How much do I really need to save for a downpayment?With my husband fresh out of medical training, we have plenty of monthly income, but no cash on hand for a downpayment. With 3 kiddo's in a 3 bdr 1 bath 1500 sq ft, 140k house, we really need more space. We are looking for something in the $350k range. We estimate that it will take us a full year to save up 5% of that amount for a downpayment, are there options for spending less on a downpayment so we can get the space that we need sooner?March 16 2012 - Saint Louis00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.