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Right Way to Use an IRA for a Down Payment on a Home

Shutterstock By Abby Hayes If you're ready to buy your first home but don't quite have a down payment saved up, you may be able to tap into your traditional IRA for down payment funds. Right now is a great time to buy a house, which means it may just be worth it to pull some of your retirement money in to buy a home... Continue Reading »

Alternative Ways to Come Up With the Down Payment on a Home

Shutterstock To successfully purchase a home today, you will need a down payment of at least 3.5 percent of the purchase price. Gone are the days of no down payment alternatives, down payment assistance and seller-offered programs to come up with the money needed to buy a home. Instead, let's look at the five ways you... Continue Reading »

Survey: Most Boomers Would Cover Kids' Down Payment

Baby boomers may be in a better position than most to buy homes, but not before helping Junior out of a bind. A national survey found that at least two-thirds of boomers age 45 and up want to help their children or grandchildren with a home down payment. The study, conducted by Meredith Research Solutions for Better Homes... Continue Reading »

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