In a lot of places, renters would be better off as buyers: Making a mortgage payment in almost all of the 35 largest metro areas in the U.S. is cheaper than paying the monthly rent. But renters are having trouble getting over one specific road block to homeownership. That hump is the down payment. Almost 70 percent of renters across the nation’s 20 largest metro areas cite the down payment as the number-one obstacle to owning a home, according to a report just released by Zillow.
Read more (from source): The down payment is too damned high