Most real-estate experts will tell you to have at least 5% of the cost of a house on hand in savings to account for the down payment. But that’s only a minimum, and expectations can differ by community. In a city like New York, for example, minimum down payments are almost always 20%, no less.
Thereof, how much savings should I have after buying a house?
Hill says that new homeowners should be aiming to save at least six to 12 months’ worth of expenses in a liquid savings account for rainy days. Whipple says that, if you’re struggling to make any progress toward saving after buying a home, you should take a closer look at your spending.