Lenders react to end of Freddie Mac 1% down payment mortgage offerings

0% down and 1% down mortgage offerings just started to gain traction in the industry before Freddie Mac announced it completely nixed the program option. So what was the goal in rolling out the 3% down or less options? Help spur homeownership and give first-time homebuyers an affordable conforming, conventional mortgage option. And according to an interview with Quicken Loans and United Wholesale Mortgage that is exactly what the programs were doing.

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