That said, down payment options range from zero dollars all the way up to 20 percent and beyond. The trick is to keep your monthly mortgage payment to a reasonable amount now, without breaking the bank later.
To help you strike the perfect balance for your home purchase, watch the original AOL video below.
Is Your Home Worth the Asking Price?
Real Estate Commission: How Much Should I Pay?
First-Time Homebuyer's Guide
More on AOL :
Find out how to calculate mortgage payments.
Find homes for sale in your area.
Find foreclosures in your area.
See celebrity real estate.