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U.S. home sales to foreigners surge 49% to new record
Foreigners and recent immigrants spent $153 billion buying American homes over the course of the last year, according to the National Association of Realtors.

7 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid
It's tough being a first-time buyer in today's housing market. Don't make it even harder (or more expensive) for yourself by making these common mistakes.

What will your monthly mortgage payment be?
In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.

4 costs you haven't factored into your homebuying budget
Out-of-pocket costs that crop up during the homebuying process, or even when you're moving in, can put an unexpected strain on your already-hurting bank account.

Home prices are sky high, but mortgages are still cheap
Home prices have reached another record high, and buyers are feeling the pressure. But there has been one saving grace for buyers: mortgage rates.

39 million households are paying more for housing than they can afford
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Was my home a good investment?
Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices.

Best cities for first-time homebuyers
A recent Zillow analysis on the best markets for first-time homebuyers finds that the best deals are in the Southeast and the Midwest.

Where should I stash my down payment savings?
If buying a house is on your short-term to-do list, experts say keep your down payment funds liquid. Looking to buy further down the road? You have some more options.

Thinking of buying a house? Here's where to start
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Homebuying secrets from the real estate battlefield
In the middle of your house hunt and feeling a bit overwhelmed? We talked to recent home buyers to get their tips for navigating the market.

3 million first-time homebuyers have been shut out of the market
Over the past 10 years, three million first-time home buyers have been shut out of the housing market, according to a new report.

Here's how long it takes to save for a down payment
Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle Millennials face when it comes to buying a home. And in some major cities, it will take at least a decade to save enough to put 20% down.

Why buying a condo at 29 was a financial windfall
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These are the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.
Looking to make a move to a new city? Here are the 10 fastest growing large cities in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau.

First time home buyer? Here's what you need to know
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4 things first-time homebuyers need to know
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Good luck buying a home in this hot housing market
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Life is good for U.S. home sellers
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The Fed raised interest rates. Why are mortgages getting cheaper?
Despite the Federal Reserve increasing interest rates, mortgage rates have dropped to the lowest level this year.

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