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Feature Articles: Housing


Buying a home? Consider homebuyer assistance programs

Many people know the necessary steps to take before buying a home, but not everyone checks into homebuyer assistance programs. For certain people, such as first-time homebuyers, those with low to moderate incomes, veterans or those living in rural areas, these programs can make getting into a home a little less costly...more


What do you know about Missouri landlord-tenant law?

The Missouri Attorney General wants you to know the laws, regardless of whether you are a landlord, a tenant, or a person advising a landlord or tenant...more


Real friends loan money (and other myths)

You may have heard some horror stories about college roommates. One way to reduce the trauma is to have some agreements with your roommates, from the beginning....more


Home owners going under as predatory mortgages show ugly side

Many mortgages issued during the housing boom are now going into default leaving homeowners in sticky situations and foreclosures at an all time high...more


Finding the right home mortgage

Most of us cannot pay for a house all at once. We need a mortgage loan from a bank, savings and loan, credit union, or home mortgage lender. Before shopping for a mortgage, ask yourself, “How much house can I afford?” The amount you can afford to spend on housing depends on many things...more


How do I buy a home?

There are so many details in buying a house that it is easy to get confused. Always ask your realtor or attorney to explain anything you do not fully understand. In general, these are the steps you will take when you buy a house...more


Renting or buying your home

Deciding whether to rent or buy a home is the most important financial choice many of us ever make. Buying a home is a big deal and house payments take a big chunk of the family budget...more



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