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down payment

the deposit paid on an item purchased on hire-purchase, mortgage, etc.
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Their focus on growth could lead them to start accepting lower downpayments as soon as allowed.
A good number of homebuyers usually prefer a low downpayment scheme as this means that they don't need to shell out a huge amount just to get started on their dream home.
In giving an example of how DBKL might lose out if the sale of the parcels of land went through, the mayor said it would still benefit DBKL to refund a 10 per cent downpayment of RM40 million and a pay a compensation of RM40 million for an aborted sale of 12.9 hectares of land to a textile retailer in Cheras
That means the buyer with a maximum mortgage would face a downpayment of 73 percent.
Also of concern to NAHB are proposals by six federal agencies that would establish a "Qualified Residential Mortgage" (QRM) standard featuring a minimum 20% downpayment. This downpayment requirement, the association warns, would keep homeownership out of reach for most first-time home buyers and middle-class households.
But Solidere, according to merchants, breached the contract through the use of different excuses and paid traders back all the downpayments.
This diversification would be greatly limited if the conventional lender, to meet competition, were required to forego the principles of sound mortgage lending, and write almost all mortgages for 30-year maturities with little or no downpayments. In time of economic stress, the conventional lender would be able to absorb losses only to the extent of his reserve strength, whereas the FHA could, if necessary, rely on the U.S.
Rakeen will absorb the loss of the downpayments, Atta Allah said.
NAA/NMHC are opposing efforts to overturn the recent Congressional ban of so-called "charity" downpayment assistance schemes.
Lenders are compensated with higher mortgage interest rates--about 2 percentage points higher during the period from 1995 to 2003-higher origination fees, larger downpayments, and prepayment penalties.
These special loan programs are designed to make it easier for would-be buyers to qualify for a mortgage loan including low downpayments of just 3%.
gage insurance programs made low downpayments possible.