Despite the fact that it’s waaaaaay on the other side of town, we’ve been reading NEastPhilly.com for a while now. They have good information, but rarely does it apply to our South Philly obsessed readers.
But this time, we hit the jackpot. A real-estate agent answers reader questions weekly on the site, and this week’s installment could apply to anywhere in the city, so we decided to pass it along.
My fiancé and I are looking to buy a house, but we have very little money to put down. Her parents have agreed to help us out with a down payment, but I am not sure how much we will need. We are looking in the Northeast under $200,000. How much do you think I will need?
Realtor Stacey McCarthy gives a comprehensive answer, breaking down the (estimated) costs to the penny. The short answer is about $15,000, but read the whole thing here.