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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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18 May 2015
The national unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April, a far drop from the 10 percent seen in 2009, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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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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9 March 2015
As anyone who has seen "House Hunters" or any other home shopping TV show knows, finding your first home to buy is all about tradeoffs.
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23 February 2015
The idea that homeownership is a path to wealth has been behind U.S.housing policies for more than 50 years, and the effort to increase the rate of homeownership has failed miserably, according to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
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15 January 2015
Finding the best rate and deal on a mortgage can be a challenge - how do you compare all those competing offers out there? However, a new online tool unveiled this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) tries to make it a bit easier.
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16 June 2014
Potential homebuyers routinely misjudge how much of a down payment they'll need to buy a home, often assumed they'd need 3-5 times more than is actually required.
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27 March 2014
What's the state of your local housing market? Everyone would like to know, particularly before buying or selling a home.Now, Freddie Mac has just released a new tool to help you assess whether your local market is sluggish, overheated or in pretty good balance.
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11 March 2014
First-time homebuyers face a big challenge in learning the ins and outs of buying a home.Books can be a great help in getting you up to speed, but with so many out there it's hard to know if you're picking a good one or not.
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