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Get the Low Down on Low Down Payments

(StatePoint) You may have heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn't buy a home unless you can put down 20 percent of the purchase price. However, today’s home buyers have many choices when it comes to the size of the down payment.

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Recent Headlines

Friday 11/21/2014
New homebuyers checklist to ID costly repairs
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - When you’re about to buy a house, it’s easy to get excited about its great location, spacious floor plan or beautifully decorated interior. Yet the old saying, “beauty’s only skin deep” can apply to any home, especially if you’re considering an older, previously owned property. Before signing on the dotted line, use this checklist to help avoid some potentially costly surprises and anticipate repairs or upgrades that may be needed.      

Thursday 11/20/2014
Add a signature style to your home
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - To satisfy homeowners seeking to add a signature style to their indoor living spaces, more and more design professionals and builders are going back to basics and rediscovering the versatility, durability and good looks of cypress.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Expert tips to make your new house feel like home
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - You know that moving into a new home can be one of life's biggest stressors - the packing, the paperwork, the unpacking and of course finding the nearest coffee shop. Making your new house feel like your home can help alleviate some of this stress and provide a safe-haven for some much needed relaxation.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
Factors that Impact a Home's Value
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It may seem like the size of your home is the be-all and end-all of your home’s value. But there are many other factors that come into play when determining the listing price of a particular home.

Monday 11/10/2014
6 steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - A remodeling project is one of the most invigorating lifestyle changes a homeowner can make. However, trusting a contractor with both your home and your money can feel overwhelming. Spare your time, money and sanity by following these steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor:

Monday 11/03/2014
Millennials: How to make your home ownership dreams a reality
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Owning a home is part of the American Dream, yet standards on income, credit and debt are making it tougher to buy a home than it was 10 years ago. Even though requirements are relaxing, only three out of five borrowers get approved.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - One of the top trends driving today’s housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don’t sacrifice comfort for quality. If you’re looking to purchase a new home, green features can save money both now and in the future, with numerous earth-friendly benefits. Here’s what is trending for 2015 and beyond.

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Putting Your Vacation Home to Work for You
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - If your vacation home has started to become more of a financial headache than a refuge, it might be time to consider renting out your property.

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