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Aug 21, 2013 8:21PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

If you're a middle-income buyer who could otherwise afford to buy, you may be able to get help with the down payment. In some cases, you can get a home with no down payment at all.

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 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.

Jun 26, 2013 3:18PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Interest rates are up well ahead of any action by the Fed. Many experts think the lowest rates in the foreseeable future are the ones we're griping about now.

Jun 24, 2013 9:17PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

To purchase a home in the most competitive markets you'll need ingenuity, cunning and wads of cash. And tactics like these.

Jun 19, 2013 5:33PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.

Jun 12, 2013 2:45PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Use this test to find out if interest rates have risen too much for you to benefit from refinancing your mortgage.

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