Down Payment Vs Deposit - How Much?

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Down Payment Vs Deposit - How Much?

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Down payment is not to be confused with deposit

How much deposit do you need?

This amount tends to be approximately 5% of the purchase price or some even dollar amount close to that figure.

$700,000 purchase = (700,000 x 5%) =  $35,000.

$1,000,000 purchase = (1,000,000 x 5%) = $50,000
$1,200,000 purchase = (1,200,000 x 5%) =  $60,000

How much down payment do you need?

The following gives you a typical breakdown of a down payment required for home purchases.  The structure is 5% for the first $500,000 and 10% on the remaining amount of purchase price.  Please note that this is a guideline only and it is important to consult with a Mortgage Broker/provider for exact amounts for your circumstances.   Contact us for an introduction to a top mortgage specialist.
For example, homes priced at the following amounts would require the following down payments: 
$700,000 purchase = (500,000 x 5%) + (200,000 x 10%) = $25K + $20K = $45,000.
$1,000,000 purchase = (500,000 x 5%) + (500,000 x 10%) = $25K + $50K = $75,000
$1,200,000 purchase = (500,000 x 5%) + (700,000 X 10%) = $25K + $70K = $95,000

Remember, the amount of deposit is deducted from the amount of down payment you will need (less lawyer & other fees - for full details request a copy of our buyer package today - use the contact us form below or call!).
Deposit is needed to secure your offer on the property you are purchasing.
Down payment is required by your Mortgage provider who is loaning you the balance of funds to purchase your home.

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