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5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

One of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down.

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Erik Sherman

Erik Sherman covers business, technology, finance, personal finance, and economics for such outlets as CBS MoneyWatch,,, and He’s the author or co-author of 10 books on a variety of subjects. You can follow Erik on Twitter.