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4/24/15  Credit 101Housing
Do you really need to save 20% for your mortgage down payment?

Since the recession, there’s been considerable uncertainty around the minimum needed for a down payment. Do you need a full 20% down payment now to qualify? That’s a big chunk of change….what if you could put less down?

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4/22/15  Housing
Home price barometer

U.S. home sale prices increased by 5.6% in February 2015 compared to February 2014.This increase represents 36 months of consecutive year-over-year increases.

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4/21/15  Grab BagHousing
Is it OK to let your cat roam outside?

If you own a cat, you may have considered letting it go outside. Is it right to deprive your cat of its natural instinct to experience the adventure of hunting and roaming in the great outdoors? 

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4/20/15  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Be on the lookout for springtime home repair scams

Eager to begin home improvement projects? Beware of home contractors who do shoddy work, offer too-good-to-be-true deals and could cheat you out of thousands of dollars. Here are tips to avoid home repair scammers.

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2/23/15  Credit 101Getting Out of DebtHousingSavings & Retirement
This America Saves Week: Take Your Financial Future into Your Own Hands

We are pleased to participate in America Saves Week – a week dedicated to sharing ways for those in the Alliant family to save more than ever. Start now by reading through this article from Katie Bryan at America Saves to learn more about taking your financial future into your own hands.

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2/16/15  Housing
Home prices barometer

U.S. home sale prices in December continued a 34-month trend in year-over-year increases, with December 2014 prices showing an increase of 5.0% nationwide compared to December 2013, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. 

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