From Spotlight: Best Pro Secrets for Buying & Selling

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.

Illustration of man nailing dollar bills to a roof
Image: Jacob Thomas/Offset
Erik Sherman author photo

Erik Sherman

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