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Can you buy a home with less than 20% down?

Unison •
Benzinga
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Preparing to buy a home? You’ve likely heard that you first need to save 20 percent of a home’s purchase price in cash. That money is your down payment, or, the cash you put toward buying the home. The remaining 80 percent of the home’s price comes from the mortgage you take out with a

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Rebuilding your home and finances after disaster strikes

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger
Ruined and burnt house, scattered bricks

Hurricane Harvey, which pummeled Texas in late August, and Hurricane Irma, which blew through the Caribbean and Florida two weeks later, both took a heavy toll. Harvey caused more than 80 deaths and nearly $100 billion in losses. Irma claimed more than 60 victims and caused more than $50 billion in losses. But in some

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How to remodel your home

Pat Mertz Esswein, <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i>, and Associate Editor •
Kiplinger
Construction worker remodeling home

Jason and Carrie Kelroy of Wauwatosa, Wis., loved their 2,200-square-foot, 1930s-era colonial, and they loved their neighborhood, where they could walk to schools, their church, and a coffee shop, or drive to a Milwaukee Brewers game or to Summerfest on the lakefront in 20 minutes. But with three kids and two big dogs, space felt

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3 common mortgage myths, debunked

Matthew Frankel •
The Motley Fool
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Ninety-three percent of American adults believe that owning a home is part of the American dream, and 81 percent believe that owning a home increases financial stability, according to a recent survey by NeighborWorks America. Unfortunately, many Americans have misconceptions about what is necessary to be able to purchase a home. With that in mind,

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