7. Bank Risk.
Banks also consider the risk associated with lending when determining down payment requirements. A higher down payment reduces the bank's risk because you have more equity in the home, making it less likely that you'll default on your mortgage. This is why banks often offer more favorable terms, such as lower interest rates, to borrowers with larger down payments. Conversely, smaller down payments may result in higher interest rates and additional insurance requirements to mitigate the bank's risk.
8. Credit History.
Your credit history plays a pivotal role in the homebuying process. Lenders use your credit score and credit history to assess your creditworthiness. A higher credit score typically allows you to qualify for more favorable mortgage terms, including lower interest rates. If you have a strong credit history, you may have more flexibility in negotiating a lower down payment. Conversely, a less-than-ideal credit history may lead to higher interest rates and stricter down payment requirements.
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