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Finance tips for buying a condo

Buying a condo is similar to purchasing a single family home. You may finance with a mortgage. Before purchasing, be sure to check out the details of your condo homeowner association. Include the costs of the monthly maintenance fee in your budget considerations.

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-- Posted: July 2, 2003

 

 

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