FHA Loan Requirements
Minimum down payment needed
If you’re considering one of these loans as a way to get into the housing market, you’ll need a down payment. However, FHA loans require borrowers invest just 3.5 percent of the purchase price as a down payment, welcome news for first time buyers. And with annual insurance premiums slashed at the beginning of 2015 from 1.35 percent to just .85 percent of the loan amount, first time buyers with minimal down payments get an even better break.