The latest buyer move against higher rates


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In a market where homebuyers are increasingly opting for interest-reducing purchase options, down payments have just broken a surprising two-year streak. In February, the median down payment jumped to $55,640—the biggest annual percentage increase since April 2022

By the numbers:

  • In February, the median down payment across all financed home purchases hit 15% of the purchase price. That’s up from just 10% this time last year. 

  • At $55,640, the median down payment is up 24.1% YoY—largely due to higher home prices and buyers paying more up front to lower their monthly mortgage payments.

  • With a 15% down payment and a 6.79% mortgage rate, a buyer purchasing a median-priced home can now expect a monthly mortgage of $2,836. 


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