How to Buy A House Without Draining Your Savings

As a first-time homebuyer, Erin was able to purchase her historical home in North Carolina with the help of a down payment assistance program.

(NewsUSA) - Erin, who works at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, had been toying with the idea of buying her first home. She was 32 years old, and was very aware that the Durham housing market was heating up.

"I figured if I was going to buy a house, I'd better do it sooner rather than later because prices just kept going up," explains Erin.

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