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Buying A Home - Save for a Down Payment
I Need A Down Payment To Buy A House and I just can't seem to get there!!!
So you've been hearing about the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit; up to $8000 tax CREDIT if you haven't owned a home in the last 3 years and buy before Dec 1, 2009. Who wouldn't want 8K in FREE MONEY?
But you need to come up with the 3.5% down payment in order for the deal to work. You've been saving and you are Close, but not quite there yet.
Try these ideas:
Sell Some Stuff - Do you have DVDs, CDs, or Video Games that you don't use anymore? You can sell them back to a 2nd hand gaming or CD store. Sell More Stuff - Do you have furniture, bicycle, whatever that you can sell on e-bay? There is an e-bay store in the Wal-Mart shopping center on HWY 150 in Hoover if you don't want to do it yourself. There is always the yard sale - I say that last because I hate yard sales, but I've known people that have made some bucks selling used stuff. Get a second job - We're not talking about forever, just until ... more
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