Speak to a few lender's and weigh out your options. Most lenders I have worked with generally require 15-20% down. If you can prove you have a steady income, have good credit scores, and have money for a downpayment you should be fine.
Problems related to the lender as Bernard stated.
If looking you are looking at a rental property for investment reasons, it would greatly benefit you to look for a single family detached property instead of an apartment or townhome. Detached properties sell faster and have better resale values than townhomes do.
Well put wetdawgs. I would have to say your credit score is one of the most important factors here.
Most banks require roughly 20% down. With great credit history and continuous yearly income, you should have no problem finding a loan anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of the $150k house/condo.
Well put Johnny.Yes you will have no problem getting the help of a Realtor, however, it may be harder to find a lender willing to work with you.
Contact a Zillow Representative and they will assist you.
I am an investor and personally know of many other investors who have purchased a home with less than 20% down. It all depends on what you are qualified for.
Hardwood is the way to go. The majority of buyers (atleast from what I have seen) prefer hardwood over tile. It is up to you, however, go with the hardwood if you are concerned about resale.
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