In general, first–time buyers need to verify at least two years of income and steady employment to qualify for a home loan. Though there may be ways to qualify with less than two years of employment. Home buyers should also keep a close eye on their credit. Credit score requirements start as low as 580 for an FHA loan.
Also know, do first time home buyers get any benefits?
Buying or building your first home? You may be eligible for a $10,000 grant under the First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) scheme. The scheme is managed by Revenue NSW. You can apply for the scheme when you arrange finance to buy your home.
Moreover, how much should a first-time home buyer put down?
Realistically, most first-time home buyers have to put down at least 3 percent of the home’s purchase price for a conventional loan, or 3.5 percent for an FHA loan. To qualify for one of those zero-down first-time home buyer loans, you have to meet special requirements.
What is the maximum income to qualify for first-time home buyers?
There is a Salary cap. Under this program, first Home Buyers with an income of up to $125,000 or couples with a joint income of up to $200,000 are eligible.