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this episode: It's all about home buying
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segment one: is now a good opportunity to purchase a home or not?
Information on the Century 21 Survey mentioned during this segment.
More on the current housing market and historically low interest rates in this USA Today article.
First-time home-buyer tax credit information from the IRS.
Article on why homeowners need to stay in home longer to build equity.
segment two: the right time to buy
Use the search box in the upper left to find the following MoneyMix resources related to this segment:
- Blog post: JJ's savings plan to buy a home = ducks
- Article: No joke, direct deposit could change your life
- Article: Living within your means
- Blog post: Don't get fooled by "free" credit report sites
- Article: Improving your FICO score has benefits
Check out the Federal Trade Commission's site on obtaining credit reports.
Only Annualcreditreport.com will provide you with a totally free credit report with no hidden fees or memberships.
Looking for the best mortgage: shop, compare, negotiate—consumer information from the Federal Trade Commission.
segment three: money jargon…what's an adjustable rate mortgage?
Do the math. Use the search box in the upper left to find our MoneyMix calculator, Which Mortgage is right for me... Adjustable or Fixed?
Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages.
Glossary of terms from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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