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How badly do you want to own a home? What would you be willing to give up to achieve the American dream? Discover what sacrifices recent homebuyers made to purchase their homes, and whether they see the acquisition as a worthwhile investment.

Your credit history is an important factor in getting your mortgage approved. You can check your credit score and read your credit report for free within minutes using Credit Manager by MoneyTips.

The previous infographic in our Keys to Homeownership series showed the obstacles homebuyers faced in making their down payments. Part Five will present a profile of American homebuyers and their reasons for purchasing a ...

How We Searched For Our Homes (Infographic)

How We Chose Our Homes (Infographic)

How We Made Our Down Payments (Infographic)

Traveling the world by wine glass lets us dip our toes into the culture of another wine region – getting to know the people, the landscape, the flora and fauna, the foods, the dress, habits and perhaps predilections of other peoples — all under a shared connection with wine. You may be visiting for the first time, but you are no stranger when you swirl and taste wine with new friends in a region.Not that you have to leave your home to expand your horizons. A bottle of wine, a good wine book, article, blog or movie allows you to travel by glass as well, seeking out adventures whenever it is convenient for you.

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There aren’t enough people giving blood through the American Red Cross. In fact, for the past four years, new blood donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. In an effort to reverse that trend, we’ve launched the Missing Types campaign. We hope to recruit new blood donors — and those who have not given recently — to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients.

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Prospective first-time homebuyers are facing stiff challenges as they enter today's housing market – including finding an affordable home. A profound shortage of starter homes is limiting choices and raising home prices. According to Trulia, as of April 2018, the inventory of starter homes decreased 48.6% from six years prior while prices rose 57.9%.

Many would-be first-time buyers are millennials, saddled with student loan debt and struggling to save for a down payment. To make matters worse, the run of historically low interest rates appears to be over as the Federal Reserve gradually increases interest rates and mortgage rates follow suit.

According to data from Freddie Mac, first-time homebuyers are buying in record numbers despite thes...

More Homebuyers Stretching To Buy

Home Prices Outpace Pay Increases

Mortgage Pre-Approval Necessities