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If you're just starting to dream, first figure out how you'll come up with a down payment. If you'll need an FHA loan, be aware that it may be costlier than it used to be. Once you begin shopping, watch out for costly mortgage mistakes and other pitfalls. Also beware of rent-to-own deals and neighborhoods troubled by foreclosures.

To move your dreams closer to reality, use MSN Money's free tools for building your savings and comparing mortgages. If you need money for a remodeling project, look for a home equity loan or a personal loan.

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Today's National Averages (Mortgage: APR)
TermRate
30-yr Fixed4.35
15-yr Fixed3.84
1 yr. ARM2.29
8/23/2010 1:53:24 PMInforma Research Services
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