Down Payment Guide

Are you getting ready to buy a home? If so, congratulations. It’s a big step. You’ve probably already learned how important the down payment is if you want to get pre-approved by a lender and have your offer accepted on your new home. But how much down payment do you need? The answer is that it depends on your situation and what kind of home you’re trying purchase. Browse through the sections below to find answers to all your down payment questions

About the Authors

  • Benjamin Feldman Director of Content

    Benjamin Feldman is the Director of Content at Unison. He enjoys helping people learn about
    the housing market and how to be a successful homeowner.

  • Michael Micheletti Director of Communications

    Michael Micheletti is the Director of Communications at Unison. He draws upon his many years of experience in real estate, taxes, and healthcare to better inform consumers.

  • Natalie Tunnard Marketing Associate

    Natalie Tunnard is a Marketing Associate at Unison. She is passionate about making home ownership accessible to more people across the U.S. and educating consumers on what options they have.

About Unison

Unison invented the home ownership investment category. In a home ownership investment, an investor provides
financing in exchange for the opportunity to share in the gain or loss in the home’s value when the
homeowner decides to sell – up to 30 years later.
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