It sounds like some incoming physicians doing their residency here have been receiving bad information about available mortgage options. The mortgage market has changed dramatically over the last two years. There are now only about a half dozen zero downpayment mortgage options now whereas two years ago there were about twice that many. (And they were dramatically more available.)
But, when you are buying a home you only need one mortgage, and if you are a physician here for your residency then relatively easy zero downpayment options are still available.
It will take some preparation and there are some limitations, but in general, the Midwest Financial Credit Union is still a good option.
- Closing before the first paycheck
- Zero downpayment
- Ignoring student loan obligations in most situations
- No PMI (but a higher interest rate to compensate for some additional risk.)
- A physician-friendly application process
Note: These loans are specifically for physicians, so they are not visible on the credit union’s website.
You can reach the Credit Union at 734.769.4621