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Dad's homebuying advice is back in fashion © Yuri Arcurs / Fotolia

Dad's homebuying advice is 'in' again

It was a different world when Dad bought his first home.

But oddly enough, a lot of his homebuying advice (unlike his socks-and-sandals choice) is back in fashion.

Putting up a sizable down payment, holding back some cash reserves in the bank, and shopping smart so you can get the best deal on a home loan? You'll make the old man proud.

Here are five homebuying tips from Dad that will serve you (and him) just as well in today's market.

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