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Aug 14, 2013 12:27PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Smart Spending editor

Young adults no longer expect to buy their first house right away. First they need good credit, a hefty downpayment and a stable job.

Aug 13, 2013 11:18AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Welcome to the one insurance policy you can't shop for, don't benefit from, but will have to pay if you don't have a big enough down payment.

Aug 7, 2013 5:15PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

After getting burned in the housing market or watching things go wrong for others, many families are deciding that renting offers the life they want at a price they can afford.

Jul 30, 2013 8:16PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

You may think you have nothing to lose by employing this traditional marketing tactic. But critics say that's not true -- and your agent has more to gain than you do.

Jul 17, 2013 5:30PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

You can't keep mortgage rates from bouncing around. But the right strategies can stack the odds in favor of snagging a lower rate.

Jul 10, 2013 12:53PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Yes, interest rates are rising, and you've almost certainly missed buying at the bottom. But that doesn't mean you should give up on becoming a homeowner.

Jul 9, 2013 5:48PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

This city has risen from the ruins of foreclosure. Now, prices are up and there's a housing shortage. And the heroes aren't hedge fund investors or government regulators.

Jul 3, 2013 2:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Call them white-knuckle buyers -- shoppers worried that their chance to own an affordable home is rapidly fading. Real estate agents weigh in with their thoughts.

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