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  • Freddie Mac takes aim at FHA with widespread expansion of 3% down mortgages

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    It’s been more than three years since Freddie Mac rolled out a conventional mortgage that only required a 3% down payment for certain borrowers. But now, Freddie Mac is about to supercharge its 3% down program and launch a widespread expansion of the offering that puts Freddie Mac in direct competition for mortgage business with the FHA.
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  • Freddie Mac kills 1% down payment mortgages

    Borrowers must now use their own money for entire 3% down
    Freddie Mac announced it is changing the requirements to its low down payment mortgage program and will no longer allow lenders to contribute gifts or grants to reach the 3% down requirement. Borrowers must now front the entire 3% down payment from their personal funds, meaning the industry can say goodbye to the 1% down mortgage, at least from Freddie Mac.
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  • Bank of America doubles down on 3% down mortgages without insurance

    Expands "Affordable Loan Solution" for low- and moderate-income homebuyers
    Earlier this year, Bank of America, in partnership with Freddie Mac and Self-Help Ventures Fund, began offering mortgages that only required consumers to put down 3% and did not require the consumers to obtain mortgage insurance either. Bank of America said Thursday that the "Affordable Loan Solution" program is proving so successful in its first few months that the bank is doubling its annual commitment to the program – from $500 million to $1 billion.
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  • Quicken Loans now offering 1% down mortgages

    Here are the details on the program that no one is talking about
    While megabanks like Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase grabbed the headlines earlier this year by separately announcing plans to offer mortgage loans that only require a 3% down payment from the borrower, there is another major lender that is quietly requiring even less from borrowers. Unbeknownst to many in the market, Quicken Loans began offering an even better deal for borrowers late last year – a 1% down mortgage.
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  • Chase quietly launches its own 3% down mortgage lending program

    Rolls out first-time homebuyer program with Fannie Mae backing
    Prospective homebuyers, especially first-time homebuyers who struggle to save for a down payment, have a new, and significant, outlet they can now turn to when seeking a low down payment mortgage — JPMorgan Chase. Not be outdone by Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase also recently launched its own 3% down mortgage program, albeit much more quietly.
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  • Bank of America now offers 3% down mortgages without mortgage insurance

    Partners with Freddie Mac, Self-Help Ventures Fund
    Bank of America unveiled a new affordable mortgage program that offers consumers the option of putting as little as 3% down and requires no mortgage insurance. The program does not involve the Federal Housing Administration, whose program has recently undergone a lot of scrutiny from big banks.
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