Average Down Payment On Houses Drops

  • “One silver lining of high mortgage rates and economic turmoil is that they’ve slowed competition,” Redfin Senior Economist Sheharyar Bokhari said in a statement.
  • “That means buyers are often able to purchase a home without facing a bidding war and don’t need to fork over a huge portion of their savings for a down payment to grab sellers’ attention. Today’s buyers are also able to save money in other ways: Nearly half of sellers are offering concessions, like helping pay for a mortgage-rate buydown or covering closing costs, to attract buyers.”
  • Home prices and median down payments had soared over the past three years as competition for properties accelerated.