required?

20 Percent Down Payments Required?

UrbanTurf Staff | March 2nd 2011 | 25 Comments

An article in The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that a group of government agencies are backing a proposal that would require a 20 percent... read »

FHA Announces Numerous Changes

FHA Announces Numerous Changes

Mark Wellborn | January 20th 2010 | 2 Comments

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a series of changes that are aimed at replenishing its dwindling reserves, and unfortunately those... read »

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The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
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Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
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