First Time Loans

Most first-time buyers can qualify for a mortgage loan, but they may need help from parents to make the down payment or closing costs on their home. There are loan programs that minimize the down payment and closing costs for first-time buyers. These programs usually require that 3 to 5 percent of the purchase price come from the buyers' funds, not from a loan or gift. Most lenders ask for the last three months' bank records. The borrower will be asked to reveal the origin of any large deposits. If the money comes from the homebuyer's parents, the lender may not consider those funds when qualifying the buyers. 

Parents who are planning to help their children finance a home should transfer any funds several months before the house-hunting process begins. If it is a loan rather than a gift, a formal re-payment agreement should be drawn up between parents and children to eliminate potential misunderstandings or future complications with either estate.
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As a Phoenix native and lifetime resident Brad Turk's knowledge of the area and local community is one of his strongest assets. Brad has built a solid reputation for success by understanding what home really means. If you asked a group of people to define what home means to them, you might be surprised at their answers - they would be as diverse as the people themselves. Home means different things to different people - it's where you live your life, nurture your dreams, and reap the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. Handling every detail with ease and expertise, Brad's successful real estate transactions are the result of strong negotiating skills, market knowledge and industry experience. Add innovative marketing, fresh concepts, and a genuine understanding of the real estate process, and you will quickly see why Brad Turk and his team of experts consistently deliver results that exceed client expectations. Honest, passionate and dependable, Brad Turk and his team are the consummate real estate professionals who can handle all of your real estate needs. Whether you're moving around the corner or across town, if it's time to move on with your life...it's time to call Brad Turk.


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