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If you're just starting to dream, first figure out how you'll come up with a down payment. If you'll need an FHA loan, be aware that it may be costlier than it used to be. Once you begin shopping, watch out for costly mortgage mistakes and other pitfalls. Also beware of rent-to-own deals and neighborhoods troubled by foreclosures.


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