Can You Still Buy with No Down Payment on a Home?

For many 1st time home buyers requiring down payment assistance, the idea of putting the traditional 10 or 20 percent down on a home purchase can leave them feeling drained or hopeless. Will they have to sacrifice their dream neighborhood or home size simply to afford a pricey down payment?
Fortunately, it may be possible for certain buyers to put no down payment on a home and still qualify for a competitive loan. Whether you are short on cash or just don't want to spend your cash on housing, 100 percent financing can be an attractive option for first time buyers.