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The thought of purchasing a home may often seem out of reach. With student loans to pay back and credit card debts to settle up, many buyers wonder if they'll ever accumulate enough money to meet that 20% down payment. Fortunately, there are alternative fund sources available for cash-strapped borrowers.

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Throughout the years, homeownership was synonymous with American Dream. A home was considered to be a borrower's greatest asset, a place to raise a family and a vehicle to build greater wealth. But given the way the housing bubble formed and burst in 2008, many buyers have been left wondering: is buying a home still a wise investment? The answer is, it depends.

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