Those words are often used to bludgeon people who are struggling.
New rules seek to make it easier to shop for loans and understand what you're getting into ahead of time.
Maybe that's too small for most folks, but many agree that smaller is better these days.
Record low mortgage rates and a federal tax credit make this a good time to buy for some people.
Personal-finance writers have been guilty of buying too much house or too much car, or living too large.
But it is important that you get the basics right.
Time extended, and credit added for some owners of existing homes.
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