Real Estate Home Mortgages/1st time home buyer


I am inheriting a substantial amount money soon and I want to get a mortgage on a home soon. I am not working and my credit is below average. I am willing to go as far as $20,000 for a down payment on a house that is worth $250,000 and I am wondering is that not enough or am I going to find something cheaper?

Underwriting guidelines require a steady income source (pension, social security, steady employment). Without that, I am not aware of any lender that will do a mortgage. You can buy a home and put down 5% down payment, so on a $250,000 primary home purchase, $20,000 is enough - assuming credit and income qualify as well. Please remember that when buying a home, you need to consider not only the down payment, but closing costs (1st year homeowner's insurance paid up front, escrows for taxes and homeowner's insurance, title costs, appraisal costs, etc.).
All the best,
- Al Rodenburg
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