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21 September 2015
Wages don't grow anywhere near the rate that housing prices do, making it difficult for many Americans, including low-income families, to afford the dream of home ownership.However, there is a way such families multiply their savings toward a down payment.
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13 June 2015
Do you need to put 20 percent down on a mortgage? Should you? That's one of the most persistent myths about buying a home.The truth is, in most cases you don't need anywhere near that much.
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13 May 2015
Qualified homeowners are getting an extra year to reduce their mortgage payments through the federal HARP and HAMP initiatives, now that the deadlines for both programs have been extended by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
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2 May 2015
The Section 8 housing program provides rental assistance for low-income families.What many people don't realize is that it can also help them buy a house.
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13 February 2015
For many potential homeowners, coming up with a down payment can be the biggest obstacle.They may have a steady income and good credit, but don't have the thousands of dollars on hand that a down payment can require.
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20 August 2014
Expanded unemployment benefits were one of the most effective federal programs in preventing foreclosure in the wake of the Great Recession, according to a recent study, outperforming other efforts specifically designed to address the foreclosure crisis.
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23 July 2014
Struggling to make your mortgage payments each month? Worried that your lender is preparing to start the foreclosure process? You might be able to save your home -- and reduce your monthly mortgage payments at the same time -- with the help of your state government.
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28 January 2014
Tonight's State of the Union message will be when President Barack Obama lays out his proposals and goals for the coming year.Will housing and mortgages be part of the mix?.
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8 July 2013
Coming up with a down payment can be a significant obstacle for potential homebuyers seeking to take advantage of what are still low prices and mortgage rates.
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