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Aly J. Yale
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Bye bye, big down payment: Most homebuyers put less than 10% down

No money for a down payment? That might not be a problem. According to a new analysis, the majority of recent Millennial and Generation X homebuyers pay either no down payment or down payments of less than 10 percent when purchasing their home.

Ashley Baskin
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Why townhouses are popular with first-time home buyers

A new townhouse can be an amazing value for first-time home buyers who want the privacy of a single-family home, but—as a first-time home buyer—can’t afford the price.

Aly J. Yale
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Mortgage lenders: Your digital tools may make or break you

Digital mortgage solutions are a major priority for today’s homebuyers. In fact, according to a new survey, half of all homebuyers choose their mortgage lender based on whether they offered a digital portal or not.

Ashley Baskin
- 2 min read

Modern homes: The style Millennials love

Easily customized and designed to reduce energy and maintenance costs, modern homes are a popular choice for Millennial home buyers.

Aly J. Yale
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New home construction lags — but not in these four cities

Thinking of buying a new house in 2019? Chicago’s your best bet. According to new data, the city saw the biggest surge in new home construction last month, with a 60 percent uptick year over year.

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Mortgage Rates Today March 21, 2019

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

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