Getting that Second Home Just Got Easier – Down Payment Requirements are Falling

Looking for a second home or vacation home but have been stymied by the 20 percent down payment required? It looks like help is on the way.

Received a note from the good folks at Sterling Mortgage that 10 percent financing for second homes and vacation homes here in the Phoenix market now is available for the first time in about a year. Which goes to prove that lending, like everything, runs in cycles. One day it’s more conservative, the next day some are willing to take risks other are not.

I’ve got feelers out with other lenders to see if they’re following suit but my guess it’s only a matter of time … once one lender crawls out on that ledge, others are sure to follow.

Stay tuned …

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at

1 Comment

  • BawldGuy 8 years ago

    I often wonder if lenders experience the same thing women do with labor pain — they forget it, so don’t fear what got them in that condition in the first place.

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