Home Purchase

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  1. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  2. How To Buy Your First Home: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

    Find out everything you need to know to tackle this major purchase without fear.
  1. Can FHA loans be used for investment property?

    Learn the unique situations in which a home buyer can take advantage of the FHA home loan program to finance an investment ...
  2. Does an FHA loan require a down payment?

    Learn about Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, which have down payments as low as 3.5%, low closing costs and lower ...
  3. Can a 401(k) be used for a house down payment?

    Learn how to tap your 401(k) retirement plan to finance a home purchase, as well as the potential downsides of borrowing ...
  4. Do banks offer FHA loans?

    Learn how banks approved by the U.S. Federal Housing Administration offer FHA loans with lower down payment requirements ...
  1. Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    What are you willing to sacrifice when you buy a new home?
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  4. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome ...
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    Searching for a house is a pressure filled task filled with quick decisions which ...
  6. 10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    When you're shopping for a home, it's important to understand how homes are priced ...
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