Thank you for taking the First Time Buyer Quiz! The answer and scoring key are below. Give yourself 1 point for each correct answer.
Question 1: What’s the first thing you should do when you decide to move forward with buying a home?
Answer: Speak to a mortgage broker
Question 2: True or False – Co-ops and condos are essentially the same type of property.
Question 3: True or False – You can finance up to 90% for a condo.
Question 4: True or False – A co-op is real property.
Question 5: What’s the debt to income ratio a prospective buyer should target?
Question 6: If the purchase price is under $1 million, approximately what percentage is recommended to be set aside for closing costs?
Answer: 2 to 4%
Question 7: True or False – Pre-approval and pre-qualification are essentially the same thing.
Question 8: What’s the ideal down payment amount to purchase in NYC?
Question 9: True or False – The buyer’s broker is paid by the seller.
Question 10: True or False – Owning always beats out renting.
7 to 10 points – Great job! You know a lot key information about buying a place here in NYC! There’s still a few things you can brush up on, but you’re in pretty good shape so far!
4 to 6 points – Your knowledge level is okay, but it definitely needs a boost. There are some key points you need to learn more about.
0 to 3 points – There’s quite a bit you don’t understand about the buying process here in NYC. You definitely need to learn more.