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How to Say Goodbye to Renting and Hello to Home Ownership

Becoming a first-time homeowner takes a lot more than a desire to buy a house. It takes a lot of effort on your part to save up a down payment — which is usually a pretty good sized chunk of … Continue reading

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Conventional Shmonventional: Is A Creative Loan Option Best For First-Time Buyers?

If you’re in the market to buy a home and, especially, if it’s your first home, you’ve probably heard A TON about conventional and FHA loans. But just like you’re not like anyone else, your financial situation may not be … Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye to Renting and Hello to Home Ownership

Becoming a first-time homeowner takes a lot more than a desire to buy a house. It takes a lot of effort on your part to save up a down payment — which is usually a pretty good sized chunk of … Continue reading

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Here’s How Much You Need to Save Each Day to Buy a Home in 15 Top Cities

For homebuyers—especially first-time ones—what looms larger and scarier than the prospect of pulling together enough cash for a down payment? A late-stage IRS audit, maybe? A bracing swim in gulper eel–infested waters? Click here to read article.

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It Could Take Years for Big-City Millennials to Save for a Down Payment

They want to buy, but millennials in the country’s biggest metros aren’t socking enough away. Click here to read article.

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Saving For a Down Payment On a Home In Just 2 Years

In today’s market, you usually need up to 10 percent of a home’s purchase price for a down payment. This means a $250,000 home could require $25,000 down plus closing costs. If you saved $1,040 a month for the next … Continue reading

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Renters aren’t saving to buy a house

Looking across the vast spectrum of housing surveys today, most will claim that the majority of renters want to buy a home eventually. That may be, but they’re not saving to do that. Click here to read article.

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Americans Think Homeownership Is a Sound Investment

A vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe they could sell their home for at least its initial purchase price, according to a new survey from the National Association of … Continue reading

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10 Tricky Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Saving up enough money for a down payment on your first home can seem like a daunting task-and it can be. But, say consumer advocates at nerdwallet.com, you might try using a few of these odd little shortcuts to trick yourself … Continue reading

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