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down payment

the deposit paid on an item purchased on hire-purchase, mortgage, etc.
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Each year, the Bank allocates 10% of its prior year's earnings for such activities through its Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and its Downpayment Plus(R) Program (DPP(R)).
Scott Syphax, President and CEO of Nehemiah Corporation of America, the largest and oldest private downpayment assistance provider.
Current law requires homebuyers seeking FHA loans to make at least a 3% down payment on their homes, but permits them to receive some or all of the downpayment amount as gifts from charities.
If they cannot be made with reasonable safety, they should not be made by conventional lenders nor should they be insured or guaranteed by the government agency, although there are some social or public policy situations in which it is proper to consider some departure from the suggested minimum 10% downpayment.
50 per cent interest after making a downpayment of 20-30 per cent.
NMHC analysis of HUD data shows, however, that risk-based premiums will not protect the FHA because households with the highest credit scores required by the bill are still twice as likely to default if they use seller-financed downpayment assistance.
It had been offering up to $10,000 in downpayment assistance.
questioned Jackson about the FHA zero downpayment proposal, in particular about the possibility that it will lead to increased default rates.
MBA PRAISED PRESIDENT BUSH FOR signing the American Dream Downpayment Act.
recently approved the administration's proposed American Dream Downpayment Act of 2003 (H.
The small share of refinancings insured by the FHA is not surprising because households that refinance often have sufficient equity in their homes and have accumulated enough other assets to cover the larger downpayment typically required for a conventional mortgage.
Lowering the downpayment has had an effect on resales.