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.
You can't keep mortgage rates from bouncing around. But the right strategies can stack the odds in favor of snagging a lower rate.
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.
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.
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.
To purchase a home in the most competitive markets you'll need ingenuity, cunning and wads of cash. And tactics like these.
Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.
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