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Should I Tap My 401(k) to Buy a Home?

By Max Fay

First-time home buyers are often young and financially stressed, struggling with student loan debts, car payments and the costs of raising young children. Even for couples with two incomes, the…

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Co-Buying A Home Can: Pros and Cons

By Karen Carlson

You don’t have to be married to live out the American dream of owning a home. Co-buying is a way for unmarried individuals to get out of the cycle of…

How to Buy an Affordable Home: Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

By Karen Carlson

Nearly a third of homes sales go to first-time buyers, a group as enthusiastic as it is inexperienced and whose dreams are as big as its bank accounts are small.…

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CFPB Reports Complaints About Mortgages

By Karen Carlson

Mortgages remain one of the most complained about financial products, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mortgage provider complaints fall into four main categories: Complaints about the foreclosure and loan…

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HomeReady Program to Debut in December

By Karen Carlson

Fannie Mae’s new program, HomeReady, will help middle and low income Americans achieve their dream of homeownership. HomeReady will consider income provided by extended family members and non-family members as…

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The New Mortgage Rules

By Karen Carlson

New mortgage rules are in place that should make it easier for home buyers to compare lending terms. Learn more about the forms and their purposes here. New Mortgage rules and…