An Open Door for First-Time Home Buyers

The real estate market remains financially-friendly toward first-time home buyers with good credit.

Attention aspiring homeowners: Don't be scared off by rumors that you need a stratospheric down payment and the squeakiest of credit histories to get into a house.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 Homebuyer's Survival Kit
Row 1 - Cell 0 TOOL: Am I Better Off Renting?
Row 2 - Cell 0 TOOL: How Much Can I Spend on Housing?
Row 3 - Cell 0 FIND HOMES FOR SALE . . .

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Elizabeth Leary
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Elizabeth Leary (née Ody) first joined Kiplinger in 2006 as a reporter, and has held various positions on staff and as a contributor in the years since. Her writing has also appeared in Barron's, BloombergBusinessweek, The Washington Post and other outlets.